The ARPE Department is committed to increasing opportunities for adult learners through post-baccalaureate certificates in the fields of postsecondary educational leadership, rehabilitation counseling and administration.

Certificate in Cognitive Disabilities

The Certificate in Cognitive Disabilities is designed for current and aspiring rehabilitation counselors who are, or intend to become, providers of vocational and independent living services on behalf of persons with cognitive disabilities, including those with autistic spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injuries, and learning disabilities.

Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

The purpose of the certificate is to educate rehabilitation counselors to provide effective interventions that will result in greater workforce participation and community integration of individuals who experience psychiatric disabilities.

Rehabilitation Technology Certificate

The purpose of this certificate is to train interested engineers and non-engineers in the field of rehabilitation technology using formal classroom instruction, project design and fabrication, and internship.

Supported Employment and Transition Certificate

The purpose of this certificate is to prepare specialists who can develop and implement programs in supported employment and adult community living for youth and young adults with disabilities.

Community College Teaching Certificate (CCTC)

The Community College Teaching Certificate (CCTC) Program at San Diego State University is designed to prepare current and prospective community college faculty in transfer, basic skill, vocational, and career technical education areas.

Post Employment Training in Rehabilitation Administration (PET-RA)

The intent of the program is to provide academically credited, continuing education for rehabilitation personnel who are, or who will be, coordinating and managing programs for consumers served through the state/federal rehabilitation system.