Learning and Life Skills

Pathway provides a blend of educational, social, and vocational experiences to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

This program is perfect for...

  • Young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities looking for the college experience, who want to increase their level of independence, and participate in community activities

What you can learn.

  • Improve social competence by developing personal, social, and work relationships
  • Develop and refine skills for successful employment
  • Learn independent living and self-advocacy skills
  • Create a foundation for lifelong learning

Pathway uses a “learn by doing” approach and is based on a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum combined with opportunities to develop essential skills of independent living and future employment. Pathway promotes self-advocacy and provides individualized support to accommodate the different learning styles of students. Students are fully engaged in the UCLA campus and surrounding community, thus all students should be able to independently demonstrate safety for the person, home, and community.


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required - Career Exploration

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

Internships Available
Visa Requirement Applicable
VA Benefit Eligible
Financial Aid
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**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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