Inclusion/Certificate Program

How is IHECP an inclusive part of Metropolitan State University of Denver?

All students who participate in IHECP on campus will be attending classes on Auraria Campus in Metro State classrooms. Students also have the option to take courses as non-degree seeking, audit students with MSU Denver professors.

What is the “Certificate Program” at IHECP?

Inclusive Support Services supports students taking college coursework as non-degree seeking audit students. Students may take up to three courses per semester and follow a prescribed course of study in order to earn a certificate in their field of interest. IHECP staff collaborates with the university, businesses, and community service agencies to build an individualized course of study through academics and internships which culminates in a two-year certificate. The IHECP currently has two certificates in process: Hospitality, Tourism and Events; and Early Childhood Education. We anticipate adding more as student interest indicates.

IHECP staff is on campus to support students in academic, learning support and social activities on campus. IHECP staff modifies audit students’ learning outcomes, assignments and assessments so that each student’s inclusive learning experience is individualized and meaningful. IHECP staff includes student mentors who serve as study and social partners. IHECP students use typical on-campus learning supports including accommodations, tutoring, writing centers, computer labs, and career services as well as participate in individualized learning and study sessions with staff and peers.