321 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
|Program Contact||Jean McCrumb, Program Coordinator|
The ACE @ MCC Program offers students with intellectual and developmental disabilities an opportunity to participate in college experiences that focus on employment readiness, social inclusion, and skills for independence. Monroe Community College partners with Arc of Monroe, the Greece School District, and Lifetime Assistance, Inc. to provide a program comprised of four main parts: internships, both on and off campus; social experiences including interacting with peers on campus, joining clubs, and participating in events; employment readiness and life strategies training; and the option for academic enhancement while auditing one MCC course per semester.
Arc of Monroe
Community Outreach Coordinator
Greece School District
Lifetime Assistance, Inc.
|Public or private:||Public|
|Type of school:||2-year community college or junior college|
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||No|
|Students in this program:||
|Number of students:||30|
|School district or agency partner:||Arc of Monroe, Greece School District, Lifetime Assistance, Inc.|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||Depends on agency or school district|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||No|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Cost of the program:||Tuition for 2019-2020 ranges from $366-$915 per semester for audited classes. Tuition and fees are subject to change.|
Other costs include Student Life Fee, Technology Fee, Enrollment Records Fee, Book and Required Supplies, Lab Fee, Transportation Fees, Parking Fee
|Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)?||Yes|
|Students pay for the program in the following ways:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||
Not all students in the program audit courses, but those who do audit a College Orientation and Success Strategies course their first semester. Students select a pathway and take courses associated with the pathway.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Career Development and Life Strategies training is provided through the program.
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||Between 25% of the time and half the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||Certificate of Completion (awarded to students who audit courses)|
|The credential(s) is/are:||
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||15%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||10%|
|Housing is provided to students:||No|
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25%|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Anime Club, Black Student Union, Campus Ambassadors, Chess Club, Comic Creator Club, Disability Awareness Club, Honorable Women, Pride Alliance, Science Fiction Club, and more. Students have held officer positions in clubs, and one student started a club on campus that still exists today.
Students are active participants in many campus organizations and events. Students participate in Student Government activities and events, attend on-campus College Hour events Mondays and Wednesdays, and participate in other special events. Students help with the planning and setup of some events.