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ACE @ MCC (Access to College Experiences @ Monroe Community College)

ACE @ MCC (Access to College Experiences @ Monroe Community College)
Monroe Community College
ACE @ MCC (Access to College Experiences @ Monroe Community College)
Monroe Community College, Downtown Campus
321 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
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Program Contact Jean McCrumb, Program Coordinator
Program Contact Email
Phone 585-685-6216

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. AFFILIATES Arc of Monroe Community Outreach Coordinator (585)672-2222 Greece School District Lori Ruggeri (585)966-2000 Lifetime Assistance, Inc. Amy Mitchell (585)426-4120 x3304

Program information submitted: March 18, 2022

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:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 22
School district or agency partner: Greece School District, Arc of Monroe, Lifetime Assistance, Inc.
Contact person: See program description
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Criteria for admission
  • Depends on supporting school district or agency
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length:
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 30.00%
Additional costs:
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:
  • Local School District funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
  • Self-Direction funds pay for tuition if applicable.
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
More about course access: Not all students choose to take college courses. All students at the college need professor approval to audit courses. Please note that overall, this is a transition from COVID year at the college.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes: All students receive employment readiness and independent living skills training.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 1-24%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Additional information about career development and work experience: Students have on or off campus internships, as well as participating in volunteer work and community service.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 25-49%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Graduation