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Adult Center for Transition at RCSJ

Adult Center for Transition at RCSJ
Rowan College of South Jersey (Gloucester Campus & Cumberland Campus)
Adult Center for Transition at RCSJ
1400 Tanyard Rd
3322 3322 College Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360 College Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360
Sewell, NJ 8080
Program Contact Jennifer Wilson
Program Contact Email
Phone 856-464-5203
Website Program website

The Adult Center for Transition (ACT) program students will receive education and employment preparedness, self-advocacy training, and have access to community resources. ACT students will concentrate on the enhancement of literacy, writing composition, mathematics, social sciences, financial literacy, work-place readiness, personal growth and development, computer literacy and activities of daily living. Utilizing person-centered planning, career interest inventories, resume writing and interview skills, job shadowing along with supported employment, students will be better able to define their career goals. Socialization and life skills opportunities will be accessed through RCSJ clubs and activities including Unified Sports/Special Olympics.​   Fundamentals of College (Gloucester Campus): Students in the Fundamentals of College program will receive the necessary education and skills required to transfer into college credit classes or move into a career focused industry standard certification course. They will have the opportunity to develop a career pathway, which includes workplace experience, preparation for accessing college resources, 1 RCSJ college credit course, and one 3-credit college course subsidized by RCSJ. Students will be better prepared for today's competitive workplace.   Workforce Readiness/Pre-Vocational (Gloucester & Cumberland Campuses): The Workforce Readiness program is designed to enhance each student's workplace soft skills, employability and interpersonal skills. These enhancements all lead to a student's greater independence within the community. Students will focus on developing a career pathway and a career portfolio, which includes having a workplace experience, and the possibility of a credential/certificate course that matches their career goal, along with a 1 credit RCSJ course. Students in this transitional program will receive the education, training, and skills necessary to become employable in today's competitive workplace.   Employment First(Gloucester & Cumberland Campuses): All ACT students whether they are in Fundamentals of College or Workforce Readiness will participate in the Employment First program. This program which utilizes person-centered planning consists of an intake and career assessment, on and off-campus job sampling, resume writing, interview practice, and career development all with the assistance of a job coach. The students in their final year will participate in ACT's capstone project the Reverse Job Fair. Students will leave the program prepared for the competitive workplace.

Program information submitted: March 10, 2021

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
Number of students: 42
School district or agency partner: Gloucester County Special Services School District
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: June 1
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-24
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 90.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $1500.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $1500.00
Program fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

Rowan College of South Jersey has an ACT Foundation scholarship at the Gloucester campus we offer financial assistant opportunities for students. Funding is available for students who meet the income requirement and that are accepted into our program.

Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 90%
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 90%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No