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Adult Center for Transition at RCSJ

Adult Center for Transition at RCSJ
Rowan College of South Jersey (Gloucester Campus)
Adult Center for Transition at RCSJ
1400 Tanyard Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
Program Contact Jennifer Wilson
Phone 856-464-5203

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.



Contact Information

Phone: 856-464-5203

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
This program will be serving students in: 2020-2021
School district or agency partner: Gloucester County Special Services School District
Deadline to apply to this program: March 1
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Regular high school diploma
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-24
  • The applicant must exhibit appropriate independent behavior in the classroom and on the college campus. Eligibility is also determined by the program's ability to meet the applicant's needs and goals. Admission Process: Most recent exit IEP, psychological and Child Study Team learning evaluations are required with submission of completed application. Gloucester County residents receive first priority for admission.

Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
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
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

In the Workforce Readiness and Pre-Vocational tracks, students participate in a curriculum foucses on academic, life and vocational skills.

Time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 40%
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 70%
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: More than 75%
Last updated: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:30