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BELL Academy

BELL Academy
Central Carolina Community College
BELL Academy
400 Progress Blvd.
Siler City, NC 27344
Program Contact Dawn Tucker
Email dmtucker@cccc.edu
Phone 919-718-7437
Website http://www.cccc.edu/news/story.php?story=9574

Bridge to Earning, Learning and Living (B.E.L.L.) Academy is for adults (at least 18 years old) with intellectual/developmental disabilities who have been referred by high school exceptional education teachers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and academic advisors and guidance counselors. B.E.L.L. Academy's emphasis is on improving reading, writing, math, and computer skills; helping adults become more independent; and offering hands-on, real-life career experiences. Hands-on career experiences include culinary, customer service assistant, gardening, hospitality/housekeeping assistant, and office assistant. B.E.L.L. Academy is located at the Siler City Center in Chatham County, The ARC in Harnett County, and the Lifelong Learning Center at W.B. Wicker in Lee County.

General
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
Requirements
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18+
  • References, official high school transcript, placement test
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
Cost
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:
  • This program is under the College and Career Readiness department, and is an adult education program, so there is not cost to attend.

Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Courses focusing on life skills, career workshops, reading, communication, math, practicum experiences, a variety of clubs and community involvement experiences.

Classroom/academic 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
The credential(s) is/are: Just for students in this program
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Hands-on career experiences include culinary (baked goods), customer service assistant, gardening, hospitality/housekeeping assistant, and office assistant.

Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

The BELL Program is at a satellite campus, but participates in several collaborative efforts with other programs on campus.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 12:00