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Career and Life Skills Program

Career and Life Skills Program
Owensboro Community and Technical College
Career and Life Skills Program
4800 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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Program Contact Kristen Coomes
Program Contact Email
Phone 270-686-4460

The Career and Life Skills program, which includes a certificate option, is designed to improve employment options through college-level coursework that includes life-long learning skills, digital literacy, and career exploration, as well as essential workplace skills through experiential learning opportunities. An individualized, person-centered planning approach provides the flexibility to tailor the program of study based on the student’s needs and interests. This allows the student to explore one or more introductory technical courses as a part of the program while developing the social skills and the general workforce readiness critical to employment and success. The program is open to students with intellectual disabilities and has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education as a Comprehensive Transition to Postsecondary (CTP) program, allowing students an inclusive, collaborative, and personalized higher education program of study in preparation for a fulfilling transition to adult life. Students qualifying for the CTP program are eligible for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship, which pays any tuition not covered by other federal or state aid for Kentucky residents without a postsecondary degree.

Program information submitted: August 22, 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
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
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Scholarships available:

Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship

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 college courses for audit
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Career and Life Skills Certificate
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:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
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
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Campus events
  • Study abroad
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Graduation