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Career College at Haywood

Career College at Haywood
Haywood Community College
Career College at Haywood
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Program Contact Patricia S. Smith
Email psmith@haywood.edu
Phone 828-627-4618
Website https://www.haywood.edu/instruction/college-and-career-readiness

Career College is a two-year postsecondary certificate program for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. This entry-level program provides a foundation for transitioning into a career or additional coursework. The students further develop reading, math and computer skills along with participation in a hands-on practicum experience within a specific program of study. Students must be referred to Career College by: High School OCS Teachers, High School Guidance Counselors, Transition Coordinators, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

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
Number of students: 15
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: March each year
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • physical disabilities
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 75%
Retention rate: 85%
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Local School District funds
Scholarships available:

Students have the option of applying for scholarships through the Haywood Community College Foundation.

Academic
Students take these types of "typical" 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
Information on special classes:

Students will have classes in reading, math, information technology. and physical education.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: College & Career Readiness Certificate
The credential(s) is/are: Just for students in this program
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 75%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
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 75% of the time
Last updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 14:30