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Career Skills Institute
Harper College
Career Skills Institute
1200 W. Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Program Contact Linda Hoeck
Phone 847.925.6000 ext. 2076

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: 24
Deadline to apply to this program: summer preceding Fall semester start
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18+
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • OHI
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: 85%
Tuition amount: $2,500.00
Program specific 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
Scholarships available:

The Schaumburg Autism Society Enrichment and Vocational Fund has offered scholarships for use toward these courses.

Eligibility: Adults on the Autism spectrum over the age of 18 years old. Students who are not able to take regular college courses without support or modifications to the curriculum. Enrolled in enrichment classes through Continuing Education Dept. or vocational classes through the Career Foundation Department.

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:

Year 1: Self-Advocacy, Reading, Consumer Math, English, Computers, Communication

Year 2: Workplace Communication, Career Exploration I & II, Employment/Life Skills, Workplace Experience

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 60%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 80%
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Between half and 75% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Internships on campus
Clubs including Astronomy Club, Spirit Crew, Environmental club
Fitness Center & Library
Lunch & breaks

Last updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:10