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Center for Inclusive Education

Center for Inclusive Education
Eastern Gateway Community College
Center for Inclusive Education
101 East Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
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Program Contact Susan Maruca
Phone 800.68.COLLEGE

The Center for Inclusive Services at Eastern Gateway Community College offers a range of certificate and degree options to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Options include a dual enrollment option, access to accredited associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a specialized “Think College” certificate focusing on career and vocational preparation after college.

We accept students who are in their transition years in high school as well as those that have graduated or left high school. Most students are from throughout the county, but there is no requirement to be from a specific school district or community. Students are welcomed, encouraged, and supported by all students, faculty and administration at Eastern Gateway Community College. Students have full access to the campus with all rights and privileges of an EGCC student. Eastern Gateway Community College provides quality, student-centered, future-focused higher education. Valuing accessibility, affordability and equity, the College helps students achieve successful learning outcomes, while engaging educational and community partners.

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
This program will be serving students in: 2019-2020
Description of our summer transition program: The Summer program will begin in the Summer of 2020
Deadline to apply to this program: Rolling admissions
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • The primary requirement is that the student desires to attend college. There is no age range or diploma requirement, and students from any locale are eligible to apply. It is not necessary for the students to be their own guardian.
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disabilities
Program length: Varies from student to student
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

There are courses that are part of the curriculum for the "Think College" certificate

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Think College credential
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Students may pursue certificates and degrees that are offered by the college.

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: Less than 25%
Last updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 15:12