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Certificate of Occupational and Life Skills

Certificate of Occupational and Life Skills
Goodwin University
Certificate of Occupational and Life Skills
1 Riverside Drive
East Hartford, CT 06118
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Program Contact Ellen Swider
Phone 860-913-2173

An inclusive college program specifically for students with intellectual disabilities resulting in competitive integrated employment and independence in community living including accessing community resources. Students who satisfactorily complete the program will earn a Certificate of Occupational and Life Skills.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
This program will be serving students in: 2020-2021
Description of our summer transition program:
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Generally age 22-26
  • Aged out of public school-funded transition/post-secondary programs

Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • May have other primary diagnoses on IEP but has documentation of meeting ID criteria as per HEOA 2008
Program length: 4 years
Tuition amount: $19,988.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $0.00

Application and similar university fees; as determined in GU's Individual Program of Studies,tech support, lab if applicable, materials/supplies, as required by specific courses/instructors 

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
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
  • ABLE accounts or special needs trusts

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Occupational and Life Skills
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
  • Work Study
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: None of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Social opportunities are available through the Goodwin Office of Student Engagement and may include Programmatic Clubs, Special Interest Clubs, Sports Clubs, and other scheduled events such as fundraisers, website maintenance, or the campus news. Person centered plans for students enrolled in the CTP will assure participation in interest-based campus opportunities and connect these students with non-disabled students for off-campus events.

Last updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 14:04