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CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning

CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning
East Georgia State College
CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning
131 College Circle
Academic/Student Affairs
Swainsboro, GA 30471
Program Contact Theresa R Davis
Email trdavis@ega.edu
Phone 478-289-2191
Website http://www.ega.edu/offices/student_affairs/choice

East Georgia State College is a member of the University System of Georgia, gaining State College status in 2012, and now offers a  2 year non-degree inclusive college program. This program is designed to provide students, who may be traditionally excluded from post-secondary education, the opportunity to participate in college classes and develop work-readiness employment skills.  East Georgia State College staff and faculty strive to help students succeed by approaching Education with a Personal Touch. The staff of the CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning, embraces this approach and strives to provide participants with a rewarding college experience filled with student activities and small classes with faculty who are dedicated to teaching and preparing them for whatever challenges they wish to pursue beyond the CHOICE experience. The CHOICE program provides instruction in the following areas: Career Development and Employment, Academic Enrichment, Campus and Community Engagement, Self-Determination, and independent living. The CHOICE Program staff creates a unique and customized plan for achievement using a person-centered planning approach. Student participants audit traditional courses and complete specialized CHOICE courses, and participate in job shadowing/internships experiences on and off campus to support career exploration and development of employment skills. In addition to the academic program, CHOICE participants have access to the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center, recreation and exercise activities, sporting and entertainment events, and student clubs and organizations. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, participants are eligible for the CHOICE Certificate of Career Development. We invite you to take the time to learn more about how to get started at EGSC by reviewing the information on our website as you make a CHOICE about your education.

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 7
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: Currently accepting Applications through May 2018 for Fall Semester 2018
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Regular high school diploma
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 50%
Retention rate: 100%
Cost
Cost of the program: EGSC/CHOICE Matriculation (12 credit hrs) $1064.04 Matriculation at a rate of $88.67 per credit hour. (Out-of-state fee: $335.60 per credit). Matriculation fees may vary according to semester hours attempted. EGSC Mandatory Student Fees $443 Consists of: Institution-$200, Athletic-$100, Student Activity-$33, Health-$30, Technology -$50, Parking $15, Access Card $15 CHOICE Program Fee $4000 CHOICE program program/support to include peer mentors, instructors with expertise in working with individuals with disabilities, job coaching (as applicable), on and off campus work adjustment (with appropriate supports) and ACT/Job Readiness endorsement software and testing fees. Books $150-$300 Totals are estimated Dorm Living Bobcat Villas-South will be $2897 and Bobcat Villas-West will be $2980. Students who live on campus have a mandatory meal plan that is $1,272 per semester. This plan includes lunch Monday - Friday and dinner Monday-Thursday and gives the student $200 flex dollars that may be used in the cafeteria, at the cafe' or in the coffee shop on campus.
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:
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

The CHOICE program provides instruction in the following areas: career development and employment, academic enrichment, campus and community engagement, self-determination, and independent living. Program staff creates a unique and customized plan for achievement using a person-centered planning approach. Student participants audit traditional college courses, complete specialized CHOICE courses, and participate in job shadowing/internship experiences on and off campus to support career exploration and development of employment skills. In addition to the academic program, CHOICE students have access to the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center, recreation and exercise activities, sporting and entertainment events, and student clubs and organizations.Upon successful completion of the program requirements, participants will receive a CHOICE Certificate of Career Development and will also have the opportunity to qualify for a Georgia Work Readiness Certificate.

 

Time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: CHOICE Certificate of Career Development
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 50%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Certificate of Accomplishment in Work Readiness Skills

Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: More than 75%
Last updated: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 11:52