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College to Career (C2C) Program

College to Career (C2C) Program
College of Alameda
College to Career (C2C) Program
555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
Program Contact Jennifer Sanoh, College to Career (C2C) Coordinator/Counselor
Email CollegetoCareer@peralta.edu
Phone (510) 920-9824
Website Program website

College of Alameda is one of eight (8) California Community Colleges selected for the College to Career (C2C) grant, funded by the Department of Rehabilitation. C2C is based on the tenets of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 which allows students with an intellectual disability to be eligible for federal financial aid if they are enrolled in a comprehensive transition postsecondary program that includes at least 50% participation in college activities and classes.

The College of Alameda - College to Career (C2C) program offers:

- Career exploration activities
- Job skills classes
- Independent living skills courses
- Academic/study skills support to successfully complete classes

The opportunity to take classes in a variety of areas, earn available certificates, and gain skills/knowledge to prepare for work.

Overview:

The College of Alameda's C2C program provides a coordinated set of activities to support student success in a college setting and successful transition into independent competitive employment.

C2C is funded by the Department of Rehabilitation, and includes two major components:

Classes: Students take C2C classes as a cohort during the first phase of the program. In the second phase, they take general college classes aligned with their career goal. Educational coaches are available to connect students to needed resources and social activities and to assist in navigating successful completion of their coursework.

Employment Activities: Students take career exploration classes during the first program phase, followed by internships and job placement in the third phase. While in the third phase, students also work with a vocational coach and participate in weekly job club meetings to support their transition into employment (including job search assistance, mock interviewing, resume writing, etc.).

C2C is not affiliated with K-12 Special Education services or governed by the IEP process and does not take the place of, or serve as, a transition age program. Students or families interested in and/or eligible for 18-22 transition services should contact their local school district.

C2C admits up to twenty (20) students per year, with program length up to 3 years. To apply for the College to Career (C2C) Program, all applicants must complete and submit an application through our online system by the listed deadline. If applicants need an application in an alternative format, please e-mail: CollegetoCareer@peralta.edu

If formerly a student in the Peralta Community College District (Alameda, Merritt, Laney, Berkeley City College), applicant(s) must not have any fee holds or other record holds that would prevent enrolling in classes.  

Students most qualified to participate in C2C have:
- Motivation to work and attend college.
- A desire to obtain permanent, paid employment.
- The ability to function on a college campus independently and attend class independently.
- A history of meeting behavioral and attendance expectations of past employment, training, or
educational programs.
- A commitment to spending time, on average 25 hours per week, devoted to school-related
activities, such as:
- Classes;
- Homework;
- Accessing support services (tutoring, counseling, etc.); and
- Mandatory meetings with C2C program staff.

For more information about the College of Alameda - College to Career (C2C) program, please visit its website: https://alameda.edu/students/c2c/

 

Program information submitted: April 5, 2022

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
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: CA Department of Rehabilitation
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required
Deadline to apply to this program: Please visit the College of Alameda - College to Career (C2C) website for application instructions and deadline(s)
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18+
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length 3 years
Cost
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) Typical college courses for credit
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Students take STEM-related courses? Yes
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Study abroad