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College to Career (C2C), West Los Angeles

College to Career (C2C), West Los Angeles
West Los Angeles College
College to Career (C2C), West Los Angeles
9000 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
Program Contact Danielle Sheppard
Phone 310-287-4284

The focus of the C2C program is to provide students with the education, training, and tools necessary to obtain jobs related to each student's unique set of abilities, skills, and interests. The College to Career program is an approximately three year program (tailored to each student) with end goals leading to competitive integrated employment (CIE) for each student. West Los Angeles College’s C2C program aims to prepare students for competitive employment that is:
-Paid at a rate of minimum wage or higher
-Paid at a rate comparable to non-disabled workers performing the same tasks
-Not short-term or of limited work hours that are less than what the C2C graduate would like to be working
-Not a sheltered workshop- employees with disabilities are integrated with non-disabled staff in the workplace
-Fitting to their stated interests
Students enroll in courses related to their education and employment plans tailored to employment readiness and career focus. The students participate in job shadowing, volunteer, or internships during their time in the program, to support their successful transition into competitive employment at the end of the program. Most students typically start with classes designed to help them make the academic transition from high school to college level work. Students work regularly with program staff to develop and reach their goals, including academic and employment plans. The West Los Angeles College C2C Program started accepting students in the 2015-2016 academic year. Twenty new students are accepted each year.
If you are not sure yet if C2C would be a good fit for you contact the director to find out more: Danielle Sheppard, Director of College to Career

Program information submitted: March 5, 2021

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
Number of students: 60
Summer program name C2C Orientation for newly accepted students
Description of our summer transition program: C2C Summer Bootcamp for newly accepted C2C students for college readinesss and academic guidance.
Summer program link: C2C Orientation for newly accepted students
School district or agency partner: Department of Rehabilitation
Contact person: GLAD district - Westchester office
Deadline to apply to this program: December - June
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • down syndrome, cerebral palsy
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 90.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 95.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $300.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Cost of the program:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access: Noncredit Basic Skills and Vocational Education courses for personal and professional skill development; earn employability skills certificates and personal development skills
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Job Readiness Certificate and Employment Readiness certificate
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 85%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 75%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: Child Development club Creativity club Christianity club Hospitality club Theatre LGBTQ & Allies Club