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College to Career (North Orange)

College to Career (North Orange)
North Orange County Community College District
College to Career (North Orange)
9200 Valley View St
Building 18, DSS (101)
Cypress, CA 90630
Program Contact April Fante
Program Contact Email
Phone 714.484-7065
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

College to Career (C2C) is an educational program designed to promote inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) into the college community while pursuing individualized employment goals. NOCCCD is currently one of eight educational institutions in California receiving funding from the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) for the College to Career program. The C2C program is designed to improve employment outcomes for the individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through inclusion in a post-secondary education, persons with intellectual disabilities can expand the range of jobs available to them. NOCCCD works in partnership with the Regional Center of Orange County, DOR, faculty, and employers to provide pre-vocational and vocational services to students with intellectual disabilities. C2C enrollment ranges from one to three years and includes educational and vocational support related to student employment goals, job placement, and job support as needed.

Program information submitted: July 1, 2022

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
Number of students: 25
School district or agency partner: NOCCCD
Contact person: April Fante
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: January-May
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18+
  • Documented diagnosis of an Intellectual Disability (ID) and/or Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD)
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
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: 100.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: numbers and data points have been influenced by the pandemic
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Grant Funding
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access: A DSS counselor will support students interested in enrolling in credit courses at Cypress College or Fullerton College, and non-credit vocational courses at North Orange Continuing Education.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 28%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 28%
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
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 25-49%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation