College Search

College to Career Program

College to Career Program
College of Alameda
College to Career Program
555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
Program Contact Jennifer Sanoh
Phone 510-748-2359

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.  The purpose of the program is to provide an integrated college experience, internships and employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual disability.  C2C works in partnership with the Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB), the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) , the College of Alameda One Stop Career Center, faculty and employers to provide pre-vocational and vocational services. The C2C program includes on-campus instruction, off-campus internships related to students’ employment goals, and placement with follow-up as needed. Students also participate in campus activities to improve social and communication skills needed for success in getting and retaining a job.  
C2C admits 20 students per year, with a program length of 3 - 5 years. Applications are available through Case Managers at the Regional Center of the East Bay.  Criteria for admission include, but are not limited to, the following: • Current consumer of the Regional Center of the East Bay with an Intellectual Disability and/or autism;  • Student must graduate with a high-school diploma or exited from high school transition program or be willing to exit from their transition program;  • Commitment to work and demands of school;  • Demonstrated compliance with the College of Alameda's Code of Conduct;  • Willingness to work, with decreasing support, in an independent placement following the C2C program.  
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.  
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.

Program information submitted: April 22, 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
Number of students: 42
School district or agency partner: CA Department of Rehabilitation
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
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 20.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 45.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $21015.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $31945.00
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
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
Information on special classes: LRNRE 564A - Independent Living Skills: Self Advocacy Vocational/Living Skills for adults with disabilities: Exploration of advocacy skills that students with disabilities need to live and participate in their community, attend school, travel, and work independently. LRNRE 564E - Independent Living Skills: Healthy Relationships Vocational/Living Skills for adults with disabilities: Instruction and strategies in the areas of hygiene, sexuality and appropriate relationships with a goal of preparing individuals for independent living.
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 24%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
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: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%