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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.


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: 75
School district or agency partner: CA Department of Rehabilitation
Deadline to apply to this program: February 18, 2018
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
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:
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
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
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Last updated: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:49