555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
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:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||No|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|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:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|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:||
|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%|