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College to Career (Santa Rosa)

College to Career (Santa Rosa)
Santa Rosa Junior College
College to Career (Santa Rosa)
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Bertolini Hall 3rd floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
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Program Contact Lindsay Lerro
Program Contact Email
Phone 707-521-7924
Website Program website
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The College to Career Program at Santa Rosa Junior College is a three year academic and career preparation program designed to assist students with intellectual disabilities and/or autism obtain competitive employment in their community. Serving three cohorts of 20 students annually, C2C is designed to meet the unique needs of our students in postsecondary education and the workforce. Over three years, C2C students participate in a comprehensive 10 course (16 unit) course pathway designed to increase their career exploration, self-advocacy, soft skills, work experience, career preparation, and job retention skills. Students also take courses in math, English, and Career Technical Education in the field of their choice. Students work with C2C staff (Vocational Skills Coaches, Job Developer, Job Coaches) to support translating what students learn in the classroom to applying it in the workplace. Services we provide students include: • Identifying skills and tasks students need to learn or improve • On-the-Job Training and Job Coaching • Career Exploration and Preparation • Facilitating communication between students and their supervisors/coworkers • Identify and implementing workplace accommodations • Identifying areas of strength and areas of challenge • Assisting employers in giving students job performance feedback Additionally, C2C students work extensively with a job developer in work experience settings, and in the classroom to prepare them for success in the workplace.

Program information submitted: February 1, 2023

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: 60
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: December 8, 2023
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
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: 75.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $300.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $3000.00
Program fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
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:

Some students choose to take only the 16 unites of C2C classes and other students obtain certificates or AA degrees depending on their choice

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

College and Career Prep 1 Campus and Community Resources College and Career Prep 2 Communication Skills Career Development Career Development and Work Experience 1 Career Development and Work Experience 2 Success at work Transition to Employment 1 Transition to Employment 2

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 25-49%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students?

Culinary Arts, Computer Science, Business Admin, Child Development and many others offered by the college. Students can obtain any certificate they are interested in

Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
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
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 85%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

In the second and third year of the program student begin volunteering and gaining work experience with competitive paid employment expected by the end of year 3.

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
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 Graduation