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Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210
Program Contact Courtney Barden
Program Contact Email
Phone 913-469-3247
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The CONNECT program is a two-year continuing education certificate program. Students involved in CONNECT will participate in CONNECT seminars, elective courses through continuing education and credit, on campus internships and other campus engagement opportunities.

Program information submitted: September 15, 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
Summer program name CONNECT Orientations
Description of our summer transition program:

During the summer prior to the Fall start, students will attend three orientations. One orientation is with parents/guardians and students, one is students only and the third is a student/staff mixer.

Summer program link: CONNECT Orientations
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: Priority deadline: 1/31/23, Final deadline 2/15/23
Criteria for admission
  • More admissions information is available on our website

Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Program fees: $1100.00
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
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 college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Each semester, all CONNECT students take three CONNECT seminars on specific transition related skills, life planning and college success strategies.

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 50-74%
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Continuing Education certificate in Career Development and Leadership
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Additional information about career development and work experience:

Students will participate in two on campus paid internships during semesters 3 and 4

Housing is provided to students: No
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events: College/University's Student orientation