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Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Rd
Shelby, NC 28152

ConneXions is a one or two year program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment. This program collaborates with Cleveland County Schools and Cleveland Community College.  ConneXions focuses on developing entry level work skills through different courses offered each semester. Courses offered  include General Maintenance, Customer Service, Employee Development I, and Employee Development II. We have added a Child Day Care class to prepare students to work in a day care setting.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 28
School district or agency partner: Cleveland County Schools
Contact person: Sharon Jackson
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $185.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Local School District funds
Scholarships available:

Scholarship provided by a local company and can be used on tuition or travel expenses to and from the college.

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical Continuing Education courses
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate for the program they complete-Child Care, Grocery Clerking and Retail, Foods and Agriculture
Other career development activities are:
  • None
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: 75%