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Eagle Access

Eagle Access
Dyersburg State Community College
Eagle Access
1510 Lake Rd
Dyersburg, TN 38024
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Program Contact Nikki Erickson
Program Contact Email
Phone 7312863208
Website Program website

The Eagle Access program is a four term, two year program. Students will take two college courses (audit or credit) based upon their interests, needs and goals each term. Students will also take four non-college level courses through Continuing Education: Life Skills/Independent Living, Digital Literacy, Career Development/Exploration and Eagle Access Internship work-based learning experience throughout the program. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program and be invited to participate in the annual commencement exercises.

Program information submitted: August 17, 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
Number of students: 0
This program will be serving students in: 2022-2023
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: July 1
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-29
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • developmental delays, down syndrome, and others at the discretion of the committee
Program length: 2 years
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
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
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: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students?

would be determine by the standards set forth in that particular program

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
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

Students will learn about career development with the regular peers in the Orientation as well as get more indepth training within the Eagle Access Program.

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
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
  • Student government
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Graduation