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Garden State Pathways Program

Garden State Pathways Program
Camden County College
Garden State Pathways Program
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 8012
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Program Contact Curt Watkins
Program Contact Email
Phone 856-227-7200
Website Program website

The Garden State Pathways (GSP) Program is a post-secondary, transitional program sponsored by Camden County College, in its 11th year of operation at the Blackwood campus. The program is designed for students 18-24 years old with intellectual/ cognitive disabilities. Students can be admitted whether or not they have accepted their high school diploma. The program serves students who are interested in a college experience, while learning work-related skills, social skills, as well as enhancing their independence with life skills.

Program information submitted: January 11, 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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 23
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: June 1, yearly
Criteria for admission
  • Student must be 18 or older
  • Age range: 18-24
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Garden State Pathways accepts students with a broad range of disabilities.
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 80.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 99.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $7000.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? 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
  • Local School District 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
More about course access:

Students may choose elective courses to compliment the Garden State Pathways curriculum, based on interest and pre-requisite requirements. Placement testing may identify students whose proficiency in math/reading/writing results in placement in typical college courses in those areas.

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

Classes surrounding Self-Advocacy, Life Skills, and others, are core curriculum courses for Garden State Pathways students specifically.

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 1-24%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Postsecondary Studies (CPS)
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
  • 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: 30%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • 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 are encouraged to connect to Job-Shadowing resources on campus

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: Yes
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 Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation