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Garden State Pathways Program

Garden State Pathways Program
Camden County College
Garden State Pathways Program
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ 08012
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Program Contact Taryn Burkholder
Program Contact Email
Phone 856.227.7200 x4430
Website Program website

The Garden State Pathways Program (GSP) is a post-secondary, transition program sponsored by Camden County College in Blackwood, N.J., and designed for students with intellectual/cognitive disabilities. The program serves students 18 years of age or older who are eligible for or who have received Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funding and are interested in learning a work-related skill and enhancing their independence with life skills. \ Students may enter the program after meeting all high school requirements, despite not having accepted their official diploma. GSP will continue to meet the needs of students based on their individualized education program (IEP) while the high school develops and tracks all of the needs stated in the IEP. Upon completion of GSP, students receive a High School diploma from their school district. \ Students take classes in socialization, numeracy, literacy and computers. They are required to spend time developing work related skills to enhance their marketability for a career. \ After completing all required courses and work experiences in this two-year 44 credit program, students receive a certificate of Post-secondary Studies (CPS) from Camden County College. \ Students are encouraged to integrate into college life through various on-campus social activities, participation in college level classes and enrollment in an integrated internship on campus. All College students are encouraged to attend educational lectures, join clubs and College organizations and attend extra -curricula events outside of the campus. \  Resources are developed to maintain the program and to provide services to students who require an alternative to a traditional college education and will benefit from a smaller, vocationally focused structure.

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
Number of students: 14
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
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
  • 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 Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Vocational Studies Certificate
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes