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Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Program Contact Steve Turner
Phone 805-289-6415

The ICAN certificate is an employment preparation and workplace skills program designed for individuals with autism and/or intellectual disabilities, but is open to anyone who can benefit.
Courses in this program are designed to meet the needs of employers, specifically addressing concerns in the areas of “soft skills”, communication, basic math, and understanding of computer processes and software.

This program does not lead to a specific career pathway, but rather prepares students to be valuable employees who are prepared with the skills employers most desire. As part of the program, students will perform a personal assessment of strengths and interests to assist them in examining potential careers or career laddering.

Following completion of this program, students may continue into an educational pathway leading to a Certificate of Achievement or Associates Degree in the career of their choice.

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: 35
Deadline to apply to this program: Open enrollment every sememster
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Regular high school diploma
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Cost of the program: There is no tuition cost for this non-credit certificate. There may be costs for materials and health and activity fees.
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:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

This program will provide in a non-credit format transformative curriculum, allowing students to take the courses and complete the certificate without the expense of college tuition. This could be just one of many short-term vocational COC offerings that will bridge the college to career divide.

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

Required Core Courses include:
• CDLN101- Personal/Social/Vocational Skills
• EACN132- Job Seeking Skills
Select (1) one additional course below:
• ACT N102 Keyboarding skills
• CDL N103 Mathematics for Work
• ATET N108 (Optional) Safety in the Workplace

Time spent only with other students in this program: Between half the time and 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Open to all students at Institute of Higher Education
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Certificate of Completion recognized by State of California Chancellors Office

Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

CKI Kiwanis and Diversity in Culture festival

Last updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 18:56