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I-CAN JOB

I-CAN JOB
Ventura College
I-CAN JOB
4667 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
Program Contact Steve Turner
Email sturner@vcccd.edu
Phone Steve Turner
Website Program website

The ICAN JOB certificate of completion 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 with placement support.

Program information submitted: May 20, 2022

General
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: 50
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: OPEN FALL AND SPRING ENROLLMENT
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-60
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • OPEN TO ALL WHO CAN BENEFIT, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL STEVE
Program length 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 90.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 70.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $80.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $300.00
Additional costs:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
Scholarships available: VENTURA COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Academic
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
More about course access: STUDENT ACTIVITIES, SPORTS, COMMUNITY FESTIVALS, AND RESOURCES.
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
Students take courses that are only for students in this program:
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Students take STEM-related courses? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 75-99%
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)
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: ICAN-JOB CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? AA, CERTIFICATE IN AUTO TECHNOLOGY, WATER SCIENCE, VET ASSISTANT, BUSINESS, ACCOUNTING ETC.
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? Yes
Students participate in these campus-wide events
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Family orientation
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 60%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 50%
Additional information about career development and work experience STATE DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events