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I-CAN JOB

I-CAN JOB
Ventura College
I-CAN JOB
4667 Telegraph Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003

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.

Program information submitted: February 26, 2021

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: 23
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: April is Priority registration for Fall semester.
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Anyone with barriers to independence can benefit from these universal foundational skills.
Program length: Varies from student to student
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 70.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance:

ICAN went remote with Covid-19.

Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $0.00
Room and board: $1500.00
Program fees: $50.00
Additional costs:

Health Center fee, student activity and transportation are usually $100 annually.

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:
  • NON CREDIT CLASSES ARE FREE, WHICH IS HOW ICAN WAS DESIGNED.

Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
  • Students do not take typical college courses
More about course access:

INDIVIDUAL AND CUSTOMIZED PATHWAYS START WITH THE FOUNDATION OF ICAN-JOB CERTIFICATE, SOME STUDENTS WILL TRANSITION TO WORK, WHILE OTHERS WILL CONTINUE WITH ELECTIVES OR FURTHER SPECIFIC TRAINING!

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes:

ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE TO PROVIDE INTEGRATED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.

Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 10%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 20%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION LIASON AND SUPPORT

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
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

JOINING IN STUDENT CLUBS, CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND OTHER DIVERSE COMMUNITY EVENTS ARE ENCOURAGED!