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Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable, MA 2668
Program Contact Susan Mackoul
Phone 774.330.4485
Website Program website

Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI)
The MAICEI program at Cape Cod Community College is a fully inclusive postsecondary program for adult high school students (aged 18-22), with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
A Building Block for the Future
The mission of the program is to provide college experiences to increase self-determination, dignity and worth
Students in the MAICEI program share the same experiences as their college aged peers in the areas of academics, community access, and social opportunities
With additional supports in place, CCCC MAICEI students may enroll in courses for credit or as an audit experience, attend clubs and campus events, and socialize with peers.
The program has been tremendously successful as students gain independence, further develop communication skills, and are actively engaged in creating their lives.
Participation in the MAICEI program is contingent on a partnership agreement with the student’s sending high school district. MAICEI is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts grant funded program through the Department of Higher Education. The expectation is that the program will move towards full sustainability with the understanding that partner districts will contribute to the overall cost of the program. Tuition, books, and related supplies have been covered by the program traditionally. Support services such as tutoring, coaching, and advising, are also part of the MAICEI experience.
Student Eligibility
The CCCC MAICEI Program welcomes students who meet the following criteria:
Currently enrolled in one of our partner public high schools
Between the ages of 18–22
Tier one students are young adults who are eligible for special education services and have not passed the MCAS exam; tier two students have passed the exam with great effort, and are still eligible for special education services. Students may or may not have earned a diploma.
Referred by their special education advisors and directors
Have identified their personal transition goals from high school to post high school in an IEP or Person Centered Plan
Getting Started
Students who are interested in the MAICEI Program at CCCC should contact the special education director in their school district.

Program information submitted: April 20, 2022

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 15
School district or agency partner: Barnstable, Cape Cod Collaborative, Bourne, Carver, Mashpee, Dennis-Yarmouth, Monomoy, Nauset, Sandwich, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth, Nantucket
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Deadline to apply to this program: May 27, 2022
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-22
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Communication
Program length
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 85.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $0.00
Students may be responsible for meals, and transportation costs if beyond hours school district is in session.
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:
  • 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
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access: All MAICEI students are able to enroll in any credit bearing course offered by the college. These courses may have pre-requisites which can be waived at the discretion of professors. Courses may also include classes aimed towards obtaining certificates as well as Associate degrees.
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
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) 100%
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)
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? Culinary Arts, Customer Service, Early Childhood Education, Horticulture, Graphic Design, Medical Billing and Coding, Environment Sustainability, Bookkeeping, etc.
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? No
Students participate in these campus-wide events
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Family orientation
  • IHE Graduation
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 15%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? No
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Campus events