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Occupational Skills Program

Occupational Skills Program
Ridgewater College
Occupational Skills Program
2101 15th Avenue NW
Willmar, MN 56201
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Program Contact Mary Benson
Email mary.benson@ridgewater.edu
Phone 320-222-8041
Website Program website

The Occupational Skills program is a post-secondary vocational program for students with intellectual disabilities that provides training for entry-level, competitive employment. Occupational Skills combines community-based vocational training with personal management classes on campus.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

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: 22
Requirements
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $5800.00
Annual room and board: $5000.00
Annual program fees: $400.00
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
  • Scholarships
  • Grant Funding
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
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:
  • Internships
  • Job Keeping Skills
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Career Assessment and Planning
  • Consumer Skills
  • Community and Leisure Resources
  • Transition to Independent Living
  • Internship Seminar
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Occupational Skills Diploma
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
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: 90%
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes