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University of South Alabama
UCOM 3100
307 University Blvd.,N
Mobile, AL 36688
Program Contact Alexandra Chanto-Wetter
Phone 251-460-7558

PASSAGE USA offers a 2-year college certificate program for young adults with intellectual disabilities at the University of South Alabama. The 2-year certificate program will lead to the PASSAGE USA Certificate, a credential which will be recognized by local employers. In the certificate program person-centered planning will be used to develop an Adult Education Plan (AEP) which will contain academic, social, self-advocacy, self-determination, independent living, community engagement, and vocational skills. Certificate program participants will work on these individual goals, take academic and non-academic classes at the University, live near campus, and participate in extracurricular activities in the university and Mobile communities.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 1
Deadline to apply to this program: February 1, 2018
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-25
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: 0%
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Adult Development Seminar I-IV provides individualized instruction on AEP goals. Instruction occurs in online, classroom, and natural environments. Participants and their peer mentors  participate in these seminars. These classes are taught by PASSAGE USA personnel.  Students also takeInternship/work Experience I-IV where they work with mentors and staff on job/employment skills.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: PASSAGES USA Certificate
The credential(s) is/are: Approved by Institute of Higher Education
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
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: Less than 25% of the time
Last updated: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 09:47