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Project ACCESS

Project ACCESS
The College of the Florida Keys
Project ACCESS
5901 College Road
Key West, FL 33040
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Program Contact Katie Norland
Email katie.norland@cfk.edu
Phone 305-809-3181
Website Program website

Project ACCESS (Accessing Community College Educational experiences, Social experiences and Skills for careers) is the comprehensive transition and postsecondary program is designed to support students with intellectual disabilities who are seeking to continue academic, career and technical, and independent living instruction at an institution of higher education in order to prepare for gainful employment.

Program information submitted: March 8, 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: 10
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: April 1 and June 14
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 75.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: Some students complete the Project ACCESS program in one year. The retention rate shown is reflective of students who chose to pursue a College Credit Certificate in place of graduating.
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $7923.76
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $13854.90
Room and board: $14975.40
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)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Scholarships available: The Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities scholarship ($7,000 annually) is available to students with a documented Intellectual Disability.
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
More about course access: Students have access to all courses offered by CFK.
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? 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
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Briefly describe remote learning at your program Many, if not all courses are supplemented by our learning management system. Some courses are only offered virtually, but we try to place students in all on-campus options before enrolling in a virtual course.
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion, Project ACCESS
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? All College Credit Certificate programs offered by CFK.
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? Yes
Students participate in these campus-wide events
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Graduation
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 63%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 75%
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: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Extracurricular
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events