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Project ACCESS, Key Largo

Project ACCESS, Key Largo
The College of the Florida Keys
Project ACCESS, Key Largo
106040 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
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Program Contact Katie Norland
Email katie.norland@cfk.edu
Phone 305.809.3181
Website https://www.cfk.edu/academics/project-access/

Project ACCESS (Accessing Community College Educational experiences, Social experiences, and Skills for careers) is a comprehensive transition and inpostsecondary program 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: April 7, 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
This program will be serving students in: 2021-2022
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: 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 80.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $2132.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $10090.00
Program fees: $900.00
Cost of the program:
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: Students with an intellectual disability may be eligible for a scholarship through the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities.
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program:
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
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, Project ACCESS and Customer Service and Sales industry certification through the National Retail Federation. Additional certificates and/or credentials may be available to students.
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
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
Housing options available:
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%