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Project COACH

Project COACH
College of DuPage
Project COACH
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Program Contact Tracy Kline
Email klinet940@cod.edu
Phone 630-942-3779
Website http://cod.edu/academics/conted/vocational/coach.aspx

COACH (Career Opportunities and ACHievement) is a two-year program for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. In addition to an academic focus on reading, writing, math and computer literacy, COACH also promotes social skills, independence and career exploration.

COACH has been developed to provide post-transition students with engaging educational and life-skills training to help prepare for meaningful employment.

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: 30
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: None
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $5000.00
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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" 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:

Students often take 1 credit offerings such as Physical Education, Music, and Art.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
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 75% of the time
Employment
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? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 75%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

College of DuPage has over 50 different clubs and organizations which students are encouraged to engage in.