2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 02668
Project Forward is a Vocational Skills Education & Keys to Independent Living program at Cape Cod Community College. Project Forward provides students with learning differences the opportunity to gain and maintain vocational skills, keys to independent living, and the path to social success at Cape Cod Community College.
Project Forward recognizes that traditional college instruction, even with tutorial support, may be unmanageable for students. At the same time, these students may wish to further their vocational skills and have the same social opportunities that other students have at the college level. Project Forward provides a transitional skills training experience within its own unique curriculum for these students provided by the instructors and facilities of the college. While at the college, Project Forward students also have the opportunity to join clubs and participate in extra-curricular activities. Project Forward is a non-credit, certificate program. Students may opt to coordinate their course of study at Project Forward with courses in developmental education (to improve basic reading, writing, and math skills) and/or areas of special interest at Cape Cod Community College. Students and parents need to be aware that enrollment in credit-earning college courses is an entirely separate process from Project Forward.
|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:||
|Number of students:||120|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||June 30th|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||87%|
|Program specific fees:||$0.00|
|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:||
Students are eligible to receive various scholarships
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Students do not take typical college courses|
|More about course access:||
Students who have a high school diploma may take the Accuplacer Placement test and take mainstream courses, but this process is outside of the Project Forward curriculum.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Students take vocational courses and Workforce Seminar courses.
|Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program:||All of the time|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||10%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||25%|
|We offer the following specialized credentials:||
Yes. A certificate of completion in their area of concentration.
|Housing is provided to students:||No|
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||No|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25% of the time|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Dances, Program sponsored events, Campus Clubs