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Project Forward
Cape Cod Community College
Project Forward
2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 2668
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Program Contact Stacia Bradley
Program Contact Email
Phone 774-330-4763
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

Project Forward provides students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to gain and maintain vocational skills, keys to independent living and provides a path to social success at Cape Cod Community College. Project Forward is a four semester (two year) program.
Cape Cod Community College is a comprehensive community college on Cape Cod that offers a number of degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of areas. The College is a vibrant community that reflects and includes all ages and races, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Students in Project Forward spend their first year in exploratory classes that expose them to a variety of vocational occupations. Those students are also expected to complete a First Year Student Seminar course, that discusses successfully transitioning into the College community. Students in the second year and beyond immerse their studies in a Concentration selected by them and participate in a required internship that provides hands-on learning opportunities. Students in their second year also take a Workforce Seminar course that enhances their employment skill training.
This two-year program includes the opportunity to audit or take for credit, a mainstream course or take a Project Forward elective, in addition to social experiences on and off campus. Students meet with their advisors to develop a plan to reach their academic, social, and independent goals.
In two alumni surveys conducted by Project Forward between 2006 and 2014, 87 percent of the students have held paying jobs within the past three years (of the survey).

Program information submitted: February 15, 2022

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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 42
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: June 15th
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • head injured
Program length: 2 years
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: 5.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $2260.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $2260.00
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 1-24%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? ServSafe Certification, AA Degree
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
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 10%
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 is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 25-49%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events