2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 2668
|Program Contact||Heather Bish|
|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: December 31, 1969
|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:||50|
|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:||August 15th|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||2 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term||100.00%|
|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:||
|Scholarships available:||The Institution provides 3-5 Scholarships specifically for students in the program each year.|
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|More about course access:||Students enrolled in a CTP Track program will either audit a class or take a mainstream class for credit. Project Forward students who not in a CTP Track are also permitted to take college classes if desired.|
|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|
|Information on special classes:||Information can be found here https://www.capecod.edu/programs-courses/project-forward/types-of-courses|
|Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program:||All of the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||CTP Certificate or Certificate of Completion|
|Other career development activities are:||
|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|
|Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program:||50%|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||They are welcome to join clubs, go to events, use the facilities (help desk, gym, library). Project Forward holds special social events throughout the year as well.|