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Project SEARCH Seacoast NH

Project SEARCH Seacoast NH
Great Bay Community College
Project SEARCH Seacoast NH
320 Corporate Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Program Contact Abigail Olean
Phone 603.334.2068

A non-credit, two-semester, school-to-work program for students with cognitive and physical disabilities. Offering total workplace immersion at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Project SEARCH facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and on-the-job training and support.

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: 9
Description of our summer transition program: P.A.R.T One offers preparatory learning modules that will bring a group of individuals together that have been accepted into an “education to work” program such as “Project SEARCH Seacoast New Hampshire”. P.A.R.T ONE attendees will receive curriculum-based instruction focused on areas such as self-assessment, workplace readiness and learning, personal health management, bus training, and self-advocacy.
School district or agency partner: Community Parnters
Contact person: Todd Wormstead
Deadline to apply to this program: Last Friday in February
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 19 - 29
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 1 year
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 60%
Retention rate: 88%
Tuition amount: $14,400.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Additional costs: $35.00

Drug screen required by the host business site

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
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Local School District funds
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

Need based scholarships for up to one half of the tuition.  Need is based on EFC provided by FAFSA

Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

Non-credit two-semester workforce development program.  Students receive a college ID and a transcript.  No grades - Pass/Fail.  Application is a competitive process.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Course is a combination of classroom learning and on-the-job learning.

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion from Great Bay Community College
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Continuing education credential
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 85%
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
Last updated: Friday, March 9, 2018 - 15:04