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SCSD/OCC Campus Based Partnership

SCSD/OCC Campus Based Partnership
Onondaga Community College
SCSD/OCC Campus Based Partnership
150 Mawhinney Hall, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY 13215
Program Contact Maureen Blake-Cooper
Phone 315.498.6092
Website Program website

The program is for Syracuse City School District students ages 18-21 with either intellectual or learning disabilities. Students participate in the program for 1-2 years. The focus is to prepare students to move into the workforce and adulthood through socially integrated programming. Students intern on campus for vocational skill based training, utilize Fast ForWord to accelerate learning and improve language processing, and participate in campus lectures, clubs, activities, and service learning. The program is staffed by the Syracuse City School District with one special education teacher and one teaching assistant.

Program information submitted: February 25, 2021

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: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 12
School district or agency partner: Syracuse City School District
Contact person: Maureen Blake-Cooper
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Deadline to apply to this program: March
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-21
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • ID LD Autism OHI
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 80.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 50.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance:


Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $0.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $0.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
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:
  • Local School District funds
Scholarships available:


Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) Students do not take typical college courses
More about course access:

Not available through this program.

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? No
Information on special classes:


Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: CDOS
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 80%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 50%
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: No