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SEED [Success, Engagement, Education, Determination]

SEED [Success, Engagement, Education, Determination]
Lehigh Carbon Community College
SEED [Success, Engagement, Education, Determination]
4525 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078
Program Contact Michelle Mitchell
Phone 610-799-1154

The Success, Engagement, Education, Determination (SEED) support provides comprehensive “direct” services for students with disabilities interested in a college experience to master skills in transition, academic, and/or career areas. Instruction is provided using courses available at LCCC with additional instruction in independent living, socialization, and soft skills. Through partnership with Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living; mentoring, coaching, work experiences, education, and training are provided to meet their adult related goals and maximize their employment potential. Now introducing our credit bearing certificate, Cross Institutional Studies.

Career Exploration & Job Shadowing 
Work Experience
Unique-to-Student Programming
Peer Mentoring
Career/Soft Skill Workshops
Club/Social Activities
Weekly Career Coaching
Employment Training

Program information submitted: March 12, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 18
Summer program name SEED Summer Bridge
Description of our summer transition program: SEED: Success, Engagement, Education, Determination; Created to provide a postsecondary training experience for goal directed students who may need additional supports and/or individualized programming to be successful. Program Goals: Summer bridge = Develop Person Centered Plan (PCP), this plan looks at the whole of the student (academic, vocational, social, recreational, independent living, etc.) for goal setting; provide pre-academic/pre-vocational skills sets necessary for program success; provide teambuilding and socialization opportunities; build comfortability with LCCC community and resources
Summer program link: SEED Summer Bridge
School district or agency partner: Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
Contact person: Aaron Heydt
Program serves students who have left high school? Some of our students have left high school
Deadline to apply to this program: March 19, 2021
Criteria for admission
  • Completed high school academic requirements; ability to learn, work, participate in a classroom, group, and/or work setting; functional reading & writing skills; independently & safely navigate the college environment; basic safety skills in unsupervised setting; meet the LCCC student code to conduct; be goal oriented & internally motivated
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Blindness, deafness, traumatic brain injury, significant learning disability, nonverbal learning disability, significant mental health
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 97.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 84.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: Acceptance rate, students determined college was not the right fit; Return rate, students achieved skills that's needed to successfully navigate college without SEED support
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $4000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $6000.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $4500.00
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
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available: LCCC SEED scholarship available through LCCC foundation; Other program major specific scholarships available
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access: Students have access to all credit and non-credit level courses in any of our 90 majors. Students enrolled in the new credit bearing Cross Institutional Studies have a specific program of study semester by semester requirements to follow.
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Cross Institutional Study Certificate [Credit or non-credit]
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 41%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 62%
We offer the following specialized credentials: Workplace readiness courses offered to the entire campus
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: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations: PTK Greek organization; anime club; outdoor club; campus Christian fellowship; art club; Psychology club; criminal justice club