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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
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Program Contact Michelle Mitchell
Program Contact Email
Phone 610-799-1154
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

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 29, 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: 24
Summer program name SEED Summer Bridge
Description of our summer transition program: Welcome to RSS 104 Student Success This course is serving as a bridge program which provides an opportunity for you to learn and adopt methods which promote both academic and personal success both in and out of college. Throughout the summer you will encouraged and guided to figure out how to be a successful thinker and learner. You are all enrolled in the SEED program, which is defined as follows: “The SEED program will provide comprehensive follow along services for students with disabilities interested in either academic or career track including soft and/or hard skills, mentoring, socialization and independent living skills necessary for post-secondary success.” The skills and activities you will participate in these next few weeks will serve as a catalyst to meet the ambitious goals set forth in the SEED program. Some lessons/activities you will participate in include the following: • Time Management • Note taking skills • Discussing “master students” • Journaling • Multiple intelligences (what is your learning style?) • Communication • Diversity • Critical thinking/values • Health issues facing college students • Guest speakers from various departments from the college • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
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: 3/4/2022
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 17-99
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Mental health; cognitive disorders; Physical disorders; etc.
Program length:
  • 2 years
  • Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 98.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 94.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $1200.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $1700.00
Room and board: $0.00
Program fees: $4500.00
Additional costs: $0.00
Textbooks and college fees
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
  • Grant Funding
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
More about course access: Criminal justice; graphic design; art; music; English; math; medical terminology; psychology; humanities; social sciences; career development
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Credit Bearing Cross Institutional Studies Certificate; or Non-credit SEED Certificate of Completion [career focus]
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? Any certificate they complete successfully available at LCCC
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
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 64%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 86%
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): 75-99%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation