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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
Phone 610-799-1190

The Success, Engagement, Education, Determination (SEED) program 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 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.

Degree Seeking / Academic Track CTP LCCC SEED Career Track Certificate
  • Successful College Student Strategies
  • Peer Mentoring
  • College Preparedness
  • Soft Skill/Academic Workshops
  • Weekly Academic Coaching
  • Degree Seeking Programming
  • Work Experience
  • Career Exploration & Job Shadowing 
  • Work Experience
  • Unique-to-Student Programming
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Career/Soft Skill Workshops
  • Club/Social Activities
  • Weekly Career Coaching
  • Employment Training
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: 13
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. Comprehensive Transition Program designation earned 2016, providing individualized and integrated vocational training program [Cross Institutional Studies Certificate]

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

School district or agency partner: Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
Contact person: Aaron Heydt
Deadline to apply to this program: March 22, 2019
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Regular high school diploma
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 16-99
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, Mental Health, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Sensory Impairments, ADHD, LD
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 65%
Retention rate: 63%
Cost of the program:

Tuition, Fees, Supplies is based upon specific programming track the individual student needs/wants based upon a career path and independent living goals. The range is anywhere from $3000-$6500. See chart in program information section.

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
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

<p>LCCC SEED Student Scholarships</p>

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:

<p>Students in SEED are LCCC students having all the same rights and privileges including access to all LCCC programming and services.</p>

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Cross Institutional Studies Certificate
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Open to all students at Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 56%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 65%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Cross Institutional Studies Certificate with an emphasis in specific career path

Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

animie club, outdoor club, miniature golfing, Christian fellowship, criminal justice society, psychology club, art club, cafeteria, library, recreational area for gaming and working out, welcome back week, Halloween costume contest

Last updated: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 12:54