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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 Dr
Schnecksville, PA 18078-2502
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Program Contact Michelle Mitchell
Program Contact Email
Phone 610-799-1156
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The Success, Engagement, Education, Determination (SEED) program provides comprehensive “direct” services for students with disabilities interested in college training to master skills in transition, academic, and/or career areas. Education is provided in independent living, socialization, and soft skills. Through partnerships with Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living and LCCC faculty/staff; mentoring, coaching, work experiences, instruction, and training are provided to meet their adult related goals and maximize their employment potential.

Program information submitted: January 18, 2023

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: 33
Summer program name LCCC SEED Summer Bridge
Description of our summer transition program:

LCCC SEED Summer Bridge gives participants a head start on preparing for the personal and academic demands of college and adult life. Participants have the support of coaches and mentors who will encourage them to discover more about their college and career goals. The Summer Bridge begins in July and is held over four weeks. Workshops address a range of topics from computers to notetaking, but the emphasis is on helping students develop well-rounded skills that can be used both inside and outside the classroom.

Summer program link: LCCC 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 of each year
Criteria for admission
  • Must have completed high school academic requirements; must have the ability to learn, work, and participate in a classroom, group, and/or work setting; Must have functional reading & writing skills; Must be able to independently and safely navigate the college environment; Must have basic safety skills in an unsupervised setting; Must be able to meet LCCC student code of conduct; Must have a documented disability; Must arrange transportation to and from campus, SEED related activities, and/or work environments; Must be goal oriented and internally motivated

Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental Disabilities of all types
Program length: 2 years
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: 92.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance:

We want to ensure the SEED support will be sufficient to meet the goals/needs of the individual students

Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $1440.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $2568.00
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
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available:

SEED Scholarships available through LCCC Foundation

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
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

There are universally designed courses offered to the whole college community on career related topics. These courses are required as part of our Cross Institutional Studies Credit Certificate.

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: Cross Institutional Studies Certificate
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?

Associate Degrees and other Certificates (Arts, Communication & Design; Business & Administration; Computer Science & Information Technology; Education & Public Services; Health Care; Manufacturing, Trades & Transportation; Science & Engineering)

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
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 85%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

This is a foundational part of the Cross Institutional Studies Program

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
  • Study abroad
Students participate in these campus-wide events:
  • College/University's Student orientation
  • College/University's Family orientation
  • College/University's Graduation