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Shepherds College

Shepherds College
Shepherds College
Shepherds College
1805 15th Ave.
Union Grove, WI 53182
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Program Contact Brian Canright
Phone 262.878.6365

Shepherds College is a fully accredited, three-year, post-secondary educational program that equips young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to successfully transition from school to work, home to independent living. Training focuses on occupational, life and social skill development. Current occupational program options include technology, culinary arts and horticulture. The Residential Life program includes three phases of on-campus residential environments including dorms, houses and apartments. Upon completion of the program students receive an accredited certificate of completion in Technology, Culinary Arts or Horticulture.

Public or private: Private
Type of school: Technical or vocational/trade school
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 62
Description of our summer transition program:

College for a Week is a week long college experience and transition week for students interested in further exploring Shepherds College and also serves as a transition week for enrolled, first year students preparing for arrival each fall. 

Deadline to apply to this program: April 30th
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
  • Social Security Income, needs-based internal scholarships, full range of Federal Student Aid options.
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion in Culinary Arts, Horticulture or Technology (Accredited through Council on Occupational Education)
The credential(s) is/are: Approved by Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 93%
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: 76%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Culinary Arts, Horticulture and Technology 

Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Specialized on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Last updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 16:04