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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 Eric Lindsay
Phone 262.878.6359

Shepherds College is a fully accredited, three-year, post-secondary educational program for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Throughout the three year program, students are equiped to reach Appropriate Independence through the development of vocational, social and life skills. Appropriate Independence is defined as "supported self-sufficiency, aligned with individual strengths and guided by Christian values". Current occupational program options include technology, culinary arts and horticulture. The Student Life program includes three phases of on-campus residential environments; dorms, houses/halls and apartments. Upon completion of the program students receive an accredited certificate of completion in Technology, Culinary Arts or Horticulture.

Program information submitted: April 12, 2021

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: 85
Summer program name College for a Week
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. 
Summer program link: College for a Week
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: April 30th
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Developmental disability
Program length: 3 years
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $25700.00
Room and board: $6300.00
Additional costs: $0.00
Student Support: $18,900 Student support consists of the 24/7 staffing structure within classrooms and living areas on campus.
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
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
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Scholarships available: Shepherds College Internal Scholarship
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access: Shepherds College is a vocational training program accredited through the Council on Occupational Accreditation. Students take clock hour courses at Shepherds College.
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes: Shepherds College is a fully accredited specialized college program designed specifically for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities or significant learning challenges.
Percentage of academic time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Students recieve an occupational certification in the field of their study (Culinary Arts, Horticulture, or Technology) from an accredited institution.
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Work Study
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: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Specialized on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time