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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.

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: 95
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:
  • Regular high school diploma
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
Tuition amount: $24,800.00
Room and board: $5,900.00
Program specific fees: $18,000.00
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
  • Shepherds College is fully accreditted through the Council on Occupational Education and is therefore eligble to fully participate in Federal Student Aid. Additionally, each year SC distributes needs-based, internal scholarship awards. 

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
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
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
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

At Shepherds College students transition through dorms, halls/houses, and apartments as part of the Student Life Program. During Student Life students have the option to partake in several clubs such as art, recycling, drama, and more. At Shepherds College students also participate in Special Olympics. Sports included are basketball, volleyball, soccer, track & field, and bowling. Outside of clubs and Special Olympics students participate in trips off-campus as they engage and interact with local communities nearby. 

Last updated: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 13:41