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San Juan College
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402
Program Contact Jenny Lambert-Beaty
Phone 505-566-3144

The Career-Life Engagement and Readiness (CLEAR) Program is designed for students who have intellectual disabilities, but who, with occupational training, are able to obtain gainful employment in competitive, high-demand occupations. Students are provided the opportunity to obtain a Certificate of Occupational Training (COT) as well as industry-recognized credentials such as SkillsUSA®, Food Handler, and Microsoft® certifications. Since the purpose of CLEAR is to prepare individuals for the workforce, it does so holistically by including four classifications of learning outcomes: Personal, wellbeing, technical, and occupational skills. Each category supports significant and essential learning in both personal and professional settings.

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
This program will be serving students in: 2019-2020
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18+
  • Letter of support from parent, caregiver, teacher or counselor
Accepts out-of-state students: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
Program length: 2 years
Cost of the program: Approximately $4000 for the full cost of the program (4 consecutive semesters) for in-state students.
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
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Semester 1: Career Interest Discovery
Semester 2: Career Exploration
Semester 3: Job shadowing
Semester 4: on-the-job training
Please refer to the website for full details

Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Occupational Training (COT), SkillsUSA Career Essentials and CPR
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing is provided to students: No
Housing options available:
  • San Juan College does not provide housing to students. Students have to explore local housing options on their own.
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students will have options to participate in student organizations on campus but it is not mandated by the program.

Last updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 14:43