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San Juan College
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402
Program Contact Kymbr Mordecki
Phone 505-566-3421
Website Program website

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.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

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
Number of students: 16
This program will be serving students in: 2019-2020
Deadline to apply to this program: July 31
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
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 enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive 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
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Information on special classes:

<p>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</p>

Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Occupational Training (COT), SkillsUSA Career Essentials and CPR
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Additional information about career development and work experience

<p>Yes. Students earn a Certificate of Occupational Training (COT) with one of four industry focuses: Food Services, Stocking and Merchandising, Office Skills or Building and Ground Maintenance.</p>

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
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