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

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
Program length: 2 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
  • 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
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>

Percentage of 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
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%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

<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
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: More than 75%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

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