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Special Services Program

Special Services Program
Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell
Special Services Program
52 University Boulevard
Arts and Sciences Center
Roswell, NM 88203
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Program Contact Brianna Bitner
Program Contact Email brianna.bitner@enmu.edu
Phone 575-624-7286
Website Program website

The Special Services Program at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-R) is an 11- month, 50-credit-hour, occupational training program that leads students to a Certificate in Occupational Training (COT). The nature of the Special Services program is unique in that we offer students with disabilities the opportunity to build their vocational skill set. We provide specialized certificate programs in Animal Healthcare, Child Care, Food Services, Office Skills, and Stocking & Merchandising. Vocational training emphasizes hands-on instruction, including 12-20 hours per week of oncampus, lab, and off-campus practicum experiences. The technical skills taught in each career field prepare students for entry-level competitive employment in that discipline. In addition to vocational training, the Special Services Program values and appreciates the importance of our students learning basic life skills. Students are simultaneously enrolled in core classes. These classes consist of Independent Living, Life Skills, Adaptive Physical Education, Job Skills, and Conflict Management. These courses teach students how to manage time, budget money, develop positive social skills, handle conflicts in appropriate manners, understand workplace ethics, prepare for job interviews, and how to live healthy, functional, and meaningful lives. All of these skills, in addition to all the other skills we teach, are important components in becoming successful employees and members of society. Our program gives students a supervised introduction to independence. Each student is monitored to ensure continued success, utilizing a structured and individualized plan, for each to gain self-reliance in a nurturing college setting.

Program information submitted: February 7, 2023

General
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: 31
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: May 1, 2023
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-30
Accepts out-of-state students? Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • vision loss, hearing loss, Down's Syndrome, TBI, ADHD, SLD, etc.
Program length:
  • 1 year
  • Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 98.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 50.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $13000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year: $15000.00
Room and board: $5200.00
Program fees: $4400.00
Additional costs: $500.00

Spending money for student activities on and off campus, groceries, clothing

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Workforce Connections

Scholarships available:

We will accept any scholarship awarded to the student based on requirements

Academic
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
More about course access:

The Special Services Program at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-R) is an 11- month, 50-credit-hour, occupational training program that leads students to a Certificate in Occupational Training (COT).

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

The Special Services Program provides an important component in the comprehensive community college mission of ENMU-Roswell by providing specialized certificate programs in Animal Healthcare, Child Care Attendant, Food Service, Office Skills, and Stocking and Merchandising. Students are simultaneously enrolled in core classes. These classes consist of Independent Living, Life Skills, Adaptive Physical Education, Job Skills, and Conflict Management.

Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 0%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? No
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Occupational Training
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students?

ServSafe Certificate (Food Service Program)

Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Health services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 6%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 30%
Additional information about career development and work experience:

Vocational training emphasizes hands-on instruction, including 12-20 hours per week of on campus, lab, and off-campus practicum experiences.

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 50-74%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Campus events
Students participate in these campus-wide events: College/University's Student orientation