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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 – Coordinator
Phone 575.624.7286
Website Program website

The Special Services Program provides specialized certificate programs in Food Service, Office Skills, Child Care Attendant, Building Maintenance, Stocking & Merchandising, and Animal Healthcare.  The programs are designed for students who have disabilities, but who, with occupational training, are able to obtain entry-level positions in competitive employment.  Class sizes are small, and emphasis is on the completion of skills necessary for employment and independent living.

Program information submitted: February 25, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 28
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? Yes, a regular high school diploma or GED is required
Deadline to apply to this program: May 1, 2021
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18-30
  • Read and Write at a 2nd or 3rd grade level, be independent, follow directions, be able to use public transportation

Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome, etc
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 95.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 15.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $14000.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $17000.00
Room and board: $4500.00
Program fees: $1800.00
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
Scholarships available:

Students apply for college scholarships

Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) Typical college courses for credit
More about course access:

We are a college program recognized by NMHED and HLC

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:

All courses are designed for students in this program; Major along with practicum, Life Skills, Independent Living with Lab, Conflict Management, Job Skills, and Adaptive PE

Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Occupational Training
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 25%
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: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes