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Alvin Community College
3110 Mustang Rd.
Alvin, TX 77511
Program Contact Mary Vlahovich
Phone 281-756-5714

STRIVE is a 2 year college program for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The program provides vocational training with the end goal of the student obtaining a job. This is not an accredited college degree program. Upon completing the program, each student will receive a certificate of completion. Students who have completed the program may also attend the graduation ceremony that is held in May.

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: 15
School district or agency partner: Alvin Independent School District
Deadline to apply to this program: July 1
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-36
  • At least 3rd grade reading level and/or compensatory comprehension skills. Basic mathematics understanding and ability to use a calculator. Ability to function independently for a sustained period of time. Can follow directions and accepts authority; no severe behavior or emotional problems. Can handle and adapt to change; not overly stressed when things change. Ability to potentially be successful in competitive employment situations. Desire and motivation to complete a postsecondary program. Must have work and/or volunteer experience. Must have access to dependable transportation.
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • any type of disability
Program length: 2 years
Tuition amount: $6,600.00
Program specific fees: $485.00
Additional costs: $288.00
Additional cost for students who are out of district
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
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
Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Continuing education credential
  • Just for students in this program
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 70%
Students participate in student organizations on campus: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Last updated: Friday, February 8, 2019 - 15:54