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Tartan TOPS

Tartan TOPS
Sinclair Community College
Tartan TOPS
444 West Third Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Program Contact Tristan Chaput (she/her/hers)
Email tristan.chaput@sinclair.edu
Phone 937-512-2309
Website Program website

The TOPS Program will provide an educational/career pathway for part-time students who have an intellectual disability. Students completing the pathway will receive an Academic Career Readiness and Training credential. The general education courses taken as part of this program will assist students with developing the skills needed for academic and career success. Students will complete two semesters of internship experiences to prepare them to enter the workforce.

Program information submitted: March 24, 2022

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 9
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: Rolling
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18+
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length 1 year
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: One student paused their time in the program, but attended Sinclair courses outside of the program.
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $178.28
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $334.40
Annual room and board: $0.00
Annual program fees: $0.00
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)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
Scholarships available: The Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium (MVTPC) is a unique organization whose mission is to help students meaningfully experience a career/technical field of study at the high school level and simultaneously earn college credits. Students who elect to participate in Tech Prep may earn college credits while in high school, and are eligible to receive a $3,000 Sinclair Community College scholarship provided they earn a minimum 2.25 GPA and complete the requirements of their Tech Prep program prior to graduation. Sinclair Scholarships: https://www.sinclair.edu/services/welcome-center/finaid/financial-aid-ty...
Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities)
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access: All courses are inclusive.
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Students take STEM-related courses? Yes
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 100%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Briefly describe remote learning at your program Some courses are available via remote learning, but the mandatory TOPS courses are not.
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: College Transition Program (CTP) Certificate
Is the credential IHE-approved? 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? Hospitality Reception and Service Specialist short term certificate, Students can also work towards an associates or certificate of their choosing
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? No
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 25%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
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: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Campus events