2403 Russell Long Blvd
Canyon, TX 79016
WTLC provides a collegiate educational experience for high-functioning young adults with intellectual disabilities.
About the class
Students attend class Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the WT campus during the fall and spring semesters. After completing 8 semesters students participate in the WTAMU commencement ceremonies and earn a certificate of completion. The WTLC program is not eligible for academic credit.
WTLC uses the Unique Learning System and News2You curriculum which reinforces subjects learned in high school, like math and vocabulary. Students also participate in:
- Speech and communication class
- Aktion Club
- Paid internship opportunities on campus through Aramark and SSC
- and receive free admission to all sporting and fine arts events
Tuition is $1500 per semester. Neither financial aid nor scholarships are available because the students are not matriculated WTAMU students and do not earn university credit.
Transportation is available to and from Amarillo. Students meet the bus at a central Amarillo location in the morning and are taken either home or to work after school. Unfortunately, housing is not available on campus.
|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:||10|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||May 1 for fall and October 1 for spring|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||4 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||100%|
|Program specific fees:||$0.00|
|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:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Students do not take typical college courses|
|More about course access:||
This is a collegiate experience program, so students are in one class together working on academic skills at their level. (Generally around second to fourth grade.)
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Classes cover the core subjects: language arts, social studies, math, and science. Students also participate in a weekly communication class that helps with social and job communication skills.
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||All of the time|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||75%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||0%|
|Housing is provided to students:||No|
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||No|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25%|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Sports teams, depending on the individual student interest, and Aktion Club, a part of Kiwanis International