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Where the Learning Continues (WTLC)

Where the Learning Continues (WTLC)
West Texas A&M University
Where the Learning Continues (WTLC)
2403 Russell Long Blvd
Canyon, TX 79016
Program Contact Andrea Porter
Phone 806-651-2037

WTLC provides a collegiate educational experience for young adults with intellectual disabilities. 

About the class

Students attend class Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the WTAMU Canyon and Amarillo campuses 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 resources from and to develop curriculum specific to the needs of the student group.  Coursework reinforces subjects learned in high school, like math and vocabulary.  Students also participate in:

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: 8
Deadline to apply to this program: May 1 for fall and October 1 for spring
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-23
  • There is no residential space at the University, so students must live in the immediate area with a parent/guardian or at a group home.
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: nan%
Retention rate: 100%
Tuition amount: $1,500.00
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:
  • Private pay (student and family)
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: About 75% of the time
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 40%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
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: 50%
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

Last updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 16:32