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Florida State College Jacksonville & Duval County Schools

Contact #:

904-633-8456

Program Name:

Project Achieve/V.E.R.T.I.C.A.L. (Vocational & Employment Readiness Training in Comprehensive Adult)

Description:

This program offers individualized, person-centered, postsecondary opportunities to eligible students. Adults with intellectual, developmental and/or other disabilities often experience more challenges related to attending college, finding a job, becoming integrated into the community, and/or living independently.

Location Address:

501 West State Street

Location City:

Jacksonville

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

Duval County Public Schools

Accreditation:

Commission Council Occupational Education

Certification:

Vocational Worforce Certificates

Area of Skill/Study:

Automotive Collision, Diesel Technology, Child Care, Welding, Massage Therapy, Electrical Technology, Facials Specialty

Eligibility:

18 -22 years old, Students interested in vocational training. Students with a disability who have earned or are on track to earn a special diploma.

Requirements:

Documentation of an Intellectual Disability, Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located, Students must self identify their disbility to receive academic accommodations.

Program Length:

1-3 years

Employment Support:

On the job training, Individual supported services that develop academic, career and technical, and employement skills.

Financial Assistance:

Vocational Rehabilitation, Tuition waivers, Local School District funds

Resources Available:

Mentors

Housing:

None

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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Indian River College

Contact Name:

JoAnn Pagano

Contact #:

772-462-7817

Program Name:

Project Stage

Description:

Project Stage supports students with intellectual disabilities and their families. Eligible students have the opportunity to engage in a full, college experience and with the goal of becoming competitively employed at the conclusion of the two-year program.

Location Address:

3209 Virginia Avenue

Location City:

Fort Pierce

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges, Schools Commission of Colleges

Certification:

A variety of certificates, based on the path chosen by the student, Information Technology Assistant Certificate, Basic Healthcare Worker Certification, 40 Hour Statewide Child Care Certification, OCPA: Air Conditiong, Refrigeration and Heating Helper Certification, Automobile Service Assistor Certification

Area of Skill/Study:

Work skills, Career Education Basics, Typical College Courses for Credits

Eligibility:

Have satisfactory attendance from previous schools. Have a desire to receive transition services in a college setting including an academic curriculum of college courses, meetings, group study sessions, mentorship, work experiences, student life activities, etc. Have exhibited a need and a desire for greater independence, and have parent/guardian support in the pursuit of independence. 18 + years old

Requirements:

Must possess or be willing to learn time management skills and be able to follow a schedule with/without accommodations. Have a documented intellectual disability, as defined by an IQ of 70 or below, and/or demonstrated by other psychological evaluations. Have completed four (4) years of high school coursework with special diploma/standard diploma/standard diploma with access points. Be able to travel/navigate independently while on the college campus.

Program Length:

2 years

Employment Support:

Opportunities and employment internships, Job shadowing

Financial Assistance:

IRSC Foundation awards more than $3 million in scholarships, Vocational Rehab, Grants

Resources Available:

Peer Mentors, Student organizations

Housing:

None

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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Miami Dade College

Contact #:

305-237-8743

Program Name:

College Credit Program

Description:

These College Credit programs are certified by the Florida Department of Education and require fewer credits than an Associate in Science degree. College credits granted in these programs will apply toward the related Associate in Science degree. Students receive an institutional College Credit Certificate upon completion and the program’s title is added to the student’s transcript.

Location City:

Kendall, Homestead, Hialeah, North- Westview, Eduardo Padron- Little Havana, West-Doral, Wolfson- Downtown Miami

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges, Schools Commission of Colleges

Certification:

College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.)

Area of Skill/Study:

Airline Maintenance Procedures & Records management, Automation, Chef Apprentice, Crime Scene Technician, Early Childood Education-Preschool, Television Studio Production, Information Technology Support, Graphic Design Support, Food and Beverage Specialist ,Digital Forensics, Audio Technology

Eligibility:

Students Graduated with Standard Diploma OR Standard Diploma w/ACCESS with documented Diagnoses no older than 3 years old. If initial diagnoses was before three years prior, updated documentation must be provided

Requirements:

Documented ID Diagnosis. Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT must take the PERT for placement. Upon meeting with advisor and designation of accomodations (note tackers, test timing, etc) students may take PERT in separate sections with unlimited time.

Program Length:

1-3 years

Employment Support:

ACCESS resources through the MEED program

Financial Assistance:

ACCESS accomodations are of no charge/FAFSA

Resources Available:

MEED program, Note takers, Assistive/adaptive technology, Course substition/waiver (all dependant on diagnoses and meeting with ACCESS advisor)

Housing:

None

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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Miami Dade College

Contact #:

305-237-8744

Program Name:

Advanced Technical Program

Description:

The Advanced Technical Certificate is available to students who have already been awarded an Associate in Science degree and wish to upgrade their skills. Students must successfully complete a prescribed set of courses at the advanced level in order to be awarded the certificate.

Location City:

Kendall, Homestead, Hialeah, North- Westview, Eduardo Padron- Little Havana, West-Doral, Wolfson- Downtown Miami

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges, Schools Commission of Colleges

Certification:

Advanced Technical Certificate (A.T.C.)

Area of Skill/Study:

Biotechnology, Biotechnology - Bioinformatics, Biotechnology - Chemical Technology, Certified Flight Instructor

Eligibility:

Students Graduated with Standard Diploma OR Standard Diploma w/ACCESS with documented Diagnoses no older than 3 years old. If initial diagnoses was before three years prior, updated documentation must be provided

Requirements:

Documented ID Diagnosis. Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT must take the PERT for placement. Upon meeting with advisor and designation of accomodations (note tackers, test timing, etc) students may take PERT in separate sections with unlimited time.

Program Length:

1-3 years

Employment Support:

ACCESS resources through the MEED program

Financial Assistance:

ACCESS accomodations are of no charge/FAFSA

Resources Available:

MEED program, Note takers, Assistive/adaptive technology, Course substition/waiver (all dependant on diagnoses and meeting with ACCESS advisor)

Housing:

None

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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Miami Dade College

Contact #:

305-237-8745

Program Name:

Career Technical Program

Description:

These programs are comprised of vocational credit courses. Program length varies depending upon the complexity of the individual course of study. Training is focused on preparation for immediate job entry and specific job titles. Competencies gained upon successful completion of these programs may result in advanced placement or specific credits towards an Associate in Science degree. Students interested in these programs should contact the appropriate campus department for additional information.

Location City:

Kendall, Homestead, Hialeah, North- Westview, Eduardo Padron- Little Havana, West-Doral, Wolfson- Downtown Miami

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges, Schools Commission of Colleges

Certification:

Career Technical Certificate (C.T.E./V.C.C.)

Area of Skill/Study:

Advanced Automotive Service Technology-Tesla Technician, Commercial Art Technology, Electricity Apprenticeship, Plumbing Apprenticeship, Televison Production, Private Security Officer, Medical Assisting, Electronic Technology, Business Computer Programming ,Correctional Officer-County, Air Conditioning , Refrigeration, & heating Technologies Apprenticeship

Eligibility:

Students Graduated with Standard Diploma OR Standard Diploma w/ACCESS with documented Diagnoses no older than 3 years old. If initial diagnoses was before three years prior, updated documentation must be provided

Requirements:

Documented ID Diagnosis. Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT must take the PERT for placement. Upon meeting with advisor and designation of accomodations (note tackers, test timing, etc) students may take PERT in separate sections with unlimited time.

Program Length:

1-3 years

Employment Support:

ACCESS resources through the MEED program

Financial Assistance:

ACCESS accomodations are of no charge/FAFSA

Resources Available:

MEED program, Note takers, Assistive/adaptive technology, Course substition/waiver (all dependant on diagnoses and meeting with ACCESS advisor)

Housing:

None

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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Miami Dade College

Contact #:

305-237-8746

Program Name:

Professional Preparation Program

Description:

The Certificate of Professional Preparation (CPP) is design to prepare baccalaureate degree holders for licensure, certification, credentialing, examinations, or other demonstrations of competency necessary for entry into professional occupations.

Location City:

Kendall, Homestead, Hialeah, North- Westview, Eduardo Padron- Little Havana, West-Doral, Wolfson- Downtown Miami

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges, Schools Commission of Colleges

Certification:

Certificate of Professional Preparation (C.P.P.)

Area of Skill/Study:

Educator Preparation Institute, Instructional Design and Technology, Reading Endorsement

Eligibility:

Students Graduated with Standard Diploma OR Standard Diploma w/ACCESS with documented Diagnoses no older than 3 years old. If initial diagnoses was before three years prior, updated documentation must be provided

Requirements:

Documented ID Diagnosis. Students who have not taken the ACT or SAT must take the PERT for placement. Upon meeting with advisor and designation of accomodations (note tackers, test timing, etc) students may take PERT in separate sections with unlimited time.

Program Length:

1-3 years

Employment Support:

ACCESS resources through the MEED program

Financial Assistance:

ACCESS accomodations are of no charge/FAFSA

Resources Available:

MEED program, Note takers, Assistive/adaptive technology, Course substition/waiver (all dependant on diagnoses and meeting with ACCESS advisor)

Housing:

None

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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Miami Dade College

Contact #:

305-237-8888

Program Name:

Associate in Arts

Description:

The AA degree pathway is designed to transfer to 4 year colleges and universities. It is protected by the Articulation Agreement among all Florida public institutions of higher education.

Location City:

Kendall, Homestead, Hialeah, North- Westview, Eduardo Padron- Little Havana, West-Doral, Wolfson- Downtown Miami

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges, Schools Commission of Colleges

Certification:

Associates of Arts

Area of Skill/Study:

Computer Arts Animation, Computer Information Systems, Landscape Architecture, Teaching(Pre-Elementary/Early Childhood), Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, Graphic Arts, Computer Arts, Travel & Tourism, Interior Design ,Music, Music Education

Eligibility:

Standard Diploma with minimum 2.0 GPA. Students must have a diagnosis with documentation within 3 years of application or updated documentation from a providor or educational institution. Students who have not taken the SAT/ACT may take the PERT test, with options for extended time or to take it in separate sections, upon approval after meeting with ACCESS advisor. ACCESS resources and accomodations upon application with the ACCESS Department.

Requirements:

Standard Diploma with minimum 2.0 Cum. GPA, SAT/ACT OR PERT exam for placement. Additional modifications or assistance through ACCESS program given dependant on meeting with ACCESS advisor and diagnoses

Program Length:

2 years

Employment Support:

ACCESS resources through the MEED program

Financial Assistance:

ACCESS accomodations are of no charge

Resources Available:

MEED program, Note takers, Assistive/adaptive technology, Course substition/waiver (all dependant on diagnoses and meeting with ACCESS advisor)

Housing:

None

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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Miami Dade College

Contact #:

305-237-8889

Program Name:

Associate in Science

Description:

The AS degree is awarded to students who successfully complete the technical or occupational programs designed for immediate employment preparation.

Location City:

Kendall, Homestead, Hialeah, North- Westview, Eduardo Padron- Little Havana, West-Doral, Wolfson- Downtown Miami

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges, Schools Commission of Colleges

Certification:

Associates of Science

Area of Skill/Study:

Animation, Game Art, Construction Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Early Childhood Education-Preschool, Early Childhood Education, Film Production Technology ,Game Development & Design, Veterinary Technology

Eligibility:

Standard Diploma with minimum 2.0 GPA. Students must have a diagnosis with documentation within 3 years of application or updated documentation from a providor or educational institution. Students who have not taken the SAT/ACT may take the PERT test, with options for extended time or to take it in separate sections, upon approval after meeting with ACCESS advisor. ACCESS resources and accomodations upon application with the ACCESS Department.

Requirements:

Standard Diploma with minimum 2.0 Cum. GPA, SAT/ACT OR PERT exam for placement. Additional modifications or assistance through ACCESS program given dependant on meeting with ACCESS advisor and diagnoses

Program Length:

3 years

Employment Support:

ACCESS resources through the MEED program

Financial Assistance:

ACCESS accomodations are of no charge

Resources Available:

MEED program, Note takers, Assistive/adaptive technology, Course substition/waiver (all dependant on diagnoses and meeting with ACCESS advisor)

Housing:

None

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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Pensacola State College

Contact Name:

Dondie Roper

Contact #:

(850)484-1185

Email:

[email protected]ateway.org

Program Name:

ARC Gateway

Description:

The Arc Gateway Program for Adult Learning and Support (PALS) is a career certification program located on the main campus of Pensacola State College.

Location Address:

1000 College Pkway

Location City:

Pensacola

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges, Schools Commission of Colleges

Certification:

Career Certification, Increased Independence and prepartion to enter workforce (formerly Pensacola Junior College)

Area of Skill/Study:

Administrative Services, Auto detailing, Carpentry Helper, Cleaning and Maintenance, Food Service, Horticulture, Lawn Care & Maintenance, Retail Service

Eligibility:

Satisfactory attendance at school or other training programs, Desire to obtain and keep job, 18 + years old, Functional math and reading skills

Requirements:

Ability to manage medication if necessary, Exited HS, Provide documentation of disability, Prior vocational experience that guided him/her to chosen career path

Program Length:

1 year/ 1 semister certification track

Employment Support:

Internship

Financial Assistance:

Scholarships, Student Loans, Our Tuition Installment Plan, Veterans Benefits, Work Study Program, Grants

Resources Available:

Classroom & testing accommodations, Learning aids, assistance with course selection, Indvidual instrucation services, Assistance in gaining admission to the college

Housing:

Off campus group home

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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Santa Fe College

Contact Name:

Linda Mussillo

Contact #:

352-381-3818

Program Name:

Project SAINT

Description:

Project SAINT is an official Florida Post-Secondary Comprehensive Transition Program (FPCTP), recognized by the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities.

Location Address:

NW Campus Building S Suite 220 3000 NW 83rd Street

Location City:

Gainsville

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Federal CTP, Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transiiton Program (FPCTP)

Certification:

A modified and supported college experience that is fully integrated with other SF students in all areas: academic, social and community.

Eligibility:

Intellectual disabilities

Requirements:

Communicate effectively, Navigate around campus independently, Students 25 or younger who want a modified inclusive non credit and non degree college expierence and also build independence.

Program Length:

1-2 years

Employment Support:

Internships, Job placement Assistance

Financial Assistance:

Scholarshiips by Project SAINT, FAFSA

Resources Available:

Peer Mentors, Social Activiites

Housing:

Apartment complex not affiliated with school across the street

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus

Contact #:

727-341-4772

Program Name:

Academic Programs

Description:

St. Petersburg College offers more than 110 degree and certificate programs of study, and many high-demand, high-skill industry-recognized workforce certifications. We offer a career-focused curriculum created in conjunction with industry experts to ensure our students are able to meet the needs of today’s employers.

Location Address:

9200 113th St. N

Location City:

Seminole

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

Southern Association of Colleges, School Commission of Colleges

Certification:

Industry Certification, Bachelors, Associates, Short Term Training

Area of Skill/Study:

Education, Veterinary Technology, Health Information Technology, Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapist Assistant

Eligibility:

High School Diploma or equivalent

Requirements:

Degree-Seeking Student at SPC, Official High School Transcript or GED Transcript, Official Transcripts must show a graduation date

Program Length:

2-4 years

Employment Support:

Career Counseling

Financial Assistance:

FAFSA, Grants, Scholarships, Loans, Federal Work Study

Resources Available:

Counseling Services, Resources for Life/Personal, Free Bus Rides, Athletics

Housing:

Apartment Complex near each college site

Resource Page:

www.spcollege.edu/

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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The College of the Florida Keys

Contact Name:

Katie Norland

Contact #:

(305)809-3181

Program Name:

Project Access

Description:

Project ACCESS prepares students to complete an individualized vocational and technical-based curriculum that results in Certificate of Completion and Industry Certification and gainful employment

Location Address:

5901 College Road

Location City:

Key West

Location State:

FL

Affiliation:

N/A

Accreditation:

National Retail Federation

Certification:

College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.), Industry Certifications

Area of Skill/Study:

College Experience, Effective Living, Preparing for College Success, Increasing Personal Effectiveness, Career Exploration, Learning with Technology, Intro to Computer Applications, Culinary Arts, Entrepreneurship, Professional Welder, Marine Technology

Eligibility:

Documentation of Intellectual disability. 18 years or older VR client with individualized plan for employment

Requirements:

Regular High School diploma, Recent psychological evaluation, Other diploma(IEP, certificate of attendance)

Program Length:

1-3 years

Employment Support:

On -campus Internship, Job coaching, Local employers internship programs

Financial Assistance:

Project Access Scholarships, FAFSA, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Grants, Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds, Tuition Waivers

Resources Available:

Office of Students in Disbilities, Mentors, Project Access Staff

Housing:

None

Group:

Colleges, Post Secondary Education

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