College to Career at College of Alameda

College to Career (C2C) at College of Alameda is a three - year program designed to improve employment outcomes for students with intellectual disability (ID) and to expand the range of jobs available to them. C2C program offerings include on-campus instruction, support from educational coaches, off-campus internships related to students’ employment goals, and job placement with follow-up, as needed. Program focus areas are: employment, self-determination, and college course access. Students participate in campus activities to improve social and communication skills required for success in getting and retaining a job.

Students with ID take the following types of courses:

  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Orientation to college
  • Social skills training
  • Study skills
  • Job Search Strategies

Housing: There are no housing options for any students at the college.

Duration: Students will complete the program after three years of academic and vocational training, and work experiences.



Criteria for admission include:

  1. The applicant is required to be a current consumer of the Regional Center with an intellectual disability
  2. At least 20 years of age or graduated with a high school diploma. Students ages 20-22 should have already exited from high school transition programs
  3. The applicant must have a commitment to work and be prepared for the demands of school
  4. Demonstrated compliance with the College Code of Conduct
  5. Ability to work, with decreasing support, in an independent placement following the C2C program.
  6. Meet the same requirements as all other students applying to this college
  7. Be able to safely navigate the campus independently
  8. Must meet eligibility guidelines for state agencies (i.e., VR, Adult DD agencies)
  9. Have a specific disability label or type
  10. Have basic safety skills in an unsupervised setting
  11. Have practical reading and writing skills


Applications are available through case managers at the Regional Center of the East Bay.

Program Content

Credit, Degree or Award: Award of participation/completion

Course Types: Vocational training

Volunteer opportunities, Internships & Employment: Volunteer opportunities


Please inquire with program staff for detailed information regarding associated costs and fees (i.e. Tuition, Application, Books, and Miscellaneous).

Tuition Fees: No


$46/unit; students can apply for fee waivers; remaining costs are paid by Department of Rehabilitation

Cost of books per year:

Book costs vary. The cost of books is covered by the Department of Rehabilitation.

Program Transition

Transition services for Students exiting the program:

Assistance is provided in career counseling, job search, and placement.

Course Type
Vocational training
Credit, Degree or Award
Award of participation/completion

Contact person: 
Jean Rowland

Contact email: 

(510) 748-2359

College of Alameda
555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway
Alameda , CA 94501 ,