College to Career at San Diego Community College District

College to Career (C2C) at San Diego Community College District is a three-year program for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) to obtain academic and vocational training at the City College, Mesa, Miramar College and the Continuing Education campuses. It serves three cohorts of twenty students annually and is one of five cooperative C2C programs with the California Department of Rehabilitation. The goal of the program is to provide students with tools needed to complete college coursework and prepare for competitive, integrated employment. Areas of focus include college success, life management and employment related strategies. It provides on-campus academic instruction, support from educational coaches, participation in campus activities, and internship opportunities. The program is designed to address the following specific areas of focus each year:

Year 1 - College Smart & Job Smart Modules

Focus Areas:

  • Basics to college success, Time management, Organization, and Responsibility
  • Self advocacy and Identification of strengths
  • College and career exploration and College preparation skills
  • Job search skills, Resume development, and Creating the master employment application

Year 2 - The Experience Module

Focus Areas:

  • On the job problem solving
  • Job shadowing, information interviews, phone etiquette, and transitional work skills
  • Work experience in at least one Career and Technical area
  • Participation in Career and Technical training courses as is appropriate to students' individual employment goals

Year 3 - Supported Employment in the Community

Focus Areas:

  • Job training and/or placement in the community related to on campus work experience from year two
  • Participation in Career and Technical Education and training courses as is appropriate to students’ individual employment goals
  • Connect with community vocational support agencies, such as the Department of Rehabilitation

 

Housing: No housing is offered through this program.

Duration: C2C is a three-year program for students with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.

Program Content

Credit, Degree or Award: Non-credit courses

Course Types: Independent living skills, Specialized classes for students with disabilities

Volunteer opportunities, Internships & Employment: Paid work, Internships, Volunteer opportunities

Costs

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

Tuition Fees: No

Program Transition

Transition services for Students exiting the program:

Assistance is provided in career counseling, job search, placement, and short-term supported employment.

Course Type
Independent living skills
Specialized classes for students with disabilities
Credit, Degree or Award
Non-credit courses

Contact person: 
“Natalie Cordle, MS

Contact email: 

Phone: 
(619) 388-6806