College to Career at Santa Rosa Jr. College

College to Careeer (C2C) at Santa Rosa Jr. College is a three-year program designed to meet the unique needs of students who are challenged with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in postsecondary education and the workforce. 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 help students in Sonoma County to obtain employment in the career area of their choice. 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, Community & Career Support Exploration

Focus Areas:

  • Orientation to Santa Rosa Junior College and its student resources
  • Orientation to and exploration of community resources
  • Career Exploration/identification of employment support needs

Year 2 - Career and Technical Training & Work Experience

Focus Areas:

  • Development of skills that increase success at work
  • 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: Award of participation/completion, Credit courses

Course Types: Independent living skills

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

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
Credit, Degree or Award
Award of participation/completion Credit courses

Contact person: 
Lindsay Lerro

Contact email: 

(707) 522-2661

Santa Rosa Jr. College
1501 Mendocino Avenue Bertolini Third Floor
Santa Rosa , CA 95401 ,