College to Career at Shasta College

College to Career (C2C) at Shasta College is a three - year program designed toimprove employment outcomes for students with intellectual disability (ID) and toexpand the range of jobs available to them by giving them supports necessary toreceive a higher level of education and training. The C2C program supports students incompleting courses and certificates that will help them build general knowledge andskills as well as specialized training that will support them transitioning intoemployment in their chosen career fields. C2C provides academic and career advising,support from educational coaches, supported internships on and off campus, jobplacement, and encourages participation in campus and community activities. Studentswill be guided to specialized skill building classes for students with disabilities as neededand they to any classes the college offers that fit their goals.

Housing: There are dorms on the Shasta College campus. Typically students arerequired to enroll in at least 12 units per semester to live in the dorms. The minimumunit requirement can be waived for students in C2C.

Duration: The program is planned to take approximately three years. The actual timeperiod for each student can be shorter or longer to make sure that each studentreaches agreed upon academic and work goals.




  1. An adult (18 years or older) with an intellectual disability, as defined by being:
    a. Eligible for Far Northern Regional Center (FNRC) services due to IntellectualDisability (ID)
    b. Eligible for FNRC services with any other qualifying condition and a Full Scale IQ(FSIQ) of 85 or belowc. Unsure about your eligibility and willing to complete processes to determine youreligibility
  2. Client of Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) or willing to become a client prior tostarting the program
  3. Able to attend classes, work, and other program related activities regularly
  4. Prepared to show necessary documentation to work (e.g. Social Security card,California ID)
  5. Able to function on the Shasta College campus independently and unsupervised, andwhile abiding by the Shasta College Student Code of Conduct

Additionally applicants should have:

  1. Motivation to work and attend college
  2. A desire to obtain permanent, paid employment
  3. Willingness to learn to travel to school and work independently if not already able todo so
  4. Some prior volunteer or work experience
  5. A commitment to spending enough time devoted to school related activities to besuccessful, such as:
    • Classes
    • Homework
    • Accessing support services (tutoring, counseling, financial aid, seminars etc)
    • Meetings with program staff
    • Participating in extracurricular activities (theater productions, athletic events,clubs, etc.)

Applications are available online at:

Program Content

Credit, Degree or Award: Certificate, Associate’s degree

Course Types: Academic Courses, Specialized classes for students with disabilities,Vocational training/Career Technical Education (CTE)

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


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

Tuition Fees: No


$46/unit; students can apply for fee waivers and may be eligible for federal financialopportunities; 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 if astudent is not eligible to receive grant money (money received toward educationexpenses that does not have to be paid back).

Program Transition

Transition services for Students exiting the program:

Assistance is provided in course work completion, career counseling, job search, andplacement.

Course Type
Academic courses; Specialized classes for students with disabilities; Independent living skills; and Vocational training
Credit, Degree or Award
Certificate; Credit Courses; Non Credit Courses; Award of participation/completion

Contact person: 
Amber Perez

Contact email: 

(530) 242-7795

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