College to Career at West Los Angeles College
College to Career (C2C) at West Los Angeles College is a three - year program designedto improve employment outcomes for students with intellectual disability (ID) and toexpand the range of jobs available to them. C2C program offerings include on-campusinstruction, support from educational coaches, on and off-campus internships related tostudents’ employment goals, and job placement with follow-up, as needed. Programfocus areas are: employment, self-determination, independence, self-advocacy, andcollege course access. Students participate in campus activities to improve social andcommunication 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
- Academic Guidance
- Career Planning and Exploration
- Social skills training
- Study skills
- Personal Development
- Job Search Strategies
- Workplace Readiness – Team Work and Effective Communication
- Blueprint for Customer Service
- Job Readiness
Housing: There are no housing options for any students at the college.
Duration: Students will complete the program after three years of academic andvocational training, work experiences and securing competitive integrated employment.
Criteria for admission include:
- The applicant is required to be a current consumer of the Regional Center with anintellectual disability
- At least 18 years of age or graduated with a high school diploma. Students ages 20-22 should have already exited from high school transition programs or opted out.
- The applicant must have a commitment to work and be prepared for the demands ofcollege classes and associated homework/exams
- Demonstrated compliance with the College Student Code of Conduct
- Ability to work, with decreasing support, in an independent placement following theC2C program.
- Meet the same requirements as all other students applying to this college
- Be able to safely navigate the campus independently
- Must meet eligibility guidelines for state agencies (i.e., VR, Adult DD agencies)
- Have a specific disability label or type
- Have basic safety skills in an unsupervised setting
- Have practical reading and writing skills
Applications are available on the C2C website, through local LEA, Help Group schools,and through case managers at the local Regional Centers – Westside, Lanterman,SCLARC and Harbor.
Credit, Degree or Award: Award of participation/completion; Credit courses; NonCredit Courses; Certificate
Course Types: Vocational training, Credit and Non Credit, Independent living skills, Specialized classes for students with disabilities
Volunteer opportunities, Internships Employment: Volunteer opportunities, Internships
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; students with high school diploma apply for FAFSA; 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.
Transition services for Students exiting the program:
Assistance is provided in career counseling, job search, and placement.