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College 2 career claudia sandoval april 22 2014

College 2 Career

Claudia Sandoval

April 22, 2014


  • Started with ThinkCollege! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston and has now reached California!

  • College 2 Career Program is an alternative to traditional supported employment/day program options for individuals with ID who want to go to college

  • There is much to be gained from postsecondary education in addition to the academics

Overview of the college 2 career program
Overview of the College 2 Career Program

  • Pilot Program- SDCCD is one of five C2C Programs in CA

  • Cooperative Agreement Grant through the Department of Rehabilitation that jointly serves consumers of DOR, SDRC and SDCCD

  • For students with intellectual disabilities (ID)

  • Three-year program

  • Provides specialized coursework, services and support specifically designed for ID population to assist with success and integration in college and on the job

  • Successful outcomes include greater integrated competitive employment options, increased sense of self-awareness, increased independence and life skills

Eligibility requirements
Eligibility Requirements

  • Be receiving services from the San Diego Regional Center

  • Have an open case with Department of Rehabilitation or be willing to get case opened

  • Age 22+

  • GED or high school diploma equivalent if under the age of 22; fully exited from any high school transition program

  • Have a documented diagnosis of an intellectual disability

    • Please note that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder that have average to above average intelligence may not meet the eligibility requirements

  • Can benefit from the college experience with a focus on gainful employment.

Things to keep in mind
Things to Keep in Mind

  • Enrollment is limited

  • Enrollment begins each January-March for Fall semester

  • Acceptance into the program is based on the decision of C2C staff following an initial intake meeting

  • Three-year track program- individuals must be willing to dedicate themselves to the college experience

  • Individuals must be able to follow the SDCCD Code of Conduct

  • Individuals must be wanting to obtain employment!

  • If student has an open case with DOR, communication with DOR counselor about the referral is needed

  • Student cannot be participating in more than one DOR funded program at the same time. Student must select which program is a better fit.

  • Refer students to the program 6 months before exiting high school or transition program.

Services provided
Services Provided

  • Career Exploration

  • Academic Planning

  • Assistance with access to campus and community resources

  • Educational Coach supports to assist with college success

  • Study Lab and Job Lab

  • Specialized courses designed to promote college success, employment preparation, and job retention skills

  • Job Development and Job Search Assistance

  • Job Retention

  • Job Coaching (if needed)

What campuses are included in sdccd
What campuses are included in SDCCD?


Centre City

1400 Park Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92101


Mid-City Center

3792 Fairmont Avenue

San Diego, CA 92105

San Diego City College

1313 Park BoulevardSan Diego, CA 92101

Cesar Chavez Center

1960 National Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113

San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Drive

San Diego, CA 92111

SD Career Center (North City)

8401 Aero Drive

San Diego, CA 92111

San Diego Miramar College

10440 Black Mountain Road

San Diego, CA 92126

Educational Cultural Complex (ECC)

4343 Ocean View Boulevard

San Diego, CA 92113

West City Center/Point Loma Campus

3249 Fordham Street

San Diego, Ca 92110

Where are c2c modules offered
Where are C2C Modules Offered?

  • Two Locations:

    • Northern San Diego

    • Miramar College

      • 10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92126

    • Southern San Diego

    • Educational Cultural Complex

      • 4343 Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92113

  • Students can attend other SDCCD campus and take the modules at one of the campuses listed above

Smart modules year 1
SMART Modules (Year 1)

  • College Smart Module (Fall Semester)

    • Basics to college success, professional emails, communication, time management, organization, responsibility, punctuality, professional appearance, self advocacy, identifying strengths, strategies for challenges, college and career exploration, and more

  • Job Smart Module (Spring Semester)

    • How to conduct an effective job search, resume development, master employment application, cover letter writing, job search strategies, internet resources, networking, interview skills, identifying potential employers, strategies for challenges, and more

Experience modules year 2
EXPERIENCE Modules (Year 2)

  • Professional Experience (Fall Semester)

    • Hands on participation in trail work experience, problem solving on the job, money management, job shadowing, informational interviews, phone etiquette, role playing, and many more transitional work skills.

  • Work Experience (Spring Semester)

    • Sharing employment successes, strategies for challenges on the job, accommodations utilized for employment, and much more successful job retention strategies.

    • Students will be required to obtain an internship, volunteer, or work position with a minimum of 10 hours per week that aligns with their Individualized Plan for Employment.

Career success module year 3
CAREER SUCCESS Module (Year 3)

  • Goal for year 3 is successful, competitive employment in the field that aligns with the students academic and employment goals

  • Vocational specialist will establish relationships with community employers to identify and develop job opportunities for C2C students

  • Shared responsibility between the student and vocational specialist

  • Student receives one-on-one job search assistance from vocational specialist

  • Student attends job lab two times per week

January 1 st each year and closes february 28 th

January 1st each year and closes February 28th


Questions, Referrals, Information Seeking?We would like to hear from you!San Diego Community College District3375 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 275San Diego, CA 92108

Bree Kennedy, M.S., CRC

College 2 Career Coordinator

P): 619.388.6807

Claudia Sandoval, B.S.

P): 619.388.6677