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Gloucester County College
Adult Center for Transition at GCC
1400 Tanyard Rd
Sewel, NJ 08080
Phone: 856-464-5294
E-mail: jabrams@gcecnj.org
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Contact person: Jackie Abrams and Joyce Feder
Phone: 856-464-5204

General Info

Type of school:
2-year community college or junior college

Program Description:
The Adult Center for Transition (ACT) is a division of the Gloucester County Special Services School District. The mission of ACT is to afford young adults with disabilities, ages 18 - 24, the optimum opportunity to achieve a successful transition to life after high school. Admission to the Program A candidate’s appropriateness for the program is based upon on a review of records, reference checks, and a personal intake interview. At an intake interview, ACT staff works with young adults and their families to establish person-centered goals and work to facilitate linkage to appropriate programs and services. Admission decisions to ACT@GCC is determined by the program’s ability to meet the applicant’s learning needs and desires and the ability to exhibit appropriate behavior in the classroom and within the college community. Applicants must be residents of Gloucester County, NJ. Available Opportunities to Gloucester County Residents: • Educational: o Enhanced reading, writing, and math within ACT@GCC program o Access to continuing education courses o GCC courses for credit or audit in collaboration with GCC Special Needs Department • Socialization: o Social skills training within the ACT classroom o Access to GCC clubs and activities o Life Long Learning courses o Peer mentorship o Special Olympics sports teams o Therapeutic Recreation events o Volunteerism o Community Service through Aktion Club, a branch of the Woodbury, NJ Kiwanis • Career Enhancement: o Work-place readiness skills o Resume writing and interview skills o Career Fair attendance o Situational assessments o Job sampling and coaching o Supportive Employment, in partnership with Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) • ACT@GCC Class Schedule Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm

Students can attend this program if they:

  • Have graduated or exited from high school

Number of students in this program:
30, about 10-15 new students each year

Top 3 Priority Areas:

  • 1: Employment
  • 2: Self-determination
  • 3: Social skills development

The minimum age of a student to attend this program:
18

Cost

Tuition and fees per year:
$275 per semester

Room and board per year:
N/A

Cost of books per year:
information not provided

This program is a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP) and students with intellectual disabilities can get federal financial aid:
No

Students can pay to attend this program using (subject to student eligibility):

  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships

Academics

Entrance Requirements:

  • High School diploma
  • Be able to safely navigate the campus independently
  • Have basic safety skills in an unsupervised setting
  • Have practical reading and writing skills

In order to take college classes, students with intellectual disabilities are required to take placement tests:
Yes

Students with intellectual disabilities take:

  • Typical college courses for credit

Students in this program also take these specially designed courses:

  • Individualized instruction or tutoring
  • Orientation to college
  • Community-based instruction
  • Social skills training
  • Study skills
  • Life skills instruction

Additional specially designed courses students may take:
Enhanced academics

Amount of instructional time spent only with other students with intellectual disabilities:
75%

Average amount of time it will take a student to complete the program:
2 years

This program operates during the summer:
No

Students are eligible to earn a degree or certificate:
Yes

This degree or certificate is available to:
Only to those students in this program

Extracurricular

Students have paid, competitive, integrated work while in the program:
No

Housing Options:

  • There are no housing options for ANY students at the college

Social Activity Participation:

  • Students attend campus social activities with program staff
  • Students attend campus social activities with peer mentors
  • Students with ID independently seek out and participate in desired social activities

Additional Contact Info

College Info
Gloucester County College
Affiliate Info
Gloucester County Special Services School District
http://www.gcsssd.org/

Last updated on: April 12, 2013

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