Welcome to C2C – College to Career Program
The College to Career Program is a program designed to help students with intellectual disabilities and/or autism obtain employment in the community in the career area of their choice. C2C is a three-year program culminating in competitive paid employment in Sonoma County for participating students.
Serving three cohorts of 20 students annually, C2C is designed to meet the unique needs of students who are challenged with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in postsecondary education and the workforce. C2C is one of five such programs in the State of California and is a cooperative program with the California Department of Rehabilitation.
Students who seek admission to C2C are required to submit an application. As enrollment is limited, admission is competitive. Applications and information about the selection process are available on the For Students page.
If you missed Information Night on March 6, 2013, you can view the PowerPoint Presentation from Information Night at the following link: C2C Information Night Power Point Presentation.
Please contact Jo Ann Olsen at (707)522-2807 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about applying for the C2C Program.
Check out the timeline for applying to the C2C Program for Fall 2013 enrollment:
||March 6, 5:30-7:30pm
||Session to inform potential students, parents, and support providers with more information about the C2C Program, including expectations, courses, appropriate candidates and a Q&A session with current students and staff.
|Submit initial forms
||Fill out a “Request for Services” form and an “Authorization for Release/Exchange of Information” form.
Once forms are received and verified, the program will contact students to set up an interview and send out a formal application packet. Further information about the application process can be found here.
||April 25, 2012
||Final date to submit forms (above) to be considered for Fall enrollment.
||One-on-one interview with C2C Program coordinator to determine student's appropriateness for the program. Student will be given materials to help prepare for the interview.
||Student will receive a notice of acceptance or deferral both by e-mail and USPS mail.
|Preparation for classes
||Student will receive a checklist of things to be completed before the first day of classes in August.
||Students will need to make sure they have completed the items on the checklist (coming soon) and are ready for the first day of classes!
| ||If you have a conservatorship, please make sure you are familiar with our Conservatorship Policy: Conservatorship Policy|
||Be sure to visit our C2C Facebook Page for updates and to see what the students are up to!|
- Students will demonstrate the ability to access appropriate Santa Rosa Junior College student support services and classes.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to access appropriate Sonoma County support services and resources.
- Students will identify their employment support needs and implement a plan to address them.
- Students will pursue and/or maintain employment in a specific career in which they have received postsecondary education and training.
Defining Intellectual Disability
An “intellectual disability” is a disability characterized by significant limitations in an individual’s intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. Students with intellectual disabilities are capable of learning and working, but they may need support and specialized training. Students with intellectual disabilities who attend college are 26 times more likely to be successfully employed, and earn 76 percent higher wages than their peers with no college experience.