College and Career Access Project (CCAP)
A vocationally focused noncredit college program, jointly administered by North Shore Community College and the Northeast Arc.
Students with intellectual, developmental and learning disabilities will:
BUILD vocational skills through classroom and real world experience;
ACHIEVE in a supportive, community-focused learning environment;
PREPARE for competitive employment in their chosen field.
- CCAP students take three noncredit college classes specific to the chosen vocational education program and an internship seminar each semester.
- Classes are limited to 8-12 students.
- Students should be prepared for an academic experience that includes syllabi, textbooks, homework assignments and projects.
- Students will receive support to meet academic and workplace expectations.
CCAP connects students to the workplace through structured internships. Each internship experience includes:
- Eight hours a week in the student's field of study.
- On-site support that leads to independent work experience over the course of the year in preparation for students' employment in competitive employment situations.
- A college internship seminar co-taught by a NSCC instructor with expertise in the program of student and Northeast Arc's internship coordinator.
CCAP costs $3750 per student per semester. Limited scholarships are available for qualified students.