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College and Career Access Project (CCAP)

A vocationally focused noncredit college program, jointly administered by North Shore Community College and the Northeast Arc.

Watch this short video and see what parents and students are saying about CCAP.

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.

Classroom Experience:

  • 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.


Field Learning

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 runs one academic year (Sept. - May) and costs $7500 per student. This includes 4 courses per semester (2 semesters) with an 8 hour per week internship and job coach.

Once a student is accepted into CCAP, payment in full, or a Purchase Order from a school district or agency is due upon registration. Limited scholarships are available for qualified students.

Interested in CCAP?

Download the College and Career Access Project (CCAP) brochure (pdf) >

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CCAP in the News

Check out this article on CCAP from the Lynn Journal

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