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North Shore Community College

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.

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 costs $3750 per student per semester. Limited scholarships are available for qualified students.

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