Career & Community Studies Program
The Career & Community Studies Program (CCS) is designed for students who have a disability that is characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior. These students are highly motivated young adults who have received extensive educational services in either public or private schools and would likely have considerable difficulty succeeding in a traditional college degree program.
What is CCS at The College of New Jersey?
• An educational program for students with intellectual disabilities ages 18-25
• An opportunity to attend and receive instruction on a college campus
• An opportunity to attend classes/campus events with peers
• An opportunity to receive peer mentor support for both coursework and social recreation
• An educational program designed to provide vocational awareness and selection, specific skill development and on the job support
• An orientation to increased community independence through life long learning
What Does CCS Provide?
The CCS Program provides coursework and field experiences in the areas of liberal studies, vocational development, socialization/leisure, and independent life. Students who complete the program receive a Certificate of Completion and a digital portfolio of CCS accomplishments.