CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning (BOR Student Affairs Policy 188.8.131.52)
Welcome and congratulations on making the CHOICE to further your education!
We are excited to know that you have expressed an interest in attending our institution. East Georgia State College is a member of the University System of Georgia, gaining State College status in 2012, and offers a two-year college inclusion certificate program. The East Georgia State College inclusion program is designed for students with disabilities who desire to pursue a complete college immersion experience.
East Georgia State College staff and faculty strive to help students succeed by approaching education with a personal touch. The staff of the CHOICE Program for Inclusive Learning embraces this approach and strives to provide participants with a rewarding college experience filled with student activities and small classes with faculty who are dedicated to teaching and preparing them for whatever challenges they wish to pursue beyond the CHOICE experience.
The CHOICE program provides instruction in the following areas: Career Development and Employment, Academic Enrichment, Campus and Community Engagement, Self-Determination, and independent Living. The CHOICE Program staff creates a unique and customized plan for achievement using a person-centered planning approach. Student participants audit traditional courses, complete specialized CHOICE courses, and participate in job shadowing/internship experiences on and off campus to support career exploration and development of employment skills.
In addition to the academic program, CHOICE participants have access to the Jean Anderson Morgan Student Activities Center, recreation and exercise activities, sporting and entertainment events, and student clubs and organizations. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, participants are eligible for the Certificate of Accomplishment in Work Readiness Skills.
The CHOICE Program for inclusive learning at East Georgia State College (EGSC) has been designated by the U. S. Department of Education as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP). The DOE recognizes such programs that meet specific criteria and provide postsecondary learning opportunities for students with disabilities. One benefit of the CTP designation is that students are eligible to apply for financial aid.
CTP was defined by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. CTPs at career schools and colleges serve students with intellectual disabilities who receive instruction in academics, career preparation, and independent living with goal of gainful employment. CTPs must advise students academically and provide well-defined programs of study. Students must spend at least half of their time in the program in activities with nondisabled students in inclusive courses and work-based training.
We invite you to take the time to learn more about how to get started at EGSC by reviewing the information on our website as you make a CHOICE about your education.
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