Transition to Work Program
The Transition to Work Program (TTW) is a 12-month vocational program
designed for students with disabilities who can function independently
on a college campus but may not have the ability to succeed in a traditional
college classroom. Focused instruction gives TTW students the opportunity
to develop specific job skills. Students receive on-the-job training at
the Foothill campus and enroll in communication, social skills, physical
education, and other vocational focused classes.
Being able to participate and do classroom assignments as well as having
appropriate behavior for a college campus is key to being admitted into
the TTW program. TTW is a vocational program for people with disabilities
who can function independently on a college campus, but may not be able
to handle the academics at this time of mainstream college classes.
The final grade for a class is based upon a combination of factors:
attendance, class participation, homework, projects and test scores.
Students are expected to take all the classes. TTW graduation is held
at the end of the spring quarter. Students who have completed all classes
are given an Award of Appreciation/Completion. Awards of Participation
are given to students who attend classes for the four quarters, but do
not take or pass every class.
Punctuality and regular attendance are important characteristics of
successful workers. Therefore, students are expected to come to class
on time and be prepared with all the necessary materials. Tardiness
and absenteeism is evaluated early and if not corrected may lead to
a student's dismissal from the program.
Year Round Curriculum Includes:
- Job Skills Classes
Students learn specific job skills including office technology
and computer usage.
- Job Search Classes
Students learn skills such as writing their own resumes and
interviewing for jobs.
- On-The-Job Training
Students participate in an on-the-job training experience at
- Personal Development Classes
Students enroll in a variety of classes including Communication,
Social Skills, and Physical Education.
Student Code of Conduct
Students are expected to follow college policies and the student
code of conduct. Students committing serious infractions may be
dismissed from the program at any time.
Student-College Instructor Relationship
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENTS TO SEEK HELP FROM THE INSTRUCTOR
OR CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS WHEN THEY ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING THE
MATERIAL PRESENTED IN A CLASS.
For more information on the Transition To Work Program call Teresa Ong (650) 949-7549.
Transition To Work's Curriculum and Course
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