Presentation on theme: "Iowa Western Community College. A fifth year program for students with unmet vocational needs based on their IEP. A transition program for students."— Presentation transcript:
Iowa Western Community College
A fifth year program for students with unmet vocational needs based on their IEP. A transition program for students with disabilities. A program that provides support services outside of the classroom.
A financial aid program ◦ Although paid tuition is a benefit of the program, students are required to pay for their books, program materials, transportation(unless disability states otherwise) and housing. ◦ A career exploration program or a program in which students can major.
Under 21 years old. Enrolled in a high school program and receive special education services. Have unmet vocational training needs on the current IEP. Completed career exploration activities leading to a specific vocational training goal. Complete all required academic courses for high school graduation, but still have unmet vocational needs in the IEP.
Fill out an application for the college Take the Compass/Asset test High School completes BLAST preparedness questionnaire with student and forwards to BLAST advisor. Student completes interview with IWCC Program Chair and BLAST advisor.
LEA and BLAST team update student’s IEP to include BLAST support services, updated goals, and LRE requirements. Deadline for Fall is May 1 and deadline for Spring is November 1. Student signs the BLAST contract
Complete an Academic Strategies class. 2 hours required study time in the BLAST lab. Attend seminars once a month. Attend all classes regularly. Complete assignments on time. Access disability services necessary for success. Communicate with instructors and BLAST coordinator and learning specialist.
To successfully transition students with disabilities to the regular college environment. Students should be able to independently access disability services necessary for success in college.
BLAST students can take any career or technical program where they can earn a certificate, diploma, or AAS degree. BLAST students cannot take programs that require a transfer to a 4 year college to complete the degree.
Culinary Arts Diesel Mechanics Auto Mechanics Turf and Landscape Wind Energy Construction Dental Assisting Dental Hygiene
Medical Assisting Practical Nursing Radio Broadcasting Surgical Tech Vet Tech Business Early Childhood Etc.