Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


College and Career Attainment C.U.S.

Admission Requirements

The Certificate in College and Career Attainment is designed for students with Intellectual Disability who require additional support to benefit from academic, social and vocational experiences to gain full membership in classes, college experiences, and work. Admissions requirements are:

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. High school transcript reflecting completion of four years of high school, high school diploma or an alternative diploma such as a certificate of completion or a GED.
  3. Documentation of intellectual disability by a school or professional personnel.
  4. A positive Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or other individual who is familiar with the applicant’s strengths in academic, extracurricular and community experiences
  5. A positive Letter of Recommendation from a community member who is familiar with the applicant’s strengths in experiences outside of school.
  6. Personal Statement Questionnaire that conveys the applicant’s strong interest in the program, and clearly documents strengths and areas of need.
  7. Interview by the Certificate of Community and Vocational Studies Admission team (RIC faculty and Sherlock Center staff) if applicant meets admission standards.

Retention Requirement

  1. Obtain a passing grade (using either the graded or CR/NC grading system) in all required courses.   
  2. Acceptable attendance in courses.
  3. Acceptable attendance in internship.
  4. Demonstrate behavior consistent with RIC’s Student Code of Conduct as described in the Student Handbook.

Failure to meet any one of the above requirements is sufficient cause for dismissal from the certificate program.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
DIS 100Self-Advocacy and Beyond

2

Spring, Summer.
DIS 101Introduction to Vocational Exploration

3

Fall.
DIS 102Campus Vocational Experience I

3

Spring.
DIS 201Campus/Community Vocational Experience II

3

Fall.
DIS 202Community Vocational Internship

4

Spring.

FOUR COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COLL 125College Learning Strategies

3

Fall, Spring.
FYW 010College Writing Strategies

0

Fall, Spring, Summer
 

FYW 100Introduction to Academic Writing

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

FYW 100PIntroduction to Academic Writing PLUS

6

Fall, Spring
 

ONE COURSE in the area of Math, Natural Science, History, Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences or Literature

3-4

ONE ELECTIVE of student interest

1-4

Note: One of the four chosen courses must be taken CR/NC or graded. The remaining three courses may be taken CR/NC, graded or audit.

Total Credit Hours: 16-32

Note: This program is pending approval by the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner.