ACCESS Program

Center for Adult Transition ACCESS Program - Accessible College and Continuing Education for Student Success

Why Choose Access?

  • Budget-Friendly Tuition
  • Group and One-on-One Academic Coaching
  • Virtual Financial Education
  • Customized Lesson Plans
  • 90-Day Post-Program Support Services
  • Community Partner Engagement Events
  • Peer Mentor Support
  • VR Career Exploration Lab
    (Coming Soon!)
  • Access Alumni and Parent Advocacy Groups
    (Coming Soon!)

Pre-College and Employment Transition Program

The Accessible College and Continuing Education for Student Success (ACCESS) Program is a 15 coursework pre-college/workforce transitional program based on a differential learning structure. After the 15 week we connect you with program pathways while continue to be there for guidance and support. The courses will teach Fundamental Life Skills/Student Success, Work Readiness, and Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel Training, and PowerPoint). This program is for youth with an intellectual or developmental disability between the ages of 17 and 24.

15-Week Program

  • Topics change on a rotating cycle.
    • Mondays and Wednesdays are interactive lecture days.
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays are hands-on, practical days to apply lessons.
  • Topics include:
    • Life and Coping Skills
    • Computer Basic Skills
    • Digital Literacy
    • MS Excel Basics
    • MS Word Basics
    • MS PowerPoint
    • Career Planning
    • Work Readiness Tools

Program Eligibility

  • NJ State Resident.
  • Must be between the ages of 17-24.
  • Must be diagnosed with an intellectual or developmental disability. (Documentation required)
  • The applicant must possess adequate emotional and independent stability to fully engage in all aspects of the program coursework and campus environment.
  • The applicant must exhibit the capability to embrace and adhere to fair regulations and treat others with respect. Please note that the program lacks the resources to oversee students with challenging behaviors or administer medications.

Program Details and Cost

When: Ongoing Open Enrollment. Apply anytime!
Weekdays: Monday through Thursday
Class time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Price: $99*
* Includes 15 weeks of instruction and practical lessons, 1:1 Academic Coaching Sessions, 1:1 Career Advising Sessions, classroom materials, technology, and certification upon completion of the program.
Scholarships may be available for applicants experiencing financial hardship.

Note: Academic Coach and Career Advisor are available Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (schedule subject to change during summer season).



Please note you must DOWNLOAD the application below and use Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the form. Filling and submitting the application with the Submit button through your browser WILL NOT submit your application. After filling out the application, you may either use the Submit button at the end of the PDF file, or attach your completed application in an email that is to be submitted to catFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

Application Form (English)  Application Form (Spanish)



Contact the Center of Adult Transition at catFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE or call (201) 360-5477.