ACCESS Program

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

Pre-College and Employment Transition Program

The Accessible College and Continuing Education for Student Success (ACCESS) Program is a ten-week pre-college/workforce transitional program based on a differential learning structure. The courses will teach Fundamental Life Skills/Student Success, Work Readiness, and Computer Literacy (Microsoft Word and Excel Training). This program is for youth with an intellectual or developmental disability between the ages of 17 and 24.

Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023
    3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023
    7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023
    3:00 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2023
    7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023
    3:00 p.m.

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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.

10-Week Program

  • Topics change every two weeks.
    • 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
    • MS Excel Basics
    • MS Word Basics
    • Career Planning
    • Work Readiness Tools

Program Details and Cost

When: Bi-weekly open enrollment
Weekdays: Monday through Thursday
Class time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $99*
* Includes 10 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).

Register for the ACCESS Program



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