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ADA/504 Coordinator
Jimsak Daoreuang, Director of Accessibility Resources
Phone: 315-731-5813
Email: jdaoreuang@mvcc.edu

Utica Campus
Office of Accessibility Resources
Daniel Boggs, Testing Accommodations Specialist
Payne Hall Room 104H
Phone: 315-792-5644
Email: dboggs@mvcc.edu
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Learning & ADHD Disabilities:
Katelyn Ouderkirk, Transition Support Specialist
Phone: 315-792-5413
Email: kouderkirk@mvcc.edu
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Other Disabilities:
Tamara Mariotti, Coordinator of Accessibility Resources
Phone: 315-731-5702
Email: tmariotti@mvcc.edu
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Rome Campus
Student Services Office
Plumley Complex 102G
Phone: 315-334-7709

Grace Costello
Disability Services Specialist
Phone: 315- 334-7744
Email: gcostello@mvcc.edu

CollegeWorks

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CollegeWorks is a collaborative project between The Arc, Oneida Lewis Chapter, and Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) for individuals with disabilities. It is a non-degree, non-credit two-year college based vocational program located on MVCC Utica and Rome campuses.

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http://www.thearcolc.org/services/employment-services/collegeworks/

CollegeWorks Students will:
• Develop marketable work skills
• Learn self awareness and self advocacy skills
• Improve communication skills
• Improve relationship-building skills
• Become motivated workers who understand the responsibilities of employment

CURRICULUM

Classes run August – June

Year One offers four six-week modules of exploratory assessment in each of the following occupational areas:
• Hospitality
• Maintenance
• Caregiving
• Retail/Office

Year Two curriculum is based on student interests and assessments. In year two, students elect and concentrate their study in one occupational area with a curriculum designed to prepare them for employment. Each student participates in internships and job shadowing with local businesses.

Application Process

Application process includes completed application, student interview, personal/work recommendations and a two day classroom visit. All individuals must submit complete application materials, including a signed physician’s report/examination and educational assessments.

Tuition

For individuals who qualify for OPWDD waiver services, tuition is provided at no cost to the individual.

Job Placement

CollegeWorks staff assist students with opening their ACCES-VR Case for Job placement services following graduation. The goal is for students to be employed in the area of their chosen career.

Residential Life

Limited housing is available for men and women wihtin close proximity to the MVCC Utica campus.

For more information, please contact:

Deborah Evans, Admissions Specialist
Phone:  315.792.5465
Email: collegeworks@thearcolc.org