The Career-Life Engagement and Readiness (CLEAR) Program provides an important component in San Juan College’s vision to inspire success through world-class education by providing specialized certificate programs in high-demand occupations: Food Service, Office Skills, Building Maintenance, and Stocking and Merchandising.
The CLEAR Program is designed for students who have disabilities, but who, with occupational training, are able to obtain gainful employment in competitive, high-demand occupations. Students participate in collaborative, communal, professional, and integrated learning environments, with an emphasis on the completion of the skills necessary for employment. The CLEAR Program provides students with the opportunity to obtain a Certificate of Occupational Training (COT) as well as industry-recognized credentials such as SkillsUSA®, Food Handler, and Microsoft® certifications.
Since the purpose of CLEAR is to prepare individuals for the workforce, it does so holistically by including four learning outcome classifications: Personal, wellbeing, technical, and occupational. Each category supports significant and essential training in both personal and professional settings.
Neither a high school diploma nor placement test is required to enter the CLEAR Program; however, if the student applies for any financial aid, a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma may be required.
The following criteria and/or documentation will be used to determine acceptance into the CLEAR Program:
- Meet eligibility requirements for disability services at San Juan College
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Educational baseline data assessment
- In-person student interview
Services not provided by the CLEAR Program:
- Medication administration
- Meals and snacks
- Occupational tools and clothing
- Personal laptop
- Financial transactions and/or purchases
- Personal care
- Therapeutic services