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Career Options through Academic Support and Training (COAST) Program

Coastline Community College offers a unique vocational program – Career Opportunities through Academic Support and Training or COAST – in cooperation with Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) and the office of Special Programs and Services for the Disabled. The purpose of this program is to provide specific job and employability skills training to students in a chosen field of study, with the intention of transitioning to the workplace.

Program length varies, typically requiring 3-4 semesters of enrollment and will run on a cohort model. Upon completion of program courses, the student will earn a Certificate of Completion in their field of study. Classes are non-credit and free.

The first two programs, Horticulture and Porter (grounds keeping) will begin Spring of 2018 and Fall of 2018 respectively. Upcoming programs to include Culinary Arts, Animal Care, Drama, Guest Services, Art, Music, and Creative Arts.

Who can enroll?

  • High School graduates or individuals over 18 years of age.
  • Individuals with a verifiable disability.
  • Individuals willing and able to adhere to all college rules and regulations
  • Individuals who are interested in vocational training and a commitment to future employment

Interested participants will be required to complete an application packet and submit verification of disability and past educational records. Prospective students will be interviewed and evaluated for applicant readiness and program match.

COAST Program Documents

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