ICE Program

ICE Program

The Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) Program provides dual enrollment opportunities for transition students, ages 18 - 21, with intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder, to participate in an inclusive college experience. Students have the opportunity to take college courses, for credit or audit, with supports determined through their IEP and TPF.  Campus membership is encouraged through participation in campus-wide events and clubs. 

Students can use the experiences they gain at HCC to:

  • Build their independence and self-determination
  • Achieve their transition goals in a setting that is socially valued
  • Learn with their age-appropriate peers in an inclusive community environment
  • Explore careers through coursework, community-based internships and employment

Transition students from Agawam, Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Hampshire Regional, South Hadley, Ware and Westfield Public Schools work with their transition teams to determine if the ICE Program is right for them.

About ICE

The ICE Program offers a range of academic and person-centered services in coordination with other supports on campus. These include:

Students have full access to courses without prerequisites, as well as student clubs and activities, the library and the Bartley Athletic Center.

Location

The ICE Program is located in Donahue Building, Room 137.

To Apply

If you are interested in the ICE Program, please contact your high school transition specialist to discuss your eligibility. Once approved by your transition team, you will be encouraged to attend a campus tour led by an ICE Program peer mentor.

After completing the HCC Early Admit Application, you'll have the opportunity to meet with staff from the ICE Program during a Person-Centered Planning session and intake meeting. Family members can also connect and receive support from the program's Parent Consultant.

 

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000