What is CareerNext?

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CareerNext is a unique college support program designed specifically to help students with autism and learning differences. CareerNext students are enrolled at SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Schenectady or Hudson Valley Community College, and take credited courses toward the goal of earning a Certificate, Associate or Bachelor’s degree of their choosing. All CareerNext students have access to the professional, individualized guidance they need to succeed in college.

SUNY Cobleskill is a 4-year college. Hudson Valley and SUNY Schenectady are 2-year community colleges with options to enroll in BA transfer programs.

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Is this the right college program for you?

Did you have an IEP or 504 plan in high school? Have you tried a standard college program but learned you’ll need some extra support to succeed?

CareerNext students work with a professional and experienced staff to develop and execute an individualized plan that provides the support and guidance they need to take accredited college courses. They also receive executive function support focused on developing skills and habits that will allow them to live independently.

Students are dual-enrolled at CareerNext and SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Schenectady or Hudson Valley and are fully integrated members of the campus community.

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Is this the right college program for you?

Did you have an IEP or 504 plan in high school? Have you tried a standard college program but learned you’ll need some extra support to succeed?

CareerNext students work with a professional and experienced staff to develop and execute an individualized plan that provides the support and guidance they need to take accredited college courses. They also receive executive function support focused on developing skills and habits that will allow them to live independently.

Students are dual-enrolled at CareerNext and SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Schenectady or Hudson Valley and are fully integrated members of the campus community.

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Do students stay in the program throughout their college career? Can they exit or transfer?

Students can remain part of the CareerNext program for the entire time they are working to earn a certificate or degree. At any time during their college career, if they feel confident and ready, they can choose to leave CareerNext and continue their academic program at their college or transfer as qualified to another college or university.

What can CareerNext students study?

CareerNext students can pursue any degree offered by SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Schenectady and Hudson Valley, like IT, early childhood education and the culinary arts. Students must meet admissions to their respective college to qualify for the degree enrollment. See links on our Academic Programs page to explore all the degrees offered.

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What can CareerNext students study?

CareerNext students can pursue any degree offered by SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Schenectady and Hudson Valley, like IT, early childhood education and the culinary arts. Students must meet admissions to their respective college to qualify for the degree enrollment. See links on our Academic Programs page to explore all the degrees offered.