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Transitions Program at Mt. Hood Community College

 

Transitions at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, is a career planning and college preparation program for displaced homemakers or single parents. The program helps students develop a career goal, get to know the college and all its resources, make friends, and develop time management and study skills. Students Transitions includes 3 classes: Life and Career Planning, Transition to College, and Life Transitions. Classes include 7 college credits, 6 of which are transferable elective credits. Other services include support groups, mentoring, counseling, resource referrals, and help getting scholarships. Financial assistance may also be available for school-related expenses, depending on fund availability. Program completers who are ineligible for health insurance may qualify for free Kaiser health insurance coverage. The program also offers leadership opportunities, including work and volunteer jobs that help student develop communication and leadership skills.  They also learn how to apply for scholarships and to develop life-long career development skills.  Transitions is a one-term (three month) program offered during fall, winter and spring terms. Programs may be offered in the summer as well. Additional follow up help is available for as long as needed.

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