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Tartan TOPS Program CTP.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 25 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Effective as of Fall 2023

What is the program about?

The Tartan TOPS Program (Transition Options in Postsecondary Education) provides and educational/career pathway for students aged 18-24 who have an intellectual disability. This certificate program is a meaningful, academic credential that provides students with the necessary educational supports to learn life and work skills at the post-secondary level. The program uses embedded tutors in inclusive academic classes and provides students with internship opportunities in inclusive work and class-based settings While the first two semesters equip students with the academic skills needed to succeed in a post-secondary environment (including socially), the last two semesters provide the training and employment resources needed for students to become self-sufficient in the workplace and obtain competitive employment. Sinclair is committed to the values of community inclusion and self-determination and promotes the pursuit of postsecondary options that include academic enrichment, competitive employment, social engagement, and independent living for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will socially and academically integrate with non-disabled students to the best of their abilities.
  • Students will demonstrate skills in the following areas (a) academic, (b) career development and employment, (c) independent living/campus membership, and (d) self determination.
  • Students will apply academic, career, and independent living skills to prepare for gainful employment.



Course Title Credits
COM 2206 Interpersonal Communication 3
SCC 1100 Life Skills I 4
SCC 1200 Life Skills II 3
SCC 1300 Work Skills I 4
SCC 1400 Work Skills II 4
SCC 2100 Inclusive Internship 4
Any Course in Catalog Elective 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.