LACE - Learning at College Experience


The LACE Program is intended to assist developmentally disabled adults in an educational and social setting.


Emphasis is placed on maintaining and/or increasing social and academic skills, specifically in the following areas:

  • Life skills
  • Social skills
  • Language arts literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Social studies
  • Health
  • Independent living skills

Students are assigned to different sections for academic purposes and join together at various times for group interaction and guest presenters. Electives are woven into the curriculum.

  • Students work in a classroom setting with instructors and assistants who have experience in the special education field. The program is led by a certified Special Education teacher.
  • Students include those who have had an IEP while in public school, and the age ranges are from 17-60+. The students may live at home, in their own apartment, or in a group home.
  • If the student performs best with a one-on-one assistant, accommodations will need to be made by the parent/guardian in order for the student to participate in the program if it is deemed necessary.

New Participant Orientation

The LACE Program only accepts students for the fall semester, and only after they have attended the orientation along with a parent or guardian. A program overview will be presented along with academic and social assessments. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes out a week before the date.

1 session: 2 hours
Day: Wednesday
Date: TBD - usually the end of May
Time: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Room: TBD
Cost: FREE

Current Student Information

14 sessions; 28 hours
Day: Wednesday
Dates: September 5 - December 12, 2018 (No class November 21st)
Time: 4:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.
LACE Program Coordinator: Patti Nugent
Cost: $275 (Plus a materials fee of $15 payable to SCCC)

To register for orientation, contact TBD.
For questions, please contact: Patti Nugent, LACE Lead Instructor at