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TTW Program

Tools for Transition and Work

If you are interested in applying to our 2024-2025 academic year, please sign up here. 

The application deadline for for the upcoming academic year is on April 30th! 


We highly recommend an introductory visit with our instructional staff.

Schedule a visit via Zoom now!


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What is the TTW Program at Foothill College?


The TTW Program is a 12-month program designed for people with disabilities who can function independently on a college campus but may not currently have the ability to succeed in a traditional college classroom.

We believe that students may have a variety of goals in this transitional time in life. TTW students have the opportunity to:

  • experience college life
  • strengthen communication and social skills
  • develop specific job skills
  • receive on-the-job training at the Foothill campus
  • enroll in classes that prepare students to take their next step toward independence.

Having an interest in college and behavior that is appropriate for a college campus is key to admission and success in the program.

Students must have the ability and willingness to participate — with support — in classroom assignments.

Program Mission

TTW is our commitment to providing equal access and higher education options for people with disabilities, including people with developmental, intellectual, emotional and learning disabilities.

We believe that this access to higher education will provide students with academic, vocational, social and emotional skills that are important for their future success in achieving the life goals they choose.

Next Steps After TTW

TTW gives students the plan, the tools, and the support to set an achievable goal in life. During the year, students develop their own path in coordination with instructors and their support team. From TTW, students often follow one of three paths:

➟ 2 or 4 Year College
TTW is a part of Foothill College, and many of our students can go on to independently take regular classes. If your eventual goal is an AA or beyond, we provide the scaffolding to make sure that first step is a strong one.
➟ Career
Whether the eventual goal is an apprenticeship into a trade, entry into a skilled career path, or an entry level permanent job, TTW provides the skills and the small-group development necessary for success in industry.
➟ Residential Program
Residential programs require a level of independence and self-sufficiency that is sometimes not yet achieved by the time a student has graduated from high school. TTW can work as a focused gap year between high school and a residential program.

Application Process

Your first step is to schedule a tour.

For more information, email Ben Kaupp at




Schedule a TTW Tour

TTW Program Courses

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Ben Kaupp, TTW Program


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