Full-Year Transition Program

Transitions Full-Year Students

Transitions offers a fully inclusive two- to four-year college and career support experience to students with learning differences. The program includes enrollment in college courses, participation in career internships, leadership opportunities, and classes in social integration, self-management, career exploration, safety and independent living and self-advocacy. The result is skill development, maturity and the confidence to live life as an independent adult.

All students will enroll in a 1-credit college class in career exploration and success each semester that will help them determine whether they are on a college or career path. Students can elect to enroll at Transitions while simultaneously attending Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC), where they don’t just study – they thrive.

Transitions has partnered with FMCC, part of the State University of New York system, to ensure that the academic life of our students is robust and that they are properly supported every step of the way. Through FMCC, students can complete a certificate program, a two- or four-year degree program, or an individually designed program in majors such as Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Engineering and Fine Arts. FMCC offers an additional Individual Studies certificate or degree program called Collaborative Career Learning (COCAL). This program combines classroom learning, professional mentorship and hands-on workplace experience tailored to each student’s specific career goals.

For more information, call us at (518) 661-6617.

Transitions Will

  • Assess students’ academic skills and interests
  • Help students develop personalized academic success plans
  • Assist with the application process and liaise with the college on the students’ behalf
  • Provide group and individual study halls
  • Support students in selecting and registering for classes, following course syllabi, prioritizing assignments and managing time effectively
  • Explore career options based on strengths and interests
  • Teach social cues and development of professional relationships

College Partnerships

  • FMCC
  • Online degree programs
  • SUNY Cobleskill, through a 2+2 dual admission program with FMCC
  • College of St. Rose, through 2+2 dual admission program with FMCC
  • Dozens of other colleges and universities through transfer agreements with FMCC

FMCC at a Glance

  • 2,800 students
  • 58% female/42% male
  • 64% full-time/36% part-time
  • Average age: 23
  • Over 40 degree and certificate programs
  • 22:1 student/teacher ratio
  • NJAA Div. III sports
  • Over 100 transfer agreements
  • Honors program
  • Free tutoring in the Learning Center
  • Evening, weekend & online classes
  • Study Abroad opportunities
  • More than 25 clubs


Transitions helps prepare young adults with learning
differences for the workplace.

Transitions Will

  • Assess students’ career skills and interests
  • Liaise with supervisors
  • Help students secure a job
  • Provide individualized career counseling
  • Coach students at their internship or job site
  • Help students construct personalized career development plans
  • Train students in resume preparation, job searching, dressing for success, work ethics and behavior, interviewing, writing, communication and leadership

Companies That Have Hosted Transitions Internships

  • Avanti Control Systems
  • Chartwells Schools Dining Services
  • Coldwell Banker Arlene M. Sitterly
  • Greenscapes Landscaping
  • Herba Tree Farm
  • Chrissy’s Greenhouse
  • Price Chopper Bakery
  • Kingsboro Catering
  • FMCC Library
  • Bark n’ Play
  • TJ Maxx
  • Fulton County Tax Dept.
  • Johnstown School District
  • Warsaw Dog Training
  • Goderie’s Tree Farm
  • PTECH (Pathways in Technology)
  • Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts
  • Smiling Faces Daycare
  • Target
  • Lexington IT Department
  • Construction
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Nursing Services
  • Finance interns
  • Entertainment
  • Teaching assistants