Think College

Launched in fall 2011, the two-year Think College (TC) program at Johnson State College provides 18- to 26-year-old students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to earn a Certificate of Higher Education from JSC.

Program Overview

The first year of the program focuses on academics as well as social, vocational and independent-living skills. The second year continues the focus on coursework and independent-living skills and adds an internship tied to vocational goals. Click here to download a grid view of the two years as well as a sample daily schedule.

Staff and Community Support

This fully integrated, two-year college experience provides trained staff and master-level clinicians who help each student identify his or her long-term goals.

At the beginning of each semester, TC staff and advisors work with students and their families to develop an individualized plan of study centered around the student's interests and strengths as well as beneficial skill areas.

All TC students have peer mentors who are available to connect students with various supports when on campus. Mentors also work with students in the classroom as needed.

We welcome family, community and agency input in helping to identify student needs and goals. As a reflection of our commitment to each student's long-term success, we provide continued advising as needed after the program is completed.


PDF iconClick here to download an application to participate in the Think College program.

Complete applications, as well as any questions, should be addressed to:

Christina Hill

JSC Think College Director

Johnson State College

337 College Hill

Johnson, VT 05656


Think College at Johnson State College