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Types of Courses in Project Forward

First-Year Exploratory

First-year Exploratory (Vocational Career Assessment) includes six rotations:

  • Animal Care
  • Basic Food Preparation/Introduction to Hospitality
  • Basic Retail
  • Introduction to Health Care Assistant
  • Maintenance/Landscaping/Horticulture
  • Office/Introduction to Mass Communication

Project Forward students working outdoors

Second/Third-Year Students

Based on student interests and assessments, second/third-year students may concentrate in:

  • Animal Care Assistant
  • Basic Food Preparation II
  • Cafe Operations and Customer Service
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Hospitality
  • Mass Communications
  • Office Assistant

Project Forwards students standing outdoors while on a trip


  • Fitness
  • Situational Safety (required for first year students)

Project Forward student working in a dining environment

Work Study

Project Forward’s Work Study component is a cooperative agreement between CCCC, the student, and a local business for the purpose of gaining hands-on experience in his/her Concentration of study. Many local businesses provide our students with Work Studies or, as we call them, “classrooms in the community”, which offer the students the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom.

Project Forward provides job coaching as well as regular contact between the Workforce Coordinator and the business for the purpose of assisting students with connecting classroom activity to the work site and providing the student with accommodations and feedback as needed. Each student, in the Second Year and beyond, is required to complete a minimum of 50 hours in a Work Study over the course of the academic year.

Contact Project Forward

Project Forward
Location MM Wilkens Hall, Room 119
Phone 774.330.4763