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LIFE Program Instruction

LIFE students receive four years of instruction specifically designed to build independent living and employment skills.

Independent Living

 Daily living skills, self-determination, and interpersonal skills are enhanced through:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Daily engagement in campus life, activities, and social interactions
  • Experiential learning in their residence halls
  • Assessment scores are used to determine students' current level of knowledge and to design instruction focusing on individual student goals

Career Development

  • The LIFE Program provides a career curriculum designed to help individuals master the work readiness skills they need to be successful in a changing workplace.
  • Students receive classroom instruction along with real-life experience through volunteer, paid, and unpaid internship opportunities.
  • Seniors in the LIFE Program have the opportunity to participate in full-time internships in inclusive settings.

University Academics

LIFE students will take academic courses in their areas of interest through the variety of colleges. LIFE students are paired with academic tutors to aid them in course-related material.

LIFE Internship

Seniors in the LIFE Program will participate in full-time internships through community business partners. The LIFE internship opportunity provides one year of employment preparation that takes place entirely at the workplace.

  • Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations.
  • The program culminates in individualized job development.
  • Employment outcomes for LIFE interns far the exceed the national average.

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LIFE Program
Coastal Carolina University
Prince Building 123
100 Tom Trout Drive
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054 

Phone: 843-349-2665

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