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Florida Keys Community College
Project ACCESS

Access limited to local school district:

  • No

Age Range:

  • Open

Program Length:

  • 1-3 years

Students attend/audit classes with students without disabilities:

  • Yes

Internships / Employment:

  • Yes

Types of disabilities are included in this program:

  • Intellectual Disabilities; All qualifications of a special diploma

Accepts special diploma, or other non-standard diploma:

  • Yes

Accommodations available:

  • Yes

Student Housing:

  • Yes

Students will be issued a college ID with access to all college events:

  • Yes

Certificate options available:

  • Multiple

Contact Project Coordinator for link to electronic application

Project A.C.C.E.S.S. (Accessing Community College Educational experiences, Social experiences and Skills for careers)
Florida Keys Community College, Main Campus
     5901 College Road
     Key West, FL 33040
     Karla Malsheimer, Project Coordinator
Project ACCESS is a unique program that currently offers individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) the postsecondary education and vocational training they need to become gainfully employed and to contribute positively to our community.

Students enrolled in this program receive an individualized, vocational and academic curriculum leading to a Certificate of Completion. The program ranges from one to three years and involves ongoing mentorship to ensure consistent participation, successful completion and appropriate life-skills development. All students receive workforce readiness training that includes internships and employment opportunities.


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