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Pasco Transition Center


To develop and enhance the vocational, social, and independent living skills of students as they transition from school to adult life as productive, independent, and engaged community members. 


  • Support students as they explore and develop skills for the future (i.e., competitive, or other employment) 

  • Support students in making meaningful connections in the community and with state and local agencies. 

Target Population 

  • Be at least 18 and no more than 21 years old. 

  • Have completed all graduation requirements (content requirements and graduation pathways) 

  • Have completed 4 years of high school 

  • Have regular attendance. 

  • Be eligible for special education services and have an IEP with a Transition Plan 

  • Maintain safe behavior independently or with a group in the community and work sites 

  • Have basic self-care skills or working toward independence. 

  • Be able to use public transit with or without training.


PTC embraces hands-on, community-based instruction, accessing our community for authentic experiences. Our curriculum includes:  

  • Mobility & Travel Training 

  • Recreation/Leisure Access 

  • Adult Service Agencies 

  • Meal Planning & Cooking 

  • Shopping 

  • Budgeting 

  • Work skills 

  • Community involvement 

Employers who support our students: 

  • Academy of Childrens’ Theater 

  • BE Beauty 

  • Bombshellz Espresso 

  • Pasco school district elementary and middle schools 

  • Mid-Columbia Libraries 

  • Early learning Center 

  • Raan Coffee 

  • Walgreens 

  • Yokes Fresh Market 

  • Ben Franklin Transit