Comprehensive, Student Focused Services and Programs

The Perkins Special Populations (SP) Program at Mott is committed to increasing the retention and graduation rates of students from SPECIAL POPULATIONS who elect to enroll in State of Michigan approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

The SP Program provides comprehensive, student focused services and programs designed to promote equity, enhance the academic experience and increase employment opportunities for graduates.


Assists occupational students in qualifying programs, who meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students who are unable to communicate fluently or learn effectively in English, who often come from non-English-speaking homes and backgrounds, and who typically require specialized or modified instruction in both the English language and in their academic courses.
  • an individual who is under-employed or unemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining employment or upgrading employment
  • AND
  • has worked primarily without remuneration to care for a home and family, and for that reason has diminished marketable skills;
  • OR
  • has been dependent upon the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income;
  • OR
  • is a parent whose youngest dependent child will become ineligible to receive assistance under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) not later than 2 years after the date on which the parent applies for assistance under this Title.
  • a person having any of the disabilities as defined in Section 3 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
  • an individual from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children.
  • this individual must be either a Pell grant recipient or recipient of some other form of financial assistance, and/or a migrant.
  • an individual enrolled in an occupational program that is considered nontraditional for his/her gender as determined by National Labor Statistics and State year-end Program enrollment data.
  • these occupations or fields of work generally include careers in computer science, technology, and other emerging high skill occupations, for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the individuals employed in each occupation or field of work.
  • an individual who is unmarried or separated from a spouse,
  • AND
  • has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody,
  • OR
  • is unmarried or separated from a spouse and is pregnant.
  • Individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.
The term ‘foster care’ means 24-hour substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians and for whom the State agency has placement and care responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • placements in foster family homes;
  • foster homes of relatives;
  • group homes,
  • emergency shelters;
  • residential facilities;
  • child care institutions; and
  • preadoptive homes.
The term ‘age out’ refers to the time frame after which a foster care child is eligible for state services. Transitioning out of the child welfare system may occur as early as 18 or as late as age 23.
The term ‘armed forces’ means the:
  • Army;
  • Navy;
  • Air Force;
  • Marine Corps, and
  • Coastal Guard
  • National Guard

(1) The term ‘active duty’ means full-time duty in the active military service of the United States. Such term includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, and attendance, while in the active military service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary of the military department concerned.

(2) The term “active duty for a period of more than 30 days” means active duty under a call or order that does not specify a period of 30 days or less.


Registered Mott College students enrolled in an approved occupational program.


Services Provided

  • Academic & Personal Coaching
  • Monitoring of Academic Progress
  • Graduation Planning
  • SAP Assistance
  • Professional Tutoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Employability Skills
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Attendance Cost Grant (ACG)
  • Workshops


This is a service offered in Student Success Center which is located on the upper floor of the Prahl College Center room PCC2280. Stop in, call us at (810) 762-0539, or email

Complete the Special Populations Application here.