The college maintains an Americans with Disabilities Accommodations (ADA) coordinator, who addresses detailed requests made by students and prospective students. The academic advisor currently serves in this capacity. It is the responsibility of the student to make the request for special accommodations and to provide official documentation (from a doctor or licensed psychologist) of the disabling condition and the need for special accommodations. This request must be made by the fourteenth day of the fall or spring semester and the seventh day of a summer session. Through the assistance of instructors, rehabilitation counselors, and the student, a determination can be made concerning the request.
Each of the student’s instructors receives notice from the ADA coordinator as to special accommodations, which have been requested by the student and approved. The college makes every effort to accommodate student requests when possible. The coordinator is authorized to handle routine requests; however, requests, which present new issues, which require large expenditures by the college, or present other problems, are presented to the chancellor. Continuing students should renew their accommodations contact at the beginning of each semester within the timeframe allocated during the fall, spring and summer.
The Office of Counseling and Advising Services is a department within Student Services. Our purpose, in regards to providing services for Students with Disabilities, is to provide testing and classroom accommodations and referrals for on-campus and off-campus resources that will ensure students with disabilities the opportunity to receive a college education on a level playing field with their peers. Our mission is to empower students with disabilities to competitively pursue higher education.
Students must self-identify and register with the Office of Counseling and Advising at the beginning of each semester.