The Disability Services Office at Central Piedmont Community College provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids/assistive technology to students with a documented disability under the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It is the mission of Disability Services for students with disabilities to have equal access to learning at CPCC. Believing that students with disabilities can better advocate for their own needs with greater success, we strive to empower students at every step.
Services provided include:
· Classroom and testing accommodations
· Sign language interpreting and communication access
· Assistive technology
· Disability Counseling and advocacy
To learn more about the process of receiving classroom and testing accommodations from Disability Services, please watch our short Student Orientation video.
After you watch the video, take the QUIZ to find out what you learned!
In order to receive services, documentation must be provided which supports that a student has a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities and impacts their ability to meet the demands of attending CPCC. The documentation provided must be current, comprehensive, and state how the student’s disability is currently affecting them. IEPs, 504 Plans, Social Security Disability Documentation, and Military Disability Papers – although providing valuable information – are not considered sufficient on their own to establish eligibility for Disability Services.
Steps to receiving services from Disability Services:
· Follow the Steps to enrollment and registration at https://www.cpcc.edu/getstarted
· If you will need Financial Aid to come to CPCC, visit http://www.cpcc.edu/financial_aid.
· Take the CPCC Placement Test – this test is taken on a computer and is untimed. If you feel you need accommodations for the Placement Test, please send your documentation to Disability Services. Once they have received your documentation, they will call you to schedule an initial interview and coordinate your testing accommodations. Reasonable time must be given to Disability Services to review your documentation and schedule your placement tests.
· All students should review the Placement test information and study guide materials at http://www.cpcc.edu/testing_assessment/placement-testing.
· Send your documentation to our office by, fax, email, walk in or mailing them.
Fax number: 704-330-6230
Mailing Address: PO Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235-5009
· When the Disability Services Office receives your documentation, they will call you to set up an appointment to review your documentation and create an appropriate accommodation plan.