Counseling is an important component in overall student success. Counselors provide individual, vocational, and academic counseling to eligible students. The counselors are the main referral resource for assisting faculty and staff in providing accommodations to students with disabilities. Counselors are housed in the Counseling and Advising Department.
The Disability Services Office has a staff of highly skilled interpreters. The academic success of deaf and hard of hearing students is contingent upon the quality and availability of these services.
Sign Language Interpreters function as the primary communication channel between the student, faculty, and staff. Class schedule adjustments may be necessary to provide interpreting services for all students who need them.
In addition to classroom accommodations, hearing impaired students may also request assistive listening devices (ALDs) and interpreting services for campus activities and meetings with instructors and advisors.
The Disability Services Office provides accommodations for students with disabilities who need assistance with taking notes in class, reading textbooks, and taking tests.
Students are encouraged to utilize alternative methods, such as tape recorders, laptop computers, reading machines, and other personal options and technologies that will assist them in working independently.
The College provides tutorial services as a tool for enhancing student success. The Disability Services Counselor will coordinate the request for these services with the Academic Learning Center and the Office of Student Support Services.
Testing services are provided to students with a documented disability that may hinder their ability to take exams in traditional formats. These testing accommodations must be discussed with the student's counselor.