Disability Services

Carteret  Community College is committed to creating an accessible learning community where individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue their educational goals, limited only by their abilities, not their disabilities. We strives to empower students, foster independence, and promote achievement of the student’s career and educational goals.

Procedure for Requesting Accommodations
You, as the student, must identify yourself as disabled by submitting a Request for Accommodations Student with a Disability form along with documentation of your diagnosed disability to Brandon Dyer, Disability Coordinator. The Disability Services counselor is located in the Counseling Center, Henry McGee Building, Room 135. If your clinician requires a signed release form, you can use the Disability Buckley Waiver form.
The Disability Services Coordinator will evaluate your request based upon your diagnosis, doctor’s suggestions and the intended program of study, and an appointment will be scheduled to discuss your situation.
If approved for accommodations, you must notify the Disability Services Coordinator of your intent to attend the next semester so that you instructors may be informed of your accommodations. If your request for accommodations is denied, you have the right of appeal as outlined in the College Catalog.

Student Rights:

  • Student with documented disabilities have the right to
  • Equal access to courses, programs, services, jobs, and activities offered by the college;
  • Equal opportunity to work, learn, and receive reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services;
  • Confidentiality of information regarding your disability as applicable laws allow; and
  • Information available in accessible formats.

Carteret Community College’s Responsibilities
We DO support accommodations that provide equal access to a program or course that does not give you an unfair advantage over non-disabled students.
We DO NOT support accommodations that compromise the integrity of the program or unfairly exempt you from a core requirement of the program. For instance, a student with a weight lifting limitation may not be eligible for a lifting exemption in a curriculum like Early Childhood where day care workers by State law must be able to lift 25 pounds. Or, a student may not request an exemption to the attendance requirement in a program like Cosmetology where earning a state license depends on the number of hours spent in class.

Student Responsibilities

  • You must identify yourself as a disabled student to the Disability Coordinator by completing the form Request for Accommodations for a Student with a Disability;
  • If at all possible, please make your request for accommodations in a reasonable time frame prior to the start of the term of enrollment.
  • Provide documentation of your disability from a qualified professional that reflects your current disability status, and how your disability affects your participation in courses, programs, services, and activities (in most cases, documentation should be no more than 5 years old). The Disabilities Coordinator can assist you in what appropriate documentation is needed.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress. You will be held to the same standards of satisfactory academic progress as non-disabled students.
  • Take care of your college business, such as registration, drop/add, refund requests, etc.

Procedure for Implementing Accommodations

  • Student self-identifies as disabled by submitting a Request for Accommodations for a Student with a Disability along with proper documentation of your disability from a qualified professional.
  • The Disability Coordinator will meet and review your request based on your requests, your doctor’s suggestions and diagnosis, and the program you choose.
  • If approved, each semester you will need to meet the Disability Coordinator to forward the request for accommodations to the appropriate faculty.
  • If an instructor refuses to grant your request for accommodations, notify the Disability Coordinator. The Disability Coordinator office can be found in the Counseling Center, Henry McGee Building. If we are unable to resolve the situation, you may follow the grievance procedure outlined in the College Catalog.
  • If you wish to apply to waive a course requirement, please submit your request to the Disabilities Coordinator. You will need to document a significant history of failure in spite of accommodations.

Assistive Technology at CCC
Dragon Naturally Speaking Software is available for use at the Carteret Community College Library and can be found on the second floor of the Michael J. Smith Learning Resource Center. Dragon Naturally Speaking is software that allows the user a hands-free method to create and edit documents, e-mail, fill out forms and streamline workflow.

For more information contact:
Brandon Dyer
Counseling Center, Henry McGee Building, Room 135
(252)222-6237 – phone
(252)222-6252 – fax
dyerb@carteret.edu