Disability Services at Carteret Community College
Procedure for Requesting Accommodations:
- You, as the student, must identify yourself as disabled by submitting a Request for Accommodations for a Student with a Disability form along with documentation of your diagnosed disability to Brandon Dyer, Disability Services Coordinator. The Disability Services counselor is located in the Counseling Center, McGee Building, Room 135. If your clinician requires a signed release form, you can use the Disability Buckley Waiver Form.
- The Disability Services Counselor 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 Counselor 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.
- 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;
- Information available in accessible formats.
Carteret Community College’s Responsibilities:
- We DO 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 provide accommodations that compromises the integrity of the program, or unfairly exempts 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.
- You must identify yourself as a disabled student to the Disabilities 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 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 Disabilities Coordinator to forward the request for accommodation to the appropriate faculty
- If an instructor refuses to grant your request for accommodations, notify the Disabilities Coordinator. The Disabilities Coordinator office can be found in the Counseling Center, 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 is available for use at the Carteret Community College Library located on the second floor of the Michael J. Smith Learning Resource Center (the Civic 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.
Printable version of Students Rights and Responsibilities
For more information contact:
Counseling Center, McGee Building, Room 135
(252)222-6237 – phone
(252)222-6252 – fax