Student Services

Individual Student Planning: This helps students set goals, establish academic and career plans, understand their own strengths and weaknesses, and prepare for the transition of the next stage in their life.
 
Responsive Services: This assists students with particular needs such as adjusting to a new school, coping with grief following a crisis, and dealing with substance abuse or other risky behaviors.  These services are provided through individual counseling, peer facilitation and consultation, and referrals to professionals trained in mental health, welfare, and other specialties.
 
System Support: This enhances school climate and relationships among members of the school community.   School counselors coordinate community support services, and consultations with other faculty and staff.
 
Request Services: To request and make arrangements for services, the student must complete the Student Services Referral form.  After the Student Services Manager reviews the student referral form an appointment will be scheduled to create a plan for classroom adjustments or accommodations.  Please click on link below for Student Services Referral form.
 
Instructor Referrals: Instructors may refer students to the Student Services Department with the Instructor Referral Form.  Click on link below for form.
 
Student Responsibilities for services:
  • Provide appropriate documentation
  • Request classroom adjustments or accommodation forms every term
  • Return classroom accommodation forms after they are signed and reviewed by the instructor(s) to the Student Services Manager
  • Understand that other student services (Financial Aid, Admissions, Career, etc) are the responsibility of the student.
  • Adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. 
What is Accommodation?
An accommodation is any change to a classroom environment or task that permits a qualified student with a disability to participate in the classroom process, to perform the essential tasks of the class, or to enjoy benefits and privileges of classroom participation equal to those enjoyed by students without disabilities.  An accommodation is a legally mandated change that creates an equitable opportunity for task completion or environmental access.  There are many types of accommodations that a student may qualify to receive.  
 
Examples of accommodations that a student may qualify to receive:
  • Testing accommodations: Providing a quiet room for test taking; extended time for test taking
  • Providing written materials in alternative formats such as large print
  • Special classroom seating

Services that will not be provided:

  • Personal devices such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or glasses
  • Personal services such as assistance with eating, toileting or dressing
  • Accommodations that lower or change classroom standards or program standards.  For example, although instructors may allow alternative assignments or tests, these alternatives will not be easier or harder than the ones they are replacing.
  • Accommodations that would change the essence.  For example, a person taking a class in air conditioning repair who has limited use of the hands could not ask to take a written test instead of actually repairing an air conditioning unit.  The essence of the course is to actually repair the unit, not to talk or write about it.