Accessibility and Disability Services
Johnston Community College is committed to provide an accessible college experience to all students.
The Disability Services Office helps adapt JCC's general services to the individual and specialized needs of students who have special health conditions, disabilities, or limitations. Among those students are individuals attending classes on-campus as well as online, students actively involved in campus organizations and leadership positions, community activities, and job responsibilities.
Johnston Community College is committed to ensuring all students have an opportunity to pursue a college education. JCC will make reasonable accommodations in accordance with:
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Acts of 1973
- As amended in 1998 in Part IV of the Workforce Investment Act
- Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1998
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Our goal is to ensure all qualified students have equal opportunity and access to all programs and facilities.
Students with disabilities preparing for postsecondary education should:
- know your rights and responsibilities and the differences between between high school required services and postsecondary services before enrolling at JCC and,
- students seeking Disability Services should also read the Disability Documentation Guidelines prior to applying for services.
Steps to Request Disability Services for New Students
If you have not previously requested Disability Services and would like to begin the process, please complete the following forms and return them to the Disability Services Coordinator:
1. Complete Disability Services Request Forms
Any student seeking reasonable accommodations must initiate contact with the Disability Services Coordinator to request services. It is the student's responsibility to request services in a timely manner (at least 30 days prior to the beginning of classes). Information about a student's disability is not collected in the admissions process. Subsequently, the information a student provides regarding a disability is completely voluntary.
2. Provide Documentation
All students requesting reasonable accommodations due to a disabling condition must provide the Disability Services Coordinator with current documentation verifying a disability. Documentation submitted must be from a qualified professional and include a clear diagnostic statement, a description of the assessment tools used to render the diagnosis, and a statement reflecting the student's current needs and level of functioning in an educational setting. All medical and psychological documentation used to verify a disability must no older than 5 years. All documentation and information regarding a student's disability is kept confidential and separate from academic records. Questions pertaining to acceptable documentation may be directed to the Disability Services Coordinator.
3. Interview with Disabilities Services Coordinator
Once disability verification documentation is received, each student must schedule an interview with the Disability Services Coordinator. During this interview, discussion will take place about the requested accommodations as well as other resources available at Johnston Community College and in the community.
4. Request Accommodations each Semester
Once a student is registered with the Disability Services Office, it is the student's responsibility to request accommodations each semester and to maintain contact with the Disability Services Coordinator regarding any changes.
Disability Services for Returning Students
If you have previously registered with Disability Services and would like to request assistance for your upcoming or current semester schedule, please complete the following form and return to the Disability Services Coordinator (this form must be updated each semester Disability Services are requested):
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Thomas Dean
Coordinator of Counseling Services
or Student Services Office (919) 209-2128