Disability Services at DCTC

Disability Services

Disability Services at DCTC

Dakota County Technical College is committed to providing an accessible education to students who have disabilities. Our college complies fully with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Enrolled students may be eligible for services if they have a documented disability that significantly limits one or more major life activities, e.g., learning, walking and/or reading.

Qualifying Disabilities

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Visual Impairments
  • Chronic or Acute Medical Conditions
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mobility Impairments
  • Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

Disabilities Application

Documenting Disabilities

Accommodations are based on the scope of a student's disability and its effect on the student's capacity to learn. Documentation of a disability by an appropriate professional must be provided and be current to within three years. The documentation will become part of the student's confidential file.

Students who lack documentation, but believe that they may qualify for accommodations are encouraged to contact the Disabilities Services Office. Students who wish to investigate a suspected disability are also encouraged to contact our office.

Accommodations & Services

Students may be eligible for a variety of reasonable accommodations and services based on documentation. A student with a documented disability should meet with the disability services advisor each semester to discuss and develop an accommodation plan.

Frequent Accommodation Requests

  • Assistance with taking notes in class
  • Tests given in separate room
  • Extended time for tests
  • Reader services for tests
  • Advocacy services

Receiving Services

  • Contact disability services advisor.
  • Provide current documentation of a disability from the appropriate professional diagnostician. When needed, the disability services advisor will provide guidance and a documentation guidelines form.
  • Establish a file and initial accommodation plan with the Disability Services Office.
  • Meet with the disability services advisor to develop an accommodation plan.
  • Notify instructors of accommodations.

The above information is available in an alternative format. All requests for accommodations are confidential. Please, contact the Disability Services Office if you experience any difficulty receiving requested accommodations.


Contact Information

Anne Swanberg
Anne Swanberg
Disability Services Advisor


  • Room 2–141

Office Hours

  • 8 a.m.– 3 p.m. Monday through Friday