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. The Disability Services Office at DCTC works to assist students as well as college faculty and staff to ensure that all are able to access program, services, and activities at DCTC.
The Disability Services Office at DCTC provides accomodations for a number of disabilities including, but not limited to:
attention deficit disorders
autism spectrum disorders
other health related disabilities
Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. Examples of Accommodations are:
Testing (i.e. extended time, alternate format, alternate location, etc.)
Alternative format of textbooks and course materials
Other reasonable accommodations
* While we offer special assistance to students with disabilities, we do not make academic requirements easier or change the essential nature of a course or program.
Accommodations are based on the 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 Disability Services Office. Students who wish to investigate a suspected disability are also encouraged to contact Disability Service Advisor Anne Swanberg at firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-423-8469, or 651-423-8420.
FREQUENT ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS
Assistance with taking notes in class
Tests given in separate room
Extended time for tests
Reader services for tests
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.