The District provides supportive services through its Learning Centers located at each campus. The centers provide academic skill building for individuals and groups. Students can receive individualized or group tutoring in English, mathematics, science, study skills, humanities, social sciences, and accounting. Each Learning Center houses a wide range of equipment and materials to address various levels of learning difficulties. Students can use audiotapes, videotapes, classroom textbooks and computers.
SERVICES FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH
Students who need help to improve their writing and reading in English because English is not their native language or because of difficulty in completing college courses successfully are advised to take non-credit courses in English as a Second Language(ESL). These courses are also designed to help improve students’ English speaking and listening abilities. Students should contact the Learning Center to make arrangements to take the ESL placement examination.
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The ACCESS program provides students access to all College occupational, technical, and vocational programs. Students who are academically or economically disadvantaged, disabled, or limited English speaking are provided academic assistance, supportive services, and personal and career counseling. Each student is given the opportunity to realize his/her maximum potential which is achieved by formal and informal assessments.
In addition to the above direct services, other specialized services are available based on academic or special needs including individualized tutoring, sign language interpreters, note takers, readers, referral services, equipment modification, instructional aids, telecommunication devices for the deaf, brailler, braille and taped materials, foreign-language support services, curriculum modification, adaptive computer equipment, and computer-assisted instruction.
Services are available to students who are enrolled or intend to enroll in occupational, technical, and vocational programs or courses. Students who are eligible for supportive services are:
- Students with an academic or economic need.
- Students whose native language is other than English.
- Students with a physical or mental learning disability. (Students who are designated as disabled, either physically or mentally, must present medical documentation).