At Central Carolina Community College, we want your educational experience to be complete, positive and fulfilling. As a student with a disability, you want to obtain your goals with as little difficulty as possible. And, we want to help you do just that!
We understand that not all students learn the same way and at the same speed. Also, we know that sometimes the little things, such as an interpreter or easy access, make the difference for you to complete your education. To help you get the education you want to enter the workforce or to transfer to a four-year institution, we have a variety of services available.
Our instructors and staff have experience working with students who have disabilities. Also, our buildings provide adequate architectural and structural access for students with physical disabilities.
Central Carolina Community College is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act signed into law on July 26, 1990. The Special Population Office was established in 1994 to facilitate the provision of reasonable accommodations for all students with disabilities.
Congressional records indicate that over 43 million Americans have one or more disabilities. According to Profiles of Handicapped Students in Postsecondary Education, 1987, 1.3 million (10.5%) of the nation's 12.5 million students enrolled in postsecondary institutions reported having at least one disability. Reflective of these facts, Central Carolina Community College has experienced in recent years a significant increase in the numbers of enrolled students who have disabilities.
The college aims to ensure quality services for all students and encourages students with disabilities to take full advantage of the many benefits the college provides.
For more information about special populations, please contact Matthew Smith, Special Populations Coordinator, at (919) 718-7416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.