Special Populations


Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) serves as a catalyst for individual, community, and economic development by empowerment through accessible lifelong learning. We are committed to learning by supporting and assisting student in achieving their educational goals. The Special Populations Office partners with other departments in order to ensure access to education and services offered to all students.

Our institution ensures access to higher education by offering clear pathways to academic success and transformative opportunity for the diverse populations we serve. CCCC complies with The American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. For more information on these laws go to the Department of Justice's Guide to Disability Rights Laws: www.ada.gov/cguide.htm#anchor65610

Key Terms to Understanding ADA

  • Major Life Activity: any function, including but not limited to caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing and learning.
  • Substantial limitation: a person's inability to perform or be significantly limited in the ability to perform a major life activity compared to an average person in the general population.

To assist the differently-abled, our Special Populations Office works to establish educational accommodations.

How to Qualify for Accommodations

  • You must have a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities or you must be a person who has a history of, or who is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one of more major life activities.
  • You must identify with our Special Populations Office.
  • You must provide medical documentation justifying your accommodation request.

The accommodation request must not compromise the essential requirement of the program being pursued. And the accommodation can be refused if it imposes an unreasonable financial or administrative burden on the institution. Every request is processed in a unique way that specifically addresses the sole needs of the individual student.