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Program Eligibility

Who's Eligible?

You may qualify if you have any of the following:

  • An identified learning disability or a history of difficulties in school
  • Memory problems
  • Recent stroke or head trauma
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Identified psychological disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD)
  • Communication disorders
  • Other Physical disabilities

Students may qualify for AAC services by one of two ways:

  1. students may complete the assessment for eligibility into the learning disabilities program or
  2. provide verification of their disability to the AAC office.

The AAC staff must review all verification and all AAC paperwork must be signed before a student is accepted into the program.

Educational Objectives

AAC serves as a support for students are interested in the following objectives:

  • Certificate Programs
  • Associate of Arts or Science degrees
  • Transfer programs to four year institutions
  • Basic Skills classes
  • Enrichment classes for job training, personal information, and enjoyment

How to Access AAC Services

A student interested in utilizing AAC services must follow the procedure below:

  1. File an application to College of the Canyons or be a student enrolled at the college.
  2. Complete on-line orientation.
  3. Take the placement test.
  4. For students with verified disabilities, bring documentation to the AAC office.
  5. Meet with the AAC Director or Counselor to discuss difficulties you are experiencing.

Program Philosophy

Philosophy: To create an environment where students may realize their potential. AAC believes in maintaining academic integrity, and encourages realistic choices for academic and vocational goals. Purpose: To provide support services that recognizes the worth and value of students with disabilities and encourages students to become functioning, productive, and contributing members of our society.

Program Overview

College of the Canyons provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.