Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)

Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)

DSPS Mission Statement

The Mission of Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) of Columbia College is to make modifications to its academic requirements as are necessary to ensure students with disabilities (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and California Bill Number AB 422 ) compete academically on an equal basis with their non-disabled peers. The department provides accessibility through support services, special equipment, specially trained staff and removal of architectural barriers. We encourage independence and integration in the pursuit of learning and participation in college life.

Revised 1/11 based on section 504 Regulations section 34 C.F.R.

Student Responsibility

It is the student's responsibility to initiate requests for services at Disabled Student Programs and Services. Students are encouraged to consult community agencies for services outside the scope of Disability Support Services, including attendant care, mobility training, and rehabilitation services.

Academic Accommodations

Students have the right to request reasonable modifications to college requirements, services, facilities or programs if their documented disability imposes an educational limitation or impedes access to such requirements, services, facilities or programs. A student with a disability who requests a modification, accommodation, or adjustment is responsible for identifying himself/herself to the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) office and, if desired, to the instructor. Students who consult or request assistance from DSPS regarding specific modifications, accommodations, adjustments or use of auxiliary aids will be required to meet timelines and procedural requirements established by the DSPS office.

Services Offered

There are many services offered here at Columbia College, including, but not limited to:

  • High Tech Center
  • Special Instruction
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Real Time Captioning
  • Alternate Media Format
  • Alternative Testing Services
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Program