Special Accommodations

Office for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) office provides support services and academic advising for students with disabilities and students who are classified as special populations (i.e. single parents). Your path to academic success at NCTC may hold some unexpected challenges. The OSD will serve you if you qualify for disability accommodations as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

Support services for students with disabilities include academic advising, assistance with class registration, and may include appropriate and reasonable accommodations, personal counseling, academic advising, and career counseling. Furthermore, OSD advisors work with students to encourage self-advocacy and promote empowerment. The advisors also provides resource information, disability-related information, and adaptive technology for students who qualify.

To obtain disability support services, students must:

  • be accepted for admission to NCTC;
  • meet with an OSD Advisor for an intake session;
  • provide documentation from a certified professional in the medical field, psychological field, or educational field, indicating the presence of a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more major life activities.