Office for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Students with Disabilities provides support services for students with disabilities. North Central Texas College is committed to making its degree and certificate programs accessible to all qualified persons in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2009. To afford each of our students every reasonable opportunity for success, the OSD offers academic advising, class registration assistance, and a variety of support services to enable students with disabilities and/or special needs to participate in the full range of college experiences. Services are coordinated to fit the individual needs of the student and may include the following: sign language interpreting, note-taking, tutoring, mobility assistance, audio recording, large print materials, readers, scribes, and other reasonable accommodations.

As a resource for the ADA, as well as other legislation regarding disability-related issues, the OSD staff serves as liaison among students, faculty, and college staff to help determine appropriate accommodations in the college environment. If a student has a learning, physical or mental disability, and would like accommodations, the student should contact the OSD Department staff to determine if they qualifiy for services. A student with a disability is not required to disclose this to college officials if the student is not requesting accommodations.

Disclosure of Disability - In accordance with the ADA, NCTC is committed to making reasonable accommodations for any student who provides appropriate documentation verifying her/his disability. Appropriate documentation is current and includes a diagnosis made by a certified health professional in education, medicine, psychology or other related area. Additionally, documentation should indicate the presence of a learning, physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. For more information or to disclose a disability, contact information for the OSD Department is listed below.

Wayne Smith, M.S., CRC, LPC, CBIST
OSD Director
Corinth Campus, Room 170
(940) 498-6207

Yvonne Sandmann, M.S.
OSD Advisor
Gainesville Campus, Room 110
(940) 668-3300

Mary Martinson
Dean of Student Success, Mathematics, & Kinesiology
1525 West California Street
Gainesville, TX 76240
(940) 668-4209

Please refer to the OSD Website for more information: