Questions that Porterville College students often ask... and the answers.
Disability Resource Center (DRC) – disabled students
AC-115.The phone number is 791-2215.
The program provides a variety of special accommodations and services for disabled students including counseling, alternative media, test proctoring, note-taking, interpreters, learning disability testing, etc.
Stop by the DRC office in AC-115 to complete an intake form and to speak with a staff member about your eligibility. Or call 791-2215 to make an appointment.
The office is open Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. till noon. Also, the office is open Tuesday and Wednesday evenings until 6:30 p.m. These hours are subject to change, so it's best to call ahead to ensure the office is open.
No. By law, the college is required to provide services and special accommodations to any disabled student, regardless if you are a member of the program or not.
Yes. If you have a verified disability that requires extra time on tests, the DRC office can arrange for this service to be provided.
Yes. If you have a verified disability that requires assistance in taking notes during a lecture, the DRC office can arrange for this service to be provided.
Stop by DRC office in AC-115 or call 791-2215 and the staff will assist you with the process to request special accommodations.
You should make an appointment to see the Learning Disabilities specialist. Her office is located in the DRC office, AC-115. Special testing is available to determine if you have a learning disability or not.
No. If you qualify for special accommodations you have the right to receive them.
Section 504 is part of the Rehabilitation Act that mandates that students with learning, physical or other types of disabilities receive services to allow an equal experience in education. An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a plan that is worked out with a DRC counselor/specialist that outlines the specific services needed and course sequence to complete your educational objectives.