The Disabilities Services Coordinator coordinates services to assist any student with a documented disability, which might present a barrier to their receiving an education. Special equipment needs and services are accessed through this office. All services are provided at no charge to qualified students.
Southwest Georgia Technical College strives to provide reasonable, quality services/accommodations based upon the nature of the disability.
The type of service/accommodation provided will not be disruptive and will not fundamentally alter the nature of the program. Services available may include: registration assistance, campus orientation, career exploration, test modification, recording/enlarging reading materials, accessible parking, information and referral to campus and community support services, counseling, special equipment, and architectural accessibility. Students are encouraged to request accommodations prior to beginning school.
If you are a student with a documented learning or a physical disability, accommodations may be appropriate and arranged after the steps listed below have been taken. Students must self-identify and request assistance. To get the process underway, this check-list should be helpful.
Gather documentation. This may include IEP’s from your high school, letters (including diagnosis) from a medical doctor or a psychologist, or materials from a private testing agency. The cost of testing is the responsibility of the student.
Make an appointment. Call 229-227-2793, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Student Affairs to visit with Alison Welch. She is the campus Disabilities Services Coordinator.
Complete an initial interview. This will happen during your appointment. It is a time when you will discuss what accommodations you may need, what you have used in the past, and what you found helpful. It is also the time to complete the paperwork that is necessary when you apply for accommodations. Be aware that college accommodations may not be the same accommodations that were received in high school.
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If you have any questions about requesting assistance, please feel free to stop by, email, or call. All inquiries will be dealt with in a confidential manner.
College Counselor/Disabilities Services Coordinator
As set forth in its student catalog, Southwest Georgia Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). The Title IX Coordinator: Joyce Halstead, VPSA, SWGTC Building A, (229) 225-5062. 504 Section Coordinator: Alison Welch, SWGTC Building A, (229) 227-2793.