Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)
The Orange Coast College (OCC) Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) ensures qualified students with disabilities are provided equitable access and participation to Orange Coast College. The OCC DSPS department serves students with documented and/or observable permanent and temporary disabilities. Once a student has applied to DSPS and submitted appropriate medical documentation, the next step is to request to meet with a DSPS Counselor. During the Intake Appointment, the student and Counselor engage in an interactive process, which involves a discussion of learning barriers due to disability, and recommended academic modifications. In addition, the student and Counselor will develop an Educational Plan, which is a document that helps map out recommended courses, as well as an Academic Accommodation Plan, to achieve set academic goals. Students are responsible for reading and understanding their rights and responsibilities, as related to their accommodations. DSPS offers support services such as alternate testing accommodations, note-taking, interpreting, captioning, and alternate media for students with the approved accommodation. Check the OCC Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) website at http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/student_services/special_services/Pages/DisabledStudentsProgramsServices.aspx for more information.
You can reach the DSPS Office at (714) 432-5807 or via email at OCCDisabledStudents@occ.cccd.edu.
High Tech Center (HTC)
The High Tech Center is an assistive computer technology lab where students with disabilities can work independently. The lab features individual and accessible computer workstations in a student-friendly environment. In addition to assistive technology, the High Tech Center also provides access to standard software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and internet access. Orange Coast College students who are registered with Disabled Student Program and Services and have a verified disability are eligible to use the High Tech Center.
DSPS Learning Center
The DSPS Learning Center provides learning support in reading, writing, spelling, and arithmetic for students with learning and other disabilities. DSPS Instructional Associates evaluate the learning difficulties of each student and develop individualized programs that include a number of teaching techniques and materials. A student may earn 1 to 3 units of credit each semester by enrolling in LRNG A001 Basic Skills Remediation.