Student Disability Services

Our job is to see that everyone has an equal opportunity for a successful college experience. We work with you to deliver the resources and support you need to meet your goals.
    

What We Do

In accordance with section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, we work with students to develop an accommodation plan for physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life function. Students are responsible for identifying themselves to Student Disability Services and providing documentation on needs and course requirements.
    

Types of Disabilities

Services are available to students who have disabilities including, but not limited to, blindness, visual impairments, deafness, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, chronic illnesses, head and spinal cord injuries, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), and psychological disabilities.
    

Services Provided

  • Intake and Accommodations       
  • Specialized Advising
  • Specialized Academic Support       
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Professional Development
  • Transition Support
         High School to College
         GTC to Other Institutions 
  • Technical Assistance
         Faculty and Staff
  • Test Proctoring
  • Alternative Testing Lab
  • Alternative Communication
         Manual Communication
         ASL and Cued Speech
         C-Print
  • Alternative Format Services
         E-Text
         Enlargement
  • Assistive Technology Devices
    and Software
  • Barrier-Free Computer Lab
  • In Class Facilitation
  • Furniture Accessibility 

Faculty/Staff Awareness

Greenville Technical College provides faculty and staff with extensive training in student disability services to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for students with disabilities.

  • Beginning at New Faculty and Staff Orientation, the legal obligations of the college to students with disabilities are outlined along with the support and services available to assist with appropriate accommodations.
  • Ongoing training and support are provided through the Professional Development program at the college. Periodic sessions on specific topics are offered including Counseling Students with Disabilities, Providing Appropriate Classroom Accommodations for Students with ADD/ADHD and Learning Disabilities, and Emerging Trends in Assistive Technology.

Departmental trainings are developed to address specific issues related to providing program accessibility in academic areas and individual programs. Effective ways to include and accommodate students are discussed, and faculty are provided with the support needed to enhance the success of each student.
    

How to Apply for Services

New students must complete an Intake Form as a first step. Returning students who have already registered with the Student Disability Services office should call or come by the office to arrange for accommodations as needed.
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Accessibility Statement

Greenville Technical College is committed to providing information on the web in an accessible format and efforts are being made to assure equal accessibility to people with disabilities. If you have difficulty accessing any information presented on this website, please contact Sharon Bellwood, director of Student Disability Services at (864) 250-8408 or by email at sharon.bellwood@gvltec.edu.