Accessibility & Accommodations



Pine Technical and Community College values diversity and inclusion; we are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation. Our institution is committed to the inclusion of students with disabilities in its programs, services, and activities. The Office of Accessibility and Accommodations provides reasonable accommodations for individuals enrolled in courses at the college with documented disabilities. Please use this website to explore the different resources we have available. We look forward to working with you!

Step 1: Acceptance to Pine Technical and Community College. Apply here!
Step 2: Identify as an individual with a disability and submit the Initial Accommodation Request
Step 3: Schedule an Intake Appointment
Step 4: Work with Pine to complete additional documentation forms

To receive services, students must be a registered student at Pine Technical and Community College and have a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is recommended that verification of disability be provided prior to receiving accommodations. Verification may be provided using previous school, institution, or medical/psychological documentation related to the disability.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with disabilities are guaranteed certain protections and rights to equal access to programs and services. In order to access these rights, an individual must present documentation indicating that the disability substantially limits some major life activity.

It is crucial that the documentation be specific and address the following to determine which services the student will be eligible to receive:
Identification of the nature, severity, and current status of the disability.

Information regarding medication that the individual is using and the treatment that he/she is undergoing. This should also include the impact on the individual’s ability to function in an academic setting.

The documentation needs to be dated and signed by a qualified professional and it should be no older than three years.
Suggestions and recommendations regarding possible accommodations in a post-secondary setting.

During the intake process, the Student Success Coordinator works with students to design a personalized accommodation plan. The Accommodation Descriptions *PDF* document is an outline of the most widely used types of classroom and testing accommodations for students with disabilities. It is intended to be a guide and is not exhaustive of the possible accommodations. All accommodation plans are personalized based on individual needs and the course learning outcomes.

Reasonable accommodations are made on an individual basis and cannot fundamentally alter the basic nature or essential curricular components of the institution’s courses or programs.

Additional Resources:

Read & Write is a literacy support tool that offers help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments, and proofing written work.


Pine will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of protected class categories in accordance with all state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action laws, directives, orders and regulations. Below is a list of potentially relevant policies:

Every student has the right to determine when, and if, to disclose the nature of a disability to faculty or staff.  Some students, especially those with non-visible disabilities, such as psychological or learning disabilities, may need time to feel comfortable to discuss their disability.  Some students may never choose or need to discuss their disability. If there are concerns about a student, please discuss any observations with the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations. It is helpful to document the conditions under which the student has difficulties.

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