Disability Services

Pine Technical & Community College is committed to the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in its programs, services and activities through its compliance with state and federal laws. PTCC recognizes individuals with disabilities may need accommodations to have equally effective opportunities to participate in or benefit from programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations to ensure access to programs, services, and activities are made available at PTCC. Access means the qualified individual with a disability will not be excluded from participation or be denied the benefits of the services, programs or activities, nor will the individual be subjected to discrimination.

PTCC and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

By law (Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA]), a person with a disability includes "any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity and has a record as having such an impairment."

The Office of Disability Services at Pine Technical & Community College helps to "level the playing field" by eliminating barriers and discrimination against persons with disabilities. The Office offers certain accommodations, support and other resources. And, of course, all services are offered confidentially.

Disability services offered at PTCC assist students with any of the following conditions (this list is not conclusive):

  • Limited Vision
  • Blind
  • Deaf
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disability (dyslexia, IEP in high school, ADD/HD, etc.)
  • Speech Disability
  • Mobility Disability
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Mental Impairment (depression, anxiety, etc.)
  • Chronic and Systemic Illness (AIDS, Arthritis, Cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Diabetes, Muscular dystrophy, Psychiatric disabilities), epilepsy, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury.
In accordance with the ADA, accommodations will not be provided in the following circumstances/cases:
  • personal devices or services even though the individual may be a qualified individual with a disability, or
  • that result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a services, program, or activity or in undue financial or administrative burdens.

Requesting Services

It is the student's responsibility to request disability services. Services are available with necessary documentation dating within the last three years. Documentation must be from the original sources of diagnosis.

Contact PTCC's Director of Disability Services, at the beginning of each semester to ensure accommodations and other needs are anticipated: Katie Krier: 320-629-5174; krierka@pine.edu

Available Services and Accommodations

Services available include, but are not limited to:

  • Extended Test Time
  • Books on CD
  • Note Taking
  • Interpreter
  • Readers
  • Assistive Technology
  • Alternative Test Site
  • Translation services

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