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Student Support Services


At Taft College, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office program Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) is referred to as Student Support Services (SSS).

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Taft College Statement

Taft College’s Student Support Services program focuses on serving students with disabilities though assistance in acquiring academic knowledge at all levels, promoting a life-long desire for learning, developing and increasing the understanding and appreciation of diversity, and aiding in preparing students for personal, academic, and vocational success.

Through collaborative process with Taft College instructors, staff, and with local, state, and federal agencies, we endeavor to align students with appropriate services as they transition from high school, to college, and beyond.


Program Goal

The Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) program provides support services, specialized instruction and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so they can participate as fully and benefit as equitably from the college experience as their non-disabled peers. An educational contract is developed for each student that links goals, curriculum program and academic accommodations to his/her specific disability-related educational limitation.

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Program Learning Outcome

Students participating in the Student Support Services program are expected to consistently demonstrate the use of their academic accommodation(s), demonstrate the ability to consistently implement a new strategy or skill that mitigates their academic functional limitations, and independently and successfully negotiate their accommodations with their instructors.

Eligibility Criteria

A specific disability must be verified, and there must be an educational limitation that precludes the student from fully participating in general education to receive accommodations.

Applying For Services

Once you are a Taft College student, if you have or think you may have a disability, here are the steps to request services through the SSS department:

  1. Complete a Request for Services form and Intake packet
  2. Attend an intake appointment with the Learning Specialist
  3. Provide documentation of a disability and/or request a LD assessment
  4. Obtain an accommodations card
  5. Schedule a counseling appointment for education planning and registration assistance
  6. Schedule an appointment with the High-Tech Specialist for usage of adaptive technology
  7. Request accommodations from instructors
  8. Complete both sections of the Student Educational Contract (SEC) each year
  9. Follow-up and let us know how you are doing
Last Edited On: @ July 12, 2012