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Students with Disabilities

Dodge City Community College is dedicated to the belief that students with disabilities should have equal opportunity to develop and extend their skills and knowledge.  We strive to maintain a least-restrictive environment and provide appropriate support services necessary to ensure access to all of our educational programs.  We encourage you to communicate your needs and utilize all available resources.

Services & Accommodations

Services are dependent on students need and may include assistive technology, sign language interpreters, test accommodations and preferential seating.  We also encourage the use of the Student Achievement and Resource Center (SARC).  SARC is located on the 2nd floor of the Math and Science Building.

How to Receive Accommodations

  1. Prior to enrolling in classes at DC3, contact the counselor. The counselor is the person designated by the college to review requests for services and accommodations related to
    disabilities and to engage in an interactive dialog with students to determine eligibility. The DC3 student will need to request accommodations in writing before the beginning of each semester. DC3 can provide you with a template to request accommodations. The template is provided as a convenience and is not an agreement that the accommodation is granted. You may call (620) 227-9232 or email Students can pick up information in person by stopping by the Student Union main level floor and asking for the counselor.

    Bennie Wiley-Bethea

    Campus Counselor


    Bennie Wiley-Bethea
    2501 N 14th Ave
    Dodge City, KS 67801

    Contact Bennie
  2. Provide documentation (psychological, educational, or medical evaluations). You may submit the documentation in person or mail to:Dodge City Community College
    Attn: Counselor
    2501 N 14th Ave
    Dodge City, KS 67801
  3. Once your written request for accommodations plus your documentation is received, the Counselor will review your request and documents to determine eligibility. If it is determined you are eligible for accommodations you will have an interactive interview with the counselor to determine appropriate access needs. Once the accessibility needs are determined you will be provided a letter of notification regarding accommodations that have been granted. If it is determined that based on the written request and documentation you are not eligible for accommodations, the Counselor will engage in an interactive dialog with you to determine if you can submit additional information that may meet eligibility requirements. If, after engaging in this interactive process, the final review indicates you are not eligible for accommodations, the Counselor will explain the reason(s) you are not eligible for accommodations.
  4. If you are granted accommodations, it is the student’s responsibility to provide a copy of the granted accommodations to each scheduled instructor. Please do this prior to attending your scheduled classes or at the first class time.
  5. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange a meeting with each of his/her instructors to give him/her the accommodations letter and to discuss accommodations specific to the course. We recommend that you meet with instructors during office hours or after class as before and during class are not typically times when a teacher can give full attention to the matter.
  6. The Counselors have forms that may assist you in writing your request for accommodations, as well as assistance in meeting with your instructors. These forms are for convenience only and do not include all possible accommodations nor approval of any accommodations.
  7. If you feel that you have been denied accommodations unfairly, you may direct your complaint or grievance to the Sec. 504/ADA Coordinator. Please make the complaint in writing and
    mail or deliver in person to:Dodge City Community College
    Attn: 504 Coordinator, Student Services, 2501 N. 14th Ave.,
    Dodge City, KS 67801.

In accordance with the requirement of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), DC3 will not discriminate against
qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. DC3 does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Testing Center Info

Our Testing Center is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  The center has a handicap accessible testing station available.  If you have been granted accommodations, contact the Testing Center 24 hours prior to test administration:

Testing Center

Student Union / Conq Shop, Room 203

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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm


(620) 227-9357

Dodge City Community College complies with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973