The mission of Disability Services is to ensure equal access to Wilkes Community College classes, programs, facilities, services, and activities to otherwise qualified students with documented disabilities. Wilkes Community College seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. The goal of Disability Services is to magnify student ability and enhance disability awareness and understanding among students, faculty, and staff of the college.
We further strive to facilitate a transition of students with disabilities from high school to college to the workplace.
Note: Some accommodations take longer than others. Please make your request in writing at least 3 weeks in advance.
Complete an application to be accepted for enrollment at Wilkes Community College.
Make an appointment to meet with the director of Disability Services for accommodations of placement tests, orientations, in the classroom, and while testing at 336-838-6212 or 336-838-6560.
Before your appointment, it can be helpful to complete the Wilkes Community College Accommodation Request Form.
If you have documents that demonstrate your disability such as a psycho-educational assessment from a licensed psychologist for learning disabilities or a statement from a medical doctor for physical limitations, bring them to the appointment. If those documents aren't readily available, we can provide further guidance during your appointment.
If you need accommodations for placement testing, please plan ahead and contact the Disability Services office at least two weeks before you schedule your placement test and orientation. The earlier the better, to make sure that your needs are met.
If you have a hearing impairment or vision impairment you may request an individual orientation with a reader or interpreter by contacting the Disability Services office with advance notice of at least two weeks.
All students requesting accommodations will meet with the director of Disability Services to determine an accommodation plan. This is an interactive meeting and the student's input regarding their current limitations is extremely helpful in making determinations. This is an important first step in the student's learning to advocate for themselves.