Disabled Students Programs and Services

Assisting Students with Disabilities in an Integrated Campus Setting.

Disabled Students Thrive at Sierra 

If you have a disability, DSPS offers a wide variety of services to support your needs and make your Sierra experience rewarding. From priority registration and vocational counseling to student education plans and evaluating learning disabilities, DSPS has everything you'll need!

Benefits For All Students with Verified Disabilities

  • Priority registration
  • Disability counseling
  • Academic counseling
  • Test taking assistance and guidance
  • Vocational counseling
  • Student Education Plans (SEP)
  • Assistive technology

After you apply to DSPS, you can ask your counselor for an Academic Accommodation Certificate to show to your instructors or the Testing Center if you require accommodations.

Disability Services



  • Evaluation of learning disabilities
  • Class and assessment accommodations
  • Recorded textbooks (RFB&D)
  • Identification of learning styles
  • Alternative learning strategies


  • Recorded textbooks (RFB&D)
  • CCTV
  • Braille services
  • Readers
  • Text enlargements
  • Note-takers
  • Test proctoring


  • Interpreter services
  • Note-taking
  • Phonic ear

Applying for DSPS

If you are interested in attending Sierra College and receiving services, it is very important that you complete the following as early as possible. Please note that in order to receive services you must contact us before the semester begins.

*If you have received accommodations in the past, you may receive extended time for your assessment test if needed.


Assistive Technology Lab

This lab, located in Lt, is a specialized training center and serves all students with disabilities. Students receive individualized training and hands-on practice. Assistive computer stations are also located campus wide. Learn more about our Assistive Technology Labs.

Learning Opportunity Center

If you are struggling in your courses, The Learning Opportunity Center can provided you the support you need to succeed. We are located in the Lt building, come by and make an appointment!

Contact DSPS

Rocklin Campus L 146

  • Phone: (916) 660-7460
  • Fax: (916) 630-4548
  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    F: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Nevada County Campus N3

  • Phone: (530) 274-5330
  • Fax: (530) 274-5347
  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    F: 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Closed 12-12:30pm M-Th