Disabled Students Programs and Services

Assisting Students with Disabilities in an Integrated Campus Setting.

Students with Disabilities Thrive at Sierra

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

DSPS is dedicated to providing the following services to eligible students:

  • Individualized academic, disability, and vocational counseling & advocacy
  • Priority registration
  • Academic accommodations/adjustments and support services
  • Alternate media and assistive technology
  • Captioning and Interpreter Services
  • Liaison with and referral to campus and community services
  • Diagnostic assessment of learning disabilities (limited service)

Academic accommodations, adjustments, and support services are individually based on the functional limitations resulting from a disability, and how the limitation impacts academic performance in the educational environment.

After you apply to DSPS, you can ask your DSPS counselor for an Academic Accommodation Certificate (AAC) to give to your instructors or the Placement and Testing Center if you require accommodations


DSPS Mission

Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) provides a variety of academic support services to students with disabilities, such as individualized counseling, priority registration, evaluation of learning disabilities, and much more. The mission of DSPS is to promote participation and accessibility to all aspects of Sierra College's programs and activities, thereby ensuring students with disabilities have the opportunity to participate fully in their educational experience through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

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 L-112A, is a specialized training center and serves all students with disabilities. Students can 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 Winstead (L) building, come by and make an appointment!

Contact DSPS

Rocklin Campus L 141

  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Nevada County Campus N3

  • Fall and Spring Hours
    M-Th: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    F: 8:30am - 12:00pm

    Closed 12-12:30pm M-Th