Nevada State College has established agreements with area high schools to allow students to receive both high school and college credit (or “dual credit”) for the completion of a single college course. This policy clarifies how students in those courses may receive DRC Accommodations.
See DRC 1: Disability Resource Center Definitions for all relevant definitions as they apply to DRC policies.
I. Eligibility for Accommodations in Dual Credit Courses
Accommodations for students in Dual Credit Courses will be based on Nevada State College policies, policies of the Nevada System of Higher Education, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA). Dual Credit Course students are not eligible for modifications granted under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which would create a Fundamental Alteration or change the outcome criteria of a class. Accommodations may not Fundamentally Alter the nature of a course.
II. Requesting Accommodations for Dual Credit Courses
All Accommodations for Dual Credit Courses must be requested through the NSC DRC, even when such courses are offered in-person on a high school campus. Dual Credit Course students follow the same intake process as any other NSC student with a disability who is requesting Accommodations; these students must follow the same policies and procedures as other NSC students enrolled in Nevada State College classes. The DRC will work closely with students and partnering high schools to ensure that reasonable Accommodations are identified and in place in a timely manner. Efforts will be made to minimize any hardships on students, including scheduling intake interviews and other meetings at the high schools to increase convenience for students.
III. Responsibility for Services
Services such as Interpreting, Real-Time Captioning, and/or CART are scheduled and paid for by he institution housing the class. If the class is taught on a high school campus, it is the responsibility of the high school to coordinate and pay for such services.
- DRC 1: Disability Resource Center Definitions
- DRC 2: DRC Policy Overview
- DRC 3: Eligibility and Documentation Policy
- DRC 4: Policy on Requesting Approved Accommodations
- Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Approved by Sharneé Walker, DRC Director, June 5, 2019.