Support for All Students 

Disability Support Services (DSS) at NOCE offers accommodations, specialized programs, and individual counseling for students with verified disabilities. DSS counselors at all NOCE locations help with eligibility, educational and employment goal setting, accommodations and support services.

DSS counselors at all NOCE locations help with eligibility, educational and employment goal setting, accommodations and support services. Get started today! Call or email the DSS Program to arrange a tour or meeting with a counselor. 

Learning Disability Assessments 

Students who are having academic difficulties may benefit from an assessment to determine if they have a learning disability. NOCE DSS counselors use the California Community College eligibility model. Counselors refer students to other community service agencies, campus resources, and other DSS programs such as WISE and Mobility Skills Training. 

Who is Eligible?

Eligibility to take DSS Program classes is determined on an individual basis. Generally, students must demonstrate:  

  1. Potential to benefit from group instruction.  
  2. Ability to independently perform schoolwork with minimal assistance. 
  3. Ability to follow directions and learn tasks.  
  4. Attention span to participate in hour-long classes in a setting with distractions.  
  5. Language comprehension skills to participate in the educational program.  
  6. Receptive and expressive language skills.  
  7. Behavioral and emotional responses in compliance with the NOCCCD Student Code of Conduct.  
  8. Independence with personal care and self-direction, unless accompanied by a personal assistant to help with daily living needs and supervision. 

Two Easy Steps to Apply

  • 1. Get a Banner ID (Student Number) 
    • Create an account or sign in to CCC Apply 
    • Complete the application for North Orange Continuing Education 
    • You will receive a Banner ID by email within 48 hours of finishing the application  
  • 2. Make an appointment with a DSS counselor

    Contact the DSS office at 714.484.7057 or disabilitysupport@noce.edu to schedule an intake appointment. Two separate one-hour appointments are needed to complete the entire intake process. Your DSS counselor will schedule a second appointment to complete the intake process after you meet.  

    Bring with you:

      • A copy of your Psycho-Educational Evaluation or Triennial Evaluation signed by the school psychologist and your IEP 
      • Names and phone numbers for two emergency contacts 
      • A list of current medication you are taking (please include dosage and purpose information for each medication) 
      • The name and phone number of your service coordinator if you receive Regional Center services. 
      • A student or California ID (so that we can add your student photo to our records) 

Learn More 

Contact the Disability Support Services Program to learn how to get started!