A group photo of DSS students and their counselor in the ARISE lab

Educational Coaching Supports Noncredit and Credit Instruction. 

Empowering students, building lasting success.

Educational coaching from DSS helps students with disabilities succeed in community college. NOCE’s experienced staff are passionate about accessibility and equity—coaching services are free of charge to students. The coaching is provided through several DSS programs including Equity, College to Career (C2C) and Independent Vocational and Educational Supports (IVES). Please see a counselor to see if you meet the eligibility criteria for one of these programs.

NOCE students with disabilities may receive coaching support to: 

  • Register for classes
  • Request accommodations
  • Navigate online classroom management tools such as Canvas and Zoom
  • Practice effective studying and time management
  • Use email and other communication
  • Review class materials, assignments, notes, and progress
  • Help with communication to faculty and staff
  • Continue development of important skills such as problem solving, memory, self-control, social

For more information, contact:  

Demel McCain with his car.
“The IVES program helped me to become more self-sufficient in my classes by helping me make time for my classes, studying for 2-3 hours for each class, and helped me learn how to schedule school and work. The program helped me with my insecurity of school and I overcame some of my challenges of learning.” Demel McCain
IVES Alumnus, Fullerton College Student

Educational Coaching Pages

ARISE lab student coloring a picture.

College to Career (C2C) is a program that provides services that support students with intellectual disabilities (ID) as they take inclusive noncredit and credit classes.

College to Career⟶
DSS student working on their ipad.

Build independence with the Mobility Training Program! Students with intellectual disabilities learn to take the bus between home, work, and school.

Mobility Training⟶