The following scenarios represent students with the most common disability situations
which you are likely to encounter at Allan Hancock College. They are not meant to
be detailed depictions, but rather brief sketches which comment on the major activities
of most conventional courses: facilities access, note taking, test taking, and technology.
It is hoped that they will give you some insight into how all of us, the student,
instructor, and Learning Assistance Program staff, can work together for the academic,
vocational, and social success of our students.
Tips for assisting students with various disabilities:
More detailed descriptions on this topic can be found in the "Faculty Guide for Helping
Disabled Students," supplied to each AHC faculty member. Information on laws pertaining
to individuals with disabilities, teaching strategies, and forms related to our program
can be found there as well.
Another well-developed internet source for postsecondary faculty can be found at the
"Faculty Room." The "Faculty Room" at the University of Washington's Do-It Program contains a wealth
of resources that address issues related to disabled students.
As always, we are available at any time to assist you regarding disability related
Top of Page
Fire Academy Student
"I chose the fire technology program at Allan Hancock because of what it can provide for me. It's giving me a step above the other academies and throughout the state. Graduates of this academy have gone on to be the chiefs and the captains that are going to be hiring us, so when we go in for interviews by being able to say that we graduated at this academy they know what we've experienced. Allan Hancock College has provided me with the physical and mental capabilities through the classroom training we do each day and the physical training we do each morning. This academy pushes you to your boundaries and then you begin to work on those weaknesses; your weaknesses then become your strengths so you're actually growing as a person. Allan Hancock has made a difference in my life it's really taught me who I am and where I want to be."
Read More »
I Chose Allan Hancock College