ACCESS Resource Center

 

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One Stop Center, Bldg. 23 

Phone: (760) 245-4271 ext. 2212 

Email: ACCESS@vvc.edu 


Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the One Stop is closed to the public. However, essential staff are working and available to assist 


ACCESS is currently not conducting business in-person. We will continue to offer counseling, accommodations, and student appointments by phone, email and video conferencing. 

The choice is yours!  

For assistance contact ACCESS:

Phone: (760) 245-4271 ext. 2212 

Email: ACCESS@vvc.edu

 

As we transition into an online education platform, you will continue to receive support from your ACCESS Team. Our commitment, to students with disabilities, continues today! 

Please do not wait to contact ACCESS IMMEDIATELY if you need assistance

Students currently receiving services with ACCESS:

If you require accommodations for online classes, you must send your instructors a copy of your Accommodation Plan (PASSPORT). If you need a copy, contact ACCESS.

If you have any difficulty using this web page contact helpdesk@vvc.edu or 760-372-7500

 Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions 

NEW! Listen to the ACCESS Brochure online, read by Sherri Pierce. Click here to listen to this audio file now.

[ ACCESS Brochure - TEXT VERSION ]

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Department Information

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ACCESS Application Packet

Office Hours:

  • REGULAR OFFICE HOURS
    • Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • SUMMER SESSION HOURS
    • Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

**During Summer it is best to call and schedule an appointment if you need to meet with a counselor.

What does ACCESS do?

Victor Valley College ACCESS extends to individuals with communicative, developmental, learning, psychological, physical, visual, and/or hearing disabilities the opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills for increased self-actualization and independence. These skills may also be used to gain a college degree or for vocational development leading to employment.

The ACCESS Resource Center has been designed to respond on an individual basis to the needs of Victor Valley College students with disabilities that are eligible for services. The aim is to intervene when a developmental, learning, physical, and/or psychological limitation interferes with the instructional process provided by the College. This allows students an equal opportunity to the same quality education as any other student. With the growing awareness on the part of all people regarding human rights and equal access, all students need to understand that it is ability not disability that counts.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the program, you must have a disability verified by a physician, psychologist or other appropriate professional. If you have a learning disability, you should bring copies of your test scores. Moreover, if you believe you have a learning disability, but have not been tested, we administer the test at our facilities for community college eligibility purposes only.

Students who may qualify for services include, but are not limited to, Developmentally Delayed Learners, Acquired Brain Injury, Physical, Communication, Learning, Psychological and Other Disabilities.

How to apply to the program

ACCESS Application Packet - Download here

  1. Fill out an online Victor Valley College Application for Admission and wait to receive your VVC Student ID number
  2. Obtain written documentation from the licensed professional (if you have a High School IEP, this may work in place of licensed professional documents)
  3. Fill out an application for the ACCESS program and give it to the ACCESS front office staff with your documentation or email to ACCESS@vvc.edu
  4. ACCESS staff will contact you once documents are reviewed for next steps
  5. If you are experiencing a learning problem, but do not have documentation, please contact: Evelyn.Marquez@vvc.edu

Documentation of disability must accompany your application such as:

  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing - audiogram
  • IEP/504 Plan
  • Learning Disability - Psych-evaluation including test scores
  • Physical Disability - Medical documentation from Physician
  • Psychological Disability - Psychologist
  • Visual Disability - Optometrist Exam