Unitek College Student Disability Services
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the institutions operated by Unitek Learning shall abide by the regulation that “no otherwise disabled individual” shall be excluded from participation in programs and services offered by the College “solely by reason of the disability.”
Unitek Learning institutions shall provide reasonable accommodations, including auxiliary aids and/or services to qualified individuals with a disability, unless providing such accommodations would result in undue burden or fundamentally alter the nature of the relevant program, benefit, or service provided by the College.
Unitek College is an institution with a diverse population of students that complies with applicable standards for meeting the needs of students with disabilities. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), the College provides equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities. As appropriate, the College will make reasonable accommodations to offer persons with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in its programs, activities, and services.
Students With Disabilities
Disabled students should make arrangements to meet with the Program Director and/or our onsite ADA Coordinator prior to the start of class to review facilities and required accommodations. Reasonable assistance is provided through a variety of services tailored to particular students’ needs in an effort to equalize educational opportunities for students. Support services are provided on an individual needs basis and should be discussed with the ADA coordinator. Note: All nursing students must be cleared by their healthcare provider to participate fully in the clinical setting.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and/or services to qualified individuals with a disability, unless providing such accommodations would result in undue burden or would fundamentally alter the nature of the program, benefit, or service provided by the College. To request auxiliary aid or service, please contact the ADA Coordinator(s) for your campus.
Accommodations must be formally requested by the student in writing. All requests should be returned to DisabilityServices@unitekcollege.edu. Students are encouraged to provide the College with prompt notice of their needs to allow time for an interactive process to take place between the student and Unitek College. Please contact the Campus ADA Coordinator with any questions.
To request an accommodation, a student and their healthcare provider must complete and submit the ADA Participation and Accommodation Request Form (link provided on this page), including supporting documentation that should be current (no more than one year old) and must include the following information:
- A diagnosis of the disability and any accompanying testing results;
- A detailed description of the specific impairment, limitations, functional need, and the medical justification for such need;
- A recommendation for the type and duration of the accommodation(s) needed; and
- The professional credentials, contact information, and signature of the health care provider.
Accommodations are provided through an interactive process, which is meant to be informal and is aimed at identifying the precise limitations resulting from the disability and potential reasonable accommodations that could overcome those limitations. Depending on the case and the documentation presented, an evaluation by a health professional designated by Unitek College may be necessary.
Upon receiving and reviewing the student’s supporting documentation, the interactive process may continue, or a decision may be made on the request. Unitek College may on its own obtain a professional determination of whether requested auxiliary aids are necessary and, if so, what kind of aids would be most appropriate. Unitek College may also require an independent medical examination by a healthcare provider of its choosing to assist it in determining its response to a request for accommodation.
Note: Documentation regarding an Individualized Education Program (IEP) will not be accepted as sufficient documentation to support an accommodation. An applicant or student with an IEP must also submit the ADA Participation and Accommodation Request Form completed by their health care provider.