RCC Disability Resource Center
Removing Barriers, Encouraging Success
COVID-19 Medical Exemption Request
For students who are seeking an accommodation for a medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please complete the Student Medical Academic Adjustment Request for COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Form.
Please note, the medical documentation must include a diagnosis, a link between the diagnosis and the medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement; it must be on letterhead and signed by the medical provider.
In addition, please know this process is for students seeking enrollment in classes for which there are no online course alternatives.
Disability Resource Center (DRC)
The Disability Resource Center works with students who have a documented disability
and are pursuing their education at Riverside City College. We strive to ensure students
have access to their programs of study through accommodations, services and campus
resources. We welcome and encourage you to work closely with members of the DRC Team
to determine your individual needs and make your educational experience at RCC a positive
and successful endeavor.
Location: Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services Administration Building
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm (6 pm on Tuesdays)
During the current remote learning environment, the DRC Team is here to support you. Please contact us via phone at (951) 222-8060, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or set up an appointment here. Please note: our Video Phone is currently not active. Please make an appointment with a Senior Interpreter.
Student and College Responsibilities
Self-identify and disclose their disability to the DRC before requesting services
Provide the DRC with necessary documentation and/or forms (medical, educational, etc.) to verify disability
Complete the DRC online application and schedule an appointment with a DRC counselor to obtain academic accommodations and services
Request accommodations in a timely manner, and work with a DRC Counselor to determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations
Provide faculty with your accommodation letter from DRC to activate and adopt accommodations for each class, keeping in mind requesting accommodations is not retroactive
Arrange and obtain their own personal care attendants/aides if needed (Attendants/aides must complete District Volunteer Service Form)
Inform students of the Disability Resource Center's location and procedures for requesting accommodations
Accept and verify documentation of disability — when applicable students enrolled in classes may be tested for Learning Disability (LDT)
Inform students of their rights and responsibilities
Work with students to update accommodations, when necessary
Provide student with campus resources as needed
Reduce or waive any of the essential requirements of a course or program
Conduct testing and assessment of learning, psychological or medical disabilities
Provide personal attendants
Provide additional personal or private tutors above what would be offered to other students
Prepare “Individual Education Plans” (IEPs)
New Student Action List:
Submit your application online to become a Riverside City College student.
The Disability Resource Center handbook provides information on services, eligibility requirements and procedures. If you have unanswered questions, please contact or visit the center.
Complete your online orientation by logging in to WebAdvisor — you’ll find counseling items in the Student Menu.
To be eligible for services, you must be a student with a verified disability that results in an educational limitation. Qualifying documentation includes, but is not limited to:
- Completed Disability Verification Form
- Recent IEP or 504 plan (K-12 services)
- Letter from a medical professional
If you’re also a Department of Rehabilitation Client, bring a copy of your Individual Plan of Employment and referral from your counselor. Visit or call the DRC at (951) 222-8060 to schedule an appointment.
As a student, you must schedule an appointment with a DRC counselor to receive academic accommodations. Our counselor are experienced in assessing and meeting the appropriate needs for individual students — which may include priority registration, NCR paper, scribe, note taking, test accommodations/extended test time, interpreting services, real time captioning, the latest adaptive technologies and even alternate media. Visit or call the DRC at (951) 222-8060 to schedule an appointment.
The college will communicate important information via your RCC student email, so it is important to check daily for new messages. The Disability Resource Center, Student Financial Services, Admissions and Records, and other departments within RCC will send reminders, important dates, and information about new upcoming events.
LEARN ABOUT EMAIL VISIT THE DRC OR MAKE APPOINTMENT BY (951) 222-8060
Following college orientation and counseling, DRC Students are eligible for priority registration. Contact the DRC office in advance to be cleared for Priority Registration. Students who have been approved for priority registration as an accommodation must contact the DRC each semester to be cleared.
Accommodation Service Requests
We make every effort to provide tutors for all requests. Students will be notified by email or phone once the request has been completed or the DRC will make the appropriate referral to other tutorial services on campus. Tutoring is not guaranteed upon submitting a request.
Ask your DRC Counselor if you qualify for assistance with taking notes in class/labs or help with written class assignments, tests or exams.
The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Workability III program provides educational and career guidance to help you meet your employment goals.
Request approval for a special chair, table or other furniture item necessary for attending and getting the most out of your class.
The High-Tech Center is a computer lab for DRC students. As an eligible student, you could receive training to use adaptive technology designed to help advance your future endeavors. The center is also a great space for students to study, print homework, and easily engage with other students and DRC Team members.
Request an interpreter for courses, tutoring, or other academic-related events at Riverside City College. For community/club activities or other non-academic events, please contact the event coordinator. To request an Interpreter, please complete the Interpreter Request form.
Policies, Procedures and Forms
- Accommodation Request Form
- Alternate Media Request Form
- Alternate Media (E-Text) Terms & Conditions
- Application for DRC Services Form
- Authorization for Release of Information (RCCD inter-department)
- Consent for Release of Information Form
- DRC Student Handbook
- DRC Faculty Handbook
- Disability Verification Form
- Long Term Loan Agreement
- Procedures for Receiving Educational Accommodations (New Students) Request for Interpreter Form
- Request for Sign Language Interpreter Policy
- Testing Accommodations Policy
- Tutor Application Form