AVTEC complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. AVTEC makes every effort to offer reasonable accommodations for students with a documented disability to provide equal access to training programs and activities. You do not have to inform AVTEC that you have a disability, however, if you will be seeking accommodations please notify us before your arrival on campus.
The process for students with disabilities to request accommodations are outlined here:
- Self-identify: The student must self-identify as having a disability and request accommodations from AVTEC.
- Provide documentation: The student must provide documentation, such as a diagnosis from a qualified professional.
Once the paperwork is submitted, the student works with the AVTEC ADA Coordinator to determine appropriate accommodations based on the curriculum and potential restrictions in the student’s training area. Accommodations are determined on an individual basis, based on the student’s specific needs, and the curriculum requirements.
AVTEC ADA Coordinator
P.O. Box 889
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: (907) 224-6114
Fax: (907) 224-4400
State ADA Coordinator
Alaska Department of Administration
550 W 7th Avenue, Suite 1960
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone (voice): (907) 375-7716
Phone (TTY): 711 for Alaska Relay
Fax: (907) 375-7719
Additional information regarding ADA Services:
- AVTEC provides the following services to all students: tutoring, study skills, and possibly a peer tutor. Instructors may provide untimed tests and a quiet place to take a test, however, additional time on assignments is not guaranteed.
- Your IEP or ILP from high school may help demonstrate accommodations that worked for you in the past. Post-secondary schools provide a different level of support by making reasonable accommodations in instructional programs which do not alter the essential content or requirements of a course or program. See this document for more details.
- Each AVTEC program has its own physical requirements for admission. Please review the admission requirements for the program of your interest to see if you meet the minimum requirements.
- Know your rights and responsibilities. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) website provides more information: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html
Students requesting accommodation for a service animal will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Additional documentation verifying training, or other certification of the animal may be necessary.
A service animal, defined by ADA is ‘any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.’ https://adata.org/guide/service-animals-and-emotional-support-animals