ACCESS for Students with Disabilities


    Copper Mountain College makes every effort to make its campus fully accessible to students with disabilities. ACCESS offers guidance through the admissions process, as well as a number of special programs to help students with their academic, vocational, and career planning goals. In addition, the ACCESS offers services such as a High Tech Center, specialized equipment, test proctoring, ergonomic furniture, and many other accommodations for students who are eligible.

    High Tech Center Photo

    Who is Eligible?

    Any CMC student with a professionally verified disability that interferes with the educational process is eligible for ACCESS services.

    Examples of disabilities that may represent educational limitations: visual impairments, hearing impairments, speech impairments, acquired brain injury, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and orthopedic or mobility impairments.


    Application Packet

    Additional Forms and Information

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    Facts about Accommodations and Services

    Students with disabilities are required to initiate requests for specific accommodations each semester. These requests will be directed to the instructor through the Faculty Notification Letter or ACCESS staff. The program will determine if the services you request are appropriate and reasonable for your individualized educational limitation. You may request adjustments as needed. These services ensure your access to a level playing field, so all students regardless of their disability may pursue their college goals. You are responsible for your personal success.  Students participating in ACCESS adhere to the same academic standards of any other college student.

    ACCESS Services and Accommodations (Guidelines for Services)

    • Academic, Transfer, Personal, Career, &  Disability & Counseling
    • Priority Registration
    • High Tech Center with adapted computers and specialized software
    • Specialized Classes for students with disabilities
    • American Sign Language Interpreters
    • (Hearing Impaired Self Evaluation)

    Interpretype (means of communicating with a student who is deaf)

    •  Closed Captioning of Videos
    •  Alternate Text
      • Braille
      • Enlarged text
      • e-text
      • MP3
    •  Note-takers
    •  Test-taking Accommodations (Testing Accommodations Form)
      • Extended time
      • Distraction reduced environment
      • Adaptive computer for reading and writing
    • Specialized equipment
      • Digital recorders (Tape Recording Policy)
      • Talking spellcheckers
      • Assisted Listening Devices for hearing impaired
      • Alpha Smarts (mini computer)
      • Reading Pen


    Department of Rehabilitation (760-365-2989)
    DoR provides support for college expenses for students who have an approved employment plan. DoR works in partnership with the student and ACCESS. DoR is a state agency separate from CMC. You will need to call this number to request an Orientation at CMC with DoR.

    Location: Copper Mountain College Student Services.

    DesertArc (760) 228-1860

    DesertArc provides services and empowerment support for Developmentally Delayed Adults who are clients of Inland Regional.

    Location: 6540 La Contenta Rd., Yucca Valley, CA.


    Morongo Basin Mental Health in Yucca Valley (760) 365-3022
    MBMH Provides counseling and mental health support for adults and children.

    24/7 Walk in Crisis Center (760) 365-6558 (entrance on Inca Trail)  If you ever find yourself in a mental helath crisis in need of immediate help, call the Walk in Crisis Center

    Location: 55475 Santa Fe Train, Yucca Valley, CA.

    Morongo Basin Mental Health in 29 Palms (760) 361-4059
    Location: 5910 Adobe Rd. Ste E, 29 Palms, CA.

    Pacific Clinic in Yucca Valley  (760) 228-0026
    This clinic provides counseling and mental health support.

    Location: 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Yucca Valley, CA.

    Pacific Clinic in 29 Palms  (760) 367-2027
    Provides counseling and mental health support.

    Location: 73501 29 Palms Hwy., 29 Palms, CA.

    Santa Fe Clubhouse (760-369-4057)
    The Clubhouse provides activities for adults with mental health issues.

    Location: 58020 Santa Fe Trail. Ste M, Yucca Valley, CA.

    Transition Aged Youth (TAY) Center (760) 228-2989
    TAY provides support services for young adults between the ages of 16-25.

    Location: 58945 Business Center Dr., Yucca Valley, CA (Monterey Business Center)

    Affliated Psychological Services in Yucca Valley (760) 369-7166
    This clinic provides counseling and mental health support.

    Location: 7293 Dumosa Ave, Yucca Valley, CA.

    Affliated Psychological Services in 29 Palms (760) 367-3290
    This clinic provides counseling and mental health support.

    Location:6274 Adobe Rd., 29 Palms, CA.

    Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services (760) 369-3353

    MBSAS provides crisis intervention and ongoing counseling for victims of sexual assault.

    Location: 57380 29 Palms Hwy., Yucca Valley, CA.

    ACCESS Staff

    Jane Abell
    ACCESS Coordinator
    760-366-3791, ext. 5286

    Maria Cruz
    ACCESS Program Assistant
    760-366-3791, ext. 4247

    Glenda Haislip
    ACCESS Instructional Assistant

    Roseanna Speer
    ACCESS Alternate Media Specialist
    760-366-3791, ext. 5861

    Hira Paulin
    ACCESS Counselor

    Contact Information

    ACCESS for Students with Disabilities
    Copper Mountain College
    6162 Rotary Way
    P.O. Box 1398
    Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    760-366-3791, ext. 5861
    TTY 760-366-5262
    760-366-5257 fax

    Office Location
    ACCESS is located in the 300 Quad. Some offices are in the Office of Student Services, other offices are in the Greenleaf Library.

    Regular Hours:

    Monday-Thursday 8:15a-5:00p
    Friday 8:15a-3:00p

    We are closed on all legal and college holidays.

    2016-2017 Academic Calendar

    2016-2017 Holiday Schedule - TBA