Equity. Access. The tools to take on your next challenge: college.
ACCESS can provide you with the accommodations you need to help you be successful in your classes as you work toward earning your certificate or degree.
Application & Eligibility
If you had an IEP, psychological evaluation, or 504 Plan while you were in high school, have current disability documentation from a licensed professional, or can obtain documentation, you may be eligible for services.
To apply to ACCESS:
- Complete the ACCESS Student Application
- Complete the Consent for Release form
- Obtain disability documentation or have a licensed professional complete the disability verification form
- Email or drop off the Student Application, Consent form, and disability documents or completed disability verification at the ACCESS front desk
- Wait 5-7 business days for verification
After your disability documents are verified, an ACCESS staff member will contact you to set up your initial appointment with an ACCESS Counselor.
If you have questions regarding disability eligibility, or if you are unable to obtain disability documentation, please contact us.
Phone: 760.366.5201, ext. 5861
ACCESS (DSPS) is a federally mandated program for college students with a verified disability. ACCESS services and accommodations allow students the equitable opportunity to complete their educational goals and participate in all programs and activities at CMC. ACCESS students receive an individualized academic accommodation plan specific to their educational limitations.
The ACCESS Department is located in the Greenleaf Library.
ACCESS Front Desk
Room 311 in the Greenleaf Library
Monday–Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
During the interactive process between each ACCESS student and an ACCESS professional staff member, accommodations are determined regarding the academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services and/or instruction necessary to provide the student equal access to the educational process. ACCESS services and accommodations are determined on an individual basis and may include:
- Academic counseling
- Adapted computers with adaptive software
- ASL interpreters
- Assistive listening devices
- Closed captioning
- Courtesy cart
- Digital recorder
- Disability counseling
- Enlarged print
- Ergonomic chair/table
- Electronic textbooks
- Self-advocacy training
- Test-taking accommodations
Alternate Media Center
The ACCESS Alternate Media Center is in the Greenleaf Library.
Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
High Tech Center
High Tech Center (HTC)—The ACCESS HTC is available for the use of adaptive software and assistive technologies, studying, and testing.
What Disabilities Qualify for ACCESS?
Examples of qualifying disabilities:
- Acquired brain injury
- Deaf and hard of hearing
- Blind and low vision
- Learning disability
- Intellectual disability
- Autism spectrum
- Mental health disability (anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, schizophrenia, etc.)
- Physical disability
- Other health conditions and disabilities
If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact the ACCESS department.
- What if You Have a Complaint?
Valley Star Crisis Walk-In Center
7293 Dumosa Ave #2
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Morongo Oasis Crisis Residential Center
60805 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Partners Against Violence
58945 Business Center Drive, Suite C
Yucca Valley, California 92284
Stars TAY One Stop
58471 Twentynine Palms Highway #102
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
National Crisis Text Line:
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 42 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need. Read our frequently asked questions
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1.800.273.8255
No matter what problems you are dealing with, there is always a reason to keep living.
If you’d prefer to chat online, check out their website and click on the “Click to Chat” link on the right-hand side.
Disaster Distress Hotline: 1.800.985.5990
If you’re feeling anxious about any recent events of mass violence, please call the Disaster Distress Hotline
Substance Abuse Detox and Referral Information Line: 1.800.SU.CARES (1.800.499.3008)
If you are tired of feeling sick and tired and are looking for help with substance abuse, call the Substance Abuse Detox and Referral Information Line.
If there’s anything we can do for you, please let us know. We are here to help.
Phone: 760.366.5201 ext. 5861/5862
ACCESS Alternate Media Specialist
Phone: 760.366.5201 ext. 5863