Students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities may qualify for services offered
through Durham Technical Community College and/or Durham Public Schools.
Durham Technical Community College abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which
stipulates that no student shall be denied the benefits of an education “solely by reason of a
handicap.” Disabilities covered by law include, but not limited to, learning disabilities, psychological
disabilities, health impairments, hearing, and sight or mobility impairments. If you have a disability
that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require
accommodations, please contact the Disability Services office by calling 919-536-7207,
emailing email@example.com, or visiting the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student
Services Center, room 10-209 for additional information regarding requirements for
In addition, services also may be available to Gateway students through Durham
Public Schools. Services are offered through the Exceptional Children’s Department of the
Durham Public Schools and are designed to create equal access to education through the
implementation of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) designed to provide qualifying
disabled students with a free appropriate public education. Students entering the Gateway to
College program who previously received individualized services from a public school district
through a 504 Plan or an IEP, or who suspect they may be in need of such services, may continue
to qualify for services under Section 504 or the IDEA through the Durham Public Schools, or may
request an evaluation to determine eligibility for such services. For more
information visit Exceptional Children's Services at Durham Public Schools or call Dr.
Marguerita Best 919-536-7231, ext. 2429.
It is the policy of the State Board of Education, the Community College System, Durham and Orange
county public school systems, and Durham Technical Community College to encourage young people
to complete high school, rather than to seek testing for the General Educational Development (GED)
exam or to seek admission to the Adult High School Program. All other educational alternatives
should have been explored before high school-
aged students are referred
to Durham Technical Community College.