Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services

Are you a student with a disability preparing to take classes at Tallahassee Community College? Do you have concerns about registration, receiving accommodations, or getting around campus? The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Office is committed to providing the access you need to do your best during your time here.

Applying for Services

TCC is committed to creating an accessible environment where individuals are viewed on the basis of their ability, not their disability. The Student Accessibility Services Office assists students in receiving educational accommodations, academic advising and other educational support services.

1. Complete the online Application for Student Accessibility Services

This application will provide information that will help us support you and your educational goals. If you need the application in an alternate format, please let the SAS Office know.

2. Provide any documentation you feel will help the Accessibility Advisor better understand your strengths and needs

This may include an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, Psychological Evaluation, medical documentation, or other documentation. After your initial meeting with an Advising Specialist, you may be asked to provide additional documentation.

3. Make an appointment to meet with an Accessibility Advisior in the SAS Office

During this meeting, you will learn how to access accommodations on campus, what your rights are, and what your responsibilities are in receiving accommodations. Please notify the office if you will not be able to keep your appointment.

Accommodated Testing Center and Adaptive Computer Lab

The Accommodated Testing Center helps eligible students utilize their accommodations during testing. The Adaptive Computer Lab provides students with a wide range of technology, such as computer workstations, copiers, scanners, CCTVs, JAWS, Zoomtext, Dragon Naturally Speaking and Kurzweil.

Location: FPAC Room 219
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone (Voice): (850) 201-8271
E-mail: ACCTesting@tcc.fl.edu

Sign Language Interpreters

ASL interpreting services are available upon request, please complete the Interpreter Request Form.

Additional Resources

Certiport Testing

Students can schedule accommodations for tests administered by Certiport by setting up a Certiport ID account, and making sure to provide both the Certiport Exam Accommodations Request Form and Release Form to the Student Accessibility Services Office. Please fax the Accommodations Request Form and Release Form, as well as a copy of your documentation to (850) 492-4160. Or, you may bring the application materials to our office, where someone can fax the information for you.

The application will take up to 10 days to process, so we encourage you to complete the application as early as possible.

Complete the Certiport application process.

Certiport has specific guidelines for required documentation. Student Accessibility Services does not determine approval of accommodations for Certiport exams.

Meet the Staff

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Lindsey Hugen – Staff Assistant

hugenl@tcc.fl.edu

Lindsey joined the Student Services team in February 2019 and has been the full time Staff Assistant since August 2019. Lindsey combines her managerial experience from working in the private sector with her passion for Student Affairs to establish efficient and open lines of communication between students, advisors and staff—in order to ensure that students feel at home within the department of Student Services.

Lindsey earned her bachelors in Fine Arts and in Political Science from the University of Arkansas in 2015 and 2017 respectively.

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Pamela A. Johnston – Director Student Services

johnstp@tcc.fl.edu

Pamela joined the TCC community in January 2020.  Before coming to TCC, Pamela served as a student affairs dean, academic dean and a faculty member at several diverse institutions across the country including Boston University, Columbia University and Rutgers University and Lincoln College in Lincoln Illinois.

Having over 30 years of student and academic affairs experience, Pamela comes to TCC with a wealth of knowledge to ensure delivery of the best possible student experience when visiting any of the Student Services offices. Overseeing all aspects of Student Services, Pamela is committed to leading a highly effective student affairs unit that serves all students at the highest level of competency, with empathy, compassion and professionalism.

Pamela earned her Ed.M. in Education from Boston University in 1988.

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Jonathan B. Davis – Student Accessibility Advisor

davisjo@tcc.fl.edu

Jonathan joined Tallahassee Community College in July of 2015. Before coming to TCC, Jonathan began his career in higher education at Valdosta State University, where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in History and Master’s degree in Higher Education.

With over 10 years of experience working in various areas of higher education from Residence Life to Greek life and recruitment, Jonathan is committed to facilitating positive student engagement and success in and out of the classroom.

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Daniel James – Student Accessibility Advisor

jamesd@tcc.fl.edu

Danny has been an employee at TCC since 2007 and been with Student Accessibility Services since 2014. Before he came to TCC he had a variety social service jobs including dependency case management, targeted case management and also served with the Florida Forest Service as a Wildland Firefighter. Danny is also a veteran who proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Nimitz. Naturally, he is passionate about working with veterans and helping them reach their goal of gainful employment through education.

Danny earned his AA degree from Tallahassee Community College before earning a BS in social work at FSU. He is currently working on a MA in Counseling a Baptist College of Florida.

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Shawnique Turner – Student Conduct Coordinator

turnersh@tcc.fl.edu

Shawnique joined the TCC community in September 2013. Before coming to TCC, Shawnique worked for Goldsmith, Grout & Lewis, PA and then moved forward to work for Department of Financial Services in the Legal Services Department that is solely dedicated to Bail Bonds & Bail Bond Agency and Funeral and Cemetery Businesses. 

Having over 20 years of legal experience, Shawnique comes to TCC with a affluence of knowledge to ensure distribution of the best possible student involvement when engaging with any of the Student Services offices. Shawnique is devoted to leading and advocating for all student while providing an exceedingly effective environment that serves all students at the highest level of compassion, empathy, and professionalism.

Shawnique received her Baccalaureate of Science degree from Florida A&M University in Criminal Justice, and has obtained her Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree in Paralegal Study from Tallahassee Community College.

 

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Maria Santos – Student Services Case Manager

santosm@tcc.fl.edu

Maria joined the TCC community in February 2019. Her first role was that of a mentor for TCC’s Eagle Connection program, a support program for TCC students with an Intellectual Disability seeking their employment credential. Maria went on to develop much of the program’s social, life, and independent living skill curriculum. Maria was then hired to create TCC’s first ever Case Management department.

Before continuing her career at TCC, Maria served as a Child Protective Investigator for the Department of Children and Families in Duval and Clay County. In this role Maria was responsible for investigating allegations of abuse and neglect of children in the state of Florida.

As a Master in Social Work, Maria is educated on the importance of social justice, dignity and worth of individuals, the importance of human relations, integrity, and competence. Her areas of focus are homelessness, poverty, former foster care involvement, and student support services.

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Margaret Stevens – Office Assistant

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Victoria Gonzalez – Office Assistant

 

 

Appointments

You can schedule an appointment via phone, e-mail, or by visiting our office. Advising Specialists see students by appointment, and on a walk-in basis. Available walk-in times are displayed outside of the office, located in the Student Union, Room 172.

Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location

Student Accessibility Services is located on the 1st Floor of the Student Union, Room 172

Contact Our Office

Phone: (850) 201-8430
Fax: (850) 201-8433
E-mail: SAS@tcc.fl.edu
Florida Relay Service: 711
Video Relay Service: (850) 270-6236 or (850) 270-6231