Welcome to the ASC homepage (formerly DSPS)
East Campus (Main Office)
Student Services Building 112
East Campus (Testing Center)
Journalism Building 160
West Campus (Office and Testing Center)
Yosemite Hall, Room 115
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Web Accessibility Statement
The Accommodations & Support Center (ASC) is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are in the process of revising our website in conjunction with the Department of Education to make our website more accessible and have adopted the WCAG 2.1 standard for accessibility. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the ASC website.
Follow instructions on the Help with Online Classes page to learn how to access your classes online and to find out how you can get Internet access at home.
On behalf of the staff of Accommodations and Support Center (ASC), we are pleased to have this opportunity to Welcome you to Modesto Junior College (MJC). It is our sincere hope that all of your goals are realized during your attendance here. MJC is dedicated to servicing the community, and we provide an innovative college experience for students. Modesto Junior College is known for popular academic programs, noteworthy college activities, athletics, and for special facilities that cater to top academic programs.
MJC is committed to transforming lives through programs and services informed by the latest scholarship of teaching and learning. The ASC dedicated staff and faculty provide several accommodations and services, including test-taking facilitation, specialized counseling, interpreter services, scribes, and alternate media services. Several resources on the ASC website is designed with you in mind, and we invite you to explore the amenities we have for you.
The ASC team has an efficient and friendly office staff that can answer your questions
and provide you with the help you need. The Office serves both prospective and current
students who have documented disabilities and request services.
The ASC front office staff assists students with the application process by phone and in person. They schedule appointments for advising, assist with student concerns, answer questions regarding ASC programs and services offered, testing accommodations, priority registration, and more.
ASC also has staff that are testing administrators for course related quizzes and exams given to qualifying students. Testing accommodations can include extra time, reading and writing assistance, and enlarged print. Tests must be arranged four days in advance, and tests requested for a different day or time are only with instructor approval. The Testing Center on the East Campus is located in Journalism Building, Room 155, and on West Campus Yosemite Hall, Room 115A.
To be considered for ASC, please complete and submit the application packet including the verification of disability to the East Campus ASC office in Student Services Building 112.
- Steps to Become an ASC Student
- Verification of Disability (fillable form, must be completed by your doctor/therapist and submitted with your application) OR submit a digital copy of your IEP from high school. You can bring a paper copy to the ASC office.
- Complete ASC Application Packet (log in with your MJC student email address and password)
- Complete California Voter's Registration Statement
- Student Information Release Authorization (fillable form)
After completing the release of information, email the form as an attachment to: email@example.com
DUE TO LEARNING DISABILITY TESTING BEING CONDUCTED IN OUR OFFICE,
PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN WITH YOU FOR A COUNSELING APPOINTMENT
Late Arrival Notice
To allow for sufficient time in the counseling appointments, it will be considered
a NO SHOW after a:
• 5-minute late arrival to a 30-minute appointment
• 10-minute late arrival to a 1-hour appointment
• 10-minute late arrival to a learning disability testing appointment
After a student is a NO SHOW, it is the counselor's discretion to take the next student
that is waiting,
complete paperwork, or leave the office to conduct business.
ASC is dedicated to providing students with disabilities access to postsecondary education
through supportive services and/or instruction. If you have any questions regarding
the complaint procedures or a complaint that has been submitted, please contact the
ASC Coordinator, Jacquelyn Forte:
You may also contact the Vice President of Student Services/Title IX Campus Coordinator,
Dr. Andrea Wilson:
Yosemite Community College District Board Policy and Administrative Procedures No.
3435 (Discrimination and Harassment Complaints and Investigations)
Link to document
Unlawful Discrimination Complaint Form
Link to document
It is the policy of Modesto Junior College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices.
Title IX sexual harassment regulations define Title IX sexual harassment to include four terms “as defined in” the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
- Sexual Assault
- Dating Violence
- Domestic Violence
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504/Title II policies:
Name: Michael Howen, District Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Address: YCCD, 2201 Blue Gum Ave Modesto CA 95358
Telephone Number: (209) 575-7935
For inquiries concerning Title IX, visit the YCCD District Title IX Website.
Students with disabilities have the right to voter registration opportunities. For
more information, please ask one of the Accommodations and Support Center personnel,
or visit the Voter’s Registration link at https://registertovote.ca.gov/.
Who needs to make an appointment?
- Students making requests for the semester
- Students learning a specific software program (must be approved by a ASC counselor)
- Students needing more help with software
Who does NOT need to make an appointment?
(Please note that you may have to wait if there is another student being helped)
- Students submitting a form for loaned equipment (must be approved by a ASC counselor)
- Students picking up and dropping off loaned equipment
- Students dropping off a receipt
- Student updating a request form
- Students dropping off materials to be converted into an accessible format
Essential Services for Students
Get Tested for COVID-19 Now. For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and Free testing availability, visit the end of the County’s webpage on Coronavirus. Also, CVS Drugstores are offering FREE testing. Please visit their webpage to find a location near you: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
Need Assistance finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services? Please visit: http://211.org/ or call dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.
Suffering from Anxiety or feeling Overwhelmed? Mental health services are free to MJC students. Schedule an appointment with an MJC provider by calling: 209-575-6281 from 7:30am to 12:00pm or 209-575-6038 from 12:30pm to 5pm. Students can also receive 24/7 support by clicking on this link.
For resources at MJC during remote instruction please visit our Help with Online Classes page.
Apply for CARE Program
Modesto Junior College will be using an online application process. All eligible students
will receive an email requesting they complete the online application via the Student
Financial Services Electronic Data Submission (EDS) portal.
See details at https://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/finaid/caresact.php
Financial Aid Office phone number (209)575-7700
Let’s Talk Café
ASC cares about you and your success. We are here to support you.
We hope you will be able to meet with us via Zoom. The purpose of our meeting is to just talk. How are you doing? How are you adapting to remote learning? What recommendations do you have? These are just a few suggestions.
Check your student email for an invitation and link to Zoom meeting held twice a month.
Town Hall Meeting
Check your student email to an invitation to monthly MJC student services Zoom meeting.
Checking out MJC laptops
You may be able to check out a laptop depending on availability from the East Campus Library and Learning Center (209)575-6228.