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Students with Disabilities

CET shall not discriminate against a qualified individual with a disability because of the disability with regard to the provision of CET training, programs, services, and activities. A person who is otherwise qualified may request accommodation related to his or her disability, provided that the accommodations do not impose an undue hardship on CET.

Students have the following rights under: Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, as revised (29 U.S.C. 794); The American Disabilities Act 28 CFR 35.102-35.104; CA Assembly Bill 803 Government Code Section 11135 et.seq., and Title V, Section 56008 of CA Education Code.

  • Right to confidentiality and protected disclosure of student records.
  • Right to access training, programs, activities, services and facilities to facilitate learning. CET will make every reasonable effort to provide access.
  • Right to request reasonable accommodation to facilitate participation in training and campus activities.
  • Right to protection against discrimination based on association with a person with a disability. As a friend or companion of a student with a disability, a student should not be treated differently from other students who are non-disabled.
  • Right to safety requirements based on actual risks, not speculation or stereotype.
  • A right to participate in campus activities and class demonstrations to the extent a disability does not pose a risk to the student or to other students.
  • Right to request academic adjustments to facilitate student participation in hands-on training and campus activities.
  • Right to modification in policies unless the modification fundamentally alters the nature of services or activities. The student has the right to request changes in class or campus policies to facilitate the student participation in training and campus activities. Request will be evaluated in terms of how the modification might affect training standards. If a student feels that he/she is the target of discriminatory treatment, the student can file a complaint with the Human Resources Director, Lourdes Cendejas, (408) 534-5353, during business hours. Dial 711 for Relay Services.

Student Responsibilities

A student with disabilities has the following responsibilities:

  • Apply for and secure available comparable services and benefits from outside government agencies such as vocational rehabilitation programs, social security programs, and other disability agencies.
  • Provide documentation of disability.
  • Provide the name and contact information of the rehabilitation counselor.
  • Engage in an interactive process as needed.
  • Request accommodations and access to training, programs, activities, services, and facilities in a timely manner.
  • Use accommodations appropriately.
  • Notify approximately 24-hours in advance for planned absences from training where services are being provided.
  • Assist CET staff with the determination and assessment of your individual needs.
  • Students who need reasonable accommodations must meet with the Center Director and the Human Resources Director to assess the nature of the disability and accommodations.