Policies

Internet/Computer Acceptable Use Guidelines
Disability Services

SCTC Internet/Computer Acceptable Use Guidelines

Use of the computers and Internet provided in the Southern Crescent Technical College NET Center is a privilege and not a right.  The primary purpose of this service is to support the curriculum of SCTC.  Each user must abide by the following guidelines in order to maintain privileges to use the NET computers. Inappropriate conduct as outlined below may result in the loss of this privilege and possible disciplinary action.

  1. “Adult-oriented” resources may NOT be accessed.  “Adult-oriented” resources include, but are not limited to, violent, sexually graphic or illegal activities.
  2. NET computer hard drives are cleared at the end of each week, so personal work should not be left on the desktopsChanging, modifying, or eliminating NET computer configurations is prohibited. (Downloading files to a flash drive is encouraged).
  3. NET computer resources may not be used for any illegal or unauthorized act including, but not limited to the creation, dissemination or possession of “adult oriented” materials; or the possession or use of programs, files, or instructions for violating system security; the violation of copyright law.
  4. If you are not working on class-related work, projects or research, you may be asked to give up your computer to a waiting student who has a class-related computer need.

Consequences for violating these guidelines are as follows:

  1. A verbal warning concerning unacceptable conduct will be made by any member of the NET staff. It should be considered serious.
  2. One written warning will be issued for a subsequent violation. Any NET staff member may issue a written warning.
  3. A third violation of these guidelines will result in the loss of NET privileges until those privileges are reinstated by the NET Director. The offending student will be notified by email concerning reinstatement of NET privileges.
  4. Any further violations will be referred to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for possible disciplinary or legal action.

NOTE: NET privileges include, but are not limited to, access to NET computers, access to the physical NET space, ability to check out (borrow) NET materials.

Additional Guidelines for the Use of the NET Computers:

  1. Hardware or software malfunctions should be reported to the NET staff immediately.
  2. Neither SCTC nor the NET is responsible for damage to or loss of flash drives or other personal property. Do not leave your personal effects unattended in the NET.
  3. The NET computers are located in a public environment and privacy is not guaranteed.
  4. Each user should understand that his/her freedom to access and display information is constrained by the rights of others.
  5. Students are expected to adhere to the behavioral guidelines as outlined in the Student Conduct Code (p. 21-25) of the Student Handbook.

Disability Services

A person with a disability is any person who:

  • has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities including walking, talking, seeing, hearing, breathing, learning, and working
  • has a record of such an impairment
  • is regarded as having such impairments

Some common disabilities are:

  • Hearing and Visual Impairments
  • Psychiatric/Psychological Disabilities
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Closed Head Injury

Some accommodations or services include:

  • Assistance with registration and scheduling
  • Contact with Vocational Rehabilitation Services and other agencies serving people with disabilities
  • Sign language interpreters, readers, or note-takers
  • Special testing arrangements (i.e. extended time, reader, or separate room, etc.)
  • Assistance with obtaining large print, taped, or Braille materials
  • Special classroom seating
  • Sorenson phone access
  • Other Assistive Technology

Southern Crescent Technical College offers accommodations and services to assist students with disabilities to achieve their educational goals.

Student Responsibilities

To establish eligibility, students must request services by contacting the Special Services Coordinator’s Office. Students should notify the Special Services Coordinator as soon as they are accepted to ensure timely provision of services.

Students should:

  • Provide appropriate documentation for the disability.
  • Provide recommendations for classroom accommodations.
  • Request accommodations each and every semester.
  • Present accommodation form and discuss with each instructor appropriate accommodations.

*Self-advocacy is encouraged.

If a student has never been evaluated to establish eligibility for a disability, or is in need of a current evaluation, the Special Services Coordinator may refer the student to the appropriate resource agency at the expense of the student, if there is a fee involved.

Requesting Services

To request services, please contact:

Griffin Campus                                                    Flint River Campus
Special Services Coordinator                                Special Services Coordinator
ADA/Section 504 Coordinator                               ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
Phone: (770) 228-7258                                         Phone:  (706) 646-6224

A qualified individual with a disability who wants this or any SCTC publication in an accessible format should make their request known to the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at the telephone number listed above.

Confidentiality

It is the policy of the Federal Government (see section on ADA of 1990), Southern Crescent Technical College, and the Special Services Program that persons with disabilities are not to be discriminated upon this factor.  The confidentiality of a person with a disability is also covered by the nondiscrimination statement and must be abided to at all time.  The student is not required to show documentation of their disability to any person or office at Southern Crescent other than the Special Services Program.  The Special Services Program retains the student’s file and determines the student’s accommodations with respect to their individual disability and need.  A student’s disability is not to be shared with anyone.