No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. CCNN has designated two individuals to act as Title IX Coordinators, the Academic Dean and the Evening Education Supervisor. Disagreements will be submitted to the College President when necessary. If any student wishes to file a complaint or concern related to discrimination on the basis of sex they can do so by submitting the concern in writing or verbally to either of these individuals. Training related to discrimination protected by Title IX will be provided by employees designated by the Coordinators.
Coordinators will bring any complaint, written, verbal or otherwise, to the College President for resolution. Complaints will be investigated and resolved through training and/or discipline, up to and potentially including termination when warranted. The person filing the claim will be notified of the outcome. If a person filing a concern feels the resolution is not appropriate they have a right to appeal the decision of the Coordinators. Appeals will be adjudicated by the College President.
Retaliation against a person filing a complaint will not be tolerated by the college. Any person filing a complaint who feels he/she has been retaliated against for filing that claim should report it to the College President immediately.
Any person who feels the college has not handled a Title IX (discrimination based on sex) concern properly may contact the Office of Civil Rights at the US Department of Education OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.
Career College of Northern Nevada is committed to providing equal access to training for all students. Following is the Equal Educational Opportunity policy outlined in the college’s catalog.
Equal Educational Opportunity
Career College of Northern Nevada is in compliance with Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IV (Desegregation of Public Education); Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Title IX (Discrimination on the Basis of Sex); the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Discrimination in Lending); and the Age Discrimination Act. It is the policy of the College not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or handicap with regard to its students, employees or applicants for admission or employment.
The College is committed to assuring equal access to all college programs and services and complies with state and federal disability nondiscrimination requirements. The college pursues the goal of equal access to students, staff and faculty with documented disabilities.
A student may voluntarily register with the Admissions Office by disclosing any disabilities and/or accommodations necessary to be successful and providing documentation of their disabilities, after which reasonable accommodations will be determined and implemented by the college. Documentation of the disability and accommodations will be maintained in the student’s file and kept confidential according to the FERPA policy outlined later in this catalog.
Any complaint alleging failure of this institution to follow this policy should be reported to the College President.
As a student with a disability, what rights do I have?
As a student at CCNN you have a right to access any service offered by the college just like any other student. In some instances, the college may need to coordinate reasonable accommodations or academic adjustments to ensure this is possible. These accommodations need to be discussed as early as possible to ensure you have the best opportunity for success as a college student. The Academic Dean is the designated ADA officer at the college and will bring those needed into the discussion to be sure your needs are met.
Do I have to inform the school of my disability?
No. You also have a right to privacy. You may choose not to disclose your disability to the college. However, the college can only ensure equal access when reasonable accommodations are necessary if we are aware of those needs. Furthermore, if you do chose to disclose your disability to the college, we will do everything possible to protect your privacy and only share the information with those who need that information to deliver the best educational opportunities for you. Your information will be protected by FERPA (see catalog for FERPA policy).
The college has in place standard accommodations for handicapped individuals such as elevators and handicapped parking spaces and restroom facilities. The facility has been designed to be ADA compliant to accommodate individuals who use wheel chairs for mobility. Disclosure of your disability would not be necessary for equal access in those situations.
Do I have to prove I have a disability?
In most situations the college may require appropriate documentation from a professional to document your need for accommodations or adjustments necessary to ensure your success as a student. The college is more interested in the professional’s opinion of what is necessary to ensure your success than the details of your disability. Sometimes this documentation may be copying a plan that was in place at your last high school if that plan was successful for you there. It is important to remember that college level rigor may require a different plan than a high school level plan. We will rely on information obtained from professionals to build a plan for you that meets the rigor of college life.
Will I have to pay for the accommodations or adjustments needed by me?
The college is required to provide reasonable accommodations or adjustments at no cost to you. However, if a piece of equipment is necessary to accommodate you in school and it is determined that this same piece of equipment would benefit you in the workplace after you complete the schooling, we might recommend you discussing the purchase of that equipment with a vocational rehabilitation agency to ensure your success beyond college and into the workforce. You do not have to follow our advice.
What if the Accommodations or Academic Adjustment is not working?
Discuss this with the Academic Dean as soon as you realize it is not working in your best interest. We will work with you to find a better solution. But we have to know as early as possible. Don’t wait for a failed test to determine the plan is not working.
What kind of adjustments can I expect?
CCNN will not lower the standards for students with disabilities. You must learn the material and be able to perform the process or procedure just like any student who graduates from the training program. The skills we train you for are the skills that employers have told us are necessary to work in the field you have chosen.
What we can do is adjust the method of delivery of the instruction or the method we use to measure your competency in that skill. Testing procedures can be modified to be sure you have the ability to show us you learned the material. Devices needed to perform the skill may be acquired. The goal will always be to help you learn the material.
What do I do if I feel the accommodation is not acceptable? What if I feel I am being discriminated against?
You have a right to appeal any decision made by the college. Start by discussing the concern with the College President. The President may provide additional training for those involved in delivering your plan or he may require a new evaluation to determine a better plan.
If you still feel the college is not meeting your needs you can file a formal complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights http://www.ed.gov/ocr/docs/howto.html
Customer Service Team
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100