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DSPS Office:

Fax: 714-895-8131

DSPS Office Hours of Operation:

Spring and Fall Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday: Closed

High Tech Lab Hours of Operation:

Fall and Spring Hours
High Tech Center
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday: Closed

Summer Hours
(dependent on general lab hours in LRC)
High Tech Center
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

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Interested in Becoming a Volunteer Note Taker?

GWC Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) is seeking volunteer Note Takers for all subjects.

If you are currently enrolled in classes and are interested in becoming a Note Taker, please send your contact information to dsps@gwc.cccd.edu. Be sure to include the CRN#s of the classes you are enrolled in and we will get back to you with the details.

Note Taking Accommodation Information

The use of an in-class student note taker is an accommodation that can be requested by students registered with Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS).  Students approved for this accommodation ideally receive notes from a student volunteer already in the class.  When a note taker cannot be found, students eligible for this accommodation should contact the DSPS office to discuss possible alternatives if interested.

The Process

  1. Student registers with DSPS for the current semester and requests a note taker as an accommodation. The note taker is for in-class activities.

  2. DSPS reviews the request and prepares and sends two notifications: one is sent to the instructor with information regarding note taking accommodations for the student, and another is sent to the student with details about their note taking accommodation along with a memo to discuss with their instructor about seeking an in class note taker.

  3. Eligible students will receive notes by picking them up at the DSPS office, requesting them via e-mail at dsps@gwc.cccd.edu, or receiving them directly from the note taker.

  4. Faculty members will make an announcement in the class or send an email to the students in class at the beginning of each semester stating that there is a student in the class registered with DSPS who is in need of a student note taker.  Any interested students should email dsps@gwc.cccd.edu with questions.  Instructor announcements MUST be anonymous and SHOULD NOT include the name or any identifying information about the DSPS student.

  5. At the end of the semester note takers receive a monetary gift as a token of our appreciation based on (a) number of notes and classes for which they are taking notes, (b) the quality of notes, (c) consistency, and (d) student need.

  6. When difficulty finding a note taker arises, the DSPS student MUST contact the DSPS office to discuss alternative options that may be available.  The goal is for everyone to work together to help find a note taker.  This goal cannot be met without the coordinated assistance of the instructor, student, and the DSPS team.

Note Taking Resources

Note Taker Training (web based) - Must create a user account