SKC Students with Disabilities

Salish Kootenai College is committed to providing educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are provided for eligible students with identified disabilities. The College complies with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

SKC uses the definition of disability contained in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which states that an individual with disability is anyone who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Has a record of such an impairment
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment.

Note: A  Students with diagnosed alcohol or drug abuse impairment qualify for services only when not actively engaged in the use of those substances. Individuals with temporary injuries or impairments (e.g. broken arm) should discuss course modifications directly with their instructor.

Who is eligible for accommodations?
An eligible student is one who otherwise meets the academic and technical standards necessary for admission into a program or participation in a course.
In order to receive accommodations, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a documented disability (documentation must be supplied) that
  2. Presents a significant barrier to the educational process, and
  3. The student must request services from the Disabilities Officer.
Reasonable accommodations refer to modifications necessary for students with disabilities to provide equal access to college programs and activities. An accommodation is not deemed reasonable if it fundamentally alters an essential element of an academic standard or program. Reasonable accommodations may include elimination of physical barriers, when possible, as well as academic accommodations when appropriate. Contact:


Linda Pete, Disabilities Services Coordinator,

406-275-4968 email:

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