Programs and Services for Students with Disabilities (DSPS)

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Welcome to the College of Alameda DSPS Program.

Our services are designed to meet the unique educational needs of enrolled COA students with documented disabilities. Our professional staff works with each student to provide accommodations that ensure equal access to all academic programs, and to promote students’ independence so they may realize their academic potential and reach their goals.

DSPS provides assistance to students whose goals include:

  • Transfer to 4-year College or University
  • Associate Degree
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Basic Skills Improvement
  • Employment
  • Personal Growth

DSPS offers academic advising, counseling, diagnostic testing, access to assistive technology, and other academic accommodations but you must request these services. It is important to meet with your DSPS counselor each semester to review your progress and to arrange for classroom accommodations. For more information, we encourage you to read the DSPS Student Handbook.

You should also review the College of Alameda Catalog and Class Schedule to learn about college policies, courses, programs, degree requirements, and other general information.

For information and enrollment assistance, please call for an appointment with a DSPS counselor or stop by our office in D-117. We look forward to working with you!


Contact Information:

Programs and Services for Students with Disabilities (DSPS)

College of Alameda

555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway

Alameda, CA. 94501

Voice: 510-748-2328

FAX: 510-748-2339



Our Mission

The Mission of College of Alameda is to serve the educational needs of its diverse

community by providing comprehensive and flexible programs and resources that

empower students to achieve their goals.