Gavilan College, Gilroy, California

Jane Maringer-Cantu's
High Tech Center Course Information
SPRING, 2015

CSIS 570 CSIS 572

Title  CSIS 570
Instructor  Jane Maringer-Cantu
Advisory This course is intended for students with a verified disability who show a need for the use of assistive computer programs and/or equipment or demonstrated academic deficit.
Description This course is designed to provide an in-depth computer access evaluation in order to determine an appropriate access environment for a student with a disability or multiple disabilities. This is a pass/no pass course.
Learning Outcomes

1. The student will be able to explain his/her individual academic/cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
2. The student will be able to explain his/her individual computer access strengths and weaknesses.
3. The student will be able to identify the appropriate access technologies based on his/her individual learning profile.
4. The student will be able to self-advocate his/her assistive technology needs.
5. The student will demonstrate proficiency in accessing a computer through the use of assistive technologies.

Course Requirements

1. You must schedule your individual appointments with the High Tech Center Specialist or Instructor. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY - Log-in and log-out on the attendance computer whenever you enter and exit the lab. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, you must notify the program staff as soon as possible. You may be dropped from the course if you miss more than one appointment without giving prior notification.

2. You must complete the one-to-one evaluation with the HTC instructor to determine your computer access needs. You will be informed when the evaluation is complete. A complete evaluation usually takes six one hour appointments and you must complete an additional three hours in the HTC lab utilizing the appropriate access technologies deemed necessary to receive the credit.

3. On the basis of the evaluation, the instructor will prepare a list of appropriate assistive technologies and discuss the results with the student during the exit interview. Your attendance at this interview is required.

4. A Student Educational Contract will be developed for students who will be taking other High Tech Center courses and discussed at the exit interview.

5. If no appropriate access technologies are available through the HTC, then the student is referred to other resources.


  • Students requiring special services or arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other disability should contact their instructor, counselor, advisor or the Disability Resource Center.
  • All course materials will be made available in alternate media formats for students with verified print disabilities upon request.
  • Occupational/Vocational Students-Limited English language skills will not be a barrier to admittance to and participation in vocational education programs.
  • Gavilan College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disabled or veteran status in the provision of educational programs and services or the employment process, pursuant to federal and state statutes and regulations pertaining to unlawful discrimination.
  • Students are expected to exercise academic honesty and integrity. Violations such as cheating and plagiarism will result in disciplinary action, which may include recommendation for dismissal.
  • Please help keep Gavilan College a litter free campus and preserve its park like setting.

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Last updated January 24, 2015
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