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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Sep 21, 2021
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] 
2015-2016 Catalog [Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016] [Archived Catalog]

Student Services: Student Support Services

Child Care Center Services

Childcare centers are located at Downtown, Kent, North and South campuses. Students also have discounted access to the Chappell Deerwood Child Development Center. All centers are open Monday through Friday during the day. Ages generally accepted are one to five years.  Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is offered at most locations. Students are eligible for discounted fees for child care services. Child care scholarships are also available to eligible students.

Contact your campus Chappell Child Development Center to enroll your child.

  • Downtown Campus: (904) 632-3122
  • North Campus: (904) 713-6010/6011
  • South Campus: (904) 646-2225
  • Kent Campus: (904) 381-3445

Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center

The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center is happy to speak to groups about vision rehabilitation services and training available in northeast Florida.

Look for the new specialty license vehicle tag, A State of Vision. Tag purchases will include a $25 donation to the vision rehabilitation program in your home area. The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center benefits from tag purchases in northeast Florida.

Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center

Training Today for Independence Tomorrow

The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center is a community-based rehabilitation program for adults and high school students with blindness or visual impairment. Through specialized training, the students learn the necessary skills to gain independence in the home, workplace and community.

The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center services are offered at no cost to the student. Training is made possible by the State of Florida Division of Blind Services and Florida State College at Jacksonville. Located at the Downtown Campus since 1982, the Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center has maintained national accreditation and trains 300 to 400 students annually.

Core Curriculum

  • Adjustment to blindness counseling
  • Assistive technology
    • Adaptive software, including screen magnification and screen reading
    • Laptop and desktop applications
    • Internet navigation
    • Smart phone usage
  • Community outreach
  • Independent living skills
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Job readiness

Transition Services

Transition Services are designed to enhance core competencies for middle and high school students with blindness and visual impairments. The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center works closely with the school districts to ensure students receive a comprehensive educational experience. The Transition Services program provides year round training including:

  • Career exploration, including work experience
  • Social skills instruction
  • Job readiness training
  • Independent living skills education
  • Assistive technology
  • Orientation and mobility
  • Personal adjustment
  • Recreation and leisure experience

The Vision Education & Rehabilitation Center regularly presents to community groups regarding vision rehabilitation services. For further information, please call (904) 633-8220.

Students with Disabilities

Florida State College at Jacksonville (College) recognizes the importance of assisting and encouraging all students to reach their full potential. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the College ensures that its admission requirements are uniformly applied, and that its services, activities, facilities and academic programs are accessible to and usable by all qualified students. The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services to promote full participation of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of college life.

Academic adjustments are available to students who identify themselves as having a disability and as being otherwise qualified for admission to the College. Each student is responsible for providing documentation of his or her disability and requesting appropriate accommodations. The intent of academic accommodations is to provide students with disabilities similar opportunities for success and for mastery of academic skills. Each student’s case is assessed individually based on documented evidence from appropriate medical and clinical professionals regarding the student’s disability and a comprehensive interview with the student and the DS Manager or Director.

It is the responsibility of the student to notify our office of the need for an accommodation, of the denial of an accommodation, of any changes in schedules, of any problems or concerns that arise while attending classes or while on campus or in using our website, so necessary actions may be taken. Although the College intends for every student to have a productive, enriching, and pleasant experience while on campus, academic accommodations must be reasonable and do not include personal care items or personal mobility equipment, such as personal care attendant, wheelchair, and/or scooter, etc. In addition, academic accommodations must not fundamentally alter the nature of the courses requirements or the academic degree that is being sought.

Please visit the Services for Students with Disabilities webpage for additional information and campus contact information.

Educational support services are provided through the Auxiliary Aids Program within the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

As appropriate, the following services can be provided upon receipt of documentation of a student’s disability.

  • Notetaker
  • Reader
  • Scribe
  • Interpreter
  • CART
  • Testing Accommodations
  • Adaptive Equipment/Software
  • Alternative Format Instruction Material
  • Course Substitutions/Waivers
  • Voter Registration

Any student with a disability requesting assistance may contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities on the appropriate campus.

  • North Campus and Nassau Center: (904) 766-6784
  • Downtown Campus or Urban Resource Center: (904) 633-8488
  • Kent Campus and Cecil Center: (904) 381-3500
  • Open Campus and Deerwood Center: (904) 997-2721
  • South Campus: (904) 646-2191
  • Director of Student Support Services: (904) 632-5007

For additional information and resources, visit the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities webpage.