Student's Guide to the Educational Assistance Center (EAC)


The Educational Assistance Center (EAC) promotes the educational and vocational potential of students with disabilities by supporting each student's integration into the mainstream of college life.  Students with learning disabilities, mobility, visual, hearing, speech, or psychological impairments, acquired brain injuries, or other health impairments, such as seizure disorders or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, are eligible for support services and special classes that are needed to fully participate in the educational process.

Ventura College students can get connected with the EAC in a variety of ways: self-referral, high school staff, Ventura College faculty or staff, or a community agency.

Contact the EAC office at 805-289-6300 for an appointment with an EAC counselor. EAC offers in-person support and appointments as well as phone and Zoom appointments.

Email your completed EAC Application for Services and Disability Verification form (IEP, 504 Plan, Medical Documentation, etc.) to (Note: Include your high school transcripts, if available.)

Determination of Eligibility

For students to be eligible for academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services and/or instruction, a student should have a disability which is verified by one of the following means:

  • observation by certificated EAC Staff;
  • assessment by certificated EAC  Staff;
  • review of documentation by certificated staff provided by appropriate agencies or certified/licensed professionals outside of EAC

Additionally, the student’s educational limitations must be identified by certificated staff and described in the Academic Accommodations Plan (AAP).

Title 5 Disability Categories

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Laws for Students with Disabilities

Board Policies

Complaint/Grievance Procedures

Ventura College provides a due process procedure for review and resolution of student grievances.  The EAC will provide reasonable accommodations for all school activities, including the pursuance of the grievance procedure. 

Two grievance policies are addressed here: 

  • the first to address an academic, non-disability-related issue and
  • the second to address a disability-related issue