Special Populations Services

Special Populations Services

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of Special Populations Services to provide student-centered, comprehensive programs, services and events, which promote equality, enhance the educational experience, foster success, and contribute to the economic self-sufficiency of students who are members of special populations.

Special Populations Student Groups:

  1. Economically Disadvantaged: Students who are Pell Grant recipients or who are receiving federal assistance such as Food Stamps and/or Medicaid.
  2.  Students with Disabilities: Students with physical or mental impairment which could substantially limit one or more major life activities.
  3. Displaced Homemakers: Students who have worked without pay to care for a home and/or family and for that reason have diminished marketable skills and have been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income.
  4. Limited English Proficiency: Students having another language other than English as their first or primary language.
  5. Non-Traditional Program: Students enrolled in a program of study that lead to occupations or fields that have 25% or less of their gender employed within the occupation.
  6.  Single Parents: students who have the primary or joint custody of a dependent child. May be divorced, widowed, legally separated, or never married.

Services Provided:

Special Populations services are available to meet the needs of qualifying students. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Textbook Lending Program: Textbooks are lent to students who face financial challenges. The Textbook Lending Program is designed to assist qualified students in obtaining some of the required textbooks that due to cost, may not otherwise be affordable to them. Available textbooks are lent to students for one semester on a “first come, first served” basis each term. Assistance with the purchase of eBook codes is not a part of the Textbook Lending program.
  • Institutional and External Resources: Lists and access to resources provided by Chattahoochee Tech, city and county agencies, state agencies and businesses to assist with factors that could prevent students from program completion.
  • Workshops and Trainings: Beneficial workshops that can cover an array of topics that students can take advantage of, including but not limited to: Life & Study Skills, Communication, Personal Branding, Leadership, Employability, Parenting Skills, Financial Management, and Networking.
  • Resource Fairs & Other Events: Providing opportunities for students to interact with many internal and external resources at one time.

Special Populations Eligibility:

To be eligible for the services provided by the Special Populations Department, students must:

  1. Fall into one of the groups above, and
  2. Complete the Special Populations Self-Disclosure Form, either in their new student orientation or in the Special Populations suite.

Important Information and Links:

The following resource list includes social associations, service organizations, medical, legal, housing assistance and other support providers in Chattahoochee Technical College’s service delivery area. It is not presented to be a comprehensive listing of every resource for every need, as inclusion into these directories is voluntary and information and services are constantly changing with the needs of the community. These guides are intended to serve as a starting point for those students and their families in need of assistance. Additional assistance may also be garnered from www.unitedwayatlanta.org.