Resources

Following are resources, both on campus and in the community, that may be of use.

Please also be aware that HCC provides an ADA Compliance Officer, who is responsible for assuring that the college complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act in all HCC programs and services. If you have a concern related to an access issue that is not resolved by the Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services, please contact the college's ADA Compliance Officer in the Student Affairs office in Frost 224, or at 413.552.2231.

Student Health Services

HCC's Student Health Services provides first aid treatment, immunizations, medical referrals, physical examinations for students participating in college sports programs, and information on how to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The Health Services Office is located in Frost 101. Contact us at 413.552.2180 or mpysznik@hcc.edu.

 

Health and Wellness

Holyoke Community College offers a comprehensive array of programs and services to help every student live a healthy lifestyle.

 

Tutoring & Academic Support

Tutoring is available for all HCC students through the college's Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) in Donahue 240. HCC offers peer tutors, tutoring by appointment, study groups, and "drop-in" assistance at the Writing Center in Donahue 238 and the Math Center in Donahue 240. For more information contact the CAPS center at 413.552.2584 or caps@hcc.edu.

 

Assistive Technology Center

The Assistive Technology Training Center offers assessment, training and access to all academic computing programs. Registry with Perkins Talking Book Library, BookShare, Learning Ally and direct publisher requests for electronic texts can be arranged through the Assistive Technology Training Center or through the your OSDDS counselor.

 

Advising, Career & Transfer Center

The Advising, Career & Transfer (ACT) Center is your resource for career exploration, planning, advising, and job placement assistance.

 

Learning Ally

Formerly known as Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D), Learning Ally serves those who cannot read standard print due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Learning Ally provides a collection of more than 65,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles – downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices. Membership is free to eligible individuals at www.learningally.org. Students may be eligible to access the college's institutional account for one semester while awaiting approval of their individual memberships.

 

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides services that include sign language interpreter referral service and emergency interpreter service. They can be reached at 617.695.7500 or 413.788.6427 (v/TTY).

 

MassRelay

MassRelay is a free, confidential 24/7 service enabling hearing people or people who do not use a text telephone (TTY) to communicate over regular telephone lines with people who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, late-deafened, or speech disabled. They can be reached at 800.439.2370 (TTY), 800.439.0183 (voice), or 711 (v/TTY).

 

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

This agency offers assistance for individuals in educational work and home settings. They provide evaluations for technology and support services to eligible individuals with sight related disabilities. They can be reached at 413.781.1290 or 800.392.6450.

 

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission provides resources and services to assist individuals with disabilities in their efforts to enter gainful employment. Many HCC students receive support from the Commission in their academic preparation for employment. They can be reached in Springfield at 413.736.7296 (v/TTY), Holyoke at 413.536.8200 (v/TTY) Greenfield at 413.774.2326 (v/TTY), and Pittsfield at 413.499.2720 (v/TTY).

 

Stavros

Stavros works to give people with disabilities the tools to take charge of their life choices, act on their own behalf, and overcome situations that reduce their potential for independence. Stavros advocates/peer counselors will work with any person with any disability who is facing a challenge to their independence. They can be reached in Amherst at 413.256.0473, Springfield at 413.781.5555, and Greenfield at 413.774.3001.

 
 

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
413.538.7000