Courses & Programs


Looking into your eligibility to receive accommodations while at HCC? Begin by calling the OSDDS main office at 413.552.2417 or come into DON 147. View more information about registering with OSDDS

on-campus resources

Academic Support
Tutoring is available for all HCC students through the college's Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS). CAPS offers peer tutors, tutoring by appointment, study groups, and "drop-in" assistance at the Writing Center and the Math Center.

Advising, Career & Transfer Center
The Advising, Career & Transfer Center is your resource to help navigate the process of determining your academic and career goals.

Assistive Technology Center
The Office for Students with Disabilities & Deaf Services (OSDDS)'s Assistive Technology Center offers assessment, training, and access to a variety of assistive technology.


Learning Ally
Formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 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 that downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices. Eligible individuals may be able to receive financial support for membership fees from certain referring agencies. 

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & 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).

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 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. Contact MRC by calling 413.736.7296.

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. General Contact Number: 1.800.804.1899. Information and Referral Line: 1.800.804.1899, ext. 201 or