High Tech Training Center
Teach courses in industry-standard applications integrated with assistive technology and ergonomics to students with disabilities enrolled in SMC academic courses.
Partner with Academic Computing to support students with disabilities using campus labs.
Evaluate technology needs and provide training in assistive technology and ergonomics to SMC students providing access to their academic classes and class materials.
Consult with faculty and staff on campus-wide access to electronic information technology and ergonomics including compliance with federal and state standards.
Collaborate with Learning Disabilities faculty on integrating technology with our study skills workshops.
Faculty and General Information
Assistive Technologies Instruction
and E-Text ordering
By Appointment Only - Call 310-434-4267
Spring 2023 Hours - HTTC Office
We are beginning to open the lab for in-person assistance during the Spring 2023 semester. We will have Open Lab hours, but please be aware that faculty may be limited due to varied work hours.
Please reach out to HTTC staff by stopping by the lab, emailing, or calling with assistive tech questions or to schedule an appointment.
Spring 2023 Open Lab Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: Lab Closed - Remote Only
HTTC Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HTTC Phone: 310-434-4267
Students can always contact the CSD/DSPS front office with urgent requests.
CSD/DSPS Email: email@example.com
CSD/DSPS Phone: 310-434-4265
Referrals to the HTTC are primarily made by the faculty of the Learning Disabilities Program and by the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD/DSPS) counselors.
Students must be registered with DSPS and enrolled in an academic class at SMC. Visually impaired students must have functional typing skills.
Location and Telephone
Student Services Center Room S.-159, 310-434-4267
Courses at HTTC
Offered during Spring and Fall semesters: Please contact HTTC to be added to the interest list and discuss class placement.
In the context of the appropriate assistive technology and ergonomics, students learn word processing skills needed for completion of written academic assignments.
(TBD: currently not scheduled)
In the context of the appropriate assistive technology and ergonomics, students learn Internet skills and resources helpful for academic coursework.
(not scheduled during Spring 2023)
In the context of the appropriate assistive technology and ergonomics, students learn software programs relevant to their academic success. Programs address academic strategies and reference tools (e.g., brainstorming, organizing information, planning, spelling and homonym checking, dictionaries and thesauri), text to speech technology, and the fundamentals of industry-standard applications used in mainstream courses.
Courses offered in 25H:
In the context of the appropriate assistive technology and ergonomics, students learn features of industry-standard applications (e.g., formatting a research paper in MS Word, creating a multimedia PowerPoint presentation) professors expect students to use for their course assignments. Students will use these technologies to create a short research paper and a PowerPoint presentation relevant to their academic coursework and/or learning strategies.
Schedules for Counseling 21H/22H/25H/26 are arranged by HTTC instructors.
Counseling 21H/22H/25H/26 are available in the Fall and Spring semesters only.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this class, students will conclude that the skills learned in their High Tech Training Center courses had a positive impact on their academic work as measured by a 6 point Likert scale and written feedback.