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In 1972 El Camino College established a special program to assist students with disabilities in their pursuit of a post-secondary education. The purpose of this program is to assist students with disabilities to perform on an equal basis with non-disabled students in an integrated campus setting. In the first year, this program served a total of 65 students. Today, well over 1800 students are currently receiving services. 

SPECIAL RESOURCE CENTER (Service Area Outcome):  Upon completion of  one or more Educational Development courses and/or Special Resource Center (SRC) services, a student will be able to show competency to apply requisite student skills in the integrated campus community.

Our Staff:

Our office is comprised of a variety of support staff ....  including

Director: Dipte Patel


  • Tisa Casas
  • Geralin Clark
  • Jaymie Collette
  • Bill Hoanzl
  • Kathryn Holmes
  • Bonnilee Kaufmann
  • Julie Land
  • Mark Lipe
  • Janet Schaeffer
  • Russell Serr  


  • Kate Beley
  • Tawnya Cola
  • Cristina Pajo

Support Services Personnel:

  • Somphone Chen
  • James Cummins
  • Brian Krause
  • Cheryl Peacock
  • Rob Sutton 
  • team of hourly support staff/paraprofessionals


  • Lyn Clemons, AMS Technology Supervisor
  • Sharin Nakayama, DSPS Supervisor

Administrative Support Staff:

  • Susan Brouillette
  • Lisette Marquez
  • Sandra Nash
  • Mayra Thrush

Populations Served

Office Contact Information

The Special Resource Center is located in the southeast wing of the Student Services Center.

Summer 2014

Mon:  8:00 am -- 4:30 pm
Tue:   8:00 am -- 4:30 pm
Wed:  8:00 am -- 4:30 pm
Thu:   8:00 am -- 4:30 pm
Fri:    9:00 am -- 12:30 pm  Closed for 8 Fridays as follows (6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, & 8/1)

For most current hours, general information, or appointments, please call our SRC front desk staff at 310-660-3295.  Hours are subject to change.

E-mail:  You can contact us regarding testing accommodations at

E-mail:  You can contact us regrading services for ASL/Academic Interpreters at

Phone:  General Information & Scheduling Counseling and/or Support Services Appointments:
(310) 660-3295 TDD: (310) 660-3445
Adapted Physical Education Staff Office
(310) 660-3593 x3662

Current Announcements & Calendar of Events

 Last Published 6/5/14