Personal Care Attendant

A Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is defined as a person who provide personal care to a student with a disability or other health care needs during activities of daily living and normal life functions.

If a student with a disability is in need of Personal Care Attendants (PCA), the attendant must be employed by an authorized agencies or private contract with certified PCA. The family member cannot serve as a PCA without legal authorization. The students are responsible to secure PCA. The student must manage the attendant’s schedule and adhere to the College’s policies.  The student with a disability must register with the Office of Student Accessibility Services and supply appropriate documentation for the PCA.