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Student Support Services

Ms. Christina Dixon

  • Differentiation Specialist
  • Credential Testing Co-Coordinator
  • Instructional Coach
  • Student Advocate
  • VCTC Social Media Manager

As the Differentiation & Placement Specialist, I work in collaboration with all of the surrounding schools to help ensure that students interested in coming to VCTC are accurately placed into a class of interest that is also appropriate with their needs and abilities. Once a student has been accepted, if they have an IEP or 504 Plan, I assist both staff and students with accommodations and individual student needs. As the Credential Testing Co-coordinator, I work to assist students and staff in understanding and accessing accomodations on credential testing for industry.

As an instructional coach, I work in collaboration with VCTC teachers to help ensure a successful learning experience! As a student advocate, I work with students and staff to help promote success for all students. As a social media manager, I work to help acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work of our students and staff.

Email: dixoncj@valleytech.us

School: 540-245-5002
Fax:  540-885-0407


CERTIFICATION EXAM ACCOMODATIONS

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in exams administered by any private, state, or local government entity pursuant to applications, licensing, certification, or credentialing for secondary or postsecondary education, professional, or trade purposes.

Use this resource to find out what certification exam disability accommodations are available for your program and how you can be approved to receive those. Any programs not listed in the menu to the left administer a NOCTI certification exam. See those accommodations here.  

Not sure if you need accommodations? Usually, your disability must be diagnosed by a doctor and documented according to certain standards. Different types and degrees of documentation are needed according to disability and accommodations being requested, but examples include psychoeducational evaluations or a doctor’s report.

Important: You need to specifically request an accommodation even if you are already approved by your school for in-school accommodations. Even if you have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan that includes an accommodation, you are not guaranteed accommodations on standardized tests.

Click below to see more information about accomodations on credentialing tests for each class.

EMT

Computer Technology

Nurse Aide

Cosmetology

Culinary Arts

Dental Careers

Patient Care Technician

About the Instructor

My name is Christina Dixon and I am the Differentiation & Placement Specialist here at Valley Career & Technical Center. 

I have worked in various roles in education for the last 15 years. Before coming to work at VCTC, I was the Special Education Administrator for Harker Heights HS in Texas. I have worked as a Section 504 Coordinator, Testing Coordinator, Special Education Teacher, and Middle School Science Teacher. These varied roles have given me a vast view point of education and the varied needs of our students.

Email: dixoncj@valleytech.us

School: 540-245-5002
Fax:  540-885-0407