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School Policies concerning Attendance, Satisfactory Progress, Conduct, Cancellations and Refunds:
- What are Student Prerequisites
- PREREQUISITES: Student enrollees must be at least 16 years old to attend our classes. Any student under 18 must have a legal guardian sign the enrollment contract. No credit will be given for previous training or work experience. The school shall require for admission into its programs proof of one of the following: High school diploma, GED or an Acoustic Edge Placement Test will have to be taken. This test has two parts, Automotive and Electronics Section (25 questions, 15 answered correctly to pass) and Mathematics Section (50 question, 35 answered correctly to pass) in order to enroll.
- What are Veteran Prerequisites?
Veteran Prerequisites: Require for admission into its programs proof of one of the following: High school diploma or GED. Transcripts from educational facilities you have attended under Chapter 30, 31, and 33. Unofficial transcripts accepted.
“Certificate of Eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” or “Eligibility Percentage” letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Under Chapter 31; Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, the form VAF 28-1905 is acceptable.
Required documents must be delivered no later than the first day of a course of education.
This process required under Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e)
- What to do for BUDGET PREPARATION
- BUDGET PREPARATION: There are certain expenses that are easy to overlook. So, as you plan a budget for your trip, here are a few items to remember: Food, entertainment, souvenirs, rental car, fuel, laundry fee’s, long distance phone calls, hotel etc…. The school will also have T-shirts, a few tools and some installation supplies for sale.
- How does the GRADING and MARKING System work?
- GRADING AND MARKING: A student will receive a grade per class according to test scores and completion of projects. He or she will be evaluated on attitude, punctuality, awareness, work ethic and shop cleanliness just to name a few. Those items will be recorded and made available to the student or anyone inquiring to hire that person. We require a 70% GPA in order to pass any class. The grade will be determined by the student’s ability to complete the above stated projects and tests. In order to graduate from the school, you must make a 70% based on tests, completion of projects and attendance.
- What are SCHOOL HOURS and when are BREAKS?
- SCHOOL HOURS/BREAKS: The school is opened Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Students will break for lunch at 12:00 pm for one hour. The school will be closed the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day and 4th of July. If the days listed below land on a weekday the school will be closed that day and we will have a make up day or will have a few extra hours of class per day to make up for it.
- What to bring to be PREPARED FOR CLASS.
- CLASS PREPARATION: Students must bring to class a scientific calculator, digital multi meter, highlighters, pens, and paper. We recommend that students bring or come prepared to purchase a Cordless screw gun ($50 to $270), crimps ($10 to $35), wire strippers ($5 to $35), a computer-safe test light ($130) and a one-watt speaker from radio shack ($5 to $20). We will help students pick out these tools if they want to wait to purchase them.
- What is the ATTENDANCE POLICY?
- ATTENDANCE POLICY: School shall terminate the enrollment of a student who accumulates the lesser of the following amounts of absences: 1) More than 10 consecutive school days, 2) More than 20% of the total course time hours in a program with course time of more than 200 hours, 3) More than 25% of the total course time hours in a program or individual class with course time of 41 hours to 200 hours. Students whose enrollments are terminated for violation of the attendance policy may not re-enter before the start of the next grading period. Tardiness of a half hour or less counts as a 1/2 hour of missed time. Tardy greater than a 1/2 hour will be calculated on actual tardiness time towards missed time. In the case of an absence such as a contagious illness, diagnosed as such in writing by a medical doctor, jury summons, a death in the family or similar life experience, the school will make arrangements with the student to re-take the class at minimal or no charge. After 5 consecutive days or 10% of the program, a student will be on probation.
- What is considered SATISFACTORY PROGRESS?
- SATISFACTORY PROGRESS: A student must maintain a GPA of 70% to complete each individual week and receive the certificate of completion. Less than a 70%, that individual week may retake the week to achieve a certificate of completion.
- What is the CONDUCT POLICY?
- CONDUCT POLICY: The following guidelines will be adhered to by the school concerning dismissal: Cheating, Flagrant disregard/disrespect for other students, instructors, school policies or the rules of conduct, Intentional physical damage to school property or theft thereof, Disregard for safety rules, especially when operating power equipment, Missing more than one full day (or 7 hours) of any Course without notifying the school, Any behavior displaying an attitude of insubordination or refusal to cooperate with the instructors. Any student who is dismissed for any of the above reasons may re-apply. The application must be in writing. The school faculty will render a decision in writing as to whether or not the student will be re-admitted and will retain full arbitration rights in the decision. In no case will a dismissed student be re-admitted in less than 60 days.
- What is the CANCELLATION POLICY?
- CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within 72 hours (until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) after the enrollment contract is signed. A full refund will also be made to any student who cancels enrollment within the student’s first three scheduled class days, except that the school may retain not more than $100 in any administrative fees charged, as well as items of extra expense that are necessary for the portion of the program attended and stated separately on the enrollment agreement.
- Is there JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE?
- JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE: Our school does not guarantee job placement at any time, during or after any class, however, it is our goal to help you in every way possible to locate the right job for your skills. We have several employers always needing well qualified installers.
- Is the a STUDENT (GRIEVANCE) COMPLAINT POLICY?
STUDENT (GRIEVANCE) COMPLAINT POLICY: Please make contact with the schools director on any and all grievances.
NOTICE: STUDENT COMPLAINT POLICY
This school has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
The TWC-assigned school number is: S2059 .
The school’s programs are approved by TWC, as well as name(s) of other Texas state agencies, as applicable and name(s) of any relevant accrediting bodies).
Students must address their concerns about this school or any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Schools are responsible for ensuring and documenting that all students have received a copy of the school’s grievance procedures and for describing these procedures in the school’s published catalog. If, as a student, you were not provided with this information, please inform school management.
Students dissatisfied with this school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or ac-creditors, if applicable.
Information on filling a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s Career Schools and Colleges Website at http://csc.twc.state.tx.us/.
- OUR REFUND POLICY
Our Refund Policy
1. Refund computations will be based on scheduled course time of class attendance through the last date of attendance. Leaves of absence, suspensions and school holidays will not be counted as part of the scheduled class attendance.
2. The effective date of termination for refund purposes will be the earliest of the following:
(a) The last day of attendance, if the student is terminated by the school;
(b) The date of receipt of written notice from the student; or
(c) Ten school days following the last date of attendance.
3. If tuition and fees are collected in advance of entrance, and if after expiration of the 72 hour cancellation privilege the student does not enter school, not more than $100 in any administrative fees charged shall be retained by the school for the entire residence program or synchronous distance education course.
4. If a student enters a residence or synchronous distance education program and withdraws or is otherwise terminated after the cancellation period, the school or college may retain not more than $100 in any administrative fees charged for the entire program. The minimum refund of the remaining tuition and fees will be the pro rata portion of tuition, fees, and other charges that the number of hours remaining in the portion of the course or program for which the student has been charged after the effective date of termination bears to the total number of hours in the portion of the course or program for which the student has been charged, except that a student may not collect a refund if the student has completed 75 percent or more of the total number of hours in the portion of the program for which the student has been charged on the effective date of termination.
5. Refunds for items of extra expense to the student, such as books, tools, or other supplies are to be handled separately from refund of tuition and other academic fees. The student will not be required to purchase instructional supplies, books and tools until such time as these materials are required. Once these materials are purchased, no refund will be made. For full refunds, the school can withhold costs for these types of items from the refund as long as they were necessary for the portion of the program attended and separately stated in the enrollment agreement. Any such items not required for the portion of the program attended must be included in the refund.
6. A student who withdraws for a reason unrelated to the student’s academic status after the 75 percent completion mark and requests a grade at the time of withdrawal shall be given a grade of “incomplete” and permitted to re-enroll in the course or program during the 12-month period following the date the student withdrew without payment of additional tuition for that portion of the course or program.
7. A full refund of all tuition and fees is due and refundable in each of the following cases:
(a) An enrollee is not accepted by the school;
(b) If the course of instruction is discontinued by the school and this prevents the student from completing the course; or
(c) If the student’s enrollment was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in advertising, promotional materials of the school, or representations by the owner or representatives of the school.
A full or partial refund may also be due in other circumstances of program deficiencies or violations of requirements for career schools and colleges.
8. REFUND POLICY FOR STUDENTS CALLED TO ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE.
A student of the school or college who withdraws from the school or college as a result of the student being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or the Texas National Guard may elect one of the following options for each program in which the student is enrolled:
(a) If tuition and fees are collected in advance of the withdrawal, a pro rata refund of any tuition, fees, or other charges paid by the student for the program and a cancellation of any unpaid tuition, fees, or other charges owed by the student for the portion of the program the student does not complete following withdrawal;
(b) A grade of incomplete with the designation “withdrawn-military” for the courses in the program, other than courses for which the student has previously received a grade on the student’s transcript, and the right to re-enroll in the program, or a substantially equivalent program if that program is no longer available, not later than the first anniversary of the date the student is discharged from active military duty without payment of additional tuition, fees, or other charges for the program other than any previously unpaid balance of the original tuition, fees, and charges for books for the program; or
(c) The assignment of an appropriate final grade or credit for the courses in the program, but only if the instructor or instructors of the program determine that the student has:
(1) satisfactorily completed at least 90 percent of the required coursework for the program; and
(2) demonstrated sufficient mastery of the program material to receive credit for completing the program.
9. The payment of refunds will be totally completed such that the refund instrument has been negotiated or credited into the proper account(s), within 60 days after the effective date of termination.
Note 1: More simply, the refund is based on the precise number of hours the student has paid for, but not yet used, at the point of termination, up to the 75% completion mark, after which no refund is due. Form PS-1040R provides the precise calculation.