Electrical Training Center
65 Elm St
Copiague, NY 11726
Phone: 631 226-8021
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Academic Requirements (All Students)
Academic progress will be evaluated at the 2nd week of the program, at ½ the instructional hours, and again at the end of the program. A Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 is necessary to graduate. If a student falls below that level at the end of any evaluation period, the student will be placed on academic probation and is advised to schedule an appointment with the Director to review his or her academic progress. At the evaluation periods of the regular program length, a student who has less than a 2.0 Grade Point Average will be placed on probation. Quantitative progress is defined as the clock hours achieved divided by the clock hours attempted (scheduled). To be making satisfactory academic progress, a student’s quantitative progress must be at least 85% of the attempted (scheduled) clock hours.
Academic Probation (All Students)
A student who does not achieve a 2.0 GPA at the evaluation periods of the regular program length may be placed on academic probation for 2 weeks. Academic
probation is a warning status to alert a student that his or her academic performance must be improved in order to meet graduation requirements. A student on academic probation is
considered to be making unsatisfactory progress. Criteria for academic probation and termination from the School is based upon the Grade Point Average and the number of
attempted hours completed. Students who do not satisfy academic requirements within the probation period will be terminated.
A student on academic probation must participate in counseling with his or her instructor and/or the School Director and may receive special remedial assignments if deemed necessary.
Termination (All Students)
Students may be terminated if they do not make satisfactory academic progress as defined above after the 2 week Academic Probation period. Other reasons for termination include not meeting their financial obligations to the School, excessive absences, and not meeting School standards of conduct.
Appeals Process (All Students)
A student who wishes to appeal termination or who fails to meet the standards detailed above due to unusual or special mitigating circumstances may submit a written request to the Assistant Director for review. The student’s written appeal should explain, in detail, the following:
· The current academic standing of the student;
· The special or mitigating circumstances which led to the
(i.e., poor health, family crises or other documented occurrences);
· The student’s plan for achieving the required minimum school standards.
Students who have withdrawn are required to complete a “Change of Status” Form. All students have five (5) days to institute an appeal. The appeal must be given to the School Director, who in turn will meet with the Director of Registrar, Instructor, and the Financial Aid Administrator (if applicable) to make a decision on the appeal. Once the School Director receives the appeal, they will evaluate the appeal and provide a decision within ten (10) business days. The School Director will notify the student in writing of the decision and that decision is final.
Reinstatement (All Students)
A student who successfully appeals termination will be on probation for two weeks, at which time he/she will be subject to the same requirements as any other student on probation. The student is reminded that graduation requirements will apply. Students who are reinstated from withdrawal status will not be placed on probation unless otherwise indicated.
Program/Course/Seminars - No Shows, Incompletes, Withdrawals, Repetitions
No Show – any student who enrolls in a program, course, or seminar but does not attend, will be liable for the registration fee based on the enrollment agreement.
Incompletes (“I”) will be given to any student who does not completely fulfill the requirements (grades and hours) of a course. A grade will be substituted for the “I” if the student successfully completes the unfinished work and or hours prior to graduation. Failure to complete the work required for a course before graduation will result in the letter grade of “F”.
Withdrawals of no charge, with the exception of the registration fee and materials & supplies, are allowed for any student who withdraws within the first week of class. A student can withdraw before the midpoint of the class and receive a “W”, but is still responsible for any tuition liability based on the enrollment agreement. Students who withdraw after the midpoint will automatically receive a Withdraw/Fail (“W/F”) for the course and be liable for tuition based on the enrollment agreement.
Courses and seminars may be repeated at the student’s expense. Any grades received in prior sessions will not be substituted with the repeated sessions.
Leave of Absence
A leave of absence can be granted in cases of illness, accident, and death in the family or other special circumstances that make attendance impossible or impractical. Students requesting a leave of absence must complete a “Change of Status Form” that includes a valid reason for the leave of absence, the date the leave starts, and their anticipated return to the school. All leaves of absence are to be documented in writing, and approved. A leave of absence cannot exceed 180 days in a 12 month period or one-half the program length, whichever is shorter. Students will attest in documentation to understanding the procedures and implications for return (or failure to do so).
To be eligible for graduation, a student must:
· Be matriculated in a program of study;
· Complete all requirements of the program;
· Have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.0; & have achieved 85% quantitative progress.
· Satisfy all financial obligations to the School;
· Complete an exit interview with the appropriate departments.
Students are expected to attend class regularly. Classes begin promptly as scheduled, and students are expected to be in their assigned classrooms before the scheduled start of classes.
For purposes of monitoring satisfactory student attendance, the school will not attempt to distinguish between excused and unexcused absences. Regardless of the reason for the absences, a student must be present for a substantial amount of class time to successfully complete, programs, courses, and seminars. Attendance is recorded every hour. Any student who is absent more than 15% of the scheduled class hours and did not make up the course work will not receive a grade for that class. Lateness and early departures are recorded as such; students who are late or leave early 15 minutes or more within an hour will be marked absent for the hour.
Attendance probation is a warning to alert a student that attendance must be improved in order to remain enrolled as a student of the Electrical Training Center. If a student’s attendance falls below 85% at each evaluation period, the student will be placed on Attendance Probation for two weeks. Failure to satisfy attendance requirements within the probationary period will result in dismissal from the school. All students not meeting attendance requirements will be counseled. Students who do not meet attendance requirements will not be able to graduate.
Students who have previous knowledge they will be absent from classes are expected to advise their instructors before the absences occur and make arrangements for make-up work.
Students who are making up hours missed due to absence must complete make-up hours before the scheduled graduation date of the class. If a student does not complete make-up hours prior to the scheduled graduation date of the class, they will be ineligible for graduation until the student has completed enough make-up hours to qualify for graduation. Post-scheduled graduation date make-up hours must be completed within the maximum timeframe allotted per program. Additionally, students completing post-scheduled graduation date make-up hours will be charged a fee per make-up hour; fee is determined by the amount of clock hours divided by the tuition cost of the program.
Make-up classes will be scheduled for classes that occur on a School holiday, or classes cancelled by the School due to inclement weather. Dates and times of make-up classes are scheduled at the discretion of the school.
Students who are absent and do not notify the school will be contacted by Registrar on the day of their absence regarding their absence. Students enrolled in programs more than 100 hours in length who are absent 14 consecutive calendar days will be determined to have unofficially withdrawn from school on the 15th day and will be terminated. Students enrolled in courses less than 100 hours in length who are consecutively absent more than 15% of scheduled class hours will be determined to have unofficially withdrawn from school on the next scheduled class date after the consecutive 15% absenteeism of scheduled class hours is determined and will be terminated. Students who are terminated due to consecutive absences may appeal in writing to the Assistant Director for reinstatement in Electrical Training Center. If the appeal for reinstatement is approved, the student will enter Electrical Training Center on a probationary status and will be subject to the same requirements of any other student on probation. See appeal process.
Academic changes include a change of program, change between full-time and part-time attendance, and re-enrollment after termination or withdrawal. Students must see the Registrar office to make arrangements for academic changes. There is no charge for the first academic change. If a student has more than one academic change, an administration fee will be charged to the student’s account.
Withdrawal from School
A student wishing to withdraw from school must contact the business office. Failure of the student to notify the school in writing of withdrawal may delay refund of tuition due pursuant to Section 5002 of the Education Law. Any student withdrawing from a class must complete a “Change of Status” form.
Standards of Conduct and Dress
Students should conduct themselves in a manner that is conducive to a professional learning environment. School rules and regulations include dressing in a manner appropriate to working in the field of training. The Electrical Training Center shall require all students to wear the appropriate shoes and clothing as required for an electrician or HVAC/R technician. This includes no hoodies, shorts, tank-tops. Sneakers are prohibited during lab instruction. Students who are improperly dressed will not be admitted to class and will be marked absent for the day.
Dismissal from School
The school reserves the right to dismiss any student for the following reasons:
The school has zero tolerance for the following verbal or physical actions and conduct which are contrary to the objectives of the school and
Terminated students who request re-admittance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous attendance, academic performance, financial history, and general attitude will be considered.