Student Handbook: 2017-2018 Handbook
Admission for full-time (600 hrs or more) programs requires proof of a high school diploma or its equivalent. Acceptance into certain programs and courses may have additional requirements. No former student can enroll in any program if he/she has an outstanding balance with the SCCTC Post-Secondary Education Center.
The SCCTC Board of Education and its staff are dedicated to providing equal opportunity to all community members who decide to enter post-secondary education programs. No otherwise qualified student or employee of the SCCTC shall, on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal assistance as provided by Title VI and Title IX, Section 504.
If a student has or develops special needs due to a disability, the student must provide medical documentation of disability to allow our staff to work with administrative, instructional and maintenance staff to evaluate accommodations.
Any student still attending high school must have signed authorization from a home school principal before registering for post-secondary programs. The high school student will not be eligible to receive Title IV funds.
Student Services assists individuals who are considering enrollment in a career technical program. Assistance is available for career counseling, admissions process, pre-entrance examinations, and financial aid. Some programs have limited enrollment so prospective students are encouraged to start the application process early. Tuition costs are subject to change pending upon Board of Education approval.
- Complete application for admission form.
- Schedule and take a pre-entrance examination or show proof of WorkKeys scores taken within the past 5 years. WorkKeys scores must be at or above the required level for the course of study.
- Attend a MANDATORY Informational Meeting.
- Provide copy of High School Diploma or GED.
Each program has a minimum and maximum number of students that can be accepted. If a program is cancelled, a full refund of pre-paid fees will be returned to the student.
The career counseling/guidance services are available to adult students. These services are available to assist students with career decisions, job-transitioning or other program and career related information. The SCCTC does not guarantee employment. Counseling appointments may be scheduled through the post-secondary office during either day or evening hours.
Program Completion Requirements
Students will receive a Career Passport upon successful completion of a full-time program. Career Passports are not issued without meeting the following minimum requirements.
- Satisfactory completion of coursework, lab/clinical or other program specific assignments.
- Attendance that meets specific program guidelines.
- Completion of employability class.
- Taking all required assessments/certification examinations.
- Payment of ALL program fees or payment arrangements made prior to completion of the program.
- Exit interview with the financial aid coordinator for all students receiving a guaranteed student loan.
Advance Standing/Transfer Policy (may not apply to all programs)
Credit for previous course work taken at another approved/accredited educational institution may be granted on an individual basis. Factors to be considered are level achieved, grades, length of time out of school, and space availability. The course work or clock hours from another educational institution must be comparable to the course offered at the SCCTC. Credit for previous course work can only be considered for approval during the admission process. Financial Aid may not be available or may be reduced if advanced standing is obtained.
Internal Credit Transfer
Credit for previous course work /program or component of a program may be granted if enrolling in a program with a similar curriculum. Factors to be considered are level achieved, grades, length of time since attending course or program, and space availability. Credit for previous course work/program can only be considered for approval during the admission process. Financial Aid may not be available or may be reduced if advanced standing is obtained. Internal Credit Transfer may not apply to all course work or programs.
Appropriate and Safe Behavior
All students are to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Unprofessional conduct may include:
- Apparel or appearances that are disruptive, unclean or unsafe shall not be permitted.
- The use of foul/obscene language or offensive remarks in the classroom, lab, school property or any location associated with the training program (externship, clinical sites, early placement, etc.).
- Causing a disruption, acting in an inappropriate manner, or causing danger to themselves or others.
- Wearing improper footwear. The style and construction of the footwear shall be appropriate for the program and activity.
- Failing to wear all required safety equipment in the laboratory/clinical or work setting and follow all safety guidelines.
- Wearing jewelry, neckties, and loosely fitting long-sleeve shirts shall not be worn when operating equipment.
- Horseplay and other activities that could jeopardize their safety or the safety of others.
- Failing to comply with all clinical site requirements.
- Failing to comply with the Student Code of Conduct as outlines in OAC 4723-5-12, 13 (practical nursing students).
- Failing to adhere to HIPPA regulations (health program students).
Application and Pre-Entrance Fee
The Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology programs require a $30.00 non-refundable application fee. Some programs have pre-entrance costs. These costs are listed on the Programs “Getting Started” form. Go to www.sciototech.org.
To qualify for federal financial aid a student must have earned a high school diploma or GED, and be enrolled in an eligible program. Financial aid eligibility is based on need, which is determined by completing the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the primary application for federal aid. The most common types of federal financial aid are the Federal Pell Grant and Direct Loan. Contact the Post-Secondary Office for an application or apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. No former student can enroll in any full-time or short-term program if he/she has an outstanding balance with the SCCTC Post-Secondary Education Center. Financial Aid Schedule: Monday 10am-6pm; Tuesday 8am-4pm; Wednesday 10am-6pm; Thursday 8am-4pm; Friday 8am-4pm. For further information and/or schedule an appointment, call 740.259.5526.
- A 100% refund* of tuition and lab fees if the student withdraws in the 1st week of the term.
- A 75% refund* of tuition and lab fees if the student withdraws within the 2nd week of the term.
- A 50% refund* of tuition and lab fees if the student withdraws within the 3rd week of the term.
- No refund after the 3rd week of the term. *Excludes any expenses incurred by the school such as assessments already taken, books, tools, etc.
Short-Term/Up to 599 hours
- If a program is cancelled for any reason, or a student withdraws prior to the start date of a program, a 100% refund will be given.
- No refund will be given after the start date of the program.
The Scioto County Career Technical Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
Safety & Security
The SCCTC’s annual Safety and Security Report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the district. This report is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. It includes certain types of reported crimes that may have occurred on properties owned or controlled by the district being used for educational purposes, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to district properties. This report is available online at www.sciototech.org. These documents are also available in printed format in the post-secondary education office. The Annual Safety & Security Report is updated and posted annual on or before October 1.
The October 29, 2010, regulations that went into effect on July 1, 2011, include a provision, at 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose, for each of their Gainful Employment Programs, certain information about the programs to prospective students. Specific information per program is provided on each individual program’s page.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our Web site at www.sciototech.org.
Students are encouraged to work through concerns with instructors and/or program coordinators. If a resolution to the concern is not reached the next step is filing a written grievance. A student who has concerns or grievances related to the program may file a written grievance with the program coordinator within five (5) days of the incident giving rise to the grievance. If the student is not satisfied with the resolution of the grievance, the student may appeal the grievance within ten (10) days to the Director of Post-Secondary and Continuing Education. All decisions of the Director of Post-Secondary and Continuing Education are final. Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, www.council.org 1.800.917.2081