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Admission/Tuition & Fees/Cancellation/Refund Policy

A.  ADMISSIONS DISCLOSURES
AC/C TECH will admit candidates who are: [1] interested in residential and apartment maintenance technology, [2] likely to complete their educational objectives, and [3] suited for employment at the end of the training.

All candidates must understand and comply with AC/C TECH’s Honor Code.  The Honor Code defines the ethical spirit in which students must work.  This policy was implemented because maintenance technicians are required to complete assignments in occupied units while the resident is away.  This will assure that all residents and their property are respected and that all work-orders are completed within a professional manner.  So In short, all candidates must commit to:

All candidates must pass a background check prior to being admitted.  The investigative inquiries may include credit, criminal, driving, and/or other background reports.

When admissions request exceeds the number of job openings for the location/industry, AC/C TECH will interview and select candidates via algorithms.  The instructional staff will conduct interviews by utilizing video conferencing equipment or by “GoToMeeting” software.  The interviews will be recorded for future reference.  The interview process will cover 13 significant topics: [1] Scrutinizing the candidate’s resume, [2] Exploring the candidate’s technical background, [3] Discussing job-task-standards and work performance benchmarks, [4] Promoting the educational plan established for all Maintenance Technicians, [5] Reviewing the job description as it relates to health requirements, [6] Exploring how the candidate is able and willing to contribute his/her skills towards the prosperity of the organization, [7] Evaluating how the candidate’s personal comportment can be a key factor, [8] Determining if outside special assistance is necessary, [9] Instructing the candidate to complete the pre-employment inquiry form, [10] Requesting information from previous schools and employers, [11] Having a discussion about references, [12] Having a discussion about information posted on social networks, and [13] Allowing the applicant to express why he/she is the best candidate for the program.

Selecting candidates based on algorithms will remove biases and improve the selection process, and the algorithms can be tweaked to achieve future improvements.  The algorithms will be set up to factor the topics covered above.  The instructional staff will assign a score from 0 to 8 for each topic: 8 points representing outstanding, and 0 representing unsatisfactory.  The last topic will only be for 4 points.   When computed, the candidates can earn 100 points maximum.  Those who earn the highest rating will be admitted into the program first.

AC/C TECH will not deny admissions nor discriminate against individuals based on race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, disability, or national origin.


B.. TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS
Having access to any desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet, or smart phone.


C.  STUDENT IDENTITY VERIFICATION
During the admission process, all candidates are required to submit identification.  Acceptable ID’s may include a valid driver’s license, governmental identification card, passport, or military identification.

At the conclusion of each course, instructors will verify the identity of students to assure that they are indeed the person who completed the online training.  In addition, the instructors will verify if the student developed the skills necessary to complete work assignments expected of a maintenance technician.  The instructor may ask questions related to diagnostic procedures, adjusting the system for optimum efficiency, annual maintenance activities, etc.  Again, it’s just a 1-hour verification assignment.

Note: This policy does not apply to students that are enrolled, monitored, and evaluated by their employer.  This information can be found in the Student Handbook located on both the main AC/C Tech’s website and the web-based classroom.  Ref EXHIBIT 32 - Student Identity Verification Policy.


D.  COMPULSORY AGE STUDENTS
Similar to other institutions, AC/C TECH will collaborate with High Schools and Vocational School Programs with the intent of allowing utilization of our training materials and equipment.   Where such is the case, those students will earn full credit for the coursework.  Also, when applicable, those students will be allowed to visit our facilities and participate in the diagnostic and repair activities.  If a student is under the age of 18, AC/C TECH will obtain permission from the responsible parties to assure that our educational offerings are not detrimental to their compulsory schooling.


E.  ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
AC/C TECH will admit candidates who are: [1] interested in residential and apartment maintenance technology, [2] likely to complete their educational objectives, and [3] suited for employment at the end of the training.

Prior to gaining admission, all candidates are required to review the student handbook and affirm that they understand our admissions criteria.  Also, candidates are required to affirm that they understand the nature of our program which includes online training and completing OJT assignments at a local apartment community.

Non-Degree Programs - There are no prerequisites or entrance exams for enrollments into Courses or Technical Certificate programs. 

Degree Program - Candidates seeking enrollment into our AAS Degree program must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  An official transcript or evidence is required.  If a student wishes to transfer credits from another institution, an official transcript from that institution must be provided.

Note:  Individuals wishing to pursue courses individually or without the desire to become employed in the residential and apartment industry opportunities can still pursue their educational objectives without the need to perform OJT, but they will not be able to earn a technical certificate.


F.  ADMISSION ACCEPTANCE AND DENIAL
Those who meet the admissions criteria will be informed in writing.  Any applicant not meeting qualifications to become a student will be denied admission.  Likewise, they will also be notified in writing and the communication will indicate the basis for that denial.


G.  TRANSFER CREDITS
AC/C TECH will allow transfer of credits when an official transcript is received indicating the student’s achievements.  Moreover, the course organization and length must be similar to AC/C TECH’s, the age of the previously earned credit is not greater than 10 years old, the transfer does not exceed 75% of the program requirements, and the transferring institution’s accreditation is defined as equal to or higher in status than AC/C TECH’s.  In addition, credits awarded for experiential or equivalent learning cannot exceed 25 percent of the credits required to earn the AAS Degree.

ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
The student’s courses to be evaluated for transfer are listed on one side of a ledger and those approved are listed on the other side of a ledger, so that the student will clearly realize which courses were approved.  The total transfer cannot exceed 21 courses.  Students may appeal transfer credit decisions using procedures outlined in the Course/Program Catalog.

AC/C TECH has the right to accept or deny credits based on how they align with the program and how they could affect property management firms and apartment communities supporting the programs.


H.  TUITION & FEES
At this point in time, there is no admission fee; AC/C TECH will simply accept individuals that possess the requirements to accomplish his/her educational and employment goals.

Students are responsible for acquiring books, tools, and supplies.  These fees vary based on the area of study and the costs are listed on promotional materials.  Again, students are responsible for procuring the noted items, but, AC/C TECH will obtain the items if payment is made prior to the start of classes.

AC/C TECH accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, and charge cards.


I.  ENROLLMENT CANCELLATION POLICY
Students may cancel an enrollment anytime.
Prospective students who have not visited AC/C TECH prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to cancel (without penalty) following a regularly scheduled orientation or following a tour of the facilities, where training will be provided.


J.  INSTITUTIONAL REFUND POLICY
AC/C TECH will pay a refund to students in the amount calculated under this policy, or as otherwise approved by the  Indiana Board for Proprietary Education.  The refund will be made no later than thirty-one (31) days of the student's request for cancellation or withdrawal.

  1. A student is entitled to a full refund if one or more of the following criteria are met:
      a. The student cancels the enrollment agreement or enrollment application within six days after signing.
      b. The student does not meet the minimum admission requirements.
      c. The student's enrollment was procured as a result of a misrepresentation in written materials used by the institution.
      d. If the student has not visited the institution period to the enrollment, and, upon touring the facilities or attending the regularly scheduled orientation or classes, the student withdrew from the program within three days.

  2. A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after starting the instructional program and attending one (1) week or less of the program, is entitled to a refund of ninety percent (90%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less the application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

  3. A student withdrawing from an instructional program, after attending more than one (1) week but equal to or less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the duration of the instructional program, is entitled to a refund of seventy-five percent (75%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less the application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

  4. A student withdrawing from a program, after attending more than twenty five (25%) of the program but equal to or less than fifty percent (50%) of the program duration, is entitled to a refund of fifty percent (50%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less the application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

  5. A student withdrawing from a program, after attending more than fifty percent (50%) of the program but equal to or less than sixty percent (60%) of the program duration, is entitled to a refund of forty percent (40%) of the cost of the financial obligation, less the application/enrollment fee of ten percent (10%) of the total tuition, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

  6. A student withdrawing from a program, after attending more than sixty percent (60%) of the program duration, is not entitled to a refund.

This institution is authorized by:
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
317.464.4400 Ext. 138
317.464.4400 Ext. 141



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