As students proceed through courses, their work maturity competencies and job-specific competencies will be monitored continuously. Quantitative measurement of progress and aggregate achievement will be determined by labs, quizzes, a final examination, and OJT assignments. Those scores will be maintained and reviewed with the student at least once during the course, or when deficiencies are detected. Also, the instructors will make a conscious effort to engage the student in a "one-on-one" conversation during each session to assure a positive progression.
Students are required to demonstrate a proficiency in 70% of the course activities as the minimum passing range. Classroom attendance is mandatory and will be recorded as part of their performance. An attendance record of 80% is required to earn a passing score.
Maintaining standards is of paramount importance at AC/C TECH simply because it will assure that our graduates can perform the work expected on the job. In other words, we will not lower classroom expectations to accommodate students; however, when a student is not meeting expectations, he/she may be given additional time to complete projects. The student may also get special assistance such as having materials and/or exams read, or being assigned to work with someone more experienced. If deficiencies continue, he/she may be given private counseling or tutoring sessions.
It's noteworthy to mention that if a student fails, he/she will be allowed to retake courses at no additional charge. Should a student fail the same course twice, he/she will be placed on academic probation. Should there be a third consecutive failure, that student will be suspended from the program for a period of not less than one year.
Non-academic suspensions can result from poor attendance, poor behavior, drug or theft related problems, etc.
It is a general practice of AC/C TECH to help students obtain a job if not employed at the time of registration. It is also a general practice for employers to notify AC/C TECH when job opportunities are available. As a result, AC/C TECH has placed almost every student, and that includes students enrolled in “courses only”. It should be noted that AC/C TECH does not have an official placement office, but will continue an effort toward finding jobs for all students. AC/C TECH has a job placement rate of 98%.
- AC/C TECH will maintain a harassment free training program.
- Profanity will not be tolerated and those who fail to comply will be suspended.
- Inappropriate behavior, inappropriate screen savers, and going to inappropriate websites will not be tolerated.
- This institution is drug and smoke free, so those items are never permitted.
- While completing lessons, students should concentrate on the subject at hand, and not on unrelated websites or materials. Do not bring radios, tapes or cd players into the training center
- You are expected to take an active role in web-based meetings, discussions, exercises, peer responses, and group activities. Excessive noise and talking will not be tolerated during web-based meetings.
- Turn-off cell phones or switch them to vibrate when others are pursuing online training or during web-based meetings.
- Food and/or headphones are not allowed during the Final Examination and the 3-Hour Classroom Assignment.
- If you have a disability, which may affect learning via the internet, please notify the instructor as soon as possible. AC/C TECH will provide reasonable accommodations to remove those barriers. Disabled students requesting academic assistance may be required to provide documentation of the disability and the extent of support services necessary.
- Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism and cheating, will result in the loss of credit for the assignment and/or course.
- Uniforms must be worn daily. Pants cannot be sagging. Shorts and skirts must be at least fingertip length. No bare midriffs.
- Be respectful. This means no talking during lectures or when others are asking questions. Arguing and excessive complaining will not be tolerated.
- Always obey teachers, counselors and administrators.
- Be polite to visitors and employers. More importantly, show honor for the person, activity, and/or program being promoted. This is your program and the goal is to achieve positive outcomes.
- Remember that you are in a training program so remain creative, always do your best, and continue to have fun in your learning experience.