attend scheduled classes at the scheduled starting time and
to continue as scheduled throughout the day. If a student will
be late to class or absent from school it is their responsibility
to telephone the College as it would be necessary to inform
Absences and tardiness are a disruption of a good learning environment.
Attendance is recorded. Absences of three consecutive or five non-consecutive
days without legitimate reason within one month are considered excessive.
Students can be placed on probation for a period of one month. Any unexcused
absences and/or tardiness during probation could cause termination of a student's
training program. Students should arrange with the instructor for make-up work for
classes missed. Veterans receiving veteran's benefits have to maintain 80% minimum
attendance. If during the probationary month attendance does not improve to the
required minimum, VA benefits will be discontinued.
In the event a student will be absent from school for more than two weeks of
accumulative period of time, they must initiate a Leave of Absence (LOA) with the
Director and/or Associate Director or be considered unofficially withdrawn from
school. LOA's must be specific as to why, signed by the student and dated. School
officials will either approve or deny in response and the LOA is retained in the
students file. Less than a six (6) month LOA; not able to return, a student must
initiate personally a new LOA on the date of return or face withdrawal.
A student may be granted more than one Leave of Absence in the event unforeseen
circumstances arise, such as medical reasons affecting the student or a member
of the student's immediate family, military service requirements, or jury duty,
provided that the combined LOA's do not exceed 180 days within the 12-month period.
A student will be considered to have voluntarily withdrawn from
school if they fail to return to school after the expiration
of an approved Leave of Absence. The student's status will then
be a drop from school and the schools repayment policy will