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Great Oaks Career Campuses ADULT EDUCATION STUDENT HANDBOOK 20172018 Main Campus Scarlet Oaks Career Campus 303 Scarlet Oaks Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45241 513.771.8881 Branch Campuses Diamond Oaks Ca

Our Purpose Statement We are Great Oaks the first choice in providing innovative career training to empower individuals and communities. Our Core Values Honesty Trust Respect Quality Equity Dis

TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION I INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION About Great Oaks................................................................................................. Additional Information About th

SECTION VI STUDENT SERVICES For FullTime Career Training Programs Aspire Classes ESOL and HSE.............................................................................. Advising....................

SECTION I Institutional Information

ABOUT GREAT OAKS Great Oaks, one of the largest career and technical education districts in the United States, has been providing career development, workforce development and economic development ser

HeatingVentilating Air Conditioning Approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education, and accredited by COE and Partnership for Airconditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation PAHRA. Hea

STAFF DIRECTORY Aspire Albright, Cindy Ancona, Julia Baldwin, Colleen Beamon, Debbie Benning, Kerrie Boyle, Miranda Brill, Barney Brooks, Kasey Burck, Mike Chappell, Marie Corner, Kayla Donohue, Vicki

GREAT OAKS CAREER CAMPUSUS AWD STUDENT CALENDAR 20172018 This calendar is for ALL 900 hour programs. Police and Fire Academies vary by class. Please contact Public Safety Services at 513.771.1142 to o

SECTION II Campus Security

CAMPUS SECURITY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Reporting of Criminal Incidence Great Oaks strives to provide safe and secure campuses for all students and staff members. All students and staff members are en

Crime Report 20142016 Scarlet Oaks Career Campus 303 Scarlet Oaks Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45241 School Resource Officer Jim Salyer Phone 513.678.1524 Hours MF 730A 300P When high school is in session A

Scarlet Oaks Criminal Offenses On Campus MurderNonnegligent Manslaughter Negligent Manslaughter Sex offensesforcible Sex offensesNonforcible Incest Sex offensesNonforcible Statutory Rape Robbery Ag

Crime Report 20142016 Diamond Oaks Career Campus 6375 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45247 School Resource Officer Jeffrey Lierman Phone 513.612.7004 Hours MF 730A 300P When high school is in session

Diamond Oaks Criminal Offenses On Campus MurderNonnegligent Manslaughter Negligent Manslaughter Sex offensesforcible Sex offensesNonforcible Incest Sex offensesNonforcible Statutory Rape Robbery Ag

Crime Report 20142016 Live Oaks Career Campus 5956 Buckwheat Rd. Milford, OH 45150 School Resource Officer Casey Brashear Phone 513.612.4924 Hours MF 730A 300P When high school is in session Alter

Live Oaks Criminal Offenses On Campus MurderNonnegligent Manslaughter Negligent Manslaughter Sex offensesforcible Sex offensesNonforcible Incest Sex offensesNonforcible Statutory Rape Robbery Aggra

Crime Report 20142016 Health Professions Academy 1916 Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45214 School Resource Officer Kevin Holt Phone 513.946.7263 Hours MF 800A 500P Alternate Contact Julia Ancona Ph

Health Professions Academy Criminal Offenses On Campus MurderNonnegligent Manslaughter Negligent Manslaughter Sex offensesforcible Sex offensesNonforcible Incest Sex offensesNonforcible Statutory R

CRISIS PLAN A copy of the campus crisis plan is available in every classroom and instructors review the plan with each new class. For questionsconcerns please contact the campus adult education superv

DRUG PREVENTION PROGRAM Drugs and Alcohol DrugFree School and Community Act of 1989 Great Oaks is unequivocally opposed to the misuse of lawful drugs and the possession and use of unlawful drugs. Purs

Local, State and Federal Laws and Sanctions Applicable legal sanctions under local, state or federal law for the unlawful use, possession or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol are set forth in t

Stimulants. High doses of stimulants result in intense personality disturbances including visual and auditory hallucination, delusions, and paranoia. Tolerance develops rapidly. Cross tolerance does

APPENDIX A Federal Penalties and Sanctions for Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance 21. U.S.C. 844 a 1 conviction Up to 1 year imprisonment and fined at least 1,000.00 but not more than 100,0

APPENDIX B State Laws, Penalties and Sanctions For Drug Offenses 2925.02 Corrupting another with drugs. 2925.03 Trafficking, aggravated trafficking in drugs. 2925.04 Illegal manufacture of drugs ille

APPENDIX C Health Risks Associated with Alcohol Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required in driving

SECTION III Short Term Career Training Programs

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program State License Develop entry level skills to gain a career in public or private emergency medical response agency The Emergency Medical Technician progr

All patient personal identifying information learned during the clinical experience is not permitted to be shared with anyone in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability A

Fire Fighter II FFI II Certificate Program State License Develop entry and advanced level skills to gain a career in the public or private sector as a fire fighter The Fire Fighter II FF I II traini

Students must complete all class assignments, exams, and clinical skills assigned by the instructor. If a student refuses to do a skill, she will be dismissed from the class and the incident will be

Patient Care Assistant Certificate Program Prepare for employment in hospitals or longterm care facilities through the Health Professions Academy The Patient Care Assistant training program PCA provid

Students must complete all class assignments, exams and clinical skills assigned by the instructor. If a student refuses to do a skill, heshe will be dismissed from the class, and the incident will

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate Program Grow entry level skills into a career in medical offices, hospitals and insurance companies Phlebotomists draw blood in hospitals, doctors offices and clinics

Dress Code Scrubs must be worn to every class and clinical experience. A white lab coat is recommended with a red scrub top and black scrub pants. A clean, fullback, solid color white or black gym sho

State Tested Nursing Assistant Certificate Program Prepare for employment in hospitals or longterm care facilities through the Health Professions Academy The State Tested Nursing Assistant training pr

No side conversations when the instructor, guest speaker, or another classmate is talking. Only one person speaks at a time. Do not interrupt the speaker. Students must work together to compromise a

5 Wk. Plus Program State Tested Nursing Assistant Patient Care Assistant Certificate Program Prepare for employment in hospitals or longterm care facilities through the Health Professions Academy The

No cursing, put downs, snickering, or bickering before, during, or after class. All personal information shared by students during class is considered confidential and IS NOT to be shared outside o

REFUND POLICY ShortTerm Career Training Programs Cancellations Students are entitled to a full refund of tuitionfees paid if 1. Students application is not accepted. 2. The class is cancelled at the l

SECTION IV Full Time Career Training Programs

Auto Collision Certificate Program Gain skills in all aspects of auto collision Grow entry level skills into a highdemand career in auto dealerships and independent repair centers Campus Scarlet Oak

Automotive Service Technology Certificate Program Gain skills to diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair automobiles Grow entry level skills into a career as an auto repair technician Campus Scarlet Oaks

Construction Technologies Certificate Program Gain handson skills in construction Grow entry level skills into a career in the nations largest industry and one of the most indemand Campus Scarlet Oa

Dental Assisting Certificate Program Gain skills in dental assisting Grow entry level skills into a career in one of the fastest growing health care professions Campus Scarlet Oaks Career Campus What

ElectroMechanical Maintenance Technology Certificate Program Gain skills in mechanical, electronic and electrical systems Grow entry level skills taught in a stateoftheart classroom and lab into a hi

Fire Emergency Medical Rescue Academy Certificate Program Gain skills in firefighting and emergency medical rescue Grow entry level skills while learning from Great Oaks nationally and international

HeatingVentilating Air Conditioning Certificate Program Gain skills in troubleshooting and repairing HVAC equipment Grow entry level skills into a career in a growing industry Campus Diamond Oaks Ca

Heavy Equipment Operations Engineering Certificate Program Gain skills in operating heavy construction equipment Grow entry level skills into one of the highest paying jobs in the construction indus

Industrial Diesel Mechanics Certificate Program Learn all aspects of diesel engine service and heavy duty truck repair Grow entry level skills into a career in the transportation industry Campus Scar

Medical Office SpecialistBilling and Coding Certificate Program Gain skills in medical coding and billing Grow entry level skills into a career in medical offices, hospitals and insurance companies C

Police Academy Certificate Program Gain skills in all aspects of law enforcement Grow entry level skills into a career as a police officer Campus Scarlet Oaks Career CampusPublic Safety Services What

Welding Technician Certificate Program Gain skills in structural and nonstructural welding Grow entry level skills into a career in aerospace, power plants, manufacturing or the auto industry Campus

SECTION V Financial Assistance Full Time Career Training Programs

AVAILABLE FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS Full awards are made only if the student is attending a program of at least 900 clock hours. A student entering a program of less than 900 hours will receive a proport

OTHER SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities OOD Financial aid may be available from this local agency for students with physical, mental or emotional disabilities that pre

STUDENT ELIBIBILITY REQUIREMENTS How Eligibility is Determined Financial assistance is awarded to bridge the gap or to supplement the amount that you and your family are reasonably able to contribute

DEPENDENCY STATUS Some students have supported themselves for several years and their parents are not expected to contribute toward their school expenses. Such students are called Independent Students

STUDENT LOAN COUNSELING Recipients of the Federal Stafford Student Loans are required by Federal regulations to complete Entrance and Exit Loan Counseling sessions. An Entrance session must be complet

SECTION VI Student Services Full Time Career Training Programs 47

ASPIRE CLASSES ESOL AND HSE Great Oaks Aspire programs provide FREE services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in postsecondary education and training, and empl

b. Permanent Educational Records for all current and former students, consisting of admissions records, test results, attendance and gradestranscripts, referrals, copies of licensures and certificatio

SECTION VII Consumer Disclosures and Policies Full Time Career Training Programs This section contains general disclosures and policies for all programs, however the Fire and Police Academies may have

ADMISSIONS POLICY To enroll in one of the Great Oaks fulltime career and technical training programs, a student must have a high school diploma or equivalent. For more information please see our Diplo

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR GREAT OAKS FINANCIAL AID PROFESSIONALS A Great Oaks Career Campuses financial aid professional is expected to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of

COMPLETIONGRADUATION RATE The following information is being disclosed as required by the Student RighttoKnow Act. The information reflects firsttime, fulltime students, who completedgraduated within

CONFIRMATION OF CITIZENSHIP All students applying for Federal Financial Aid must be able confirm their citizenship status with the Social Security Administration. The confirmation process is applied w

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION Unauthorized copying, redistribution or republication of copyrighted or licensed materials is prohibited. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action and may also

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS TRAINING Transfer in Students Great Oaks will accept transcripts for evaluation, from students with previous training in the field of study in which they are enrolling, according

DEPENDENCY OVERRIDE POLICY A Dependency Override may be granted for a student who has an unusual circumstance, which is beyond hisher control. A Dependency Override is reviewed on a casebycase basis,

DIPLOMA POLICY All students must have completed secondary education high school or equivalent to be eligible for Federal financial aid Pell GrantStudent Loans. Copies are required for our student fina

DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS All financial aid funds are disbursed by the Bursar Business Office and students are notified of all monies applied to their account. The first disbursement is made approximately

DRESS CODE Students are required to wear appropriate attire in the classroom and lab. Dress and grooming that disrupts the teachinglearning process will not be tolerated. Instructors have the right to

EXCUSED ABSENCE POLICY Great Oaks has a 5 excused absence policy for most programs. This means that the student may graduate with 95 of the required clock hours in the program as long as they have com

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS and PRIVACY ACT FERPA As defined by the Federal Department of Education httpwww.ed,govpolicygenguidfpcoferpaindex.html The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA is

Great Oaks PoliciesProcedures under FERPA For Postsecondary Students Student Records Access All students shall have the right to review their records. All materials in the cumulative folder and inten

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Student must have obtained cumulative attendance and grade average as defined by the chart below. Student shall have mastered the program competencies. Student must have

GRIEVANCE POLICY Initial Appeal 1. Any student having a grievance should first discuss such grievance with the Instructors involved within three 3 working days of the occurrence. 2. If the discussion

Student Grievance Form Complete this report and submit this complaint alleging noncompliance of your civil rights as outlined in this grievance procedure. SECTION I IDENTIFICATION OF COMPLAINANT Name

HEALTH AND SAFETY Correct health and safety practices and procedures are observed on the campus. Proper use of safety equipment and shop safety practices are integral parts of the careertechnical prog

INTERNET ACCESS The Network shall be used primarily for educational purposes. Access to the Network is a privilege, not a right, and as such may be revoked at any time for any reason. The Internet is

Internet Access continued d. Users shall not use the Network in any way that would degrade or disrupt the operation of the Network, abuse the software andor hardware or excessively consume limited com

Internet Access Continued 7. Vandalism Vandalism is prohibited. Vandalism is any attempt to hack, alter, harm or destroy software, hardware, data of another user, other Network resources, or the use o

LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY Great Oaks does not grant leave of absence. 69

REFERRAL OF OVERPAYMENTS AND FRAUD CASES If the school discovers that a student received an overpayment of federal funds, the school will attempt to adjust subsequent financial aid disbursements. If t

REFUND POLICY Cancellations Students are entitled to a full refund of tuitionfees paid if 1. Students application is not accepted. 2. The class is cancelled at the location selected and student decide

RETENTION RATE The following information is being disclosed as required by the Student RighttoKnow Act. The information reflects a Fall Cohort of firsttime, fulltime students, and their status as of t

RETURN TO TITLE IV POLICY R2T4 Refunds to the financial aid programs PELLDirect Loan Program will be made according to the Federal Return to Title IV regulations. In order to have earned 100 of aid a

RETURNING STUDENTS POLICY Students are permitted to withdraw and return to the same program one time, but maximum timeframe to complete 105 still applies unless the student has won an appeal. See Sati

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS SAP Grading Scale Letter grade and numerical percent equivalent GRADE A B C D F NUMERICAL EQUIVALENT 93 100 85 92 77 84 70 76 0 69 CLASSIFICATION Excellent Above A

Academic Probation Any time the student falls below the required attendancegrade, the instructor will meet with the student to discuss the situation and help the student develop a plan of action i.e.,

SAP continued Withdrawal If the student is passing at time of withdrawal, they will receive a WP Withdraw Passing grade which is not counted in the grade point average. If the student is failing at

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT and DATING VIOLENCE Great Oaks is committed to a consistent effort in maintaining an environment free of sexual misconduct including sexual harassment and sexual assaultrape and all

Bystander Intervention Options Any campus community member that observes or is made aware of an incidence of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking occurring on campus is stro

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES The EFC formula is basically the same for all applicants and prior year income is used in the calculation. The financial aid officer has the authority on a case by case basis to

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally. Unprofessional behavior any behavior that would not be acceptable in the business world will not be tolerated in Car

20172018 VERIFICATIONCORRECTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES The school is responsible for verifying the accuracy of the FAFSA data used to calculate the students expected family contribution EFC. If there

WITHDRAWAL POLICY Official Withdrawal Students planning to withdraw should meet with the Adult DirectorDesignee to complete a Change of Status form. Nonattendance does not constitute an official with

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