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NORTHSHORE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Sullivan Main Campus Florida Parishes Branch Campus Hammond Area Branch Campus

College Catalog and Handbook 2010-2011

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT


Northshore Technical College adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal civil rights laws and regulations that are applicable to this agency. Therefore, no one will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); sex (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972); disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973); or age (Age Discrimination Act of 1975) in attaining educational goals and objectives and in the administration of personnel policies and procedures.

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COLLEGE CATALOG AND HANDBOOK

NORTHSHORE TECHNICAL COLLEGE


MAIN CAMPUS: SULLIVAN CAMPUS, 1710 SULLIVAN DRIVE, BOGALUSA, LA 70427 (985)732-6640 BRANCH CAMPUSES: FLORIDA PARISHES CAMPUS, 137 COLLEGE STREET, GREENSBURG, LA 70441 (225)222-4251 HAMMOND AREA CAMPUS, 111 PRIDE DRIVE, HAMMOND, LA 70401 (985)543-4120

William S. Wainwright, Regional Director/Dean

Northshore Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR/DEAN ......................................................................................................... 1 MISSION OF THE LOUISIANA COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM................................. 2 MISSION OF NORTHSHORE TECHNICAL COLLEGE .................................................................................... 2 PURPOSE OF COLLEGE CATALOG AND HANDBOOK ................................................................................... 2 HISTORY OF NORTHSHORE TECHNICAL COLLEGE ................................................................................... 2 CAMPUS LOCATIONS ........................................................................................................................................ 5 SERVICE AREA OF NORTHSHORE TECHNICAL COLLEGE ......................................................................... 5 INSTITUTIONAL ADVISORY COUNCILS ......................................................................................................... 5 OCCUPATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES................................................................................................... 5 GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE ............................................................................................................................. 5 LOUISIANA COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ...................... 6 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE ..................................................................................................................... 6 FACULTY ............................................................................................................................................................. 7 ACCREDITATION................................................................................................................................................ 7 ADMISSION & STUDENT AFFAIRS................................................................................................................... 8 Eligibility for Admission........................................................................................................................... 9 Ability to Benefit Institutional Programs ................................................................................................ 9 Application for Admission ........................................................................................................................ 9 Admission Procedures .............................................................................................................................. 9 Non-Citizen ........................................................................................................................................... 10 Counseling ............................................................................................................................................ 11 Enrollment............................................................................................................................................. 11 Types of Enrollment .............................................................................................................................. 11 Orientation ............................................................................................................................................ 11 Catalog Option ...................................................................................................................................... 12 COSTS............................................................................................................................................................... 13 Cost Sheets ............................................................................................................................................ 14 Placement Testing/Entrance Exams ........................................................................................................ 14 Tuition .................................................................................................................................................. 14 Tuition and Fee Schedule Academic Year 2010-11 .............................................................................. 14 Books .................................................................................................................................................... 17 Supplies................................................................................................................................................. 17 Equipment/Tools ................................................................................................................................... 18 Student Identification Card .................................................................................................................... 18 Uniforms ............................................................................................................................................... 18 Graduation Fees ..................................................................................................................................... 18 Refund Policy ........................................................................................................................................ 18 Indebtedness to the College.................................................................................................................... 20

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Financial Aid ......................................................................................................................................... 20 Early Start....................................................................................................................................... 20 Go Grant......................................................................................................................................... 20 LEAP State Grant ........................................................................................................................... 20 Loans (Title IV Student Loans) ....................................................................................................... 20 Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) ......................................................................................... 21 Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission The Commission Award.............................. 21 METLA .......................................................................................................................................... 21 Northshore Technical College Foundation, Inc. Scholarship ............................................................ 21 PELL Grant .................................................................................................................................... 21 Strategies to Empower People (STEP)............................................................................................. 21 TOPS.............................................................................................................................................. 21 TOPS Tech ..................................................................................................................................... 22 Veterans Affairs (VA)..................................................................................................................... 22 Workforce Investment Act (WIA)) .................................................................................................. 22 CALENDAR AND COURSE OFFERINGS ........................................................................................................ 23 Academic Calendar................................................................................................................................ 24 Course Offerings ................................................................................................................................... 24 ACADEMIC SERVICES .................................................................................................................................... 25 Entrance Requirements .......................................................................................................................... 26 Required Scores for Associate of Applied Science Programs .................................................................. 26 Required Scores for Certificate and Diploma Programs .......................................................................... 27 Developmental Education Classes .......................................................................................................... 28 General Education Development (GED) Classes .................................................................................... 28 Grading Scale ........................................................................................................................................ 29 Academic Probation and Suspension ..................................................................................................... 30 Attendance Policy.................................................................................................................................. 30 Graduation Requirements....................................................................................................................... 31 Graduation with Honors Designation...................................................................................................... 31 Grade Reports........................................................................................................................................ 31 Curriculum Standards ............................................................................................................................ 31 Employability Skills .............................................................................................................................. 32 Cooperative Programs............................................................................................................................ 32 Other Work-based Learning Activities ................................................................................................... 32 Academic Awards.................................................................................................................................. 33 Transcripts............................................................................................................................................. 33 Transfer of Credits ................................................................................................................................. 33 Student Records ..................................................................................................................................... 34 Right to Challenge Records.................................................................................................................... 34 Withdrawal ............................................................................................................................................ 34 Placement ............................................................................................................................................. 34 Follow-Up ............................................................................................................................................. 35 STUDENT LIFE ................................................................................................................................................. 36 Beepers & Cell phones........................................................................................................................... 37 Children ................................................................................................................................................ 37 Class Work ............................................................................................................................................ 37 College Equipment ................................................................................................................................ 37 Emergencies .......................................................................................................................................... 37 Northshore Technical College Emergency Alert System (Emergency Notification System) .............. 37 Get a Game Plan ............................................................................................................................. 37 Campus Safety ................................................................................................................................ 38 Food Services ........................................................................................................................................ 38 Housekeeping ........................................................................................................................................ 38

Lockers ................................................................................................................................................. 39 Operation of Machinery/Equipment ....................................................................................................... 39 Parking and Traffic (See Policies Section: Parking and Traffic Policy).................................................... 39 Personal Property................................................................................................................................... 39 Safety .................................................................................................................................................... 39 Smoking ................................................................................................................................................ 40 Student Conduct/Discipline.................................................................................................................... 40 Student Organizations ............................................................................................................................ 40 Telephone.............................................................................................................................................. 40 POLICIES........................................................................................................................................................... 41 Academic Dishonesty ............................................................................................................................ 42 Americans with Disabilities Act ............................................................................................................. 43 Campus Security Act ............................................................................................................................. 43 Day One Guarantee................................................................................................................................ 44 Due Process/Judicial Procedures ............................................................................................................ 44 Falsification of Records ......................................................................................................................... 47 Firearms Policy...................................................................................................................................... 47 Grievance Policy ................................................................................................................................... 48 Hazing................................................................................................................................................... 49 Immunization Policy.............................................................................................................................. 50 Judicial Code/Discipline ........................................................................................................................ 50 Live-Work Policy .................................................................................................................................. 52 Parking and Traffic Policy ..................................................................................................................... 52 Privacy Act ............................................................................................................................................ 55 Proof of Residency ................................................................................................................................ 56 Search and Seizure................................................................................................................................. 57 Selective Service Registration ................................................................................................................ 57 Sexual Harassment Definition and Policy Statement ............................................................................... 57 Student Due Process .............................................................................................................................. 57 Student Government Association ........................................................................................................... 59 Student Technology Enhancement Program ........................................................................................... 62 Substance Abuse and Drug-Free Policy .................................................................................................. 64 Use of Technology Resources ................................................................................................................ 65 Visitors.................................................................................................................................................. 67 Weapons on Campus ............................................................................................................................. 68 PROGRAMS OF STUDY ................................................................................................................................... 69 NTC Training Programs......................................................................................................................... 70 PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS ............................................................................................................................. 72 Descriptions of NTC Training Programs ................................................................................................ 73 NTC PERSONNEL ............................................................................................................................................. 78 NTC Administration/Staff ...................................................................................................................... 79 CAMPUS PERSONNEL ..................................................................................................................................... 80 Sullivan Campus Faculty & Staff Listing ............................................................................................... 81 Florida Parishes Campus Faculty & Staff Listing.................................................................................... 84 Hammond Area Campus Faculty & Staff Listing .................................................................................... 86 DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................................................................... 88 DISCLAIMER .................................................................................................................................................... 92 Notice to All Students and Applicants for Admission ............................................................................. 93

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MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR/DEAN DIRECTOR WILLIAM S. WAINWRIGHT


World class technical training, qualified faculty, and successful partnerships with business and industry are just a few of the many opportunities awaiting you when you enroll in a program within the Northshore Technical College. Today's industry standards require technical training and skills enhancements necessary to build career opportunities throughout the lifespan. The faculty, staff, and administration of Northshore Technical College are dedicated to your success.

MISSION OF THE LOUISIANA COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM


The Technical College System consists of seven technical colleges throughout the State. The mission of this system is workforce development. Louisianas human and business resources demand an educated and technically competent workforce. The system provides relevant technical and academic education needed to assist individuals in making informed and meaningful occupational choices. Its purpose is to train, retrain, cross-train, and continually upgrade the states workforce to the end that individuals are employable at both entry and advanced levels. Its focus is employer friendly and economy driven to enhance personal development, increase economic opportunity, and contribute to the state, national, and international communities.

MISSION OF NORTHSHORE TECHNICAL COLLEGE


The mission of Northshore Technical College is to provide relevant technical and academic education needed by individuals to make informed and meaningful occupational choices, to train and retrain individuals to qualify for employment in existing or potential occupational fields, and to mesh in a system of articulation with secondary and postsecondary technical colleges/higher education institutions to continue training and to upgrade skills and education credentials of the workforce.

PURPOSE OF COLLEGE CATALOG AND HANDBOOK


The purpose of the Northshore Technical College Catalog and Handbook is to provide general information on policies and procedures and program offerings. It is also designed to assist new students in becoming acquainted with the campuses and program offerings within the region. The major contents of this catalog and handbook will be reviewed during orientation of new students. However, each student is responsible for adhering to the policies and procedures outlined within the handbook.

HISTORY OF NORTHSHORE TECHNICAL COLLEGE


As a result of Act 506 of the 2005 Regular Legislative Session whereby the LCTCS Board of Supervisors approved a comprehensive plan for configuring the technical colleges into a regional structure, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors approved institutional name changes for the seven technical colleges during its March 2010 board meeting. The approved name changes are being implemented as a result of an extensive accreditation process conducted by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) which was based upon a new regional technical college model as opposed to the previous campus-by-campus accreditation model which had been used since earlier in the colleges existence. The new regional structure will ensure that institutions are best configured and aligned to meet the ever-changing workforce needs of the state. Additionally, the structures will allow each of the regional technical colleges to become standalone colleges with names that are more reflective of the regions they serve. Louisiana's postsecondary technical education system is constitutionally governed by the Louisiana Community & Technical College System Board of Supervisors (LCTCS). The seventeen-member Board of Supervisors is appointed by the Governor. This board was established in 1999 by a constitutional amendment. Prior to 1999 the Technical College System was governed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education/Board of Vocational Education. Since the 1930s, vocational education has been afforded to the citizens of Louisiana through a system of postsecondary technical education which also provides technical training to secondary high school students. Acts 208 and 209 of 1973 expanded the existing post-secondary technical education system from thirty-three (33) to fiftythree (53) technical institutes and provided for a coordinated and comprehensive statewide system of career education. An initial $100 million in capital outlay investment in Louisiana's technical training opportunities established Louisiana as a national leader in workforce preparation through post-secondary technical education in up-to-date facilities.

Louisianas vocational technical education system originally began as "trade schools" in the thirties and has evolved to vocational schools, vocational technical schools, vocational technical institutes, and at present, technical colleges. This revolution is the result of a redesigned curriculum which blends technical education and applied academics ultimately leading to a certificate, diploma, and/or the associate of applied science degree, the credential of preference by many business, industry, and labor interests. In 1995 the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education established a technical college system comprised of one technical college with forty-two (42) campuses which offers sixty-six (66) full-time training programs to approximately 50,000 students. The name change to Northshore Technical College is reflective of the blending of technical and applied academic education. The system is presently providing for a standardized curriculum for careers ranging from Automotive Technology to Biomedical Technology which affords students the ability of full transfer of credits from one campus to another. Act 506 of the 2005 Regular Legislative Session proposed a reorganization of the Louisiana Technical College. LCTCS adopted the 21st Century Model for the Delivery of Technical Education effective July 1, 2006. The reorganization consisted of eight Regional Technical Education Centers. During fiscal year 2005-06, the Louisiana Legislature mandated the restructuring of Louisiana Technical College, creating regional centers comprised of a cluster of technical college campuses in a single area. Effective June 1, 2006, Dean William S. Wainwright became the Regional Director for newly formed Region 9 Sullivan (Main Campus) in Bogalusa and including Ascension Campus (Sorrento), Florida Parishes Campus (Greensburg), and Hammond Area Campus. The latest reorganization in March 2010 configured the Louisiana Technical College Region 9 to Northshore Technical College. In May 2010, the LCTCS Board of Supervisors approved the merger of the NTC Ascension Campus with River Parishes Community College (RPCC). Because of their geographical proximity of one mile, the river region consolidation will merge seamless workforce trainingsecondary, technical, community collegethrough integrated curriculum opportunities. HISTORY OF THE SULLIVAN MAIN CAMPUS The Northshore Technical College Sullivan Campus is a public institution operating under the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Board of Supervisors. The college was founded as the Sullivan Memorial Trade School in 1930, and it was the first of its kind in Louisiana. The original facility was built on Mississippi Avenue in Bogalusa, Louisiana, with funds contributed by school children and citizens of the city in memory of the citys first mayor, William H. Sullivan. The facility operated independently for about four years before it was deeded to the State of Louisiana in 1934. From 1934 until July 1999, the school operated under the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The current facility was built between 1970 and 1972 by W. Hayward Creel of Bogalusa. The campus, consisting of 85,000 square feet of air conditioned space, is located on Sullivan Drive at a site donated by Crown Zellerbach Corporation. The current buildings and facilities are worth in excess of $5 million, and the students have been responsible for nearly $275,000 of improvements and additions proof of their learning by doing. In 1930, only one course was offered at Sullivan a woodworking class. Today, the Northshore Technical College Sullivan Campus offers over 20 challenging programs in high-demand occupational fields. Other programs are offered through the Sullivan Campus at the Washington Parish Correctional Institute in Angie and at the Sullivan Educational Service Center in Covington. For the first time in 1996, Sullivan campus offered Associate Degrees in Applied Technology (AAT) for the Office Systems and Accounting programs. Currently, Sullivans AAT degree programs have been approved as Associate of Applied Science (AAS) accredited programs. The Associate degrees are offered in 10 areas. In 2006, LTC Sullivan was selected as the main campus for the Region 9 campuses. Following the 2010 name change to Northshore Technical College, the Sullivan Main Campus remains the main campus for NTC. HISTORY OF FLORIDA PARISHES BRANCH CAMPUS Northshore Technical College Florida Parishes Branch Campus, formerly a trade/vocational school, then technical college campus, was established in 1952 by the State Legislature to offer vocational training to the students of this geographic area. In 1990, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education renamed all vocational schools to

describe their function more accurately. This school became Florida Parishes Technical Institute. In the early 1990s, Quick Start funds were used to train employees for furniture manufacturing and the institute became involved in Tech Prep and articulation activities with area high schools and the local university. In 1995, the agency for accreditation affiliation for all the technical institutes became the Council on Occupational Education (COE), the successor organization of the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COE/SACS). Also in 1995, all institutes that were still on a four-day week were changed back to a five-day week, and all institutes were renamed Louisiana Technical Colleges with this college designated as Florida Parishes Campus. The colleges began offering Associate of Applied Technology Degrees in the Office Occupations program with other programs to follow as curriculums were developed. In 2007 Act 391 of the Louisiana Legislature approved fourteen new technical or community college facilities to include the Florida Parishes Campus. The campus was built in 1952 and is outdated regarding current workforce needs. The new facility will be constructed on 58.315 acres just west of the current campus. Anticipated completion is 2011. HISTORY OF HAMMOND AREA BRANCH CAMPUS Hammond Association of Commerce initiated the inception of a vocational school in the City of Hammond in April 1962. Money was allocated for a building, and renovations at 201 East Church Street, Hammond, Louisiana, were completed in June 1964. A director, William D. Allen, and staff were employed to prepare for the first classes to open in October 1965. In 1966-67 the rest of the building was renovated in preparation for expansion of programs. A regional concept of career education was established with this school being assigned to Region 2. In 1978 a new facility was completed at 111 Pride Drive, on the east side of town next to the Hammond Municipal Airport. In the 1980s, as a result of dwindling oil/gas revenues, Louisiana suffered massive financial shortfalls. As a result, all vocational schools experienced severe budget cuts in operating expenses. Several programs were closed, and several positions were cut. The school went to a four-day week in order to save on utilities and to allow students to work an extra day during the weekends. In 1990 the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education renamed all vocational schools to describe their function more accurately. This school became Hammond Area Technical Institute. In the early 1990s, Quick Start funds were used to train employees for General Dynamics and two other new industries, and the institute became involved in Tech Prep and articulation activities with area high schools and the local university. In 1995, the agency for accreditation affiliation for all the technical institutes became the Council on Occupational Education (COE), the successor organization of the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (COEI/SACS). Also in 1995 all institutes that were still on a four-day week were changed back to a five-day week, and all institutes were renamed Louisiana Technical College with this college designated as Hammond Area Campus. In addition to diplomas, the technical college campuses began offering Associate of Applied Technology Degrees in the Office Occupations program with other programs to follow as curriculums were developed. Effective July 1, 1999, the governance of all Louisiana Technical College campuses was transferred by Constitutional Amendment (Acts 151 and 170 from the 1st Extraordinary Legislative Session, 1998) to the Board of Supervisors, Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), a new board created to govern all state Community Colleges and Louisiana Technical College with its 42 campuses.

CAMPUS LOCATIONS
Northshore Technical College Sullivan Campus is the main campus for NTC. The campus sits on approximately 16.9 acres of land in Bogalusa, Louisiana. It is easily accessed from Highways 21, 10, and 41. Northshore Technical College Florida Parishes Branch Campus is on approximately two acres of land located two blocks south of Highway 10 which is the thruway in Greensburg. The campus is located next to St. Helena Central High School exposing the facility to easy access by students currently enrolled at the high school. The new campus is proposed for construction and occupancy in 2011. Northshore Technical College Hammond Area Branch Campus is on a 13-acre setting located approximately two miles east of the City of Hammond on the main thruway, Highway 190 East. It is next door to the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport with easy access to Interstate 12 exposing the facility to commercial, local, and commuter traffic.

SERVICE AREA OF NORTHSHORE TECHNICAL COLLEGE


Sullivan Campus, the main campus of NTC, is located at 1710 Sullivan Drive, Bogalusa, Louisiana. The campus serves citizens of St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington Parishes as well as Walthall County, Mississippi. Florida Parishes Campus is located at 137 College Street in Greensburg. This campus is located in St. Helena Parish, but it serves citizens of St. Helena and portions of Livingston, Tangipahoa, East Feliciana, and Washington Parishes. Hammond Area Campus is located at the corner of 111 Pride Drive and Highway 190 East next to the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport in Hammond. This campus is located in Tangipahoa Parish and serves citizens of Tangipahoa, Livingston, and portions of St. Helena, Washington, and St. Tammany Parishes

INSTITUTIONAL ADVISORY COUNCILS


NTC convenes a Regional Advisory Council with representation from each of the areas served by its campuses. In addition, the main campus and the branch campuses utilize the expertise and knowledge of those individuals who will eventually employ our students to give us advice and guidance. These Institutional Advisory Committees are made up of three or more members external to the campuses, meets at least once annually with a majority of official members present, and keeps minutes of each meeting to document their activities and recommendations.

OCCUPATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES


Occupational Advisory Committees are formed for each training program. Each committee consists of at least three individuals external to the institution and meets twice annually. The committees review and give input about the mission, objectives and curriculum content of the training programs. Employers that hire students of NTC serve on these occupational advisory committees.

GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
Northshore Technical College and its campuses are governed by the Louisiana Community & Technical College System Board of Supervisors. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System's Board consists of 17 members. The LCTCS Board is composed of 15 members appointed by the Governor with consent of the Senate, two from each of the seven congressional districts with one at-large member. Each member serves overlapping sixyear terms, and the Board is constitutionally required to be representative of the states population by race and gender to ensure diversity. There are two students members one elected by and from membership of a council composed of the student body presidents of the community colleges and one student elected by and from the membership of a council composed

of student body presidents of each of the seven technical colleges under the supervision and management of the LCTCS Board. Each student member serves a one-year term.

LOUISIANA COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


BOARD OFFICERS Vincent St. Blanc, III, Chair Michael "Mickey" Murphy, First Vice Chair Norwood Woody Og, Second Vice Chair BOARD MEMBERS Edwards Barham Robert Brown Helen Bridges Carter Keith Gamble Deni Grissette Timothy W. Hardy Brett Mellington Paul Price, Jr. Stephen Smith F. Mike Stone Allen Scott Terrill Stephen Toups STUDENT BOARD MEMBERS Valerie Gaspard Ivy Poree-Marco Refer to http://www.lctcs.edu. (Click Board of Supervisors link for each board members bio and contact information.)

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
The campuses of Northshore Technical College are owned by the State of Louisiana and operate under the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana Community & Technical College System. The Technical College campuses are supervised by the following LCTCS officials at the LCTCS Systems office.
Dr. Joe D. May, President, LCTCS Louisiana Community & Technical College System 265 South Foster Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 922-1643 Dr. Monty Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Academic, Career and Technical Education, Student Affairs Louisiana Community & Technical College System 265 South Foster Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 922-2373 Mr. Jimmy R. Sawtelle, Vice President, Academic, Career and Technical Education, Student Affairs Louisiana Community & Technical College System 265 South Foster Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 308-4424

FACULTY
All staff members and instructors are carefully selected. Instructors have both educational backgrounds and occupational experience in the technical areas in which they teach. Each instructor is certified by the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community & Technical College System policies and standards. The college adheres to all state and federal regulations pertaining to employment. Please refer to Appendix A for a complete listing of all faculty members.

ACCREDITATION
Each campus in the region is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). This accreditation means that nationwide this college is recognized as meeting or exceeding standards of training acceptable for accreditation. The address of the Council on Occupational Education is: Dr. Gary Puckett, Executive Director Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300 Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350 (770) 396-3898 www.council.org

ADMISSIONS AND STUDENT AFFAIRS

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION


A first-time freshman is a student who has not previously attended Northshore Technical College or any other regionally accredited institution of higher education or has earned fewer than twelve hours. Such a student is eligible for regular admission at the College if he/she is: (1) A graduate of a school or secondary education approved by the state Department of Education, (2) A non-high school graduate who is at least 17 years of age and who has passed the General Education Diploma (GED) Examination or has the Ability to Benefit (ATB) as mandated by the NTC Student Affairs Offices Ability to Benefit Policy. (3) Currently enrolled high school students who are at least 16 years of age, with the permission of the high school, may concurrently enroll at a technical college campus. A student entering Northshore Technical College as a transfer or re-entry student is required to meet the following admission requirements: (1) If the student is entering with fewer than 12 semester hours of coursework the student must meet the same requirements as first-time freshmen. (2) Postsecondary students with more than 12 semester hours of coursework must meet the specific requirements for the program of entry. Admission to all programs in the region will be made without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, or disability. A high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma (GED) is a requirement for admission into a program requiring state or national licensure/certification to work in the field, such as Practical Nursing, EMT-Basic, Barber Styling and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree programs. Students enrolling in the Barber Styling and the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) basic programs must be 18 years of age to take the applicable state Board and National Registry examinations. All students must have a copy of their high school transcript on file if they graduated from high school prior to May 2003 (Louisiana residents only) or have GED scores mailed from their parish/county GED program or school board. Transcripts for Louisiana residents who graduated after 2003 will be retrieved electronically. All other transcripts must be mailed directly from the high school or GED program. Hand delivered or faxed copies will not be accepted.

ABILITY TO BENEFIT INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAMS


Applicants who do not have a high school diploma or GED and seek admission to Northshore Technical College campuses must take an approved ability to benefit test. The Ability to Benefit test currently being administered by NTC is the ACT COMPASS test. An applicant who meets or exceeds the scores on the ACT COMPASS shall be admitted into the program of choice provided the program does not require a high school diploma or GED. Applicants who score below the minimum ACT COMPASS may be enrolled in the program (provided the program does not require a high school diploma or GED) and enrolled concurrently in one or more developmental courses per test results. All required ATB scores must be achieved in one test sitting per guidelines.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION


Interested persons may apply for admission in person at the campus locations or can mail their application for admission to the campus locations. Application fee applies ($5).

ADMISSION PROCEDURES
1. Applicants for all programs must complete an application for admission and receive a COMPASS testing schedule. Students between the ages of 18 and 24 may submit recent (fewer than three years old) ACT scores. All other students must take the COMPASS placement test (see below).

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Applicants must take the COMPASS placement test on the scheduled date ($15 fee, non-refundable). A placement test score is required for entrance to all Certificate of Technical Studies, Diploma, and Associate Degree programs. The purpose of the test is to assist the applicant in personal career/occupational planning. Due to statewide use of COMPASS, scores may be transferred from other state technical colleges in the Northshore Technical College System. Requests for scores must be made through the Student Affairs Office at each campus. For in-state tuition purposes, applicants for all programs must present proof of Louisiana residency (minimum one year) with one of the following documents. Individuals who do not qualify as Louisiana residents will pay out-of-state tuition until the semester after which they qualify and document Louisiana residency. Louisiana drivers license Louisiana voter registration Louisiana vehicle registration Louisiana income tax return Residence purchase Lease or rent receipts Louisiana W2 from previous year Utility bills Military Mandatory Relocation Orders/DD-214 Marriage to Louisiana resident

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Test results will be available through the Student Affairs Office. Applicants who do not make the recommended minimum scores on COMPASS or ACT may be admitted provisionally in some programs with the requirement that they enter Developmental Education for remediation. Some individual programs and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree programs do require minimum scores prior to enrollment.

NON-CITIZEN
In order to admit international students, a campus must be pre-approved by Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). A student who is a non-U.S. citizen is entitled to be classified as a resident for tuition purposes. If the student can demonstrate that he or she has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (refugees, persons who are married to a U.S. citizen, temporary or amnesty aliens, etc.), in accordance with all applicable laws of the U.S. and can demonstrate having met these residency regulations of establishing a Louisiana domicile for at least one full year prior to the first day of classes of the semester/term of enrollment for which resident classifications is sought. A student who is a non-U.S. citizen and holds the VISA Category A B Government Official will be immediately eligible for classification as a Temporary Resident while holding such a VISA. A student who is a non-U.S. citizen is entitled to be classified as a Temporary Resident while holding the following VISA and if he or she can demonstrate having met these residence regulations of establishing a Louisiana domicile or at least one full year prior to the first day of classes of the semester/term of enrollment for which resident classification is sought: VISA Categories EB treaty or investor GB representative of International Organization IB foreign Information Media Representative KB fiance, children of U.S. Citizen LB intra-company transferee/foreign employer Students holding a VISA category A, E, G, I, K, or L, once classified as a Temporary Resident, must show proof of VISA status at each registration period while enrolled and classified as a Temporary Resident.

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COUNSELING
Career counseling is offered to all applicants through the Student Affairs Office. Upon submission of application and placement testing, each applicant is counseled concerning test results and programs offered at the college to ensure each student is placed in an occupational program compatible with individual aptitudes and interests and one that will lead to successful completion. During this initial interview, the Student Affairs Office also provides the applicant with information on costs (tuition, registration fee, books, supplies, etc.) and sources of student financial aid. Other counseling services are available to students. Students occasionally have problems with which they need assistance. These problems may include uncertainty of vocational choice, poor grades, lack of ability to concentrate, poor study habits, financial aid, family or social situation, appraisal of one's ability to plan future education, etc. Short-term counseling is available to all students and when warranted, students are referred to an outside agency for long-term counseling needs. Students should also consider their instructors a valuable source of occupational advising.

ENROLLMENT
Students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis according to date of application. In the event a department has a full student load, the applicant is placed on a waiting list and is called for admission in order of the date of application.

TYPES OF ENROLLMENT
1. Full-time preparatory programs are offered for students who wish to learn a skill or occupation. The classes are taught Monday through Friday. Full-time students carry a course load of 12 credit hours or more during the fall and spring semesters and six credit hours during the summer session. Part-time schedules are available for students who are able to attend classes only part of the day. Part-time students attend fewer than 12 credit hours per week. High school students may enroll part-time or full-time during the school year and/or summer, upon approval from the secondary school system. Secondary students may enroll to earn high school units of credit during the regular school year or during the summer semester. High school students may enroll through special programs arranged by their parish school systems. High school students must adhere to all other school rules and regulations. Tuition may be paid by the secondary school system, the high school student, Tops Tech Early Start, Board of Regents Dual Enrollment Initiative, and/or other applicable funding sources for secondary students. High School students who are formally enrolled in a Tech Prep Program with their local high school may also be enrolled in programs at the technical college. 4. Continuing education or business and industry classes are available for credit or non-credit.

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ORIENTATION
ORNT 1000 Freshman Seminar is a required course for degree-seeking students in some programs (student should refer to individual program of study). This course must be scheduled and completed within the first year by all firsttime college students. The purpose of the course is to acquaint each student with the buildings and grounds, staff, rules and regulations of the campus, study skills, and time management. The course counts as one credit hour.

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CATALOG OPTION
A student must meet the requirements of the current catalog or the catalog effective at the time of entry. An option does not exempt anyone from the general regulations of the college. Credit earned earlier than five years before graduation will be subject to review and evaluation by the appropriate department. If a student changes majors or does not enroll in a given semester (causing a break in continuity of studies), the student must use the current curriculum in effect at the time of the change or upon returning to college.

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COSTS

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COST SHEETS
The Student Affairs Office at each campus maintains a detailed cost sheet for each occupational program and an abbreviated overall cost sheet for all programs. The cost sheets are updated as needed and are subject to change without notice. Individuals may request these cost sheets from the Student Affairs Office at each campus.

PLACEMENT TESTING/ENTRANCE EXAMS


A testing fee of $15.00 and an application fee of $5.00 are due and payable the date the entrance test is given. (Please contact respective campus as processes may differ). A $5 registration fee is due upon the enrollment date.

TUITION
Tuition is in compliance with LCTCS Board of Supervisors policy. Students must pay the tuition charges on a per semester basis. Nonresident students pay out-of-state tuition and fees. Tuition is due before the first day of class each semester or prior to the beginning of a class if it starts later in the semester. If a students account balance is not paid by this deadline, a late fee will be assessed. Tuition charges for students taking semester credit hour courses are calculated based on the total number of semester credit hours in which the student is enrolled for the semester. Nonresident students pay double the resident students tuition charges. Tuition is due prior to the first day of class each semester.

Tuition and Fee Schedule Academic Year 2010-11


Tuition is in compliance with LCTCS Board of Supervisors policy. Students must pay the tuition charges on a per semester basis. Nonresident students pay out-of-state tuition and fees. Tuition is due before the first day of class each semester or prior to the beginning of a class if it starts later in the semester. If a student's account balance is not paid in full by this deadline, a late fee will be assessed. Tuition charges for students taking semester credit hour courses are calculated based on the total number of semester credit hours in which the student is enrolled for the semester. Nonresident students pay double the resident students tuition charges. Tuition is due prior to the first day of class each semester.
Northshore Technical College Tuition & Fees 2010 -- 2011 Resident Traditional Tuition and Mandatory Fee Schedule Credit Hours 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Resident Tuition 30.25 60.50 90.75 121.00 151.25 181.50 211.75 242.00 272.25 Reg Fee 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Academic Excellence Fee 7.00 14.00 21.00 28.00 35.00 42.00 49.00 56.00 63.00 Technology Fee 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 30.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 Operational Fee 2.00 4.00 6.00 8.00 10.00 12.00 14.00 16.00 18.00 SGA ID Fee ERP Total Tuition & Basic Fees

Fee Fee

12.00 5.00 16.00 82.25 12.00 5.00 16.00 126.50 12.00 5.00 16.00 170.75 12.00 5.00 16.00 215.00 12.00 5.00 16.00 259.25 12.00 5.00 16.00 303.50 12.00 5.00 16.00 347.75 12.00 5.00 16.00 392.00 12.00 5.00 16.00 436.25

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10 11 12

302.50 332.75 363.00

5.00 5.00 5.00

70.00 77.00 84.00

50.00 55.00 60.00

18.00 18.00 18.00

12.00 5.00 16.00 478.50 12.00 5.00 16.00 520.75 12.00 5.00 16.00 563.00

2010 -- 2011 Non-Resident Traditional Tuition and Mandatory Fee Schedule Credit Hours 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Non-Resident Reg Tuition 62.00 124.00 186.00 248.00 310.00 372.00 434.00 496.00 558.00 620.00 682.00 744.00 Fee 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Academic Excellence Fee 7.00 14.00 21.00 28.00 35.00 42.00 49.00 56.00 63.00 70.00 77.00 84.00 Technology Fee 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00 25.00 30.00 35.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 Operational Fee 2.00 4.00 6.00 8.00 10.00 12.00 14.00 16.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 SGA Fee ID Fee ERP Fee Total Tuition & Basic Fees

12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00 12.00 5.00

16.00 114.00 16.00 190.00 16.00 266.00 16.00 342.00 16.00 418.00 16.00 494.00 16.00 570.00 16.00 646.00 16.00 722.00 16.00 796.00 16.00 870.00 16.00 944.00

College-wide Mandatory Fees: Course Material Fee: $5.00 per course, maximum $35 charge per student Application Fee: $5.00 Testing Fee: $5.00 per component (Reading, Mathematics, English/Writing) Late Registration: $25.00 (if a student account balance exists on the first day of class) Workkeys Testing Fee: $6.00 per test, plus a $6.00 certificate ($24.00 Total)

General Fees: Fee Name Graduation Fee Standardized Fees $40 General Use Fees (based on student or campus requirements) This fee is assessed for diplomas, diploma covers, and other graduation services. Non-Sufficient Funds Fee-charged to those students who pay with NSF checks. This fee is charged by campuses that use Parking Decals $5 to identify student, faculty, and staff vehicles parked on campus. Fee is per semester. $5 This fee is charged when a student requests an official transcript.

NSF Fee

$25

Parking Fee Decal Transcript Fee

Replacement

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Traffic Violations

$5

This fee is charged for each violation that a student is issued. Credit by examination is available to students who have mastered the content of a course and can demonstrate the same competency as regularly enrolled students through a course challenge examination. Students are required to pay this non-refundable fee of 2.72% of the total credit card transaction paid.

Course Challenge Fee

$15 per course

Credit Card Fee Programmatic/Auxiliary Fees: CPR Card Fee ATI Testing Fee

2.72% of total amount due

$5 76 per semester

Students are required to pay this non-refundable fee of $5 for each CPR card issued. Practical Nursing students are required to pay this nonrefundable fee of $76 per semester for ATI testing. Allied Health and some CDYC students are required to pay this non-refundable fee of $15 for a background check prior to clinical rotation. Some Allied Health and CDYC students are required to pay

Allied Health Background Check Fee

$15

Extensive Background Check Fee

$30

this non-refundable fee of $30 for an extensive background check for certain hospitals.

Allied Health Drug Screening Test Fee

$28

Some Allied Health students are required to pay this nonrefundable fee of $28 for processing a drug test. Students are required to pay this non-refundable fee of $50 per course for each developmental studies course enrolled. Students are required to pay this non-refundable fee of $70 per test for each customer service test taken. Students are required to pay this non-refundable fee of $45 per EBook.

PLATO Fee

$50 per course

Customer Service Testing Fee

$70 per test

EBook Fee

$45 per Ebook

*Additional Fees may be required. Contact your campus for more information.

2010 -- 2011 Online Tuition and Mandatory Fee Schedule

Total Online Credit Hours 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Online Tuition 105.00 210.00 315.00 420.00 525.00 630.00 735.00 840.00 945.00 Reg Fee 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 Tuition & Basic Fees 125.00 230.00 335.00 440.00 545.00 650.00 755.00 860.00 965.00

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10 11 12 13 14 15

1,050.00 1,155.00 1,260.00 1,365.00 1,470.00 1,575.00

20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00

1,070.00 1,175.00 1,280.00 1,385.00 1,490.00 1,595.00

*Effective July 21, 2010. **Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice. ***The tuition rate for online courses will increase to $122 per credit hour effective during the Fall 2011 semester. ****Please click the following link for a schedule of book prices: http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/northshore.htm

BOOKS
Most courses require the purchase of textbooks and/or workbooks. Instructors and/or the Office of Student Affairs will inform students of the books that are required for each course. To maximize the learning experience, it is highly recommended that all books be purchased prior to attending class. While students may be eligible for Pell Grant, funds are ordered following the designated LCTCS system 14-day, Fall/Spring Semester census (or 7-day, Summer Session census). Therefore, it is the students responsibility to purchase required books in order to have them for first day of classes. NTC partners with MBS Direct to allow students a centralized on-line service to order required textbooks. Although students are not mandated to utilize MBS Direct, NTC partners with MBS customer service personnel to ensure a successful ordering experience for students. In addition, MBS has a buy-back program for its student customers. The following are the website and directions for MBS: http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/northshore.htm. Click Order My Books. Select Term Click your campus name. Click Continue. Click each course that appears on your schedule. Click Submit Course Selections. Click Add Item(s) to Cart. Click on Optional Student Aids, if desired. They all default to Dont Buy. Click Add Items(s) to Cart, even if no student aids added. Review cart to ensure accuracy. Proceed to Checkout. You will be prompted to register with User Name and Password. Keep in secure place for future use. At end select shipping method desired. Ground is most economical. Be sure to print out CONFIRMATION with ORDER # for future reference and follow-up. If you have any MBS textbook ordering issues, contact your campus Student Affairs Officer. NOTE: If you do not have a debit/credit card and wish to order by mail or fax, plan for additional time. See MBS website or Student Affairs personnel for FORM.

SUPPLIES
Students are expected to provide their own basic supplies such as notebooks, paper, pens, and pencils.

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EQUIPMENT/TOOLS
Some courses require occupation-specific equipment, tools, or supplies. Instructors and/or the Office of Student Affairs will inform enrollees of these requirements.

STUDENT I. D.
Each student will be issued an identification card (I.D.) during registration. Student must wear his/her student I.D. at all times while on campus. Replacement I.D.s are available for a fee.

UNIFORMS
Some programs of study require the purchase of uniforms and other special supplies. Orders for uniforms will be handled within each program. Students will be furnished details by their instructors. See the Programs Section by Campus in this catalog for information on uniforms.

GRADUATION FEES
Students completing programs must submit an Application for Graduation one semester prior to completing graduation requirements. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged to each student who submits a graduation application. Students who do not complete the requirements for graduation by the term expected on the application must pay a new graduation fee and the application will be forwarded to the next term. Applications not submitted by the posted deadline will be charged an additional $25.00 fee.

REFUND POLICY
Tuition and fees are assessed to all who enroll at the NTC. This policy covers refunds of tuition, fees, and other charges in the event the college cancels a class or a student withdraws from a class or resigns from the college. A student who resigns from the college may be entitled to some refund of tuition and certain fees based upon a 14day refund policy (7-day refund policy for summer session). The amount of the refund, if any, will depend upon the amounts paid by the student and the date of withdrawal and will be subject to an administrative fee. See Student Affairs staff. Northshore Technical College will first apply refunds to outstanding obligations of the student and then return any remaining funds to the student. At the time of withdrawal, students are responsible for any unpaid portion of their accounts and for any other obligations to the college. At no time will the amount refunded exceed the amount paid by the student. All refunds shall be made according to this policy and schedule and in accordance with any applicable federal guidelines. Unless otherwise provided by federal guidelines, governing the return to Title IV Funds (Federal Financial Aid), the refund schedule shall not provide for a refund after the official 14th class day for the fall/spring semester or equivalent for the summer semester, or alternative sessions. Refund of tuition and fees for the fall and spring semesters is made on the following basis upon a reduction in credit hours or official withdrawal from the region: a. b. c. d. e. Prior to the 1st day of class 1st - 4th instructional day of the semester 5th - 10th instructional day of the semester 11th - 14th instructional day of the semester After the 14th instructional day of the semester 100% of all fees paid 75% of all refundable fees 50% of all refundable fees 25% of refundable fees None

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Refund of refundable tuition and fees for the summer semester is made on the following basis upon a reduction in credit hours or official withdrawal from the College: a.Prior to the 1st day of class b. 1st 2nd instructional day of the semester c. 3rd 5th instructional day of the semester d. 6th 7th instructional day of the semester e. After the 7th instructional day of the semester 100% of all fees paid 75% of refundable fees 50% of refundable fees 25% of refundable fees None

f. Refunds will be subject to an administrative fee of $15.00 per refund transaction regardless of the number of credit hours dropped or the date of withdrawal from the college. g. Refunds, when due, will be made within 45 days of (1) the withdrawal date as documented on the Drop/Add/Reinstatement form or, (2) the date the institution determines the student has withdrawn. Refunds, when due are made without requiring a request from the student. h. The following fees are considered refundable: academic excellence fee, operational fee, and technology fee (if assessed). i. If the college cancels a class, 100% of all tuition and fees paid will be refunded and an administrative fee will not be assessed. j. In accordance with the Council on Occupational Education requirements, students who have not visited the school facility prior to enrollment can withdraw within three days following either attendance at an orientation or a tour of the school facilities and receive a full refund of all tuition and fees paid. CONTINUING EDUCATION, NON-CREDIT, AND BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY TRAINING Tuition, fees, other charges relating to Continuing Education and Business and Industry Training are not refundable unless the training course is canceled by Northshore Technical College. APPEALS PROCESS Pursuant to the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Policy # 5.007, a formal appeals process shall be in place for hearing complaints due to denial of all or part of a students refund. The NTC Director will appoint members to form a Tuition Refund Committee. The committee members will be appointed for a minimum term of one academic year. The committee is responsible for establishing written procedures for a fair and consistent evaluation of refund appeals. The committee should keep the documentation regarding each appeal. The committee is responsible for notifying students of Committee decisions within seven days of the decision. A. Criteria for Appeals 1. Personal Emergencies: Death of the student or death in the student's immediate family (parent, sibling, offspring, spouse). Next of kin may file an appeal for a deceased student. Medical incapacitation 2. Administrative errors 3. Military Duty - orders must accompany appeal. In accordance with the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 of the United States Congress (H.R. 1412), students who are called to active duty or active service are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees. 4. Ignorance of the drop/add dates for refunds is not an acceptable justification for an appeal. B. Process If a student feels he or she has an extenuating circumstance, which justifies an exception to the refund policy, he or she may appeal to the Tuition Refund Committee in the following manner: Complete and submit a Refund Appeal Form (Form FIN 010) to the Chief Student Affairs Officer within 60 days from the end of the semester and/or session in which the class was offered. Attach all relevant documentation.

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C. Tuition Refund Committee Rules 1. Appeals received after the 60 day deadline will not be considered. 2. Appeals received without the proper documentation and form will not be considered. 3. Appeals must be made by the student. Appeals made "on behalf of" a student will not be reviewed unless the student is deceased. 4. The Tuition Refund Committee does not take phone calls. All appeals must be submitted in writing. 5. The decision of the Tuition Refund Committee is final.

INDEBTEDNESS TO THE COLLEGE


Students who do not meet their financial obligations as scheduled are not permitted to continue attending classes. The campus will not release information or perform other tasks requested for student data unless the students financial account is paid in full and the student is in good standing.

FINANCIAL AID
The Financial Aid Officer at each campus works closely with all applicants and students seeking financial aid to assist with the costs related to their occupational training. The Financial Aid Officer will provide information on these sources, but it is the responsibility of the applicant or student to make application and provide necessary documentation to establish eligibility with each financial aid source. The Financial Aid Officer works with each agency offering financial aid by providing records of student attendance and by recording progress as mandated by each agency. Brief descriptions of financial aid sources follow. More details can be obtained through the Financial Aid Officer or with the sponsoring agency.

Early Start
Early Start provides tuition assistance for eligible students who are enrolled in courses at the Northshore Technical College while being dually enrolled in a Louisiana public high school. Eligible students must be enrolled in a Work Skills course that contributes to a declared Career Area of Concentration and leads to a recognized industry based certification. Students should contact their high school guidance counselor, as well as the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance at http://www.osfa.la.gov, for more information on eligibility requirements.

Go Grant
The Go Grant is a need based grant administered by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. It is intended to provide funding for Pell eligible students whose educational expenses are not fully covered by their Pell award. The Financial Aid Officer is responsible for determining eligibility and disbursing funds accordingly.

LEAP State Grant


The Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) Grant is a need based grant funded by both federal and state dollars. The state of Louisiana requires LEAP recipients to be Pell Grant eligible Louisiana residents who have a high school diploma or GED. Recipients must also meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements and not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a Pell overpayment or repayment. Institutions may establish additional eligibility requirements. The Financial Aid Officer is responsible for determining eligibility and disbursing funds accordingly.

Loans Title IV Student Loans


Northshore Technical College does not participate in the federal loan program. Students who have outstanding student loans can request an in-school deferment while enrolled at the Northshore Technical College. The student

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should request a deferment form from the lender and have it completed, certified, and mailed by the Financial Aid Officer.

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)


Louisiana Rehabilitation Services provides aid to students who have physical or mental disabilities that result in a barrier to employment. Interested students should contact their regional LRS office. See Student Affairs personnel at each campus for the closest LRS office.

Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission The Commission Award


The Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission Award funds grants for needy students. The Commission Award is contingent upon annual funding from the Legislature.

METLA Motivational Educational Training


This agency provides funding to qualified migrant and full-time full workers and their dependents. Contact information is available in the Student Affairs Office.

Northshore Technical College Vocational Foundation, Inc. Scholarship


The foundation awards two or more scholarships each year to currently enrolled students who demonstrate a strong desire to obtain the skills needed to become employed in a field which instruction is available at Northshore Technical College. Applications for the scholarship are available through the Financial Aid Office and the Student Affairs Office at the NTC Sullivan Main Campus.

PELL Grant
The Federal Pell Grant program is designed to provide financial assistance to students attending postsecondary educational institutions. Pell Grant eligibility is based on financial need. Students may receive other forms of financial aid in addition to the Pell Grant in order to meet the full costs of education. Unlike a student loan, Pell Grants do not have to be repaid, as long as students meet certain educational requirements, such as Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students can apply for the Pell Grant at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Strategies to Empower People (STEP)


Strategies to Empower People (STEP) is a program administered by the Louisiana Department of Social Services, Office of Family Support. It is available to recipients of FITAP (Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program). STEP may assist with the costs of tuition, books, childcare, and transportation. Interested students should contact their local Office of Family Support for more information.

TOPS
The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a merit-based scholarship awarded to students based on completion of a particular high school curriculum, ACT or SAT scores, and other requirements. The TOPS Tech award pays the cost of tuition and some fees at the Northshore Technical College. Students can also use TOPS Opportunity, Performance, and Honors awards at the Northshore Technical College. Under most circumstances, students must be enrolled full-time to receive TOPS funding. Students must also meet continuation requirements each semester to remain eligible for their TOPS award. Students should contact their high school guidance counselor, as well as the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance at http://www.osfa.la.gov, for more information on eligibility requirements.

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TOPS Tech
TOPS Tech provides tuition assistance for eligible students who are enrolled in courses at the Northshore Technical College while being dually enrolled in a Louisiana public high school. Eligible students must be enrolled in a top demand occupation, as defined by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance. Students should contact a high school guidance counselor as well as the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance at http://www.osfa.la.gov for more information on eligibility requirements.

Veterans Affairs (VA)


Veterans may use their Educational Benefits at Northshore Technical College, Hammond Area Campus. Interested applicants or students should visit http://www.gibill.va.gov for more information.

Workforce Investment ActWIA


The Workforce Investment Act is a federal aid program that assists students with costs of training. Costs of tuition, registration fees, books, tools, and uniforms may be covered through the Career Solutions Center in local areas. Eligible participants may also be reimbursed for transportation costs. Eligibility is determined by the local CSC personnel and is based on financial resources. The Financial Aid Officer works with the CSC offices in certifying students for CSC benefits. A student must make application with local CSC offices. Each campus Financial Aid Officer can provide details.

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CALENDAR AND COURSE OFFERINGS

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2010-2011


Fall 2010 Semester August 16-20, 2010 Fall Semester Registration August 23, 2010 First Day of Fall Semester September 5, 2010 HOLIDAY - Labor Day September 10, 2010 14th Day Enrollment Census October 15, 2010 Mid-Semester Grades Due November 1, 2010 Last Date to Drop a Course or Withdraw Without Grade Penalty November 22-26, 2010 Student Fall Break November 25-26, 2010 HOLIDAY - Thanksgiving November 29 - Dec 3, 2010 Spring Semester Advanced Registration December 13, 2010 Last Day of Semester December 14, 2010 Grades Due/Graduating Reporting Date Spring 2011 Semester January 6-12, 2011 Spring Semester Registration January 13, 2011 First Day of Spring Semester January 17, 2011 HOLIDAY- Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday February 2, 2011 14th Day Enrollment Census March 4, 2011 Mid-Semester Grades Due March 7-8, 2011 Student and Faculty HOLIDAY-Mardi Gras March 21, 2011 Last Date to Drop a Course or Withdraw Without Grade Penalty April 18-21, 2011 Summer Semester Advanced Registration April 22-29, 2011 Student Spring Break April 22, 2011 HOLIDAY- Good Friday May 9, 2011 Last Day of Semester May 10, 2011 Grades Due/Graduating Reporting Date Summer 2011 Semester May 20-24, 2011 Summer Semester Registration May 25, 2011 First Day of Summer Session May 30, 2011 Student Holiday Memorial Day June 6, 2011 7th Day Enrollment Census June 24, 2011 Mid-Semester Grades Due July 1, 2011 Last Date to Drop a Course or Withdraw Without Grade Penalty July 4, 2011 HOLIDAY- Independence Day July 5-8, 2011 Fall Semester Advanced Registration July 21, 2011 Last Day of Semester July 22, 2011 Grades Due/Graduating Reporting Date COURSE OFFERINGS
See link on main page www.NorthshoreCollege.edu to view current course offerings: Student Information/Current Students/Campus Course Offerings.

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ACADEMIC SERVICES

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum scores on the COMPASS/ASSET or ACT are set for each program offered. The purpose of these minimum scores is not to prevent students from entering programs but rather to enroll students in programs at an academic level at which they can successfully perform the work required and realistically achieve personal goals. Students may enter with grade levels below these minimum requirements but may not earn a diploma or certificate until they have completed remediation through the Developmental Education program. Students desiring to pursue an Associate Degree or a Technical Diploma in Health Occupations are required to meet the minimum scores prior to being admitted to the program. The following are the minimum scores required for each program of study offered in NTC:

REQUIRED SCORES FOR ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE PROGRAMS


Programs Accounting Technology Automotive Technology Care & Development of Young Children Criminal Justice ICT: Computer Network Specialist ICT: Computer/Networking Support ICT: Computer Programmer Drafting & Design Technology Industrial Instrumentation Technology Journeyman Industrial Office Systems Technology Veterinary Technology Assessment Area Reading ACT 18 COMPASS 80 ASSET 41

Math

19*

40* (Algebra)

43* (Elementary Algebra) 44

English/Writing

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* Effective Spring Semester 2011 LA Board of Regents Academic Affairs Policy 2.18 (Diploma table on next page.)

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REQUIRED SCORES FOR CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMS


Program Assessment Area Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing ACT 18 16 16 15 16 14 15 16 14 13 16 13 18 16 16 18 16 16 13 16 13 15 16 14 15 16 14 13 16 13 18 16 16 15 16 14 15 16 14 13 NA NA 18 16 16 18 16 16 18 16 16 18 16 16 NA NA NA 18 16 16 13 14 13 COMPASS 77 40 42 70 36 33 70 36 33 62 36 35 77 40 42 77 40 42 62 36 32 70 36 33 70 36 33 62 36 32 77 40 42 70 36 33 70 36 33 62 NA NA 77 40 42 77 40 42 77 40 42 77 40 42 NA NA NA 77 40 42 62 25 32 ASSET 41 40 41 38 38 38 38 38 38 35 38 35 41 40 41 41 40 41 35 38 35 38 38 38 38 38 38 35 38 35 41 40 41 38 38 38 38 38 38 35 NA NA 41 40 41 41 40 41 41 40 41 41 40 41 NA NA NA 41 40 41 35 33 35

Accounting Technology

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Automotive Technology

Building Technology Specialist

Business Office Technology

Care and Development of Young Children

Carpentry

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts and Occupations

Diesel Powered Equipment Technology

Drafting & Design Technology

Electrician

Electric Line Technician

Emergency Medical Technician/Basic

ICT: Computer Network Specialist

ICT: Computer Programmer

ICT: Computer/Networking Support

Journeyman Industrial

Juvenile Justice

Machine Tool Technology

Medical Assistant

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REQUIRED SCORES FOR CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMS


Program Assessment Area Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing Science Reading Math English/Writing Reading Math English/Writing ACT 13 14 13 13 NA NA 18 16 16 13 14 13 20 18 18 20 15 16 14 13 16 13 COMPASS 62 25 32 62 NA NA 77 40 42 62 25 32 85 48 68 NA 64 25 32 62 36 32 ASSET 35 33 35 35 NA NA 41 40 41 35 33 35 44 42 44 NA 36 38 36 35 38 35

Medical Office Assistant

Nurse Assistant

Office Systems Technology

Patient Care Technician

Practical Nursing

Veterinary Assistant

Welding

DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION CLASSES


Students whose ACT or COMPASS/ASSET scores do not meet the minimum levels required to enter their programs must attend Developmental Education classes to participate in remediation activities. In most diploma and certificate level programs, students may enroll in their occupational program and enroll in two Developmental Education courses each semester until they have completed their remediation plan. In Associate of Applied Science Degree programs and Health Occupations programs, students are required to meet the minimum levels prior to enrollment.

GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (GED) CLASSES


During the 2010 Louisiana Legislative session, legislation was successfully passed to transfer the Adult Education Program from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to technical and community colleges under the Louisiana Technical and Community College System (LCTCS). This program is now known as the Work Ready U program throughout the state. Students who have not earned a high school diploma are encouraged to pursue the GED (high school equivalency). The Student Affairs staff counsels those students and schedules enrollment in the Developmental Education program in preparation for prospective program eligibility. Students deemed eligible for GED testing are referred to the respective Adult Education for evaluative services leading toward prospective application for GED testing. Students enrolled in most diploma and certificate level programs may enroll in Developmental Education courses each semester until they receive the training necessary to qualify to take their GED test.

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GRADING SCALE
The grading scale at Northshore Technical College for all programs, except those regulated by a licensing board, is listed below. 90% - 100% A 80% - 89% B 70% - 79% C 60% - 69% D 59% - Below F The NTC grading scale for programs regulated by licensing boards is: 94% 100% A 88% 93% B 80% 87% C 70% 79% D 69% Below F A B C Represents exceptionally high achievement. It is valued at four grade points for each credit hour. Represents high achievement. It is valued at three grade points for each credit hour. Represents satisfactory achievement. It is valued at two grade points for each credit hour.

D Represents the minimum achievement for credit for elective courses that are not a part of the students major. It is valued at one grade point for each credit hour. F Failure - Represents an unsatisfactory achievement and indicates failure in the course. It is valued at zero grade points and zero credit hours. The student who receives a grade of (F) in a course is not eligible to continue into the next sequential course(s) and shall not be eligible for graduation. Credit may only be obtained by repeating the course. AU Audit - Represents a course that is not taken for credit. Students who audit a course must be admitted to the college and officially enrolled in the course. Any change in status from audit to credit or credit to audit must be completed prior to the last day for adding classes. An audited class may be taken for credit during another semester. An Audit carries no value in computing the grade point average. P Non Traditional Credit Represents credit given for successfully challenging a course, military course credits, prior learning experiences, etc. Nontraditional credits carry no value in computing the grade point average. I Incomplete Represents incomplete coursework. It shall be given only when there are unavoidable and extenuating circumstances resulting in the inability for a student to complete the coursework prior to the end of a semester. An Incomplete shall only be awarded when there is a reasonable possibility that a passing grade will result from completion of the work. The instructor shall 3 of 3 inform the student what work is necessary and the deadline to complete such work (Incomplete Contract). The deadline must be no later than the first day of mid-term exams of the next semester. Students do not re-enroll or pay tuition for an incomplete course. The grade of (I) has no value in computing the grade point average, but is counted in hours attempted. R Repeat Represents a course that is being repeated. The Symbol (R) will follow the letter grade earned. The last grade awarded will be used in the computation of the cumulative grade point average. The term grade point average is not affected with Repeat grades. Repeat grades do not change a prior terms GPA. S U Satisfactory - Represents a satisfactory grade. It has no value in computing the grade point average. Unsatisfactory - Represents an unsatisfactory grade. It has no value in computing the grade point average.

W Withdraw - Represents a withdrawal from a course. Students may officially withdraw from a course or courses

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until the official drop date and will receive a grade of (W). The course and grade of (W) will be posted to the students permanent record, but will not be included in the calculation of the semester/session or cumulative grade point averages. Students are cautioned that withdrawal from a course or courses may impact their financial aid and other (e.g. insurance coverage) status. Official drop date for atypical course schedules will be calculated at 75% of the course length. The grading scale may be adjusted to conform to licensing board requirements as needed.

ACADEMIC PROBATION AND SUSPENSION


Academic Probation A student will be placed on academic probation whenever the Northshore Technical College cumulative average is below a 2.0 (A=4.0). No student will be placed on probation before he/she has attempted 15 credit hours. The statement Academic Probation will be placed on the students permanent academic record. Once on probation, a student will remain on probation until the Northshore Technical College cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is achieved. Academic Suspension A student on academic probation will be suspended from the institution for one semester at the conclusion of any semester or summer session in which he/she fails to earn a semester grade point average of 2.0. The statement Academic Suspension will be placed on the students permanent academic record. A student who is suspended at the end of the fall semester must remain out of school for the spring semester. A student who is suspended at the end of the spring semester may attend the summer session. If the student raises his/her NTC cumulative average to 2.0 during the summer session, the student may attend the fall semester. If the cumulative average remains below 2.0 or if the student does not attend the summer session, the student is suspended for the fall semester. NOTE: Satisfactory progress and readmission guidelines for the Health Occupations program may differ due to the policies of the departments governing boards. Guidelines of the governing board will supersede those of the school.

ATTENDANCE POLICY
College enrollment assumes maturity, seriousness of purpose, and self-discipline for meeting the responsibilities associated with the programs for which a student registers. The primary mission of Northshore Technical College is to prepare individuals for employment. Success in education and employment is dependent upon preparation and regular attendance. Recommendation to employers for job placement will depend on technical and academic preparation, as well as regular attendance. Students are expected to attend all classes. If an absence occurs, it is the responsibility of the student to make up all work missed at the discretion of the faculty member. Students who do not officially drop or withdraw within the prescribed dates for this action or who discontinue attendance will receive an "F" in the course or courses. Under no circumstances will an absence, for any reason, excuse the student from completing all work assigned in a given course. After an absence, it is the student's responsibility to check with the instructor to determine if makeup work will be approved. Students who officially drop a class or withdraw from college after the official drop date will receive an F in each class dropped or discontinued.

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Students should consult each course syllabus for the class attendance policy. All students must adhere to attendance regulations as set for each individual program which may include attendance mandated by a licensure board. Attendance will be tracked and maintained for various reporting purposes. An instructor may drop a student for excessive absences if the student misses 10% of the class.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
To qualify for graduation, a student must meet the specific program requirements outlined in the curriculum in effect when the student enrolls, graduates, or changes majors and must meet the following general requirements: Earn at least a 2.0 (C) grade point average on all work attempted at NTC (excluding grades for courses deleted through academic renewal or repeat/delete). Earn at least a 2.0 (C) in each course required to earn the credential. Complete 12 of the final 15 hours (excluding hours gained through nontraditional credit) required in the degree, certificate or diploma program in residence at Northshore Technical College. Earn at least 25 percent of the hours needed for the certificate/degree in residence at Northshore Technical College, of which 9 must be in the major field of study. Earn no more than a total of 30 credit hours toward an Associate of Applied Science degree or Technical Diploma from non-traditional sources, with no more than 12 non-traditional credit hours toward a Certificate of Technical Studies. Earn at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program. If a program requires a course but the course is no longer available or a course substitution cannot be made, completion of the total number of credit hours required in the program being followed is mandatory. Fulfill all other obligations and regulations including financial obligations to the College prior to established dates. Submit Application for Graduation and pay $40 Graduation Fee by required date at least one semester prior to semester of graduation. A late fee is assessed if Graduation Fee is not paid by required date.

GRADUATION WITH HONORS DESIGNATION


Honors will be awarded based on cumulative Grade Point Average. At least 50% of required credits must be completed at Northshore Technical College in order for a student to be eligible for honors. The required GPAs are the following: Honors Graduate 3.00-3.49 and Graduation with Distinction 3.50-4.00.

GRADE REPORTS
All students are given or provided access to Grade Reports at the end of each semester. Students receive their grades by mail or through electronic access via Blackboard (then transition to Moodle beginning summer 2010).

CURRICULUM STANDARDS
Under the direction of the LCTCS Board of Supervisors, subject matter experts and a committee of technical college instructors establish the curriculum for each occupational program offered through the technical college system. The competency-based post-secondary curricula outline, provide instructor guides, and develop student competency records for each program. Student activities are designed to teach the required competencies. All curriculum competencies must be achieved in order to complete a course. Assigned activities include theory instructional material, which is also termed related classroom work. Other activities include laboratory assignments related to the occupational course. These may be simulated job projects or actual "live-work" projects. All work is performed under the supervision of the instructor.

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EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
All programs include courses in employability skills and job-seeking skills. Students study career planning, job application forms, interview techniques, and resume preparation to enhance their job search. Study of proper work habits, employer/employee relationships, and personal character traits enhance students employability and probability of job retention.

COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS
General guidelines to be followed for cooperative programs are: 1. A written training plan shall be developed cooperatively by the instructor and employer for both the classroom and on-the-job training. It shall include length of training, skills to be learned through on-the-job training and work experience, skills and knowledge to be taught in the classroom, and evaluation requirements for the course. A completed training plan must be maintained in each cooperative students classroom file folder. 2. The cooperative education program shall include a minimum of 6 hours each week of related classroom instruction and a minimum of 15 hours per week of on-the-job training. The student who successfully completes both phases will earn the appropriate credits for his/her training not to exceed the maximum of 30 clock hours per week. 3. Students must receive appropriate compensation for student-learners, i.e., at least minimum wage. 4. The instructor shall be required to visit students at the employment site to observe the students at work and to confer with the employers. 5. Instructors will complete a written evaluation of each students on-the-job training. The responsibility for determining grades lies with the instructor. 6. The student must be covered by the applicable work permit and/or student learner permit as required by state and federal labor laws. The instructor should make every effort to assist the employer in complying with labor laws as they apply to minors in cooperative programs as well as all other state and federal regulations pertaining to vocational education. 7. The student must complete the necessary prerequisite courses and have completed a minimum of 50 percent of the course requirements in the program in which he/she is enrolled. 8. Cooperative agreements between employers and technical colleges for on-the-job training of students shall be handled administratively by the faculty and administration of campuses. 9. In cooperative education programs, the technical college and the employer must comply with civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and handicapping conditions. It is the schools/institutes responsibility to obtain written assurance from each employer that work assignments, selection of students, and employment practices shall be free from discrimination.

OTHER WORK-BASED LEARNING ACTIVITIES


Other work-based learning activities include structured learning activities conducted in work settings that are components of educational programs (e.g., externships, internships, clinical experiences, and similar activities. These activities must: 1. Have a written instructional plan for students specifying the particular objectives, experiences, competencies, and evaluations that are required. 2. Designate the on-site employer representative responsible for guiding and overseeing the students learning experiences and participating in the students written evaluations. 3. Be supervised by a designated employee of NTC possessing appropriate qualifications.

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ACADEMIC AWARDS
Northshore Technical College issues the following awards to students who have completed their training: Diplomas are issued to students who have completed the general and program-specific requirements for Boardof-Regents-approved, two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs. Technical Diplomas (TD) are issued to students who have completed the technical program-specific requirements for Board-of-Regents approved programs. Certificates of Technical Studies (CTS) are issued to students who have completed the general and programspecific requirements for Board-of-Regents-approved, one year Certificate programs. Acknowledgement of Completion will be issued to students who have completed Northshore Technical College-approved programs that involve the completion of a credit course or group of courses constituting mastery of a Technical Competency Area (TCA). Individual programs and organizations may produce and distribute honor awards, attendance awards, scholarship acknowledgements, certificates of appreciation, etc. However, the College seal, Presidents signature, official paper, and the term certificate, may not be used. Such awards and acknowledgements should be approved through the Campus Dean prior to their distribution.

TRANSCRIPTS
Transcripts may be obtained by written request to the Student Affairs Office at each campus at a charge of $5.00. A minimum of three working days should be allowed to process the transcript request. Official transcripts are to be mailed to official parties on the individuals behalf. A students financial account must be paid in full, and the student or former student must be/must have been in good standing within NTC in order to obtain information records and services.

TRANSFER OF CREDITS
From One Louisiana Technical College to Another All Louisiana technical colleges follow the state-approved competency-based curriculum standards. Many campuses offer the same programs. When a student transfers from one state technical college campus to another, all earned credit will be awarded. Students may transfer between occupational programs within the NTC and receive credit for courses passed if the competencies are the same in both courses of instruction. Students must meet the entrance requirements for the program to which transfer is desired. A student who wishes to be considered for transfer to another program must officially apply for the intended program through the Student Affairs Office to determine (1) if eligibility requirements are met for program to be transferred to and (2) to determine if a vacancy exists for transfer. If the student must be added to a waiting list, the transfer will occur at the next available semester or at which time a vacancy becomes available. From Another Accredited Postsecondary Educational Institution to NTC When a student has had previous training of the same type from a college outside Northshore Technical College, this training will be evaluated by the Student Affairs Office staff and the program instructor(s) upon request by the applicant to determine if any credit can be awarded. Applicants are responsible for having official transcripts mailed to the Office of Student Affairs as well as catalog descriptions for courses being considered for transfer. While there are articulation and transfer agreements in place between NTC and other postsecondary educational institutions, students who wish to transfer are encouraged to verify transferability with a receiving institution prior to enrolling in NTC coursework. Only grades of C or higher are considered for transfer credit toward a credential. Note: Practical Nursing and EMTBasic students must have a grade of 80% or higher in each course/module to proceed throughout the program leading toward completion.

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STUDENT RECORDS
A permanent academic record is kept for each student. This record shows the courses a student has completed, grades, and placement and follow-up information. These student records are confidential. Students who wish to see their records may do so through the Student Affairs Office. In accordance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), information in student folders will not be released to anyone without written permission of the student or without parental permission in the case of a minor/dependent student. Students must sign a release to allow the campus to release information considered as non-directory information.

RIGHT TO CHALLENGE RECORDS


Campuses in Northshore Technical College will provide eligible students, parents of dependent children, and parents with student consent an opportunity for a hearing to challenge the contents of such students educational records in order to assure that records are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the privacy rights or other rights of the students. If it is determined in the hearing that any of the information is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate, such information will be corrected or deleted. This process is initiated through the campus Student Affairs Officer. This does not mean that the appropriateness of a grade or grades may be challenged at such a hearing. It simply means that the accuracy of recording or posting of such information or the accuracy and appropriateness of other information may be challenged.

WITHDRAWAL
A student who finds it necessary to withdraw from a class should begin the process by securing the proper form from the Student Affairs Office. To withdraw from classes, a student must: Print and complete a copy of the Withdrawal Form Sign and date the Withdrawal Form Have the form signed by the Department Head or Instructor Have the form signed by the Financial Aid Officer Submit the completed form to the Student Affairs Office

A student is not officially withdrawn from the course until the request is received in the Student Affairs Office. Students who stop attending but do not complete and submit a Withdrawal Form to the Student Affairs Office at the respective campus may remain on the class roll and may be assigned a grade of F by the instructor. Faculty members have the option drop a student from a class if absences reach 10% of course clock hours. Students who officially withdraw from NTC on or before the last date to withdraw will receive a grade of (W) in each enrolled course. The course and grade of W will be posted to the students permanent record but will not be included in the calculation of the semester/session or cumulative grade point average. It is the students responsibility to withdraw from the College.

PLACEMENT
The primary goal of the placement service is to assist graduates and those students who possess marketable skills in locating employment in the occupational field for which they have been trained. The placement of students graduating or exiting from this campus is handled by the instructional staff. Coordination of placement reports and follow-up is handled by the Student Affairs Office. The functions of the placement service are to provide the student with employment information, to recommend qualified applicants when employers call, and to assist students in applying the job-seeking skills learned while in training. The college does not guarantee placement to any student, but students who develop desirable employability skills are likely to be recommended when jobs are available.

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The faculty and administrators work cooperatively with industry and business in order to be aware of current employment needs and opportunities. Company representatives are always welcome to visit the campus to interview students.

FOLLOW-UP
The LCTCS Board of Supervisors mandates that technical colleges perform routine follow-up of all students. These data are used to indicate the success of the courses and the employment success of the students. For this reason, students are asked to inform their instructors of employment obtained during enrollment or following withdrawal from the college. Periodically, the Student Affairs Office and faculty/staff will attempt to contact those students who have dropped to determine placement information. Employers of former students who have been employed in a field related to their training are asked to complete a questionnaire on former students for the purpose of evaluating occupational programs.

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STUDENT LIFE

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BEEPERS & CELL PHONES


Beepers and cell phones are disruptive to a training situation; therefore, students are required not to utilize either of these items during school class hours. Utilizing cell phones during class could result in violation of the Judicial Code.

CHILDREN
While attending or visiting classes, students with children must make appropriate child care arrangements.

CLASS WORK
Much class work at the technical college is individualized or self-paced. Students must adhere to course requirements within this setting, however, and must complete work assigned on a timely basis. It is the student's responsibility to know what is required and to seek additional assistance from the instructors when needed. Students are responsible for making up work whenever they have been absent from class in accordance with specific program rules.

COLLEGE EQUIPMENT
College vehicles are operated by authorized personnel only. Proper care and use of college equipment will be maintained to obtain maximum life. Unnecessary use of equipment, fuel, or electricity will be avoided. Equipment and commodities will be properly stored. Lost or stolen property will be reported immediately to the instructor or college administration. College property will not be taken from the premises.

EMERGENCIES
NTC EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM) FIRST CALL In the event of an emergency concerning one of our campuses, Northshore Technical College has implemented an Emergency Notification System to better communicate with our faculty and students. The system allows one person to contact many within minutes and uses text and/or voice alerts directed to students and faculty that are registered with the First Call alert service. Alerts can be sent to: Land line telephones Voice cell phones SMS text message to cell phones Email Students, Faculty and Staff are asked to go to the links below and register to be included in the alert system. You may register a new account or edit your account if already registered. Fill in the appropriate information as asked. If you wish to receive text messages via your cell phone enter the number under the SMS box. Once all information is entered, press the submit button and check your email for a Welcome Message from alerts@firstcall.net, providing a temporary password. You may then log in and update your password or change your phone numbers and email addresses as needed. Register New Contact Information FIRSTCALL Link from http://www.northshorecollege.edu/FirstCall. Update existing Contact Information FIRSTCALL Link from http://www.northshorecollege.edu/FirstCall. Forgot My Password FIRSTCALL Link from http://www.northshorecollege.edu/FirstCall. NOTE: Occasionally we may test the system but any messages will clearly state a test is being conducted and no emergency exists at that time.

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GET A GAME PLAN Hurricane emergency preparedness information can be found at www.getagameplan.org or GETAGAMEPLAN link from http://northshorecollege.edu. The Get a Game Plan site provides hurricane preparedness tips including evacuation routes and safety precautions. CAMPUS SAFETY In case of emergencies such as a fire or bomb threat, the building may be evacuated. Unannounced evacuation drills are held periodically for personnel and students to practice the proper procedure to use in evacuating the premises. Since an alarm may not be just a drill, it is important that every alarm signal be treated as an actual emergency. Students, faculty, and staff must evacuate the building immediately. The actual signal for evacuation is a loud piercing buzz and/or ring from the fire alarm speaker in each department. When students hear it, they must leave the classroom or shop immediately through the nearest exit. Students must not return to the building until the all-clear is given. Maps of the building showing the various exits from the classrooms and shops are located in each classroom and/or department. Students should use these maps as guides in locating the nearest exit. In case of a tornado warning, instructors will move all students to corridors away from windows or doors and have students sit against the wall on the floor. Instructors will then make sure outside exits and classroom doors are open and that exits are clear. Students should remain calm until the all clear is given. In case of strong lightning, students should not use the telephone except for emergencies and should stay away from the windows. In case of a hurricane, there is usually ample time for preparation. If classes are in session when the weather service advises that the communities served by a campus in the region has a high probability of being in the path of a hurricane, staff and students will be dismissed after appropriate measures have been taken to protect campus property. The campus dean will be in close contact with the regional director who will advise on campus closures. Information regarding campus closures will be broadcasted on local radio stations and New Orleans and Baton Rouge television stations. In case of inclement weather or other conditions that require campus closure, the announcement will be broadcast on local radio stations and as directed by the Regional Director. The main campus and all branch campuses have a campus specific disaster plan in force. Emergency telephone numbers can be found in each campus administrative office.

FOOD SERVICES
Vending machines are located in the student lobby of the main campus and branch campuses. A local vending service is responsible for the machines, but students should report any problems they are having with the machines to the administrative office. The student lobby and outside tables are provided for student use during breaks and lunch periods. Microwave ovens and refrigerators are also provided for student use. In consideration of others, students should clean up after themselves.

HOUSEKEEPING
This facility is public property owned by the State of Louisiana. It is the responsibility of each student to take care of this property as though it were personal property. A maintenance person is employed to maintain the building, but it is also incumbent upon each student to take part in "housekeeping." Students should pick up their own trash and

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dispose of it properly. This includes the classroom, shop areas, student lounge, restrooms, and outside areas of the campus. Students should take pride in the appearance of the entire campus. An added incentive for good housekeeping practices is safety. Safety is not possible in a disorganized class or cluttered shop. Housekeeping, closely related to safety, is part of each student's training. Cleanup time is incorporated into the daily routine for each program. All students are required to participate in this cleanup.

LOCKERS
Students who are assigned lockers may use them on a semester basis to store textbooks, supplies, and equipment. Students are responsible for placing locks on lockers to secure items. Lockers are state property and my accessed by administration when deemed necessary, especially when abandoned, following withdrawal or drop from school. Abandoned items will be discarded.

OPERATION OF MACHINERY/EQUIPMENT
Students must not operate any machinery, equipment, or tools until they have received adequate instruction in their use. Students are required to read departmental safety instructions at the beginning of their training. Students may operate power machinery only after they have been instructed in the proper use of the machinery by the instructor and have been given permission to use it. In addition, each student participates in a departmental safety orientation. Students may be in shop/department area only when the instructor is present in the area. During breaks and lunch period the shop area is to be vacated and will stay locked. No work may go on in shops when instructors are absent unless the instructor has given specific orders for that work to go on.

PARKING AND TRAFFIC (SEE POLICIES SECTION: PARKING AND TRAFFIC POLICY)
The speed limit is five miles per hour on the campus with two-way traffic lanes. Students are to park in the area designated for student parking. Students are asked to be considerate of others and to avoid blocking other vehicles. Students should not park in spaces marked "Reserved" or "Visitor." Handicapped parking is provided for students driving vehicles with handicapped license plates or handicapped permits. Double parking is not allowed. Students should not park in driveways or exits. Keys should be taken from the ignition and doors locked before leaving a parked vehicle. Personal items of value should not be stored in automobiles.

PERSONAL PROPERTY
NTC will not be held responsible for personal property of students. Automobiles and other items cannot be left on campus property without permission from the Campus Dean. No illegal or hazardous properties are allowed. Lost or stolen properties should be reported to the instructor. Items that are considered deterrents to studies are not allowed.

SAFETY
In the safety of students, personnel, and visitors is of great importance. The college assumes the primary role of providing a safe atmosphere in which to work and study. Students and employees should contribute to the safe atmosphere by assuming their own responsibility for safety. While it is the college's objective to train for skill and speed, safety shall not be sacrificed for speed or shortcuts. Accident Prevention. Every attempt shall be made to reduce the possibility of accidents; therefore, the teaching of safe practices is integrated into the curriculum of all programs. It is the intent of to comply with safety laws and applicable standards mandated by the State of Louisiana, applicable OSHA standards, and standards set by the manufacturers of equipment used in instruction. Injuries. Students should be alert to prevent injury to themselves or others. Students should not damage equipment, tools, or buildings. All safety practices should be followed at all times in the operation of equipment.

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Instructors will provide specific rules for each course. Students should not attempt to operate machines or equipment on which they have not received instruction from the instructor. Students may work in the shop areas only when the instructor is on duty in the shop. Students are to stay in their departments at all times except when ordered to another department by the instructor. Visiting from shop to shop will not be permitted. Minor illnesses and accidents. In case of minor illnesses or minor accidents, students should first inform the instructor. Appropriate first-aid treatment will be provided. If necessary, the college will telephone an emergency contact to come to the campus for the injured or sick student. No emergency or sick room is maintained at the college. A first-aid kit is located in each department and in the administrative office. Serious illnesses and accidents. In case of serious illnesses or accidents, an ambulance may be summoned. If possible, permission from the adult student or guardian of the minor student will be secured prior to summons for an ambulance. Personnel in charge at the time of illness or accident shall make such determination. All medical expenses are borne by the student. The college campus safety coordinator shall be consulted in all safety/accident situations.

SMOKING
Northshore Technical College campus facilities are smoke free. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. Each designated area is equipped with proper receptacles for safe disposal of smoking materials.

STUDENT CONDUCT/DISCIPLINE
Students are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner acceptable to standards prescribed by society and the campus. The Campus Dean on each campus is the final authority for handling discipline problems. Students are responsible for their own actions while enrolled and in attendance at the campuses. All students 17 years of age and older are treated as responsible adults. Students accept the end result of their personal conduct. The mission of the technical college is to prepare students for employment. This mission includes preparing the students to get along with their peers and superiors and to act in accordance with all rules and regulations. Students may be suspended from the college for conduct that is deemed detrimental to the proper operation of the campus and the learning process for all students (see Judicial Code/Disciplinary policy).

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Northshore Technical College provides opportunities for students to engage in activities outside the classroom for further development of their educational purpose. Campuses in the region are actively involved in SkillsUSA and Student Government Association (SGA). SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America). SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force and to help each student excel. Student Government Association provides vital co-curricular activities to enhance individual student development, promote social and recreational activities, promote participation in self-government, and promote the high standard of education at Northshore Technical College (NTC). Students participate in state and national competition, and state leadership

TELEPHONE
A pay telephone is available for student use at some campus locations; therefore, students will not be allowed to use office telephones except in the case of an emergency. Students will not be called out of class for any calls other than bona fide emergency calls. Students should notify family and friends of this policy.

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ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
Academic honesty and intellectual integrity are fundamental to the process of learning and to evaluating academic performance. Maintaining such integrity is the responsibility of all members of the College. The faculty and/or staff will encourage and maintain an atmosphere of academic honesty. They will explain to students the regulations defining academic honesty and the sanctions for violating these regulations. Students, too, must share the responsibility for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of honesty and integrity. Students should be aware that personally completing assigned work is essential to learning. Students who are aware that others in a course are cheating or otherwise committing academic dishonesty have the responsibility to bring the matter to the attention of the course instructor and/or the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer. Dishonest practices make it difficult for honest students to be evaluated and graded fairly and damage the integrity of the entire College. Permitting dishonesty is not open to personal choice. A faculty and/or staff member who is unwilling to act upon academic dishonesty is an accessory with the student offender in damaging the integrity of the College. Academic dishonesty is a violation of the Student Judicial Code and academic policy and is therefore subject to sanction according to the Student Judicial Code. In academic dishonesty cases, procedural due process necessitates that the faculty and/or staff member should first talk with the student(s) to try and resolve any discrepancies within one week of the incident. If, after this discussion, it is still believed that the violation occurred, the faculty member may assess a penalty commensurate with the value of the exercise, work, or exam on which the violation occurred. The student must be informed in writing within five working days from the date violation occurred of the penalty that has been levied so documentation will be available if needed at a later date. In any situation in which an alleged violation occurs, the faculty and/or staff member may choose to pursue the matter beyond what is described in the preceding paragraph through the student judicial process. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of the process as described in the preceding paragraph, the student may wish to pursue the student due process (see the Due Process Policy). In any situation in which the alleged misconduct is such that it would cause the student to receive a failing grade in the course, the faculty member must pursue the matter through the student judicial process. The first formal step in this process (beyond what was described in the preceding paragraph) is the faculty and/or staff member must file a written report with the Campus Dean in which the faculty member and the course are housed and the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer within five working days or within five working days of meeting with the student. The Campus Dean must also inform the student in writing that such a complaint has been filed. The faculty member, student, and Campus Dean will meet in a resolution conference to discuss the alleged incident within 10 working days. The student is permitted to have an attorney present, but the attorney may only speak to the student. If the Campus Dean feels it would be in the best interests of the parties to proceed directly to the hearing level, the case can be referred directly to the Student Discipline Committee. At the resolution conference, an agreement should be reached concerning the alleged violation, as well as any sanctions, if appropriate. If no agreement is reached or if the other party fails to appear, the case must be referred to the Student Discipline Committee. The Campus Dean will forward copies of all written materials to the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer. No final grade will be given until the alleged violation has been resolved, at which time the faculty member can assign the appropriate final grade. If the involved student is a candidate for graduation, the student will be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony, but the diploma/degree will not be awarded until the case is resolved, a final grade assigned, and the student's degree status determined.

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Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following: Cheating The act of deception by a student who misrepresents his mastery of information on an academic exercise. These acts can be either premeditated or not. Examples include copying or allowing someone else to copy work of another student; using a textbook or other material during an examination; collaboration during an academic exercise or giving or receiving information; and using specially prepared materials during an academic exercise, such as notes or formula lists. Plagiarism The inclusion of someone else's actual words or paraphrases, ideas, or data into one's own work without acknowledging the original source. The included material must have appropriate citations such as footnotes or quotation marks and identification of the sources, published or unpublished, copyrighted or not copyrighted. Collusion The unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing an academic exercise or committing an academic violation with another person. Academic Misconduct The actual or attempted tampering or misuse of academic records or materials such as transcripts and examinations. Examples include stealing, buying, or otherwise obtaining all or part of an un administered test or academic exercise; selling, bribing or giving away all or part of an un administered academic exercise or any information about it; changing or altering a grade book, test, "drop form," or other official academic records of the College which would alter grades; and breaking in and/or entering a building or office for the purpose of changing a grade or tampering in any way with grades or examinations. Falsification/Fabrication The intentional use of invented information or the falsification of research findings with the intent to deceive. Examples include citation of information not obtained from the source indicated; listing sources in a bibliography not used in the academic exercise; inventing data or source information; submitting as one's own any academic exercise prepared totally or in part for/by another; taking a test for another student or permitting another student to take a test for oneself; submitting work previously used for credit in another course without express permission of the Instructor; and falsifying information on official school documents such as application, financial aid, and/or scholarship forms. Accessory to Acts of Academic Dishonesty The act of facilitating, supporting, or conspiring with another student to commit any form of academic dishonesty.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT


The main campus and branch campuses of Northshore Technical College actively recruit prospective qualified students, including those with disabilities. Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act are strictly adhered to; and the campus will make reasonable alterations in facilities, services, policies, and practices in order that qualified individuals with disabilities may have access to both employment and training. Each campus has a designated ADA/504 Coordinator. Applicants/students who would like to inquire about the process of selfidentification, providing disability verification documentation, and requesting reasonable accommodations in testing and training should request to speak with the campus ADA/504 Coordinator.

CAMPUS SECURITY ACT


The following policies have been adopted to comply with the requirements of the Jeanne CLERY Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (PL 101-542). Campus statistics for the previously reported three years are posted on the NTC web site. 1. 2. Local law enforcement agencies may be called in the event of any emergencies. In the event that students, faculty, or staff members witness or discover a criminal/illegal activity, they should first notify the administration who will then contact local law enforcement authorities. A report will be written and maintained on file. Records shall also be maintained of any illegal acts that may occur during any off-campus, college-sponsored activities. Northshore Technical College is a drug-free workplace and offers drug and alcohol counseling information to students and staff.

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Northshore Technical College may terminate any student or staff member found in possession of alcohol or a controlled substance on the campus. Drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation services programs are available through parish, state, and private organizations. Students and employees who need help will be referred to those sources. Students/faculty who are found to be in possession of alcohol and who are of legal drinking age may appeal their termination using the normal appeals procedures. Offenders who are not of legal age will not be allowed to appeal.

DAY ONE GUARANTEE


The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) has demonstrated a commitment to employers by offering a Day One Guarantee that will promise a highly skilled, trained workforce and free retraining for any graduate not meeting the needs of businesses. Curriculum standards have been developed with direct involvement of business and industry. These standards serve as the industry- validated specifications for each occupational program. These standards allow Louisiana community and technical colleges to offer their business partners this guarantee.

DUE PROCESS/JUDICIAL PROCEDURES


Every LCTCS institution must establish a disciplinary procedure as directed by the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. The following procedure was developed by the College. Reporting of Incidents All reports of student misconduct shall be made in writing to the Campus Dean at the campus where the incident occurred and the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer within five working days of the incident. The Campus Dean or designee (other than the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer) shall determine if a violation of the Student Judicial Code has taken place based on the allegation. If an alleged violation is determined to have been committed, a written report to that effect will be made, and this written report will be forwarded within one week of determination to the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer for review. If the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer concurs with the findings, the Campus Dean or designee will interview the involved student within five working days or as soon as the student can be contacted and immediate action is required. If the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer does not concur with the findings and determines no violation has occurred, the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer will discuss the findings with the Campus Dean. Within 5 working days of receipt of the determination of violation, a report to that effect will be made, and a written response will be forwarded to the student and grievant that no further action is required. If the Campus Dean or designee is of the opinion that no violation has occurred, a report to that effect will be made, and this written report will be forwarded to the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer for review. If the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer concurs with the findings, the Campus Dean will then proceed with the written response to the student and grievant that no further action is necessary. If the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer does not concur with the findings and determines a violation has occurred, immediate action is required. Immediate Action Incidents where a disciplinary contract is needed The student will be advised of the decision and of the conditions of the contract. If the student concurs, the proposed contract shall be imposed and the proceedings terminated. A copy of the contract will be placed in the student disciplinary files housed in the office of the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer. Incidents handled through Resolution Conference If the Campus Dean determines that the alleged misconduct requires disciplinary action of a minor nature, a Resolution Conference will be held with the student and complainant within 5 working days of the determination. If a resolution is reached, both parties will sign a resolution statement to that effect.

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If the student or complainant declines to accept the decision, the student or complainant may file a written request for a hearing before the Student Discipline Committee within 5 working days of the meeting. In either case, the Campus Dean will file a report of the incident and its disposition with the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer. Incidents referred to Student Discipline Committee: If the complaint cannot be resolved through the resolution conference process, the complaint will be referred to the Student Discipline Committee of the campus where the alleged incident occurred.<or> If the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer is of the opinion that the matter should be heard by the Student Discipline Committee, the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer will inform the student that a notice of the hearing will be forthcoming.

STUDENT DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE PROCEDURES In order to protect the student's guaranteed legal rights, the following procedures will be carried out regarding the rights of students who are to appear before the Student Discipline Committee--to face charges for violation of college regulations. The student is to be given written notice of charges against him/her by the Chair of the Student Discipline Committee at least 72 hours before the hearing. The student is to be afforded an adequate and fair hearing on the charges. The student is to be permitted to testify, if he/she so desires, and to present the testimony of any competent witnesses who have personal knowledge of any matters or materials relevant to the charges. Both the accuser and the accused will be informed that he or she may bring one personal advisor who may attend and advise the student but may not present the students case. The student has the right to face his/her accuser. The student and the complainant must be present for the hearing to proceed In the event that the person filing the complaint fails to appear (except in cases of unavoidable emergency) at the hearing, the charges will be dropped and the Chair of the Committee shall so notify the Campus Dean in writing. If the accused student fails to appear after having confirmed written notification of the time/place of the hearing (except in cases of unavoidable emergency), the Committee shall continue with the hearing and make a decision based on evidence presented at the hearing. The Chair of the Committee shall file a written report of the Committee's decision with the Campus Dean and Regional Director. Either the accused student or the person filing the original complaint may, within 5 working days of notification, appeal the Committee's decision to the Regional Director. The student and complainant will be notified in writing of the Regional Directors decision. A copy of this decision will be filed in the judicial file in the Regional Directors Office with a copy to the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer. Either the accused student or the person filing the original complaint may, within 10 working days of receipt of the notification, appeal the Regional Directors decision to the Vice President of Technical Education. The student and complainant will be notified in writing of the decision of the Vice President of Technical Education. A copy of this decision will be filed in the Judicial File in the Vice President of Technical Education Office with a copy to the Regional Director and the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer. The final appeal for the complainant or the accused student at the college level is to the Senior Vice President of Workforce Development and must be filed within 10 working days of receipt of the decision of the Vice President of Technical Education. Copies of this appeal and the Senior Vice Presidents decision will also be filed in the Regional Directors Office. STUDENT STATUS PENDING FINAL ACTION BY A STUDENT DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE Pending action on charges, the status of the accused student shall not be altered nor his/her right to be present on campus and attend classes suspended, except for reasons relating to his/her physical or emotional safety and wellbeing or when it is deemed necessary for the protection of the safety of other students, faculty, and/or property. In such an event, the Campus Dean in consultation with the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer will decide if

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a temporary suspension is warranted. The student will have the right to be present at the hearing. COMPOSITION OF STUDENT DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE The Student Discipline Committee will be comprised of a minimum of five (5) individuals appointed by the Campus Dean. Composition of the Committee is to include faculty, students, and administration. The committee shall consist of: A committee chair The student affairs campus official, or One (1) student affairs representative (preferably a counseling department unclassified staff member) One (1) faculty representative from the students major area One (1) neutral faculty member and One (1) student representative. SANCTIONS The Student Discipline Committee may impose one or more of the following penalties: Admonition written reprimand to the student. Warning Probation indicates that further violation of regulations will result in more severe disciplinary action. Disciplinary Probation indicates that further violations may result in suspension. Restitution reimbursement for damage to, or misappropriation of property. Suspension of Rights and Privileges an elastic penalty. The Committee may impose limitations or requirements to fit the particular case. Failing Grade may be assigned to a student for a course in which the student was found guilty of scholastic dishonesty. Suspension from the NTC the student is suspended for a specified period of time and may automatically apply for re-entry to the NTC once this period expires. Dismissal from the NTC a student is suspended for an indefinite period with a minimum of one (1) year. The student must fulfill specified requirements, as set forth by the Student Discipline Committee and may only be readmitted by action of the Committee. Expulsion from the NTC a student is expelled from the NTC and may never return to the NTC. VIOLATIONS Intentional obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedure, or other authorized college event; Unauthorized entry into or unauthorized occupation of any college facility; Physical abuse or threat thereof against any person on campus or at any college-authorized event, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health and safety of any such person; Theft or damage to personal property or to the property of the College; Intentional interference with the right of access to college facilities or with any lawful right of any person on the campus; Setting a fire on campus without proper authority; Unauthorized use or possession of firearms, ammunition, or other dangerous weapons, substances, or materials on the campus; Academic dishonesty*, such as cheating or plagiarism; Knowingly furnishing false information to the College; Forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, records or identification; Use, possession or distribution of narcotic or dangerous drugs such as marijuana, hallucinogens, and other drugs which are not prescribed or expressly permitted by law; Failure to comply with the directives of Campus officials and law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties or to identify oneself to these officers when requested to do so; Conduct which adversely affects the student's suitability as a member of the academic community (such as drunkenness, use of profanity, or disorderly conduct); Aiding or inciting others to commit any act set forth above; Smoking in any college facility; Gambling in any form on college property;

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Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage on Campus except at functions as approved by the Regional Director; Misuse or Abuse of Computer Equipment, Programs, or Data - Unauthorized use of computing resources or use of computing resources for unauthorized purposes is prohibited. This may include but is not limited to: Accessing or copying programs, records, or data belonging to the College or another user without permission; Attempting to breach the security of another user's account or deprive another user of access to the College's computing resources; Knowingly or carelessly performing an act that will interfere with the normal operation of computers, terminals, peripherals, or networks; Using the College's computing resources for personal or financial gain; Allowing non-college personnel access to college computing resources; Displaying obscene, lewd, or sexually harassing images or text in use of college computing services; Transporting copies of College programs, records, or data to another person or computer site without written authorization; Attempting to destroy or modify programs, records or data belonging to the College or another user.

FALSIFICATION OF RECORDS
All students must be aware of the importance of supplying correct information on college applications, records, etc. Students should also notify the Student Affairs Office if personal information changes during their enrollment. Students participating in any financial aid program must inform the Student Affairs Office of any changes in circumstances that may alter their eligibility for such financial aid. Falsification of student records may result in dismissal. Practical Nursing student records are supplied to the State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners. All student records must be true and correct to the best of the student's knowledge. Any falsification of these records will result in the student being penalized at the discretion of the Campus Dean and/or State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners.

FIREARMS POLICY
Carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon as defined in R.S. 14:2 by a student or non-student on college property, at a college-sponsored function, or in a firearm-free zone is unlawful and shall be defined as possession of any firearm or dangerous weapon on one's person at any time while on a college campus, on college transportation, or at any college-sponsored function in a specific designated area including but not limited to athletic competitions, dances, parties, or any extracurricular activities, or within 1,000 feet of any college campus. A zero tolerance policy applies. A. Whoever commits the crime of carrying a firearm, whether by a student or non student, on school property or in a firearm-free zone shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than five years. B. Lack of knowledge that the prohibited act occurred on or within 1,000 feet of school shall not be a defense. C. School officials shall notify all students and parents of the impact of this legislation and shall post notices of the impact of this section at each major point of entry to the school. These notices shall be maintained as permanent notices. D. If a student is detained by the Campus Dean or other school official for violation of this section or the Campus Dean or other school official confiscates or seizes a firearm or concealed weapon from a student while upon school property, school function, or on a school bus, the Campus Dean or other school official in charge at the time of the detention or seizure shall immediately report the detention or seizure to the police department or sheriffs department where the school is located and shall deliver any firearm or weapon seized to that agency. E. It is unlawful for any person to cover, remove, deface, alter, or destroy any sign or other marking identifying a firearm-free zone as provided in this section.

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GRIEVANCE POLICY
According to policy SA 1930.223 Northshore Technical College (NTC) establishes the guidelines and standards for student grievances NOT involving an academic or grade appeal or financial appeal; refund appeals; admission appeals and other matters within the jurisdiction of other committees of the college. This policy reflects the Colleges commitment to the principles, goals, and ideals described in the Technical College Mission Statement and its core values. Cases of challenges to student records through the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) shall be referred to Campus Student Affairs Office. Student appeals relating to Financial Aid decisions, rules, and regulations shall be directed to the Campus Financial Aid Office. Any enrolled student has the right to file a grievance when he/she feels unjustly or improperly treated by the College or another student. The process set out here is not intended to initiate disciplinary action against a member of the faculty, staff, or administration, or to alter College policy. In cases involving sexual harassment, discrimination on the basis of race, sex, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, veterans status, or disabling condition, etc., the Campus Dean shall be responsible for receiving complaints. PROCESS Investigation of the complaint by the Campus Dean; Review by an impartial grievance/hearing committee if warranted; An opportunity to present evidence both documentary and testimonial and to present evidence to the contrary; The right of the student to be counseled during the proceedings at the students expense; A summary record of the hearing, to be kept by the campus for a period of three years subject to provision of existing privacy and disclosure laws; A written recommendation by the hearing committee upon conclusion of the hearing; Right of appeal. MEDIATION PROCEDURES Unless the respondent is a faculty member in whose class the student is currently enrolled, a student who wishes to make a complaint under these procedures must within ten (10) days of the alleged either: Request an appointment with the Campus Dean of the campus on which the alleged incident occurred; or Complete a Student Incident Report and provide that report to the Dean of the campus on which the alleged incident occurred. Within five (5) days of the student requesting an appointment of the Campus Dean receiving a completed Student Incident Report, the Dean meets with the complainant to discuss the alleged incident. If, in the opinion of the Campus Dean, no violation of college policy has occurred, the Campus Dean will inform the student and make a written record of the discussion he/she had with the complainant. The complainant may accept the decision of the Campus Dean or file a formal grievance. If the Campus Dean finds that a violation of college policy may have occurred, the Dean will offer to: Hold a Mediation Conference during which the complainant has an opportunity to discuss his/her complaint with the respondent, the respondents supervisor, and the Campus Dean. (The Campus Dean may serve as both the supervisor and mediator.) Or; Investigate the alleged incident and provide feedback to the complainant without holding a mediation conference; If the incident is deemed to be a potentially serious violation of college policy, provide the student with a Student Grievance Form (Attachment C); encourage the student to complete and return the form within five (5) working days; and forward it to the appropriate grievance committee. *Note: If, at the time of the alleged incident, the respondent is a faculty member in whose class the student is enrolled, the complainant has until ten (10) days following the official end of that semester to provide a completed Student Incident Report to the Chief Academic and Student Affairs officer to discuss the incident. MEDIATION CONFERENCE A mediation conference provides an opportunity for the complainant, respondent, respondents supervisor, and

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Campus Dean to discuss and attempt to resolve the alleged incident without a grievance hearing. When the Campus Dean has found that a violation might have occurred and the respondent has accepted the offer of a mediation conference, the Campus Dean establishes a day, time, and location for the conference. She/he notifies in writing, the complainant, respondent, and respondents supervisor of the day, time, and location of the conference. In addition, the Campus Dean provides the respondent and her/his supervisor with a copy of the Student Incident Report, completed by the complainant, five (5) days prior to the mediation conference. If the respondent chooses not to attend the mediation conference, the Campus Dean provides the student with a Student Grievance Form, encourages the student to complete and return the form within five (5) days, and forwards it to the appropriate grievance committee. If the respondent chooses to attend the mediation conference and chooses to respond in writing, the respondent uses the Response to Student Incident Report. If the respondent chooses to attend the mediation conference and the complaint is resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant, the Campus Dean notes the outcome in the files and so notifies the Chief Academic/Student Affairs Officer. If during the mediation conference, the complaint cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant, the Campus Dean informs the complainant that he/she has the option of filing a formal grievance. MEDIATION WITHOUT A CONFERENCE In these situations, the complainant must complete the Student Incident Report, and the respondent is strongly encouraged to complete the Response to Student Incident Report. If the complaint cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant, the Campus Dean informs the complainant that she/he has the option of filing a formal grievance following. GRIEVANCES The Campus Dean has found a serious violation of college policy might have occurred; Or if the complainant has chosen to bypass mediation; Or if the respondent has chosen not to attend a scheduled mediation conference; Or if a complainant is not satisfied with the outcome of a mediation conference; and if the complainant has completed and returned a Student Grievance Form within five (5) days to the Chief Academic/Student Affairs Officer. The grievance is then referred to the campus grievance committee of the campus on which the alleged incident occurred. Incidents that occur off campus are referred to the grievance committee of the campus where the complainant is enrolled. Prior to forwarding the Student Grievance Form to the campus grievance committee of the campus on which the alleged incident occurred, the Campus Dean attempts to gather any information relevant to the alleged violation of college policy. Together with the Student Incident Report (if any) and the Student Grievance Form, the Campus Dean forwards this information to the committee. This information might include: Notes from interviews the Campus Dean conducted with the complainant, respondent, respondents supervisor, or witnesses (if any); A brief summary of other grievances or incidents, on file, found to have merit*, against the respondent (if any); A brief summary of any on-file administrative charges of similar behavior, found to have merit*, against the respondent (if any); If the respondent chooses to provide it, his/her written response the Response to Student Grievance Form and any accompanying documentation.

*Note: Only grievances, incidents, and charges which were (at the time of the incident or incident report) discussed by the respondents supervisor or Campus Dean with the respondent and which were either acknowledged to have happened by the respondent or found to have occurred through the grievance process may be given to the committee. Cases where the grievance is not settled at the institutional level may be reported to NTCs accrediting agency (COE) whose address and telephone number are provided on page 7 of this catalog/handbook.

HAZING
By definition, hazing is any action taken or situation created, whether on or off college property, which has a potential for causing physical injuries or mental anguish to the individual; and kidnapping, paddling, slapping,

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branding, burning with cigarette, or any such activities which are life-threatening to the individual or are intended to hurt or to physically or mentally humiliate the individual. No student or student organization shall employ a program of student initiation/pledge education or social events which includes hazing. Any violator will be subject to criminal charges and campus discipline.

IMMUNIZATION POLICY
According to state mandates, proof of immunization from measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, and meningitis if born after 1956 (on state-approved form) as per Louisiana Revised Statute 17:170 must be on file in the students permanent record. The student is to have the doctors office or parish health unit complete the necessary forms. If the student chooses not to have immunizations for personal reasons, a written dissent must be signed by the student, the students parent, or the students guardian, except for those programs mandating such immunization.

JUDICIAL CODE/DISCIPLINE
Northshore Technical College has the legal right and moral obligation to establish rules for academic and personal conduct and to deny admission to applicants or continued enrollment to students who do not meet/maintain these standards identified as "responsibilities" as well as other rules of the College and its departments (departmental established rules must be approved by the College Academic & Admissions Standards Committee prior to implementation). Counseling and/or sanctions will be imposed on students or student organizations that are found in violation of these standards. The NTC reserves the right to review any action taken by civil or judicial authorities regarding any Northshore Technical College student or student organization. All students admitted to the College accept the responsibility to conform to all NTC rules and regulations. The College will make every reasonable effort to make the rules and regulations available. Each student is responsible for becoming familiar with and abiding by them. PURPOSE To establish a student judicial code (policy) outlining student rights, responsibilities and student disciplinary procedures in accordance with the policy of the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY This policy and procedures memorandum applies to all students in the region. BACKGROUND The basic philosophy of the policies and procedures in the Student Judicial Code is one of education and fair, prompt resolution of problems. The focus of the Code is on growth and development of the individual student by encouraging self-control, by publishing clear behavioral guidelines (rules and regulations) and by fostering the rights and privileges of others. Regardless of how a case is processed, the goals are the same: to redirect the behavior of the student in acceptable patterns and to protect the rights of all students and the entire college community. There exists a fundamental difference between the nature of the Student Judicial Code and that of criminal law. The Code is not intended to resemble the policies or procedures of the criminal justice system. Rather, it involves a closed, informal hearing. The rules of criminal law are neither required nor necessary to achieve the educational goal of the Student Judicial Code. Northshore Technical College is a multicultural community composed of diverse students, faculty, and staff. Northshore Technical College will not tolerate harassment of any person or group of persons based on sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital or veteran status. Each member of the college community is held accountable to this standard which is strongly reflected in this Code. STUDENT RIGHTS In order to preserve and to guarantee students of NTC those conditions indispensable to the full achievement of the objectives of higher education in a free democratic society, the College holds the following rights essential to the

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development of students as individuals and to the fulfillment of their responsibilities as members of society: The right of every person to be considered for admission to NTC without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, national origin, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or veteran status; The right to form and participate in campus, local, national, or international organizations for intellectual, religious, social, political, economic or cultural purposes when such organizations do not infringe upon the rights of others; The right individually or in association with others to engage freely in off-campus activities, provided they do not claim to represent the College; The right to form and maintain democratic student governance; The right to use campus facilities, provided the facilities are used for the purpose contracted subject to the approval of the appropriate college official; The right of students to invite and hear speakers of their choice subject to the approval of the appropriate college official (see attachment for official approval request form); The right to address concerns in course scheduling, curriculum, or faculty through proper channels; The right to due process in all disciplinary matters and the right to appeal to the proper authority or committee; and Enumeration of certain rights herein shall not be construed as to nullify or limit other rights possessed by students. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES It is the responsibility of every student to conduct him/herself in a manner fitting an academic environment. In most cases, the exercise of good sense and judgment prevail. The following acts as set forth by legislative act and LCTCS Board of Supervisors policy are contrary to acceptable conduct. Any student who commits or attempts to commit any acts such as, but not limited to, the following, will be subject to disciplinary proceedings: Intentional obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedure, or other authorized college event; Unauthorized entry into or unauthorized occupation of any college facility; Physical abuse or threat thereof against any person on campus or at any college-authorized event, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health and safety of any such person; Theft or damage to personal property or to the property of the College; Intentional interference with the right of access to College facilities or with any lawful right of any person on the campus; Setting a fire on campus without proper authority; Unauthorized use or possession of firearms, ammunition, or other dangerous weapons, substances, or materials on the campus; Academic dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism; Knowingly furnishing false information to the College; Forgery, alteration, or misuse of college documents, records or identification; Use, possession or distribution of narcotic or dangerous drugs such as marijuana, hallucinogens, and other drugs which are not prescribed or expressly permitted by law; Failure to comply with the directives of Campus officials and law enforcement officers acting in performance of their duties or to identify oneself to these officers when requested to do so; Conduct which adversely affects the student's suitability as a member of the academic community (such as drunkenness, use of profanity, or disorderly conduct); Aiding or inciting others to commit any act set forth above; Smoking in any College facility; Gambling in any form on college property; Use or possession of any alcoholic beverage on Campus except at functions as approved by the Campus Dean or Campus Administrator. Misuse or Abuse of Computer Equipment, Programs, or Data - Unauthorized use of computing resources or use of computing resources for unauthorized purposes is prohibited. This may include but is not limited to such activities as accessing or copying programs, records, or data belonging to the College or another user without permission; attempting to breach the security of another user's account or deprive another user of access to the College's computing resources; knowingly or carelessly performing an act that will interfere

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with the normal operation of computers, terminals, peripherals, or networks; using the College's computing resources for personal or financial gain; allowing non-college personnel access to college computing resources; displaying obscene, lewd, or sexually harassing images or text in use of college computing services; transporting copies of College programs, records, or data to another person or computer site without written authorization; attempting to destroy or modify programs, records or data belonging to the College or another user.

LIVE-WORK POLICY
As part of their training, students may be involved in actual live-work projects in which competency skills are taught. The college maintains this policy for work done under this premise: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Work is limited to property of students, college employees, civic enterprises, and charitable organizations. Requests for work must be approved by the instructor, who will assign a student to the project and note competencies/courses of instruction to be addressed. The Campus Dean must approve the request. All costs involved in the work (parts, supplies, etc.) must be borne and provided by persons requesting the work. The student performing the work, the instructor supervising the work, or the College will not be liable for losses that might occur in connection with the work. Work Order Request forms are available in the Administrative Office and/or from the program instructor.

PARKING AND TRAFFIC POLICY


PURPOSE The purpose of this Policy and Procedure is to outline guidelines and procedures for students, visitors, and employee parking for the Northshore Technical College (NTC). This policy will describe acceptable student, employee, and visitor parking areas, as well as loading zones and fire lanes. It is the policy of the NTC to provide adequate parking space for all students, employees, and visitors. NTC will also provide adequate handicap parking and enforce its proper use. POLICY STATEMENT The traffic and parking regulations outlined in this policy are published and enforced to facilitate the safe and orderly operation of motor vehicles and bicycles on campus and to provide a safe environment for pedestrians. Northshore Technical College, as a matter of policy, recognizes that the automobile is necessary for transportation to and from campus by most employees and most students. NTC is therefore, committed to provide adequate on campus parking for all students, employees, and visitors. Vehicles are to yield to pedestrians at all times. GENERAL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS These general regulations, which require the display of a parking permit, are in effect at all times during each semester. NTC parking and traffic restrictions are indicated by this list of printed regulations, signs, and curb markings. It is impractical to mark with signs in all areas of the NTC property where parking is prohibited. Parking or driving is definitely prohibited on lawns, sidewalks, and grass areas; construction areas; or where it will physically mar campus landscaping, create a safety hazard, interfere with the use of NTC facilities, or hinder the free movement of traffic, unless given proper permission by a NTC representative. All students, employees, and visitors operating motor vehicles on campus must register for a parking permit and learn to obey the traffic and parking regulations. Ignorance of the provisions will not be accepted as a defense for violations. These regulations attempt to cover all instances of parking and traffic control in specific detail. However, interpretation of the intent of these regulations will be the responsibility of the NTC. The final interpretation of these

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regulations rests with the Regional Director. Specific questions may be directed to the Regional Director at (985) 732-6640. In addition to the NTC traffic and parking regulations, a vehicle parked on campus must comply with all city ordinances and state laws relating to motor vehicles in order for the permit to be valid. The person receiving a parking permit from NTC (or the person driving the vehicle if no permit is displayed) is held responsible for all violations by that vehicle. However, if the operator when a violation is committed is anyone other than the registered owner, both may be held responsible. PERMIT REGISTRATION Motor vehicles are defined as all self-propelled, wheeled vehicles. Any individual or anyone who operates a vehicleregularly, occasionally, or temporarily- for the benefit or convenience of such person, as well as anyone who is a visitor to campus, must register with NTC. Parking spaces on campus are designed to meet the needs of the majority of the vehicles parked. Specialty or oversize vehicles may only park in special designated areas by special arrangement with the NTC office. To receive a permit, all students must pay a registration fee. Registration is completed through the NTC Office during class registration. For students, giving the NTC incorrect information is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and may result in having the individual banned from parking on campus. The registration fee schedule for student parking permits is as follows. The charge for a replacement of any lost or unreturned permit will be the cost of the original permit. Semester permit a. Fall $5.00 b. Spring $5.00 c. Summer $5.00 A student will receive one transferable permit (hangtag) that must be placed on the rearview mirror of the vehicle brought to campus. There will be a replacement charge for each lost parking permit. All lost or stolen permits must be reported immediately. A students failure to report the loss will be considered a violation of the code of student conduct. A permit conveys specific parking privileges to the person to whom it is issued. These privileges are not in effect until the permit is properly displayed and can be clearly read from outside the vehicle. To be properly displayed, a permit must be hung from the rearview mirror with the front facing the windshield and unobstructed by any other object. Additionally, parking privileges may not be used by or transferred to another individual who would not normally be entitled to them. Unauthorized use of a permit by someone not entitled to the privileges it conveys will subject the individual holding the permit to disciplinary action and revocation of the permit. For students, misuse of a permit, obtaining permit by fraud, and use or possession of a lost or stolen permit are violations of the code of student conduct and of these regulations. Use or possession of a lost or stolen permit will result in fines, towing, and/or disciplinary action. Operation or parking a vehicle on campus without a properly displayed permit will result in the issuance of a citation. Any vehicle receiving three (3) or more citations can be towed at the owners expense.

Zone parking regulations


Hours of zone parking are 7a.m. to 10p.m. Monday through Friday. The zones are listed as follows: 1. Student parking Zone 2. Employee Zone 3. Visitor Zone 4. Reserved Zone

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5. Loading/Unloading Zone 6. Handicapped Zone Visitor parkingA visitor to campus is defined as a person who is not affiliated with the NTC as an employee or student. This definition excludes those persons, including spouses and family members, who operate a vehicle on campus for the benefit or convenience of any employee or a student. A visitor who receives a ticket must contact the phone number on the ticket. Loading/Unloading ZoneLoading zones are designated by signs. These locations are closed to parking except by authorized vehicles at all times. Except for commercial vehicles making deliveries and authorized NTC vehicles, no one may legally operate or park a vehicle in a loading zone without special permission from the NTC office. Flashers must be on at all times when parked in loading zones. Fire lanesParking on a red curb is prohibited at all times. Any vehicle parked, stopped, or standing at any time by a red curb will be ticketed and/or towed. Yellow and Blue curbsParking at yellow curbs, on or over yellow lines, or at blue curbs, curb cuts, and ramps reserved for the use of wheelchairs is prohibited at all times, to ensure pedestrian and vehicular safety by providing better visibility. Any vehicle parked, stopped, or standing at a blue curb, cut out, or ramp will be ticketed and/or towed. Reserved ParkingThese spaces, designated by signs or curb lettering, are open only to the person for whom the space has been designated or to a specific vehicle owned by the NTC. Unauthorized vehicles parked in reserved spaces and/or areas will be ticket and/or towed. Medical and/or HandicappedOnly students or employees who have a handicapped/disabled automobile license plate or placard will be eligible for a handicapped parking space. A student may be eligible for a special medical parking if she or he has a temporary medical problem that affects walking. This temporary medical permit may be issued after obtaining appropriate certification from a physician and will be issued a temporary medical permit for a stated period of time. Students needing any additional information about medical parking should contact the NTC office. Special Event parking All parking rules are in effect during special events unless authorized by a NTC official. Some areas may be designated as temporary special event parking. Violations Traffic and parking violations on campus will result in the issuance of a traffic citation, towing of the vehicle, and/or banning the individual from operating a vehicle on campus. A. Citations are written for violations of the NTC traffic and parking regulations that are not violations of state law include the following: 1. Failure to obtain a permit from the NTC office and to properly display this permit on a vehicle parked on campus. Receipt of three (3) or more unregistered tickets for failure to park with a properly displayed permit can result in that vehicle being towed and the individual being banned from operating a vehicle on campus until all outstanding fines are paid. 2. Parking, stopping, or standing in a space reserved for the handicapped/disabled or at a curb cut or ramp marked blue or signed for wheelchairs. 3. Parking out of an individuals designated zone, as indicated on the permit. 4. Obtaining a permit by fraud or using a permit for other than its authorized purpose. 5. Parking, stopping or standing in a fire lane marked with a red curb or storage of a motor vehicle that would cause NTC to be in violation of the Fire Marshal regulations, parking in such way as to create a hazard or restrict normal vehicular traffic or parking, e.g., parking in the travel portion of a street or the travel lane of a parking lot or an entrance to a parking lot, parking in a service drive not marked for parking, parking in a loading zone, at any place marked tow away, at a yellow curb or area, in a reserved space, marked no parking.

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6. Driving or parking on the lawn, sidewalk, grass areas, or any other area not marked or authorized for motor vehicle parking. B. Less serious violation, categorized as citations, include: 1. Failure to display permit properly. 2. Parking against the flow of traffic on streets or parking lots. 3. Parking against the indicated parking direction for diagonal spaces (backing into an angled space) 4. Failure to park evenly between lines or parking more than one foot from the header or curb. 5. Occupying more than one parking space. 6. Careless driving at slow speed e.g., backing into a traffic sign, light pole, etc. 7. Any hazardous parking or operation of a vehicle not specifically listed as a NTC citation. The fines for various offenses are listed below. These fines are to be paid to the NTC office. 1. All violations result in a $5.00 fine per violation. 2. All violations are subject to vehicle tow. 3. All violations are subject to student grades being withheld. 4. All violations are subject to a ban from driving on NTC property. Banning Flagrant violations of the NTC regulations may result in banning. Banning is the loss of the privilege to operate a motor vehicle on campus, and may result in the following. 1. Any combination of the NTC citations totaling three (3) or more, with the duration of the ban to be determined by the facts of each individual case. Once an individual is banned, the total number of unpaid fines must be paid to have the ban lifted. 2. Failure to give the correct information to the NTC office. Appeals Any appeal must be made in a timely manner to the Campus Dean during normal business hours. Appeals of tows made after the vehicle has been released must be made on the next business day. NTC citations may be appealed through the NTC hearing process, provided that such appeals are filed in writing with the NTC office within seven (7) calendar days. Failure to file an appeal within the time frame will result in the loss of the right to appeal. Bicycles Regulations have been established to provide for the orderly movement and parking of bicycles on campus. In using bicycles on campus, the rights and safety of others should be considered at all time. Bicycle riders are subject to the same rules as motor vehicle operators and should ride on the left side of the street, obey all traffic signs, and give hand signals. Bicycles will not be ridden on sidewalks and lawns. Bicycles will be parked in bicycle racks or in other designated parking areas. Bicycles may not be operated or parked inside buildings, on sidewalks, in passageways to buildings, in any location impeding pedestrian and vehicular movement, or in such a way to create a hazard. Bicycles will be chained only to bicycle racks. Persons violating bicycle regulations will be ticketed and fined. Severe violations may result in the bicycle being impounded. NTC is not responsible for the theft or vandalism in NTC parking lots; parkers are urged to lock their vehicles at all times while parked on campus.

PRIVACY ACT
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended (FERPA), ensures students access to their educational records maintained by the College, Region or technical college campuses and prohibits the release of personally identifiable information from these records without the students permission, except as specified by law. Only parties with the right to receive educational records pursuant to this policy and identified as such shall be entitled to receive the information.

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Educational records are those records directly related to a student and are maintained by the College or a party acting for the College. The term does not include: Records of faculty members, deans, directors, or other College personnel which are in the sole possession of the maker and are not accessible to or revealed to any other individual except a temporary substitute for the maker of the record; Records of physicians, psychologists, and other professional persons who provide professional services to the student which are part of the program of instruction of the program area and which are not disclosed to anyone without the students consent; Records containing only information relating to a person, after that person was no longer a student of the College or the campus. Personally identifiable information is that which, when associated with an educational record, allows the record to be identified with a specific person. This information includes: the name of the student, the students parent or other family member, the address of the student or students family; a personal identifier, such as a Social Security number or student number; a list of personal characteristics which would make the students identity easily traceable or other information which would make the students identity easily traceable. A student is any individual for whom the College maintains an education record; the term does not extend to a person who applies for admission until he/she has actually attended within the College. Directory information is information available to the public or specified sectors there, which may or may not be published in the Student Directory or other publications. Directory information is defined as follows: Students name, local address, and telephone number Students home address Students E-Mail address Date/place of students birth Students major field of study/classification Dates of students attendance Degrees, awards, and honors received by student The most recent previous educational institution attended by the student STUDENT REQUEST TO WITHHOLD RELEASE OF INFORMATION Students who wish to withhold any information in these categories should complete a form available in the Office Student Affairs by the seventh class day in any semester and indicate which items should not be considered directory information. The hold will remain in effect until the student requests that it be lifted. Only currently enrolled students may place a hold on the release of directory information. To gain access to their education records, students must submit a written request which identifies, as precisely as possible, the record(s) the students wish to inspect, or students must provide adequate personal identification to the Office of the Student Affairs. ACCESS BY PARENTS OF DEPENDENT STUDENTS It is assumed that an undergraduate is not a dependent of his/her parents or guardians unless the College is notified to the contrary by the student or his/her parents or guardians. An individual claiming a student as his/her dependent shall provide to the Student Affairs Office an affidavit satisfactorily stating that the student whose records are requested is a dependent of the affiant, as defined by Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. At the Colleges discretion, a copy of the IRS Form 1040 may be appropriate. Parents of dependent students have the same rights to access as do students, as noted above.

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For in-state tuition purposes, proof of residency is required of all students. A Louisiana driver's license, vehicle registration, voter's registration, income tax forms, etc., are acceptable proof of residency. (See Admissions and Student Affairs, Admission Procedures.)

SEARCH AND SEIZURE


Lockers and desks are the property of NTC and are loaned to students for the purpose of assisting them in obtaining an education. As the property of the college, they are subject to search for any contraband at any time upon the reasonable belief of the Campus Dean that said lockers and desks may contain material which is not allowed on the campus. Bringing a tool box and operating a motor vehicle are privileges granted to students. The granting of these privileges is conditioned upon the consent of the students to a search by the college administration of said tool boxes or motor vehicles that may be on campus in order to determine if said tool boxes or motor vehicles contain material which is not allowed on the campus. This search and seizure policy applies to materials such as weapons, illegal substances or drugs, alcoholic beverages, and other similar material. Local law enforcement authorities may be included in this process if the Campus Dean determines a need for such involvement.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION


All males who have reached their 18th birthday and were born after 1960 must provide proof of Selective Service registration prior to enrollment. Male students may register for the Selective Service at www.sss.gov.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT DEFINITION AND POLICY STATEMENT


By definition, sexual harassment is any unsolicited, non-reciprocal behavior that emphasizes an individual's sexuality over her/his function as a worker. On this campus, the potential of sexual harassment exists among students, faculty, and staff. It is the objective of to establish and enforce policies that build a work site where all employees and students are treated fairly and can perform job assignments in a non-threatening environment. All training programs are open to members of either sex without regard to the traditional sexual identification associated with the occupation. Students are encouraged to consider enrollment in non-traditional training programs. Any individual who feels that he/she has reason to file a charge of sexual harassment against another member of the college community should meet with the Campus Dean within seven (7) days of the occurrence of the incident and receive the Human Resources Policy regarding harassment. Posters regarding harassment are posted throughout the campus. Sexual harassment complaints will be processed in accordance with the procedures outlined for grievances.

STUDENT DUE PROCESS


Northshore Technical College provides every avenue of due process for students and establishes the composition of the Student Discipline Committee. STUDENT DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE The Student Discipline Committee will be comprised of a minimum of five (5) individuals appointed by the Campus Dean. Composition of the Committee is to include faculty, students, and administration. The committee shall consist of: A committee chair The student affairs campus official, or One (1) student affairs representative (preferably a counseling department unclassified staff member) One (1) faculty representative from the students major area

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One (1) neutral faculty member and One (1) student representative.

COMMITTEE COMPOSITION CHALLENGE If the accused student or the campus administrator is not satisfied with the fairness or objectivity of any member of the committee, either may challenge that member prior to the start of the hearing. Any committee members wishing to recuse themselves from hearing a particular case may do so by notifying the Campus Dean. Should a quorum be negated through challenge or recusal, the hearing shall proceed as if a quorum were present. A quorum is considered a simple majority of the appointed Committee. THE HEARING The hearing is informal and the Committee Chair shall provide reasonable opportunity for witnesses to be heard. The hearing is closed and private. All matters shall remain confidential. Cases in which charges arise out of a single transaction or occurrence against one or more students may be heard together. However, the Committee may grant a separate hearing to any student, if the student can demonstrate good cause. The following persons may attend the hearing: Members of the Student Discipline Committee Regional Director The student defendant(s) and their counsel, if desired, to serve only in an advisory role. (Students counsel may speak to the student only and may not otherwise speak during the hearing or address the committee). One other person in the room who represents the student. (This individual is not allowed to speak). The Chair will begin the proceedings by outlining the purpose of the hearing and informing the student(s) of the rights of students in disciplinary hearings. Specifically, the right to: A private hearing; Appear in person with or without counsel; Challenge members of the Committee; Summon witnesses and argue on the students own behalf; Cross examine each witness who testifies against the student; and The right to appeal. A College official or faculty member or appointee presents the case against the student. This may include providing the Committee with documented evidence and the presentation of witnesses. Witnesses called before the Committee will wait outside the hearing room until called for by the Committee Chair and will leave the room upon completion of their testimony. The student defendant(s) presents his/her defense. This may include providing the Committee with documented evidence and the presentation of witnesses. Witnesses called before the Committee will wait outside the hearing room until called for by the Committee Chair and will leave the room upon completion of their testimony. The Committee members will have an opportunity to question any witness. The College official or faculty member and the student defendant(s) may present rebuttal evidence and argument. The Committee Chair will determine how and when such will take place. Following the presentation of all evidence, witnesses, and testimony, a final, summative statement will be allowed the student defendant(s) and the College official or faculty member. The campus administrator will have the last summation. Following summations, the Committee deliberates in private and decides the issue of guilt or innocence and/or the appropriateness of previously implemented disciplinary sanctions. The Committee informs the student of the decision and penalty, if any, as soon as deliberations have ended. The Committee Chair will give the decision and penalty in writing to the Campus Dean for appropriate action.

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The Campus Dean will send letters to the student, committee chair, and the Regional Director notifying same of the decision. Any decision requiring an action by the campus Registrar shall be directed to the Office of the Chancellor.

EVIDENCE Legal rules of evidence do not apply to these hearings, but the Committee may admit and assign probative effect to evidence that possesses probative value and is commonly accepted by reasonable people. The Committee shall honor the rules of privileged information recognized by law. The Committee shall presume a student defendant innocent of the alleged violation until it is convinced of the students guilt by clear and convincing evidence. A witness shall testify and/or produce documentary evidence unless the testimony, document, or other evidence is privileged or self-incriminating. A student defendant may not be compelled to testify. All evidence shall be offered to the Committee during the hearing and made part of the hearing record. Documentary evidence may be admitted in the form of copies or extracts or by incorporation through reference. Other physical evidence may be admitted in the same manner. Other physical evidence may be photographed or described for the record. The Committee shall decide the issue of guilt or innocence and an appropriate penalty solely based on admitted evidence. The Committee may consider a student defendants disciplinary record in determining an appropriate penalty after finding the student guilty of the alleged violation. A tape recording shall be made of the hearing which shall be sent to the Regional Director, along with a written copy and letter of recommendation from the committee. SANCTIONS The Student Discipline Committee may impose one or more of the following penalties: Admonition written reprimand to the student. Warning Probation indicates that further violation of regulations will result in more severe disciplinary action. Disciplinary Probation indicates that further violations may result in suspension. Restitution reimbursement for damage to, or misappropriation of property. Suspension of Rights and Privileges an elastic penalty. The Committee may impose limitations or requirements to fit the particular case. Failing Grade may be assigned to a student for a course in which the student was found guilty of scholastic dishonesty. Suspension from the NTC the student is suspended for a specified period of time and may automatically apply for re-entry to the NTC once this period expires. Dismissal from the NTC a student is suspended for an indefinite period with a minimum of one (1) year. The student must fulfill specified requirements as set forth by the Student Discipline Committee and may only be readmitted by action of the Committee. Expulsion from the NTC a student is expelled from the NTC and may never return to the NTC. APPEAL PROCEDURES The student shall have the right to appeal any sanction imposed by the Student Discipline Committee. The student may appeal to the Regional Director if the appeal is one of suspension from the NTC for a period of one academic year or if the sanction is of greater severity. For appeals regarding less severe sanctions, the appeal shall be to the Campus Dean. The appeal must be made in writing within seven (7) days of the date of the decision. Cases where the grievance is not settled at the institutional level may be reported to NTCs accrediting agency (COE) whose address and telephone number are provided on page7 of this catalog/handbook

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION


Northshore Technical College has established Student Government Associations, which operate under a Constitution that is prepared by and for each campus and is approved by the Chancellor. The Student Government Association (SGA) on each campus will be assigned an advisor who will serve as a liaison between the SGA and the College administration. The Dean of each campus will designate the advisor with the approval of the Regional Director.

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The Campus Dean in charge of the SGA on each campus has overall responsibility for ensuring that the Student Government Association is administered in accordance with the Board of Regents (BoR) Council of Student Body Presidents (COSBP) Constitution, policies of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors, and the guidelines of this memorandum. This policy and procedures memorandum applies to the Student Government Associations (SGAs) on the Campuses of Northshore Technical College and on any campuses that may be developed in the future. PURPOSE To establish policy and procedures for coordination and approval of Student Government Association activities and the control and accountability of SGA funds and equipment. BACKGROUND The mission of the Student Government Association is to provide vital co-curricular activities to enhance individual student development; promote social and recreational activities; promote participation in self-government; and promote the high standard of education at NTC. The administration of NTC recognizes the benefits to be derived by the student body and the institution from an active Student Government Association and encourages active participation by all students. Northshore Technical College, by vote of the student body and with the approval of the LCTCS Board of Supervisors, has established a self-assessment fee for the Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and the Summer Session as part of each students registration costs. Because Student Government Associations are approved campus organizations, their activities come under the auspices of the College and necessary procedures and controls must be developed and implemented to ensure SGA functions and activities are in compliance with the policies of the LCTCS Board of Supervisors and statutory requirements of the State of Louisiana. SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY This policy and procedures memorandum applies to the SGAs on the campuses. SGA MEMBERSHIP All students of Northshore Technical College who pay self-assessed fees are members of the SGA. This membership permits students to participate in student-sponsored activities and other benefits financed by student activity fees. ELECTION AND COMPENSATION OF OFFICERS Election of Officers Each Spring Semester there will be an election of Student Government Association Officers. This election will be conducted by incumbent SGA officers and supervised and coordinated by the SGA advisor and the Campus Dean in charge of the SGA on each campus. A waiver of in-state tuition exclusive of self-assessed fees will be granted for the Fall and Spring Semesters and Summer Session to the four (4) elected SGA officers. Tuition waivers for each campus SGA will not exceed the costs of four full-time equivalent students and will remain in effect for the duration of the respective terms of office. Receipt of tuition waiver by the above-listed SGA officers shall be contingent upon performance of assigned duties and tasks as set out and defined in the respective SGA Constitution. While running for office and if elected, the SGA Officers listed above must: Be enrolled in and maintain at least 9 credit hours; SGA presidents who wish to run for the office of Chief CEO must be enrolled in 12 credit hours. Be in good academic standing Maintain the required cumulative and semester grade point average (G.P.A.) as deemed by the SGA Constitution. Executive Officers (i.e., President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) must be degreeseeking and may not serve as officers more than two consecutive academic years. SGA BUDGET AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS During the Spring Semester, the SGA officers on each campus, under the supervision of the SGA advisors, will prepare the SGA calendar of events for the next academic year and the annual budget to support these activities.

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The proposed budget will be prepared on the budget forms used by the College for its budget, and will be reviewed by the Campus Dean in charge of the SGA on each campus prior to being presented to the SGA Senate for approval. Development of the annual budget is established by vote of the student body at the SGA monthly meeting. The current budget allocation of funds is listed in Attachment A, Fee Amounts and Budget Allocation of Student Self-Assessed Funds. Once the SGA budget has been approved, the SGA calendar of events for the following academic year will be submitted for inclusion in the campus planning calendar.

SGA FUNCTIONS An NTC Official Function Request Form #SA200.43 should be completed at least two weeks prior to a planned event. This request will be initiated by the SGA President, approved by the SGA advisor, and presented to the Campus Dean in charge of the SGA on the campus, Chief Academic/Student Affairs Officer of the Region, and the Regional Director for final approval. When alcoholic beverages will be served, the Regional Director or his/her designee will grant final approval. SGA PROCUREMENTS General Provision: All financial transactions must follow College and State of Louisiana rules and regulations. Requisitions for Equipment, Supplies, Operating Services All requests for equipment, supplies, and operating services, such as dues, subscriptions, rentals, etc., must be submitted to the Fiscal Affairs Office in advance (in accordance with the Purchasing Offices established purchasing/bidding timelines) of the activity date. The request must be submitted to the Regional Fiscal Affairs Office and signed by the SGA President and Treasurer and approved by the SGA advisor, the Campus Dean in charge of the SGA on the campus, and the Chief Academic/Student Affairs Officer for the region. A copy of the Senate minutes approving the expenditure must be attached and kept on file in the respective SGA advisors office. All purchases, rentals, and leases of services, materials, equipment and supplies over the amount of $20 must be purchased according to State purchasing guidelines and Fiscal Affairs rules and regulations. All SGAs will comply with all College and State of Louisiana rules and regulations. Professional Services Contracts If the SGA function or activity requires the expenditure of funds for professional, consulting, or personal services (hiring a band, for example) a Contract for Professional, Personal, or Consulting Services must be completed and processed in accordance with current college policy regarding the use of Professional Services Contracts. It is noted that the Regional Director and Senior Vice President for Workforce Development are the final approval authority and his/her signature must be obtained before the contract can be entered into. The SGA must submit a professional services contract at least ten (10) days in advance of performance (or services rendered) for approval. Payment of SGA Contractors Each person or group performing services under a Professional Services Contract must submit an invoice covering the services rendered. The invoice MUST include the social security or employer identification number and the address of the person or the group. The SGA advisor will certify that the services were furnished as indicated on the invoice. The contractors invoice with this certification must be submitted to the Finance Office for payment. Additional forms may be necessary for payment. Travel

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All travel must be authorized through the Colleges normal professional leave and travel authorization request process. Each request must be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the conference or activity.

Printing and Photocopying Requests Requests for printing and photocopying for all Student Government Associations must be approved by the respective SGA advisor in addition to the appropriate signature authorities and proofing channels, as deemed by the Colleges established policies and procedures on photocopying and printing. Inventory of SGA Equipment All property procured by or assigned to the SGA is property of Northshore Technical College and will be tagged with a State of Louisiana identification tag and included on the Colleges master inventory file. Before the end of each spring Semester, the SGA advisor on each campus will obtain from the Colleges Property Control Officer the official list of all property assigned to that SGA Office. The incoming SGA President, under the supervision of the SGA advisor, will conduct a physical inventory of all property assigned to the SGA office. Upon verification of the SGA inventory, the outgoing SGA president will sign for release of and the incoming president will sign to assume responsibility for this property. SGA FINANCIAL RECORDS The Regional Fiscal Affairs Office is responsible for maintaining a separate SGA account for selfassessment fees used to finance SGA activities and all SGA expenditures for the main campus and all branch campuses. At the end of each fiscal year, all unexpended monies will be available and will carry over into the next fiscal year. The Regional Fiscal Affairs Office will provide a Quarterly Statement of Income and Expenditures to the Campus Dean in charge of the SGA on each campus with a copy to the SGA President. Any funds raised through an SGA sponsored event should be deposited in the NTCs bank account. These funds will be held for the exclusive use of the SGA.

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (S.T.E.P.)


PURPOSE Students enrolled in the Northshore Technical College (NTC) contribute to a Student Technology Enhancement Program fee each semester, referred to as Technology Fees. The Technology Fees assist with all major technology efforts of the Northshore Technical College that are designed to enhance the learning process for students. This fee was approved by the Student Government Associations of the campus as authorized by the Louisiana Legislature in Spring 1997. The process used to determine which projects or new initiatives are pursued is outlined in this proposal to establish criteria and guidelines for Technology Fee proposals. SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY This policy applies to students, faculty, and staff who are submitting a Technology fee proposal. Technology fees collected by the NTC will be used for the purpose of enhancing instruction and improving the infrastructure and technical capacity of the NTC. CRITERIA FOR PROPOSALS Money collected by the NTC as Technology Fees may be used for proposals that fit within the following: Maintenance and/or replacement of personal computers used by students or in the instructional process; Addition of computer labs, other instructional technology such as video instruction and the electronic classroom and the lab personnel for such labs; Student services which may include items such as imaging equipment, student copying center, etc;

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Student life enhancements which may include items such as smart cards, e-mail accounts, web access, etc.; Maintenance and expansion of network infrastructure, possibly including expansion of network to off-campus sites; A maximum of 5% of the total funds may be allocated for consumable supplies. The remaining 95% will be allocated for other technology related campus expenditures; and Other projects, as approved by the Campus Technology Fee Committee/NTC Technology Fee Council. GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSAL FORMAT Each proposal must be described on, Proposal for use of Technology Fees Form (Attachment AFIN-008). All sections of this form must be completed. There should be one attachment A (FIN-008) form which details each item per campus. There should not be multiple attachment A forms for each item per campus. A completed requisition form must be attached for each item requested in the proposal. All requested information must appear on the requisition form. The NTC purchasing procedures should be reviewed and adhered to for each purchase. Proposals must reach the Campus Dean or Campus Technology Fee Committee Chair (as appropriate) by the published deadline. NO late proposals will be accepted. SELECTION PROCESS Student Proposals Students will submit their proposals on the attached form to the Student Government Associations (SGAs) for their review and recommendation. Student proposals related to academic programs must be submitted through the faculty in that discipline to the Campus Dean. Each campus SGA will study each proposal, prioritize each proposal and submit in priority order its recommendations to the Technology Fee Committee for that campus. Faculty/Staff Proposals Faculty/Staff will submit their proposals on the attached form to their Campus Dean. Each campus will have divisional committees that will evaluate and prioritize proposals submitted to the Campus Dean. Proposals that are approved at that level will be sent to the NTC Technology Fee council for consideration. TECHNOLOGY FEE COMMITTEE PROCEDURES At the first meeting of the Campus Technology Fee committee, held in the week following the 14th class day of the fall and spring semesters, the Chair of the Campus Technology Fee Committee will distribute a summary of the funds available in the Technology Fee Account to the Campus Technology Fee Committee members and the NTC Technology Fee Council. Funds will be allocated to each campus for consumable supplies. The amount allocated for consumable supplies will be determined by the NTC Technology Fee Council on an annual basis, with a maximum of 5% of total funds being allocated for consumable supplies. The remaining 95% will be allocated for other technology related campus expenditures. (Note: Final Expenditure Approval Authority will remain with Regional Director.)

CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY FEE COMMITTEE Each campus Technology Fee Committee will review the proposals submitted to that campus dean and make a determination of which proposals it will fund during that semester. If a Campus Technology Fee Committee believes that it needs additional funds for essential projects for that particular semester, the Campus Technology Fee Committee will meet to consider such requests.

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GENERAL TIMELINE The Two Weeks Following the Friday of the week of the 14th day of Fall and Spring The Campus Technology Fee Committees will begin to accept proposals for the academic year. October (for Fall) and March (for Spring) - Campus and NTC Technology Fee Committees meet to review and process proposals. Mid-March (for Spring) - All decisions regarding proposals must be completed to allow for purchases prior to the end of fiscal year deadlines. Note: At each level of the process, any proposal that is not recommended for funding will be returned to the originator by the group not recommending the proposal. An explanation of why the proposal was not recommended and if appropriate, any suggestions for improving the proposal for resubmission next semester will also be given to the originator of the proposal. Alternate sources of funding will also be suggested if any are known to be available. REQUISITION PROCEDURES The NTC Procedure #FIN-005 for Purchasing and Receiving will be used for all purchases within the NTC. Each original technology fee proposal should be submitted with each requisition to the NTC fiscal affairs department. Funds for consumable supplies as allocated to each campus will be added to each campus; Technology Fee consumable account following the first Campus Technology Fee Committee approved by the appropriate campus dean and the Regional Director. Requisitions for computer purchases will be reviewed by Chief Information Technology Officer. All technology requests of the NTC must be aligned with the college-wide technology plan. A designated representative most familiar with the product to be purchased will review all other requisitions for purchases. This review will assist in assuring the most appropriate technology for the purposes outlined in the proposals is being purchased. COMPOSITION OF NTC TECH FEE COUNCIL AND CAMPUS TECH FEE COMMITTEES Campus Technology Fee Committee Membership: Campus Dean/Administrator-Chair Campus SGA President and Two other students Two (2) Faculty representatives The Campus Technology Fee committee will: 1) Evaluate proposals received from the Campus Dean/Administrator for use of the technology fee, and 2) Make recommendations to the NTC Technology Fee Council. Note: The Campus Technology Fee Committee must sign attachment A (FIN-008), proposal for use of Technology Fee. Northshore Technical College Technology Fee Council Membership: Chief Academic/Student Affairs Officer--Chair Campus Deans/Administrators of each campus within the NTC Chief Information Technology Officer Faculty Senate Representative for NTC Regional Chief Executive Officer of the Student Government Association (SGA) Northshore Technical College Technology Fee Council Membership: Chief Academic/Student Affairs Officer--Chair Campus Deans/Administrators of each campus within the NTC Chief Information Technology Officer Faculty Senate Representative for NTC

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Regional Chief Executive Officer of the Student Government Association (SGA) The NTC Technology Fee Council will: 1) Evaluate proposals, and 2) Submit requisitions for computer purchases to be reviewed by the NTC Chief IT Officer or designee. All technology requests of the NTC must be aligned with the NTC technology plan. 3) Make recommendations to the Regional Director regarding the expenditure of the Technology fee.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DRUG-FREE POLICY


Northshore Technical College strictly adheres to the "Student Drug-Free School Policy for Technical College System" established by the LCTCS Board of Supervisors. NTC assumes that students have developed mature behavior patterns, positive attitudes, and acceptable conduct conducive to this environment. Therefore, we are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy college free from the influence of substance abuse. As a result, each facility have been designated a Drug/Alcohol-Free Zone. In addition, NTC complies with the requirements of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Institute and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Each new employee and student is given the following information: (1) NTC policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace and campus; (2) statement that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on campus property or as part of any of its activities; (3) description of health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol; (4) listing of area rehabilitation, treatment, and counseling services; (5) a clear statement that the college will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, state and federal law) and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment/student status, and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct (a disciplinary sanction may include the completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program); and (6) a signature statement that is kept in his/her file.

USE OF TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES


PURPOSE This Policy Statement of NTC sets forth some important guidelines and restrictions regarding any and all use of the Campuses Technology Resources. This policy is not exhaustive of all User and Institutional responsibilities but is intended to outline certain specific responsibilities that each user and institution acknowledges, accepts, and agrees to follow when using the Technology Resources provided by and/or through the NTC campuses, as well as those Technology Resources existing throughout the world to which the NTC provides and/or enables access -- Internet access and other computer usage. The NTC campuses provide Technology Resources for authorized Users to support the academic, educational and administrative purposes of the campus. No use of the Technology Resources should conflict with the primary academic, educational and administrative purposes of the NTC or with applicable laws and regulations. As a condition for access to the Technology Resources, each User is personally responsible for ensuring that each and all of these guidelines are followed. DEFINITIONS For purposes of this policy statement, the following definitions shall apply: Technology Resources shall be defined as including all NTC owned and/or licensed information technology, technology and related resources, which include computers, printers and related hardware, licensed software, communications, Internet access and all other related resources. User shall be defined as any person that utilizes Technology Resources.

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Institution shall be defined as the specific Northshore Technical College or Community College responsible for the Technology Resources assigned to its location. USER RESPONSIBILITIES Each User is strictly responsible for adhering to the highest standards of ethical, responsible and considerate uses of Technology Resources and for avoiding those uses prohibited by law or other directives. Each User of Technology Resources shall: Use Technology Resources only for authorized purposes in accordance with the Campus policies and procedures, with federal, state and local laws, and with related laws and authorities governing the use of Technology Resources, software, email and/or similar technology. Maintain passwords in confidence and inform the instructor if a breach occurs since log-on IDs and passwords act as electronic signatures. Maintain confidential information particularly that prescribed by law, in accordance with appropriate security measures. Comply with use policies for Technology Resources throughout the world to which NTC provides access. Be considerate in the use of shared Technology Resources, coordinating with Technology Services for heavy use operations that may unduly slow operations for other Users. Accept full responsibility for any publication resulting from Technology Resources and/or publishing Web pages and similar resources, including ensuring that all copyrights have been authorized for use. Each User shall NOT: Obtain or use anothers log-on ID or password or otherwise access Technology Resources to which authorization has not been validly given. Copy, install or use any software, data files or other technology that violates a copyright or license agreement. Transmit or participate in chain letters, hoaxes, scams, misguided warnings, pyramid schemes or any other fraudulent or unlawful schemes. Utilize Technology Resources, including the Internet and/or Email, to access, create, transmit, print or download material that is defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, harassing (including uninvited amorous or sexual messages), threatening, violent, or offensive, such as slurs, epithets, or anything that may be construed as harassment or disparagement based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious or political beliefs or to access, send, receive, or solicit sexually-oriented messages or images or any other communication prohibited by law or other directive. Intentionally copy, download, install or distribute a computer virus, worm, Trojan Horse program, or other destructive programs, or otherwise harm systems or engage in any activity that would disrupt services, damage files, or make unauthorized modifications. Monopolize or disproportionately use shared Technology Resources, overload systems or networks with endless loops, interfere with others authorized use, degrade services or otherwise waste computer time, connection time, disk space, printer paper or similar resources. Modify or reconfigure any component of Technology Resources without proper LCTCS authorization. Accept payments, discounts, free merchandise or services in exchange for any services provided through use of the Technology Resources, unless properly authorized by the NTC; or otherwise conduct a for-profit, commercial business without properly coordinating with NTC officials. Endanger the security of any Technology Resources or attempt to circumvent any established security measures, such as using a computer program to attempt password decoding. Send unsolicited mass mailings or spamming. Mass mailings to clearly identified groups for official purposes (for example, disseminating administrative announcements, notifying students of educational opportunities) may not be sent without proper authorization. Transmit personal comments or statements or post information to newsgroups or Usenet that may be mistaken as the position of the NTC. Utilize Technology Resources to develop, perform and/or perpetuate any unlawful act or to improperly disclose confidential information. Install, store or download software from the Internet or Email to NTC Technology Resources unless such conduct is consistent with the Campus academic, educational and administrative policies or otherwise properly approved by the NTC Regional Director.

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Copy, impair or remove any software located on any Technology Resources or install any software on any Technology Resources that impairs the function, operation and/or efficiency of any Technology Resources. Connect or install any unauthorized hardware or equipment including but not limited to laptops, external drives, etc. to any Technology Resources or network access points without prior written approval from the NTC Regional Director.

MONITORING AND PENALTIES Use of the NTC Technology Resources is a privilege, not a right. NTC reviews and monitors its Technology Resources for compliance with policies, applicable laws and related directives and discloses transactions to investigating authorities and others as warranted. Users should not have any expectation of privacy when using and storing information on the NTCs Technology Resources and the NTC specifically reserves the right to review and copy any data or other information stored on any Technology Resources, without notice to any User, by use of forensic computers or otherwise. Violations of this policy may result in penalties, such as terminating access to Technology Resources, NTC disciplinary action, civil liability and/or criminal sanctions. All Users are specifically prohibited from encrypting files on any Technology Resources or taking any steps that block the NTCs access to files, other than the use of NTC passwords or approved encryption programs, unless such conduct is consistent with the NTCs academic, educational and administrative policies or otherwise properly approved by the LCTCS. NTC may monitor all usage of the Internet on or through Technology Resources and all other use of the NTCs Technology Resources, including, without limitation, reviewing a list of any and all sites accessed by any User and all E-mails transmitted and/or received on any Technology Resources. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND LICENSES Except as may be specifically agreed otherwise by the NTC, any and all software and materials contained on any NTC Technology Resources is solely owned by the NTC, except to the extent that any such materials are licensed to the NTC by a third-party vendor. Users are forbidden from taking any action that would be in violation of any standard license agreement for any software licensed to the NTC and contained on any LCTCS Technology Resources, including without limitation, making any unauthorized copies of any such software. Management has developed and accepted a Security Policy for the Northshore Technical College (NTC) Information Systems. Anyone requesting access to the NTCs Information Systems must read and acknowledge this statement. If student is unsure whether an action details a security violation, you should report it and discuss with students instructor and/or administration Each User is responsible for the security of NTCs Information Systems. Each User accessing NTCs Information Systems is bound by the procedures, such as password and account log-on procedures, detailed in the Security Policy. Each User should lock his/her workstation by a form of screensaver password, or logout, when away from the workstation. Each User should be aware of social engineering, the manipulation to gain information for the purpose of perpetrating fraud or damage to the system. Each User should be aware that NTC personnel may monitor any and all activities without the users direct consent or knowledge.

VISITORS
Visitors are welcome and are invited to visit the college. Each visitor must sign in with the administrative office before touring the college or visiting classes. A visitors pass will be issued and returned at the end of the visit. Visitors must adhere to safety policies. Since classes are in progress, visitors should make child care arrangements for small children.

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WEAPONS ON CAMPUS
With the exception of duly authorized law enforcement officers, carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon by anyone on campus property, at campus-sponsored functions, or in a firearm-free zone is unlawful, and violators shall be subject to criminal charges and campus discipline. Zero tolerance policy applies on each campus within NTC.

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY

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NTC TRAINING PROGRAMS


Credit Hrs. Sullivan Main Campus (Bogalusa) Florida Parishes Branch Campus (Greensburg) Hammond Area Branch Campus (Hammond) Slidell Instructional Center (Slidell) Educational Service Center (Covington) Sullivan B. B. Sixty Rayburn Correctional Center (Ext Campus) (Bogalusa)

Programs

Credential

Accounting Technology Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Automotive Technology Building Technology Specialist Business Office Technology Care & Development of Young Children Carpentry

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts & Occupations Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Drafting & Design Technology

Electrician Electric Line Technician Emergency Medical Technician/Basic ICT: Computer Network Specialist ICT: Computer Programmer ICT: Computer/ Networking Support

AAS TD CTS TCA TD CTS TCA TD CTS TCA TD CTS TCA AAS TD CTS TCA AAS TD CTS TCA TD CTS TCA AAS TD CTS TCA TD CTS TCA TD CTS TCA AAS TD CTS TCA TD CTS TCA TD CTS TCA TCA

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75 60

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Journeyman Industrial Juvenile Justice Machine Tool Technology Medical Assistant Medical Office Assistant Nurse Assistant MSHA-Mining Technology/Technician New Miner (TCA) MSHA-Mining Technology/Technician Refresher Miner (TCA) MSHA-Mining Technology/Technician Underground Miner(TCA) Office Systems Technology Outdoor Power Equipment Technology Patient Care Technician Practical Nursing Veterinary Assistant Veterinary Technology Welding

AAS TD CTS TCA CTS TD CTS TCA CTS CTS TCA TCA

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24 58

30 35 5 4

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Individual Program Cost Sheets are available in the Student Affairs Office of each campus.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

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Descriptions of NTC Training Programs


Program Description This program prepares individuals to provide technical support to professional accountants and other management personnel. It includes instruction in general Accounting Technology accounting principles and practices, posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, and accounting software operation. The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in a variety of jobs in the field of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration program prepares individuals to install, diagnose, repair, and maintain the operating condition of domestic, residential, and commercial heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Program

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles at the entry level. The program prepares the individual to select, safely use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment. Instruction in the diagnosis of malfunctions and the repair of engines; fuel, electrical, cooling, and brake systems; drive train; and suspension systems is included. The competencies in the automotive technology program are directly correlated with the knowledge required to prepare an individual for the certification test given by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The content is organized Automotive Technology into competency-based courses of instruction that specify occupational competencies the individual must successfully complete according to the priorities for tasks established by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The technical courses in the Automotive Technology program are divided into nine (9) concentrations. The Basic Automotive Skills course should be taken prior to beginning any of the additional eight (8) areas of certification, which are arranged to prepare an individual for ASE certification. Upon successful completion of each of the eight (8) areas of certification, a TCA certificate may be awarded for each specific area. This program prepares individuals to keep a building functioning and service a variety of structures including commercial and industrial buildings. The program includes instruction in the basic maintenance and repair skills related to the air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, and other mechanical systems.

Building Technology Specialist

The mission of the Business Office Technology program is to prepare individuals to perform the duties of special assistants for business executives and top management. Students obtain specialized classroom instruction and practical experience for employment as business office technicians, obtain supplemental training (for persons previously or currently employed as business office technicians, learn to perform the Business Office duties of special assistants for business executives and top management, develop Technology knowledge and skills in business communications, principles of business law, public relations, scheduling and travel management, conference and meeting recording, report preparation, office equipment and procedures, office supervisory skills, professional standards, and legal requirements, and develop safe and efficient work practices, basic occupational skills, and employability skills. The Care and Development of Young Children program prepares individuals for various levels of employment in child care centers, nursery schools, recreation centers, public Care and Development of school settings, head start programs, or other areas where caring for young children is the Young Children principal function. This program focuses on cognitive, physical, emotional, and social growth and development. Developmentally appropriate play activities, curriculum, nutrition, guidance, health/safety, children with special needs, and approaches for

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Program

Program Description teaching as suggested by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) are included. The Carpentry program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to lay out, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures using hand and power tools. The program also includes instruction in areas such as common systems of framing, construction materials, estimating, blueprint reading, and finish carpentry techniques. The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical experience to prepare students for employment or promotional opportunities in law enforcement agency positions in crime prevention, public safety, corrections, or other related fields. This program is generally designed to educate students who have graduated from high school and wish to pursue a career in law enforcement or for additional training of individuals already employed in this field. This program prepares students to work in service, production, fast foods, and baking areas of the food service industry. Program content includes American Culinary Federation information and guidelines for approved Chef training and accreditation.

Carpentry

Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts & Occupations

The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals for employment as job entry-level diesel powered equipment technicians. The program prepares the individual to select, safely use, and Diesel Powered maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment. The content includes, but Equipment Technology is not limited to, disassembling engines and replacing parts, fuel injection systems, oil and water pumps, electrical systems, steering and suspension systems, brake systems, drive train, and chassis. Instruction also includes the use of technical manuals, preventive maintenance procedures, and safe and efficient work practices. The program will include freehand sketching, lettering, use of instruments, conventional lines, geometric constructions, dimensioning and notes, orthographic projections, Drafting & Design auxiliary views, sections, isometric and oblique projections, perspectives, and Technology intersections and developments. The students will be guided from the theory of drafting to its application in architectural, piping, structural, civil, electrical and electronics, and computer aided drafting. The purpose of this program is to provide a basic core of specialized instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in electrical trades. Students who complete the basic core may choose any of the specialty areas. Specialty areas prepare the graduate as an Industrial Electrician, Marine Electrician, or Commercial Electrician. The Industrial Electrician course will prepare individuals to install, troubleshoot, and repair wiring, electrical equipment, and other electrical devices used in the industrial environment, such as motors (AC and DC drives), transformers, control Electrician systems, instruments, PLC's, and lighting systems. All program specialties emphasize safe and efficient work practices, basic occupational skills and are organized into competency-based courses that specify occupational competencies which the student must successfully complete. Each area includes a study of all applicable codes and standards, blueprint reading, wiring diagrams, and installations which are appropriate to the area. All work is performed with an emphasis on shop and work safety. The Electric Line Technician Program prepares individuals to work on utility and construction company line crews. Line Technicians install, repair and maintain transmission and distribution electric power grids. Instruction in this program includes Electric Line Technician rigging techniques, safety and first aid, electrical theory, transformer hook-up and theory, wire stringing techniques, pole setting, covering techniques, use of rubber protective equipment, and more.

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Program

Emergency Medical Technician/Basic

Program Description This program prepares students to give advanced pre-hospital/emergency care to victims of accidents or medical emergencies in pre-hospital environments. Skills taught in this program begin at the EMT-Basic and successful completion of HNUR 1300. Instruction meets the minimum standards as identified by the 2000 US Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standard Curriculum for EMT Education and the LA State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS). The course is competency/outcome based and instruction includes supervised classroom/labs, preceptor clinical and field internship experiences with summative evaluations. Completion of this course of study allows the student to be eligible to take the written and practical National registry examinations for Louisiana State and National certification as an Emergency Medical Technician/Basic. This program is divided into a basic core area and a specialty networking area. The basic core courses of study will prepare individuals to troubleshoot, repair, and maintain computer systems and basic local area network problems. Students will also learn to operate a computer using current operating system software and use current application software for manipulating spreadsheets, databases, and word processing documents. The specialty networking area will prepare students to design, implement, and manage linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity. The program includes instruction in operating systems and applications, systems design and analysis, networking theory and solutions, types of networks, network management and control, network and flow optimization, security, configuring, and troubleshooting. Electives will be provided to prepare students to successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot the ongoing needs of Microsoft Windows based operating environments. The curriculum provides both knowledge acquisition and skills development for those who are currently working in the information technology field and would like to obtain industry-based certifications or for those who would like to prepare for employment in this field. The program is designed to prepare students to successfully pass national, industry-based exams such as: CompTIA, A+, Network+, Server+, IC3, Microsoft MCSE and Microsoft MCSA. This program is divided into a basic core area and a specialty programming area. The basic core courses of study enable the student to gain a general knowledge of all areas of the Information and Communications Technology field. The specialty area will prepare students to design and write computer programs that will enable them to develop applications. The choices of computer programming languages selected will be based on the current needs of business and industry. This program is divided into a basic core area and a specialty programming area. The basic core courses of study enable the student to gain a general knowledge of all areas of the Information and Communications Technology field. The specialty computer/networking area will prepare students to support end users and to successfully troubleshoot operating systems, user desktop environments, and/or local area and wide area networks. The Journeyman Industrial program aligns with curriculums of the local branches of trade organizations to offer Journeyman Industrial degree options in such fields as pipefitters, pipe welders, plumbers, and electricians. Journeyman Industrial provides students an opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree while working as an apprentice. The program includes 65 credit hours of apprenticeship training with 6 hours per week of related study in the classroom and 40 hours per week on the job. The curriculum is designed for the student to complete all course work in three, four, or five years, attending class during the fall and spring semesters. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is qualified for employment as a journeyman in the students selected area.

Information Communication Technology (ICT): Computer Network Specialist

ICT: Computer Programmer

ICT: Computer/Networking Support

Journeyman Industrial

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Program

Program Description The Juvenile Justice program provides specialized instruction and practical experience to prepare students for employment or promotional opportunities in law enforcement agency positions in crime prevention, public safety, corrections, or other related fields. The Machine Tool Technology program prepares individuals to shape metal parts on machines such as lathes, grinders, drill presses, and milling machines. Computer numerical controlled machines are also introduced. The program includes making computations for dimensions and cutting feeds and speeds, using precision measuring instruments, laying out parts, and heat treatment of metals.

Juvenile Justice

Machine Tool Technology

This program prepares students for employment in private and large group physician's offices, clinics, hospitals, medical records, laboratories and/ or insurance companies. Supervised/preceptor clinical activities are included. Prior to clinical, the student must Medical Assistant present CPR card for Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. Upon completion of this competency-based program, students are eligible to take the National Certification exam from the National Association for Health Professionals. This program prepares individuals to perform tasks related to the management of health information. Students are prepared for positions as medical transcriptionists, medical secretaries, medical file clerks, medical receptionists, or medical office assistants. Strong Medical Office Assistant emphasis is placed on medical terminology and medical machine transcription. In addition to these skills, office communications, business computer applications, records management, and office procedures are emphasized. The Nurse Assistant Certificate Program prepares students for employment in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and hospitals where basic bedside nursing care is needed. Classroom instruction includes an introduction to health care, essential OBRA skills required for certification, body structure and function, and the job-seeking process, Nurse Assistant with an introduction to computer skills, as it relates to the health care industry. Students participate in clinical activities at approved facilities under the supervision of the instructor. Upon successful completion of this program the student is qualified for universal certification and employment in the areas of long-term care, home health care, and acute care. The Office Systems Technology program delivers instruction which provides skilled employees for business and industry that contribute to the overall economic development and workforce needs of the state. This specialty area will prepare students to perform the Office Systems duties of special assistants for business executives and top management. It will also Technology prepare students to develop knowledge and skills in business communications, principles of business law, public relations, scheduling and travel management, conference and meeting recording, report preparation, office equipment and procedures, office supervisory skills, professional standards, and legal requirements. The purpose of this program is to provide specialized classroom instruction and practical hands-on experience to prepare individuals to maintain and repair outdoor power Outdoor Power equipment such as outboard motors, lawnmowers, chainsaws, motorcycles, rotary tillers, Equipment Technology all-terrain vehicles, portable electric generators, compact diesel engines, and small garden tractors, as well as the use of technical manuals. The Patient Care Technician certificate program prepares individuals for a variety of job opportunities in the health occupations areas and is generated to meet the need for cross training of employees in health care facilities. Graduates may find employment in longterm care facilities, hospitals, laboratories, and clinics where basic bedside nursing skills Patient Care Technician are required, as well as the skills of phlebotomy, performing electrocardiograms (EKG), stress testing, and Holter monitoring procedures. All OBRA skill standards are included into this competency-based curriculum. The program consists of classroom/lab instruction and supervised clinical activities. Prior to clinical, the student must present a current CPR card. Students should note that some courses have prerequisites, which must

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Program

Program Description be successfully completed before enrolling into upper level courses and continuing in the program. Upon successful completion of this competency-based program, students may be eligible to take certification exams in Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician, and/or Patient Care Technician. The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare the student to meet the licensure requirements for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), as established by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE). The program progresses from simple to complex and consists of classroom instruction; lab practicum and supervised clinical activities in accredited hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care agencies.

Practical Nursing

The Veterinary Assistant program prepares individuals for employment in the animal health care profession as a veterinary assistant. The program provides students with clinical experiences in multiple settings to assist with honing of clinical skills and Veterinary Assistant develops knowledge and skill in animal health care that includes the following areas: veterinary office and hospital (clinical) procedures, animal husbandry, nutrition, clinical applications, pharmacy, pharmacology, radiology and ultrasound, surgical and anesthesia basics as well as the human animal bond and some general education courses. Veterinary Technology includes 39 additional credit hours in instruction past the Veterinary Assistant program. It includes advanced programming leading toward the Associate of Applied Science degree. Areas include the following: Pharmacology & Veterinary Technology Anesthesia, Animal Nursing & Clinical Applications & Lab; Animal Anatomy/Physiology/Terminology & Lab II; Clinical Pathology & Lab; Microbiology/Immunology + Lab; Surgical Nursing & Anesthesia; Clinical Rotation/Work Experience. The Welding program prepares individuals for employment in the field of welding. Instruction is provided in various processes and techniques of welding including oxyfuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, fluxWelding cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe-welding, plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, weld symbols, and joints. After completion of this program, the student will have covered the skills designated by the AWS and be prepared to take the AES Entry Level Welder test.

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NTC PERSONNEL

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NTC ADMINISTRATION/STAFF
Administration William S. Wainwright Marc Chauvin Dwaine Plauche Loran Pigott Vacant Kimberly Brister Ann Lumpkin Linda Sharpe Lisa Killens Marlise McCammon Amanda Hall Title Regional Director/Dean Chief Business Officer Accounting Manager Fiscal Analyst Restricted Funds Accountant Restricted Funds Accountant Purchasing Manager Procurement Specialist II Accounting Technician Director of Human Resources Admin. Services Officer II/ Human Resources Generalist Admin. Services Officer II Facilities & Property Manager Hammond Area Campus Assistant Dean/Chief Academic & Student Affairs Officer Associate Student Affairs Officer Sullivan Campus Assistant Dean/Associate Academic Affairs Officer Associate Director Financial Aid Chief Workforce Development Officer Director, Institutional Research Chief Information Technology Officer B.S. A.A. Diploma A.S. B.S. B.A. Grambling State University Southeastern Louisiana University NTC Sullivan Campus NTC Sullivan Campus Purdue University Southeastern Louisiana University M.Ed. B.S. M.B.A. M.B.A. Degree(s) Institution(s) Northwestern State University Louisiana State University Davenport University Jackson State

Amanda Tervalon Gerald Blappert Mack Jackson

H.S. H.S. M.B.A.

Bogalusa High School Chalmette High School Southeastern Louisiana University

Eddy Anne Ouder, Ed.D. L. Gayle Ladner

Ed.D. Masters 30+

Nova Southeastern University Southeastern Louisiana University

Mindy Chauvin Stephanie Badeaux Shelia Singletary Woodie Alan Baltimore

B.S. M.A. B.S. A.A.T.

Southeastern Louisiana University Northeast State University University of Southern Mississippi Sowela Technical Community College

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CAMPUS PERSONNEL

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Administration

Title

Degree(s)

Institution(s)

William S. Wainwright William Potter L. Gayle Ladner B. Thomas Scheib Sally Burson Student Affairs Mindy Chauvin Lindsey Dickens Debra L. Sherman Crystal Fortenberry Myrna L. Myrick Jerri Thomas Faculty Michael Appel Debbie Bruno Debra Bruce Rosario Calderone Deborah Carambat Mark Corkern Sharon Dickens Alan K. Dykes Barbara Fitzgerald Phil Graves Charles Greene Lora Haddox

Regional Director/Dean Associate Dean Assistant Dean/Associate Academic Affairs Officer Grant Coordinator Administrative Assistant 4 Title Associate Director Financial Aid Financial Aid Officer Student Affairs Officer Administrative Coordinator I Administrative Coordinator II Administrative Coordinator I Title Instructor, Carpentry Associate Professor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Adult Ed. Instructor, Automotive Instructor, Nurse Asst. Assistant Professor, Carpentry Assistant Professor, Business Office Technology Instructor, St. Tammany, Carpentry Associate Professor, Practical Nursing Assistant Professor, Carpentry Instructor, St. Tammany, Carpentry Instructor, Nurse Asst.

M.Ed. M.A. Specialist M.ED., 30+

Northwestern State University Murray State University Southeastern Louisiana University

M.S. Diploma Degree(s) B.S. B.S. M.S. Diploma T.D. Certificate Degree(s) H.S. B.S. BSN H.S. A.D.N. A.A.T. B.S. H.S. B.S. A.S. M.S. BSN

Michigan State University LTC - Slidell Campus Institution(s) Southeastern Louisiana University University of Southern Mississippi George Washington University NTC Sullivan Campus LTC Sullivan Campus Renton Technical College Institution(s) Lincoln Community HS Southeastern Louisiana University Southeastern Louisiana University Covington High School Excelsior College Sowela Technical Community College University of South Alabama Franklinton High School McNeese State University Sowela Technical Community College

Florida State University University of Tennessee

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Faculty Neal B. Harris Joni Hickson Linda Hildenbrand Carolyn Johnson Dewayne Lambert Beth Lang Jodi M. Lasalle Daniel Laurant Stephanie Lee Galen Maki Cassandra Marvil Gloria A. McGee Michael Michel Tony Mizell Sheila Mumphrey Beth Lang Anthony J. Renaud Jannes J. Rost Nancy C. Schlumbrecht James R. Seal Michael Singley Rebecca Smith

Title Instructor, Automotive Technology Associate Professor, Drafting & Design Technology Instructor, Nurse Assistant Associate Professor, Developmental Studies Assistant Professor, Welding Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Automotive Technology Instructor, Business Office Technology Instructor, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Nurse Asst. Instructor, Automotive Technology Master Instructor, Welding Master Instructor, Patient Care Technician Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor/Dept. Head, Automotive Technology Instructor, St. Tammany, Culinary Arts & Occupations Instructor, Developmental Education Associate Professor, ABE/GED Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Instructor, EMT/Basic Instructor, St. Tammany, Drafting Design Technology Instructor/Coordinator, Adult Education Instructor, Carpentry Instructor, Practical Nursing B.A. A.S.

Degree(s)

Institution(s) Southeastern Louisiana University River Parishes Vo-Tech Charity Hospital School of Nursing Northwestern State University Southeastern Louisiana University Southwest MS Community College Pearl River Community College California Technical College Southeastern Louisiana University NTC Sullivan Campus Regents College Louisiana State University Covington High School Sowela Technical Community College Audubon Commercial College

3 Year Diploma M.Ed. B.S. A.S. A.S. B.A. B.A. Diploma A.S. A.S. H.S. A.A.T. B.A.

A.S. M.S. A.S. M.A. B.S. A.A.T. B.S.

Southwest Mississippi College Concordia Nunez Community College Ashford University Southeastern Louisiana University Sowela Technical Community College Southeastern Louisiana University

Debra Turlich James Ulfers

Drafting Masters

Coastal College/Slidell University of Oklahoma

Wesley Vincent Stephanie Walker

High School A.D.N.

Washington Parish School Board Hocking College

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Faculty Tami Waller Judith Wamsley Remy Williams Paul Witkowski Arlendra Zenon

Title Instructor, Practical Nursing Professor, Practical Nursing Information Technology/ Machine Tool Tech. Instructor/Coordinator, Care & Development of Young Children Title Maintenance Repairer I Maintenance Repairer II H. S. H.S. B.S.N. B.S. B.A. H.S. B.S.

Degree(s)

Institution(s) Northwester Oklahoma State University William Carey College San Diego State University Sewanhaka High School Southeastern Louisiana University

Staff Eric Porter Daniel Walker

Degree(s)

Institution(s) Bogalusa High School Bonnabel High School

Tech Prep Office Dan Hardy Cynthia Smith YouthBuild Danielle Magee Jamie May Karen Moses Michael ORee Margaret Wheeler

Title Tech Prep Coordinator Administrative Assistant Title Program Manager Mentoring Coordinator Coordinator Counselor Administrative Assistant M.Ed. M.A. M.A. M.S. A.S. M.S. H.S.

Degree(s)

Institution(s) University of Southern Mississippi Tylertown High School

Degree

Institution Drury University Southeastern Louisiana University Ashford University Grambling University NTC Sullivan Campus

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Administration Sharon G. Hornsby

Title Campus Dean Ed.S.

Degree(s)

Institution(s) Louisiana State University

Wilburn Burke Jones

Assistant Dean/Student Affairs Officer

. M.Ed.

Northwestern State University

Student Affairs Ginny McElveen

Title Administrative Assistant 3 H.S.

Degree(s)

Institution(s) Redemptorist High School

Laura Bass

Financial Aid Officer

M.A.

Louisiana State University

Faculty Name Tony D Boyd Marie Chouest Kenneth Dunham Sharon Estes Kim Finch Kevin Foil Amanda Hendrickson Jeffery Hodges Marlene Hoff Danny Karl Nolan Landry Lee McLean Barry McNabb Patricia Needham Karolyn Pinsel-Harrell Yolanda Skinner Barbara Templet Matthew Titus

Teaching Discipline Instructor, Electric Line Technician Instructor, Nurse Assistant Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Business Office Technology Instructor, Culinary Arts & Occupations Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor, MSHA Instructor, Developmental Education/ICT: Computer Networking Instructor, Building Technology Specialist Instructor, Automotive Technology Department Head, Practical Nursing Master Instructor, Welding Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor/Coordinator, Criminal Justice Instructor/Program Director, Veterinary Asst/Tech Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Welding

Degree(s) H.S. Diploma Assoc of Nursing A.D.N. B.A. A.S. A.S. H.S. Diploma M. Ed. H.S. H.S. M.A. A.D. C.W.E., A.W.S., C.W.I A.D.N. M.S. DVM 3 Year Diploma Welding Diploma

Institution(s)

LTC Florida Parishes Campus Our Lady of the Lake Southwest Community College Southeastern Louisiana University Nicholls State University Southwest Mississippi Community College Holden High School Safety Council of Baton Rouge Southeastern Louisiana University Delgado High School Ponchatoula High School St. Josephs College Southwest Mississippi Community College Southwest Community College Northwestern State University Louisiana State University Baton Rouge General RN Program NTC/Florida Parishes Campus

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Staff JoEllen Carruth Terry Addison Betty Stubbs Lori Jones Sheryll Castello Cynthia McDaniel Robin Sharkey Anna Veilleux

Title S.T.E.P. Coordinator Maintenance Repairer Master MSHA Coordinator Adm. Assistant 4 Administrative Assistant 2 Administrative Coordinator 2 Administrative Assistant 2 Veterinary Assistant/Tech B.A. H.S. H.S. B.A. High School High School Trade H.S.

Degree(s)

Institution(s) Southeastern Louisiana University Greensburg High School Greensburg High School Southeastern Louisiana University Watson Chapel High School

NTC Florida Parishes Harry D. Jacobs

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HAMMOND AREA CAMPUS FACULTY AND STAFF LISTING

Administration Mack Jackson

Title Assistant Dean/ NTC Chief Academic & Student Affairs Officer Administrative Assistant 4

Degree(s) M.B.A.

Institution(s) Southeastern Louisiana University

Stephanie Perrin

H.S.

Ponchatoula High School

Student Affairs Eddy Anne Ouder, Ed.D.

Title Student Affairs Officer/ NTC Associate Student Affairs Officer Financial Aid Officer Ed. D.

Degree(s)

Institution(s) Nova Southeastern University

Sarah Davis

B.A.

Louisiana State University

Linda Brown

Administrative Assistant 3

A.A.T.

LTC Hammond Area Campus

Shelley Callender Faculty Name Donald Baham Louis J. Blanchard Rita Bolton Roberta Connelley Lela Fanning John Flood Barbara Gibbs Greg Himel Khiem Ngo Barry Perrin Helen Saxon Chelsea Wells Rebecca Williingham Alisa Willoughby Staff Stephanie Badeaux Amy David-Valentine

Administrative Assistant 3 Teaching Discipline Professor, Automotive Technology and Toyota TTEN Coordinator Advanced Instructor, Automotive Technology Instructor, Practical Nursing Professor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Medical Assistant Instructor, Electrician Instructor, Practical Nursing Assistant Professor, Welding Director/Coordinator, ICT Computer Network Specialist Instructor, Building Technology Assistant Professor, Business Office Technology Instructor, ICT Computer Network Specialist Assistant Professor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Practical Nursing Title NTC Chief Workforce Development Officer NTC Workforce Development Coordinator

H.S. Degree(s) A.A.T. ASE & MACS Certification A.A.T. B.S. M.A. Diploma B.A. B.S.N. A.A.T. A.S. B.S. B.A. A.S. B.S. B.S. Degree(s) B.A. M.A. M.Ed.

Oceanside High School, Oceanside CA Institution(s) Sowela Technical Community College

Sowela Technical Community College Southeastern Louisiana University Southeastern Louisiana University LTC Hammond Campus Louisiana State University Southeastern Louisiana University Sowela Technical Community College Baton Rouge School of Computers Southeastern Louisiana University Southeastern Louisiana University Southeastern Louisiana University Southeastern Louisiana University Georgia State University Institution(s) Northeastern State University Southeastern Louisiana University

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Staff John Ford Milton Brad Gomez April Lavergne Krystal Pauli Holly Rodriguez Custodian I

Title H.S. H.S. B.S. B.A. H.S.

Degree(s)

Institution(s) Springfield High School Hammond High School Southeastern Louisiana University Southeastern Louisiana University Covington High School

Maintenance Repair Master Administrative Assistant 2 NTC Workforce Development Coordinator Administrative Assistant IV

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DEFINITIONS

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In order for an applicant to understand the terminology, this list of definitions is provided. Academic Advisement - plan under which each student is assigned to a faculty member or trained advisers, who, through regular meetings, help the student plan and implement immediate and long-term academic and vocational goals. Academic Probation - A student will be placed on academic probation whenever the cumulative average is below a 2.0 (A=4.0). No student will be placed on probation before he/she has attempted 15 credit hours. The statement Academic Probation will be placed on the students permanent academic record. Once on probation, a student will remain on probation until the cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher is achieved. Academic Suspension: A student on academic probation will be suspended from the institution for one semester at the conclusion of any semester or summer session in which he/she fails to earn a semester grade point average of 2.0. The statement Academic Suspension will be placed on the students permanent academic record. No student will be suspended prior to attempting 24 semester credit hours. Admitted Student - Applicant who is offered admission to a degree-granting program. Applicant (first-time, first year) - An individual who has fulfilled the institution's requirements to be considered for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has been notified of one of the following actions: admission, non-admission, placement on waiting list, or application withdrawn (by applicant or institution). Application Fee - That amount of money that an institution charges for processing a student's application for acceptance. This amount is not creditable toward tuition and required fees, nor is it refundable if the student is not admitted to the institution. Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree - Granted upon the completion of a designated program of a minimum number of semester credit hours and for the completion of a specific curriculum; an award that normally requires at least two but less than four years of full-time equivalent college work. Books and supplies (costs) - Average cost of books and supplies; does not include unusual costs for special groups of students (e.g., welding), unless they constitute the majority of students at your institution. Calendar - The system by which the college structures its academic college year. The calendar is composed of three semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Certificate - Granted to students who were enrolled in Louisiana Community and Technical College Board of Supervisors approved curriculums and who exit after reaching a vocational objective and receives a completion certificate. Course of Instruction - Organized subject matter in which instruction is offered within a given period of time and for which credit toward graduation or certification is usually given. Course Number - Identification of a course by class level and a method to distinguish it from other courses in a given area of study. Credit - Recognition of attendance or performance in an instructional activity (course or program) that can be applied by a recipient toward the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award. Credit Course - A course that, if successfully completed, can be applied toward the number of courses required for achieving a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award. Credit Hour - A unit of measure representing an hour (50 minutes) of instruction over a 15-week period in a semester. It is applied toward the total number of hours needed for completing the requirements of a degree, diploma, certificate, or other formal award.

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Cross-registration - A system whereby students enrolled at one institution may take courses at another institution without having to apply to the second institution. Degree - An award conferred by a college, university, or other postsecondary education institution as official recognition for the successful completion of a program of study. Degree-seeking Students - Students enrolled in courses for credit that are recognized by the institution as seeking a degree or formal award. At the undergraduate level, this is intended to include students enrolled in vocational or occupational programs. Diploma - Granted to students who complete the total curriculum or program other than designated associate courses. Dual Enrollment: A program through which high school students may enroll in college courses while still enrolled in high school. Elective - A subject or course that the student may choose as distinguished from courses which are required. Financial Aid - Money made available to a student who demonstrates financial need. The term covers outright gifts, loans, and jobs which are assigned to or especially reserved for a student to assist the student to balance his/her budget. Money made available to a student without regard to financial need is not classified as financial aid but as an award. First-time Student - A student attending any institution for the first time at the level enrolled. Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended a postsecondary institution for the first time at the same level in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing (college credit earned before graduation from high school). Full-Time Student - One who is scheduled for at least 12 credit hours per semester (30 clock hours a week). Twelve semester hours is commonly accepted as a minimum load for a full-time student in semester credit hour courses. Grade Point Average - The GPA is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of semester credit hours which the student attempted. Hours Attempted - The total semester credit hours carried by the student for courses in which a grade of A, B, C, D, or F is received. Nonresidents - Students are classified as resident or nonresident for the purpose of assessing tuition charges. The definition of residency is determined by the Louisiana Community and Technical College Board of Supervisors, and all decisions concerning resident classification are made in the Student Affairs Office. Out-of-state Tuition -The tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the institution's or state's residency requirements. Part-Time Student - One who is carrying an academic schedule of less than 30 clock hours a week or less than 12 semester hours per semester. Prerequisite - A preliminary requirement that must be met before a certain course may be taken without special permission. Program - The whole body of courses offered for study. Required fees: Fixed sum charged to students for items not covered by tuition and required of such a large proportion of all students that the student who does NOT pay is the exception; does not include application fees, registration fees, student activity, or health fees. Semester Credit Hours - Defined by the number of hours per week in class and the number of weeks in the semester.

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Transfer Applicant - An individual who has fulfilled the institution's requirements to be considered for admission (including payment or waiving of the application fee, if any) and who has previously attended another college or university and earned college-level credit. Transfer Student - A student entering the institution for the first time but known to have previously attended a postsecondary institution at the same level (e.g., undergraduate). The student may transfer with or without credit. Tuition - Amount of money charged to students for instructional services. Tuition may be charged per semester, per course, or per credit. Withdrawal (Student Initiated) - A release from enrollment when a student notifies the appropriate authorities that he/she wishes to withdraw from a course.

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DISCLAIMER

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NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS AND APPLICANTS FOR ADMISSION The provisions of this Campus Catalog and Handbook do not constitute a contract between the Northshore Technical College and the student. It reflects the general nature and conditions concerning the educational services of the campus in effect at this time. Any tuition, charges, or costs required by a program are subject to change at any time without notice. All courses, programs, and activities described in this Campus Catalog and Handbook are subject to cancellation or termination by a campus or the Louisiana Community and Technical College Board of Supervisors at any time. The academic regulations and degree requirements are subject to revision during the effective period of the Campus Catalog and Handbook to reflect changes in Board policies, occupational and licensure requirements, and other changes related to the quality of the program. The web-based version of the Campus Catalog and Handbook shall serve as the official document. The faculty members listed in the Catalog are the regular, full-time and part-time faculty of this campus. Other adjunct faculty may be appointed, depending on the instructional needs of the campuses in the college. Northshore Technical College hereby expressly disclaims any warranty or representation that any program or class completed by a student will enable the student to successfully complete or pass any specific examinations for any program, degree, or occupational license.

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