• Admission Requirements

    Note: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older, and possess a High School Diploma or GED.

    1. Come in to get information and answers to your questions.

    2. Complete an Application.

    3. Demonstrate academic readiness by passing an admissions test. Free tutoring is available to help you prepare for the tests.

    • Automotive Service Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing & Coding, Patient Care Technician Programs: Take the Adult Basic Education Admissions test (TABE) and score a minimum of 585 in reading and 550 in math.
    • Practical Nurse Program: take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS V) Admissions Test ($55.00 non-refundable testing fee). A cumulative score of 52% or higher is required.

    4. Complete financial aid paperwork.

    5. Provide a copy of a High School transcript, GED certificate or college transcript.

    6. Pass a BCI/FBI background check (except for the Automotive Service Technician program). 

    7. Complete a personal interview with school staff.

    8. Pass a ten-panel drug screening prior to attending clinical/externship (except for the Automotive Service Technician program).

    9. Practical Nurse Program: if necessary, complete a minimum of 48 hours of volunteer work in a structured healthcare environment.

    10. Complete other health screenings as required (e.g. physical exam, TB test, Hepatitis B vaccine, etc.).

    Class Cancellations

    You will be notified by phone if your class is canceled. Unscheduled school closings (snow days, etc.) will be announced on WHBC AM 1480 and FM94.1, and posted on the Canton City School District website (www.ccsdistrict.org).

    When the Canton City School District is closed due to inclement weather, there will be NO Adult Career & Technical Education classes. Our classes are offered on the cost recovery basis and we reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment.

    Withdrawal Policy

    Students planning to withdraw from the school must discuss the intention with the Financial Aid Coordinator, Program Instructor, and DEan of Students and submit a letter.

    The letter should include the date, reason for withdrawing, and the student's signature.
    Students receiving financial aid other than Pell must contact the funding source (i.e., WIA, TAA, BVR) prior to withdrawal.
    Nonattendance does not constitute an official withdrawal. If a student fails to return to school without notification and exceeds his/her attendance requirements, the student will be notified in writing of his/her dismissal from the program as well as any financial obligations the student may still owe.

    Student Refund Policy

    Career Programs:

    All fees and tuition paid in advance will be refunded to a student if the program is cancelled.
    The fees paid in advance for the Practical Nurse Program ($35 application fee and $75 testing fee) will not be refunded to a student that formally withdraws or is terminated from the program. The fees paid in advance for all other career programs ($35 application fee) will not be refunded to a student that formally withdraws or is terminated from the program.
    The tuition paid in advance will be refunded within 45 days to a student that formally withdraws or is terminated from a program within the first week of class. After the first week of class the student will be refunded the following percentage of tuition paid in advance, less a $50 administrative fee:
                -  Second week     75%

                -  Third week         50%

                -  Fourth week       25%

                -  Fifth week           0%

    Short-Term Professional Development Courses

    Any refunds of tuition due a student will be sent within 45 days without requiring a request from the student.
    Refunds of tution paid in advance will be issued to the student if notice of withdrawal is received within five (5) business days prior to the start of class. All but a $10 processing fee will be refunded. If the student does not commence class, any tuition paid in advance will not be refunded nor may be transferred to a future class.

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    Upon completion of the course, a certificate of completion with CEUs will be issued to the individual. CEUs are calculated at 0.1 CEU for every hour spent in class. The student receives the original certificate and the school does NOT keep a copy. Duplicates can be issued at a cost of $5.00. 

    Transfer Policies

    Transferring Credits to Other Institutions

    The Ohio One-Year Option program allows graduates of 600+ hour programs to earn technical credits towards an Associates of Technical Studies (ATS) degree. To be eligible for this program, students must (1) successfully complete a 600+ hour career program, and (2) hold an industry-recognized credential. ACTE's Automotive Service Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing & Coding, Licensed Practical Nursing, and Patient Care Technician programs are approved for the One-Year Option program. Franklin University also partners with ACTE to turn success in our career programs into college credit. Students completing any full-time career program at ACTE can transfer up to 24 credit hours toward a Franklin University Bachelor's Degree.


    Transferring Credits from Other Institutions

    Credits can be transferred from other colleges and technical schools. The number of credits will be detrmined by the Program Instructor and Student Advisor based on a review of the student's transcripts and the other institution's program syllabus.

    Transferring from Other Institutions

    Adult Career & Technical Education welcomes students that may desire to transfer into one of its programs from another college, university, or technical school. The student must first complete all admissions requirements.

    Transferring Between Programs

    Our faculty and staff understand that a student's needs and desires may change after enrolling in a career program. Students have the opportunity to transfer between programs. Transfers are normally allowed only after the first grading period. However, final decisions are made after a review of the student's performance in their current program, their future opportunity for success in the new program, and any financial aid requirements.

    Grading Policy

    The following grading scale will be used for all career programs (except for the Practical Nurse Program):
     

                    A              Excellent                  100% - 93%

                    B              Very Good                92% - 85%

                    C              Good                        84% - 77%

                    F              Failing                       76% - 0%

                    I               Incomplete

                    W             Withdrawal

                    S              Satisfactory

                    U              Unsatisfactory

                    TO           Tested Out

     

    • At the mid-point of each grading period, the student will receive a progress report.

    • At the end of the first grading period if the student is below 77% in any subject, they will be placed on academic probation. They will need to meet with their Instructor and Student Advisor to develop a corrective action plan.

    • The student will have one grading period to bring their overall average in that course up to a 77% or highjer, otherwise their financial aid will be terminated and they will be terminated from the program.

    • An externship is a required part of all full-time, career programs. To be eligible to participate in an externship, a student must meet the following requirements:

                   -  Pass a ten-panel drug screening This is a requirement for all externship sites.

                   -  Have a final grade of 77% or higher in all course.

                   -  Attendance and tardiness must meet requirements.

                   -  At the discretion of the Coordinator, a student may also be kept from participating in externship for documented reports  of  inappropriate behavior or dress.

                   -  Student evaluation of their externship is either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Students who receive an Unsatisfacory evaluation will not complete the program.

     Grading Policy (Practical Nurse Program)

    Students receive percentage grades for theory. Clinical, laboratory and special planned experiences are graded as pass/fail. To pass each course the student must achieve:
              *   80% or higher in theory

              *   A passing grade for clinical, laboratory and special planned experiences.

    Completion of Level I
               *  Nursing Concepts, Issues and Trends I: 80% or higher

               *  General Sciences: 80% or higher to advance to clinical experience in Nursing I

               *  Nursing I: successful completion of General Sciences, 80% or higher in theory, passing grades in Lab and Clinical

    Completion of Level II
               *  Successful completion of Level I

               *  Nursing Concepts, Issues and Trends II: 80% or higher

               *  Nursing II: 80% or higher in theory, passing grades in Lab and Clinical

               *  Nursing III: 80% or higher in theory, passing grades in Lab and Clinical

    Completion of Level III
               *  Successful completion of Level II

               *  Nursing Concepts, Issues and Trends III: 80% or higher

               *  Nursing IV: 80% or higher in theory, passing grades in Lab and Clinical

               *  Nursing V: 80% or higher in theory, passing grades in Lab and Clinical

      Grading Periods

    Automotive Service Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing & Coding Programs
                 *  End of 1st grading period: approx. 9 weeks

                *  End of 2nd grading period: approx. 18 weeks

                *  End of 3rd grading period: approx. 28 weeks

                *  End of 4th grading period: approx. 37 weeks

     Patient Care Technician Program
               *  End of 1st grading period: approx. 7 weeks

               *  End of 2nd grading period: approx. 14 weeks

               *  End of 3rd grading period: approx. 21 weeks

     Practical Nurse Program
               *  End of Level 1: approx. 15 weeks

               *  End of Level II: approx. 29 weeks

               *  End of Level III: approx. 41 weeks

    Student Grievance/Concern Policy

    The purpose of this policy is to provide students the opportunity to communicate, in a structured manner, grievances or concerns they may have regarding grades, attendance, personal conduct, faculty/staff conduct, or other school-related matters. Students must follow the escalation protocol below in order to communicate their grievance/concern. This protocol ensures that the student is afforded the opportunity to communicate their grievance/concern to the appropriate individual(s) in a timely manner.

     

    Step 1. The student should document their grievance/concern and meet with their Instructor within two (2) school days to discuss their grievance/concern. If the student is not comfortable meeting with their Instructor, they should meet with the Student Advisor.

    Step 2. If the grievance/concern is not resolved in Step 1, the student should schedule a meeting with the Dean of Students within three (3) school days. This meeting may include the Instructor if appropriate.

    Step 3. If the grievance/concern is not resolved in Step 2, depending on the program, the student should schedule a meeting with the ACTE Curriculum Coordinator or LPN Coordinator within three (3) school days. This meeting may include the Instructor and/or Student Advisor if appropriate. A written response with resolutions or recommendation will be provided to the student within three (3) school days.

    Step 4. If the grievance/concern is not resolved in Step 3, the student should schedule a meeting with the Adult Community Education Director within three (3) school days. This meeting may include the Instructor, Student Advisor and/or Coordinator if appropriate. All those present at this meeting will sign a documentation form to validate accuracy of what was said at the meeting. A written response with resolutions or recommendation will be provided to the student within five (5) school days.

    Step 5. If the grievance/concern is not resolved in Step 4, the student may provide a written request for an appeal to a Review Committee within ten (10) school days. The Review Committee will consist of the following:

    • Adult Community Education Director
    • A Coordinator
    • Student Advisor
       

    The Review Committee will then meet within five (5) school days of receiving the written request. A written response with resolutions or recommendation will be provided to the student within three (3) school days. The decision at Step 5 is binding and concludes the Grievance/Concern Policy.


    Student Code of Conduct

    Unacceptable Behaviors
               If a student exhibits any of the following unacceptable behaviors, action will be taken according to the Consequences detailed below.

               *  Disrespectful behavior towards any staff member or fellow students; including but not limited to verbal altercations, yelling,     refusing to listen or take directions, negative gestures or refusing to participate in class.

               *  Exhibiting a lack of interest in the classroom or at the externship site; including but not limited to sleeping, daydreaming, not listening to the Instructor or Preceptor during externship.

               *  Use of profanity or other inappropriate language in the classroom or other school premises.

               *  Poor hygiene including oral hygiene.

               *  Leaving the class or externship without permission.

               *  Destruction or theft of school property or personal belongings.

               *  Cheating/plagiarism on tests or quizzes.

               *  Use of cell phones or other electronic devices in the classroom. Note: Cell phones/electronic devices are to be turned off or on

                   silent and put away during class time. If they are to be used in class, it is for instructional purposes only. Students should check phones during breaks and/or lunch. If the student is anticipating a call, they must notify their instructor.

    Consequences
               *   First Occurrence: Conference with Instructor. Student must submit a written self-reflection. The Instructor documents the incident/

                   conversation on a Student Incident Form.

               *   Second Occurrence: Conference with Instructor. Student is issued a verbal warning by the Instructor. The Instructor documents the

                   incident/conversation on the Student Incident Form. A copy of the form is given to the student.

               *  Third Occurrence: Conference with Instructor and Student Advisor. Student is issued a written warning by the Instructor. The              Instructor documents the incident/conversation on the Student Incident Form. The Student Advisor determines the appropriate consequence and develops a corrective plan of action with the student.

               *  Fourth Occurrence: Student is sent to the Student Advisor or Designee at the time of the incident. The student is sent home for the day. The missed time counts against attendance and the student may make up the work within the following week.

    Immediate Removals                                                                                                                                                                                                    
               The following incidences will result in the student being immediately being sent home. A meeting will be scheduled with the Coordinator to determine the next step of discipline, which may include permanent dismissal from the program.

               *   Physical and/or verbal altercation with staff or fellow students.

               *   Use/possession of weapons, instruments of violence, or any look-alike item (including toys) that could be used to intimidate, maim, injure, or disrupt are prohibited. These include, but are not limited to guns, knives, brass knuckles, chains, rings, hat pins, sticks/bats, glass or sharpened items, etc.

               *   Use/possession of a “controlled substance” or alcohol. “controlled substances” are drugs that are illegal under the Federal Controlled Substance Act. Any “controlled substances” or alcohol confiscated by staff will not be returned. A student may be required to submit to a drug screening at the student’s expense if substance abuse is suspected. 

               *  Violation of confidentiality at externship.

               *  Harassment  of any kind.