Alcohol and Drug Policy
The abuse of alcohol and drugs impair the ability of students to learn and work. Individuals who abuse or are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not allowed to participate in training or in AVTEC sponsored activities.
It is imperative that persons with alcohol or drug problems obtain professional counseling before coming to AVTEC. We strongly recommend six months of sobriety before attending a training program. Various support services are available at AVTEC and in the Seward community to assist a student who is actively working to overcome a substance abuse problem.
In compliance with the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, AVTEC requires that its campus be free of alcohol and drugs. AVTEC reserves the right to test students while on campus if suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances. Typically, the suspicion is based on the direct observations of an instructor or staff member when the student exhibits physical signs of being under the influence and/or demonstrates a pattern of erratic or unsafe behavior. In such a case, the student is required to submit to a breathalyzer or saliva-based drug test upon request of a staff member.
A positive test result or refusal to submit to the appropriate test will result in disciplinary action which may include probation, eviction from campus housing, or dismissal from training.
Smoking is prohibited in all AVTEC facilities.