Class Attendance is Required
Students are expected to be in class every day. Attendance is a job training competency that is measured every day. Students should provide the same courtesy to their training program as they would an employer by contacting or coordinating absences with their training area staff PRIOR to the start of class time. Students with three days of unexcused absences will be considered to have left training. On the morning of the fourth day without contact with their instructor, a student will be dismissed from their training program. Total absences, unexcused and excused combined, cannot exceed 10% of the total available training time. Three (3) tardy events or unexcused absences exceeding one training day within eight weeks results in attendance probation and continued unexcused absences may result in dismissal from training. A student who is not in good standing cannot receive student loan funds, federal financial aid, or a certificate.
A student calls or otherwise notifies their instructor/department head prior to an absence or class start time. This can be in the form of a voicemail message. A single absence/illness of three days or more should be accompanied by a doctor’s excuse or other verification.
A student absent from class without prior notification; no call – no show. Or a student is dismissed from class for cause i.e. under the influence, failure to follow directions, safety, etc. A student sent home because they are ill or injured is excused. Students involved in a documented alcohol-related incident the night prior to class will not be allowed to attend class, unless they can prove they are no longer under the influence. Any absence associated with the incident is unexcused. A student’s absence due to being arrested and in jail is unexcused. However, students appearing for court ordered appointments are excused with prior notification.
Students absent from training three consecutive days with no call or prior approval will be considered to have withdrawn from training and dismissed.
Leave of Absence
If a student’s excused absence is, or is expected to be, greater than three days, a leave of absence should be considered. A Leave of Absence (LOA) is a period of time, formally agreed upon by the school and the student, in which the student has a break in training due to extenuating circumstances. Absences incurred while on formal leave of absence do not count against a student’s attendance percentage, which is one of the components of determining if a student is in good standing. Please contact your counselor for more information.