Instructional Policies

Attendance

Students are graded on attendance and timeliness arriving to class and are expected to be in class, on time, every day during their training program.  If illness prevents attendance students are to call in to the appropriate program contact person prior to the start of the training day.  Failure to call in or excessive tardiness will result in a warning and may elevate to probation or dismissal from training.

Training Summary and Monthly In-Progress Reports 

The technical and employability skills that students can expect to learn in a particular program are listed on the AVTEC program training summary.  Each month instructors complete and share with students, an in-progress report that indicates student achievement toward attaining the required technical and employability skills listed on the training summary.  Copies of the in-progress reports are available to students from the instructor or from Student Records.  At the completion of the training program, the in-progress reports are summarized on the training summary that serve as the students permanent record of achievement in training at AVTEC.

Student Achievement

Student achievement is measured on each training objective listed on the training summary.  Students who successfully achieve learning objectives receive an AVTEC Certificate of Completion and in select programs students are eligible to earn industry certification.

Level 1 Demonstration only; no practice provided with further training required.
Level 2 Limited Skill; performed job during training program, additional training is required.
Level 3 Moderately Skilled; performed independently in a learning situation and may require initial supervision.
Level 4 Skilled; performed task independently and requires minimal supervision

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Students who continue to make satisfactory progress toward attaining the required technical and employability skills as indicated on the monthly in-progress reports remain in good standing.  Students who do not remain in good standing risk losing their financial aid and could be dismissed from training.  

Good standing status means that a student is:  

  • Clear of any probationary action AND
  • Is achieving satisfactory monthly in-progress reports AND
  • Has total absences, unexcused and excused combined, of less than ten percent of the total available training days to date.

Previous Training or Work Experience

On a program specific and case by case basis, students who demonstrate proficiency in a technical skill due to previous training or work experience, including military service, may be able to advance in training.  Students who believe they may qualify can work with the instructor for this opportunity.

 

Transferring Between AVTEC Programs

Students may transfer between AVTEC programs during the FIRST WEEK of training with approval of the instructors of both programs, consultation with the Financial Aid officer and AVTEC Director or their designee approval.  Students may obtain a Training Program Transfer Request form and assistance completing it from their counselor or instructor.