Our mission at AVTEC is to train Alaskans for work. The staff and instructors are committed to student success and these policies are provided as guidelines for students toward success in their training. Attendance The training day is spent in the classroom and training labs immersed in theory and hands-on learning focused on a specific field of study. Students are expected to be in class, on time, every day during their training program and are graded on attendance and timeliness arriving to class.
If illness prevents attendance, students are expected to call into the appropriate program contact person prior to the start of the training day.
Students can be dismissed from training for failure to call in when ill or for excessive tardiness. Generally, a warning is issued, followed by probation and then dismissal if corrective action is not taken. Student Achievement Students demonstrate mastery of skills outlined on a training summary and are awarded recognition at different achievement levels. Student achievement is measured on each training objective listed on the training summary. Student progress toward achievement of training objectives is reviewed and reported to the student monthly on an in-progress report.
Students who successfully achieve learning objectives with an average of 3 or 4 (from the rating system below) on their Training Summary AND have 90% or higher attendance will receive an AVTEC Certificate of Completion and in select programs 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)
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is defined as the successful progression through an academic program, which includes the training programs at AVTEC. Every student must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to remain enrolled at AVTEC, and to remain eligible to receive federal financial aid.
All students are expected to meet the minimum standards of SAP required for the program of study and are evaluated for SAP monthly. In addition, for federal financial aid eligibility purposes SAP is evaluated at the end of each payment period. Payment periods are based on successful completion of both clock hours and weeks of instruction.
For more detailed information, please refer to AVTEC’s Student Handbook.
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 from the instructors of both programs, consultation with the financial aid officer and approval from the AVTEC Director or their designee. Students may obtain a Training Program Transfer Request form and assistance completing it from their counselor or instructor.
Withdrawing from Training
To officially withdraw from training a student must submit a written, signed and dated statement of withdrawal, indicating the reason and effective date of the withdrawal, to a counselor or their instructor.
Re-entry Dismissal from Training
Conditions for a student’s re-entry to AVTEC if dismissed for unsatisfactory progress are determined at the time of dismissal and for a student to return they must meet the conditions outlined in the dismissal documentation.