Student Orientation Packet
(As of 06.08.21)
This orientation is designed to highlight specific areas of the student catalog and admissions policies that are most relevant to the student experience as well as the college’s policies. The orientation packet should not be considered all-inclusive of all policies and may only highlight a few factors under each topic. Additional information may be obtained in the student catalog found at www.cte.edu or through the office of Academic and Student Services located at the main campus of 1165 Centre Parkway, Suite 120, Lexington, KY 40517. Students may request a printed copy of the student catalog.
The CTE catalog is available to all students at www.cte.edu. Upon request, a hard copy of the catalog may be printed by any member of the College for Technical Education employee.
Each student at CTE is expected to read the CTE catalog and follow the policies and procedures within.
It is also important to understand that the CTE catalog is revised periodically. Students are to refer to the most current catalog for information. Students may be notified of catalog updates. It is also understood that the policies and procedures within the catalog are not inclusive of individual program policies.
CTE is an illegal drug and alcohol-free environment. The use of illegal drugs or any traceable amount of alcohol diminishes the capacity of its users to learn, to make sound judgments and to follow rules of safety.
In order to ensure a safe and positive academic environment, CTE enforces a drug and alcohol testing policy. If a student is suspected to be under the influence of any such substance while on-site, the Instructor, College Director or CEO may require the student to submit to a drug or alcohol test. Where it may not be possible for the College Director or Instructor to facilitate the test, a third party designate may be assigned.
For some programs, drug and/or alcohol testing may be done prior to entering externships or capstone. Testing may also be done on students who are within their capstone or externships at the request of an employer. In these situations, students do not have the option to refuse testing. In the case of a positive result, students may not be able to continue to their externship portion of the program. Status of their education will then be determined on a case-by-case basis based upon the results of the testing. In the case of a positive result, students may not be able to continue to their externship portion of the program and could be administratively withdrawn from the college. All attempts at testing the student on the campus will be made. If testing is not a possibility on campus, students will be taken to a local facility for testing.
In all other situations on campus, should a student refuse to take a test or tests positive for an illegal drug or any traceable amount of alcohol, the student will be required to leave campus and will be suspended for no more than three school days following the date of the encounter. Students may challenge an onsite test, but are responsible for offsite testing at their own. Results of tests completed off site at a verifiable medical facility will take precedence over on- site testing.
The purpose of the Cancellation Policy is to ensure that enrolled students can reasonably expect to complete their program of study and become employed. Unless otherwise agreed upon by the administration, or the administration and the student combined, the cancellation policy generally covers the period of the first two full weeks of education.
Factors that may result in a student’s enrollment cancellation by the college may include:
In such instances the cancellation will be at the discretion of the lead instructor in consultation with administration.
Factors that may result in a student’s enrollment cancellation by the student may include, but are not limited to:
Cancelled students will not be charged for tuition or fees provided all materials issued are returned. (Tools, kits, books, etc.) Students not returning these items may be charged for these items. If cancelled, students will not receive academic credit and final course grades, if applicable. Attendance will not be counted and hours will be unearned in hour based programs, unless required specifically by an outside organization or agency.
Based upon the circumstances of the student’s cancellation by the college, the student may be denied readmission.
Each student at CTE is expected to follow the CTE Honor Code of Conduct. The code has been put in place to hold each student responsible for their own actions.
Students are expected to report any activity that is considered inappropriate, illegal or dishonest. A student can be seen as breaking the code by both directly breaking the code or by not reporting someone who has broken the code.
The following are examples of actions that are strictly prohibited and go directly against the code of conduct. A more inclusive list may be found in the student catalog:
Students are expected to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times. Any student being disruptive or offensive to any other students will be seen as breaking the honor code.
Students who are found to break the code may be placed on probation, suspension or may be withdrawn from school. The Student Advisory Board will make final decisions on what sanctions may be imposed.
The purpose of the Virtual Meeting Policy is to ensure that all prospective and enrolled students have been shown the skills necessary to be professional during virtual meetings. The Virtual Meeting Policy will cover the entire period of enrollment.
While attending any Zoom or other virtual meetings conducted by Instructors, College for Technical Education Administrative staff, or BCS, the following is expected for attendance to be counted:
Failure to follow this policy may result in denial of meeting access, removal from meeting and/or loss of participation/attendance credit for the day.
If any class is not successfully passed within a module based program, the student will be charged $100 as a retake fee if continuously enrolled.
A student may not use Title IV financial aid funding for the retake fee. The student will be required to make arrangements for payment prior to the start of the course being repeated.
If when using Federal Funding, the number of repeated modules put the graduation date beyond the 150% maximum achievement timeframe, the student will be terminated.
Students, who do not pass the competency portions of their medical course, may receive a grade but will be considered not completed and zero credits will be earned for the module. In these cases, the student must repeat the course, and successfully pass all competencies, retake fees will apply.
Employment Solutions, Inc. owns the College for Technical Education’s electronic media resources, including its computers and e-mail, Internet equipment and systems. Student users should not expect privacy in their use of any of these resources, and Employment Solutions, Inc. /CTE may monitor that use by anyone, at any time, for any reason and without prior notice. Accessing, downloading, uploading, saving or sending sexually explicit or otherwise offensive materials; using vulgar, sexist, racist, threatening or demeaning language; disclosing confidential information without authorization; sending chain letters; gambling; and conducting illegal activities are all strictly forbidden. Violations will result in suspension and referral to the Student Advisory Board for additional sanctions, which may include expulsion.
Board Approved: 07/24/02
The making of an electronic or paper copy of a copyrighted work by any means (photocopying, electronic reproduction, scanning, digitizing, etc.) constitutes reproduction that is governed by copyright law. The copyright principles that apply to the use of copyrighted works in electronic environments are the same as those that apply to such use in paper environments.
The reproduction or copying of a work subject to copyright protection typically requires the permission of the copyright owner. However, the copyright law recognizes that in certain situations, copyrighted work may be reproduced without the copyright owner’s consent. One such situation is where the doctrine of “fair use” applies.
The following four factors must be considered for determining “fair use”
This information is included in the student catalog, codes of conduct, in addition to e-mail and/or paper disclosures.
Any unauthorized and verified distribution of copyrighted materials will be handled by the College Director and a disciplinary hearing may be called.
All students are aware of the media policy and are introduced to the policy at New Student Orientation. The media policy states that there is no expectation of privacy on the computers in use at the College for Technical Education. It is also understood that students have no recourse if found to be in violation of media policy.
An Academic committee may review the effectiveness of the plan to combat the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials on an outcome basis. A check of a “before and after” comparison of bandwidth, or relapsing into previous problem situations is a way to check on outcomes. The College reserves the right to use anti-plagiarism software to determine level of infringement.
The institution provides an annual notice on a one-to-one basis through a direct notice to each enrolled student. Any student involved in a copyright situation will be referred to the Director and the proper authorities.
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details see title 17, United States Code, Sections 504 and 505.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
For more information, please see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially their FAQ’s at www.copyright.gov/help/faq.
Your Health and Safety!
The CTE Drug Free Schools and Annual Security Report is available to all students at www.cte.edu. Upon Request, a hard copy of the report may be printed by any member of the College for Technical Education employee.
The “Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights’ exists as a part of the campus security reporting requirements commonly known as the Jeanne Clery Act. A copy of the campus report may be found at www.cte.edu and may be requested as a hard copy by any member of the administration and/or faculty.
In accordance with Federal law, our campus has a full-time Title IX Coordinator that you may report any instance of sexual harassment or assault that occurred on campus/at a college event to at any time. All complaints will be kept as discreet as possible while we investigate the matter fully. Please visit cte.edu to learn more about Title IX and how to file a complaint.
Title IX Coordinator:
859-272-5225 ext. 105
Incident Report forms are used to document an individual’s injuries, as well as unusual events, which may impact the social, economic, emotional or physical well-being of individuals.
Occasions that require the completion of an incident report include, but are not limited to, the following
*Note: evidence or suspicion of abuse also may require notification to Cabinet for Human Resources, Adult Protective Services.
In order to avoid accidents that could cause personal injury and/or property damage, all staff must be constantly aware of potential hazards and the procedures to take to eliminate and/or avoid them. Safety education and information for staff to keep them informed of the methods and procedures of accident prevention is provided in the following ways:
A committee is formed each year during the third or fourth quarter to review the health and safety plans for employees, students and the campus as a whole. Changes, if made, are then distributed to all employees for approval and input. If during the course of the year, a suggestion is made to revise the plan, the committee may meet for discussion and review.
Accident prevention is of prime concern to Employment Solutions. The safety of the employees, students, clients, and visitors is very important. Safety rules must be observed and safety equipment used in areas indicated.
Smoking/Vaping and the use of all other tobacco products are not permitted within either campus. Please refer to designated smoking areas outside of the facilities.
The following represents the procedures for the prevention of infectious disease including HIV (AIDS) virus, Hepatitis, staph infections, rubella and tuberculosis:
The purpose of this notice is to inform all personnel that Employment Solutions is complying with OSHA BBP Standards Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1030.
To eliminate or minimize exposure to BBP for trained employees providing first aid treatment who may have contact with blood or other potentially infectious material.
METHODS of COMPLIANCE:
Standard precautions shall be observed to prevent contact with blood or other potentially infectious material. All body fluids shall be considered potentially infectious material.
Standard Precautions shall include the following:
1) Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided at no cost by Employment Solutions. PPE shall include items such as gloves, gowns, or coats, face shields or masks, etc., protection and ventilation devices. PPE will be considered appropriate only if it does not permit blood or other potentially infectious materials to pass through under normal conditions of use and for the duration of time the equipment will be used. Employment Solutions will ensure that PPE is readily accessible.
a) Gloves shall be worn when it can reasonably be anticipated that there may be contact with blood or other potentially infectious material.
b) Masks, eye protection and/or face shields (such as goggles or glasses with solid side shields) shall be worn whenever splashes, spray, spatter or droplets of blood or other
potentially infectious material may be generated and eye, nose or mouth contamination may be reasonably anticipated.
c) Gowns, aprons or other protective clothing shall be worn in exposure situations.
2) Disposal of Contaminated PPE:
3) Employment Solutions will provide easily accessible biohazard bags for disposal of all contaminated materials. A contract is in force with Stericycle for disposal.
4) Contaminated Work Surfaces:
5) All contaminated work surfaces shall be decontaminated with an appropriate disinfectant (10 parts water/1 part Clorox) after completion of procedure.
The entire facility is to be cleaned on a daily basis, including carpets vacuumed, tile floor mopped, and all trash receptacles emptied. All bathroom fixtures are to be cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis.
CODE BLUE is the name given to the alert system for active and imminent danger at Employment Solutions, Inc./College for Technical Education on Centre Parkway in Lexington and Bypass Road in Winchester. CODE BLUE is to be used only in the case of possible widespread danger on site, in buildings and in the parking lot of the College. This would primarily be in the threat of the use of a gun on campus but may include situations where entering the parking lot may be of concern due to threats or vehicles out of control. Although no plan can foolproof, following the guidelines below, you will know better of how to react in a threatening situation.
Employees of the college are designated officials of calling a CODE BLUE. This is not to be taken lightly and should only be used in REAL, OR “PERCEIVED” REAL THREATS to the population of students, faculty, staff and visitors. When threat is observed at Lexington Campus, and if possible call, #850 in Lexington and announce CODE BLUE, use the Walkie
Talkie if possible on Channels 6 AND 7 to say CODE BLUE. If in Winchester, CODE BLUE is warned by voice threat. Make it loud, make it REAL. If you are aware of threat start actions below.
Call 911 on a cell phone and on a separate phone, attempt to have someone contact the College Director/Assistant College Director or CEO by cell phone to describe the situation. Carefully and concisely describe the situation and include: description of transgressor(s)
(name if known, clothing, vehicle, number of initiators, etc.), location of event, any weapon that may be in use or perceived in use, and any other identifiers of situation
In the event of an emergency, take the following actions:
1) If in an open area, RUN. Encourage people to run with you, but do not delay your own actions. Leave personal items and find safety. Do not run towards police, they are there to stop the threat, do not distract them. They will run by injuries to stop further attack. Run with hands up.
2) If you cannot run away, HIDE. Get all people within your sight into a secure area, lock door, turn off light, block door if possible, hide behind furniture, and stay completely quiet. Put cell phones on silent and do not text. Texting may only invite more people onto the campus, when in fact we are trying to keep it clear. Do not draw attention. If your room has blinds, close them. Typically those who are a threat to others, look for attention, don’t give it to them. Assailants look for easy targets.
3) If Running and Hiding are not options, prepare to fight. Look for anything that will throw off the assailant. This is dangerous but stay cognizant of items you can use as weapons around you. Once the decision is made to fight, COMMIT to that decision.
4) In all cases, remain vigilant but remain CALM. You can only help others while calm and people will mimic your actions. Remain calm and the others around you are more likely to remain calm.
5) Contact authorities by using 911 on a cellular phone, tell them your specific location and what is happening around you. If in hiding, phones with cords like those in the offices are not portable and may restrain your power to move to a secured area. STAY ON THE PHONE WITH AUTHORITIES. Leave an open line to 911 if possible, do not use Walkie Talkie. Be observant, listen to signs of action, but do not react.
6) If an instructor, take a headcount within your room; KNOW who is missing from the classroom. Keep communication to a “must communication”, not an “I just want to know what’s going on” communication.
7) WAIT for authorities to give the all clear then exit with hands up
FACULTY AND STAFF ROSTER
Lexington Campus- 859-272-5225
Winchester Campus- 859-744-3361
Rick Christman. CEO ([email protected]) x107
Brenda Evans. College Director ([email protected]) x135
Lindsay Wells. Assistant College Director ([email protected]) x103
Andrea Cancelliere. Director of Financial Aid ([email protected]) x109
Gabriella Rispoli. Compliance & Student Services ([email protected]) x105
Megan Pratt. Campus Administrator ([email protected]) x403
Lydia Shrout. Admissions ([email protected]) x147
Cynthia Quinton, ECE Directorr, ([email protected]) x123
Charles “Chip” Breeze, Lead Instructor, ([email protected]) x125 James Murray, Instructor, ([email protected]) ext 126
Mary Murphy, Lead Instructor, ([email protected]) x147
CJ Horne, Principal Instructor, ([email protected]) x402 Terry Nelson, Instructor, ([email protected]) x402
Connie Goree, Instructor, ([email protected] ) x 402
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