Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Candidate must be at least 16 years of age (special guidelines apply).
  • A fully completed application along with a picture ID must be submitted.
  • A $50.00 nonrefundable application fee applies.
  • After signing the contract a student has three business days in which the contract may be cancelled.   
    • The candidate must be interviewed prior to enrollment
  • Proof of previous education is required

Academics/Grading Policy/Make up policy

Students must complete all theory assignments, practical assignments and class participation in order to complete the course. Students must maintain a theory grade average of 75%, complete all practical performance, and pass a written and practical final exam prior to completion of the course.

Students must make up poor or missed test and incomplete assignments within 7 days of the original test or assignment date. Students are allowed one retake for any test in which their score is below 70%.

The retest grade is the grade that will be recorded. If a student’s average falls below 75%, extra assignment(s) will be given in order to bring up the average. If the average remains below 75%, student will have to meet with the appropriate staff to determine actions to be taken.

Numerical grades are considered according to the following scale:


90-100: A (Above Average)
80-89: B (Average)
70-79: C (Below Average)
Below 70: (Poor-Unsatisfactory)

Practical/Class Participation

4 Excellent
3 Very Good
2 Satisfactory
1 Unsatisfactory

Please allow 3 school days for instructor(s) to grade test and 7 school days for special assignments. If you do not have your test grade returned to you in the time indicated above; you may ask for your grade to be given to you immediately.

Final Grade

Theory average: 25%
Special assignments (Portfolio, Senior Project, etc.): 25%
Final Grade: 25%
Class participation/practical and other assignments: 25%

Special Assignment

Students will have a Portfolio due every quarter (students who are in school for a short period of time must turn in their portfolio prior to their completion date). Due dates are posted on the board in the classroom.

Goal sheets (as listed in the syllabus) are due with each portfolio. The purpose of the goal sheet is to keep students on track with their finish date.

Students must always bring all school supplies, including school books, and any supplies and products for training.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to attend regular classes as scheduled. All requests for time off must be given to the appropriate staff for approval at least three school days prior, written approval must be granted in order for request to be excused.

Students will fill out a “request day off” form for the following circumstances: day off, early release from training and late arrival to training. In case of an emergency and a three days’ notice cannot be given, the three day notice may be waived.

Students may also request to change their schedule permanently by making the request in writing on the “request schedule change” form at least 10 school days in advance and receive approval from appropriate staff for this request. There is no penalty for excused absence or emergencies.

Any absence not pre-approved will be considered an unexcused absence except in the case of an emergency; unexcused absences are subject to penalty.

Students have the right to discuss any problems, which have been discussed and tried to be resolved with the instructor, with the school’s director. If a student has a complaint about the school or any staff member you must first allow the staff member to resolve the problem. If the student disagrees with the resolution, the problem should be addressed with the director. (Remember: complaints cannot be resolved by discussing them among each other instead of the school staff member or director)

Students (parent or guardian, if minor) have the right to access their records. A meeting must be scheduled with the school’s director. If a student wants their records released to a third party, written consent must be submitted to the director.

Student information will not be published in school directory unless approved by student (parent or guardian, if minor)

There are lockers available for students. Students must bring in their own lock and key, or combination lock. Lockers are subject to inspection by the director at any time. The school is not responsible for any items left in the school.

Students are responsible for performing cleaning duties each day. Proper sanitation and disinfection are very important parts of training.