Program Admission Requirements
All Professional-Technical Program applicants must complete the Professional-Technical Education Center’s admission intake process before being fully admitted to a technical program. Each Technical and Industrial Division Program has individual program entrance requirements, please carefully review the program degree information for which you are seeking.
Basic Skills Assessment and Assistance
As part of the Admission process, all prospective students will meet with a Professional-Technical Counselor to discuss the Technical and Industrial Program requirements. Students who need to brush up on basic skills, such as Reading, English, and Arithmetic, will be given the option to enroll in Adult Basic Education courses and retake the COMPASS for future admission to the Technical and Industrial Division Programs.
|Compass Placement Test Scores|
Recommended for PT Program Entry (Revised March 2012)
|Auto Mechanics Technonogy||73||68||46||45|
|Auto Manufacturing Technology||73||68||46||45|
|Collision Repair Technology||73||68||46||45|
|Industrial Electronics Technology||73||68||46||45|
|Information Systems Analysis Technology||73||68||46||45|
Prior Learning Assessment
Students who have a strong background of work experience or education may challenge courses with the permission of program advisors.
The Division emphasizes skills which are critical to functioning on the job, and instruction is based on specific competencies. Input from the Advisory Board Committees aids in ensuring that programs are current with the needs of business and industry. All programs in the Technical and Industrial Division undergo program reviews as required by LCSC. An annual follow-up assessment is performed to determine the employment of graduates.
Advising of students is a high priority. First semester students in the Technical and Industrial Division report to a Professional-Technical Education Center representative for initial career counseling. Each program in the Division has established placement scores based on the COMPASS, ACT or SAT test results that are required for admittance into the individual program. Once the student is admitted into the program, he/she will be advised by faculty in that program for the duration of their course of study.
Technical and Industrial Division standards for attendance reflect those policies adhered to in each program’s related business and industry. Compliance with the attendance policy is the student’s responsibility. The effect of attendance on the student’s grade is determined by the faculty member teaching the course.
No distinction will be made between an “excused” and “unexcused” absence. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange with the instructor for the completion of assigned classroom and laboratory work. Absences in a program are counted in hours and are inclusive of all time missed in the program, including tardies. In the case of courses set up in eight-week rotations, absences by students will be cumulative between courses in the same semester.
The Division’s policy includes three steps in the following sequence:
Step One: 12 hours absence.
When the student reaches 12 hours of absence, the Division sends a letter to the student to express concern about the student’s ability to successfully complete the required coursework. A recommendation is made that the student schedule an appointment to meet with the advisor/faculty member to discuss the attendance.
Step Two: 20 hours absence
When the student reaches 20 hours of absence, the Division sends a letter to the student requiring the student to schedule an appointment with the advisor/faculty member and the Division Chair to discuss the attendance problem. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss any extenuating circumstances relating to the absences and to inform the student of his/her responsibilities required to remain in the program. Additional terms may be developed which are required of the student due to excessive absences, and will be written in the division’s absences-contract. A copy of the contract will be provided for signatures of the student, advisor/faculty member, and Division Chair. If the student refuses to sign the contract, indicating noncompliance, he/she will not be allowed to re enroll in courses in the Technical and Industrial Division for at least one semester.
Step Three: 30 hours absence
When the student reaches 30 hours of absence and/or fails to comply with arrangements made in step three, the Division sends a notice to the Registrar barring the student from registration in courses in the Technical and Industrial Division the following semester.
If the student meets the terms of the contract, is allowed to reenroll and the attendance problem recurs, the advisor/faculty member may recommend that the student not be enrolled in a Technical and Industrial program for at least one semester. If the student wishes to appeal decisions reached through this procedure, he/she may (1) request a review by the Vice President of Student Affairs, and/or (2) request a review by the Student Hearing Board.
Drug - Alcohol Policy
The Auto Mechanics Technology, Collision Repair, Diesel Technology, and Heating, Air Conditioning and Appliance Technology programs are drug-free programs. The Division Chair may require drug or alcohol testing should there be a reasonable suspicion the student appears under the influence of drugs and or alcohol.
Student clubs are active in Auto Mechanics Technology; Automated Manufacturing Technology; Collision Repair Technology; Diesel Technology; and Heating, AC and Appliance Technology and play a major role in the students’ learning experience.