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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CATALOG
Consumer Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................................................................... 2
Mission and Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................................... 2
School History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................................... 3
Accreditation and Affiliations .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................................................................... 3
Description of Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................................................................... 4
Admission . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................................................................................................... 5
Academic Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................................... 8
Computer Networking & Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 10
Graphic Design & Animation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 14
Massage Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 18
Medical Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 22
Medical Billing & Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 26
Patient Care Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 30
Core & Shared Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 32
Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 33
Career Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 33
Academic Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 34
Satisfactory Academic Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 41
Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 46
Refund Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 49
Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 51
Conduct, Privacy and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 51
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................................................................................................... 56
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................... Supplement
Tuition and Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................... Supplement
Faculty and Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................................................................................... Supplement
This catalog is for Anthem Institute – Jersey City only
and not complete without all current supplements.
A BRANCH OF:
ANTHEM INSTITUTE
ANTHEM INSTITUTE
40 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
201-876-3800
877-551-0985
959 Route 46 East
Parsippany, NJ 07054
973-630-4900
877-551-0986
BRANCH LOCATION:
ANTHEM INSTITUTE
651 US Route 1, South
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Catalog Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Catalog Effective: May 20, 2014
www.anthem.edu
Photos in this catalog were taken at Anthem College - Bryman School and Anthem College in Phoenix, AZ
CONSUMER INFORMATION
This catalog is a publication to inform students and others of the Institution’s mission, history, academic programs and policies and
procedures. The supplements are an integral part of the catalog which contains such information as faculty and staff, program schedules,
holiday and vacation information, anticipated graduation dates and tuition and fees. The information provided is current and accurate as of
the date of publication. The Institution reserves the right to make modifications within the term of this catalog without prior notice to
individual students. Such modifications will be published in an addendum to the current catalog. The Institution expects its students to read
and understand the information published in this catalog and in its accompanying supplement and addenda. Failure to read and understand
this catalog will not excuse any student from the application of any requirement or regulation published herein. Further, it is the
responsibility of each student to remain abreast of current graduation requirements of his or her program.
MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY
MISSION
Anthem Education’s mission is to successfully prepare our graduates for new career opportunities.
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Offer graduates viable career options by providing quality educational programs based on employer-driven requirements.
Create a positive learning environment that recognizes individuality and enables students to meet their unique educational goals.
Generate excitement and foster the desire to learn through diverse teaching methods.
Maintain a qualified, caring faculty and staff dedicated to the personal and professional development of each student.
Remain at the forefront of education by supporting continuing education and training for graduates, faculty and staff.
Instill a quality philosophy in students, staff, and faculty to continually exceed expectations.
Prepare and encourage students to pursue life-long learning.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL
Our School is based upon excellence in curriculum, staff, faculty, equipment, and service to the
student body, Technical and Allied Health Care communities, and community-at-large. We firmly believe
that training in small groups, combined with a highly structured curriculum that meets the needs of
these professions, are the key ingredients for a successful training program.
The School is committed to a career focused classroom approach in order to provide our students,
upon graduation, with the knowledge and technical proficiency that will make them employable for
entry-level positions and updating the curriculum accordingly.
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SCHOOL HISTORY
Anthem Education dates to 1965, with the establishment of the High-Tech Electronics Institute of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ. In the 1980s, new
management focused on expanding the school’s offerings to provide training in other careers to meet the changing needs of the expanding
Phoenix population. This included acquiring Anthem College – Bryman School, a healthcare training school originally founded in 1964.
Over the years, Anthem Education acquired or launched additional schools and colleges to provide focused training and education for students
interested in entering or advancing their positions in healthcare, technology, criminal justice, business or paralegal careers. New campuses
included the schools in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania; a pair of healthcare training schools in the St. Louis, Missouri region; and
Morrison University in Reno, Nevada, a business school founded in 1902.
As more institutions joined the Anthem team, they were rebranded with the Anthem name. Today, there are 13 campuses known as Anthem
College, six known as Anthem Institute, and two in Tennessee that are called Anthem Career College.
An online school, Anthem College Online, was launched in 2003 for students interested in earning associate and bachelor degrees, including
degree completion programs.
In early 2012 Anthem Education was acquired by Education Training Corporation which at the time owned and operated 11 campuses in
Florida, bringing the total ground campus footprint to 36 campuses. This also brought additional programs such as Nursing and HVAC training to
the list of available programs under Anthem Education.
Anthem Education includes eight brands and 36 campuses plus Anthem College Online. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the Anthem
Education family of schools has provided quality post-secondary education for more than a century. Over the years, Anthem Education acquired
colleges and schools across the nation, absorbing High-Tech Institute (multiple locations) and Allied College (St. Louis) under the Anthem name.
In April 2012, Anthem Education was acquired by Education Training Corporation, who also owns a group of 12 schools in Florida known as
Florida Career College and FCC-Anthem College. Today, Anthem Education includes the following colleges and schools:
• Anthem College
• Anthem Career College
• Florida Career College
• FCC Anthem College
• Anthem College Online
• Anthem Institute
• Morrison University
• Anthem College – Bryman School
ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATIONS
ACCREDITATIONS
Anthem Institute is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools &
Colleges (ACCSC) to award Diplomas. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges is a
recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
APPROVALS
Anthem Institute is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Education, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
MEMBERSHIPS
Anthem Institute is an active member of the:
• New Jersey Private Career School Association (PCSA/NJ)
• National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
• Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society New Jersey Chapter
• Application for Learning Through Listening (LTL) Institutional Membership
• Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
• American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
• Association of Bodywork & Massage Professionals
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OWNERSHIP INFORMATION
Anthem Institute, Jersey City, New Jersey is owned and controlled by High-Tech Institute, Inc. (HTI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of
High-Tech Institute Holdings, Inc. (HTIH), which is in turn a wholly owned subsidiary of Education Training Corporation (ETC). ETC is a wholly
owned subsidiary of FCC Holding, Inc. (FCC).
DESCRIPTION OF FACILITY
The school facility consists of 37,072 square feet of floor space, which is divided into classrooms, laboratories, library, administrative
offices and a student break area. Parking is available at nearby parking lots that charge an hourly fee. We encourage all students and
employees to use public transportation which is easily accessible. Classrooms and labs are designed for a maximum capacity of up to 30
students. The equipment used for training consists of computers, relevant software, scanners, massage therapy tables, medical equipment
and instruments. All facilities are fully accessible to students with disabilities. The campus is centrally located to apartments, shopping and
banking, all with access to public transportation.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
The facility is equipped with ramp access, extra wide hallways and doors, A.D.A. required door handles, and restrooms to facilitate
students who use wheelchairs.
INSTITUTIONAL LEADERSHIP
Corporate Officers
David Knobel, Chief Executive Officer and President
Jeffrey Pierne, Chief Financial Officer
Neal Yawn, Chief Operating Officer
Dean Bartness, Chief Compliance Officer
Executive Director
Gregg Crowe
Administration
William DeFusco, Director of Education
Deborah Andreivich, Director of Admissions
Dr. Martin Boyle, Career Center Director
Shermela Tilley, Financial Aid Director
Michelle Dinnocenzo, Business Office Manager
FACULTY
A current listing of faculty is provided in the Supplement to the 2014 Academic Catalog.
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ADMISSION
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants may be admitted if they satisfy the following:
1. Possess a Standard High School Diploma, High School Equivalency (GED), foreign high school credential,* or have an associate's degree or higher from an institution accredited by an
agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
2. In the Medical Assistant and Medical Billing & Coding programs,
Anthem Institute accepts Ability to Benefit students (students who
do not possess a High School Diploma or GED) only if the student
was enrolled in an eligible Title IV program prior to July 1, 2012,
regardless of whether or not the student received Title IV funds. If
the student possesses a high school credential that is deemed unacceptable by Anthem Institute but the student was enrolled in an
eligible Title IV program prior to July 1st, the student may still be
eligible to enroll with Anthem Institute as an Ability to Benefit student. Students must have received a passing score of 200 on the
verbal and 210 on the quantitative of the Wonderlic Basic Skills
Test (WBST), which is a Department of Education approved abilityto-benefit test.
*Students who possess a foreign high school credential must provide the College
with a copy of their translated and evaluated foreign credential issued by a NACES
approved agency to document the credential provided is equivalent to a U.S. High
School Diploma The College must have the proof before the student can start class.
APPLICATION PROCESS
How to Apply
Students interested in applying for admission should call, write
the School, or visit our Website at www.anthem.edu.
It is required that an Admissions Representative conduct an
initial interview with the prospective student. Anthem Institute
prefers that the parent(s) or spouse also attend the interview. This
gives both the applicant and family the opportunity to ask specific
questions relating to the School curriculum and career
opportunities. The School catalog is also reviewed.
If the Admissions Representative feels that the student’s desire is
genuine, an application for admission is submitted. The following
items are required to be completed at the time of application:
• Official School Application
• Request for High School Diploma, High School Equivalency or GED
• Enrollment Agreement
Once these completed items have been submitted, the Executive
Director reviews the file for completeness and sends a letter of
acceptance. If the School does not accept an applicant, all fees paid
to the School are refunded.
The School reserves the right to reject a student previously
accepted if the items listed above are not successfully completed.
CREDIT FOR PRIOR EDUCATION
Requests for transfer of credit evaluations will be reviewed using
the following criteria:
Coursework must have been completed at a public or private
accredited four-year University, two-year Junior/Community
College, military school or other accredited postsecondary
educational institution recognized by the Secretary of the US
Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education
Accreditation (CHEA).
Comparability of Course Content
• A maximum of two (2) lower level (100 – 200) courses may be
accepted for upper level (300 – 400) courses.
• Technical/Occupational Courses – course content must meet a
majority of the Anthem Education course competencies.
Comparability of Credits Earned
• Credits earned at another institution must be equal to (or greater
than) the number earned for the Anthem Education equivalent.
• If a student has a sequence of courses or a combination of
courses that are worth fewer credits than those at Anthem Education, courses may be combined and granted for one course
(e.g. four (4) courses transferred in for one (1) Anthem Education
course).
• A student will not be awarded multiple Anthem Education
courses for one transfer course.
• A student will only be granted partial credit for a course if it is
part of an articulation agreement.
• A grade of “C” or a 2.0 or higher must have been earned for the
course.
• A grade of “D” is accepted for general education courses, for
courses taken at Anthem College - Phoenix where a “D” grade
was considered passing, and for courses taken at Florida Career
College where a “D” grade was considered passing.
• Technical/Occupational coursework may not be accepted if older
than 7 years prior to the request for transfer of credit evaluation.
In order to be eligible for a Transfer of Credit Review and Award,
these credits must be reviewed by a corporate-level Subject Matter Expert (SME).
• No time restriction will be placed on the ability to have transfer
credits reviewed for General Education coursework.
Certifications may be eligible for transfer of credit when properly
supported by official documents. See your Team Leader or Director
of Education for more information.
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ADMISSION, continued
TIMELINE FOR EVALUATION
A request for transfer of credit evaluation should be submitted
before a student begins a program but will still be accepted and
evaluated if submitted within the first 30 days after the start of a
student’s program. If required documentation is not received
within 60 days after the start of a student’s program, the request
for transfer of credit will automatically be denied.
An evaluation will not be completed after the start of a course
for which the student is requesting transfer credit except in rare
circumstances as determined to be appropriate by the Director of
Education.
Required Documentation
A student who requests a transfer of credit evaluation from
another school must contact the previous school and obtain Official
Transcripts and course descriptions in accordance with the
requirements below:
Official Transcripts
• Must be sent directly from the previous school to the Registrar
of Anthem Institute, and
• Must be marked as OFFICIAL and must NOT be marked as “Issued
to Student”
Course Descriptions
• Must be from the catalog for the year in which the course was
completed.
In addition, supplementary material (including course syllabi)
may be requested when necessary for an appropriate evaluation.
Criteria for Evaluation
Appropriately trained Education Department staff members will
review requests for transfer of credit evaluations for compliance
with the following criteria:
• Coursework must have been completed at a public or private accredited four-year University, two-year Junior/Community College, military school or other accredited postsecondary
educational institution recognized by the Secretary of the US
Department of Education.
• Comparability of Course Content
– For Technical/Occupational Courses – course content must meet
or exceed 100% of the Anthem Institute course competencies.
• Comparability of Credits Earned
– Credits earned at another institution must be equal to (or greater
than) the number of semester credits earned for the Anthem Institute equivalent. Partial credit will not be given for a course.
• A grade of “C” or a 2.0 or higher must have been earned for the
course.
Technical/Occupational coursework must be completed within 5
years prior to the request for transfer of credit evaluation to be
eligible for review.
Certifications may be eligible for transfer of credit when
properly supported by official documents. See your Team Lead or
Director of Education for more information.
Clinical Skills and Externships
As a prerequisite for accepting credit for courses with laboratory
components or externship courses, a skills assessment may be
conducted. The results of the skills assessment may be used as a
factor in determining the transferability of credit.
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ADMISSION, continued
CURRENT OR PREVIOUS ANTHEM INSTITUTE
STUDENTS
Program Transfers, Re-enrolls, Re-enters Into a New
Program or Program Version
Students who are transferring programs, re-entering into
Anthem Institute or re-enrolling into a new program or program
version at Anthem Institute will have all applicable courses
associated to the new program.
• Associated courses:
– Are evaluated using the same criteria for evaluation as listed
above;
– Must have been completed within 5 years prior to being applied to the new program;
– Carry the same grade and credits attempted/credits earned as
the original class; and
– Include failed attempts.
• Any courses that cannot be associated may be evaluated for
transfer of credit.
Transferring From One Anthem Education School to
Another Anthem Education School
Students transferring from one Anthem Education school to
another Anthem Education school must have credits evaluated for
transfer of credit.
TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDIT FOR U.S. MILITARY
VETERANS
Students who are Veterans of the United States Military Services
may be eligible to receive credit for training received during their
military duty. Any credits will be reviewed according to the criteria
for evaluation listed above.
This institution will evaluate all previous education and training
of students receiving VA benefits, grant credit when appropriate,
reduce the program length proportionately, and keep records of
transcripts and evaluations.
Not all programs are approved for Veteran training.
APPEAL PROCESS FOR TRANSFER CREDITS
Students that wish to appeal a transfer credit decision made by
the School must fill out an Appeal Form and submit the Appeal to
the Director of Education.
• The form must include course information regarding the
course(s) the student wishes to transfer in and an outline of
which course(s) the student feels should receive credit.
• At the time of appeal, the student must supply additional documentation to support their appeal. If no additional documentation is received, the appeal will be automatically denied.
All appeals must be requested within 30 days of the decision to
deny credit.
Decisions on transfer credit appeals will be made by the Director
of Education and will be returned to students within 30 days of
their receipt.
SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Externship Requirements
Background checks, vaccinations, and/or health screens may be
required prior to beginning the externship course.
STUDENT HOUSING
Anthem College does not have dormitory facilities. Although it is
the student’s responsibility to find living accommodations, the
school will locate lodging for any student needing assistance.
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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
PROGRAMS OFFERED
The following programs are offered at Anthem Institute, Jersey City:
• Computer Networking & Security Diploma
• Graphic Design & Animation Diploma
• Massage Therapy Diploma
• Medical Assistant Diploma
• Medical Billing & Coding Diploma
• Patient Care Technician Diploma
Program Titles
The programs offered by Anthem Institute are not necessarily
intended to lead to employment titles of the same or similar names.
Course Syllabi
Course syllabi are available to students through the learning
management system (LMS) accessible through the student portal.
Final grades are posted in the student portal at the end of each
term. Students may contact their instructor with any questions.
Delivery Methods
Courses are offered in a classroom format and certain courses are
available by online instruction. Online instruction is provided via a
consortium agreement with the Online Division of Anthem College,
Phoenix, Arizona.
The college offers both day and evening courses. Please check
with your campus for scheduled hours. The period(s) students are
expected to attend class meetings can vary from module
depending on the number of courses into which a student is
scheduled and the delivery method used for that course.
Afternoons Monday through Thursday, Friday, or Saturday class
meetings may be scheduled as needed for courses and enrichment,
tutoring, advising and externship or lab activities.
COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM
The alpha prefix of a course number designated in the program
outline for each program of study stands for the type of course.
AH = Allied Health
CN = Computer Networking & Security
DD = Graphic Design & Animation
MT = Massage Therapy
MA = Medical Assistant
MB = Medical Billing & Coding
PCT = Patient Care Technician
PD = Professional Development
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100 and 200 level courses are intended for students who are in
their first and second year of postsecondary work. Lower level
(100 – 200) courses may be taken in any order unless a
prerequisite is indicated following the course description.
An example of the course numbering system denoted in the
catalog and on the student transcript is as follows: MA106. The
“MA” denotes the program of study and “106” is the course number.
UNIT OF CREDIT
1 Clock Hour Didactic = 2 units
1 Clock Hour Supervised Lab = 1.5 units
1 Clock Hour Externship = 1 unit
1 Clock Hour Outside Work = 0.5 units
One quarter credit hour is defined as:
• 10 classroom or direct faculty instruction plus out-of-class
independent work;
• 20 clock hours of laboratory activities; or
• 30 clock hours of externship.
For programs on a quarter credit system the calendar year is
divided into four quarters, each 12 weeks in length. Most quarters
are divided into three 4-week modules; some courses require 6-8
weeks for completion. Students will take one course at a time. For
academic credit purposes, the credit hours earned for each course
in the program are based on the following formula: 1 credit for
each 10 contact hours of lecture, 1 credit hour for each 20 contact
hours of lab hours and 1 credit for each 30 contact hours on
externship. In addition, students will be assigned out-of-class
independent homework per week; this out of class work will not
count toward academic credits earned. Refer to the Homework and
Practice Outside of Class for more information. A “class hour” is 50
minutes. The contact to credit hour calculation varies by program
for financial aid purposes.
For financial aid and SAP purposes, a year is calculated based on
an academic year, which is defined as three quarters. Attendance
during any module within any defined quarter counts towards the
SAP completion percentage.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, continued
Semester Credits
For academic credit purposes, the credits hours earned for each
course in the program are based on the following formula:
• 15 clock hours of classroom or direct faculty instruction plus
out-of-class independent work;
• 30 clock hours of laboratory activities; or
• 45 clock hours of externship.
In addition, students will be assigned out-of-class independent
homework per week; this out of class work will not count toward
academic credits earned. Refer to the Homework and Practice
Outside of Class for more information.
For all courses excluding externship, a designated clock (contact)
hour represented a minimum of 50 minutes of instruction within a
60 minute period, and may vary for financial aid purposes.
All program credit totals have been rounded to the nearest
whole number.
Clock Hour Programs
Clock hour courses are taught in four week modules. New class
starts will occur every four weeks. For programs with 900 or more
clock hours, the academic year is comprised of 9 four week
modules. The number of modules in an academic
year for programs that are less than 900 clock hours is calculated
by dividing the program clock hours by 100 hours. For financial aid
and SAP purposes, an academic year is defined as 900 scheduled
clock hours. For programs less than 900 clock hours the length of
the program is the academic year. The payment period is
equivalent to ½ of the academic year for clock hours.
WORK OUTSIDE OF CLASS
Students are expected to perform learning activities outside of
their class. Such out-of-class work enables students to master the
competencies of the courses and leads toward the achievement of
the program objective. For each classroom hour of lecture or direct
faculty instruction, students are to complete two hours of work
outside of class.
Types of Work Outside of Class
Student work outside of class may include but is not limited to
the following:
• Reading assignments in preparation for new lessons or for reinforcement of learned concepts and principles;
• Worksheets or questions aimed at helping students comprehend
what they have read;
• Writing assignments such as reflective paragraphs, journals,
summaries, outlines, comments, essays and research papers;
• Projects that are designed to allow students to apply learned
knowledge or to demonstrate the understanding of such knowledge;
• Case studies designed to teach students critical thinking and
problem-solving skills or to develop competence in applying
learned concepts and principles;
• Applied research conducted to enrich and/or deepen comprehension of certain concepts and principles;
• Library research projects designed for students to employ learning resources to broaden their horizon and/or to practice methods for locating and utilizing information in the library or on the
Internet;
• Reviewing class notes and other materials in preparation for a
formative or summative assessment, e.g., quizzes, tests, and
exams;
• Mathematical problems and practices to enhance computational skills; and
• Hands-on practices to build and enhance proficiency in psychomotor skills.
Assessment of Work Outside of Class
Assessment of student work outside of class varies from course
to course and assignment to assignment. Some may be assessed
for a grade that counts toward the final grade of the course while
others may be intended to help students get prepared for relevant
learning activities in future classes.
Statement of Work Outside of Class
Student work outside of class is typically stated and specified in
the course outline section of each syllabus. More detailed
information is provided in handouts, worksheets, and project
specification documents.
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COMPUTER NETWORKING & SECURITY
A career in Computer
Networking &
Security offers
many exciting career
opportunities.
OBJECTIVE
Computer networks are an indispensable part of modern day life. They are utilized everywhere;
from paying a bill with your home computer, to processing volumes of information on the highspeed networks of today’s technology-oriented businesses. This program teaches the skills
necessary for graduates to obtain entry-level employment in the growing field of Computer
Networking & Security.
Using a closely integrated combination of classroom theory and hands-on lab experience,
students are taught the essentials of computer maintenance and repair. In addition, graduates of
this program have experience with hardware and software components used by organizations to
operate over local and wide-area networks. Operating systems students will cover include Linux
and Microsoft operating systems and network software, Cisco IOS and equipment, and widely
used business application software packages.
The program also emphasizes communication skills (both oral and written) and interpersonal
skills that offer our graduates an edge in the competitive business environment of the 21st
century. The courses in this program are not certification courses nor are certifications a
prerequisite for graduation. A career in Computer Networking & Security offers many exciting
opportunities. In today’s society, businesses, schools, and government agencies need trained
professionals to oversee their computer systems and administer their networks.
Graduates of this program receive a Diploma in preparation to seek entry-level positions such
as Computer Technician, IT Desktop Support Technician, IT Support Technician, Help Desk
Technician, and Jr. Systems Administrator.
TRAINING EQUIPMENT / HARDWARE / SOFTWARE
Every student receives a network and a computer tool kit. These kits contain different
screwdrivers, needle-nose pliers, cutters, cabling crimpers, wire stripper, punch down tool, and
cable testers for various network connections.
The computers utilized provide training on equipment found in many modern businesses. In
addition, a number of different network file severs, printers, and multi-media devices are used.
Networking devices such as switches, routers, wireless NICs, and access points are also used.
The software covered includes operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
The network operating systems used are Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Linux. Various
application software packages are presented and used such as Microsoft Office Suite, antimalware, and computer diagnostic software. Cisco IOS is also presented.
See course descriptions on pages 12, 13, 30.
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COMPUTER NETWORKING & SECURITY, continued
Diploma – Day Schedule
Program Requirements: 12 Courses, 48 Semester Credits, and 48 Weeks.
COURSES
CN105
CN107
CN150
CN151
CN160
CN170
CN180
CN181
CN203
CN250
CN260
CN270
48 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
Word Processing and Spreadsheets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Presentations, Databases, and Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
A+ Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
A+ Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Computer Forensics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Networking Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Windows Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Advanced Windows Administration ……………………………………………… 4
Windows 7 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Linux Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Cisco Fundamentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Network Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Total semester credit hours required
48
Diploma – Evening Schedule
Program Requirements: 12 Courses, 48 Semester Credits, and 72 Weeks.
COURSES
CN105
CN107
CN150
CN151
CN160
CN170
CN180
CN181
CN203
CN250
CN260
CN270
48 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
Word Processing and Spreadsheets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Presentations, Databases, and Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
A+ Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
A+ Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Computer Forensics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Networking Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Windows Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Advanced Windows Administration ……………………………………………… 4
Windows 7 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Linux Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Cisco Fundamentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Network Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Total semester credit hours required
48
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COMPUTER NETWORKING & SECURITY
CONCENTRATION COURSES
*The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 2/6/2012.
CN105 - Word Processing and Spreadsheets
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course will introduce student to the major features and
tools to support users of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
Learning activities include generating documents, formatting
data, and using productivity tools such as templates. The student
also learns to assist users with creating and modifying documents
using the many features available in these products.
Prerequisite: None
CN151 - A+ Software
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course will provide the student with installation,
configuration of various operating systems utilized in personal
computers, and their relationship to computer networks. This
course addresses preventative maintenance, safety,
troubleshooting, and customer relations as it applies to computer
technicians.
Prerequisite: None
CN107 - Presentations, Databases, and
Communications
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course will introduce the student to support users of
Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, web browsers,
and basic e-mail functions. PowerPoint functions include creating
and formatting documents, generating handout material, and
including content from other sources. The student sets up
desktop personal computers to manage typical office organization
functions.
Prerequisite: None
CN160 - Computer Forensics
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course will introduce the student to computer forensics
concepts, including accessing and recovering data files,
performing email investigations, and performing digital forensics
analysis. The course addresses common computer forensics tools.
Prerequisites: CN150, CN151
CN150 - A+ Hardware
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course will provide the student with fundamental
knowledge of various types of personal computer hardware, their
applications and maintenance procedures required in the industry.
This course addresses numbering systems and troubleshooting
techniques applied to personal computers and applicable
peripheral equipment.
Prerequisite: None
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CN170 - Networking Concepts
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course will introduce the student to fundamental computer
network concepts such as protocol, topologies, hardware, and
network operating systems. This course also covers network
installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, client/server
architecture, TCP/IP, Ethernet, and wireless transmission.
Prerequisites: CN150,CN151
COMPUTER NETWORKING & SECURITY
CONCENTRATION COURSES, continued
CN180 - Windows Administration
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course prepares the student to effectively install,
configure, administrate and troubleshoot elements ranging from
user accounts to server security. This course addresses
configuration and management of network resources such as
file, print, web resources, and Active Directory objects.
Prerequisites: CN150,CN151
CN181 - Advanced Windows Administration
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course prepares the student to effectively configure,
administer and troubleshoot the services within a Windows Server
network infrastructure. This course will include situations that
must be managed I a live networking environment.
Prerequisites: CN150,CN151,CN180
CN203 - Windows 7 Configuration
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course will introduce the student to different Windows 7
editions. The student will install, configure, and troubleshoot
Microsoft Windows 7 operating system in single use system or in a
virtualized environment. The student will create users, perform
administrative functions and learn the Enterprise deployment
process.
Prerequisites: CN150,CN151
CN250 - Linux Administration
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course will instruct the student on the fundamental Linux
operating system concepts including Linux File systems, BASH
Shell, system initialization and X Windows. This course covers basic
Linux administrative tasks addressing the system, printers, and log
files.
Prerequisites: CN150,CN151
CN260 - Cisco Fundamentals
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course will teach the student how routers control
communication across networks. Cisco router technology will be
used to show many ways in which networks can be configured to
achieve the desired network control and performance.
Prerequisites: CN150,CN151,CN170
CN270 - Network Security
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course will address high-level security measures for web,
email, file transfer, wireless, instant messaging, and how to protect
physical access. This course will cover intrusion detection,
computer virus prevention, and various encryption technologies to
secure access to network resources.
Prerequisites: Completion of 32 credits
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GRAPHIC DESIGN & ANIMATION
Graphic Designers
are increasingly in
demand in many
sectors of industry.
OBJECTIVE
Graphic Design & Animation professionals are in ever increasing demand as more and more
businesses compete to promote their services not only in print media but via the Internet as well.
Today Internet is integrated into our lives and this program uses a combination of classroom
lecture, computer-based training, and real-world lab experiences so that students learn the web
languages and tools needed to create interactive web content. Students learn the fundamentals
of design and how to apply them to print and web applications as well as creating and animating
digital content.
Students develop skills in teamwork, problem solving, and interpersonal skills required by
employers in the Graphic Design & Animation field.
Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a Diploma in preparation to seek entrylevel positions as Graphic Designers and Multi-Media Artists and Animators.
TRAINING EQUIPMENT / HARDWARE / SOFTWARE
Students use industry standard hardware as required throughout the program. Industry
standard software used includes: Adobe Master Collection Creative Suite and 3D Studio Max.
Students are also introduced to HTML, CSS, ActionScript, PHP and MySQL markup/scripting
languages.
See course descriptions on pages 16, 17, 30.
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GRAPHIC DESIGN & ANIMATION, continued
Diploma – Day Schedule
Program Requirements: 12 Courses, 48 Semester Credits, and 48 Weeks.
COURSES
DF103
DD150
DD160
DD161
DD170
DD171
WD103
WD104
DD172
DD270
DD271
DD290
48 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
Fundamentals of Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Design Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Digital Imaging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Digital Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Visual Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Web Scripting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Web Design & Development II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Fundamentals of Web Scripting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Web Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Video / Audio Production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Multimedia Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Portfolio Production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Total semester credit hours required
48
Diploma – Evening Schedule
Program Requirements: 12 Courses, 48 Semester Credits, and 72 Weeks.
COURSES
DF103
DD150
DD160
DD161
DD170
DD171
WD103
WD104
DD172
DD270
DD271
DD290
48 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
Fundamentals of Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Design Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Digital Imaging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Digital Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Visual Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Web Scripting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Web Design & Development II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Fundamentals of Web Scripting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Web Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Video / Audio Production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Multimedia Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Portfolio Production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Total semester credit hours required
48
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GRAPHIC DESIGN & ANIMATION CONCENTRATION COURSES
*The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 2/6/2012.
DF103 - Design Fundamentals
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course introduces students to the fundamental art
elements and language of design and the principles that make
design work. Students learn the relationship between form and
content as well as the methods, principles and skills that
encompass all design disciplines. Students also apply these
principles and elements in the development of visual concepts.
Prerequisites: None
DD150 - Design Basics
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credits Hours: 4
This course focuses on fundamental principles of drawing
including conceptualization, visualization, and sketching skills. It
also addresses visual color solutions including light and effects in
design, as well as graphic layout techniques using Adobe Creative
Suite the creation of basic design presentations.
Prerequisite: None
DD160 - Digital Imaging
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credits Hours: 4
This course includes an introduction to the usage of digital
cameras as well as photographic lighting and composition
techniques. This course focuses on digital image concepts, color
theory, and standards of print media. It facilitates quality print
graphic projects utilizing Adobe Creative Suite. Students are also
introduced to digital image editing concepts for the creation of
graphic presentations.
Prerequisite: None
DD161 - Digital Print
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credits Hours: 4
This course introduces page layout techniques, developing
advanced page layout and design methodologies. In this course,
through practical application, students will work with Adobe
Creative Suite to create and produce content for print media.
Prerequisites: DD160
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DD170 - Visual Communications
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credits Hours: 4
This course will introduce the students to web design
fundamentals utilizing Adobe Creative Suite. The basic principles
of web development and authoring environments will be
explored. Special emphasis is placed on creating and deploying
effective web sites.
Prerequisite: None
DD171 - Web Scripting
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credits Hours: 4
This course is designed to introduce the students to web
animation concepts and the skills necessary for producing
animations geared for the web. Adobe Creative Suite will be used
in the lab and project practical application assignments.
Prerequisite: None
WD103 - Website Design & Development II
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
Students will learn how to write valid code for web sites using
common markup languages. They will utilize the proper syntax for
industry standard markup languages to create a usable web site
while using accepted design principles.
Prerequisite: DD170
GRAPHIC DESIGN & ANIMATION CONCENTRATION COURSES,
continued
WD104 - Fundamentals of Web Scripting
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 4
This course introduces students to common web scripting
languages. Students will write valid scripting code and incorporate
scripts into web pages. They also will learn how to use scripting
languages to create dynamic web pages.
Prerequisite: DD170
DD172 - Web Development
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credits Hours: 4
This course is designed to teach the students best practices and
practical applications in working with online databases and server
side scripting languages.
Prerequisite: DD170
DD270 - Video / Audio Production
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credits Hours: 4
This course will develop storyboard skills as well as introduce
the student to the process involved in creating and editing digital
video and audio content. Students will be challenged to solve the
types of problems faced by content designers in industry. Students
will work with digital audio and video files as well as write, copy,
and design storyboards. During the course the students will learn
how to use the Video / Audio production features provided by
Adobe Creative Suite.
Prerequisite: None
DD271 - Multimedia Production
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credits Hours: 4
This course will teach the students how to create special effects
using Adobe After Effects that will be incorporated into video
production. Likewise, the students will learn how to build an
interactive CD/DVD utilizing all software the students have learned
in previous classes. Students will learn how to create and edit their
own sounds and music and employ them within their interactive
CDs/DVD. Using Adobe Encore authoring software the students will
design a functional interface. Upon completion of the course
students will be able to create Audio/Video content and place it
onto applicable media.
Prerequisite: None
DD290 - Portfolio Production
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 50 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credits Hours: 4
This culminating course will bring all the students learning
together. The student will develop and produce a fully functional
print and interactive portfolio using audio-video and interactive
content. The student will also learn the basics of contract writing
and common business practices in the Design Industry. Upon
Completion of this course the students will have created a portfolio
with which to showcase their skills and abilities.
Prerequisites: Completion of 29.4 Credit Hours
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MASSAGE THERAPY
OBJECTIVE
Massage therapists are allied health professionals that contribute to the well being of others and
play an important role in the growing fields of preventative health care, fitness and stress
management. Massage therapy has witnessed rapid growth in recent years as people today
become more aware of the therapeutic functions of massage and find wider applications of this
traditional method that rehabilitates and promotes health and wellness. The objective of the
Diploma program in Massage Therapy is to prepare graduates with a solid foundation of knowledge
and skills so that they can seek entry-level employment in the massage therapy industry.
Students engage in
supervised “hands-on”
training in traditional
swedish massage
and other related
modalities.
DESCRIPTION
The Massage Therapy program is built upon a solid set of courses that provide the
competencies needed for graduates to be successful in their chosen career path. Additionally,
specific courses have been designed to prepare students to proficiently use the skills commonly
employed in the massage therapy industry. The program course work includes lectures,
discussions, interactive activities and hands-on practical massage procedures and skills to provide
the graduate the tools necessary for long term career success. Graduates may seek employment
as Massage Therapists.
Successful completion of the program prepares the graduates for state licensing and national
certification exams. The program curriculum qualifies the graduates to sit for the Massage and
Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) and the National Certification Exam for Massage and
Bodywork (NCBTMB).
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Massage therapists are in high demand as the massage industry shows continued growth. This
is leading to openings for massage therapists in a variety of employment locations. Career
opportunities in massage therapy are found in spas, resorts, hospitals, physical therapy centers,
Chiropractic offices and fitness / gym locations among others.
SUPERVISED CLINIC
The Supervised Clinic is undertaken following the successful completion of all classroom
training. It is comprised of 135 clock hours. Students will learn the strategies and skills in
preparation for seeking employment in the field of study. This course will also allow the student
to apply what they have learned in the program curriculum to practical use in a massage setting
under the supervision of a Clinic Supervisor on the site. Through the externship experience, the
students gain first-hand knowledge of the workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet
the expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to adapt to the work
environment and reflect regularly on their learning and observations. (This externship is unpaid.)
See course descriptions on pages 20, 21, 30.
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MASSAGE THERAPY, continued
Diploma
Program Requirements: 12 Courses, 35 Semester Credits, and 51 Weeks.
COURSES
PD102
AH104
MT101
MT102
MT103
MT124
MT105
MT126
MT107
MT108
MT109
MT293
35 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
Career Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5
Fundamentals of Allied Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5
Swedish Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Integumentary / Facial Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Respiratory / Geriatric Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Body Systems & Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Postural Conditions / Trigger Point Therapy Upper Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Body Systems & Hydrotherapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Oriental & Adjunctive Modalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Trigger Point Therapy Lower Body. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Business Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Supervised Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Total semester credit hours required
35
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MASSAGE THERAPY CONCENTRATION COURSES
*The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 2/6/2012.
MT101 - Swedish Massage
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
During this course, the student studies spinal anatomy,
physiology and pathology. Basic Swedish strokes are introduced.
Swedish massage for the neck is taught. Medical terminology is
introduced. Corporate Chair Massage methods are demonstrated
and practiced.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MT124 - Body Systems & Nutrition
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
During this course, the student studies the Circulatory and
Digestive systems. The Skeletal System will be studied. Nutrition,
Stress Management, and Wellness Education will be taught. Body
mechanics and injury prevention for the therapist will be covered.
Massage for relaxation is demonstrated and practiced.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MT102 - Integumentary / Facial Massage
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
In this course, the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the
head and face are studied. Facial Massage techniques are
practiced. The Integumentary System is studied. The anatomy,
physiology and pathology of the joints are studied. Stretching and
range of motion is practiced.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MT105 - Postural Conditions / Trigger Point
Therapy Upper Body
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the shoulder girdle
and upper extremities will be taught. The Muscular System will be
studied. Trigger Point therapy will be studied. Postural Assessment
of the client will be studied, and the treatment of common
conditions. Also taught is how to use massage therapy for the
treatment of fibromyalgia.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MT103 - Respiratory / Geriatric Massage
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
In this course, the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the
Respiratory System are studied. The sequence for pregnancy
massage is demonstrated and practiced. Geriatric massage for the
elderly client is taught and practiced. An overview of massage
techniques for other special populations is given. The body
regions and cavities are identified and studied.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
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MT108 - Trigger Point Therapy / Lower Body
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the pelvic girdle and
lower extremities will be taught. The students will study Trigger
Point Therapy (neuromuscular therapy) for lower extremities and
corrective exercises for the client. The cellular organization of the
body will be studied.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MT126 - Body Systems & Hydrotherapy
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
In this course, the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the
Nervous system will be studied. The Endocrine and Lymphatic
Systems will be studied. Lymphatic Massage will be taught and
practiced. Hydrotherapy treatments, as related to massage therapy,
will be taught and practiced.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MT107 - Oriental / Adjunctive Modalities
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
During this course, the student will study the concepts of
Oriental modalities. The student will be taught how to use
adjunctive modalities with other massage treatments. Shiatsu and
Tui Na Massage will be introduced. Medical terminology for the
directions and planes of the body will be studied.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MT109 - Business Practice
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
During this course, the student will be introduced to law and
ethics related to the practice of massage. Business start-up and
promotion, and preparation for job interviews is taught and
practiced. The Urinary system will be studied. Spa modalities of
Aromatherapy and Reflexology are introduced and practiced.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Hygiene, and Basic First Aid,
will be taught. Upon successful completion, the student will
receive CPR certification.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MT293 - Supervised Clinic
Clock Hours: 135 Externship
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn the strategies and skills in preparation for
seeking employment in the field of study. This course will also
allow the student to apply what they have learned in the program
curriculum to practical use in a massage setting under the
supervision of a Clinic Supervisor on the site. Through the
externship experience, the students gain first-hand knowledge of
the workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the
expectations in a professional setting.
Students are expected to adapt to the work environment and
reflect regularly on their learning and observations. (This
externship is unpaid.)
Prerequisites: All program courses
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT
The Medical Assistant
plays an important
role as a member of
OBJECTIVE
Medical Assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers based on projections published
by the US Bureaus of Labor Statistics. Increased complexities within the medical field, changes in
health care standards and current economic conditions have all contributed to the growing need
for trained health care professionals.
The Medical Assisting program introduces students to anatomy and physiology of the body
systems, medical terminology, and required clinical and administrative skills needed to seek an
entry-level Medical Assistant position. Students will engage in “hands on” training in clinical and
administrative procedures such as injections, venipuncture, telephone techniques, filing and
preparation of medical records.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates from the diploma program may seek specific positions such as: Medical Assistants,
Medical Secretaries and Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians.
the Health Care team
in a physician’s office
or clinic.
EXTERNSHIP
After successful completion of all classroom training, the student will then complete an
externship course within a healthcare facility. Through the externship experience the student will
gain first-hand knowledge of the workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the
expectations in a professional setting.
See course descriptions on pages 24, 25, 30.
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT, continued
Diploma
Program Requirements: 9 Courses, 29 Semester Credits, and 40 Weeks.
COURSES
PD102
AH104
MA101
MA122
MA103
MA104
MA125
MA106
MA286
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Career Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5
Fundamentals of Allied Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5
Office Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Bookkeeping / Clinical Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Insurance / Health Science. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Cardiopulmonary / ECG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Laboratory / Clinical Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Anatomy & CPR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Externship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Total semester credit hours required
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT CONCENTRATION COURSES
*The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 2/6/2012.
MA101 - Office Administration
Clock Hours: 45 Lecture / 25 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Administration procedures, filling, telephone techniques,
appointments, correspondence and mail handling are studied.
Students learn to process patients and assist in examinations.
Psychology and communication skills are applied to general
patient care and human relations. The nervous system is
introduced, and relevant medical concepts and terminology are
also studied.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MA104 - Cardiopulmonary / ECG
Clock Hours: 45 Lecture / 25 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
Semester Credit Hours: 3
The circulatory and respiratory systems are introduced with the
teaching of blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiratory
measurement techniques. The electrical system of the heart as it
relates to electrocardiography is studied along with the EKG
machine. Recording techniques, recognition of interference’s,
patient care and mounting of the graph are taught. An
introduction to medical law and ethics is also presented.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MA122 - Bookkeeping / Clinical Procedures
Clock Hours: 45 Lecture / 25 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Students are taught the basic concepts of sterile technique,
sterile surgical procedures and injection techniques. The muscular
system is introduced. Medical office bookkeeping, cash control,
accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll are explored.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MA125 - Laboratory / Clinical Procedures
Clock Hours: 45 Lecture / 25 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
Semester Credit Hours: 3
This course contains theory and practice in medical diagnostic
and laboratory techniques. The renal system is taught in
conjunction with the study of urinalysis. Hematology, including
venipuncture, hemoglobin, hematocrit and blood chemistry
procedures are taught. Inventory control and management are
also studied.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MA103 - Insurance / Health Sciences
Clock Hours: 45 Lecture / 25 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Medical insurance coding and claim processing are introduced.
The student is taught medical office emergency procedures. The
Digestive system is presented with relationship to nutrition and
diet planning. Elements of pathology and the human body’s
reaction to disease are studied.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
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MEDICAL ASSISTANT CONCENTRATION COURSES, continued
MA106 - Anatomy & CPR
Clock Hours: 45 Lecture / 25 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 90
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Anatomical structure and the skeletal system are introduced.
Theory of radiation safety and protection is taught. Students are
trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) procedures in
accordance with the guidelines provided by the American Heart
Association. Students study the endocrine system, reproductive
system, obstetrics, and pediatrics.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MA286 - Externship
Clock Hours: 0 Lecture / 270 Externship
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 0
Semester Credit Hours: 6
This course will allow the student to apply what they have
learned in the program curriculum to practical use in a healthcare
facility under the supervision of a preceptor on the site. Through
the externship experience, the students gain first-hand knowledge
of the workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the
expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to
adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their
learning and observations. (This externship is unpaid.)
Prerequisites: All program courses
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MEDICAL BILLING & CODING
OBJECTIVE
The Medical Billing & Coding program provides students with a solid professional foundation in
the field and enables them to become a vital member of the health care team and contribute to
the overall financial business activities of the health care facility. Students in this program
acquire a working knowledge of coding systems, coding principles and rules, government
regulations, and third-party payer requirements to ensure that diagnoses, services, and
procedures documented in patient medical records are coded accurately for reimbursement and
statistical and research purposes.
The Medical Biller
& Coder is vital
to medical coding,
computerized billing
and patient care
data analysis.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates of the diploma program are prepared to seek entry-level positions in a variety of
healthcare environments in areas such as Medical Records and Health Information Technician and
Medical Secretaries. Such employment environments include but are not limited to clinics,
consulting firms, government agencies, hospitals, insurance companies, nursing facilities, home
health agencies, and physician offices.
EXTERNSHIP
The externship is undertaken following the successful completion of all concentration
classroom training and consists of 180 clock hours, averaging eight hours a day. Students work in
a medical office or hospital. During the externship the student is allowed to perform the skills
taught during the classroom portion of training. This externship is unpaid.
See course descriptions on pages 28–30.
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MEDICAL BILLING & CODING, continued
Diploma
Program Requirements: 10 Courses, 29 Semester Credits, and 41 Weeks.
COURSES
PD102
AH104
MB111
MB112
MB113
MB115
MB116
MB117
MB118
MB282
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Career Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5
Fundamentals of Allied Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5
Healthcare Delivery & Insurance Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Healthcare Reimbursement & Legal Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Professional Coding Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Medical Records & Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5
Medical Office Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Health Information Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5
Medical Billing & Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Externship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Total semester credit hours required
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MEDICAL BILLING & CODING CONCENTRATION COURSES
*The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 2/6/2012.
MB111 - Healthcare Delivery & Insurance
Management
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Students are introduced to the overall concepts of healthcare
system organizations, standards for accreditation and licensure,
government regulations in healthcare, methods of
reimbursement, legal aspects and professional ethics. Students
also learn about various insurance plans and will become familiar
with insurance terminology and computer-generated forms. The
student studies anatomy and disease processes.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MB112 - Healthcare Reimbursement & Legal
Issues
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Students are introduced to insurance reimbursement in the
healthcare industry. They will study the methodologies used to
calculate reimbursement. Students also discuss the legal and
ethical principles that govern their area of healthcare. The
students study medical terminology, anatomy and disease
processes.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
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MB113 - Professional Coding Practice
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
The student is introduced to conventional coding,
nomenclature, and classification systems. The student studies
medical terminology, anatomy and disease processes as well as
equipment registries and analysis of the information generated.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MB115 - Medical Records & Documentation
Clock Hours: 23 Lecture / 47 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 46
Semester Credit Hours: 2.5
This course introduces the student to electronic medical records
and documentation. Students use a computer billing system for
practice in running reports, electronic scheduling, billing
operations and electronic filing of claims.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MB116 - Medical Office Procedures
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Students are introduced to administrative duties and
responsibilities of a medical facility including telephone skills and
scheduling appointments. Medical records formatting, retention
of files, release of information and destruction of records is
discussed. Students will also become familiar with computerized
account management systems. The student studies medical
terminology, anatomy and disease processes.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MEDICAL BILLING & CODING CONCENTRATION COURSES, continued
MB117 - Health Information Technology
Clock Hours: 23 Lecture / 47 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 46
Semester Credit Hours: 2.5
Students study the role of the Medical Biller & Coder in the
healthcare delivery system. Student’s practice coding and
billing related to body systems and procedures. The students
also study medical terminology, anatomy and disease
processes.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MB118 - Medical Billing & Coding
Clock Hours: 50 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 100
Semester Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to basic coding of diagnostic
statements of diseases and medical procedures. Students study
the signs, symptoms, physical and laboratory findings associated
with diseases of the human body. This course also provides an
overview of computer information systems and software
applications. The student studies anatomy, medical terminology
and pharmacology.
Prerequisites: AH104,PD102
MB282 - Externship
Clock Hours: 180 Externship
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 4
Students will learn the strategies and skills in preparation for
seeking employment in the field of study. This course will also
allow the student to apply what they have learned in the program
curriculum to practical use in a healthcare facility under the
supervision of a preceptor on the site. Through the externship
experience, the students gain first-hand knowledge of the
workplace and perform the assigned duties to meet the
expectations in a professional setting. Students are expected to
adapt to the work environment and reflect regularly on their
learning and observations. (This externship is unpaid.)
Prerequisites: All program courses
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PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA
The objective of this program is to provide students with the
knowledge and technical skills needed to pursue entry-level
employment in the health care industry as Patient Care Technicians.
Students in the Patient Care Technician program are instructed in,
among other things, patient assistance, geriatric care and nursing
assistance. With a focus on patient care skills and life-long learning,
graduates of this Diploma Program will be positioned to have the
skills and dispositions needed to effectively meet workplace
demands.
Program Outline by Term (Students take one class at a time):
Concentration Courses
AH104 Fundamentals of Allied Health
PCT125 Articulated Nursing Assistant
PCT135 Advanced Home Health Aide with CPR Training
PCT145 Patient Care Assistant
PCT155 Phlebotomy and Hematology
PCT166 Respiratory Therapy Aide
PCT175 Electrocardiography and Diagnostic Imaging
PCT215 Occupational Therapy and Geriatric Aide
PCT255 Patient Care Technician / Externship
36 Weeks
Credits
2.5
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2.5
26 Credits
Program Requirements: 9 courses, 26 Semester Credits, and 36 weeks.
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
AH104 - Fundamentals of Allied Health
Clock Hours: 30 Lecture / 30 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 2.5
This introductory course provides students with an overview of
the allied health field. Basic knowledge of medical language and
infectious diseases will be covered. Students will be introduced to
workplace safety, standards, and guidelines that have been set up
by various government agencies and professional organizations.
Prerequisite: None
PCT125 - Articulated Nursing Assistant
Contact Hours: 30 Lecture / 30 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
This course prepares students to assist patients in the following:
perform physical comfort and safety functions, provide personal
patient care, patient care procedures, and principles of infection
control, special needs patients, biological and psychological support.
Prerequisite: AH104
PCT135 - Advanced Home Health Aide with CPR
Training
Contact Hours: 30 Lecture / 30 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
Advanced Home Health Aide with CPR Training. This course
prepares the student to use written and verbal communication
specific to the home health aide, perform physical comfort and
safety functions specific to home health aides, understand the
principles of infection control specific to the home health aide and
CPR Training.
Prerequisite: AH104
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PCT145 - Patient Care Assistant
Contact Hours: 30 Lecture / 30 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
This course will prepare students to assist patients with many
tasks that they cannot do for themselves while they are in
hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, assisted living facilities, nursing
homes or long-term care facilities.
Prerequisite: AH104
PCT155 - Phlebotomy & Hematology
Contact Hours: 30 Lecture / 30 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
This course provides instruction and practice for venipuncture.
Course content includes circulatory system, anatomy and
physiology, how to obtain blood specimens, equipment
maintenance, and safety issues. Routine specimen collection and
laboratory functions are also explored. The student will also be
introduced to hematology and basic lab procedures including
blood chemistry and microscopic examinations. Course content
also includes coverage of related medical terminology along with
the appropriate anatomy and physiology. Electronic Medical
Records.
Prerequisites: AH104, PCT125
PCT166 - Respiratory Therapy Aide
Contact Hours: 30 Lecture / 30 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
This course is part of the Allied Health Assistant component of
the program. Students in this course will learn to perform
respiratory aide skills, adjust, and operate equipment such as;
aerosol inhalers, resuscitators, mechanical ventilators, and oxygen
tanks with their accompanying hoses and gauges, in the health
care setting.
Prerequisites: AH104, PCT125
PCT175 - Electrocardiography & Diagnostic
Imaging
Contact Hours: 40 Lecture / 20 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 80
Semester Credit Hours: 3
This course provides instruction in the performance of
electrocardiogram and diagnostic imaging procedures in the
clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on preparing patients and
informing them of the procedures. The student will perform
multichannel/automatic electrocardiograms, identify and correct
artifacts. The course will also introduce students to the concepts
surrounding radiology and diagnostic imaging. Students will
become aware of radiology and their use in the clinical setting.
Student will be instructed in Radiation safety.
Prerequisites: AH104, PCT125
PCT215 - Occupational Therapy and Geriatric Skills
Contact Hours: 30 Lecture / 30 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 3
This course is part of the Advanced Allied Health Assistant
component of the program. Students in this course will perform
occupational aide skills, assist patients with activities and exercises
in a treatment plan developed by an Occupational Therapist. The
student will also learn how to perform geriatric skills in the health
care setting, recognize symptoms of common diseases of the
geriatric patient, as well as the use of verbal and written
communications specific to the nursing assistant.
Prerequisites: AH104, PCT125
PCT255 - Patient Care Technician / Externship
Contact Hours: 120 Practicum
Semester Credit Hours: 2.5
In this course, students will participate in a 120 hour, non-paid,
supervised externship in a facility appropriate to the application
skills learned in the curriculum. Students will also gain practical
experience in using the skills required to take the Certified Nursing
Exam.
Prerequisites: AH104, PCT125, PCT135, PCT145, PCT215
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CORE & SHARED COURSES
*The PD102 and AH104 prerequisites apply to all students enrolled after 2/6/2012.
PD102* - Career Success
Clock Hours: 30 Lecture / 30 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 2.5
This course is designed to help students become effective and
successful learners in a college environment. Students learn to
identify and apply effective learning strategies and to manage
their student life along with other responsibilities. They are
exposed to the use of computer technology for locating relevant
information and generating coursework documents.
Prerequisite: None
AH104* - Fundamentals of Allied Health
Clock Hours: 30 Lecture / 30 Lab
Out-of-Class Work Hours: 60
Semester Credit Hours: 2.5
This introductory course provides students with an overview of
the allied health field. Basic knowledge of medical language and
infectious diseases will be covered. Students will be introduced to
workplace safety, standards, and guidelines that have been set up
by various government agencies and professional organizations.
Prerequisite: None
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GRADUATION
Graduation Requirements
Formal graduation ceremonies are held throughout the year.
Students must complete all required coursework within the
maximum time frame permitted, obtain a minimum cumulative
grade point average of 2.0 or better and satisfactorily complete the
externship portion, if applicable, in an approved facility. An
Associate of Applied Science Degree or a Diploma is awarded to
those meeting the graduation requirements of their respective
program of study.
CAREER CENTER
ROLE OF CAREER CENTER
Graduates are advised regarding opportunities for job
interviews. While no ethical School can guarantee employment,
Anthem Institute makes a sincere effort toward the successful
placement of all of its graduates. The School believes that assisting
graduating students in obtaining employment is one of its most
important responsibilities. Each student participates in instruction
regarding proper interview techniques, preparation of resumés,
and letters of introduction prior to being given directions on how
to conduct a job search.
Student referrals for job placement result from direct contact
between the School’s Career Center and prospective employers.
Student placement and placement rates are based on multiple
outcomes. The programs are not represented to lead to any
particular outcome, including the program title.
Following graduation or at any other time thereafter, graduates
may take advantage of the School’s Placement Assistance Program
at no charge. The School makes a reasonable effort to satisfy the
wishes of a graduate as to location and type of employment. The
more flexible a graduate can be regarding initial employment, the
easier it is for the School to assist in placement. Failure on the
student’s part to follow placement procedures may result in
discontinuation of placement services. Obtaining employment in
their field of study is ultimately the student’s responsibility and
that they are expected to make independent efforts to obtain
employment.
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ACADEMIC POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Attendance
The importance of good attendance for learning and for career
preparation can never be overemphasized. Courses may contain
multiple teacher-to-student and student-to-student interaction,
learning activities, and/or extensive discipline-specific lab work
that involve specialized equipment. Students must be physically
present in order to learn and to garner the greatest understanding
from these experiences.
As our students graduate and move from training into their
careers, the employer will require dependability and punctuality.
The School’s attendance policy approximates the expectations
found in a work environment and is designed to help students
develop the discipline of regular and prompt attendance. No
matter how skilled the person, an employee is valuable only when
present on the job.
Therefore, students are expected to attend all scheduled classes
and be on time. The loss of subject material due to tardiness or
absence can be very costly in this intensive educational
environment.
In the event of an emergency or an unavoidable absence, a
student must contact his/her instructor and/or the Director of
Education.
If a student’s cumulative absences reach 10% or more of the
scheduled hours, she/he may be placed on Attendance Warning.
Students whose cumulative absences reach 15% of the scheduled
hours may be required to appear before the Attendance Review
Board and be placed on attendance restrictions or placed under
other action as deemed appropriate by the Board.
A student who is absent for fourteen (14) consecutive calendar
days (excluding school holidays and scheduled breaks) will be
automatically terminated from school.
Anthem Institute does not permit a student to ‘make up’
absences which have accrued on the attendance record during lab
or lecture classes. However, during the externship portion of
training, all absences must be made up to ensure completion of
the required number of extern hours prior to graduation.
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Academic Honesty
As future members of the professional workforce, students are
required to conduct themselves with academic honesty as they
perform learning activities in their academic program. Established
academic dishonesty may lead to disciplinary actions, up to and
including dismissal from the school. The following are examples of
punishable academic dishonesty:
• Plagiarism;
• Theft or abuse of another person’s work;
• Misrepresenting the quality of one’s own or another’s work by
altering grade or attendance records;
• Unauthorized collaboration in completing an assignment;
• Cheating during a test/exam or any other assessment activity;
• Any other academic activity prohibited by the instructor of the
course.
If the student believes that the academic dishonesty instance
was inaccurately established or the disciplinary action exercised
inappropriately, an appeal may be made in writing to the Director
of Education and/or Executive Director, following the official
appeal procedure of the school.
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Library and Learning Resources
Anthem Institute has a Reading Room and Online Library
available to all students, faculty, and staff. Materials applicable to
the programs of study presented at the School are available in
hard-copy and/or electronic formats. In addition to bookshelves,
the Reading Room is furnished with study tables and chairs where
students may work individually or in groups. Students are able to
check out materials with the assistance of Library staff or other
assigned personnel. The Reading Room is open Monday through
Friday per hours posted at the school. The campus subscribes to
online, academic databases through the subscription plans offered
by the Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN). Also,
through vendor-direct subscriptions, other electronic collections
may be included to enhance the collection as appropriate to the
campus needs. The databases are available 24/7 from any
Internet-connected computer via the STARS portals for students,
instructors, and staff. When on-campus, students may use the
computers in the Reading Room for access to the Online Library
and to view their STARS accounts.
Jersey City Free Public Library
472 Jersey Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
201-547-4500
Mon. - Thur.
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Fri. - Sat.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Congressman Frank J. Guarini Library
New Jersey City University
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ
201-200-3030
Mon. - Thur.
7:30 AM –10:00 PM
Fri.
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat.
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun.
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Copyright Infringement Policy
All books and institutional materials provided to the student by
Anthem Institute are subject to the protection of the copyright law
of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Any individual
responsible for copyright infringement on such books and
materials may be subject to civil/criminal liability. For more
information about copyright law, please visit the U.S. Copyright
Office at www.copyright.gov.
Externships
Externship Philosophy
In some of our programs, externship is required as an integral
and culminating part of the program of study, and it offers
students an excellent opportunity to learn directly from the
working professionals in their field of study. It is also a true test of
students’ ability to apply the knowledge and skills they have
gained in the didactical and clinical courses to the actual situations
in a healthcare setting. A meaningful and successful experience in
externship will further prepare our students for the professional
work they have aspired to do, and therefore, students are expected
to demonstrate their passion, devotion, professionalism, and
sustained efforts to complete it within a designated time period.
Through the externship experience, students gain confidence and
prepare themselves for the transition from the classroom into a
professional career.
Additional Consideration for Allied Health Care Students
Should it be determined by the instructional staff and School
administration that at the end of a student’s training he is not
considered to be “safe” with regard to patient welfare, he is
retained in the classroom (review status) until he is: 1) considered
safe, and shall advance to externship; 2) not considered safe, at
which time he will be terminated. In either case the time frame
shall not exceed one month. NOT SAFE is defined as follows: In the
expert opinion of the Instructors, Team Lead, and Director of
Education, the student may put patients and other medical
professionals at risk by use of improper or inadequate practice of
medical procedures or tasks. These risks include, but are not
limited to: poor aseptic technique, inadequate instrument or
procedure knowledge, or unprofessional behavior.
INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES
Independent Study courses are limited and must be approved by
the Campus Executive Director. The Director of Education will
request an independent study on a case-by-case basis by
submitting a Request for Independent Study Form. Independent
study courses are not available for all programs or all program
courses.
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Make-Up Work
Students are expected to attend all scheduled hours and
complete all coursework for each class in their program. Students
are allowed to make-up limited amounts of coursework to ensure
that they may continue to be successful, even when extenuating
circumstances arise that cause students to miss portions of class.
The Make-Up Work policy in no way alters the attendance or
other requirements as stated in the school catalog.
Tutoring
The School faculty arrange and conduct a number of interactive
activities in which students are able to reinforce learning material
presented in their program of study. Tutoring is available through
scheduling with faculty for one-on-one or group style review of
material and development of study skills. Review classes are also
held prior to certification and licensure exams. Additional
laboratory time is available for students wishing to practice the
hands-on performance of technical applications.
Special Recognition Awards
Students have the opportunity to earn special awards while
pursuing their studies. Specific awards that can be achieved are
Attendance Excellence and various Academic Excellence Awards.
The accomplishments are acknowledged by the presentation of
special certificates at graduation. Students who achieve a
cumulative grade point average of 95% or higher graduate with
honors.
Transcripts
An official Student Transcript is maintained for each student. The
transcript provides a complete record of all course grades. Anthem
Institute will supply a reasonable number of official transcripts to
whomever the student or graduate designates. There is no charge
for this service. The School reserves the right to limit the number of
transcripts provided at no charge. A hold may be placed on the
issuing of official transcripts for students who have not made
arrangements for all financial obligations to the School, have not
participated in an exit interview with the Financial Aid
Department, and/or have not completed all requested Career
Center paperwork.
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Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions
Decisions concerning the acceptance of credits by any other
institution are made at the sole discretion of the receiving institution.
As such, credits earned at Anthem Institute may not be transferable to
another academic institution. Students considering continuing their
education at, or transferring to, either another Anthem Education
school or an unaffiliated school, must not assume that credits earned
at Anthem Institute will be accepted by the receiving institution. It is
their responsibility to determine whether that school will accept their
college credits, and Anthem Institute encourages that students make
this determination as early as possible. Anthem Institute does not
imply, promise, or guarantee transferability of its credits to
any other institution.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Students who have a family or personal emergency at any time
in the program prior to beginning externship* may take a Leave of
Absence (LOA) from the Institution and will not be required to
apply for readmission. The student must make a written request for
LOA and attach all applicable supporting documentation. The
written request must state the nature of the emergency and when
the student is planning to resume classes.
The LOA may not exceed 180 calendar days within any 12-month
period. The request for LOA must be approved by the Institution
and must begin at the start of a module. Once approved, the
student is considered to be on an approved LOA. The approved LOA
may affect the student’s financial aid eligibility and the expected
grad date.
The student must return by the first scheduled class day of the
return module or the student will be withdrawn.
Pursuant to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Guidelines,
students receiving veteran’s benefits will not be eligible for
veteran’s educational benefits while on Leave of Absence.
*LOAs may be available to students on externship in certain circumstances.
Students on externship with emergency situations should discuss with the
Director of Education to determine if the LOA is an option.
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Quality Commitment Program
If there is an area of study in which the Graduate feels that he
needs some retraining or updating, Anthem Institute will retrain him
at no cost. This is an offer which can be utilized as many times as
necessary provided the School offers the graduates' program of study
at the time the retraining is requested. If the Graduate should have
any technical questions while on the job, he may call the School and
request to speak to the Director of Education, who in turn will have
the call returned by the appropriate expert in that area.
LEAVE OF INTENT
The College recognizes that scheduling conflicts and rare
situations may arise which may require a short term leave. To
accommodate those circumstances, a Leave of Intent (“LOI”) may
be granted from the College. Students in clock hour programs are
not eligible for LOIs. The students on an approved LOI will not be
required to apply for re-admission. The gap in attendance during
an LOI may not exceed the time period of one module or term.
Students cannot exceed a gap in attendance of more than 45
consecutive days for Federal Student Financial Aid purposes.
The request for LOI must be signed by the student and contain
documentation to support their extenuating circumstances. All
requests are evaluated for approval by the College on an individual
basis. The LOI must begin at the start of a module/term and must be
approved on or before the actual module/term start date for the LOI.
Once approved, the student is considered to be on an approved LOI. A
LOI can impact the student’s financial aid eligibility and could result
in future schedule complications. Students who fail to return from a
scheduled LOI will be withdrawn and must re-enter to resume their
program. Courses that have been assigned for the module of the LOI
will be recorded on the academic transcript as an early drop (EDR).
Termination by the School
At its sole discretion, the School reserves the right to terminate
any student who fails to maintain passing grades, fails to adhere to
any of the standards or policies stated in the catalog, fails to make
tuition payments as agreed, destroys any property of the School
(the student may be held liable for repair and/or replacement of
the damaged property) or when the action is deemed necessary to
protect the reputation of the School or the student body.
Changes to Programs, Schedules, etc.
The College reserves the right to make changes to school
policies, the instructional staff, equipment and curriculum to
reflect the current technology; to reset class schedules and hours;
to consolidate classes and to change locations.
Course Equivalency
Course equivalency is a term used to describe the situation
where a student elects to register for a course which is deemed to
be equally as (or more) challenging than a specific course listed in
the curriculum, yet contains a minimum percentage of nearlyidentical course objectives. In determining equivalency, the
director of education will review the content and objectives of each
course and decide if the desired outcomes of the courses align to a
75% standard. The graded equivalent course will reflect on the
student transcript.
Course Waiver / Course Substitution
A course waiver may be granted by the director of education and
waives the requirement for a student to take a required course
listed in the curriculum because the director of education has
determined that the student already has the knowledge and skills
taught in the course and would not benefit from repeating the
content. A course waiver does not result in the awarding of credit.
A student who has been granted a course waiver must elect to take
a substitute course to earn the required number of credits
necessary to meet graduation requirements. Students wishing to
petition for a waiver are required to gather sufficient
documentation and/or justification to warrant the action.
A course substitution is a course which takes the place of a
required course in a curriculum, but requires a course waiver to have
first been approved by the director of education. All substitutions
must remain within the student’s general area of study and support
the intended outcomes of the student’s diploma/degree program.
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Credit Transfer
Requests for transfer of credits must be made at enrollment by
submitting a form, along with unofficial transcripts, to the director
of education. Upon receipt of official transcripts, transfer credit
will be only be granted based on the following criteria:
• Coursework must have been completed at a public or private accredited four-year university, two-year junior/community college, military school, or other accredited postsecondary
educational institution recognized by the Secretary of the US
Department of Education.
• Comparability of Course Content
– For technical/occupational courses, course content must meet
a majority of the curriculum’s course competencies.
– For general education courses, courses will be accepted for
transfer if in the same disciplines/subject areas required in
the curriculum.
– Courses which do not meet the standards of a course equivalency and will not directly replace a required course in the
curriculum may only be transferred in as elective credit.
• Comparability of Credits Earned
– Credits earned at another institution must be equal to (or
greater than) the number of credits earned for the curriculum’s equivalent credit. Partial credit will not be given.
• A grade of “C” of a 2.0 or higher must have been earned for the
course. Typically, grades issued with “pass/fail” or “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” are non-transferable. In some programs,
after a review of the transferring school’s policies, grades of
“pass/fail” or “satisfactory/unsatisfactory” may be accepted.
Official transcripts from other institutions must be received
prior to the end of the second module of attendance. It is the
student’s responsibility to secure transcripts and to provide school
catalogs and/or course syllabi when requested in order to
complete an evaluation. If the transcripts are not in English, they
must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency, at the
student’s expense.
Students will receive a grade of “TRA” for transfer credit courses.
There is a one-time fee of $250.00 to review all transcripts, from
one or more institutions included in the same request for transfer
of credits. The College will determine the number of transfer
credits accepted and any necessary adjustments to the student’s
record. Credits transferred in have no effect on CGPA or SAP.
Credits by examination and transfer of credit, in any
combination, may not exceed 50% (for diploma or associate
degree programs) or 75% (for bachelor degree programs),
respectively, of a program’s total number of credits.
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Course transfers refer only to courses earned from institutions
other than those within the Anthem Education Group family of
schools. All credit attempted at an Anthem Education Group
campus will be used in the calculation of CGPA and SAP.
Program Transfers
Any student who wishes to transfer programs must submit a
request in writing to the Team Lead of the student’s current
program.
A program transfer is:
• a change from one field of study to another field of study; or
• into or from non-standard evening programs (6 week evening
technical programs).
A student is allowed only one ‘field of study’ program transfer
while enrolled at our institution but the student may apply for the
transfer at any point in his or her enrollment.
The Director of Education may approve or deny the application
for transfer of program.
Academic Eligibility Requirements
A student must be making satisfactory academic progress in
order to be eligible to transfer programs. If a student is at the
point of dismissal for failing to meet one or more academic
progress standard(s) in the first program, that student must be
dismissed, appeal the dismissal, and have the appeal granted
based on mitigating circumstances before transferring to the new
program. Under no circumstances can a request to transfer
programs circumvent an academic dismissal.
Appeal and Re-entry
Students who are withdrawn or terminated by the school may
apply for re-entry through the Admissions Department. Students
re-entering the school may be subject to current tuition rates for
the time required to complete the program, plus a $20.00
reinstatement fee and may be required to re-enter on probationary
status.
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Final Grade Appeals
Students who believe their final course grade is incorrect should
make every effort to resolve the issue with the instructor directly.
If a mutual agreement is not reached between the student and
instructor, the student has 30 days from the end of the course to
appeal the final grade determination. The appeal must be in
writing and addressed to the Director of Education. The academic
judgment of the instructor is presumed correct, so the appeal must
provide detailed information on why the student believes the
grade is incorrect. Students will be notified of the outcome of the
appeal within 30 days of submission.
STUDENT COMPLAINT / GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE /
DUE PROCESS
Should a student have a concern, complaint or grievance, they
should follow the procedure below: (unless a different procedure is
called for elsewhere in this catalog):
1. If the concern, complaint or grievance pertains to an individual
faculty member, the student should first discuss the concern,
complaint or grievance with that particular faculty member.
2. If the concern, complaint or grievance is not resolved after meeting with the faculty member, or if the issue is program-related,
the student should discuss such issue with the Program Chair.
3. If the concern, complaint or grievance does not pertain to the
student’s program, or has not been resolved up to this point the
student should obtain a Grievance Form from the Director of Education.
4. The Grievance Form should be completed by the student and
submitted to the Director of Education.
5. The Director of Education will review the Grievance Form and
decide what action, if any, should be taken.
6. The Director of Education may schedule a personal interview
with the student and/or any staff or faculty involved in the situation. Interviews may be conducted in person or over the phone.
7. The student will be notified of the Director of Education’s decision regarding the grievance within five (5) business days of receipt of the grievance.
8. If the student feels the issue remains unresolved, he or she may
submit the grievance to the Campus Executive Director.
9. The Campus Executive Director may elect to receive the grievance in writing or in person. The Campus Executive Director will
review the grievance and all previous actions/decisions made in
regard to the grievance. The Campus Executive Director may
schedule a personal interview with the student and/or any staff
or faculty involved in the situation. Interviews may be conducted in person or over the phone.
10. The student will be notified of the Campus Executive Director’s
decision regarding the grievance within five (5) business days of
receipt of the grievance. 11. If the student continues to feel that
the issue remains unresolved after being notified of the Campus
Executive Director’s decision, the student may submit their concern in writing to the Corporate Office Director of Education at
the Central Office.
12. The Corporate Office Director of Education will review the submitted material and may schedule a personal interview with the
student and/or any staff or faculty involved in the situation. Interviews may be conducted in person or over the phone.
13.The Corporate Office Director of Education will make a recommendation to the Campus Executive Director in response to the
grievance.
14. The student will be informed of any decision within in five (5)
business days of receipt of the grievance.
Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career
Schools and Colleges must have a procedure and operational plan
for handling student complaints. If a student does not feel that the
School has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the
student may consider contacting the Accrediting Commission. All
complaints considered by the Commission must be in written form,
with permission from the complainant for the Commission to
forward a copy of the complaint to the School for a response. The
complainant will be kept informed as to the status of the
complaint as well as the final resolution by the Commission. Please
direct all inquiries to: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools
and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 302, Arlington, VA 22201
(703-247-4212). A copy of the Commission’s Complaint Form is
available at the School and may be obtained by contacting the
Director of Education.
Grievances for Section 504, Title IX, Title VI and Age
Complaints
For any grievances relating to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973 (prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability), Title IX
of the Education Amendments of 1972 (prohibiting discrimination on
the basis of sex and sexual harassment), Title VI prohibiting
discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin), or the
Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (prohibiting discrimination on the
basis of age), the following steps are to be taken:
Step 1: An alleged formal discrimination grievance complaint
should first be made to the Director of Education. Students are
strongly encouraged to file their complaint as soon as possible.
Accept as required to investigate the complaint, the complaint and
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investigative results will be held in strictest confidence.
Grievance filing: Grievances filed shall be in writing on a form
provided by the Director of Education, and shall provide the
following information: 1) name and address of grievant; 2) nature
of alleged violation; 3) name of persons responsible for alleged
violation (where known); 4) requested relief or corrective action
(specification of desired relief shall be at the option of grievant);
5) any background information grievant believes relevant (e.g.,
names or groups of other persons affected by the violation, etc).
Once the grievance form is received, the Director of Education
will conduct an investigation and present their findings to the
student and the Executive Director, along with suggested
resolution within twenty (20) school days. The Executive Director
will maintain the complaint on file.
Step 2: If not resolved at Step 1, the decision may be appealed to
the School’s Title VI/Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator within ten
(10) school days from the date of the Step 1 decision. The Title
VI/Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator will review the Student’s
appeal and render a determination within fifteen (15) school days.
An appeal must be submitted in writing clarifying why the student
disagrees with the decision within ten (10) days of the date of the
letter of findings. Further, if a student appeals the findings in his or
her case, the student will need to specify in writing the reason(s)
for his or her appeal.
Step 3: If not resolved at Step 2, the decision may be appealed,
to the School’s Regional President, who functions as the final
mediator at the local level, within fifteen (15) school days from the
date of the Step 2 decision. The Regional President will then
review the Student’s appeal and render a determination within 15
school days from receipt of the appeal.
Retaliation in any form for the filing of a complaint on the basis
of Section 504 (disability discrimination), including Title IX (sex
discrimination and sexual harassment), Title VI (race, color, or
national origin discrimination) Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age
discrimination), is prohibited and shall not in any way affect the
status, grades or work assignments of the person who reports such
discrimination or harassment.
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If discrimination on the basis of Age, Sex, Race, or Sexual
Harassment is established, appropriate corrective and remedial
actions will be taken.
The location and phone number of the Title VI/Title IX/Section
504 Coordinator is:
Executive Director
40 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 876-3800
Changing Programs
If a student changes programs, only those courses that apply
toward the new program will be counted in calculating the number
of credits attempted and in calculating the cumulative GPA.
Additional Programs
If a graduate of Anthem Institute enrolls in a new program at
the school, only those courses that apply toward the new program
will be counted in calculating the number of credits attempted and
in calculating the cumulative GPA.
Exceptions
The Executive Director may make exceptions to policy as deemed
appropriate.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
STANDARDS OF SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC
PROGRESS (SAP)
POLICY
All students must meet the following minimum standards of
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP):
• Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at
all pre-determined evaluation point;
• Achieve a minimum completion percentage (CP) at all pre-determined evaluation points; and
• Complete the program of study within a Maximum Time Frame
(MTF), which is one and one-half times the number of credit
hours or clock hours and weeks required for the specified program of study.
Anthem defines Satisfactory Academic Progress as follows:
Diploma Programs (less than one academic year in length)
Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Required Evaluation Point
CGPA
Completion %
End of 1st AY ±
1.25
55%
End of 2nd AY
2.0
60%
50% of MTF
2.0
60%
75% of MTF
2.0
67%
100% of MTF
2.0
67%
End of each subsequent AY
2.0
67%
CGPA
Completion %
End of 1st AY ±
2.0
55%
50% of MTF
3.0
60%
75% of MTF
3.0
67%
100% of MTF
3.0
67%
Master’s Degree Programs
Required Evaluation Point
Required Evaluation Point
CGPA
Completion %
50% of Standard Program Length
1.5
60%
End of 2nd AY
3.0
67%
100% of Standard Program Length
2.0
67%
End of each subsequent AY
3.0
67%
Diploma Programs (one academic year or more in length)
CONSEQUENCES FOR NOT MEETING SAP
Required Evaluation Point
Financial Aid Probation
Financial Aid Probation occurs when a student who is receiving
Title IV funds is not meeting the minimum SAP standards at one of
the SAP evaluation points. The student immediately loses
eligibility for Title IV funds. The student must submit an appeal
within 10 calendar days of notification that follows the Appeal
guidelines set out below. Students who successfully appeal are
allowed to continue in school and will have financial aid eligibility
reinstated. Students who do not appeal or whose appeal is denied
will be dismissed.
CGPA
Completion %
25% of MTF
1.25
55%
End of 1st AY ±
1.25
55%
50% of MTF
1.5
60%
75% of MTF
2.0
67%
100% of MTF
2.0
67%
CGPA
Completion %
End of 1st AY ±
1.25
55%
50% of MTF
1.5
60%
End of 2nd AY
2.0
60%
75% of MTF
2.0
67%
100% of MTF
2.0
67%
End of each subsequent AY
2.0
67%
Associate’s Degree Programs
Required Evaluation Point
Academic Probation
Academic Probation occurs when a student is not meeting the
minimum SAP standards at one of the SAP evaluation points. The
student must submit an appeal within 10 calendar days of
notification that follows the Appeal guidelines set out below.
Students who successfully appeal are allowed to continue in
school. Students who do not appeal or whose appeal is denied will
be dismissed.
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Probation Advising Plan
Students placed on Financial Aid or Academic Probation will be
advised by campus staff and will be required to follow the terms
and conditions of a Probation Advising Plan. This may include
mandatory tutoring sessions. The Probation Advising Plan is
designed to assist the student in reaching the SAP standards at a
subsequent evaluation point. Students on Probation will receive
academic advising at minimum once per class.
Students may remain on Academic or Financial Aid Probation for
one or more evaluation points as long as they are meeting the
terms and conditions of the Probation Advising Plan.
Course Retakes
Students may repeat classes to improve their CGPA and can
receive Federal Financial Aid only once for any course that was
previously completed with a passing grade or for which they
already received a diploma in their program.
Maximum Time Frame (MTF)
In addition to meeting the criteria listed above, to make
Satisfactory Academic Progress, students must complete the total
credit hours of their program within 150% of the normal duration
of the program (in credit hours for credit hour programs or weeks
for clock hour programs). If a student is projected to be unable to
complete the program within 150% of the normal duration, the
student will be dismissed.
Academic Warning
If a student is in jeopardy of falling below SAP standards, the
student may be placed on Academic Warning. The student will be
advised on how to meet SAP standards at the next evaluation
point.
REMOVAL FROM PROBATION OR WARNING
Students may be removed from Academic or Financial Aid
Probation when they meet or exceed the SAP standards at an
evaluation point or are meeting the measurements of their Plan.
Students may be removed from Academic Warning when they
are no longer in jeopardy of falling below the SAP standards at the
next evaluation point.
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DISMISSAL AND APPEAL
Students on Academic or Financial Aid probation who fail to
meet the terms of the Probation Advising Plan will be dismissed
from the school.
Students who are projected to be unable to complete the
program within the Maximum Timeframe will also be dismissed
from the school at the time when the determination is made.
Students may appeal the decision of the school to place them on
Probation and/or the decision to dismiss them. For an appeal to be
considered, it must:
• Be submitted to the Director of Education or Executive Director
in writing;
• Explain the reasons why the student was not successful in meeting the SAP standards; and
• Explain what has changed in the student’s circumstances to
allow success in the future.
Documentation of the mitigating circumstances may be
requested by the school.
All appeal letters will be reviewed by the Appeals Committee
and responded to in writing within ten (10) days.
If an appeal for exceeding the Maximum Time Frame is approved
the student will not be eligible for Federal Student Aid for the
remainder of that program.
EXTENDED ENROLLMENT STATUS
Students not achieving the minimum standards of Satisfactory
Academic Progress, or who fail to meet the minimum standards at
the end of the probationary period, may be dismissed from
Anthem, unless the student wishes to continue without being
eligible for Federal Financial Aid.
Students may request Extended Enrollment Status for one
quarter to attempt to regain eligibility for Federal Financial Aid.
Students on Extended Enrollment Status will be charged the
appropriate tuition and fees, but will not be eligible for any Federal
Financial Aid, and will be required to pay cash for all tuition and
fees at the beginning of the module. After the quarter is
completed, the student may be allowed to continue on Extended
Enrollment Status for a subsequent quarter if approved by the
Director of Education and Executive Director.
While on Extended Enrollment Status, students should strive to
improve their academic performance and meet the SAP
requirements. The Extended Enrollment Status term counts
towards the Maximum Time Frame to complete the program. The
student and Anthem’s Education Department must agree upon the
conditions for Extended Enrollment Status in writing.
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STANDARDS OF SATISFACTORY PROGRESS FOR
STUDENTS RECEIVING VETERAN
ADMINISTRATIONS (VA) EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
In addition to adhering to the general SAP requirements,
students receiving VA educational benefits (VA students) must
maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0
at the end of each quarter. A VA student whose CGPA falls below
2.0 at the end of any quarter will be placed on academic probation
for a maximum of two consecutive quarters of enrollment.
If the VA student's CGPA is still below 2.0 at the end of the
second consecutive quarter of probation, the student's VA
educational benefits will be terminated. However, they may still be
eligible to receive Federal Student Aid.
A VA student terminated from VA educational benefits due to
unsatisfactory progress may petition Anthem to be recertified to
receive VA educational benefits after one quarter has elapsed and
after attaining a CGPA of 2.0.
Students using VA educational benefits must consult with the
Director of Education for advising prior to changing programs of
study.
Grading Scale for students enrolled in the following programs beginning on or after April 24th, 2014 or transferring/converting into
the following programs on or after April 24, 2014.
DEFINITIONS
CGPA – Cumulative Grade Point Average is the average of all
grades for the student in the current program of enrollment. It is
calculated by adding up the corresponding numeric grade for each
class (e.g. A = 4.0; B = 3.0) and dividing the sum by the total
number of classes.
CP – Completion Percentage is the number of credit hours or
clock hours and weeks completed divided by the number of credit
hours or clock hours and weeks attempted in the program.
Notes of Explanation
* Programs treated as clock hour programs due to state licensure requirements are
also treated as clock hour programs for purposes of the Satisfactory Academic
Progress policy. The Completion Percentage and Maximum Timeframe for clock
hour programs are measured in clock hours and weeks.
STUDENT PROGRESS–GRADING SYSTEM
Students Receive a progress report each module or at any time
upon their request. Students will receive grades according to the
following grade scale, unless a different grading system applies to
their program:
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
DF
4.00
3.67
3.33
3.00
2.67
2.33
2.00
1.67
1.33
1.00
0.67
0.00
93-100
90-92
87-89
83-86
80-82
77-79
73-76
70-72
67-69
63-66
60-62
0-59
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Failing
A ^ may be used for scheduled courses that are not attempted
or attended.
Prior grade information:
• When given for Transitional Studies courses (ENG 095 and
MTH 095), any grades do not count towards CGPA.
• D grade was used at Anthem College Phoenix for a 60 – 69%. It
carried 1.0 quality points but was not considered passing in concentration courses.
• N grade was used for courses not attempted
• W grade was given for students who withdrew from school.
• E/TR grade was used for transfer credits.
• L grade was used for students who left a course to take a Leave
of Absence. It counted as credits attempted but did not carry
quality points.
• P – P/F, F – P/F, W – P/F, N – P/F grades were used for Pass/Fail
courses to indicate a Pass, Fail, Withdrawal, or Not Attempted,
respectively.
• FR/R grade was used for repeated courses.
• T grade was used for students who transferred out of a course.
It counted as credits attempted but did not carry quality points.
• TO grade was given for students who tested out of the course.
• UA, UB, and UC grades were used to indicate that a student has
passed the course with an A, B, or C respectively but had unsatisfactory attendance.
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• – grade was used for lab courses.
• WF was given for students who stopped attending within the
last week of a course. It carried 0.0 quality points and counted
as credits attempted.
· AU was given for courses audited in accordance with the previous Audit Course Policy.
The AU grade is not calculated as credits attempted or credits
earned and does not carry any quality points. It is not included
in the calculation of CP, MTF, or CGPA.
· W was used to indicate a withdrawal.
Course Repeats
A student who receives a letter grade lower than a C in a
concentration course or lower than a D in a general education or
core course must successfully retake the course to meet
graduation requirements. A student may repeat the same course a
maximum of 2 times.
A student who unsuccessfully attempts the same course 3 times
is dismissed from the school. In addition, a student who
unsuccessfully attempts 3 consecutive courses is dismissed from
school.
Failed grades (D or F in a concentration course or an F in a
general education core course) negatively impact a student’s
completion percentage (CP) and cumulative grade point average
(CGPA) in accordance with the Grading Scale and Effect of Grades
on SAP. When a failed course is successfully retaken, the original
grade is changed to an RPT. The RPT grade counts as credits
attempted and negatively impacts a student’s completion
percentage (CP) but does not affect the CGPA.
Students will be charged for each course repeat on a prorated
basis in accordance with the tuition and fees outlined in the
enrollment agreement.
LDR
The LDR grade is given when a student stops attending or
withdraws from a course for any reason after they are officially
confirmed in their registered course, typically beyond four (4) days
after the course is started.
The LDR grade is counted as credits attempted but do not carry
any quality points. It is included in the calculation of CP and MTF
but not included in the calculation of CGPA.
Incomplete Externships
All students on externship have 8 weeks to complete the
required hours. A student who completes the hours within the 8
weeks will receive a grade of ‘S’ (Satisfactory). A student who does
not complete the hours within the 8 weeks will receive a grade of ‘I’
(Incomplete) and will be provided additional time to complete
depending on the total number of hours in the externship.
• For externships that are less than 300 hours, 1 additional 8 week
period is allowed.
• For externships that are more than 300 hours, but less than 400
hours, 2 additional 8 week periods are allowed.
• For externships that are more than 400 hours, 3 additional 8
week periods are allowed.
A student who completes the required hours within the
additional timeframe will receive an ‘S’ (Satisfactory). A student
who does not complete the required hours within the timeframe
will receive a ‘U’ (Unsatisfactory) for the externship course.
Pass
The S grade is given for satisfactory work in courses of which the
final grade is designated as Pass or Fail.
The S grade is counted as credits attempted and credits earned
but does not carry any quality points. It is included in the
calculation of CP and MTF but not included in the calculation of
CGPA.
Transfer Credits
Transfer credits granted in accordance with our Transfer Credit
Policy as detailed in the Credit for Prior Education section of the
catalog count toward meeting overall program credit
requirements.
Approved transfer credits are given a grade of TRA.
The TRA grade is counted as credits attempted and credits earned
but does not carry any quality points. It is included in the calculation
of CP and MTF but not included in the calculation of CGPA.
Not Attempted
When a student drops a class within the first four (4) calendar*
days of the registered course, the student is assigned a grade of
EDR for the course.
The EDR grade is not counted as credits attempted or credits
earned and does not carry any quality points. It is not included in
the calculation of CP, MTF, or CGPA.
*three (3) scheduled class days for externship courses.
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SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS, continued
CLARIFICATION OF OTHER RELATED TOPICS
Program Transfers
If a student changes programs or enrolls into a new program,
only those courses that apply to the new program in accordance
with the Credit for Prior Education section of the catalog will be
counted in calculating the number of credits attempted and in
calculating the CGPA. Any unsuccessful attempts at applicable
courses will also be counted in the calculation.
A student must be making satisfactory academic progress in
order to be eligible to transfer programs. See the Program Transfer
Policy for additional information on program transfers.
School to School Transfers
A student must be making satisfactory academic progress in
order to be eligible to transfer from one Anthem Education school
to another Anthem Education school. A student who has been
academically dismissed and wishes to transfer to another Anthem
Education school must appeal the dismissal at the originating
school and receive reinstatement prior to the transfer.
Leave of Absence
A Leave of Absence is not included in the calculation of MTF
since no credits are attempted during that time. However, if a
student begins a Leave of Absence beyond four (4) days after the
start of a class, the student will receive a LDR grade for that class.
The LDR is included in credits attempted for the purposes of
calculating the CP and MTF.
Grade Corrections
After any grade correction is made or a failed course is retaken, a
SAP evaluation will be completed to determine whether the
student’s status at the most recent evaluation point requires
correction.
MAKE-UP GRADED ASSESSMENTS (TESTS,
EXAMS, AND QUIZZES)
Students are permitted to make up one (1) assessment per
course within two (2) days of return to class. The student will have
10% deducted from the earned assessment score. If a student does
not make up the assessment within the two (2) days he will receive
a zero (0) for the assessment.
It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements for
the make-up assessment. Arrangement for the make-up should be
coordinated with the Faculty, Team Lead, or Director of Education.
There will be no make-up of final exams for courses except
under extreme extenuating circumstances. Permission to make up
a final examination must be obtained from the Team Lead or
Director of Education.
If a student arrives late for class, and an assessment is still in
progress, the student may take the assessment without penalty.
However, if a student is present on assessment day and doesn’t
take the assessment, the student receives a zero (0).
Permission to take an assessment in advance must have the
approval of the Team Lead or the Director of Education and may only
be granted in situations where there are extenuating circumstances.
MAKE-UP ASSIGNMENTS
If a student misses an assignment due to absences or tardiness
the assignment will have ten (10) points deducted from the score.
If a student does not make-up the assignment within two (2) days
of his return to class, the student will receive a zero (0) for the
assignment.
If the assignment is worth 10 points or less the student receives
a zero, but not a negative score.
If a student is present on the day an assignment is due and fails
to turn in an assignment, he receives a zero (0).
Technology Programs ONLY: all labs must be turned in no later
than two (2) days before the final exam.
Permission to make up of any additional assignments may be
granted by the Team Lead or Director of Education in situations
where there are extenuating circumstances.
THE ROLE OF THE FINANCIAL AID DEPARTMENT
The Financial Aid Department confirms the academic progress of
students before any disbursement is made. This is to ensure that
only those students who are making Satisfactory Academic
Progress (SAP), as defined by the policies, are considered to be in
good standing and eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid.
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FINANCIAL AID
FINANCIAL AID
Anthem Institute is committed to assisting its students in
developing financial plans for their education through a combination
of loans, grants, family contributions, and other sources of aid.
The United States Department of Education offers several major
financial aid programs to help students finance their education
after high school. For those who qualify, Anthem Institute
participates in the following:
• Federal Pell Grant Program - For many students this grant provides a foundation of financial aid to which aid from other Federal and non-Federal sources may be added. Unlike loans, a
Federal Pell Grant does not have to be paid back. Eligibility is
determined by a standard formula based on need.
• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
(FSEOG). Like the Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG awards do not have
to be paid back. This financial need-based grant is awarded to
undergraduate students in their first academic year of their program of study. Preference is given to applicants who are eligible
for a Federal Pell Grant.
• Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans are awarded on the basis of financial need and require attendance of at least half-time each
quarter in order to be eligible for the loan. Students will not be
charged any interest until their loan enters repayment or during
authorized periods of deferment. The federal government subsidizes the interest during these periods. The maximum interest
rate on the Federal Subsidized loan is 8.25%, effective
7/1/2013. The interest is adjusted annually based on the Federal
Treasury Bill on July 1st of each year. Effective July 1, 2013 the
rate was 3.86%. Students will be notified by the Federal Department of Education and/or their loan servicer of interest rate
changes throughout the life of their loan. Students will pay a
fee of up to 1.072% of the loan amount; these fees are deducted
proportionately from each disbursement of their loan. Students
must begin repaying these loans six months after they graduate, withdraw from the College, or drop below half-time enrollment. Entrance and exit interview are required of all Federal
Direct Stafford Loan borrowers.
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• Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are not awarded on the basis
of financial need and requires attendance of at least half time
each quarter to be eligible for the loan. Students will be
charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is
paid in full. The maximum interest rate on the unsubsidized loan
is 8.25%, effective July 1, 2013. The interest rate is adjusted annually based on the Federal Treasury Bill on July 1st of each year.
Effective July 1, 2013 the rate was 3.86. Students will be notified by the Federal Department of Education and/or their loan
servicer of interest rate changes throughout the life of their
loan. Students will pay a fee of up to 1.072% of the loan
amount; these fees are deducted proportionately from each disbursement of their loan. Students must begin repaying these
loans six months after they graduate, withdraw from the College, or drop below half-time enrollment. Entrance and exit interview are required of all Federal Direct Stafford Loan
borrowers.
• Direct PLUS Loans enable parents with good credit history to
borrow funds to pay for educational expenses of each child who
is determined to be a dependent undergraduate student enrolled at least half-time. Most of the benefits to parent borrowers are identical in the Direct programs. The maximum interest
rate on the Federal Parent PLUS loan is 10.50%, effective
7/1/2013. The interest rate is adjusted annually based on the
Federal Treasury Bill on July 1st of each year. Effective July 1,
2013 the rate was 6.41%. Interest is charged on the loan from
the date the first disbursement is made until the loan is paid in
full. Parents will pay a fee of up to 4.288% of the loan amount;
this fee is deducted proportionately each time a disbursement is
made. The loan will go in to repayment 60 days after the final
loan disbursement for the academic year. There is no grace period for these loans, but parents can contact the Department of
Education and/or loan servicer to request that payments be deferred while the student is in school.
FINANCIAL AID, continued
Federal Loan Repayment Options
Although you may select or be assigned a repayment plan when
you first begin repaying your student loan, you can change repayment plans at any time. Contact your loan servicer if you
would like to discuss repayment plan options or change your repayment plan. You can get information about all of the federal
student loans you have received and find the loan servicer for
your loans using the National Student Loan Data System
(NSLDS®).
You have a choice of several repayment plans that are designed
to meet your needs. The amount you pay and the length of time
to repay your loans will vary depending on the repayment plan
you choose. Here are the different repayment plans available to
you:
• Standard Repayment Plan
• Graduated Repayment Plan
• Extended Repayment Plan
• Alternative Repayment Plans (Direct Loan Only)
• Income-Based Repayment (IBR)
• Income Contingent Repayment (ICR)(Direct Loan Only)
• Income-Sensitive Repayment (FFEL Only)
• Federal Work Study Program (FWS) - FWS provides opportunities to currently attending students with financial need to earn
money while attending school through a job that will be flexible
around the student's course schedule.
A student should inquire with the Financial Aid Office in regards to employment opportunities funded by FWS. All students
will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine their eligibility.
Aid from any of these programs is based first on self-help, which
could include cash payments that a student is able to make from
savings, part-time job earnings and assistance from parents. The
amount of self-help is determined by the Federal Need Analysis
Formula as prescribed by the U. S. Department of Education, which
evaluates family income and assets.
In general, students are eligible to participate in the Federal
Financial Aid programs if they:
• Have a valid Social Security number.
• Have a High School Diploma or a High School Equivalency (GED).
• Are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
• Complete and sign all appropriate forms.
• Are not in default on a federal student loan nor have a federal
grant overpayment.
• Register with the Selective Service, if required.
Once the student begins training and receives a financial aid
award, continued eligibility for the programs requires the student
to maintain satisfactory progress in accordance with published
standards of the School. (See the Satisfactory Academic Progress
Section of the Catalog for details.)
ALTERNATIVE FUNDING, PRIVATE LOAN
PROGRAM
Private loans (not sponsored by a government agency) are offered
by banks or other financial institutions to parents and students.
Private loans can help bridge the financial gap for School expenses,
generally at lower interest rates than credit cards. Eligibility for a
private loan is determined by the lending institutions.
The interest rate on a private loan is usually LIBOR plus 1 to 10
percent. Interest begins accruing when the loan is disbursed.
SCHOLARSHIPS
Agency-Sponsored Funding
Anthem Institute Jersey City participates in several educational
sponsorship programs offered by various public and private
agencies. These agencies include: Division of Vocational Rehab,
Veterans Administration, Department of Labor & Workforce
Development, and Newark One Stop Career Center.
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INSTITUTIONAL LOAN PROGRAM
Students may also be eligible for the Anthem College
Institutional Loan Program. This Institutional Loan Program
provides funds to assist students with meeting the cost of education
when annual federal student loan limits have been met and/or
other sources of funding are not available. Eligibility for the loan is
based on the credit worthiness of the student. Repayment plans
vary in length, including repayment options that extend beyond
graduation. This loan program has both interest bearing and noninterest bearing options, and all interest rates and total repayment
amounts are disclosed on the loan contract. Students are required to
make minimum payments while they are in school, including during
a Leave of Absence, Leave of Intent or Externship. These loans may
be assigned to a Loan Servicer for collections and to administer
payments and monthly statements. Students will be notified once
their loan has been placed with a Loan Servicing company.
The Business Office will also provide the student with loan
information and counseling regarding their loan repayment
obligations. Students are encouraged to stay current on their
monthly payments to avoid possible consequences associated with
non-payment. For example, books will not be charged to a
student’s account if students are 60 days or more past due on their
monthly payments. Students may be withdrawn from the College
for non-payment. Diplomas, Transcripts, Degrees and Certifications
will NOT be issued unless the student has met all financial
obligations. Late payments may be subject to fees, as specified in
the Late Charges section of the loan documents.
If a scheduled payment is not made within 10 calendar days of
the due date, a late charge of $5.00 or 5%, whichever is greater, of
the scheduled payment amount may be required with each late
payment as an administrative charge.
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TUITION
Tuition charges are outlined on a student’s Enrollment
Agreement and may be paid through cash, grants, loans or a
combination thereof. See the “Catalog Supplement” for specific
tuition costs.
REFUND POLICY
REFUND POLICY
In the event a student does not enter a program for which he
has enrolled, withdraws after beginning classes, or is dismissed
from the School prior to completion of the program, a refund of
monies paid (applied to the student’s tuition account) is made to
the student in accordance with this refund policy.
CANCELLATION PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT
OF CLASSES
1. If the School does not accept the applicant, or cancels the Application, all funds paid, including the Application Fee will be fully
refunded.
2. If cancellation is requested in writing by the Student (or parent/guardian, if Student is a minor), prior to midnight of the
fifth business day (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and business
holidays), after signing the Application, all funds paid, including
the Application Fee will be refunded.
3. If such cancellation occurs after the five-business day period but
before the commencement of classes, the School will retain an
amount not to exceed $150, and any tuition deposits paid will
be refunded.
4. Students who have not visited the School prior to Application
will have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty and
have all monies refunded within five days following a tour of
the School facilities which would occur on or before the first day
of class.
5. Any monies paid by the applicant are refunded to the applicant
in the event the School discontinues a program of training during a period of time within which a Student could have reasonably completed the program.
6. Any monies due the applicant shall be refunded within 45 days
from cancellation or failure to appear on or before the first day
of class.
TERMINATION OR WITHDRAWAL AFTER
COMMENCEMENT OF CLASSES
A student may withdraw in person or in writing. Students who
discontinue training for any reason are required to have an exit
interview with Financial Aid.
TECHNOLOGY FEE REFUND POLICY
A technology fee of $225.00 will be charged at the beginning of
each program. The technology fee covers the use of the Microsoft
software license, Library/Resource Center, internet access, student
online resources, and the Emergency Notification System. The
refund policy for the fee is as follows:
• 100% refundable if all courses are dropped during the first week
• 75% is refundable if all courses are dropped after the 1st week
up to 6 weeks
• 25% is refundable if all courses are dropped after starting the
6th week up to completion of 12 weeks
• No refund after completion of the 12th week
NEW JERSEY STATE REFUND POLICY
For full-time attendance, the school will refund the following:
% of the
Academic Year
Attended
During the first week
During second and
third weeks
After third week and
up through 25%
After 25% through 50%
After 50%
% of Tuition Charged
for the Academic Year
(owed by the Student)
Retained by School
% of Tuition
Refunded
by School
10%
20%
90%
80%
45%
55%
70%
100%
30%
0%
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REFUND POLICY, continued
FEDERAL RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS POLICY –
TITLE IV STUDENTS ONLY
Students who withdraw from or are terminated by the School
prior to completing more than 60% of an enrollment period will
have their eligibility for title IV aid re-calculated based on the
percent of the enrollment period completed. For example, a
student who withdraws completing 30% of the enrollment period
will have “earned” only 30% of any Title IV Aid received for that
enrollment period. The School and/or the Student must return the
remaining 70% to the proper aid programs.
The policy shall apply to all students who withdraw, drop out, or
are terminated from the institution, and receive financial aid from
Title IV Funds. The term “Title IV Funds” include: Federal Pell Grant,
FSEOG Grant and Direct Loan Programs. Title IV Aid is earned in a
pro-rated manner on a per diem basis up to and including the 60%
point of the enrollment period. Title IV Aid is viewed as 100%
earned after this point.
1. The percentage of Title IV Aid earned will be calculated as follows:
Number of calendar
days completed
in the Enrollment Period
Total calendar days
in the Enrollment Period
= % of Enrollment Period
completed
2. The percentage of Title IV Aid unearned (i.e. to be returned to
the appropriate programs) is equal to 100% minus the percent
of aid earned.
3. The Student will owe the School any additional charged amount
as unpaid institutional charges.
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PAYMENT OF REFUNDS
Refunds are made within 45 days following the date upon which
the Student’s withdrawal has been determined, or for a Student
who fails to return from an authorized Leave of Absence (LOA),
within 45 days of the date the Student was scheduled to return.
Refunds are distributed in the following order:
1. Unsubsidized Direct Loan
2. Subsidized Direct Loan
3. Direct PLUS Loan
4. Federal Pell Grant
5. FSEOG Grant
6. Other Title IV Aid
7. Private sources of aid
8. The student or parent.
The student agrees that a refund of less than $1.00 will not be
applied to reduce the student's loan debt or refunded to the
student but will be retained by the School.
ARBITRATION AGREEMENT
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this
Agreement, or breach thereof, no matter how pleaded or styled,
shall be settled by arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration
Act and administered by the American Arbitration Association
("AAA") at Jersey City, New Jersey before a single arbitrator and
under the AAA's Commercial Arbitration Rules and applicable
supplementary rules and procedures of the AAA in effect at the
time the arbitration is brought. Judgment upon the award
rendered by the Arbitrator may be entered in any court having
jurisdiction.
SUPPORT SERVICES
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
The School assists students in locating part-time and full-time
employment. Therefore, many students are able to defray a part of
their expenses by working while pursuing their studies.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Anthem Institute offers a wide variety of activities and events
for students. There may be organized events such as School
attendance contests and T-shirt Days. The students of Anthem
Institute also give of their time and skills to various community
service projects, such as blood drives and health fairs.
CONDUCT, PRIVACY AND SAFETY
STUDENT CONDUCT
Conduct
Students are to treat all members of the staff and other students
with respect and dignity. A student who willfully destroys school
property, attends the School under the influence of drugs or alcohol, is
disruptive, insubordinate, caught cheating, is boisterous, obscene or
vulgar may be suspended or terminated.
Dress Code and Appearance Standard Policy
Our students are preparing for professional employment in
business, industry and Allied Health. Our Dress and Appearance
Policy was created so that our students always make a very
favorable first impression to the hundreds of guests who visit our
campuses each year. Many of these visitors are employers or
potential employers of our Graduates. Our Allied Health Student
Dress Code was also created to be appropriate for the types of
activities that students learn and practice while a student.
Although the Dress Code / Appearance Standard is primarily
common sense, the School feels that it is important for all students
to understand the specifics of the policy and to agree, before
starting School, to abide by the policy.
All Students
We expect all of our students to come to school well groomed
and clean. If beards are worn, they should be short and neat in
appearance. Hair on all students must be a natural color (no blue,
green, pink, purple, etc.). Hair must also be neatly combed, clean
and pulled away from the face so that it does not hang in the face
when bending over. In addition, no hats, caps or hair coverings of
any kind are to be worn in the building. No visible or facial
piercing (including tongue) is permitted. No garments intended as
underwear or sleepwear are to be worn as outerwear.
Allied Health Students
Students are required to wear the designated School uniform.
Two sets of scrubs are issued to each student. Plain long or short
sleeve T-Shirts or turtlenecks may be worn under the uniform top.
Predominately white shoes with enclosed heel, toe, and white soft
soles must also be worn.
Since all students enrolled in the health care programs have
some aseptic procedures to learn and practice, hands must always
be clean and the fingernails neat and well maintained. Fingernails
must never extend more than 1/8” beyond the fingertip and only
clear nail polish may be worn. Jewelry must be limited to a simple
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watch, stud earrings (one per ear), and one simple ring on each
hand. Students should also understand that there may be other
more stringent dress code requirements in some programs and on
externship sites.
Technical Students
Business Casual is the dress code for technical students. For men,
business casual includes collared shirts, polo shirts, jackets,
blazers, sweaters, slacks and khakis. For women, business casual
includes dresses, skirts, jackets, slacks, sweaters, blouses, dress
capri's and dress sandals. Pants must be worn around the waist.
Clothing NOT permitted includes jeans, mini skirts and skorts,
sweat pants of any kind, including athletic gear, sneakers, flip
flops, tee shirts, sweat shirts, shorts, tank tops, spaghetti strap
tops, bare midriff, or hats. Offensive/illegal themes on clothing are
also NOT permitted.
Use of Cellular Phones
Cell phone use is disruptive to the learning environment we
provide for our students. Cell phone use is prohibited in the
classroom or in the hallways, therefore these phones must be
turned off while in these areas. Students violating this policy may
be subject to disciplinary action.
Children on Campus
Children are not permitted to attend any class with their parents,
nor are they allowed on campus while a parent is attending class.
Children are not allowed on campus during make-up tests or
tutoring sessions.
FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT
(FERPA)
Privacy and Confidentiality
Federal statutes protect the privacy and confidentiality rights of
students enrolled at educational institutions. These statutes
regulate the gathering, disclosure and circulation of educational
records of students associated with the educational institution. As
such, these individuals are guaranteed freedom from unlawful
intrusion and protection from unauthorized disclosure of personal
data from their education records.
Anthem Education complies with its legal and ethical obligation of
preserving the right to privacy and confidentiality concerning all past
and present students of the Institute. The Institute protects the
maintenance and release of student information according to federal
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and state laws and regulations, which (1) outline the ways in which
data can be collected from students, (2) restrict information
disclosure, and (3) safeguard the quality of information that is
circulated. The Institute strives to ensure the effective protection of
student records from inappropriate and illegal disclosure.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), also
known as the Buckley Agreement, specifically protects the
confidentiality and privacy of student education records. The FERPA
guidelines are available for student review at the Registrar’s office.
The Campus Financial Aid and Registrar’s offices at Anthem
Education maintain student education records. During the financial
aid packaging process, each student must fill out a FERPA
Authorization and Release Form, which include a number of Challenge
Questions for the student to answer. These Challenge Questions and
the answers that the student provides will be used to help verify a
student’s identity in the event that, in the future, the student requests
personal information or records from his/her file and cannot present
his/her valid Anthem Education student picture identification card or
driver’s license (or other valid state-issued picture identification card)
in person. Under such circumstances, the student will not be given the
requested personal information, and will not be permitted access to
his/her file, unless he/she correctly answers the Challenge Questions
and correctly identifies the last four digits of his/her social security
number. A student will only be required to answer the Challenge
Questions and to identify the last four digits of his/her social security
number if the student does not make his/her request in person and, if
done in person, if the student is unable to present his/her valid
Anthem Education student picture identification card or driver’s
license (or other valid state-issued picture identification card).
Students wishing to review records in their files may request to
do so by submitting to the Registrar’s Office or Financial Aid
Director a written request that identifies the records he/she wishes
to inspect. If the student correctly answers the Challenge
Questions and correctly identifies the last four digits of his/her
social security number (or if the student verifies their identity in
person by presenting their valid Anthem Education student picture
identification card or driver’s license (or other valid state-issued
picture identification card)), then the Institute will make
arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and
place where the records may be inspected. The student’s identity
will need to be verified again if the date of inspection occurs later
than the date of the student’s verified request. However, students
may not be permitted to inspect the following information:
financial information submitted by their parents, certain
CONDUCT, PRIVACY AND SAFETY, continued
confidential statements of recommendation to which the students
have waived their rights of inspection and review, portions of
certain education records containing information on more than
one student, and other records that may be restricted by FERPA.
Any student who contacts the Institute via telephone to request
personal Academic or Financial Aid information will be required to
correctly answer their Challenge Questions and correctly identify
the last four digits of their social security number before the
Institute will release any personal information.
A student may ask the Institute to amend an education record
that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. The student should
write the Institute official responsible for the record, clearly
identifying the part of the record that they wants changed and
specifying how it is inaccurate or misleading. If the Institute decides
not to amend the education record as requested by the student, the
Institute will notify the student of the decision and advise the
student of their right to a hearing as well as the hearing procedures.
Each student has the right to consent to disclosures of personally
identifiable information contained in the student’s education
records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure
without the student’s consent. A student’s consent to disclose
information or records to others must be given in writing using the
FERPA Additional Authorization and Release Form, which is
available at the Campus Financial Aid Office and on STARS. In order
to help verify the person’s identity, any person(s) that a student
consents to have information or records disclosed to must, prior to
disclosure, correctly identify the last four digits of their social
security number, and correctly answer the Challenge Questions
that appear on the FERPA Additional Authorization and Release
Form completed by the student. A student may modify or revoke
prior authorization by completing the FERPA Revocation or
Modification of Additional Authorization and Release Form, which
is also available at the Campus Financial Aid Office and on STARS.
According to FERPA, the Institute may disclose certain information
and records without obtaining a student’s consent. One such
exception to a student’s right to consent is disclosure to other
Institute officials who have been determined to have a legitimate
educational interest in the information. A Institute official is a person
employed by the Institute in an administrative, supervisory,
academic, research or support staff position; a person or company
with whom the Institute has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor
or collection agent); or a person serving on an official committee,
such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another
Institute official in performing their duties. A Institute official has a
legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an
education record in order to perform their official duties. Upon
request, the Institute may also disclose education records without
the student’s consent to officials of another school in which a student
seeks or intends to enroll. In addition, directory information may be
disclosed without a student’s consent unless the student has advised
the Registrar’s Office in writing that they wish to restrict access to
this information within five days after the first day of class each
quarter. “Directory Information” includes the student’s name, address,
telephone number(s), email address(es), date and place of birth,
major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities,
dates of attendance, enrollment status, degrees and awards received
and the most recent previous educational agency or institution
attended by the student. The Institute also reserves the right to
disclose financial aid-related and payment-related information to a
parent of a dependent student without the student’s consent,
provided that the parent is named on and included their information
on the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Under these circumstances, the parental information from the FAFSA
will be used to verify the identity of the parent.
At Anthem Education, the Campus Executive Director is the
individual in charge of overseeing and ensuring that all
administrative offices and academic programs are in compliance
with Anthem Education’s privacy and confidentiality policies.
Students with complaints regarding any academic or
administrative violation of these policies should contact the
Registrar’s office to make a written complaint. The Registrar’s office
will forward the complaint to the Campus Executive Director who,
within two weeks, will notify the student about the action taken.
Students have the right to file complaints with the U.S.
Department of Education concerning the Institute’s alleged failure
to comply with FERPA. The name and address of the office that
administers FERPA is Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S.
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.,
Washington, DC 20202.
Directory Information
Directory information includes the student’s name, dates of
attendance, enrollment status, photographs, diplomas, student
honors, and awards received and is given to any inquirer. However,
the student may request that such directory information not be
disclosed by requesting and submitting the “Request to Prevent
Disclosure of Directory Information” form in the Registrar Office at
any time.
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CONDUCT, PRIVACY AND SAFETY, continued
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
Students wishing other information to be released must request
such releases by requesting and submitting the “Authorization for
Release of Personally Identifiable Information” form. This form is
presented to the student during the enrollment process, the
student may request the form in the Registrar Office. The form
must specify to whom the release is being made and exactly what
information is to be released.
Access Without Student Consent
The School may release student information without the
student’s written consent if the disclosure is to (1) federal and state
authorities where required; (2) accrediting agencies; (3) comply
with a judicial order or subpoena, provided that the School makes
reasonable effort to notify the student prior to such compliance; (4)
persons responsible for determining eligibility for Financial Aid for
which the student has applied or received; (5) officials of another
school to which the student has applied; (6) organizations
conducting studies involving testing, student aid programs or
instructions where personally identifiable information will not be
disclosed; (7) to protect the health or safety of a student or other
person; (8) any organization who sponsors the student at the School
by paying any portion of the cost of training directly to the School;
or (9) comply with conditions otherwise required by the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
Exemption
Certain items are not considered part of the student’s records
under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
(FERPA). These include, but are not limited to: certain confidential
letters of recommendation received by the School; records about
students or incidents made by and accessible only to the
Instructors or Administrators; and School security records or
records maintained by certain professionals acting in their capacity
for treatment purposes which are available only to the persons
providing the treatment.
Requesting Records
The School maintains a record of requests for disclosure of
student records, and said records show: (1) the person requesting
the information; (2) the information requested; (3) the reason for
the request; and (4) whether or not the information was provided.
Student records are retained permanently by the School and kept
in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
of 1974 (FERPA).
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Retention of Records
Student records are retained in accordance with federal
regulations, state laws and accreditation standards.
DRUG-FREE CAMPUS
In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act,
Public Law 101-226, Anthem Institute is declared a drug and
alcohol-free School. Student use of alcohol or the unlawful
manufacture, distribution, dispensing or use of a controlled
substance or alcohol anywhere on School property, or while
participating in School related activities, are prohibited. Students
who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and
including expulsion. A detailed copy of this policy is provided to all
current students and may also be requested from the Business
Office Manager. The policy can also be viewed on the School’s
Internet Website at: http://www.anthem.edu/locations/sec/corp.
CAMPUS SECURITY AND CRIME STATISTICS
Anthem Institute is strongly committed to crime prevention and
the safety of our school community. A copy of the School’s Annual
Security Report, including the Security Policies & Procedures and
the Annual Crime Statistics Report, may be obtained from the
Business Office Manager or viewed on the School’s Internet Website
at: http://www.anthem.edu/loactions/sec/corp.
PROGRAM DISCLOSURES
Anthem Education is pleased to provide information about each
of its programs on its website at
http://www.anthem.edu/disclosures/.
NO HARASSMENT POLICY
Anthem Institute is committed to providing workplaces and
learning environments that are free from harassment on the basis
of any protected classification including, but not limited to race,
sex, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin,
disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or on
any other basis protected by law. Such conduct is unprofessional,
unproductive, illegal, and generally considered bad for business.
Consequently, all conduct of this nature is expressly prohibited,
regardless of whether it violates any law.
CONDUCT, PRIVACY AND SAFETY, continued
DEFINITION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Sexual harassment consists of unwelcome sexual advances,
requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a
sexual nature where:
1. Submission to such conduct is an explicit or implicit term or condition of a person’s status in a course, program or activity or in
admission, or in an academic decision;
2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for
an academic decision; or
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, or educational
environment.
Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
unwanted sexual advances; demands for sexual favors in exchange
for favorable treatment; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; graphic
commentary about an individual’s body, sexual prowess, or sexual
deficiencies; leering; whistling; touching; pinching; assault;
coerced sexual acts; suggestive, insulting or obscene comments or
gestures; stalking; and displaying sexually suggestible objects or
pictures. Anthem Institute prohibits all conduct of this nature
whether or not such conduct violates any applicable laws.
Other Forms of Harassment
Verbal abuse, insulting comments and gestures, and other
harassing conduct are also forbidden under this policy when
directed at an individual because of his or her race, color, sex,
sexual orientation, familial status, age, religion, ethnic origin, or
disability. It is the responsibility of each employee and each
student to conduct himself or herself in a professional manner at
all times and to refrain from such harassment.
Complaint Procedure
Students who feel they have been harassed should follow the
Student Grievance Procedure. Promptly after learning of such
alleged conduct, Anthem Institute will conduct an investigation for
the purpose of determining whether prohibited harassment has
occurred. Efforts will be made to ensure confidentiality to the
extent consistent with the goal of conducting an appropriate
investigation. Students who initiate or participate in such
investigations in good faith will be protected against schoolrelated retaliation. If an investigation confirms the allegations,
Anthem Institute will take prompt corrective action, which may
include discipline, up to and including immediate dismissal.
NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY
Anthem Institute is committed to the principle of equal
opportunity and nondiscrimination in education and employment
for all its students, faculty and staff, and applicants for admission
or employment. Anthem Institute will not discriminate against any
student or employee, present or potential, on the basis of race,
color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, marital
status, disability or ethnic background. Anthem Institute abides by
these policies in the administration of its student admissions,
financial aid and scholarships, and career placement programs, as
well as in all other student-related services and educational
programs and opportunities.
Anthem Institute’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity
policies are in accordance, as applicable, with Executive Order
11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375 and 12088; the
Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Federal Civil Rights Act of
1991; Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act of 1972; the Equal
Pay Act of 1963, as amended by the Educational Amendments of
1972; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as
amended; the 1978 Ban against Pregnancy Discrimination; Section
402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of
1974; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504); the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990; and all other applicable federal laws
and laws of the State of Arizona.
Anthem Institute does not discriminate in the admission or
recruitment of students. The Federal Financial Aid program is
administered without regard to race, color, sex, national origin,
religion, age, or disability. The Anthem Institute’s facilities
accommodate disabled persons. The staff and faculty are
responsive and willing to meet the special needs of disabled
persons. The Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (together, the
“Disability Laws”), Anthem Institute prohibits discrimination
against any qualified person with a disability. Anthem Institute
and its instructors may make appropriate reasonable
accommodations on a case-by-case basis for students who provide
proper documentation of a disability. Students should contact the
campus Executive Director to request an accommodation for a
disability.
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INDEX
A
Academic Eligibility Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Academic Honesty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Academic Policies & Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34–40
Academic Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Academic Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9
Academic Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Access Without Student Consent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Accreditation and Affiliations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Accreditations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Additional Consideration for Allied Health Care Students . .35
Additional Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Admission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5–7
Admission Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
All Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Allied Health Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Alternative Funding, Private Loan Program . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Appeal and Re-entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Appeal Process for Transfer Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Application Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Arbitration Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Assessment of Work Outside of Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Associate’s Degree Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
B
C
Bachelor’s Degree Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Campus Security and Crime Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Cancellation Prior to Commencement of Classes . . . . . . . . .49
Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Changes to Programs, Schedules, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Changing Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Children on Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Clarification of Other Related Topics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Clinical Skills and Externships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Clock Hour Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Complaint Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Computer Networking & Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 11
Computer Networking & Security Concentration Courses
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13
Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Conduct, Privacy and Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51–55
Consequences For Not Meeting SAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Consumer Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Copyright Infringement Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Core & Shared Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Course Equivalency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Course Numbering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Course Repeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Course Retakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Course Syllabi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Course Waiver / Course Substitution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Credit for Prior Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Credit Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Criteria for Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Current or Previous Anthem Institute Students . . . . . . . . . . .7
D
Definition of Sexual Harassment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Delivery Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Description of Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Diploma Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Directory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information . . . . . . . .54
Dismissal and Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
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Dress Code and Appearance Standard Policy . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Drug-free Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
E
Exceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Exemption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Extended Enrollment Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Externship Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Externship Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Externships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
F
Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) . . . . . . . .52
Federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy – Title IV Students
Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Final Grade Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46–48
Financial Aid Probation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
G
Grade Corrections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Graduation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Graphic Design & Animation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 15
Graphic Design & Animation Concentration Courses . .16, 17
Grievances for Section 504, Title IX, Title VI and Age
Complaints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
H
I
How to Apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Incomplete Externships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Independent Study Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Institutional Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Institutional Loan Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
L
LDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Leave of Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36, 45
Leave of Intent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Library and Learning Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
M
Make-Up Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Make-Up Graded Assessments (Tests, Exams, and Quizzes)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Make-Up Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Massage Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18, 19
Massage Therapy Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 21
Master’s Degree Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Maximum Time Frame (MTF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Medical Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 23
Medical Assistant Concentration Courses . . . . . . . . . . . .24, 25
Medical Billing & Coding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26, 27
Medical Billing & Coding Concentration Courses . . . . . .28, 29
Memberships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
N
New Jersey State Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
No Harassment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Not Attempted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
O
Other Forms of Harassment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Ownership Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
P
Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Patient Care Technician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Patient Care Technician Course Descriptions . . . . . . . . . .30, 31
Payment of Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Privacy and Confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Probation Advising Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Program Disclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Program Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Program Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 38, 45
Programs Offered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Q
R
Quality Commitment Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Re-enrolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Re-enters Into a New Program or Program Version . . . . . . . .7
Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49, 50
Removal From Probation or Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Requesting Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Required Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Retention of Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Role of Career Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
S
Satisfactory Academic Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41–45
Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
School History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
School to School Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Semester Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Special Recognition Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Specific Program Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) . . . . . .41
Standards of Satisfactory Progress For Students Receiving
Veteran Administrations (VA) Educational Benefits . . . . . .43
Statement of Work Outside of Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Student Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Student Complaint / Grievance Procedure / Due Process . .39
Student Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Student Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Student Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Student Progress–Grading System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Students with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
T
Technical Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Technology Fee Refund Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Termination by the School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Termination or Withdrawal After Commencement of Classes
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
The Role of the Financial Aid Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Timeline for Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Transcripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Transfer Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Transfer of Credit to Other Institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Transferability of Credit for U.S. Military Veterans . . . . . . . . .7
Transferring From One Anthem Education School to Another
Anthem Education School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Tutoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Types of Work Outside of Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
U
Unit of Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Use of Cellular Phones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
W
Work Outside of Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9