"A Career in a Year! " 2020 - 2021 CATALOG - Lake Technical College

 
"A Career in a Year! " 2020 - 2021 CATALOG - Lake Technical College
”A Career
in a Year! ”
   2020 - 2021 CATALOG
"A Career in a Year! " 2020 - 2021 CATALOG - Lake Technical College
Lake Technical College
2001 Kurt Street
Eustis, Florida 32726
352-589-2250
www.laketech.org

Institute of Public Safety
1565 Lane Park Cut-Off
Tavares, Florida 32778
352-742-6463
www.laketech.org/ips

Instructional Service Centers
Lake Technical College – Clermont
1250 North Hancock Road
Clermont, FL 34711 – 352-589-2250

Lake Technical College – Lake County Animal Shelter (coming soon)
12280 County Road 448
Tavares, FL 32778

                    Lake Technical College is accredited by
        The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
    The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation
                                Cognia

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On behalf of the entire faculty, staff, and student body of Lake Technical College, I would like
to welcome you to our campuses and the many educational programs and opportunities we
offer. You have taken the first step toward what may be the most rewarding decision you will
ever make and we are glad you chose us. We look forward to the opportunity to help you
reach the goals you have set for yourself.

For almost 55 years, Lake Technical College has provided quality education for thousands of
students who have gone on to be successful both personally and professionally. We offer 32
challenging career programs in high-wage, high-skill and high-demand occupations. Our
exceptional faculty and industry partners allows us to create a campus environment that will
lead to SUCCESS! All of our programs align with state and national standards so you will
have the opportunity to earn industry credentials and articulated college credit to our state
college system after completing your program.

In addition, GED preparation, academic remediation, and adult ESOL classes are
available across Lake County to help all students reach their full potential.

Thank you for choosing Lake Technical College. The best of luck to you as you embark on
this journey into the future!

Diane Culpepper
Executive Director

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Lake Technical College Board of Directors
                        Richard D. Keith, Chairperson
                   Isaac B. Deas, II, Ed.D, Vice-Chairperson
                      Carl “C.A.” Vossberg, IV, Member
                       Mickey G. Gauldin, P.E., Member
                           Fred A.M. Cobb, Member
                              Judy Beda, Member
                             Jerry Cobb, Member
                           Timothy Morris, Member
                             David Steele, Member

       Lake Technical College Administration
          Diane Culpepper, Ph.D., Executive Director
Melissa Stephan, M.Ed., Director of Curriculum and Instruction
         DeAnna Thomas, M.A., Director of Operations
 Jack Miller, M.A., Assistant Director for Facilities and Safety

                                             MISSION
 The mission of Lake Technical College is to be an integral component of the
     economic growth and development in our communities by offering a
      variety of high quality career-education and training opportunities.

                                               VISION
                    To be the premier provider in a collaborative effort
                      for workforce development in our communities.

Lake Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender,
genetic information, age, pregnancy, disability, or marital status in its educational programs, services or
activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides access to its facilities to the Boy
Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, or any
other youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.

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STUDENT CALENDAR
                                          2020-2021
                                 LAKE TECHNICAL COLLEGE
                          (1147.5 Hours Full-Time Student Calendar)
               Licensure and short-term programs may use a modified calendar.

School Month   Date              Description

AUGUST         August 10         First Day of Classes / First Grading Period Begins (Monday)

SEPTEMBER      September 7       Labor Day / Student Holiday (Monday)

OCTOBER        October 9         End of First Grading Period (Friday)
               October 12        Non-Student Day / New Student Orientation / Teacher Work Day
                                   (Monday)
               October 13        Classes Resume / Second Grading Period Begins (Tuesday)

NOVEMBER       November 11       Veterans Day / Student Holiday (Wednesday)
               November 23-27    Thanksgiving Holiday / Student Holiday (Monday-Friday)

DECEMBER       December 17       End of Second Grading Period (Thursday)
               December 18       Winter Break Begins / Teacher Work Day (Friday)
               December 21-31    Winter Break

JANUARY        January 1         Winter Break / Student Holiday (Friday)
               January 4         Non-Student Day / Teacher Work Day (Monday)
               January 5         Classes Resume / Third Grading Period Begins / New Student
                                   Orientation (Tuesday)
               January 18        Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / Student Holiday (Monday)

FEBRUARY       February 15       Presidents’ Day / Student Holiday (Monday)

MARCH          March 11          End of Third Grading Period (Thursday)
               March 12          Non-Student Day / New Student Orientation / Teacher Work Day
                                   (Friday)
               March 15-19       Spring Break (Monday-Friday)
               March 22          Classes Resume / Fourth Grading Period Begins (Monday)

APRIL          April 2           Non-Student Day (Friday)

MAY            May 28            Last Day of Class for K-12 (Friday)
               May 31            Memorial Day / Student Holiday (Monday)

JUNE           June 10           Last Day of School / End of Fourth Grading Period (Thursday)
               June 11           State of Florida High School (GED) Graduation / Career Technical
                                 Education Graduation (Friday)

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Table of Contents
Lake Technical College
Mission .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 1
Vision ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1
Governance ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Philosophy ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 2
Accreditation ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Academic Overview .......................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Staff Information ................................................................................................................................................................................ 3
Admissions/Registration ................................................................................................................................................................ 4
  Career and Technical Education................................................................................................................................................... 4
  Testing Requirements ................................................................................................................................................................... 5
  Career Dual Enrollment ................................................................................................................................................................ 7
  Work-based Activities ................................................................................................................................................................... 7
  Job Shadowing .............................................................................................................................................................................7
  Clinical Practicum, Externship, and Internship..............................................................................................................................8
  Corporate and Community Training/Fee-based Classes .............................................................................................................. 8
  Adult Education Programs ............................................................................................................................................................ 8
  GED Testing Service .................................................................................................................................................................... 9
  Foreign and International Diplomas/Degrees ............................................................................................................................... 9
  Transfer of Credit ........................................................................................................................................................................ 10
  Graduation .................................................................................................................................................................................. 10
  Honors Recognitions................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Student Support Services ............................................................................................................................................................ 11
  Career Advisors .......................................................................................................................................................................... 11
  Student Success Counselors ...................................................................................................................................................... 11
  Disability Accommodations ......................................................................................................................................................... 11
  Financial Aid ............................................................................................................................................................................... 11
  Veterans’ Education Benefits ...................................................................................................................................................... 13
Policies and General Information ................................................................................................................................................ 16
Notification of Compliance .......................................................................................................................................................... 16
Campus Safety .............................................................................................................................................................................. 16
  Crisis Protocol ............................................................................................................................................................................. 17
  Preventing and Responding to Sex Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking............................................... 18
  Controlled Substances ................................................................................................................................................................ 18
  Harassment ................................................................................................................................................................................ 19
  Public Safety Information Act 1997 ............................................................................................................................................. 19
  Searches ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
Student Rights .............................................................................................................................................................................. 20
  Appeals Process and Grievance Procedure ............................................................................................................................... 20
  Grievance Procedure .................................................................................................................................................................. 20
  Family Education Rights and Privacy Act ................................................................................................................................... 20
  Information to Which a Student May Not Have Access .............................................................................................................. 21
  Directory Information................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Student Responsibilities .............................................................................................................................................................. 22
  School Officials with a Legitimate Educational Interest .............................................................................................................. 22
  Subpoena of Student Records .................................................................................................................................................... 22
  Notification of Risk ...................................................................................................................................................................... 22
  Voters Registration ..................................................................................................................................................................... 23
  Children on Campus ................................................................................................................................................................... 23
  Code of Student Conduct............................................................................................................................................................ 23
  Bullying and Other Forms of Aggression .................................................................................................................................... 24
  Unacceptable Behaviors ............................................................................................................................................................. 24
  Academic Integrity ...................................................................................................................................................................... 25
  Copyright Law and Lake Technical College’s Policy .................................................................................................................. 25
  Academic Probation .................................................................................................................................................................... 27
  Acceptable Dress ........................................................................................................................................................................ 27
  Internet Use Policy ...................................................................................................................................................................... 27
  Attendance Policy ....................................................................................................................................................................... 28
General Information ...................................................................................................................................................................... 29
  Articulations ................................................................................................................................................................................ 29
  Bookstore .................................................................................................................................................................................... 30
  Fees and Tuition ......................................................................................................................................................................... 30
  Residency – Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes ................................................................................................................. 31
  Grading System .......................................................................................................................................................................... 32
  Progress Reports ........................................................................................................................................................................ 32
  Insurance .................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
  Job Placement Assistance .......................................................................................................................................................... 33

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Leaving Campus ......................................................................................................................................................................... 33
   Textbooks ................................................................................................................................................................................... 33
   Minimum Technical Requirements to Take Online Courses ....................................................................................................... 33
   Media Resources ........................................................................................................................................................................ 33
   Monies Owed Policy ................................................................................................................................................................... 33
   Refund Policy .............................................................................................................................................................................. 34
   Returned Check Policy ............................................................................................................................................................... 34
   Schedule Changes...................................................................................................................................................................... 34
   Soliciting...................................................................................................................................................................................... 35
   Student Vehicles ......................................................................................................................................................................... 35
   Transcripts .................................................................................................................................................................................. 35
   Visitors ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 35
Program and Course Descriptions, Career and Technical Education ..................................................................................... 36
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources .................................................................................................................................. 36
   Veterinary Assisting .................................................................................................................................................................... 36
Architecture and Construction .................................................................................................................................................... 36
   Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology 1 and 2 (Teachout status) .................................................................. 36
   Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) 1 and 2 ..................................................................................... 37
   Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration Commissioning & Service Apprenticeship Program, GNJ........................................... 38
Business Management and Administration ............................................................................................................................... 39
   Accounting Operations................................................................................................................................................................ 39
   Administrative Office Specialist................................................................................................................................................... 40
Health Science .............................................................................................................................................................................. 40
   Emergency Medical Technician (ATD) ...................................................................................................................................... 40
   Fire Fighter/Emergency Medical Technician – Combined .......................................................................................................... 41
   Medical Assisting ........................................................................................................................................................................ 42
   Paramedic (ATD) ....................................................................................................................................................................... 44
   Patient Care Technician.............................................................................................................................................................. 45
   Pharmacy Technician ................................................................................................................................................................. 46
   Phlebotomy ................................................................................................................................................................................. 46
   Practical Nursing ......................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Hospitality and Tourism ............................................................................................................................................................... 48
   Baking & Pastry Arts ................................................................................................................................................................... 48
   Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality .................................................................................................................................. 49
Human Services .......................................................................................................................................................................... 50
   Cosmetology ............................................................................................................................................................................... 50
   Facials Specialty ......................................................................................................................................................................... 51
   Nails Specialty ............................................................................................................................................................................ 52
Information Technology ............................................................................................................................................................... 52
   Enterprise Desktop and Mobile Support Technology.................................................................................................................. 52
Law, Public Safety, and Security ................................................................................................................................................. 53
   Correctional Officer ..................................................................................................................................................................... 53
   Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer ............................................................................................... 54
   Crossover from Law Enforcement Officer to Correctional Officer ............................................................................................... 55
   Fire Fighter/Emergency Medical Technician – Combined .......................................................................................................... 41
   Florida Law Enforcement Academy ............................................................................................................................................ 56
   Public Safety Telecommunication ............................................................................................................................................... 57
   Corrections Comparative Compliance Review Course ............................................................................................................... 58
   Law Enforcement Comparative Compliance Review Course ..................................................................................................... 58
Manufacturing ............................................................................................................................................................................... 58
   CNC Production Specialist.......................................................................................................................................................... 58
   Welding Technology ................................................................................................................................................................... 59
   Welding Technology – Advanced ............................................................................................................................................... 60
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics ................................................................................................................................ 60
   Automotive Collision Technology Technician ............................................................................................................................. 60
   Automotive Service Technology 1 and 2 .................................................................................................................................... 61
   Diesel Systems Technician 1 and 2 ............................................................................................................................................ 62
Full-Time Faculty ............................................................................................................................................................................ 64
Part-Time Faculty ............................................................................................................................................................................ 66
Main Campus Map .......................................................................................................................................................................... 68
Institute of Public Safety Extension Campus Map .......................................................................................................................... 69
Main Campus and Institute of Public Safety Telephone Extensions .............................................................................................. 70
Index ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 71

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   LAKE TECHNICAL COLLEGE                                   Currently, LTC offers over 30 postsecondary certificate
                                                            programs, short term training, ESOL, GED Prep, and a
The Lake Technical College* (Lake Tech and/or               variety of other services to the community.
LTC) main campus is located in central Florida at
2001 Kurt Street, Eustis, 32726, 352-589-2250,              LTC services cities, towns and communities in Lake
and was known for many years as Lake County                 County including Tavares, Eustis, Mount Dora,
Area Vocational Technical Center. LTC’s                     Leesburg, Fruitland Park, Clermont, Minneola,
extension campus, the Institute of Public Safety            Groveland, Mascotte, Lady Lake, Umatilla, Dona
Complex (IPS), is located at 1565 Lane Park                 Vista, Montverde, Howey-in-the-Hills, Paisley,
Cutoff, Tavares, 32778, 352-742-6463. The IPS               Sorrento, Mount Plymouth, Astatula, Altoona, Lake
firing and driving range is located in close                Jem, Astor, Yalaha and Okahumpka. Students from
proximity to IPS at 13000 Frankie’s Road,                   other areas of the state and nation are also served.
Tavares, 32778. LTC is a public postsecondary
education institution as defined by Florida State                                Mission
Statute 1000.04(2).                                         The mission of Lake Technical College is to be an
                                                            integral component of the economic growth and
In 1963 the Lake County School Board (LCSB)                 development in our communities by offering a
requested approval from the Florida Department              variety of high quality career-education and
of Education to build a vocational center. In the           training opportunities.
fall of 1965, state and federal construction funds
were received under the Vocational Education Act                                  Vision
of 1963. While waiting for a facility to be built,
Cosmetology, Auto Mechanics and Business                    To be the premier provider in a collaborative effort
Education programs began in the fall of 1966 in             for workforce development in our communities.
Leesburg, Florida.
                                                                              Governance
In July 1968 the main campus construction was
completed on the present 37½-acre site.                     Lake Technical College became a public
Construction for the IPS extension campus began             conversion charter school in July 2004 and is
in 1992 and was completed in 1994. IPS is                   governed by its Board of Directors under the
located on two separate properties and includes             sponsorship of the LCSB as authorized by Florida
state-of-the-art firing and driving ranges as well as       School Law 1002.34. In addition, LTC relies on
classroom facilities for Fire Fighter, Law                  guidance from program advisory committees in
Enforcement Officer and Correctional Officer                order to provide industry-standard training that
programs. LTC’s campuses have grown to                      addresses the needs of business, industry and the
encompass 231,548 square feet.                              community.

In a joint venture with Lake Sumter State College,          Lake Technical College Board of Directors
Lake Technical College opened an Instructional              Richard Keith, Chairperson, Fire Chief-City of
Service Center in Clermont in April of 2016. Lake           Tavares
Technical College – Clermont is located on the
campus of Lake Sumter State College (LSSC) at               Mickey G. Gauldin, P.E., Former Director of
1250 North Hancock Road, Clermont, Florida.                 Customer Services Eastern Division of Sumter
Practical Nursing and Paramedic are currently               Electric Cooperative, Inc.
available at this location.
                                                            Isaac B. Deas, II, Ed.D. Vice-Chairperson,
In January 2018, the Center for Advanced                    Consultant
Manufacturing, located at the main campus, was              Fred A.A. Cobb, Retired Chief of Police – City of
opened to prepare students for careers in many              Eustis
aspects of manufacturing and to honor and
recognize the 300 plus local manufacturers in               Jerry Cobb, Owner of Cobb’s Triangle Tractor
Lake County.
                                                            Timothy Morris, Owner of Ernie Morris
In January 2021, Lake Technical College will open           Enterprises
Veterinary Assisting at the Lake County Animal
Shelter’s new location. The program will be                 David Steele, Vice President and Chief
housed at 12280 County Road 448 in Tavares.                 Information Officer for Central Florida Health

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Judy Beda, Assistant Compliance Officer, Central                      Academic Overview
Florida Health
                                                         Lake Tech offers a variety of programs and
Carl “C.A.” Vossberg, IV, President of Electron          classes in the following five categories.
Machine Corporation
                                                         Career and Technical Education is designed to
                 Philosophy                              train students for entry-level employment. Clock
                                                         hour credit earned in Career and Technical
 We believe in education and work.                      Education certificate programs may transfer for
 We believe in careful assessment of abilities          credit to other postsecondary institutions.
  and interests so that all students may formulate
  realistic occupational goals.                          A Certificate of Completion and/or licensure
 We believe in equal access to training                 eligibility is issued to each student who
  programs and in providing comprehensive                successfully completes the competencies and
  support services.                                      meets the basic skills grade level for the Career
 We believe in providing an active learning             and Technical Education program in which the
  environment that develops technical skills,            student is enrolled. Recognition of Achievement
  academic skills and effective work habits.             certificates showing the number of hours
 We believe in continuous program and                   successfully completed are awarded for
  curriculum revision based upon input from              Continuing Workforce Education and fee-based
  employers, advisory committee members,                 classes.
  concerned citizens, students and school
  personnel.                                             Lake Technical College uses a two-semester
 We believe in innovative teaching methods that         calendar, with the fall semester for most programs
  prepare students to meet industry standards.           lasting from mid-August through December and
 We believe in lifelong learning, responsible           the spring semester starting in January and
  citizenship and promoting individual self-worth        ending the middle of June. Short programs and
  to help our students become productive                 licensure programs may start earlier or later than
  citizens in today’s global society.                    this schedule. The school calendar is correlated
                                                         where possible with the LCSB K-12 calendar for
                Accreditation                            the convenience of adult students who are also
                                                         parents of school-aged children. However, all
Lake Technical College is accredited by the              holidays do not correlate and the spring semester
following organizations: The Commission of the           is extended through June. These exceptions are
Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell          necessary in order to provide sufficient
Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, Georgia,         instructional hours to meet required program
30350, 770-396-3898, www.council.org; The                lengths as set forth by the Florida Department of
Commission on International and Trans-Regional           Education (FLDOE) curriculum frameworks.
Accreditation, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,
Georgia, 30033; Cognia,11000 University Pkwy,            As a postsecondary institution, Lake Technical
Bldg. 78, room 117B, Pensacola, Florida, 32514,          College is part of Florida’s statewide course
850-474-2801.                                            numbering system. The major purpose of this
                                                         system is to facilitate the transfer of certificate
Various programs are certified by the following          program course credits among participating
program-specific accrediting bodies: Commission          institutions. (This system pertains only to Career
on Accreditation of Allied Health Education              and Technical Education certificate programs.)
Programs, Florida State Board of Nursing, Bureau         For more information, see the “Transfer Credit”
of Emergency Medical Services of Florida                 section in this catalog.
Department of Health, Florida Criminal Justice
Standards and Training Commission, Florida Fire          Adult Education includes Adult Basic Education
Academy, American Culinary Federation and                (ABE), English for Speakers of Other Languages
Florida State Board of Cosmetology.                      (ESOL), GED preparation and Applied Academics
                                                         for Adult Education (AAAE). Tutoring is provided
All programs offered at LTC are approved and             to help adults learn academic skills necessary to
regulated by the Florida Department of Education.        become successful in their educational and/or
                                                         career choice.

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Corporate and Community Training provides                   Faculty:
short-term, not-for-credit training on a part-time          All full-time faculty hold Florida teaching
basis to enable students to supplement their                certificates. In addition, the majority of faculty hold
present job skills, to explore a new career, or just        bachelor’s degrees or higher. Non-degreed faculty
for fun. These courses operate weekly, both on-             are experts within their field validated by years of
and off campus.                                             industry experience and certification. Career-
                                                            technical faculty have a minimum of six years’
               Staff Information                            experience in their field or a bachelor’s degree
                                                            and two years’ experience in field. All full time
Administration:                                             faculty, upon employment, participate in a new
Diane Culpepper, Executive Director                         teacher orientation which is designed to support
Melissa Stephan, Director of Curriculum & Instruction       teachers’ professional growth. The foundational
DeAnna Thomas, Director of Operations                       principles of the program are the Florida Educator
Jack Miller, Assistant Director for Facilities and Safety   Accomplished Practices and the Professional
Art Seidner, Adult Education Program Manager                Educator Competence for certification. All faculty
Kimberly Frazier, Dean of Student Services                  maintain close working relationships with industry
Lorraine Foster, Business Office Manager                    partners and stay abreast of industry trends
                                                            through active industry-specific advisory
                                                            committees. A list of full and part-time faculty for
                                                            certificate programs may be found in the back of
                                                            this catalog.

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                                                            type and the institution’s accreditation. The
                                                            student is responsible for providing this
                      Admissions/                           information to the Admissions a counselor/career
                                                            advisor prior to enrollment.
                      Registration
                                                            In most programs, qualified new students are
                                                            accepted several times a year on a space-
Lake Technical College makes every effort to                available basis. Start dates are available in the
meet the needs of both enrolled students and                course schedule which is published at
those interested in program offerings.                      www.laketech.org. Career Dual Enrollment (CDE)
Applicants may apply online at www.laketech.org             is available to eligible high school students. The
or in person in the Admissions Office, Career               registration process is noted in the CDE
advisors are available for educational and career           application which is available on the website.
counseling Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.             Testing may be required prior to acceptance into
and Friday 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Summer                programs. These tests include, but are not limited
hours and scheduled holidays may differ.                    to, the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), the
                                                            Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), Florida
Lake Technical College does not discriminate on             Ready to Work test and the Basic Abilities Test
the basis of race, religion, color, national origin,        (BAT). Fees for these evaluations are non-
gender, genetic information, age, pregnancy,                refundable, and are good for thirty days from the
disability, or marital status in its educational            date of payment.
programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or
employment practices. The district also provides            Admissions procedures for certificate programs
access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other        are:
patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy               Complete an online school application.
Scouts of America Equal Access Act, or any other             Contact the Financial Aid Office (if financial
youth group listed in Title 36 of the United States            assistance is needed).
Code as a patriotic society.                                 If required for the program, take a basic skills
                                                               evaluation. See Testing Requirements for
    Career and Technical Education                             details.
                                                             Meet with a career advisor.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and              Students requesting disability accommodations
should be academically, physically and                         should self-disclose the disability and must
emotionally capable of meeting the essential tasks             provide supporting documentation.
of the chosen program. Documentation of the                  Provide transcripts as required.
completion of a high school diploma or its                   Register in the Admissions Office for programs
equivalent may be required for some programs.                  available on the main campus and instructional
As identified in the Master Plan of Instruction,               service centers; Register at the Institute of
some programs may specify additional admission                 Public Safety office for Florida Law
requirements.                                                  Enforcement Academy, Correctional Officer
                                                               and the Fire Fighter/Emergency Medical
Lake Technical College accepts high school                     Technician (EMT) – Combined programs.
diplomas from recognized institutions within the             Pay the registration fee, tuition, and program
United States educational system that hold                     fees in the Business Office for main campus
accreditation from a regional, national, or                    programs or in the Institute of Public Safety
specialized accreditation body that is in turn                 main office for Florida Law Enforcement
recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.                 Academy, Correctional Officer, and Fire
Official transcripts may be required. LTC also                 Fighter/EMT – Combined programs.
accepts a State of Florida High School Diploma or            Pay online through the Quick Pay button at
a General Education Development (GED®)                         www.laketech.org.
credential diploma. The diploma must be
recognized by GED® Testing in Washington D.C.               Students are also strongly encouraged to attend a
Students who complete secondary education in a              Program Information Session or contact the
home school setting are required to submit the              program instructor prior to their first day of class
Home School Affidavit form which can be                     with any questions.
obtained in the Admissions Office. Supporting               A career advisor will review all student
documentation may be required as to diploma                 applications, explain admission requirements, and

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recommend program placement based on student                1. Applicants who possess a documented degree
interest, aptitude, training, and space availability.          in applied science (AAS) level or higher;
                                                            2. Applicants who earned a Florida standard
In the event classes are full, qualified student               high school diploma, 2007 or later (see
applicants will be enrolled according to specific              withdrawal codes for standard);
priorities as established by LTC. Preference will           3. Applicants who are serving as an active duty
be given to veterans of the Armed Forces of the
                                                               member of any branch of the United States
United States who separated under honorable
                                                               Armed Services;
conditions if that person’s enrollment is directly
related to present employment or to securing                4. Documented passing scores on state-
employment.                                                    designated industry certification tests may be
                                                               used;
           Testing Requirements                             5. Any student enrolled in an apprenticeship
                                                               program that is registered with FDOE in
All applicants for Career and Technical Education              accordance with Chapter 446.
(CTE) programs 450 hours or more, with the                  6. Mandated basic skills evaluation exit scores
exception of Florida Law Enforcement Academy                   may be waived for documented special needs
applicants, take a state mandated basic skills                 students as per Florida guidelines. The student
evaluation prior to enrollment. Basic skills                   must enroll in AAAE and begin remediation in
evaluation scores are good for two years and                   order to meet the exit requirements of the CTE
must be valid at the time of enrollment. Testers               program in which the student is enrolled. A
must be 16 years of age or older.                              student, with a documented disability, who is
                                                               approaching completion (mastered 90% of the
If a student has met or exceeded standard scores               competencies) of the CTE program and has
on one area of one test, they may use another                  not met basic skills scores, may be considered
test to meet the additional skill area requirements.           for a basic skills exemption based on the
It is acceptable to combine test scores from more              following. It is determined through a School
than one test. (Rule 6A-10.315, F.A.C.)                        Intervention Team (SIT) meeting that the
                                                               student has successfully mastered the
Assessment instruments meeting this requirement                competencies of the CTE program in which
include (must be within 2 years of enrollment to be            she/he is enrolled and has been participating
considered valid):                                             as expected in AAAE. The members of the SIT
1. A common placement test where a minimum                     meeting may agree to waive basic skills
   score has been achieved pursuant to Rule 6A-                requirements.
   10.0315, F.A.C.;
                                                            Florida Law Enforcement Academy and
2. Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) 11 & 12;           Correctional Officer students are required to take
   and,                                                     the BAT as per Florida Department of Law
3. 2014 GED® Tests: Reasoning through                       Enforcement (FDLE) requirements.
   Language Arts and/or Mathematics
   Reasoning where a minimum score (145) as                 In addition to a basic skills evaluation, Practical
   required in Rule 6A-6A.6.021, Florida                    Nursing applicants must take the TEAS.
   Administrative Code (F.A.C.) has been                    Emergency Medical Technician applicants only
   achieved.                                                take the TEAS.

Applicants transferring appropriately leveled               Picture identification, such as a driver’s license, is
TABE, GED test sections, or common placement                required. No appointment is necessary for testing;
tests must do so by having an official score report         however, interested parties should call 352-589-
sent directly to the Admissions Office prior to             2250 the day before to verify the testing schedule.
enrollment in the program. Scores brought by                Children may not be brought to the testing area.
hand will be accepted only if document provided             Scores may be obtained from a career advisor.
by the outside testing center is in a sealed
envelope. Standardized tests scores are valid               Applicants transferring appropriately leveled
for two years.                                              TABE, Postsecondary Education Readiness Test
                                                            (PERT) or other accepted standardized test
Several exemptions to basic skills are accepted.            scores from other testing centers must do so by
In order to be exempt, a student must submit                having an official score report sent directly to the
official documentation to a career advisor for              Admissions Office prior to enrollment in the
verification of an exemption:

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program. Scores brought by hand will be accepted           Basic skills test scores are good for two years and
only if document provided by the outside testing           must be valid at the time of enrollment. Basic
center is in a sealed envelope. Standardized tests         skills test scores that expire during continuous
scores are valid for two years.                            enrollment remain valid until the end of such
                                                           enrollment. Under continuous enrollment,
Testing Availability and Cost                              students must be enrolled at least 50% of each
The Assessment Center is open to walk-ins (no              semester. Continuous enrollment applies to
appointment necessary) from 8:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m.          attendance in a single program.
on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students must
check in the College lobby prior to testing. The fee       Disability Waiver for the Basic Skills
for the TABE is $25.00, BAT is $39.00, Florida             Evaluation
Ready to Work is $10.00 and TEAS is $85.00.
Testing fees must be paid prior to testing in the          LTC provides waivers to students with disabilities
Business Office. This Business Office is open              as defined in Section 1004.02(6) of the Florida
Monday 7:45a.m. – 6:00p.m., Tuesday–Thursday               Statutes to meet the career basic skills grade
7:45a.m. – 4:00p.m., and Friday 8:00a.m. –                 levels required for completion of career and
11:30a.m. All fees are non-refundable, and are             technical programs as described in rule 6A-
good for 30 days. Individuals taking the TABE for          10.040(2).
purposes other than LTC enrollment will be
charged $50.00 for testing.                                A LTC student with a documented disability, who
                                                           is registered for remediation through adult
Academic Success Workshops                                 education, and has completed 90% of the
A variety of academic success workshops are                competencies of a career and technical program
offered each semester by the Student Success               of study with a cumulative grade point average of
Counselor. These workshops are offered at                  at least 80% or higher, may petition to receive a
minimal cost and cover topics including medical            waiver for the basic skills exit exam after
math, and TEAS math prep. To obtain more                   attempting to pass it on at least two occasions.
information contact the Student Success
Counselor at 352.589.2250, ext. 1824.                      Prerequisites for Requesting an Exemption of
                                                           the Basic Skills Exit Requirement
Remediation of Basic Skills                                1. The student must have completed 90% of the
According to Florida Department of Education                  competencies in the career and technical
rules, students who do not meet basic skills exit             program of study with a cumulative GPA of
scores may only retest after 60 documented hours              80% or higher;
of remediation or three months if no documented            2. Student must have the recommendation of the
remediation is available. Students may not retake             program instructor;
the same test version for six months. We,                  3. Student must have documentation on file in the
therefore, strongly recommend that students test              Admissions Office showing the student’s
early, especially for licensure programs, in order            disability substantially interferes with his/her
to allow time for remediation and retesting should            ability to pass the basic skills exit
the need arise.                                               requirements;
                                                           4. Student must have taken a basic skills
Students who do not meet the minimum basic                    evaluation two times before petitioning for an
skills exit scores set by the Florida Department of           exemption.
Education for their program must begin attending
remediation classes prior to or at the time of             Process to Request a Basic Skills Exemption
enrollment in a Career and Technical Education             1. Students will complete a Basic Skills Waiver
program and make acceptable progress as                       Request Form after meeting the requirements
determined by the AAAE faculty member. It is                  listed above. The Forms are available from the
highly recommended students meet state                        Special Populations Coordinator. A Basic Skills
mandated basic skills requirements by the time                Waiver committee will convene to deliberate
they have completed 50% of their program.                     the waiver request. The Committee may
Students who do not meet state mandated basic                 consider the following:
skills exit scores may not receive a certificate of           a. The student’s documented disability
completion as per Florida Department of                       b. The student’s achievement in the career
Education rules.                                                  and technical program of study
                                                              c. The student’s remediation effort to satisfy
                                                                  the basic skills exit requirement

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   d. The student’s job opportunities and any              Achievement of these eligibility requirements must
      other pertinent data.                                be documented prior to a student’s enrollment in a
2. The Committee shall approve or disapprove               CDE program.
   the student’s request for a Basic Skills Waiver
   based on majority vote.                                 Tuition and some fees for CDE students are
3. The Basic Skills Waiver committee may include           waived**; some fees are the student’s
   the following LTC officials:                            responsibility. Fees assessed may include lab kit,
   a. The Dean of Student Services                         insurance, drug screen, uniforms, etc. Students
   b. Director of Curriculum & Instruction and/or          attending public secondary schools are loaned
      Director of Operations                               books at no charge. Students attending private
   c. Student Success Counselor                            schools or home education must purchase books.
   d. Special Populations Coordinator                      Uniforms are required. Financial assistance is not
   e. Coordinator of Adult Education                       available for CDE students.
4. Documentation of a student’s petition for a             CDE Applications are accepted for the fall term
   waiver of the basic skills exit requirement shall       from February 15 through April 15. CDE
   be maintained by the College for audit                  Applications are accepted for the spring term from
   purposes. LTC may report a student with a               September 15 through November 15. Testing
   Basic Skills Waiver as a program completer.             must be completed prior to the deadline for each
                                                           term. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a
Whenever the committee denies a student’s                  first-come, first-served basis; Returning CDE
petition for a waiver of the basic skills exit             students must reapply each school year.
requirement, the student may appeal the decision
to the Executive Director of LTC. The student              Some programs are lock-step and have specific
must file a written appeal within 30 days of               testing, application windows, and start dates.
receiving the written notification of disapproval.         Students interested in these programs must follow
The Dean of Student Services shall render a                the same testing and registration deadlines as
decision in writing to the student within 30 days          traditional adult students. They are noted on the
after receiving the appeal.                                online CDE application with an asterisk. Contact
                                                           Admissions for details.
          Career Dual-Enrollment
                                                                      Work-based Activities
Career Dual Enrollment (CDE) is an option for
high school students to enroll in post-secondary           Cooperative Education assists students in
courses to earn elective or vocational credit              academic, career-technical, economic and social
toward high school graduation requirements and             development. There is a responsibility to the
to receive hours toward a career and technical             school, to the community and to industry that must
program certificate. Students receive two                  be considered when accepting students into this
additional quality points on their weighted GPA for        on-the-job learning opportunity. Students must be
courses successfully completed within the                  enrolled in their last course of their program in
program (6.0 on a 4.0 scale), except for                   order to participate in Co-op. In addition, basic
Cosmetology.                                               skills exit levels must be met and the student can
                                                           have no outstanding debt with the school.
To participate in CDE, a student must:                     Students must be approved for Co-op prior to
                                                           beginning, including clearance through financial
 Be at least 16 years of age and in the 11th or
                                                           aid.
   12th grade. Students that enroll in their senior
   year may not be able to complete a program as
                                                           Job Shadowing is an opportunity for students to
   a high school student. Opportunity to complete
                                                           learn more about the workplace and the actual job
   as an adult student is available.
                                                           duties expected in their chosen program. Job
 Have a viable career-technical goal.
                                                           Shadowing must be unpaid and no more than
 Have a minimum of a 2.0 unweighted GPA and               three days in length per site. Longer job shadows
   be on target for graduation. All students are           may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
   strongly encouraged to have passed the FSA,             Students may suggest sites and make the initial
   or equivalent test, prior to dual enrollment.           contact, but all requested job shadowing must be
 Have good attendance and discipline records.             verified by the faculty member with the owner or
 Have basic skills scores within 2 grade levels           supervisor of the site of the proposed job
   of state mandated exit requirements for                 shadowing site prior to the actual job shadowing.
   completion of the program.

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