ADULT EDUCATION CATALOG2017-2018 - SHARING EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION - POLARIS CAREER CENTER

 
ADULT EDUCATION CATALOG2017-2018 - SHARING EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION - POLARIS CAREER CENTER
Adult Education
Catalog 2017–2018

                       SHARING EXTENSIVE
                         EXPERIENCE WITH
                     THE NEXT GENERATION
                                    with ERNIE OERGEL

                                                   member of the
                                        university system of ohio

   Job & Career     Financial Aid    Course Offerings
Training Programs       Page 7              Page 10
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ADULT EDUCATION CATALOG2017-2018 - SHARING EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION - POLARIS CAREER CENTER
Adult Education Catalog

                      Teacher                                       TABLE OF
                      Spotlight                                     CONTENTS
                                                                    Information
                                                                    Job & Career Training Programs .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1
                                                                    Job & Career Training Program Advising.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
 Polaris Adult Education Instructors bring                          Financial Aid Information.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7
 industry experience to the classroom                               Job & Career Training Registration.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8
                                                                    General Information.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41
 Ernie Oergel,                                                      Office Hours.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 43
 Adult Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer
 Academy Commander                                                  JOB & CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS
                                 Polaris Adult Education            Automotive Service Technician .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
                                 instructors boast many years of    Cardiographic Technician.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
                                 industry experience. Ernie         Cosmetology Academy.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
                                                                    Dental Assisting. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3
                                 Oergel, Polaris Natural
                                                                    Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3
                                 Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace
                                                                    Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrig. (HVAC/R) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4
                                 Officer Academy commander, is
                                                                    Medical Assisting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                 a 32 year veteran in law           Medical Billing & Coding .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5
                                 enforcement. He holds a BS in      Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5
                                 Natural Resource                   Office Administration .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6
 Administration from The Ohio State University and is a 1980        Pharmacy Technician.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6
 graduate of the Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Academy. He            Phlebotomy Certification .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6
 has spent his entire career with the Cleveland MetroParks          Precision/CNC Machine Technology.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7
 serving as a ranger, detective and administrative lieutenant. In   Welding. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7

 fact, he continues to work in the field today as a Fleet
 Manager. He is a Certified Criminal Investigator and has           COURSE OFFERINGS
 completed the Police Executive Leadership College. As Polaris      Customized Training.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10
                                                                    Online/Ed2go.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11
 Ranger Academy Commander, he oversees 45 program
                                                                    Child Care In-Service Training.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11
 instructors and ensures the students receive the required
                                                                    Organizational Leadership.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11
 training under the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.
                                                                    Business/Accounting/Bookkeeping/Financials.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12
 He also teaches Crime Scene Investigation.                         Mobile Device Technology. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 13
                                                                    Computer Applications.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 13

“I have the best job in the world! I am privileged to impart        Information Technology (IT) & Programming.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 17
                                                                    Cad/Revit/Solidworks/3D Printing. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 20
 my 32 years of experience to the next generation of law            Graphic & Web Design .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 21
 enforcement professionals. I’m a mentor and a father               Personal Finance & Small Business.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 23
                                                                    Construction/Industrial Technology .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 26
 figure to some. It’s an honor to nurture their desire to           Weekend Warriors Series.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 28
 become great police officers.”                                     Electrical .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30
                                                                    Languages/Literature/Voice Acting. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 31
                                                                    Health/Fitness/Dance.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 31
 Interested in hearing more about our Adult Natural Resources/
                                                                    Culinary/Pastry Arts/Cake Decorating .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 35
 Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy or other Adult Job & Career
                                                                    Arts/Crafts/Jewelry Making.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 37
 Training programs? Visit polaris.edu/JobTraining, call
                                                                    Home & Garden.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40
 440.891.7697 or email tliska@polaris.edu.                          General Interest. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40
                                                                    Motorcycle Safety .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40
                                                                    ASPIRE (Adult Basic Literacy Education).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 41
           Register Now!
           440.891.7600 | polaris.edu
ADULT EDUCATION CATALOG2017-2018 - SHARING EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE WITH THE NEXT GENERATION - POLARIS CAREER CENTER
Job & Career Training Programs

Adult Education
Job & Career
Training Programs
The Adult Education Job & Career Training programs at Polaris          Polaris Career Center offers the
Career Center are designed to prepare students for meaningful          following Job & Career Training Programs:
careers in today’s leading occupations.
                                                                       Job & Career Training Programs Eligible for
Each program features comprehensive, hands-on training for             Financial Aid (For students who qualify - 600 hours or longer)
adults who are just starting a career, who are in job transition, or   • Automotive Service Technician
who want to upgrade their existing skills to remain competitive.       • Cosmetology Academy
Complete a Job & Career Training program at Polaris Career
                                                                       • Dental Assisting
Center and master job skills and concepts that will maximize
                                                                       • Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate
potential employment opportunities.
                                                                       • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
           Gainful employment information is available at              • Medical Assisting
           polaris.edu/jobtraining                                     • Medical Billing & Coding
                                                                       • Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy
                                                                       • Office Administration

Benefits of our Job & Career                                           • Pharmacy Technician

Training Programs                                                      • Precision/CNC Machine Technology
                                                                       • Welding
During instruction or upon completion of any Job & Career
Training program, you will receive:
                                                                       Short-Term Training Programs (less than 600 hours)
    Career Portfolio – documentation of your capabilities              • Cardiographic Technician
    Certificate of Completion - 90% attendance and a grade             • Phlebotomy Certification
    of C (70%) is required

    Job Readiness Assistance – training in job-seeking skills,
    resumé writing and interviewing techniques
                                                                               For more information,
    Job Search Assistance                                                      call the Transitions Coordinator at 440.891.7697.
    College Credit - in selected courses
                                                                               See pages 8-9
    Earn Industry Recognized Certifications – passing
                                                                               for registration and financial aid information.
    scores required

You’re Invited!                                                        Free FAFSA Workshops
JOB & CAREER TRAINING                                                  Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – 7:00 PM
PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE NIGHTS                                              Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – 1:00 and 6:00 PM
                                                                       Thursday, December 7, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 8, 2017              | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                                                                       Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – 1:00 and 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                                                                       Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM
                                                                       Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 1:00 and 6:00 PM
For more information, call 440.891.7600.                               Our Financial Aid/Student Services Coordinator will walk you through the
* A Free FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Workshop    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), step by step. You will
   will follow each Open House at 7:00 PM.                             finish the FAFSA before leaving and have the most important part of the
                                                                       financial aid process completed. Please call 440.891.7668 or email
                                                                       agraham@polaris.edu to register.

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Adult Education                                                       Cardiographic Technician (230 Hours)

Job & Career
                                                                      The Cardiographic Technician program is designed to prepare
                                                                      students to perform non-invasive cardiac testing procedures such

Training Programs
                                                                      as electrocardiograms, Holter and telemetry monitoring, along
                                                                      with stress testing. Cardiographic technicians work in hospitals
                                                                      and cardiology offices to assist physicians in the diagnosis and
                                                                      monitoring of heart disease.
CAREER ADVISING                                                       Students will receive 130-hours of classroom training, have the
Don’t know where to start? Contact the Career Counselor at            opportunity to gain practical experience through a 100-hour unpaid
440.891.7600 for a FREE consultation!                                 externship in a local clinical setting and learn employability skills.
                                                                      A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average (70%) grade or
Develop a plan to determine a career decision that is right for
                                                                      better is required for students to participate in the externship
you, and schedule an Individualized Career Testing session,
                                                                      opportunity in a non-smoking facility.
which will measure your interests, values, and aptitudes in a
                                                                      Upon completion, students will be eligible to take the Certified EKG
variety of occupations. (Cost $89) Test results and a step-by-step
                                                                      Technician (CET) exam through National Healthcareer Association,
plan will be provided at a follow-up conference. The cost of this
                                                                      and the Cardiographic Technician (CCT) exam through
testing will be deducted from tuition if you register for a Polaris   Cardiovascular Credentialing International.
Job & Career Training program.
                                                                      Note: Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense)
                                                                      immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or
Automotive Service Technician (720 Hours)
                                                                      background check prior to externship placement at an externship/
This 720-hour program prepares students for employment as             clinical site. Externship hours must be completed during daytime
entry-level technicians through classroom and hands-on training.      working hours, Monday through Friday.
The Polaris automotive training program is conducted in a lab         Certifications:
certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service
                                                                      Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT)
Excellence.
                                                                      Certified EKG Technician (CET)
Included in the program are the following ASE certification
                                                                      American Heart Association CPR
subjects; automatic transmissions and transaxles, electrical/
electronic systems, brakes, engine theory and repair, engine          Visit www.polaris.edu/aecardio to view the program video.
performance, manual drive trains and axles, heating and air           Schedule/Tuition:
conditioning, suspension and steering systems, introductory,          Fall 2017 - Evening
routine maintenance and employability skills topics are also
                                                                      Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
included. This competency-based program combines theory and
                                                                      September 11, 2017 – January 26, 2018 (approximate ending date)
lab to provide an effective beginning for students who wish to
become certified automotive service technicians. The ASE G1 and       Spring 2018 - Evening
Section 609 MACS exams are included in the tuition cost.              Monday & Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Certifications:                                                       February 12, 2018 - June 11, 2018 (approximate ending date)
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) G1 Certification (Auto            Total Program Cost $2,995, includes: Tuition - $2,523, Books &
Maintenance & Light Repair)                                           Supplies - $152, Materials & Assessments - $320
Section 609 MACS Certification                                        Cost includes textbooks, supplies, and certification examination fees.
Visit Polaris.edu/aeauto to view the program video.                   Students may expect the following additional costs: uniform,
                                                                      immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or
Schedule/Tuition:
                                                                      background check.
Fall 2017 – Evening
Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM                                 Cosmetology Academy (1500 Hours)
September 11, 2017 – June 7, 2018 (approximate ending date)
                                                                      The Cosmetology Academy program prepares students for careers
Total Program Cost $8,995, includes: Tuition - $7,838, Books &
                                                                      in this exciting, cutting-edge field. Gain hands-on experience in the
Supplies - $932, Materials & Assessments - $225
                                                                      Polaris Career Center New Beginnings Salon while obtaining the
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (for those who qualify)                industry knowledge necessary for the Ohio State Board
Cost includes textbooks, uniform, basic entry-level tools, safety     Cosmetology license.
glasses and certification examination fees. Cost of work boots not    Acquire skills commonly used in cosmetology, such as dispensary
included (steel-toed recommended).                                    operations, sanitation, reception duties, and salon management.
                                                                      Emphasis will be placed on the hands-on practice of scalp care
                                                                      and hair treatments, shaping and cutting hair, styling hair,
                                                                      permanent waving and relaxing, hair coloring, highlighting and
                   Register Now!                                      toning, manicuring and pedicuring, facial treatments, wig and
                                                                      hairpiece care, and employability skills.
                   440.891.7600 | polaris.edu                         The following are some of the career options (state license
                                                                      required) cosmetologist, color technician, perm specialist, hair
                                                                      cutting specialist, esthetician, nail technician, platform artist, and
                                                                      equipment sales.

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License:                                                                   Certification/License:
Ohio State Board Licensed Cosmetologist license (OSCB)                     Certified Ohio Dental Assistant (CODA)
Visit polaris.edu/aecos to view the program video.                         Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer license (at student’s expense
                                                                           $25)
Schedule/Tuition:
                                                                           American Heart Association CPR
Fall 2017 - Evening
Monday – Thursday , 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM                                      Visit polaris.edu/aedental to view the program video.
September 11, 2017 – June 2019                                             Schedule/Tuition:
Total Program Cost $13,995, includes: Tuition - $12,946, Books             Fall 2017 – Evening
& Supplies - $972, Materials & Assessments - $77                           Monday – Thursday, 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (for those who qualify)                     September 5, 2017– June 13, 2018 (approximate ending date)
Cost includes textbooks, tool kit with mannequins, nail kit, smock,        Total Program Cost $9,995, includes: Tuition - $9,574, Books &
and licensure examination fee. Students can expect the following           Supplies - $202, Materials & Assessments - $219
additional cost: Uniform                                                   FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (for those who qualify)
Please note: The student will need to show proof of residency in the       Cost includes textbooks and certification examination fees. Students
State of Ohio (recent utility bill, tax bill, lease etc.) at the time of   may expect the following additional costs: uniform, immunizations/
registration.                                                              titers, radiology license exam fee, drug screening, physical exam, and/
One Year Option College Credit                                             or background check.
This program is an approved One Year Option program with the
Ohio Department of Higher Education. The One Year Option                   Early Child Care Education/Child Development
program allows graduates of Ohio Technical Centers who complete            Associate (930 Hours)
a 900-hour plus program of study and obtain an industry-                   The Early Child Care Education/Child Development Associate
recognized credential approved by the Chancellor to receive 30             (CDA) is the most widely recognized credential in early child care
college technical credit hours toward a technical degree upon              education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career
enrollment in an institution of higher education.                          advancement in ECE. The Polaris Career Center CDA program is
The Cosmetology Academy program is a 2-year program. Qualified             designed to prepare students to successfully complete the
students will have access to two years of Pell grant funding               requirements for the nationally recognized CDA credential.
consisting of one 900-hour award and one 600-hour award.                   Employment opportunities include Pre-K or Infant/Toddler teacher,
                                                                           teacher assistant, or family child-care provider.
Dental Assisting (900 Hours)                                               The CDA credential is based on a core set of competency standards
The field of Dental Assisting is growing according to the United           which guide early care professionals as they work toward
States Bureau of Labor Statistics. As valuable members of the              becoming qualified teachers of young children. CDA students will
dental care team, assistants increase the efficiency of the dentist        learn how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and
in the delivery of quality oral health care. Learn the skills needed       social development of children. Students will also learn
to assist chairside including basic dental laboratory procedures,          employability skills. The CDA student will gain knowledge of how
dental terminology, use of instruments and equipment, x-ray                to put the CDA Competency Standards into practice and an
procedures, preparation of dental materials and dental office              understanding of why those standards help children move with
management skills.                                                         success from one developmental stage to another. With the new
                                                                           Step-Up-to-Quality requirements, earning a CDA credential will
Curriculum for this program include; introduction to dentistry/oral
                                                                           enhance a student’s job opportunities in the field. Learn the CDA
health and nutrition, infection control, head and neck anatomy/
                                                                           Observation Method, R-O-R (Review, Observance & Reflect), and
physiology, patient care/dental charting/psychology, restorative
                                                                           plan for the Verification Visit.
materials/advanced chairside, laboratory materials, radiology,
practice management, computer technology, dental specialties,              Students will receive 450-hours of classroom training and have the
and employability skills.                                                  opportunity to gain practical experience in a 480-hour unpaid
                                                                           required field experience at an area Step-Up to Quality child care
Dental Assisting students will have the opportunity to gain
                                                                           center.
practical experience through a 250-hour, unpaid externship. A
minimum of 90% attendance with a C average (70%) grade or                  A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average (70%) or better is
better is required for students to participate in the externship           required for students to participate in the field experience
opportunity.                                                               opportunity. Prior to the field experience, students will be required
                                                                           to have and show proof of a physical exam, complete and pass a
Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense),
                                                                           background check, and obtain necessary immunizations.
immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or
background check prior to the student’s placement at an                    Note: Field experience hours will vary between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM
externship site.                                                           and will be determined by the child care center.
Students completing the program will be eligible to take the               Upon completion of the CDA program, the student will be eligible
Certified Ohio Dental Assisting examination and earn the Certified         to apply for the CDA credential.
Ohio Dental Assistant (CODA) credential. Students will also                Certifications:
complete the Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer initial training           American Heart Association CPR, Communicable Disease, First
course. This initial training course satisfies the requirements of         Aid, & Child Abuse Recognition Training
the Ohio State Dental Board and allows the student to earn the             Child Development Associate (CDA)
Ohio Dental Assistant Radiographer license.
                                                                           Visit polaris.edu/aecda to view the program video.

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Schedule/Tuition:                                                      Cost includes textbooks, safety glasses and certification examination
Fall 2017 – Day                                                        fees. Students can expect the following additional costs: work boots
                                                                       (steel-toed recommended).
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
September 11, 2017 – June 20, 2018 (approximate ending date)           Qualifies for CT2 College Credit
Total Program Cost $6,995, includes: Tuition - $6,069, Books &         This program can earn up to 22 credit hours via the Ohio
Supplies - $210, Materials & Assessments - $716                        Department of Higher Education. College credit can be received via
                                                                       the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Career Technical Credit
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (for those who qualify)                 Transfer System (CT2).
Cost includes textbooks, supplies, Infant/Child/Adult CPR,
Communicable Disease, First Aid, Child Abuse Recognition training      Medical Assisting (946 Hours)
certification fees, and CDA application fee. Students can expect the
                                                                       The accredited Medical Assisting program is a great way to gain
following additional costs: physical exam, background check (in some
                                                                       access to this exciting profession in the growing healthcare field.
cases), and immunizations.
                                                                       The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares students to perform
One Year Option College Credit
                                                                       administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures for employment
This program is an approved One Year Option program with the           in a physician’s office, clinic, or hospital.
Ohio Department of Higher Education. The One Year Option
                                                                       The program topics include the following; medical terminology,
program allows graduates of Ohio Technical Centers who complete
                                                                       anatomy and physiology, entry-level clinical skills & duties,
a 900-hour plus program of study and obtain an industry-
                                                                       administrative skills, scheduling appointments, records
recognized credential approved by the Chancellor to receive 30
                                                                       management/electronic medical records, medical law and ethics,
college technical credit hours toward a technical degree upon
                                                                       entry-level icd-10/CPT coding, health insurance claim forms,
enrollment in an institution of higher education.
                                                                       adult/child/infant CPR/AED, first aid/medical emergencies,
                                                                       computer skills, psychology of human behavior, osha/universal
Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and
                                                                       precautions/personal protective equipment, HIPAA/standards and
Refrigeration (HVAC/R) (600 Hours)
                                                                       guidelines, and employability skills.
The highly trained and in-demand technicians in the Heating,
                                                                       Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense),
Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) profession
                                                                       immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or
maintain the complex HVAC/R systems used in residential, light
                                                                       background check prior to externship placement. Students must
industrial, and commercial buildings. Trained technicians have job
                                                                       complete the Hepatitis B series prior to participation in their
stability and high earning potential.
                                                                       externships.
The program includes the following topics, introduction to
                                                                       Medical Assisting students will have the opportunity to gain
construction and maintenance (NCCER core curriculum), HVAC/R
                                                                       practical experience through a 160-hour unpaid externship which
safety-related issues, heating & air conditioning installation
                                                                       takes place during the program’s 946-hours.
procedures, understanding schematics, airside systems, proper
venting, duct work, electrical code & electrical controls,             A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average (70%) grade or
mechanical maintenance, air properties & balancing, heating & air      better is required for students to participate in the externship
conditioning diagnostic techniques, refrigeration troubleshooting,     opportunity.
customer service and employability skills.                             The Polaris Career Center Medical Assisting program is accredited
Certifications:                                                        by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
                                                                       Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the
National Center for Construction Education & Research – CORE
                                                                       Medical Assisting Education Review Board. (MAERB). Commission
Curriculum (NCCER)
                                                                       on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, 1361 Park
R-410A Safety Training and Certification for Technicians               Street, Clearwater FL 33756, 727.210.2350.
EPA Refrigerant Recovery Universal
                                                                       Certifications:
Industry Competency Exam (ICE) - Residential Air Conditioning &
Heating                                                                Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
                                                                       Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
Visit polaris.edu/aehvac to view the program video.
                                                                       American Heart Association Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED & First Aid
Schedule/Tuition:
                                                                       Visit polaris.edu/aemedicalassisting to view the program video.
Fall 2017 – Day
                                                                       Schedule/Tuition:
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
September 5, 2017 – January 31, 2018 (approximate ending date)         Fall 2017 – Day
Fall 2017 – Evening                                                    Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
                                                                       September 11, 2017 – June 14, 2018 (approximate ending date)
Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
September 11, 2017 - May 21, 2018 (approximate ending date)            Spring 2018 – Evening
Spring 2018 – Day                                                      Monday – Thursday, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
                                                                       February 12, 2018 – November 7, 2018 (approximate ending date)
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
February 5, 2018 – June 18, 2018 (approximate ending date)             Total Program Cost $9,995, includes: Tuition - $9,160, Books &
                                                                       Supplies - $412, Materials & Assessments - $423
Total Program Cost $9,295, includes: Tuition - $8,938, Books &
Supplies - $227, Materials & Assessments - $130                        FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY)
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY)                 Cost includes textbooks, and certification examination fees. Students
                                                                       may expect the following additional costs: uniform, immunizations/
                                                                       titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or background check.

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Job & Career Training Programs

One Year Option College Credit                                          Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace
This program is an approved One Year Option program with the            Officer Academy (742 Hours)
Ohio Department of Higher Education. The One Year Option                This program will adhere to all State of Ohio OPOTA/C standards.
program allows graduates of Ohio Technical Centers who complete
                                                                        The Polaris Career Center Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy
a 900-hour plus program of study and obtain an industry-
                                                                        prepares candidates for police and natural resource law
recognized credential approved by the Chancellor to receive 30
                                                                        enforcement officer positions and other careers that require peace
college technical credit hours toward a technical degree upon
                                                                        officer training. This 742-hour program is conducted under the
enrollment in an institution of higher education.
                                                                        auspices of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. The
Qualifies for CT2 College Credit                                        instruction will be provided by those who have experience and
This program can earn up to 18 credit hours via the Ohio                expertise in the field of law enforcement, natural resources, and
Department of Higher Education. College credit can be received via      parks and recreation.
the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Career Technical Credit       The Academy training topics includes; administration, legal,
Transfer System (CT2).                                                  human resources, firearms, driving, subject control, first aid/CPR,
                                                                        patrol, civil disorders, investigation, physical conditioning,
Medical Billing & Coding             (900 Hours)                        Oleoresin Capsicum spray (pepper), expandable baton and
This 900-hour program is designed for those who wish to gain            employability skills.
employment in medical billing, coding and health information            This all-inclusive academy, will provide the following during the
management. Employers include physician practices, outpatient           program; academy uniforms (except shoes) including the
clinics, billing companies as well as a variety of other medical        following: two shirts, two pairs of pants, one sweatshirt, one pair of
facilities. Students will develop a thorough knowledge of medical       sweatpants, one jacket, one knit hat and one duty bag, use of duty
terminology, anatomy and physiology, diseases and conditions,           belt with accessories (holster, magazine pouch, handcuff case
electronic health records, practice management software, medical        etc.), use of handgun and ammunition, use of shotgun and
office administration practices, diagnostic and procedural coding,      ammunition, use of expandable baton, use of chemical repellent
hospital billing, reimbursement and claim form procedures,              spray (OC/pepper spray), and use of a Taser.
employability skills and healthcare law and ethics. The program         Certifications:
includes instructor lectures, knowledge-based assessments,
practical applications, and self-directed study. Graduates will be      Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC)
prepared for entry-level positions as medical administrative            American Heart Association First Aid & CPR/AED
assistants, electronic health records specialists, and medical          ASP Baton
billing and coding specialists.                                         Taser
Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense),        Oleoresin Capsicum Spray (pepper)
immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or             REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES TO REGISTER:
background check prior to the student’s placement at an
                                                                        Students may register (see page 8-9) once all prerequisite
externship site.
                                                                        requirements listed below are met. Students must:
Students will complete a 180-hour unpaid externship during
                                                                        • Be 21 years of age by the completion of the program,
daytime working hours. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C
average or better is required for students to participate in the        • Show proof of a valid driver’s license,
externship opportunity.                                                 • Show proof of current automobile insurance,
It is highly recommended the student have keyboarding skills with       • Complete a physical exam with satisfactory results,
some experience in Microsoft Word & Excel.                              • Complete a satisfactory drug screening AFTER June 9, 2017,
Certifications:                                                         • Complete a background check with satisfactory results AFTER
Certified Medical Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS)                      June 9, 2017 (No felonies or serious misdemeanors), and
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)                       • Complete and pass the State of Ohio required physical fitness
Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)                    assessment
Visit polaris.edu/aembc to view the program video.                      Contact the Adult Education department to schedule the physical
Schedule/Tuition:                                                       fitness assessment by calling 440.891.7653 or 440.891.7697.
Fall 2017 – Day                                                         Once a student has satisfactorily completed all prerequisites, the
Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM                                   student may register in-person by following the registration
September 19, 2017 – June 14, 2018 (approximate ending date)            procedures as listed on page 8-9.
Spring 2018 – Evening                                                   Visit polaris.edu/aeopota to view the program video.
Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM                                   Schedule/Tuition:
February 20, 2018 – December 3, 2018 (approximate ending date)          Fall 2017 – Evening & Saturday
Total Program Cost $9,995, includes: Tuition - $8,248, Books &          Monday – Thursday & Saturday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM (M – Th) &
Supplies - $1,357, Materials & Assessments - $390                       8:00 AM – 4:30 PM (Sat)
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY)                  August 28, 2017 – April 2018 (exact completion date determined by
Cost includes textbooks and certification examination fees. Students    enrollment and weather; some Fridays and Sundays may be
may expect the following additional costs: immunizations/titers, drug   required)
screening, physical exam, and/or background check.                      Total Program Cost $6,995, includes: Tuition - $6,309, Books &
                                                                        Supplies - $244, Materials & Assessments - $442

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Adult Education Catalog

FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY)                  Criminal background check results may prohibit participation in
Cost includes uniforms (except shoes) and all supplies.                 the externship. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average
                                                                        (70%) grade or better is required for students to participate in the
Students can expect the following additional costs: physical exam,
                                                                        externship opportunity.
drug-screening, uniform shoes and any make-up hour costs.
                                                                        Certifications:
Qualifies for CT2 College Credit
                                                                        Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
This program can earn up to 22 credit hours via the Ohio
                                                                        American Heart Association CPR
Department of Higher Education. College credit can be received via
the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Career Technical Credit       Schedule/Tuition:
Transfer System (CT2).                                                  Fall 2017 – Evening
                                                                        Monday – Thursday, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Office Administration (720 Hours)                                       September 18, 2017 – June 26, 2018 (approximate ending date)
This 720-hour program is designed to qualify students for               Spring 2018 – Day
administrative assistant, receptionist, secretary, general office,      Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
accounting clerk, and other related occupations. The program will       February 20, 2018 – September 24, 2018 (approximate ending date)
also prepare students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
                                                                        Total Program Cost $7,495, includes: Tuition - $7,026, Books &
certification.
                                                                        Supplies - $289, Materials & Assessments - $180
The content focuses on broad, transferable skills including oral
                                                                        FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY)
and written communications, office procedures, business math,
accounting concepts and customer service.                               Cost includes textbooks and certification examination fees. Students
                                                                        may expect the following additional costs: uniform, immunizations/
The program topics will cover; computer concepts and internet
                                                                        titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or background check.
research, Microsoft windows, Microsoft office (word, excel, and
PowerPoint) & outlook, keyboarding skill building/10-key, business
                                                                        Phlebotomy Certification (252 Hours)
English and business communications, workplace social media,
office procedures, business math, intro to QuickBooks, customer         Students will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection
service, job seeking document preparation, 80-hour externship,          methods on adults using proper techniques and precautions
and employability skills.                                               including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin
Students will have the opportunity to gain practical experience         puncture, and butterfly needles. Students will gain the knowledge
through an 80-hour unpaid externship, which will take place during      necessary to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam
the program’s 720-hours. A minimum of 90% attendance with a C           through classroom instruction and a 100-hour unpaid externship.
average (70%) or better is required for externship participation.       A minimum of 90% attendance with a C average (70%) grade or
Access to a personal computer outside of class is recommended.          better is required for students to participate in the externship
                                                                        opportunity. Successful completion of a Medical Terminology
Certification:                                                          course is recommended but not required.
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)                                       Note: Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense)
Schedule/Tuition:                                                       immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or
Fall 2017 - Day                                                         background check prior to externship placement at an externship/
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM                                    clinical site. Externship hours will be scheduled during the day and
September 18, 2017 – April 24, 2018 (approximate ending date)           students will be placed as space is available. Prior to externship,
                                                                        students will be required to complete and pass a criminal background
Total Program Cost $7,995, includes: Tuition - $7,387, Books &
                                                                        check and complete the three-part Hepatitis B vaccination series.
Supplies - $433, Materials & Assessments - $175
                                                                        Students must have received the first of three Hepatitis B vaccinations
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY)                  prior to the first day of class.
Cost includes textbooks and one certification examination fee.          Certifications:
                                                                        Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
Pharmacy Technician (600 Hours)
                                                                        American Heart Association CPR
Pharmacy Technicians assist licensed pharmacists to provide             Visit polaris.edu/aephlebotomy to view the program video.
medication and other health care products, and work in retail,
hospital and long-term care settings. Students will have the            Schedule/Tuition:
opportunity to gain practical experience through two unpaid             Fall 2017 - Evening
96-hour externships. The program prepares students to take the          Monday – Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification exam.                September 11, 2017 – January 19, 2018 (approximate ending date)
The program topics include; medical terminology, anatomy and            Spring 2018 - Evening
physiology, pharmacology, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical             Monday – Wednesday, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
calculations, medication dispensing, drug storage, pharmacy law         February 5, 2018 – May 31, 2018 (approximate ending date)
and ethics, HIPAA, inventory control, billing and reimbursement,
                                                                        Total Program Cost $2,995, includes: Tuition $2,580, Books &
sterile admixtures preparation, extemporaneous compounding,
                                                                        Supplies - $166, Materials & Assessments - $249
ambulatory pharmacy externship, and employability skills.
                                                                        Cost includes textbooks, and certification examination fees. Students
Note: Students may be required to complete (at the student’s expense)
                                                                        may expect the following additional costs: uniform, flu shot,
immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or
                                                                        immunizations/titers, drug screening, physical exam, and/or
background check prior to externship placement at an externship/
                                                                        background check.
clinical site.

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Job & Career Training Programs / FINANCIAL AID

Precision/CNC Machine Technology (600 Hours)                              Certifications:
Join the high-demand, high-tech field of precision machining, and         American Welding Society (AWS)
enjoy stable employment in the dynamic environment of                     National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER)
manufacturing. Experience the satisfaction of making your own             Core Curriculum and Welding Level I
components from concept to completion using Computer                      OSHA 10-Hour
Numerical Control (CNC) production technology and equipment.              Visit www.polaris.edu/aewelding to view the program video.
All students will be given the opportunity to earn Level 1                Schedule/Tuition:
credentials from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc.
                                                                          Fall 2017 - Evening
(NIMS).
                                                                          Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
This hands-on curriculum includes; applied mathematics,                   September 11, 2017 – May 2, 2018 (approximate ending date)
blueprint interpretation, geometric dimensioning & tolerancing,
project work on lathes, mills, surface grinders, CNC/CAM                  Total Program Cost $8,995, includes: Tuition - $8,308, Books &
fundamentals, manufacturing safety and job planning, hand tools           Supplies - $477, Materials & Assessments - $210
and drilling machines, inspection instruments and quality control,        FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY)
metallurgy and heat treating, web-based instruction in partnership        Cost includes textbooks, safety glasses, and two AWS certification
with tooling u, and employability skills.                                 examination fees. Students can expect the following additional costs:
Certifications:                                                           work boots (steel-toed recommended).
National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS)
OSHA 10-Hour
Visit polaris.edu/aecnc to view the program video.
                                                                          FINANCIAL AID
Schedule/Tuition:                                                         Students are responsible for submitting a Free Application for
                                                                          Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is reviewed,
Fall 2017 - Evening
                                                                          processed by the U.S. Department of Education and sent to the
Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM                                     school of the student’s choice. Students should add the Polaris
September 11, 2017 – May 21, 2018 (approximate ending date)               Career Center school code 016745 to their FAFSA. It is highly
Total Program Cost $8,995, includes: Tuition - $8,463, Books &            recommended that the student start the application process for all
Supplies - $477, Materials & Assessments - $55                            financial aid options well in advance of registering for a program.
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBLE PROGRAM (FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY)                    Pell Grant Overview
Cost includes textbooks, Tooling U online training, safety glasses, and   • The Pell grant is considered “gift-aid”, financial aid that does not
examination fees. Students can expect the following additional costs:       require repayment.
work boots (steel-toed recommended).                                      • The amount of Pell grant eligibility will depend on a student’s
                                                                            financial need, the cost of attendance and the number of
Welding (600 Hours)                                                         program clock hours the student is attending.
Become a trained technician in the welding, fabricating and               • The student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), reported on
metallurgical trades and learn the skills needed for entry level            the Student Aid Report (SAR), is calculated from the student’s
employment. Some of these welding and fabrication occupations               previous year’s income information submitted on the FAFSA and
include welding inspector or metal fabricator. Highly trained               is used to determine the amount of Pell awarded.
technicians repair and produce the products used in the
                                                                          • Pell grant funds are meant to assist students with tuition and will
manufacturing, structural, and fabrication industries. Qualified
                                                                            not cover tuition costs completely. Students may consider
welding and metal fabricating technicians have job stability, and
                                                                            applying for a William D. Ford student loan to supplement the
have high earning potential.
                                                                            cost of tuition (visit studentaid.gov for specific loan information).
This program takes place in both classroom and fully-equipped               It is recommended that a student complete the student loan
welding lab settings. It is designed to teach practical applications        requirements at the same time the student completes the
and theory related to the welding trade, while preparing students           FAFSA (see step 3 for the William D. Ford student loan
for the American Welding society (AWS) certifications.                      requirements).
This program includes the following topics; welding safety,
blueprint fundamentals, reading welding symbols, oxy-acetylene            William D. Ford Student Loan (Direct Loan) Overview
cutting, welding, and brazing, base metal preparations, weld              • There are two types of direct loans: subsidized and unsubsidized.
quality, SMAW (shielded metal arc welding or stick welding), SMAW
                                                                          • Subsidized loans are awarded based on need. Interest is
equipment and setup, SMAW electrodes and selection, SMAW
                                                                            subsidized by the federal government while the student is
groove welds with backing, SMAW open v-groove welds, SMAW
                                                                            enrolled in school. Subsidized maximum loan limit is $3,500.00.
open-root pipe welds, SMAW vertical welding, plasma arc cutting,
basic GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding, TIG), basic GMAW (gas               • Unsubsidized loans accrue interest while students are enrolled
metal arc welding, MIG), theory, welding and machine operation,             in school. Unsubsidized maximum loan limit is $9,500.00.
introduction to pipe welding, and employability skills.                   • Actual loan amount is based on FAFSA results and student’s
Students are given the opportunity to earn National Center for              choice of program.
Construction Education & Research (NCCER) certification in Core           • Repayment begins 6 months after student ceases to be enrolled
Curriculum/Welding Level 1, and American Welding Society (AWS)              in the program.
certifications.

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REGISTRATION

Applying for Financial Aid:                                            REGISTRATION
Step 1 – Collect items that will help in completing the FAFSA
                                                                       Job & Career Training students must register in-person at Polaris
application, for example: 2015 tax returns, bank statements,
                                                                       Career Center Adult Education Department.
welfare statement, assets, child support documentation, etc.
Students may need to include their parents’ financial information      • Appointments are recommended, call 440-891-7653. Walk-in
on the application.                                                      hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM and Fridays, 8:30
                                                                         AM – 3:00 PM.
Step 2 – Visit www.fsaid.ed.gov and apply for an FSA ID. The FSA
ID replaces the federal student aid PIN number. If the student         Please bring required documentation as follows:
previously created a PIN number, the student can link his/her          • High School diploma/transcript or a certificate of high school
information to the new FSA ID by entering the student PIN number         equivalence including GED, HiSET or TASC (Test Assessing
while registering for the student FSA ID. If parental information is     Secondary Completion)
required on the FAFSA, a parent must also apply for a FSA ID.          • Valid driver’s license or state I.D.
Step 3 – Complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA application form on-line         • Proof of automobile insurance (for police academy)
at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
                                                                       • Proof of state of Ohio residency (recent utility bill, lease
The Polaris Career Center school code is 016745.                         agreement, etc.) (for cosmetology academy)
If the student is interested in applying for the William D. Ford       • Tuition payment (amount is determined by financial aid award)
student loan (Direct Loan), complete the following steps, if not,
                                                                       If the student has applied for financial aid and confirmed the
skip to Step 4.
                                                                       award amounts with the Financial Aid Coordinator, 440-891-
• Visit www.studentloans.gov                                           7668, the student may register and the financial aid award will be
• Log in using the student’s FSA ID                                    applied to the tuition balance.
• Complete and submit the “Entrance Counseling” section                For further Job & Career Training program information, please call
• Complete and submit the subsidized and unsubsidized “Master          the Transitions Coordinator at 440-891-7697.
  Promissory Note” (MPN)                                               ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT POLICY
Step 4 – Upon completion of the FAFSA (and loan requirements, if       Admission into a Job & Career Training program is on a first-come,
applicable), the student will immediately receive an email (sent to    first-served basis. When registering, prospective students must
the email address provided on the FAFSA) stating that the FAFSA        show proof of high school completion with their diploma or
has been received by the U.S. Department of Education. Within 3        unofficial transcript from an accredited high school recognized by
– 5 days the student will receive an additional email with a link to   the United States Department of Education. Documentation proof
the student’s Student Aid Report (SAR).                                must be translated to the English language for all foreign
Step 5 – After the student has reviewed the SAR report, the            documents. The student must show proof of his/her valid
student is responsible for contacting Ali Graham at 440.891.7668       government-issued identification such as a driver’s license
or by email, agraham@polaris.edu to discuss the next steps to be       or state ID.
taken.                                                                 In addition, the following are requirements for specific programs:
Polaris Career Center is offering workshops to assist students with    • Cosmetology Academy – proof of state of Ohio residency
the FAFSA application and/or student loan process. The dates and         documents, such as utility bills, current housing lease
times are:                                                               agreement or property tax bills
FAFSA WORKSHOPS                                                        • Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Training
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2017 – 7:00 PM                                        Academy – Applicants must be 21-years of age by the
                                                                         completion of the program, have a valid driver’s license, proof of
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 – 1:00 and 6:00 PM
                                                                         automobile insurance, complete a background check with
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017 – 6:00 PM                                     satisfactory results (No felonies or serious misdemeanors),
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018 – 1:00 and 6:00 PM                              complete a satisfactory drug screening, complete a physical
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018 – 1:00 and 6:00 PM                            exam with satisfactory results, and complete a physical agility
                                                                         test (15% of the state required standards).
Call 440.891.7668 to register                                          For admission into a Job & Career Training program, students
During this workshop, students will complete and submit their          must register in-person and:
FAFSA application. To register for the FAFSA workshop or to            • if eligible, must verify and confirm their financial aid awards
schedule an individual appointment, call Ali Graham at                   prior to registration
440.891.7668 or email, agraham@polaris.edu.
                                                                       • provide their high school diploma/transcript or GED certificate or
Gainful Employment Information                                           its equivalent
The Gainful Employment Disclosure, a federal form, details             • provide their valid government issued photo ID (i.e., driver’s
information regarding tuition/fees, median loan debt and                 license or state ID)
graduation/placement rates of students who completed Job &
                                                                       • pay a portion of their tuition (depending on financial aid award)
Career Training programs. Visit www.polaris.edu/
gainfulemployment for more information.                                Admission policies are non-discriminatory to any eligible adult as
                                                                       stated in Polaris Career Center Board Policy which can be found
                                                                       on the Polaris website, in the Adult Education catalog, brochures,
                                                                       student handbook, and faculty handbook. The policy states, “In
                                                                       accordance with Title VI of the Americans with Disabilities Act,

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POLICIES

Title IX of the Education Amendments, and Section 504 of the              another school will need to consult with the other school to find
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Polaris Joint Vocational School           out what credit for training, if any, will be accepted. Polaris Career
District’s policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color,   Center does not grant credit and any credit awarded is at the
sex, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, ancestry,     discretion of the other institution.
economic status, military status, or age in its educational
programs, activities, services or employment policies. The Board          TRANSFER OF STUDENTS BETWEEN PROGRAMS POLICY
does not discriminate on the basis of legally acquired genetic            Prior to the program start date, registered students may not
information.”                                                             transfer to another program. Students must withdraw from their
                                                                          current program and re-register for another program. The $100
TUITION PAYMENT PLAN                                                      cancellation fee policy will be in effect and applied.
• An interest-free tuition payment plan is available for Job &
  Career Training programs. Please note – the first payment is due        TRANSFER OF STUDENTS/CREDITS FROM OTHER
  at the time of registration.                                            INSTITUTIONS POLICY
                                                                          Polaris Career Center does not grant advanced standing to
• The tuition, or if partially funded through financial aid, the
                                                                          students transferring from other institutions.
  balance of tuition will be divided equally into monthly payments
  with an initial payment due at the time of registration. The final      VETERANS ACADEMIC AND ATTENDANCE PROBATION POLICY
  payment will be scheduled one-month prior to the end of the             Veteran Academic and Attendance Probation – Attendance for all
  program.                                                                students will be taken daily and evaluated every two weeks by the
• Monthly payments are due on the 1st of each month.                      Adult Education Assistant Director.
• Any payment not received within 5 calendar days of the listed due       Veteran students failing to make Satisfactory Academic Progress
  date will incur a $50 late fee. The late fee will be added to the       (SAP) (70% or “C” grades or 90% attendance) at the time of their
  current monthly payment amount and is due immediately.                  program evaluation will be placed on academic probation. A
• Unpaid balances not paid by the end of the fiscal year (June            Veteran student placed on academic probation is required to
  30th) will be referred to the Ohio Attorney General’s office for        develop an approved student intervention plan based on the
  collection.                                                             Student Academic Probation form with their Polaris instructor,
                                                                          student advisor and the Director/Assistant Director of Adult
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                                                    Education. The plan will detail what steps are needed to be
Discounts (only one discount from the following may be applied):          removed from this status before the next evaluation point.
• Residents and/or high school graduates from the following               A Veteran student may appeal their probation by following the SAP
  communities receive a $100 discount on their tuition for any Job        Appeal Procedure outlined in the Adult Education Student Policies
  & Career Training program: Berea, Brooklyn, Brook Park,                 and Financial Aid Consumer Handbook.
  Fairview Park, Middleburg Hts., North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls/           Upon further review at the time indicated in the approved student
  Twp., and Strongsville                                                  intervention plan, if the Veteran student still does not meet
• Polaris Career Center GED graduates receive a $100 tuition              satisfactory academic and attendance requirements or has not
  discount on any Job & Career Training Program.                          followed the student intervention plan, the Veteran student will be
                                                                          removed from the program. The Polaris Career Center
CANCELLATION OF PROGRAM POLICY                                            Withdrawal/Refund policy will apply.
The Adult Education department must cancel programs that do not
                                                                          Veteran students will follow the Veterans Policy for Evaluation of
attain the required minimum enrollment. If a program is canceled,
                                                                          Prior Credit if wishing to re-enroll in the program.
all payment plans are null and void and full refunds are disbursed
to the student within 15 business days.                                   Evaluation of Prior Credit – The Adult Education Director or
                                                                          designee will evaluate official transcripts and documentation of
CERTIFICATION RE-TEST POLICY                                              previous education and training to determine if applicable.
Polaris Career Center will pay the initial cost for certification
                                                                          WITHDRAWAL/REFUNDS POLICY
exams taken by students as listed on the Polaris Career Center
website, Job & Career Training Program brochure, and the catalog.         A withdrawal from a Job & Career Training program does not
Re-testing is at the student’s expense. For additional information,       eliminate the student’s debt to Polaris Career Center.
contact the Adult Education office.                                       Students considering withdrawing from a Job & Career Training
                                                                          program should contact the Adult Education Assistant Director or
READMISSION POLICY                                                        Administrative Coordinator.
Students wishing to re-enroll for the same program are not
                                                                          Official Withdrawal – Withdrawal from a Job & Career Training
granted advanced standing and must complete the program in its
                                                                          Program is considered official on the date notification is received
entirety. All students who wish to re-enroll must meet with school
                                                                          either in person or via email in the Adult Education office from the
administration prior to re-enrolling to develop an intervention plan
                                                                          student. Tuition fees will continue to accrue until notification is
to address reasons for non-completion of the previous program.
                                                                          received from the student. A $100 cancellation fee will be charged
Administration reserves the right to disallow entrance into the
                                                                          for all Job & Career Training program withdrawals. Tuition refunds
program. Additionally, any student with an outstanding balance will
                                                                          are prorated and based on the hours the program was held until
not be readmitted until the outstanding balance is paid in full.
                                                                          withdrawal notification date. Books and material fees are non-
TRANSFER OF CREDITS TO ANOTHER SCHOOL POLICY                              refundable. Materials and assessment fees are non-refundable if
Polaris Career Center Job & Career Training programs are based            used prior to the withdrawal date. If a student paid tuition by check
on clock hours. Students wishing to transfer credit for training to       or cash, the refund will be disbursed within 15 business days in the
                                                                          form of a Polaris Career Center check. If the student paid tuition

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using a credit card, the refund will be credited on the credit card       • Management/Leadership
initially charged.                                                        • Communications
Unofficial Withdrawal - Withdrawal from a Job & Career Training           • Accounting/Bookkeeping/Quickbooks
Program is considered unofficial when a student does not attend,
                                                                          • Computer Applications, MS Office & MS Project
contact the instructor, or the Adult Education office for 10
consecutive days. Tuition fees will continue to accrue until the          • Computer Technology (IT) Programming, A+, Network+, CCENT
10th day at which time a student will be withdrawn automatically. A         Certification, MCSA, Security +, SQL, C#, JAVA, Oracle, Crystal
$100 cancellation fee will be charged for all Job & Career Training         Reports
program withdrawals. Tuition refunds are prorated and based on            • CAD/Revit/SolidWorks/3D
the hours the program has been held until withdrawal date. Books          • Graphic and Web Design
and supplies fees are non-refundable. Materials and assessment
                                                                          • Adobe Captivate
fees are non-refundable if used prior to the withdrawal date. If a
student paid tuition by check or cash, the refund will be disbursed       • Construction/Industrial Technology, Blueprint Reading,
within 15 business days in the form of a Polaris Career Center              Electrical, Low Pressure Boiler, Plumbing & Welding, Building
check. If the student paid tuition using a credit card, the refund will     Services & Maintenance, GD&T, Lift Truck Operations
be credited on the credit card initially charged.
Students who officially withdraw or are unofficially withdrawn
and have a balance due will be invoiced by Polaris Career Center          ONLINE / ED2GO COURSES
and given until the end of the fiscal year (June 30th) to pay the         Polaris Career Center Adult Education has partnered with the
balance. Students may contact the Adult Education office if a             world’s leading provider of online learning and offers more than
payment plan is needed. If after June 30th the balance is not             300 online courses in the areas of Accounting, Computer
paid-in-full, the debt will be reported to the Ohio Attorney
                                                                          Literacy, Business Administration, Computer Certification Prep,
General’s office for collection.
                                                                          Computer Applications, Database Management, Digital
If a program is canceled by the Adult Education Department, a             Photography & Video, Graphic Design, Languages, Law, PC
full refund will be issued to the student.
                                                                          Troubleshooting, Start Your Business, the Internet, Web Page
In the event a student does not qualify, or is unable to fulfill the      Design and more! All are facilitated by expert instructors, many
program requirements to participate in the externship portion of a
                                                                          of whom are nationally known authors. Courses are project-
program, the student will be ineligible to complete the program
                                                                          oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments,
and, therefore, the withdrawal policy will be applied.
                                                                          discussion areas, and supplementary links. All ed2go courses
If a student is removed from his/her program due to not being
                                                                          can be completed from the convenience of home or office, 24/7.
current with financial obligations, is non-compliant with
                                                                          Visit www.ed2go.com/polaris for more information or to register.
attendance requirements, disciplinary reasons, or has not met
program requirements for completion, removal will be considered
                                                                          Requirements: Internet access, email and Mozilla Firefox or
an unofficial withdrawal as stated above.                                 Internet Explorer. Some courses may have additional
                                                                          requirements. Please review online course syllabus for details.
1098-T TAX FORM                                                           Unless otherwise specified, courses begin every month and are
1098-T Tax forms will be provided per Internal Revenue Service            about six weeks in length. Course Tuition $109 each (All courses
(IRS) Guidelines.                                                         offered monthly.)
                                                                          Prepare for today’s hottest careers from the comfort of your
CUSTOMIZED/CORPORATE TRAINING                                             home or office. The GES Career Training Programs are
                                                                          comprehensive, self-paced and completely online, so it fits your
Does your Company/Organization need training for your                     schedule.
workforce? We can help employers develop a customized
training program that matches your organization’s specific needs          Programs are available in the following areas: Healthcare and
– for entry-level workers to top-level executives. We work with           Fitness, Business and Professional, IT and Software
small and large businesses, publicly and privately held                   Development, Management and Corporate, Media and Design,
companies, nonprofit organizations, city and county                       Hospitality and Service Industry, Skilled Trades and Industrial,
governments, public agencies, manufacturing, and trade                    Sustainable Energy and Going Green. For more information or to
organizations. Training can be provided on-site at your workplace         register for a GES course visit www.gatlineducation.com/
or on our campus in Middleburg Heights. Customized training               polaris.
can be arranged for any size group, at a time convenient for your         Please note: Once the course is accessed either by requesting
employees and at a reasonable cost. The following is a sample of          materials or viewing lessons, there are no refunds. If you have
courses we can offer your organization. For additional course             technical questions prior to enrolling, contact Gatlin Education
offerings, scheduling and pricing, please contact our Business            Services by emailing: support@gatlineducation.com.
Coordinator, Nada Koury, at 440.891.7646 or nkoury@polaris.
edu.
• Health and Fitness
• Stress and Time Management
                                                                                              Register Now!
• Quality/Six Sigma/LEAN                                                                      440.891.7600 | polaris.edu
• Business/Marketing

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