LINDSEY HOPKINS TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHOOL CATALOG - 2020- 2021 N yce Daniel

 
LINDSEY HOPKINS TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHOOL CATALOG - 2020- 2021 N yce Daniel
LINDSEY HOPKINS
TECHNICAL COLLEGE

 SCHOOL CATALOG
   2020– 2021

      N yce Daniel
     Nyce Daniel, Principal
LHTC School Catalog 2020 - 2021

                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS
ADMINISTRATION ........................................................................................................................... V
VISION STATEMENT........................................................................................................................ V
MISSION STATEMENT..................................................................................................................... V
CORE VALUES ................................................................................................................................... V
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE .................................................................................................................. V
ACCREDITATIONS ……………………………………………………………………………… - 6 -
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION ………. - 6 -
GENERAL INFORMATION ......................................................................... - 8 -
HISTORY ........................................................................................................................................ - 8 -
FACILITIES .................................................................................................................................. - 9 -
PROGRAM OVERVIEW .............................................................................................................. - 9 -
OPEN-ENTRY/OPEN-EXIT PROGRAMS .................................................................................. - 9 -
DUAL ENROLLMENT ................................................................................................................. - 9 -
BOOKSTORE ................................................................................................................................. - 10 -
LOST AND FOUND ....................................................................................................................... - 10 -
CHILDCARE SERVICES .............................................................................................................. - 10 -
CAFETERIA ................................................................................................................................... - 10 -
MEDIA CENTER ........................................................................................................................... - 10 -
COPYRIGHT POLICY ................................................................................................................... - 10 -
CONSUMER INFORMATION ..................................................................................................... - 11-
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ........................................................................................................... - 11 -
SECURITY ...................................................................................................................................... - 11 -
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION ..................................................................................................... - 11 -
PARKING....................................................................................................................................... - 11 -
ACADEMIC YEAR........................................................................................................................ - 11 -
STUDENT SERVICES .............................................................................. - 12 -
ADMISSIONS ................................................................................................................................. - 12 -
DUAL ENROLLMENT ADMISSIONS ........................................................................................ - 12 -
COUNSELING ............................................................................................................................... - 13 -
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ............................................................... -13 -
STUDENT HEALTH ..................................................................................................................... - 13 -
ATTENDANCE POLICY ............................................................................................................... - 13 -
TRANSFER POLICY ..................................................................................................................... - 13 -
WITHDRAWAL POLICY .............................................................................................................. -13 -

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EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS ......................................................................... - 13 -
ATTENDANCE AGREEMENT FOR VETERANS .................................................................... - 14 -
VETERAN'S ATTENDANCE POLICY ........................................................................................ - 14 -
STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS FOR VA STUDENTS ........................................... - 14-
VETERAN'S CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION OR TRAINING ................................... - 14 -
FINANCIAL INFORMATION .................................................................... - 15 -
FINANCIAL AID .......................................................................................................................... - 15 -
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ............................................................................ - 15 -
FINANCIAL AID STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS ............................................... - 15 -
TUITION/FEES ............................................................................................................................ - 18 -
TUITION/FEE WAIVERS ............................................................................................................ - 18 -
PRO-RATED FEES ...................................................................................................................... -18-
REFUND POLICY ........................................................................................................................ - 18 -
ACADEMIC POLICIES ............................................................................. - 19 -
GRADING SYSTEM ..................................................................................................................... - 19 -
UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS ............................................................................................... - 19 -
PROBATION ................................................................................................................................. - 19 -
TEST OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (TABE) ...................................................................... - 19 -
APPLIED ACADEMICS FOR ADULT EDUCATION (AAAE) ................................................ - 20 -
LICENSURE PROGRAMS ........................................................................................................... - 20 -
STUDENTS’ RIGHTS ............................................................................... - 20 -
STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW AND CAMPUS SECURITY ACT OF 1990 ............................ - 20 -
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS ....................................................................... - 21 -
DISCRIMINATION, BULLYING, HARASSMENT: COMPLAINT PROCEDURES FOR
STUDENTS .................................................................................................................................... - 21 -
STUDENT RECORDS ................................................................................................................... - 21 -
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ................................................................................. - 21 -
CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE ..................................................................................................... - 22 -
SMOKING....................................................................................................................................... - 22 -
APPROVED DRESS CODE .......................................................................................................... - 22 -
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) ............................................. - 22 -
ADULT GENERAL EDUCATION (AGE) .................................................... - 23 -
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................. - 23 -
LENGTH OF COURSE ................................................................................................................. - 23 -
COST ............................................................................................................................................... - 23 -
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE) ........................................................................................... - 23 -

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ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) ............................................. - 23 -
GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (GED) ......................................... - 23 -
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT FOR ADULT GENERAL EDUCATION (AGE) .......................... - 24 -
CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS .................................... - 25 -
ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION ................................................ - 26 -
AIR CONDITIONING, REFRIGERATION AND HEATING TECHNOLOGY ........................ - 26 -
HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR-CONDITIONING/REFRIGERATION………………….... -27-
ELECTRICITY ............................................................................................................................... -28 -
ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION ................................... - 29 -
COMMERCIAL ART TECHNOLOGY ......................................................................................... - 29 -
FASHION TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTION SERVICES .................................................. - 30 -
EDUCATION AND TRAINING .......................................................................................... - 31 -
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION........................................................................................... - 31 -
HEALTH SCIENCE ................................................................................... - 32
DENTAL ASSISTING .................................................................................................................... - 32 -
PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT ...................................................................................................... - 33 -
PHLEBOTOMY ............................................................................................................................. - 34-
PRACTICAL NURSING ................................................................................................................ - 35 -
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY ......................................................................................................... - 36 -
CENTRAL STERILE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY………………………………………… - 37 -
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM .................................................................. - 38 -
PROFESSIONAL CULINARY ARTS & HOSPITALITY ............................................................ - 38 -
NUTRITION AND DIETETIC CLERK ........................................................................................ - 39 -
DIETETIC MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION ................................................................... - 40 -
HUMAN SERVICES ................................................................................... - 41 -
FACIALS SPECIALTY .................................................................................................................. - 41 -
NAILS SPECIALTY ....................................................................................................................... - 42 -
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ................................................................. - 43 -
COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (CSIT) ................................. - 43 -
TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS ............................. - 44-
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY 1 ............................................................................. - 44 -
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY 2 ............................................................................. - 45 -
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY ................................................................................ - 46 -
MARINE SERVICE TECHNOLOGIES ...................................................................................... - 47-
MANUFACTURING……………………………………………………….……………… - 48-

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BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIR TECHNOLOGY……………………………………… - 48 -
FACULTY LISTING (FULL-TIME) .............................................................. - 49 -
FACULTY LISTING (PART-TIME) .............................................................. - 50 -

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LHTC School Catalog 2020-2021                                                      Administration

           LINDSEY HOPKINS                                   PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
         TECHNICAL COLLEGE
          750 N. W. 20TH STREET                         Please accept my warmest welcome to
         MIAMI, FLORIDA 33127                           Lindsey Hopkins Technical College.
          PHONE: (305) 324-6070                         Functioning in a rich and diverse South
         www.lindseyhopkins.edu                         Florida community, Lindsey Hopkins
                                                        Technical College sustains an accepting
                                                        environment which continues to maintain
             ADMINISTRATION                             singularly impressive results.

                                                        Lindsey Hopkins Technical College was the
Ms. Nyce Daniel, Principal                              first career and technical education center
Mr. Jean Garry Florestal, Vice-Principal                built in Miami-Dade County. It has a rich
Dr. Starsheema Greene, Assistant Principal              history within the educational annals of the
Ms. Judy Rodriguez, Assistant Principal                 school district. It is governed by the School
Ms. Cristina Ugalde, Assistant Principal                Board of Miami-Dade County through its
Ms. Tangela Morris, Business Manager                    Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. Lindsey
Mr. Dennis Caldwell, Administrative Assistant III       Hopkins Technical College reports to the
                                                        Office     of     Adult    and    Community
                                                        Education/District School Operations.
            VISION STATEMENT
                                                        The school serves more than 10,000 students
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College will                  enrolled each year in English for Speakers of
be a showcase            institution.    Our            Other Languages (ESOL), Adult General
administration, faculty and staff, united in            Education, and Career/Technical Education
purpose, will provide our student body with             programs. In addition, a dual enrollment
the most advanced career/technical and                  program provides technical and career
academic education.                                     training for high school students enrolled at
                                                        ten local high schools.
           MISSION STATEMENT                            As you browse through the catalog, you will
                                                        find that a broad range of programs answers
The mission of Lindsey Hopkins Technical                the needs of the community in a very
College is to empower students to achieve               supportive way. We appreciate your interest
their career goals and to develop their ultimate        and hope to see you soon on our campus.
potential.

                CORE VALUES                                      Educationally yours,
We pursue high academic achievement for our
students and high performance standards from
our employees. We cultivate an environment
                                                                  Nyce Daniel
that serves the whole student population and                          Nyce Daniel
concentrates on closing the achievement gap.                           Principal

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           ACCREDITATIONS                              The Automotive Service Technology
                                                      Program is approved by the following:
           Lindsey Hopkins
           Technical College                         The National Automotive Technicians
          is accredited by the                           Education Foundation, Inc.
      Commission of the Council on                                (NATEF)
     Occupational Education (COE)

                                                       101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E. Suite 101
                                                              Leesburg, VA 20175
                                                           Telephone: (703) 669-6650
                                                              Fax: (703) 669-6125

                                                   In order to review the documents describing
           7840 Roswell Road                       the approval, accreditation, or licensure of
         Building 300, Suite 325                   this institution, provide a written request to
          Atlanta, Georgia 30350                   the principal.
       Telephone: (800) 917-2081
           Fax: (770) 396-3790                            MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
                                                             SCHOOL BOARD
  The school is approved by the following:            ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

 Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs           The School Board of Miami-Dade County,
     Headquarters & Executive Offices              Florida adheres to a policy of
    11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311-K               nondiscrimination in employment and
          Largo, FL 33778-1630                     educational programs/activities and strives
        Telephone: (727) 518-3202                  affirmatively to provide equal opportunity
                                                   for all as required by:
      The Health Science Programs
      are approved by the following:
                                                    Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 -
            Practical Nursing                      prohibits discrimination on the basis of
        Florida Board of Nursing                   race, color, religion, or national origin.
  Department of Health Board of Nursing
    4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02                 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
      Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252                   as amended - prohibits discrimination in
        Telephone: (850) 245-4125
                                                   employment on the basis of race, color,
           Fax: (850) 617-6460
                                                   religion, or national origin.
Dental Assisting – Commission on Dental
         Accreditation (CODA)                      Title IX of the Education Amendments
     American Dental Association                   of 1972 - prohibits discrimination on the
  Commission on Dental Accreditation               basis of gender.
        211 East Chicago Avenue
               Suite 1900                           Age Discrimination in Employment Act
         Chicago, Illinois 60611
                                                   of 1967 (ADEA) as amended - prohibits
       Telephone: (312) 440-4653
                                                   discrimination on the basis of age with
                                                   respect to individuals who are at least 40.

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 The Equal Pay Act of 1963 as amended -                Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act
prohibits gender discrimination in payment             of 2002 – no public school shall deny equal
of wages to women and men performing                   access to, or a fair opportunity for groups
substantially equal work in the same                   to meet on school premises or in school
establishment.                                         facilities before or after school hours, or
                                                       discriminate against any group officially
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of               affiliated with Boy Scouts of America or
1973 - prohibits discrimination against the            any other youth or community group listed
disabled.                                              in Title 36 (as a patriotic society).

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990                Veterans are provided re-employment
(ADA) - prohibits discrimination against               rights in accordance with P.L. 93-508
individuals with disabilities in employment,           (Federal Law) and Section 295.07,
public service, public accommodations, and             (Florida Statutes), which stipulates
telecommunications.                                    categorical preferences for employment.

The Family and Medical Leave Act of
1993 (FMLA) - requires covered employers               School Board Policies 1362, 3362, 4362,
to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job -             and 5517
protected leave to “eligible” employees for
certain family and medical reasons.                    Prohibit harassment and/or discrimination
                                                       against students, employees, or applicants
                                                       on the basis of sex, race, color, ethnic or
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of                    national origin, religion, marital status, disa-
1978 - prohibits discrimination in                     bility, genetic information, age, political be-
employment on the basis of pregnancy,                  liefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender
childbirth, or related medical conditions.             identification, social and family background,
                                                       linguistic preference, pregnancy, and any
                                                       other legally prohibited basis. Retaliation for
Florida Educational Equity Act (FEEA) -                engaging in a protected activity is also pro-
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race,         hibited.
gender, national origin, marital status, or            Questions, complaints or requests for addi-
handicap against a student, or employee.               tional information regarding discrimination
                                                       or harassment may be sent to: Executive
Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 - secures             Director, Civil Rights Compliance Office,
                                                       155 NE 15 Street, Suite P-104E, Miami,
for all individuals within the state freedom
                                                       Florida 33132; PH: 305-995-1580 or e-mail
for discrimination because of race, color,             address:crc@dadeschools.net.
religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap,
or marital status.

Title II of the Genetic Information
Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) –
prohibits discrimination against employees
or    applicants   because    of   genetic
information.

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GENERAL INFORMATION                                   Center. In 1968 it was designated as the
                                                      county’s first area vocational school. In
                                                      1983 the school was relocated to its present
                 HISTORY                              site, 750 Northwest 20th Street and offered
                                                      Hotel Front Desk Operation, including a
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College has                 hotel wing, as one of its career and technical
grown out of a philosophy of service to               programs. The school affiliated with the
the educational, cultural and career needs            Commission on Occupational Education
of the people of Miami-Dade County.                   Institutions of the Southern Association of
Founded in 1937 as Northside Tech-                    Colleges and Schools in the fall of 1970 and
                                                      was initially accredited in 1972.
nical School, the center was the first
technical school established in Miami,                Since moving to its current site, Lindsey
Florida. During World War II the school,              Hopkins Technical Education Center has
renamed the Miami Technical High                      had five principals. From 1969 to 1990, Dr.
School, was utilized by the United States             John T. Coursey served as the school’s
military for war production training pro-             principal. Dr. Coursey made key decisions
grams.                                                related to the design of the building and
                                                      oversaw its construction and relocation to its
In 1936 Mr. Lindsey Hopkins, who made a
                                                      present site in 1983. Dr. Coursey initiated
fortune while in Atlanta, Georgia through
                                                      the quest for a multi-level parking garage.
Coca-Cola, moved to Miami. He bought an
unfinished fifteen-story boom-years hotel,
                                                      From 1990 to 1997, Mr. John Leyva served
The Roosevelt, for $38,000 across the street
                                                      as the school’s principal. During Mr.
from the Technical High School. Mr.
                                                      Leyva’s tenure, the hotel program was
Hopkins paid off all the claims to the hotel
                                                      closed and the hotel was remodeled and
and updated the outside of it before dying in
                                                      converted into much-needed classroom
1937. Seven years later the School Board of
                                                      space. Mr. Leyva was instrumental in
Dade County bought the hotel for $225,000
                                                      obtaining the funds and zoning needed to
and sold the existing technical school site
                                                      begin the construction process for Lindsey
for $50,000. Using $400,000 in federal
                                                      Hopkins’ parking garage.
money, the former hotel building was
remodeled. The technical school and the
                                                      From 1997 to 2004, Mr. James V. Parker
school board administrative offices were
                                                      served as the principal. During Mr. Parker’s
relocated to this building which was
                                                      term, the long-awaited construction of the
renamed the Lindsey Hopkins Building.
                                                      Lindsey Hopkins’ parking garage came to
                                                      fruition.
Shortly after World War II ended, the school
had its first open house as the Miami                 From August 2004 to August, 2010, Rosa D.
Technical High School with an initial                 Borgen, Ph.D. served as Lindsey Hopkins
enrollment of 400 students. Dr. James T.              Technical Education Center principal. She
Wilson,        Miami-Dade           County’s          fully    embraced      Lindsey     Hopkins’
Superintendent of Schools at the time, stated         commitment to the community it serves
in the Skyscraper, the school’s 1950                  through the business partners on EESAC.
yearbook that he wanted to “develop not
only a technical high school, but also a              As of August, 2010, Ms. Nyce Daniel has
comprehensive       vocational      program           enthusiastically taken hold of the reigns as
commensurate with the needs of this                   the school’s principal. She feels fortunate to
community.” Soon thereafter the school was            work with a dedicated team of professionals
renamed the Lindsey Hopkins Education                 in order to continue to carry out Lindsey

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                                                       clusters: Architecture and Construction,
Hopkins’ mission “to empower students to
                                                       Arts, A/V Technology and Communications,
achieve their career goals and to develop
                                                       Education and Training, Health Science,
their ultimate      potential”. Ms. Daniel
                                                       Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services,
facilitates dynamic educational program so
                                                       Information Technology, Transportation,
that each student is a prepared, resilient,
                                                       Distribution and Logistics. The Adult
skillful and committed individual in the
                                                       General Education (AGE) curriculum covers
competitive global society.
                                                       English for Speakers of Other Languages
                                                       (ESOL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and
                                                       General Educational Development (GED)
                                                       test preparation to obtain a high school
                                                       diploma and basic skills remediation.
                                                       Guidance counselors assist all students. Case
                                                       managers work on introducing new students
               FACILITIES                              to career pathways, providing support, and
                                                       following-up to ensure their progress.
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College is a full-
service career/technical school that offers                  OPEN-ENTRY/OPEN-EXIT
adults applied technology and academic                            PROGRAMS
programs on a full-time and/or a part-time
basis at the main campus and at a number of
                                                       Many programs are open-entry/open-exit,
post-secondary auxiliary instructional sites
                                                       which means that students may enroll at any
including Miami-Dade County Department of
                                                       time during the trimester. Some programs
Corrections and Rehabilitation, Miami
                                                       particularly in the health science area,
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually
                                                       require a specific entry date and may have
Impaired, Miami Rescue Mission, Miami-
                                                       an enrollment waiting list. Prospective
Dade County Public Schools’ Department of
                                                       students are     encouraged to check with a
Plant Operations, Notre Dame D’Haiti
                                                       counselor, and/or instructor to determine
Catholic Church, Lotus House, and Braman
                                                       the specific admission requirements of their
Automotive Training Center. Furthermore,
                                                       program of interest.
the school partners with Community Smiles,
a non-profit dental clinic which annually
serves about 7,400 patients based on financial
need. On a rotating basis more than 110                         DUAL ENROLLMENT
dentists volunteer their expertise to help in
this multi-cultural community uninsured                The Dual Enrollment Program at Lindsey
patients which need dental care.                       Hopkins        Technical     College      was
                                                       instituted in 2002 to provide career/technical
The 380,000 square foot campus houses a                training for 11th and 12th grade students in
staff of almost 200: administrators,
                                                       the following high schools:
counselors,         teachers,       clerks,
                                                       • North Miami Beach Senior High School
paraprofessionals, security and custodians.
The school operates Monday through                     • North Miami Senior High School
Thursday from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM and                  • Miami Senior High School
Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.                        • Miami Jackson Senior High School
                                                       • Westland-Hialeah Senior High School
        PROGRAM OVERVIEW                               Admission is by application only. Students
                                                       are selected on an individual basis after a
Career/technical post-secondary certificate            review of academic records and a personal
programs are offered in eight different career         interview. Requirements for admission

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include a minimum GPA of 2.0, excellent                    Evening baby-sitting services are also avail-
attendance and conduct records, motivation                 able.
to pursue a career in a specific field and
recommendations by teachers and counselors.                               CAFETERIA

The students are eligible for free
                                                           The cafeteria is located in Building F.
transportation from their home schools to
                                                           Breakfast is served Tuesday through
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College for two
                                                           Thursday from 7:30 AM. to 9:00 AM., and
class blocks in the morning and are returned
                                                           lunch Tuesday to Thursday from 11:00 AM
to their home schools by school bus for the
                                                           to 12:00 PM. Vending machines are
remainder of the day. High school credits and
                                                           conveniently located throughout the campus.
Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) are
awarded upon completion of any of the
following courses:                                                     MEDIA CENTER
• Automotive Service Technology
• Commercial Art Technology                                The media center is located in Room F-211.
• Professional Culinary Arts and                           The hours of operation are Monday to
    Hospitality                                            Thursday from 7:45 AM to 9:30 PM and
• Computer Systems Technology                              Fridays from 7:45 AM to 4:00 PM. It al-
• Early Childhood Education                                lows students to research academic subjects,
• Fashion Design                                           to access information on current events and
                                                           to obtain visual/ancillary materials for
               BOOKSTORE                                   school projects. Students using computers
                                                           with internet access must adhere to the Mi-
                                                           ami-Dade County Public Schools’ Accepta-
A currently enrolled student may purchase                  ble Use Policy for Internet Use according to
books and supplies in the bookstore. Valid                 Miami-Dade County School Board Policy
student identification (ID) badge is required              #2531 regarding copyright laws and fair use
to make purchases. The bookstore is located                guidelines.
in Room C-108. Hours of operation are Mon-
day to Friday, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM and
Monday to Thursday, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
                                                                    COPYRIGHT POLICY

           LOST AND FOUND                                  LHTC adheres to Miami-Dade County
                                                           School Board Policy “2531 - Copyrighted
                                                           Works” in compliance with copyright laws
Articles that are found are taken to the                   and fair use guidelines.
security office in Room C-104. Students are                 Students are reminded that a copyright is
required to provide some form of                           the legal protection of intellectual property,
identification when making any claim.                      in whatever medium, that is provided for by
                                                           the laws of the United States to the owners
                                                           of copyright. Types of works that are
        CHILDCARE SERVICES                                 covered by copyright law include, but are
                                                           not limited to, literary, dramatic, musical,
                                                           artistic, pictorial, graphic, film and multi-
Childcare services are offered for staff and               media works. Many people understand that
students with children age 18 months to 5                  printed works such as books and magazine
years. For application or eligibility infor-               articles are covered by copyright laws but
mation, contact the child-care center office in            they are not aware that the protection
Room D-119, or at 305-324-6070 ext. 8010                   extends to software, digital works, and
Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.                  unpublished works and it covers all forms of

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a work, including its digital transmission and
subsequent use.          Any unauthorized
distribution   of    copyrighted      material,                             PARKING
including unauthorized peer-to-peer file
sharing, is subject to civil and criminal
                                                            Parking is permitted in the parking garage in
liabilities. For more information regarding
                                                            designated area. Students should make cer-
copyright expectations and penalties please
                                                            tain that their vehicles are parked properly
visit the U. S. Copyright Office website at:
                                                            as not to block the exit, other vehicles,
www.copyright.gov
                                                            driveways, gates or areas designed for hand-
                                                            icap persons. All vehicles MUST be parked
                                                            with tag visible. The school shall not be re-
     CONSUMER INFORMATION                                   sponsible for vandalism or damage to vehi-
Lindsey Hopkins Technical            College’s              cles parked on school property.
website address to access            Consumer
Information is:                                                      2020- 2021
www.lindseyhopkins.edu                                           SCHOOL CALENDAR
A paper copy of the school’s Consumer                       ADULT/VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Information is available upon written request
to the principal.                                                 2020 – 2021 (1) Fall Trimester
                                                            August 24, 2020 Class Begin
                                                            September 7, 2020 Holiday
       TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT                                   September 28, 2020 Teacher Planning Day
                                                            October 23, 2020     Teacher Planning Day
                                                            November 3, 2020 Teacher Planning Day
There are various computer laboratories that                November 11, 2020 Holiday
facilitate learning. They are stationed in                  November 25, 2020 Teacher Planning Day
English for Speakers of Other Languages                     November 26, 2020 Holiday
(ESOL) classrooms, Adult General Education                  November 27, 2020 Recess
(AGE)       classrooms,     health    science               December 18, 2020 Class Ends
classrooms, and the library media center.                   December 24, 2020 to
                                                            January 1, 2021     Winter Break-Recess
                 SECURITY
                                                                 2020 – 2021 (2) Winter Trimester
                                                            January 4, 2021     Class Begin
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College has a
                                                            January 18, 2021     Holiday
security plan detailing procedures to follow
                                                            January 22, 2021     Teacher Planning Day
in the event of both internal and external
                                                            February 15, 2021 Holiday
emergencies. Both security lockdowns and
                                                            March 26, 2021       Teacher Planning Day
fire drills are held periodically throughout the
                                                            March 29, 2021 to
year, as per school district mandates.
                                                            April 2, 2021        Spring Break-Recess
                                                            April 9, 2020        Class Ends
     STUDENT IDENTIFICATION                                     2020 – 2021 (3) Summer Trimester
                                                            April 12, 2021      Class Begins
A valid Lindsey Hopkins Technical College                   May 31, 2021        Holiday
Identification Badge (ID) must be worn visi-                June 10, 2021       Teacher Planning Day
bly at all time by all students. Student ID                 July 2, 2021         Teacher Planning Day
badges are obtained by paying a $5.00 fee at                July 5, 2021         Holiday
the time of registration. A replacement ID                  August 3, 2021       Class Ends
badge is $5.00 and may be obtained in the                   August 4, 2021       Teacher Planning Day
registration office.

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The adult academic year is divided into three             Prospective students may register directly
trimesters of approximately 16 weeks. The                 for many courses that do not have pre-
first trimester usually begins in August and              entrance requirements by completing regis-
ends in December. The second trimester usu-               tration and paying a small registration fee
ally begins in January and ends in April. The             plus career/technical tuition, if required. For
third trimester usually begins the middle of              certain adult career/technical programs, pri-
April and ends in August.                                 marily in the field of health sciences, pro-
                                                          spective students must meet with a counse-
                                                          lor prior to enrollment because of additional
                                                          admissions requirements including proof of
     STUDENT SERVICES                                     high school or GED transcripts, minimum
                                                          scores on an entrance test and orientation
                                                          sessions. If counseling and/or testing indi-
                                                          cate that students do not qualify for the orig-
                                                          inal program choice, then an alternate pro-
              ADMISSIONS                                  gram or remediation is recommended. Stu-
                                                          dents enrolling in adult education programs
Any person 16 years of age or older, official-            are required to take a basic skills test for
ly withdrawn from the K-12 program in Mi-                 placement prior to registration to determine
ami-Dade County Public Schools, may enroll                the appropriate level of study.
in the programs offered. For the Automotive
Service Technology 1 and Automotive Ser-                  DUAL ENROLLMENT ADMISSIONS
vice Technology 2, offered at Braman Auto-
motive Training Center, a person must be                  During the second high school semester of
between the ages of 17 to 25 years. Any indi-             each school year, the dual enrollment
vidual with special needs applying for admis-             facilitator visits the participating high
sion will be referred to Vocational Rehabili-             schools for recruitment purposes. The dual
tation or other appropriate agencies which                enrollment facilitator interviews the
will work closely with the school in deter-               applicants, and the high school counselors
mining when the individual is ready to be                 and teachers are consulted for the purpose of
accepted for admission to the adult program.              determining whether or not the student
                                                          possesses adequate academic skills for the
Career/technical students who wish to enter               selected courses. If the course work appears
programs of 450 clock hours of instruction or             to be academically too demanding, the
more must complete a basic skills examina-                student is encouraged to select a more
tion within the first six (6) calendar weeks              appropriate program. A student may be
after admission into the program, even if they            accepted without conditions, accepted on a
hold a high school diploma. Exceptions from               probationary basis, or encouraged to
the basic skills testing requirements include             improve deficiencies and reapply in the
students possessing an associate of applied               following school year. The courses offered
science or arts, baccalaureate graduate-level             are carefully screened and monitored by the
degree; students who have passed or are ex-               dual enrollment facilitator to ensure
empt from the college level communication                 appropriate academic and occupational
and computation examination; and/or stu-                  content. The high school students are
dents who are exempt from the college entry-              expected to fulfill the same requirements as
level examination. Students with disabilities             adult students in order to earn occupational
may request testing accommodations, if they               completion points (OCPs) available in each
provide written documentation verifying their             program.
disability.

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              COUNSELING                                   the class. Excessive absences that interfere
                                                           with academic progress may be grounds for
                                                           disciplinary action.
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College offers a
comprehensive Student Services program to                  Attendance policies for veterans receiving
all students through individual, small and                 benefits for attending school are covered in
large group counseling to address person-                  a brochure distributed to each veteran upon
al/social, educational and career needs of all             enrollment in school. These brochures are
students. Counselors are available Monday                  available in the registration office and may
through Thursday from 7:50 AM to 9:00 PM                   be obtained upon request.
and on Friday from 7:50 AM to 3:10 PM in
Room C-109.
                                                                     TRANSFER POLICY
      SERVICES FOR STUDENTS
                                                           Students may transfer from one program to
         WITH DISABILITIES
                                                           another program within the institution or
                                                           from other institutions by obtaining the
The student services program offers services
                                                           recommendation       of    counselors   and
for students with special needs. Students
                                                           instructors. Transferring students are
must see a guidance counselor for more in-
                                                           assessed by instructors to determine the
formation about available programs and ser-
                                                           highest achieved competency in order to
vices in Room C109.
                                                           assist them in continuing their education at
                                                           the appropriate level. Students beyond the
          STUDENT HEALTH                                   compulsory school age and currently
                                                           enrolled as full-time secondary students
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College has no                   must follow Miami-Dade County Public
facilities or personnel to render medical                  Schools’ transfer policy to transfer to a
assistance of any type. If a student has a                 career/technical post-secondary school.
medical problem that might result in an
emergency situation, the student should
inform the instructor of the condition when                       WITHDRAWAL POLICY
initially entering the class. If a student
emergency occurs, school officials will call               Withdrawal of students occurs upon the
fire rescue, which personnel will make the                 sixth consecutive absence for adult general
decision as to the need for an ambulance. If               education classes and career/technical
an ambulance is dispatched, the student                    classes. Students who fail to report to class
requiring medical attention is responsible for             during their first three (3) days of their
payment.                                                   initial registration will be withdrawn as a
                                                           no-show. Students may also officially
                                                           withdraw by notifying the registrar located
        ATTENDANCE POLICY                                  in the Registration office in Room C-106.

All students are expected to attend class regu-              EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR
larly. Attendance is maintained by the teacher                 VETERAN’S AFFAIRS (VA)
on a daily basis through the electronic grade
book. Students who fail to report to class dur-            Lindsey Hopkins Technical College has
ing their first three (3) days of their initial            been approved by the Florida Department of
registration will be withdrawn as a no-show.               Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to provide
All students who accumulate six (6) consecu-               educational benefits to eligible veterans.
tive absences are dropped automatically from               Veterans may obtain assistance or

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information concerning matters dealing with                 A VA student terminated from VA
benefits for veterans from the registrar                    educational benefits due to unsatisfactory
located in Room C-106. All veterans will be                 progress may petition the school to be
advised whether or not their program of study               recertified after attaining a CGPA of 3.0.
has been approved by the Department of
Veteran’s Affairs. Veterans are permitted to                      VETERAN’S CREDIT FOR
receive educational benefits only for the
                                                                   PREVIOUS EDUCATION
length of time approved for the course.
                                                                       OR TRAINING
VETERAN’S ATTENDANCE POLICY                                 Students must report all education and
                                                            training. The school must evaluate and
Early departures, class cuts, tardies, etc., for            grant credit, if appropriate, with the training
any portion of a class period will be counted               time shortened, the tuition reduced
as unearned hours.                                          proportionately, and the VA and student
                                                            notified.
Students exceeding 20% total absences in a
calendar month will be terminated from their                         Title 38 US Code § 3679
VA benefits for unsatisfactory attendance.

In order to show that the cause of                          In accordance with Title 38 US Code § 3679
unsatisfactory attendance has been removed,                 subsection (e), this school adopts the
students must show good attendance (as                      following additional provisions for any
defined) for one calendar month after being                 students using U.S. Department of Veterans
terminated for unsatisfactory attendance.                   Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33)
After such time, the student may be                         or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
recertified for VA education benefits.                      (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the
                                                            institution is pending from the VA. This
The student’s attendance record will be                     school will not:
retained in the veteran’s file for USDVA and
SAA audit purposes.                                         •Prevent the student’s enrollment;
                                                            •Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
                                                            •Require the student to secure alternative or
                                                            additional funding;
     STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC                                  •Deny the student access to any resources
     PROGRESS FOR VETERAN’S                                 (access to classes, libraries, or other
        AFFAIR STUDENTS                                     institutional facilities) available to other
                                                            students who have satisfied their tuition and
Students receiving VA educational benefits                  fee bills to the institution.
must maintain a minimum cumulative grade                    However, to qualify for this provision, such
point average (CGPA) of 3.0 each trimester.                 students will be required to:
                                                            Provide the enrolling institution with a copy
A VA student whose CGPA falls below 3.0                     of his/her VA Certification of Eligibility
grade point average at the end of any                       (COE) - A “certificate of eligibility” can
trimester will be placed on academic                        also include a “Statement of Benefits”
probation for a maximum of two consecutive                  obtained from the U.S. Department of
terms of enrollment. If the VA student’s                    Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website; eBenefits;
CGPA is still below 3.0 at the end of the                   or a VAF 28-1905 form, for chapter 31
second consecutive term of probation, the                   authorization purposes.
student’s VA educational benefits will be
terminated.

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Additional criteria to qualify for this                          Students enrolled in programs of less
provision are also required for such students                    than 600 hours may be eligible for
and listed below:                                                district financial aid and FSAG.
‘No Other Requirements Other Than COE                       3.   Make satisfactory progress in academics
Submission’                                                      and attendance.
                                                            4.   Not be in default or owe a refund for
                                                                 any aid previously received.
                                                            6.   Sign a statement certifying non-
FINANCIAL INFORMATION                                            participation in any drug related activity.
                                                            7.   Register with the United States Selective
                                                                 Service, if required by federal law.
             FINANCIAL AID
                                                                 FINANCIAL AID STANDARDS
Students enrolled in career/technical classes                     OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS
are encouraged to complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid,
(FAFSA) for the current year. The federal                   Career/technical centers of Miami-Dade
school code for LHTC is 005586, and the                     County Public Schools in conjunction with
application     can      be     accessed   at               federal regulations have established the
www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students are required to                  following standards of academic progress,
complete a new FAFSA for each academic                      which must be met to continue receiving
year. For students to be eligible for federal               financial assistance. These standards
financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, they                 become effective when the student starts the
must be enrolled in a career/technical                      program, not when the student applies for
program of 600 or more clock hours of                       financial aid. For returning students the
instruction.    To be eligible for Florida                  standards start the first day of class in the
Student Assistance Grant (FSAG-CE),                         next trimester.
students     must     be     enrolled   in  a
career/technical program of 450 or more                     A. To make satisfactory progress a
clock hours. District Financial Aid (DFAP)                     student must meet the following:
and Fee Waiver programs are also available
on a limited basis. Eligibility for these                        The Satisfactory Academic Progress
funding sources requires completing the                          form must be utilized by the Financial
FAFSA application. Pell Grant recipients                         Aid Officers in order to document and
may receive textbooks as part of the award.                      monitor students’ progress at the
Students must maintain a Satisfactory                            completion of each payment period.
Academic Performance (SAP) in order to                           The Satisfactory Academic Progress
maintain all financial aid. Financial                            Report form (FM 5431) is completed by
assistance is available in room D-106.                           the career/technical teachers and
                                                                 returned to the Financial Aid Officers.
                                                                 The student’s current grades derived
        GENERAL ELIGIBILITY
                                                                 from class/shop work assessment appear
          REQUIREMENTS                                           in the electronic gradebook and the
                                                                 district’s Vocational Tracking System.
In order to participate in the Pell Grant                        The school’s Registrar will confirm that
financial aid program, a student must comply                     the students       have completed the
with the following eligibility requirements:                     scheduled number of hours enrolled.
1. Hold United States citizenship or United
    States permanent resident status.                            The Satisfactory Academic Progress
2. Be enrolled in a certificate program of at                    criteria that are expected from all
    least 600 clock hours of        instruction.                 students are as follows:

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                                                           the Financial Aid Officer and the
   ➢ Satisfactorily attain a minimum grade                 student will then be placed on
     of “C” or better or GPA of 2.0 and                    “Financial Aid Probation” status for one
     above                                                 payment period. Reinstatement of a
   ➢ Satisfactorily complete outcomes                      student’s financial aid after an appeal is
     within 150% of the length of the                      denied can only be attained if the
     program.                                              student attends a trimester without
   ➢ Successfully complete 67% of the                      financial assistance and achieves
     maximum scheduled hours for which                     Satisfactory Academic Progress for that
     the student is enrolled                               payment period. Students will be
                                                           entitled to one (1) appeal’s hearing
   If a student fails to make Satisfactory                 during the entire length of their
   Academic Progress as reflected on their                 program.
   Satisfactory            Academic Progress
   Report form, a meeting will be held with                The Financial Aid Officers and teachers
   the student and the Financial Aid Officer.              will work together to closely monitor a
   The student will be placed on                           student’s progress while on “Financial
   “Financial Aid Warning” for one                         Aid Probation” and should the student
   payment        period. The Financial Aid                regain Satisfactory Academic Progress
   Officer will closely monitor the student’s              during the next evaluation, they will be
   progress; and if the student         regains            considered as being in academic
   Satisfactory Academic Progress while                    compliance and their eligibility will be
   they are on “Financial Aid Warning”,                    reinstated. If a student does not make
   they will be considered as being in                     Satisfactory Academic Progress while
   academic compliance.                                    on “Financial Aid Warning” or
   If the student fails to achieve Satisfactory            “Financial Aid Probation”, a meeting
   Academic Progress, while on “Financial                  will be held with the student and the
   Aid Warning”, they will be notified of                  Financial Aid Officer and the student
   the cancellation of their financial aid                 will be informed that they will not be
   award. They will have the opportunity to                eligible for the payment period
   appeal such action and can submit a                     following      their     “unsatisfactory”
   Financial Aid Student Appeals form (FM                  academic progress report. Students will
   6863) obtained from the Financial Aid                   be financially responsible for their
   Officer in order to request an appeal. All              academic expenses until they have
   requests for appeal will be heard by the                successfully reestablished Satisfactory
   school’s     Financial      Aid     Appeals             Academic Progress.
   Committee which will be comprised of
   an administrator, financial aid officer,                Students who exceed their maximum
   and counselor. The committee shall                      hours of eligibility will be considered as
   convene as needed and will carefully                    not making Satisfactory Academic
   review       all       information       and            Progress and will no longer be eligible
   documentation related to the student’s                  for financial aid. Financial Aid Officers
   appeal. The committee will render a                     will be able to effectively monitor all
   written decision to the student within 48               students’ hours and academic grades in
   hours of the appeal hearing using the                   order to make the necessary Satisfactory
   Student Appeals form (FM 6863). The                     Academic Progress determinations.
   decisions of the Financial Aid Appeals
   Committee are final.                                    Students are considered as ineligible
                                                           when it becomes mathematically
   If the student’s appeal is approved, a                  impossible for them to complete the
   meeting will be held with the student and               program within 150% of the length of

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   the program.                                                appeal should be in writing and include
                                                               the following documents:
   Students who transfer will have their
   hours and grades earned at the previous                     1. A letter by the student describing
   school counted towards their Satisfactory                      mitigating circumstances.
   Academic Progress.                                          2. A physician’s note and/or medical
                                                                  records, if the appeal is based on a
   Any student who has received an                                medical reason.
   Incomplete (“I”) in a course or has                         3. Any additional documents.
   recycled hours or grades, will have these
   hours and grades counted towards their                      The decision of the appeal committee is
   Satisfactory Academic Progress.                             final. A student will receive written
                                                               notification of the decision. After an
   If a student withdraws, their existing                      appeal is denied, reinstatement is
   hours and grades upon re-entering will be                   possible if a student attends one
   counted towards their Satisfactory                          trimester without financial assistance
   Academic Progress.                                          and maintains satisfactory progress for
                                                               that trimester. A student may be granted
                                                               only one appeal during the entire
B. The number of trimesters a student                          program of study.
   will be eligible to receive Pell Grant
   will be limited by the number of hours                   D. Verification
   required to complete the program.
                                                               Federal regulations require that the
       Length of     Maximum Trimesters
                                                               school validates income and other
       Program (Hrs.)   of Eligibility
                                                               information reported on the Pell Grant
            600              3                                 Student Aid Report (SAR) with the
            750              3                                 parent’s/student’s IRS Transcript and
            900              4                                 attached schedules. When discrepancies
          1080               5                                 occur, the corrected SAR must be
          1200               5                                 resubmitted to the federal processor.
          1440               6                                 The financial aid office reserves the
          1550               7                                 right to require other documentation
          1800               8                                 when deemed necessary before the
                                                               student becomes eligible for a Pell
  If a student exceeds the maximum                             Grant.
  trimesters of eligibility as defined in the
  above chart, the student will be considered
  as not making satisfactory progress and
  will no longer be eligible for Pell Grant                 E. Pell Grant Disbursements
  financial aid. Additionally, a student is
  allowed to transfer programs once. A                         Pell Grant aid will be disbursed each
  student will lose financial aid eligibility if               trimester based on the number of hours
  he transfers more than allowed.                              students complete in a trimester. After
                                                               seven consecutive days of attendance, if
C. Appeals Concerning Unsatisfactory                           necessary, students may request to
   Progress                                                    receive a book voucher. Students who
                                                               do not complete all of their hours within
   If notified that financial aid is cancelled,                the enrollment period will not be
   the student may appeal such action. The                     eligible for a disbursement. Subsequent

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               payments are contingent upon the                        Test Fee (AGE Only)……………$5.00
               students     maintaining      satisfactory
               academic progress. Students can only                    When student fees are paid by credit card,
               receive Pell Grants for a maximum of six                the name and address of the registering stu-
               years.                                                  dent must match the credit card information.

     General Disbursement Times for Pell Grant                         Other Fees/Costs
                    Recipients                                         Other fees/costs such as laboratory,
                                                                       textbooks, tools and uniforms vary
Disbursement      Clock Hours       Disbursement   Academic            according to the program. A fee is charged
                    Needed           Amount          Year              for duplicate transcripts and certificates.
     1                 150             25%           1st
                                                                               TUITION FEE WAIVERS
                      271 &
     2            re-enrolled for      25%           1st
                  next trimester                                       Tuition fee waivers may be granted to
                      600 &                                            financially needy students. A FAFSA
     3            re-enrolled for      25%           1st
                  next trimester
                                                                       application must be on file. In order to
                      721 &                                            qualify, the student cannot receive financial
     4            re-enrolled for      25%           1st               aid from any other source. A fee waiver
                  next trimester                                       application must be submitted each
                                                                       trimester. In addition, the applicant must
     5                 1050            25%           2nd
                                                                       provide documentation verifying financial
                      1171 &                                           need.
     6            re-enrolled for      25%           2nd
                  next trimester
                      1500 &
     7            re-enrolled for      25%           2nd                          REFUND POLICY
                  next trimester

     8                 1620            25%           2nd               The refund policy of M-DCPS postsec-
                                                                       ondary educational centers follows this
                                                                       schedule:
                         TUITION FEES                                      •   Within 5 days of the beginning of
                                                                               the class start date or registration
         Each trimester, tuition and fees are collected                        date, whichever is later.
         at the time of registration for classes. The                          (No show) – 100%
         State of Florida determines the range of tui-
         tion per contact hour. Current fees are listed
         in the Class Schedule and are subject to                          •   AGE fees, ID fees and lab fees
         change without notice.                                                are non- refundable.
                                                                           •   Cash payments are refunded by
         Career/Technical Program:                                             internal funds checks. Credit
         Resident (In-State)… $ 2.56/hour
                                                                               Card refunds will only be applied
         Non-Resident (Out-Of-State)…. 10.25/hour
         Application fee……………… $ 15.00                                         to the credit card used for pay-
         Student IDs……………… $5.00                                               ment.
         Adult            General         Education:                       •   Visit our web page for the full re-
         Resident       (In-State)……….       $30.00                            fund policy.
         Non-Resident (Out-of-State)…...$30.00

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