SCHOOL CATALOG 2019-2020 - Concorde Career College

 
SCHOOL CATALOG 2019-2020 - Concorde Career College
SCHOOL CATALOG
          2019-2020

 Garden Grove, California | Effective May 21, 2020
Table of Contents                                                                                      ARTICULATION PARTNERSHIPS FOR CONCORDE – CALIFORNIA ......... 10
                                                                                                       VETERANS ADMINISTRATION STUDENTS...................................... 10
                                                                                                       STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ........................................ 10
TABLE OF CONTENTS .......................................................... 1                      PROGRAMS OF STUDY ...................................................... 11
   HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL ........................................................... 3                     Dental Assistant ............................................................ 11
      Garden Grove .................................................................. 3                    Dental Hygiene.............................................................. 12
   LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION .......................................... 3                             Medical Assistant .......................................................... 13
      Garden Grove .................................................................. 3                    Medical Office Administration ...................................... 14
   OUR MISSION STATEMENT ......................................................... 4                       Physical Therapist Assistant .......................................... 16
      Values .............................................................................. 4              Respiratory Therapy ...................................................... 18
   GOVERNING BODY .................................................................... 4                   Vocational Nursing........................................................ 20
   ACCREDITATIONS, APPROVALS & MEMBERSHIPS ............................ 5
      Institutional Accreditations ............................................. 5                  FINANCIAL INFORMATION ................................................ 22
      Programmatic Accreditations ......................................... 5                          CANCELLATION & REFUND ....................................................... 22
   CAMPUS FACILITIES ................................................................... 5                Student’s Right to Cancel .............................................. 22
   GENERAL FACILITIES .................................................................. 5                Student’s Right to Withdraw .......................................... 22
   EQUIPMENT ............................................................................ 6               Financing Requirements................................................ 22
      Dental Assistant Program ............................................... 6                          Refund Policy.................................................................. 22
      Dental Hygiene Program ................................................. 6                          Refund Calculation ........................................................ 22
      Medical Assistant Program ............................................. 6                           Student Notifications Regarding Withdrawal and
      Medical Office Administration Program.......................... 6                                   Refunds ......................................................................... 22
      Physical Therapist Assistant Program ............................. 6                             FINANCIAL AID OFFICE ............................................................ 23
      Respiratory Therapy Program ......................................... 6                             Student Responsibilities ................................................ 23
      Vocational Nursing Program ........................................... 6                         FINANCIAL AID....................................................................... 23
      Audiovisual Aids .............................................................. 6                   Federal Pell Grant ......................................................... 23
ADMISSIONS ...................................................................... 7                       Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
                                                                                                          (FSEOG) ......................................................................... 23
   ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS ........................................................ 7                       Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans ................. 23
      California’s Relay Service................................................. 7                       Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
      General Admissions Requirements .................................. 7                                 ...................................................................................... 23
      Social Security Number.................................................... 7                        Default .......................................................................... 23
      Foreign Students ............................................................. 7                    Cal Grant A, B and C Programs ..................................... 23
      Foreign Transcripts .......................................................... 7                    Alternative Financing .................................................... 23
      Document Integrity ......................................................... 7                      Other Aid ....................................................................... 23
      Personal Interview ........................................................... 7                    Veterans Administration Students ................................ 23
      Acceptance by the School ................................................ 8                         Partnership Agreements ............................................... 24
      Student Orientation......................................................... 8                      Scholarships .................................................................. 24
      Waitlists .......................................................................... 8           EDUCATION COSTS ................................................................. 24
      Alternates ........................................................................ 8            STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND ........................................... 25
      Retesting for Waitlist Students........................................ 8                        RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS POLICY ........................................... 25
      Distance Education .......................................................... 8                  REFUND PROCEDURES FOR NON-TITLE IV FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ... 26
   ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS ...................................... 8
      Clinical Programs............................................................. 8              STUDENT INFORMATION & AFFAIRS ................................. 27
      Core Programs ................................................................. 9                ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT ...................................................... 27
   PROGRAM-SPECIFIC SELECTIVE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA ..................... 9                              CANCELED CLASS POLICY ......................................................... 27
   READMISSION .......................................................................... 9            GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT ........................................................ 27
   CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK .................................................. 9                      DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY ............................................. 27
   DRUG TESTING......................................................................... 9               Health Risks ................................................................... 27

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Counseling, Treatment, or Rehabilitation Programs .....27                                        ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS................................................... 34
     Penalties ........................................................................ 27            LEARNING ACTIVITIES .............................................................. 34
   HEALTH REQUIREMENTS .......................................................... 28                  FACULTY/STUDENT INTERACTION & ACADEMIC ADVISING.............. 35
   GENERAL INFORMATION .......................................................... 28                  STUDENT SERVICES ................................................................. 35
     Accessibility for Disabilities ........................................... 28                    LEARNING RESOURCES ............................................................ 35
     Cellular Phones .............................................................. 28                LEARNING OUTCOMES ............................................................ 35
     Commencement Ceremonies......................................... 28                              GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS .................................................. 35
     Community Activities..................................................... 28                     HEALTH SCREENS ................................................................... 35
     Customized Training ...................................................... 28                    UNIFORMS ............................................................................ 35
     Day Care Services .......................................................... 28
                                                                                                   ACADEMIC STANDARDS .................................................... 36
     Eating & Smoking .......................................................... 28
     Emergency Telephone Numbers .................................... 28                              ATTENDANCE POLICY .............................................................. 36
     Institutional Information Dissemination .......................28                                  General.......................................................................... 36
     Insurance ....................................................................... 29               Excessive Absences........................................................ 36
     International Student Services ...................................... 29                           Attendance Warning ..................................................... 36
     Language of Instruction ................................................ 29                        Attendance Probation ................................................... 36
     Lost Books & Supplies .................................................... 29                      Externship Courses ........................................................ 36
     Maximum Class Size ...................................................... 29                       Clinical Classes .............................................................. 36
     Parking .......................................................................... 29              Online Courses and Programs ....................................... 36
     Personal Belongings ...................................................... 29                    MAKE-UP WORK ................................................................... 36
     Personal Data Changes ................................................. 29                       MARITAL, PARENTAL AND MILITARY LEAVE STATUSES ................... 36
     Refresher Training ......................................................... 29                  CAMPUS SAFETY POLICY .......................................................... 37
     Student Affairs............................................................... 29                STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT ................................................... 37
     Student Housing ............................................................ 29                    Student Code of Conduct Offenses ................................ 38
     Student Injuries ............................................................. 29                  Offenses Related to Property ........................................ 38
   STUDENT COMPLAINT & GRIEVANCE POLICY ................................ 29                             Offenses Related to the Operation of Concorde ........... 38
   STUDENT GUIDANCE & ADVISING .............................................. 30                        Offenses Related to Welfare, Health or Safety ............. 38
   CHANGES .............................................................................. 30          NO DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT POLICY ............................ 38
                                                                                                        Sexual Harassment........................................................ 38
ACADEMIC INFORMATION................................................ 31
                                                                                                        Racial, Religious, or National Origin Harassment ......... 39
   CLINICAL EXPERIENCE/EXTERNSHIP ............................................ 31                       How to Report Instances of Discrimination or
   CRITERIA FOR ASSESSING STUDENT PERFORMANCE WHILE ON                                                  Harassment ................................................................... 39
   EXTERNSHIP........................................................................... 31             Concorde’s Commitment to No Discrimination or
   STUDENT RECORDS ................................................................. 32                 Harassment Policy......................................................... 39
   RECORDS ON HOLD ................................................................. 32               STUDENT COMPUTER NETWORK AND INTERNET CONDUCT ............. 39
   ACADEMIC UNITS OF CREDIT..................................................... 32                     Social Media Use Policy................................................. 39
   FINANCIAL AID UNITS OF CREDIT ............................................... 32                     Confidentiality Statement ............................................. 40
   MEASURE OF PROGRAM DURATION ........................................... 32                         GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS .................................................. 40
   WITHDRAWAL POLICY ............................................................. 32                 FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT ......................... 40
      Student-Initiated Withdrawal ....................................... 32                           Student Rights Under FERPA ......................................... 40
      Withdrawal for Violation of School Policy .....................32                                 Concorde Rights Under FERPA ...................................... 40
      Course Drop/Add Policy................................................. 32                        Release of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) ...... 41
      Course Withdrawal Policy ............................................. 32                       STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES POLICY......................................... 42
   PROGRAM CHANGES ............................................................... 33                   Procedures for Requesting Academic Adjustment and/or
   PROGRAM MONITORING ......................................................... 33                      Auxiliary Aid: ................................................................. 42
   DRESS CODE .......................................................................... 33             Grievance Procedure Regarding Students With
   LICENSURE PAYMENT POLICY .................................................... 33                     Disabilities ..................................................................... 42
                                                                                                      OFFICIAL LETTER GRADING SCALE .............................................. 43
DISTANCE EDUCATION/ONLINE ........................................ 34
                                                                                                        Incomplete Grades ........................................................ 43

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General Education Courses............................................ 43                             Medical Office Administration 2020 ............................. 64
     Pass/Fail Courses ........................................................... 43                     Physical Therapist Assistant 2019 ................................. 64
     Nonclinical Program Content Courses ...........................43                                    Physical Therapist Assistant 2020 ................................. 64
     Clinical Program Content Courses ................................. 44                                Respiratory Therapy 2019 ............................................. 64
   SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY ............................... 44                               Respiratory Therapy 2020 ............................................. 64
     Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) ......................44                                       Vocational Nursing 2019............................................... 65
     Rate of Progress (ROP) .................................................. 44                         Vocational Nursing 2020............................................... 65
     Maximum Time Frame (MTF) ........................................ 44
                                                                                                   PROGRAM COSTS ............................................................. 66
     SAP Evaluation .............................................................. 45
     Non-Term Programs ...................................................... 45                   OCCUPATIONAL OUTCOMES ............................................. 68
     Academic Warning ........................................................ 45                  PERSONNEL ...................................................................... 69
     Academic Probation ...................................................... 45
     Term Based Programs ................................................... 45                           Administration .............................................................. 69
     Academic Warning ........................................................ 45                         Admissions .................................................................... 69
     Academic Probation ...................................................... 45                         Business Office .............................................................. 69
     All Programs .................................................................. 45                   Dental Assistant Program ............................................. 69
     Active Status .................................................................. 45                  Dental Hygiene Program ............................................... 70
     Financial Aid (FA) Warning ............................................ 45                           Education ...................................................................... 70
     Financial Aid (FA) Probation .......................................... 45                           Financial Aid .................................................................. 71
     Academic Success Plan .................................................. 45                          General Education......................................................... 71
     Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals.......................46                                      Graduate Employment .................................................. 71
   NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS                                           Medical Assistant Program ........................................... 71
   EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION ................................................... 46                       Medical Office Administration Program ....................... 71
   TRANSFER OF CREDIT TO CONCORDE .......................................... 46                           Physical Therapist Assistant Program ........................... 72
   STUDENTS FROM OTHER CONCORDE CAREER INSTITUTES/COLLEGES 46                                             Respiratory Therapy Program ....................................... 72
   RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS ...................................................... 46                       Student Affairs .............................................................. 72
   REPETITIONS .......................................................................... 47              Vocational Nursing Program......................................... 73
   VETERANS ADMINISTRATION STUDENTS ...................................... 47
   COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ...................................................... 47
   OUTSIDE CLASSROOM WORK.................................................... 47                   History of the School
   SCHOLASTIC HONESTY ............................................................. 47             Garden Grove
PROGRAM COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ................................... 48                                 The school was established in 1964 as a separately incorporated branch of
                                                                                                   Los Angeles College of Medical and Dental Assistants. It was originally
   COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM ................................................... 48                  incorporated under the name of Southern California College of Medical and
                                                                                                   Dental Careers. In 1969, the school became independent. On February 1,
CALENDAR ....................................................................... 60                1981, Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., purchased the campus. In 1989, the
                                                                                                   campus name was changed to Concorde Career Institute. In October 1999,
       2019 Student Holidays .................................................. 60                 the campus moved to its current location in Garden Grove, Calif. On August
       2020 Student Holidays .................................................. 60                 15, 2005, the campus name was changed to Concorde Career College.
       Graduation Dates .......................................................... 61
       Clinical Schedules .......................................................... 61            Location & Contact Information
       Externship Schedules ..................................................... 61               Garden Grove
       Hours of Operation ........................................................ 61              The campus is located at 12951 Euclid Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840;
       Dental Assistant 2019 ................................................... 61                Phone: 714-703-1900; Fax: 714-530-4737; www.concorde.edu. Class sessions
       Dental Assistant 2020 ................................................... 62                are held at this location.

       Dental Hygiene 2019 ..................................................... 62                Concorde Career College has no pending petition in bankruptcy, is not
       Dental Hygiene 2020 ..................................................... 62                operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the
                                                                                                   preceding five years, nor has a petition in bankruptcy been filed against it
       Medical Assistant 2019 ................................................. 62
                                                                                                   within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter
       Medical Assistant 2020 ................................................. 63                 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.).
       Medical Office Administration 2019 .............................63

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The Board of Directors members are:

Our Mission Statement                                                                     Name                 Education/Credentials   Title
Concorde prepares committed students for successful employment in a                       Foster, Timothy E.                           Chairman
rewarding healthcare profession through high-caliber training, real-world                 Evans, W. Chester
experience, and student-centered support.                                                 Stakias, George M.

This is Our Mission, our North Star, a guiding light that defines and illuminates
the course to our future and for potential students, the path to a successful
healthcare career. It defines our handshake with students and establishes the
primacy of that covenant. We acknowledge their commitment, the financial
and personal sacrifices they make to attend Concorde. We dedicate ourselves
to making their sacrifices manageable, and we commit to truly preparing them
for success in a gainful healthcare profession.

Our students have set very immediate goals for starting careers. The practical
hands-on learning needed to attain their goals is foremost in their minds. We
satisfy their expectations by modeling our faculty, facilities, equipment, and
curriculum after the healthcare field they will enter.

We know that the ultimate judge of their preparation will be their future
employers. Employers expect our students to have more than just knowledge
and technical skills. They are looking for integrity, discipline, team play, and
the drive that defines professionals, and we accept responsibility for
modeling and instilling those values. We partner with employers to ensure
our programs reflect real work expectations and settings through program
advisory boards, externships, and clinical rotations. Once students have
completed their training, we again call on our network of employer
relationships to support students in securing a job in their chosen profession.

Throughout our students’ preparation, we endeavor to meet the highest
practicable standards, and our faculty, equipment, and facilities reflect that
commitment. We strive for superior outcomes in student satisfaction,
program completion and, most importantly, career placement.

Concorde prepares committed students for successful employment in a
rewarding healthcare profession through high-caliber training, real-world
experience, and student-centered support.

We are Concorde Career College and this is Our Mission.

Values
The five core values at Concorde are:
      •        Integrity
      •        Respect for the Individual
      •        Customer Service
      •        Teamwork
      •        Achievement

Governing Body
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., and its subsidiaries, 5800 Foxridge Drive,
Suite 500, Mission, KS 66202-2336, is a national network of proprietary
schools offering training in allied health occupations. Concorde is owned by a
private equity firm, Liberty Partners.

The corporate officers are:
Name                 Education/Credentials             Title
Frazier, Jami                                          President and Chief
                                                       Operating Officer
Fisher, Juli                                           Chief Financial and
                                                       Administrative Officer
Hatcher, Jeremiah

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Accreditations, Approvals & Memberships                                               Campus Facilities
Institutional Accreditations                                                          Garden Grove
                                                                                      Concorde Career College is located in a 47,000-square-foot, free-standing,
Garden Grove
                                                                                      two-story education center.
•    Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and
     Colleges (ACCSC), a nationally recognized accrediting agency.                    The entire second floor is devoted to Concorde’s Education department and
•    Concorde Career College is a private Institution that has been granted           includes various laboratories and classrooms, as well as faculty office space.
     approval to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
                                                                                      The Administrative Office section of Concorde occupies a suite on the first
     (BPPE). The Institution’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary
                                                                                      floor level and includes offices for the Admissions department, the Financial
     Institution in the State of California is based on provisions of the
                                                                                      Aid department, the Business Office, the Student Affairs department,
     California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009
                                                                                      Graduate Employment, and the Campus President.
     (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8),
     which is effective January 1, 2010. The BPPE website may be accessed             Instructional areas are equipped with the type of equipment found in
     at http://www.bppe.ca.gov/.                                                      medical and dental offices, clinics, laboratories, and hospitals.
•    Approved by the State of California Vocational Rehabilitation

•
     Department.
     Approved for the use of VA Educational Benefits for those who are
                                                                                      General Facilities
                                                                                      Among the various classrooms, laboratories, and other facilities provided for
     eligible.
                                                                                      students are:
•    Designated for referrals by city, county and state workforce, retraining,
     rehabilitation and vocational guidance agencies.                                 •     Computer laboratories equipped with word processing software, office
•    Eligible to participate in the student financial assistance programs                   management software, and equipment for self-paced keyboarding and
     authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.                typing instruction.
•    Approved for Workforce Investment Act, Title I Training Funds.                   •     A dental x-ray darkroom equipped for the processing of dental x-rays.
     Concorde Career College is an equal opportunity employer/program                 •     A dental laboratory onsite and fully functional, equipped with four dental
     and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for                         operatories, dental x-ray units, and teaching and x-ray mannequins.
     individuals with disabilities.                                                   •     Medical laboratories equipped with examining tables, mannequins, and
                                                                                            simulated examination rooms.
Programmatic Accreditations                                                           •     A nursing skill laboratory, including hospital beds and simulated
                                                                                            patient units.
Garden Grove                                                                          •     A physical therapist assistant laboratory treatment area, including
Dental Hygiene Program                                                                      treatment tables, assessment tools, and therapeutic equipment.
The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental               •     A respiratory laboratory equipped with therapeutic equipment.
Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval              •     Surgical technology labs with a simulated operating room and scrub area.
without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting          •     A Learning Resource Center (LRC), providing a quiet area where students
body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The                           may refer to various publications, journals, technical manuals, and
Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or                    reference books. Students are allowed to check out books from the LRC
at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web                         for purposes of research, review, or report preparation. Books may be
address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.                                                     checked out with the library supervisor. Students are also able to
                                                                                            complete homework assignments with the use of eight online computers.
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Concorde Career College –
                                                                                            Students will be held responsible and accountable for books and other
Garden Grove is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical
                                                                                            items belonging to Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., and the LRC. Once a
Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia
                                                                                            book, or other item, is borrowed from the LRC by a student, it becomes
22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website:
                                                                                            the responsibility of the receiver (student) to maintain the integrity/
http://capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly
                                                                                            condition of the book and return the item within three business days
please call 714-703-1900 or email LReed@concorde.edu.
                                                                                            (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays). Students who have
                                                                                            checked out a book from the LRC will have three business days to use
Respiratory Therapy Program
                                                                                            the item in its educational capacity. If the book is needed for longer
The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on
                                                                                            than the three-day checkout, it may be rechecked at the discretion of
Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Commission on Accreditation for
                                                                                            the LRC Coordinator. If the book is then not returned within the three-
Respiratory Care: 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX 76021-4244; 817-283-
                                                                                            day period, a charge of $.50 per day will be assessed. If the student
2835; www.coarc.com.
                                                                                            loses the book, the student will be responsible for paying the original
Vocational Nursing Program                                                                  list price for the lost book. If the student damages the book, the
The Vocational Nursing program is approved by the California State Board of                 student can be charged a minimum of $10, up to full, original list price,
Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Board of Vocational                 depending on the damage and ability to reuse the book.
Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205,                    Students are placed on Records Hold until all LRC materials are either
Sacramento, CA 95833; 916-263-7800.                                                         returned or the replacement cost of any damaged or lost materials
                                                                                            is paid.
                                                                                      •     A nonsmoking student lounge, which includes vending machines and
                                                                                            microwaves, is available for student use.

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Equipment                                                                                Medical Office Administration Program
Equipment and instruments are available to instruct students in the skills               This program has a fully equipped computer lab with industry-standard
they will need in their chosen careers. Concorde students acquire knowledge              personal computers and software.
and technical skills through demonstrations, actual operation of equipment,
and the practice of techniques. Among the major items of equipment
                                                                                         Physical Therapist Assistant Program
available to Concorde students are the following (by program):
                                                                                         Equipment includes treatment tables, electromagnetic and electrical
                                                                                         stimulation devices, biofeedback units, ultrasound, traction, thermal
Dental Assistant Program                                                                 modalities and adaptive equipment. Therapeutic exercise equipment
The dental laboratory area has four dental operatories. The dental lab room              includes a treadmill, parallel bars, exercise balls, free weights, balance
is equipped with lathes, model trimmers, bench grinders, vibrators,                      boards, and other devices that promote fine and gross motor skills. Assistive
sterilization equipment, hydrocolloid units, and other teaching aids.                    devices include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, and orthotics/braces.
                                                                                         Assessment equipment includes stethoscopes, goniometers, postural
One operatory is designated for a local practicing dentist to see private
                                                                                         screening boards, pulse oximeters, spirometers, and other teaching aids.
patients. This provides students a unique opportunity for hands-on training
and observation. This is a fully equipped, fully functional dental facility with
dental x-ray units, including digital x-rays, darkroom, and teaching and                 Respiratory Therapy Program
x-ray mannequins.                                                                        This program has a comprehensive laboratory equipped with oxygen devices,
                                                                                         aerosol/humidity devices, lung expansion devices (intermittent positive
Dental Hygiene Program                                                                   pressure breathing machines, incentive spirometers, continuous positive airway
                                                                                         pressure machines), mechanical ventilators (respirators), airway maintenance
Students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program have access to a completely
                                                                                         devices (suction machines, intubation tools, artificial airways), and ancillary
equipped and functioning dental clinic. Included in the clinical facility are four
                                                                                         equipment (arterial blood gas equipment, oximetry, capnography, pulmonary
radiography units, a panoramic x-ray unit, and 12 fully equipped operatories.
                                                                                         function equipment, mannequins), plus a library complete with respiratory and
Students learn various technical skills in the lab before treating a patient.
                                                                                         respiratory-related medical journals, texts, and audiovisual equipment.
Some special equipment included are lathes, model trimmers, intraoral
cameras, both digital and traditional x-rays, autoclaves, and automatic
processors. Mannequins are used for instrument skill and instruction.                    Vocational Nursing Program
Personal computers with appropriate software are also used for the benefit               The Vocational Nursing program offers catheters, nasogastric tubes, oxygen
of the student.                                                                          and masks, needles, syringes, suction machine, K-pad, wheelchairs,
                                                                                         stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, Glucoscan, thermometers,
Medical Assistant Program                                                                ophthalmoscope, simulated patient units, teaching mannequins/models,
                                                                                         sterile supplies, and other teaching aids.
This program has a laboratory stocked with medical test supplies and
equipment, such as stethoscopes, glucometers, sphygmomanometers,
examination and treatment tables, autoclaves, electrocardiograph machines,               Audiovisual Aids
centrifuges, microscopes, teaching mannequins, and other teaching aids.                  Concorde’s programs are supported with reference books, charts, field trips,
                                                                                         demonstrations, and other teaching aids. Speakers from business and v

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Admissions
                                                                                        Applicants must be able to read, speak, and write English.

                                                                                        Please refer to the “Financial Information” section of this catalog for
                                                                                        information on additional requirements applicable to tuition financing.

Entrance Requirements                                                                   All applicants must be citizens, permanent residents, or eligible noncitizens
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog                     of the United States. Documentation of eligibility status may be required.
prior to signing an Enrollment Agreement. You are also encouraged to
review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you
prior to signing an Enrollment Agreement.
                                                                                        Social Security Number
                                                                                        Applicants for admission must possess a valid social security number.
The school reserves the right to reject applicants and/or rescind eligibility for       Documentation must be provided upon request. A valid social security
an applicant to begin classes if all general and selective admissions                   number is required to be registered and/or certified by appropriate boards.
requirements are not successfully completed within the required timeframe.              Other documents may be required by some licensing agencies.
Admission to any one program does not automatically qualify a student for
admission into any other program. If a student wishes to apply to another               Foreign Students
program in the future, the individual must independently meet all the                   Applicants indicating that they graduated from a foreign high school and
admissions requirements in place for that program at the time of the future             have the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education must present original
enrollment. The student will also be subject to all selection procedures in             credentials (diploma, transcript, etc.). In addition, documentation from
place for admittance into the other program. Admittance into the other                  foreign countries must be translated and certified to be at least the
program is not guaranteed.                                                              equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.

California’s Relay Service                                                              Foreign Transcripts
Concorde uses California’s Relay Service. TTY Users: 1-877-735-2929 or 1-               Coursework taken at a foreign institution (excluding secondary school
888-877-5378; Voice Users: 1-888-877-5379; Spanish Users: 1-888-877-5381.               documents that are in English and are recognized by the U.S. Department of
These are all toll free numbers.                                                        Education) must be evaluated for equivalence to coursework taken at a
                                                                                        United States institution. Concorde only accepts for consideration the
General Admissions Requirements                                                         evaluations of foreign coursework conducted by agencies approved by the
The following items must be successfully completed prior to enrollment and              National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association
prior to being eligible to sit in class:                                                of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE), which charge applicants
                                                                                        directly for these services. Listings of approved agencies can be found at:
•     Personal interview and campus tour
•     Completion of all admissions documentation, including but not limited             •    www.naces.org
      to the Enrollment Agreement and disclosures                                       •    www.aice-eval.org
•     Completion and passage of applicable entrance assessments
•     Completion of Online Readiness Assessment                                         Document Integrity
•     Acceptable proof of graduation from an institution providing secondary            Any forged/altered academic document, foreign or domestic, submitted by a
      education or the equivalent of such graduation. A valid institution is            prospective student will be retained as property of the Institution and will
      one that is recognized as a provider of education by the U.S.                     not be returned to the prospective student. The student will not be
      Department of Education. (1)                                                      considered for admission.
(1)
      Acceptable documentation of high school graduation must be received
      by the Institution prior to the student’s first scheduled class of the            If a student is currently attending, and the Institution becomes aware of a
      program. It is the student’s responsibility to provide acceptable                 forged credential, the following applies:
      documentation of high school graduation or its equivalency, as well as            •     If the forged document was used to admit the student, and the
      any additional documentation that may be needed to support the                          absence of that credential would make the student inadmissible, the
      validity of the documentation. Any student who does not provide valid                   student will be dismissed from the Institution with no earned credits
      documentation of high school graduation or its equivalent within this                   awarded; or
      timeframe will be unregistered from all classes and his or her program            •     If the forged document was used to gain transfer credit, the student
      of study.                                                                               will be dismissed from the Institution and any transfer credit already
Prospective students may be conditionally accepted contingent upon                            awarded from the forged credential will be removed.
satisfaction of all admissions requirements and receipt of supporting
documentation no later than the first scheduled day of class.                           Personal Interview
                                                                                        The school requires a personal, on-campus interview with each applicant
Admission to Concorde is open to all applicants who will be 18 years of age at
                                                                                        prior to acceptance into any program. The school encourages parents or
the time the clinical/externship portion of their program begins (as
                                                                                        spouses to attend the interview. This gives applicants and their families the
applicable). A parent, legal guardian, or spouse of legal age must co-sign the
                                                                                        opportunity to see the campus’s equipment and facilities and to ask specific
Enrollment Agreement for applicants under 18.
                                                                                        questions relating to the school, the curriculum, and the career training
                                                                                        being considered. The personal interview also gives the school the
A health certificate, immunization records, and the results of certain tests
                                                                                        opportunity to meet prospective students and evaluate their qualifications
may be required for some programs.

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and aptitude. Certain programs may also require an interview with the                   therefore, all students must meet the requirements outlined in the “Distance
program director prior to enrollment.                                                   Education/Online” section of this catalog.

Acceptance by the School                                                                In addition to the Entrance Assessment Requirements below, all students
                                                                                        must take an Online Readiness Assessment (ORA) immediately following the
For Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant and Medical Office Administration
                                                                                        first attempt of the Wonderlic. A passing score on the Wonderlic does not
programs, available seats are filled on a first-come-first-served basis once all
                                                                                        preclude the requirement for the applicant to complete the ORA. The ORA is
entrance requirements have been fulfilled.
                                                                                        used for assessing the applicant’s readiness for online coursework and to
For all other programs, once all entrance requirements have been                        identify any obstacles where he or she may need extra support or guidance.
completed, the applicant will be placed on a waitlist.
                                                                                        Entrance Assessment Requirements
Student Orientation                                                                     Prospective students applying for admission who are high school graduates
Prior to beginning classes, all new students attend an orientation program.             or hold a GED must meet the minimum assessment scores as follows:
Orientation facilitates a successful transition into Concorde; therefore,
                                                                                                                                   Wonderlic SLE           HESI A2
attendance for new students is imperative regardless of prior college
                                                                                            Dental Assistant                            8                   N/A
experience. At orientation, students are acquainted with the campus,                        Dental Hygiene                             20                    70
administrative staff, faculty and their peers. Administrative departments                   Medical Assistant                           8                   N/A
explain ways in which they assist students and clarify students’ rights and                 Medical Office Administration               8                   N/A
responsibilities. In the event a student is unable to attend orientation,                   Physical Therapist Assistant               18                    70
Student Affairs will meet with the student during the first week of class to                Respiratory Therapy                        17                    70
ensure all relevant information is reviewed with him/her                                    Vocational Nursing                         17                    70

Waitlists                                                                               Applicants for all programs may attempt the Wonderlic a total of three times
                                                                                        and, when required, the Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) A2 entrance
Concorde limits the number of students who are accepted for admission to
                                                                                        assessment a total of two times. If the minimum score is not met, the
its programs to maintain optimum faculty to student ratios and ensure
                                                                                        applicant must wait six (6) months before retesting.
appropriate clinical opportunity for all students. . Once all applicants are
processed, those placed on the waitlist will be ranked using a rubric.                  All previously completed HESI assessments from Concorde or another
The rubric is a points-based assessment, with points awarded based on                   institution will be accepted at Concorde’s approved acceptable minimum
applicant success in the following components: Online Readiness                         scores if completed within two years of enrollment. In addition,
Assessment, clinical entrance assessment, interview with department                     assessments from other institutions must not have been taken within 30
personnel, and financial readiness.                                                     days of enrollment.

Alternates                                                                              The Wonderlic SLE requirement may be waived upon receipt of
                                                                                        documentation of any of the following:
Depending on circumstances, students may be conditionally accepted into
certain programs as an Alternate Student. Alternates are chosen based on the
rank order of the waitlist. Waitlist applicants selected as an alternate must           •      SAT score of 1300 or above achieved within five years of the date of
attend orientation and all classes scheduled in the first seven calendar days.                 application to Concorde.
Alternates are subject to the requirements of the school catalog, including             •      ACT score of 19 or above achieved within five years of the date of
attendance, behavior, dress code, and classroom assignments.                                   application to Concorde.
                                                                                        •      All applicants, including reentry students and former graduates, are
Should space become available within the seven days, alternates have the                       exempt from Wonderlic SLE testing if they can provide official proof of
opportunity to be accepted as regular students. If not formally accepted as                    earning an Associate’s or higher degree that was taught in the English
regular students during the seven days, alternates will not be able to attend                  language. Applicants will still be required to take the ORA and HESI
further classes. If not accepted as regular students, alternates will not incur                if applicable.
any tuition charges. Alternates may be charged for books and equipment not              •      Official proof of successfully passing the Wonderlic SLE within the last
returned in accordance with the requirements of the school catalog and the                     two years at the current required score.
Enrollment Agreement. Alternates not accepted as regular students have the
option of transferring their enrollment to a future start date or canceling it.
                                                                                        Clinical Programs
                                                                                        Prospective clinical students will sit for the Wonderlic SLE. Prospective
Retesting for Waitlist Students                                                         students applying for clinical programs that lead to board exams and/or
Prospective students who are placed on a waitlist for any program may                   licensure who meet the initial Wonderlic SLE acceptable minimum score will
retest for a higher score at their own expense. Contact the Director of                 be required to take the HESI. Candidates for these programs must achieve
Admissions for further information.                                                     the minimum composite score to move forward in the admissions process.

Distance Education                                                                      Those meeting the Wonderlic SLE minimum score requirement and HESI
Currently, the school offers General Education classes and certain core                 minimum score requirement will be placed on a waitlist, if applicable. The list
classes through online delivery. The online courses are offered through a               will be sorted high to low based on the current waitlist criteria. Students will
consortium agreement with Concorde Career College, Kansas City, Mo.                     be selected from the waitlist and notified at least two weeks to the start of
Certain courses may only be offered in a distance education format;                     the program.

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Core Programs                                                                         Readmission is contingent upon space availability and requires final approval
                                                                                      of the Campus President. Returning students will be enrolled into the
Prospective students will be allowed to attempt the Wonderlic SLE three
                                                                                      program curriculum in place at time of reentry; exceptions may apply for
times in a six-month period for a total of three attempts. All students who
                                                                                      students who are withdrawn in good standings. Students who are dismissed
meet the initial Wonderlic SLE acceptable minimum score will be eligible for
                                                                                      from the program are not eligible for readmission.
enrollment. After two unsuccessful attempts on the Wonderlic SLE, the
student may attempt a third time, but this may not be on the same day, in a
six-month period. All students who subsequently meet the acceptable                   Criminal Background Check
minimum score will be eligible for enrollment.                                        It is Concorde’s policy to ensure that enrolling students are aware of the
                                                                                      potential effect and consequences of past criminal behaviors.
                                                                                      Externship/clinical sites, employers or state/national licensing agencies have
Program-Specific Selective                                                            requirements that could prevent a student from completing the program or
Admissions Criteria                                                                   finding employment in his/her chosen field. Consent to perform a criminal
In addition to meeting the General Admissions Requirements, applicants to             background check must be completed and received as part of the admissions
the following programs must also meet the following selective criteria.               process. Results will be evaluated immediately upon receipt, but no later
                                                                                      than the add/drop period. Convictions, guilty pleas or nolo contendere pleas
Dental Hygiene                                                                        for certain drug-related, fraud-based, or other serious crimes will disqualify a
                                                                                      prospective student from remaining actively enrolled: s/he will be
The Dental Hygiene program requires a criminal background check and an
                                                                                      unregistered from all courses and the Institution without incurring academic
interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal
                                                                                      or financial penalty. A listing of the specific offenses that are considered can
Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director
                                                                                      be obtained from the Institution.
interview takes into consideration previous academic performance,
healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome
                                                                                      If a potential applicant believes that the results of the background check are
of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.
                                                                                      incorrect, the Institution will provide the student with the contact
                                                                                      information to appeal the Institution’s decision. However, the application
Physical Therapist Assistant                                                          process will not move forward until the appeal is complete, and the student
The Physical Therapist Assistant program requires a criminal background               may need to reapply for a future class if the appeal is accepted.
check and an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the
“Criminal Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program          Many states, employers, and agencies impose restrictions on the
Director interview takes into consideration previous academic performance,            employment, registration, licensure, or certification of workers with certain
healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome             criminal convictions. Facilities and institutions that accept Concorde students
of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.                for clinical rotation and/or externships, as well as potential employers, may
                                                                                      require an additional criminal and/or personal background check and may
Respiratory Therapy                                                                   reject a student based on criteria different from those applied to the student
The Respiratory Therapy program requires a criminal background check and              during the enrollment process.
an interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal
Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director           Additionally, some agencies and employers may require candidates to submit
interview takes into consideration previous academic performance,                     to a drug screening test. Students with criminal records that include felonies
healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome             or misdemeanors (including those that are drug-related) or personal
of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.                background issues such as bankruptcy might not be accepted by these
                                                                                      agencies for clinical assignments, externship or employment following
                                                                                      completion of the program. Employment and externship decisions are
Vocational Nursing
                                                                                      outside the control of the Institution.
The VocationalNursing program requires a criminal background check and an
interview with the Program Director for admission. See the “Criminal                  Concorde cannot guarantee clinical rotation and/or externship placements
Background Check” section in this catalog for details. The Program Director           for individuals with criminal, drug-related, or personal background histories
interview takes into consideration previous academic performance,                     that preclude them from working in a professional setting.
healthcare experience, and overall professional presentation. The outcome
of the Program Director interview is considered in ranking applicants.                Applicants who have questions regarding how these issues may affect their
                                                                                      clinical/externship placement or potential future employment should discuss
Readmission                                                                           this matter with a school official prior to beginning their program.
It is Concorde’s policy to encourage previously withdrawn students to return
to school to complete their education.                                                Drug Testing
                                                                                      Externship and clinical facilities may require the school to follow drug-
Students must meet all entrance requirements in place at the time of                  screening requirements, including unannounced testing, prior to working
readmission. The reentry process requires review and approval of the                  with patients. We reserve the right to random drug testing anytime
student’s financial status, financial aid eligibility (when applicable),              throughout the program. Test results are confidential, and results are on a
completion of enrollment agreement, collection and review of official                 pass/fail basis. Students failing the screening will immediately be dismissed
transcripts, as well as prior academic performance and any other                      from the school and are not eligible for readmission. A student may request
documentation required by the program the student is reentering. Students
                                                                                      a retest, at his or her own expense, if he or she believes it was a false positive
may be required to demonstrate skill competency prior to readmission.                 by submitting to a retest, consisting of an observed urine test, within 24

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hours at a facility directed by Concorde. If the retest is negative, the student        Concorde is proud to partner with a growing list of other institutions of
may continue in school. Diluted, adulterated, and/or substituted readings will          higher education. Articulation partners allow students to continue pursuing
be considered “flagged” and will be considered a failed test.                           their education by transferring credits earned at Concorde. Transfer of credit
                                                                                        and program availability varies by each articulation partner.
Students should be advised that Concorde is governed by federal law in
matters regarding the possession and use of controlled or illegal substances.           Credits that transfer to an institution are done so on an individual course
As referenced in the Drug & Alcohol Abuse Policy outlined in this catalog, the          basis. Please contact the Academics or Student Affairs team for details.
possession or use of amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates, and
phencyclidine are illegal under federal law.                                             Articulation (Partnership) Agreements
                                                                                         Chamberlain College of Nursing
Concorde does not accommodate student requests to be exempt from
placement at clinical/extern sites that require drug testing.                            Colorado Technical University
                                                                                         Denver School of Nursing
The possession or use of marijuana is illegal under federal law,
                                                                                         Grand Canyon University
notwithstanding the provisions of the Compassionate Use Act (California
Health & Safety Code 11362.5). A physician’s recommendation under that                   Grantham University
Act has no legal effect under federal law, and a positive drug test result for           Independence University
metabolites of marijuana will result in a student’s dismissal from school.               Minnesota State University-Mankato
                                                                                         National American University
Additionally, clinical sites may require drug testing as a condition of
participation.                                                                           Park University
                                                                                         United States University
If a student has a prescription for a controlled substance, with the exception
                                                                                         University of Phoenix
of any recommendation for marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act, he
or she should provide proof of this to Concorde within 7 calendar days of
self-disclosure or immediately following a failed drug test result. The said
documentation should include written verification of controlled substance
                                                                                        Veterans Administration Students
                                                                                        Students applying for veteran’s benefits must report all previous education
prescription from the student’s physician. Concorde reserves the right to
                                                                                        and training. The school will evaluate any previous postsecondary transcripts
verify documentation upon student’s authorization. Students should be
                                                                                        to determine appropriate credit. The veteran and Veterans Administration
advised that Concorde is governed by federal law in matters regarding the
                                                                                        will be notified of any reduction in training time or tuition.
possession and use of controlled or illegal substances.

                                                                                        Statement of Nondiscrimination
                                                                                        No person shall be excluded from participation, denied any benefits, or
Articulation Partnerships for                                                           subjected to any form of discrimination based on race, sex, religion, color,
                                                                                        national origin, age, disability, or any other factor protected by law.
Concorde – California

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