Administrative Information

Administration Information

GTC offers equal opportunity to all and does not discriminate against applicants, students, staff or
instructors in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age,
disability, religion, sex, gender identity and orientation or any other characteristic protected under
applicable federal, state or local law.

Selection of Faculty and Staff

GTC places special emphasis on the development of quality education and continuous growth. The administration utilizes selective measures in identifying exceptional candidates as additions to our faculty.

Student Admissions

Applicants are considered on the basis of academic qualification, attitudes toward continuous quality learning, and good character. GTC’s selection of students is also based on matching personal characteristics and career goals with the school’s philosophy and programs. We see these characteristics as empathy, motivation, integrity, capacity to succeed as a scholar and commitment to the goals of the institution. GTC looks for these attitudes and characteristics in prospective students because they distinguish them as individuals who are likely to succeed as students, citizens of the community and as productive leaders who strive to improve themselves, the community and society.

Requirements for Admission

Prospective students must be 17 years old and above and hold one of the following:

  • High School Diploma
  • Equivalent GED
Admissions Criteria And Application Procedure for All Programs

An applicant is required to complete the GTC Application Form. This form can be obtained from the Admissions Office or from the GTC online website. The application must be accompanied by a refundable $15.00 application fee. This form should be received at the Admissions Office by the enrollment dates indicated on the GTC calendar (calendars are on the last page of this catalog).

All applications must include the following information or documents upon submission to the Admissions Office:

  • A certified copy of the applicant’s driver’s license or identification card, passport, or document indicating US legal residency
  • A copy of the applicant’s official high school transcripts, diplomas or GED certificates.
  • International students must submit an equivalent high school diploma approved by authorities in their home country. All documents must be a notarized English translation.
  • Examinations results, or their equivalent, and any other tests scores which may be required

All applicants are asked to submit their legal name and nationality, as declared on the application form. This information may not be changed after enrollment, except through a petition with presentation of new documents to the Admissions Office. The institute may enter the new information under “remarks” on the transcript of records.

GTC is committed to making every effort to accommodate special needs’ students during the admission process. An advisor will be assigned to help these students. This may include but is not limited to completion of enrollment documentation and/or physical assistance during the campus tour and/or orientation.

Applicants who do not meet GTC’s admission criteria will be issued a refund of their application fee within 30 days from the date of non-eligibility notification.

Transfer Students

Application for admission submitted by a transfer (diploma or certificate) student is required to be supported with:

  • Items required for regular admission (listed above)
  • An official transcript of records and a catalog from the previous accredited school

Eligible (minimum 2.0) credits for transfer must meet GTC’s course descriptions. GTC will accept a maximum of 24 credits from an accredited institution. GTC has the right to accept or reject any credits that do not meet program requirements. Applicants must be aware that unofficial transcripts on the date of admission may not be accepted after enrollment.

Students should complete and submit a Transfer Credit Request and Approval Form during the enrollment process (available in the Admissions Office). Transfer students may appeal GTC’s decision according to the GTC Complaint and Grievance Procedures process listed on Page 21 in this Catalog.

Applicants must be aware that all documents presented for admission become the property of GTC.
Applicants may not request the return of materials submitted to GTC admissions, regardless of acceptance or rejection.

Transferring GTC Credits to Another Institution

Students interested in transferring their credits to another institution may request that their transcripts be mailed to an institution of their choice. However, it is at the discretion of the other institution to accept their GTC credits


Enrollment and Registration

Deferred Enrollment

A student who is admitted to GTC may choose to defer enrollment for up to one quarter from the originally intended date of admission.

Advising Policy

All students must meet with their academic adviser before enrolling in specific courses. A student is expected to see an academic adviser at least once each quarter.

Registration in GTC Instructional Programs

Registration at the appointed time is required of all students in accordance with posted procedures and regulations. Students are not allowed to register after the Late Registration Period.

Students must register in person. A separate registration is required for each quarter.

Assigned ID numbers are used on student records. Students must use their ID numbers when registering.
Students are urged to plan their schedules with the help of their advisers.

Credit Hours per Quarter and Definition of a Quarter Credit Hour

Global Tech College is based on the quarter system. The course credit is based on the number of lecture, laboratory, and/or externship hours provided in the contact hours of each course. A contact hour is defined as 50 minutes of instruction in a 60 minute period.

This includes at least 10 contact hours of lecture (instruction in theory and principles), 20 contact hours of laboratory (supervised application of knowledge and skills learned), and 30 contact hours of externship (supervised field experience) depending on the requirements of the student’s program. Current courses are mainly developed to be taught based on lecture methodology.

Class Size

GTC policy is strict regarding class size. The class size must not exceed 20 students per class (maximum Instructor/Student ratio is 1:20). The Director of Academic Affairs may add another class to the quarter schedule in the instance that more than 20 students have enrolled in a specific course./p>

Student Status

A diploma or certificate student who takes 12 or more credits in any quarter is considered a full time student. Students taking less than 12 credit hours will be considered part time student.

Course Load

A student can register for a maximum of 16 credits per quarter.

Transcript and FERPA Statement

Global Tech College students may access an unofficial copy of their transcript and their student records through their student portal on GTC Online ( My Globe) or through the Registrar’s Office.

Global Tech College students have the right to request a copy of their transcript of grades. GTC will issue a non-official transcript to students upon receipt of a Transcript Request Form. This form can be found on GTC’s website or in the Registrar’s Office (Room 207). There is no charge for a non-official transcript.

Students may request an official transcript by submitting a Transcript Request Form and a $7.50 fee. GTC will either give the student an official transcript in a sealed stamped envelope or sent the official transcript to whomever the student has indicated on the Transcript Request Form.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Global Tech College abides by these policies. It is necessary for GTC officials to have written consent from a student prior to releasing information from the student’s educational record to most sources outside of GTC. More information can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html


Course Changes after Registration

Withdrawal from the College

Students wishing to withdraw from the college must complete the proper form available at the Registrar’s Office and secure the signature of their Academic Adviser, the Business Office, and the Registrar. Formal withdrawal completed after the late registration period and before the withdrawal deadline will result in a “W” grade for all the courses in which the student is registered at the time of withdrawal.

Students who officially withdraw after the late registration period and before the 11th teaching week of the quarter will receive a “W”.

No courses may be dropped during the last two teaching weeks of a quarter. Students who do not abide by the withdrawal procedures will receive an “F” grade.

Students will not be allowed to withdraw from a course more than once. A second withdrawal from a course will be automatically recorded as an “F”.

Course Changes

All course changes that increase the tuition obligation on the students will be noted by the Registrar. The added fee will be collected before the change is completed. Changes decreasing the tuition obligation will be subject to the Refund Policy.

Substitutions in required courses may be made under special circumstances before the final registration of the course and upon the recommendation of the Academic Advisor. All changes must be made at the beginning of the semester prior to graduation.

Adding and Dropping Courses

The Drop and Add Course Period is set within the Late Registration period (second week of the quarter). Changes in registration are permitted under the following provisions: To add or drop a course or change a section, the student must obtain the proper form from the Advisor’s Office. The student must complete the form and, in addition to his/her signature must obtain the signatures of an advisor, the class instructor(s) and the Registrar.

The Late Registration Period is the final deadline for changes in courses and sections. No grades are recorded if the student officially drops a course within the late registration period.

Change of Program

A student may change programs by meeting with his Academic Advisor and obtaining and filling out a Change of Program form. The student must fulfill the admission requirements of the new program.

Leave of Absence Policy

A student can take a leave of absence with notice prior to missing twenty percent (20%) of classes in a specific quarter. The leave of absence cannot exceed one hundred and eighty (180) days in a twelve (12) month period. The student must file a Leave of Absence Request Form indicating the reason and duration of the leave in the Academic Director’s Office. The reason and start date must be approved by GTC. If a student finds himself/herself in this situation please see the Director of Administration or the Academic Director for further explanation.


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees are payable for one quarter only. Diploma or Certificate Program tuition is based on the cost of credits attended. The cost regardless of curriculum of one credit is $175 equaling $525 for a three (3) hour credit course and $700 for a four (4) hour credit course. The total cost of a Diploma Program is $9,625 and total cost of a Certificate Program is $6,300.

Students are responsible for purchasing books, supplies and materials needed in any course. The following is the average list price of program textbooks purchased from Global Tech College’s Bookstore:

  • Accounting Diploma Program $650.00
  • Business Management Diploma Program $600.00
  • Computer Science Diploma Program $600.00
  • Hospitality Management Diploma Program $500.00
  • Office Administration Certificate Program $350.00

Students may purchase new and used book in the GTC Bookstore or at the student’s choice of vendors (i.e. Amazon.com, Half.com or Chegg.com, etc.).

Students may choose to finance their education with personal or parental resources, or scholarships. Payment or scholarship documents are due prior to the start of classes of each academic quarter. GTC provides deferred payment plans for students that are not eligible for scholarships. Methods of payments made to the school to meet the student’s financial obligations may include cash, checks, money order or credit card.
There is a $15.00 Application Fee and a $7.50 Transcript Fee (see Page 7). Tuition and fees are listed on the Enrollment Agreement.

Transfer students will only be charged for credits attempted at GTC.


Cancellation and Refund Policies

Enrollment Agreement Cancellation

Enrollment agreements may be canceled within five calendar days after the date of signing provided that the school is notified of the cancellation in writing. If such cancellation is made, the school will promptly refund in full all tuition and refundable fees paid pursuant to the enrollment agreement. The refund shall be made no later than thirty days after cancellation. This provision shall not apply if the student has already started academic classes.

Refund Policies

If the student is not accepted into the training program, all tuition and fees paid by the student shall be refunded. Students will also be entitled to a full refunds for textbooks purchased from GTC. In the case of program cancellation, student cancellations or a no-show/never starts their program cancellation; students will be entitled to a full refund for all fees and textbooks purchased from GTC.

Refund Policy for Withdrawals

If for any reason a student cannot finish a quarter, refunds shall be based upon the last date of a student’s attendance or participation in an academic school activity. GTC’s refund policy is more favorable to a student than the mandated Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools policy. The following GTC refund policy will apply:

  • A student who starts class and withdraws during the first full calendar week of the academic quarter shall be obligated for 10% of the tuition and refundable fees for that academic quarter plus the registration fee.
  • A student who withdraws during the second full calendar week of the academic quarter shall be obligated for 15% of the tuition and refundable fees for that academic quarter plus the registration fee.
  • A student who withdraws during the third full calendar week of the period academic quarter shall be obligated for 20% of the tuition and refundable fees for that academic quarter plus the registration fee.
  • A student who withdraws during the fourth full calendar week of the period academic quarter shall be obligated for 25% of the tuition and refundable fees for that academic quarter plus the registration fee.
  • A student who withdraws during the fifth full calendar week of the period academic quarter shall be obligated for 30% of the tuition and refundable fees for that academic quarter plus the registration fee.
  • A student who withdraws during the sixth full calendar week of the period academic quarter shall be obligated for 35% of the tuition and refundable fees for that academic quarter plus the registration fee.
  • A student who officially withdraws after the sixth full calendar week of the academic quarter will not be entitled to a refund of any portion of the tuition or refundable fees.
  • GTC shall make the appropriate refund within thirty (30) days of the date the school is able to determine that a student has withdrawn or has been terminated from a program. Refunds shall be based upon the last date of a student’s attendance or participation in an academic school activity.
GTC Refund Policy

12 Week Quarter

Last Day Student Obligation Changes Refunded
Week 1 10% 90%
Week 2 15% 85%
Week 3 20% 80%
Week 4 25% 75%
Week 5 30% 70%
Week 6 35% 65%
Weeks 7- 12 100% No Refund

GTC is licensed under the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. Our license mandates that if GTC cancels a diploma or certificate program for any reason that GTC shall provide students enrolled in the program at the time of cancellation who have not completed the program and who are unable to complete the program at another institution, the opportunity to receive a refund of all tuition and fees paid for the program. Any refund of tuition and fees under this provision shall first be made to the applicable student aid lenders of each affected student.

A separate refundable $15.00 fee is charged for the application.

Students are responsible for purchasing books, supplies and materials needed in any course. Students may purchase supplies or materials from the school bookstore or at the student’s choice of vendors.

Tuition and fee charges are subject to change at the school’s discretion. Any tuition or fee increases will become effective for the school quarter following student notification. Students enrolled full-time will not be subject to tuition or fee increases. Any payment owed for tuition, books, or supplies purchased at GTC must be paid or be in good standing through deferment at the end of the current quarter in order to proceed into the following quarter.

GTC offers convenient deferred payment plans to pay tuition, textbook cost or fees. GTC will make every attempt to collect late payments in a timely manner by adhering to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). If payments are not made according to the deferred payment agreement the student may be prevented from scheduling courses for the next quarter. If all fees and charges due GTC are not paid in full, a student will not receive a grade card or transcript and the account may be placed with a collection agency wherein the student may be responsible for late fees and collection charges.


Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships

One of Global Tech College’s goals is to offer the opportunity for a professional educational program to individuals interested in pursuing a diploma or certificate in one or more of our Business Technologies programs such as Accounting, Business Management, Computer Science, Hospitality Management, and Office Administration. GTC offers scholarship and grant programs based on need and other criteria. Students may apply for scholarships or financial assistance by completing applications found in the Admissions Office

U.S.A. Military Veterans Scholarship

GTC offers this annual scholarship to the men and women of our armed forces who have served and protected us and our freedoms. Faced with tremendous challenges, our troops have responded with great skill, courage, and honor.

The U.S.A. Military Veterans Scholarship is GTC’s way of showing appreciation to the veterans of the U.S. Military for their sacrifice, dedication and service to our country. All armed forces veterans are eligible for this full tuition scholarship. Scholarships are available for all GTC Programs (Accounting, Business Management, Computer Science, Hospitality Management and Office Administration). The scholarship amount will be allocated over the length the program. Veterans will need to prove their status with a Veteran ID card or DD Form 214.

Any GTC-U.S.A. Military Veterans Scholarship recipient will still be responsible for the $15.00 Application Fee and for the purchase of books, materials, and supplies, which can be purchased in the school bookstore or at the student’s choice of vendors. Applications for the GTC-U.S.A. Military Veterans Scholarship are available in the GTC Admissions Office.

Who is eligible for the U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship?
These scholarships are available to any veteran of any of the armed services of the United States.

  1. Students do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  2. Any recipient of a scholarship must be able to meet GTC’s entrance requirements.
  3. Enroll in GTC as full-time student.

Scholarship Information

  1. The scholarship amount will be allocated over the length of the program.
  2. Scholarships are not transferable from one school or program to another.
  3. Scholarship funds may be used only for tuition.
  4. Seven (7) scholarships are available every quarter. Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come first-served basis. (Application’s post-marks will serve as an indication of receipt).
  5. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than 14 days before the quarter starts.

How to Apply
Contact GTC for an application. Global Tech College, 4346 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623, 567-377-7010, or email admin@globaltechinstitute.com.

City of Toledo Employee’s Dependents Scholarship

GTC offers this annual full tuition scholarship to the dependents of City of Toledo Employees. A dependent is defined as a current legal spouse of the employee, natural, adoptive or step children of an employee. Scholarships are available for all GTC Programs (Accounting, Business Management, Computer Science, Hospitality Management and Office Administration). The scholarship amount will be allocated over the length the program.

Any City of Toledo Employee’s Dependents Scholarship recipient will still be responsible for the $15.00 Application Fee and for the purchase of books, materials, and supplies, which can be purchased in the school bookstore or at the student’s choice of vendors.

Applications for the City of Toledo Employee’s Dependents Scholarship are available in the GTC Admissions Office. Applicants will need to prove their dependence status to a City of Toledo employee (City of Toledo ID) with the proper documentation (marriage license, birth certificates, adoption papers, etc.).

Who is eligible for the City of Toledo Employee’s Dependents Scholarship?

  1. These scholarships are available to any current City of Toledo employee’s dependent between the ages of 17-26 years old.
  2. Students do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  3. Any recipient of a scholarship must be able to meet GTC’s entrance requirements.
  4. Enroll as a full-time student.

Scholarship Information

  1. The scholarship amount will be allocated over the length of the program.
  2. Scholarships are not transferable from one school or program to another.
  3. Scholarship funds may be used only for tuition.
  4. Seven (7) scholarships are available every quarter. Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come first-served basis. (Application’s post-marks will serve as an indication of receipt).
  5. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than 14 days before the quarter starts.

How to Apply

Contact GTC for an application. Global Tech College, 4346 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623, 567-377-7010, or email: persilla.zervos@globaltech.edu

OACCS OhioLEADS! Scholarship!

Global Tech College offers a full tuition scholarship through the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools, in cooperation with legislative members of the Ohio General Assembly. The primary objective of this scholarship is to provide students with the education and training necessary to obtain a job in an Ohio business or industry.

Who is eligible?

  1. These scholarships are available to any current high school senior graduating from any Ohio
    High School by June of 2016.
  2. The applicant only needs a “C” average or better to apply. Students do not have to demonstrate financial need.
  3. Each applicant must be nominated by a current member of the Ohio Legislature.*
  4. Any recipient of a scholarship must be able to meet the college or school’s entrance requirements.
  5. The scholarship recipient must start classes either the summer or the fall term following their
    high school graduation.

Scholarship Information

  1. The scholarship amount will be allocated over the length of the program.
  2. Scholarships are not transferable from one school or program to another.
  3. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, processing fees, books, lab charges, and student activity fees.
  4. A scholarship committee will select the winner for each scholarship. The recipient must meet the requirements of the college offering the scholarship.
  5. Scholarship winners will be notified no later than May 9th, 2016. Scholarship winners will be posted on the OACCS website: www.ohiocareercolleges.org.

How to Apply

  1. Choose a scholarship(s) from the list of available scholarships.
  2. Complete the information on the Scholarship Application and obtain the appropriate signatures.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, employers or others, with your application.
  4. A copy of your high school transcript (grades) and attendance records for the past 4 semesters and verification of your Grade Point Average signed by the school guidance counselor or principal, must accompany each application.
  5. Submit a written statement of approximately 250 words explaining why you want a career in the field you have listed on this application and why you feel you will be successful in this field. This can be typed or handwritten, but must be on the standard 8 ½” X 11” paper. Your name, address, phone number and high school name should be printed in the upper left-hand corner.
  6. Complete the Legislative Nomination Form. Send the form and a short note asking your Ohio Representative or Ohio Senator to nominate you for this scholarship. It is suggested that your note include a brief paragraph about whom you are and why you want the scholarship. It is acceptable to send the note and the Legislative Nomination Form by email, fax, or U.S. Mail. You can find out whom your Ohio representative and senator is by entering your zip code + 4 on one of the following web sites: www.ohiosenate.gov/ or www.house.state.oh.us/. NOTE: This form should be returned to you or your counselor from your legislator and then submitted with your application.
  7. The deadline for application submission is April 10, 2015. Applications are to be submitted to: Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools, PO Box 163723, Columbus, OH 43216, Phone: 614.487.8180 Fax: 614.487.8190


Student Classroom Framework and Etiquette

Attendance Regulations

Global Tech College cares that students attend their classes, Showing up for class is just as important as showing up for work every day. Students are expected to attend every class meeting of courses in which they are registered. Instructors take student attendance. Licensure through State of Ohio Career Schools and Colleges require student’s class attendance be documented by the instructor. Student attendance is required for every class time during the quarter for receiving full credit and recommended for the educational learning process. Students are held responsible for all material presented in the classroom. Only in specific, unavoidable situations does GTC excuse absences from class: 1) personal emergencies, including, but not limited to, illness of the student or of a dependent of the student or death in the family; 2) religious observances that prevent the student from attending class; 3) government-required activities, such as military assignments, jury duty, or court appearances; and 4) any other absence that the instructor approves.

Submitted documentation for verifiable reasons include but are not limited to documentation from hospital or doctor’s office as well as court subpoenas, jury duty attendance forms and other legal system forms. Submitted documents should show student’s name as well as the date(s) the documents cover. Bereavement (funeral) documentation is also a verifiable reason when accompanied by funeral home documentation.

Instructors turn in their attendance records every week to the Academic Director. If a student has missed two class sessions (consecutive or discontinuous) the Academic Director will issue a warning to the student that if they miss two more class sessions they are in jeopardy of not receiving credit for the course or will be administratively withdrawn from the course. (Please note the following).

Students who miss (without verified illness or validate emergency) more than the equivalent of two weeks of classroom instruction in any course will not receive credit for the course.

Students who miss 5 consecutive sessions in a specific course without any accepted excuse will be counted as withdrawals. Students will receive an “AW” (Administrative Withdrawal) for that specific course. The date of the last attended session will be used for tuition refund purposes.

Classroom Punctuality, Exiting, and Entering

Students are expected to arrive for class on time so that the instructor may start class and end class according to schedule. Students are expected to remain in the classroom for the duration of the class to minimize classroom disruption of entering and exiting frequently. For long class periods, a 5 to 10 minute break will be granted

Tardiness or late arrival is considered arriving more than 20 minutes late and early departure is considered leaving more than 20 minutes before class has been dismissed. GTC’s Policy is that 3 late arrivals or 3 early departures will be considered one absence.

Instructors at their discretion may and are permitted to offer attendance points for every class lecture day during the quarter. Class attendance points are given to encourage classroom participation, class room lecture and in-class activities the instructor might have scheduled. It is the student’s responsibility to attend class, and both student and instructor’s responsibility to discuss attendance progression.

Make-up Policy

Students are expected to submit all assignments as required for the course in a timely fashion as set forth by the instructor’s due dates. There is no Make-up for any in-class quizzes or in-class assignments offered and missed by the student without a verified excuse.

The Instructor may and is permitted to create homework policies for late assignments at the instructor’s discretion. Including but not limited to offering partial credit.

All make-up exams or assignments are due within 10 day business days of the absence. GTC prefers requests for make-up should be made prior to the due date. However, the request for any make-up exam or assignment should be directed to the instructor within (7) seven days of the due date or within (7) days upon return from absence.

Submitted documentation for verifiable reasons include but are not limited to documentation from hospital or doctor’s office as well as court subpoenas, jury duty attendance forms and other legal system forms. Submitted documents should show student’s name as well as the date(s) the documents cover. Bereavement (funeral) documentation is also a verifiable reason when accompanied by funeral home documentation.
Make-up classes are held on campus and the instructor may deliver a classroom session electronically. Students approved for make-up classes should coordinate with their instructors to when and where these make-up classes will be held. Failure to attend a scheduled make-up session could be counted as an absence.

Adverse Weather Conditions

Global Tech College reserves the right to cancel classes due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond GTC’s control. Students should not report to GTC if classes have been cancelled. GTC will reschedule missed classes if 5 or more classes have been cancelled. Students will be notified by email, “text alerts” or by tuning in to the following Toledo area television stations.

  • WTOL………………..Channel 11
  • WTVG ………………Channel 13
Faculty Absence(s)

Instructors who are unable to meet with their classes due to illness or emergency will notify the Academic Director and will reschedule a make-up session. GTC, if possible, will make every attempt to notify students in a timely manner.

In rare cases that instructors may be late or are unable to announce their absence due to extenuating circumstances, students are expected to wait twenty minutes before leaving the class.

Classroom Etiquette

Students are expected to demonstrate classroom etiquette and professionalism at all times. Students are recommended to dress appropriately in a business casual attire/ manner as to introduce oneself to business attire requirements in the workforce environment.

Students are expected to follow the college’s policies and procedures regarding conduct as outlined in this catalog.

  1. Statement of Ethics (page 2)
  2. Student Conduct Policy (page 16)
  3. Academic Honesty (page 16)
Classroom Participation

Your class participation is a critical component of the learning process in any course. Most of the material will be discussed in class through open dialogue with the instructor and students. Effective class participation requires preparation. A serious attempt to read and comprehend the reading assignments is an integral part of the preparation. Note taking of questions is encouraged and to be presented in class for discussion.

Students should expect that, when appropriate, be frequently and randomly called upon by the instructor to contribute to the class discussion or problem exercise. Therefore, you must come to class prepared to discuss the material you have read and be prepared to participate in any discussion, exercise(s) and problem(s) performed in class.
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Calculators are required for math and accounting classes. Cell phones or any other electronic device are not acceptable.

Disability Services

Students with a documented disability (learning or physical) for which accommodations may be appropriate may schedule an appointment with the Director of Administration or Academic Director to request accommodations, plan their schedule, and provide collaboration if applicable, with outside agencies. Global Tech College students with disabilities may be eligible for classroom and test accommodations, as well as access to institute facilities and programs. Accommodations are intended to “level the playing field” as much as possible, so the student with a disability has an equal opportunity to succeed. Access is provided while maintaining high academic standards.

Tutoring Services

The college has no separate tutoring function or department to offer tutoring on a wide scale basis. Any tutoring provided will be available through the respective instructor at a scheduled time or appointment at the discretion of the instructor. The student should come to the tutoring appointment prepared which means the material has been read and the student has their respective questions prepared for the tutor. The tutoring session is not intended to be a repeat of the classroom material that was missed by the student for failure to attend the regularly scheduled classes. The session is designed to assess the areas needed by the student to improve upon to comprehend the course material and complete the course.

Student Conduct Policy

Student Conduct Policy

Students must conduct themselves in accordance with Global Tech College’s rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Global Tech College shall comply with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools Community Act of 1989.

Students who engage in any of the following types of misconduct will be subject to disciplinary measures:

  1. Violation and failure to adhere to safety regulations.
  2. Possession of firearms, knives, explosives, fireworks, or other weapons or other substances with harmful intent.
  3. Intimidation, abuse, or harassment (of any nature including sexual harassment), physical aggression, physical assault, verbal assault of another person
  4. Obstruction of GTC activities or any action that is disruptive to the learning process of another.
  5. Gambling on school premises
  6. Use, distribution, or possession of alcohol, stimulants, intoxicants or drugs on the premises or entering the building premises under the influence of such substance.
  7. Violation of Federal, State and Local laws
  8. Failure to pay tuition
  9. Unlawful destruction of school, faculty, or student property and/or any form of vandalism act of destruction of GTC school property with the result that others are deprived of its use and benefits.
  10. Misuse of computer hardware, software, and privileges as well as unauthorized use of an account number, password, program, and file or file definition.
  11. Furnishing false information to the college with the intent to deceive.

To maintain an orderly and progressive learning process, the instructor/supervisor/administrator has the authority to exclude any student based on their actions who is considered to be detrimental to the ongoing learning experience.

Measures may include disciplinary action such as probation, suspension, dismissal or termination/expulsion from the student program/institute with no refund of tuition and withholding of transcripts.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in examinations, quizzes, and/or deliberate plagiarism is considered serious offenses. When confirmed, they shall result in the loss of the credit of the course when the offense is reported. The Academic Director will issue an official written warning to the involved student and will also recommend that appropriate action be taken by GTC’s President.

Academic dishonesty is defined as any attempt by a student to misrepresent his/her academic work, including computer assignments/activities or any effort to use unauthorized aids during a testing situation. There are many forms of academic dishonesty.

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work-infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.

Some examples include but are not limited to:

  1. Cheating – the use of unauthorized or prohibited materials. Students’ intent to use or attempt to use unauthorized information in any academic exercise, including computers and exams are considered cheating.
  2. Cooperating with another person such as taking an exam for another student, have another student take an exam for you, and arranging with other students to give or receive answers by use of signals, cell phone texts or emails, or any other electronic device that transmits information from one person to another.
  3. Copying from or looking at another student’s exam during the in-class examination process.
  4. Obtaining or using unauthorized copies of an exam prior to or during an examination time period.
  5. Plagiarism – representing words or ideas of another person as your own without identifying the resource. This includes submitting work of another student as your own work or allowing another student to submit your work as his or her own work.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial assistance when applicable. The school establishes, publishes and applies standards to monitor the student progress toward completion of their program. If the student fails to meet these standards, the student will be placed on probation (warning) or suspension. The academic performance must meet the SAP standards below.

Qualitative Standard

The Qualitative standard is represented by the student grade point average (GPA). The Student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA as mentioned in the GTC catalog. The minimum is a 2.0 GPA required for success.

Quantitative Standard

This standard has two parts.

First, the student must complete the specific program within a certain time frame, which may vary according to student status (full-time or part-time) and program (Diploma or Certificate). This is referred to as “maximum attempted credits.” Students should ask their advisers about the time frame of their programs.
Second, the student must successfully complete all required credits to pass. This component is referred to as your “cumulative completed credits percentage” which must be 100%.

Satisfactory Academic Progress standards policy requires students to finish their program of study in less than 150% of the length of the program of study.
To maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, a student taking credits must not go below y, where:

Quantitive Standard Formula

In other word, the formula above means that a student, and in order to maintain his Satisfactory Academic Progress, he/she in a diploma program must finish at least:

  • 10 credits by the end of the first quarter
  • 19 credits by the end of the second quarter
  • 28 credits by the end of the third quarter
  • 37 credits by the end of the fourth quarter
  • 47 credits by the end of the fifth quarter
  • 55 credits by the end of the sixth quarter

And In order to maintain his/her SAP, a student in a certificate program must finish at least:

  • 8 credits by the end of the first quarter
  • 16 credits by the end of the second quarter
  • 24 credits by the end of the third quarter
  • 36 credits by the end of the fourth quarter
Academic Warning

If a student fails to maintain the required academic progress at the end of any term, he/she will be placed on Academic Warning for the next term. The student must attain the required GPA and/or number of achieved credit hours during the warning period or he/she will no longer be in good academic progress status.

Appeal Process

Any student not attaining the required GPA or achieved hours during the warning period will receive a written new status notice, sent by certified mail. The student may appeal according to GTC Complaint and Grievance Procedures.

Academic Standing

Academic Standing is used by the school to identify a student’s academic performance. Student academic standing could be as follow:

  1. Good Standing
  2. Probation
  3. Dismissal
  4. PRAD, or Probation After Dismissal or Suspension

Academic Standing will not be included on transcripts.

Extensions

If the student is enrolled in dual programs, the student may request an extension of the maximum attempted credits provision of this policy. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Change of Programs

If the student changes programs, the credits the student earns under all programs will be included in the calculation of attempted, earned, and maximum attempted credits, as well as the student’s GPA calculation.

System and Policy

All credits attempted and earned will be included when calculating a student’s maximum attempted credits, GPA, and cumulative completed credits percentage. When determining if a student is meeting standards, the student’s grades and credits are tallied according to their scholastic standing.

For transfer students, only credits attempted at GTC will be calculated for their GPA.


Scholastic Standing

Grade Point Average

The Grade Point Average is the ratio of the number of points gained to the number of credit hours attempted. Courses in which a grade of W or I is given are not counted in computing the cumulative GPA. Course grades are based but not limited on attendance, class participation, tests, midterms, finals and projects. Refer to the course syllabi for specific information.

Grade Scale:
Letter Grade Percentage Points
A 90 – 100%
B 80 – 89%
C 70 – 79%
D 60 – 69%
F 59 and below
Grading System

I Incomplete

Grade Grade Points Remarks
A 4.0 Excellent
B 3.0 Good
C 2.0 Satisfactory
D 1.0 Poor Performance
F 0.0 Fail
AW 0.0 Administrative Withdrawal
W Official Withdrawal
  • “AW” (Administrative Withdrawal) is given when a course is discontinued by decision of the GTC’s Director or the course instructor to administratively withdraw the student from the course because of attendance issues and/or missing the final exam.
  • “I” (Incomplete) is issued if part of the course work remained incomplete at the time the grades were due. An “I” grade must be completed within the first 6 weeks from the start of the following semester otherwise it will automatically turn into an “F” grade.
Incomplete Grade Assigned

If a student is given an Incomplete grade in a course for coursework not completed by the student due to factors such as reasons outlined in GTC’s Attendance Policy, any deficiency in course work must be made up within the first 6 weeks of the following quarter in which the student is in enrolled or else an “F” is given. In no case may such work be made up after a lapse of one year.

Repeating Courses

Students are advised to repeat a course in which a “D” has been received. Students must repeat a course in which an “F” has been received. Though the two grades may remain on the student’s record, only the higher grade is considered in the cumulative GPA. Students must enter an “R” (repeat) in the space provided on the Registration Form.

Grades and Progress Reports

All quarter grades must be turned into the Academic Director’s Office.

Official grade reports are permanently filed at GTC. Student grades may be picked up by students at the Office of the Academic Director, online, or upon request may be mailed. Instructors will submit progress reports to students who are failing or at risk of failing and to the Academic Director on a regular basis.

Grades may be changed by the instructor due to miscalculation within two weeks from the reporting date upon the approval of the Academic Director.

Academic Honors Recognition

Students who have obtained a GPA between 3.5 and 3.699 at the end of a semester are placed on the Dean’s List provided they have completed a minimum of 25 credits and they have no incomplete grades in the current quarter.

Students who have obtained a GPA of 3.7 -3.899 will be placed on the Distinguished List, provided they meet the same criteria.

Students with GPA 3.9 or higher will be placed on the High Distinction List provided they meet the same criteria.

Probation and Suspension Policies

Academic Probation

A student whose cumulative GPA is below 2.0 is automatically placed on academic probation.

If a student fails to raise the cumulative average to 2.0 in the subsequent quarter of enrollment, the student will be subject to suspension for poor academic achievement.

When a student is placed on probation, letters are sent immediately to the student, Academic Director and the Registrar. Students will not be placed on probation until they have already attempted 24 credits at GTC.

The course load for students placed on probation should not drop below 12 credits. Students who have received two consecutive probations will not be allowed to register until grades are issued.

Suspension

If a student’s conduct or academic performance warrants suspension, the student will be suspended at the end of each quarter on the basis of the criteria listed in “Probation and Suspension”. Suspension must be implemented as soon as possible, but not later than the 6th class day of the quarter.
Students on scholastic probation will not be suspended at the end of any quarter in which they achieve a quarter GPA of 2.20 or above, even though the cumulative GPA is still below 2.0.

A student who has been suspended from GTC for not meeting SAP Standards may reapply for admission. The student will be readmitted when he submit a convincing letter supported by evidence explaining the reason of not meeting SAP Standards and that this situation has been changed. Students suspended for not meeting their probation requirement may be readmitted under the same previous status at the last attended quarter. Students readmitted after a lapse of one academic year must follow the current academic program.



Complaint or Grievance Process

Student Grievance Procedure

The Student Grievance Procedure provides a system to handle student complaints against faculty or staff (support and administrative) concerning the following:

  1. Alleged discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, disability or other conditions, preferences or behavior.
  2. Sexual harassment complaints
  3. Academic matters, excluding individual grades except where the conditions in item “A” above may apply
  4. Students are encouraged to resolve issues or what may be a misunderstanding with the other party identified as causing or contributing to the complaint.
Procedure

The following steps can be taken to assure the student of a fair and equitable resolution to their complaint grievance.

  • Step 1. The student must go to the instructor or staff member where the alleged problem originated. An attempt will be made to resolve the matter equitably and informally at this level. The conference must take place within ten (10) business days of the incident which generated the complaint. If the issue/complaint is not resolved at the informal level then the student should submit a written statement of the complaint to either the Director of Global Tech College or Academic Director no later than ten (10) business days after the alleged incident.
  • Step 2. If the complaint is not resolved at the informal conference with the instructor or staff member, the student should meet with the faculty or staff member’s direct supervisor (Director of Administration or Academic Director) within ten (10) business days after satisfying Step 1. As part of the effort to resolve the issue, the appropriate Director will consult with the staff member or instructor.
  • Step 3. If the complaint is not resolved at the informal conference with either the Director of Administration of Academic Director, the student may file a written grievance. The completed grievance form must be presented to the President of Global Tech College within ten (10) business days after satisfying Step 2. The President of Global Tech College will respond in writing to the student within ten (10) business days after consulting with the appropriate Director.

Whether or not the problem or complaint has been resolved to the student’s satisfaction by the school, the student may direct any problem or complaint to the Executive Director, State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad St. Suite 2481, Columbus, OH, 43215, Phone 614-466-2752; toll free 877-275-4219.

ACCET Complaint Procedure

GTC is recognized by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) as meeting and maintaining certain standards of quality. It is the mutual goal of ACCET and GTC to ensure that educational training programs of quality are provided.

When problems arise, students should make every attempt to find a fair and reasonable solution through Global Tech College’s Complaint and Grievance internal complaint procedure, which is required of ACCET accredited institutions and frequently requires the submission of a written complaint. Refer to the GTC’s written complaint procedure which is published in this catalog (see the above section) or otherwise available from the GTC upon request.

Note that ACCET will process complaints which involve ACCET standards and policies and, therefore, are within the scope of the accrediting agency. In the event that a student has exercised GTC’s formal student complaint procedure, and the problem(s) have not been resolved, the student has the right and is encouraged to take the following steps:

  1. Complaints should be submitted in writing and mailed, or emailed to the ACCET office. Complaints received by phone will be documented, but the complainant will be requested to submit the complaint in writing.
  2. The letter of complaint must contain the following:
    1. Name and location of the ACCET institution;
    2. A detailed description of the alleged problem(s);
    3. The approximate date(s) that the problem(s) occurred;
    4. The names and titles/positions of all individual(s) involved in the problem(s), including faculty, staff, and/or other students;
    5. What was previously done to resolve the complaint, along with evidence demonstrating that the institution’s complaint procedure was followed prior to contacting ACCET;
    6. The name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address of the complainant.
      If the complainant specifically requests that anonymity be maintained, ACCET will not reveal his or her name to GTC
    7. The status of the complainant with the institution (e.g. current student, former student, etc.).
  3. In addition to the letter of complaint, copies of any relevant supporting documentation should be forwarded to ACCET (e.g. student’s enrollment agreement, syllabus or course outline, correspondence between the student and the institution).
  4. SEND TO:
    • ACCET CHAIR, COMPLAINT REVIEW COMMITTEE
    • 1722 N Street, NW
    • Washington, DC 20036
    • Telephone: (202) 955-1113 Fax: (202) 955-1118 or (202) 955-5306
    • Email: complaints@accet.org Website: www.accet.org

Note: Complainants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 15 days


Graduation Requirements

Diploma or Certificate Completion

Graduating diploma or certificate students are required:

  1. To obtain written approval from an advisor concerning the fulfillment of all graduation requirements, during the quarter prior to graduation:
    1. Completion of all courses in their program.
    2. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA
    3. 80% attendance in their total program
  2. To submit a Graduation Approval Form to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the student’s completion quarter. Once the Registrar’s Office confirms that all financial and other obligations to GTC have been met the student will receive their Graduation Packet.

Graduation packets include Graduation Announcements and Cap & Gown order forms.

Recognition of Academic Honors
  • summa cum laude-cumulative GPA of 3.90 and higher.
  • magna cum laude-cumulative GPA of 3.70 to 3.899.
  • cum laude-cumulative GPA of 3.5-3.699.

Students who qualify for Academic Honors are eligible to wear stoles or cords designating their academic status with their graduation regalia at Commencement Ceremonies.

Job Placement Services and Follow-up Procedure

Global Tech College provides free workshops on preparing the graduating student how to enter the job market. Workshops are scheduled with the Academic Director during the student’s last advising session that takes place before the student’s last quarter before graduation.

  • Workshop 1 – Will assist the student how to properly complete a job application, to write a cover letter and resume.
  • Workshop 2 – Will suggest proper attire for a job interview and prepare the student for potential interview questions.
  • Workshop 3- The Student will attend “mock’ interviews in order to assess their interview performance.

GTC will also provide job placement services. GTC will assist a graduating student or GTC alumni in finding job opportunities and setting up appointments. GTC does not nor cannot guarantee any graduate employment or a salary range upon graduation.




Health, Security, and Safety

Disclaimer

Global Tech College is not responsible for any student’s personal belongings that are lost, stolen, or damaged on or off campus. GTC is not responsible for any altercations or disputes between students or for any damages or injuries arising as a result. Students should immediately report to their instructor or institute staff any medical situation or injuries that occur on the GTC premises.

Student Driving and Parking Regulations
  1. All vehicles driven to school must be registered with the school and must properly display the appropriate permit.
  2. Students should park their cars in the designated parking lot behind the school.
  3. Students with disabilities should park in the handicap designated parking spaces on the south side building and enter the premises through the south side door.
Tobacco or Nicotine Alternative

Smoking cigarettes or a nicotine alternative is strictly forbidden in the school building per Chapter 3794 of the Ohio Revised Code. Any Violation of the law can be reported to the Ohio Department of Health, at 1-866-559-6446. There is a marked designated smoking area at the east entrance or back of the school building.

Emergency Procedures

Students will be notified by an electronic siren sound if there is a fire within the building. Students should walk to the nearest exit in an orderly fashion. Instructors and students will be directed to the grassy area at the back of the parking lot. No one should re-enter GTC until an “all clear” is announced by the appropriate civil and emergency authorities. All students should adhere to any emergency electronic siren on the premises without question for the student’s safety.

In the case of Tornadoes and Severe Weather prompting the county emergency siren, ALL students, faculty and staff should follow the signs within the building for the designated shelter areas.

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