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INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL INFORMATION


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Disclaimer:
The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material stated herein, we reserve the right to change any provision listed in the catalog, including, but not limited to, entrance requirements and admissions procedures, academic requirements for graduation and various fees and charges without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of such changes. 

TCSG GUARANTEE/WARRANTY STATEMENT:

The Technical College System of Georgia guarantees employers that graduates of State Technical Colleges shall possess skills and knowledge as prescribed by State Curriculum Standards. Should any graduate employee, within two years of graduation, be deemed lacking in said skills, that student shall be retrained in any State Technical College at no charge for instructional costs to either the student or the employer.

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GUARANTEE/WARRANTY

To demonstrate confidence in and commitment to quality technical education programs which are relevant, current, and responsive to the stated expectations of Georgias businesses and industries, the State Board of Technical and Adult Education will warrant every graduate from a technical certificate of credit, diploma or associate degree in a state-governed institute according to the following stipulations:

The warranty guarantees that the graduate has demonstrated the knowledge and skills and can perform each competency as identified in the industry-validated Standard or Program Guide, and any program graduate who is determined to lack such competence shall be retrained at no cost to the employer or graduate for tuition or instructional fees.

A claim against the warranty may be filed by either an employer in conjunction with the graduate or a graduate if the graduate cannot perform one or more of the competencies contained in the industry-validated Standard or Program Guide, including failure to pass a State of Georgia licensing examination.

The warranty will remain in effect for two consecutive years following the date of graduation and will be honored by any state-governed technical college which offers the same program.

 

To inquire or file a claim under this warranty, instructors or employers may contact the:

Vice President for Academic Affairs
912-538-3187
 

MISSION STATEMENT

Southeastern Technical College is a public, two-year institution that provides accessible, quality educational programs and services designed to enhance the ability of our students to participate in Georgias economic development. To accomplish our purpose we provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to obtain employment; offer a curriculum which encourages students to develop career, personal and work ethics values; sponsor co-curricular activities to assist students in the development of leadership, scholarship, and fellowship traits; conduct continuing education and training to allow experienced employees to acquire and maintain advanced levels of competency; provide information literacy skills; and facilitate public adult education programs to improve general population and workforce literacy levels.

Southeastern Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

Southeastern Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Requests for additional information on the policies, standards, or procedures of the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education may be addressed to:

Dr. Gary Puckett, Executive Director
Council on Occupational Education
41 Perimeter Center East, NE

Suite
640

Atlanta
, GA 30346

Phone: 770-396-3898 FAX: 770-396-3790 www.council.org

Southeastern Technical College is a Candidate for Accreditation with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane

Decatur
, GA 30033-4097

Phone: 404-579-4501 FAX: 404-679-4558 www.sacscoc.org 

COMMITMENT TO STC MISSION STATEMENT

The administration, faculty, and staff demonstrate our commitment to our purpose in the following manner: 

By maintaining ongoing assessment of community and employment needs to ensure the employability of our graduates and to promote the economic growth of the community, the state, and its citizens;

By providing career-oriented postsecondary programs of study below the baccalaureate level offered through traditional and distance learning methodologies that prepare graduates for employment;

By providing continuing education programs and courses to update, upgrade, or retrain citizens so that they may continue to meet the challenges of a changing workplace, and/or to enhance the personal development of individuals;

By providing customized business and industry services which include organizational and technical assessments and strategic planning, training, and consulting to enable employees to maintain competitive skills;

By providing career counseling, personal assistance/referral services, academic advising, financial aid advisement and counseling, coordination of financial aid awards, job placement, and other student services which support student development;

By providing support services for nontraditional students and students with special needs;

By encouraging students to acquire leadership skills and to develop personally and intellectually through participation in co-curricular activities and programs;

By providing remedial education, adult education, English literacy programs, and GED preparation for current or prospective students who need to improve basic skills or complete the GED;

By ensuring access to educational opportunities for all current and prospective students regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disabling condition; and

By systematically evaluating programs and services and using the results of the evaluations for the purposes of improvement.

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Southeastern Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, disabled veteran, veteran of Vietnam Era or citizenship status, (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law).

This school is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin; with the provisions of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender; with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap; and with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The following individuals have been designated as responsible for coordinating these efforts:

Title VI and Title IX............ Teresa Coleman, Vice President of Operations and Fiscal Affairs, Office 133

ADA/Section 504...................................... Barry Dotson, Vice President for Student Affairs, Office 106

Equity Coordinator.................................... Barry Dotson, Vice President for Student Affairs, Office 106

OCR Compliance Coordinator..................... Barry Dotson, Vice President for Student Affairs, Office 106

Sexual Harassment

Coordinator........................ Teresa Coleman, Vice President of Operations and Fiscal Affairs, Office 133

 

Inquiries concerning the application of the polices and procedures above may be directed to the individuals listed at:
Southeastern Technical College, 3001 East First Street, Vidalia, GA 30474
912-538-3100

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FALL QUARTER, 2006

Sep 26............................. New Student Orientation

Sep 26.................... Late Registration and Drop/Add

Sep 27........................................... Quarter Begins

Sep 28........................................... Fall Graduation

Oct 31.................. Deadline to Apply for Graduation

Oct 31.................................................... Midterm

Nov 6-17........... Advisement for Returning Students

Nov 20-Dec 1........... Advisement for New Students

Nov 22-24............................................... Holidays

Dec 8............................................... Quarter Ends

Dec 12.......... Schedule Change & Open Registration

 

WINTER QUARTER, 2007

Jan 3................................ New Student Orientation

Jan 3...................... Late Registration and Drop/Add

Jan 4.............................................. Quarter Begins

Jan 15...................................................... Holiday

Jan 31.................. Deadline to Apply for Graduation

Feb 9...................................................... Midterm

Feb 12-23.......... Advisement for Returning Students

Feb 26-Mar 9............ Advisement for New Students

Mar 16............................................. Quarter Ends

Mar 20.......... Schedule Change & Open Registration

 

SPRING QUARTER, 2007

Apr 3............................... New Student Orientation

Apr 3..................... Late Registration and Drop/Add

Apr 4............................................. Quarter Begins

Apr 5........................................ Spring Graduation

Apr 30.................. Deadline to Apply for Graduation

May 8..................................................... Midterm

May 14-24......... Advisement for Returning Students

May 25, 28.............................................. Holidays

May 29-June 8.......... Advisement for New Students

June 14............................................ Quarter Ends

June 19......... Schedule Change & Open Registration

 

SUMMER QUARTER, 2007

July 5............................... New Student Orientation

July 5..................... Late Registration and Drop/Add

July 6............................................. Quarter Begins

July 31................. Deadline to Apply for Graduation

Aug 10.................................................... Midterm

Aug 14-25......... Advisement for Returning Students

Aug 28-Sep 8............ Advisement for New Students

Sep 4........................................................ Holiday

Sep 15.............................................. Quarter Ends

Sep 25.......... Schedule Change & Open Registration

FALL QUARTER, 2007

Sep 26............................. New Student Orientation

Sep 26.................... Late Registration and Drop/Add

Sep 27........................................... Quarter Begins

Sep 28........................................... Fall Graduation

Oct 31.................. Deadline to Apply for Graduation

Oct 31.................................................... Midterm

Nov 6-17........... Advisement for Returning Students

Nov 20-Dec 1........... Advisement for New Students

Nov 22-24............................................... Holidays

Dec 8............................................... Quarter Ends

Dec 12.......... Schedule Change & Open Registration

Note: Dates are tentative and subject to change.

ACADEMIC YEAR

Southeastern Tech operates on a four-quarter system, with a Summer Quarter (July-September), Fall Quarter (October-December), Winter Quarter (January-March), and Spring Quarter (April-June).

QUARTERLY SCHEDULES

--DISCOVER--

A listing of the classes to be taught each quarter, including the days and times, is published prior to the beginning of each quarter. A copy of the Discover may be obtained through the Office for Student Affairs.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY

It is especially important that each student note that it is his or her responsibility to be aware of the calendar and of any changes in the calendar which may occur from time to time during the year.

EMERGENCY CLOSING OF THE INSTITUTION

The President, or designee, may alter the business and class hours if conditions exist that may threaten the health, safety, or welfare of students and personnel. Should the school be forced to close due to inclement weather or other circumstances, the following radio and television stations will be contacted. Students, faculty, and staff are to listen to the radio and television stations listed for updates/decisions regarding announcement of closure:
WTNL (Reidsville); WYUM (Vidalia); WTCQ (Vidalia); WVOP (Vidalia); WBBT (Lyons); WTOC (Savannah TV Channel 11); Northland Cable (TV Channel 13); TV 46 (Cable Channel 19, Non-Cable Channel 46).

SOUTHEASTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE ACCREDITATION/CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

         Southeastern Technical College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 41 Perimeter Center East, NE, Suite 640, Atlanta, GA 30346, (770) 396-3898.

         Southeastern Technical College is a Candidate for Accreditation with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate Degrees. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, (404) 679-4501.

         The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses for the State of Georgia, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858, (478) 207-1300.

         The Southeastern Technical College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs; 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-1300. Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant Examination.

         Emergency Medical Technician graduates are eligible to sit for the national registry intermediate exam.

         Paramedic Technology program graduates are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic Exam.

         The Cosmetology program is approved by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology, 237 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA 31217-3858, (478) 207-1300, which examines and issues master cosmetologist licenses.

         The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-1300 upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for Surgical Technology (www.arcst.org) . Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Exam from the Liaison Counsel on Certification Surgical Technologist.

         The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312/704-5300. Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry Examination sponsored by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

         The Medical Laboratory Technology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 8410 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631-3415, 773/714-8880

         The STC Pharmacy Technology program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814; 301657-3000.  Graduates are eligible to take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.