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    • 2010-2012 1
    • TABLE OF CONTENTS Topic PageMessage from the President/Chief Executive Officer 5Philosophy, Mission Statement and Program Goals 6Statement of History and Ownership 6Executive Officers and Management Team 6School Locations and General Description of Facilities 6Instructional Technology Program 7State and National Organizations 7Medical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate Program 7Admission RequirementsLicensure, Accreditation, Approval, Recognition, Membership 7Foreign Student Admissions 8Foreign Transcript/Diploma Evaluations 8CPR Policy/Certification and Registry Disclaimer for Applicants 9Program Offerings 10-14Course Descriptions 12-14School Information 15-16Remedial Policy 15Attendance Policy 16Maximum Time in which to complete Appeals 17 2
    • TABLE OF CONTENTSTopic PageUnit of Credit 17Graduation Requirements 17Student Conduct 18Disciplinary Conduct 19Student Grievance Policy 19Student Records 20English as Second Language Policy 20Transcripts 20Catalog Policies 21Program Policies 21Individual Responsibility 21Nondiscrimination Policy 21Student Services 22-23Academic Freedom 24Sexual Harassment 24Academic Integrity 25-27 3
    • TABLE OF CONTENTSTopic PageCurrent Fees and Tuition 28Cancellation and Refund Policy 29Withdrawing from a Program after 30the fifth (5th) day of classRefundable Statistical Data Recover (RSDR)Fee Policy 31Certifications Disclosure 31Academic Calendar 32 4
    • Message FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERDear Student,On behalf of my staff and faculty, I would like to thank you for your interest in the MedicalAesthetic Institute of California. The decision to join the Medical Aesthetic Institute of Californiacould lead to a rewarding and fulfilling career in the medical aesthetic health care field. Thiscatalog describes our programs, our admission and graduation requirements, our policies, andother information to help you decide on your course of study.The Medical Aesthetic Training of California is a private institution of higher education offeringquality medical and nursing programs that integrate professional skills, career-focused educationand hands-on practice, that assist students to develop and achieve their personal and careerpotentials. The unique design of our programs provides students with in-depth knowledge andhands-on experience in the medical aesthetic health care industry.We, at the Medical Aesthetic Training of California, consider the clinical portion of our students’training one of the most important parts of the education program offerings. All of our students arerequired to have hand-on experience performing all of the therapeutic procedures, proper use ofthe equipment, and pharmacological knowledge of the products used in the care of clientsreceiving non-invasive, non-surgical medical aesthetic procedures. The number of theory andclinical hours varies with each program. In addition, the Institute offers programs to assistregistered nurses, physicians, and other health care providers with the management of theirmedical aesthetic businesses, such as medspas, clinics, offices, and hospitals.The Medical Aesthetic Training of California started its first Certificate Program in MedicalAesthetic Health Care for registered nurses in 2005. The newest location is in Newport Beach,California and anticipates a two cohort classes of 8 students each. The Institute is constantlyimproving its operations, expanding the program offerings, and remains committed to teaching thestate of the art knowledge, skills, and competencies in the field of medical aesthetic health care.In 2008, the graduates of the Certificate Program in Medical Aesthetic Nursing organized theAmerican Aesthetic Nurses Association. Currently, the alumni are working closely with LouiseTimmer, EdD. RN, past president of American Nurses Association of California, and CarolBickford, PhD, RN, Executive Director, American Nurses Association, Nurse Practice Council tobecome recognized as a specialty area in Aesthetic Nursing. The Scope of Practice andStandards of Aesthetic Nursing are in the process of development. In 2010, the Medical AestheticInstitute of California authored the first nursing textbook of Medical Aesthetic Nursing in thecountry.We are proud of what has been accomplished in the past several years and we look forward tosharing our future progress with you as we continue to address the needs of our students througha myriad of innovative instruction and learning techniques and additional programs in medicalaesthetic health care.Sincerely, Julia Pettis, BS. HCM 5
    • MISSION STATEMENTThe mission of the Medical Aesthetic Training of California is to offer quality medical and nursingprograms that integrate professional skills, career-focused education, and hands-on practicalexperience to prepare students to develop and achieve their personal and career potentials in thearea of medical aesthetic health care.The Medical Aesthetic Training of California believes education promotes the development ofpositive self-esteem. Therefore, the institution provides services that support the efforts ofstudents to succeed academically, professionally and personally. The Institute providesacademically rigorous programs to registered nurses and physicians who desire a professionalcareer in medical aesthetic health care. This is accomplished through educational programs usingbeginning and advanced training for the latest equipment and procedures and didactic lecturesand hands-on experience provided by highly trained instructors, nurses, and physicians.STATEMENT OF HISTORY AND OWNERSHIP2006: Started a certificate continuing education program in medical aesthetic nursing.2008: Expanded the certificate continuing education program to several locations in California.2010: Applied to the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education for approval toestablish the Medical Aesthetic Training of California.EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND MANAGEMENT TEAMJulia Pettis, President and OwnerJulia Pettis, Chief Executive OfficerBarry Klazura, Chief Financial OfficerLouise Timmer, EdD, MSN, BA, RN, Chief Academic OfficerBeth Ulbrich, RN, Director, Medical Aesthetic Nursing ProgramHarish Amar, MBA, Educational ConsultantSCHOOL LOCATIONS & GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF FACILITIESMain Campus400 Newport Center Dr. # 210Newport Beach, Ca 92660Telephone: 949-759-1620Email address: dean@camedtraining.comWebsite: www.camedtraining.comThe campus is located in a modern professional plaza. The campus houses 6 classrooms, 1 imaging lab, 1 patient-care lab, 1computer lab, and 1 library. There are administrative and educational offices, as well as a reception area, and separate student andfaculty lounges. The skills labs are equipped with: lasers, microdermabrasion machines, laser safety glasses, ANZI required signage,Botox®Cosmetic, Dermal fillers, appropriate storage containers for syringes, needles, gloves and injectables, chemical peels, dermlamps, bio hazard waste containers, sharps containers, and charting area, capable of providing hands on experience for students withmanikins, models, and clientele. Standard equipment includes a library of case studies, a library of text and reference books, videomonitors, computers, TV sets and VCRs, journals, and audio and video aides. The patient-care lab is equipped with clinic beds,mannequins, and other patient-care equipment. 6
    • LICENSURE, ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, RECOGNITION, MEMBERSHIPThe Medical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate Program is approved by the California Board ofRegistered Nursing (BRN) for 32 contact hours. The approval is ongoing and was first received in2006The Information Technology Program is an additional program offered in 2010; pre approved bythe Board of Registered Nursing, in accordance to their Continuing Education Provider guidelines.The Medical Aesthetic Training of California is associated with the American Aesthetic NursesAssociation and is a contributor to the newsletter and national conferences.The graduates of the Medical Aesthetic Training of California are working with the AmericanNurses Association Nurse Practice Council to develop the Scope of Practice and Standards for aspecialty area of Aesthetic Nursing.The Medical Aesthetic Training of California is seeking approval from SEVIS to acceptinternational students.PROGRAM OFFERINGSMedical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate ProgramInformation Technology ProgramADMISSION REQUIREMENTSMedical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate ProgramTo be considered for admission into the Medical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate program,the applicant must meet the following criteria:Admission Criteria: The Medical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate Program is intended forregistered nurses who hold an active nursing license. The registered nurses must have atleast 2 years experience working in a hospital or a community health agency. Thestudents should possess a desire to work with clients to preserve, enhance or correctcommon skin conditions and signs of aging. Students must have excellentcommunication skills, physical assessment skills, ability to work with equipment,chemicals, and light phototherapy, and have an artistic ability to work with the contours ofthe face and body. 7
    • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSIONSAll applicants must meet the same admission requirements as U.S. citizens, as outlinedabove. All documents should be accompanied by an English evaluation. Students whosenative language is not English may be required to take the Test of English as ForeignLanguage (TOEFL) or demonstrate English proficiency through other measuresestablished by the school. An affidavit of financial support should be submitted. Detailedinformation will be provided through our Admissions office. The school is authorizedunder Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. All applicants must possess an activelicense to practice in California, another U. S state or territory. The applicant must showproof of an approved active license by a state or U.S. territory Board of RegisteredNursing. IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTSFor protection and compliance with state regulations, the Medical Aesthetic Institute of Californiarequires all students to be properly immunized. You must show proof of the followingimmunizations before you begin the program:  Tuberculin test in the past six months  Varicella, rubella and MMR immunity  Up-to-date diphtheria and tetanus shots  Hepatitis B vaccination or signed declarationDocumentation of vaccinations must be provided to the admissions office prior to the start of theprograms. The cost of immunizations will be paid by the student. HEALTH SCREENING REQUIREMENTSBefore starting any program, each student must provide written evidence from his or her familyphysician certifying of the absence of mental and /or contagious diseases. Drug- Screening testresults are required. Positive results on drug testing could impact the student’s ability to attend theclinical skills laboratory or work with clients, to complete the program’s graduation requirements,or to obtain certification after completion of the program. The cost of examinations, screeningsand drug tests will be paid by the student. BACKGROUND CHECKAll students must complete his/her background check prior to the start of the programs. The costof the background check will be paid by the student. The Medical Aesthetic Training of Californiawill facilitate Background Checking procedures. Background check results could impact thestudent’s ability to attend the clinical skills laboratories, to complete the program’s graduationrequirements, or to obtain certification after completion of the program. 8
    • CPR POLICYPrior to the start of any program or its internship component students must submit proof ofcompletion and current certification in American Heart Association CPR.NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF UNITS EARNED AT THE INSTITUTEThe continuing education units earned at Medical Aesthetic Training of California will probably notbe transferable to any other college or university. The Institute offers academic units that aretransferrable to another college or university. The theory and skills laboratory units are in aspecialty area of medical aesthetic nursing and information technology and may serve as electiveunits in a baccalaureate program. The courses are not graduate level courses. However, thecourses may be considered as prerequisite undergraduate courses for advanced coursework inmedical aesthetic nursing. The medical aesthetic nursing theory and laboratory courses may beconsidered as prerequisite courses for advanced coursework in a master’s program in nursingwith a clinical focus in medical aesthetic nursing.CERTIFICATION AND REGISTRY DISCLAIMER FOR APPLICANTSThere is no certification exam required or provided by the State of California for the MedicalAesthetic Nursing Certificate program graduates before the registered nurse is permitted topractice medical aesthetic nursing.The Information Technology Certificate Program provides the graduate with the knowledge, skills,and competencies to use computer applications in the work place. There is no state examrequired after completion of the program.PROGRAM DELIVERYInstructional delivery at the Medical Aesthetic Training of California is conducted by directclassroom instruction. The lectures and labs are held at the Institute and clinical laboratoryexperiences are provided at the Institute. 9
    • PROGRAM INFORMATION Medical Aesthetic Nursing Program Program Description:This program is designed for registered nurses who want to collaborate with physicians to performprocedures and treatments on clients who seek elective improvement in common skin conditionsor the appearance of the face and body. The course of study involves extensive academic andlaboratory experience and culminates in a course of training in the actual work setting. Thestudent will incorporate the knowledge, skills, and procedures in a comprehensive nursing careplan that includes a complete health assessment, health education, and prevention of skin injury,nutrition counseling, and life style adjustments for each client. The students will learn the latesttechniques for improving common skin conditions and maintaining the integrity of theintegumentary system. Laboratory experiences include learning to use the equipment, such aslasers, photodynamic therapy, as well as the application of chemicals used to rejuvenate the skin.Program Objectives: The objectives of the program are to:1. Prepare the aesthetic registered nurse for employment in the community’s health care agencies that provide elective, non-surgical procedures and treatments for the skin.2. Provide the graduate with the knowledge, skills, competencies, and supervised work experience to practice independent nursing care through standardized protocols in the specialty area of aesthetic nursing.3. Prepare the graduate to function in an independent practice area of nursing.4. Offer a viable professional career for registered nurses to conduct research and advance the specialty area of aesthetic nursing.5. Prepare the graduate for the role of the entrepreneur.6. Prepare the graduate for advanced study in aesthetic nursing.Curriculum Course and SequencingBasic Course: 330 hours of theory and clinical practice, 16 academic unitsA 2-Semester (20 weeks) ProgramProgram PhilosophyThe curriculum reflects the mission and goals of the academic institution and the specificpurposes and goals of the aesthetic nursing program. The specific goals of the aestheticnursing program are consistent with the Institute’s commitment to provide qualityeducation programs for adult learners that meet an identified need in the community. TheMedical Aesthetic Nursing Program meets the Institute’s commitment to the communitywith the establishment of on-site and off-site campus academic programs thataccommodate adults by scheduling courses in the evenings and on weekends. 10
    • Organizing FrameworkThe overall Organizing Framework of the curriculum reflects the philosophy of the MedicalAesthetic Training of California to meet the educational and learning needs of the adultlearner in pursuit of lifelong learning. The program is organized around the educationalconcepts of the adult learner, who is a self-paced, independent, and active participant,highly motivated, and assumes responsibility for self evaluation and self growth. Thelearning process occurs in an orderly, sequential manner, whereby the knowledge andskills gradually develop over time through repetition and experience. A collaborative relationship exists between students and faculty. Faculty serves asfacilitators of learning and evaluates measurable and demonstrated behavioral outcomesof learning. Teaching and learning strategies focus on facilitating the active participationof the learner, the use of research skills to discover knowledge, the application of theoryto practical, real life situations, and the achievement of measurable, behavioral outcomes.The program objectives identify the critical knowledge, skills, competencies and affectivebehaviors to be achieved by the learner. All course objectives align with the programobjectives, sequencers, and levels as well as address the content of the individual course.Curriculum Sequencers, Course Sequence and LevelsThe curriculum sequencers or hierarchical sequencing of learning guides theorganization, planning, and evaluation of the curriculum. The curriculum is organized intothree levels. The courses sequence the learning of identified knowledge, skills, andcompetencies from simple to complex, general to specific, and dependent toindependent.LevelsSequencing begins with the more simple and general knowledge, skills and competenciesin Level 1, the first semester theoretical courses and laboratory exercises and progressesto increasingly more complex and specific knowledge, skills, and competencies in thelater theory courses and laboratory practice in Level 2, the second semester. Thecurriculum places students in the work environment to demonstrate the application ofknowledge, skills and competencies learner, critical thinking, clinical judgment, researchability, and professional, interpersonal and ethical deportment among the agencypersonnel and clientele. The students perform the treatments and carry out the duties andresponsibilities of the aesthetic nurse under the direct supervision and guidance ofexperienced aesthetic nurses. At the end of the program the graduate is ready foremployment in the work setting as a competent entry-level aesthetic nurse. 11
    • Curriculum Sequencers Course Sequence Focus and LevelsLevel 1General knowledge of the skin The Human Skin and Body General and specificand body, biochemistry, knowledge of the skin andfunctions, abnormal Aesthetic Nursing Therapies body knowledge and practiceconditions, aging process, Skills laboratory 1 of aesthetic nursingtreatments, pharmacology, procedurespractice of aesthetic nursingprocedureLevel 2Knowledge and practice of Setting up Practice Specific knowledge of settingsetting up an aesthetic nursing up an aesthetic nursingpractice, knowledge of safety Professional Development practice, cleaning and storingissues for equipment and Skills laboratory 2 of equipment and chemicals,storage of chemicals, marketing, scope of practice,marketing, interviewing, taxes, professional organizations,malpractice, professional evidence based practice,conduct, development, attending conferencesorganizations, networking Program Organizing Concepts and Competencies Seven (7) organizing concepts are incorporated in each course in the Aesthetic Nursing Program. These concepts include anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of the skin, pharmaceuticals, aesthetic nursing procedures/treatments, proper use of equipment, and the professional role of the aesthetic nurse. In addition, four (4) competencies are included in each course; identifying physical landmarks of the face and body, application of treatments and procedures, cleaning and safety of equipment, and developing holistic nursing care plans. In this manner, students are taught in a consistent format throughout the program the knowledge, skills, and competencies that are necessary for assuming the role of the aesthetic nurse. First Semester Theory Courses (M-W evenings) Units Hours The Human Skin and Body 3.0 45 Anatomy, Physiology & Biochemistry of the skin Functions of the Skin, Aging process, Common Skin Conditions & Health Assessment: Plan of Care 12
    • Units HoursMedical Aesthetic Nursing Therapies 3.0 45Skin care Products, body wellness,Skin assessment tools, face sculpting,Treatments 1: Micro-dermabrasion,Chemical Peels, and protective SkinProductsTreatments 2: Lasers and ApplicationsTreatments 3: Botox Cosmetics andDermal FillersSecond Semester Units HoursSetting Up Aesthetic Nursing Practice 3.0 45Room Design, equipment, safety, andSanitation, supply storage, purchasing,Business management, marketing,Interviewing, networking, record keeping,Malpractice, business practices, taxesProfessional Development Units HoursProfessional Development, Nurse Practice 3.0 45Act, nursing research, and Membership inNursing Associations, state laws, ANA Scopeof Practice Standards & Guidelines,Evidence based practice, units Total: 12.0 180 hours 13
    • Laboratory Courses (Saturday) Level 1Skills Laboratory 1 Units HoursIdentify head and body structures, 2.0 90Learn chemicals in OTC products,Clay molding of face, body,Treatments: micro-dermabrasion,Chemical peels, face sculpting techniques,Botox injections, dermal fillers, light basedtherapy, LED, RF equipment, Safety issues,Case studies, attending conferencesLevel 2Skills Laboratory 2 Units HoursRoom design, hazardous waste 2.0 90And disposal, cleaning rooms,Develop research studies, developNursing Care plans, Field experiencesEquipment/supplies conferences, legislative,BRN meetings, professional conferences Total: 4.0 units 180hoursThe total Aesthetic Nursing Program is: 330hours of theory and clinical, 17academic unitsProgram Information, Length and ScheduleThe Medical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate Program has a library and classrooms that areequipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids, textbooks and journals, and anatomical chartsand models. The laboratory is equipped with supplies for medical peels, Botox injections, Dermal Fillers,micro-dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy injections, and laser equipment, laser safety signs, proper sanitation,proper laser glasses, bio hazard, sharps containers, chemical peels, syringes, proper injection products.The equipment is used with students before they work on actual clientele in the clinical setting.Classes are offered every semester and students must meet the admission target dates for enrollment andapplication processing.Prerequisite CourseworkThe prerequisite coursework is the completion of an approved pre-licensure nursing program. In addition,the registered nurse applicant must have at least two years experience working in the hospital orcommunity settings.The program is taught in the evenings, Monday, Wednesday and on Saturdays for laboratory skills andclinical work with clientele. Monday and Wednesday theory courses are from 6:00-10:00pm and onSaturday from 9:00am - 5:00pm. The semester lasts 10 weeks. The total program is 2 semesters equaling20 weeks of study and practice. During the laboratory sessions, students have their skills evaluated,discuss clinical cases with instructors, and receive training in the storage, maintenance and use ofequipment, cosmeceuticals, and lasers. Students will apply the treatments and procedures in the lab onmanikins and under direct supervision with clientele.The student receives three hundred and thirty (330) hours of didactic and laboratory instructionThe curriculum provides students with the technical, clinical and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed inthe area of medical aesthetic nursing. Upon completion of the program, a certificate is awarded. Normalcompletion time for this program is 20 weeks excluding any holidays and vacation times. 14
    • Non-Credit Course OfferingsThe Medical Aesthetic Institute of California does not offer non-credit courses. Monitoring of Student ProgressAs a student, you are hereby advised that instructors will monitor your progress throughyourChosen program of study. You will receive feedback at the end of each course. At any time, youMay request and meet with your instructor, or with the Institutes Director privately to discuss anyconcern you may have regarding your academic progress or other topic related to your study.REMEDIAL POLICY FOR THE MEDICAL AESTHETIC NURSING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMAll students who receive a non-passing grade in any course will be referred for remediation. InAddition, instructors may request that a student attend remediation for reasons other than failing atest. The purpose of the remedial plan is to improve the students chance for successfulcompletion of the Medical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate Program and to strengthen areas ofconcern/weakness.Students will be required to attend remediation sessions with the instructor and/or completeremediation assignments. Failure to attend or complete remediation by the requested date willresult in dismissal from the program. It is the responsibility of the student to adhere to andcomplete the plan of action in order to remain in the Medical Aesthetic Nurse Certificate program.Students may be placed on remediation only for a maximum of two (2) courses as necessary, andare not to exceed two (2) time throughout the entire duration of the program. Students will bedismissed from the program if a student has completed a total of 2 remediation’s and still obtainsa non- passing grade in the course, or if the number of remediation’s exceeds two (2) per course.The remediation coursework is graded individually. The remediation grade is not calculated intothe overall course grade, nor is it considered, “extra credit.” For this purpose, students who passthe remediation are considered to receive a passing grade in the course in which remediation wasgiven. 15
    • ATTENDANCE POLICY - TARDINESS - DROP POLICYStudents are expected to attend all classes as scheduled. Students must attend 80 percent of thescheduled class hours or grades may be reduced, at the discretion of the instructor, accordingly.Students who are tardy more than 15 minutes are considered absent for that class hour. Astudent may drop any course at any time. A pro-rated refund will be issued within 30 days of thedate of your drop or within 30 days that you are administratively dropped.Medical Aesthetic Nursing ProgramAll students must complete all required theory and clinical hours to graduate. All absences mustbe approved by the instructor, in advance, whenever possible and approval will be at theinstructor’s discretion.Students must schedule to make-up time of missed hours with the instructor for all instructorapproved absences. In order to meet criteria for attendance and the specific course objectivesstudents may arrange make-up time for excused absences only. Make-up theory hours caninclude: case studies, independent study, written examination, attendance at seminars orworkshops, auto tutorial laboratory, and research reports. Make-up clinical hours can includeperformance evaluation in skills laboratory or additional time in the clinical area with clients. LEAVES OF ABSENCEShould a student’s circumstances be such that a leave of absence (LOA)is needed, the studentmust submit an application for a leave of absence to the Institute Director or designated official. Atthe Director’s discretion, a leave may be granted for a reasonable time, as warranted by thecircumstances. If a student repeatedly resorts to the use of a leave of absence, and if suchapplications show a pattern of delays, or should the issuance of a leave of absence be such that itwould significantly interfere with the planned completion of a program of study, the InstituteDirector or designated official, at his/her sole discretion, may dismiss a student from the programand issue the appropriate refunds as may be required.Students may request an additional LOA, for well-documented reasons, so long as combined theydo not exceed a total of 180 days in a 12-month calendar period. There will be no chargesincurred due to a leave of absence, nor any charge for re-entry upon return from the leave ofabsence. Upon return from an approved leave of absence, the student is permitted to completethe coursework he or she began before the leave of absence.The Institute awards the grade of “W” for courses from which the student has withdrawn due toan approved leave of absence. This grade does not affect the course completion rate, andtherefore does not impact the measurement of the student’s satisfactory progress. 16
    • APPEALSA student who has been withdrawn from the Institute may appeal the decision if special ormitigating circumstances exist. Any appeal must be provided in writing after any Plan ofRemediation previous assigned is completed with a minimum grade of a “C.” The written appealmust be submitted to the Institute Director (or Designee) within 10 days of receiving notification ofhis/her dismissal. The student should explain what type of circumstances contributed to theacademic problem and what plans the student has to eliminate those potential problems in thefuture. The decision of the Academic Review Committee, which is appointed by the InstituteDirector, is final and may not be further appealed. UNIT OF CREDIT AND TRANSFERABILITY TO OTHER ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONSAcademic credit is measured in semester units or clock hours. Typically, one hour of instructionaltime is defined as a fifty-minute period. Credits earned at Medical Aesthetic Training of Californiaare for determining progress towards program completion only. The credits may not betransferable to another school, college or university.Semester credit hours are determined as follows:15 hours of lectures = 1 semester unit15 hours of laboratory = 1 semester unit GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSTo be eligible for graduation from any of the programs, the student must meet all of the followingcriteria:1. All financial obligations must be met to include tuition and textbooks.2. The Student must complete and pass all didactic courses, exams, and internship, as well as, successfully meeting all competency evaluations.3. The program exit examination or competency examination (if offered by Institute) must bepassed. 17
    • STUDENT CONDUCTStudents shall conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner at all times. No profanityin the client care areas or classroom environments is tolerated. Insubordination to faculty andclinical instructors, or dishonesty, could be a reason for immediate expulsion from the program.In addition to being expected to follow the rules and regulations established by the program,students are expected to follow the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics (2008) and act inaccordance with the American Hospital Association’s Patient’s Bill of Rights. All students areexpected to respect the rights of others and are held responsible for conforming to the laws of thenational, state and local governments, and for conducting themselves in a manner consistent withthe best interests of MATC and of the student body.The Medical Aesthetic Institute of California reserves the right to dismiss a student for any of thefollowing reasons:  Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress,  Failure to pay school fees and/or tuition by applicable deadlines,  Disruptive behavior, posing a danger to the health or welfare of students or other members of the Institute’s community, or  Failure to comply with the policies and procedures of the Institute.  Any unpaid balance for tuition, fees and supplies becomes due and payable immediately upon a student’s dismissal from the Institute. DISCIPLINARY PROBATIONStudent disciplinary action is designed to enforce the policies and guidelines of the MedicalAesthetic Training of California and its Programs. Acceptable conduct and behavior must beadhered to at all times. Disciplinary action is enforced as a consequence when a studentdisregards the boundaries of acceptable behavior as outlined in the Course Catalog and/orProgram Application Package. Students who violate any of the various Academy and Programpolicies/guidelines will be placed on Probation.A written disciplinary probation is an official notice for a specified period of time during which astudent must demonstrate conduct that conforms to the Medical Aesthetic Training of Californiaprofessional code of conduct. Assigned discipline may include a combination of sanctions for aparticular incident. Misconduct during the probationary period or violation of any conditions of theprobation may result in further disciplinary action, normally in the form of Dismissal.When a student is found in violation of the Medical Aesthetic Training of California’s policies orprogram regulations/guidelines, any of the following types of student disciplinary action may beimposed: 18
    • Disciplinary Probation:A status imposed for a specific period of time during which a student must demonstrate conductthat conforms to Medical Aesthetic Training of California’s standards and conduct. Conditionsrestricting the student’s privileges or eligibility for activities may be imposed. Misconduct duringthe probationary period or violation of any conditions of the probation may result in furtherdisciplinary action, normally in the form of Dismissal.Dismissal:Dismissal is the termination of student status for an indefinite period. Readmission to the Instituteshall require the specific approval of the Program Director and/or Institute Director. Readmissionafter dismissal may be granted only under exceptional circumstances. RE-ENROLLMENT POLICYStudents who have been withdrawn by the Institute can be re-enrolled based on the admissionrequirements once. (1time). Students who withdrawal voluntarily or have been withdrawn by theInstitute for a second time are not permitted to re-enroll. STUDENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURESThis institution is dedicated to the fair treatment of and professional conduct with students. Shouldany student have a complaint, the student is asked to discuss the matter directly with an instructoror administrator. That instructor or administrator will engage in an informal process to settle thedispute in good faith. That informal process will involve three steps:1) An effort to define the problem;2) An effort to identify acceptable options for resolution; and3) An attempt to resolve the conflict through the application of one or more of those options forresolution.The student may thereafter choose to file a written complaint directly with the institutionsDirector who will work to resolve the matter. The Director will investigate all formal (written)complaints, attempt to resolve all such complaints, and record an entry into the institutions officiallog. The formal process will require the students submission of a written description of thespecific allegations and the desired remedy, accompanied by any available documentation. TheDirector will notify the student of the decision reached.ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS CONCERNING THIS INSTITUTE WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN SATISFACTORILY ANSWERED OR RESOLVED BY THE SCHOOL SHOULD BE DIRECTEDTO THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMERS AFFAIRS, 1625 N. MARKET BOULEVARD, SUITE N112, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95834, (800) 952-5210. 19
    • STUDENT RECORDSA master file will be started when the student is accepted and will contain the application,transcripts and other documents required for training purposes. At completion of the program allofficial information (copy of transcripts, record of clinical performance, lab experiments and recordof program completion), will remain on file, on-site for five years. The Medical Aesthetic Institute ofCalifornia will maintain the transcripts for all students permanently.After five years following program completion, all other student’s information will be archived intoelectronic format and will be kept on off-site computer server indefinitely. Students areencouraged to make and archive copies of all important documentation throughout their training.If a student withdraws prior to graduation, a summary statement of the students progress andrefund calculation as well as copy of refund (if applicable) will be placed in the folder. This folderwill be treated as described above.Students may inspect their master file at any time under the direct supervision of the InstituteDirector or an authorized staff member. Should a student find, upon the review, that there arerecords that are inaccurate or misleading the student may request that errors be corrected. In theevent that a difference of opinion exists regarding the existence of errors, student may ask that ameeting be held to resolve the matter.All student records are confidential and information from them will only be given to authorizedpersons. Data such as grades, health records, and performance evaluations may not be revealedwithout the students consent. Only authorized personnel will have access to in-progress studentevaluations and files. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTIONThis institution does not provide instruction in English as a Second Language.TRANSCRIPTSEach students file will contain students academic progress record and evidence of Certificates ofCompletion issued by this institution. Should a student need a copy of an official transcript, thefirst copy will be provided at no charge. Subsequent copies are available upon payment of a fee of$15.00.Transcripts will only be released to the student upon receipt of a written and signed request.Transcripts will be issued in full when all until all tuition and other fees due the institution are paidcurrent. If partial payment has been made then a partial transcript will be provided thatcorresponds on a pro rata basis to the amount of tuition or loan obligation the student has notpaid. 20
    • CATALOG POLICIESThis catalog is current as of time of publication. Rules governing student conduct, admissionspolicies, prerequisites, graduation requirements, fees, course structures, duration of the subjectsand courses, time of programs offerings and other aspects of this institutions operations aresubject to change. Please check with the MATC Director or Program Director if you havequestions regarding the content of this catalog. We reserve the right to adopt, amend, or repealrules and policies that apply to students and School operations. Changes in the content of thiscatalog will be posted on bulletin boards or emailed or mailed to the students and shown as asupplement to this catalog. The updates will also be posted on the Institute’s website. Thiscatalog does not constitute a contract or enrollment agreement, nor does it constitute astatement of the conditions of a contract between the student and this institution. Therelationship of the individual student to this institution is governed by applicable state educationcodes, state regulations, and School policies.Please refer to your enrollment agreement or enrollment contract for the specific terms underwhich you are to enroll. Changes to this catalog will be initially added by means of an addendumand will appear at the end of the catalog. PROGRAMS’ POLICIESAll policies governing the program are published in the School Catalog and specific programapplication package. Students who do not comply with the established guidelines are advised asneeded and disciplinary action taken when appropriate.Note: Programs’ rules and regulations are subject to change without notice. INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITYIt is the responsibility of each student and faculty member and each administrator to be familiarwith this institution’s rules and regulations published in this catalog. NONDISCRIMINATION POLICYThis institution is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants to programs and toall applicants for employment. Therefore, no discrimination shall occur in any program or activityof this institution, including activities related to the solicitation of students or employees on thebasis of race, color, religion, religious beliefs, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, maritalstatus, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other classification that precludes aperson from consideration as an individual. Any inquiries regarding this policy should be directedto the Institute Director, the person responsible for assuring that this policy is followed. 21
    • STUDENT SERVICESAcademic AdvisementAll entering and enrolled students may discuss program and course selection with the ProgramAssistant Director or an admission advisor. An appointment is required.Orientation of New StudentsOrientation is conducted prior to the beginning of each program as a means of introducing newstudents to the Medical Aesthetic Institute of California. During this orientation, the administratorsfamiliarize students with the Institute’s facilities and explain academic policies and regulations.Tutor Locator ServiceStudents who experience difficulty or who have learning challenges will be provided assistance inlocating qualified tutors. The Institute does not provide a tutoring program. Interested studentsshould contact the program Assistant Director. Individual tutoring can be arranged by the programAssistant Director to help students to catch up with the program and to improve academicprogress.Library ResourcesLibrary resources including but not limited to latest video tapes, CDs and DVDs as well as currentjournal publications and medical books are available for the student use. In addition, CINAHLservice is available to students for research purposes.Computer and Internet ResourcesComputer and Internet Resources are available for students. Students have access to equipmentand programs that are essential for their educational and work-related experiences. The computerlab is also equipped with the printer and copier to help students in education and researchprojects.Online WebsiteInternet website is available to students for the communication between faculty and students byemail communication. 22
    • Employment AssistanceJob search assistance to graduates in good standing is available for as long as the graduatecontinues to cooperate with the MATC. The company cannot and does not promise orguarantee employment upon graduation. Embarking on a course of education typicallyenhances one’s thinking and potential job enhancement. The programs offered at the MedicalAesthetic Institute of California require a significant commitment of time and effort. There is alsothe risk that, due to market fluctuations, personal issues or other factors, some graduates areunable to find employment in their field of training within a timeframe that is acceptable to them.Job search assistance will be in the form of some or all of the following:  Interviewing skills seminars  Resume preparation seminars  Job search techniques seminars  Referrals to potential employersIn the medical aesthetic nursing field, many jobs start part-time, averaging 20 to 25 hours perweek, with an opportunity to progress to or change employment to a job that is full-time.Finding employment is a joint effort between the student and the Institute. The student must agreeto cooperate with Institute staff in conducting a job search including providing a resume,participating in scheduled workshops, attending interviews and completing all requiredassignments. Furthermore, it should be understood that the effort it takes to find a job upon completion of theprogram is equal to that of the program itself. In order to maximize chances for success, studentsmust commit to a reasonable timeframe to complete the job search process, which typically takesseveral months beyond graduation. During this time, the student should maintain regular weeklycontact with the Institute. It should also be understood that a potential employer may consider ajob applicant’s attitude, grades, attendance, and personal performance on an interview, workbackground, educational background and other intangible factors in determining whether or not tohire the applicant.Medical Aesthetic Training of California programs are comprehensive in nature and are designedto prepare students for entry-level positions in medical aesthetic nursing. An entry-level positionusually entails additional training to learn further skills and protocols specific to that position. Anapplicant for an entry-level position, in order to secure employment, must adopt a “get your foot inthe door” approach by maintaining flexibility with regard to salary, hours, location and potentialrelocation. 23
    • ACADEMIC FREEDOMThis institution is committed to assuring academic freedom to all faculty. Confident in thequalifications and expertise of its faculty members, the Institute encourages its faculty members toexercise their individual judgments regarding the content of the assigned courses, organization oftopics and instructional methods, providing only that these judgments are made within the contextof the course descriptions as currently published, and providing that the instructional methods arethose official sanctioned by the institution.This institutions ownership believes that the most important diversity that can accrue to thebenefit of students is the diversity of thought that results from free discussion, the openexpression of viewpoints and opinions on the subject matter, and the diversity of thought thatresults from the free exercise of research and original thinking in the academic fields related to theinstitution’s course offerings.This institution, therefore, supports and encourages instructors and students to engage indiscussion and dialog. Students and faculty members alike are encouraged to freely expressviews as long as they believe it would advance understanding in the specialized discipline beingstudied. SEXUAL HARASSMENTThis institution is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination,Intimidation, and harassment. It is necessary to affirmatively address this subject and express ourstrong disapproval of sexual harassment. No associate within this institution may engage in verbalabuse of a sexual nature; use sexually degrading or graphic words to describe an individual or anindividual’s body; or display sexually suggestive objects or pictures at this campus. Students areresponsible for conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the spirit and intent of thispolicy. 24
    • ACADEMIC INTEGRITYAll students enrolled in classes at Medical Aesthetic Training of California are expected tomaintain integrity in all academic pursuits. These include the writing of papers, examinations,assignments, records and other details relative to the assessment of student performance.Integrity and honesty is a quality essential of all medical workers. The faculty does not wantstudents who are dishonest since that attitude and perspective will put patient’s health and lives atrisk. Any dishonesty with regard to these matters is subject to censure or penalty (including butnot limited to expulsion) in proportion to the seriousness of the action.Dishonesty would include things such as:  Copying answers of another person or persons during an examination,  Secreting (hiding) of unauthorized materials to assist in an examination,  Plagiarism, taking as one’s own statements those of another without giving due credit to the  author, even though such material may have been restated in one’s own words,  Fraudulently obtaining test information, falsifying records, transcripts, recommendations or  other documents indicative of student qualifications.Medical Aesthetic Institute of California also considers the following to be serious breaches ofintegrity:  Falsification of patient records.  Breach of patient confidentiality.  Taking property or supplies from the Institute.  Felony convictions.  Endangering patients due to psychological impairment or by being under the influence of  alcohol or drugs.  Falsification of assignments that are to be conducted on patients or members of the  community.  Having someone else complete your written assignments and submitting them as your work.In proportion to the seriousness of the action, censure, and penalty may extend from a failinggrade in the coursework in question to dismissal from the program. Ordinarily the responsibility forresolving the issues lies between the faculty member and the student. 25
    • Statement on Cheating and Plagiarism:Cheating includes all actions by a student that are intended to gain an unearned academicadvantage by fraudulent or deceptive means.Plagiarism is a specific form of cheating which consists of the misuse of the published and/orunpublished works of others by misrepresenting the material so used as one’s own work.Plagiarism includes using materials from such sources as books, articles, class notes, websources & audio video resources. Copying a direct quotation without using quotation marks orcrediting the source is considered plagiarism. Another form of plagiarism consists of paraphrasingan idea or use of an original idea without properly introducing or documenting the paraphrase orborrowed idea. Penalties for cheating and plagiarism may result in a failure on a particularassignment, an F for the course, or expulsion from the Institute. Statement on Disruptive Classroom Behavior:In the classroom or laboratory environment, the student must respect the rights of others seekingto learn, respect the professionalism of the instructor, and honor the differences of viewpoints.Student conduct which disrupts the learning process shall not be tolerated and may lead todisciplinary action and/or removal from class.Syllabus is Subject to Change:Course syllabi and schedules are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances. Ifyou are absent from class, it is the student’s responsibility to check on announcements madewhile you were absent.”Classroom Policies:Cellular phones, pagers, etc. are to be turned off during class.Professional Behavior ObjectivesThe following professional behaviors are expected of every student. Penalty for failure to complywith these objectives may result in either a failing grade in the work in question or dismissal fromthe program.1. Demonstrates Professional Behavior.  Appears for clinical experiences with clients, appropriately dressed and attired (name pin and Institute badge) in a lab coat.  Always has a professional appearance in regard to neatness and personal hygiene.  Attends class and clinical on time and notifies staff and/or faculty when leaving clinical.  Contacts the faculty in a timely manner when unable to report for the clinical assignment.  Informs faculty if there are any physical or psychological conditions that would limit  The ability to perform safe, effective nursing care.  Never reports for clinical under the influence of alcohol and/or mind altering drugs.  Is not discriminatory against the clients on the basis of race, creed, national origin, physical disability, sexual preference, or disease entity.  Is courteous to staff, interdisciplinary team members and faculty.  Does not use profane language with clients, faculty, and staff.2. Provides Safe Care Based on Scientific Principles  Prepares a written nursing care plan prior to initiating nursing care. 26
    •  Prepares for client care by acquiring theory and knowledge essential to specific nursing care of assigned clients (e.g., prepare drug cards, calculate drug dosages, describe treatment, look up procedures, etc.).  Implements safe care based on scientific principles (e.g., asepsis, protection from physical and psychological injury, correct medicine and administration).3. Demonstrates Ethical Behavior  Maintains confidentiality of all client, family, and agency information.  Informs faculty and/or staff of any unsafe practices observed in the clinical setting.  Abides by the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics (2008) 27
    • CURRENT FEES AND TUITIONMEDICAL AESTHETIC CERTIFICATE PROGRAMTuition $20,000Laboratory Fee $500Refundable Statistical Data Recovery (RSDR) Fee $100All fees and tuition are subject to change without notice.FEE AND TUITION INFORMATION:The tuition covers the cost of all classroom instruction. All fees and tuition are to be paid, inadvance, prior to the first day of class or other deadline date as may be posted from time to timein the admissions office or on our website.Affordable monthly payments are available. The student must contact an admission advisor todiscuss the payments in further detail.The school does not offer federal grants or loans. The Institute has a list of banks thathave student loans. CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY BUYERS RIGHT TO CANCELMiss a class meeting or an on-site skills lab If a student is unable to attend a class meeting oron-site lab, for which the student is enrolled, provide MATC with as much advance notice aspossible to help meet MATC class schedules.Drop a class If a student must “drop a class, ” the student must provide a written notice of “drop”including the student’s name, registration number or Social Security number, home address andcontact phone number either by mail or by hand delivery at the following address: 400 NewportCenter Dr. #210 Newport Beach, Ca 92660..Withdrawal* from Program The student must provide a written notice of withdrawal from theprogram. The written notice of withdrawal need not take any particular form, but must include thestudent’s name, registration number or Social Security number, home address and contact phonenumber and must be sent by mail to: 400 Newport Center Dr. #210 Newport Beach, Ca 92660.The withdrawal is effective when postmarkedWithdrawal refunds The student may withdraw from the Institute at any time after midnight of thefifth business day of the first class and receive a pro-rated refund. If a student withdraws after five(5) business days following the first day of class, the student is entitled to only a partial refund.The student has the right to withdraw from the program at any time and receive a refund for thatpart of the program not taken for which the student has paid. The amount of that refund is to be“pro-rated” according to the not completed portion of the program less the cost of any equipmentreturned in good condition (good condition does not include equipment that: seal is broken, log-onoccurred, or is marked or damaged in any way) and a registration or administration fee not toexceed $75.00. 28
    • The refund is to be paid within thirty (30) days of withdrawal; a notice of refund will also be sent tothe student within 10 days of the day on which a refund is made. For the purpose of determining arefund under this section, a student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a program ofinstruction when any of the following occurs:  The student notifies the institution of the student’s withdrawal or of the date of the student’s withdrawal, whichever is later.  The institution terminates the student’s enrollment as provided in this agreement.  The student has failed to attend class for a three-week period.  Fail to return from a leave of absence.For the purpose of determining the amount of the refund, the date of the student’s withdrawalshall be deemed the last date of recorded attendance. For the purpose of determining when therefund must be paid, the student shall be deemed to have withdrawn at the end of the three-weekperiod.Withdrawal from a program beyond the current “payment period,”If the student withdraws prior to the next payment period; all charges collected for the next periodwill be refunded. If any portion of the tuition was paid from the proceeds of a loan or third party,the refund shall be sent to the lender, third party or, if appropriate, to the state or federal agencythat guaranteed or reinsured the loan. Any amount of the refund in excess of the unpaid balanceof the loan shall be first used to repay any student financial aid programs from which the studentreceived benefits, in proportion to the amount of the benefits received, and any remaining amountshall be paid to the student.Cancellation of a Class Medical Aesthetic Training of California (MATC) makes every effort toteach scheduled classes, but occasionally unforeseen circumstances arise such as instructoremergencies, location issues or low enrollment. If MATC must cancel a class, the students will beprovided with as much advance notice as reasonably possible, under the circumstance – in mostcases, 10 business days. Once students are notified of a class cancellation the student has theright to reschedule or request credit. Please keep this policy in mind as you make travelarrangements, as MATC is not liable for non-refundable travel costs, pre arranged housing cost,loss of employment, or loss of income. 29
    • REFUNDABLE STATISTICAL DATA RECOVER (RSDR) FEE POLICYMedical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate ProgramIn an effort to continue to fulfill our mission of providing quality medical programs and to continueto stay within the required guidelines of accreditation and approval parameters the MedicalAesthetic Institute of California must continuously work on improving and keeping its educationalintegrity intact. As a result, students are required to submit their information in regards to theirpost-graduate status, i.e., field of study exam information (certification), current employmentinformation, salary, etc.The Student understands that he/she must deposit, upon enrolling into any program a RefundableStatistical Data Recovery (RSDR) Fee. The fee is in the amount of $100 and will be refunded tothe student once the student, within a specified period of time, has submitted the SDR Form(s). Acompleted SDR Form must be submitted to the Administration of the Institute, via fax, and/or mailor via web-interface (only if provided by the school). Student agrees that he/she will be refundedthe SDR fee as outlined below within thirty (30) days after submitting the form(s). The student willbe notified if there is any problem with the form (incorrect data, blank required boxes, too late/tooearly submission, and such).Time Period: After the 5th and before the end of the 6th month after graduation the student mustsubmit the Graduate Survey and Placement Data Form (GSPD). If the GSPD is not submittedwithin the above specified timeframe the student agrees that the deposited RSDR fee becomesnonrefundable. The GSPD must be addressed to the Administrative Assistant and/or AdmissionAdvisor.Refund: If the student is employed before 5th month after graduation the student can submit theform earlier, at the earliest after a minimum of 60 days of full-time employment (full-timeemployment = 32 plus hour per week) after the graduation date. If the student is not employed bythe end of the 6th month, student must submit the GSPD by the end of the 6th month.Please note that the Graduate Survey and Placement Data Form must be filled out by allgraduates REGARDLESS of employment status.In the event that a student withdraws or is terminated from the program, the RSDRF amount of$100 will be refunded within 30 days after student has been terminated or withdrew from theprogram. CERTIFICATIONS DISCLOSUREGraduates from the institution’s programs may wish to obtain additional certificates in addition tothe educational credential obtained as a result of successfully completing their program of study.Certifications are available for all of the institution’s programs. The institution’s programs dopossess appropriate programmatic accreditations that meet certifying agency educationalrequirements. Please refer to the individual program listings in this catalog and to the appropriateprogram application package to determine the programmatic accreditation standing of a specificprogram. 30
    • ACADEMIC CALENDAR – 2011-2012Medical Aesthetic Nursing Certificate ProgramEnrollment and Registration is open year around.Start Dates: January 9, 2011Holidays and Breaks 2010:January 19th - Martin Luther King Day October 12th - Columbus DayFebruary 16th - Presidents Day November 11th - Veterans DayMay 25th - Memorial Day November 26th - Thanksgiving DayJune 20th to July 5th - Summer Break November 27th – Black FridayJuly 3rd - A day before Independence DaySeptember 7th - Labor DayDecember 26th, 2009 – January 10th, 2010-Winter Break 31