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  • Class Orientation

    1. 1. Class Orientation Presented By Jeannette R. Passanisi
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Academic Policies and Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>School Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Policies and Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Student Services </li></ul>
    3. 3. Academic Policies & Procedures
    4. 4. Grading Information A 93-100 A- 90-92 B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82 C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72 D 60-69 F Failed/below 60 A 4.0 A- 3.7 B+ 3.3 B 3.0 B- 2.7 C+ 2.3 C 2.0 C- 1.7 D 1.0 F 0.0 I Incomplete W Withdrawn
    5. 5. Program Completion Time Frame <ul><li>Administrative Assistant II Students have 16 weeks to complete the class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 16 weeks are broken into two modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Module A: Windows, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Module B: Windows, Outlook, Excel, QuickBooks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Under specific circumstances students may complete the program within 150% of the time allotted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must have failed module or program and written permission to extend time period </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Attendance Policy <ul><li>Attendance is MANDITORY </li></ul><ul><li>The Administrative Assistant II program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80 days long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>320 classroom hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You need to complete all 320 hours or more of classroom time in the class room </li></ul><ul><li>It is the student’s responsibility to make up all lost time from the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Make-up time is done on site </li></ul>
    7. 7. Attendance Policy <ul><li>Be On Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class begins promptly at 9:00 am </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You need to be in your seat and ready to go at 9:00 am </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class time to set up for the day. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attendance Counts! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For every five minutes you are late for class you will need to make-up this time AFTER class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You wouldn’t want to be late for work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You don’t want to be late for class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constantly being late to class will result in a written warning </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Attendance Policy <ul><li>Missing a test day: </li></ul><ul><li>Students must take a missed test the day they return to class </li></ul><ul><li>There is a 20 Point penitently for not taking the test on the scheduled day </li></ul>Actual Grade Penalized Grade 100% 80% 90% 70% 80% 60% 70% 50%
    9. 9. Attendance Policy <ul><li>You need to email me or call the school if you are out sick </li></ul><ul><li>You are responsible for making up the missed time </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT schedule an interview during class time </li></ul>
    10. 10. Attendance Policy <ul><li>If you are sick </li></ul><ul><li>you must call the main number </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>email me at </li></ul>
    11. 11. Attendance Policy <ul><li>There is one 15 minute break during the class. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you need to leave the classroom for a longer period of time then the break allows then you will need to make up the time after class . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bathroom breaks excluded </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Required levels of Performance for Graduation <ul><li>Satisfy all financial obligations to school before the end of the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Receive an overall grade average of “C” or above for the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Receive a grade of “D” or above for all courses within the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete all the tasks assigned by the Career Planning and Placement Representative. </li></ul><ul><li>Pass Windows Test (70% or higher) </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve a minimum typing speed of 35 WPM </li></ul><ul><li>Complete all 320 hours of classroom time </li></ul>
    13. 13. Certificate of Completion & Transcript <ul><li>Certificate of Completion are issued approximately 30 business days after the completion of a class. </li></ul><ul><li>All requests for a CCT should be made within 180 days of completing the program. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a $30.00 fee for requesting them more than 180 days after the end of the program. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Policy Relating to Make-up Work <ul><li>Students are responsible for all LABS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When possible class time is allotted for labs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Labs should be completed BEFORE the next class </li></ul><ul><li>Students have three days to make up assignments </li></ul>
    15. 15. Test Retake Policy <ul><li>If a student takes an exam as scheduled but doesn’t earn a passing grade, AND the student’s overall grade average for the course is below 60% </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>The student’s overall grade average for the program is below 73:, the student may be given the opportunity to retake the exam at the end of the course or at the end of the program. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Withdrawal Policy <ul><li>Submit a letter to the Admissions Department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State the reason for withdrawing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List last date of attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A letter will be sent to the State informing them of your withdrawal (if applicable) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>** A rebate will be issued to the original funding source based on the last date of attendance and the Refund Policy. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Retake Program Policy <ul><li>The retake must occur within six months of attending the original program </li></ul><ul><li>A seat must be available </li></ul><ul><li>The student must provide sufficient evidence of need and previous effort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This needs to have been demonstrated by attendance, monthly evaluations, completion of assignments and grades </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Code of Conduct <ul><li>Absolutely No Smoking is allowed any where in our buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid loud conversations with others during class time that may cause a disruption on the class </li></ul><ul><li>Downloading any personal software onto the classroom equipment is not permitted </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid entering inappropriate websites with sexual content </li></ul>
    19. 19. Code of Conduct <ul><li>Avoid mishandling or abusing/damaging the classroom equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If there is a problem with your system, please ask your instructor for assistance and wait for the instructor decision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use of illegal drugs or alcohol is STRICTLY PROHIBITED </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating on any school examination is STRICTLY PROHIBITED </li></ul>
    20. 20. Code of Conduct <ul><li>Copying any software from the classroom equipment or from any CD used during training is STRICTLY PROHIBITED </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibiting violence, insubordination, or inappropriate language toward any school staff or another student will NOT BE TOLERATED </li></ul><ul><li>Absolutely no cell phone use during class </li></ul><ul><li>Disrupting class by continually being late, leaving early, or disruptive behavior will NOT BE TOLERATED </li></ul>
    21. 21. Code of Conduct <ul><li>We all come from different backgrounds and have different views on life. </li></ul><ul><li>When you walk through the classroom door you need to put aside all of that and focus on being the best student you can be. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Grievance Policy <ul><li>Discuss the issue with the person or people with whom the grievance is lodged. If it is a not resolved at this level. </li></ul><ul><li>Submit a written, formal statement of the issue to Song Jin , VP/Director of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule a meeting to discuss the issue. In the rare case that the grievance is not resolved at this level, or can not be resolved in the specified time period of one month, </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to Ralph Laundry, CEO for review and resolution. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Termination Policy <ul><li>Grounds for Termination Include </li></ul><ul><li>Violation of MTI’s Code of Conduct policy </li></ul><ul><li>Violation of any conditions as set forth and agreed to in the Enrollment Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to maintain satisfactory progress </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to comply with the school’s attendance policy </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to meet all financial obligations to the school </li></ul>
    24. 24. Classroom Policies
    25. 25. Your Checklist to Success <ul><li>A notebook </li></ul><ul><li>A pen or pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Your books or material that is being covered for that week </li></ul><ul><li>Your homework assignment completed </li></ul><ul><li>Your flexibility to adjust to changing classroom schedules </li></ul><ul><li>You ability to work together </li></ul>
    26. 26. Classroom Rules: <ul><li>No internet use during class lecture, assigned typing time*, or lab time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet use is only permitted during the fifteen minute break, prior to class and after class only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continual use of Internet during class time will result in the lose of an internet connection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No cell phone calls </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phones should be put on Vibrate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are expecting an important call please take it OUTSIDE of the classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are responsible to make up the lost time due to these interruptions </li></ul></ul>**If you have satisfactory met the typing requirement and are in the second half of your training you may use the time for job search only
    27. 27. Classroom Rules <ul><li>The following will not tolerate </li></ul><ul><li>Insubordination </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate language </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom outbursts </li></ul><ul><li>Violence toward any school staff or another student </li></ul>
    28. 28. Classroom Rules: <ul><li>No Excessive food in classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You must clean up after yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Violations will suspend your privilege </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No open containers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water bottles should have a cover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coffee should have a cover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>open cups+spillage = sad computers! </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Module B <ul><li>Part 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows (3 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlook (4 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Part 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intro to Excel (5 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intermediate Excel (5 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More Intermediate Excel (5 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Excel (5 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Part 3: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Books (8 days) </li></ul></ul>Eight Weeks April 10 - June
    30. 30. Module A <ul><li>Part 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Overview (3 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlook (3 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Part 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word Part I (4 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Part II (5 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intermediate Word (5 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Word (3 days) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Part 3: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint (5 days) </li></ul></ul>Eight Weeks (June 16 – August 9)
    31. 31. Labs <ul><li>Labs are given almost every day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Labs count for 25% of your grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labs are due prior to class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incomplete labs will be returned for you to complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missed and incomplete labs must be turned in no later then 3 days from due date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each day late results in 5 pts off grade of lab </li></ul></ul></ul>
    32. 32. Tests <ul><li>Tests are given at the end of each section </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests are typically 4 hours long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests start promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end promptly at 1:00 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File time stamps are checked for compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are late to a test you will loose that time from taking your test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Test can contain any of the following </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer/Software terminology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written answers </li></ul></ul>
    33. 33. Tests <ul><li>There are six tests in each Module </li></ul><ul><li>Graduating students will be given a final exam on ALL material from BOTH modules </li></ul><ul><li>There are 2 built-in make-up days for retakes for students who’s module are not graduating </li></ul>
    34. 34. TYPING Requirement <ul><li>A minimum of 35 WPM is required to pass </li></ul><ul><li>Most firms want a minimum of 40 WPM </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes a day is devoted to develop this skill. </li></ul><ul><li>A typing test is given each week to help you see your progress and achieve this requirement </li></ul>
    35. 35. Monthly Evaluations <ul><li>Done once a month </li></ul><ul><li>To inform you of your progress </li></ul><ul><li>To inform you of any missed assignments </li></ul><ul><li>To address attendance issues </li></ul><ul><li>Overall performance </li></ul>
    36. 36. Student Services
    37. 37. Student Services <ul><li>Academic Advising to all students to ensure satisfactory progress throughout the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Career planning and placement assistance. </li></ul>
    38. 38. MTI's Staff Is Here to Help <ul><li>Additional Members of the MTI staff are here to help you with… </li></ul><ul><li>Career Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Resume Development </li></ul><ul><li>Interview Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Placement Assistance </li></ul>
    39. 39. Admissions and Job Search <ul><li>Jennifer Lam </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions and Job Search Assistance - Boston </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 1020 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Michael Dello-Iacono </li></ul><ul><li>Job Search – Woburn and Lowell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday and Friday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowell Phone 1022 / Woburn Phone 1014 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email is [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    40. 40. Student Services <ul><li>Flor Trespalacios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 – 5:00 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please make an appointment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individualized one-on-one career planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume and cover letter development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Search Assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Workshops </li></ul></ul>
    41. 41. Resource Center <ul><li>The resource center is located on the second floor above our classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>There are computers in the Center for students to use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Labs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Searches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write Resumes </li></ul></ul>
    42. 42. Other Facilities <ul><li>Kitchen is located on the second floor. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Refrigerator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eating area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Restrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st Floor; to the right of the main desk and down the hall. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd Floor; off of the kitchen and also accessible by taking a left off the elevators </li></ul></ul>
    43. 43. Instructors Thoughts on Success <ul><li>Do your reading </li></ul><ul><li>Do your labs </li></ul><ul><li>Use the resource center </li></ul><ul><li>Plan your outside time accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a notebook and writing utensil everyday to class </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Participate </li></ul>