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					 L IN D SEY H OP KIN S
      T EC HN IC A L
ED U C A T IO N C EN T ER
        STUDY A CAREER FOR REAL SUCCESS



 SCHOOL CATALOG
   2010 – 2011
 This catalog is certified true and correct in content and policy.




               __________________________________
                      Nyce Daniel, Principal
LHTEC School Catalog 2010-2010



                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS


TABLE OF CONTENTS….……………………………………………..……………… I
ADMINISTRATION ..................................................................................................................... IV
MISSION STATEMENT .............................................................................................................. IV
VISION STATEMENT ................................................................................................................. IV
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE ........................................................................................................... IV
ACCREDITATIONS .......................................................................................................................V
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION .............V
GENERAL INFORMATION .....................................................................................................- 1 -
    HISTORY ...............................................................................................................................- 1 -
    FACILITIES ..........................................................................................................................- 2 -
    PROGRAMS ..........................................................................................................................- 2 -
    OPEN-ENTRY/OPEN-EXIT PROGRAMS ..........................................................................- 2 -
    DUAL ENROLLMENT .........................................................................................................- 3 -
    BOOKSTORE ........................................................................................................................- 3 -
    LOST AND FOUND ..............................................................................................................- 3 -
    CHILD DAY CARE CENTER ..............................................................................................- 3 -
    CAFETERIA ..........................................................................................................................- 4 -
    LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER ................................................................................................- 4 -
    TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ..................................................................................................- 4 -
    SECURITY .............................................................................................................................- 4 -
    STUDENT IDENTIFICATION ............................................................................................- 4 -
    TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING .................................................................................- 4 -
    2010-2011 SCHOOL CALENDAR .......................................................................................- 5 -
STUDENT SERVICES ...............................................................................................................- 6 -
    ADMISSIONS ........................................................................................................................- 6 -
    DUAL ENROLLMENT ADMISSIONS ................................................................................- 6 -
    ABILITY-TO-BENEFIT .......................................................................................................- 7 -
    COUNSELING.......................................................................................................................- 7 -
    DISABLED STUDENT SERVICES .....................................................................................- 7 -
    STUDENT HEALTH .............................................................................................................- 8 -
    ATTENDANCE POLICY ......................................................................................................- 8 -




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    TRANSFER POLICY ............................................................................................................- 8 -
    VETERANS’ EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS PROGRAM....................................................- 8 -
FINANCIAL INFORMATION ..................................................................................................- 9 -
    FINANCIAL AID ..................................................................................................................- 9 -
    GENERAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................- 9 -
    FINANCIAL AID STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS ........................................- 9 -
    TUITION/FEES...................................................................................................................- 11 -
    2010-2011 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION FEE SCHEDULE ...........- 11 -
    TUITION FEE WAIVERS ..................................................................................................- 11 -
    PRO-RATED FEES .............................................................................................................- 11 -
    REFUNDS............................................................................................................................- 12 -
ACADEMIC POLICIES ...........................................................................................................- 13 -
    GRADING SYSTEM............................................................................................................- 13 -
    UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS ......................................................................................- 13 -
    PROBATION .......................................................................................................................- 13 -
    PROGRESS RECORDS ......................................................................................................- 14 -
    TEST OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (TABE) .............................................................- 14 -
    APPLIED ACADEMIC FOR ADULT EDUCATION .......................................................- 14 -
    LICENSURE PROGRAMS .................................................................................................- 15 -
STUDENTS’ RIGHTS ..............................................................................................................- 16 -
    STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW AND CAMPUS SECURITY ACT OF 1990 ..................- 16 -
    GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS ............................................................- 16 -
    DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT:COMPLAINT PROCEDURES FOR STUDENT - 16 -
    STUDENT RECORDS ........................................................................................................- 17 -
    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ......................................................................- 17 -
    STUDENT CONDUCT ........................................................................................................- 18 -
    DRESS CODE ......................................................................................................................- 18 -
ADULT GENERAL EDUCATION (AGE) ..............................................................................- 20 -
    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS........................................................................................- 20 -
    LENGTH ..............................................................................................................................- 20 -
    COST ....................................................................................................................................- 20 -
    ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE) ................................................................................- 20 -
    ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) ..................................- 20 -
    GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (GED) ..............................- 21 -




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    TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT ................................................................................................- 21 -
ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION ...........................................................................- 23 -
    AIR CONDITIONING, REFRIGERATION AND HEATING TECHNOLOGY .............- 23 -
    ELECTRICITY ....................................................................................................................- 24 -
    TILE SETTING ...................................................................................................................- 25 -
ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY .....................................................................................................- 26 -
AND COMMUNICATIONS .....................................................................................................- 26 -
    COMMERCIAL ART TECHNOLOGY ..............................................................................- 26 -
EDUCATION AND TRAINING ..............................................................................................- 28 -
    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ................................................................................- 28 -
HEALTH SCIENCE .................................................................................................................- 29 -
    ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH TECHNOLOGY ...................................................................- 29 -
    DENTAL ASSISTING .........................................................................................................- 30 -
    NUTRITION AND DIETETIC SERVICES .......................................................................- 32 -
    PRACTICAL NURSING .....................................................................................................- 35 -
    SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY ..............................................................................................- 37 -
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM .............................................................................................- 39 -
    COMMERCIAL FOODS AND CULINARY ARTS ...........................................................- 39 -
HUMAN SERVICES ................................................................................................................- 40 -
    NAILS SPECIALTY ............................................................................................................- 40 -
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ...........................................................................................- 41 -
    COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY .........................................................................- 41 -
    AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNOLOGY ......................................................................- 43 -
FACULTY LISTING (FULL-TIME) .......................................................................................- 45 -
FACULTY LISTING (PART-TIME) .......................................................................................- 47 -
FACULTY LISTING (PART-TIME) .......................................................................................- 48 -




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       LINDSEY HOPKINS                                     PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
 TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER
      750 N. W. 20TH STREET                            Please     accept my warmest welcome to
      MIAMI FLORIDA 33127                              Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center.
      PHONE: (305) 324-6070                             Functioning in a rich and diverse South
    E-MAIL: lht@dadeschools.net                        Florida community, Lindsey Hopkins
                                                       Technical Education Center sustains an
                                                       accepting environment which continues to
            ADMINISTRATION                             maintain singularly impressive results.

Ms. Nyce Daniel             Principal                  Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center
Dr. Beverly Carter Remy    Vice-Principal              was the first career and technical center built
Mr. Gonzalo Raventos       Assistant Principal         in Miami-Dade County. It has a rich history
Mr. Esteban Sardón         Assistant Principal         within the educational annals of the school
Ms. Chely Rajoy-Tarpin     Assistant Principal         district. Governed by the School Board
Mr. Dennis Caldwell        Building Operations         ofMiami-Dade        County     through      its
Ms. Tangela Morris         Business Manager            Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. Lindsey
                                                       Hopkins Technical Education Center reports to
                                                       the Office of Adult and Community
                                                       Education/School Operations.
         MISSION STATEMENT
                                                       The school serves more than 9,000 students
The mission of Lindsey Hopkins Technical               enrolled each year in ESOL, Adult General
Education Center is to empower students to             Education, and Career/Technical education
achieve their career goals and to develop their        programs. In addition, a dual enrollment
ultimate potential.                                    program provides technical and vocational
                                                       training for high school students enrolled at
                                                       nine local high schools.
          VISION STATEMENT
                                                       As you browse through the catalog, you will
                                                       find that our broad range of programs answer
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education
                                                       the needs of our community in a very
Center will be a showcase institution. Our
                                                       supportive way. We appreciate your interest
administration, faculty and staff, united in
                                                       and hope to see you soon on our campus.
purpose, will provide our student body with
the most advanced career/technical and
academic education.                                             Educationally yours,


                                                               Nyce Daniel, Principal
                                                                     Principal




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          ACCREDITATIONS                        MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SCHOOL
                                                BOARD POLICY OF NON-
                                                DISCRIMINATION
               For 37 years
             Lindsey Hopkins                    The School Board of Miami-Dade County,
       Technical Education Center               Florida    adheres      to    a   policy     of
        has been accredited by the              non-discrimination         in       educational
      Commission of the Council on              programs/activities and employment and
     Occupational Education (COE)               strives affirmatively to provide equal
                                                opportunity for all as required by:

                                                ●   Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits
                                                    discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion
                                                    or national origin.

                                                ●   Title VII of the Civil Rights of Act of 1964, as
      41 Perimeter Center East, NE                  amended – prohibits discrimination in employment
                Suite 640                           on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or
                                                    national origin.
         Atlanta, Georgia 30346
      Telephone:       (800) 917-2081           ●   Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 –
      Fax:             (770) 396-3790               prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender.

                                                ●   Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
 The school is approved by the following:
                                                    (ADEA), as amended – prohibits discrimination on
Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs             the basis of age with respect to individuals who are
                                                    at least 40 years old. Section 504 of the
 The Health Science Education Programs              Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – prohibits
     are approved by the following:                 discrimination against the disabled.

                                                ●   Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) –
  Practical Nursing - Florida Board of              prohibits discrimination against individuals with
                Nursing                             disabilities in employment, public service, public
                                                    accommodations and telecommunications.
  Surgical Technology – Accreditation
                                                ●   The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
Review Council on Education in Surgical             (FMLA) – requires covered employers to provide
   Technology and Surgical assisting                up to 12 weeks unpaid, job-protected leave to
             (ARC/STSA)                             eligible employees for certain family and medical
                                                    reasons.
Dental assisting – Commission on Dental
                                                ●   Florida Educational Equity Act – prohibits
         Accreditation (CODA)                       discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national
                                                    origin, marital status or handicap against a student
   The Automotive Service Technology                or employee. School Board Rules 6Gx13–5D-1.10
  Program is approved by the following:             and 6Gx13-4A-1.32 prohibit harassment and/or
                                                    discrimination against a student or employee on the
                                                    basis of gender, race, color, religion, ethnic or
  The National Automotive Technicians               national origin, political beliefs, marital status, age,
      Education Foundation, Inc.                    sexual orientation, social and family background,
               (NATEF)                              linguistic preference or disability.

                                                ●   Veterans are provided re-employment rights in
                                                    accordance with P.L. 93-508 (Federal Law) and
                                                    Section 295.07 (Florida Statutes), which stipulate
                                                    categorical preferences for employment.




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                                                            technical high school, but also a comprehensive
      GENERAL INFORMATION                                  vocational program commensurate with the
                                                           needs of this community.” Soon thereafter the
                                                           school was renamed the Lindsey Hopkins
                                                           Education Center. In 1968 it was designated the
                                                           county’s first area vocational school. In 1983 the
                                                           school was relocated to its present site, 750
                    HISTORY
                                                           Northwest 20th Street and offered Hotel Front
                                                           Desk Operation, including a hotel wing, as one
                                                           of its career and technical programs. The school
                                                           affiliated with the Commission on Occupational
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center                 Education Institutions of the Southern
has grown out of a philosophy of service to the            Association of Colleges and Schools in the fall
educational, cultural and career needs of the              of 1970 and was accredited in 1972.
people of Miami-Dade County. In its 74 years of
existence, the school, as a member of the                  Since moving to its current site, Lindsey
Miami-Dade County Public Schools, has had a                Hopkins Technical Education Center has had
positive impact on the economic growth of the              four principals. From 1969 to 1990, Dr. John T.
county. Founded in 1937 as Northside Technical             Coursey served as the school’s principal. Dr.
School, the center was the first career and                Coursey made key decisions related to the
technical school established in Miami, Florida.            design of the building and oversaw its
During World War II the school, renamed the                construction and relocation to its present site in
Miami Technical High School, was utilized by               1983. Dr. Coursey initiated the quest for a
the United States military for war production              multi-level parking garage.
training programs.
                                                           From 1990 to 1997, Mr. John Leyva served as
In 1936 Mr. Lindsey Hopkins, who made a
                                                           the school’s principal. During Mr. Leyva’s
fortune in Atlanta, Georgia in Coca-Cola,
                                                           tenure, the hotel program was closed and the
moved to Miami. He bought an unfinished
                                                           hotel remodeled and converted into
fifteen-story boom-years hotel, The Roosevelt,
                                                           much-needed classroom space. Mr. Leyva was
for $38,000 across the street from the Technical
                                                           also responsible for implementing uniform
High School. Mr. Hopkins paid off all the
                                                           scheduling of classes and an in-house expansion
claims to the hotel and finished the outside of it
                                                           of course offerings. Mr. Leyva was instrumental
before dying in 1937. Seven years later the
                                                           in obtaining the funds and zoning needed to
School Board of Dade County bought the hotel
                                                           begin the construction process for Lindsey
for $225,000 and sold the existing technical
                                                           Hopkins’ parking garage.
school site for $50,000. Using $400,000 in
federal money, the former hotel building
                                                           From 1997 to 2004, Mr. James V. Parker served
was remodeled. The technical school and the
                                                           as the school’s principal. During Mr. Parker’s
school board’s administrative offices were
                                                           term, the long-awaited construction of the
relocated to this building which was renamed
                                                           Lindsey Hopkins’ parking garage came to
the Lindsey Hopkins Building.
                                                           fruition. Mr. Parker was a strong advocate of
Shortly after World War II ended, the school               community involvement and became a member
had its first open house as the Miami Technical            of The Miami Chamber of Commerce, providing
High School with an initial enrollment of 400              Lindsey Hopkins with a prominent role. Mr.
students. Dr. James T. Wilson, Miami-Dade                  Parker avidly pursued consulting with area
County’s Superintendent of Schools at the time,            businesses and enlisted their services as partners
stated in the Skyscraper, the school’s 1950                on the school’s Educational Excellence School
yearbook that he wanted to “develop not only a             Advisory Council (EESAC). Because of Mr.




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                                                           addition, a dental clinic serving the local
Parker’s initiative, Lindsey Hopkins was now
                                                           population is operated on campus. More than
part of The Miami Partnership, a joint venture of
                                                           135 dentists volunteer their expertise in this
the City of Miami and the University of Miami,
                                                           multi-cultural community.
among others, to revitalize the civic center area,
of which the school is a part.
                                                           The 380,000 square feet campus houses a staff
From August 2004 to August, 2010, Rosa D.                  of more than 200 administrators, counselors,
Borgen, Ph.D. served as Lindsey Hopkins                    teachers, clerks, paraprofessionals, security, and
Technical Education Center’s principal. She                custodians. The school operates Monday
fully embraced Lindsey Hopkins’ commitment                 through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
to the community it serves through the business            and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
partners on EESAC.. Under her leadership,
Lindsey Hopkins is poised to become a premier
training center in this new millennium.                                    PROGRAMS
As of August, 2010, Ms. Nyce Daniel has
enthusiastically taken hold of the reign for the
                                                           Career and Technical post-secondary certificate
2010-2011 school year. She feels fortunate to
                                                           programs are offered in eight different career
return “home” to work with a dedicated team of
                                                           clusters:
professionals in order to continue to carry out
                                                           Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V
Lindsey Hopkins’ mission “to empower students
                                                           Technology and Communication; Education and
to achieve their career goals and to develop their
                                                           Training; Health Science; Human Services;
ultimate potential”. During the course of this
                                                           Hospitality Tourism; Information Technology,
year, she will expand the process of striving for
                                                           and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics.
excellence by empowering each student to lead
                                                           The Adult General Education curriculum ranges
productive and fulfilling lives. Ms. Daniel will
                                                           from English for Speakers of Other Languages
continue to facilitate a dynamic educational
                                                           (ESOL) to Adult Basic Education (ABE),
program laced with new challenges and
                                                           General Educational Development (GED) test
traditions so that each student will be prepared,
                                                           preparation and basic skills remediation.
resilient, skillful, and committed individuals in
                                                           Guidance counselors are available to assist all
our competitive global society.
                                                           students.



                                                                  OPEN-ENTRY/OPEN-EXIT
                  FACILITIES                                           PROGRAMS


Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center is a            Many programs are open-entry/open-exit which
full-service adult/career and technical school that        means that students may enroll at any time
offers applied technology and academic programs            during the trimester. Some programs,
on a full-time and/or a part-time basis at the main        particularly in the Health Science area, require a
campus and at a number of post-secondary auxiliary         specific entry date and may have an enrollment
instructional sites including Miami-Dade County            waiting list. Prospective students are encouraged
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the          to check with a counselor, department
Homeless Assistance Center (HAC), Community                chairperson and/or instructor to determine the
Smiles, Troy Academy, Greater Miami Service                specific admission requirements of their
Corps, Here’s Help, and the Miami-Dade County              program of interest.
Public Schools’ Department of Plant Operations. In




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                                                          Some of the students intend to enter the
                                                          workforce directly after graduation, while others
            DUAL ENROLLMENT                               would like to use these skills to further their
                                                          education in the fields they have selected. A
                                                          renewed interest in school and education has
The Dual Enrollment Program at Lindsey                    resulted in an       impressive improvement in
Hopkins Technical Education Center was instituted         the students’ overall attendance and grades. As
in the fall of 2002 for the purpose of providing          information about the program is disseminated,
career/technical training for high school students        inquiries and requests for participation have
enrolled in exceptional student education (ESE)           been received from counselors, parents and
programs. The pilot program included 30 students          students throughout Miami-Dade County.
from three high schools and was so successful that
the opportunity to participate was extended to
students in other high schools. At the present time                       BOOKSTORE
74 students from the following nine high schools
are participating:

   North Miami Beach Senior High School                  A currently enrolled student may purchase
   North Miami Senior High School                        books, school and art supplies, tools,
   Miami Beach Senior High School                        instruments, novelties and other school-related
                                                          items in the school bookstore. A valid student
   Booker T. Washington Senior High School
                                                          identification (ID) badge is required to make
   Miami Senior High School
                                                          purchases. The bookstore is located in Room
   Coral Gables Senior High School                       D-133. Hours of operation are Monday through
   Miami Jackson Senior High School                      Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
   Miami Springs Senior High School                      to 8:30 p.m. The bookstore is closed on Fridays.
   Westland-Hialeah Senior High School                   All sales are final and CASH only.

The students, who are bused from their home
schools to Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education
Center for three class periods in the morning, are
                                                                      LOST AND FOUND
returned to their home schools by school bus for the
remainder of the day. High school credits and
Occupational Completion Points (OCPs) are                 Articles that are lost or found are taken to the
awarded upon completion of any of the following           security office in Room C-106. Students are
courses:                                                  required to provide some form of identification
                                                          when making any claim.
   Automotive Service Technology
   Commercial Art Technology
   Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts                          CHILD DAY CARE CENTER
   Computer Systems Technology
   Early Childhood Education
   Fashion Design Services
                                                          Child-care services are offered for staff members
   Nails Specialty
                                                          and students with children age two to four. An
   Automotive Detailing and Reconditioning               application packet must be completed in the
                                                          child-care center office located in Room D-119.
The dual enrollment program is generating many            Fees are based on a sliding scale. For eligibility
positive results. Students are completing the             contact the child-care center office at 305-324-
courses with marketable job skills and some are
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6070 ext. 8010 Monday through Friday from 8:00            Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center
a.m. to 3:00 p.m.                                         has a security plan detailing procedures to be
                                                          followed in the event of both internal and
                                                          external emergencies. Both security lockdowns
                  CAFETERIA
                                                          and fire drills are held periodically throughout
                                                          the year as per school district mandates. The
                                                          school has a staff of one lead security person,
The cafeteria is located in Building F. Breakfast is      one security foreperson, eight security
served Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to            specialists, and two school monitors to provide
9:00 a.m. Lunch is offered Monday through Friday          school security to ensure a safe campus at all
from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Vending machines            times students are in class.
are conveniently located throughout the campus.

                                                               STUDENT IDENTIFICATION
        LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER

                                                          Students must wear a current and valid Lindsey
The library media center allows students who are          Hopkins       Technical      Education      Center
currently enrolled to research academic subjects, to      identification badge (ID) visible at all times. The
access information on current events and to obtain        badge must be shown upon request by school
visual/ancillary materials for school projects. It is     officials. Student identification badges are
located in Room F-211. In order to use the library        obtained by paying a $5.00 fee at the time of
media center, students are required to provide            registration for classes. Disciplinary actions may
school identification. Students using computers           be taken against students not having and/or not
with Internet access must adhere to the Miami-Dade        displaying a valid school identification badge.
County Public Schools’ Acceptable Use Policy for
Internet Use. (Copies are available in the library
media center). The library media center’s hours of         TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00
a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m.
                                                          School transportation is not provided for
                                                          students. However, local bus and Metrorail
                                                          service is available in close proximity to the
         TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT                               school. Contact the office of the Miami-Dade
                                                          Transit Department for times and stop locations.
                                                          The telephone number is (305) 891-3131 or it
There are various computer laboratories that              can be visited at www.miamidade.org/transit.
facilitate learning. They are stationed in English for    The school does have a large six-story parking
Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classrooms,            garage, with free parking for currently enrolled
the Adult General Education          Department, the      students. Security specialists are stationed at all
Health Science Department, and in the library             times in the garage, along with security cameras.
media center.



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    2010-2011 SCHOOL CALENDAR


                 2010 (1) Trimester

August 23, 2010      Classes begin
September 6, 2010    Holiday
September 9, 2010    Teacher planning day
November 1, 2010     Teacher planning day
November 2, 2010     Teacher planning day*
November 11, 2010    Holiday
November 25, 2010    Holiday
November 26, 2010    Recess
December 16, 2010    Classes end
December 17, 2010    Teacher planning day
December 20, 2010
to December 31, 2010 Winter break

                 2010 (2) Trimester

January 3, 2011          Classes begin
January 17, 2011         Holiday
January 21, 2011         Teacher planning day
February 18, 2011        Teacher planning day*
February 21, 2011        Holiday
March 14, 2011
to March 18, 2011        Spring break
April 4, 2011            Teacher planning day
April 21, 2011           Classes end
April 22, 2011           Teacher planning day

                  2010 (3) Trimester

April 25, 2011           Classes begin
May 30, 2011             Holiday
July 1, 2011             Teacher planning day
July 4, 2011             Recess
August 3, 2011           Classes end
August 4, 2011           Teacher planning day

*No classes on holidays and teacher planning
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                                                        and technical programs, who have not met the
                                                        minimum basic skills levels established by the
       STUDENT SERVICES                                 State of Florida for completion of their career
                                                        and technical program, may register for
                                                        remediation in Adult Basic Education (ABE)
                                                        classes and/or the Applied Academics for
                                                        Adult Education (AAFAE)) laboratory
              ADMISSIONS                                concurrent with their career and technical
                                                        program or prior to entering their career
                                                        program.
Any person 16 years of age or older, officially         Prospective students may register directly for
withdrawn from the K-12 program in Miami-               many courses that do not have pre-entrance
Dade County Public Schools, may enroll in               requirements by completing registration and
most programs offered through Lindsey                   paying a one-time registration fee plus
Hopkins Technical Education Center. As one              vocational tuition, if required. For certain adult
of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools,                vocational programs, primarily in the field of
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center              health science, prospective students must also
adheres to a policy of non-discrimination and           meet with Health Science Department staff
strives affirmatively to provide equal                  members prior to enrollment because of
opportunity to all potential students. Any              additional admissions requirements including
individual with physical or mental disorders            proof of high school or GED transcripts,
applying for admission will be referred to              minimum scores on an entrance test and
vocational rehabilitation or other appropriate          orientation sessions. If counseling and/or
agencies that will work closely with the school         testing indicate that students do not qualify for
in determining when the individual is ready to          the original program choice, then an alternate
be accepted for admission to the adult                  program or remediation is recommended.
program.                                                Students enrolling in adult education programs
Career and technical students who wish to               are required to take a basic skills test for
enter programs of 450 clock hours of                    placement prior to registration to determine the
instruction or more must complete a basic               appropriate level of study.
skills examination within the first six (6)
calendar weeks after admission into the
program, even if they hold a high school
diploma. Exceptions from the basic skills
testing requisite include students possessing           DUAL ENROLLMENT ADMISSIONS
an associate of applied science, arts,
baccalaureate or        graduate-level degree,
students who have passed or are exempt from
                                                        During the second high school semester of
the college level communication and
                                                        each school year, the dual enrollment
computation examination and/or students who
                                                        facilitator visits the participating high schools
are exempt from the college entry-level
                                                        for recruitment purposes. The students view a
examination. Students with disabilities may
                                                        power point presentation. A question and
request testing accommodations if they
                                                        answer period ensues, and interested students
provide written documentation verifying their
                                                        are given an application. The application,
disability.
                                                        along with a letter explaining the program, is
The basic skills requirement cannot be used to          taken home to be signed by a parent or
deny entry or placement in a vocational                 guardian. A separate paper with information
program. Students who want to enter career              about course listings, entrance requirements,




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duration of programs, class hours and                      skills test scores and occupational completion
transportation is also sent home at this time.             points earned are maintained in the students’
The dual enrollment facilitator interviews the             official records. Students admitted under the
applicants, and the high school counselors and             ability-to-benefit category who apply for
teachers are consulted for the purpose of                  financial aid are required to achieve passing
determining whether or not the student                     scores on the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test
possesses adequate academic skills for the                 before financial aid can be awarded.
selected courses. If the course work appears to
be academically too demanding, the student is
encouraged to select more appropriate options.
Applicants receive one of three letters of                               COUNSELING
response. A student may be accepted without
conditions, accepted on a probationary basis or
encouraged to improve deficiencies and                     Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center
reapply in the following school year. The                  offers a comprehensive program of guidance
courses offered are carefully screened and                 and counseling services. These services
monitored by the dual enrollment facilitator to            address     individual,   small-group     and
ensure appropriate academic and occupational               large-group counseling, as well as the
content. Monitoring by the dual enrollment                 personal/social, educational and career needs
facilitator is ongoing and classes are visited on          of all students. The counseling staff is well
a daily basis. The high school students are                trained and offers personalized services to
expected to fulfill the same requirements as the           each student. Counselors are available Monday
adult students in order to be awarded                      through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
vocational occupational completion points                  and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. in
(OCPs) available in each program.                          Room C-106.


         ABILITY-TO-BENEFIT                                  DISABLED STUDENT SERVICES


Ability-to-benefit students are individuals                The disabled student services program has
above compulsory school attendance age who                 been designed to integrate disabled students
have not earned a high school diploma or                   into the Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education
equivalent and have no desire to earn a high               Center community. The school strives to
school diploma or equivalent, but would                    provide a holistic educational and vocational
benefit from an occupational education                     experience. It is the school’s belief that
program. Students may be admitted on an                    disabled students are best served by placement
ability-to-benefit basis in certificate programs           into existing classes. Therefore, there are no
that do not require a high school diploma for              classes or laboratories especially designed for
entry. If their basic skills levels fall below the         disabled students. Other community-based
minimum levels set by the State of Florida for             organizations       including       Vocational
vocational program completion, the students                Rehabilitation, Division of Blind Services and
will be counseled for remediation in Adult                 the Veterans Administration will also fund
Basic Education (ABE) classes and/or the                   disabled students who attend Lindsey Hopkins
Applied Academics for Adult Education                      Technical Education Center. For information
(AAFAE). Students’ progress is monitored                   about disabled student services assistance, see
through instructor checklists, periodic retesting          a guidance counselor.
of basic skills levels and program completion
rates. Instructor competency checklists, basic




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The following services are available to
accommodate the special learning needs of
students with disabilities and therefore ensure
them an equal opportunity to competitively
pursue a quality education:
                                                                   TRANSFER POLICY
   Testing accommodations
   Career planning
   Registration assistance                              Students may transfer from one program to
   Adapted aids and equipment                           another program within the institution or from
   Referrals to outside agencies                        other institutions by obtaining the
   Interpreters for the deaf                            recommendation of counselors and instructors.
   Note takers for the blind                            Transferring students are assessed by
                                                         instructors to determine the highest achieved
                                                         competency in order to assist them in
                                                         continuing their education at the appropriate
                                                         level. Students beyond the compulsory school
          STUDENT HEALTH
                                                         age and currently enrolled as full-time
                                                         secondary students must follow Miami-Dade
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center               County Public Schools’ transfer policy when
has no facilities or personnel to render medical         desiring to transfer to a vocational
assistance of any type. If a student has a               post-secondary school.
medical problem that might result in an
emergency situation, the student should inform
the instructor of the condition when initially                VETERANS’ EDUCATIONAL
entering the class. If a student emergency                      BENEFITS PROGRAM
occurs, school officials will call fire rescue.
Fire rescue personnel will make the decision as
to the need for an ambulance. If an ambulance
is dispatched, the student requiring medical             Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center
attention is responsible for payment.                    has been approved by the Florida Department
                                                         of Veterans’ Affairs to provide educational
                                                         benefits to eligible veterans. Veterans may
                                                         obtain assistance or information concerning
        ATTENDANCE POLICY                                matters dealing with benefits for veterans from
                                                         the day registrar located in Room C-106. All
                                                         veterans will be advised whether or not their
All students are expected to attend class                program of study has been approved by the
regularly and as scheduled. Attendance records           Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Veterans
are recorded by the teacher on a daily basis             are permitted to receive educational benefits
through the electronic gradebook. Career and             only for the length of time approved for the
technical students absent from class for six (6)         course.
consecutive meetings and adult general
education students absent from class for four                              NOTES:
(4) consecutive meetings are dropped
automatically from the class roll. Excessive
absences that interfere with academic progress
may be grounds for disciplinary action.




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                                                        1. Hold United States citizenship or United
                                                           States permanent resident status.
  FINANCIAL INFORMATION                                 2. Be enrolled in a certificate program
                                                           consisting of at least 600 clock hours of
                                                             instruction for federal financial aid.
                                                           Students enrolled in programs of less than
                                                           600 hours may be eligible for district
            FINANCIAL AID                                  financial aid.
                                                        3. Make satisfactory progress in academics
                                                           and attendance.
                                                        4. Not be in default or owe a refund for any
All students which plan to enroll in
                                                           aid previously received.
career/technical classes at LHTEC are
                                                        6. Sign        a    statement      certifying
encouraged to complete the Free Application
                                                           non-participation in any drug related
for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA) for the
                                                           activity.
current year. The federal school code for
                                                        7. Register with the United States Selective
LHTEC is 005586 and the application can be
                                                           Service, if required to do so by federal
accessed at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students
                                                           law.
should complete a new FAFSA for each
                                                        8. Hold a high-school or GED diploma, or
academic year. Some of the financial aid
                                                           pass an independently administered
applications are selected for the verification
                                                           education test to demonstrate ability-to-
process. All Financial Aid at LHTEC is need
                                                           benefit from the training (Wonderlic).
based aid. For students to be eligible for
Federal financial aid, such as the Pell Grant,
they must be enrolled in a vocational program
of 600 or more clock hours. For students to be              FINANCIAL AID STANDARDS
eligible for Florida Student Assistance Grant                OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS
(FSAG-CE) students must be enrolled in a
vocational program of 450 or more hours.
District Financial Aid Program (DFAP) and
                                                        Career/technical centers of Miami-Dade
Fee Waiver aid programs are also available on
                                                        County Public Schools in conjunction with
limited bases. Deferments are given for tuition
                                                        federal regulations have established the
and some fees. Students are responsible for
                                                        following standards of academic progress,
initially purchasing their books, supplies and
                                                        which must be met to receive financial
uniforms. For students to maintain all type of
                                                        assistance. These standards become effective
financial aid students must maintain a
                                                        when the student starts the program, not when
Satisfactory Academic Performance (SAP) see
                                                        the student applies for financial aid. For
school catalogue. Financial assistance is
                                                        returning students the standards start the first
available in room D-157.
                                                        day the student enters the class in the next
                                                        trimester.

       GENERAL ELIGIBILITY                              A. To make satisfactory progress a student
         REQUIREMENTS                                      must meet the following standards:

                                                            1. Receive a satisfactory progress report
In order to participate in the financial aid                   in at least 60% of the classes at the
programs, a student must comply with the                       end of each trimester. (qualitative
following eligibility requirements:                            measurement)




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    2. Complete 60% of the scheduled hours                 C. Appeals        Concerning   Unsatisfactory
       for which the student was enrolled.                    Progress
       Adjustments to this requirement may
       be made for certain categories of                       If notified that financial aid is canceled,
       students. (quantitative measurement)                    the student has the opportunity to appeal
                                                               such action. The appeal should be in
    3. Achieve satisfactory progress which is                  writing and include the following
       evaluated each trimester.                               documents:

    4. If a student fails to make satisfactory                 1. A letter by the student describing
       progress at the end of a trimester, the                    mitigating circumstances.
       student will not be eligible for                        2. A physician’s note and/or medical
       financial assistance for the next                          records if the appeal is based on a
       trimester. If a student makes                              medical reason.
       satisfactory progress during the next                   3. Any additional supporting documents.
       trimester of attendance, defined as
       attending 85% of the scheduled class
                                                               The decision of the appeal committee is
       hours and obtaining a satisfactory
                                                               final. A student will receive written
       progress report, financial aid will be
                                                               notification of the decision. After an
       reinstated for the following trimester.
                                                               appeal is denied, reinstatement is possible
                                                               if a student attends one trimester without
B. The number of trimesters a student will be                  financial assistance and maintains
   eligible to receive financial aid will be                   satisfactory progress for that trimester. A
   limited by the number of hours required to                  student may be granted only one appeal
   complete the program.                                       during the entire program of study.

        Length of      Maximum Trimesters                  D. Verification
        Program (Hrs.)   of Eligibility
             600              3
             750              3                                Federal regulations require that Lindsey
             900              4                                Hopkins Technical Education Center
            1080              5                                validates income reported on the Pell
            1200              5                                Grant Student Aid Report (SAR) with the
            1440              6                                parent’s/student’s IRS Tax Form 1040 and
            1550              7                                attached schedules. When discrepancies
            1800              8                                occur, the corrected SAR must be
            2160              9                                resubmitted to the federal processor,
                                                               provided that the student is selected for
   If a student exceeds the maximum                            verification by the US Department of
   trimesters of eligibility as defined in the                 Education. The financial aid office
   above chart, the student will be considered                 reserves the right to require other
   as not making satisfactory progress and will                documentation when deemed necessary
   no longer be eligible for financial aid.                    before the student becomes eligible for a
   Additionally, a student is allowed to                       Pell Grant.
   transfer programs twice. A student will lose
   eligibility for financial aid if the student            E. Payments
   transfers more than two times.
                                                               Students will be paid each trimester based
                                                               on the number of hours they completed in




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     a trimester. Subsequent payments are                              Education……………………… $ 2.15/hour
     contingent upon the students maintaining                          *Non-Resident Adult General
     satisfactory academic progress. If students                       Education……………………… $ 8.62/hour
     do not complete all of the hours paid                             Identification
     during the first trimester of eligibility,                        Badges (per trimester) ......................$ 5.00
     subsequent payments will be adjusted to                           First-time career and technical
     account for the incomplete hours in the                           Student application fee………… $ 15.00
     following trimester. Checks will be held                          *Fee is applicable to those students scoring 9.0 or
     for 15 days after the last day of enrollment                      higher on the required basic skills test.
     for the award year. Any check not picked                          When student fees are paid by credit card, the
     up by that date will be voided.                                   name and address of the registering student
                                                                       must match the credit card information.

                                                                       Other Fees/Costs

                TUITION/FEES                                           Other fees/costs such as laboratory, textbooks,
                                                                       tools and uniforms vary according to the
                                                                       program. A fee is charged for duplicate
Tuition and special fees are collected at the                          transcripts and certificates.
time of registration for classes. All fees are
collected each trimester. Cash or credit cards
are acceptable forms of payment. Florida                                        TUITION FEE WAIVERS
residents who enroll in adult general education
classes in preparation for getting a high school
diploma or for remediation of basic skills for
career and technical training are not charged                          Tuition fee waivers may be granted to
tuition fees. In addition, students enrolling in                       financially needy students. In order to qualify,
English for Speakers of Other Languages                                the student cannot receive financial aid from
(ESOL) classes are not charged tuition fees.                           any other sources. A fee waiver application
The State of Florida determines the range per                          must be submitted each trimester. In addition,
contact hour and The School Board of Miami-                            the applicant must provide documentation
Dade County sets the actual amount, subject to                         verifying financial need.
change annually. Amount of tuition varies
according to student contact hours. Rates per
contact hour for the 2010-2011 school years                                         PRO-RATED FEES
are as follows:


                                                                       A. A pro-rated fee on regular courses is
  2010-2011 WORKFORCE                                                     charged to students enrolling after the
     DEVELOPMENT                                                          beginning of the trimester as follows:
EDUCATION FEE SCHEDULE                                                      1. Students registering on the first
                                                                               through the 21st calendar day of the
                                                                               trimester are charged full fees.
Resident Vocational Certificate
(PSAV)....................................... $ 2.15/hour                   2. Students registering from 22 calendar
Non-Resident Vocational                                                        days to 49 calendar days after the
Certificate ................................... $ 8.62/hour                    beginning the trimester are charged 75
*Resident Adult General                                                        percent of the fee.




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    3. Students registering 50 or more days                     3. After 14 calendar days of the start of
       after the beginning of the trimester are                    class – no refund of any course fees or
       charged 50 percent of the fee.                              any other special fees paid.

    4. One lump-sum payment must be made                   B. These procedures are followed in issuing
       if a student registers on or after the                 refunds:
       22nd calendar day of the trimester.

B. Installment payments may be received                         1. Refunds     are    identified   and
   under the following conditions:                                 automatically processed based on the
                                                                   Miami-Dade County Public Schools’
    1. A student is registered within the first                    Information Technology Monthly Fee
       21 calendar days of the trimester.                          Audit Report.

    2. One-third of the total fees must be                      2. Refunds will be paid by check or
       paid at the time of registration.                           credit card depending on the initial
                                                                   method of payment.
    3. All fees must be paid no later than the
       end of the sixth week in the trimester.             C.       For financial aid disbursement
       (An interim payment may be required                          policies, see the Financial Aid
       at the discretion of the principal)                          Manual in the financial aid office.

    4. Partial payments cannot be refunded.
                                                                              NOTES:
    5. Non-resident students are not eligible
       for partial payments because of
       federal immigration policies.

    6. Special fees and liability insurance
       fees are not refundable.




                REFUNDS


A. In the event a student elects to withdraw,
   under normal circumstances the following
   refund policies apply:

    1. Before start of class – full refund of
       course and non-resident student fee.
       No refund of any special fees paid.

    2. Within 14 calendar days after start of
       class – 50 percent refund of course
       and non-resident fee, but no refund on
       special fees paid



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         ACADEMIC POLICIES                                     UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS


                                                            Rules of The School Board of Miami-Dade
                                                            County require that all students be notified in
           GRADING SYSTEM                                   writing at anytime during a grading period
                                                            when it is apparent that the student may fail or
                                                            is doing unsatisfactory work in any course or
                                                            program. An acknowledgment of such
The grading system used for dual enrollment                 notification is obtained. A conference may be
high school students and selected                           called among the teacher, student and
career/technical programs, primarily those in               counselor or administrator to create a contract
the health science education areas, follows that            to assist the student and avert a possible action
of the Miami-Dade County Public School                      leading to dismissal.
System.

 GRADE    NUMERICAL     INTERPRETATION   GRADE
            VALUE                         POINT                            PROBATION
                                         VALUES



 A        90 -        Outstanding          4                All students ages 18 and under are admitted
          100%
                                                            into all programs in the first trimester on a
                                                            probationary basis. After the first trimester of
 B        80 -        Good                 3                study, depending on academic progress, the
          89%                                               probationary status may be lifted. Adult
                                                            students who have an extensive disciplinary
 C        70 -        Satisfactory         2                case management record from high school,
          79%                                               who has been referred twice in one semester,
                                                            or who have accumulated three referrals for
 D        60 -                                              more than one trimester will be placed on
                      Minimal;             1
          69%                                               probation. Referrals by instructors to
                      improvement
                                                            counselors can include reasons such as
                      needed
                                                            tardiness, lack of attendance, poor
                                                            performance and in-class disruption. This
 F        0–          Unsatisfactory       0                probation will extend for the remainder of the
          59%                                               enrolled trimester. When the probation takes
                                                            place within the last four weeks of the
 I        0%          Incomplete           0                trimester, the probationary period will extend
                      (secondary                            to the end of the next enrolled trimester.
                      only)

A majority of the career/technical programs
are competency based and use a variety of
means to assess student mastery of the
program including competency checklists,
written tests, performance tests and student
portfolios.




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                                                           For students who enroll in an applied
         PROGRESS RECORDS                                  technology (vocational) program, basic skills
                                                           testing in mathematics, language and reading
                                                           must be completed no later than six weeks
                                                           from the time of entry. Lindsey Hopkins
Hours of attendance and earned OCPs                        Technical Education Center uses the Test of
summaries for students enrolled in                         Adult Basic Education (TABE) for all basic
career/technical programs can be obtained                  skills testing. All students must be
through Data-In-Your-Hands (DIYH), created                 administered a basic skills test even if they
by the Adult Education Data Systems team to                hold a high school diploma, with the following
provide data in a more timely and user-friendly            exceptions:
manner.
                                                              Students possessing an Associate of Arts
Verification of enrollment and hours of                        or Associate in Science, Baccalaureate, or
attendance for students enrolled in AGE                        graduate-level degree, or those who have
classes can also be obtained through DIYH.                     passed the College Level Academic Skills
                                                               Test (CLAST) and/or have met the
Grades and transcripts for students completing                 minimum requirements on college
OCPs or full-programs are kept in the Student                  placement exams. Students must present
Services Department together with the                          an official copy of the degree, transcript
Certificate Request Clearance Packet. Grades                   and/or documentation of test scores, as
for completion of OCPs are manually posted in                  evidence of the above.
VACS by the registrar. In addition, instructors
must report students’ attainment of                           Students enrolling in job preparatory
competencies and grades in the electronic                      programs of less than 450 clock hours of
Vocational Tracking System.                                    instruction.

Students who have completed vocational hours               Students who have passed a state, national or
within any Florida public school system may                industry licensure exam are exempt from
transfer the hours. All others, upon furnishing            post-testing on the basic skills test (TABE),
a transcript or evidence of mastery of specific            although they must take an initial test within
competencies, may be advanced in their                     six weeks of entering the vocational program.
program of study based on the assessment of                Currently the State of Florida submits updates
the instructor.                                            to the TABE exemption list based on industry
                                                           licensure exams every school year.
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center
requires that all Veterans’ Administration
(VA) students report all previous education
and training. The school will evaluate such                 APPLIED ACADEMIC FOR ADULT
and grant credit as appropriate, with training                       EDUCATION
time and tuition reduced proportionately and
with the student and U.S. Department of
Veterans’ Affairs so notified.                             The Applied Academic for Adult Education
                                                           lab provides basic skills remediation in a
                                                           vocational    forum.      A    state-approved
       TEST OF ADULT BASIC                                 standardized examination is used to determine
        EDUCATION (TABE)                                   the students’ strengths and weaknesses in
                                                           reading, language and mathematics. This type
                                                           of remediation assists students in meeting the
                                                           adult basic education TABE requirements for



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the receipt of a vocational certificate. Students
may enroll voluntarily or be referred by a
counselor or instructor. Students whose test
scores fall one or two grade levels below the
career and technical program’s basic skills
requirement for completion of the program are
automatically assigned to the Applied
Academics for Adult Education laboratory.
Any student assigned by a counselor for
remediation, and who are one or two grade
levels below the required TABE score, is
assigned concurrently into the Applied
Academics for Adult Education at no
additional fee.




       LICENSURE PROGRAMS


Currently, the only program for which passing
scores on a licensure examination is required
to enter the workforce is Practical Nursing,
and this information is submitted to COE as
part of the institution’s annual report.
Students are prepared to take such exam as
part of their course of study.

                   NOTES:




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                                                            4. If the resolution is not reached at this
                                                               level, the student will schedule a
       STUDENTS’ RIGHTS                                        conference     with    the   appropriate
                                                               administrator in charge.

                                                            5. If the grievance remains unresolved at this
                                                               level, the grievance will then be sent to the
 STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW AND                                     Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education
 CAMPUS SECURITY ACT OF 1990                                   Center (LHTEC) committee for appeals.

                                                            6. Once the grievance has been presented to
                                                               this committee, if the student is still not
The Student Right-To-Know Act requires
                                                               satisfied, the student has the right to
institutions to disclose specific information on
                                                               appeal to the next administrative level.
the general student population. The Campus
                                                               (See School Board Rule 6Gx13-5D-1.10).
Security Act of 1990 requires all
post-secondary institutions participating in
federal student aid programs to disclose
campus security policies and certain crime                  DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT:
statistics. In order to comply with the                      COMPLAINT PROCEDURES FOR
provisions of the law, security reports are                          STUDENTS
available on the school’s web site and in the
building operations office.
                                                            A student who has a reasonable and good-faith
                                                            belief of being the subject of discrimination,
     GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES                                   bullying, or harassment because of gender,
         FOR STUDENTS                                       race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin,
                                                            political beliefs, marital status, age, sexual
                                                            orientation, social and family background,
The following steps must be followed for any                linguistic preference, pregnancy or disability
issue regarded as a student grievance.                      shall proceed with the following steps.

1. A student will first discuss the situation               1. The student/parent shall communicate in
   with the Lindsey Hopkins Technical                          writing the allegation(s) to the school
   Education Center (LHTEC) instructor.                        Principal.

2. If a resolution is not reached, the student              2. If the student does not feel comfortable
   will document the problem in writing to                     discussing the complaint at the school or
   the Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education                     region office, the student may file the
   Center        (LHTEC)           department                  complaint directly with the School
   chairperson. A conference will be                           Board’s Civil Rights Compliance (CRC)
   scheduled.                                                  office.

3. If resolution is not reached at this level,              3. Due to the sensitive nature of sexual
   the student will schedule a conference                      harassment complaints, students/parents
   with the appropriate Lindsey Hopkins                        may file such a complaint directly with the
   Technical Education Center (LHTEC)                          school board’s CRC office.
   counselor.
                                                            4. If the complaint is submitted to the
                                                               Principal, the Principal will be responsible



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    for scheduling a meeting with the                            pending resolution.
    complainant to discuss the complaint. In                 10. Records of an ongoing investigation shall
    the event the complaint involves the                         remain confidential and not subject to
    student’s Principal, the student may go                      disclosure pursuant to Chapter 119,
    directly to the next level of administration,                Florida Statutes until a final determination
    South Central Regional Office, Center of                     is made on the case.
    Student Advocacy.
                                                             11. The address of the CRC office follows:
5. If the complaint is not resolved to the                            Madeleine V. Rodríguez
   complainant’s satisfaction after discussion                           Executive Director
   with the Principal, or cannot be resolved at               Office of Civil Rights Compliance (CRC)
   that level, the student may appeal to the                     1500 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 234
   next administrative level, the South                                 Miami, Florida 33132
   Central Regional Office, Center of Student                        Telephone: 305.995.1580 –
   Advocacy.                                                             TDD 305.995.2400

6. If the complaint is not satisfactorily
   resolved at the second level of
                                                                       STUDENT RECORDS
   administration, as determined by the
   student, the complainant may file a
   complaint with the School Board’s CRC
   office. The student/parent will be                        Miami-Dade County Public Schools maintains
   requested to provide the School Board’s                   educational records in accordance with state
   CRC office signed, specific information                   and federal laws. Educational records are
   regarding the discriminatory or harassing                 maintained to facilitate the instruction,
   action(s) or inaction(s), the basis such as               guidance and educational progress of students
   age, race or disability for the action(s) or              in programs operated under the authority and
   inaction(s), the alleged offender(s),                     direction of the School Board of Miami-Dade
   witnesses and other pertinent information.                County. These records include the data
                                                             necessary to facilitate the orderly educational
7. If the student/parent does not agree with                 progress of students as stated in School Board
   the final determination made by the                       rule 6Gx13- 5B-1.07, Student Records. The
   School Board’s CRC office, the                            document Student Educational Records,
   complainant may appeal the determination                  published by the Division of Student Services,
   to the       Superintendent of School's                   contains the guidelines and district directives
   designee to hear such appeals by                          regarding student records and outlines the
   submitting a letter of appeal within 15                   rights accorded eligible students.
   workdays of the date of the final
   determination.
                                                                        AMERICANS WITH
8. Failure on the part of the student to initiate                       DISABILITIES ACT
   and/or follow-up on a complaint in a
   timely manner may result in the complaint
   being considered abandoned. A complaint
   must be filed within 30 days of the alleged               Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center
   discriminatory act(s).                                    complies with the Americans with Disabilities
                                                             Act (ADA), which protects citizens of the
9. In general, students shall continue                       United States who possess physical or mental
   attendance at school and pursue their                     disabilities. The school complies with Section
   studies, as directed, while complaints are                504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act



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Amendments of 1973, which states that “no                          Profane or indecent language and/or
otherwise qualified handicapped individual in                       behavior.
the United States shall, solely by reason of
his/her handicap, be excluded from the                             Defacing or destruction of public property.
participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be
subjected to discrimination under any program                      Smoking anywhere on campus.
or activity receiving federal financial
assistance.” If it is determined that an                           Attending classes under the influence of
individual is a qualified person with a                             alcohol, illegal drugs/substances or the
disability, then the school will develop a                          possession of either.
504 Accommodation Plan to ensure equal
access to the instructional programs.”                             Improper conduct resulting in a
                                                                    disturbance anywhere on the school
                                                                    premises.
          STUDENT CONDUCT
                                                                   Tampering with fire equipment, safety and
                                                                    evacuation signs, or setting off a fire
                                                                    alarm.
The primary objective of Lindsey Hopkins
Technical Education Center and Miami-Dade                          Possession of firearms, knives, explosives
County Public Schools is to develop each                            or incendiary materials.
student's potential for learning and to foster
positive interpersonal relationships. To
                                                                   Cutting (skipping) scheduled classes.
accomplish this objective, it is necessary that
 the school environment be free of disruptions                * Note: This is not an all-inclusive list. For a complete list, see
that interfere with teaching and learning                     the Code of Conduct for Adult Students.
activities. Student conduct determines to a
great extent the full development of the
potential for learning and the development of
positive relationships. A good learning                                           DRESS CODE
environment provides order and discipline as
evidenced by the absence of distractions,
frictions and disturbances that interfere with
the effective functioning of the student, the
class and the school. It is also the presence of a            It is essential that students dress appropriately
safe and friendly, yet business-like                          for the world of work. Since the primary
atmosphere, in which students and school                      purpose of Lindsey Hopkins Technical
personnel work cooperatively toward mutually                  Education Center is to prepare students for
recognized and accepted goals.                                employment, students are required to be neat
                                                              and clean in appearance. Items of dress that
A Code of Conduct for Adult Students has                      pose a risk to health and safety, cause
been developed by the school district to ensure               classroom disturbances or create objectionable
that students have an environment conducive                   noise are forbidden. Students must adhere to
to learning. Some of the behaviors that will be               the following specific regulations concerning
considered grounds for dismissal of a student                 dress:
include the following:*
                                                                   No metal cleats on shoes, no clogs,
   Refusing to comply with the school’s                            thongs, sandals, bedroom slippers or other
    identification (ID) badge policy.                               shoes without back straps. Safety shoes
                                                                    are recommended in industrial shop areas.



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   No written messages or pictures or
    symbols on clothing which portray ideas
    which may be harmful to the health, safety
    and welfare of students such as messages
    related to drugs, smoking, alcohol, sex and
    profanity.

   No mini-shorts, micro-mini-skirts, cut-offs
    or oversized pants, tank tops, tube tops,
    see-through blouses without a camisole or
    whole slip, bare backs, bare midriffs or
    plunging neck lines.

   No hats or bandanas in the classroom or
    cafeteria except for religious purposes.

   Students enrolled in certain career
    technical programs are required to wear
    uniforms or apparel suitable to the
    training.

                  NOTES:




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LHTEC School Catalog 2010-2011                                             Adult General Education (AGE)




                                                                                COST
ADULT GENERAL EDUCATION
         (AGE)
                                                             Adult General Education courses are free of
                                                             charge for most Florida residents. If a student
Adult General Education (AGE) courses                        with a high school diploma enrolls in a class
provide students with the opportunity to                     and scores a nine or higher on the TABE test,
improve the level of literacy skills required to             there will be a tuition charge for the course.
lead productive lives. Students perform and                  Students must pay for an ID card and its
progress at their own rate depending on ability,             renewal each trimester and must also purchase
levels of achievement and academic and                       textbooks and workbooks.
vocational goals. Instruction is individualized
in order to meet the needs of the students.
                                                              ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE)

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
                                                             Adult Basic Education courses provide basic
                                                             literacy, mathematics and writing skills to
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a                those students who are performing below ninth
required examination to ensure placement in the              grade level. Instruction is delivered in the
appropriate level in Adult Basic Education                   areas of reading, mathematics and language.
(ABE) and General Education Development                      The emphasis of these courses is to assist
(GED) Preparation classes. The Comprehensive                 adults to function in today’s competitive
Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS)                      society, to encourage further educational
test is required for appropriate placement in the            endeavors and to improve employment
English for Speakers of Other Languages                      opportunities.
(ESOL) program. Students must be at least 16
years of age and not currently enrolled in
another Miami-Dade County Public School in
                                                                ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF
order to enroll in all Adult General Education
classes.                                                        OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)


                                                             English for Speakers of Other Languages
                  LENGTH                                     (ESOL) courses assist students in developing
                                                             literacy skills which help students
                                                             communicate in English, succeed in
ABE - reading/writing/math – variable length                 career/technical education programs, find and
ESOL - one trimester minimally per level                     keep a job and advance in chosen careers.
GED - one trimester minimally                                There are five consecutive levels of language
                                                             instruction in ESOL. These levels are
                                                             configured logically and sequentially for
                                                             language acquisition.




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                                                               NOTES:
    GENERAL EDUCATIONAL
 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (GED)


This course prepares students for the General
Educational Development (GED) test, often
referred to as the high school equivalency
exam. It consists of reading comprehension,
mathematics, writing, social studies and science
and provides a review for students taking the
GED test. Upon receiving a passing score on
the GED examination, the student is issued a
State of Florida high school diploma. Passing
scores vary from state to state.



       TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT


English for Speakers of Other Languages
(ESOL) students are scheduled to attend on a
weekly basis the ESOL computer language
laboratory. In the ESOL computer language
laboratory, students get additional practice in
reading, listening and speaking English.
Through the use of the English Language
Learning and Instruction System (ELLIS) and
All-Star software programs, students view mini-
videos, listen, repeat and record words, phrases,
and sentences and interact with the program to
complete multiple-choice, true/false, matching
and fill-in-the-blank exercises.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are
scheduled into the ABE computer labs on a
weekly basis. In the ABE computer
laboratories, students get additional practice in
reading, language and mathematics. Through
the use of Read On, Instruction Targeted for
TABE Success (ITTS), Skills Bank, and
MySkills Tutor software programs, students
complete exercises which prepare them for the
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and for
the career/technical class of their choice.




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CAREER/TECHNICAL
   PROGRAMS




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LHTEC School Catalog 2010-2011                                              Architecture and Construction




                                                             ACR0049       A/C, Refrigeration and    250
                                                                           Heating Mechanic 2 (OCP
          ARCHITECTURE AND                                                 C)
            CONSTRUCTION                                     ACR0044       A/C , Refrigeration and     350
                                                                           Heating Technician (OCP
                                                                           D)


                                                                 LABORATORY ACTIVITIES
     AIR CONDITIONING,
 REFRIGERATION AND HEATING                                   Classroom, shop and laboratory are an integral
        TECHNOLOGY                                           part of this program. These activities include
           I470203                                           instruction in the use of safety procedures and
                                                             in the care of tools, equipment, materials and
                                                             processes found in the industry. Equipment
        MISSION STATEMENT                                    and supplies are provided to enhance hands-on
                                                             experiences for students in the chosen
The purpose of the Air Conditioning,                         occupation.
Refrigeration and Heating Technology
Program is to prepare students for employment                    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
or advance training in the air conditioning,
refrigeration, ventilation and heating industry.             ●   Submit an application.
                                                             ●   Interview with a counselor.
       PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                     ●   Take initial assessment in reading,
                                                                 mathematics and language within six
The program focuses on broad, transferable                       weeks of entering the program.
skills and demonstrates elements of the                      ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
industry such as planning, management,                           withdrawn from high school.
finance, technical and production skills, the
underlying principles of technology, labor                             ENTRANCE DATES
issues, community issues, and health, safety
and environmental issues. Students will obtain               This program operates on an open-entry/open-
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)                        exit basis. Students may enter the program
certification prior to leaving school in order to            anytime during the school year.
be employable in any job that requires work
with refrigerants.                                                  LENGTH OF PROGRAM

   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF                                        1350 hours Full-time      1¼ years
                                                                             Part-time      2¼ years
Course No.        Course Title and        Hours
              Occupational Completion
                   Points (OCPs)                              DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED

ACR0041       A/C, Refrigeration &        250                        M-F      8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
              Heating Helper (OCP A)                                 M-R      5:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
ACR0043       A/C, Refrigeration and      250
              Heating Mechanic
              Assistant (OCP B)
ACR0047       A/C, Refrigeration and      250
              Heating Mechanic 1




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  BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS                                 activities include instruction in the use of
                                                            safety procedures, tools, equipment, materials
The minimum basic skills grade levels required              and processes found in the industry.
for adult career/technical students to complete
this program are the following:                                 ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
                                                            ●   Submit an application.
    Language     9 Level D                                  ●   Interview with a counselor.
    Mathematics 10 Level A                                  ●   Take initial assessment in reading,
    Reading      9 Level D                                      mathematics and language within six
                                                                weeks of entering the program.
                                                            ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
                                                                withdrawn from high school.
              ELECTRICITY
                I460312                                               ENTRANCE DATES
                                                            This program operates on an open-entry/open-
                                                            exit basis. Students may enter the program
        MISSION STATEMENT                                   anytime during the school year.

The purpose of the Electricity Program is to                       LENGTH OF PROGRAM
prepare students for employment or advanced
training in a variety of construction/electrical                 1200 hours     Full-time 1¾ years
industries.                                                                     Part-time 4 years

       PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                     DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
                                                                    M-F     8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This program stresses understanding of all                          M-R     5:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
aspects of the electricity industry and
demonstrates elements of the industry such as                BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
planning, technical and production skills,
underlying principles of technology and                     The minimum basic skills grade levels
health, safety and environmental issues.                    required for adult career and technical
                                                            students to complete this program are the
                                                            following:
   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF

Course No.        Course Title and       Hours
                                                                    Mathematics      9       Level D
              Occupational Completion                               Reading          9       Level D
                   Points (OCPs)                                    Language         9       Level D

BCV0603       Electrician Helper         300

BCV0640       Residential Electrician   450


BCV0652       Commercial Electrician    450



    LABORATORY ACTIVITIES
Classroom, shop and laboratory activities are
an integral part of this program. These


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                                                                       ENTRANCE DATES
              TILE SETTING
                 I460103                                      This program operates on an open-entry/open-
                                                              exit basis. Students may enter the program
                                                              anytime during the school year.

        MISSION STATEMENT                                           LENGTH OF PROGRAM

The purpose of the Tile Setting Program is to                  500 hours       Part-time        8 months
prepare students for employment as hard tile
setters.                                                            NIGHT/TIME PROGRAM
                                                                          OFFERED
       PROGRAM STRUCTURE
                                                                     W–R     5:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
The Tile Setting Program includes both
instruction and hands-on performance in using                  BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
tile setting materials, basic blueprint reading,
trade math, estimating and obtaining proper                   The minimum basic-skill grade levels required
materials for tile setting.                                   for adult career and technical students to
                                                              complete this program are the following:
    INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF
                                                                    Mathematics     9       Level D
Course No.        Course Title and        Hours                     Language        9       Level D
              Occupational Completion                               Reading         9       Level D
                   Points (OCPs)

BCV0392       Hard Tile Setter 1          250

BCV0393       Hard Tile Setter 2 (OCP    250
              A)


LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part
of this program and provide instruction in
adhesives, bedding materials, clay wall
applications, masonry bed application, layout,
setting, cutting and grouting of ceramic tile.

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

●   Submit an application.
●   Interview with a counselor.
●   Take initial assessment in reading,
    mathematics and language within six
    weeks of entering the program.
●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
    withdrawn from high school.




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LHTEC School Catalog 2010-2011                                      Art, A/V Technology and Communications




                                                                materials and processes found in the industry.
       ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY                                     Students are also instructed in the following:
       AND COMMUNICATIONS                                       lettering signs, layout and design for
                                                                advertising art, airbrush for illustrations, photo
                                                                retouching and custom work.

                                                                    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 COMMERCIAL ART TECHNOLOGY                                      ●   Submit an application.
          I480203                                               ●   Interview with a counselor.
                                                                ●   Take initial assessment in reading,
                                                                    mathematics and language within six
                                                                    weeks of entering the program.
                                                                ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
        MISSION STATEMENT                                           withdrawn from high school.
The purpose of the Commercial Art                                          ENTRANCE DATES
Technology Program is to prepare students for
employment as artists and related workers and
                                                                This program operates on an open-entry/open-
commercial designers.
                                                                exit basis. Students may enter the program
                                                                anytime during the school year.
       PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program focuses on the following: basic                            LENGTH OF PROGRAM
art skills, lettering skills, preparation of layouts
and illustrations, preparation of camera ready                       1500 hours     Full-time       1½ years
paste-up and development of specialized skills.                                     Part-time       2¾ years

    INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF                                         DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED

Course No.         Course Title and         Hours                     M-F         7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
               Occupational Completion
                    Points (OCPs)
                                                                BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
GRA0036        Desktop Publishing           450
               Assistant (OCP A)
                                                                The minimum basic skills grade levels
GRA0037        Design Technician (OCP       450
               B)                                               required for adult career and technical
                                                                students to complete this program are the
GRA0038        Illustrator                  300
                                                                following:

GRA0039        Print Media Artist           300                       Mathematics        9         Level D
                                                                      Reading            9         Level D
                                                                      Language           9         Level D
     LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

Shop or laboratory activities are an integral
part of this program. These activities provide
instruction in the use of tools, equipment,


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                                                          and instruments used in the industry.

   FASHION DESIGN SERVICES                                    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
           V200400
                                                          ● Submit an application.
                                                          ● Interview with a counselor.
                                                          ● Take initial assessment in reading,
       MISSION STATEMENT                                    mathematics and language within six
                                                            weeks of entering the program.
The purpose of the Fashion Design Services                ● Be at least 16 years old and officially
Program is to prepare students for initial                  withdrawn from high school.
employment as tailors, dressmakers and
custom sewers, patternmakers, and consultants                       ENTRANCE DATES
in the fashion industry.
                                                          This program operates on an open-entry/open-
      PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                   exit basis. Students may enter the program
                                                          anytime during the school year.
The program structure is a planned sequence
of instruction, which allows students to                          LENGTH OF PROGRAM
complete specified portions of the program for
employment or remain for advanced training.                     600 hours      Part-time       2 years
This program focuses on broad transferable
skills, stresses the understanding and                        DAYTIME PROGRAM OFFERED
demonstration of the following: planning,
management,       finance,   technical    and                     M-F       8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
production skills, underlying principles of
technology, labor issues, community issues                 BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
and health, safety and environment.
                                                          The minimum basic skills grade levels
INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF                                   required for adult career and technical students
                                                          to complete this program are the following:
Course No.        Course Title and      Hours
              Occupational Completion
                                                                   Mathematics 9           Level D
                   Points (OCPs)
                                                                   Reading     9           Level D
HEV0010      Retail Salesperson (OCP    150                        Language    9           Level D
             A)
HEV0011      Tailor, Dressmaker,        150
             Custom Sewer (OCP B)
HEV0012      Fabric and Apparel         150
             Patternmaker

HEV0013      Fashion                    150
             Coordinator/Stylist



    LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

Classroom and laboratory activities are an
integral part of this program and include the
safe use and maintenance of equipment, tools



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LHTEC School Catalog 2010-2011                                                      Education and Training


                                                                 LABORATORY ACTIVITIES
 EDUCATION AND TRAINING
                                                             Activities provide instruction in the use of
                                                             manipulative        equipment,      language
                                                             development, creative art, music, science,
                                                             dramatic play, developmentally appropriate
 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION                                   practices,    brain    research    classroom
           V200210                                           management and Child Development
                                                             Associate (CDA) competencies.

        MISSION STATEMENT                                        ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
                                                             ●   Submit an application.
The purpose of the Early Childhood Education
                                                             ●   Interview with a counselor and instructor.
Program focuses on broad, transferable skills
                                                             ●   Take initial assessment in reading,
and stresses understanding and demonstration
                                                                 mathematics and language within six
of the following elements of the early
                                                                 weeks of entering the program.
childhood industry: planning, management,
                                                             ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
finance, technical and production skills,
                                                                 withdrawn from high school.
underlying principles of technology, labor,
                                                             ●   Submit a Level 2 background check.
community, health, safety, and environmental
issues and developmentally appropriate
                                                                        ENTRANCE DATES
practices for children birth through age eight.
                                                             This program operates on an open-entry/open-
       PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                     exit basis. Students may enter the program
                                                             anytime during the school year.
The program provides both instruction and
learning activities in a laboratory setting using                   LENGTH OF PROGRAM
hands-on experiences with the equipment and
materials appropriate to the program content                     600 hours      Full-time      8 months
and in accordance with high quality standards
in the field.                                                 DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED

   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF                                        M-F            8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Course No.        Course Title and        Hours               BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
              Occupational Completion
                   Points (OCPs)                             The minimum basic skills grade levels
                                                             required for adult career and technical students
HEV0117       Childcare Worker (OCP      45
              A)                                             to complete this program are the following:
HEV0101       Childcare Teacher Aide     105
              (OCP B)                                                 Mathematics 9         Level D
HEV0156       Preschool Teacher (OCP     300
                                                                      Reading     9         Level D
              C)                                                      Language    9         Level D

HEV0162       Childcare Development      150
              Specialist (OCP D)




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                                                             HSC0003         Basic Healthcare Worker    90
             HEALTH SCIENCE                                                  (Core) OCP A)
                                                             MEA0540         EKG AIDE (OCP B)           75


                                                             MEA0541         EKG TECHNICIAN (OCP        300
                                                                             C)

      ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH
          TECHNOLOGY                                             LABORATORY ACTIVITIES
            H170208
                                                             Clinical/laboratory experiences are integrated
                                                             with the didactic portion of this program.
        MISSION STATEMENT
                                                                 ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
The purpose of the Electrocardiograph                        ●   Submit an application.
Technology program is to prepare students for                ●   Interview with a counselor and
employment as electrocardiograph aides,                          Department Head.
electrocardiograph    technicians,     EKG                   ●   Take initial assessment in reading,
Technicians cardiovascular technologists and                     mathematics and language within six
technicians.                                                     weeks of entering the program.
                                                             ●   Provide a high school or GED transcript.
       PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                     ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
                                                                 withdrawn from high school.
The program is designed to prepare students                  ●   Submit a background check.
for employment as electrocardiograph aides,                  ●   Attend a program orientation.
electrocardiograph    technicians,     EKG
Technicians cardiovascular technologists and                         ENTRANCE DATES
technicians.
                                                             Students may enter this program at the
 The content includes but is not limited to                  beginning of each trimester. The program does
communication and interpersonal skills,                      not operate on an open-entry/open-exit basis.
overview of human anatomy and physiology
with emphasis on cardiac and vascular
systems,      medical      terminology      and
                                                                    LENGTH OF PROGRAM
transcription, patient care techniques, medical
instrumentation,      cardiovascular      drugs,                 465 hours       Full-time       6 months
interpretation of monitoring and testing results,
medical ethics, cardiac wellness and                          DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
rehabilitation, safe and efficient work
practices, CPR, Basic Life Support (BLS) and                         M-F       8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
employability skills.
                                                              BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF
                                                             The minimum basic skills grade levels
Course No.        Course Title and        Hours              required for adult career and technical students
              Occupational Completion                        to complete this program are the following:
                   Points (OCPs)

                                                                     Reading     9            Level D
                                                                     Mathematics 9            Level D


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        Language        9        Level D                      DEA0723       Dental Assisting (3 of 3)     450
                                                                            (OCP C)

          DENTAL ASSISTING
              H170101
                                                                   LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

                                                              Clinical/laboratory experiences are integrated
        MISSION STATEMENT                                     with the didactic portion of this program.

The purpose of the Dental Assisting Program                       ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
is to prepare students for employment as
certified dental assistants and dental auxiliaries            ●   Submit an application.
and to take the Dental Assisting National                     ●   Interview with a counselor and
Board Examination.                                                Department Head.
                                                              ●   Take initial assessment in reading,
       PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                          mathematics and language within six
                                                                  weeks of entering the program.
The Dental Assisting Program focuses on                       ●   Provide a high school or GED transcript.
dental office and patient management, basic                   ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
dental laboratory procedures, dental and                          withdrawn from high school.
general anatomy, dental terminology, nutrition,               ●   Pass a physical assessment.
dental instrument and equipment utilization,                  ●   Attend a program orientation.
microbiology, dental pharmacology and
anesthesia, chair-side assisting and expanded                         ENTRANCE DATES
functions, dental office emergencies, Basic
Life     Support      (BLS)       course     C,               Students may enter this program at the
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for                       beginning of each trimester. The program does
healthcare providers, dental radiography,                     not operate on an open-entry/open-exit basis.
maintenance and asepsis of dental operatory
and instrumentation, dental specialty                                LENGTH OF PROGRAM
procedures, employability skills, leadership
and human relations skills, ethics and                            1230 hours    Full-time         13 months
jurisprudence, dental materials and preventive
dentistry. Uniform required.
                                                               DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF                                         M-F    8:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Theory

Course No.         Course Title and        Hours
               Occupational Completion                         BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
                    Points (OCPs)
                                                              The minimum basic skills grade levels
HSC0003       Basic Healthcare Worker      90                 required for adult career and technical students
              (Core) OCP A)                                   to complete this program are the following:
DEA0720       Dental Sterile Technician    160
              (OCP B)
                                                                     Reading     10             Level A
DEA0721       Dental Assisting (1 of 3)    215                       Mathematics 10             Level A
                                                                     Language    10             Level A
DEA0722       Dental Assisting (2 of 3)    315




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                                                                 ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
      MEDICAL CODER/BILLER
            H170526                                          ●    Submit an application.
                                                             ●    Interview with a counselor and
                                                                  Department Head.
                                                             ●    Take initial assessment in reading,
        MISSION STATEMENT                                         mathematics and language within six
                                                                  weeks of entering the program.
The purpose of the Medical Code/Biller                       ●    Be at least 16 years old and officially
Program is to prepare students for employment                     withdrawn from high school.
in a variety of healthcare settings such as entry
level coder, medical record coder, coding                              ENTRANCE DATES
technician, or coding clerks, or medical
coder/biller or medical records and health                   Students may enter this program every six
information technicians.                                     months. The program does not operate on an
                                                             open-entry/open-exit basis.
        PROGRAM STRUCTURE
                                                                    LENGTH OF PROGRAM
The content includes, but is not limited to,
medical terminology, anatomy and physiology,                     1000 hrs     Full-time     11 months
coding systems, fundamentals of the disease
process including pharmacology, health care                  DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
delivery systems, basics of medical records
services, ethical and legal responsibilities,
                                                             M-F     5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Theory/Clinical
safety/security procedures, basic data
processing, and employability skills. Uniform
required.                                                     BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

     INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF                                 The minimum basic skills grade levels
                                                             required for adult career and technical
Course No.        Course Title and         Hours             students to complete this program are the
              Occupational Completion                        following:
                   Points (OCPs)
                                                                   Reading     11         Level D
HSC0003       Basic Healthcare Worker      90
                                                                   Mathematics 9          Level D
              (Core) (OCP A)
                                                                   Language    11         Level A
HIM0071       Medical Coder/Biller (1 of   300
              3)
HIM0072       Medical Coder/Biller (2 of   300
              3)
                                                                               NOTES:

HIM0073       Medical Coder/Biller (3 of   310
              3) (OCP B)



LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

Laboratory facilities and equipment should be
provided. Laboratory activities should be
correlated with classroom activities and
reinforced in the clinical area.


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     NUTRITION AND DIETETIC                                 table settings, dishwashers, storage and dietary
                                                            office activities.
            SERVICES
             V200404
                                                                ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
                                                            ●   Submit an application.
        MISSION STATEMENT                                   ●   Interview with a counselor and instructor.
                                                            ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
The purpose of the Nutrition and Dietetic                       withdrawn from high school.
Services Program is to prepare students for                 ●   Submit a background check.
initial employment as diet clerks.                          ●   Pass a physical assessment.

       PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                              ENTRANCE DATES

The program is designed to train students to                Students may enter this program every four
assist in various functions of food service                 months. The program does not operate on an
related to patient care. The curriculum                     open-entry/open-exit basis.
includes a combination of theory, laboratory
and clinical experiences. The diet clerk works                     LENGTH OF PROGRAM
under the supervision of a registered dietitian
in a hospital or nursing home, or may work                  Approx. 300 hours        Full-time   4 months
under the direction of a certified dietary
manager dietetic technician. With experience,                DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
the dietetic aide may assume assistant
responsibilities in various units of the dietary                    M-F      8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
department. Uniform required.
                                                             BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF                                  Students are exempt from the basic skills
                                                            requirements for courses of 450 clock hours of
Course No.        Course Title and       Hours              instruction or less.
              Occupational Completion
                   Points (OCPs)

HEV0610       Diet Clerk (OCP A)        150

              Internship Experience     @ 150




    LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

Instruction and learning activities are
provided in a laboratory setting and clinical
setting using hands-on experiences with the
tools and materials appropriate to the program
content and in accordance with current
practices in the field. Activities provide
instruction in the use of diet kitchen equipment
and supplies, trays, diet charts, utensils and


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     PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT
                                                           Clinical experiences, where the student may
             H170692
                                                           practice, demonstrate and perform the
                                                           procedures associated with acute hospital
                                                           client care, are an appropriate part of this
       MISSION STATEMENT                                   program.

This purpose of the Patient Care Assistant                       ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Program is designed to prepare students for
employment as patient care assistants and                  ●   Submit an application.
healthcare support workers. Intended outcomes              ●   Interview with a counselor and
for basic healthcare workers must be                           Department Head.
completed previously or concurrently with this             ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
module. Students enrolled in this module have                  withdrawn from high school.
previously completed a nursing assistant                   ●   Pass a physical assessment.
program and are adding these skills to work in                Submit a background check.
an acute care facility or hospital.
                                                                     ENTRANCE DATES
      PROGRAM STRUCTURE
                                                           Students may enter this program at the
The program focuses on broad, transferable                 beginning of each trimester. The program does
skills and stresses understanding and                      not operate on an open-entry/open-exit basis.
demonstration of the following elements of the
health care industry: planning, management,                       LENGTH OF PROGRAM
finance, technical and production skills,
underlying principles of technology, labor                     290 hours      Full-time     6 weeks
issues, community issues and health, safety,
and environmental issues. The content also                  DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
includes, but is not limited to, instruction in
performing nursing assistant skills related to
                                                           M-F     8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Theory/Clinical
the hospital setting and providing nursing
assistant care for the adult patient. Uniform
required.                                                   BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF                                 Students are exempt from the basic skills
                                                           requirements for courses of 450 clock hours of
Course No.        Course Title and      Hours
                                                           instruction or less.
              Occupational Completion
                   Points (OCPs)

HSC0003       Basic Healthcare Worker   90
              (OCP A)
HCP0121       Nursing Aide/Orderly      75
              (OCP B)
HCP0332       Advanced Home Health      50
              Aide (OCP C)

HCP0020       Patient Care Assistant    75
              (OCP D)

      LABORATORY ACTIVITIES


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             PHLEBOTOMY                                       LABORATORY ACTIVITIES
               H170302
                                                          Simulation and clinical laboratory experiences
                                                          are integrated with the didactic portion of this
                                                          program.
       MISSION STATEMENT
                                                              ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
The purpose of the Phlebotomy Program is to
prepare students for employment as
                                                          ●   Submit an application.
phlebotomists and healthcare support workers.
                                                          ●   Interview with a counselor and
                                                              Department Head.
      PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                   ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
                                                              withdrawn from high school.
The content includes, but is not limited to,              ●   Pass a physical assessment.
communication, leadership, human relations,                  Submit a background check.
and employability skills, performance of safe
and efficient work practices in obtaining                           ENTRANCE DATES
adequate and correct blood specimens by
capillary or venipuncture on adults, children             Students may enter this program at the
and neonate, maintaining the integrity of the             beginning of each trimester. The program does
specimen in relation to the test to be                    not operate on an open-entry/open-exit basis.
performed, preparing blood smears, labeling
specimens accurately and completely,
                                                                 LENGTH OF PROGRAM
collecting timed specimens, promoting the
comfort and well-being of the patient while
performing blood collecting duties, observing                 290 hours      Full-time      6 weeks
safety policies and procedures, medical
terminology, emergency procedures including                DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) heart
saver level, delivering a variety of clinical             M-F     8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Theory/Clinical
specimens to the clinical laboratory, sorting
and recording specimens received in the                    BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
laboratory, centrifuging specimens and
preparing aliquots of samples according to the            Students are exempt from the basic skills
designated protocol, distributing samples to              requirements for courses of 450 clock hours of
appropriate laboratory sections, and preparing            instruction or less.
collection trays for specimen procurement.
Uniform required.
                                                                             NOTES:
   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF

Course No.        Course Title and      Hours
              Occupational Completion
                   Points (OCPs)

HSC0003      Basic Healthcare Worker    90
             (Core) (OCP A)
MEA0520      Phlebotomy (OCP B)         75




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                                                            HCP0121       Nursing Aide/Orderly        75
                                                                          (OCP B)
          PRACTICAL NURSING
                                                            PRN0091       Practical Nurse (1`of 3)    285
               H170605

                                                            PRN0092       Practical Nurse (2 of 3)    450


        MISSION STATEMENT                                   PRN0093       Practical Nurse (3 of 3)    450
                                                                          OCP C)
The purpose of the Practical Nursing Program
is to prepare students for employment as
a licensed practical nurse (LPN). This program
is licensed by the Florida State Board of                       LABORATORY ACTIVITIES
Nursing so graduates may take the
examination to practice as a Licensed Practical             Simulated practice and clinical experiences are
Nurse (LPN). The program is nationally                      included as an integral part of this program.
accredited by the National League of Nursing.               Clinical experience makes up at least 50% of
                                                            the total program.
       PROGRAM STRUCTURE
                                                                ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
The content of the Practical Nursing Program
includes theoretical instruction and clinical               ●   Submit an application.
experience in medical, surgical, obstetric,                 ●   Interview with a counselor and
pediatric and geriatric nursing, theoretical                    Department Head.
instruction and clinical experience in both                 ●   Provide a high school or GED
acute and long term care situations,                            transcript.
theoretical instruction and clinical application            ●   Take the initial assessment in reading,
of a vocational role and function, personal,                    mathematics and language within six
family and community health concepts,                           weeks of entering the program.
nutrition, human growth and development                     ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
over the life span, body structure and function,                withdrawn from high school.
interpersonal relationship skills, mental health            ●   Pass a required nursing entrance test
concepts, pharmacology and administration of                    (TEAS).
medications, legal aspects of practicing,                   ●   Pass a physical assessment.
Basic Life Support (BLS) course C,                          ●   Submit a Level 2 background check.
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for                     ●   Attend a program orientation.
healthcare providers and current issues in
nursing. Simulated practice and clinical                              ENTRANCE DATES
experiences are included as an integral part of
this program. Uniform required.                             Students may enter this program every three
                                                            months. The program does not operate on an
                                                            open-entry/open-exit basis.
   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF

Course No.        Course Title and       Hours                     LENGTH OF PROGRAM
              Occupational Completion
                   Points (OCPs)                            1350 hours     Full-time        approximately
                                                                                            14 1/2 months
HSC0003       Basic Healthcare Worker   90
              (OCP A)



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 DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED

M-R     8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.        Theory
M-R     7:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.        Clinical

 BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

The minimum basic skills grade levels
required for adult career and technical students
to complete this program are the following:

        Mathematics 11         Level A
        Reading     11         Level A
        Language    11         Level A

Students who successfully pass the Test of
Adult Basic Education (TABE) or pass a
state board licensure exam will be considered a
program completer.


                  NOTES:




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      SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY                                       INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF
             H170211
                                                            Course No.        Course Title and        Hours
                                                                          Occupational Completion
                                                                               Points (OCPs)

        MISSION STATEMENT                                   HSC0003       Basic Healthcare Worker     90
                                                                          (OCP A)
The purpose of the Surgical Technology                      STS0015       Central Supply Technician   210
Program is to prepare students for employment                             (OCP B)
as surgical technologists. Selected portions of             STS0010       Surgical Technologist (1    343
this program may be utilized to provide                                   of 3)
additional skills to enable nursing graduates to
become employable in operating rooms as                     STS0011       Surgical Technologist (2    343
                                                                          of 3)
surgical technologists. This program provides
 students with the necessary knowledge, skills              STS0012       Surgical Technologist (3    344
and attitudes to perform safely and efficiently                           of 3)
in the operating room and related areas as a
surgical technologist. The program includes
the basic sciences, as well as related areas of                 LABORATORY ACTIVITIES
study and clinical rotation. Students are
encouraged to develop their capabilities, which             In a simulated surgical environment, students
will better enable them to participate in the               practice preparing, setting up and maintaining
delivery of healthcare at community hospitals,              a sterile field, sterilization and disinfection
outpatient centers and doctor’s offices.                    procedures, preparation of supplies and
                                                            equipment for surgery and patient preparation.
      PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                     Clinical learning experiences in an operating
                                                            room and related areas are integral parts of this
The content in the Surgical Technology                      program.
Program includes communication and
interpersonal skills, legal and ethical
responsibilities,    anatomy,      physiology,                  ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
microbiology,      aseptic techniques, patient
care procedures, surgical technology                        ●   Submit an application.
procedures, patient safety, use and care of                 ●   Interview with a counselor and
equipment and supplies, cardiopulmonary                         Department Head.
resuscitation (CPR), heart        saver level,              ●   Take initial assessment in reading,
employability skills, and basic computer                        mathematics and language within six
literacy. In a simulated surgical environment                   weeks of entering the program.
students     practice preparing, setting-up                 ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
and maintaining a sterile field, sterilization                  withdrawn from high school.
and disinfection procedures and preparation                 ●   Pass a physical assessment.
of supplies and equipment for surgery and                      Submit a Level 2 background check.
patient     preparation.     After successful               ●   Attend a program orientation.
completion of an approved program, students
are eligible to take the Association of                               ENTRANCE DATES
Surgical Technologists’               National
Certification Examination. Uniform required.                This program is offered approximately twice a
                                                            year for new students. The program does not
                                                            operate on an open-entry/open-exit basis.


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      LENGTH OF PROGRAM

1350 hours    Full-time    approximately
                           14 months

 DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED

  M-F      8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Theory

 BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

The minimum basic skills grade levels
required for adult career and technical
students to complete this program are the
following:

        Reading     11    Level A
        Mathematics 10    Level A
        Language    11    Level A.


                 NOTES:




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LHTEC School Catalog 2010-2011                                                 Hospitality and Tourism


                                                              LABORATORY ACTIVITIES
HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM
                                                         Shop or laboratory activities are an integral
                                                         part of this program. These activities provide
                                                         instruction in the use of tools, equipment,
                                                         materials and processes found in the industry.

     COMMERCIAL FOODS AND                                     ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
        CULINARY ARTS
            I200403                                      ●    Submit an application.
                                                         ●    Interview with a counselor.
                                                         ●    Take initial assessment in reading,
                                                              mathematics and language within six
                                                              weeks of entering the program.
        MISSION STATEMENT                                ●    Be at least 16 years old and officially
                                                              withdrawn from high school.
The purpose of the Commercial Foods and
Culinary Arts Program is to prepare students
for employment as restaurant cooks.                                ENTRANCE DATES

                                                         This program operates on an open-entry/open-
       PROGRAM STRUCTURE
                                                         exit basis. Students may enter the program
                                                         anytime during the school year.
The program includes both instruction and
hands-on performance in the following: food
preparation and serving and identification,
storage, selection and presentation of a wide                   LENGTH OF PROGRAM:
variety of foods. The program also includes
training in communication, leadership, human             1200 hours      Full-time        1½ years
relations, employability skills and safe,
efficient work practices. Uniform required.                  DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF                                     M-F      7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Course No.       Course Title and       Hours
             Occupational Completion                         BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
                  Points (OCPs)
                                                         The minimum basic skills grade levels required
HMV0100      Food Preparation (OCP A)   300
                                                         for adult career and technical students to
HMV0170      Cook, Restaurant (OCP B)   300              complete this program are the following:

HMV0171      Chef, Head Cook (OCP C)    300                      Mathematics      9       Level D
                                                                 Language         9       Level D
                                                                 Reading          9       Level D
HMV0126      Food Service Management    300
             (OCP D)

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LHTEC School Catalog 2010-2011                                                         Human Services




          HUMAN SERVICES                                        ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

                                                           ●    Submit an application.
                                                           ●    Interview with a counselor.
                                                           ●    Be at least 16 years old and officially
                                                                withdrawn from high school.
             NAILS SPECIALTY
                 I120414                                               ENTRANCE DATES

                                                           This program operates on an open-entry/open-
          MISSION STATEMENT                                exit basis. Students may enter the program
                                                           anytime during the school year.
The purpose of the Nails Specialty program is
prepared for employment as a licensed                             LENGTH OF PROGRAM:
Manicurist and Pedicurist Instruction is
designed to qualify students for employment                240 hours       Part-time        5 months
upon successfully obtaining a Nails Specialty
Certification.
                                                               DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
       PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                         M-F      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The content includes, but is not limited to:
communication, leadership, human relations                     BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:
and employability skills; safe and efficient
work practices; Florida cosmetology law and                Students are exempt from the basic skills
rules; acquisition of knowledge of the nails               requirements for courses of 450 clock hours of
specialist and the related chemistry;                      instruction or less.
bacteriology, anatomy and physiology; and
development of skills in performing the                                NOTES:
techniques required in the practice of nails
specialist occupations.

   INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF

Course No.        Course Title and        Hours
              Occupational Completion
                   Points (OCPs)

CSP0015       Manicurist and Pedicurist   240
              (OCP A)


    LABORATORY ACTIVITIES

Shop or laboratory activities are an integral
part of this program. These activities provide
instruction in the use of tools, equipment,
materials and processes found in the industry.




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LHTEC School Catalog 2010-2011                                                   Information Technology


                                                            EEV050506       Field Service Technician   300
                                                                            (OCP D)
             INFORMATION
             TECHNOLOGY                                     EEV0508         Digital Electronics        450
                                                                            Technician (OCP E)



                                                                LABORATORY ACTIVITIES
          COMPUTER SYSTEMS
            TECHNOLOGY                                      Hands on activities are an integral part of this
               I470104                                      program. These activities provide instruction
                                                            in the use of PC/Network equipment and
                                                            materials software found in the information
                                                            technology industry. Students are able to use
        MISSION STATEMENT
                                                            the    various     types      of    diagnostic
                                                            software/hardware for the purpose of
The purpose of the Computer Systems
                                                            analyzing, troubleshooting and repairing
Technology Program is to prepare students for
                                                            computer network systems.
employment or advanced training in a variety
of occupations in the information technology
industry.                                                       ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

                                                            ●   Submit an application.
      PROGRAM STRUCTURE
                                                            ●   Interview with a counselor.
                                                            ●   Take initial assessment in reading,
The Computer Systems Technology Program
                                                                mathematics and language within six
provides both instruction and hands-on
                                                                weeks of entering the program.
performance in the installation, configuration,
                                                            ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
operation and maintenance of computer
                                                                withdrawn from high school.
network systems. Content also includes
preparation for industry level certification,
network       connectivity,        LAN/WAN
                                                                      ENTRANCE DATES
fundamentals, PC hardware/software including
advanced operating systems. The program also                This program operates on an open-entry/open-
includes instruction in communication,                      exit basis. Students may enter the program
leadership    skills,     human       relations,            anytime during the school year.
employability skills and safe, efficient work
practices.                                                         LENGTH OF PROGRAM

                                                            1650 hours         Full-time          1½ year
    INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF
                                                                               Part-time          3 years
Course No.        Course Title and       Hours
              Occupational Completion                        DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
                   Points (OCPs)                            NIGHT/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED
                                                                      M-F      8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
EEV0501       End User Support           450
              Technician (OCP A)                                      M-R      5:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
EEV0502       PC Electronics Installer   150
              (OCP B)                                       BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
EEV0503       Computer Support           300
              Technician – LAN                              The minimum basic skills grade levels required
              Specialist (OCP C)
                                                            for adult career and technical students to


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complete this program are the following:

   Mathematics     9 Level A
   Reading         9 Level D
   Language        9 Level D


                 NOTES:




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LHTEC School Catalog 2010-2011                                  Transportation, Distribution & Logistics



                                                            Transaxle Technician
TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION                                Manual Drive Train and Axle              750
       AND LOGISTICS                                        Technician
                                                            Automobile     Suspension    and         900
                                                            Steering Technician
                                                            Automotive      Brake     System        1050
                                                            Technician
       AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE                                   Automotive Electrical/Electronic        1350
          TECHNOLOGY                                        System Technician
             I470608                                        Automotive Heating and Air-             1500
                                                            Conditioning Technician
                                                            Automotive Engine Performance           1800
                                                            Technician
        MISSION STATEMENT
                                                               LABORATORY ACTIVITIES
The purpose the Automotive Service
Technology Program is to prepare students for
                                                           Shop or laboratory activities are an integral
employment and/or specialized training in the
                                                           part of the Automotive Services Technology
automotive industry.
                                                           Program. These activities provide instruction
                                                           in the use of automotive service equipment,
      PROGRAM STRUCTURE                                    tools, materials and processes found in the
                                                           automotive service industry.
The program provides both instruction and
hands-on performance of all the basic tasks for
initial training for employment in the                         ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
automotive service field or further training in
any or all of the specialty areas. Competency              ●   Submit an application.
in the tasks indicates to employers that the               ●   Interview       with       a       guidance
students are skilled in that area.                             counselor/department chairperson and/or
                                                               instructor.
Competencies established by the automotive                 ●   Take initial assessment in reading,
industries for industry training standards plus                mathematics and language within six
integration of academic requirements and                       weeks of entering the program.
training in communications, leadership, human              ●   Be at least 16 years old and officially
relations, employability skills, safe efficient                withdrawn from high school.
work practices and entrepreneurship account                ●   Can be accepted under an ability-to-
for 420 clock hours of instruction in the core                 benefit provision, if students do not have a
curriculum.                                                    high school diploma.


    INSTRUCTION CONSISTS OF
                                                                     ENTRANCE DATES
          Occupational                 Hours
                                                           This program operates on an open-entry/open-
   Completions Points (OCPs)
                                                           exit basis. Students may enter the program
 Automotive Lube Technician              150               anytime during the school year.
 Automotive Services Assistor            300
 Engine Repair Technician                450                      LENGTH OF PROGRAM
 Automatic Transmission          and     600


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1800 hours      Full-time       1¾ years
                Part-time       3 years

 DAY/TIME PROGRAM OFFERED

       M-F     8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
       M-F     8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
       M-R     5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
       M-W     5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
       F       5:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

 BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

The minimum basic skills grade levels required
for adult career and technical students to
complete this program are the following

      Mathematics     10      Level A
      Reading          9      Level D
      Language         9      Level D

Students who successfully pass the Test of
Adult Basic Education (TABE) or pass a
related state, national or industry licensure
exam will be considered a program completer.

                    NOTES:




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                                      FACULTY LISTING (FULL-TIME)


EMPLOYEE NAME                         CREDENTIALS                  CONFERRING INSTITUTION                 YEAR

ALEXANDER, WALTER      B.S. EDUCATION                              INDIANA UNIVERSITY                      1980
                       M.S. EDUCATION                              INDIANA UNIVERSITY                      1981
ALGAZE, STUART         B.S. PROFESSIONAL STUDIES                   BARRY UNIVERSITY                        1996
                       M.S. EDUCATION                              NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY            2003

ALVAREZ, SARAH         VOCATIONAL RANK III                         FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY        1994
                       DISTRICT CERTIFICATION, COSMETOLOGY

ANAYA, RAFAEL          B.S. SCIENCE                                UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK                  1998
                       M.S. ED LEADERSHIP                          NOVA UNIVERSITY                         2000

ANTONIO, CHRISTINE     B.S. NURSING                                BARRY UNIVERSITY                        1993
                       B.S. EDUCATION                              UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN                  1996

AVIGNON-CHERY, MARIE   B.S. NURSING                                FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY        2008
BROWN, JOYCE           AS NURSING                                  MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE                      1980
                       DISTRICT CERTIFICATION NURSING

BROWNLOW, CHRISTINA    B.S. BIOLOGY                                FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY        1988
                       M.S. SCIENCE EDUCATION                      FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY        1989

DEAN, BERTRAM          B.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE                      MOOREHOUSE COLLEGE                      1975
                       M.A. FINANCIAL SERVICES                     AMERICAN COLLEGE, BRYN MAWR, PA         1986
                       M.A. ADULT EDUCATION (enrolled)             (ext.)                                  1986
                                                                   NOVA UNIVERSITY, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL.
DELIMA, NICE           B.A. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION                   BARRY UNIVERSITY                        2004

DEPABLO, JOSE          B.S. ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN      FLORIDA AGRICULTURE & MECHAMICAL        1989
                                                                   UNIVERSITY
DESCARTES,             B.A. PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATION                   CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO      1973
MARGARITA              M.S. EDUCATION                              CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO      1977
DOUGLAS, SUZANNE       B.S.                                        UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA                   1984
                       M.S.                                        BARRY UNIVERSITY                        1996
EDWARDS, PHILLIP       DISTRICT CERTIFICATION, AUTOMOTIVE

FELIX-MARCELIN,        B.A. THEOLOGY EDUCATION                     JOHNSON BIBLE COLLEGE                   1979
MARLENE                M.S. EDUCATION                              NOVA UNIVERSITY                         1992
                       Ph.D. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY                THE UNION INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY          2000

FIORI, THOMAS          B.S. POLITICAL SCIENCE                      UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA                2003
                       M.S. EDUCATION                              UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETS              2008
GONZALEZ, NURA         B.A. DIETETIC/NUTRITION                     FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY        1984
                       M.S. FAMILY/CONSUMER SCIENCES               FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UIVERSITY         2001
HACH, BRENDA           B.A. HOME ECONOMICS                         MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY                1978
                       M.S. GUIDANCE COUNSELING                    ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY                   1999
HILL, DONNA LEE        B.A. ENGLISH                                McGILL UNIVEWRSITY                      1993

HIRSCHBEIN, ROGER      DISTRICT CERTIFICATION, CABINET WOODWORK

KNAPP, HAROLD          A.A. EDUCATION                              MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE                      2002
                       DISTRICT CERTIFICATION ELECTRICAL WIIRING
KARAYAN, JOHN          B.S. MATHEMATICS                            WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, ST.LOUIS-MO      1989

LEEDS, ELLEN           B.A. DRAMA/ESOL                             MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY                     1971
                       M.S. ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE             FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY        1975
LIMIA, JOSE            A.A. COMPUTER SCIENCES                      UNVERSITY OF HAVANA, CUBA               1978
                       B.A. MATHEMATICS/COMPUTERS                  MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE            1983
                       B.S. COMPUTER SCIENCES                      FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY        1986
LORENZO, JOSE          DISTRICT CERTIFICATION, CULINARY ARTS
MACK, LOUISE           B.S. SOCIOLOGY                              HARTWICK COLLEGE                        1969
                       M.S. SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES         UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI                     1979




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                                   FACULTY LISTING (FULL-TIME)


 EMPLOYEE NAME                      CREDENTIALS                  CONFERRING INSTITUTION             YEAR

MARTINEZ-DECASTRO,       B.S EDUCATION                           SAINT-THOMAS UNIVERSITY – MIAMI    1994
MARIO                    M.S. TESOL                              NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY       1999

MENDOZA, GLORIA          B.S. NURSING                            FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY             1980

MINAYA, HUGO             DISTRICT CERTIFICATION – OPERATING
                         ROOM TECHNICIAN-VOC/TEC

MIRANDA, MAYDA           B.A. LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCE             FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   1992
                         M.S. TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION               BARRY UNIVERSITY                   2000

MORALES, DEBRA           DISTRICT VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATION,      NOVA UNIVERSITY                    1972
                         DENTAL ASSISTING
                         B.S. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

NUNEZ, SERGIO            DISTRICT CERTIFICATION, AIR             FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   1994
                         CONDITIONING, REFRIGERATION & HEATING
NUNN, THOMAS             STATE OF FLORIDA CERTIFICATION,         FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   1988
                         AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
O’CONNOR, DENISE         B.S. VOCATIONAL HOME ECONOMICS          UNIVERSITY OF AKRON                1972

ORTA, MAGDA              M.S. MUSIC EDUCATION                    UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI                1966
                         M.S. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP &           BARRY UNIVERSITY                   2000
                         ADMINISTRATION
ORTEGA, ALEX             A.A. COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS       MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE                 2005
                         M.A. BUSINESS                           FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   2007
                         B.S. SCIENCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY     FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   2007
PACE, BARBARA            B.S. HUMANITIES                         BARRY UNIVERSITY                   2002

PATTERSON, GIL           B.S. INDUSTRIAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION    FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   2005

PITT, MARTA              B.S. EDUCATION                          FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   1974

PIZARRO-PULDON, EILEEN   B.S. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION               UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS             1974
                         M.S. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION               FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   1995

PRIETO, ARMANDO          DISTRICT CERTIFICATION

SACKS, RICHARD           B.S. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION               BOSTON STATE COLLEGE               1973
                         M.S. ENGLISH                            NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY       1988
SAINT-PHARD, JEAN        A.S. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION            MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE                 1993
                         B.S. CRIMINAL JUSTICE                   FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   1999
                         VOCATIONAL EDUCATION                    FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   2004
TAYLOR, EVELYN           B.S. NURSING                            TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY                1971

TEPEDINO, LORETTA        B.A. SPANISH                            HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY                 1974
                         M.S. TESOL                              NOVA UNIVERSITY                    1999
                         Ed. D. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND     NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY       2009
                         DISTANCE EDUCATION
TOPPER, DONALD           STATE OF FLORIDA CERTIFICATION IN
                         AUTOMOTIVE
VEGA, JOANN              B.S. PSYCHOLOGY                         FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   1988
                         M.S. MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING           NOVA UNIVERSITY                    1986

WALKER, PAULA            A.S. NURSING                            MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE                 1976
                         B.S. HEALTH SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION      FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   1987




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                                  FACULTY LISTING (PART-TIME)


 EMPLOYEE NAME                    CREDENTIALS                   CONFERRING INSTITUTION                YEAR

ANDELY, CYNTHIA       B.S. NURSING                              UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
                      M.S. NURSING                              UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
APPELBAUM, STEVEN     B.S. SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES       FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      1974

BAILEY, ENA           B.A. CULINARY ARTS                        UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN               1984

BENOIT, CLAUDETTE     A.A. FASHION DESIGN                       FRENCH FASHION ACADEMY                1970

BOYD, MARVIN          B.S. VARYING EXCEPTIONALITIES             NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY          1996

CAMPBELL, JOAN        B.S. MASS COMUNICATIONS                   FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      1983
                      M.S. ADULT EDUCATION/TESOL (minor)        FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      2003
CARR, KAUTHAR N.      B.S. HEALTH EDUCATION MANAGEMENT          FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      2003

CATALDI, NORAH        B.A. ESOL                                 SIMON BOLIVAR HIGHER ED.NORMAL SCH.   1975
                      B.S. SPANISH                              FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      2002
CLAYTON, STEPHANIE    B.S. NURSING                              FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      2008

COCHRAN, LOIS         B.S. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION                 FLORIDA MEMORIAL COLLEGE              1982

COLIN, GEORGE         M.A. ECONOMICS                            BROOKLYN COLLEGE                      1980
                      M.S. SOCIAL WORK                          BARRY UNIVERSITY                      1994
COMAS, RAFAEL

COMEAU, CYNTHIA

CORRALES, INES        B.A. ESOL                                 FOREIGN COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY            1980

COTHIERE, ROBERT      B.A. FRENCH LAW                           THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF HAITI         1974
                      M.S. EDUCATION                            THE CITY UNIVERSITYOF NEW YORK        1984
DALIS, STEPHEN        B.A. COMMERCIAL ARTS                      SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY                   1989

FORRAY, AGNES         B.A. ART EDUCATION                        MIAMI CHRISTIAN COLLEGE               1999

FRANCIS, RAYMOND      B.S. EDUCATION                            UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI                   1979

FRIAS, ARELIS         B.A. SPANISH                              FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY           2002

GAROZ-OJUNIAN, ANNA   DISTRICT CERTIFICATION MEDICAL                                                  2004
                      ASSISTANT
GILMOUR, THOMAS       B.S. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION                 MARSHALL UNIVERSITY                   1964
                      M.S. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION                 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      1974
GONZALEZ, ELISA       B.A. EDUCATION                            FOREIGN COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY            1988

GOMEZ, CESAR

GRUBER-OTERO, LAURA   A.A. EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION                MIAMI DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE          1999
                      B.A. VARYING EXCEPTIONALITIES             NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY          2004
                      M.S. READING                              UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI                   2007
HOLLINGER, TERESA     DISTRICT CERTIFICATION, NAILS SPECIALTY

INGRANDO, KATHRYN     B.S. NURSING                              SEATLE UNIVERSITY                     1957
                      M.S. HEALTH EDUCATION                     NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY          1986
IVIE, MARY            B.A. ENGLISH                              BARRY UNIVERSITY                      1964
                      M.A. ENGLISH                              UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO              1969
JACKSON, MONTRELLE    A.S. NURSING                              MIAMI-COLLEGE                         1996
                      DISTRICT CERTIFICATION – CODER
                      SPECIALIST
KAPLOWITZ, HERBERT    B.A. ENGLISH                              FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      2000




                                                      - 47 -
                                FACULTY LISTING (PART-TIME)


 EMPLOYEE NAME                   CREDENTIALS                   CONFERRING INSTITUTION                YEAR

LEE, PATRICIA         B.S. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION               FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      1980
                      M.S. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT           SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY               1994
LOBELLO, FRED A.      B.S. HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION           FLORIA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY       1988

LOPEZ, CARMEN

LOPEZ, JOSE           M.S. MATHEMATICS                         CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK              1976

LOVE, LESEL           DISTRICT CERTIFICATION/AUTOMOTIVE TECH

MCCRARY, WILLIAM      DISTRICT CERTIFICATION – CARPENTRY       NORTH CAROLINA ART STATE UNIVERSITY
                      B.A. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
MCGOUFFIE, EDOUARD

MCKEOWN, JACQUELINE   B.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE/PSYCHOLOGY        FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      1994
                      M.S. EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION       NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY          2007
MCKINNEY, LESLIE      B.S. CRIMINAL JUSTICE                    JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY              1978
                      M.S. GUIDANCE EDUCATION                  DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY                1986
MASON, CHARLES        DISTRICT CERTIFICATION – HOME
                      ECONOMICS/VOCATIONAL
MINAYA, HUGO          OPERATING ROOM TECHNICIAN

MONTES, HILDA         B.S. NURSING                             BARRY UNIVERSITY                      1984
                      M.S. NURSING                             BARRY UNIVERSITY                      2006
PENA, ILIANA          B.A. GERMAN                              FOREIGN COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY            1987
                      B.S. ESOL                                FOREIGN COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY            1993

PINZON, WILFRED       B.S. CHEMISTRY                           FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY           1998

PORTELA, ANTONIO      M.S. URBAN EDUCATION                     FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY      1988

PRETELL, OSCAR        DISTRIC CERTIFICATION TEMPORARY
                      INSTRUCTOR
ROMER, RONALD         DISTRICT CERTIFICATION, TILE SETTING

SOTO, ANA             B.A. SPANISH EDUCATION                   UNIVERSITY OF ROSE                    1976
                      M.S. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION                HUNTER COLLEGE                        1981
STEWARD, CORNELL      M.S. ELEMENTARY EDUCATION                NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY          1987

WALKER, ANNETTE       DISTRICT CERTIFICATION – HOME
                      ECONOMICS/VOCATIONAL ADULT
WRIGHT, LIVINGSTON    DISTRICT CERTIFICATION - LAW
                      ENFORCEMENT




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Miami-Dade County Public Schools
       SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

    Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman                    Chair
    Dr. Lawrence S. Feldman                      Vice-Chair
    Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall              Member
    Mr. Carlos L. Curbelo                        Member
    Mr. Renier Diaz de la Portilla               Member
    Dr. Wilbert “Tee” Holloway                   Member
    Dr. Martin Karp                              Member
    Dr. Marta Pérez                              Member
    Ms. Raquel A. Regalado                       Member
    Ms. Alexandra Garfinkle                      Student Advisor


    SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
                 Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho


   ADULT & COMMUNITY EDUCATION
       Dr. Daniel Tosado          Assistant Superintendent
       Mr. Robert Gornto          Administrative Director
       Mr. Antonio Martinez       Administrative Director




LINDSEY HOPKINS TECHNICAL EDUCATION
    CENTER ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
       Ms. Nyce Daniel                Principal
       Dr. Beverly Carter Remy        Vice Principal
       Mr. Gonzalo Raventos           Assistant Principal
       Mr. Esteban Sardón             Assistant Principal
       Ms. Tangela Morris             Business Manager
       Mr. Dennis Caldwell            Administrative Assistant III

				
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