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					                              Table of Contents


I.      History…………………………………………………………………….....Page 1

II.     Philosophy………………………………………………………………...…Page 1

III.    Ownership……………………………………………………………...……Page 1

IV.     Administrative Board………………………………………………….…….Page 1

V.      Faculty…………………………………………………………………….....Page 2

VI.     Description of School Facility……………………………………………....Page 2

VII.    Policy Statement……………………………………………………………..Page 2

VIII.   Course Curriculum, Program Descriptions, and Tuition……………………Page 3

        Total Cost……………………………………………………………………Page 4

        Advanced Masonry………………………………………………………….Page 5

        Contact Information…………………………………………………………Page 6

IX.     Payment Schedule…………………………………………………………...Page 7

X.      Admission Requirements………………………………………………...….Page 7

XI.     Class Starting and Ending Dates………………………………………….....Page 7

XII.    Hours of Operation………………………………………………………….Page 8

XIII.   Holidays………………………………………………………….……….…Page 8

XIV. Graduation Requirements…………………………………………………...Page 8

XV.     Grading………………………………………………………………………Page 8

XVI. Student Services……………………………………………………………..Page 9
     A.     Housing……………………………………………………………...Page 9
     B.     Student Records……………………………………………………..Page 9
     C.     Student Placement………………………………………………...…Page 9




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XVII. Rules and Regulations…………………………………………………..….Page 10
      A. Attendance……………………………………………………………...Page 10
      B. Tardiness……………………………………………………………….Page 10
      C. Conduct………………………………………………………………...Page 10
      D. Make-Up Work……………………………………………………...…Page 10
      E. Leave of Absence……………………………………………………... Page 10
      F. Probation……………………………………………………………… Page 10
      G. Interruptions in Training/Termination……………………………..…..Page 11
      H. Re- Entry…………………………………………………………….....Page 11
      I. Grievance Procedure…...………………………………………………Page 11
      J. Discrimination………………………………………………………….Page 11
      K. Infractions of College Rules……………………………………………Page 11
      L. Transfer of Credit……………………………………………………....Page 11

XVIII. Refund Policy.........................................................................................…...Page 12

XIX. Conclusion……………………………………………………………….…Page 13




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  The Vocational Career Institute, Inc.
                            2352 E. University Dr. Suite 107
                                  Phoenix, Az. 85034
                                    (602) 340-0095
                                       Ext. 106

                                  Ron Hobbs, Director
                                  RonHobbs@Cox.net

                               Last Printing May 1, 2007


                       Mason Helper/Pre-Apprentice
                           Apprentice Mason
                         Improver Journeyman
                             Master Mason




                                    I.      History
Vocational Career Institute was established in 2003 in order to provide training and
employable skills in the above professions.

The school was founded in answer to the need for trained masons and the inadequate
number of Masonry Schools in the nation.

                                 II.      Philosophy
Vocational Career Institute believes that any person willing to apply him or herself to the
study and practice of their trade can benefit from the training offered.

MASONRY: Masonry skills can be documented from the beginning of the human race,
as proven by the pyramids around the world, and other archeological finds. The hands-on
basic skills have not changed very much since these early times. The basic skills of the
masonry trade are not limited by language barriers or academic handicaps, but rather
utilize a universal language accepted by everyone in the trade worldwide.




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                                  III.      Ownership

              Vocational Career Institute is solely owned by Marcus Dunn.


                           IV.      Administrative Board

                              Marcus Dunn, Administrator
                             Ron Hobbs, Director of Training


                                    V.       Faculty
                                 Jason Foody, Sr. Instructor


                     VI.         Description of School Facility

Vocational Career Institute – Facilities for Masonry are located at 2352 E. University,
Suite D-108, Phoenix, Az. 85034

All training of entry level mason’s helpers and entry level mason’s will be done in the
open area inside, in classrooms adjacent to the school.

There is no lunchroom, however vending machines may be provided.

Convenient public transportation and ample parking facilities are available.

Classes are offered at this time in English only. Should a student's enrollment justify
foreign language speaking instructors or administrators, they may be provided. This
decision will be made by the Administrator.



                            VII.         Policy Statement

Vocational Career Institute is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all areas of
education and employment. Accordingly, Vocational Career Institute does not practice
or condone discrimination in any form against students, employees, or applicants for
admission or employment on the basis of race, sex, handicap, age, religion, national
origin, or veteran status. Vocational Career Institute is committed to full compliance
with all federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination.


    Masonry Course Curriculum, Program Descriptions and Tuition
We at V.C.I. have broken all of our masonry courses into four parts, consisting of; Mason
Helper /Pre-Apprentice, Apprentice Mason, Improver Journeyman and Master Mason


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All courses are focused on hands on training with an emphasis on equipment and tool
safety.
Students will be offered a chance to work with different types of brick, block, stone,
ceramic tile, plaster and stucco. All mortar and concrete is simulated (no portland
cement) so that it can be re-used.

Our courses are listed below showing the required clock hours to complete and the
tuition.
COURSE NAME                                   CLOCK HOURS                     PRICE



MASON HELPER/PRE-APPRENTICE
The objective of this course is to give students the basic knowledge of a Mason and the
Helper to include but not limited to Mixing & spreading mud, assembly of Scaffolding.


                                   Total      120 CLOCK HRS.                  $6,996.00

APPRENTICE MASON
The objective of this course is to give students the ability to lay 75 Fence blocks in one
hour. Complete 5’ X 5” wall of Cultured Stone, tucked and pointed in one hour or less
Also, lay 128 brick, tucked and pointed in one hour or less.

                                  Total       200 CLOCK HRS.                  $13,995.00

IMPROVER/JOURNEYMAN
The objective of this course is to give students the ability to build a 2’ X 2’ Brick Pier
(Chimney). In addition, they will plumb window and door jambs and build corner leads
with a 4’0” wooden level.


                                Total         250 CLOCK HRS.                  $17,495.00


MASTER MASON
The objective of this course is to give students the ability to read Blue Prints, Estimate
small jobs, and build an outdoor kitchen. Also, lay 72 block in one hour or less.



                               Total          500 CLOCK HRS.                  $21,495.00

All Tools, Equipment & Supplies are included in the tuition costs above.

* All program descriptions are in addition to the description of the previous program.

                                IX Payment Schedule

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There is a $200 registration fee due at the time of signing the application for admission.
The $200 registration fee is reflected in the cost of tuition. All tuition costs are listed on
the previous page and include all tools, equipment and supplies.

At the time of signing the enrollment agreement, prior to starting school, all tuition, must
be paid unless other arrangements have been made and approved by the school. The
amount of tuition due is determined by course of study and listed in its entirety on the
enrollment agreement. Satisfaction of the total payment must be made in full before the
first day of school.



                            X Admission Requirements
All students must be a legal citizen or be in possession of proof of legal residency in the
United States.

A student wishing to apply for enrollment is permitted to attend up to nine (8) clock
hours at no charge. Students are encouraged to attend this class session to determine if
they are willing to accept the real commitment of hard work necessary to do the job.

Credit for previous training or experience is NOT granted.




                       XI Class Starting and Ending Dates
Vocational Career Institute has an open entry/open exit policy for the masonry program.
A student may enter the Masonry Program at any time. The date of completion is
determined by the date of entrance (start date) and the frequency of attendance. A
minimum of 30 clock hours per week is required unless prior approval is obtained from
the administrator.. Students must attend total hours of the course, in order to earn a
Certificate of Completion from Vocational Career Institute. Students who wish to
complete the course sooner than scheduled may attend additional class hours, when
available, until they have successfully completed the required studies and hours of
training.


                               XII Hours of Operation
The business office is open when classes are in session.


Masonry Programs
Classes are in session: Monday-Friday: 8:00a.m-6:00p.m
                        Saturday: Administrator’s Option
                        Sunday: Closed




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                                    XIII Holidays
Vocational Career Institute will not be open on the following holidays: New Year’s Day,
Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Additional holidays may be declared at the discretion of the Administrator.


                         XIV Graduation Requirements
A Certificate of Completion is presented to the student who has:

 Successfully completed the course they are taking
 Attended all class hours,
 And, fulfilled all mandatory obligations to the school, which are outlined under
  Course Curriculum.


                                     XV Grading

At the end of each segment of the course, as described under Course Curriculum, the
student will be evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

Masonry students are graded at the end of 120 hrs., 240 hrs.,320 hrs. and 560 hrs., on a
pass/fail basis by the instructors. Evaluated are the student’s attitude, work habits,
marketability, and desire to work and desire to learn. There are no written examinations
for the programs.

Students are not terminated during the course for failure to acquire the skills of a mason,
but they are encouraged to attend additional class hours at no additional cost to the
student.

If the student wishes, he or she may continue coming to class and practicing until the
student can lay 128 bricks in a one hour period, lay 72 concrete blocks in a one hour
period, set 100 square feet of ceramic tile in an eight hour period or lay 72 fence block in
one hour.




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                               XVI Student Services

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A. Housing

Vocational Career Institute does not maintain housing for its students. A list of reliable
realtors and rental properties in close proximity to the school will be provided to the
student upon request. The cost of housing is not included in the price of the course.

B. Student Records

Student records are permanently retained by the school in a fire resistant safe and are
available to students upon individual request. Duplicate student records are also stored
outside the school as a back-up procedure. Student records will be provided to potential
employers only after written request has been made by the student, or government
agencies, as approved by law.

C. Student Placement
Vocational Career Institute cannot, under any circumstances, guarantee employment.
Masonry students who earn a Certificate of Completion are assisted with placement and
furnished names and addresses of employment opportunities. The school will assist the
student with employment after the student has received the Certificate of Completion.



                           XVII Rules and Regulations
A. Attendance/Class Cuts

Any student who has 2 or more unexcused absences in one class week will be placed on
probation for three days. Should the student be absent while on probation, or be placed
on probation for a second like offence occurring in a 30 day period he/she will be
counseled by the Administrator. In any additional counseling the Administrator has the
discretion to terminate the student with no refund of monies. Probation periods are not
applicable toward academic progress.

B. Tardiness

A student is not considered tardy as long as the student fulfills the attendance as
described above, which is 30 hours per week for all courses.

C. Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Foul
language, possession of un-prescribed drugs or alcoholic beverages, and disrespectful
behavior are all considered unsatisfactory behavior and may be grounds for dismissal,
with no refund of monies. A student who conducts himself/herself in a manner
detrimental to the school, staff, other students, appearing to be under the influence of
alcohol or an un-prescribed drug or who disregards safety procedures will be terminated
immediately with no refund of monies. Theft of property from the school, staff, or other
students is grounds for immediate dismissal, with no refund of monies..




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D. Make-Up Work

Students who are absent for any reason are required to make up any missed time before
they receive their Certificate of Completion. A student may make up missed time by
attending the school at any time it is open.


E. Leave of Absence

Leaves of absence are considered on an individual basis and must be submitted in
writing.


F. Probation

Any student who has 2 or more unexcused absences in one class week will be placed on
probation for three days. Should the student be absent while on probation, or be placed
on probation a second time in a 30 day period, he/she will be counseled by the
Administrator. The Administrator may place a student on Probation for any infraction of
school policy or conduct. A second counseling by the Administrator, for any infraction of
school policy or conduct, the Administrator has the discretion to terminate the student
with no refund of monies. Any probation or counseling by the Administrator will
become a permanent part of the student’s record. Probation periods are not applicable
toward academic progress.


G. Interruptions in Training/Termination

A student is not terminated for failure to learn the required skills. A student who has not
successfully completed the training skills at the end of the course is encouraged to attend
the additional training at no extra charge.

Should the student decide to terminate their program before completion, a certificate of
completion will not be awarded and the student will receive a refund for the remaining
portion of the course which he/she is entitled based upon the school’s refund schedule.


H. Re-Entry

A student who has canceled or has been terminated and desires to re-enter the program of
study must notify the school and follow the required admission procedures.

A student who has been terminated for any reason must have an interview with the
Administrator and show cause as to why he/she should be reinstated. The decision of the
Administrator is final.




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I. Grievance Procedure

Vocational Career Institute recognizes the right of students to procedural fairness and due
process in matters involving discipline. All disciplinary actions will be documented in the
student’s academic file. The institute will attempt to resolve complaints at the
administrative level closest to the perceived problem.

If any student has a complaint, grievance, or dispute with Vocational Career Institute, the
said complaint, grievance, or dispute must be submitted to the Program Director in
writing within 3 days. The Program Director will contact the student to set up a
convenient time to discuss the matter and will then act upon the complaint, grievance, or
dispute, within forty eight (48) hours of receipt of the complaint, grievance, or dispute. If
the complaint, grievance, or dispute cannot be resolved after exhausting the institute’s
grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for
Private Postsecondary Education. The student must contact the state board for further
details. The state board address is: 1400 W. Washington, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007.
Phone: 602-542-5709, Website:http//azppse.state.az.us.

J. Discrimination

All complaints of discrimination must be put in writing and filed with the institute’s
director. The complainant should meet with the director who will conduct a thorough and
careful investigation of the alleged infraction.

K. Infractions of School Rules.

If a student is accused of wrong doing, the Director shall conduct a careful and thorough
investigation of the alleged infraction, which may result in termination with no refund of
moneys.

L. Transfer of Credit

Credits from other schools are not accepted.

Transfer of credits earned at Vocational Career Institute is controlled by the receiving
institution, and accreditation does not guarantee transferability.




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                                XVIII Refund Policy
The enrollment contract is subject to cancellation by the student within a period of 3
business days. If cancelled within that time period, all advanced monies shall be
refunded. If there is any misrepresentation by Vocational Career Institute or if classes are
discontinued the student will be entitled to a full refund within 30 days. If a student is
not accepted by the School, all the advanced monies will be refunded. If a student is
accepted and then withdraws after the cancellation period but before classes convene, all
advanced tuition will be refunded, but the registration fee will be retained. After training
begins, a percentage of the remaining tuition will be made as follows, and is based on a
thirty hour class week, (8 hrs per day):

       Tuition refunds are determined as follows:
       1.      Before the beginning of classes, the student is entitled to a refund of
               $100% of the tuition.
       2.      After the commencement of classes, the tuition refund amount shall be
               determined as follows:


% of the clock hours attempted:                         Tuition Refund amount:

10% or less                                             At least a 90%
More than 10% and less than or equal to 20%             At least a 80%
More than 20% and less than or equal to 30%             At least a 70%
More than 30% and less than or equal to 40%             At least a 60%
More than 40% and less than or equal to 50%             At least a 50%
More than 50%                                           No Refund is required




Refund calculations will be made based on the last date and hours of attendance.

Refunds will be totally consummated within thirty (30) days after the effective date of
termination which is defined as the earliest of the following:

A. The last day of attendance, if the student is terminated by the school;
B. The date of receipt of written notice from the student;
C. Thirty school days following the last date of attendance.

Official Withdrawal Date- The official withdrawal date used to calculate refunds of any
student is considered to be the last recorded date of class attendance.
Refunds are issued through the Administrator when students withdraw from the program.
Students who officially withdraw from the School should contact the Administrator to
initiate the issuance of a refund.




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                                  XIX Conclusion
Vocational Career Institute is offering anyone who wishes to enter the trades a wonderful
opportunity to do so.

Congratulations on your choice of attending Vocational Career Institute, from all the
staff. We look forward to helping mold you to be the best that you can be in your
selected trade.

By signing the Enrollment Agreement, the student acknowledges to have read and
understand each of the above sections; and that a school representative was present when
read and answered any and all questions that the student may have had about the
catalogue or about Vocational Career Institute.




Licenses, Approvals, Accreditations:

Vocational Career Institute is licensed by the State Board of Private Post Secondary
Education. 1400 W. Washington St., room 206, Phoenix, Az. 85007., (602) 547 5709
V.C.I. is also approved through Arizona Workforce Development and W.I.A.




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