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					    2011 ACADEMIC
       CATALOG
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               VOLUME XLIIII
               VOLUME XL
      Effectiive JANUARY 24,, 2011
      Effect ve JANUARY 24 2011




    “Reflecting Success
       for 42 Years”
                              Davenport, Iowa
                      Academic Catalog
                           2011
                                  Volume XLII
                           Published January 24, 2011

                              School Campus
                            1011 East 53rd Street
                           Davenport, Iowa 52807
                         www.hamiltontechcollege.edu

                          Admissions Office
                            (563) 386-3570
            Open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.


                             School Office
                            (866)966-4825
                            (563) 386-3570
            Open Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This catalog and insert supersede all previous editions. The insert is part of the catalog.
All photographs in this Catalog taken at Hamilton Technical College




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Location of Staff and Instructors

Administrative Staff

President/CEO, Maryanne Hamilton                    Upstairs by reception desk
Vice President/ Financial Aid Director, Lisa Boyd   Upstairs back hall
School Director, Mark Christy                       Upstairs immediate left
Dean of Students, Brian Beert                       Upstairs immediate left
Academic Dean, Gene Brack                           Upstairs Admissions Hallway
Career Services Director, Julie Pittser             Upstairs immediate left
Student Accounting, Patricia McCracken              Upstairs back hall
Financial Aid Services, Leslie McIntire             Upstairs back hall
Registrar/Student Services, Margaret Sherwin        Next to Learning Resource Center
Director of First Impressions, Cindie Jensen        Front Entrance


Admissions Staff
Admissions Representatives                          Upstairs immediate right
Scott Irvin, Lori Shontz, Connie Uzzo

Instructors

School of Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology

PT/PTL100G, Bob Behm                                Upstairs Computer Laboratory
ET/ETL/MA101, Tim Edens, Andrew Garrett             Classroom 1/ Basics Laboratory
ET/ETL/MA201, Craig Wright, Larry Bradley           Classroom 1/ Basics Laboratory
ET/ETL/MA202, Joe Wesenberg, John Taylor            Computer Lab
ET/ETL/MA301, Steve Hamer, Tim Edens                Advanced Electronics Building/ Sky Lab
ET/ETL/MA302, Robin Laughead, Steve Hamer           Advanced Electronics Building/ Industrial Lab
HR/HRL/CS/CSL300G, Gene Brack                       Classroom 5
ET/ETL401, Robin Laughead                           Advanced Electronics Building/ Industrial Lab


School of Allied Health
Medical Assisting Technology

MT/MTL100, Linda Lee, Ivey Earl                     Medical Building/ South Classroom
MT/MTL200, Linda Lee, Ivey Earl                     Medical Building/ North Classroom

Medical Billing and Coding

MC/MCL100, Kimberly Vegter                          Classroom 6
MC/MCL200, Kimberly Vegter                          Classroom 6




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College Calendar 2011

    Start Date                          Program                                   Graduation Date
January 3, 2011             AM Medical Assisting                           Diploma:
                                                                           August 2, 2011
January 19, 2011            AM Electronics                                 Associate Degree:
                                                                           October 29, 2012
March 14, 2011              PM Electronics                                 Associate Degree:
                                                                           December 20, 2012
                                                                           Bachelor Degree:
                                                                           August 1, 2013
April 6, 2011               AM Medical Assisting                           Diploma:
                                                                           November 7, 2011
April 25, 2011              Medical/Insurance Coding                       Diploma:
                            Specialist                                     November 23, 2011
May 4, 2011                 AM Electronics                                 Associate Degree:
                                                                           February 21, 2013
June 21, 2011               AM Medical Assisting                           Diploma:
                                                                           January 26, 2012
June 28, 2011               PM Electronics                                 Associate Degree:
                                                                           April 16, 2013
                                                                           Bachelor Degree:
                                                                           November 19, 2013
August 22, 2011             AM Electronics                                 Associate Degree:
                                                                           June 10, 2013
September 8, 2011           PM Medical Assisting                           Diploma:
                                                                           April 16, 2012
September 27, 2011          AM Medical Assisting                           Diploma:
                                                                           May 1, 2012
October 13, 2011            PM Electronics                                 Associate Degree:
                                                                           August 1, 2013
                                                                           Bachelor Degree:
                                                                           March 18, 2014
October 13, 2011            Medical/ Insurance Coding                      Diploma:
                            Specialist                                     May 17, 2012
December 7, 2011            AM Electronics                                 Associate Degree:
                                                                           September 25, 2013
December 12, 2011           AM Medical Assisting                           Diploma:
                                                                           July 17, 2012
The graduation date listed is the date of completion of the degree. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled after the
graduation date. In the School of Allied Health, the completion date may be later depending upon when a student’s
externship hours are completed.

BREAK SCHEDULE
May 30, 2011                                   Memorial Day
July 4, 2011                                   Independence Day
September 5, 2011                              Labor Day
November 24, 2011                              Thanksgiving
December 23, 2010 – January 1, 2012            2010 Winter Break

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                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mission Statement…………………………………………………………………….……………………..... 6
Philosophy and Goals………………………………………………………………………….………...........6
History…………………………………………………………………………………………….…..................6
Nondiscrimination Policy……………………………………………………………………….………......6-7
Governance and Control…………………………………………………………………….………….…..…7
Accreditation…………………………………………………………………………………….…………….…8
Approvals…………………………………………………………………………………………….…….….....8
Professional Memberships………………………………………………………………………….……..….8
School Facilities……………………………………………………………………………………….…….…..9
Maximum Class Size per Program………………………………………………………………….…….…10
Glossary of terms used in this Catalog………………………………………………………………….....10
Admissions………………………………………………………………………………………………......11-13
Student Financial Services………………………………………………………………………………..14-18
School of Technology Academics……………………………………………………………………….19-29
School of Allied Heath Academics………………………………………………………………...........30-35
Academic Policies and Procedures……………………………………………………………………...36-41
College and Student Responsibilities………………………………………………………...…………42-49
Student Services……………………………………………………………………………………............50-54
Career Services………………………………………………………………………………………………55-57
Campus Map………………………………………………………………………………………………….…..58
Addendum………………………………………………………………………………………………………...59




This catalog is current at the time of publication. It may be necessary for Hamilton Tech to make changes from
time to time due to requirements and standards of the institutions accrediting body, state regulations, or US
Department of Education, or due to market conditions, employer needs or other reasons. Hamilton Tech reserves
the right to make changes at any time to any provision of this catalog, including the amount of tuition and fees,
academic programs and courses, institution policies and procedures, faculty and administrative staff, institution
calendar and other dates, and other provisions.

Hamilton Tech also reserves the right to make changes in equipment and instructional materials, to modify
curriculum.




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MISSION STATEMENT:

To educate for a rewarding career.

Philosophy and Goals:
Hamilton Tech:

    1. Provides quality education that emphasizes practical skills
    2. Employs a highly skilled and dedicated faculty
    3. Prepares you with a strong knowledge base and the experience needed to succeed in your chosen field.

We strive to:

    1. Evaluate and update educational programs on a continual basis through feedback from our Program
       Advisory Committee and business industry
    2. Provide modern facilities and equipment
    3. Help you realize your full potential through motivation and encouragement

Our programs emphasize real-world training that is tailored to meet the needs of potential employers. The fields of
study focus on industries that offer solid, long-term, career opportunities for graduates.

History:
Hamilton Tech has been proud to provide the Quad City area quality technical training for over 40 years. From our
humble beginning in 1969 as the Academy of Radio and Television (ART) in Bettendorf, IA to becoming Hamilton
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Technical College on 53 and Tremont in Davenport, IA, we have grown with the community and we continue to
train students to meet the needs of employers.

Our founder, Charles Hamilton, Jr., began the college by preparing students to take the Federal Communications
Commission examination for broadcasting. While teaching students around his kitchen table he envisioned going
beyond test preparation to training students to be broadcasters. Soon his vision expanded with the needs of the
employers in the community and an Electronics program developed in 1978. In 1980, as the program grew, the
name was changed to Hamilton Technical College. Hamilton Tech in the 1990’s responded to a need in our
medical community by creating a Medical Assisting Technology Program and in 2006 the Medical Billing and
Coding program was started. In an effort to define our two distinct program areas, Hamilton Tech created the
School of Technology (including Electronics Engineering Technology AS and BS degree programs) and the School
of Allied Health (including Medical Assisting Technology and Medical / Insurance Coding Specialist Program).

As we celebrate our accomplishments for the last 40 years, we are keeping our eyes on the future educational and
employment needs of our community.

Nondiscrimination Policy
Hamilton Tech is an Educational Institution which . . .
    Strives for excellence in technical training programs.
    Is committed to providing equal access to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the rights, privileges,
       programs, opportunities, and facilities generally available at the college.
    Does not discriminate against academically qualified students in admissions or the administration of any of
       its educational policies or programs on the basis of sex, age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion,
       creed, or disability.
    Is an equal opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and complies with all applicable laws and regulations,
       including Title IX Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and
       Titles I and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.



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To this end and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the college has made modifications to its buildings and grounds in such a manner as to allow
students and faculty the use of auxiliary aids and devices, adjustments to class locations, and other reasonable
accommodations in order to ensure equal access to the regular programs and degree objectives offered by the
college.

Persons wishing additional information about this policy or assistance to accommodate individual needs should
contact: Hamilton Technical College, Ltd., Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX, Section 504, Program
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Coordinator at the college business office, 1011 E. 53 Street, Davenport, Iowa 52807, telephone number
(563) 386-3570.

Persons who feel they have been discriminated against on the basis of sex, age, race, color, creed, national or
ethnic origin or disability may file such complaint or grievance with the Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX,
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Section 504, Program Coordinator at the college business office, 1011 E. 53 Street, Davenport, Iowa 52807,
telephone number (563) 386-3570.




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Governance and Control
Hamilton Technical College is an educational institution owned and operated by Hamilton Technical College, Ltd.,
an Iowa corporation.

Corporate Director: Maryanne Hamilton

Corporate Officers:
President and C.E.O., Maryanne Hamilton
Vice President and Secretary, Lisa Boyd
Treasurer, Michelle Carlisle


Accreditation
Hamilton Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

What do you mean when you say that Hamilton Tech is accredited?

Accreditation is a distinction granted to any institution meeting or exceeding the stated criteria of educational
quality. The purpose of accreditation includes:
     Assess and enhance the educational quality of an institution
     Assure consistency in institutional operations
     Promote institutional improvement
     Provide for public accountability

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation assures prospective and current students of the following:
    Hamilton Tech is recognized as a qualified institution of higher learning with approved programs of study
        that meet recognized academic standards.
    Hamilton Tech employs a professional staff.
    Hamilton Tech has sufficient facilities and equipment.
    Hamilton Tech is a stable and permanent fixture in the educational community.
    Hamilton Tech is approved by the Department of Education to receive financial aid programs for those
        students who qualify.

The school voluntarily undergoes periodic accrediting evaluations by teams of qualified examiners including subject
experts and specialists in career education and private school administration.

Approvals
Registered with the Iowa Student Aid Commission
Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services
Social Security Administration
Workforce Investment Act
Approved for veteran’s training

Documents verifying accreditation and approvals may be reviewed in the School Director’s Office, by appointment,
during regular business office hours.

Professional Memberships
Hamilton Tech maintains representative membership in the following professional organizations:
    National Student Employment Association                     Association on Higher Education and
                                                                    Disabilities
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       Quad City Chamber of Commerce, Quad                            Electronics Technicians Association
        Cities Metropolitan Community                                   International, Iowa State University, Ames,
       National Association of Student Financial Aid                   Iowa
        Administrators                                                 Robotics International of the Society of
       National Association of Colleges and                            Manufacturing Engineers, Davenport/Rock
        Employers                                                       Island Chapter
       National Center for Competency Testing                         American Association of Medical Assistants
       American Society of Heating, Refrigerating,                    Multi-Skilled Medical Professional’s
        and Air-Conditioning Engineers                                  Association
       Quad City Computer Society

School Facilities
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Hamilton Tech consists of 32,200 square feet of floor space at 1011 E. 53 Street, Davenport, Iowa. The campus
is divided into fifteen classrooms used for lecture and laboratory work. The balance of the facility is used for
offices, library and storage.

Hamilton Tech has adequate student parking available to you at no additional cost.

Audiovisual equipment is made available to all classrooms as needed.

Laboratory areas are equipped with modern test and training equipment. You will often work in “pairs” or small
groups at each lab station.

In the Electronics Engineering Technology courses, the following test equipment is typical for use at laboratory
workstations:
 Audio frequency generators                              IBM PC compatible computer and Monitor
 Computer training systems                               Signal generators
 Experiment boards                                       Single and dual trace oscilloscopes
 Frequency counters                                      Volt-ohm meters
 Microprocessor training devices                         Course related specialized equipment
 Pulse generators                                        Printer access

In the Medical Assisting courses, the following test equipment is typical for use at laboratory workstations:
 Medical instruments                                        Hemocytometers
 Microscopes                                                Stethoscopes
 Holter monitor                                             Sphygmomanometers
 ECG machines                                               IBM PC compatible computer
 QBC Centrifuge System                                      Monitor
 Urinometers                                                Calculators
 Hemoglobinometers                                          Transcribers
 Unimeter                                                   Course related specialized equipment

In the Medical/ Insurance Coding Specialist courses, the following test equipment is typical for use at laboratory
workstations:
 IBM PC compatible computer
 Monitor
 Calculators
 Transcribers
 Course related specialized equipment

The Library/ Learning Resource System contains technical journals, periodicals, books, reference materials, and
six internet accessible computers. You are encouraged to use the facilities and consult with your instructor or
librarian if you have any problems locating literature.

The following periodicals are typical of regular subscriptions maintained by the college:

American Journal of Nursing                                    Campus Technology
Assembly                                                       CMA Today
Bloomberg BusinessWeek                                         Entrepreneur
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Iowa Medicine                                               Time
Inc.                                                        USA Today
Q-Bits                                                      Make
Quad-City Times                                             Popular Science
Scientific American
The Wall Street Journal

Maximum Class Size per Program
Maximum class size at Hamilton Tech, in any course in the School of Technology which includes: Electronics
Engineering Technology (Associates and Bachelors Degree is 50 students in Laboratory or Theory.
Typical class sizes; however, average 30 students per class.
(Laboratory assistants support faculty members)

Maximum class size at Hamilton Tech, in the Medical Assisting Program is 32 students in Laboratory or Theory.

Maximum class size at Hamilton Tech, in the Medical Billing and Coding Program is 24 students in Laboratory or
Theory

Glossary of Terms used in this Catalog
Class Day – 5 hours of training.
Class Week – A group of four class days.
Semester – A period of study consisting of 15 class weeks.
Academic Year – A period of study consisting of two semesters.
Program – Total number of courses required for a diploma or degree.
Course – The study of a topic within a program.
Clock Hour – A period of 60 minutes with a minimum of 50 minutes of instruction.
Credit Hour – A maximum of one semester credit is awarded for each 15 clock hours of lecture, 30 clock hours of
        laboratory, or 48 clock hours of externship.
GPA – Grade Point Average.
SGPA – Semester Grade Point Average.
CGPA – Cumulative Grade Point Average.




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     ADMISSIONS




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Admissions Policy

To be admitted to Hamilton Tech, you must: (1) be 17 years of age on or before the first day of classes, and (2)
possess a high school diploma (or recognized equivalency certificate).

A color perception test is also given to you to reveal any difficulty you may have in identifying colors and
differentiating between them. If you have severe color perception problems, you may be limited to some degree in
employment opportunities.

US High School/ GED Applicants

To be considered for enrollment at Hamilton Technical College, applicants must provide a high school/GED
transcript. The high school or GED must have been earned from an institution accredited by an agency recognized
by the US Department of Education. The college maintains a database of recognized high schools and GED
institutions. If an institute attended is not on that list, the Dean of Students and Registrar will research the
accreditation of the institution to determine if it meets the requirements stated earlier. If approved, the institution will
be added to the approved list and an Advising Report will be completed stating that the transcript was approved. If
the institution does not meet the accreditation standards, the applicant will be denied admission and an Advising
Report will be written to document the reason for denial. All documentation will be filed in the applicant’s file.

International Applicants

When one applies for admission to Hamilton Technical College as a graduate of a High School outside the United
States, he/she must request a verified/translated copy of your transcript. The prospective student is then referred to
Educational Perspectives at www.edperspective.org for credentialing. The prospective student should have
Educational Perspectives send a copy of the General Report sent to Hamilton Technical College, Dean of Students,
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1011 East 53 Street, Davenport, Iowa 52807. The Dean of Students will consult with the School Director,
Admissions Director, and Registrar write an Advising Report starting that the documentation was approved or
disapproved for enrollment and what factors led to the decision. All documentation will be filed in the applicant’s file.


How do I enroll at Hamilton Tech?

Step 1 – Interview with an Admissions Representative
Hamilton Tech is a unique school and it is not for everyone. The first step in the admissions process is an
interview.

During the interview, you will meet with an admissions representative to discuss your goals and whether or not the
school is a good match for you. If your goals and the school are a good match, then the admissions representative
can help you apply. Throughout your education at Hamilton Tech, your admissions representative will continue to
follow your progress and support you in reaching your goals.

Step 2 – Application
    If you wish to apply for entrance to the college you should complete the Application for Admission

       Your application and file will be forwarded to the School Director, Dean of Students and the Registrar for
        acceptance. They review the file to determine your eligibility to become a Hamilton Tech student. If you
        meet eligibility your application will be approved, and you will be notified of your acceptance by receiving a
        copy of the training contract signed by the School Director or Registrar. If you are denied admission by the
        school, you will be notified in writing from the college.

Step 3 – Preparing for your Start Date
After you have applied and reserved your seat in the class of your choice, Hamilton Tech’s staff will help you
prepare for your start date. You will meet with Financial Aid Services and discuss options for paying for your
education. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. If you need assistance with housing, childcare or
finding a part-time job, our Student Services department can provide assistance.



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Step 4 – Orientation
As a new student, you will participate in Orientation prior to starting your program. At Orientation you will learn
more about the college, our expectations, and the day-to-day operations of Hamilton Tech. This is a great
opportunity for you to meet your classmates and learn about the services available to you.

Step 5 – Start Day!
This is the day you have been waiting and preparing for! Arrive ready to learn and succeed!

Wait List

You will be placed on a waiting list if you enroll for a class that is full, on a first come first serve basis. If a seat
becomes available at any time before the start date, your Admissions Representative will notify you. To be
prepared for this, you will need to process your financial aid paperwork or make arrangements to pay your tuition
balance as soon as possible.

Should a seat become available to you and you decide not to accept the seat, you will have the following options:
   1. Return to the College to complete the necessary paperwork to register for a future class
   2. Cancel your enrollment

If a seat does not become available to you, you will have these options:
     1. Return to the College to complete the necessary paperwork to register for a future class
     2. Cancel your enrollment

Should a seat become available to you and you accept the seat, you will be added to the class roster. You will then
be notified of the class orientation date and all other steps to be taken before attending class. Once you are added
to the roster, you agree to communicate to your Admissions Representative in a timely manner if you choose not to
accept the seat so that it may be offered to the next individual on the wait list.

Procedure for Classes that are Full or Become Full

If you have been granted a seat in a class and that class becomes full, you must be present on the first day of class
to begin the program. If you are not present on the first day of class, your seat will be offered to the next available
person on the wait list.

What’s Included?
Tuition at Hamilton Tech is comprehensive. There is no additional cost for:

Wi-Fi Internet                                                    Textbooks
Medical Uniforms                                                  Lab Fees
Workshops                                                         Tutoring
Guest Speakers                                                    Parking
Field Trips                                                       Technology Fees
On-campus Employer Interviews                                     Computer Fees
Library/ Learning Resource Center

How can I be a successful student?
Professionalism in the workforce begins with professionalism as a student. The following workshops intend to
develop your “soft skills” which along with your technical skills make you a valuable employee.

Effective Communication                                           Persuasive Communication
Temperament                                                       Letter and Memo Writing
Study Skills                                                      Time Management
Report Writing                                                    Public Speaking
Listening                                                         Change
Grammar                                                           Teamwork
Direct Communication


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     STUDENT FINANCIAL
          SERVICES




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Don’t let the fear of Financial Aid keep you from reaching your goals. Help is just an application away!

You will have a personal consultation with the Financial Services Department to begin the financial aid process. We
provide outstanding customer service and will assist you (and your parents, if appropriate) with the required
paperwork.

Hamilton Tech is committed to assisting you in developing financial plans for your education. A variety of methods
for meeting school expenses are available. To help select which methods best suit your needs we ask you to start
by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA). This form is used by the Department of
Education to calculate various educational expenses and to determine what responsibility you/your family may
have.

One to two weeks after we have received your FAFSA we will discuss your financial aid package (what is available
to you and what you still need). To the extent possible, you/your family are expected to contribute financially
toward your education. Self-help may include, but is not limited to: cash or credit card payments directly to
Hamilton Tech, part-time job earnings, assistance from outside agencies or other family members.

If you do not need financial assistance you are not required to complete a FAFSA. Please contact our Financial
Services Department to discuss payment options. If you do need financial assistance, you are required to complete
a FAFSA. Failure to submit the required paperwork within the requisite time period may result in a request for full
payment of tuition and fees.

Financial Assistance

To help students pay for their education after high school, the United States Department of Education offers three
major financial aid programs. Hamilton Tech is eligible to participate in the following programs:
    1. Pell Grant Program
    2. Federal Direct Student Loan Program
            a. Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
            b. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
            c. Federal Direct PLUS Loans for Parents
    3. Veterans Educational Benefits

    In general, students are eligible for aid if they:

    1.   are enrolled at least half time as regular students in an eligible program;
    2.   are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens (i.e. permanent residents)
    3.   show that they meet the need requirements specified;
    4.   make satisfactory academic progress toward completing their course of study;
    5.   are not in default on a PERKINS (NDSL), STAFFORD (GSL), SLS or PLUS loan;
    6.   do not owe a refund on a Pell Grant or SEOG;
    7.   have filed a signed Statement of Educational Purpose/Registration Compliance with the college, as
         required by law of both males and females.

Pell Grants

Pell Grants provide money to help undergraduates (who have not earned a Bachelor’s Degree) pay for their
education after high school. The Pell Grant Program is the largest of the federal Student Aid Programs. Unlike
loans, grants do not have to be paid back. For many students, these grants provide a “foundation” of financial aid,
to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources may be added. The government requires any student
applying for any type of financial aid program to apply for Pell Grants. Forms for application for Pell Grants are
available at Hamilton Tech.
Federal Direct Loan Programs
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan Program

Under the Federal Direct Stafford Loan program, students can apply for a loan to help pay the cost of their tuition,
books, supplies, fees and living expenses. Such loans are available through the Department of Education.
Students who use the loan program qualify for a “no-interest” provision while they are in school and for the first six
months after graduation. This loan must be repaid.
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The amount of money a student may borrow will depend on the results of the needs test, but may not exceed
$3,500 per academic year (two semesters) for the first year of undergraduate study; $4,500 per academic year for
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the second year of undergraduate study; $5,500 for the 3 and 4 year for students enrolled in an associate or
bachelor’s program. Students begin repaying the loan 6 months after they graduate or discontinue their studies.
The minimum monthly payment is usually $50. Repayment of these loans is usually completed in 10 years or less.
When a student leaves school, the Department of Education contacts the student to establish a repayment
schedule.

Students are required to notify the Financial Services Office and the Department of Education of any change in
local or permanent address. More information is available from the Financial Services Office.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Program

A dependent undergraduate student may borrow up to a maximum of $2000 per academic year under this loan
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program. Independent borrowers may take up to a maximum of $6000 for the 1 and 2 academic years.
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Independent borrowers who have successfully completed 1 and 2 academic years may take up to a maximum of
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$7000 for 3 academic year and beyond in undergraduate status. These loans must be repaid. Students begin
paying interest on Unsubsidized loans while attending school and are required to enter repayment on the principal
balance of these loans six months after leaving school. More information is available from the Financial Services
office.

Federal Direct PLUS Loans (PLUS) Program

Parents of dependent students (dependent by federal definition) may borrow under a federal student aid program
called Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program (Federal Parent Loans to Undergraduate Students). This loan may not
exceed the student’s estimated cost of attendance minus any estimated financial assistance the student has been
or will be awarded during the period of enrollment. The current interest rate for this program is variable, not to
exceed 9 percent. Parent borrowers begin repayment within 30 days after the loan is issued. More information is
available from the Financial Services Office.

Student Responsibilities

Students receiving financial aid in the form of grants will be responsible for repaying any monies given to them that
become unearned due to termination of training.

Students receiving financial aid in the form of Federal Direct Student Loans are responsible to start paying back the
loans six months after termination or graduation.

Verification of Financial Aid Information

The federal government will require some federal student aid applicants to prove that what they have reported on
their application is correct. Hamilton Tech requires financial aid applicants to submit the required documentation to
verify their information before awarded aid is disbursed to them. As part of this process, students and their parents
are required to submit a copy of their prior year’s Federal Income Tax Return. Others documents may also be
required. If the information or any of the documents conflict with what was reported on the application, students
may be required to provide additional information. Failure to provide the required documentation may result in the
loss or nonreceipt of aid awarded.



Payment of Tuition
If you have a balance with Hamilton Tech, after meeting with Student Financial Services, you will need to schedule
tuition payments. Once these tuition payments have been arranged, you are expected to make your payments on
time. If you do not comply with tuition payment arrangements and requirements, you may be terminated.

If you terminate your training or your training is terminated, the amount of tuition and fees charged for the period of
enrollment is determined. The catalog insert and training contract give detailed explanation of how tuition and fee
charges are calculated in the event of student termination.
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All students receiving Title IV funds are subject to regulations set forth in 34 CFR 668.22, Return of Title IV funds.
The provisions of 34 CFR 668.22 will be made available upon request

If you desire information on student financial aid, you should contact Student Financial Services at Hamilton Tech.
You may call, write or visit the Financial Services Office at 1011 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52807, phone
(563) 386-3570.

Information Concerning Students Who Are Called To Military Service

Due to recent military activation, it is possible that some students in the National Guard and Reserves will be called
to active duty.

This policy applies to:
                             A. Students who are called to active state or federal duty or,
                             B. A student who is the spouse of a member of the National Guard or US Armed
                                Forces reserve if the student and his/her spouse have a dependent child.

Hamilton Technical College recognizes and appreciates the important contributions made in service of our country
by these men and women. In support of these students, Hamilton Technical College has developed the following
options:

    1. Withdraw the entire registration and 100% of the tuition and mandatory fees would be refunded.
    2. If arrangements are made with your instructor for grades or incompletes (to be made up later) you status
       would remain “active” and tuition and mandatory fees would be assessed in full.

The option you choose obviously depends on the point in the session when the student is called to active duty.
Financial aid is refunded in accordance with existing College and Federal policies for each of the above situations.
Inquiries should be directed to Student Financial Services. These procedures do not apply to reservists who are
fulfilling their annual two-week active duty.

In addition to the above mentioned policy there are implications related to any financial aid you may have through
the various federal programs. The rules on these are not necessarily within the control of this institution.
Consultation with Student Financial Services is advised as soon as convenient.

Student Financial Aid Refunds

If you receive financial aid and withdraw from school, the school will calculate the amount of financial aid assistance
you did not earn and those funds will be returned to the proper agency or you. The following guidelines will be
used to determine the amount of aid that needs to be returned.

Consultation with the Student Financial Services is advised as soon as convenient.

If you are a resident of the State of Iowa, and you withdraw or are withdrawn from Hamilton Tech, the following
refund policy may apply:

Hamilton Tech shall provide a terminating student with a tuition refund of 90% of the tuition based upon the ratio of
remaining number of school days to the total school days of the term.

    1. Refunds shall be provided within 30 days following the withdrawal.
    2. If you withdraw from a semester you shall not be charged any fee or other monetary penalty for a semester
       other than a reduction in the tuition refund as specified in this section.
    3. If you withdraw from Hamilton Tech due to physical incapacity or moving outside of the area (due to
       spouse’s employment) and provide documentation supporting this, you shall receive a refund of tuition in
       an amount which equals the amount of tuition multiplied by the ratio of the remaining number of school
       days to the total school days of the term.




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Title IV Tuition Refunds
If you are receiving Title IV Financial Assistance and you withdraw or are withdrawn from Hamilton Tech, the following
refund policy will apply:

    A. Full refund of all monies will be made in the case of cancellation of the course by the school.
    B. Visitation and Facility Tour: Students who have not visited the school facility prior to enrollment will have the
       opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three days following either attendance at a regularly scheduled
       orientation or following a tour of the school facilities and inspection of equipment.
    C. Cancellation: A student canceling his/her enrollment before starting classes, will be refunded all monies paid the
       school.
    D. Special Cases: In case of prolonged illness or accident, death in the family, or other circumstances which make it
       impractical to complete the course, the school shall make a settlement which is reasonable and fair to both
       parties.
    E. After Starting Classes:

Title IV Tuition Charges and Refund Policy:
     1. For a student terminating during the first week of training, tuition charges assessed by the school will not
         exceed 10% of the tuition for the semester.
     2. For a student terminating training after the first week of training but within the first 25% of the semester,
         tuition charges assessed by the school will be 45% of the tuition for the semester.
     3. For a student terminating training within the second 25% of the semester, tuition charges assessed by the
         school will be 70% of the tuition for the semester.
     4. For a student terminating training after completing 50% of the semester, tuition charges assessed by the
         school will be the full tuition price.

All students receiving Title IV funds are subject to regulations set forth in 34 CFR 668.22, Return of Title IV funds.
The provisions of 34 CFR 668.22 will be made available upon request.

All tuition refunds will be made within 45 days from the date of determination of the student’s withdrawal from
school. In the case of a Leave of Absence, a student who does not return to school, the refund will be made within
45 days from the date of determination.




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    School of
  Technology
ACADEMICS


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HAMILTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE
School of Technology Courses and
Programs                                             Course         Course         Course Name        Number       Lecture
                                                      Code       Identification                         of          Hours/
                                                                                                      Credits     Laboratory
DEFINITIONS OF                                                                                                      Hours
IDENTIFICATION LETTERS
                                                           ET 101                 ELECTRONICS            8         (120/0)
                                                                                  TECHNOLOGY
A prefix of:

       CS indicates a course in Communication                          HRL indicates a course in Human Relations
        Skills.                                                          Laboratory.
       CSL indicates a course in Communication                         MA indicates a course in Mathematics.
        Skills Laboratory.                                              PT indicates a course in Pre-Technical
       ET indicates a course in Electronics                             Studies.
        Technology.                                                     PTL indicates a course in Pre-Technical
       ETL indicates a course in Electronics                            Laboratory.
        Technology Laboratory.
       HR indicates a course in Human Relations




EXPLANATION OF COURSE LISTINGS
The listing of each program describes the course number and name, the number of credits for the course, the
number of hours of lecture and laboratory time. Following the description is a list of the prerequisites, if any, for the
subject. In order to take a course, you must have prior credit in all prerequisites.

Changes in Courses
In order to maintain occupational and educational standards, Hamilton Technical College reserves the right to
change the contents or sequence of courses in the program at any time.




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TRAINING PROGRAMS
The following pages outline the educational programs available at Hamilton Tech in the School of Technology.

Associate Of Science Degree
Electronics Engineering Technology
Program Outline

Educational Objective:
It is the intent of this training program to prepare you to achieve employment as an entry-level electronics
engineering technician. This program provides you with the fundamentals of most phases of electronics used in
industry and prepares you to gain further on-the-job training under the supervision of more experienced technicians
in a specific field of electronics.

    Duration of the Program:     90 weeks
    Hours per Day:               5
    Days per Week:               4
    Total Clock Hours:           1800
    Total Credit Hours:          90


CURRICULUM


                                              FIRST SEMESTER
                     SUBJECTS                  CLOCK HOURS             THEORY          LAB          SEMESTER
                                                  WEEKS                                              CREDIT
PT100G        Preparation for Technical            15                     150            0             10
              Studies
PTL100G       Application of Technical                15                   0            150               5
              Principles
                 SEMESTER TOTALS                                          150           150              15


                                            SECOND SEMESTER
                     SUBJECTS                  CLOCK HOURS             THEORY          LAB          SEMESTER
                                                  WEEKS                                              CREDIT
ET101        Basic Electronics                     15                     120            0             8
             Technology
ETL101       Basic Electronics                        15                   0           150               5
             Technology Laboratory
MA101        Applied Mathematics for                  15                  30             0               2
             Basic Electronics
             Technology
             SEMESTER TOTALS                                              150          150               15




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                                   THIRD SEMESTER
               SUBJECTS             CLOCK HOURS      THEORY   LAB   SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                         CREDIT
ET201    Communications                 15            120      0       8
         Electronics Technology
ETL201   Communications                 15             0      150      5
         Electronics Technology
         Laboratory
MA201    Applied Mathematics for        15             30      0       2
         Communications
         Electronics Technology
         SEMESTER TOTALS                              150     150      15


                                   FOURTH SEMESTER
               SUBJECTS             CLOCK HOURS      THEORY   LAB   SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                         CREDIT
ET202    Computer Fundamentals          15            150      0       10
         and Applications
ETL202   Computer Fundamentals          15             0      150      5
         and Applications
         Laboratory
         SEMESTER TOTALS                              150     150      15


                                    FIFTH SEMESTER
               SUBJECTS             CLOCK HOURS      THEORY   LAB   SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                         CREDIT
ET301    Digital Electronics            15            120      0       8
         Technology
ETL301   Digital Electronics            15             0      150      5
         Technology Laboratory
MA301    Applied Mathematics for        15             30      0       2
         Digital Electronics
         Technology
         SEMESTER TOTALS                              150     150      15


                                   SIXTH SEMESTER

               SUBJECTS             CLOCK HOURS      THEORY   LAB   SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                         CREDIT
ET302    Industrial Electronics         15            120      0       8
         Technology
ETL302   Industrial Electronics         15             0      150      5
         Technology Laboratory
MA302    Applied Mathematics for        15             30      0       2
         Industrial Electronics
         Technology
         SEMESTER TOTALS                              150     150      15



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Bachelor Of Science Degree
Electronics Engineering Technology
Program Outline

Educational Objective:
It is the intent of this training program to prepare you for entry-level engineering positions. This program provides
you a more advanced knowledge of the field of electronics. The Bachelor’s degree training expands your skills to
include: advanced electronics concepts, human relations and professional communication.

         Duration of the Program:                 120 weeks
         Hours per Day:                           5
         Days per Week:                           4
         Total Clock Hours:                       2400
         Total Credit Hours:                      120

CURRICULUM


                                               FIRST SEMESTER

                      SUBJECTS                   CLOCK HOURS              THEORY          LAB          SEMESTER
                                                    WEEKS                                               CREDIT
PT100G        Preparation for Technical              15                     150             0             10
              Studies
PTL100G       Application of Technical                  15                    0            150               5
              Principles
                 SEMESTER TOTALS                                            150            150               15

                                             SECOND SEMESTER

                      SUBJECTS                  CLOCK HOURS              THEORY           LAB          SEMESTER
                                                   WEEKS                                                CREDIT
ET101         Basic Electronics                     15                      120             0             8
              Technology
ETL101        Basic Electronics                         15                   0            150                5
              Technology Laboratory
MA101         Applied Mathematics for                   15                   30             0                2
              Basic Electronics
              Technology
              SEMESTER TOTALS                                               150           150               15




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                                   THIRD SEMESTER
               SUBJECTS             CLOCK HOURS      THEORY   LAB   SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                         CREDIT
ET201    Communications                 15            120      0       8
         Electronics Technology
ETL201   Communications                 15             0      150      5
         Electronics Technology
         Laboratory
MA201    Applied Mathematics for        15             30      0       2
         Communications
         Electronics Technology
         SEMESTER TOTALS                              150     150      15


                                   FOURTH SEMESTER
               SUBJECTS             CLOCK HOURS      THEORY   LAB   SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                         CREDIT
ET202    Computer Fundamentals          15            150      0       10
         and Applications
ETL202   Computer Fundamentals          15             0      150      5
         and Applications
         Laboratory
         SEMESTER TOTALS                              150     150      15


                                    FIFTH SEMESTER

               SUBJECTS             CLOCK HOURS      THEORY   LAB   SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                         CREDIT
ET301    Digital Electronics            15            120      0       8
         Technology
ETL301   Digital Electronics            15             0      150      5
         Technology Laboratory
MA301    Applied Mathematics for        15             30      0       2
         Digital Electronics
         Technology
         SEMESTER TOTALS                              150     150      15


                                   SIXTH SEMESTER
               SUBJECTS             CLOCK HOURS      THEORY   LAB   SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                         CREDIT
ET302    Industrial Electronics         15            120      0       8
         Technology
ETL302   Industrial Electronics         15             0      150      5
         Technology Laboratory
MA302    Applied Mathematics for        15             30      0       2
         Industrial Electronics
         Technology
         SEMESTER TOTALS                              150     150      15




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                                  SEVENTH SEMESTER

                SUBJECTS            CLOCK HOURS     THEORY   LAB   SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                        CREDIT
HR300G    Human Relations               15            75      0       5

HRL300G   Human Relations               15            0      75      2.5
          Applications
CS300G    Communication Skills          15            75      0       5
CSL300G   Communication Skills          15             0     75      2.5
          Applications
          SEMESTER TOTALS                            150     150      15


                                  EIGHTH SEMESTER
                SUBJECTS            CLOCK HOURS     THEORY   LAB   SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                        CREDIT
ET401     Advanced Electronics          15           150      0       10
          Technology
ETL401    Advanced Electronics          15            0      150      5
          Technology Laboratory
          SEMESTER TOTALS                            150     150      15




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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR COURSES IN: ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
TECHNOLOGY
ET101 Basic Electronics Technology
8                       (120/0)
Topics include: Introduction to electricity, passive electrical components, semiconductors, basic electrical/electronic
circuits.

Prerequisites: Completion of PT100, PTL100.

ETL101 Basic Electronics Technology Laboratory
5                       (0/150)
Practical lab experience in applying theory learned in ET101. Topics include: Soldering, using test equipment
including: digital and analog millimeters, oscilloscope, and signal generator. Breadboarding of basic electrical and
electronic circuits, introduction of troubleshooting, concepts and practice using items mentioned above.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ET101.

ET201 Communications Electronics Technology
8                     (120/0)
Topics include: Active analog and digital components, amplifiers, basic integrated circuits, practical analog and
digital circuitry, AM/FM radio receivers and transmitters

Prerequisites: ET101, ETL101.

ETL201 Communications Electronics Technology Laboratory
5                    (0/150)
Practical lab experience in applying theory learned in ET201. Objectives include: Breadboarding and analysis of
amplifiers (gain, frequency response, etc), breadboarding of basic and practical digital circuits. Additionally you will
use multimeters, oscilloscopes, and radio frequency generators to enhance component level troubleshooting

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ET201.

ET202 Computer Fundamentals and Applications
10                   (150/0)
This is an introductory course in computers and information processing as used throughout the country. Its
purpose is to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of computers and information processing for general
applications. Students are able to understand what a computer is, how it operates and when a computer should be
applied to the solution of personal, business and scientific problems.

Prerequisites: ET201, ETL201 (Process Control Systems students must have completed PT/PTL100G)




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ETL202 Computer Applications Laboratory
5                     (0/150)
This laboratory course allows students to become familiar with computer applications. Introductory topics include:
Word processing, database fundamentals, keyboarding enhancement, spreadsheet, graphics, desktop publishing,
presentation software and Windows, PC construction and repair, troubleshooting, loading of system software, and
basic network structure.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ET202

ET301 Digital Electronics Technology
8                        (120/0)
Topics include: Digital devices, which are used to create computer circuits, computer system organization including
microprocessors, memory operation, input/output interfacing, and microcontrollers.

Prerequisites: ET202, ETL202

ETL301 Digital Electronics Technology Laboratory
5                        (0/150)
Practical lab experience in applying theory learned in ET300. Topics include: Breadboarding, and testing a variety
of digital circuits to develop a practical knowledge of devices covered, interfacing input/output devices to the
microprocessor trainer, and logical troubleshooting procedures.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ET301

ET302 Industrial Electronics Technology
8                        (120/0)
Topics include: Process control systems, industrial robots, CNC late and mill operation, AC/DC motors, motor
speed control, industrial control system integration.

Prerequisites: ET301, ETL301 (Process Control Systems students must have completed ET/ETL202)

ETL302 Industrial Electronics Technology Laboratory
5                        (0/150)
Design and construction of practical process control circuitry, integrating industrial control devices into an
operational system. Basic CNC lathe/mill programming and PLC programming and using the PLC as a
troubleshooting device, point to point programming of industrial robots.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ET302

ET401 Advanced Electronics Technology
10                     (150/0)
Topics include: Advanced PLC programming, graphics, complex PLC Lathe programming and mill programming,
and advanced robotic programming with peripheral device interfacing.

Prerequisites: ET302, ETL302




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ETL401 Advanced Electronics Technology Laboratory
5                      (0/150)
Practical lab experience in applying theory learned in ET401. Topics include: Advanced PLC programming,
graphics, complex PLC Lathe programming and mill programming, and advanced robotic programming with
peripheral device interfacing.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ET401.

APPLIED MATHEMATICS
MA101 Applied Mathematics for Basic Electronics Technology
2                     (30/0)
This course carefully integrates the concepts and ideas of the lab and theory together. The principles of the circuits
are combined with numbers to complete the full picture of the electronic circuit and its varied applications.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ET101.

MA201 Applied Mathematics for Communications Electronics Technology
2                     (30/0)
Using the ideas presented earlier, the student analyzes different aspects of circuits to determine the operating
properties of circuits. The different circuits discussed closely parallel those from theory and lab classes.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ET201.

MA301 Applied Mathematics for Digital Electronics Technology
2                     (30/0)
The numbering codes used by digital computer circuits including hexadecimal, octal, binary and BCD will be
covered in this course. Emphasis is placed on operations and conversions between these codes.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ET301.

MA302 Applied Mathematics for Industrial Electronics Technology
2                     (30/0)
This course will cover the necessary calculations to support and illustrate concepts presented in theory and lab.
Math as applied to motor speed, thyristor operation, calculation of values as produced by transducers, sensors and
hydraulic forces will be covered.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ET302.


GENERAL EDUCATION
PT100G Preparation for Technical Studies 10                                                (150/0)
This course prepares the student for entry into the study of technical subjects. Topics include: Comprehensive
review of math skills, basic communication skills, and student success enhancement.

Prerequisites: Meet admission requirements




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PTL100G Application of Technical Principles
5                       (0/150)
This course allows application of skills presented in PT100G with emphasis on the building of proper study skills
leading to the understanding of technical concepts and communicating those concepts effectively. Time
management in study habits and technical documentation is stressed, along with enhancement of keyboarding
skills and introduction to word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in PT100G

HR300G Human Relations
5                    (75/0)
This course concentrates in the areas of work adjustment, job satisfaction, motivation and productivity. Additionally,
it focuses on other areas such as communication skills, interpersonal relationships, stress and conflict
management. The class expounds on the theories by applying them to every day situations thereby allowing more
student involvement through activities, group work and case studies.

Prerequisites: All course requirements prior to seventh semester.

HRL300G Human Relations Applications
2.5                  (0/75)
This course allows students the opportunity to apply concepts learned in HR300G to individual or small group
projects intended to reinforce the principles of successfully dealing in the work environment.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HR300G.

CS300G Communication Skills
5                    (75/0)
This course includes communication strategies and techniques used in business; practice in writing effective
memos, letters and reports; oral communication skills developed in influencing group decisions, presenting,
creating employment correspondence and developing interviewer skills.

Prerequisites: All course requirements prior to seventh semester.

CSL300G Communication Skills Applications
2.5                  (0/75)
This course expands on the application of proper procedures and accepted guidelines for effective communications
in written and oral presentations.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in CS300G.




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    School of
      Allied
     Health

ACADEMICS



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HAMILTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE
School of Allied Health Courses and
Programs                                       Course        Course             Course Name        Number of       Lecture
                                                Code      Identification                            Credits         Hours/
                                                                                                                  Laboratory
DEFINITIONS OF                                                                                                      Hours
IDENTIFICATION
                                                   MT 100                    INTRODUCTION              10          (150/0)
LETTERS                                                                        TO MEDICAL
                                                                                ASSISTING
A prefix of:
                                                                           Insurance Coding Specialist Program and
       MT indicates a course in Medical Assisting                         Medical Assisting
        Technology.
       MTL indicates a course in Medical                                 MC indicates a course in Medical / Insurance
        Technology Laboratory.                                             Coding Specialist Program
       PR indicates a course in Practical Application                    MCL indicates a course in Medical /
        of Skills Through Externship in Medical /                          Insurance Coding Specialist Program




EXPLANATION OF COURSE LISTINGS
The listing of each program describes the course number and name, the number of credits for the course, the
number of hours of lecture and laboratory time. Following the description is a list of the prerequisites, if any, for the
subject. In order to take a course, you must have prior credit in all prerequisites.

Changes in Courses
In order to maintain occupational and educational standards, Hamilton Technical College reserves the right to
change the contents or sequence of courses in the program at any time.




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TRAINING PROGRAMS

The following pages outline the educational programs available at Hamilton Tech in the School of Allied Health.

Diploma Program
Medical Assisting Technology
Program Outline

Educational Objectives:
The Medical Assistant is trained to work with and under the direction of a physician in patient care and in
administrative aspects of the physician's office or other medical setting. You will also learn clinical techniques
including examining room procedures, obtaining vital signs and medical histories, performing routine laboratory
procedures, sterilizing and maintaining equipment, and the proper techniques for administering medications orally,
subcutaneously, intramuscularly, and intradermally. Upon completion of the program you should be prepared to
work in entry level positions in a physician's office, clinic, or other medical setting.

        Duration of the Program:                30 weeks
        Hours per Day:                          5 (40 hours per week on externship)
        Days per Week:                          4 (5 to 6 on externship)
        Total Clock Hours:                      720
        Total Credit Hours:                     30


CURRICULUM
                                               FIRST SEMESTER

                   SUBJECTS                CLOCK HOURS            THEORY          LAB            SEMESTER
                                              WEEKS                                               CREDIT
MT100     Introduction to
          Medical Assisting                       15               150                 0               10

MTL100    Medical Assisting
          Applications                            15                0              150                  5
          SEMESTER TOTALS                                          150             150                 15


                                            SECOND SEMESTER

               SUBJECTS             CLOCK HOURS          THEORY      LAB    EXTERNSHIP       SEMESTER
                                       WEEKS                                                  CREDIT
MT200     Medical                        9                  120        0           0            8
          Technology
MTL200    Medical                          9                 0        60           0              2
          Technology
          Applications
PR100     Externship                       6                 0         0      240 hours            5
          SEMESTER TOTALS                                   120       60      240 hours           15




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MEDICAL ASSISTING TECHNOLOGY
MT100 Introduction to Medical Assisting
10                      (150/0)
Topics include: Medical Terminology/Anatomy & Physiology; Psychology; Communications; Fundamentals of
Assisting/Radiology; Electrocardiography; Typewriting; Financial Recordkeeping; Medical Office Procedures;
Professional Development.

Prerequisites: Appropriate score on entrance evaluation.

MTL100 Medical Assisting Applications
5                      (0/150)
Practical lab experience in applying theory learned in MT100. Topics include: Medical hand washing, vital signs;
anthropometric measurements; ECG tracings; Medical Office Procedures; Typewriting timed tests and application
of adding principles.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MT100.

MT200 Medical Technology
8                     (120/0)
Topics include: Urinalysis/Aseptic Technique/Microbiology; Insurance Billing; Medical terminology/Anatomy &
Physiology; Administration of Medicine/First Aid; Hematology.

Prerequisites: MT100, MTL100

MTL200 Medical Technology Applications
2                     (0/60)
Practical lab experience in applying theory learned in MT200. Topics include: Medication administration including
injections; computerized insurance billing; phlebotomy; urinalysis testing; OSHA bloodborne Pathogens standards;
and autoclaving. Additionally, the course introduces you to a Job Shadow and Community Service.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MT200.

PR100 Externship
5                               (240)
An extension of the classroom through 240 hours of hands on experience in a doctor’s office, clinic, or other
healthcare setting.

Prerequisites: Completion of all other subjects in the Medical Assistant program.




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Diploma Program
Medical / Insurance Coding Specialist
Program Outline

Educational Objectives:
The Medical/ Insurance Coding Specialist is trained to work in physician practices, hospitals, and clinics. This
program provides a generalized orientation to the healthcare fields, plus specific training in International
Classification of Disease (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding, reimbursement and collection
procedures, including various software applications. You will also acquire knowledge of anatomy/physiology,
disease process, professional communication skills, computer and keyboarding skills, diagnostic coding, and basic
office skills. Upon completion of the program you should be prepared to work in entry-level positions in a
physician’s office, clinic, hospital or other medical setting.

        Duration of the Program:                  30 weeks
        Hours per Day:                            5 (40 hours per week on externship)
        Days per Week:                            4 (5 to 6 on externship)
        Total Clock Hours:                        720
        Total Credit Hours:                       30


CURRICULUM
                                             FIRST SEMESTER

                   SUBJECTS                CLOCK HOURS           THEORY            LAB          SEMESTER
                                              WEEKS                                              CREDIT
MC100     Introduction to
          Medical/ Insurance Coding                15                 150           0                10

MCL100    Introduction to
          Medical/Insurance Coding
          Applications                             15                  0           150                5
          SEMESTER TOTALS                                             150          150               15

                                           SECOND SEMESTER
                SUBJECTS              CLOCK HOURS             THEORY        LAB   EXTERNSHIP      SEMESTER
                                         WEEKS                                                     CREDIT
MC200      Advanced                        9                     120         0           0           8
           Medical/Insurance
           Coding
MCL200     Advanced Medical/
           Insurance Coding                   9                   0         60           0                2
           Applications
PR100      Externship                         6                   0          0      240 hours              5
           SEMESTER TOTALS                                       120        60      240 hours             15




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MEDICAL / INSURANCE CODING SPECIALIST PROGRAM
MC100 Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding
10                      (150/0)
Topics include: Medical Terminology/Anatomy & Physiology; Psychology; Communications; Keyboarding;
Financial Recordkeeping; Medical Office Procedures; Professional Development; and Computerized Insurance
Billing

Prerequisites: Appropriate score on entrance evaluation.

MCL100 Introduction to Medical Billing and Coding Applications
5                       (0/150)
Practical lab experience in applying theory learned in MC100. Topics include: Medical Office Procedures;
Keyboarding timed tests; application of adding principles; and computerized billing.

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MC100.

MC200 Advanced Medical Billing and Coding
8                    (120/0)
Topics include: Microbiology; Insurance Billing; Medical Terminology/Anatomy & Physiology; Administration of
Medicine; Health Information, Coding, Electronic Media Claims, Reimbursement, Medicare, and Communications.

Prerequisites: MC100, MCL100

MCL200 Advanced Medical Billing and Coding Applications
2                    (0/60)
Practical lab experience in applying theory learned in MC200. Topics include: Health Information, billing, Coding,
Electronic Media Claims; Medicare, Microbiology; OSHA Blood borne Pathogens standards

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in MC200.

PR100 Externship
5                                (240)
An extension of the classroom through 240 hours of hands on experience in a doctor’s office, clinic, or other
healthcare setting.

Prerequisites: Completion of all other subjects in the Medical Billing and Coding Program.




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     ACADEMIC POLICIES AND
         PROCDEDURES




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Methods of Curriculum Updating                               Courses for which the grade of F is earned are included
                                                             in your grade point average (GPA), regardless of the
A Program Advisory Committee is maintained by                reason for the F, until you repeat the course with a
Hamilton Tech as a means to update curriculum.               passing grade.

The majority of the Program Advisory Committee               If you do not complete all required coursework, a grade
consists of employers representing the major occupation      of Incomplete (I) is earned. The grade of I must be
or occupations for which training is provided. At least      converted to a final letter grade by completing your
two (2) regularly scheduled meetings must be conducted       coursework in compliance with policies for homework,
annually, and minutes for each meeting are maintained.       laboratory work, and testing stated elsewhere in this
Program Advisory Committee duties shall include:             section. Failure to complete the coursework according
                                                             to these policies will result in your I being converted to a
    1. Review, at least annually, the established            grade of F. An incomplete grade will count as zero
       curricula of the program and comment as to its        grade points until your necessary coursework is
       objectives, content and length prior to the           complete.
       Commission’s recognition.
    2. Review and comment on each new program                If you demonstrate sufficient knowledge of coursework to
       including the appropriateness of curriculum           omit the course, Proficiency Credit (P) is awarded.
       objectives, content and length prior to the           Courses for which proficiency credit is granted are not
       Commission’s recognition.                             included in determination of the GPA.
    3. Review and comment, at least annually, on
       student graduation and employment, and where          If you earn Transfer Credit for appropriate studies at
       required, state licensing examination outcomes        another post-secondary institution, a grade of T is
       of each program.                                      awarded.

Grading Policy                                               If you Withdraw or are Terminated from a class, a
                                                             grade of W is awarded.
Your grades for each subject are assigned as follows:
                                                             The grade points earned in each of your courses are
                                                             computed by multiplying the number of credit hours for
  Letter Grade        Percentage         Grade Points        the class by the final grade achieved. The Semester
                      Equivalent                             Grade Point Average (SGPA) is computed by adding the
         A             90 – 100                4             grade points earned in all courses and dividing this sum
         B              80 – 89                3             by the total number of credit hours for the semester.
         C              70 – 79                2             The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the
         D              60 – 69                1             total grade points divided by the total credit hours for all
         F             Below 60                0             semesters to date. Both GPA’s are based only on grade
                                                             points earned in the present program of training.
         I            Incomplete               0
         P            Proficiency              0
                                                             Proficiency Credit
                         Exam
         T              Transfer               0             If you are in a degree program and feel the material in a
                         Credit                              course is already mastered, either through courses
        W             Withdrawal               0             taken at another school or through self-study, you may
                                                             request a proficiency examination for the course from
Weighting of Grades – When computing your final grade        the School Director (or Designee), provided you were
average for an individual subject, instructors use a         not previously enrolled in the course. The proficiency
method of weighting to permit certain grades to be more      test must be taken before the first scheduled day of the
significant than others (i.e. a grade on a major exam will   course. If you receive proficiency credit you will be given
carry more weight than a grade on a simple homework          full tuition credit for the course. Such credit, however,
assignment). The formula for a specific class will be        will not be posted in your account until time of
explained during orientation to a class or may be            graduation.
obtained from your instructor.

Awarding of Grades - A grade of F in any course
denotes failure. If you earn an F you must repeat the
course with a passing grade in order to be eligible to
graduate.


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Satisfactory Academic Progress                                   If you are enrolled in the Medical Assistant
                                                                 Program or the Medical/ Insurance Coding
You are expected to demonstrate satisfactory academic            Specialist Program you must maintain a CGPA of
progress toward completion of your program of training.          2.0 in order to enter your externship. If you fail to do
Satisfactory academic progress is defined as the                 so, you will not be granted an externship site.
advancement from one semester to the next by
satisfactorily completing all required coursework in each    Academic Suspension
semester, and maintaining a specified minimum
semester grade point average and cumulative grade            Academic Suspension occurs when you do not earn
point average. (See Academic Standing) Satisfactory          grade point required under Academic Probation.
academic progress is evaluated at midterm and finals of
each semester. If you are not meeting satisfactory           Probation and suspension actions will be recorded on
academic progress at either of these times, the Dean of      your permanent transcript.
Students will conduct academic advising with you.
                                                             Academic Suspension/
Satisfactory academic progress effects student               Readmission Conditions
financial aid eligibility status.
                                                             If you are reinstated based on the results of an academic
Academic Standing                                            appeal, you will continue on probation and remain
                                                             subject to the academic standing provision. If after the
To be in good academic standing, you must have a             completion of the first semester following reinstatement
CGPA of 2.0 or greater and maintain satisfactory             your CGPA is not raised to at least 2.0, a second
academic progress.                                           suspension will occur. You will then be expelled, and
                                                             readmission will not normally occur. If you have been
This policy applies if you are enrolled in a degree-         suspended for academic deficiencies, you may apply for
granting program:                                            readmission by submitting a written request to the
                                                             Academic Dean after one semester of nonattendance. If
If at the end of a semester, your CGPA is less than 2.0,     a request for readmission is not completed within three
you will be placed on Academic Probation. Academic           semesters after suspension, reapplication must be made
Probation is defined as a period of usually one              with the School Director (or Designee).
semester in which you must improve your academic
achievement to avoid being placed on Academic                Academic Expulsion/Readmission
Suspension. If at the end of a probationary term:
     a) Your CGPA has been raised to at least 2.0, you       Academic Expulsion results from failure to meet the
          will be returned to good academic standing;        academic conditions of the first semester following
     b) Your SGPA is above 2.0, and the CGPA is still        reinstatement. Academic Expulsion usually is
          below 2.0, you will remain on probation for one    permanent and terminates your status for an indefinite
          additional semester;                               period of time.
     c) Your SGPA and CGPA are both below 2.0, you
          will be placed on Academic Suspension.
                                                             Termination of Training
This policy applies if you are enrolled in a diploma
program:                                                     If you wish to terminate your training by cancellation or
                                                             withdrawal, you must notify Hamilton Technical College,
If at the mid-point of a semester, your CGPA is less than    Ltd., by mail to: Hamilton Technical College, Ltd., 1011
                                                                     rd
2.0, you will be placed on Academic Probation.               East 53 Street, Davenport, Iowa 52807, or in person
Academic Probation is defined as a period of usually         with the Dean of Students.
one half of the classroom portion of a semester in you
must improve your academic achievement to avoid              You must complete exit interviews with:
being placed on Academic Suspension. If at the end
of a probationary term:                                                  1.   Dean of Students
     a) Your CGPA has been raised to at least a 2.0,                     2.   Registrar
          you will be returned to good academic standing;                3.   Admissions
     b) Your SGPA is above a 2.0, and the CGPA is still                  4.   Student Accounting
          below a 2.0, you will remain on probation for an               5.   Financial Aid Services
          additional one half semester;
     c) Your SGPA and CGPA are both below a 2.0;             In the event Hamilton Tech takes action to terminate
          you will be placed on Academic Suspension.         your training for lack of attendance, tuition or fee
                                                             payment delinquencies, or failure to comply with school

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rules as set forth in this catalog, you have the right to                             iii. If terminated for attendance, you
appeal the decision of the school.                                                         must explain how you intend to
                                                                                           make it to class regularly
You will receive notice of the school’s action and                                    iv. If terminated for academics, you
statement for reasons forming the basis for such action.                                   must explain what you will do to
                                                                                           retain the information and
If you wish to appeal the decision of the school, the                                      succeed in the classroom on
College will consider the appeal and render a decision.                                    another attempt.
                                                                          b.     Letter will be reviewed by the Appeals
The required steps in the appeal process                                         Panel consisting of: the School Director,
include:                                                                         Dean of Students, Academic Dean,
                                                                                 Financial Aid Officer, former
                                                                                 Instructor(s)
Persons who drop and request restart                                      c.     A letter will be written to notify you if the
                                                                                 Panel will grant an appeal hearing.
    1. Submit a letter requesting a restart no later than                 d.     If an appeal hearing is granted, then you
       2 weeks prior to desired start                                            must notify the Dean of Students to
          a. Letter can be submitted via email, fax,                             schedule the appeal hearing.
              or US mail to the attention of the School                   e.     At the appeal hearing, you may make a
              Director                                                           presentation of no longer than 15
                     i. Letter should explain why you                            minutes, after which you will be asked
                        feel this attempt will result in                         questions from the Appeals Panel.
                        completion of program                                    Members of the Appeals Panel may
          b. Letter will be reviewed by the School                               consist of the following individuals:
              Director, Dean of Students and                                     School Director, Dean of Students,
              Financial Aid Officer, and past                                    Academic Dean, Financial Aid Officer,
              Instructor(s)                                                      former Instructors.
          c. Dean of Students will contact you to                         f.     You will receive a letter informing you of
              schedule a meeting with the School                                 the decision of the panel:
              Director, Dean of Students, and financial                        i. If granted a restart, you will need to
              Aid Officer, and past Instructor(s)                                   schedule an appointment with the
          d. At the conclusion of the meeting you will                              Dean of Students to fill out restart
              be informed of the college’s decision.                                paperwork. At this meeting, any
                     i. If restart is granted, you will                             conditions of restart established by the
                        complete paperwork with the                                 panel will be discussed and
                        Dean of Students to register for                            documented with you, which may
                        an upcoming term.                                           include but is not limited to: required
                    ii. If restart is denied, you may                               mentoring appointments, attendance
                        appeal the decision after 10                                restrictions, etc.
                        weeks from the date of the
                        meeting.                                               ii. If not granted a restart, you may
                                                                                   appeal the decision after 10 weeks
Policies related to multiple repeats of same course (pg                            from the receipt of the denial.
38 Academic Catalog) will be followed after a second
occurrence of withdrawal                                      Where requesting multiple repeats of same course (see
                                                              Page 41 Academic Catalog), policies related to multiple
Persons who are terminated and filing an                      repeats will be followed after a second occurrence of
appeal to request restart                                     withdrawal

    1.   Submit a letter requesting a restart no later than   Resumption of Study
         4 weeks prior to desired start
            a. Letter may be submitted via email, fax,        If you resume your study after expulsion or voluntary
                or US mail                                    withdrawal, you need to be aware that curriculum
                       i. Letter must explain the reasons     changes may have occurred. Students who have
                          why the termination occurred        voluntarily withdrawn may return at the beginning of any
                      ii. Letter must explain what you will   semester providing there is room in the class(es). A
                          do differently if given another     review with the Academic Dean will be required to
                          attempt.                            determine the modifications necessary to allow you to
                                                              complete the graduation requirements.

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When you return to Hamilton Tech after withdrawing            Transfers to Other Educational Institutions
from school, you will be required to execute a new
training contract prior to resuming.                          You should note that decisions concerning the
                                                              acceptance of credits by any institution other than the
Repeat of Courses                                             granting institution are made at the sole discretion of the
                                                              receiving institution. No representation is made
When any course is taken for a second time, the record        whatsoever concerning the transferability of any credits
of your second attempt will be added to your transcript,      from Hamilton Tech to any institution.
but the record of the first attempt will also remain. The
higher of the two grades will be used in Cumulative           If you transfer to another institution you must not assume
Grade Point Average (CGPA) computations. You will be          that the receiving institution will accept credits earned at
charged the standard rate per credit hour for the course      Hamilton Tech. An institution’s accreditation does not
being repeated. In the case two courses are taken in the      guarantee that credits earned at that institution would be
same semester (i.e. theory/math courses), and one             accepted for transfer by any other institution.
course is failed, you will attend the course but will only
be charged per credit hour for the failed course. If you      You must contact the Registrar of the receiving
elect to repeat the work for the other course taught in the   institution to determine what credits, if any, that
semester, the charge will also be at the standard rate        institution will accept.
per credit hour for that subject. This election must be
made prior to entering the class to begin repeating the       Schedule Change
course(s).
                                                              If you have a scheduling problem with your current class
Multiple Course Repeats                                       time, please see the Dean of Students.

Satisfactory academic progress is supported by the            Classwork Policy
structure of school curricula, and limitations are placed
on multiple repeats of a course. You may not enroll in a      Homework:
course more than twice except under extenuating               Homework when given has a due date. If your
circumstances and with special written permission from        assignment is one day late, it will be reduced one half
the Academic Dean. Once a course is taken with                letter grade. If it is two days late, it will receive a zero.
permission for a third attempt, no further attempts will be
offered if not completed successfully. (See Academic          Progress Evaluations (PEs):
Expulsion on pg 38)                                           PE’s are unannounced evaluations of your progress. In
                                                              some cases your instructor may allow you to use notes
Transfers from Other Educational                              on these evaluations. Notes that are acceptable must
Institutions                                                  be in the individual’s own handwriting or word
                                                              processing. Notes do not include your textbook or a
If you are enrolled in a degree program, and seeking          photocopy of another’s notes.
transfer of credits from another institution, you must
request an evaluation of transfer credits at the time of              You are not allowed to leave the test area
initial enrollment. You must also provide an official                  without the express permission of the testing
academic transcript and an academic catalog from the                   proctor
institution where the credits were earned and submit to               No questions will be answered during PE;
the Academic Dean prior to the established deadline.                   however, if a test question is illegible on your
The transcript must list the course(s) taken and grades                copy of the PE, the instructor may re-read the
earned. The catalog must give course descriptions for                  question to the student.
all courses you wish to transfer. If the catalog is not               No grades will be released on the day of a PE
from the same year in which the course was taken, or if               If you are absent on the day a PE is given, a
the course code in the catalog does not match the code                 zero will be received for the evaluation
on the transcript, then additional material may be                    If you arrive tardy, while the PE is being given,
requested from you to verify the transferability of the                you may begin the PE, but you will only have the
credits. (Courses reviewed for transfer must have a                    remainder of the allotted time to complete.
grade of 2.0 or higher to be considered.)                             During a PE, only approved notes and writing
                                                                       utensils may be out on the desk (and approved
All transfer students must complete at minimum 25                      calculators if applicable). Cell phones must be
percent of their training here at Hamilton Tech to                     turned off and put in back pack or left in vehicle.
fulfill graduation requirements                                        Cell phones which are out during the PE will be
                                                                       considered cheating and the policy related to
                                                                       cheating will be executed.
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Major Exams:                                                  Graduation Requirements
Major exams are scheduled and announced to the class
in advance. You are expected to take the major exam           In addition to successfully completing all courses listed
on the scheduled date and time. If you must miss the          for each program, you must complete with a
day of a major exam, you must make arrangements with          cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0.
your instructor to take the exam prior to returning to        You will not be eligible for graduation if the best-
class the next day. Arrangements will be made at your         recorded grade for any subject is F (below 1.0). You
instructor’s convenience. You may not sit in class prior to   cannot omit any course listed in the curriculum except by
taking the make up examination. Sitting in class prior to     proficiency examination or transfer credit.
making up the examination will result in a zero being
entered for the exam.                                         Additionally, all tuition and fees (including a $25
      You are not allowed to leave the test area             grad fee) must be paid in full prior to graduation. If
         without the express permission of the testing        you have an outstanding balance, you will not be
         proctor                                              allowed to take the final examinations, attend
      No questions will be answered during Exam;             graduation, or receive a diploma or degree until
         however, if an exam question is illegible on your    such time tuition commitments are satisfied.
         copy of the exam, the instructor may re-read the     Additionally, assistance from Career Services will
         question to the student.                             not be available until all obligations are resolved.
      No grades will be released on the day of an
         Exam
      Material from previous courses may appear on
         tests and exams
      Exams must be finished within the allotted time
         for that class
      If you arrive tardy, while the exam is being
         given, you may begin the major, but you will only
         have the remainder of the allotted time to
         complete.
      During an exam, only approved notes and
         writing utensils may be out on the desk (and
         approved calculators if applicable). Cell phones
         must be turned off and put in back pack or left in
         vehicle. Cell phones which are out during the
         major will be considered cheating and the policy
         related to cheating will be executed.

Make up Exams
When you take a make up exam, you will be given an
alternate examination from the one given to those on
test day.


Program Completion Rate
Hamilton Tech has established a policy that limits the
maximum time you will be allowed to successfully
complete a program. The purpose of this policy is
twofold:
    1. to allow you additional time to complete the
         course in special circumstances, and
    2. to limit your pursuit of a course of study for
         which you may not be suited.

Maximum time frame for completion of the education
objective is 1.5 times the stated program length.




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     COLLEGE AND STUDENT
       RESPONSIBILTIES




42
Student Responsibility                                      Student Records
You are expected:
                                                            Hamilton Tech compiles and maintains records on all
    1. To adhere to rules and regulations                   students attending the school. These records
       established by Hamilton Tech.                        include, but are not limited to:
                                                                  Grades
    2. To respect the rights and individuality of                 Attendance
       other students, college staff, administrators,             Financial information
       and faculty.                                               Disciplinary records
                                                                  Placement records
    3. To refrain from libel, slanderous remarks,                 Prior education
       and obscenity in verbal and written
       expression.
                                                            Examination of Student Records –
    4. To dress and groom in a manner that meets            Privacy Act
       the standards of health, cleanliness, safety
       and employer expectation.                            You may inspect and review your educational records
                                                            upon request to the School Director. If you want to
    5. To be punctual and present every class day.          review your records you should submit to the School
                                                            Director a written request, which identifies as
    6. To refrain from gross disobedience,                  precisely as possible the record or records you wish
       misconduct, or behavior that disrupts the            to inspect. If you want to know more about the
       educational process.                                 procedures governing review of records, you may
                                                            obtain a copy of Hamilton Tech’s complete policy and
    7. To maintain the best possible level of               procedures by contacting the School Director. If,
       academic achievement.                                after reviewing your records, you find that they
                                                            contain errors or are inaccurate or misleading, you
    8. To respect the authority of college staff,           may request that the records be amended. If the
       administrators and faculty in maintaining            school does not agree with your position, you may
       discipline at the college and all sponsored          request that a hearing be held. If you feel that the
       activities.                                          school has not followed the federal rules under the
                                                            Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, you may
Request for Academic Transcripts                            write to the United States Department of Education.

                                                            Generally, the school will not release any information
Academic transcripts may be obtained from the
                                                            about you to outside individuals, unless we have first
Registrar at Hamilton Tech. Graduates and
                                                            received your permission, or where we are required
Past/Present Students can obtain a copy free of
                                                            to give the information under state or federal laws or
charge.
                                                            to auditors, researchers, etc.
Because of federal privacy laws, we cannot release
                                                            However, it is considered that certain information
transcripts without the signature of the student
                                                            does not violate your rights to privacy and therefore,
indicated on the transcript. All requests must be
                                                            the school is permitted to routinely release this
made on paper through the U.S. Mail, a delivery
                                                            information, unless specifically asked not to. At
service, in person, or faxed, and include the student
                                                            Hamilton Tech, this general information is considered
or graduate’s signature. E-mailed requests cannot
                                                            to be your name, address, telephone number, date
be processed. The transcript request form can be
                                                            and place of birth, program of study, participation in
obtained from the receptionist or registrar at Hamilton
                                                            recognized activities, dates of attendance, certificates
Tech or on Hamilton Tech’s transcript request page
                                                            or degree obtained, photograph and the last school
at:
                                                            attended.
http://www.hamiltontechcollege.edu/transcriptrequest.
html
                                                            You may obtain copies of your records at a charge of
                                                            twenty cents per page.
Remember, if you are forwarding official copies of
your transcripts to another institution, the copy will no
longer be considered “official” if the envelope arrives     Academic Advising
at that institution opened. Forward or arrange to
have forwarded all official copies directly to other        Grades are issued after quizzes and major
institutions.                                               examinations. If you do not comprehend the
                                                            material, you are encouraged to schedule an

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appointment with a mentor from the MAP Program.          Attendance Requirements for Students in
The sooner you seek assistance, the more impact          the School of Technology
you can make on your grade.
At midterm, the Dean of Students will review all             1. 8 nonconsecutive absences in a class will
grades. If you earn a grade in any course below a               result in a first warning by the Dean of
2.0, you will meet with the Dean of Students to                 Students
discuss how you can improve your grade. At this              2. 12 nonconsecutive absences in a class will
point you will be advised to seek help from the MAP             result in a second warning by the Dean of
Program.                                                        Students
                                                             3. 15 nonconsecutive absences in a class will
Dean’s List/ President’s List                                   result in termination from the program

Hamilton Tech Faculty and Staff are here to support      Once terminated due to attendance violation, you
you and help you be successful on your path to your      must follow the appeal process that is outlined in this
new career. When you earn a Semester Grade Point         catalog for Persons who are terminated and filing
Average of:                                              an appeal to request restart.
      3.5 or higher you will be placed on the
         President’s List for the semester.
      3.0-3.49 you will be placed on the Dean’s         Attendance Requirements for Students in
         List.                                           the School of Allied Health
This achievement can demonstrate your academic
excellence to future employers. Employers in your        To be successful as a student it is required that you
industry value academics since this showcases the        maintain acceptable attendance to keep pace with
skills and knowledge you have gained in your field.      the program requirements. If you are absent, tardy,
                                                         or leave class early, you will receive a “mark” against
Attendance and Tardiness                                 your attendance.

In today’s competitive employment market,                Failure to comply with the attendance policy will be
employers want to hire the best possible candidate.      addressed in the following manner:
Your attendance is a valuable selling tool for
employers because they are seeking dependable and        When you have 5 marks in a semester, you will be
punctual people. To be successful as a student it is     required to make-up 5 hours and will be given a
required that you maintain acceptable attendance to      written warning by the Dean of Students.
keep pace with the program requirements. You are
expected to be in class by the scheduled starting        When you have 10 marks in a semester, you will
time. If you arrive late for class, you will be marked   be required to make-up 10 total hours and the Dean
tardy with a notation of arrival time. Leaving class     of Students will place you on Attendance Probation.
early will be marked L.E. with a notation of departure   Attendance Probation means that if you are absent,
time.                                                    tardy, or leave class early from the date of the
                                                         probation to the end of the semester, you will be
All work missed by reason of absence (failure to         terminated from the Program.
attend class) or tardiness (lateness for class), or
leave-earlies (leaving before the scheduled end of       All make-up work will be completed immediately. If
class), regardless of the cause, must be made up in      you have make-up work in the first semester, you
accordance with Classwork Policy. If you know that       must have it completed before continuing to the
you will be absent, you are expected to get              second semester. If you have make-up work in the
assignments from instructors in advance so that the      second semester, you must have it completed before
necessary work will be completed before you leave or     externship. Appointments for make-up work must be
immediately upon your return.                            made with your instructor. The subject matter of the
                                                         make-up work is at the discretion of the instructor,
Typically, when you are absent for ten                   and will be evaluated by your instructor.
consecutive class days, you are withdrawn
except in cases of Military training and jury duty.      Additionally, if you have over 10 combined
                                                                                          st       nd
                                                         attendance marks between 1 and 2 Semesters,
                                                         you must find your own externship site prior to
                                                         externship start date and have it approved by your
                                                         instructor. If an externship site is not secured by
                                                         externship start date, you will be terminated from the
                                                         Program by the Dean of Students.
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                                                          withdrawal date to the lender. The in-school
School of Allied Health Background                        deferment continues.
Checks
                                                          A leave of absence may be granted if:
Employers may require a background check prior to              The request is in writing;
externship and/or employment. If your externship               The leave involves no additional charges by
requires a background check, it is your responsibility            the school to you;
to pay the required fee. If you are denied an                  The leave is based upon a medical condition
externship site due to the results of a background                and a physician provides a written
check, you will have to find your own externship site             recommendation for a leave of absence. The
prior to externship start date and have it approved by            physician must also provide a written release
your instructor. If an approved externship site is not            allowing you to return to school;
secured by externship start date, you will be                  The leave is for military reasons and if
terminated from the Program by the Dean of                        possible should be documented by supplying
Students.                                                         a copy of the orders;
                                                               The leave is for jury duty and should be
                                                                  documented by supplying summons and a
School of Technology Background
                                                                  note of completion of duty at end of jury
Checks                                                            obligation;
                                                               The leave does not exceed 180 days.
Some employers require a background check prior to
employment. If you have issues in your background,
this may affect your ability to obtain a position with    Definition of Disobedience or Misconduct
some employers.
                                                          Disobedience or misconduct may be grounds for
New Semester Start/Three-Day Non-                         suspension or expulsion. Such conduct may occur in
Attendance Policy                                         the college buildings or on school grounds. Such
                                                          conduct may also occur outside the school provided
If you are not in attendance during the first 3 days of   there is a direct relationship between the conduct and
a new semester you may be removed from the class          the school’s educational function.
roster.
                                                          Disobedience or misconduct shall include any
Leave of Absence Policy                                   conduct, behavior, or activity, which causes or may
                                                          reasonably lead school authorities to suspect that
Leaves of Absence may be granted with the following       you have substantially disrupted or interfered with
stipulations:                                             school operation or the rights of others. It shall be
                                                          further defined to include but is not limited to the
    1. A leave of absence must be requested by the        following types of conduct, behavior or activity, or any
       student in writing, indicating the reason/s for    other activity or behavior, which may be determined
       leave, the start date of the leave and the         by the administration:
       ending date of the leave.
    2. The written request is submitted by the            1. Insubordination to any school personnel, which
       student to the Dean of Students. The                  includes failure to follow directions.
       request will be approved or denied by the
       Director or Dean of Students.                      2. Possession of, use of, or distribution of any
    3. Generally, only one leave of absence may be           unauthorized substance, including but not limited
       granted to a student in any 12-month period,          to narcotics or alcoholic beverages, and the
       and the leave may not exceed 180 days.                possession of, use of, or distribution of any
       However, the regulations allow additional             dangerous weapon.
       leaves within the 12-month period under
       certain unforeseen circumstances, as long as       3. Smoking while on school property in restricted
       the total number of leave days does not               areas.
       exceed 180. Both the 180-day period and
       the 12-month period begin with the first day       4. Intimidating or attempting to intimidate school
       of the initial leave.                                 personnel/students.

If you have been granted a leave of absence, you are      5. Fighting with or assaulting school
not considered withdrawn for purposes of reporting a         personnel/students.


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6. Intentionally damaging or destroying school                                    iv. If terminated for academics,
   property, or property of school                                                    you must explain what you
   personnel/students.                                                                will do to retain the
                                                                                      information and succeed in
7. Verbally abusing or using profanity or obscenity                                   the classroom on another
   to school personnel/students.                                                      attempt.
                                                                      b.     Letter will be reviewed by the
8. Endangering the physical or psychological well-                           Appeals Panel consisting of: the
   being of the school population by acts such as:                           School Director, Dean of Students,
                                                                             Academic Dean, Financial Aid
       Releasing school fire alarm or tampering with                        Officer, former Instructor(s)
        fire extinguishers.                                           c.     A letter will be written to notify you if
                                                                             the Panel will grant an appeal
       Tampering with laboratory equipment,                                 hearing.
        projects, and/or training aids.                               d.     If an appeal hearing is granted, then
                                                                             you must notify the Dean of Students
       Repeated incidents of misbehavior, including                         to schedule the appeal hearing.
        repeated refusal to comply with school rules.                 e.     At the appeal hearing, you may
                                                                             make a presentation of no longer
       Other acts which directly or indirectly                              than 15 minutes, after which you will
        jeopardize the health, safety, or welfare of                         be asked questions from the Appeals
        school personnel/students.                                           Panel. Members of the Appeals
                                                                             Panel may consist of the following
       Serious acts of defiance against                                     individuals: School Director, Dean of
        personnel/students in actions or words.                              Students, Academic Dean, Financial
                                                                             Aid Officer, former Instructors.
       Other behavior or conduct which is of such                    f.     You will receive a letter informing
        gross nature as to constitute a violation of the                     you of the decision of the panel:
        intent of these rules though not explicitly                        i. If granted a restart, you will need to
        stated.                                                                 schedule an appointment with the
                                                                                Dean of Students to fill out restart
Disciplinary Action                                                             paperwork. At this meeting, any
                                                                                conditions of restart established by
If you violate college rules or standards of good                               the panel will be discussed and
conduct, you will be referred to the office of the                              documented with you, which may
School Director (or designee). An investigation of the                          include but is not limited to:
facts surrounding the situation will be made.                                   required mentoring appointments,
                                                                                attendance restrictions, etc.
You will be advised of the facts disclosed by the
investigation and will be given an opportunity to                          ii. If not granted a restart, you may
question evidence and present witnesses and                                    appeal the decision after 10 weeks
supporting documents on your own behalf. In the                                from the receipt of the denial.
event the investigation results in your termination,
you may file an appeal (stated below).                     Where requesting multiple repeats of same course
                                                           (see Page 41 Academic Catalog), policies related to
    2. Submit a letter requesting a restart no later       multiple repeats will be followed after a second
       than 4 weeks prior to desired start                 occurrence of withdrawal
           a. Letter may be submitted via email,
               fax, or US mail
                     i. Letter must explain the
                        reasons why the termination
                        occurred
                    ii. Letter must explain what you
                        will do differently if given
                        another attempt.
                   iii. If terminated for attendance,
                        you must explain how you
                        intend to make it to class
                        regularly

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Discipline Policy Guidelines
The list of discipline guidelines that follow will be adhered to. However, there could be instances of discipline
situations, which are not covered in this catalog. In this case the School Director (or designee) will determine fair
and just penalty.

                                                   INFRACTION                                  ACTION
Insubordination (Failure to follow                              First Offense:    Written Warning
a staff member’s rules or being in                            Second Offense      3-Day Suspension
an unauthorized area)                                          Third Offense:     5-Day Suspension
                                                              Fourth Offense:     Expulsion

Gross Insubordination (Talking                                  First Offense:    3-Day Suspension
back to a staff member after                                 Second Offense:      5-Day Suspension
failure to follow a direction)                                 Third Offense:     Expulsion

Use of abusive, obscene, or                                     First Offense:    Written Warning
profane language                                              Second Offense      *Conference
                                                               Third Offense:     3-Day Suspension
                                                              Fourth Offense:     5-Day Suspension
                                                                Fifth Offense:    Expulsion

Fighting on School Property or at                              First Offense:     5-Day Suspension
a School-Sponsored Event                                     Second Offense:      Expulsion

Disruptions (Halls, Class, Vending                              First Offense:    Written Warning
Areas; examples: horseplay,                                   Second Offense      3-Day Suspension
excessive talking or noise, rowdy                              Third Offense:     5-Day Suspension
behavior, failure to dispose of                               Fourth Offense:     Expulsion
refuse, etc.)

Intentional Damage to School                                   First Offense:     3-Day Suspension
Property, Including: improper use                            Second Offense:      Expulsion
of lab computers by: installing
programs, viruses, or changing
settings on computers. (payment
is required for damage and/or
cleaning service; examples:
defacing, damaging or abusing
walls, floors, furniture,
equipment, etc. )

Vandalism/Theft/Possession of                                    First Offense:   Expulsion and notification of
Stolen Property                                                                   authorities

Smoking in Restricted Areas                                     First Offense:    3-Day Suspension
                                                              Second Offense      5-Day Suspension
                                                               Third Offense:     Expulsion

Substance Abuse (Defined as                                      First Offense:   Expulsion
involvement or participation with
any unauthorized substance or
paraphernalia concerned with an
unauthorized substance.
Includes, but is not limited to,
alcohol and/or drugs) See
Substance Abuse Policy page 47.


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Cheating                                                     First Offense:   5-Day Suspension
                                                           Second Offense:    Expulsion

Dress Code                                                   First Offense:   Written Warning
                                                           Second Offense     *Conference
                                                            Third Offense:    3-Day Suspension
                                                           Fourth Offense:    5-Day Suspension
                                                             Fifth Offense:   Expulsion

Sleeping in Class                                            First Offense:   Written Warning
                                                           Second Offense     *Conference
                                                            Third Offense:    3-Day Suspension
                                                           Fourth Offense:    5-Day Suspension
                                                             Fifth Offense:   Expulsion

Food and/or Drink in Restricted                              First Offense:   Written Warning
Areas                                                      Second Offense     *Conference
                                                            Third Offense:    3-Day Suspension
                                                           Fourth Offense:    5-Day Suspension
                                                             Fifth Offense:   Expulsion

Sexual Harassment                                            First Offense:   5-Day Suspension
                                                           Second Offense:    Termination
                                                                              (Depending upon the severity of the
                                                                              infraction, a student may be
                                                                              immediately terminated for violating
                                                                              the Sexual Harassment Policy


*Conference: A meeting with you, your instructor, and the Academic Dean (or designee).


Dress Code                                                   If you are in the School of Allied Health, you are
                                                             given your specific dress code requirements on the
Hamilton Tech is regularly visited by employers,             first day of class.
prospective employers, industry representatives,
parents, family, and local, state and federal officials.     Electronic Devices Policy
Each visitor will depart with an impression of the
school and students based on their observations              Cell phones are not allowed to ring or be used for
while a guest at the college. In support of making a         communication (including texting) in the classroom.
good impression on these visitors, a dress code has          Disruptive use of any electronic device )including but
been adopted by the college.                                 not limited to: cell phones, ipods, MP3 players, etc.)
                                                             is subject to :
Professional Attitude and professional appearance
are expected. All students are encouraged to reflect                 Verbal Warning (first offense)
the proper image of their future careers by dressing                 Verbal Warning (second offense)
appropriately and maintaining personal hygiene. Torn                 Written Warning (third offense)
and provocative clothes are not permissible. The                     3-Day Suspension (fourth offense)
following items of clothing are also unacceptable:
tank tops, tube tops, halters, and shirts with abusive
or offensive language.                                       Cheating
Due to standards set in the healthcare field, students       Cheating on schoolwork is unacceptable. If you are
in the Medical Assisting and the Medical Insurance           involved in cheating, you will be referred to the Dean
Coding Specialist Programs must cover visible                of Students, Academic Dean along with your
tattoos during class and while on externship.                Instructor for disciplinary action.



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Present during Violation of Policies                     faculty, students, and staff, have the right to be free
                                                         from sexual harassment by any other member of the
If you are present, but not participating, when a rule   institution’s community. Should you feel that you
and/or regulation is being violated, you should          have been sexually harassed; you should
remove yourself and report the violation or you may      immediately inform the School Director or Dean of
be considered in violation also.                         Students. Sexual harassment refers to, among other
                                                         things, sexual conduct that is unwelcome, offensive,
                                                         or undesirable to the recipient, including unwanted
Substance Abuse Program                                  sexual advances. All students and employees must
                                                         be allowed to work and study in an environment free
Hamilton Tech has established a program with a goal      from unsolicited and unwelcome sexual overtures
of reducing and/or eliminating drug and/or alcohol       and advances. Unlawful sexual harassment will not
abuses. The staff and faculty are committed to           be tolerated and discipline up to and including
providing support to those who need assistance in        termination will result.
becoming aware of the hazards associated with
substance abuse. Without violating federal and/or
state laws, Hamilton Tech will make a legitimate
effort to provide necessary programs and services
consistent with a goal of educating you on how to
deal with substance abuse. If you have, or know of
students who have, problems in this area you are
urged to contact the Dean of Students. Whenever
legally possible, the college will protect the
confidentiality of the discussions relating to
substance abuse.

Substance Abuse Policy
    1. Direct involvement or participation in the
       selling of any unauthorized substance or
       paraphernalia associated with unauthorized
       substances on or about school property or at
       school sponsored events will result in the
       following:

            b. You will be expelled from school.
            c. A report will be filed with the police.

    2. If you are involved with or participating in
       consuming, using, or giving alcoholic
       beverages or unauthorized substances or
       paraphernalia associated with unauthorized
       substance, or under the influence of same or
       possession of same, on or about school
       property or school sponsored activities, you
       will be:

            a. Expelled from school
            b. Be advised to enter a substance
               abuse program
            c. Not be considered for readmission
               unless evidence of participation in an
               approved substance abuse program
               is supplied to the school as part of
               the appeal process.

Sexual Harassment
Hamilton Tech is committed to the policy that all
members of the institution’s community, including its
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     STUDENT SERVICES




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Student Services                                           recognize you for achieving perfect attendance or
                                                           excellent attendance.

MAP Program (Peer Mentoring)                               Formal graduation ceremonies are held for every
                                                           graduating class. The choice to enroll, attend and
All Hamilton Tech students are afforded the                complete your training at Hamilton Tech is a big
opportunity to take advantage of the MAP (Mentoring,       accomplishment, and your family is encouraged to
Application, and Preparation) Program. The MAP             attend graduation and cheer you on as you receive
Program is offered at no additional cost to you. When      your hard-earned diploma or degree.
you feel that you need some assistance with any of
your courses, please contact the MAP Coordinator,          Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor
Margaret Sherwin at (309) 269-9691 or visit her office
to arrange a mentor.
                                                           Society
                                                           Hamilton Tech maintains the Alpha Chapter of the
Student Advising                                           Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society for degree
                                                           programs. If you graduate with the highest grade
If you have a problem, and need someone to talk to,        point average in an individual graduating class you
the Student Services Advisor is available. During the      will be inducted into the Alpha Beta Kappa Honor
course of your training, you are encouraged to make        Society with initiation and lifetime membership fees
full use of this service for any of the following,         paid by the college.
personal, financial, scholastic, etc.
                                                           Smoking
Housing Assistance
                                                           Hamilton Tech complies with the Iowa Smoke Free
Hamilton Tech does not offer on-campus housing.            Air Act. - House File 2212. Smoking is permitted only
However, the Student Services Advisor maintains a          in designated areas.
list of housing options close to the College. Individual
leasing terms are established between the apartment
complex and the tenant. If you have additional
                                                           Student Identification Cards
questions on housing, contact the Student Services
Advisor.                                                   You are issued a student identification card within the
                                                           first two weeks of class. This card is intended to
                                                           identify you as a student to faculty, staff and
Transportation                                             administration as well as outside parties If your ID is
                                                           lost or stolen, please see the Dean of Students to
Transportation to and from school is your                  arrange a replacement.
responsibility. To learn about ride-sharing or public
transportation, contact the Student Services Advisor.      Telephone Calls
Part-time Job Assistance                                   Incoming Calls - Persons wishing to leave messages
                                                           for students will be accommodated.
Hamilton Tech may assist you with job leads for part-
time employment while you are in school. A listing of      Cell Phones – You may use your cell phone only on
current part-time employment opportunities is posted       breaks, before, and after class. Cell phones must not
on the monitors in the main hallway or can be              be utilized during class times. If a cell phone rings
obtained from the Student Services Advisor.                during class you will be given a warning and further
                                                           cell phone disruptions may receive additional
Student Achievement and Graduation                         discipline (see discipline policy on page 45).

At Hamilton Tech, you work hard and we reward hard         Emergency Calls - If the college receives an
work.                                                      emergency phone call for you, we will attempt to
                                                           locate you to take the phone call, or we will take the
If you achieve high marks, you are honored at              message and deliver it to you if you are in class.
graduation with special awards.

Employers prefer you have excellent class
attendance because they believe if you show up for
class, you will show up for work. To reinforce the
importance of strong attendance, we will formally

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Vending, Food and Drink                                    Vacations
The vending machines located in certain areas of the       Semester schedules are published in the school
school buildings are there as a service to you.            catalog insert.
Damage or abuse of these vending devices will be
considered to be an infraction of school policy.           Specialized Equipment
Consuming food or drink in a restricted area is
prohibited. Any vending machine malfunctions should        Some very sensitive and expensive equipment will be
be reported to the Director of First Impressions (front    utilized as you progress through your program.
desk).                                                     Common sense dictates that reasonable care must
                                                           be taken when using this equipment. Any problems
Parking                                                    associated with any training equipment should be
                                                           brought to your instructor’s attention immediately.
Parking is provided at no additional charge under the
following conditions:                                      Classroom and Laboratory Cleanliness
1. Your vehicle displays an approved Hamilton Tech         The buildings are thoroughly cleaned on a daily
   decal in front or rear window.                          basis. You are asked to help keep the school as
                                                           clean as possible by using trash receptacles,
2. Your vehicle is properly parked in designated           smoking stands, etc.
   parking areas.
                                                           Emergency Procedures
3. Parking is made available on a first-come-first-
   serve basis.                                            You need to be aware of the evacuation plan posted
                                                           in each of your classrooms and laboratories. Each
4. Hamilton Tech cannot accept responsibility for          classroom or laboratory has a different procedure
   damage or loss to vehicles while parked in school       and meeting location.
   parking lots.
                                                           Student Critiques
Class Breaks
                                                           Each semester Hamilton Tech distributes “Critique
You receive a ten-minute break every hour. You are         Sheets” to you to gain valuable input on the school’s
expected to be present in class at the end of the          operation. You are urged to complete these sheets
break. This must be maintained to comply                   so we may improve our efforts to continue to be an
with standards governing the computation of clock          effective institution of higher learning.
and semester hours.
                                                           Laboratory Partners
Field Trips
                                                           You are assigned to work in “pairs” or “small groups”
Occasionally, a class trip to a business or industry is    at a laboratory workstation in certain portions of some
scheduled for certain classes to supplement the            classes. You are expected to make every effort to
structured curriculum in the course. You are               work effectively with the assigned lab partner as part
expected to participate in the field trip and dress for    of the training. You will be required to interact with
the trip in a manner approved by your instructor.          co-workers and customers in the workplace, and the
Students who choose not to participate in a trip of this   laboratory is a good place to develop the ability to
nature are required to attend the regularly scheduled      work with a variety of people.
class(es).
                                                           In Service Day
Outside Preparation
                                                           For the purpose of faculty /staff development, the
You are assigned homework in each course. Grades           school may close on a preannounced day. Typically
on assignments submitted after the announced due           these In Service days coincide with the Memorial Day
date will be reduced by one-half (.5) grade point for      and Labor Day Holidays.
every day of delinquency. Assignments delinquent
more than two days will receive a grade of zero (0).
                                                           School Closing
                                                           If the college must be closed due to severe weather
                                                           conditions or other unavoidable circumstances, you

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will be notified through local radio and television      assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of
stations. If you have a question on the status of the    this report by contacting the School Director or by
school being open or closed you should call the main     accessing the following web site:
school telephone number (563) 386-3570 for               www.hamiltontechcollege.edu.
information or you may check the School Closing link
on the Hamilton Tech website at:                         Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
www.hamiltontechcollege.edu which will direct you to
local media.
                                                         The College educates the student community about
                                                         sexual assaults and acquaintance rape through new
Crime Awareness Policy                                   student orientation. Literature on acquaintance rape
                                                         education, risk reduction and College response is
As required by Public Law 101-542, as amended by         available through the Student Services Advisor and
Public Law 102-26, Title II, Crime Awareness and         pamphlets are available in the restrooms and the
Campus Security Act of 1990, Section 204, Policy         Library/Resource Center
and Statistical Disclosures, Hamilton Tech has
implemented the following policies regarding campus      If you are a victim of sexual assault at this institution,
security.                                                your first priority should be to get to a place of safety.
                                                         You are encouraged to obtain necessary medical
You are urged to report any criminal activities or       treatment. Hamilton Technical College strongly
other emergencies to the School Director (or             advocates that a victim of sexual assault report the
designee). This report can be verbal or in writing,      incident in a timely manner. Time is a critical factor
depending on the severity of the situation.              for evidence collection and preservation. An assault
                                                         should be reported directly to the office of Student
The School Director is responsible for investigating     Services or any member of the Sexual Assault
such reports and taking legal or other action if         Response Team which include:
deemed necessary by the situation. In extreme            Margaret Sherwin, Student Services Advisor
emergencies, the School Director may immediately         Bob Behm, Electronics Instructor
contact law enforcement officers or other agency         Brian Beert, Dean of Students
personnel, such as paramedics.
                                                         Filing a report with the office of Student Services will
Campus buildings are equipped with alarm systems         not obligate you to prosecute, nor will it subject the
to prevent unlawful or illegal entry. Facilities are     you to scrutiny or judgmental opinions.
opened each morning and closed each evening by           Filing a report will:
college personnel.
                                                                Assist you in receiving the necessary medical
Hamilton Tech encourages you to report criminal                  treatment and tests, at no expense
incidents. It is important that school personnel are
aware of any such problems on the Hamilton Tech                 Provide the opportunity for collection of
campus. Hamilton Tech will work with local and state             evidence helpful in prosecution, which cannot
law enforcement personnel if such involvement is                 be obtained later (ideally a victim of sexual
necessary.                                                       assault should refrain from washing,
                                                                 douching, using the toilet or changing
The public law referenced above requires that                    clothing prior to medical/legal exam)
Hamilton Tech report occurrences of various criminal
offences on campus during the past 3 years.                     Allow the college to assist you in obtaining
Hamilton Tech has had no occurrences of or reports               free confidential counseling from counselors
of murder, aggravated assault, rape, burglary,                   specifically trained in the area of sexual
robbery, and motor vehicle theft. There have been                assault crisis intervention.
no arrests for liquor law violations, drug abuse
violations or weapons possession.                        When you contact the Police Department, the office
                                                         of Student Services may also be notified. You may
Annual Security Report                                   choose for the investigation to be pursued through
                                                         the criminal justice system and the College or only
This report includes statistics for the previous three   the College. The Student Services Advisor will guide
years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-       the you through the available options and support the
campus and on public property within or immediately      you in your decision.
adjacent to and accessible from Hamilton Tech. The
report also includes institutional policies concerning
campus security, such as policies concerning sexual

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Counseling Options are available by contacting:          Student Complaint/Grievance Procedure
Family Resources, Inc                                    If a student has a concern or complaint, he/she
Rape/Sexual Assault Counseling & Advocacy                should meet with their instructor. If this does not
Program                                                  resolve the issue, he/she should see the following
            th
805 West 35 Street, Suite 200                            people in the following order; Academic Dean, Dean
Davenport, Iowa 52806                                    of Students, then School Director.
Office Phone:
563.322.1200 (Iowa)
309.797.6537 (Illinois)                                  Student Complaint/Grievance
Crisis Line:
                                                         Procedure
563.326.9191 (Iowa)                                      Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of
309.797.1777 (Illinois) accepts collect calls            Career Schools and Colleges must have a procedure
FAX: 563.322.6104 (Iowa) or 309.797.6505 (Illinois)      and operational plan for handling student complaints.
                                                         If a student does not feel that the school has
Discipline for violation of this policy and the          adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the
procedures are outlined here:                            student may consider contacting the Accrediting
                                                         Commission. All complaints considered by the
The victim of sexual assault will be allowed to choose   Commission must be in written form, with permission
one person who has had no formal legal training to       from the complainant(s) for the Commission to
accompany them throughout the discipline hearing.        forward a copy of the complaint to the school for a
Both the victim and accused will be informed of the      response. The Complainant(s) will be kept informed
outcome of the hearing. A student found guilty of        as to the status of the complaint as well as the final
violating the College sexual misconduct policy could     resolution by the Commission. Please direct all
be criminally prosecuted in the state courts and may     inquiries to:
be suspended or expelled from the College for the
first offense. Student victims have the option to                 Accrediting Commission of Career
change their academic situations after an alleged                      Schools and Colleges
sexual assault, if such changes are reasonably                      2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302
available.                                                            Arlington, Virginia 22201
                                                                            (703) 247-4212

                                                            A copy of the Commission’s Complaint Form is
                                                            available at the school and may be obtained by
                                                                    contacting the School Director.




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     CAREER SERVICES




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Career Services
Through training students and working with industry leaders, we’ve learned what it takes to help our graduates
succeed.

If you succeed, Hamilton Tech succeeds.

We’ve maintained high career placement rates for years because we’re part of a network of employers who know
the quality of our graduates. (Of course, no reputable school can guarantee employment. Placement success
ultimately depends on your academic performance, attendance and self-motivation.)

On-Campus Interviews
Hamilton Tech may host “On-Campus Interviews” during any portion of a semester.

Eight to ten weeks prior to your graduation, the college may mail announcements to suitable companies who may
wish to interview you on campus.

Professionalism Code
Hamilton Tech’s reputation is built on the depth of its programs and the level of your professionalism. In fact,
employers seek out Hamilton Tech graduates because you’ve been trained to value attendance, on-time arrival,
and professional dress and grooming – the same values that are so desirable in the workplace.

Career Development Workshops
Career Services assists you throughout your program to help you achieve your goals. The Career Services
Department provides the following workshops:

Resume Development
During your training, you will write a resume to market yourself to employers in your career field.

Cover Letter Development
In addition to your resume, you will create an effective cover letter introducing you to employers. The cover letter
should capture the attention of the employer and encourage them to read your resume and consider you for their
open position.

Portfolios
An additional topic in the resume workshop covers portfolios. You are encouraged throughout your program to
compile examples of your finest work to reinforce your skills to an employer.

Interviewing Skills/ Mock Interviews
To help you stand out at the interview, you will learn what managers are looking for in an interview. Additionally,
you will have the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills in front of an employer in a mock interview setting.
This process provides you valuable feedback on presenting yourself as “the best candidate possible.”

Resume distribution
Towards the end of your program, the Career Services department will distribute your resume to employers seeking
your skill set.

Online Career Search Tools
With so many employers posting careers online, you will learn which websites are best for your field, how to protect
your identity, and how to apply for careers online.

Career Postings
Career Services will notify you of career postings



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What are My Career Options?
Graduates of Hamilton Tech have many career opportunities available in both the School of Technology and the
School of Allied Health. Examples of career-related positions include, but are not limited to:

      School of Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology

Technical Associate                                        Electronics Systems Salesperson
Research Technician                                        Electronics Troubleshooter
Instrumentation Technician                                 Reliability Technician
Lab Technician                                             Installer Technician
Field Service Engineer                                     Technical Sales Representative
Electronic Systems Technician                              Biomedical Technician
Electronic Systems Assembler                               Calibration Technician
Communications Technician                                  Production Test Technician


     School of Allied Health

Medical Assisting Technology

Medical Laboratory Assistant                               Multi-Skilled Technician
Medical Assistant:                                         Laboratory Assistant, Blood and Plasma
    Front Office                                          Chiropractic Assistant
    Back Office                                           Phlebotomist
Pulmonary-Function Technician                              Dialysis Technician
Cardiac Rehabilitation Technician                          Clinical Diagnostic Technician



Medical / Insurance Coding Specialist Program

Accounts Receivable Representative                         Billing Specialist
Medical Receptionist                                       Coding Specialist
Patient Account Representative                             Medical Collector
Electronic Claims Processor                                Claims Processor
Reimbursement Specialist                                   Claims Auditor
Billing Coordinator




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ADDENDUM (Updated 01/24/2011)
SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH TUITION AND FEES


COURSE                                              CLASS WEEKS           TOTAL TUITION
Medical Assisting Technology (Diploma)                  30                    $11,250.00

Medical/ Insurance Coding Specialist (Diploma)           30                    $11,250.00

Cost per credit hour: $375.00


SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY TUITION AND FEES


COURSE                                              CLASS WEEKS           TOTAL TUITION
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.S. Degree)             90                  $32,400.00

Electronic Engineering Technology (B.S. Degree)                  120            $43,200.00

Cost per credit hour: $360.00

Total tuition for each course includes all textbooks and laboratory supplies necessary to complete the
course. These materials are supplied to the student at appropriate points in the course. The primary
textbook for each semester completed will remain the property of the student. All other supplemental
reference materials, tools, and equipment remain the property of the school. The student is expected to
supply writing paper and utensils and a watch with a second hand.

The following fees will be charged by the school:

Graduation            Candidates for graduation will be charged a
                      graduation fee of $25.00.

Course Repeat         A student repeating a class whether voluntary or
                      compulsory will be charged standard rate per credit
                      hour for the class being repeated.

Learning Resource     Students are held responsible for all materials taken
Center                out and will have to bear the cost of replacement if
                      materials are lost or damaged.

Laboratory            An additional charge will be levied against a student
                      for excessive waste, loss or damage.

Abuse of Facility     Charges may be assessed a student responsible for
                      abuse, damage or destruction of school facilities.



INFORMATION RELATING TO TUITION AND PROGRAM LENGTHS FOR COMPARABLE PROGRAMS MAY
BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING:
   ACCREDITING COMMISSION OF CAREER SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
   2101 WILSON BOULEVARD
   SUITE 302
   Arlington, Virginia 22201
   PH: (703) 247-4212



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