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Northwest Career College School Catalog - 2018

Northwest Career College is providing quality education for over 20 years. Read our School Catalog for more details about Institutional Information, Admissions Information, Student Information and Services, Academic Information, Financial Information, Program Information etc.

Academic Advising and

Academic Advising and Tutoring Student Information and Services Students who are experiencing academic difficulties are encouraged to contact their instructor or the Education Department for academic advising. Specific tutoring or counseling needs will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Tutoring may be provided by student volunteers, the course instructor, or the Program Director. Career Advising The Career Services department strives to provide tools and resources for NCC students and graduates to be empowered in their pursuit of a career in their chosen field of study. Career advising begins when students start the externship preparation process and continues throughout their time at NCC. Continued career coaching is available to eligible graduates who have completed all program, institutional, and graduation requirements. Career coaching includes assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, techniques on identifying job openings and obtaining employment, and other job search activities in your chosen field of study. Students and graduates are expected to be active participants in the career coaching process to remain eligible for continued assistance. Certification and Licensing Policies Geographic Considerations NCC has designed its program curricula and certification and licensing policies to support graduates seeking employment in Nevada, specifically the Las Vegas Greater Metropolitan Area. Students relocating out of state may have different employment requirements to work in the field based on state and/or city regulations. Understanding the requirements of certification and/or licensure for their field of study in an alternative geography is the individual student's responsibility. Such requirements may change during the course of a student’s enrollment, so students are encouraged to regularly review these requirements if they plan to relocate after completing their program at NCC. Exam Eligibility Considerations NCC makes a reasonable attempt to provide accurate information about test dates and fees for exams. In some cases, field experience may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass these exams. In addition, a high school diploma or its equivalent may be required for graduates to take their state, national, or certification exams. Furthermore, the state, employers, and various other agencies may require a criminal background check, fingerprinting, and/or drug testing before a student can be placed in an externship or take professional licensing, certification, or registration exams. Students with prior felony convictions or serious misdemeanors may be denied the opportunity to take professional licensing, certification, or registration exams. These students may also be denied a license or certification to practice in some states, even if the certification or licensing exam is taken and passed. Students are responsible for inquiring with the appropriate agencies about current requirements prior to enrolling in the program of their choice. If a student's circumstances change and they are convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor while enrolled in school, they must immediately disclose that information to their Career Services Adviser so that NCC can provide guidance as the student inquires with the appropriate agencies about the impact of the conviction(s). Northwest Career College, Effective – 03/26/2018 9

Financial Considerations Each student enrolled in the programs below is entitled to one exam fee offered by the following organizations: - AMT (for Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Administrative Assisting, and Phlebotomy Technician programs) - FSMTB (for Massage Therapy program only) - NHA (for Medical Billing and Coding program only) - PTCB (for Pharmacy Technician program only) If a student fails their first attempt and needs to retake the certification exam, the student is responsible for registering and paying for the exam. Student eligibility for any unused certification fees expire within six months of graduation. NCC is not financially responsible for any additional attempts by the student. A certification exam fee is not included and the requirement to sit for a certification exam prior to externship is not applicable to Criminal Justice, Dental Administrative Assisting, or Paralegal Studies students. Scheduling Considerations Students whose programs have an Externship course are required to schedule their certification exam attempt for a date prior to their externship start date (for Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, and Pharmacy Technician programs). Phlebotomy Technician students are required to schedule their certification exam attempt for a date prior to their last day of class and are required to pass the RPT certification exam in order to graduate. Massage Therapy students are required to schedule their licensure exam for a date prior to their last day of 200- level massage courses and are required to pass the exam in order to register for 300-level massage courses. Disability Considerations Students seeking testing accommodations under the ADA must contact the testing organization directly to request accommodations. NCC will provide guidance to any student about the testing accommodations request process upon request, but the student is responsible for completing any required application(s) and collecting and submitting all documentation related to their disability requested by the testing organization. Please note, NCC does not decide which testing accommodation requests are granted by the individual testing organizations, nor does it provide support services during examinations. Conduct Policy NCC students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner while on campus, at an affiliate’s location, and any other times they are wearing their NCC uniform. Examples of unprofessional behavior that would constitute a violation of the student conduct policy include but are not limited to: 1. All forms of dishonesty including cheating, plagiarism, or forgery. 2. Theft, deliberate destruction, damage, misuse, or abuse of Institutional or private property. 3. Violence or threats of violence to students, employees, or affiliates of NCC. 4. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other behavior that endangers the physical or psychological health of another person. 10 Northwest Career College, Effective – 03/26/2018

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