Veterans Administration Requirements
This section is only applicable to school applicants through the Veterans Administration.
All students must meet our standard Entrance Requirements, and adhere to the School Rules and Regulations below.
Academic Calendar/Class Schedules
The eight tables below are the start/end dates for the 84-hour entry-level curriculums (a total of 4 modules) held in academic calendar year 2020 for any single machine. Schedules are adjusted to allow for holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and the week from Christmas through New Year’s Eve). We offer three days of the week schedules that start on either a Saturday (Table 1) or a Sunday (Table 2), as well as, four days of the week schedules (Table 3 & 4). We also offer a fast track schedule of six days of the week that can start on either Saturday (Table 5) or Sunday (Table 6). We also offer a weekends-only schedule starting on Saturdays (Table 7). Lastly, we offer schedules for 12 days in a row (Table 8), starting on Saturdays. All classes start at 7:00 AM and will end at 2:30 PM.
Refund Policy: The LEARN Center will refund the unused portion of prepaid tuition and fees on a pro rata basis. The proration will be determined on the ratio of the number of days of instruction completed by the student to the total number of instructional days in the course. Any amount in excess of $10.00 for an enrollment fee or registration will also be prorated.
Grading System: The student will be graded on the skills learned against the materials presented in concert with attendance, safety, communication and the ability to follow direction in the following proportions: 10% communication, 10% follow direction, 20% attendance, 30% safety and 30% practical yard instruction.
Standards of Progress: 70% is the minimum grade achievement to show satisfactory academic progress. The 84-hour machine curriculum has four modules and the student is evaluated during and at the end of each module. If the student’s cumulative average falls below the satisfactory threshold, they are placed on academic probation for the next module – which will be identified as a “probationary module”. After the completion of the probationary module, if the student’s cumulative average grade does not rise above the satisfactory threshold, the student will be terminated from the program. See also Attendance Policy, below.
Attendance Policy: The student is expected to attend all classes as per the identified schedule. A cut class is defined as a missed scheduled class day without a 24-hour notice by the student. A student may be able to make up a cut class if there is an alternate class opening in the school’s scheduled classes, subject to the School Director’s discretion. A student that has accumulated three cut classes will be dropped from the program. A postponed class is defined as a missed scheduled class day with a 24-hour notice by the student. A student may be able to make up a postponed class if there is an alternate class opening in the school’s scheduled classes, subject to the School Director’s discretion. Postponed class rescheduling takes precedence over cut class rescheduling. A student that has accumulated five postponed classes will be dropped from the program. A lateness is defined as an unexcused missed scheduled class start (7:00AM) of more than 15 minutes. Circumstances that are deemed beyond the student’s control (e.g. Long Island Rail Road [LIRR] scheduling, unscheduled traffic police action, etc.) may be grounds for a waived lateness. A student that has accumulated five lateness’s will be dropped from the program. A leave of absence is defined as an unforeseen major event (usually a life altering type situation e.g. death in family, home fire, etc.), where the student needs to take consecutive days off from school in order to address the situation. The student MUST complete school form LARF to qualify for an excused absence. A student will be able to make up a leave of absence if there is an alternate class opening in the school’s scheduled classes, subject to the School Director’s discretion. Leave of Absence rescheduling takes precedence over postponed class rescheduling. A student that is terminated from the program will receive (and a copy sent to the Veterans Education Program office) form SDLFVA.
Graduation Requirements: Students that attain a cumulative grade of 70%, adhere to the Attendance Policy and the School Rules and Regulations will graduate and receive a certificate of completion as well as a laminated wallet card showing proof of curriculum completion.
Amended Veteran’s Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of Title 38 Compliance
The Learn Center permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to The LEARN Center a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
- The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
- 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.
The LEARN Center will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.
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