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Dental Assisting 

  • Students are expected to attend all classes and clinical learning experiences. Ultimately, 100% of the clock hour credits must be accounted for, so any absences must be made up in order to pass the current module.
  • Students must complete all required hours for externship modules or clinical courses to meet graduation requirements.
  • Make-up hours in the Dental Assisting program must be completed on campus in the scheduled module or course.
  • Students may not make up more than 20 hours in any module.

Massage Therapy

  • Attendance is recorded for all modules and is tracked by minutes in the scheduled class, lab or clinical session. This includes absence from the entire session, late arrival (tardy), and early departure.
  • Students absent for 10% (equivalent of 8 hours/2 days) of any module will receive a verbal warning.
  • Students absent for 20% (equivalent of 16 hours/4 days) of any module will receive a written warning and verbal advisement.
  • Students absent for 25% (equivalent of 20 hours/5 days) or more of any module will fail that module and will be required to repeat the module in its entirety. 
  • Students are responsible for make-up work and assignments.

Occupational Therapy Assistant 

  • Attendance is recorded for all programs and is tracked by minutes in the scheduled class, lab or clinical session. This includes absence from the entire session, late arrival (tardy), and early departure.  This includes participation in online coursework. 
  • Student absent for 15% of any course will receive a written warning and verbal advisement. 
  • Students absent for 30% or more of any course will fail that course and will be required to repeat the course in its entirety. 
  • Students absent for 3 consecutive scheduled class days, whether within a course or between consecutive scheduled courses will be dropped from the program. 
  • Students must make up all absences that occur during externship or clinical experiences to ensure that all required hours are completed prior to graduation.
  • Attendance is also required for the online portion of each course.

Please refer to the OTA Student Handbook for policies on make-up work and acceptable documentation for absenteeism. 

Associate Degree in Nursing

Attendance in courses is a requirement of the College and linked with student success. The nursing program has established a programmatic attendance policy that will help facilitate the learning of required knowledge and technical skills. The program acknowledges that emergency circumstances can occur; such events will be taken under advisement by the Director or Assistant Director of Nursing. However, students must provide the Director with documentation supporting their reason for being late and/or absent.  It is required that students contact their instructor ahead of time if they will not be able to attend class/clinical or will be arriving late. 

It is expected that students will be on time and will stay the entire time.  All lateness, early departure, or absences will be recorded. Excessive absences may lead to dismissal from the class and the student may be required to repeat the class.

Vocational Nursing (Los Angeles, Orange County, and Ontario campuses)

  • Students are expected to attend all classes and clinical learning experiences. Ultimately, 100% of the clock hour credits must be accounted for, so any absences must be made up in order to pass the current module and prior to advancing to the subsequent module.
  • Make-up hours in the Vocational Nursing program must be completed on campus, laboratory, or at the assigned clinical sites.
  • Students must complete all required hours for externship modules or clinical courses to meet graduation requirements.

Vocational Nursing (Lynwood)

  • Students are expected to attend all classes and clinical learning experiences. Ultimately, 100% of the clock hour credits must be accounted for, so any absences must be made up. For courses that last from one to nine weeks, a warning will be issued after just one absence. For those courses that last ten to sixteen weeks, the warning is issued after the second absence. Continued absenteeism may result in dismissal from the program.
    1. Attendance and punctuality is expected in all classes and clinical sessions.
    2. “No Call/No Show” is defined as failure to report to class and/or clinical area as scheduled without appropriate and timely notification to the instructor.
    3. Should an emergency arise, timely notification is defined as 60 minutes before the start of theory/clinical.
    4. Absences and tardiness will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as to whether the student will be retained or terminated from the program. Contagious illnesses, the demise of a family member, and equally catastrophic reasons for absences will be taken into consideration for student retention. Documentation supporting absence or tardy must be provided to the Director of Nursing.

A tardy equates to partial attendance and is unacceptable given the clock-hour nature of the Vocational Nursing program. Two tardies equals one absence. When a student has a second tardy, a written warning will be issued. Continued tardiness will result in progressive disciplinary action. A student may be terminated for excessive tardiness.

  1. Any student arriving up to ten minutes past the scheduled start of theory will be considered tardy.
  2. A student who arrives beyond ten minutes for theory is also considered tardy but will be admitted into the room only when the class is given a break.
  3. A student who arrives late (i.e., any time after the published class start time) for a scheduled clinical rotation will be sent to the Director of Nursing who will determine if the student should be sent home and considered absent from clinical. Based on the decision of the Director, a student may be required to make up all clinical hours for that day.
  4. If a student returns late from a break or leaves early, the student is considered tardy and will be required to make up the time missed.
  5. If a student does not attend post-conference after the clinical experience, the student is considered absent and will be required to make up all clinical hours for that day. Emergency situations preventing attendance at post-conference will be reviewed at the instructor’s discretion, with approval by the Director of Nursing, and the student will still be required to make up the missed time.

 

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