Friday, August 18th, 2017

Admissions Facts

All applicants are required to complete an application form and engage in a personal interview with a representative of Care Training Services.  Parents, spouses and other members in the support system of the student are encouraged to participate in the enrollment process.  This gives applicants and their families an opportunity to receive clarification of the commitment needed to successfully complete the program.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must complete an enrollment agreement (must be signed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age);

All applicants must successfully complete a nationally recognized basic skills evaluation.  Applicants who fail this examination may be re-tested using a different form of the same test.  The re-test will be administered one calendar week or longer from the date of the previous test.

All applicants must provide a health screening certificate as required by the Department of Health Services.  The health certificate must be completed and returned prior to the start of coursework.  Additionally, students in the Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aid program must pass a criminal background check approved by Department of Health Services prior to receiving certification.

Entrance evaluation/test scores are valid for one year.  Students must begin classes within one year of their test date.  Students who withdraw after starting their training, or, are terminated by the School and re-enter more than one year after their test date, must be re-tested.

Previous Training

The Director will evaluate previous education and training that may be applicable to an educational program offered at Care Training Services.  Students applying for advanced standing must submit official transcripts for review prior to beginning their training.  Credit may be given if the educational and/or training was completed at another postsecondary institution approved to operate by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education where courses and credit values are comparable to those offered at Care Training Services and a grade of “C” (70%) or better was attained.  Student may be required to demonstrate competency in requested transfer training courses.  Transfer credits are not used in determining grade point averages.  Recognition of credits earned at another postsecondary institution is limited to no more than 50% of the total hours required for completion of a designated program.

Transferability of Credits

It is the responsibility of students who plan to transfer to other postsecondary institutions to acquaint themselves with the requirements of any selected college, university or other vocational institution.  Care Training Services does not guarantee transferability of credits and it should not be assumed that any courses or programs can be transferred.  Any decision on the comparability, appropriateness and applicability of credits and whether they may be accepted is the decision of the receiving institution.  This is a standard transfer of credit procedure.

Please note that Care Training Services does not offer ESL courses or ability to benefit.

Grading Policy

All students will be graded on all didactic and clinical modules.  The grading for didactic modules is the standard scale as follows:

90%-100%                                    “A”

80%-89%                                    “B”

70%-79%                                    “C”

69% and Below                  Fail (Academic Probation)

A clinical evaluation will be conducted at the end of each module on a three point scale as follows:

3 – Achieving Clinical Objectives

2 – Needs Improvement

1 – Not Achieving Clinical Objectives

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout the program.  The student will receive a mid-program and a final evaluation.  The evaluation will be completed by the instructor and signed by the Director.  Additionally, if a student is in “Academic Probation” status, the Instructor will evaluate and remediate with the student (if applicable) after each examination to ensure satisfactory progress of the student.

Remediation Policy

If a student does not pass a theory module, he/she will have the chance to remediate the specific module by reviewing the material with the instructor and having a different form of a re-test.  The student will need to pass the module before continuing on to the next module.

Attendance Policy

The student is required to maintain 100% in all theory and clinical classes since the curriculum is designed to meet the hour requirements of the Department of Health Services.

However, if a student has an excused absence (approved by the Instructor), the student may make arrangements with the instructor to make up the missed hours

Tardiness Policy

Time is of the essence and the student is expected to be on time to all classes.  For days that transportation would be affected by weather conditions, i.e. rain, there will be a ten-minute grace period at the discretion of the instructor.

Suspension and Termination Policy

The student may be subject to disciplinary actions leading to termination due to:

Continuous academic probation which is defined as more than three times during the course of the program;

The inability to grasp clinical skills;

A student which may be a threat to the lives of the patients;

Or, a student is inappropriate in behavior.  Examples of inappropriate conduct includes but is not limited to:

disrespect to the faculty, staff, administration, clinical personnel, patients or other students;

any type of cheating; theft, deliberate or careless damage or destruction of Care Training Services property or the property of any

faculty, staff, student or patient

removing or borrowing property without prior authorization

unauthorized use of equipment, time, materials or facilities

use or abuse of alcohol or any other illegal substance which, in the opinion of the School, interferes with the student’s performance

causing, creating or participating in a disruption of any kind on the School property of affiliated clinical site

insubordination, including but not limited to failure or refusal to obey the orders or instructions, or the use of abusive or threatening language toward any faculty or staff member

using abusive language at any time on the School premises, including verbal abuse or threats of physical harm

sleeping or malingering in class or the clinical setting

violation of any safety, health (Universal Precautions), rules or procedures

excessive tardiness or absence

failure to inform instructor when unable to attend class

carrying firearms or any other dangerous weapons on the School premises at any time, except products used for personal defense such a pepper spray, if approved by the Director

fighting or provoking a fight on School property or affiliated clinical site

engaging in criminal conduct punishable as a felony, whether or not related to job performance

unlawful harassment

Grievance Procedures/Appeal Process

Students who feel they have been suspended or terminated unjustly, or have any complaints about the school or any of its staff that cannot be resolved by the instructor, are encouraged to submit the complaint in writing to the Director, Vidella Waller, 6811 West Blvd, suite A., Inglewood, California 90302

 310-674-1701, who is responsible for the resolution of complaints.  A written or oral complaint will be responded to within 15 days.  Finally, any unresolved matters may be referred to:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Education:

400 R Street, Suite 5000

Sacramento, California 95814

(916) 445-3427

Graduation Requirements

In order to meet the graduation requirements, the student must complete the following:

A)   A grade of “C” or better in all theory modules

B)   Passing clinical evaluations demonstrating that the student has successfully completed all clinical objectives

Tuition and fees must be paid or arrangements must be made with the Director

Course Duration and Measurement

Courses are measured in class hours.  A class hour is 50 minutes in length.  The required hours for each course must be completed.