GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION

Privacy of Student Information (FERPA)

*Victory Career College annually notifies students of their rights under FERPA by updating the document content and distribution electronically, and in print formats. The policy and/or its updated versions are supplied yearly to students and staff upon request.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from school records and defines students’ rights to review their records and request a change to those records.

FERPA generally gives postsecondary students the right to review their education records, to seek to amend inaccurate information in their records, and to provide consent for the disclosure of their records.

These rules apply to all education records a school keeps, including admissions records (only if the student was admitted), academic records, and any financial aid records pertaining to the student.

FERPA affords eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution at any age.)

FERPA does permit a school to disclose a student’s educational records to his or her parents if the student is a dependent student under IRS rules. For IRS purposes, students are dependent if they are listed as dependents on their parent’s income tax returns.

FERPA regulations include a list of exceptions where the school may disclose personally identifiable information from the student’s file without prior written consent, such as; Disclosures to school officials, Disclosures to government agencies, Disclosures in response to subpoenas or court orders. The school must maintain documentation of the information disclosed and to whom, or what agency.

Victory Career College makes reasonable efforts to notify a student who is the subject of a subpoena or court order before complying, so that the student may seek protective action (unless the court or issuing agency has prohibited such disclosure).

These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days after the day Victory Career College receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Director a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. Victory Career College is required to provide the student with copies of education records or make other arrangements to provide the student access to the records. The school may charge a reasonable fee for providing copies of the records, provided that the fee would not prevent access to the records.
  3. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.If Victory Career College decides to deny the request, Victory Career College will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing to challenge the contents of the education records, on the grounds that the records are inaccurate, misleading, or violate the rights of the student. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  4. A student who wishes to ask Victory Career College to amend a record should write the Director, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.
  5. The right to provide written consent before Victory Career College discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Upon request, the school also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Victory Career College will annually notify its students of their rights under FERPA.
  6. Victory Career College discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is typically includes a person employed by Victory Career College in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of Victory Career College who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official typically has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for Victory Career College.
  7. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Victory Career College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Phone:        202-260-3887Web Site Address:  www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpcoThe Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal Law, with certain exceptions, obtain student written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records. However, the Institute may disclose appropriately designated “directory information” without written or authorized electronic consent, unless the student has advised the Institute to the contrary in accordance with Institute procedures. The institute has designated the following information as directory information: Participation in officially recognized activitiesTelephone listingPhotographPlace of BirthDates of Attendance  Attn: DirectorSuite G100 FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in § 99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, § 99.32 of FERPA regulations requires the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A postsecondary institution may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student —
  8. *See the list below of the disclosures that postsecondary institutions may make without consent.
  9. Torrance, CA 90502
  10. 19401 S. Vermont Ave.
  11. Victory Career College
  12. Requests to have directory information withheld should be submitted in writing to:
  13. Enrollment status
  14. Major field of study
  15. Degrees, honors, and awards received
  16. E-mail address
  17. Address
  18. Student’s Name
  19. Directory Information Public Notice:
  20. Email:          ferpa@ed.gov (schools only)
  21. Family Policy Compliance Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202 – 4605
  • To other school officials, including teachers, within Victory Career College whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in § 99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) – (a)(1)(i)(B)(3) are met. (§ 99.31(a)(1))
  • To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of § 99.34. (§ 99.31(a)(2))
  • To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university’s State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§ 99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
  • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§ 99.31(a)(4))
  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§ 99.31(a)(6))
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. (§ 99.31(a)(7))
  • To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§ 99.31(a)(8))
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§ 99.31(a)(9))
  • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to § 99.36. (§ 99.31(a)(10))
  • Information the school has designated as “directory information” under § 99.37. (§ 99.31(a)(11))
  • To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of § 99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding. (§ 99.31(a)(13))
  • To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, subject to the requirements of § 99.39, if the school determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of the school’s rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her. (§ 99.31(a)(14))
  • To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the school determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21. (§99.31(a)(15))

 

 

 

Percentage of enrolled, full-time students:

Male

3%

Female

97%

Hispanic/Latino/Latina

37%

African American

13%

Asian

38%

Other

12%

Federal Pell Grant

recipients

n/a

*numbers prior to Title IV approval (Published 1/8/2018)

RETURN OF TITLE IV POLICY

The Federal Return of Title IV funds formula (“R2T4”) dictates the amount of Federal Title IV aid that must be returned to the federal government or the lending institution by the Institution and/or the student.  The R2T4 formula is applicable to an eligible student receiving federal aid when that student withdraws or is terminated from the Institution.

A student’s withdrawal date is used to calculate the percentage of the payment period completed and is always the student’s last date of attendance/clocked hours. The date of determination is the earlier of:

  • The date the student notifies the Institution of the student’s withdrawal or the date of the student’s withdrawal, whichever is later.
  • The Institution terminates the student’s enrollment as provided in the Enrollment Agreement.
  • If a student does not return or call from the student’s leave of absence within 72 hours (or three day) of the student’s expected return, the student shall be considered terminated.
  • If the student unofficially withdrew, the 14th calendar day of consecutive absence from the Institution.

 The amount of Title IV funds earned by the student is based upon the length of time the student is scheduled to complete in the payment period. The percentage of Title IV aid earned is equal to the percentage of the payment period that was completed as of the withdrawal date if this occurs on or before 60% of the payment period has been completed.  After 60% of the payment period has been scheduled to be complete, 100% of the Title IV funds are earned.  The percentage that has not been earned is calculated by subtracting the percentage of Title IV aid earned from 100%.

 The percentage of the payment period completed is calculated by the number of clock hours the student was scheduled to complete in the payment period as of the withdrawal date divided by the total number of clock hours in the payment period.

 The amount to be returned is calculated by subtracting the amount of Title IV assistance earned from the amount of Title IV aid that was or could have been disbursed as of the withdrawal date.

 If a student has earned more Title IV funds than have been disbursed, the Institution must offer the amount of earned funds as a post-withdrawal disbursement.  

 Post-withdrawal disbursements may be offered from Pell Grant funds first if eligible.  If there are current educational costs due the Institution at the time of withdrawal, a Pell Grant post-withdrawal disbursement will be credited to the student’s account.  Any Pell Grant funds in excess of current educational costs may be offered to the student if eligible.  Any federal loan program funds due in a post-withdrawal disbursement must be offered to the student and the Institution must receive the student’s permission before crediting their account.

 The following Title IV refund distribution is used for all Financial Aid students due a refund:

  1. Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan 2. Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan 3. Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan 4. Federal Pell Grant 5. Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant 6. Other Title IV assistance

 Any unearned Title IV funds must be returned to the appropriate program within 45 days of the date of determination.  Any unearned funds that have not yet been disbursed to the student must be offered to the student within 30 days of the date of determination if not applied directly to the student’s account.

 The statute requires that a student is responsible for all unearned Title IV program assistance that the Institution is not required to return.  This is determined by subtracting the amount returned by the Institution from the total amount of unearned Title IV funds to be returned.

*The entire R2T4 Refund Policy is in the CID (Customer Information Disclosure)

Institutional CANCELLATION, WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY 

For applicants who cancel enrollment or students who withdraw from enrollment a fair and equitable settlement will apply. The following policy will apply to all terminations for any reason, by either party, including student decision, course or program cancellation, or school closure. 

CREDIT BALANCES:

  1. Institutional credit balances-Any monies due the applicant or students shall be refunded within 45 days of official written cancellation or withdrawal.
  2. Title IV credit balances- Any monies received by the student that exceed the cost of tuition are required to be paid out 14 days from the day the Title IV credit balance was created.
  3. Example: Student charges for the payment period are $1500 and the student is receiving $2000 in Pell or Loans. The $500 credit balance would be required to be paid out 14 days from the day the Title IV credit balance was created.  If the student had tuition due of $2000, Paid $500 out-of-pocket and received $2000 in Pell or loans, this would not be considered Title IV credit and would be subject to Institutional Refund policy of 45 days.

Official cancellation or withdrawal shall occur on the earlier of the dates that:   

  1. An applicant is not accepted by the school. The applicant shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid less non-refundable application fee ($100).
  2. A student (or in the case of a student under legal age, his/her parent or guardian) gives a written Notice of Cancellation through attendance at the first-class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. In this case all monies collected by the school shall be refunded, regardless of whether the student has actually started classes less non-refundable application fee ($100).
  3. A student cancels his/her enrollment after seven (7) business days of signing the contract but prior to starting classes. In these cases, he/she shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the school less the non-refundable application fee in the amount of $100 and less Books/Starter Kits/Fees.
  4. A student on an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) notifies the school that he/she will not be returning. The date of withdrawal shall be the earlier of the date of expiration of the leave of absence or the date the student notifies the institution that the student will not be returning. Any refund is calculated from the last date of attendance.
  5. A student is expelled by the school. (Unofficial withdrawals will be determined by the institution by monitoring attendance at least every 14 days.)
  6. In type 2, 3, 4 or 5, official cancellations or withdrawals, the cancellation date will be determined by the postmark on the written notification, or the date said notification is delivered to the school administrator or owner in person.

For students who enroll and begin classes but withdraw prior to course completion, the following schedule of tuition earned by the school applies: 

(this policy is in accordance with NACCAS refund policy-http://naccas.org/naccas/Policies)

 Student who has completed 60 % OR less of the program will receive a pro rata refund. There will be no refund if student has completed more than 60% of the period of attendance of the program, the school then retains 100% of all charges. All refunds are pro rata based on scheduled hours.

Example:

Amount of refund to Students after the 100 percent refund cancellation period has passed.

For the example purpose, assuming a student has completed 300 hours of barbering 1500 hours program.

Barbering 1500 Hours Program: Tuition (refundable) $10,500 and Books/ Student Kit/Tax (non-refundable) $1,874.79eth and Application Fee (non-refundable) $100.00

SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR BARBERING COURSE FOR A PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE $12,464.79

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES OF BARBERING PROGRAM $12,464.79

Hourly charges for instruction is derived as follows:

Divide tuition $10,500 by 1500 Hours = $7.00 is the hourly charge for instruction.

The amount of monies owed by the student for tuition:

Multiply 300 hours of scheduled hours TIMES $7.00 (hourly charge for instruction) = $2,100

Total amount of refund is calculated as follows:

$12.464.79 (Total Charges) – $100 non-refundable application Fee – $ 1,874.79 (Books/Student Kit/Tax) – $2,100 (amount owed by Student for tuition cost for 300 clock hours) = $8,390 is the refund amount owed to the student.

This refund policy applies to tuition and fees charged in the enrollment agreement. Other miscellaneous charges that the student may have incurred at the institution (EG: extra kit materials, books, products, unreturned school property, etc.) will be calculated separately at the time of withdrawal. All fees are identified in the catalog and in the enrollment agreement.

OFFICIAL WITHDRAWALS

A Student may cancel this agreement anytime by notifying the School in writing. A “NOTICE OF

CANCELLATION” can be obtained from the school. Student may mail or deliver a signed and dated NOTICE OF CANCELLATION to the Office of the School at the following address:

VICTORY CAREER COLLEGE  19401 S. Vermont Ave Suite G 100 Torrance, CA 90502

UNOFFICAL WITHDRAWALS      

Unofficial Withdrawal: Any student absent more than 14 consecutive calendar days will be terminated on the 14th day. 

  1. Accommodation Procedures for Students with Disabilities
  2. Grievance Procedures for Students who have Complaints on the Basis of Disability

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  1. Accommodation Procedures for Students with Disabilities

 

Non-DiscriminationPolicy—ItisthepolicyofVictory Career CollegetocomplywithSection504 oftheRehabilitationActandtheAmericanswithDisabilitiesActwhichareFederallawsthatprohibit discriminationonthebasisofdisability.Victory Career College doesnotdiscriminateonthebasis ofdisabilityagainstaqualifiedpersonwithadisabilityinregardtoapplication,acceptance,grading,

advancement, training, discipline, graduation, or any other aspect related to a student’s participation in aprogram of Victory Career College. This applies to all students and applicants for admission to Victory Career College.Victory Career College willprovidereasonableaccommodationstostudentswithdisabilities.

DefinitionofanIndividualwithaDisability—Anindividualwithadisabilityisapersonwhohas aphysicalormentalimpairmentwhichsubstantiallylimitsoneormoremajorlifeactivitiesofthe

individual.ThesepersonsareprotectedbySection504oftheRehabilitationActandtheAmericanswith DisabilitiesAct(ADA).Individualswitharecordofsuchanimpairmentandindividualswhoareregarded ashavingsuchimpairmentarealsoprotectedbytheseFederallaws.Thedefinitionof”disability”in Section504andtheADAshouldbeinterpretedtoallowforbroadcoverage.

The phrase physical impairment means a physiological disorder or condition, a cosmetic disfigurement, or an anatomical loss, that affects one or more of the following body systems: neurological; musculoskeletal; special sense organs (which would include speech organs that are not respiratory such as vocal cords,     soft palate, tongue, etc.); respiratory, including speech organs; cardiovascular; reproductive; digestive; genitourinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin; and endocrine. Examples include, but are not limited to, orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy,   multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, HIV disease (symptomatic or asymptomatic), tuberculosis, drug addiction, andalcoholism.

The phrase mental impairment means any mental or psychological disorder, including but not limited     to, mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, specific learning disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and bi-polar disorder. The phrase substantially limits must

be interpreted without regard to the ameliorative effects of mitigating measures, other than ordinary eyeglasses or contact lenses. Mitigating measures are things like medications, prosthetic devices, assistive devices, or learned behavioral or adaptive neurological modifications that an individual may usetoeliminateorreducetheeffectsofimpairment.Thesemeasurescannotbeconsideredwhen determiningwhetherapersonhasasubstantiallylimitingimpairment.Animpairmentthatisepisodicor inremissionisadisabilityif,wheninanactivephase,itwouldsubstantiallylimitamajorlifeactivity.For example,astudentwithbipolardisorderwouldbecoveredif,duringmanicordepressiveepisodes,the studentissubstantiallylimitedinamajorlifeactivity(e.g.,thinking,concentrating,neurologicalfunction, orbrainfunction).

The phrase major life activities means functions such as caring for one´s self, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working. Major life activities also includes major bodily functions such as functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, and digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive   functions Victory Career Colleges Responsibilities to Students with Disabilities

Victory Career College must provide academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities, which are necessary to ensure students are not denied the benefits of, or excluded from participation in, Victory Career Collegesprogram. Victory Career College must make modifications to its academic requirements that are necessary to ensure that the requirements do not discriminate against students with disabilities. The School must ensure that it provides physical access to students with disabilities. It is also the responsibility of Victory Career College to permit students with disabilities to use service dogs on each campus.

ThepersonresponsibleforimplementingtheseresponsibilitiesatVictory Career College Campus is: Ashley Wettlaufer; ADA Compliance Coordinator; 19401 S. Vermont Ave. G100 Torrance, CA 90502;ashley@victorycareercollege.edu

When a student informs a School staff member that the student is disabled, or needs accommodations or assistance due to disability, the staff member will refer the Student to The School’s ADA Compliance Coordinator.

 

Procedures for Students and The School

Documentation of disability by students — Students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations (including academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, or modifications) must contact the ADA Compliance Coordinator named above for their campus. Students must provide documentation of disabilityfromanappropriateprofessional,whichdependsonthenatureofthedisability.Forexample,a studentwithapsychologicaldisabilityshouldprovidedocumentationfromapsychologist,psychiatristor socialworker.

Thisdocumentationmaybethestudent’sexistingmedicalrecords,orreportscreatedbythestudent’s medicalprovideroranappropriateprofessionalwhoconductsanassessmentofthestudent.Itmay bedocumentationfromthestudent’spasteducationalrecordssuchasreportsfromteachersorschool psychologists, or records that show the student’s educational history, disability assessment, and the accommodationsthestudentpreviouslyreceived.Itmayberecordsfromthestatedepartmentof

Rehabilitation or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Documentation should be current and relevant, but that does not mean that a recent report or record is needed in all cases. Some disabilities are stable lifelong conditions and historic documentation will be sufficient. Some disabilities are readily apparent and observable and thus little or no documentation will be needed.

The documentation of disability is kept at all timesin a locked, private file at The School. To protect privacy, direct access to this documentation is by written on sent only. The ADA Compliance Coordinator will determine what information needs to be shared with Victory Career College staff, on an “as needed basis,” in order to facilitate academic accommodations or other services.

Student requests for accommodations and interactive discussion with ADA Compliance Coordinator Students who plan to request accommodations should contact the ADA Compliance Coordinator promptly, so there is time for the Coordinator to review the student’s documentation and discuss accommodations with the student before the student begins the class or program for which the accommodationisbeingrequested.WhenastudentcontactstheCoordinator,theCoordinatorwillkeep arecordofthedatesandcontactswiththestudent,includingarecordoftheaccommodationsrequested by the student. Students who have questions about the type of documentation they need to provide shouldcontacttheCoordinatortodiscussthis.

ThestudentandtheADAComplianceCoordinatorwilldiscusshowthestudent’simpairmentimpacts thestudent,howthestudentexpectstheimpairmenttoimpactthestudentinTheSchool’sprogram, thetypesofaccommodationsthestudenthaspreviouslyreceived(ifany),andtheaccommodations being requested by the student from The School. The Coordinator and the student should discuss accommodations needed during all phases of the program (Core, Adaptive and Creative), and for classroominstruction,skillsbasedinstructionandskillspractice.

 

 

The documentation (or observation) must show the nature of the student’s disability and how it limits a major life activity. The accommodations requested by the student should be related to these limitations. There are no pre-set accommodations for specific disabilities. Instead, the Coordinator and the student must discuss and determine what the student’s limitations are, and how they can be   accommodated.

Here are some examples:

  • Astudentwithanorthopedicdisabilitymayneedcushionedfloormatsandscheduledtimestosit down.Thesestudentsmayalsoneedparticularkindsof
    • A student with a learning disability or attention deficit disorder may need extra time to take tests, such as ninety minutes to take a test instead of the sixty minutes allowed to other These students may need to take their tests in a location that is quiet and has no distractions, such as an office rather than the classroom.
    • A student with a learning disability or psychological disability may need a note taker, a copy of the instructor’s notes or presentation, or to use a tape recorder during instruction.
      • A student with post-traumatic stress disorder or an anxiety disorder may need to take periodic leaves of absence, or may need to structure their program so that it is scheduled over a longer period of   time than usual. These students may need to take breaks in a quiet room during skills practice.
      • Astudentwithahearingimpairmentmayneedinstructorstousevoiceamplificationsystems,ormay needtheSchooltoprovideasignlanguage
      • Astudentwithdiabetesmayneedperiodicbreakstocheckhisorherbloodsugar

 

Decision about accommodations, and ensuring implementation of accommodations — The ADA ComplianceCoordinatorwilldecidetheaccommodationstobeprovidedtothestudent.TheCoordinator will consider any past accommodations that have been effective for the student, and will give primary considerationtothetypeofaccommodationrequestedbythestudent.Alternateaccommodationsmay beprovidedifthereisanalternativeaccommodationthatwouldbeequallyeffectiveforthestudent.

The Coordinator will make a decisionno later than two weeks after the student states the request for an accommodation. If the student does not submit documentation of a disability at the time the student requests an accommodation, the Coordinator will make a decisionno later than two weeks after the student provides thedocumentation.

The Coordinator will list the approved accommodations in writing and provide this to the student. The Coordinator will inform the appropriate instructors and school staff of the accommodations they are responsible for providing to the student, how to provide the accommodations, and when to provide the accommodations. The Coordinator will keep a written record of these contacts about the student’s accommodations. The Coordinator will verify that the accommodations are being implemented for

thestudentthroughdirectobservation,reportbythestudent,and/ordocumentationfromTheSchool staff.IfthestudentinformstheCoordinatorthatanaccommodationisnotbeingfullyimplemented,the Coordinatorwillimmediatelyintervenewithrelevantstaffmemberstoensuretheaccommodationis providedtothestudent.

Afteraccommodationshavebeenapprovedforastudent,theCoordinatorwillmakeanappointment withthestudentforatimewhenthestudent’sprogramisexpectedtochange.Thepurposeofthe appointmentistodeterminewhetherthestudent’saccommodationsshouldbechangedwhenthe student’sprogramphasechanges,orthetypeofinstructionchanges.

 

Additional factors—TheSchoolisnotobligatedtoprovideaccommodationsthatwouldresultina fundamentalalterationofTheSchool’sprogram.Inthiscase,theCoordinatorwillpromptlysearchfor anequallyeffectivealternateaccommodationforthestudentthatwouldnotfundamentallyalterthe program.TheCoordinatorwillofferthealternateaccommodationtothestudent.

 

 

The School is not obligated to provide accommodations that would result in an undue financial or administrativeburdenonTheSchool.IftheCoordinatordecidesthatarequestedaccommodationmight imposesuchaburden,theCoordinatorwilldiscusstheissuewithTheSchoolowner,whowilltakeinto accounttheoverallfinancialresourcesofTheSchool.TheSchoolownerwillmakethefinaldecision,in accordwiththerequirementsofSection504oftheRehabilitationActandtheAmericanswithDisabilities Act.IfTheSchoolownerdeterminesthattherequestedaccommodationwouldbeanundueburden,the Coordinatorwillpromptlysearchforanequallyeffectivealternateaccommodationforthestudentand offerthealternateaccommodationtothestudent.

 

Appeals by Students

AstudentmayappealanyaccommodationdecisionmadebytheADAComplianceCoordinatorifthe studentdisagreeswiththedecision.Herearesomeexamples:AstudentmayappealtheCoordinator’s decisiontodenyarequestedaccommodation.AstudentmayappealadecisionbytheCoordinatorto provideanalternateaccommodationratherthanthespecificaccommodationrequestedbyastudent. A student may appeal a decision by the Coordinator that the student has not presented sufficient documentationtosupporttherequestedaccommodation.Astudentmayalsofileanappealwhen

a school staff member fails to provide an approved accommodation, and the Coordinator has not effectively addressed the situation.

When a student wishes to file an appeal, the student must notify KarineFougoux;Owner; 19401 S. Vermont Ave. G100 Torrance, CA 90502; (310)-808-9194; karine@victorycareercollege.edu. The student mustexplainhis/herreasonsfordisagreeingwiththeCoordinator’sdecision,orexplainhowthestudent’s accommodationisnotbeingimplemented,andsubmitanyrelevantdocumentation.

Within five calendar days of receiving a student’s appeal the Director will meet with the student and the Coordinator to discuss the I; sues presented by the student’s appeal. If appropriate, the Director will also discuss the issues with other School staff members.

When a student appeals a decision made by the Coordinator, the Director will determine whether the Coordinator’s decision should be revised or remain the same. If the decision is revised, the Director will ensure that the revised decision is implemented.

Whenastudentfilesanappealonthebasisthatanapprovedaccommodationisnotbeingimplemented, the Director will determine whether the accommodation is being fully implemented, and if it is not, ensurethattheaccommodationisimplemented.

The Director will inform the student of the decision in writing no later than fourteen days after receiving the student’s appeal.

 

Training and Mediation Responsibilities of the ADA Compliance Coordinator

The ADA Compliance Coordinator at each campus will deliver disability training sessions for all campus staff members at least once each calendar year. In these training sessions the Coordinator will explain the basic requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities

Act as they apply to The School. The Coordinator will address: The School’s responsibility to provide accommodations to students with disabilities; how to appropriately interact with students with particular kinds of disabilities; how to go about implementing accommodations that the Coordinator has approved for students; how to support students with disabilities in The School’s programs; that students with disabilities cannot be penalized for using approved accommodations. The Coordinator will keep a record     of each trainingsession.

The Coordinator may also provide trainings for students who wish to learn about The School’s process for providing accommodations, orabout The School’s grievanceprocedures.

 

 

To help ensure that future campus staff members and students are aware of The School’s policies, the Coordinator will make sure that the Accommodations Procedures and the Grievance Procedures are continually posted at the campus.

The Coordinator will assist students with disabilities who have concerns about implementation of their accommodations or their treatment by The School staff members or other students. At the request of   a student, the Coordinator will informally mediate or attempt to resolve issues related to the student’s

disability. If this informal process does not resolve the student’s concerns, the student may file a grievance as described in Section II below.

 

Grievance Procedures for Students who have Complaints on the Basis of Disability Policy

Victory Career College isresponsibleforprovidingagrievanceproceduretostudentswhofeelthey havebeendiscriminatedagainstonthebasisofdisability.Thegrievanceprocedureprovidesstudents theopportunitytofileacomplaint.TheSchoolthenhastheresponsibilitytoobjectivelyinvestigatethe allegationsinthecomplaintanddeterminewhetherthestudenthasbeendiscriminatedagainst.IfTheSchooldeterminesthatdiscriminationoccurred,TheSchoolmusttakeappropriatestepstocorrectthe discriminationandpreventitfromreoccurring.

 

Grievance complaints — A student may file a grievance if the student feels he or she has been discriminated against because the student is disabled, or because the student is regarded as being disabled, or because the student has a record of being disabled. A student may also file a grievance if the student feels that he or she has been retaliated against for advocacy based on disability. Here are some examples of discrimination:

  • An instructor or other students refer to the student in a derogatory way related to the student’s
  • An instructor generally refers to students with particular types of disability in a derogatory
  • Other students refuse to work with the student because the student is
  • A School staff member refuses to provide a service to the student that the staff member provides to other
  • A school staff member takes a negative action toward the student after the student asked for accommodations for a
    • A guest presenter at The School makes derogatory statements about students with disabilities, or states that students with disabilities can never be employed in the presenter’s
      • Astudent’srequestforaccommodationwasdeniedbyTheSchool,oraninstructordidnot implementanaccommodationforthestudentthatwasapproved

 

A student must file a grievance complaint within 90 days of the date the discriminatory act occurred,   or within 90 days of the end of an informal attempt to resolve the complaint, whichever is later. The complaint must be written. In the complaint, the student must describe what happened and the dates the acts took place, and state who was involved. The student should explain why the student believes the acts were taken based on disability. The student should describe or provide copies of any relevant documents or emails, ifavailable.

A student may ask the Campus ADA Compliance Coordinator to try and informally resolve the student’s complaint before the student files a written complaint. However, the student is not required to try informal resolution before filing a written complaint.

ThecomplaintmustbesenttoKarineFougoux;Owner;19401 S. Vermont Ave. G100 Torrance, CA 90502; (310)-808-9194; karine@victorycareercollege.edu.

 

InvestigationoftheComplaint—WhentheDirectorreceivesawrittencomplaint,theDirectorwillimmediately begin an objective investigation. The School has the right to contract with an independent investigator to conductanyinvestigation.Withinsevendays,theDirectorwilldiscusstheallegationsinthecomplaintwith

the student, and obtain any needed additional information from the student. The Director will obtain from     the student the names of any persons the student believes will have relevant information. The Director will gather all information necessary to determine what took place. To do so, the Director will interview any School staff members or students who engaged in the actions or may have witnessed the actions that the student is

complaining about. The Director will interview persons that the student stated may have relevant information. The Director will gather any relevant documents such as emails, student work or instructor’s records. During the investigation, the Director will disclose the complaint, and confidential information about the student, only to the extent necessary to investigate the allegations of the complaint.

After reviewing all the evidence gathered, the Director will determine whether the student was treated differently from other students based on disability; or whether the student was harassed based on disability; or whether the student was retaliated against because the student advocated on the basis ofdisability; or whether thestudentwasdeniedanaccommodationthat TheSchoolshouldhaveprovidedtothestudent.

Written Decision — The Director will provide the student with a written decision no later than sixty days after   the date the student filed the complaint. The decision will state the determination reached by the Director at   the conclusion of the investigation, and the reasons the Director reached that determination. If the Director concludes that the student was discriminated against on the basis ofdisability, the decision will state the types   of remedial action that The School has taken or will take to correct the discrimination. The decision will also state how The School will prevent the discriminatory acts from occurring again.

Appeals by Students — If the student who filed the complaint disagrees with the decision made by the Director, or disagrees with the remedial action specified, the student may appeal the decision to The School Owner. The appeal must be written and sent to KarineFougoux;Owner;19401 S. Vermont Ave. G100 Torrance, CA 90502; (310)-808-9194; karine@victorycareercollege.edu. Theappealmuststatethespecificreasonsthatthestudent disagreeswiththedecision.Appealsmustbefilednolaterthanthirtydaysafterthestudentreceivesthewritten decisionfromtheDirector.

The Owner will review all the information provided by the student in the appeal, the decision by the Director, the interview records made by the Director and the documents gathered by the Director. The Owner will   issue a written decision to the student within fourteen days after receiving the student’s appeal. The owner will determine whether the decision should be revised or remain the same. If the Owner determines that the

decision should be revised; the Owner will ensure that any necessary changes in the remedies are implemented.

U.S. Department of Education

StudentsorTheSchoolstaffwhohasquestionsorconcernsaboutdisabilityissuesmaycontacttheOfficefor CivilRights(OCR),U.S.DepartmentofEducation.OCRenforcesSection504oftheRehabilitationActandthe AmericanswithDisabilitiesActastheyapplytopost-secondaryeducationalinstitutions.

The OCR National Headquarters is located at:

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights LyndonBainesJohnsonDepartmentofEducationBldg400 Maryland Avenue,SW

Washington, DC 20202-1100

Telephone: (800) 421-3481

FAX: (202) 453-6012; TDD: (877) 521-2172

Email: OCR@ed.gov

All Victory Career College students, faculty and staff must comply with copyright laws and the provisions of licensing agreements that apply to software. Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer- to-peer file sharing, may subject the student, faculty and/or staff member to civil and criminal liabilities. Victory Career College will cooperate fully with any investigation by public authorities related to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. Students, faculty and/or staff found guilty will be subject to the full extent of fines and penalties imposed, as well as facing disciplinary action from the Institute. Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.

 

Approval Disclosure Statement:  Victory Career College was granted institutional approval by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, pursuant to California Education Code Section 94915. The Bureau’s approval means that the institution and its operation comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private postsecondary educational institutions, but does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the State or by the Bureau.  Institutional approval must be renewed every five years and is subject to continuing review.  Approved courses:

 

MASSAGE THERAPY 500 CLOCK HOURS

MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE 720 CLOCK HOURS

APPLIED KINESIOLOGY CLASS 720 CLOCK HOURS

COSMETOLOGY – 1600 CLOCK HOURS

COSMETOLOGY CROSS-OVER COURSE FOR BARBER- 300 CLOCK HOURS

BARBERING 1500 CLOCK HOURS

BARBER CROSS-OVER COURSE FOR COSMETOLOGIST-200 CLOCK HOURS

SKIN CARE – 600 CLOCK HOURS

NAIL CARE – 600 CLOCK HOURS 

The following state Bureau, Board and Council set minimum standards for our programs in accordance with Education Code Section 94316.12:

BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (BPPE) School code 44298610

BOARD OF BARBERING AND COSMETOLOGY (BBC) School code 14006

CALIFORNIA MASSAGE THERAPY COUNCIL (CAMTC)    School code 067

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s website listed below. Also, any question a student may have regarding this catalog that has not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to BPPE: California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, at P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818  Website: www.bppe.ca.gov               E-mail: bppe@dca.ca.gov Fax (916) 263-1897

A student or any member of the public with questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the school or who would like to file a complaint about this school may contact the California Massage Therapy Council at: One Capitol Mall, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814, www.camtc.org, phone (916) 669-5336, or fax (916) 669-5337. Attendance and/or graduation from a California Massage Therapy Council approved school does not guarantee certification by CAMTC. Applicants for certification shall meet all requirements as listed in California Business and Professions Code sections 4600 et. seq.

ACCREDITATION: This institution is ACCREDITED with the NATIONAL ACCREDITING COMMISSION OF CAREER ARTS & SCIENCES (NACCAS), an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. School Code 01-4401-00

4401 FORD AVENUE, STE 1300, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22302 TEL (703) 600-7600      www.naccas.org

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:  This institution is eligible to apply for participation in the following programs authorized under the Higher Education Act offer Federal Financial Aid, to qualified students who may apply for and receive financial assistance for tuition and other costs.  School Code 042733

CIP 51.3501 MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE 720 CLOCK HOURS

CIP 12.0401 COSMETOLOGY – 1600 CLOCK HOURS

CIP 12.0402 BARBERING 1500 CLOCK HOURS

CIP 12.0409 SKIN CARE – 600 CLOCK HOURS

CIP 12.0410 NAIL CARE – 600 CLOCK HOURS

 

Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs: (ALL AS OF 1/4/2018)

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Program

Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan Program

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program- Parent Loan For Undergraduate Students

Approval Disclosure Statement:  Victory Career College was granted institutional approval by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, pursuant to California Education Code Section 94915. The Bureau’s approval means that the institution and its operation comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private postsecondary educational institutions, but does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the State or by the Bureau.  Institutional approval must be renewed every five years and is subject to continuing review.  Approved courses:

 

MASSAGE THERAPY 500 CLOCK HOURS

MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE 720 CLOCK HOURS

APPLIED KINESIOLOGY CLASS 720 CLOCK HOURS

COSMETOLOGY – 1600 CLOCK HOURS

COSMETOLOGY CROSS-OVER COURSE FOR BARBER- 300 CLOCK HOURS

BARBERING 1500 CLOCK HOURS

BARBER CROSS-OVER COURSE FOR COSMETOLOGIST-200 CLOCK HOURS

SKIN CARE – 600 CLOCK HOURS

NAIL CARE – 600 CLOCK HOURS 

The following state Bureau, Board and Council set minimum standards for our programs in accordance with Education Code Section 94316.12:

BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (BPPE) School code 44298610

BOARD OF BARBERING AND COSMETOLOGY (BBC) School code 14006

CALIFORNIA MASSAGE THERAPY COUNCIL (CAMTC)    School code 067

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s website listed below. Also, any question a student may have regarding this catalog that has not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to BPPE: California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, at P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818  Website: www.bppe.ca.gov               E-mail: bppe@dca.ca.gov Fax (916) 263-1897

A student or any member of the public with questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the school or who would like to file a complaint about this school may contact the California Massage Therapy Council at: One Capitol Mall, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814, www.camtc.org, phone (916) 669-5336, or fax (916) 669-5337. Attendance and/or graduation from a California Massage Therapy Council approved school does not guarantee certification by CAMTC. Applicants for certification shall meet all requirements as listed in California Business and Professions Code sections 4600 et. seq.

ACCREDITATION: This institution is ACCREDITED with the NATIONAL ACCREDITING COMMISSION OF CAREER ARTS & SCIENCES (NACCAS), an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. School Code 01-4401-00

4401 FORD AVENUE, STE 1300, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22302 TEL (703) 600-7600      www.naccas.org

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:  This institution is eligible to apply for participation in the following programs authorized under the Higher Education Act offer Federal Financial Aid, to qualified students who may apply for and receive financial assistance for tuition and other costs.  School Code 042733

CIP 51.3501 MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE 720 CLOCK HOURS

CIP 12.0401 COSMETOLOGY – 1600 CLOCK HOURS

CIP 12.0402 BARBERING 1500 CLOCK HOURS

CIP 12.0409 SKIN CARE – 600 CLOCK HOURS

CIP 12.0410 NAIL CARE – 600 CLOCK HOURS

 

Title IV Student Financial Assistance Programs: (ALL AS OF 1/4/2018)

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Program

Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan Program

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program- Parent Loan For Undergraduate Students.

Books we use to teach massage therapy programs:

Trail Guide- 5th edition- ISBN-978-09829786 Trail Guide Workbook- 5th edition- ISBN 97809829786

Milady Workbook Detailed, interactive exercises Reinforce learning
Increase student comprehension ISBN-13: 9781285187617

Milady Text book Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage 2017 6 ed. Softcover ISBN-13:9781285187587
comprehensively provides the foundation of knowledge required to become a massage professional

Plus 720 AK: Use of videos on Applied Kinesiology and “how to” videos explaining the AK techniques.

Plus 720 SP: Use of texts and use of computer testing for Special Populations with library research on the SP techniques.

Books we use to teach cosmetology programs:

  • Milady Standard Cosmetology 13th ed– 2016 – ISBN: 9781439059302-6
  • Milady Standard Theory Workbook  13th ed– 2016 – ISBN: 9781439059234
  • Milady Exam Review Book 13 th ed– 2016 – ISBN: 9781439059234
  • Plus Raphael Perrier Manual PiByRP techniques

Books we use to teach barbering programs:

  • Milady Standard Barber – 2016 – ISBN: 9780538457675
  • Milady Standard Barber Workbook – 2016 – ISBN:9781435497139
  • Milady Exam Review for Barber – 2016 – ISBN:9781435497122
  • Plus Raphael Perrier Manual PiByRP techniques for the full barber 1500 clock hours course

Books we use to teach Nail Care:

  • Milady Standard Nail Technology – 2016– 7th Edition – ISBN: 9781305625204
  • Milady Student Workbook for Nail Technology – 2016 – 7th Edition – ISBN: 9781285080512
  • Milady Exam Review for Nail Technology – 2016- 7th Edition – ISBN: 9781285080543

Approval Disclosure Statement:  Victory Career College was granted institutional approval by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, pursuant to California Education Code Section 94915. The Bureau’s approval means that the institution and its operation comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private postsecondary educational institutions, but does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the State or by the Bureau.  Institutional approval must be renewed every five years and is subject to continuing review.  Approved courses:  

 

MASSAGE THERAPY 500 CLOCK HOURS  

MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE 720 CLOCK HOURS  

APPLIED KINESIOLOGY CLASS 720 CLOCK HOURS  

COSMETOLOGY – 1600 CLOCK HOURS

COSMETOLOGY CROSS-OVER COURSE FOR BARBER- 300 CLOCK HOURS

BARBERING 1500 CLOCK HOURS

BARBER CROSS-OVER COURSE FOR COSMETOLOGIST-200 CLOCK HOURS

SKIN CARE – 600 CLOCK HOURS  

NAIL CARE – 600 CLOCK HOURS 

The following state Bureau, Board and Council set minimum standards for our programs in accordance with Education Code Section 94316.12:  

BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (BPPE) School code 44298610  

BOARD OF BARBERING AND COSMETOLOGY (BBC) School code 14006  

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s website listed below. Also, any question a student may have regarding this catalog that has not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to BPPE: California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, at P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818  Website https://www.bppe.ca.gov/            

E-mail: bppe@dca.ca.gov Fax (916) 263-1897  

A student or any member of the public with questions that have not been satisfactorily answered by the school or who would like to file a complaint about this school may contact the California Massage Therapy Council at: One Capitol Mall, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814, www.camtc.org, phone (916) 669-5336, or fax (916) 669-5337. Attendance and/or graduation from a California Massage Therapy Council approved school does not guarantee certification by CAMTC. Applicants for certification shall meet all requirements as listed in California Business and Professions Code sections 4600 et. seq.

Satisfactory Academic Progress is the qualitative (grade point average) and quantitative (attendance) measure of a student’s progress toward completing a program of study. Hours and grades are calculated rounded up to the nearest whole number.

Students must meet formal standards that measure their satisfactory progress toward graduation as well as pace of course completion within the specified time frame. The policy is consistently applied to all students and complies with the guidelines established by the Institution’s accrediting/state agencies and the federal regulations established by the US Dept. of ED. The policy is provided to students prior to enrollment.

EVALUATION PERIODSStudents are evaluated for Satisfactory Academic Progress as follows:  

Cosmetology Course:                                                   450, 900, 1250 scheduled hours

Massage Therapy Course & AK Class (720):         360 scheduled hours

Skin Care & Nail Care:                                                  300 scheduled hours

Massage Therapy (500):                                                250 scheduled hours

Barbering (1500):                                                             450, 900, 1200 scheduled hours

Crossover Courses:                                                         100 scheduled hours or Midpoint if enrolled in more hours than standard 200 or 300 hours.

Factors for measuring the student’s progress toward satisfactory completion of the program include maintaining the following:

  1. Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 70%.
  2. Minimum cumulative attendance level of 70% of contracted hours.
  3. GPA of 70% is required for graduation as well as attaining satisfactory progress.

In order to determine the rate of attendance, divide the cumulative number of actual hours completed by the scheduled hours to date.

Transfer StudentsSAP evaluation periods are based on actual contracted hours at the institution. Satisfactory Academic Progress will be evaluated at the Midpoint of the contracted hours or established evaluation periods, whichever comes first. Evaluations will determine if the student has met the minimum requirements for satisfactory academic progress. The frequency of evaluations ensures that students have ample opportunity to meet both the attendance and academic progress requirements of at least one evaluation by midpoint of the course. Evaluations are based on scheduled hours.

ATTENDANCE PROGRESS EVALUATIONS

Students are required to attend a minimum of 70% of the possible hours based on applicable attendance schedule to be considered maintaining satisfactory attendance progress. Evaluations are conducted at the end of such evaluation period to determine if the student has met the minimum requirements. The attendance percentage is determined by dividing the total hours accrued by the total number of hours scheduled. At the end of each evaluation period, VC College will determine if the student has maintained at least 70% cumulative attendance since the beginning of the course which indicates that, given the same attendance rate, the student will graduate within the maximum time frame allowed.Hours and grades are calculated rounded up to the nearest whole number.

Students failing to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress will be placed on Financial Aid Warning for the next evaluation period. A student who has lost applicability for Title IV assistance will have the option to make other financial arrangements to continue attending Institution. Students will need to pay total balance by graduation. Students must complete the educational program within the maximum time frame which is based on attending 143% of the scheduled hours.In the case of Leave of Absence (LOA), the maximum time frame will be extended by the number of days in the LOA.

 

 

COMPLETION OF COURSE WITHIN DESIGNATED PERIOD OF TIME

Students whose transfer hours are accepted by the Institution are applied to the total number of hours necessary to complete the program and are considered both attempted and completed hours.

 

MAXIMUM TIME FRAME

Students must complete the educational program within the maximum time frame which is based on attending 143% of the scheduled hours. In the case of Leave of Absence (LOA), the maximum time frame will be extended by the number of days in the LOA

Maximum Time Frame Allotted for Course Completion

                                                                                               

Normal Time Allotted

           MAXIMUM TIME ALLOTTED

COURSE                                                       

WEEKS

SCHEDULED HOURS

WEEKS    

SCHEDULED HOURS

Cosmetology (F/T 34hrs/wk) – 1600 Hours    

48 weeks

1600

68.64 weeks

2288

Cosmetology (P/T 20 hrs/wk) – 1600 Hours  

80 weeks

1600

114.4 weeks

2288

 

 

 

 

 

Barbering (F/T 34 hrs/wk)- 1500 Hours

45 weeks

1500

64.35 weeks

2145

Barbering (P/T 20 hrs/wk)- 1500 Hours

75 weeks

1500

107.25 weeks

2145

 

 

 

 

 

Skin/Nail Care (F/T 34 hrs/wk.) – 600 Hours                                                   

18 weeks

600

25.74 weeks

   858

Skin/Nail Care (P/T 20 hrs/wk.) – 600 Hours                                                   

25 weeks

600

35.75 weeks

   858

 

 

 

 

 

Massage Therapy Course (F/T 24 hrs/wk.) – 720 Hours

Massage Therapy Class (F/T 24 hrs/wk.) – 720 Hours

30 weeks

720

42.9 weeks

1030

Massage Therapy Course (P/T 20 hrs/wk.) – 720 Hours

Massage Therapy Class (P/T 20 hrs/wk.) – 720 Hours                              

36 weeks

720

51.5 weeks

1030

 

 

 

 

 

Massage Therapy (F/T 24 hrs/wk.) – 500 Hours                                                   

21 weeks

500

30 weeks  

   715

Massage Therapy (P/T 20 hrs/wk.) – 500 Hours                                                   

25 weeks

500

35.75 weeks

   715

 

 

 

 

 

Barber Cross-over Course to Cosmetologist (F/T 40 hrs/wk ) 300 Hours

7.5 weeks

300

10.73 weeks

   429

Barber Crossover Course to Cosmetologist (P/T 20hrs/wk.) 300 Hours

15 weeks

300

21.5 weeks

   429

 

 

 

 

 

Cosmetologist Crossover Course to Barber (F/T 40 hrs/wk —200 Hours

5 weeks

200

7.15 weeks

   286

Cosmetologist Crossover Course to Barber (P/T 20hrs/wk.) – 200 Hours

 

10 weeks

200

14.3 weeks

   286

 

NON-CREDIT & REMEDIAL COURSES

Course incompletes, repetitions, and non-credit remedial courses do not apply to this institution, therefore, have no effect upon the Institution’s Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. Victory Career College does not offer any non-credit or remedial courses.

ACADEMIC PROGRESS EVALUATIONS

The qualitative element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of grades as determined by assigned academic learning. Students are assigned academic learning and a minimum number of practical experiences. Academic learning is evaluated after each unit of study. Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted towards completion only when rated as satisfactory or better. If the performance does not meet satisfactory requirements, it is not counted and the performance must be repeated. At least two (2) practical comprehensive skills evaluations will be conducted during study. Practical skills are evaluated according to text procedures and set forth in practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by the Institution. Students must maintain a written grade average of 70% and pass a FINAL written and practical exam prior to graduation (for cos, skin & nail students).   Numerical grades are considered according to the following scale:

 

ACADEMIC GRADING

PRACTICAL EVALUATION

100% – 90% = A = Excellent               4.0

YES =Criteria MET

89%- 80% = B =Above Average     3.0

NO =Criteria NOT MET

79% – 70% = C =Average                   2.0

I = Incomplete work pending a grade

69% – 00% = Fail=Unsatisfactory     0.0

Below 70% or Below 2.0 =May have Title IV Funding interrupted

 

DETERMINATION OF PROGRESS STATUS

Students meeting minimum requirements for academics (C, 2.0 or 70%) and attendance (70%) at an evaluation point are making satisfactory academic progress until the next scheduled evaluation. Students will be provided a copy of their completed SAP evaluation form after their SAP counseling. Students deemed not maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress may have their Title IV Funding interrupted, unless the student is on warning or has prevailed upon appeal resulting in a status of probation. Evaluation period consists of: for the next ten consecutive scheduled days, from the date of student signature, must have zero absences and/or 70/100 academics.

 

Step 1: WARNING

Students failing to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress will be placed on Financial Aid Warning for the next evaluation period. The student will be counseled regarding actions required to attain satisfactory requirements by the next evaluation point. During the Financial Aid Warning period, students are eligible, if applicable, to receive financial aid funds. If at the end of the Financial Aid Warning period, the student has still not met both the attendance and academic progress requirements, he/she will be determined as not making satisfactory progress and will be ineligible for Title IV assistance.

Step 2: APPEAL PROCEDURES: Students must initiate the Appeal Process.  

If a student is determined as not making satisfactory progress or is terminated for not making satisfactory progress, the student may appeal the negative determination.

The student must submit a written appeal (see Financial Aid Office for official Appeal Policy Form) to the Institution administration within five (5) business days of not making satisfactory progress or termination. The student must include any supporting documentation of reasons why the determination should be reversed. If the student fails to appeal this decision, the decision will stand. If a student is terminated for gross misconduct, which includes but is not limited to reporting to Institution under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, cheating, stealing, insubordination, and threats and/or bullying, such termination is final and may not be appealed.

An appeal hearing will take place within fifteen (15) business days of receipt of the written appeal. This hearing will be attended by the student, parent/guardian (if the student is dependent minor), the student’s instructor, and the Director of Education. A decision on the student’s appeal will be within three (3) business days by the Director of Education and will be communicated to the student in writing. This decision will be final.Should a student prevail on his/her appeal and be determined as making satisfactory progress, the student will be automatically re-entered in the course, and financial aid funds will be reinstated to eligible students.

Step 3: PROBATION

Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance and/or academic progress after the warning period may be placed on probation and considered to be making satisfactory progress during the probationary period, if the student appeals the decision, and prevails upon appeal. Additionally, only students who can meet the Satisfactory Progress Policy standards by the end of the evaluation period may be placed on probation. The student will be advised in writing on the actions required to attain satisfactory academic progress by the next evaluation. If at the end of the probationary period, the student has still not met both the attendance and academic requirements, s/he will be determined as NOT making satisfactory academic progress and, if applicable, student will not be deemed eligible to receive Title IV funds.

Financial Aid Students: Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance and/or academic progress after the warning period may be placed on probation and considered to be making satisfactory progress during the probationary period, if the student appeals the decision, and prevails upon appeal. The student is placed on Financial Aid Probation for one evaluation period. If at the end of the Financial Aid Probation the student has not met both academic and attendance requirements for two consecutive periods, the student will be determined as not making satisfactory progress and will be terminated.

RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF SATISFACTORY PROGRESS: Students may re-establish satisfactory progress and Title IV aid, if applicable, by meeting minimum attendance and academic requirements by the end of the probationary period.  

 

TRANSFER HOURS: Transfer hours from another institution that are accepted towards current educational program will not impact current SAP as hours are counted as both attempted and completed.   Satisfactory evaluations periods are based on actual contracted hours at the institution.

INTERRUPTIONS, COURSE INCOMPLETES, WITHDRAWALS: Course incompletes, repetitions and non-credit remedial courses have no effect upon the student’s satisfactory academic progress. If enrollment is temporarily interrupted for a Leave of Absence, the student will return to Institution in the same progress status prior to the leave of absence. Hours elapsed during a leave of absence will extend the student’s contract period and maximum timeframe by the same number of days taken in the leave of absence and will not be included in the student’s cumulative attendance percentage calculation. A student who withdraws prior to completion of the course and requests to re-enroll will return in the same satisfactory academic progress status as at the time of withdrawal. Student re-entering after a period of withdrawal in the same progress status as when they left.

 

Students re-entering after 180 days will be charged at the current tuition rates for newly entering students. Students returning within 180 days will keep the initially contracted rate.

 

Details:

  • A Leave of Absence (LOA) is a temporary interruption in a student’s program of study and refers to a specific time period of non-attendance.
  •  
  • LOA’s are granted a minimum of 14 days but may not exceed 180 days in a calendar year.
  •  
  • Multiple LOA’s may be granted in any 12 month period with a minimum increment of fourteen (14) days.
  •  
  • The student is required to follow the school’s policy in requesting the LOA.
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  • An LOA will not be granted if the school does not have a reasonable expectation that the student will return from the LOA.
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  • Only LOA requests which follow the school policy will be approved.
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  • Victory Career College may not assess the student any additional institutional charges as a result of the LOA.
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  • The school will not assess the student any additional institutional charges, the student’s need may not increase, and the student is not eligible for any additional Federal Student Aid.
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  • The school does not grant an LOA which does not meet the conditions of an approved LOA for Title IV purposes (for example, for academic reasons), the school considers this a withdrawal for Title IV purposes.
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  • LOA has no effect on the “Satisfactory Academic Progress Standard”.
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  • If student was deemed maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress prior to LOA or withdrawal of training, upon his/her return, the student is deemed in good standing and may continue the program of study from the point of interruption.
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  • Total number of days allowed for a LOA may not exceed 180 days in a 12 month period.
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  • Total number of days taken in the LOA must extent must extend the contract period by the same number of days and changes must be initialed by all parties or an addendum must be signed and dated by all parties.
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  • Student’s on approved LOA need to be aware that said LOA may affect financial aid. Therefore, before final consideration is given to grant the requested LOA, a Financial Aid Advisor will meet with the student and provide information regarding the following:
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  • loan obligations
  • possible revisions in his/her aid package
  • deferment options
  • notification to lending institutions
  • deferments may be canceled
  • grace periods exhausted
  • consequences of not returning to Victory Career College at the expiration of the LOA
  • For students receiving Title IV funds, all Guidelines below must be adhered to or the student will be considered withdrawn.
  • A student who has been granted an LOA will be considered withdrawn if he/she does not return to school at the end of the LOA. In said case, the student should be informed that the last day of physical attendance is used for the purpose ofcalculating theReturn of Title IV funds.
  • Should withdrawal result, a student’s grace period for a Title IV loan program might be exhausted.
  • If a student does not return or call from the student’s leave of absence within 72 hours (or three day) of the student’s expected return, the student shall be considered terminated.

Guidelines

A Leave of Absence (LOA)will begranted if the request meets the following:

 

  1. Submitted to the School in advance unless prevented by *unforeseen circumstances:

*Victory Career College may grant a LOA to a student who did not provide the request prior to the LOA due to unforeseen circumstances, if the institution documents the reason for its decision and collects the request from the student at a later date and in this example, the beginning date of the approved LOA would be determined by the institution to be the first date the student was unable to attend because of the accident.

  1. There must be a reasonable expectation that the student will return from the LOA.
  2. Submitted in writing, signed and dated with reasons for request explained in full.
  3. Victory Career College allows a Leave of Absence for a student that may experience a severe medical, legal or personal issue which makes it difficult for her/him to attend class.
  4. Request must be approved by school official.

 

A student granted an LOA that meets these criteria is not considered to have withdrawn, and no refund calculation is required at that time.

 

To request full one hundred eighty (180) day Leave of Absence, complete documentation and certain conditions will be needed to support said request … i.e.: jury duty, military reasons including National Guard requirements, circumstances meeting criteria covered under FMLA (Family & Medical Leave Actof 1993).

 

 

 

 

 

 

GED: Los Angeles GED Test Center 1646 S.Olive Street Los Angeles CA 90015 Call 213-765-2573 Must register Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 12 pm to 3 pm. Student will find out if they passed in 15 days.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

VCC Drug free and Work Place Policy revised 1.19 

The following Drug-Free School & Workplace Policy is to notify all students and staff that pursuant to the Federal Drug-Free WorkplaceAct of 1988 (PublicLaw 101-690) and (California Drug-Free WorkplaceAct of 1990), VICTORY CAREER COLLEGE prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance in the workplace, on school property, or as part of any school activity.

VICTORY CAREER COLLEGE similarly prohibits the unlawful use, possession, and distribution of alcohol in the workplace, on school property, or as part of any school activity, as well as any other unlawful conduct involving alcohol.

VACCINATION POLICY:  We do not have a policy but all students must have their required vaccinations up to date and it is the student’s responsibility to maintain their vaccination schedule. 

STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

View Financial Assistance and catalog 2019

Eligibility of Financial Aid After a Drug Incident

Students will be given written notice advising them that a conviction of illegal drugs, of any offense, during an enrollment period for which the student was receiving Title IV financial aid will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV per HEA Sec. 484(r)(1) and 20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1). Students whose eligibility has been suspended due to a drug conviction may resume eligibility if they successfully pass two (2) unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with criteria established under HEA Sec. 484(r)(2) (20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(2).

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR EDUCATIONAL LOANS

 In compliance with the federal law, VC College’s officers, employees, independent contractors and agents shall maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity.

VC College’s officers, employees, individual independent contractors and agents shall not:

Sharing confidential information with a third-party*

Entering into any financial arrangements with any lender

Soliciting or accepting any gift from a lender, guarantor, recruiter, or servicer of education loans. For purposes of this prohibition, the term “gift” means any gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, or other item having a monetary value (Including accepting any loans, staffing or favor).

All and any VC College’s officers, employees, independent contractors or agents pledges to diligently:

Commit to the highest level of educational ethical behavior in campus and outside of campus and refrain from conflict of interest or the perception thereof.

To help students obtain and make the best use of all financial funds and resources available and provide educational and customer services that do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, financial status, sex, ethnic origin, age, veteran status or sexual orientation.

Respect and protect the confidentiality the students records and of the economic circumstances of the student and student’s family. Information will be released only on the written consent of the student and/or student’s family, and all policies and procedures shall protect the student’s right of privacy.

VC College’s officers, employees, individual independent contractors and agents are all principal agents to the same institution therefore sharing records and circumstance of concern is considered confidential.

A third-party* means it may be indirectly involved, a party not employed, nor currently hired in any way by VC College, and VC College has not entered into a contract, deal, or transaction with it to serve clients or administration.  

STUDENT OUTCOMES

OTHER CONSUMER INFORMATION

VOTER REGISTRATION:  We encourage all eligible students to be registered and to vote.  For information about how and where to register please contact: www.sos.ca.gov/elections or you can call (800) 345-8683