New Student Orientation_SPRING 201414

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Veterans Parkway Campus
Industrial Drive Campus
Tifton Campus
Acting President
Jim Glass
Student Affairs
Vice President
Leigh Wallace
Academic Affairs
Assistant Vice President
for Academic Affairs
Tina Strickland
Academic Affairs Dean
Tifton Campus
Becky Richardson
Online Education
Distance Ed. Specialist
Katie Harrison 229-217-4172
Online Director
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Peggy Wilson
229-217-4227
http://www.moultrietech.edu/online
Available Courses
Hardware/Software Requirements
Policies and Procedures
Instructor E-mail Addresses
 Business Administrative
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Technology
Computer Support Specialist
Practical Nursing, Medical
Assisting, and Radiologic
Technology Core Courses
Marketing
Early Childhood Care & Ed.
Accounting
General Education
Online Orientation
The MTC Online Department offers online orientation sessions for new students
taking online courses. For orientation information, please contact the online
department at [email protected] or visit the online department on the
Veterans Parkway Campus in Room 220B.
Online Attendance
Students are required to attend online courses for the first five consecutive
days of the semester excluding weekends. The following activities constitute
attendance:
· Email message(s) to the instructor
· Submission of course assignments
· Course correspondence (i.e. phone conversations, mail, fax, etc.)
Students are required to communicate with their instructors at least 3 times
per week using one of the methods mentioned above for the duration of the
course.
Admissions…Welcome!
We are excited that you are now a vital part of Moultrie Technical College! Your
role as student provides you with your own confidential, unique, and personal
information. This information can be found on your acceptance letter and is listed
below:
 Student ID: Your ID number (9000#####)
 Student Status: Indicates your student type
 Advisor: Your advisor’s name
 Program Level: The credential you are seeking (degree, diploma, certificate of
credit)
 Program of Study: Your major (according to our records)
 Admit Status: Indicates if you require learning support classes
 How to set up your student email account
Make note of your student ID number. It will be used on all forms and
documents you complete at MTC, including logging into your Banner Student
Web accounts, and to identify yourself in all college communications.
Student Email
All MTC applicants receive a MTC Student E-Mail account. MTC e-mail account activation
is within 7 days after admission acceptance has occurred. If you have questions, feel free to
communicate with our Student Affairs staff via student email.
Login Instructions
To access your student e-mail:
Go to the MTC Home Page (www.moultrietech.edu)
Look in the top right section of the screen for the “Student Email” tab
Click on the tab
Student Email
Use the following login information to access your new MTC email account:
Username: first initial of the first name, entire last name, last 4 digits of your student id
number (9000#) (Example: John Doe 900012345 = jdoe2345)
Password: your 8 digit birth date (Example: Date of birth - February 14, 1994 (02141994)
***You will be prompted to change this password the first time you login***
Your MTC Student ID# is: __________________________
Your new email address is:[email protected]
CHANGE OF PROGRAM
Students who wish to change their program of study will
need to complete an application for the new program in
the Admissions Office.
A new advisor will be assigned when a student changes
programs.
Additional testing may be required.
Office of Registrar
Official Transcripts may be sent through the Registrar’s Office.
To have your official transcript sent, complete the “Request for
Official Transcript” form available online or in the Registrar’s
office, or request your transcript through BannerWeb. The cost
for each official transcript is $5.00. The Bookstore will accept
your payment via mail, telephone, or in person at the Tifton or
Veterans Parkway Campus.
Unofficial transcripts can be printed by the student from their
Banner Web account.
Prior to graduation, all students must complete a graduation
form obtained from their advisor. This form must be turned in
to the Registrar’s Office one semester in advance.
Drop/Add
 Students may add a course(s) to an existing schedule during
the first five (5) days of the semester.
 Students may drop or withdraw from a course(s) to an
existing schedule during the first three (3) days of the
semester.
 Students must contact the program advisor to drop or add a
course.
 Contact Financial Aid before withdrawing.
No Show
Students who do not attend class within the first 3 days
will be withdrawn from class.
You are expected to attend class beginning the first day of
the semester. Students taking online courses must log onto
the online course the first day of class.
Withdrawal from Class
 Please notify your instructor if you wish to withdraw from class. There are
no refunds for withdrawing from classes after the third day of the semester.
 Online students must email their instructors about withdrawing from class.
 Contact Financial Aid prior to withdrawing if you are concerned about how
it might affect your financial status.
Course by Exemption
 Discuss exemption with advisor
 Obtain Exemption Form from the Registrar’s Office
 Arrange test with instructor
 Cost is 25% of tuition cost of class
 A minimum score of 70 is required
 You do not have to be registered for the course you
are attempting to exempt
 You cannot exempt a course in which you have
previously been enrolled
Graduation Requirements
 Complete your chosen
program of study
 Attain a GPA of at least 2.0 in
the program of study
 Verify your account records
are clear
 Pay a $35.00 graduation fee
 Complete the MTC Graduate
Exit Survey
 Submit a completed
graduation application form to
the Registrar’s Office a full
semester in advance of your
expected completion date
 Visit the Career Placement
Office
Academic Honors
President’s List:
*A full-time student taking at least 12 credit hours
* 4.0 GPA
* No work ethic below 2.0
Merit List:
* A full-time student taking at least 12 credit hours
* 3.5-3.99 GPA
* No work ethic below 2.0
Academic Probation
Student fails to attain at least a 2.0 cumulative
GPA in his/her program of study or fails to attain
at least a 2.0 each semester.
Academic Suspension
Student fails to remove academic probation
status in his/her program of study for two
consecutive semesters.
Financial Aid - A Few Notes!
 Many of our students are eligible for some type of
financial aid. You can apply for financial aid by
completing the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Judi Lovvorn
Financial Aid
Director
 All students should renew their financial aid each
year prior to FALL Semester by completing a new
FAFSA.
Completing the Financial Aid Authorization
through BannerWeb
Students who wish to use their financial aid funds to pay MTC
fees (in addition to mandatory tuition and fees) should complete
the Online Authorization process. Fees that are not authorized
by the student to be paid with financial aid funds will become
the student’s responsibility to self-pay.
See the following BannerWeb pages for easy authorization…
1. From MTC Website, select BannerWeb link.
2. Enter Secure Login Area and Login
3. Select Student Services & Financial Aid
4. Select Financial Aid Student Authorization
5. Select Authorize Pell Grant
6. Click “I Authorize This Transaction”
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
All students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
standards to remain eligible for financial aid.
At a minimum a student MUST:
 Earn a GPA of at least a 2.0 (C) for each semester.
 Successfully complete 67% or two-thirds of attempted
coursework.
 Complete their program within 150% of the time normally
required for the program.
The full SAP policy is available in the Student Catalog, Student Handbook and on the
MTC website under Financial Aid.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
 Students who fail to meet SAP standards for two semesters
will have their financial aid suspended until they are in
compliance with the SAP standards.
 Students with extenuating circumstances may appeal a
financial aid suspension by providing documentation to the
Financial Aid Office.
Checks, Withdrawals, and More
 Financial Aid refund checks are issued approximately the 4th week
of the term.
 Students interested in Direct Deposit should visit the Business
Office to complete appropriate paperwork or visit the MTC website
at www.moultrietech.edu and click Pay Online.
 Students wishing to make schedule adjustments should contact the
Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing, as changes in enrollment
hours and/or withdrawals from class can have a negative impact on
financial aid awards. If aid is reduced due to schedule changes, the
student may owe a refund back to MTC for unearned aid.
 Student’s financial aid information may be retrieved from the secure
login area on Banner Web.
HOPE Program
 Students using HOPE Grant funds will be required to have a 3.0 (B)
GPA at the end of 30 and 60 paid semester hours in order to continue
eligibility.
 HOPE Scholar students must have a 3.0 (B) GPA at 30, 60, and 90
attempted semester hours and at the end of each Spring Semester to
continue eligibility.
 HOPE Program caps are as follows:
* 63 HOPE Grant paid semester hours
* 127 HOPE Scholar attempted semester hours
*127 HOPE Combined paid semester hours
 The HOPE Program pays $60.75 per credit hour for eligible students.
Payment
 Please note that all fees must be paid by the Fee Payment
Deadline (first day of class) of each term, including fees due
after financial aid payments have been applied.
 Students may pay online, in the bookstore, or may establish a
payment plan. To access the payment plan, visit the MTC
Website at www.moultrietech.edu and click Pay Online to
complete the payment plan process, or you may call the
Business Office for assistance at (229) 217-4186.
 Students with unpaid fees after the Fee Payment Deadline will
be administratively dropped from class for non-payment and
will be unable to complete the term.
Career Services
The Career Services staff is committed to assisting students and
graduates of Moultrie Technical College in their search for
meaningful employment upon completion of their degree, diploma,
or certificate of credit programs.
Services Offered to Students and Graduates
 Resume writing assistance
 Personalized job counseling
 On-Line job searches
 Job announcements
 MTCjoblink for students
 Resource library
 Job Fairs
 Job Search Skills Workshops (including online workshops)
 Employability Skills Assistance
 Company/Industry Information
Career Services Office Hours
 Moultrie - Veterans Parkway Campus - Building A
Monday & Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please call our office at (229) 217-4149 to set up an appointment.
 Tifton Campus - Main Office - Room 111
Wednesday &Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Please call our office at (229) 391-2611 to set up an appointment.
Special Programs
For assistance please contact a representative
in the following departments:
ADA Coordinator
Lisa Newton
229-217-4132
Career Placement
Bridgett Adams
Tifton 229-391-2611
Moultrie 229-217-4149
Workforce Investment Act
Cindy Baker
229-217-4166
Veteran’s Assistance
Cindy Murray
229-217-4131
Disability Services
 Students requiring special classroom accommodations due to a documented
disability should contact Lisa Newton, Disability Services Coordinator, at
the beginning of the semester.
Lisa Newton
Disability Services Coordinator
(229) 217-4132
Office A 141
Veterans Parkway Campus, Moultrie
[email protected]ultrietech.edu
MTC POLICIES
Dress Code
Because of safety and other concerns, in some programs, a professional
dress code must be adhered to and enforced. For example, some programs
will require lab coats, uniforms, or long garments to protect the skin. The
following regulations shall be observed to cultivate a proper attitude toward
dress and grooming by the student:
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Shoes are to be worn at all times.
Longer knee length types of shorts such as dress shorts, bermudas, and culottes
are acceptable. Short shorts and running/gym shorts are not permitted.
Cleanliness of person and clothing is required.
Use of offensive, obscene, and/or abusive words or symbols on clothing is not
permitted.
Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, or other top garments defined as skimpy,
scooped at the neck and shoulder, and/or showing excessive amounts of skin are
types of inappropriate dress.
See the Student Handbook & Catalog for more information.
Work Ethics
R E M E M B E R you are graded on your
work ethic.
Appearance
 Attendance
 Attitude
 Character
 Communication
 Cooperation
 Organizational Skills
 Productivity
 Respect
 Teamwork
Insurance
Each degree, diploma, or certificate of credit student is required to
purchase student insurance on a semester basis while enrolled at
MTC. To file a claim, report to the Office of Administrative
Services.
Students in Practical Nursing, EMT, Radiologic Technology,
Medical Assisting, Neuromuscular Therapist, Surgical Technology,
Cosmetology, Early Childhood Care & Education and other health
care programs must have liability insurance in order to participate in
the clinical training portion of their programs. This insurance is
purchased by the college in a group policy and paid annually by an
individual student fee.
Criminal Records Check Requirement
Early Childhood Care & Education
All Allied Health Programs
Drug Testing Requirement
All Allied Health Programs
Commercial Truck Driving
Student Organizations
National Technical Honor Society
Roentgen Ray
(NTHS) Advisor: Udella Spicer
Advisor: Alfred Jones
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Student Leadership Council
(SLC) Advisors: Robert Norman
Advisors: Pierre Rogers
Susan Davis
Ben Rehberg
Electronics & Amateur Radio Club
Advisor: Andy Clark
David Buckholts
SkillsUSA
Advisors: Lynn Tanner
Ubaldo Gonzales
Rebecca Clark
Cari Colby
Student Life Coordinator Dana Lewis 229-891-7027
Student Academic Center
Tutoring services are available with Lynda Tompkins
[email protected] or [email protected]
VPC SAC Hours - Room A213
Monday & Wednesday:
8:00 am -12:00 pm
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday:
9:30 am -10:00 am 11:30 am -12:00 pm
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tifton Campus SAC Hours - Room A141
Monday - Thursday:
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
MTC Bookstore
Students who are pre-registered may purchase books the day
before classes begin using PELL, cash, check, debit card,
Visa or MasterCard.
Students must have a booklist from their advisor
before purchasing books.
Bookstore hours change throughout the semester.
Call 229-217-4151 or 229-391-2605 for information.
Students may return books within 10 days of purchase.
Books must be unopened with receipt.
Library
VPC
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tifton
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
IDC
Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm & 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday - Closed
Veterans Parkway Campus: 229-891-7020
Industrial Drive Campus: 229-217-4208
Tifton Campus: 229-391-2623
Student I.D. Processing
New Student ID’S
Your Student ID number is required!
ID Processing generally begins the week after Drop/Add.
Contact library personnel for scheduling.
VPC—Udella Spicer, Director (229-217-4159) [email protected]
IDC—Sue Stephenson, Librarian (229-217-4208 ) [email protected]
Tifton —Priscilla Hunter, Librarian (229-391-2623) [email protected]
Security on Campus
SAFETY MATTERS ● PLAN ● PREPARE
 Report suspicious behavior
and activity
 Keep property secure
 Identify your belongings
 Be alert to unusual
circumstances
Campus Crime
Just for You
Disclosure of Graduation Rates for
Student Right to Know
Every postsecondary education institution is required by law to disclose its graduation
rates annually. The 2012 graduation rate for MTC is 56.5%
Out of all students enrolled in an Award Program (Degree, Diploma, or TCC) and in
at least one Vocation Course who left the college as a graduate or leaver (all leavers)
during a 2 year period (the year shown and the previous year), the total number who
graduated.
Just for You
E X E R C I S E ……YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!
MTC encourages students to vote in elections.
Pick up a voter registration card from your local
voter’s registration office or go to this link
http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/VRinfo.htm
and V O T E!
Visitors on Campus
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ALL VISITORS must report to the front desk
● MTC
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is for adults only
Please do not bring children on campus
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING
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