NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
The Arrhythmia Technologies Institute, Inc., admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.
COURSE TUITION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Tuition Cost: $25,500.00. Books & Materials are included.
Deposit: A $1,000.00 deposit is due upon mutual acceptance. $350.00 of the deposit is non-refundable. The remaining $650.00 is non-refundable after June 1, when books are purchased, however, the student may keep books and materials.
Balance Due June 1: $24,500.00
Total Cost: $25,500.00
Living expenses are additional costs and are not included in the tuition. These costs are the responsibility of the student. Financial aid is not available through ATI.
A motorized means of transportation will be required. Clinical training will take place off-site from the main campus at several other facilities. There will, therefore, be additional personal costs related to traveling (e.g., fuel costs, car maintenance, insurance, etc.) to these clinical sites for training and is required as part of the school program.
There may also be seminars or meetings dealing with cardiac device technology, which the student may wish to attend outside of the school. The student must pay these costs; however, these extracurricular activities are not required as part of the program.
Should a student withdraw or be dismissed from the program for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following schedule:
- Tuition will be refunded, minus fees ATI has already incurred for books, materials, health screenings, radiology badges, etc., if the student withdraws within 72 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) after signing the enrollment agreement.
- Withdrawal after attendance has begun but prior to sixty percent (60%) completion of the program will result in a Pro Rata refund. The refund will be computed from the last day of attendance, rounded downward to the nearest ten percent of that period, less any unpaid charges owed for the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged, and less a $100 withdrawal administrative fee. The student may keep all books and supplies provided by the school to date.
The portion of the period of enrollment for which charges will be determined is computed by dividing the number of clock hours comprising the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged into the number of clock hours remaining to be completed by the student as of the last recorded day of attendance by the student.
- Withdrawal after completing sixty percent (60%) of the program will result in no refund. The student may keep all books and supplies provided by the school to date.
- Effective termination date: the termination date for refund computation purposes is the last date of actual attendance by the student.
- Refunds will be made within forty (40) days of the effective termination date.
HEALTH INSURANCE AND MEDICAL RECORDS MANDATORY
Students are required to carry their own health insurance for interaction in the clinical portions of the program. This insurance is not available through the school and is not covered by tuition costs. Proof of health insurance will be required prior to coming to school. Prior to class starting dates, students must provide proof of healthcare status to include TB (by PPD test to be done at ATI), rubella and rubeola, mumps, varicella (chicken pox), and tetanus (or tetanus booster within the last 10 years). If shot records are not available for rubella, rubeola, mumps or varicella we will need copy of results from a titer being drawn. Students are also required to be vaccinated against hepatitis B (three shots over a six-month period). As students will be working in the healthcare field and typically work for companies that require drug screening, students may be asked to submit to a drug screening test during the course of the school year if one was not submitted as part of the application process. This list may be updated periodically to reflect affiliated hospital requirements for clinical training.
- The number of qualified students to be accepted into the school will be determined annually by the Board of Directors.
- Students, to be qualified, must hold a baccalaureate degree or have suitable experience in a related field such as nursing, medicine, electronics or engineering with an associate’s degree.
- Students will be accepted by the school only after their application, essay, college transcripts, current curriculum vitae or resume and two letters of reference (professional individuals) have been evaluated as satisfactory. The student must also interview with a school official coinciding with an on-site visit of the school facilities. Application materials are accepted year round.
The school may refuse admission to any student who does not meet all of the above requirements. The standards required for continuing in the program shall be clearly stated and made available to the student. The school reserves the right to choose among qualified applicants.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Two letters of reference
- College transcript
POLICY ON GRANTING CREDIT OR ADVANCED STANDING
There is no credit granted or advanced standing for any previous training or education.
POLICY ON TRANSFER OF CREDIT
The school makes no claim or guarantee that credit earned from this program will transfer to any other program or institution.
Students will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis for many of the courses, particularly, those dealing with the clinical aspects of cardiac device technology. The grade will be based on the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s ability to follow instructions, quality of work and demonstration of proficiency in a particular area of study.
The academic courses will be graded according to the following schedule:
A – 90-100% B – 80-89% C – 70-79%
D – 60-69% F – 59% or below
Progress reports are available in November, February and April.
Clinical evaluations will occur frequently with the appropriate supervisors of the student in those areas of clinical training. Written evaluations will become a part of the student’s permanent record.
A failed test (score less than 70%) in a course will be repeated at the discretion of the instructor.
A Certificate of Completion in Cardiac Device Technology is presented when the student:
- Successfully completes the required program of Cardiac Device Technology (including passing a comprehensive final), and;
- Fulfills all monetary obligations to the school.
- Student Records
Student records are permanently retained by the school and are available to students upon individual request. Student records will be provided to potential employers only with the student’s approval.
- Student Placement
Students are assisted with job placement and furnished with contact information of employment possibilities. Inquiries made to the school from potential employers will be communicated to all students. The school will assist the students with employment to the best of its ability. The school cannot guarantee that enrollment in this program or graduation from this program will result in employment.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Students are expected to be at the school during regular school hours. Missing class without prior approval from the appropriate instructor is considered an unexcused absence. After one unexcused absence, the student is counseled by a Program Director and placed on probation. Should the student have another unexcused absence while on probation, the student will be counseled by a Program Director and, at the director’s discretion, may be dismissed from the program.
A student arriving after attendance has been taken is considered late and will be marked absent unless the instructor considers the reason legitimate. All class time missed in excess of fifteen (15) minutes must be made up by the student prior to graduation.
- Makeup Work
Students are expected to make up work missed due to absences, tardiness, and clinical training. Tests to be made up will be taken at the earliest possible convenience of the instructor but no later than one week after the original test date. Reports or homework assignments will be due the first day the student returns to school.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Inappropriate language, possession of alcohol or unprescribed drugs, and disrespectful behavior are considered unsatisfactory behavior and are grounds for dismissal. A student whose conduct is detrimental to the school, staff or other students will be dismissed from the program. Theft of property from the school, affiliated institutions or other students is grounds for immediate dismissal. Patient information and confidentiality is mandatory and breach of this trust is cause for immediate dismissal. Cheating on a test is cause for immediate dismissal.
Appropriate dress is required for school attendance. Blue jeans, T-shirts, shorts, tank tops, halter tops, etc., are not permitted. Students should present a professional appearance at all times while in school.
A student who does not adhere to the attendance policy will be placed on probation for thirty (30) days. Should the student have an unexcused absence while on probation, they will be counseled by a Program Director. At the discretion of a Program Director, the student may be dismissed from the program.
- Training Interruptions and Dismissal
A student is not dismissed from the program for failure to learn the required skills. A student who has not successfully completed the examinations at the end of each course is encouraged to attend additional tutoring sessions. A retest on the class material is permitted within a reasonable period of time as determined by the instructor. If the student fails the retest, they will be counseled by a Program Director as to the advisability of continuing in the program since a Certificate of Completion may not be awarded due to inadequate skills.
- Leaves of Absence
A student may be granted a leave of absence, limited to 60 days, by a Program Director. A request for the leave of absence must be in writing with the expected date of return specified. If the student does not return to the school program within 60 days, the student will be dismissed from the program and a refund granted according to the Refund Policy.
A student who has withdrawn or been dismissed from the program and desires to reenter the program must notify the school and follow the admission procedures. A student who was dismissed from the program for any reason must interview with a Program Director and show cause why he/she should be reinstated. The decision of the Program Director is final.
- Withdrawal from the School Program
A student may withdraw from the school program at any time by notifying the school in writing of this decision. The student’s enrollment agreement will then be terminated and a refund will be granted according to the Refund Policy
- Student Complaints
Student complaints should be brought to the attention of the President of ATI. He will then discuss the complaint(s) with the appropriate parties and a suitable resolution will be sought. A written record of the disposition of the complaint will be kept on file by the school.
If the complaint cannot be resolved at the school level through its complaint procedure, students may file a complaint with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The complaint form is available via the following link:
A formal hearing will be initiated involving all involved parties with a final discussion and resolution.