(September 1, 2018 – September 1, 2020)
REVIEW DOCUMENTATION: As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
LOCATION: Class sessions will be held at the Learnix Tree Center office located at 1934 Old Gallows Road., Ste. 350, Vienna, VA 22182 (free parking, metro accessible).
TITLE IV: Learnix Tree Center does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs
LOANS: If the student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
FINANCIALS: Learnix Tree Center does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, nor it is operating as a debtor in possession, has filed a petition within the preceding five years or has had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
ADMISSIONS, ACCEPTANCE OF CREDITS:
There is no formal English proficiency test given to prospective students, but to graduate successfully a student is expected to be able to effectively read, write, understand the spoken language and talk about technical issues learned in the Center.
Learnix Tree Center does not accept credits earned at other institutions or through challenge examinations and achievement tests. Learnix Tree Center has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.
NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION:
Acceptance of the Certificate of Completion you earn in the Learnix Tree Center is at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the Certificate of Completion that you earn at the Learnix Tree Center is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending the Learnix Tree Center to determine if your Certificate of Completion will transfer.
FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT:
Learnix Tree Center is occupying an office on the third floor of the commercial office building located at 1934 Old Gallows Road., Ste. 350, Vienna, VA 22182 (free parking, metro accessible).
The Building is maintained by a professional management company that assures that all the Center facilities, including heating and cooling, ventilation, lighting, classrooms, laboratories, and campus environments, are well-maintained. The Center has two classrooms (approximately 600 square feet each), a kitchen, a conference room, and three administrative offices.
Learnix Tree Center has sufficient facilities and the necessary equipment to support the achievement of the educational objectives of all of the courses and educational programs in which students are enrolled.
Learnix Tree Center makes sure that the equipment used for instruction is not obsolete and is sufficient for instructional purposes to reasonably assure that a student acquires the necessary level of education, training, skill, and experience to obtain employment in the field of training and to perform the tasks associated with the occupation or job title to which the educational program was represented to lead.
All the equipment and furniture used by the Learnix Tree Center is fully owned by the Center. No equipment is leased, rented, or licensed for short- or long-term, or owned by another and loaned to be used without charge.
Learnix Tree Center is not participating in any federal, state, nor private financial aid program.
WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS POLICIES:
1. Any written contract or agreement signed by a prospective student is not operative until the student attends the first class or session of instruction.
2. The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the tenth day after enrollment, whichever is later. The student may cancel the Enrollment Agreement and receive a refund by providing written notice to Learnix Tree Center. 1934 Old Gallows Road., Ste. 350, Vienna, VA 22182 (free parking, metro accessible).
For the purpose of sending refunds in a timely manner, the date of withdrawal is determined as the date when the Center receives the Request for Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund.
1. If the student cancels the Enrollment Agreement prior to or on the first day of instruction, the Center will refund the amount paid less the amount of $200.00 for the registration fee.
2. If the student signed the Enrollment Agreement for a course but never attended the course, the School will refund the amount paid less the amount of $200.00 for the registration fee.
3. If the student has attended the course and withdraws from the course after the first day of instruction but prior to completion of the course, or otherwise fails to complete the course of the period of enrollment, a student who has completed 75 percent or less of the course will be paid by the School a prorated refund of the unused portion of tuition.
4. If the school cancels or discontinues a course, the School will make a full refund of all charges paid for the course that was not provided. The refund will be paid within 30 days following the date upon which the course has been determined as canceled or discontinued.
5. Refunds for the courses (that are not subject to 4.) will be paid within 30 days following the date upon which the student's withdrawal has been determined.
PROCEDURE TO CANCEL OR WITHDRAW AND OBTAIN A REFUND:
1. If the Center cancels or discontinues a course, no actions are required from the student to obtain a refund. The Center will send a check for a full refund to every student enrolled in the cancelled/discontinued or otherwise not provided course.
2. To cancel the Enrollment Agreement, withdraw from the course (that is not subject to 1.), and obtain a refund, a student has to submit the written Request for Cancellation/Withdrawal and Refund.
3. The information submitted by the student in the Request for Cancellation/Withdrawal and Refund will be compared with the School records. If there is a discrepancy, a copy of the student's Request with the discrepancies specified will be mailed to the student, and he/she will be requested to submit any evidence (receipts, cancelled checks, statement of facts, etc.) to prove the correctness of submitted information. If the student fails to submit the requested proof within seven business days from the date the School mailed the copy of the student's Request, the eligibility for a refund and amount to be refunded will be determined in accordance with the School records.
RULES OF OPERATION
• Classes begin promptly at a scheduled time. A break will be taken at a scheduled time determined by the Instructor.
• Courses are on a clock hour basis. An academic hour is 50 minutes.
• Smoking is not permitted in any area of the building and within 25 feet from the building.
• The students have to remember that the Center is located in the office building and other occupants of the building are not to be disturbed by the School students.
Students are expected to attend all sessions of each course. The students will be notified in writing of unsatisfactory attendance, if accumulated unexcused hours of absences exceed twenty percent of the total number of course hours. A copy of the notification will be placed in the student's file. If accumulated unexcused hours of absences exceed forty percent of the total number of course hours, the student will be advised in writing to withdraw from the course. A copy of the notification will be placed in the student's file.
Tardiness disrupts the learning environment and is therefore discouraged. Tardiness without legitimate reason on any three occasions during the course is considered as one unexcused absence. A student is considered tardy if he/she is not in the classroom within twenty minutes of the class start time. It is the responsibility of the Instructor to make notes of students' tardiness in the Attendance sheet.
A written request for leave-of-absence should be submitted to the Center for approval. In case of long-lasting leave-of-absence, a student may be offered to transfer completely to other group. If a student fails to return from a leave-of-absence, the Center reserves the right to dismiss the student from the Center.
An absence will be considered as excused under the following circumstances: medically validated illness, death or birth in the immediate family, and other reasons approved by the Center. All other absences will be considered unexcused.
ASSESSMENT AND GRADING:
During any course a student has to submit Home Assignments and to take several quizzes.
All quizzes and assignments must be submitted at scheduled times. Late home work papers are accepted only in cases of excused absences or approved leave-of-absences. The policy concerning make-up works is left to the Instructor's discretion.
The quality of students’ work and attendance is measured during the course of study by percentage grades.
Upon completion, the average percentage grade for the entire course can be converted to a letter grade:
90% or higher A Very good
70% - 89% B Good
60% - 69% C Satisfactory
under 60% F Unsatisfactory
STANDARD (STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT):
A student's academic progress on a course will be considered satisfactory if his/her average percentage grade for quizzes and Home Projects does not fall below 60% at all times.
Students will be notified in writing of unsatisfactory academic progress, if it occurs, and a copy of the notification will be placed in the student's file. If the average percentage grade is still below 60% by the time of the next grading period, the student will be advised in writing to withdraw from the course.
A student will be awarded the Certificate of Completion for the course if his/her average percentage grade by the end of the course is 60% or higher (the grade of C or better). The Certificate will state that the course is successfully completed. If the average percentage grade by the end of the course is below 60%, the student will be awarded the Certificate of Attendance provided his/her attendance is above 50%; otherwise no Certificate will be awarded.
Only those students with satisfactory academic progress on the course Software Quality Assurance will be assisted with resume writing and other services associated with the completion of the course
STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. CONDUCT POLICY:
Students have not only the right to an education, but to the rights of citizenship as well; therefore, no student shall be deprived of equal treatment and equal access to educational programs, due process, presumption of innocence prior to proof otherwise, free expression, or privacy of thought.
Attendant upon the right guaranteed to each student are certain responsibilities, which are respect to the rights of others, acceptance of properly constituted authority, and compliance with the policies, regulations and procedures of the Center. Each student bears full responsibility for his or her actions.
The following types of misconduct will not be tolerated at all times at the Center:
a) Disruptive behavior, willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance or abuse of Center personnel.
b) Assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon students or Center personnel.
c) Theft of, or damage to, the property of the Center , its employees, students or visitors.
d) Interference with the normal operations of the Center (e.g., obstruction or disruption of teaching or other Center activities).
e) Cheating, plagiarism or knowingly furnishing false information in the classroom or to a Center personnel.
f) Forgery, alteration, or other misuse of Center documents and records.
g) Failure to return borrowed property when reasonable attempts have been made to retrieve it.
h) Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression.
i) Physical or verbal abuse of any person or group, or conduct, which intimidates, threatens, or endangers the health or safety of any person or group.
j) Acts of physical, verbal, or sexual harassment.
k) The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol or illicit drugs at Center premises.
l) Gambling in any form.
m) Failure to comply with lawful directions of Center officials, faculty, and staff.
It is the policy of Learnix to maintain records of the name, address, email address, and telephone number of student who is enrolled in an educational program offered by the Center for a period not less than five years.
STUDENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE:
It is the preference of the School to resolve grievances at the informal level whenever possible. The informal resolution stage involves the student who has a complaint and the staff member or specific group who is the other party in the grievance. The student must notify the staff person or representative of a group that he/she wishes to have an informal meeting to review an action within 5 days of its occurrence. This informal meeting must then take place within 5 days of the notification of the desire to meet. In the absence of the instructor or staff person and after a good faith effort to make contact, the grievant may contact the Director of Education. If the outcome of this informal meeting does not result in the satisfaction of the grievant, he or she may file in writing a formal complaint with the Director of the School the student has to provide in his/her written complaint the following:
a) Exact nature of the grievance;
b) The specific details of the grievance, e.g. chronology of events, copies of any information that may be helpful, etc.;
c) A description of the informal meeting and the attempted resolution;
d) The desired remedy.
The meeting with the Director must take place within five working days of the filing the appeal. A written decision must be rendered within two working days. If the School does not resolve the problem, a student may file a complaint with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. P.O. Box 980818, Sacramento, CA 95798
1. The Center provides the students with printed and online manuals, handouts, and all other types of educational materials required in the course of study.
2. Academic and Career counseling is always available at the Center. The counseling includes an opportunity for clarification and integration of career and educational goals, exploring educational and career options, providing with clear, concise, and up-to-date information in the field of training and related fields.
3. The Center assists the students who have satisfactory performance with Internship placements and resume writing.
JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE:
The Learnix Tree Center provides various job placement assistance activities including:
1. Resume preparation for both Internships and Job Market
2. Referring graduates for Internships and Jobs to DC Metro Area direct employers and employment agencies asking for referrals
3. Teaching the graduates job search and interviewing techniques
4. Coaching those looking for a job from the Center facilities, which includes mock interviews, close supervision of resume submission and posting activities
5. Conducting and videotaping mock interviews in individual and group format
6. Posting on the Job Board job openings sent to the Center by the local employers
7. Providing list of frequently asked interview question in the field of study
8. Placing videos on Youtube with interview tips and job search advice
1. The Center has no dormitory facilities in its control
2. The Center has no responsibility to find or assist a student in finding housing
3. The Center is located in highly populated area with practically unlimited choice of residential housing
4. The Center provides out of area students with information on local rental housing market and helpful online resources
We expect our students to make steady progress toward their educational goals. There is no formal academic probation policy in the Center. The administration in case of a need of an academic improvement will suggest the student to repeat the class at no extra charge.
There is no formal academic dismissal policy in the Center. The administration in case of a need of an academic improvement will suggest the student to repeat the class at no extra charge.
We expect our students to complete courses once they register for them. Each student must attend at least of all the sessions, or else be placed on progress probation. Students on probation will be encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor.
Students are subject to progress dismissal if, after they have been on progress probation for four consecutive weeks. Students on dismissal status are prohibited from attending Job Search sessions.
APPEALS AND READMISSION:
Students who are placed on probation or dismissal are notified in writing. The notification includes the process for appealing the dismissal to the dean of student life. Dismissed students who wish to appeal their dismissal status must file a "request for reinstatement" letter. Extenuating circumstances that would allow students to successfully appeal dismissal might include, but are not limited to, health problems, family emergency or extreme change in financial situation.