Northwest Louisiana Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of its operations. Northwest Louisiana Technical College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College is committed to providing students, their families and the campus community full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal laws and regulations. The laws are intended to satisfy the students’ right to know and provide the opportunity for students to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they choose to attend. In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be disclosed. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it may be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact Student Services.
About Northwest Louisiana Technical College Consumer and disclosure information relating to current degrees and programs offered by the College, accreditation information, credit transfer policies, and lists of faculty and administrative personnel can be accessed in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog or you can call the Main Campus’ Student Services at 318-371-3035.
NWLTC Web Site Accessibility
The NWLTC web site pages are checked using W3C validation. W3C follows the Web Content Guidelines as noted in the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strive to make the NWLTC website experience as accessible as possible to all individuals. However, due to the large variety and amount of content on our site, and ever changing world of technology, there may be portions that are not accessibility compliant. If you find any aspect of our website for which this is the case, please contact our webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org and we will strive to correct the issue wherever possible.
To learn more about how to access ADA services, see the Disability Services section of the Compliance Information page. Students are encouraged to visit the Student Services office on each campus or call 318-371-3035.
Safety on Campus NWLTC places the highest priority on your safety. We rely on community members to share our commitment and actively participate in creating a safe and secure living, learning, and working environment. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act), NWLTC’s Annual Crime Statistics Security Report includes data for the previous three years concerning reported crimes occurred on or around the campus. For more information about campus safety, See the Campus Safety and Security section on the student services page. For additional information or concerns pertaining to safety, please contact the campus dean at the campus.
Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989 The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989 requires that all students be notified annually of NWLTC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog. Other policies regarding student conduct and sanctions for violations can be found in NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog. Questions regarding the alcohol and drug-free policy may be directed to campus’ Office of Student Services.
Complaint/Concern Resolution We want you to have the best educational experience possible in your time as a student with Northwest Louisiana Technical College. In most instances, situations can be resolved by reviewing the processes for certain actions: If you experience a problem, or have a concern or complaint, you may inform any staff member and expect prompt assistance. NWLTC strives to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an efficient, fair, and amicable manner. It is the responsibility of the complainant first to attempt to resolve the matter with the institution. Complaints regarding any aspect of NWLTC’s operations will receive prompt attention. The online Incident Reporting/Student Concern Form can be used to submit concerns either general or academic, report incidents, concerning or threatening behavior, sexual harassment or student welfare concerns.
Financial Aid Information Consumer disclosure information relating to financial aid includes: cost of attendance, description of need and non-need aid types, application procedures and processes, student eligibility requirements, students rights and responsibilities, criteria for selection of recipients and awarding funds, disbursement information, refund and repayment policies, satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid, and appeal procedures.. All of this information can be accessed on the NWLTC’s Financial Aid page or by contacting the Director of Financial Aid at 318-872-2243. VA/Military benefits information can be found on the Financial Aid page or by contacting campus’ office of financial aid. Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s GE Programs. Specifically, this information includes:
Voter Registration Information Northwest Louisiana Technical College encourages all students to register to vote in State and Federal Elections. Voter Registration and Election Date information for the State of Louisiana can be found at Louisiana Secretary of State Website. Office of Student Services at each campus will help students to answer the questions and fill out the application forms. ADA Coordinator provides one-on-one assistance with completing and submitting Voter Registration forms to students with disabilities on an ongoing basis and during authorized voter registration periods. For more information, please contact ADA Coordinator at the campus.
Current Refund Policy NWLTC has a refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees to be refunded to students who withdraw from classes during a term. This policy is included in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog. Questions regarding the calculations of refunds may be directed to campus’ Office of Student Services.
Withdrawal From Classes To be entitled to a refund of tuition and fees, students on the NWLTC campuses must officially withdraw in person by visiting Student Services and completing a Withdrawal Form. Then, the students need to stop by the Office of Financial Aid. Additional details regarding the withdrawal process can be found in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog.
Misrepresentation Policy NWLTC is prohibited under federal regulations from making any false, erroneous, or misleading statement directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student, member of the public, accrediting agency, state agency, or to the Department of Education. Misleading statement includes any statement that has the likelihood or tendency to deceive or confuse. A statement is any communication made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. This includes student testimonials given under duress or because such testimonial was required to participate in a program. Federal regulations further provide that substantial misrepresentation is any misrepresentation on which the person to whom it was made could reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment. The regulations regarding misrepresentation describe misrepresentation with respect to:
Any violation of this directive will be taken seriously and the College will ensure that it is not repeated.
Accreditation Statement Northwest Louisiana Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education to award the associate degree and certificate. Contact the Commission at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, Georgia 30350 or call 800-917-2081 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Louisiana Technical College.
Campus Safety and Annual Security Report In order to assure compliance with Public Law 102-542, the Student Right-to-Know Act, and the Campus Security Act of 1990, NWLTC publishes the Annual Security Report of Crime Statistics. The full report may be accessed Campus Crime Statistics . The report contains statistics of occurrences of crimes such as murder, sexual offenses, burglary, and hate crimes that have occurred on campus as well as statistics for the number of arrests made on campus for liquor law violations, drug abuse violation, weapons possessions, and hate crimes. Also, please check out workforce violence policy as well.
Disability Services Disability Services coordinates campus-wide efforts to provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the office ensures that eligible students receive proper classroom modification and serves as a liaison between faculty and students. Medical or psychological documentation is required to recognize a disability. More information about Disability Services policies and procedures is available in the Student Handbook for Disability Services or contact the campus’ ADA coordinator.
Emergency Notification System Emergency Communications Network (ECN) is an emergency mass notification system, powered by SmartNotice– an Emergency Communications Network (ECN) product that provides NWLTC with instant notification capabilities during an emergency on campus. NWLTC students, faculty, and staff have the option of registering with ECN. For more information about ECN and how to register, please visit our emergency notification page.
Enrollment Rates, Graduation Rates and Retention Rates Enrollment, graduation, retention data is can be found on the college navigator.
Educational Programs and Descriptions Information on the College’s academic, technical, and certificate program offerings is available in the College Catalog and on the Academic Programs section of this website.
The provisions of the Northwest Louisiana Technical College Region Website do not constitute a contract between the Technical College System and the student, but rather reflect the general nature and conditions concerning the educational services of the campus in effect at this time. Any tuition, charges, or costs required by a program are subject to change at any time without notice. All courses, programs, and activities described in the website are subject to academic regulations and degree requirements are subject to revision during the effective period of this website to reflect changes in Board policies, occupational and licensure requirements, and other changes related to the quality of the program. The faculty listed in the website is the regular, full-time faculty of this region. Other faculty may be appointed, depending on the instructional needs of the region. The Northwest Louisiana Technical College Region hereby expressly disclaims any warranty or representation that any course or program completed by a student will enable the student to successfully complete or pass any specific examinations for any course, degree, or occupational license.
Nondiscrimination Statement Northwest Louisiana Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of its operations. Northwest Louisiana Technical College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.
|Title VI, Coordinator for Section 504 and ADA|
|Name/Title:||Alena Harris, Student Services|
|Office address:||2010 North Market St., Shreveport, LA 71107|
|Days/hours available:||Monday – Friday — 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
|Title IX Coordinator Equity/Compliance Coordinator|
|Name/Title:||Cindy Maggio, Director of Enrollment|
|Office address:||9500 Industrial Drive, Minden LA 71055|
|Days/hours available:||Monday – Friday — 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.|
Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s GE Programs. Specifically, this information includes:
Programs Program Cost Sheet Summary for 2017-2018 Academic Year For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please contact Director of Financial Aid at 318-371-3035. ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Air Conditioning ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Automotive ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Barber ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Business ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Culinary ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Diesel ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Electrician ED Gainful Employment Disclosure HCVO ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Industrial Maintenance ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Industrial Manufacturing ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Information Technology ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Machine Tool ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Industrial Instrumentation Technology ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Patient Care Technician ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Practical Nursing ED Gainful Employment Disclosure Welding
The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal “Title IV” aid) they have “earned” up to the time of withdrawal. Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the College and/or the student to the federal government. The repayment policy is available under the NWLTC Financial Aid Policies’ Return of Title IV.
Under 34 CFR 668.43(a)(10), an institution must include information regarding institutional policies and sanctions related to the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material in the list of institutional information provided upon request to prospective and enrolled students. Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws. 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 http://www.copyright.gov/.
Northwest Louisiana Technical College (Northwest LTC) is committed to maintaining a safe learning and working environment for all students, faculty and staff that is fair, humane, and responsible an environment that supports career and educational advancement on the basis of job and academic performance. Sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or any other type of harassment subverts the mission of Northwest LTC and offends the integrity of our college. In accordance with the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SAVE Act) and 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, the College is actively working to increase transparency about the scope of sexual violence on campus, guarantee survivors enhanced rights, and provide College‐wide prevention educational programming. Click on the policy for more details.
Northwest Louisiana Technical College (Northwest LTC) seeks to maintain a workplace that fosters respect and promotes a harmonious and productive working relationship. Northwest LTC prohibits discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including identity and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and/or any other basis protected by federal or state law by any person, student, applicant, vendor or contractor. Northwest LTC also prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports discrimination or harassment, or who participates in an investigation into discrimination or harassment. Click on the policy for more details.
Northwest Louisiana Technical College seeks to provide a safe, healthy, pleasant environment for its faculty, staff, and students. To this end, the use of smoke-producing tobacco products and the advertising, sale, free distribution, and discarding of such tobacco products shall be prohibited in all indoor and outdoor facilities and in all state-owned vehicles. The policy extends to faculty, staff, students, vendors, guests, and visitors. The Smoke-Free Campus Policy is available in the NWLTC Student Handbook/Catalog.
While the employees listed below are ‘Confidential Advisors’ for their respective campuses, all Northwest LTC employees are responsible employees. According to OCR’s 2001 Guidance, a responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
Confidential Advisors Mansfield: (318)-872-2243 Pam Hubier – email@example.com Tammy Morgan – firstname.lastname@example.org Minden: (318)-371-3035 April Robinson – email@example.com Sheri McLemore – firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Diplomas Policy and Procedures Academic Probation Notification Academic Probation Status Change Notification Academic Renewal Policy and Procedures Academic Status Policy and Procedures Academic Suspension Notification Academic Year Policy and Procedures Acceptance of Transfer Credit Policy and Procedures Add a New Course Application for Academic renewal Class and Program Size Policy and Procedures Classification of Students Policy and Procedures Clock Hour Credit Hour Conversion College Exit Job Placement Course Substitution Course Waiver Course Substitution Course Waiver Policy and Procedures Credit by Examination Credit by Examination Form Credit Examination Curriculum Development Revision Curriculum Revision Justification Curriculum Revision Proposal Developmental Education Drop-Add reinstatement Period Employee Credentialing Acknowledgment Grade Change Request – Form Grade Changes Grade Point Average Grade Symbols and Designations Grading Scale Incomplete Grade Contract Incomplete Grade Contract – Form Instructor’s Drop Form for Student Absences Non-Traditional Credit Non-Traditional Credit Policy and Procedures Northwest LTC Faculty Job Description Official Transcript Request Other Needs Collection Form Placement Exams Proposal for use of STEP Fee Funds Request for Program Change Student Change in Course Load Student Course Load Override Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) Student Withdrawal from College Student Withdrawal from College-Form Transcript Evaluation Request Transferring to Another College
Application for Graduation Judicial Code Disciplinary Procedures – 2014 Residency Policy Louisiana Student Financial Assistance – 2014 Non-Credit Application for Admission Fiscal & HR Records Retention Response to Student Grievance – 2014 Response to Student Incident Report – 2014 SAP Appeal – 2014 Satisfactory Academic Progress – 2014 SGA Election Application – 2014 Student Educational Records Release – 2014 Student Government Associations – 2014 Student Grievance Form – 2014 Student Incident Report – 2014 Campus Sexual Misconduct Policy Student Conduct and Appeal Procedures Proof of Immunization Compliance Class Rosters for Regular Sessions-2014 Confidentiality for Student Records-2014 Custodial Authority of Student Ed-2014 Graduation Requirements-2014 SA1930.223 Grievance Policy-2014 Admission of Dual Enrolled High School Students-2014 Requirements For First Time Freshmen Admission of Transfer and Re-entry-2014
Allowance Write Off Policy Cash Handling Cellular Phone Devices Contracts for Professional & Personal Consulting Donation of Moveable Property Donations and Contributions Notification of Potential Deficit Fuel Policy and Procedure Petty Cash Recoupment of Overpayments Refund Policy Travel Authorization Travel Policy and Procedures Tuition Schedule Tuition Discounts and Waivers