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Compliance Documentation

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.

Disclosure of Consumer Information – Your Right to Know

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 nwltcadmin@nwltc.edu 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.

Completion of Degrees and Graduation Rate Information

Graduation Rates for full-time, first-time undergraduates are available online. The information is also displayed by gender and ethnicity on the National Center for Education Statistics website.

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:

  • The typical costs associated with completing the program;
  • Potential financing options available to students and the median debt incurred by program graduates;
  • The normal time to complete the program and the percentage of graduates who completed the program within the normal time; and
  • The job placement rate for program completers.

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For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please contact Director of Financial Aid at 318-872-2243.

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:

  • Nature of the education program
  • Nature of financial charges
  • Employability of graduate
  • Relationship with the Department of Education. A Title IV eligible school may not describe its participation in a way that suggests approval or endorsement by the Department of Education of the quality of its educational programs.

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.

Notification to All Applicants for Admission and Students

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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
Phone number: 318-676-7811
Email:alena alenaharris@nwltc.edu
Days/hours available: Monday – Friday — 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Title IX Coordinator Equity/Compliance Coordinator
Name/Title: Lisa Snider, Human Resources
Office address: Human Resources
9500 Industrial Drive, Minden LA 71055
Phone number: 318-371-3035
Email: lisasnider@nwltc.edu
Days/hours available: Monday – Friday — 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Title IV Gainful Employment Information

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:

  • The typical costs associated with completing the program;
  • Potential financing options available to students and the median debt incurred by program graduates;
  • The normal time to complete the program and the percentage of graduates who completed the program within the normal time; and
  • The job placement rate for program completers.

Programs
Program Cost Sheet Summary for 2016-2017 Academic Year

For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please contact Director of Financial Aid at 318-872-2243.

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 Cosmetology
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

Return of Title IV Funds

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.

Copyright Infringement

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/.

Violence Free Campus Policy

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.

Harassment, Racial, and Sexual Discrimination Policy

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.

Smoke-Free Campus Policy

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.

Northwest Ltc Title IX Coordinators

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.

Title IX Coordinator
Lisa Snider – lisasnider@nwltc.edu

Director of Enrollment
Cindy Maggio – cindymaggio@nwltc.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Mansfield
Haley Holder – haleyholder@nwltc.edu

Minden
Stephen Long – stephenlong@nwltc.edu

Shreveport
Alena Harris – alenaharris@nwltc.edu

Confidential Advisors
Mansfield: (318)-872-2243
Pam Hubier – pamelahubier@nwltc.edu
Tammy Morgan – tammymorgan@nwltc.edu

Minden: (318)-371-3035
Cynthia Ridley – cynthiaridley@nwltc.edu
Sheri McLemore – shasherimclemore@nwltc.edu

Shreveport: (318)-676-7811
Lawrence Richardson – lawrencerichardson@nwltc.edu
Paula Wiley – paulawiley1@nwltc.edu

Policies

Academic Affairs

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 Acknowledgement
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

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