Accessibility for Disabilities
The buildings are designed to be accessible to the disabled. Spaces are clearly marked and are reserved for disabled students, staff, and faculty. Cars parked in these designated areas without the proper identification will be towed.
Students may not use cell phones for personal reasons in the classroom unless approved by the instructor.
To be considered a Concorde graduate, students are required to successfully complete all program requirements. This includes all phases of their didactic training as well as their externship and/or clinical education.
Participation in commencement ceremonies does not constitute official graduation. All requirements as stated in the school catalog must be fulfilled prior to conferment of graduate status. To be eligible to participate in the official commencement ceremonies, graduates must be current on all financial obligations at the time of commencement. (For details regarding graduation requirements, see “Graduation Requirements” in the “Academic Standards” section.)
Concorde participates in community activities and encourages students to become active community members. Students are encouraged to notify the Campus President, Academic Dean or Director of Student Affairs of any upcoming activities in which they would like the school to participate.
Concorde Career Institute offers customized training and technical assistance to employers on a contractual basis. Specialized curriculum and consultant services can be provided for business-specific needs.
Day Care Services
Children are not permitted in any class, nor are they allowed on school premises while a parent or guardian is attending class. For information regarding day care services available to students at a reasonable cost, students may contact the Student Affairs department. Many area day care centers understand the need for quality care at a reasonable cost while pursuing educational goals, and the school maintains a list of those centers.
Eating & Smoking
Students are welcome to pause, relax, eat and drink in the student lounge. Smoking, in all forms (e.g., cigarettes, e-cigarettes), and chewing tobacco are not allowed in the building. If students wish to smoke or chew tobacco, they may do so outside of the building in designated areas. Absolutely no food or beverage are allowed in the labs. Absolutely no food or beverage are allowed in the classrooms unless approved by the campus administration.
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Each student must provide the school with one or more telephone numbers where a family member may be reached in an emergency. Only in the case of an emergency will a student be called out of class to take a telephone call.
Institutional Information Dissemination
Federal regulation 34 CFR 668.44 requires Concorde to designate an employee or group of employees who shall be available on a full-time basis to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining information on the following topics:
- Financial assistance information.
- Tuition and costs, withdrawal and refund policy, academic progress, facilities, faculty, and school approvals.
- Completion and retention rate calculations.
- Institutional Security Policies.
If a student has any questions, he or she should see one of the following personnel: Campus President, Director of Admissions, Financial Aid Director or Academic Dean.
Concorde provides students with accident insurance that covers injuries due to an accident that occurs while attending or participating in a Concorde-supervised and sponsored activity. The policy is intended to supplement the students’ own insurance, and it requires students to submit a claim to their own insurance carrier first (if they have insurance). The insurance has a $5,000 limit on covered benefits. For clarification, students should check with the Campus President.
International Student Services
Concorde does not admit students based on student visas because Concorde does not participate in the SEVIS program.
Language of Instruction
All classes at Concorde are conducted in English. No English language services are provided. All students must be able to demonstrate the English language proficiency of a U.S. high school graduate.
Lost Books & Supplies
Textbooks and curriculum materials are provided for all students; however, lost books are the student’s responsibility to purchase at cost. Students will be expected to furnish such incidentals as paper, notebook, pencils and pens.
Maximum Class Size
Classes are generally limited in size not to exceed 30 students per laboratory or lecture session. Specific programmatic requirements are addressed in the program section of this catalog.
Parking is provided for students. Students park in the parking lot at their own risk. Concorde is not responsible for any damage or loss.
Purses, clothes, books, etc., should not be left unattended, as the school does not assume responsibility for loss or theft.
Personal Data Changes
Any change of name, address, email or telephone number must be reported to the Registrar’s office as soon as the change occurs. Emergency information should be kept current at all times.
Concorde offers limited refresher training to its graduates. A graduate may apply for refresher training at any Concorde Career College/Institute offering similar classes.
Graduates may be accepted for refresher training (excluding externship) on a space-available basis. The graduate must be in good standing with the Business Office. No tuition will be charged; however, there will be a fee for each class/term or partial class/term. The graduate must have or purchase current text(s), workbook(s), and/or uniform(s) as required. The graduate is required to adhere to current school policies governing attendance and dress.
Concorde associates make every effort to maintain close communication with their students. Students have access to faculty and administrative staff for both vocational and academic advising. Students experiencing personal problems that require professional advising will be referred to the appropriate agencies.
While the school does not offer on-campus housing for its students, living accommodations are available within a convenient distance of the school. Students must arrange for their own housing.
Students injured while attending school, participating in a school-supervised function, or in transit to or from supervised school activities are to report immediately to the instructor who will accompany the student to the Campus President. If necessary, immediate emergency procedures will be implemented, and a member of the staff or faculty will accompany the student, in the absence of a parent, guardian, or spouse, to the appropriate medical facility. Refer to the “Insurance” section in this catalog for more information.