General Information

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Animals on Campus

Except as specifically required by law, animals are not allowed in AVTEC training facilities, dormitory rooms, or apartments. Service Animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be allowed through an approval process. Please contact the AVTEC ADA Coordinator for more information at 907-224-6170. 

Cafeteria Meals and Schedule

Students living in the residence halls are provided meals as part of their room and board fees.  Students must bring their ID card to use student dining services. Students who live in AVTEC family apartments or private residences can purchase meals at the Business Office in the First Lake Building during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

MEAL SCHEDULE:     Monday­–Friday

 

MEAL SCHEDULE: Weekends and Holidays*

Breakfast

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

 

Brunch

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Lunch

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

 

Dinner

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 PM  

Dinner

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

 

*On holidays when training is scheduled, the regular meal schedule applies. 

 

             

Class Attendance

Class attendance is assessed and is measured as a part of overall student performance and mastery of skills. However, there are times when students are prevented from attending class.  In these rare cases, the types of absence that are available to students are as follows:

  • Excused Absence: Absences reported to the instructor prior to the class start time are excused. These include illness or injury, an absence prearranged and approved by the instructor, or a sudden unexpected emergency. Excused absences of longer than three days may require verification or other documented explanation of the absence. 
  • Unexcused Absence: Failure to notify the instructor of an absence (no call–no show) or lateness, or dismissal from class for any reason are unexcused absences. With three consecutive days of “no call–no show” students will be considered to have left training.  Tardies and dismissal from class for any reason will be considered unexcused absences.

Timeliness of arrival or tardy to class at the start of the day and after the lunch break is assessed and is measured as a part of the overall student performance and mastery of skills.

  • Tardy: Arriving at training, without prior notice to the instructor, after the scheduled start time and from lunch break is a tardy and considered an unexcused absence.  Tardiness accrues in 15-minute increments regardless of the arrival time.  

In the extreme case where students need to be out of training for an extended period of time, there is the option of requesting from the instructor a Leave of Absence (LOA). 

Dress Code

Students are instructed in the appropriate attire required for the training areas and for professional appearance in the workplace and are expected to be appropriately dressed each day. Students wearing attire inappropriate for the classroom will be required to change clothes immediately. The time it takes to change clothes is unexcused time away from training.

Leave of Absence

A Leave of Absence (LOA) is a period of time, formally agreed upon by the school and the student, in which the student has a break in training due to extenuating circumstances. An LOA is an interruption in training; it is not a period of excused absences. Training time missed during an LOA does not count against the student’s attendance record. 

Requests for an LOA greater than 60 days must be approved by the Director or their designee. An LOA may not exceed a total of 180 days in any 12–month period. The LOA request form can be obtained from a counselor or on the student portal. 

An LOA must be 1) requested by the student in writing, and 2) approved by their instructor, prior to the leave occurring. An LOA will not be approved without a formal written request from the student and agreement by the instructor. 

If unforeseen circumstances prevent the request from being submitted prior to the leave, the student may request an LOA, in writing, to the Department Head as soon as feasible.

If a student fails to return from an LOA, the last date of attendance at AVTEC will be used as the withdrawal date.

Depending on the student’s progress and amount of training missed, an extended enrollment may be granted by the training program Department Head for the student to complete certificate requirements. 

Mail Delivery

All residents living within the Seward city limits must have a post office box for mail delivery. Students who would like to set up mail delivery via a post office box may do so at the US Postal Service Office located at 507 Madison Avenue, open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  A rental fee and a refundable key deposit may be required. 

For students living in AVTEC Residence Halls or Family Student Housing Apartments, the documentation needed to prove residency to set up a post office box is two forms of ID and an AVTEC Residence card, available at the Residence Life office. For students living off-campus in private housing, the documentation needed is a copy of the rental agreement or a utility bill with their address.

Parcel Delivery

Parcel Deliveries (UPS, FedEx, etc.) can be sent in the student’s name and addressed to the Residence Life office at 516 3rd Avenue, Seward, AK 99664. Students should inform the Residence Life Office when they are expecting a package, and they will be informed when a package arrives.

Personal Vehicle Information

Students who have their personal vehicle at AVTEC should register the vehicle and obtain a parking permit (at no cost) from the Residence Life Office in Willard E. Dunham Residence Hall. The permits must be displayed in the lower left of the driver's side windshield.

Students may park in any unrestricted AVTEC parking area. Students may not park in restricted parking areas marked Handicap Accessible, Staff-Only, or State Vehicle parking. Vehicles that are parked in restricted areas, vehicles without parking permits, non-drivable/operational vehicles, or abandoned vehicles may receive a parking violation that could result in the loss of parking privileges, or the vehicle towed at the owner’s expense. AVTEC assumes no liability for damage to personal vehicles by other individuals, or due to conditions caused by snow, ice, or snow removal equipment.

Students may leave vehicles parked on campus during school breaks with permission from the Residence Life Department Head. Students may not leave their vehicle on campus during the summer break between school years. Vehicle maintenance may be performed on campus with prior approval. 

Student Employment

A few part-time positions at AVTEC are available to students. Please inquire about student work opportunities with AVTEC's Student Services or Student Activities staff. 

Student ID

Students enrolled at AVTEC receive a picture ID valid for the length of the training program. The student ID is to be used for meals and other student activities. If an ID is lost or stolen, it is re-issued at the expense of the student.  If there are changes to status in a program or a housing status change, a new ID will be issued free of charge.

Training Levels of Achievement (aka Grading Scale)

Training programs at AVTEC are designed to replicate what would be experienced on-the-job and with similar expectations. Training programs at AVTEC are competency-based, meaning that technical and employability skills are taught and the student learning is measured through the demonstration of the mastery of skills in the classroom, the performance on employability behaviors, and hands-on work in the labs.  

Each program lists the skills students will master during their training on a Training Summary and progress toward mastery is tracked on a Monthly Progress Report, using the following rating system:   

  • Level 4 Skilled: Performed task independently; requires minimal supervision.
  • Level 3 Moderately Skilled: Performed independently in a learning situation; may require initial supervision.
  • Level 2 Limited Skills: Performed job during training; additional training is required.
  • Level 1 Demonstration Only: No practice provided; further training required.
  • Level 0 No Exposure: Student has no experience in the topic.

At any time during the training year, if a student is not making satisfactory progress toward mastery of the skills listed on the Training Summary, they could be subject to discipline up to dismissal from the training program. See the section titled General Categories of Conduct in Meeting Training Standards for details of the corrective process.   

Upon completion of the training year, a final Training Summary will be completed indicating the level of the mastery of skills demonstrated by the student and an appropriate level of an AVTEC Certificate of Completion will be awarded.   

Student Transportation Services

Transportation is provided for students between the Residence Life Campus and Applied Tech training facilities on a set schedule before and after the training day and for lunch, Monday through Friday during the school year. Transportation between Residence Life Campus and the First Lake building is seasonal, dependent on weather. Bus schedules are posted in the Residence Halls, cafeteria, and training areas. Students should be ready to board at the specific location bus five minutes before scheduled departure time. 

Transportation is provided to the grocery store every weekday evening and at noon on Saturdays and Sundays and departs from the Residence Life office in Willard E. Dunham Residence Hall. Students may also arrange transportation with Residence Life staff, at least 24 hours' in advance to doctor's appointments, the pharmacy, or other community resources.  Dependents of AVTEC students can ride in State vehicles and must wear seatbelts or use approved child restraint systems at all times as required by law.  

Withdrawals and Transfers

Students may seek to withdraw from a program at any time during the school year by submitting a statement of withdrawal to a counselor, instructor, or program Department Head.

Students may request a transfer from one program to another only during the first week of training with approval of effected instructors, the Department Heads of the impacted programs, and the Director or their designee. Consult an AVTEC Admissions Officer to initiate the withdrawal or transfer process.   

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Grant

Federal funding may be available for qualified students under age 25 for training and other assistance. Students should inquire with the WIOA Grant Coordinator, or a counselor, to learn more.