AVTEC takes pride in the responsibility of its students and the social and educational atmosphere of the school and the community of Seward. Embedded in the AVTEC mission and values (guiding principles) is the desire to create a supportive learning environment that is accountable, equitable, and professional and encourages leadership through citizenship while preparing students with career and technical skills to succeed in the Alaska workforce.
The Student Code of Conduct sets out the standards of conduct expected of students enrolled in AVTEC training. AVTEC students are held responsible for their conduct at all times. The code shall apply to conduct that occurs on AVTEC premises, at AVTEC sponsored activities, and to off-campus conduct that involves or adversely affects AVTEC in the pursuit of its objectives.
Any student who engages in misconduct shall be subject to disciplinary action. AVTEC reserves the right to withdraw from any student the privilege of attending AVTEC for any lawful reason that the school deems appropriate.
General Categories of Training Standards Misconduct
Training standards at AVTEC include regular attendance, timeliness of arrival to the training classroom/lab, and meeting satisfactory progress in skills achievement, all toward earning a certificate of completion. Failure to meet the standards is a violation and subject to discipline.
Students are to be in class every day, on time, and ready to begin training at the assigned start time.
At the beginning of training, instructors will provide students with the approved contact information and process for notice of absence(s).
An instructor may remove a student from class for violations of the code of conduct. Before allowing the student to return to class, the instructor, Department Head, and/or administrator will meet with the student and a counselor to establish the expectations to be met in order to continue training.
Students must have attendance greater than 90% in order to graduate and receive a certificate of completion.
For further information, please see page 8 Class Attendance.
Satisfactory progress (or SAP) in skills achievement toward completion of a training certificate
Students must continue to make satisfactory progress toward earning a certificate of completion as documented in periodic or monthly progress reports. Failure to make progress will result in a warning and possible probation and dismissal from training.
General Categories of Behavioral Misconduct
Cases of behavioral misconduct usually fall into one of several general categories. The following categories illustrate the expectations for students attending AVTEC and provide examples of misconduct subject to AVTEC discipline.
Actions against Persons
Conduct that involves force, the threat of force, or intimidation directed at an individual or group of individuals may constitute an action against persons. Examples include:
- Assault includes but does not necessarily require unwanted physical contact, as well as fighting and physical altercations.
- Sexual misconduct detailed definitions and examples of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and Title IX violations can be found in Appendix B Campus Security Policy.
- Harassment, intimidation or bullying which includes acts of intimidation, stalking, confrontation, verbal slurs, insults or taunts, physical force or threat of physical force made with the intention of causing fear, intimidation, ridicule, humiliation, disparagement, disruption to the training environment, or damage to property. Such acts committed in person, by visual materials in residence halls and family housing apartments that can be viewed through open doors, windows, or vehicles parked on campus, by proxy, via telephone or cell phone, via text message, or any electronic means including social networking websites are subject to discipline.
Actions against property
Conduct that results in damage to property. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Theft to steal or knowingly possess stolen property or any item reasonable through to be lost and not abandoned.
- Damaging the property of another person or AVTEC may result in disciplinary action for damage to AVTEC property, including their own rooms, in addition to any money damages assessed by AVTEC to repair such damage.
- Illegally entering AVTEC facilities includes unauthorized possession, use, or duplication of AVTEC keys or cards, passwords or other means of access.
Dangerous or disorderly conduct
Conduct dangerous to self or others, or conduct that creates a disturbance or disrupts the ability of AVTEC to carry on its essential functions may constitute dangerous or disorderly conduct. In accordance with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act, AVTEC standards of conduct prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on AVTEC property or as part of any of its activities.
- Illegally possessing, using, manufacturing, growing or distributing any scheduled drugs and narcotics: Including but not limited to, amphetamines, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and LSD renders a student liable to disciplinary action including confiscation of materials, disciplinary action up to and including eviction from student housing, dismissal and or referral to local police authorities.
- Violating the alcohol policy: Includes but is not limited to possession, consumption and/or intoxication on campus by persons in training and/or living in student housing regardless of age and the furnishing of, procurement of, or delivery of alcoholic beverages to a person who is in training and/or living on campus regardless of age.
- Tobacco policy: Under the laws of the State of Alaska and AVTEC policy indicates that tobacco use is permitted in designated areas only and students using tobacco/e-cigarettes in non-designated areas will be subject to fines and discipline up to and including dismissal from training.
- Possessing a weapon on campus: Possession of weapons of any kind on campus and at all AVTEC sponsored activities whether on or off-campus is prohibited. Exceptions are tools of training, such as culinary knife sets, and small personal pocketknives with a manually opened blade, not to exceed 3.5 inches in blade length. Engaging in any activity involving unlawful use or possession of firearms or illegal weapons.
- Disorderly conduct is that which infringes on the freedom and activities of others, or conduct which is disruptive, harassing, obscene, and lewd or a nuisance including conduct which disrupts normal operations, in residence halls, and training labs and classrooms.
Actions against the Institution
Conduct which involves the unauthorized accessing or alteration of documents and record controlled by AVTEC or improper use of AVTEC electronic and physical resources may constitute an action against the institution. Examples of actions against the institution include:
- Unauthorized use or access to AVTEC property, forgery, furnishing false information, and theft or damage to AVTEC property.
- Internet Use Policy (See Appendix A Internet Use Policy) is intended to provide effective protection of individual users, equitable access, and proper management of these resources. Access to the AVTEC state network and AVTEC owned computers requires a login, provided during orientation; users are monitored through this login for appropriate use of the internet. Violation of any part of the Internet Use Policy will result in denied access to the network.