academic policies

Students

Academic Policies

Absences
A maximum of 4 (four) absences are allowed for each registered course. If a student has more than 4 absences, they will need to take a FINAL EXAM, and pass with a score of 70% or above, in order to receive their certificate. The cost to take the FINAL EXAM is $75.00 (non-refundable). If a student exceeds the permitted number of absences, subject to Symbol Training Institute's discretion, that student will be dropped from the class without any refund.

Tardiness
During any class period (lecture/shop), attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of class. If a student is less than 30 minutes late to class, it will count as 1 (one) tardy. If a student is tardy 2 (two) times, it will count as 1 (one) absence. If a student is more than 30 minutes late, he will be considered absent.

Rules of Conduct
Symbol Training Institute adheres to a strict "No cheating policy." If a student is found cheating or aiding someone else in cheating, this will serve as constructive notice to Symbol Training Institute of a student's withdrawal from the class without any refund of fees or tuition.

Safety Rules for Machine Shop

  1. Always follow the directions of your instructor.
  2. Safety glasses are required at all times when in the shop area, whether working at a machine or not
  3. Appropriate shoes must be worn in the shop area. Anyone wearing sandals or open toe shoes will not be allowed to enter any shop area. Any footwear must cover the entire foot.
  4. Do not wear ties, loose clothing, jewelry, gloves, etc. around moving or rotation machinery.
  5. Keep the floor around the machines clean, dry and free from tripping hazards. Do not allow chips to accumulate.
  6. Machines must be shut off when cleaning, repairing, adjusting or oiling.
  7. All machines must be operated with all required safety guards and shields in place.
  8. A brush, hook or special tool must be used for removal of chips from the work area. Never use your hands.
  9. Do not drink alcoholic beverages before or during work in the machine shop area.
  10. In case of injury, no matter how slight, report it to the shop instructor immediately!!!

Criteria for the Issuance of Certificates
Each student must successfully complete the full course of instruction with a grade of "Pass" in order to receive a Certificate.