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Arizona Medical Training Institute Student Handbook/Catalogue 2017

Arizona Medical Training Institute, Inc. 1530 N. Country Club Drive, Suite 11 Mesa, AZ 85201 Phone: 480-835-7679 Fax: 480-668-4132 www.azmti.com info@azmti.com
Effective Date: January 1, 2017 Volume 25

The Arizona Medical Training Institute (“AMTI”) is a non-accredited, vocationaltraining institute. Programs offered lead to certification and or licensure, allowing the student to seek vocational opportunities commensurate with the certificate or license achieved. AMTI has no affiliation with any state or private educational institutions and programs attended by students while at AMTI do not automatically qualify as transfer credits to a college or university. Although in the past, students have reported gaining credit in some form toward a degree, we have not verified whether credit or prerequisite credits may be obtained. Please check with your target school if you are seeking a degree at the college or university level. This Catalog prescribes policies and standards of conduct for students enrolled in the Arizona Medical Training Institute’s Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Cardiographic Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Assisted Living Caregiver, and Assisted Living Manager Programs as well as any other program offered by the school. The Arizona Medical Training Institute reserves the right to change, without notice, any materials, information, policies, procedures, curriculum, requirements, and regulations in this publication. Please take the opportunity to review and understand the Handbook and the Program Enrollment Documents. AMTI’s policies, rules, terms and conditions of attendance found within this Handbook govern many different situations arising when registering for and/or attending AMTI’s Programs and have legal consequences that stem from violating certain policies, and/or when abandoning, cancelling, withdrawing, terminating, or being terminated from a Program. Due to potential resulting legal consequences, you are encouraged to review this Handbook and documents that are part of the Enrollment Process with your legal advisor to address any questions or confusion you may have concerning the possible consequences of certain actions, or anything contained in the Handbook or AMTI Enrollment Documents. If necessary, your legal advisor, is free to contact AMTI’s legal department.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Equal educational opportunities are offered to everyone who meets entrance requirements, without regard to age, sex, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or political affiliation or belief. AMTI stands firm that no discrimination whatsoever shall be even slightly present when accepting or providing the Institute’s services, nor in the access to, the admission into, or treatment while participating in, any of the Institute’s programs or activities. Questions or comments on this Handbook should be directed to Jim Dillard, President, or should inquiries originate from legal counsel, to Charles Bassett, ESQ. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 3 of 42 January, 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. PHILOSOPHY, PURPOSE, MISSION, AND PROGRAM GOALS ............... 4 II. PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION ....................... 5 Nursing Assistant Program & Advanced Placement Program ................. 5 Patient Care Technician Program .......................................... 8 Certified Cardiographic Technician Program .......................... 12 Assisted Living Caregiver Program ..................................... 14 Assisted Living Certified Manager Program .............................. 15 Phlebotomy Technician – Blended eLearning Program .................. 16 Medical Lab Assistant Program ......................................... 18 III. LEGAL LIMITATIONS .......................................... 20 IV. GENERAL INFORMATION ...................................................... 21 Registration: .................................................. 21 Paying Program Tuition ‐ Options: ....................... 22 Change of Student Status ‐Leave of Absence or Rescheduling: ................. 23 Change of Student Status ‐Course Cancellation/Withdrawal/Termination: ....... 24 Tuition Refund Balance Due Policy: .......................................... 27 Attendance Guidelines: ...................................................... 30 Method of Evaluation ‐ Grades: ......................... 31 Mechanism for Student Input: ..................................................... 32 Student Grievance Policy Guidelines: ..................... 32 Student Records: ................................. 33 Student Services: .............................................. 33 V. PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE (DRESS CODE) ........................ 34 VI. STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT ..................... 34 VII. HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES ............................ 35 Declaration: .............................................. 35 Health and Safety Requirements: ............................................... 36 VIII. ACTIONS RELATED TO STUDENT CONDUCT ......................... 37 Academic Misconduct: .................................................. 37 General Misconduct: ...................................................... 37 Unsafe/Unacceptable Conduct or Results: ............................................. 38 Failure to Follow Established Protocols, Inappropriate…etc: .................. 39 Unacceptable Results: .............................................. 39 Student Disciplinary Process: .......................................... 39 IX. SIGNATURE FORM ....................................................... 41 Addenda Appendix: 2017 Program Schedules AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 4 of 42 January, 2017 I. PHILOSOPHY, PURPOSE, MISSION, AND PROGRAM GOALS PHILOSOPHY Education is a learning process which is enhanced by the active participation of the learner. In other words, you get out of education what you put into education. Arizona Medical Training Institute, as appropriate to the specific program’s learning goals, is committed to hands-on involvement. Learning experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical components (as pertinent) are competency based and serve as the foundation for learning. Guidance, direction, facilitation, and evaluation are integral to this process. Students and faculty partner through a variety of approaches that enhance the quality of the student’s experience and their end result. Our faculty recognizes that each student is unique and that the learning process for each is different. Our intentional and constant focus on process improvement in course design and educational outcomes allows the faculty and staff to respond in effective ways to augment and improve learning at the student’s pace. The Arizona Medical Training Institute’s core philosophy is to be student-centered in all our offered programs and support systems. Excellence is measured, at a minimum, by the outcomes achieved in preparing students to take and pass board exams, informal and formal feedback from employers on student effectiveness in the workplace, and student input and feedback during and after program completion. Most importantly, it is defined by the seamlessness of their experience and the continuity of the relationship established with each student. PURPOSE The purpose of the Arizona Medical Training Institute is to prepare high school and adult students to become Assisted Living Caregivers, Assisted Living Managers, Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Technicians, Cardiographic Technicians, Phlebotomists, and Medical Laboratory Assistants by providing a comprehensive course of study that combines theory with clinical practice (as pertinent). The curriculum is designed to provide qualified individuals an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, aptitude, and skills which will enable them to become safe, competent and professional practitioners within their chosen occupation. MISSION The mission of AMTI is to provide a productive, technically trained workforce that competently meets the market driven healthcare needs found within a variety of Arizona’s healthcare settings. PROGRAM GOALS  To assist students in acquiring knowledge, skills and abilities consistent with the scope of practice of the selected program.  To prepare students to function both independently and as part of a team while employed in the health care system.  To prepare students to be personally accountable and responsible within the legal and ethical framework of the selected program. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 5 of 42 January, 2017 II. PROGRAM SPECIFIC INFORMATION The Arizona Medical Training Institute is a non-accredited, private vocational school which serves both high school and adult students. AMTI currently offers the following Programs: Nursing Assistant Training Program Cardiographic Technician Program Patient Care Technician Program Phlebotomy Technician Program Assisted Living Caregiver Program Medical Laboratory Assistant Program Assisted Living Manager Program Instruction methods employed in all Programs are classroom-based, clinic-based, directed study and web based eLearning. Classroom based instruction involves attending lectures, which are augmented by videos, power point and Internet presentations, as well as interactive hands-on skill development. Clinic based instruction encompasses selected guided and unguided tasks in an actual clinical setting as if one were working in their future position. Directed study refers to homework assignments as well as other offsite preparation. eLearning involves learning curriculum distributed through the internet on AMTI’s web portal. What follows are details corresponding to each of AMTI’s Programs to gain a broader understanding of what your training will involve: Nursing Assistant Program For 2017, the Nursing Assistant Program, as approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, is a 120- hour program comprised of 80 eLearning/classroom/laboratory hours, and 40 clinical hours. This program will provide students with the theory and skills required to practice as a nursing assistant in long-term care, intermediate care, and acute care settings. Upon registration, students must take and pass an Admissions Test* within 3 business days (withdrawal period). Students who do not pass either the primary or backup Admissions Test are automatically withdrawn from the program with the registration deposit refunded. A period of 30 days must elapse before re-registering. Students who do not take their Admissions Test within 3 Business Days, if failure occurs up to and including the day of the class, will be subject to the administrative withdrawal fee of $ 200.00 with the balance of tuition refunded. The curriculum includes eLearning/classroom/lab/clinical instruction in physiology, psychological, and basic nursing care needs when caring for clients across the lifespan with a primary focus on long term care. Teaching methods encompass a variety of strategies including hands on practice, didactic, discussion, videos, computer-aided technology, as well as laboratory and clinic based work experience. Students will learn about the Nursing Assistant’s role, foundation of resident care, understanding resident and family needs, anatomy and physiology, personal care skills, basic nursing skills, nutrition and hydration, chronic and acute conditions, and rehabilitation and restorative services. To achieve optimal test results, graduates of the Nursing Assistant Program will be expected to take the Nursing Assistant Board exam at their first opportunity, a necessary step in pursuit of licensure from the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Effective July 1, 2016, individuals who pass an approved nursing assistant training program, receive a certificate from the program and who satisfactorily pass the written and manual competency exam (State Board Exam), may choose to apply to the Board as a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) or remain on the Registry of Nursing Assistants as a CNA. No fee is required by the Board to remain on the registry as a CNA. For the LNA, a $50.00 initial application fee plus a $50.00 fingerprint criminal history fee applies. Both CNA/LNA certificate/license requires renewal every two (2) years on the birth month. For the LNA, a $50.00 renewal fee is required by the Board. As a note: CNA’s who later decide to become an LNA, can pay an application fee to the Board as well as possibly a criminal history fee. Students should contact the Board for more information. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 6 of 42 January, 2017 For the AMTI student only, the State Board exam is administered on campus, generally within one week after graduation. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the Arizona State Board of Nursing and candidates are expected to be intimately familiar with all of the requirements for, and bars to, licensure with the Nursing Board. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: 1. Communicate effectively with clients, families, and members of the health care team. 2. While working with the professional nurse at the healthcare institution, provide basic nursing skills, adhering to correct policy and procedures of the institution. 3. Function as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team within the legal and ethical framework of a Nursing Assistant. 4. Under supervision of the RN, provide nursing services identified in the care plan to ensure, and safeguard, the client’s health and well-being. 5. Administer personal care, rehabilitation and restorative services to clients and collaborate with healthcare team members in the delivery and coordination of such care. 6. Demonstrate principles of leadership and client advocacy in the role of a CNA. PROGRAM PREREQUISITIES:  Pass a mandated CNA Admission Test covering English proficiency, reading comprehension, and math necessary to comprehend the course materials and perform the required duties safely.  No active Felony ( ARS 32-1606) in past 5 years or Unprofessional Conduct ( ARS 32-1601)  Proof of Citizenship (Arizona Driver’s License or Passport), or legal residency status.  Must complete the AMTI Health Declaration. The Health Declaration is a health and safety document ensuring essential immunizations and clearance for participation by a licensed health care provider. Potential students must be able to meet all “essential functions”.  Complete the Voluntary Assumption of Risk - Release of Liability Form.  Ability to pass a TB test, or provide prior results no older than 6 months from testing. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:  Complete 80 Classroom and 40 clinical hours, plus eLearning Assignments.  Score 80% or higher on classroom criteria, clinical grades, and on the course final exam.  Optional: Pass the Arizona Nursing Board Exam and Background Check after graduation. TUITION, COST AND FEES:  Course Tuition is $1,155.00 (Tuition includes all textbooks, lab materials, CPR at the Health Care Provider Level, TB Testing by Serum, Uniform Top, Stethoscope, B/P Cuff, and Gait Belt ).  Mandated Clinical Orientation Fee - $ 10.00. Payable prior to clinical phase.  At the time of registration, students can pay the full tuition amount, or utilize a 2, 3, or 6-payment method or secure a MACU Educational Loan to pay the tuition required for the Program.  State Board Exam costs $118.00 - payable to D&S Diversified Technologies after graduation.  LNA Application fee = $ 50.00; LNA Fingerprint Background Fee = $ 50.00. Total = $100.00. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (Included in Tuition):  “Essentials for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving, 2nd Edition”  Workbook to Accompany “Lippincott's Essentials for Nursing Assistants” CLINICAL PRACTICUM:  Upon successful completion of the classroom phase of the CNA program, the clinical practicum must be completed at designated clinical sites assigned to you by AMTI. Students must be flexible as regards their assigned location, day(s) of the week and time. For Evening AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 7 of 42 January, 2017 Students, AMTI reserves the right to assign students to either a Day or Weekend clinical assignment based on the needs of the school and clinical location. POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:  Numerous vocational opportunities exist to work as a CNA in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice organizations, home health care agencies and nursing registries.  These positions require the candidate to be a licensed CNA and at least 18 years old. Unlicensed graduates can work as Nursing Assistants for up to 120 days from their graduation date. CALENDAR

 Appendix A Nursing Assistant- “Advanced Placement” Program As an option for those who qualify, the Arizona Medical Training Institute offers to students with nursing experience, a competency-demonstrated Advanced Placement Program leading to a certification of completion as a Nursing Assistant that complies with AAC R4-19-801-805. The time and tuition commitment is greatly reduced for those who qualify. Specifically, candidates for admission must show acceptable proof of 2,080 hours of nursing assistant employment in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or hospice within the past five (5) years; and/or, successful completion of a Nursing Assistant Program that included direct patient care experiences as part of the curriculum within the past two (2) years. Those students who are interested and meet these minimum qualifications, must interview with the APP Administrator to determine suitability for this fast-track program. If approved, candidates must next pass a Pre-Admission Test as well as provide documentation to verify employment and/or training. AMTI’s APP Administrator will have sole discretion to allow the admission to proceed or to recommend admission into the full Nursing Assistant Program. The Administrator’s decision is final. Eligible students must provide: 1.) Payroll stubs, W2, or other similar proof of 2,080 hours of nursing assistant duties in the preceding five (5) years OR Certificate of NA Training within the past 2 years. 2.) Provide current documentation of CPR and a negative TB test. Once fully enrolled, competency will be validated by passing two (2) Mid-Term exams, a Medical Terminology exam, a Written Skills Exam and the Final Exam, while demonstrating all state board testable skills to a state board approved AMTI RN instructor. Students will then be assigned a clinical location, supervised by an AMTI RN instructor where they must successfully complete 16 hours of clinical practicum. The Arizona Medical Training Institute Handbook/Catalogue and Student Enrollment Documents will form the basis of the student relationship. Other than the clinical practicum (16 hours), students study independently and take tests or demonstrate skills using a mutually agreed upon schedule. Grading criteria utilized will be consistent with AMTI’s Nursing Assistant Program. Upon successful completion of the Advanced Placement Program, AMTI shall credit the graduate with the same number of didactic, laboratory and clinical hours as the regular NA graduate. Students will have the option to become a CNA or an LNA as noted above under the Nursing Assistant Program. PROGRAM PREREQUISITIES:  Pass a mandated CNA Admission Test covering English proficiency, reading comprehension, and math necessary to comprehend the course materials and perform the required duties safely. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 8 of 42 January, 2017  No active Felony ( ARS 32-1606) in past 5 years or Unprofessional Conduct ( ARS 32-1601)  Proof of Citizenship (Arizona Driver’s License or Passport), or legal residency status.  Must complete the AMTI Health Declaration. The Health Declaration is a health and safety document ensuring essential immunizations and clearance for participation by a licensed health care provider. Potential students must be able to meet all “essential functions”.  Complete the Voluntary Assumption of Risk - Release of Liability Form.  Ability to pass a TB test, or provide prior results no older than 6 months from testing. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:  Complete all Didactic & Skill Demonstration requirements as well as 16 clinical hours.  Score 80% or higher on classroom criteria, clinical grades, and on the course final exam.  Optional: Pass the Arizona Nursing Board Exam and Background Check after graduation. TUITION, COST AND FEES:  Course Tuition is $ 850.00 (Tuition includes Textbook and Uniform Top).  Mandated Clinical Orientation Fee - $ 10.00. Payable prior to clinical phase.  State Board Exam costs $118.00 payable to D&S Diversified Technologies after graduation.  LNA Application fee = $ 50.00; LNA Fingerprint Background Fee = $ 50.00. Total = $ 100.00. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (Included in Tuition):  “Essentials for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving, 2nd Edition”  Arizona Board of Nursing Skills Handbook. CLINICAL PRACTICUM:  Upon successful completion of the Didactic & Skill Demonstration phase of the Advanced Placement Program, the clinical practicum must be completed at a designated clinical site assigned to you by AMTI. Students must be flexible as regards their assigned location, day(s) of the week and time. POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:  Numerous vocational opportunities exist to work as a CNA in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice organizations, home health care agencies and nursing registries.  These positions require the candidate to be a licensed CNA and at least 18 years old. Unlicensed graduates can work as Nursing Assistants for up to 120 days from their graduation date.

Patient Care Technician Program The Patient Care Technician (PCT) Program prepares the Arizona Certified Nursing Assistant (CNAs) or Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) to practice in primary healthcare settings that provide continuous, comprehensive care, such as a hospital. PCTs, in addition to performing normal CNA/LNA duties, collect fluid samples, perform EKGs, and provide more in-depth assistance to patients as directed by the medical staff. PCT students that train at the Arizona Medical Training Institute gain a solid foundation in clinical and laboratory practice that addresses the broader healthcare needs of patients. The program of study provides in-depth knowledge and clinical experiences in areas such as: advanced nursing skills for the CNA, basic phlebotomy skills, and performing Electrocardiograms, using 12 lead Electrograph machines. The AMTI instructors covering the advanced nursing, phlebotomy and EKG components are excellent. Upon successful completion of this blended eLearning/eight (8) weekend class (Saturday/Sunday, 8:00am to 4:30pm), students must complete a 120 hour unpaid externship providing direct patient care, applying AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 9 of 42 January, 2017 the clinical nursing skills acquired in the classroom. Upon graduation, students can become nationally Dual-Certified as a (1) Certified Patient Care Tech (CPCT) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA); and (2) Cardiographic Technician (CCT) through the Cardiovascular Credentialing International Registry (CCI), giving PCT Program students two different excellent and rewarding certifications that may enhance the student’s career choices. COURSE OVERVIEW: AMTI already has one of the top Certified Nursing Assistant Programs in Arizona. The PCT Program is a natural extension, building upon this excellence, through increased focus on advanced nursing skills for the CNA, integration of basic phlebotomy skills (AMTI’s Phlebotomy Technician Program is the only program in Arizona approved by NAACLS – National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Lab Sciences), and Cardiographic Technician Training. All three components incorporate a blended eLearning and classroom interface, the successful conclusion of which transitions to a 120 hour externship at a hospital or other suitable facility arranged by AMTI. The course flow is as follows: Advanced Nursing Skills: (8 hours of eLearning + 2 weekends of Class) The Patient Care Technician course is designed to provide a solid foundation, covering the skill and care regimens essential to providing quality care at this level of nursing. The curriculum is augmented with hands on skill development in the classroom, along with practical application in a clinical setting during the externship phase. The course includes an introduction into the advanced care setting, with concentrated focus on advanced nursing skills, such as sterile techniques, advanced wound care, urinary care, nutrition, and respiratory skills used by the Patient Care Technician. In addition, care provided to different patient groups will be expanded to include rehab, surgical, pediatric, obstetric, and psychiatric patients. Please note, PCTs are still CNAs and are expected to perform normal CNA duties. Basic Phlebotomy Module: 30 hours of eLearning + 3 weekends of Class) This section introduces the student to venipuncture techniques, safety, disposal and complications. Students will learn to use venipuncture equipment properly, blood and non-blood specimen collection procedures, centrifugation and “point-of-care” testing regulations. This training will not lead to a certification as a Phlebotomy Technician. Students desiring American Society of Clinical Pathology, or American Medical Technologist Certification, should select AMTI’s Blended eLearning Phlebotomy Technician Program. Cardiographic Technician Program: (12 hours of eLearning + 3 weekends of Class) This section prepares students to perform electrocardiograph. Students learn how to efficiently perform rhythm and 12 lead EKG testing, and evaluate and interpret the electrocardiograms. Holter Monitoring and Stress testing techniques will also be introduced. Students will also learn Anatomy and Physiology, Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology as well as the required medical terminology. Upon successful completion of the course students will be eligible to sit for the National Examination through Cardiovascular Credentialing International Registry (CCI) to obtain their National Certification (CCT). Qualifications to take the exam are dictated solely by, and are the exclusive right, of CCI. Externship: (120 hours) Upon successful completion of all three sections of the PCT program, the clinical practicum must be completed at designated clinical sites assigned to you by AMTI. Students must be able to successfully complete 120 hours of clinical practicum to formally graduate. Students must be flexible as regards their assigned externship schedule (1st, 2nd, 3rd shift – M-F, S/S) which could vary due to the needs and availability of your assigned location. In addition, students will perform their externship as a Certified Nursing Assistant, performing CNA duties as well as duties assigned by the site medical staff that would cover some, if not all, areas taught during the course. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 10 of 42 January, 2017 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: This program takes less than 3 months to complete. It is a multifaceted skills training program that combines advanced nursing skills for the Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG and Phlebotomy. This is one of the most popular programs for very ambitious candidates who are looking to grow not only in their current role but also planning to advance their career by becoming a Registered Nurse or a Physician Assistant. During the course you will:  Understand the roles and responsibilities of the PCT in an advanced nursing setting.  Comprehend the importance of sterile technique.  Become fluent in wound care - from handling post-surgical incision to understanding factors that can affect wound care.  Demonstrate proper techniques in managing the catheter patient.  Explain the nursing assistant’s role in caring for a person who is receiving enteral nutrition.  Describe the PCT’s role in caring for patients receiving supplemental oxygen or for those in need of optional approaches to receive oxygen; advanced vascular skills, such as phlebotomy; and peripheral lines.  Obtain thorough knowledge of electrocardiography and perform successful skill demonstration.  Discuss the NA’s role in caring for a person with a spinal cord injury, TBI, stroke, and cardiovascular issues covering acute, sub-acute, and chronic phases of rehabilitation.  Describe the care required, both pre-, mid-, and post-surgery.  Describe special considerations a Nursing Assistant must take into account when providing basic nursing care for pediatric, obstetric, and psychiatric patients.  Review common medications, side effects and the PCT’s responsibility in observation and reporting. PROGRAM PREREQUISITIES:  Copy of High School Diploma, G.E.D., or College Grade Report  Verification of licensure in good standing as an Arizona Certified Nursing Assistant/LNA.  Must complete the AMTI Health Declaration. The Health Declaration is a health and safety document ensuring essential immunizations and clearance for participation by a licensed health care provider. Potential students must be able to meet all noted “essential functions”.  Students must have current CPR at Health Care Provider Level and First Aid.  Students must read/sign Safety and Infection Control Policy, HIPAA Release, Voluntary Assumption of Risk and Externship Agreement.  Students must be willing to submit to a drug test and/or criminal background check, if requested. Note: Students should be aware that Employers could require a drug test and/or criminal background check as part of their employment process. Also be aware that if a student fails the drug test, criminal background check or fails to become immunized they cannot become employed. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:  Complete 50 eLearning hours, 128 class hours, and 120 externship hours = 298 hours.  Score 80% or higher on classroom exams, 80% or higher on clinical grades, and 80% or higher on the course final exam. Achieve 85% or higher on your externship evaluation.  Pass the NHA and CCI National Certification exams (optional…but highly recommended). TUITION, COST AND FEES:  Course Tuition is $ 1,890.00. Tuition includes all textbooks/lab materials, and a uniform top.  Mandated Clinical Orientation Fee - $ 20.00. Payable during Classroom Phase.  At the time of registration, students can pay the full tuition amount, or utilize a 2, 3, or 6-payment method, or secure a MACU Educational Loan to pay the tuition required for the Program. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 11 of 42 January, 2017  Recommended: Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card. AMTI will roll your fingerprints for free. DPS charges $ 67.00 to process. Card is good for 6 years. NOTE: Most employers require. Some externship sites will require that you have this to approve your externship (i.e. HonorHealth).  Optional: The NHA National Certification exam leading to a CPCT (NHA) designation costs $155.00. The CCI National Certification exam leading to a CCT (CCI) designation costs $160.00. For the CCI exam, students must pass a multiple-choice exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (www.cci-online.org). CCI reserves the exclusive right to deny an application, revoke the eligibility of a candidate, or take action against any registrant who has been convicted, pled guilty or pled nolo contendere (no contest) to an offense that is classified as a misdemeanor or felony which is directly or indirectly related to patient care or public health. Crimes which may directly or indirectly relate to patient care or public health include, but are not limited to: murder; attempted murder; manslaughter; rape; attempted rape; sexual assault; sexual abuse; assault; driving while intoxicated or impaired; controlled substance abuse; and, fraudulently altering medical documentation, insurance claims, and medical prescriptions. In order to maintain their credentials, a CCT must complete continuing education courses or retest every three years. They must also pay maintenance dues and comply with CCI Registry's code of ethics. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included in tuition):  “Advanced Skills for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving” by Pamela J. Carter  “Fast and Easy ECGs: A Self-Paced Learning Program” by Bruce Shade, 2nd Edition” ISBN 978-0073519753  “Phlebotomy Essentials, Sixth Edition” - ISBN 978-1-4511-9452-4 CAREER OUTLOOK: Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) work in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, nursing homes and longterm care facilities helping patients who suffer from a variety of diseases and injuries. They work under the supervision of nurses and doctors, performing routine tasks and providing basic patient care. Job duties of PCTs (also called assistants) include responding to patients' calls for help, bathing, dressing and feeding patients, monitoring and documenting vital signs, performing basic laboratory tasks, EKGs, and certain invasive skills as well as assisting nurses and doctors during examinations. PCTs often have more direct patient contact than any other member of a healthcare team. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of Patient Care Technicians is projected to grow 19% between 2008 and 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The job outlook for these positions is growing due to the long-term care needs of the increasing elderly population. A PCTs rate of pay varies by experiences, employer and locality. The employment opportunities and job growth for this career are considered strong. Due to the aging baby boomer population, the healthcare industry in general is expected to see a considerable increase in growth over the next decade. As the population continues to age, the rate of heart disease will become more prevalent and the demand for Cardiographic Technicians is expected to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics did not have the specific employment outlook for certified cardiographic technicians; however, the organization did report that the employment of cardiovascular technologists and technicians was projected to increase 29% between 2010 and 2020. The best employment opportunities would be for technicians and technologists trained in several procedures and holding multiple certifications. PayScale.com reported that EKG monitor technicians earned a median annual salary of almost $28,000 as of March, 2012. Graduates of this program can seek employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, ambulatory care centers, and cardiologists’ offices. Cardiographic techs can improve their job prospects by sitting for the Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 12 of 42 January, 2017 CALENDAR:

 Appendix B

 Certified Cardiographic Technician Program Certified Cardiographic Technicians are allied health professionals1 who are trained to perform various diagnostic procedures as directed by a physician. The results of these procedures are used in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients suffering from cardiac diseases. Cardiographic Technicians are also sometimes referred to as Cardiology or Cardiac Technicians, as well as EKG Technicians. The program offered by the Arizona Medical Training Institute provides an advanced form of EKG Technician training. In addition to learning how to monitor EKG machines and interpret EKG/ECG readouts, the curriculum includes training in Holter monitoring and stress testing. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, students will be provided with the knowledge and practical experience needed to enter this rapidly growing allied health profession. PROFESSION OVERVIEW: In today’s fast growing medical industry the profession of Cardiographic Technicians is extremely important and in high demand. Cardiographic Technicians specialize in electrocardiography or EKG/ECG tests, evaluation and interpretation of electrocardiograms and involvement with Holter Monitoring and Stress Testing. A Cardiographic Technician’s job requires taking EKGs, which traces electrical impulses transmitted by the heart, attaching the required electrodes to the patient's chest, arms, and legs, and then manipulating switches on an EKG machine to obtain a reading. The profession also involves communicating confidently with patients as well as providing customer service support to a variety of clients, hospitals, various medical offices, physicians and their personnel. The Cardiographic Technician may also be required to prepare written documentation regarding treatment plans and progress reports. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: This is an excellent program choice if you are looking to become a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT). This complete preparatory program is affordable and flexible for students who have unique scheduling needs, as the 60-hour course entails a combination of 12 hours of eLearning from the convenience of your home computer and either 3 weekends of classes meeting Saturday/Sunday from 8:00am to 4:30pm or 3 weeks of classes meeting Monday thru Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. During the course, students will:  Learn how to efficiently perform rhythm and 12-lead EKG testing.  Be taught to evaluate and interpret the electrocardiograms throughout the program. Holter Monitoring and Stress testing techniques will also be introduced.  Learn Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology, Hypertrophy and Enlargement of the Heart, Arrhythmias, Conduction Blocks, and other key understandings pertinent to the CCT role.  Understand the business, marketing and legal issues associated with the profession.  Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for the National Examination through Cardiovascular Credentialing International Registry (CCI) to obtain their National Certification (CCT). Qualification to take the exam is the exclusive right of CCI, and AMTI maintains no involvement in the process. Students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs, including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine and other clinical practices. PROGRAM PREREQUISITIES:  Copy of High School Diploma, G.E.D., or College Grade Report. 1 An allied health profession is a health profession distinct from nursing, medicine and pharmacy AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 13 of 42 January, 2017  Students must be willing to submit to a drug test and/or criminal background check, if requested. Note: Students should be aware that Employers could require a drug test and/or criminal background check as part of their employment process. Please be aware that if a student fails the drug test, criminal background check or to become immunized they cannot become employed. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:  Complete 12 eLearning hours, plus 48 classroom hours (60 total hours).  Score 80% or higher on classroom exams, 80% or higher on skills assessments, and 80% or higher on the course final exam.  Pass the CCI National Certification exam to become a CCT (optional…but highly recommended). TUITION, COST AND FEES:  Course Tuition is $ 800.00. Tuition includes all textbooks and lab materials.  At the time of registration, students can pay the full tuition amount, or utilize a 2-payment approach ($400 at registration, and the balance at the first weekend of class) or secure a Mountain America Credit Union Education Loan to meet the tuition requirements for the Program.  Optional: The CCI National Certification exam leading to a CCT designation costs $160.00. To qualify, students must pass a multiple-choice exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (www.cci-online.org). CCI reserves the right to deny an application, revoke the eligibility of a candidate, or take action against any registrant who has been convicted, pled guilty or pled nolo contendere (no contest) to an offense that is classified as a misdemeanor or felony which is directly or indirectly related to patient care or public health. Crimes which may directly or indirectly relate to patient care or public health include, but are not limited to murder; attempted murder; manslaughter; rape; attempted rape; sexual assault; sexual abuse; assault; driving while intoxicated or impaired; controlled substance abuse; and fraudulently altering medical documentation, insurance claims, and medical prescriptions. In order to maintain their credentials, a CCT must complete continuing education courses or retest every three years. They must also pay maintenance dues and comply with the CCI Registry's code of ethics. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included with tuition)  “Fast and Easy ECGs: A Self-Paced Learning Program” by Bruce Shade, 2nd Edition” ISBN 978-0073519753 POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS: The employment opportunities and job growth for this career are considered very strong. Due to the aging baby boomer population, the healthcare industry in general is expected to see a considerable increase in growth over the next decade. As the population continues to age, the rate of heart disease will become more prevalent and the demand for Cardiographic Technicians is expected to grow. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) did not have the specific employment outlook for Certified Cardiographic Technicians; however, the organization did report that the employment of cardiovascular technologists and technicians was projected to increase 29% between 2010 and 2020. The best employment opportunities would be for technicians and technologists trained in several procedures and holding multiple certifications. PayScale.com reported that EKG monitor technicians earned a median annual salary of almost $28,000 as of March, 2012. Graduates of this program can seek employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, ambulatory care centers, and cardiologists’ offices. Cardiographic techs can improve their job prospects by sitting for the Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) exam offered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). CALENDAR:  Appendix C

AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 14 of 42 January, 2017

Assisted Living Caregiver Program For 2017, the Assisted Living Caregiver Program, as approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers ("NCIA Board") is a 104-hour program which includes eLearning, classroom and skill-lab hours. This program complies with AAC R4- 33-703 and will provide students with the theory and skills required by the NCIA Board to practice as an Assisted Living Caregiver in the assisted living setting, and in some cases, home health agencies. The curriculum covers the required critical areas including the Orientation and Overview of Assisted Living, Legal and Ethical Issues, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Service Plans, Infection Control, Nutrition and Food Preparation, Fire, Safety, and Emergency Procedures, Home Environment and Maintenance, Basic Caregiver Skills, Mental Health and Social Services, Care of the Cognitively Impaired Resident, Skills for Basic Restorative Services, and Medication Management. The practical hands- on skill development that will occur throughout the course in the AMTI skill labs is key to the Program’s success. Teaching methods encompass a variety of strategies, including hands-on practice, discussion, videos, as well as computer-aided technology. All of AMTI's instructors work in Assisted Living and/or own Assisted Living Homes or Centers in the metro Phoenix area. The instructors all bring unmatched realism into the classroom and a deep understanding of what is required to provide excellence in assisted living care. Graduates will receive a Certification of Completion after passing a State Mandated Final Exam. For the currently licensed Arizona CNA student, the NCIA Board allows for a waiver of classroom hours. Since CNA students must take and pass the Arizona State Written Exam to become an Assisted Living Caregiver, a CNA student’s classroom experience is shortened, but you will cover the entire curriculum through eLearning, competency exams, and only 20 hours of class. This approach is called the CNA Bridge. Students will begin the course with 26 hours of eLearning, followed by 20 hours of class on either a Daytime (TH/F) or a Weekend (S/S) schedule. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: 1. Communicate and provide caregiver services reflecting the resident’s rights, in a culturally sensitive manner, and in a supportive environment when providing care for adult clients. 2. Demonstrate competency in providing basic care skills to adults required by the service plan. 3. Apply knowledge regarding principles of drug dosages and calculations to safely observe, assist, and administer medications as ordered by the resident’s physician. 4. Provide effective care to adult residents through the use of established standards and practice guidelines reflecting changes in patient health brought on by chronic illness or age. 5. Demonstrate an understanding of fire, safety and infection control principles in resident care. PROGRAM PREREQUISITIES:  16 Years of Age. (Note - 16-17 year olds must work as Assistant Caregivers.)  Current Arizona CNA License (if taking the CNA Bridge Program)  The ability to Read, Write, and Communicate Effectively in English (effective 10/1/13)  Copy of High School Diploma, G.E.D., College Grade Report, or AMTI Interview. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:  Complete 26 eLearning Hours and 78 classroom hours for a total of 104 hours.  CNA Bridge students must complete 26 eLearning Hours, 20 classroom hours, and pass all competency exams.  Complete Requirements For the Arizona Food Handlers Card. (effective 10/1/13)  Complete and Submit the AZDPS fingerprint card application. (effective 10/1/13)  Pass all competency exams at 80% or higher and the course final exam at 80% or higher. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 15 of 42 January, 2017  Pass the NCIA Board Written Final Exam through D&S Diversified Technology. TUITION, COST AND FEES:  Course Tuition is $750.00 (includes textbook, lab materials, Stethoscope, B/P Cuff, and Gait Belt), Payment Option 1 - payable in full at registration; Option 2 - ó at Registration ($375.00) and the balance ($375.00) during the first week/weekend of class; Option 3 - $200.00 payable at registration with the balance of tuition/fees paid using a Mountain America Credit Union Education Loan (for those who qualify).  Course Tuition for the CNA Bridge is $350.00 payable in full at registration.  Maricopa County Food Handlers Card - Approximately $13.00 (may vary)  Arizona State Written Final Exam payable to D&S Diversified Technology - $65.00  CPR/FA - $ 35.00; TB Skin Test - $15.00; DPS Fingerprint Card - $67.00 (pay DPS) REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included with tuition):  “Providing Homecare - A Textbook For Home Health Aides; 4th Ed.” ISBN 978-1-60425-034-3  “Providing Homecare - A Workbook For Home Health Aides; 4th Ed.” ISBN 978-1-60425-035-0  AMTI Supplemental Textbook and Candidate Skills Handbook. POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:  Vocational opportunities consistently exist for Assisted Living Caregivers to work in assisted living homes, facilities, and home health care agencies throughout Arizona.  The candidate must be 18 years old, licensed as an Assisted Living Caregiver (16 to 17 year olds can work as an Assistant Assisted Living Caregiver), with current certification in CPR and First Aid, Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Background check, plus a negative TB test to solicit these opportunities. CALENDAR:

 Appendix D

Assisted Living Manager Program For 2017, the Assisted Living Manager Program, as approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers ("NCIA Board") is a 40 hour classroom based program with a 5 hour eLearning component. This Program will provide students with the theory and skills required to practice as an Assisted Living Facility Manager for either an Assisted Living Home or Assisted Living Center. The curriculum covers Resident Services Management, Personnel Management, Medication Management, Legal Aspects, Financial Management, Physical Environment Management, and Regulations. Teaching methods employ a variety of strategies covering discussion, videos, and computer-aided technology. Graduates of the Assisted Living Certified Manager Program will be expected to take the Assisted Living Facility Manager Board Exam to obtain certification and should plan in advance for the exam fee of $300.00. Certification requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the Arizona Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA Board). PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: 1. Demonstrates an understanding and comprehension of Title 9 Health Services Code, Chapter 10, Article 8, reflecting Health Services regulatory code requirements in Assisted Living. 2. Demonstrates an understanding and comprehension of Title 4, Chapter 33 of the Board of Examiners for Nursing Care Institutions (NCIA Board) requirements for Assisted Living Facility Managers’ certification. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 16 of 42 January, 2017 3. Acquire knowledge of financial and managerial principles of operating a licensed assisted living home or center within the State of Arizona. 4. Provide correct resident care by learning established standards and practice guidelines as reflected by Title 8 and applied through effective policies and procedures. 5. Develop personnel approaches in concert with Title 8 as well as resident care requirements. PROGRAM PREREQUISITIES:  21 Years of Age  Copy of High School Diploma, G.E.D., or College Grade Report  Must be able to meet application requirements of the NCIA Board. Of note is the requirement of 2,080 hours of health-related, verifiable experience in the past 5 years, a high school diploma/GED, plus Certification of Training Completion as an Assisted Living Caregiver as noted below. You can download the application at http://www.aznciaboard.us  Must have a Certification as a Caregiver dated after August 2013. This requirement is waived for currently licensed Arizona nurses, doctors or Administrators. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:  Complete 5 hours of eLearning and 40 classroom hours.  Pass all competency exams at 80% or higher and the course final exam at 80% or higher.  Pass the NCIA Board Written Final Exam through D&S Diversified Technology.  To become certified - Must Pass the NCIA Board Certification Exam. TUITION, COST AND FEES:  Course Tuition is $425.00 (includes textbook and lab materials): Option 1 - Payable in full at registration. Option 2 - $100.00 payable at registration, with the balance of tuition/fees paid using a Mountain America Credit Union (MACU) Education Loan for those who qualify.  Arizona State Written Final Exam through D&S Diversified Technology - $125.00  State Board Certification Examination fee payable to the NCIA Board - $300.00. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included with tuition):  Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators Exam Study Guide – 2nd Edition – ISBN 0- 9635064-7-1 POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:  Vocational opportunities to work as a Certified Assisted Living Facility Manager in assisted living homes and facilities may be found throughout Arizona. The candidate must be 21 years old, a certified Arizona Assisted Living Facility Manager with current certification in CPR/First Aid, AZ DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card, plus a negative TB test to seek these opportunities.  Some Assisted Living Employers may require additional criminal background checks and/or drug screens. CALENDAR:

 Appendix D

Phlebotomy Technician – Blended eLearning Program For 2017, the Phlebotomy Technician Blended eLearning Program is a 140 hour course that is comprised of an equivalent 40 hours of eLearning, followed by 100 hours in the classroom with an additional eLearning component, closing with a minimum 100-hour / 120 unaided collections externship AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 17 of 42 January, 2017 at a CLIA approved clinical site. Successful completion of eLearning, classroom and clinical externship will result in Certification as a Phlebotomy Technician. The curriculum captures current phlebotomy techniques to prepare students for certification exams and success in their future practice. With the latest information on safety, instrumentation, laboratory information systems, legal issues, and diagnostic tests, students can handle the full range of issues and contingencies that this field demands. The text begins with the healthcare setting, including infection control and quality assurance. It then instills an understanding of medical terminology and body systems with their associated disorders and diagnostic tests, setting the foundation for detailed descriptions of common blood collection procedures. Students close out the text by learning about special procedures, including non-blood specimen collection and point-of-care tests. There is also a chapter on arterial puncture, enabling students to advance beyond venous collection. Most importantly, students always practice what they have learned in the AMTI skill labs. Critical real world experience is gained at each student’s assigned clinical externship. Students, however, must be willing and flexible to comply with the schedule associated with or identified by the externship site. Students should plan in advance for the exam fee, in the amount of $135.00, the passing of which is required by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) to obtain the national phlebotomy certification of PBT(ASCP). As a graduate of this program, the student is then a candidate, who may apply to obtain the PBT(ASCP) if qualified. By obtaining a designation of PBT(ASCP), you will demonstrate to employers that you are competent to carry out your responsibilities in this critical profession. There are other certifications for Phlebotomy Technicians in the industry; however, ASCP’s certification, long considered the “gold standard,” is sought out by seven times more lab professionals than any other professional healthcare industry credentialing organization. As such, the ASCP states that lab professionals holding an ASCP certification enjoy better job prospects, higher salaries and the respect of colleagues. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: 1. Develop knowledge of basic science concepts applicable to medical laboratory procedures. 2. Critical thinking and psychomotor skills sufficient to perform phlebotomy techniques and procedures such as specimen collecting, processing, handling and transporting procedures efficiently and accurately with minimum supervision. 3. Knowledge of basic phlebotomy equipment and computer applications. 4. Awareness of potential laboratory hazards and safety concerns. 5. Professional attitude and demeanor as embodied by the AMTI Student Externship Agreement. PROGRAM PREREQUISITIES:  Must be18 years of age, a high school graduate or equivalent or pass the AMTI Interview.  Must complete the AMTI Health Declaration. The Health Declaration is a health and safety document ensuring essential immunizations and clearance for participation by a licensed health care provider. Potential students must be able to meet all noted “essential functions”.  The student must provide documentation of both health and accident insurance.  Must have CPR at the Health Care Provider level and First Aid.  Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug screen if required. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:  Complete 140 hours of equivalent eLearning and classroom attendance/participation.  Complete 100 hours clinical practicum to include 120 unaided collections.  Pass chapter competency exams and skills assessments at 80% or higher. Pass the classroom final exam with 80% or higher. Summary preceptor evaluation of clinical phlebotomy practicum must be at 85% or higher.  Optional: Pass the optional ASCP National Certification Exam. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 18 of 42 January, 2017 TUITION, COST AND FEES:  Course Tuition is $1,980.00. Tuition includes all textbooks and lab materials, CPR/FA and TB Test (by serum), uniform top and all supplies. Students will incur the cost of a health assessment, and immunizations if not up to date  Mandated Clinical Orientation Fee - $ 20.00. Payable prior to externship phase.  At the time of registration, students can pay the full tuition amount, or utilize a 2, 3, or 6-payment method, or secure a MACU Educational Loan to pay the tuition required for the Program.  Recommended: Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card. AMTI will roll your fingerprints for free. DPS charges $ 67.00 to process. Card is good for 6 years. NOTE: Most employers require. Some externship sites will require that you have this to approve your externship (i.e. HonorHealth).  Optional ASCP national exam, leading to a PBT (ASCP) designation costs $135.00. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included with tuition):  “Phlebotomy Essentials, Sixth Edition” - ISBN 978-1-4511-9452-4  “Phlebotomy Essentials Workbook, Sixth Edition” - ISBN-978-1-4511-9453-1 POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:  Vocational opportunities as a Phlebotomist are within almost any healthcare setting, such as hospitals, independent laboratories, blood banks, plasma centers, physicians’ offices, home health care agencies, health clinics, and even outside a healthcare setting, such as working for a life insurance company. No degree is needed to become a Phlebotomist, but it is recommended. The career outlook for Phlebotomists is quite good. As people grow older, more and more lab work will likely be needed due to increasing health problems, which will create even more positions for Phlebotomists. CALENDAR:

 Appendix E

Medical Lab Assistant Program The Medical Lab Assistant Program at the Arizona Medical Training Institute (also referred to as the Clinical Lab Assistant Program) is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in clinical laboratory settings, such as Hospital & Medical Center Clinical Laboratories, Reference Laboratories, Research Laboratories, and Physician Office Laboratories (POLs). The Program is designed for the practicing Phlebotomist, or for the Phlebotomist that has recently completed an approved Phlebotomy Training Program. Not a Phlebotomist? Non-Phlebotomist applicants simply must complete a three weekend “Basic Phlebotomy Module” prior to starting their MLA Program. Students who take the Basic Phlebotomy Module will not be eligible to sit for the ASCP National Phlebotomy Registration Exam. Students desiring to gain national certification as a Phlebotomist should complete AMTI’s Phlebotomy Technician Program prior to the Medical Lab Assistant Program. For 2017, the Medical Lab Assistant Blended eLearning Program is a 186 hour course comprised of an equivalent 90 hour eLearning web based component, coupled with 96 hours of classroom and lab instruction. Didactic instruction is followed by a minimum 120 hour externship at a CLIA approved laboratory site provided by the School. Students taking the “Basic Phlebotomy Module” will take 30 hours of eLearning web based component and 48 hours of classroom and lab instruction. Successful completion of the eLearning, classroom and lab instruction, and laboratory externship will result in Certification as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. Students will be eligible to take the American Medical Technologist National Certification exam upon satisfying AMTI’s requirements and graduating. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 19 of 42 January, 2017 As an overview, the Medical Lab Assistant curriculum prepares individuals to perform clinical laboratory procedures in chemistry, hematology, microbiology, and transfusion medicine, critical in the maintenance of health, and diagnosis/treatment of disease. The course is designed to inform students of the practical methods of performing basic medical laboratory procedures, targeting specific areas such as: Laboratory Safety/Quality Control, Specimen Processing, Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis, Hematology/Coagulation Studies, Clinical Microbiology/Parasitology, Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking, Basic Point-of-Care Testing, and Clinical Immunology/Serology. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: 1. Provide the didactic and clinical experience necessary to acquire knowledge in Clinical Laboratory Science and General Education subjects. 2. Train students in the use of various laboratory instrumentation and clinical procedures to perform a variety of laboratory tests. Course work emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, Quality Assurance, and reporting, recording, and interpreting findings involving tissues, blood, and body fluids. 3. Ensure that, upon completion of the program, students are competent at the career entry level and have the knowledge and background necessary to successfully prepare them for employment. PROGRAM PREREQUISITIES:  Must be at least 18 years of age, a high school graduate, or equivalent, and a Certified Phlebotomist, or have recently completed an approved Phlebotomy Training Program or a Phlebotomist with 1,040 employed hours performing collections .  Must complete the AMTI Health Declaration. The Health Declaration is a health and safety document ensuring essential immunizations and clearance for participation by a licensed health care provider are satisfied. Potential students must be able to meet all noted “essential functions”.  The student must provide documentation of both health and accident insurance.  Must have CPR at the Health Care Provider level and First Aid.  Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug screen if required. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:  Complete 186 hours of equivalent eLearning and classroom requirement. (Phlebotomy Module requires completing an additional 78 hour eLearning/classroom requirement.)  Complete a 120 hour laboratory practicum.  Pass chapter competency exams and skill assessments at 80% or higher. Pass the classroom final exam at 80% or higher. Summary preceptor evaluation of clinical practicum must be at 85% or higher.  Optional: Pass the AMT National Certification Exam. TUITION, COST AND FEES:  Course Tuition is $1,890.00. MLA + Phlebotomy Course Tuition is $ 2,300.00. Tuition includes all textbooks and lab materials, uniform top and all supplies. Students will incur the cost of a health assessment, and immunizations plus CPR/FA if not up to date.  Mandated Clinical Orientation Fee - $ 20.00. Payable prior to externship phase.  Students, at the time of registration, can pay the full tuition amount, or utilize a 2-payment, 3- payment or 6-payment method to pay the tuition required for the Program.  Recommended: Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card. AMTI will roll your fingerprints for free. DPS charges $ 67.00 to process. Card is good for 6 years. NOTE: Most employers require. Some externship sites will require that you have this to approve your externship (i.e. HonorHealth).  Optional AMT National Certification exam - $ 95.00. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 20 of 42 January, 2017 REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included in tuition):  “Basic Clinical Laboratory Techniques, Sixth Edition” ISBN-13: 9781111138363  “Phlebotomy Essentials, Sixth Edition” ISBN 978-1-4511-9452-4 (Phlebotomy Module Only) POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS: Medical Laboratory Assistants are needed to work in a variety of different settings, including hospitals, independent reference laboratories and in offices of physicians. Rapid job growth and excellent job opportunities for Medical Laboratory Assistants are expected by the experts. Most jobs will continue to be in hospitals, but employment will grow faster in other settings. Employment of laboratory workers is expected to grow 14% between 2006 and 2017, faster than average for many occupations. The volume of laboratory tests continues to increase with both population growth and the development of new types of tests. The median annual wage and salary earnings of Medical Laboratory Assistants in 2008 were $13.50 per hour or $28,080 annually. There is little difference in wages across laboratory type, hospital size and testing volume. *Source: ASCP Wage and Vacancy Survey CALENDAR:  Appendix F TUITION DISCOUNTS  No tuition discounts are available. III. LEGAL LIMITATIONS 1. No Guarantee of Future Transfer Credit - Admission or graduation from the Nursing Assistant Program , Patient Care Technician, Cardiographic Technician, Assisted Living Caregiver, Assisted Living Manager Program, Phlebotomy Technician Program, and/or Medical Laboratory Assistant Program does not guarantee obtaining a license or certification to practice. Licensure/Certification requirements and the subsequent procedures are the exclusive right and responsibility of the respective Boards or entities noted within Section II. 2. Employment after Graduation may require that you Qualify for and Obtain a License - The healthcare industry has considerable regulations, and many positions in healthcare require a potential employee to have and maintain a license in good standing. Some positions in healthcare simply benefit from having and maintaining a certification. Most all licenses have some character or fitness restrictions requiring a person be qualified to have the license. Some certifications have character or experience restrictions that require qualifying for the certification. For example to obtain a license as a Licensed Nursing Assistant, pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-1606(B)(16), each applicant for initial licensure as a Licensed Nursing Assistant is required to submit a full set of fingerprints. Also, according to A.R.S. § 32-1646(B) and 32-1606(B)(17), an applicant for nursing assistant certification is not eligible for certification if the applicant has any felony convictions that have not received an absolute discharge from the sentences of each felony conviction at least 5 years prior to submitting their application. If you cannot prove that the absolute discharge date is 5 or more years, the Board will notify you that you do not meet the requirements for certification. AMTI does not run a background check to determine whether you will or will not qualify under A.R.S. §§ 32-1606 and 1646, or any other statute or requirement by a governing body overseeing the professionals within the healthcare area in which you seek to be trained. Additionally, admission to any AMTI Program and passing the Institute’s criteria for graduation from an AMTI Program is not, and should not be an assessment, comment or an opinion by AMTI, regarding whether a student would meet the qualifications required for a license or certification by such governing body. All students desiring employment in a Program area after graduation, who will require a license or wish to obtain a certification are responsible for knowing or understanding the qualifications and how they AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 21 of 42 January, 2017 apply to the student’s particular situation, and the student must make the determination whether their situation will have any adverse effect when applying for a license in the chosen field of practice. AMTI does not conduct background investigations, or make any assessments related to qualifications; however, anyone who is discovered to be an excluded individual in the LEIE database will be deemed to have misrepresented their eligibility, and their Program will be terminated. 3. Citizenship/Nationality/Lawful Presence are required for a License – In accordance with A.R.S. § 1-502, any applicant who is required to obtain a license from either the Arizona Board of Nursing, or the Arizona Board of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers, will be required to provide proof that the applicant is a US citizen, a US national, or is lawfully present in the United States. If the applicant cannot demonstrate they are a citizen, national or are legally present in the United States, they will not be eligible for a license. IV. GENERAL INFORMATION REGISTRATION: To register as a new student at AMTI, you simply need to Select and Register for your Program, pay the tuition amount for your selected Program and complete a Program Enrollment Packet. 1. Selecting a Program and Registration - There are several ways to get started and AMTI is always standing by to assist you and answer any questions. There are three easy ways to register:  In- Person - Call (480) 835-7679 for an appointment, or drop into AMTI and complete the registration forms for your selected Program right at the school.  On-Line at www.azmti.com - Visit the website and simply follow the prompts to complete the registration process.  By Phone - Call (480) 835-7679. An AMTI Student Services representative will provide information on how easy enrolling by phone can be (you will need either access to the internet, email or a fax machine to complete registration by phone). 2. Paying the course tuition - Paying tuition has never been more convenient and flexible, and there are a variety of payment options available. Students can pay their tuition in full prior to the first day of class, split up the cost in payments for most Programs, or even obtain a small loan. See More in Paying for your Program Tuition options in Paying your Tuition below. 3. Complete the Registration Process  Students are registered upon making a minimum tuition payment either on-line or at the school.  As part of the Registration process, students must complete the requirements of the enrollment process by reading all documents in the Enrollment Packet provided at the school or if registration is online or by phone, sent via email. The Enrollment Packet typically includes the Enrollment Agreement; Acknowledgment and Agreement - 2017 AMTI Student Handbook/Catalogue; Voluntary Assumption of Risk and Liability Release; Safety and Infection Control Policy; HIPAA Release; and, the Externship Agreement. If required for the specific Program, other documents could be included such as the Health Declaration. If an appointment is required to obtain completion of the Health Declaration, ensure the appointment is made right after registration with a Physician or Nurse Practitioner.  For Nursing Assistant Students only, upon registration, students must take and pass an Admissions Test within 3 business days (withdrawal period). Students who do not pass either the primary or AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 22 of 42 January, 2017 backup Admissions Test within the 3 day period are automatically withdrawn from the program with the registration deposit refunded. A period of 30 days must elapse before re-registering. Students who do not take their Admissions Test within 3 Business Days, if failure occurs after, as well as up to and including the day of the class, will be subject to the administrative withdrawal fee of $ 200.00 with the balance of tuition refunded.  Student admissions are based on a “first to register” basis until the class is filled. Once filled, a “Class Waiting List” is available for students who wish to be in a filled class should another student cancel. To be placed on the waiting list, students must be fully enrolled in a future class. Contact the school if you would like to be added to an earlier class’s Waiting List. 4. Submitting your Enrollment Packet – Completing and submitting your Enrollment Agreement is as easy as getting registered for class and is the last thing required before beginning your training. Every new student must complete an Enrollment Agreement (Packet) and it is due within 3 business days of paid registration. Students who enroll online or by phone will receive an electronic enrollment packet allowing for text inputting and digital signatures. Therefore, complete and submit the Enrollment Agreement electronically, at the school, or you may return by fax, email or mail (you will not be able to attend any class, lab or other form of training unless you have submitted your completed Enrollment Agreement/Packet). 5. Of importance, if selecting the eCashier Tuition Payment Option, failure to establish the eCashier Plan within 3 business days and submit the Student & Responsible Party Agreement will eliminate the eCashier Program as a tuition option for your selected course with balance of program then due in full. PAYING PROGRAM TUITION - OPTIONS: There are many different ways to pay for your training at AMTI. The best way is to pay the full tuition up front, if possible, but otherwise, most programs allow you to pay the cost in two payments with the first at registration and the second during the first week or weekend of classes. If you need to, you can also pay with 3 monthly or 6 monthly payments by utilizing eCashier after registering with a partial tuition payment at registration. The 3 & 6 month payment option is not available for every program. There is also a private educational loan available for those who qualify as well as grants offered through various Arizona Public and Private Agencies. In Full or Two Payments - For the Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Cardiographic Technician, Phlebotomy, Medical Lab Assistant and Assisted Living Caregiver Programs only (not CNA Bridge), students can either pay their full tuition up front or select a two payment option where ó of the course tuition is paid at registration and the balance of the tuition is paid during the first classroom week, or weekend, of the selected program. E-Cashier (NBS/FACTS) - Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy and MLA students only - Arizona Medical Training Institute is pleased to offer eCashier powered by NBS/FACTS as a convenient online tuition payment option to those students enrolled in the aforementioned programs. eCashier is a tuition management program and not a loan. After a small down payment, Students wishing to pay their tuition balance in 3 or 6 easy monthly payments must simply enroll in eCashier and complete the AMTI Student & Responsible Party Agreement within 3 business days after enrollment. Enrollment in eCashier is completed online taking about five minutes. Either you, or a responsible party can be included. Again, of importance, you only have three business days from registration to enroll in eCashier and submit the completed AMTI Student & Responsible Party Agreement; otherwise, eCashier is no longer an option to meet your tuition obligation for your selected course. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 23 of 42 January, 2017 While enrolling in the eCashier program, you may select plans that are spread over 3 months, or 6 months. You may choose to make your 3 or 6 installment payments using your (or the Responsible Party’s) checking or savings account, or by using your (or the Responsible Party’s) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover debit/credit card. eCashier is not a loan program. As long as you meet your monthly payment obligation, you have no debt, only a balance that is reduced with every payment. As long as your tuition payment obligations are met, there are no interest or finance charges assessed. In following then, the only cost is a one-time set up fee paid directly to eCashier to establish and administer your payment plan, in the amount of $25 for the 3 payment plan, or $45 for the 6 payment plan. The eCashier setup fee is non-refundable, and represents a cost outside your Program tuition amount. AMTI does not charge the student or receive a monetary benefit from NBS/FACTS for the eCashier program. AMTI’s partnership with NBS/FACTS is strictly for the benefit of its students. (The setup fee is withdrawn immediately after establishing the account and NBS/FACTS will charge a return payment fee of $30.00 per returned payment attempt.) Students are responsible to read and comply with the terms and conditions of their eCashier agreement. Defaulting on your eCashier Program may adversely affect your course status as determined by AMTI. Both the student and the responsible party identified on the AMTI Student and Responsible Party Agreement are considered individually and jointly responsible for paying the student’s tuition obligation to the Arizona Medical Training Institute. Tuition defaults will be handled by AMTI using its discretion, and by instituting steps outlined in later sections identified in this Student Handbook/Catalogue, the Student and Responsible Party Agreement, Student and Responsible Party Promissory Note or other terms and conditions also jointly agreed upon, so that the responsible party/student are able to meet their tuition obligation. MACU Educational Loan: Mountain America Credit Union (MACU) offers an educational loan covering your tuition balance and fees to AMTI students who qualify. The loan, if approved, is interestonly during the course plus succeeding 6 months with a re-payment schedule as long as 12 months from that point. As part of the qualification process, students are required to simply open a free MACU checking account with a minimum balance of $100, or a MACU savings account with a minimum balance of $25.00. All students can apply for a MACU Educational Loan. Co-signers encouraged. Other Loan Options: Options exist that might allow for bundling of outstanding student balances with your AMTI tuition requirements potentially resulting in a lower overall monthly payment. Co-signers encouraged. Please see Student Services for additional information CHANGE OF STUDENT STATUS: There are several events which can trigger a change in student status. For example: Students can request a leave of absence for medical and non-medical reasons, choose to reschedule their class, or AMTI could cancel the class. Additionally, students could decide to withdraw, or AMTI could administratively withdraw the student or terminate their program for cause. The following details both the student role and AMTI’s role in the requirements for and responding to such circumstances. Note: Change of student status does not change the terms or conditions with the eCashier payment plan or tuition obligation associated with the student’s original enrollment. LEAVE OF ABSENCE OR RESCHEDULING A PROGRAM’S START DATE: Sometimes a student experiences an event in their lives that can prevent them from continuing their studies or from starting the course when they intended. Instead of being forced to withdraw from a AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 24 of 42 January, 2017 Program, AMTI allows students to request a Leave of Absence for up to three months in length, or if the Program has not yet started, to request to Reschedule to a future class. Leave of Absence - A Leave of Absence can be for both medical and non-medical reasons, but the request must be made to AMTI in writing, setting forth the circumstances behind the request and any documentation you feel is helpful or requested by AMTI, such as a doctor’s note. Based on all the circumstances, and at AMTI’s sole discretion, a leave of absence may be granted, but it cannot exceed a 3 month period. If the request is granted, the student’s status will be converted to “Incomplete.” If the request is denied, the student will be responsible for completing the course, or submitting a Voluntary Withdrawal. “Incomplete” students who re-enter the program within the three month period are subject to available seating and clinical availability in the desired class as determined by AMTI. "Incomplete" students who re-enter a Program after a Leave of Absence are re-entering a future class on the basis of their "free re-take." These students are still accountable for the clock hours from their original course should they decide to withdraw. “Incomplete” students are responsible for communicating with AMTI regarding their status during the Leave of Absence and their desire to re-enter the program. If a student does not call in, or does not come into the school during the Leave of Absence to provide a status and provide an update regarding the intention to re-enter, at the end of three months, the student’s status will be changed from “Incomplete” due to a Leave of Absence, to a “Voluntary Withdrawal.” See Voluntary Withdrawal in the Course Cancellation section below to understand student obligations in such cases.. Rescheduling your Class’s Start Date - Students may “Reschedule” their start date if their class has not already begun and they submit the request in writing at least two business days prior to their scheduled class start date, subject to available seating in their desired future class. EXCEPTION: For students enrolled in the Phlebotomy Technician Program, rescheduling their class start date will result in a $ 50.00 Rescheduling Fee after the (first) 1st reschedule. Or, if requesting a Withdrawal after the (first) 1st reschedule (prior to the in-class phase beginning) students will be accountable for all eLearning clock hours, whether used or not, plus a charge for the Administrative Withdrawal Fee. If the student’s class has begun, re-scheduling their class must be requested in writing, subject to available seating, and with the understanding that the clock hours from their current class are included in the event of withdrawal; additionally, their desired future class is to be considered their free re-take. COURSE CANCELLATION/WITHDRAWAL/TERMINATION: There are SIX ways that a Student’s individual Program can be discontinued after a student registers for a Program. The categorization of the student’s discontinuance has effects on the student and the Responsible Party’s obligations after the student’s Program has been discontinued. They are:  AMTI Initiated Withdrawal  AMTI Cancels the Course  3 Business Day Cancellation Provision  Voluntary Withdrawal  Administrative Withdrawal  Termination 1. AMTI Initiated Withdrawal A student who is withdrawn at AMTI’s discretion for any reason other than a code of conduct violation is entitled to a refund of all monies paid to AMTI. For example, at AMTI’s discretion, an AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 25 of 42 January, 2017 unsatisfactory Health Declaration that might affect the safety of the student as well as others, could result therefore result in an AMTI-initiated withdrawal. As another example, if a CNA student does not pass the primary or backup admissions test, AMTI would initiate a student withdrawal. Any refund must be in accordance with the Tuition Refund Policy noted below. 2. AMTI Cancels the Course If Arizona Medical Training Institute cancels a course for which the student has registered, the student can select the same course scheduled for a future date as a replacement. In lieu of a replacement course, the student has the option to request a refund of paid tuition. Any refund must be in accordance with the Tuition Refund Policy noted below. 3. 3 Business Day Cancellation Provision Every student has the right to receive a 100% refund of any tuition paid if they cancel their enrollment within 3 business days of registration (business days do not include Saturdays, Sundays, or State/Federal Holidays). Registration occurs and the 3 business day cancellation period begins at the point of making a tuition payment, whether partial or full received directly at the school or on-line via the school’s web site. The cancellation must be in writing, and provided to and received by AMTI within the 3 Business Day Cancellation Period. The 3 Business Day Cancellation Provision expires at the start of class regardless of enrollment date. Therefore, students who enroll and begin the class the same day of enrollment, waive the right to this three day period or any remaining days left from same if registration occurred within 2 business days or less. Any refund must be in accordance with the Tuition Refund Policy noted below. 4. Voluntary Withdrawal If a student decides that they do not wish to begin and/or continue attending a Program, the student may submit in writing a Voluntary Withdrawal. Requesting and obtaining a Voluntary Withdrawal has different effects whether the withdrawal is sought before classes begin, or after classes have begun. Before class begins – A student requesting a withdrawal after the 3 Business Day Cancellation Period, but before classes begin, is entitled to a refund of 100% of all monies paid, less a 25% administrative fee based on the total tuition for the Course, but in no event exceeding $200.00. The withdrawal date is the date the student notifies AMTI in writing. Any refund must be in accordance with the Tuition Refund Policy noted below. After class has begun – Students who decide to withdraw after their scheduled class begins must submit in writing their request to withdraw, which will constitute the effective date of withdrawal. This is an active withdrawal. Students who are a No Call-No Show (NCNS) for three (3) consecutive class days are considered to have Voluntarily Withdrawn with an effective date and time of the conclusion of the 3rd NCNS class…a passive withdrawal. On the effective date of withdrawal as noted, the student will be entitled to a refund of paid tuition/fees, less up to a 25% administrative fee based on total tuition for the class not to exceed $200.00 as follows: 1. Before beginning classes, a 100% refund of tuition paid, less administrative charge. 2. If 10% or less of the time period has expired, a refund of tuition paid, less an amount equal to 10% of total tuition charged plus administrative charges. 3. If more than 10% but less than or equal to 20% of the time period has expired, a refund of tuition paid, less an amount equal to 20% of total tuition charged + administrative charges. 4. If more than 20% but less than or equal to 30% of the time period has expired, a refund of tuition paid, less an amount equal to 30% of total tuition charged + administrative charges. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 26 of 42 January, 2017 5. If more than 30% but less than or equal to 40% of the time period has expired, a refund of tuition paid, less an amount equal to 40% of total tuition charged + administrative charges. 6. If more than 40% but less than or equal to 50% of the time period has expired, a refund of tuition paid, less an amount equal to 50% of total tuition charged + administrative charges. 7. If more than 50% of the time period has expired, no refund is due. Time period as used above is defined as eClassroom, Classroom and Clinical time that has expired up to and including the date of notification in writing of withdrawal or 3rd No Call-No Show date. For example, a student withdraws at 8:30am in writing on day two of a 7:00am to 3:30pm class, 16 clock hours of class have accrued. Or, a student withdraws after 40 hours of the 40 hour eLearning requirement...all 40 hours are accrued as clock hours. 5. Administrative Withdrawal AMTI expects students to actively engage in the learning process in their courses, defined as attending each and every class session and diligently completing all learning activities (daily assignments, quizzes, papers, problem-sets, etc.) for each enrolled course. The administrative withdrawal policy was created to assist students in establishing good academic engagement, attendance habits and responsible behavior. An administrative withdrawal is a way for AMTI to remove the student from a Program administratively when the catalyst is not due to grievous misconduct warranting a termination, simply something administrative, such as an attendance issue, academic insufficiency and non-payment of tuition or fees/costs. Students who do not fulfill their obligations through appropriate academic engagement risk being administratively withdrawn from any, or all, courses in which this failure to engage occurs. Withdrawals will not occur without sufficient warning and due notice to students. Typical examples that could lead to an Administrative Withdrawal include but are not limited to:  Excessive Tardiness, Absenteeism. Student’s tardiness/absenteeism accounting for 10% of the total classroom/clinical hours are subject to a counseling session and action plan to remediate the missed hours as well as resolve going forward. If tardiness/absenteeism continues and once comprising up to 25% of the total classroom/clinical clock hours, students would be subject to a second counseling session. At this session, possible steps to remedy or resolve the TA could range from academic probation with a corresponding action plan up to and including administrative withdrawal from the program.  Demonstrating unsatisfactory course engagement at any point, such as sleeping in class, inappropriate socializing during class, inappropriate use of electronic devices, disappearing from class…etc.  Students who academically fail to meet the minimum course requirements for graduation will be either given a status of Incomplete or will be administratively withdrawn from the Program as not meeting academic requirements. AMTI determines whether an Incomplete status is assessed or whether an administrative withdrawal will be initiated based on Course guidelines and its’ discretion. If an academically deficient student believes they have been subject to an administrative withdrawal, which they feel should have been an assessment of “Incomplete” status instead, the student may institute the grievance procedure at Step 2 by submitting their reasoning in writing to the Director of the Academic Program of record. See the “Policy Guidelines for Student Grievances” section below. The withdrawal date is the date AMTI notifies the student of the withdrawal.  If a student defaults on their payment plan or tuition obligation, or if a student’s account is referred to collections, the student may be administratively withdrawn. If this occurs, the student is not eligible for re-entry to the Program, but the student and the Responsible Party AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 27 of 42 January, 2017 are still responsible for tuition, tuition balance and all associated fee's/costs. Note: Change of student status does not change the terms or conditions with the eCashier payment plan or tuition obligation associated with the student’s original enrollment. AMTI in its sole discretion can remove an administrative withdrawal status, but not while the student’s account is in default or has been submitted to collections. The withdrawal date is the date AMTI notifies the student of the withdrawal. 6. Termination There are a few different reasons why a student may be terminated from an AMTI Program, but they are mainly due to serious misconduct in some form or another, such as cheating, fighting and other such types of behavior, and are generally “terminations for cause.” Such conduct is more fully described starting with Section V. of this Handbook/Catalogue. Whether a student is terminated is within the sole discretion of AMTI. If a student is terminated, that student will still have the right to the Grievance Procedure but will not be allowed on AMTI premises, nor allowed at any clinical sites which are part of AMTI’s clinical/externship programs, without express permission from AMTI. Tuition and fees are a continued responsibility of the terminated student and their Responsible Party and if the reasons for the termination are criminal, then AMTI reserves the right to, but likely will, assist in the criminal prosecution of the student and/or report the incident to the appropriate governing bodies, such as the Nursing Board (for example) in the case of a CNA student. Under circumstances where the behavior causing the termination is the subject of felony charges or the student is discovered to be listed as an excluded individual in the LEIE database, the student agrees to waive any right they may have to a refund of any tuition or fees/costs and continues to be obligated for any and all tuition costs/fees for the Program as a result of enrollment in an AMTI Program.. The termination date is the date AMTI issues it’s official written notice to the student conveying termination status. 7. Advanced Placement Withdrawal Tuition Application Due to the specialized nature of this class, the withdrawal tuition application is as follows: Advanced Placement Component Tuition Refund amount: Started/Completed one Exam Tuition Paid less 33% of Tuition Charged plus administrative fee of $ 200.00 Started/Completed one Skill Session Tuition Paid less 66% of Tuition Charged plus administrative fee of $ 200.00 Started/Completed Clinical Tuition Paid less 100% of Tuition Charged plus admin fee $ 200.00 Any voluntary withdrawal, administrative withdrawal, or termination does not suspend, alter or modify the terms and/or conditions applicable to the eCashier payment plan, or the tuition obligation for a student or Responsible Party associated with a student’s original enrollment, except that which derives from AMTI’s Tuition Refund Policy. TUITION REFUND – BALANCE DUE POLICY: Students have rights and responsibilities that depend on whether the discontinuance of a student’s Program was due to a Cancellation, or a Withdrawal/Termination (please note CNA Admissions Test Exception* above). These rights and responsibilities are outlined below, and this section constitutes the sole policy regarding tuition refunds or balances due AMTI. Should there be a discrepancy between a brochure, a different agreement, or any other written material, or even something you may have been told, AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 28 of 42 January, 2017 the terms of this Section will govern and supersede all other conveyances related to AMTI’s Tuition Refund Policy. Any refund issued under this Section must be requested by the Student and calculated/approved by AMTI. Whether a discontinuance is classified as a Cancellation or a Withdrawal/Termination is solely determined by AMTI. In determining Refund Eligibility or Balance Due Requirement, AMTI will use the definitions and procedures as defined by the section in this Handbook/Catalogue covering Course Cancellation/ Withdrawal /Termination. For example, in using aforementioned Section procedures: 1. Mary registers on Monday, January 1, 2017 in the February 1, 2017 Daytime CNA Program, paying full tuition of $ 1,155.00 by check. On Wednesday, January 3, 2017, Mary sends an email to AMTI of withdrawal. Mary will receive a 100% refund of $1,155.00 by AMTI check. Conversely, Mary withdraws by email on Friday, January 5, 2017. Mary will receive a check in the amount of $955.00 ($ 1,155.00 paid tuition less the CNA administrative withdrawal fee of $200.00). 2. Mary begins the February 1, 2017 Daytime CNA class and on February 5, 7, and 8, she is a No Call No Show. AMTI will change her student status to a Voluntary Withdrawal effective at the close of class on February 8, 2017. Both the CNA Administrative Withdrawal Fee and clock hours will be used to determine tuition/fees due AMTI and refund, if any due Mary. As of close of class on February 8th, 56 hours have expired of the 120 hour course or 46.7%. Using the following table, Tuition Due AMTI = $ 777.50; Refund Due Mary = $377.50 by check, Example Table for the CNA Program with a tuition fee in the amount of $1,125 Completion % >0 <10% >10 <20% >20 <30% >30 <40% >40 <50 >50% Tuition Due Rate 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% No Refund Program Tuition * $1,155.00 $1,155.00 $1,155.00 $1,155.00 $1,155.00 Tuition at Rate = $ 115.50 $ 231.00 $ 346.50 $ 462.00 $ 577.50 Admin Fee + $ 200.00 + $ 200.00 + $ 200.00 + $ 200.00 - $ 200.00 Tuition/Fee Due = $ 315.50 $ 431.00 $ 546.50 $ 662.00 $ 777.50 After the “3 Business Day Cancellation Provision”, every student who withdraws voluntarily, or is subject to an administrative withdrawal or termination, will incur an Administrative (Withdrawal) Fee payable to AMTI, in an amount up to 25% of the total tuition for the related Program not to exceed $200.00. Please note each Program Enrollment Document for specific fee. Therefore, both the Student and any Responsible Party are jointly and severally responsible for the Administrative (Withdrawal) Fee, in addition to the calculated tuition due AMTI which is attributed to the expired/elapsed time as of the effective date of withdrawal. The tuition calculation to determine the percentage of the Program that has elapsed (the “Completion Percentage”), is calculated at the end of the regular day of class as of the effective date of withdrawal, and is determined by calculating the specific hours of eClassroom, Classroom, and Clinical/Externship of the program which have elapsed/expired (the “Elapsed Time Period”), whether the student was actively engaged or not up to the effective date of withdrawal (note example 2). This number is divided by the total number of hours required by the Program which translates into the Completion Percentage. For total scheduled Program hours, see the Program descriptions in Section II. “Program Information”. The Completion Percentage is rounded to the next higher increment, unless over 50% as noted on page 23 and the resultant percent is multiplied times the total tuition for the course which would then equal the tuition due AMTI. As is indicated in the above table, in no case is a refund available to a student whose completion percentage equal to or AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 29 of 42 January, 2017 exceeds 50%. The administrative withdrawal fee + tuition due less student remittance to date would result in either a Refund or Balance Due AMTI. If a Refund is due and approved, the amount will be remitted to the student by in-kind AMTI Check or Credit Card within 30 days from the withdrawal/termination date. BALANCE DUE PROCEDURE A Balance Due Condition could exist due to any one of the circumstances noted under Cancellation/Withdrawal/Termination. Additionally, a Balance Due Condition could exist, but is not limited to other conditions, such as: eCashier Default, Unpaid Tuition, Promissory Note Defaults, NSF Check, and Reversal of a Credit Card Transaction. All Balance Due Conditions will be communicated to the student in writing and will be handled as described below. If a Balance is Due AMTI (Balance Due Condition), said amount is due and payable to AMTI and must be received within 7 days from either the effective date of notice to the Student/Responsible Party of a Default (, et al.)** or Withdrawal/Termination date to avoid collection activity. 1. Defaults & Owed Tuition: As per above, balances for Defaults & Owed Tuition to AMTI by the student, after Default or withdrawal/termination calculation, are due and payable within 7 days of mail/email date by the Arizona Medical Training Institute. After 7 days, unpaid balances of Defaults & Owed Tuition will be subject to interest charges at the rate of 1.5% per month and incur a late payment handling and administrative fee of $25.00 per month until paid in full (principal, interest and late fees combine every month creating one single balance subject to the 1.5% interest rate). AMTI will make every effort to collect the unpaid tuition, interest and fees due within a 60 day period. After 60 days, the overdue balance plus a 50% charge for collection fees and expenses associated with your account will be turned over to Innovative Debt Recovery, Inc. (IDR), a collections agency. IDR is a professional debt collection agency that will attempt to work with you to resolve the debt. You will be assigned a Recovery Specialist who will employ various collection alternatives utilized to recover the debt owed to AMTI. 2. Collections and Legal Action: If IDR is unable to resolve the outstanding debt on your account, in its sole discretion, along with submittal to the various Credit Reporting Bureaus, IDR may determine collection of your past due account would benefit from legal action. If legal action is instituted, in addition to the Unpaid Balance, you agree that attorneys’ fees and any legal action costs will be added to your overdue account, and included in any claim made, or judgment sought, by a law firm assigned to your account of IDR’s choosing. IDR employs effective tools and approaches at maintaining contact with a holder of an overdue AMTI account, and can institute legal action, if necessary, in all 50 States. **Default on, suspension or termination of the eCashier payment plan is handled according to the terms and conditions of your NBS/FACTS (eCashier) Agreement. In such circumstances, AMTI will be guided by the Handbook/Catalogue, Enrollment Document, and the AMTI Student and Responsible Party Agreement, and will treat these occurrences as a general Default to AMTI. As with any type of default, at its sole discretion, AMTI reserves the right to collect the eCashier Tuition Balance, Unpaid Tuition/Fees, NSF Check ($25.00 fee for each NSF check), Promissory Note defaults and Credit Card Transaction Reversals, (et al.). Recovery of tuition, fees, interest and costs will follow the procedure noted above under (1), Owed Tuition and (2), Collections and Legal Action. In addition, if the student has not completed their course, or account has been turned over to Collections, AMTI reserves the right to retain graduation documents and all other forms of recognition until the student’s tuition obligations are satisfied in full. Both the Student and the Responsible Party are responsible for ensuring that any AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 30 of 42 January, 2017 tuition obligation, whether a balance owed AMTI or a payment plan through eCashier, is current and in good standing. Course continuation, course completion and/or graduation are dependent upon being current on the student’s tuition obligation. Holder in Due Course Statement: Any holder of this consumer credit contract is subject to all claims and defenses which the debtor could assert against the seller of goods or services obtained pursuant hereto or with the proceeds, hereof. Recovery hereunder by the debtor shall in no event exceed the amounts paid by the debtor (FTC Rule effective 5-14-76). ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES: Students must be fully registered and Enrollment Agreement on file with AMTI in order to attend. a. Students who do not complete all the requirements of their eLearning curriculum are not eligible to proceed to the classroom phase without the approval of their instructor. b. Students are expected to attend all classes and clinical sessions. Students are expected to notify their instructor at least one hour before the class or clinical session is scheduled to begin if they will be absent. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain any class assignments that he/she missed. Please note: Student’s tardiness/absenteeism accounting for 10% of the total classroom/clinical hours (2 class sessions for Phlebotomy Students) are subject to a counseling session and a self-defined action plan to remediate the missed hours as well as a resolution for going forward. If tardiness/absenteeism continues and comprises up to 25% of the total classroom/clinical clock hours ( 4 class sessions for Phlebotomy Students), students would be subject to a second counseling session. At this session, possible steps to remedy or resolve could range from academic probation with a corresponding self-defined action plan up to and including administrative withdrawal from the program. c. Students are expected to arrive on time to class and clinical. Tardiness is defined as arriving 10 minutes late to a scheduled class, lab or other such class meeting. Each instance of tardiness will require making up the missed time through a commensurate make-up at the direction of the instructor. Three tardy occurrences will result in an unexcused absence. An unexcused absence will require a full makeup day. d. Provisions exist to make-up classroom tardiness/absences. Classroom absences can be made up by classroom replacements in an existing or future class. Classroom hours made up should be in a similar class covering the same subject matter and/or skills training. All replacement hours must be completed prior to graduation, and within 2 months subject to Voluntary Withdrawal if not completed. Students fulfilling make-up hours must engage in all lecture and activities required of students in the replacement class. Failure to do so will result in those hours not counting towards the student’s make up requirement. e. Provisions exist to make-up clinical tardiness/absences. Clinical absences can only be made up with clinical replacements in a future class, subject to clinical availability. Students can either request a day, evening or weekend clinical make-up preference; however, AMTI will not be bound by the student’s preference. Makeup clinical for the CNA Program will be offered to the student on a first available basis. If three offers have been made and turned down or not responded to, and are still within 2 months of the end of the classroom phase of the program, students will have a choice to pay $300.00 for a make-up clinical day (one on one with an AMTI RN) totaling 9 hours ($400.00 for a 12 hour day). After 2 months from the end of the classroom phase, and with uncompleted clinical hours, students will be voluntarily withdrawn from the program. f. Students are expected to complete all course requirements to graduate. Chapter exams, if not taken during the specified time (excused absence…etc.), must be taken during the next class session AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 31 of 42 January, 2017 as directed. Chapter exam “retakes” must be completed by no later than the next class session, unless preapproved in advance by AMTI administration. Final exam “retakes” must be completed within 48 business hours, unless preapproved by AMTI administration. After such time and at AMTI’s sole discretion, students may receive a “0” grade score and possibly be classified as “academically ineligible to continue” and subject to retaking the entire course if such has not already occurred. Guidelines for “Retaking a Course” are noted below. Work not completed during the course, eLearning not completed, tests (primary/backup) not taken as noted herein, homework not turned in per the syllabus timing, and other uncompleted course elements not noted here, will result in a grade of “0” being entered into the grade book on the final day for the course. g. Students are responsible for their selected course outcome. Your results belong to you. These are short programs that will require a concerted effort. Developing a study plan which encourages the support of you family/friends will make a difference. Take advantage of your classmates by creating a study group. Utilize all available resources at AMTI such as your eLearning web portal, unlimited use of skill rooms if available, attending boot camps. Your extra effort can and will make a difference. METHOD OF EVALUATION - GRADES: Students are required to achieve a minimum of 80% on each exam or graded evaluation during the program. Students who receive a grade of 79% or below, will be given one back up exam, which addresses the same competencies, yet with different questions than those on the original exam. Note: Each Program will employ its own grading system; however, unless otherwise indicated, Arizona Medical Training Institute utilizes the following grading scale: 94 – 100 = A 87 - 93 = B 80 - 86 = C 00 - 79 = Unsatisfactory (PHB, MLA, PCT Practicum <85) Course grades are maintained in the student’s eClassroom portal and can be viewed at any time by using the student’s login id and secured password. Upon graduation, the student will be able to access their course grade summary online in the same manner as their records. Unsatisfactory Performance Resulting In Course Failure: Students with a primary and backup graded exam below 80% will be subject to an academic counseling session with their instructor. A second primary and backup graded exam below 80% will result in a second academic counseling session which could result in a determination of course failure and a discussion regarding possible next steps. Students who receive an unsatisfactory assessment by their instructor on classroom skill performance will not be able to continue to the clinical/externship phase of the program, if applicable. The lack of achievement is classified as below minimum, and results in course failure. As this is the general guideline, specific application will be reviewed by your instructor covering that particular testing and evaluation regimen required for the course. During the clinical/externship phase, an unsatisfactory assessment by your clinical instructor or externship site supervisor below 80% (85% for Phlebotomy/MLA/PCT Students) will result in course failure. Removal from the clinical site will result in course failure and you will not be entitled to repeat the clinical/externship portion. Failure to achieve an 80% or higher on the written final exam/backup will result in course failure. Course failure may lead to Administrative Withdrawal. Retaking a Course - At the sole discretion of the Arizona Medical Training Institute, students who are below minimum academic standards for the course as noted above as well as addressed in the course syllabus could qualify to repeat the course, one time, at no additional tuition cost. EXCEPTION: Phlebotomy/MLA/PCT students who do not pass the clinical externship are not eligible to retake the course at no tuition. The standard requirement is that the student complete all classroom hours and all requirements for the class of current enrollment and have an unrounded GPA of 78% or higher on the AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 32 of 42 January, 2017 classroom exams component (Phlebotomy Students will use the Unit Exams + Final Exam component). If the student qualifies for a free retake, the Student’s tuition must be paid in full prior to beginning their free re-take. Eligible students are subject to available seating and “clinical/externship” availability, as determined by AMTI, in the desired class. Students must begin their repeat class within 2 months of date of failure. If not begun after 2 months, repeating the course will require payment of full tuition. A “Leave Of Absence” cannot be used to extend the 2 month retake commencement period. Students enrolled in the Advanced Placement Program are not eligible for a “Free Retake”. APP students, however, have the option of transitioning into the full CNA/LNA Class by paying the tuition difference and starting the full class within two months of failure. Additionally, PCT and MLA/Phlebotomy students are eligible to retake an individual module based on the same criteria identified herein. Students who do not pass the respective retake are eligible to repeat that module again, however, at full tuition. MECHANISM FOR STUDENT INPUT: Arizona Medical Training Institute maintains an “Every Door Open Policy”. We earnestly want your feedback. From your Instructor to the Program Director, we are eager to receive your feedback on ways that your learning experience could be improved. Your thoughts on curriculum, teaching methods, facility accommodations, and any other area of note helps Arizona Medical Training Institute become better at being student centered. In addition, at the end of each Program, you will be encouraged to complete a confidential (if desired) evaluation of the Program. Quarterly, the staff and faculty review the evaluations in a formal setting, discussing and implementing changes to the program based on your feedback. STUDENT GRIEVANCE POLICY GUIDELINES: Arizona Medical Training Institute operates an “Every Door Open” Policy. As an overriding principle, students are encouraged to seek out the person at AMTI with whom they feel most comfortable. As a general guideline, at ATMI their exists established channels of communication, as follows: 1. Individual problems should be discussed with the instructor of the course in which the student is enrolled. Students are encouraged to begin with the instructor, because it will likely result in immediate resolution, but is typically required in your future healthcare setting and will serve as practice of an effective and expected professional approach when dealing with others. 2. Unresolved problems previously discussed with the instructor, need to be explained in writing and submitted to the Director of the Academic Program of record. The student and the instructor will meet with the Director to discuss the concern within 3 business days of receipt of the letter, or at a mutually convenient time for all parties. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Director shall respond to the student in writing within 3 business days regarding the issue, the meeting and how the student’s concerns will be addressed. 3. Continued unresolved concerns of the student will be addressed with the President of the Arizona Medical Training Institute. The President will meet with the student, instructor and the Program Director within three business days of being notified of the unresolved concerns. The President will make an assessment by gathering facts and accessing relevant factors related to the student’s concern. Based on this assessment, the President will render a written decision on the matter within three (3) business days. The President’s decision on the matter is final and unappealable at AMTI. 4. If the student’s complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the Institute’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education. The student must contact the PPSE State Board for further details about their procedures. The PPSE State Board’s address is: 1400 W. Washington, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Phone: 602-542-5709. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 33 of 42 January, 2017 Website: www.azppse.gov. Certified (Licensed) Nursing Assistant students must contact the Arizona State Board of Nursing for details about their procedures. The Nursing Board’s address is: 4747 N. 7th Street, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655. Assisted Living students must contact the Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers 1400 West Washington, Suite B-8, Phoenix, Arizona 85007; Phone: (602) 364-2374; Website: www.aznciaboard.us. STUDENT RECORDS: Student administrative and academic files (FILES) will be maintained as mandated by the specific regulatory body governing the Student’s Program of study. As such, Nursing Assistant FILES (R4-19- 801 (D) (5) and (6)) and Assisted Living FILES (R4-33-702 (G) 1&2) will be maintained for 3 years. Phlebotomy, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and Cardiographic Technician FILES (Title 32-3058) will be maintained in perpetuity. All FILES will be maintained on campus in a secured area. Student records contained within the FILES can be accessed via written request from the student and can be viewed on campus with a representative from the school present. Records cannot be copied or photographed in any manner. Students, as required by FERPA guidelines, must show proper identification prior to AMTI’s release of specific pre-approved records. STUDENT SERVICES:  ADVISEMENT - The Director of Academic Programs of the specific Program, Student Services and faculty are available for academic counseling.  POST GRADUATE LICENSE - EXAM PREPARATION – For the Nursing Assistant graduate, AMTI provides free use of the facility during normal hours for practice exams and to utilize the skills lab in preparation for the Arizona State Board of Nursing Licensing Exam. Students can also sign up for free “boot camps” led by an RN Instructor or Teaching Assistant. For the Assisted Living Caregiver and Manager Programs, AMTI will provide a free practice exam to help prepare students to pass their Arizona State Written Final Exam. For the Phlebotomy Student, AMTI provides a free preparation review class for graduates interested in taking the ASCP National Registration exam. The free "ASCP Exam Prep Bootcamp" is subject to a student enrollment minimum and instructor availability.  CNA BOARD EXAM (BOARD) - ASSISTED LIVING WRITTEN FINAL EXAM (FINAL) – For AMTI student’s only, the CNA Board Exam or written Assisted Living Final Exam may be taken on site. The Board and/or Final Exam typically occurs within a week after graduation or course completion. To schedule, Students must contact D&S Diversified (or other appropriate entity) to both schedule as well as pay for their respective state exam. Students are not required to take their Board and/or Final Exam at AMTI. All exam slots are contingent upon availability and may be changed.  TUTORING: Tutoring can be arranged upon request through Student Services and is subject to availability as well as an hourly cost.  DISABILITY SERVICES: Services are provided to meet the student’s specific needs where practical and a reasonable accommodation can be made. Any concern may be brought to the attention of AMTI’s administration or Student Services.  EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE – Arizona Medical Training Institute neither promises nor guarantees a student’s employment after graduation and licensure. AMTI, however, does make employer information and potential opportunities available to students during its Career Fairs held periodically throughout the year on site at AMTI, and attended by area employers. Employment information is also available on the “Building Your Career” Jobs Board at AMTI and each student’s inclusion in the free Arizona Medical “Career Network” information resource, which is provided to area employers. All of these services are voluntary and requested by the student and AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 34 of 42 January, 2017 can be terminated at the student’s discretion. Students should be aware that Employers could require a drug test and/or criminal background check as part of their employment process. Please be aware that if a student fails the drug test, criminal background check & fails to become immunized they cannot become employed. Qualifications regarding the student’s success in passing any drug test or success in passing a criminal background check are solely within the student’s area of responsibility. AMTI has no investigative process to verify whether a student is qualified under the license’s governing rules and regulations, and admission to, or completion of, any AMTI program is not an opinion related to a student’s licensability. AMTI has no opinion whatsoever regarding the fitness or qualification of an individual to obtain a license regulated by a state agency or governing body. V. PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE (DRESS CODE) The Arizona Medical Training Institute emphasizes a comfortable learning environment. Students are encouraged to dress comfortably and respectfully for learning. Clinical/Externship appearance requires extreme professionalism. Suitability of individual attire for all environments is strictly with the instructor’s sole discretion. Students are expected to respond to the instructor’s direction. Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy and Medical Laboratory Assistant students are subject to an expanded dress code identified during the beginning of the course, and which is briefly summarized as follows: 1. As directed by the instructor, students must convert from comfortable dress to “clinic appropriate” scrub top/bottom attire. During all clinical sessions, the student is required to wear the scrub top supplied through the program, and their own black scrub bottoms. 2. Uniforms must be clean and wrinkle free. All jewelry must be removed, with the exception of one pair of stud type earrings, wedding band/s and a watch with a second hand. 3. Nothing may be present in visible body or any facial piercings, cartilage piercings, or tongue piercings as they are not allowed during the entire course. Students should plan on removing these and replacing them with a clear piercing retainer. Also, flesh colored plugs must be worn in stretched piercings at any time they are attending an AMTI class, lab, function, or clinical/externship. 4. A name badge is provided and must be worn at all times in class and at clinical. 5. Hair must be clean, professional, a conventional color, off the collar, and back away from the face. 6. Fingernails must be clean, short with no polish. Artificial nails should be removed. 7. Tattoos must be covered. 8. Students will maintain personal hygiene. Students will bathe daily and use deodorant. No offensive body odor or cigarette smell will be allowed. VI. STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT The Arizona Medical Training Institute believes that standards of conduct are an inherent part of the healthcare profession. Policies and procedures of professional conduct will be addressed at the start of each class and in some cases as part of the enrollment process. These policies and procedures address your personal conduct covering a broad range of interactions such as with the School, fellow students, clinical/externship staff/supervisors, and clinical/externship site residents and patients, to name a few. All students are expected to adhere to the general standards briefly described below:  RESPECT: Always treat classmates, instructors/staff, clinical/externship staff/supervisors and their patients/residents and families with respect and courtesy at all times.  SAFETY: Be safety minded at all times, minimizing any risk of physical, psychological, or emotional injury to yourself and or others. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 35 of 42 January, 2017  ACCOUNTABILITY: You are responsible for your own actions. Take responsibility.  CONFIDENTIALITY: Respect the legal and ethical privacy of others.  HONESTY: Be honest in all your actions. Plagiarism or cheating is cause for removal from and failure of the Program.  LEGAL: Operate only within your scope of practice. When in doubt, stop and ask.  PROFESSIONALISM: For the Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy and Medical Lab Assistant students, professionalism will be reviewed in detail at the beginning of the course. Handling conflict and confrontation is where professionalism most comes into play. Unprofessional actions include but are not limited to acting independently or outside of the chain of command in resolving disputes or issues, inappropriate language, gossip, hearsay, and negativism. In addition to being unprofessional, failing to communicate in a timely/required manner demonstrates a lack of respect for others. For example, not following required "call off" procedures. During your course of instruction, learn, demonstrate and practice professionalism. It will be of great importance during your course and beyond.  ETHICAL CONDUCT: Show respect for others. Maintaining self-control when dealing with others is an important ethical attribute. Always err on taking the higher road versus seeking retribution. Meet your commitments and follow the rules and regulations. VII. HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES DECLARATION: It is essential that all students be able to perform a number of physical activities in the conduct of their program. Some typical examples, students will be required in either a laboratory or clinical setting to lift a student/resident, assist in ambulation, transfer onto and off of assistive devices, such as a wheel chair or shower chair, respond promptly to verbal communication while maintaining eye contact at the point of care and in general deal with stressful and emotional physical and mental experiences. Students must be able to demonstrate rational and appropriate behavior under these conditions. Careful consideration should be given by the applicant of these and other conditions not mentioned prior to enrolling in any program. Students assume the risk for their own health and safety in the event of physical and/or emotional injury sustained during the conduct of their course. For this reason, it is recommended that students have suitable health insurance, or be prepared to self-pay in the event of an incident or exposure. As part of the enrollment process for the Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and all Lab Science Programs, students will be required to have a Licensed Professional (Dr. or Nurse Practitioner) sign a Health Declaration statement, indicating that you are in suitable health to respond to the identified minimum requirements of the “essential functions” associated with your program. Both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 29 U.S.C.A. Sect. 794 and the new Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit discrimination against ‘otherwise qualified’ persons with a disability. If an applicant can perform those ‘essential functions’, he or she is ‘otherwise qualified’ under the law and must be treated the same as people without a disability. A person who cannot perform the ‘essential functions’ is not ‘otherwise qualified’ and may be denied access to the program without being subject to legal action for discrimination. At enrollment for all programs, students must sign a Release of Liability releasing the School and the Extern/Clinical site for any and all liability arising from both identified and unidentified risks associated with their course. Because of the unique responsibilities inherent within all Health Science professions, AMTI reserves the right to require a student who appears to be unsuited for a particular program subsequently withdraw from the unsuitable program and be placed into another Program of study at AMTI. An individual who poses a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves or others may be denied admission, progression or AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 36 of 42 January, 2017 graduation. AMTI’s determination that a person poses a direct threat to him/herself or others will be based on an individualized assessment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available evidence (i.e. instructor/program director assessments /evaluations) to assess the nature, duration, and severity of the risk, and the probability that the potential injury would actually occur. In addition, AMTI reserves the right to request a Doctor’s Note or Release in making said determination, at student expense. A positive assessment may result in temporary course suspension. In these circumstances, AMTI reserves the right to require a medical release from an appropriate medical specialist, at student expense, or other items it deems necessary, as evidence of the ability to progress, prior to allowing the student re-entry into their program. Such a release or other requested medical evidence must be provided in a timely manner and may be connected to a Leave of Absence (see “Change in Student Status” in Section IV above). Failure to provide a requested release or other requested evidence within a timely manner will result in the student’s course status being converted from Suspension to Termination. For the Patient Care Technician and Lab Science student, along with ensuring that you are physically able to respond to the demands of the course and externship, these students should be guided as well by the realities of dealing with bodily fluids and the associated risks of acquiring a blood borne pathogen through transmission. As part of the enrollment requirements, students must complete a Health Declaration which covers a record of immunizations (declination options do exist) in addition to acknowledging personal financial responsibility for remediation requirements should an exposure or incident occur. Students should also be aware that many clinical locations such as hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities require that Students be vaccinated (influenza vaccination) against the flu. If the Student is assigned to such clinical site, at Student’s expense, they must provide current documentation to AMTI of such vaccination prior to their clinical session beginning. For Students declining the vaccination, they must wear a mask during the entire extent of their clinical practicum. Students making this choice must be aware that any Failure at the clinical site to wear a mask when “on duty” will result in immediate suspension up to an including termination from the course. Student illness or injury that would prevent class attendance should be communicated to your instructor as soon as is reasonably possible. Your instructor will direct you regarding the steps required to return to your class or clinic. Foremost in making those decisions is your safety, the safety of fellow students, residents, and the staff of both Arizona Medical Training Institute and the clinic or externship location. AMTI reserves the right to request a Doctor's release stating that there are no limitations to your taking and/or returning to the course at any time. Such a release will be the financial responsibility of the student to obtain and must be provided within a reasonable timeframe.

HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

1. Students must have, or will obtain, prior to the clinical phase of their training, a negative TB test within 6 months, or a negative chest x-ray. Some course tuitions cover a new TB test by serum. It is the student’s responsibility to pay and provide for a TB test by x-ray. Failure to do such will result in removal from the course until results from the test or x-ray are provided. 2. Students are required to obtain and provide a release from a physician stating their suitability to take the course and that all essential functions are met. Failure to do such will result in removal from the course. AMTI reserves the right to request the Health Declaration prior to enrollment. 3. Pregnant students may want to take special precautions due to the physical requirements and possible exposure to harmful diseases or substances. Expectant students should give careful consideration to the physical demands of the program and the possible harmful exposures when making their enrollment decision. Expectant students are required to obtain a release from their OB/GYN, and barring a medical condition, emergency or unexpected delivery, expected students are generally ineligible for a leave of absence. 4. Students are responsible for their own health and safety. Health Care insurance is the student’s responsibility. As part of the registration and enrollment process, students will sign a release of liability holding Arizona Medical Training Institute and their clinical/externship site harmless as regards any injury during the program. 5. In certain circumstances and as required by the clinic’s policy, students will be required to complete a release to allow a state criminal record check or drug test to be performed. A drug test or criminal background release is for the externship or clinic’s use and will not be used as an assessment of eligibility for license qualification by AMTI or any individual/entity.

VIII. ACTIONS RELATED TO STUDENT CONDUCT

Actions related to student misconduct are implemented when a student is in violation of any standard, policy or procedure contained within this handbook, any other agreement executed during the Enrollment process, covered during a classroom or clinical phase of the Program, by AMTI staff/instructors and/or the clinic/externship personnel, all of which are incorporated herein by this reference, or at the direction of AMTI staff and instructors in their discretion. Arizona Medical Training Institute reserves the right to amend this Handbook and/or policies and procedures at its sole discretion at any time. Although not inclusive of all standards, what follows are typical examples of code of conduct standards that each student should be guided by and in the case of those stated, the possible penalties if violating those standards: ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT: Cheating on an examination or during your lab work, or plagiarism found within your written work, could result in program removal and termination. A non-inclusive list of examples are: A non-inclusive list of typical examples are:  Copying answers from another student’s test.  Using a “cheat sheet” or concealed approaches to transcribe answers.  Communicating with another student during a test, or using electronic devices.  Photographing a test and/or answer sheet.  Receiving or providing unauthorized copies of a test and/or test answers in advance.  Recording false information and/or signing off on a procedure when not actually conducted, according to school and/or clinic/externship procedure. For example, recording vital signs which were not administered on the subject. GENERAL MISCONDUCT: Conduct that could result in potential or actual physical or emotional injury to others, or to the property of others, Arizona Medical Training Institute and/or its partners’ facilities, or in violation of local, state or federal law, could result in immediate removal from the Program, in some cases prosecution by authorities, and/or other consequences deemed appropriate by AMTI. A non-inclusive list of typical examples are: A non-inclusive list of typical examples are: AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 38 of 42 January, 2017  Intentionally, recklessly, or negligently engaging in behavior that causes or is capable of causing, physical or emotional harm to others.  Intentionally, recklessly or with gross negligence, engaging in behavior that causes, or is capable of causing physical damage to the property of others, AMTI, or the clinical/externship locations.  Concealment or use of any type of threatening device.  Use, prior use, possession, and/or distribution of controlled drugs, illegal substances, and alcoholic beverages at AMTI or while at the clinical site. Students are permitted to take legally prescribed and/or over-the-counter medications consistent with appropriate medical treatment plans while on duty, except when such prescribed or over-the-counter medications adversely affect classroom/clinical judgment, the student’s safety or the safety of others. In these adverse situations, initially the student will be removed from the class or clinical location. The Program Director will be consulted to determine if the student is capable of continuing to participate in the enrolled academic and/or clinical program. In addition to prescribed and/or OTC meds, after admission to AMTI, at any time, if faculty or an administrator suspect a student is impaired due to drug or alcohol use while in clinical, classroom, or school areas, the student will be removed from the area and required to undergo immediate testing for drug and alcohol use at the student’s expense. Impaired students will not be permitted to drive and must bear the cost of transportation, but you cannot sleep it off at AMTI. The student will be suspended from all classroom and clinical activities until the investigation into the situation is complete.  Behavior that could be construed as demeaning or biased towards others, based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other factors whether federally protected classifications or not. Be socially conscious and politically correct.  Failure to timely correct, or adhere to reasonable requests, made in accordance with the provisions of Section V - Professional Appearance, could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination from the program.  Creating a disruptive classroom environment such as talking, sleeping, frequent breaks, entering and exiting the classroom at non-directed times, as well as both positive and negative behavior that detracts from the learning environment of the classroom. The discretion of the Instructor will be the basis of response on these issues. UNSAFE/UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT OR RESULTS: Violation of safety and/or ethical rules in conduct toward others could result in action up to and including removal from the Program. A non-inclusive list of typical examples are: A non-inclusive list of typical examples are:  Violation of confidentiality standards (and/or HIPAA policies).  Assuming client care tasks that the student has not been trained for, or which are outside of the defined curriculum’s scope of practice.  Failure to report a patient/resident care error to the supervising faculty/staff representative.  Abandoning the class without notification, and/or without notification and approval in a clinical setting.  Abandoning a patient/resident without approval or leaving a patient/resident in such a way as to breach reasonable patient/resident safety conditions whether an incident occurs or not.  Creating an intimidating or hostile environment in the classroom/clinical environment or anywhere related to AMTI.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW ESTABLISHED PROTOCOLS, INAPPROPRIATE, UNACCEPTABLE, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACTION OR CONDUCT WHILE AT CLINIC SITE OR EXTERNSHIP LOCATION:

A non-inclusive list of typical examples are:  Having a “No Call-No Show” status at your assigned clinical or externship location, or not following the established protocols for “calling off” from your commitment.  Using vulgar, aggressive language and/or behavior, engaging in a physical altercation at the clinical/externship site, or engaging in a verbal altercation with facility staff/supervisors at the clinic/externship site, will result in immediate termination from the program. Students are guests and as such should conduct themselves accordingly. Students must remain professional even in a perceived, unprofessional environment.  Not following established conflict resolution protocols defined by AMTI. Taking independent, unauthorized action or inaction against the clinic/externship site without obtaining the consent or involvement of AMTI, or at a minimum informing AMTI of the issue providing AMTI a reasonable opportunity to address the problem. For example, taking a complaint to the CEO of the Hospital or the Administrator of the facility without gaining a written pre-authorization from AMTI to do such or to allow AMTI to be enjoined in a constructive and professional response to the issue or incident.; or, not showing up to or leaving a site without permission due to a perceived feeling that the staff was not relating to you in an acceptable manner; in essence, failing to follow established protocols.  Failure to adhere to policies, procedures, directives, or specific direction by the staff or management of the clinical/externship location could result in immediate termination from the program. UNACCEPTABLE RESULTS: Classroom or clinical results that could place residents at risk, or that the facility deems unacceptable. A non-inclusive list of typical examples are:  Consistent unsatisfactory classroom or clinical results or evaluations.  Termination of clinical/externship for cause, either by the facility or AMTI.  Intentional disregard of specific written or oral directives of either the facility or AMTI.  Profanity used by the student at either the facility or at AMTI, which is excessive or inappropriate.  Any unsafe or negligent act, or omission to act, that places the school, residents/patients, or a facility at risk. Any violation of resident/patient confidentiality standards covered under theHIPAA regulations and/or facility’s policies or procedures.

STUDENT DISCIPLINARY PROCESS:

The Arizona Medical Training Institute uses a progressive disciplinary process when responding to code of conduct violations and/or other behavioral problems, as defined in this Handbook or if determined at the discretion of the Institute. The progressive disciplinary process is not concrete in its application and a student is not automatically entitled to any step of the process before a more serious response can be implemented. Sometimes, a student may receive a few verbal warnings prior to being written up, but regardless of what may or may not be implemented from the process, the discretion of what will be used to discipline the inappropriate conduct belongs solely to the Institute and will typically correspond at a level appropriate to the type of violation and/or the resulting effect it causes. AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 40 of 42 January, 2017 In reviewing the standard progressive disciplinary process implemented on a typical violation of the code of conduct, the process typically:

  • Begins with a verbal warning to the student, identifying the violation and informing the studentthe corrective action needed to avoid a future violation;
  • Followed by a written warning, placing the student on a defined probationary period; Culminating in suspension and/or removal from the Program.
  • Specific more serious code of conduct violations according to their nature and/or in the sole discretion of AMTI, may simply bypass the progressive disciplinary process, resulting in immediate removal from the Program and a termination status.

IX. SIGNATURE FORM

ARIZONA MEDICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE, INC. HANDBOOK AGREEMENT/DOCUMENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This AMTI 2017 Student Handbook/Catalogue (sometimes referred to as the “Handbook” or “Student Handbook”) prescribes standards of conduct and expected behavior for students enrolled in the Arizona Medical Training Institute’s Programs. These standards are in addition to those standards described in any Program policies and/or procedures documentation authored by AMTI, its staff and/or instructors. Although allocations are made based on severity, a violation of any standard, policy, procedure or behavioral expectation is grounds for Program dismissal. Every student is expected to know and comply with all current policies, rules, and regulations, as printed in the Student Handbook and as provided through updates distributed in the classroom, as well as the bulletin board in AMTI’s lobby. AMTI makes every effort to ensure students are made aware of policy changes, or changes in terms and conditions of the contractual agreement between AMTI and the student, but you acknowledge and agree that it is the Student’s ultimate responsibility to read the updates when distributed, or to monitor the lobby’s bulletin board for any changes to such policies, terms and conditions occurring during the student’s attendance at AMTI; therefore, if a change in policy, rule or regulation has occurred and distribution of the change has occurred, you agree that you as the Student are bound by the changed or updated policy, term or condition as a written change to a contractual term(s). By signing below, you are declaring that YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE HANDBOOK AND THE R/E DOCUMENTS ARE A CONTRACT, as an AMTI Student, you are bound by the terms, policies and procedures, and violation of any policy, term or condition may result in termination from an AMTI program, and whether or not terminated, your tuition may not be refunded in many instances, and in most instances is subject to a specific Tuition Refund Policy, wherein you may owe AMTI for your tuition after discontinuance, See “Section IV. General Information.” You understand and acknowledge that AMTI’s policies governing many different situations arising from registering for and/or attending AMTI’s Programs likely have legal consequences that stem from violating certain policies, and/or when abandoning, cancelling, withdrawing, terminating, or being terminated from, a Program. Due to potential resulting legal consequences, you agree AMTI encouraged you to review this Handbook and the documents that are part of the Enrollment Process prior to expiration of the 3Day Cancellation Period with any legal advisor or a legal aid clinic, to address any questions or confusion you may have concerning the possible consequences or anything contained in the Handbook and AMTI enrollment documentation. If necessary, your legal advisor was free to contact AMTI’s legal department with any questions. You acknowledge that you have been provided a copy of this Handbook, as well as other documents and agreements, including but not limited to AMTI’s: Enrollment Agreement, Assumption of Risk and Liability Release, Felony Bar & Unprofessional Conduct Form, Student Rights and Responsibilities Agreement, Course Outline for your Program, eCashier Student and Responsible Party Agreement (eCashier Agreement if applicable) and other documents reflecting AMTI’s policies and procedures (collectively, agreements and documents in this list and any other documents addressing AMTI policies and/or procedures are referred to as the “Registration/Enrollment Documents” or “R/E Documents”). AMTI Handbook/Catalogue 42 of 42 January, 2017 You agree that you have signed these documents of your own free will, are not under any duress, and that you are free to choose other schools to receive similar training, but want to attend AMTI. If anyone from AMTI has promised you something, or assured you of something that is important to you, you should verify this in the Handbook first, as anything promised you, or assured to you verbally will not be provided if it is not in writing within this Handbook. This Agreement is the master agreement, and other agreements within the R/E Documents received during the Registration Enrollment process are incorporated into this Handbook and Agreement by this reference and become part of this Agreement upon your signature below. All R/E Documents and this Handbook together constitute the overall agreement between you and AMTI, but if anything in this Handbook conflicts with any other document, the terms of this Handbook shall govern and overrule any conflicts. You agree that the terms and provisions of this Handbook and any and all E/A Documents are not vague or ambiguous, or if deemed such in the future, that any vagueness or ambiguity shall not be held against the drafter. To centralize any legal activity, you agree that Maricopa County’s justice and superior courts are the exclusive venue for any disputes, and that Arizona law shall govern this contract, but legal action by the student must ensure all administrative review and remedies are first exhausted before the Nursing and/or PPSE Boards. Such administrative remedy restriction does not apply to any default, collections, or legal action regarding tuition. Any and all actions regarding tuition are free to proceed in the identified courts at will. I understand and agree that if I do not tender the entire tuition upon signing, that AMTI is allowing me to utilize their resources for a promise to pay and I agree that I will make good on my promise to pay for my tuition in accordance with the policies in this Handbook and the R/E Documents. If I fail, I understand that any overdue balance will be assessed a 50% collection fee for the overdue amount if the matter goes to collections, that once my account were to go to a third party collections agency that AMTI would no longer be able to work with me on my account, that if the collection agency decided to employ a law firm to file a suit, that I would be responsible for the attorneys’ fees and costs related to such a suit. I understand that the Handbook contains information about the guidelines, policies, and requirements for my successful completion of any Program offered by the Arizona Medical Training Institute, in which I have been granted permission to register. I acknowledge and agree to the above and any and all responsibilities I have regarding these requirements.

* I have read understand the information contained within the Student Handboook/Catalogue

   
* I require special accomodation to be successful at the Arizona Medical Training Institute

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Criminal History - Nursing Assistant Student Only
Please read the "Felony Bar - Unprofessional Conduct" requirement of the Arizona State Board of Nursing and not your understanding prior to proceeding.

Felony Bar & Unprofessional Conduct

The statutory authority comes from the definition of unprofessional conduct ARS 32-1601 (16).The felony bar is in ARS 32-1606 B. The Board decides on misdemeanors on a case-by-case basis. The best you can tell your students is that misdemeanors are considered and it helps if they provide copies of court papers and an explanation in their application. DUIs are considered based on the number, severity and recency. The Board may deny a license for misdemeanor convictions or unprofessional conduct. It must deny the license for felonies that have not been discharged (absolute date of discharge) at least 5 years before the application date. State Board of Nursing - February 26, 2008

Felony Bar: ARS 32-1606 B17

Not issue a license or renewal to an applicant who has one or more felony convictions and who has not received an absolute discharge from the sentences for all felony convictions five or more years before the date of filing an application pursuant to this chapter. This paragraph does not apply to a person who has filed an application for licensure or renewal before August 1, 1998 and who has disclosed to the board one or more felony convictions on the person's application.

Unprofessional Conduct: ARS 32-1601 (16)

"Unprofessional conduct" includes the following whether occurring in this state or elsewhere: (a) Committing fraud or deceit in obtaining, attempting to obtain or renewing a license or a certificate issued pursuant to this chapter. (b) Committing a felony, whether or not involving moral turpitude, or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. In either case, conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction or a plea of no contest is conclusive evidence of the commission. (c) Aiding or abetting in a criminal abortion or attempting, agreeing or offering to procure or assist in a criminal abortion. (d) Any conduct or practice that is or might be harmful or dangerous to the health of a patient or the public. (e) Being mentally incompetent or physically unsafe to a degree that is or might be harmful or dangerous to the health of a patient or the public. (f) Having a license, certificate, permit or registration to practice a health care profession denied, suspended, conditioned, limited or revoked in another jurisdiction and not reinstated by that jurisdiction. (g) Willfully or repeatedly violating a provision of this chapter or a rule adopted pursuant to this chapter. (h) Committing an act that deceives, defrauds or harms the public. (i) Failing to comply with a stipulated agreement, consent agreement or board order. (j) Violating a rule that is adopted by the board pursuant to this chapter. (k) Failing to report to the board any evidence that a professional or practical nurse or a nursing assistant is or may be: (i) Incompetent to practice.

I understand the above information as regards the Felony Bar and Unprofessional Conduct and its potential impact as regards becoming a licensed nursing assistant.

* I have read and understand the information contained in the Felony Bar - Unprofessional Conduct

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