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Arizona Medical Training Institute Student Handbook/Catalogue 2018 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 August 1, 2018 Volume 27 The Arizona Medical Training Institute (AMTI) is a non-accredited, vocational training institute. Courses 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 qualify as transfer credits to a college or university. Although in the past, students have reported gaining credit in some form toward a degree, AMTI has 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 Handbook/Catalogue prescribes policies and standards of conduct for students enrolled at Arizona Medical Training Institute for the following courses: a) Nursing Assistant, b) Nursing Assistant Advanced Placement, c) Assisted Living Caregiver d) Cardiographic Technician, e) Assisted Living Caregiver, f) Assisted Living Manager, g) Phlebotomy Technician, h) Medical Laboratory Assistant, and i) Restorative Nursing. The Arizona Medical Training Institute reserves the right to change any materials, information, policies, procedures, curriculum, requirements, and regulations in this publication that are in accordance with regulating agencies. Please take the opportunity to review and understand the Student Handbook/Catalogue (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. Feel free to contact AMTI about questions pertaining to the content of this Handbook. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Equal educational opportunities are offered to everyone who meets entrance requirements, without regard to age, gender, race, creed, religion, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, or political affiliation or belief. AMTI stands firm that no discrimination is present when accepting, providing services, providing access to, admission into, or treatment of a student, while participating in AMTI's programs or activities. I. PHILOSOPHY, PURPOSE, MISSION, & 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 each program's learning goals, is committed to hands-on involvement. Learning experiences in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical components 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. Our faculty recognizes that each student is unique and that the learning process for each varies. 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. Our core philosophy is student-centered in all our programs and support systems. Excellence is measured, at a minimum, passing 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 learners to become Assisted Living Caregivers, Assisted Living Managers, Nursing Assistants, Cardiographic Technicians, Phlebotomists, Medical Laboratory Assistants, and Restorative Nursing Assistants through a comprehensive course of study that combines theory with clinical practice (if applicable to the course). 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 in a variety of healthcare settings. PROGRAM GOALS o To assist students in acquiring knowledge, skills, and abilities consistent with the scope of practice of the selected program. o To prepare students to function both independently and as part of a team while employed in the health care system. o To prepare students to be personally accountable and responsible within the legal and ethical framework of the selected program. 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 Advance Placement Nursing Assistant Restorative Nursing Assistant Cardiographic Technician Program Phlebotomy Technician Program Medical Laboratory Assistant Program Assisted Living Caregiver Program Assisted Living Manager Program Instructional methods utilized in all the 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 2018, the Nursing Assistant Program, as approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, is a minimum 120-hour program comprised of 80 eLearning/classroom/laboratory hours, and 45 clinical hours. The nursing assistant program at AMTI consists of 120 hours (80 hours of eLearning/classroom/laboratory + 40 hours of clinicals) 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 registering, 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. The State Board exam is administered at AMTI at various times listed on the syllabus; 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 familiar with all the requirements for licensure. 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 PREREQUISITES: o 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. o No active Felony (ARS 32-1606) in past 3 years or Unprofessional Conduct (ARS 32-1601) o Proof of Citizenship (Arizona Driver's License or Passport), or legal residency status. o 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. Prospective students must be able to meet all "essential functions". o Complete the Voluntary Assumption of Risk - Release of Liability Form. o Must be at least 16 years old. o Ability to pass a Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test, or provide prior TB results no older than 6 months from testing. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: o Complete 80 Classroom and 45 clinical hours, plus eLearning Assignments. o Score 80% or higher on classroom criteria, clinical grades, and on the course final exam. o Optional: Pass the Arizona Nursing Board Exam and Background Check after graduation. TUITION, COST AND FEES: o Course Tuition is $1,355.00. Includes $15.00 technology fee + $20.00 clinical fee. 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. o 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. o State Board Exam costs $118.00 - payable to D&S Diversified Technologies after graduation. o LNA Application fee = $ 50.00; LNA Fingerprint Background Fee = $ 50.00. Total = $100.00. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (Included in Tuition): • CNA: Nursing Assistant Certification, Accelerated Edition ISBN: 978-1-941626-35-1 • CNA: Nursing Assistant Certification, Accelerated Workbook ISBN: 978-1-941626-36-8 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 about their assigned location, day(s) of the week and time. For Evening 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: o Numerous vocational opportunities exist to work as a CNA in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice organizations, home health care agencies and nursing registries. o Post graduate employment requires the candidate to be a CNA and at least 18 years old. However, employment opportunities for unlicensed nursing assistant graduates is based strictly upon the regulations and polices of prospective employers. CALENDAR: o Located in Appendix 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 R4-19-802, R4-19-801 (B). Prospective candidates for admission must show acceptable proof of at least one-year full-time employment (approximately 2080 hours) 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, a student must pass with a minimum of 80% two (2) Mid-Term exams, a Medical Terminology exam, a Nursing Assistant Candidate Handbook Exam, and a Final Exam consisting of a written component and a skills component. Students are 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 PREREQUISITES: o Must be a least 16 years old o 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. o No active Felony (ARS 32-1606) in past 3 years or Unprofessional Conduct (ARS 32-1601) o Proof of Citizenship (Arizona Driver's License or Passport), or legal residency status. o 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. Prospective students must be able to meet all "essential functions". o Complete the Voluntary Assumption of Risk - Release of Liability Form. o Ability to pass a Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test, or provide prior TB results no older than 6 months from testing. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: o Complete all Didactic & Skill Demonstration requirements as well as 16 clinical hours. o Score 80% or higher on classroom criteria, clinical grades, and on the course final exam o Optional: Pass the Arizona Nursing Board Exam and Background Check after graduation. TUITION, COST AND FEES: o Course Cost is $890.00 ($855.00 Tuition + $15.00 Technology Fee + $20.00 clinical fee). Includes Textbook and Uniform Top. o Not Included in Program Costs: o State Board Exam costs $118.00 payable to D&S Diversified Technologies after graduation. o LNA Application fee, $50 + $50 LNA Fingerprint Background Fee = $100 Total Payable to $ 50.00 Total = $ 100.00. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (Included in Tuition): o "Essentials for Nursing Assistants: A Humanistic Approach to Caregiving, 4th Edition" o Arizona Board of Nursing Skills Handbook. CLINICAL PRACTICUM: o 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 with the assigned location, day(s) of the week, weekend, and time. POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS: o Numerous vocational opportunities exist to work as a CNA in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice organizations, home health care agencies and nursing registries. o These positions require the candidate to be a licensed CNA and at least 18 years old. Certified Cardiographic Technician Program Certified Cardiographic Technicians are allied health professionals 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 are provided with the knowledge and practical experience needed to enter this rapidly growing 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. The course consists of 80 Clock Hours which includes 16 hours of eLearning + 64 hours of classroom. The 12 hours of eLearning are completed online prior to the start of class. The 64 hours of classroom are completed at AMTI according to the available course offerings. During the course, students will: o Learn how to efficiently perform rhythm and 12-lead EKG testing. o Be taught to evaluate and interpret the electrocardiograms throughout the program. Holter Monitoring and Stress testing techniques will also be introduced. o Learn Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology, Hypertrophy and Enlargement of the Heart, Arrhythmias, Conduction Blocks, and other key understandings pertinent to the CCT role. o Understand the business, marketing and legal issues associated with the profession. o 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. o 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. o Learn to obtain and interpret manual blood pressures PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: o Copy of High School Diploma, G.E.D., or College Grade Report. o The minimum age for take the CCT course is 18 years old o Students must be willing to submit to a drug test and/or criminal background check, if requested. Note: Students should be aware that employers may require a drug test and/or criminal background check as part of their employment process. Should a student fail the drug test, criminal background check or fails to become immunized they may not become employed. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: o Complete 12 eLearning hours, plus 64 classroom hours (76 total course hours). o Score 80% or higher on classroom exams, 80% or higher on skills assessments, and 80% or higher on the course final exam. o Pass the CCI National Certification exam to become a CCT (optional…but highly recommended). TUITION, COST AND FEES: o Program Cost is $ 915.00 and includes all textbooks and lab materials. o At the time of registration, students can pay the full tuition amount, or utilize a 2-payment approach ($465 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. o Not included. The Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) national certification exam leading to a Certified Cardiographic Technician (CCT) designation costs $160.00. To qualify, students must pass an exam offered by CCI (www.cci-online.org). Please check the website for certification qualifications, forms, registration, and renewal information. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included with tuition) o Fast and Easy ECGs: A Self-Paced Learning Program, by Bruce Shade, 2nd Edition 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 best employment opportunities would be for technicians and technologists trained in several procedures and holding multiple certifications. 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: o Located in Appendix RESTORATIVE NURSE ASSISTANT PROGRAM The RNA program is a short-term training course designed to enhance the knowledge of certified nursing assistants (CNA) in areas of resident functional treatment strategies and ideas, assisting to regain independence, and collaborating with members of the rehabilitation/restorative team. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of completion from AMTI in recognition of their Restorative Certified Nursing Assistant training. All classes are taught by a physical therapist, with additional instruction from an Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist and a Prosthetics Specialist. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: Acquire additional knowledge and skills in the areas of transfers, body mechanics, assistive devices, assisting with ADL's, prosthetics/orthotics, and learning the skills of additional members of the rehabilitation/restorative team. PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: o Must be at least 18 years old o Current Arizona CNA or LNA and corresponding certificate/license number o The ability to Read, Write, and Communicate Effectively in English COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: o Complete the entire course o Pass all competency exams and evaluations at 80% or higher o Upon complete payment of tuition and satisfactory completion of course, student will receive a Certificate of Completion TUITION, COST, & FEES o The course cost is $265.00 payable at time of registration. Registration can be accomplished on campus at AMTI, by phone, or on-line on the AMTI website. o Course materials, handouts, equipment, and supplies are included. CALENDAR: o Located in Appendix Assisted Living Caregiver Program For 2018, 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 26 hours of eLearning and 78 hours of classroom & 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, Facility 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. AMTI's instructors work in Assisted Living and/or own Assisted Living Homes or Centers in the metro Phoenix area. Each instructor brings unmatched realism into the classroom and a deep understanding and requirements 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 some 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 (Thursday & Friday) or a Weekend (Saturday & Sunday) schedule. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: o 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 residents. o Demonstrate competency in providing basic care skills to adults required by the service plan. o Apply knowledge regarding principles of drug dosages and calculations to safely observe, assist, and administer medications as ordered by the resident's medical practitioner. o Provide effective care to adult residents using established standards and practice guidelines reflecting changes in patient health brought on by chronic illness or age. o Demonstrate an understanding of fire, safety and infection control principles in resident care. PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: ▪ The minimum age is 18 years old and be a high school graduate or equivalent. ▪ Provide AMTI with a copy of High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent ▪ The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English (effective 10/1/13) ▪ Current Arizona CNA License (if taking the CNA Bridge Program) COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: o Complete 26 eLearning Hours and 78 classroom hours for a total of 104 hours. o CNA Bridge students must complete 26 eLearning Hours, 20 classroom hours, and pass all competency exams. o Complete Requirements for the Arizona Food Handlers Card. (effective 10/1/13) o Pass all competency exams at 80% or higher and the course final exam at 80% or higher. o Pass the NCIA Board Written Final Exam through D&S Diversified Technology. TUITION, COST AND FEES: o Assisted Living Caregiver Program Cost is $735.00 (includes textbook, workbook, and lab materials). o Payment Options: o Payment Option 1 - $735.00 pay in full at registration. o Option 2 - $375 due at registration and the balance $360 during the first week/weekend of class o Option 3 - Mountain America Credit Union Education Loan (for those who qualify) o Assisted Living Caregiver CNA Bridge Cost is $390. o Full payment is due at registration o Mountain America Credit Union Education Loan (for those who qualify) Not Included: o Maricopa County Food Handlers Card, approximately $13.00 o Arizona State Written Final Exam payable to D&S Diversified Technology, $65.00 o CPR/FA, approximately $35 o TB Skin Test $30 at AMTI, includes reading o Department of Public Service (DPS) Fingerprint Card $67 payable to DPS REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included in program costs): o Providing Home Care. A Textbook for Home Health Aides; 5th Ed. by W. Leahy, J. Fuzy, & J. Grafe o Workbook. Providing Home Care. A Textbook for Home Health Aides; 5th Ed. by Hartman Publishing, Inc. POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS: o Vocational opportunities consistently exist for Certified Assisted Living Caregivers to work in assisted living homes, centers, and home health care agencies throughout Arizona. o The candidate must be 18 years old, licensed as an 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 employment opportunities. CALENDAR: Located in Appendix Assisted Living Manager Program For 2018, 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. 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 for the exam fee of $300.00 ($150.00 application & $150.00 exam) not included in the program costs. 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 1 & 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. o Acquire knowledge of financial and managerial principles of generally accepted accounting principles. o Provide correct resident care by learning established standards and practice guidelines as reflected by Title 8 and applied through effective policies and procedures. o Develop personnel approaches in concert with Title 8 as well as resident care requirements. PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: o 18 Years of Age o Copy of High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent. o 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 o 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: o Complete 40 classroom hours. o Pass all competency exams at 80% or higher and the course final exam at 80% or higher. o Pass the NCIA Board Written Final Exam through D&S Diversified Technology. o To become certified, must also pass the NCIA Board Certification Exam. TUITION, COST AND FEES: o Course Tuition is $465.00 (includes textbook and lab materials). o Payment Options: o Option 1 - $465.00 Pay in full at registration. o Option 2 -Mountain America Credit Union Education Loan (for those who qualify) Not included in program costs: o Arizona State Written Final Exam through D&S Diversified Technology - $125.00 o State Board Certification Examination fee payable to the NCIA Board - $300.00. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included with tuition): o AMTI Assisted Living Facility Manager Manual POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS: o Vocational opportunities to work as a Certified Assisted Living Facility Manager in assisted living homes and centers 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, and TB clearance to seek these opportunities. o Some Assisted Living Employers may require additional criminal background checks and/or drug screens. CALENDAR: o Located in Appendix Phlebotomy Technician - Blended eLearning Program For 2018, the Phlebotomy Technician Blended eLearning Program is a 240-hour course that is comprised of three distinct phases. A 40-hour eLearning phase is followed by a blended 100-hour classroom phase and closes with a minimum 100-hour / 120 unaided collections externship at a CLIA approved clinical site. Successful completion of eLearning, classroom and clinical externship will result in a Certificate of Completion in a Phlebotomy Technician Program. 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 program begins with an introduction to 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/application of common blood collection procedures. Students close out the classroom phase of the program by learning about special procedures, including non-blood specimen collection, point-of-care tests, and arterial puncture procedures. 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 phlebotomy procedures. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and medical terminology 3. Demonstrate basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of bod systems and anatomic terminology in order to relate major areas of the clinical laboratory to general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems 4. Demonstrate basic understanding of age-specific or psycho‐social considerations involved in the performance of phlebotomy procedures on various age groups of patients 5. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of specimen collection and specimen integrity in the delivery of patient care 6. Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance and quality control in phlebotomy. 7. Communicate (verbally and nonverbally) effectively and appropriately in the workplace. 8. Develop critical thinking and psychomotor skills sufficient to perform phlebotomy techniques and procedures such as specimen collecting, processing, handling, and transportation efficiently and accurately with minimum supervision. 9. Knowledge of collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents and computer applications. 10. Active awareness of potential laboratory hazards, infection control, and safety concerns. PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: o Must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate or equivalent or pass the AMTI Interview. o 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". o The student must provide documentation of both health and accident insurance. o Must have CPR at the Health Care Provider level and First Aid. o Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug screen if required. o Failure to provide all required documents will result in written notification of non-compliance with an additional deadline imposed of the Friday of the first week of class. Failure to meet all documentation requirements prior to the new deadline may result in course suspension up to and including administrative withdrawal from the program. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: o Complete 140-hours of eLearning and classroom attendance with a minimum of 60 collections with an 80% success rate prior to the clinical phase o Successfully complete 100 hours of a clinical externship to include 120 unaided collections. o Pass chapter competency exams and skills assessments at 80% or higher. Pass the final classroom exam with 80% or higher. Summary preceptor evaluation of clinical phlebotomy practicum must be at 85% or higher. o Optional: Pass the optional ASCP National Certification Exam. TUITION, COST AND FEES: o Course Cost is $2,065.00. MLA + Phlebotomy Course Tuition is $2,365.00. o At the time of registration, students may pay the full tuition amount, or utilize a 2, 3, or 6-payment method or secure a MACU Educational Loan to pay the program costs. o Tuition includes textbooks and lab materials, CPR/FA and TB Test (by serum), uniform top and all supplies. o Students will incur the cost of a health assessment and immunizations if not up to date o Mandated Clinical Orientation/Drug Testing Fee - $ 36.50. Payable to My Clinical Exchange (mCE) = $ 36.50. This required clinical orientation must be completed prior to proceeding to clinical externship. o Recommended: Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card. AMTI will roll your fingerprints for free. DPS charges $ 67.00 to process. NOTE: Most employers require a fingerprint clearance card. Some externship sites will require that you have this to approve your externship. o Optional ASCP national exam, leading to a PBT (ASCP) designation costs $135.00. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included with tuition): o Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th Edition, by R. E. McCall and C. M. Tankersley o Student Workbook for Phlebotomy, 6th Edition, by R. E. McCall and C. M. Tankersley POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS: o 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. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment of phlebotomists is projected to grow 25 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, and other locations will need phlebotomists to perform bloodwork. Blood analysis remains an essential function in medical laboratories and hospitals. Demand for phlebotomists will remain high as doctors, and other healthcare professionals require bloodwork for analysis and diagnosis. The number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to increase because of federal health insurance reform. There will be greater demand for blood tests and other bloodwork-related services, increasing the need for phlebotomists CALENDAR: o Located in Appendix 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 2018, the Medical Lab Assistant Blended eLearning Program is a 264-hour course comprised of an equivalent 120-hour eLearning web-based component, coupled with 144 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. The hours listed above include the "Basic Phlebotomy Module" (30 hours of eLearning + 48 hours of classroom time). Students who have previous phlebotomy experience as defined within this catalog will receive credit for these hours and will not need to complete the "Basic Phlebotomy Module." 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. As an overview, the Medical Lab Assistant curriculum 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. 2. Train students in the use of various laboratory instrumentation and clinical procedures to perform a variety of laboratory tests at the Medical Laboratory Assistant level. Course work emphasizes mathematical and scientific concepts related to specimen collection, laboratory testing and procedures, quality assurance, 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 PREREQUISITES: o 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 working hours performing collections. o 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". o The student must provide documentation of both health and accident insurance. o Must have CPR at the Health Care Provider level and First Aid. o Must be willing to submit to a criminal background check and/or drug screen if required. COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: o Complete 186 hours of equivalent eLearning and classroom requirement. (Phlebotomy Module requires completing an additional 78-hour eLearning/classroom requirement.) o Successfully complete a 120-hour laboratory externship. o 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. o Optional: Pass the AMT National Certification Exam. TUITION, COST, AND FEES: o Program Cost is $1,955.00. The course tuition for the MLA + Phlebotomy Program is $2,365.00. Tuition includes all textbooks and lab materials, uniform top, TB Skin Test and all classroom supplies. Students will incur the cost of a health assessment, and immunizations plus CPR/FA if not up to date. o Mandated Clinical Orientation/Drug Testing Fee - $ 36.50. Payable to My Clinical Exchange (mCE) = $36.50. This required clinical orientation must be completed prior to proceeding to clinical externship. o 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. o Recommended: Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card. AMTI will roll your fingerprints for free. DPS charges $ 67.00 to process. The card is good for 6 years. NOTE: Many employers require fingerprint clearance prior to employment. Some externship sites may require you to obtain clearance before approval of your externship. o Optional AMT National Certification exam - $95.00. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS (included in tuition): 1. Basic Clinical Laboratory Techniques, 6th Edition by B.H. Estridge & A. P. Reynolds 2. Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th Edition, by R. E. McCall and C. M. Tankersley (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 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. - BLS. 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 2014 were $16.03 per hour or $33,342 annually, not including other benefits as offered by the employer. There is little difference in wages across laboratory type, hospital size and testing volume. *Source: ASCP Wage and Vacancy Survey III. LEGAL LIMITATIONS 1. No Guarantee of Future Transfer Credit - Admission or graduation from the Nursing Assistant Program , 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. 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 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 or certification. IV. GENERAL INFORMATION REGISTRATION: To register as a new student at AMTI, you need to Select and Register for your Program, pay the program cost for your selected program and complete a Program Enrollment Packet. 1. Selecting a Program and Registration - There are several ways to get started. AMTI is available to assist you and answer any questions. There are three easy ways to register: 1. 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. o Online at www.azmti.com - Visit the website and simply follow the prompts to complete the registration process. o 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 some programs, or even obtain a loan. See details in the subsequent section "PAYING PROGRAM COSTS-OPTIONS" 3. Complete the Registration Process o Students are registered upon making a minimum tuition payment either on-line, by phone, or at the school. o 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 - 2018 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, AMTI recommends making an appointment right after registration with a Physician, Physician Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner. o 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 and 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. o 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 a class Waiting List. 4. Submitting your Enrollment Packet - Completing and submitting your Enrollment Agreement is as easy as getting registered for class. 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 COSTS-OPTIONS: There are various 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 through Mountain America Credit Union for those who qualify, as well as grants offered through various Arizona public and private Agencies. Use of the 3 or 6-month payment option will incur a one-time finance fee of $30.00 payable to AMTI. In Full or Two Payments - For the Nursing Assistant, Cardiographic Technician, Phlebotomy, Medical Lab Assistant, Assisted Living Caregiver Programs only (not CNA Bridge), students can either pay their full tuition up front or select a two-payment option where ½ 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, 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. For students wishing to pay their tuition balance in 3 or 6 easy monthly payments, 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 a few minutes. Either you, or a responsible party can be included. Again, of importance, you only have 3 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. 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. If you meet your monthly payment obligation, you have no debt, only a balance that is reduced with every payment. If your tuition payment obligations are met, eCashier does not charge interest or finance charges. 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 costs. 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 interest-only during the course plus succeeding 6 months with a re-payment schedule that extends 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 are encouraged. 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: 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 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 the student believes 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 based on 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. 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. CANCELLATION/WITHDRAWAL/TERMINATION & REFUND POLICY: There are 6 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. The 6 categories are: 1. AMTI Initiated Withdrawal 2. AMTI Cancels the Course 3. 3 Business Day Cancellation Provision 4. Voluntary Withdrawal 5. Administrative Withdrawal 6. 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. Any refund must be in accordance with the Tuition Refund Policy noted below. 2. AMTI Cancels the Course If AMTI 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 will receive a full tuition refund. 3. Three-Day Cancellation: An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within three days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and federal and state holidays) of signing an enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid. No later than 30 days of receiving the notice of cancellation, the school shall provide the 100% refund. 4. Voluntary Withdrawal If a student decides not to begin and/or withdrawal from a program, the student must 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 administrative fee. 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 administrative fee and according to the following refund policy: % of the clock hours attempted Program Costs, less Administrative Fee 10% or less 90% More than 10% and less than or equal to 20% 80% More than 20% and less than or equal to 30% 70% More than 30% and less than or equal to 40% 60% More than 40% and less than or equal to 50% 50% More than 50% No Refund is required The percentage of clock hours is calculated by including the end of the regular day of class as of the effective date of withdrawal. The percentage of the clock hours attempted is determined by dividing the total number of clock hours elapsed from the start date to the student's last day of withdrawal, by the total number of clock hours in the program. eLearning Refund Calculation: eLearning hours are considered classroom hours and as such, should a student withdraw from a class once the class has commenced, the front-loaded eLearning hours will be charged to the student whether the student completed the eLearning assignment or not. For the CNA, CCG, CNA Bridge, & CCT there is a $50.00 charge for eLearning if withdrawal occurs upon class commencement. For Phlebotomy & MLA programs, the balance owed for eLearning is determined by the number of chapters/units accessed prior to the start of class at the time of withdrawal - the chapter/unit cost is $50.00. Additional charges may include "Percentage of the clock hours attempted" per section 4, under "Voluntary Withdrawal". 5. Administrative Withdrawal AMTI expects students to actively engage in the learning process in their courses, defined as attending each 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: o 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 issue, could range from academic probation with a corresponding action plan up to and including administrative withdrawal from the program. o 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. o 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. If AMTI determines academic 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. o 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 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 all tuition costs/fees for the program as a result of enrollment in an AMTI program. The termination date is the date AMTI issues its official written notice to the student conveying termination status. 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 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 not exceed amounts paid by the debtor (FTC Rule effective 5-14-76). Default on, suspension or termination of the eCashier payment plan is handled according to the terms and conditions of your NBS/FACTS (eCashier) Agreement. AMTI reserves the right to retain graduation documents and/or certificates of completion and all other forms of course completion verification until the student's tuition obligations are satisfied in full. ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES: Students must fully register and the Enrollment Agreement on file with AMTI to attend. a. Students must complete the eLearning component of the selected program according to the course syllabus. 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 missed class assignments. 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. All replacement hours must be completed prior to graduation, and within 2 months subject to Voluntary Withdrawal if not completed. Three tardy occurrences will result in an unexcused absence. An unexcused absence will require a full makeup day. e. Provisions exist to make-up clinical tardiness/absences. 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 have a choice to pay $50.00 hourly for a make-up clinical day (one on one with an AMTI RN) - this is subject to availability of an RN instructor. 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. Course exams must be completed according to the syllabus schedule. 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 in the grade book on the final day for the course. METHOD OF EVALUATION - GRADES: The minimum passing grade for each exam or graded evaluation is 80%. A grade of 79% or less 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, AMTI utilizes the following grading scale: 94 - 100 = A 87 - 93 = B 80 - 86 = C 00 - 79 = Unsatisfactory (PHB, MLA, um <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. 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. During the clinical/externship phase, an unsatisfactory assessment by your clinical instructor or externship site supervisor below 80% (85% for Phlebotomy/MLA/ 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 AMTI, 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/ 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 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 (APP) are not eligible for "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 2 months of failure. Additionally, 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: 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. In addition, at the end of each program, you will be encouraged to complete a confidential and anonymous evaluation of the Program. 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: 1. Students are encouraged to begin with the instructor, because it will likely result in immediate resolution. 2. Unresolved problems previously discussed with the instructor, need to be explained in writing and submitted to the Director of the Academic Program. 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. After the meeting, the Director shall respond to the student in writing within 3 business days regarding the issues discussed during the meeting and how the student's concerns will be addressed. 3. Continued unresolved concerns of the student will be addressed with the school's Executive Director. The Executive Director will contact the student within 3 business days to resolve concerns. Within 3 business days, the Executive Director will make an assessment by gathering facts and accessing relevant factors, then will render a written decision to the student. 4. If the student's complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the AMTI's grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the following regulating agencies for the corresponding program: Program Regulating Agency Maintenance of Student Records & Academic Files Phlebotomy, MLA, CCT Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education 1740 West Adams, Suite 3008 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: 602-542-5709. Website: www.azppse.gov. Maintained in Perpetuity Nursing Assistant, Advance Placement, Restorative CNA Arizona State Board of Nursing 1740 W. Adams Street Suite 2000 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone:602-771-7800 www.azbn.gov 3 years Assisted Living Caregiver, CNA Bridge, & Assisted Living Certified Manager, Nursing Care Institution Administrators & Assisted Living Facility Managers 1400 West Washington, Suite B-8 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Phone: (602) 542-3095 Website: www.aznciaboard.us. 3 years The student must contact the specific state regulatory agency for further details about their internal policies, procedures, and regulations. STUDENT RECORDS: Mandated files will be maintained in a secure area and in accordance with the timeframe specified by the regulating agency noted in the table under "Student Grievance Policy Guidelines". Student records contained within the files may be accessed via written request from the student and viewed on campus with a school representative 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. A student may request release of student records to other parties by providing AMTI a dated written consent with the party's name. STUDENT SERVICES: o ADVISEMENT: Faculty, the Director of Academic Programs for the specific program, and Student Services are available for academic counseling. o CNA Board Exam, the Assisted Living Written Final Exam (Final), and the Assisted Living Facility Manager Exam may be taken on site. o TUTORING: Tutoring can be arranged upon request through Student Services and is subject to availability as well as an hourly cost. o 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. o EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE: Arizona Medical Training Institute neither promises nor guarantees a student's employment after graduation and licensure. Employment information is also available on the school's job board and "Area Employers" tab on the school's home page. 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 licensure. 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) 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. Students enrolled the Nursing Assistant program, Phlebotomy, and Medical Laboratory Assistant are subject to an expanded dress code identified during the beginning of the course, in the syllabus, and as follows: 1. 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, except for one pair of stud type earrings, wedding band/s and a watch with the ability to read seconds. 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 always in class and at clinical. 5. Hair must be clean, professional, a conventional color, off the collar, and back away from the face for both males and females. 6. Fingernails must be clean, short with no polish. Artificial nails are not permitted. 7. Tattoos must be covered if not permitted in the clinical setting. 8. Students will maintain personal hygiene. Students will bathe daily and use deodorant/antiperspirant. No offensive body odor or cigarette smell will be allowed. VI. STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AMTI 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. All students are expected to adhere to the general standards briefly described below: o RESPECT: towards self, classmates, clinical/externship affiliates, patients/residents/customers, faculty, and AMTI staff. o SAFETY: Be safety minded always, minimizing any risk of physical, psychological, or emotional injury to yourself and or others. o ACCOUNTABILITY: You are responsible for your own actions. Take responsibility. o CONFIDENTIALITY: Respect the legal and ethical privacy of others. Adhere to HIPAA. o HONESTY: Be honest in all your actions. Plagiarism or cheating is cause for removal from and failure of the program. o LEGAL: Operate only within your scope of practice. When in doubt, stop and ask. o PROFESSIONALISM: 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. o ETHICAL CONDUCT: Show respect for others. Maintaining self-control when dealing with others is an important ethical attribute. VII. HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES Health Declaration: It is essential that all students be able to perform numerous physical activities in the conduct of their program. For programs that contain a clinical/externship component, AMTI requires completion of the Health Declaration at time of enrollment and prior to proceeding to clinicals/externship. The completion of a Health Declaration by a health care profession (i.e. MD, PA, Nurse Practitioner) is at the expense of the student and not included in the program costs. 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. 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 program subsequently withdraw from the 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 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 occur. 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. Release of Liability 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. Health and Safety Requirements 1. Students must have, or will obtain, prior to the clinical/extern 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. A 2-step TB Skin test may be a course requirement. It is the student's responsibility to pay and provide for a TB test by x-ray. 2. 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. 3. 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 AMTI and their clinical/externship site harmless regarding any injury during the program. 4. 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: GENERAL & ACADEMIC 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 of general and academic misconduct are: o Cheating on an examination or during your lab work, or plagiarism found within your written work, could result in program removal and termination. o Copying answers from another student's test. o Using a "cheat sheet" or concealed approaches to transcribe answers. o Communicating with another student during a test or using electronic devices. o Photographing a test and/or answer sheet. o Receiving or providing unauthorized copies of a test and/or test answers in advance. o Recording false information and/or signing off on a procedure when not actually conducted, according to school and/or clinic/externship procedure. o Intentionally, recklessly, or negligently engaging in behavior that causes or can cause physical or emotional harm to others, physical damage to the property of others, AMTI, or the clinical/externship locations. o Concealment or use of any type of threatening device. o 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 can continue 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. o Behavior that could be construed as demeaning or biased towards others, based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or other factors whether federally protected classifications or not. Be socially conscious and politically correct. o 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. o 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. o Clinical events, language, or behaviors that could place residents/patients, staff, or classmates at risk or that the facility, staff, or instructor deems unacceptable. STUDENT DISCIPLINARY PROCESS: AMTI 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. In reviewing the standard progressive disciplinary process implemented on a typical violation of the code of conduct, the process typically: o Begins with a verbal warning to the student, identifying the violation and informing the student of the corrective action needed to avoid a future violation; o Followed by a written warning, placing the student on a defined probationary period; o 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 2018 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 3-Day 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"). 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 R/E 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.
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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

If a concern, please call AMTI at 480-835-7679.

This disclosure obligation is a continuing one. If any of the above should occur during the application process or during your education, you are required to submit notice of this information to the Director of Student Services.



Acceptance Conditions

If accepted, I agree to abide by the policies of the school and authorize the use of my likeness, appearance, performance, voice, name, and student projects in connection with the operation and promotion of the school. I have read the school catalog and understand its contents and requirements. I also understand that Arizona Medical Training Institute reserves the right to withdraw subjects, courses and programs if registration falls below the required number, and to change faculty and staff without prior notice to students.

The information I have provided is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I agree to abide by all policies and procedures of the Arizona Medical Training Institute.





Questions?
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