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Admissions & Policies
Institutional Mission and Objectives
The mission of CA Trade Academy is to support all students in achieving their full educational potential in an environment of academic excellence. The institution will provide access to quality educational programs, focusing on student success within a climate of integrity and respect. Our goal is to have each student acquire the essential attributes and skills necessary to obtain employment as professionals in the field of information technology including specialized healthcare settings, empowering individuals with professional skills to achieve higher levels in career excellence in their chosen specialty. We will earn this reputation by consistently exceeding the expectations of our students, our staff, and our community.
The objective of CA Trade Academy is to develop professional qualities in each of our students, to teach those subject areas which are most needed and emphasize those most needed for success and to provide instruction that will enable each student to progress as rapidly as capability permits.
Catalog Update Policy
The policy of this institution is to update the official school catalog annually, in May of each year.
Annual updates may be made by the use of supplements or inserts accompanying the catalog. If changes in educational programs, educational services, procedures, or policies required to be included in the catalog by statute or regulation are implemented before the issuance of the annually updated catalog, those changes shall be reflected at the time they are made in supplements or inserts accompanying the catalog.
Policy – Distribution of This Catalog and Program Brochures
This institution makes its current catalog and current program brochures available to the public at no charge. Individuals who wish to obtain a copy can make arrangements by simply calling the school’s office or going to the school’s website.
CA Trade Academy
2409 So. Vineyard Ave. #F, Ontario, CA 91761
Instruction is also offered online via real-time synchronous distance education.
This institution is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. (BPPE) Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of title 5 of the California code of Regulations.
Financial Stability – Bankruptcy History
This institution has not had a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession and has not filed a bankruptcy petition within the preceding five years nor has had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
Description of the Facilities & Equipment
The school is located on the first floor of an office building in a business park in the city of Upland. The school facility is approximately 1,400 square feet with sufficient parking available in the rear of the building. The administrative area is divided into a reception area, and two administrative offices. Restrooms are available in the courtyard. Instruction is provided in the primary classroom and online. At the present time the computer classroom is equipped with modern and currently in use systems including laptops, and standard peripherals.
A student, or any member of the public, may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling toll free (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.
Equipment Used for Instruction
CA Trade Academy has sufficient facilities and necessary equipment to support the achievement of the educational objectives of all of the courses and educational programs in which students are enrolled.
Each and every student is provided with PC computers running the latest version of Windows operating System comparable in model type and features to equipment generally used by Software Development companies at the time the instruction is offered. The equipment is professionally maintained and upgraded by the School employees.
CA Trade Academy makes sure that the equipment used for instruction or provided to a student is not obsolete and is sufficient for instructional purposes to reasonably assure that a student acquires the necessary level of education, training, skill, and experience to obtain employment in the field of training and to perform the tasks associated with the occupation or job title to which the educational program was represented to lead. Student attending our programs online in real time must provide their own computer and software equivalent to the configuration required. Access to such configuration will be provided to the student prior to their enrollment in any program.
No formal library is needed to meet the instructional needs of the students. General library materials would not be compatible with the objectives of this program as the acquisition of specialized knowledge is the essential element for completion of the programs offered. Learning resources provided include access to books, periodicals, videos, and access to specially selected internet sources of information which support the learning objectives of the programs offered. Student may access learning resources by asking any staff member during normal business hours or sending an email to MonaLawson@msn.com. Staff members are also available to provide research assistance.
Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95834 P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818 Web site Address: www.bppe.ca.gov Telephone and Fax #'s: (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897 (916) 574-8900 or by fax (916) 263-1897
NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION
The transferability of credits you earn at CA Trade Academy is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending CA Trade Academy to determine if your certificate will transfer.
Admissions Policies & Recognition of Credits
Student must have preferably graduated from high school or earned a GED equivalent.
Students who do not possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent are assessed during the admissions process on their ability to benefit from the program professionally, and their likelihood of completing the program successfully. Specific questions are asked to lead a self-assessment of the student's learning style and their professional and personal ambitions. Students are admitted to the program if this self-assessment meets the above criteria, and they meet all other requirements.
Student must pay all applicable fees, as per the current published fee schedule at the time of the signing or entering into an enrollment contract or make other arrangements acceptable to the school.
This institution does not award credit for satisfactory completion of CLEP or other comparable examinations. This institution does not award credit for experiential learning.
No Ability to Benefit Students will be admitted.
This institution has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other institution.
Visa Related Services
This institution does not admit students from other countries, so no visa related services are offered.
Language of Instruction
Instruction is provided in English and Spanish.
English as a Second Language Instruction
Although the institution does not provide the BPPE approved ESL program, our institution allows students to participate in our ESL program "with no fee for services". Each student that participates in a BPPE approved program may opt to benefit from our non-fee ESL instructions.
Ideally, the ESL instructions will enhance the student's learning experience.
This institution is not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. These programs do not lead to licensure in California or other states. A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid.
“The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.”
“It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.
To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.
To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.
A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of non-collection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.
However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.
It is this institution’s intent to carefully follow the rules applicable under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. It is our intent to protect the privacy of a student’s financial, academic and other school records. We will not release such information to any individual without having first received the student’s written request to do so, or unless otherwise required by law.
Students are expected to behave professionally and respectfully at all times. Students are subject to dismissal for any inappropriate or unethical conduct or for any act of academic dishonesty. Students are expected to dress and act accordingly while attending this institution. At the discretion of the school administration a student may be dismissed from school for reasons including, but not limited to:
Coming to class in an intoxicated or drugged state.
Possession of drugs or alcohol on campus.
Possession of a weapon on campus.
Behavior creating a safety hazard to other person(s).
Disobedient or disrespectful behavior to other students, an administrator or instructor.
Stealing or damaging the property of another.
Any students found to have engaged in such conduct will be asked to leave the premises immediately. Disciplinary action will be determined by the Chief Executive Officer of this institution and such determination will be made within10 days after meeting with both the chair of the department in which the student is enrolled and the student in question.
This institution is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants to programs and to all applicants for employment. Therefore, no discrimination shall occur in any program or activity of this institution, including activities related to the solicitation of students or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, religious beliefs, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other classification that precludes a person from consideration as an individual. Please direct any inquiries regarding this policy, if any, to the Chief Operations Officer who is assigned the responsibility for assuring that this policy is followed.
CA Trade Academy is committed to assuring full academic freedom to all faculty. Confident in the qualifications and expertise of its faculty members, the college encourages its faculty members to exercise their individual judgments regarding the content of the assigned courses, organization of topics and instructional methods, providing only that these judgments are made within the context of the course descriptions as currently published, and providing that the instructional methods are those official sanctioned by the institution, methods for which the institution has received oversight approval.
CA Trade Academy encourages instructors and students to engage in discussion and dialog. Students and faculty members alike are encouraged to freely express views, however controversial, as long as they believe it would advance understanding in their specialized discipline or sub-disciplines.
This institution is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination, intimidation and harassment. In keeping with this commitment, we believe that it is necessary to affirmatively confront this subject and express our strong disapproval of sexual harassment. No one associated with this institution may engage in verbal abuse of a sexual nature; use sexually degrading or graphic words to describe an individual or an individual’s body; or display sexually suggestive objects or pictures at any facility or other venue associated with this institution. Students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the spirit and intent of this policy.
Student’s Right to Cancel
The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of 100% of charges, less a registration fee, paid through attendance at the first class session, or seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. A notice of cancellation for the current term or from the school shall be in writing and submitted to the school administrative office. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is received to the school administrative office at 2409 So. Vineyard #F Ontario, CA 91761 or by email to MonaLawson@msn.com If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
The institution shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, if notice of cancellation is made through attendance at first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
If the student withdraws during a period of attendance, the refund policy for students who have completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance shall be a pro rata refund, less any non-refundable fees. A pro rata refund pursuant to section 94919(c) or 94920(d) or 94927 of the code shall be no less than the total amount owed by the student for the portion of the educational program provided subtracted from the amount paid by the student, calculated as follows:
The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, divided by the number of days or hours in the program), multiplied by the number of days student attended, or was scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal.
For purposes of determining a refund, a student shall be considered to have withdrawn from an educational program when he or she withdraws or is deemed withdrawn in accordance with the withdrawal policy stated in this institution’s catalog. A withdrawal for the current term or from the school may be effectuated by the student’s written notice or by the student’s conduct, including, but not necessarily limited to, a student’s lack of attendance. The institution shall issue a refund for unearned institutional charges if the student withdraws during a period of attendance. The refund policy for students who have completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance shall be a pro rata refund. The institution shall pay or credit refunds within 45 days of a student’s cancellation or withdrawal.
If an institution has collected money from a student for transmittal on the student’s behalf to a third party for a bond, library usage, or fees for a license, application, or examination and the institution has not paid the money to the third party at the time of the student’s withdrawal or cancellation, the institution shall refund the money to the student within 45 days of the student’s withdrawal or cancellation. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. This institution shall refund any credit balance on the student’s account within 45 days after the date of the student’s completion of, or withdrawal from, the educational program in which the student was enrolled.
Policies and Procedures Regarding Financial Aid
The school does not participate in Federal financial aid programs, nor does it provide financial aid directly to its students. A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid programs. The institution does participate in the State of California’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) that provides customer-focused employment training resources for adults and dislocated workers. The ETPL program provides their own policies and disclosure to students who qualify under the program. (WIOA ETPL Policies and Procedures).
If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and that, if the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the money’s not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
Financial Aid Disclosures
This institution does not participate in any other financial aid programs besides those described in the Policies & Procedures Regarding Financial Aid section in this catalog. This institution does offer payment plans to its students; details of these payment plans are outlined clearly in each student’s enrollment agreement contract.
Grades and Standards for Student Achievement
Grades are awarded on a traditional A, B, C, D, F system. The minimum passing grade is a C. The minimum allowable grade point average to maintain satisfactory progress is a C, or 2.0. In calculating a student's grade point average, the following policy applies:
90% to 100% = A 4 Grade Points
80% to 89% = B 3 Grade Points
70% to 79% = C 2 Grade Points
60% to 69% = D 1 Grade Point
0 to 59% = F 0 Grade Points
Attendance Policy – All Programs
Students are required to attend more than 85% of the scheduled sessions throughout the entire program. When a student falls below 90% attendance, they will be given a verbal warning by their instructor. When a student falls below 85% attendance they will be placed on probation for the remainder of the program. The student will be notified of their probation status and they will be required to meet with the Chief Academic Officer. Students who arrive to class more than 10 minutes after the class is scheduled to commence will receive an unexcused absence for that class period, subject to review by the instructor.
CA Trade Academy observes the following holidays and class is not conducted on the holidays:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr Day
President’s Day ●Labor Day
Independence Day and before and after Day
Thanksgiving Break Thursday – Sunday
Winter Break December 21 to January 4
Academic Probation and Dismissal Policies
The Chief Academic Officer may place a student on academic probation if the student is not making satisfactory academic progress as per this institution's published policy. The student's grade point average will be monitored at the end of each enrollment period as the grades are posted. Should the student’s GPA fall below that required for graduation, a student may be placed on academic probation. This will result in a formal advisory, which will be sent to the student by mail, explaining the reason for the probation. If the student wishes to appeal the formal advisory, the student is to submit a written request for an administrative academic review to the school main campus:
CA Trade Academy
2409 So. Vineyard Ave. #F Ontario, CA 91761
After the completion of the currently enrolled term, the student will have two additional terms to bring his or her grade point average up to or exceeding the minimum standard of the institution. Thereafter, the student’s failure to achieve satisfactory academic progress may result in dismissal from the program. The Chief Academic Officer will offer assistance in locating a suitable tutor, should such service be requested by the student. Any student seeking a tutor is financially responsible for the cost of all such tutoring.
For students that are distance learning, a student has two weeks from the due date to respond to instructors between the institutions receipt of student lessons, projects or dissertations and the institutions mailing of its response or evaluation will be five days.
Leaves of Absence
Should circumstances be such that a leave of absence is to be requested, a student must submit an application for a leave of absence to the main campus:
CA Trade Academy
2409 So. Vineyard Ave. #F Ontario, CA 91761
The written notice must contain a statement of the nature of the request. At the discretion of the Chief Academic Officer, a leave may be granted for a reasonable time, as warranted by the circumstances. If a student repeatedly resorts to the use of a leave of absence, and if such applications show a pattern of delays, or should the issuance of a leave of absence be such that it would significantly interfere with the planned completion of a program of study, the Chief Academic Officer may, in his/her sole discretion, dismiss a student from the program and issue the appropriate refunds as may be required.
Student Grievance Procedures – Student Rights
Most problems or complaints that students may have with the school or its administrators can be resolved through a personal meeting with the student’s instructor or a counselor. If, however, this action does not resolve the matter to the satisfaction of the student, he/she may submit a written complaint to the main campus at CA Trade Academy, 2409 So. Vineyard Ave. #F, Ontario, CA 91761 or via email to MonaLawson@msn.com
The written complaint must contain a statement of the nature of the problem, the date the problem occurred, the names of the individuals involved, copies of documents if any, which contain information regarding the problem, evidence demonstrating that the institution’s complaint procedure was properly followed, and the student’s signature. The student can expect to receive a written response within ten business days. Student’s rights are set forth at various places in this catalog. Contact the school director if you require additional information.
Right to Cancel
Student Tuition Recovery Fund
Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits
Student Grievance Procedures
Student Rights to Inspect Records and Obtain Transcripts
This institution does not provide orientations, airport reception services, housing assistance or other services. Further, this institution maintains a focus on the delivery of educational services. Should a student encounter personal problem which interfere with his or her ability to complete coursework, this institution will provide assistance in identifying appropriate professional assistance in the student’s local community but does not offer personal counseling assistance.
This institution provides job placement assistance.
This institution has no responsibility to find or assist a student in funding housing.
This institution does not operate dormitories or other housing facilities. This institution does not provide assistance nor does it have any responsibility to assist students in finding housing. Housing in the immediate area is available in two story walkup and garden apartments. Monthly rent for a one-bedroom unit is approximately $1,500 a month. (www.apartmentguide.com)
Student Records and Transcripts
Student records for all students are kept for five years. Transcripts are kept permanently. Students may inspect and review their educational records. To do so, a student should submit a written request identifying the specific information to be reviewed. Should a student find, upon review, that records that are inaccurate or misleading, the student may request that errors be corrected. In the event that a difference of opinion exists regarding the existence of errors, a student may ask that a meeting be held to resolve the matter. Each student's file will contain student's records, including a transcript of grades earned. The first copy of the official transcript is provided at no charge. Subsequent copies are available upon advance payment of the transcript fee of $25.00 for two copies. Transcripts will only be released to the student upon receipt of a written request bearing the student's live signature.
Professions – Requirements for Eligibility for Licensure
None of the educational services offered lead to occupations that require licensure.
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