Guidlines & Registration

REGISTRATION & GUIDELINES

REGISTRATION  (click here for reg form)

All students are required to register before attending class. Registration form  must be completed and returned to the RICTA office no later than one week before classes begin.  Registration can be mailed in anytime.  Class size is limited, registration is on a first come basis, you are encouraged to get your forms in early.  A registration form is required for every year of school.  Students must notify the RICTA office if changing employers during the school year or if the students mailing address has changed.

***Renewing Apprenticeship Card.  An apprentice may register anytime of year to renew their apprenticeship card.  A deposit of $400.00 is required to receive the necessary paperwork needed to renew card.***

ADVANCE PLACEMENT

Students wishing to receive an advanced placement and/or credit for previous formal education in the trade may do so only after the individual case is brought before the Rhode Island State Apprenticeship Agency, whose determination is binding.

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT

The minimum enrollment for each class is seven students.  If the minimum number of registrants is not met by noted deadline date, the class may be canceled.  Notification of cancellation will be made immediately after that decision and prior to the start date.  All money paid will be refunded if a class is canceled.

ATTENDANCE

Student attendance is critical.  In order to complete each level of the program, 144 hours of study is required by state regulations.   All students are expected to be present and ready to begin class promptly at the designated start time.  In order for the instructor to keep the class on schedule, it is expected that each student make a serious effort to attend every class.

Class hours are 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., two nights a week.  Student will be marked tardy after 6:00 p.m.  Tardiness will be marked in 15 minute increments. Entering between 6:01 & 6:15, 15 minutes, between 6:15 & 6:30, 30 minutes and so on.  Student must sign in at the office if arriving after 6:00 p.m.  There will be no admittance after 7:00 p.m.   Tardiness is disruptive and will not be tolerated.  Students are not permitted to leave after the break.  If you do so without permission you will be marked absent for the class.

If there is a work emergency and you cannot get to class, you will NOT get an excused absence.  The work hours apply to OJT and cannot also apply to classroom training.


If a prolonged absence (for business or health reasons) is foreseen, the student must inform his or her instructor of the circumstance so that the student will not fall behind in his or her level.  If a student misses more than 10 classes without informing the instructor, he or she will be automatically dropped.  There will be a re-enrollment fee.


Trade specific make-up classes will not be available.  Any hours needed to be made up are the responsibility of the student.  If available and you wish to make-up classes by sitting in on another RICTA class, be advised that there are additional fees to do so.

Attendance records are maintained at the RICTA office.  It is important that students keep track of their absents as well.  Attendance reports will be mailed out four times throughout the school year.  One copy will be mailed to the student and one copy to the sponsor.

Note: Attendance reports will NOT be distributed or mailed until tuition has been paid, IN FULL.


SIGNING IN AND OUT OF CLASS

Upon entering class, you are required to sign an attendance sheet.  At the end of class you are required to sign a sign out sheet.  This signature must be legible.   A wavy line, check mark or initials are not acceptable.  You will be marked absent if signature is not legible.  You may not sign in for anyone else.  If you do not sign out you will be marked absent for the entire class unless you have signed out at the office.

GRADING/CERTIFICATION

Students will be issued a grade mark for each module in the text book.  Tests will be given on each  module and kept on file at the RICTA office.  You must receive an average of 65 or better to receive NCCER
certification.  Upon completion of  the program transcripts and a certificate will be issued.  If a duplicate certificate is requested there will be a $25.00 fee.  If duplicate transcripts are requested there will be a $15.00 fee.  It is the student’s responsibility to have all required materials as outlined in the curriculum at each class. Class credit will be lost if failing to do so.

It is the student’s responsibility to have their textbook at each class.

Note:  Certificates and transcripts will NOT be sent until tuition has been paid, IN FULL.

PAYMENT POLICY

Tuition is due and payable in full with the registration form.  The tuition rates for 2017/2018 year are.

ABC RI Member in good standing.…..$  950.00

Non-ABC Member….……………...…….…$1450.00

Textbook……………………………..………....$  145.00

Processing Fee......................................$  100.00


No textbook will be issued without a receipt of payment.

REFUND/WITHDRAWAL POLICY

Should a student, for any reason, decide not to continue with the program, the RICTA office must receive written notification from the employer or student.  Students may withdraw from a course before the second scheduled week of class and be eligible for a refund.  The refund will be minus a processing fee of $100 and minus the cost of textbook (if one has been issued).  If the textbook is returned in new condition, a refund will be given.  No refunds or credits will be issued after the second week of class.  If a letter has been issued in the student's name for an apprenticeship card, that card must be returned to the RICTA office before a refund will be issued.


CLASS CANCELLATIONS

In the event of inclement weather,
RI Construction Training Academy will broadcast cancellation announcements on local radio and television stations by 4:00 p.m. on that day.   You may sign up to have an email sent or a text message sent to your cell phone.  This will be an automatic text/email once the school closing announcement has been done with the stations.

If an instructor has to reschedule class due to a conflict in schedule, it is the instructor’s responsibility to inform students as soon as the instructor is aware of the conflict.

 If an instructor has to cancel unexpectedly he will try to find a substitute.  If no substitute is available the students will be notified via phone as soon as possible.  It is important to have a phone number where you can be reached during the day on file at the RICTA office.