POLICIES

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Grading 

The school uses participation, lab completion, and the scores given for completing each of the state tests to determine Pass or Fail of the program. 

 

Any student who fails a portion of the program must consult with MTI administration to make up for this in order to qualify for a Certificate of Completion.

 

Student Evaluation Techniques

To remain in training, you must maintain satisfactory progress. In order to comply with the school’s satisfactory progress policy, you must:

  • Be able to complete the program within the maximum time allowed (4 weeks), which may be extended by the school director.

  • Maintain a GPA of 75% on each of the road, range, and classroom exercises at the end of the week.

  • Be able to operate the vehicles on the road safely and without creating a hazard to the public. Determination to be made by the MTI Staff

  • Must pass any random drug screens conducted by DOT (performed at TCL) or by MTI on site.

 

Incomplete Grades

Incomplete grades are given when a student is unable to complete a course because of illness or other serious problems.  An incomplete grade may also be given when students don’t turn in work or don’t take tests.  If a student does not make arrangement to take missed tests, a failure grade will be given.  A student who misses a final test must contact the instructor within twenty-four hours of the test to arrange for a make-up examination.

Probation for Below Average Grades - Students who fail to maintain the minimum grade point average of 75 percent required for graduation will need to enter a probation period.  The student will be scheduled for in-school instructor-led assistance.  Students unable to increase their grade point averages may be dismissed from the program. 

 

Academic Probation

Probation is used to discipline and regulate a student’s performance. A student put on probation will be notified of this in writing. A student on probation must show substantial progress in their performance or face possible termination from training. A student will be put on probation for the following reason:

  • Failing to meet the minimum entrance requirements 

  • Unsatisfactory progress or attendance 

  • Breaking the training ground rules and regulations

 While on probation the student must not violate any school rules or fail to achieve satisfactory performance levels or he/she will be terminated*

  

Attendance Requirements

A student’s attendance is extremely important. Classes that are missed will not be offered a second time. Also, job placement potential may be seriously hampered by a student’s poor attendance record. Some carriers require a perfect attendance record. A student is counted as present when they are on the training grounds at the start of the day.

 

Absences 

Absenteeism can seriously hamper a student’s progress. Excessive absences will affect the students standing negatively. A student may be terminated for excessive absenteeism*. Two consecutive or three total unexcused absences will be considered excessive and will result in disciplinary measures.  Absences are considered unexcused when the student fails to explain their absence to an instructor or school administrator prior to his/her absence. If a student misses over 4 (four) days of training, the school will recommend that the student reschedule his/her training to a future class. In this case, class tuition will be prorated based on amount of class already taken, and balance used must be paid by the time of the next class the student wishes to enroll in.

 

Tardiness

Tardiness is defined as any student arriving for a class more than five (5) minutes late. Three (3) tardies equal one (1) absence.

 

Leave of Absence

Students will be allowed only one (1) leave of absence. Leaves of Absence must be approved by the School Director or the Operations Manager. Leave of Absence may be extended on a case by case basis by the School Director in writing.

 

Re-Entry

Students attempting to re-enter training after being terminated or taking a leave of absence must get approval for re-entry by the School Director or the Operations Manager in writing.

 

Certificate of Proficiency

Students must complete the full course and settle any outstanding fees payable to the school before the Certificate of Proficiency is issued.

 

School Policies

 To maintain order and efficiency during training, MTI requires all students to abide by the rules.

  • No student may be under the influence of intoxicating drugs or alcohol on school property. 

  • No student may bring intoxicating drugs or alcohol onto the school property. 

  • There will be no starting or operation of a school vehicles by students without a MTI instructor present, and under their express instruction. 

  • Students are expected to abide by all industry safety codes and expected to work to maintain a safe environment at all times. 

  • Insubordination (disrespect of, or failure to comply with, the instructions and staff of MTI or fellow students) will not be tolerated. 

 

During the period of this course, students represent MTI and its supporting company MARTINEZ TRUCKING, and are expected to act and look professional at all times: 

  1. Hair clean and combed

  2. Clean work shirt

  3. Clean and durable work pants (recommend jeans)

  4. Work boots

  5. Work gloves (leather or specialty designed for rough duty)

  6. Safety glasses**

  7. Safety vest**

 

  • Any Illegal acts on or off school property while in training will be grounds for instant termination* 

  • Fighting on school grounds, or possessing a firearm or weapon on school property will be grounds for instant termination*. 

  • Intentional property damage or vandalism will result in instant termination. *

 

*Any of the following will cause immediate termination

**Glasses and vests can be checked out in the office prior to yard activities

 

Code of Conduct

The following conduct is unacceptable and will not be tolerated

  1. All forms of bias including race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, national origin, veteran status, and creed as demonstrated through social media, verbal and/or written communication and/or physical acts.

  2. ANY form of harassment, including but not limited to Sexual harassment including creating a hostile environment or coercing an individual to perform sexual favors in return for something.

  3. All types of proven dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, knowingly furnishing false information to the institution, forgery, and alteration or use of institution documents with intent to defraud.

  4. Intentional disruption or obstruction of teaching, administration, disciplinary proceedings, public meetings and programs, or other school activities.

  5. Theft or damage to the school premises or damage to the property of a member of the school community on the school premises.

  6. Student acts of criminal behavior that place any person in imminent danger are prohibited on all school grounds. 

  7. Violation of the law on school premises.  This includes, but is not limited to, the use of alcoholic beverages or controlled dangerous substances.

  8. Violation of published school policies.

 

Conditions for Dismissal 

Students may be dismissed from the school for the following reasons

  1. Not adhering to the school’s rules, regulations, policies, and code of conduct.

  2. Missing more than 20 percent of instruction time

  3. Not maintaining the minimum grade point average

  4. Not meeting financial responsibilities to the school

  5. Violation of the school Codes of Conduct

The school director will notify the student in writing should it become necessary to dismiss the student.  The dismissal letter will contain the date and the reason for dismissal.  It is the responsibility of the dismissed student to notify the appropriate lending institution if the student has a student loan or is receiving financial aid.  Prepaid tuition will be refunded according to the school’s refund policy.

 

Re-entry Policy

Students dismissed from the school who request re-entry must put the request in writing to the school director.  In cases where the student was dismissed for excessive absences (greater than 20 percent) or financial concerns, it may be possible to re-enter within the following class cycle (space permitting) once these concerns are addressed.  In cases where the student was dismissed due to failure to maintain the minimum grade point average,

 

It may be possible for the student to receive private tutoring and then reenter the school.  In cases where the student was dismissed due to unacceptable conduct, the student may have to meet with the director before re-entering the school.  The decision of the director is final and the student will receive a letter within five business days stating the decision.

Credit for Previous Training - MTI is committed to helping students reach their educational goals as quickly as possible.  However, technology changes rapidly and what was learned in an earlier program may no longer be applicable.  To ensure that our students graduate with the skills necessary to achieve success in the workplace we will give recognition for previous training only after the student has taken and passed a program proficiency test.  Students wishing to receive recognition for previous training must show proof of previous training, and pass MTI module tests.

 

Student Grievance-Complaint/ Appeal Process

Nothing in this policy prevents the student from contacting the Workforce Board (the state licensing agency) at 360-709-4600 at any time with a concern or a complaint. Students who have a complaint or who would like to appeal a dismissal must request in writing an appointment for an interview with the school director.  The written request should include the following information:

  1. Student’s full name and current address

  2. A statement of the concern including dates, times, instructors, and if applicable, other    students involved

  3. Date of complaint letter and signature of the student

  4. Three dates in which the student would be available for a meeting with the school director.  These dates should be within 10 business days of the complaint.

The school director will notify the student in writing of the appointment date in which the concerns or appeal will be addressed.  Every effort will be made to bring an amicable closure to the concern.  Should it be necessary, a panel of instructors will hear the concerns and will be asked to assist in bringing a resolution to concerns and/or appeal. The student will be notified in writing within five business days of the outcome of the meetings.  Should the contract be canceled by either the student or the school the last date of attendance will be used as the date to calculate any refund in accordance with the school’s refund policy.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Should the student’s enrollment be terminated or should the student withdraw for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following refund schedule. 

  1. MIT will refund all tuition paid if the applicant is not accepted.  This includes instances where a starting class is canceled by the school.

  2. MTI will refund all tuition paid if the applicant cancels within five business days (excluding Sundays and holidays) after the day the contract is signed or an initial payment is made, as long as the applicant has not begun training.

  3. MTI will retain a registration fee of $100 if the applicant cancels after the fifth business day after signing the contract or making an initial payment.  A “registration fee” is any fee charged by a school to process student applications and establish a student record system.

  4. If training is terminated after the student enters classes, MTI will retain the registration fee established under #3 above, plus a percentage of the total tuition as described in the following table:

  5. When calculating refunds, the official date of a student’s termination is the last day of recorded attendance:

  • When the school receives notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program;

  • When the student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or,

  • When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for 30 calendar days.

  • All refunds must be paid within 30 calendar days of the student’s official termination date.

 

Student Records

Student records will be maintained by the school for 50 years (WAC 490-105-200) or until the school closes.  If the school closes, records may be forwarded to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.  Upon graduation, each student will be given a copy of his or her transcript.  These records should be maintained indefinitely by the student.  Students may request copies by contacting the school and requesting a Transcript Request Form.  Student records are available for review by the student at any time. 

CONTACT 
MARTINEZ TECH

2020 Garland St |  Pasco, WA 99301

Tel: 509-416-2509  |  Fax: 509-545-4572  |  zmartinez3@outlook.com

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