The index below provides information about More Tech Institute (MTI) that may be of interest to prospective and current students, faculty, and staff. This is in accordance with the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act. If you have questions, feel free to contact us directly at www.moretechinstitute.edu or 305-231-2520.
More Tech Institute is committed to successfully preparing our graduates for new career opportunities. We provide our graduates with viable options by providing educational programs that will lead to successful employment. We believe in creating a positive and supportive learning environment so students can meet their unique educational goals. We recognize the needs of the community as they evolve and change with each passing day and attempt to offer programs to students that fill the needs of the student and of the surrounding community. The staff and faculty of the school strive to provide students with opportunities for self-improvement through education that will lead to gainful employment. We are committed to meeting the needs of the population of the community we serve. We are dedicated to providing a well-balanced curriculum in learning, designed to promote an educational experience that will enhance the students' full potential.
More Tech Institute is License by Commission for Independent of Education, Florida Department of Education and Accredited by Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). On August 2012, the ACCET’s commission voted to grant the school Initial Accreditation with Reporting for a period of three years. Copies of our accreditation and state authorization documents can be obtained from the Office at 5352 W 16th Ave. Hialeah, Fl. 33012.
Programs are open to young and mature individuals who have the sincere desire of self-improvement and training for a career opportunity in the computer business applications, insurance coding and billing, and medical assistant fields.
2. Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program of study.
3. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen or the correct G-845.
4. Make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the program.
5. Not to be in default or owe a refund to any Title IV program.
6. Have the applicable financial aid forms filled and signed.
7. Register (if you haven‘t already) with the Selective Service, if you‘re a male between the ages of 18 and 25.
8. Demonstrate financial need.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
All incoming and returning students must complete the FAFSA each academic year to be considered for financial aid (regardless of whether you borrow loans).
- Financial Aid Path
This website will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about financial aid. Here you will learn about where to find financial aid, the different options available, the application process, and some tips to help you maximize the amount of money you can receive for your education.
- Federal Student Aid (FSA) - www.studentaid.ed.gov
- U.S. Department of Education - www.ed.gov
- FinAid! The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid - www.finaid.org
- Students.gov Student Gateway to the U.S. Government http://studentaid.ed.gov/redirects/students-govLoan Information
- National Student Loan Clearinghouse – www.studentclearinghouse.org
Check your loan history for prior years and current academic year
- National Student Loan Data Systems for Students - www.nslds.ed.gov
Check your loan history for prior years and current academic year
Procedures for Cancellation/Termination by the Student:
- Failure to comply with attendance and conduct policies.
- Failure to maintain satisfactory progress.
- Failure to pay tuition.Before a student is dismissed, the student may be placed on a probationary period until the next evaluation point. During the probationary period, if the student has not overcome the situation the student may be a candidate for dismissal. If the student wishes to apply for re-admission, it will be after a 30 day period.Return Title IV Institutional Return Policies:The return is defined as the difference between the amount paid towards school charges and the amount the school retains. The withdrawal date is defined as the last day of physical attendance unless earlier written notice is received. Charges will be determined as follows: dividing the number of hours attended into the number of hours comprising the payment period in which the student has been charged. The school may request notice of cancellation or withdrawal to be given by mail. This notice must be made by a parent or guardian if the student is below legal age. If outstanding charges exist on a student's account, the institution may credit the student's account with a portion of a post-withdrawal disbursement up to the amount of the outstanding charges or $100.00, whichever is the lesser.Return Policies:For any Title IV aid recipient terminating their program of study after entering the institution and before completing at least 60% of the payment period or period of enrollment, the statutory Return of Title IV Fund policy will be implemented.This new policy will calculate the amount of Financial Aid funds earned by the student during their enrollment. More Tech Institute will calculate the amount of Title IV aid that was earned based on a payment period basis. The institution will determine:
- The Title IV aid disbursed or that could have been disbursed.
- The percentage of Title IV aid earned by the student.
- The amount of Title IV aid earned by the student.
- The total Title IV aid to be returned or disbursed as a post withdrawal disbursement.
- The amount of unearned Title IV aid to be returned by the school.
- The amount of unearned Title IV aid to be returned by the student.Institution refunds will continue to be calculated by the payment period. The student will be obligated for any tuition and/or fee not covered by the Title IV funds.Cancellation and Refund Policy:For all non-Title IV recipients and for Title IV recipients after application of the return of Title IV policy, the following refund policy will apply:
- All monies will be refunded if the school does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within three (3) business days after signing the enrollment agreement and making initial payment.
- Cancellation after the (3rd) business day, but before the first class, will result in a refund of all monies paid with the exception of the registration fee.
- Cancellation after attendance has begun, but prior to 50% of the scheduled program, will result in a pro-rated refund computed on the number of hours completed to the total program hours.
- Cancellation after completing 50% of the program will result in no refund.
- The refund due will be calculated using the last date of attendance (LDA) &/or the date of determination (DOD). The DOD is the date the student gave withdrawal notice to the institution or the date the student was terminated.
- All refunds due shall be made within thirty (30) days of termination of students’ enrollment or receipt of cancellation notice from student.
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
- Complete all assigned assignments required of the program.
- Maintain a minimum GPA of “C” or 2.0 upon completion of the program.
- Fulfill the required number of scheduled clock hours.
- Maintain good attendance throughout the completion of the program.
- Fulfill all financial obligations with the institution.
- Completion of the program within the 1.5 times the normal program length.Upon successful completion of the program of choice, students are assisted with placement & furnished names & addresses of employment possibilities. More Tech Institute will assist each graduate with job placement; however, the institution does not guarantee employment; self-employment is a common vocational objective. Criminal background checks may be required for employment and could disqualify a student from employment with certain employers. Completing a course or program in a language other than English may reduce employability where English is required.TEXTBOOKSThe enrolled student(s) are responsible and obligated to purchase his/her books required for the program from a source or bookstore of their choice. More Tech Institute does not contract or finance books. Below is a list of the textbooks that the student(s) will be using during the programs:
More Tech Institute
List of Books
Programs and Books Name:
MEDICAL ASSSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES 7th Edition
ISBN : 978-1-111-13512-6
WORKBOOK TO ACCOMPANY MEDICAL ASSSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES 7th Edition
Microsoft Office System
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Office System
Contemporary Business Mathematics for Colleges 16th edition
Accounting 4th Edition
QuickBooks 2014: The Guide
INSURANCE CODING & BILLING
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) 2014
ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians (Volumes 1 and 2) 2014
HCPCS Medicare Level II Expert 2014
Medical Coding Training: CPC 2013
Medical Coding Training: CPC Practical Application Workbook
MEDICAL ASSSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES 7th Edition
ISBN : 978-1-111-13512-6
WORKBOOK TO ACCOMPANY MEDICAL ASSSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES 7th Edition
Microsoft Office System
- Access to inspect & review educational records
- Request a correction to the records which are believed to be inaccurate or misleading
- A formal hearing, if the request to correct records is denied, to challenge the contents of the educational record
- Place a statement with the record setting forth the student’s view about the contested informationMore Tech Institute must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any educational records. However, More Tech Institute may disclose those records, without consent, to a third-party, with a written consent of the parent or under the following conditions:
- Other school officials with legitimate educational interest
- To school in which the student is seeking to enroll in
- Specified officials for audit or evaluation means
- To accrediting organizations
- State & local authorities if required by state statutes
- Officials in cases of health & safety emergencies
- Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student
- To comply with a judicial order or a lawfully issued subpoena
- Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the schoolMore Tech Institute may disclose, without consent, which is designated as “directory” information. This information includes student’s name, address, telephone number, date & place of birth, honors & awards, & dates of attendance.EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
- < >Post Occurrence DutiesAfter the immediate emergency/natural disaster, many safety problems may still exist. Post occurrence duties include, but are not limited to:
- Inspect all affected areas to ascertain conditions.
- Contact responsible persons for areas which have been damaged.
- Initiate property damage assessment.
- Restore service to appropriate areas affected by the emergency/natural disaster.
- Begin procedures established in the operational phases.
- Prepare after-action report.
- Any action deemed necessary by the School Director.
- Tornado Advisories
- Severe Weather WarningA formal National Weather Service message advising the possibility of severe weather in a specified area of the school’s facility, including severe thunderstorms, high winds, heavy rainfall, and the possibility of tornadoes.
- Tornado WatchNational Weather Service announces that atmospheric conditions might be conducive to tornado development during a specified period of time in the surroundings of the school.
- Tornado WarningWarnings issued when a tornado has actually been sighted in the area of the school’s facility or is indicated on radar.
- Radiological IncidentsDuring the imminent or actual radiation release from the Florida Power and Light Company, Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, appropriate response is necessary to safeguard life and property. More Tech must establish control to avoid confusion, which could result in injury or property damage. Coordination with the local emergency management authorities will serve to facilitate appropriate preparedness.Upon the declaration of any unusual event or alert related to a radiological incident, including accidents that may occur in connection with the transportation or use of radioactive material, More Tech will make the necessary notifications according to established procedures. Contingent upon circumstances, More Tech will implement the required operational phase.When the School determines that evacuation of designated areas is mandatory, supervisors shall ensure that all systems are shut down and More Tech personnel are aware and prepared to evacuate the designated school facility. The objective is to provide maximum protection to More Tech personnel, which will permit the most effective performance consistent with the situation. Warnings and alert procedures received will be properly disseminated. During an evacuation, More Tech personnel will exercise care to prevent panic.
- Hurricane Operations Plan
- < >< >< >Advisory: Weather advisory messages are issued by the National Hurricane Center concerning tropical storms and hurricanes. An advisory states details relative to the location, intensity, direction of travel, and speed of a tropical storm or hurricane.
- Bulletin: A bulletin is a public release from the National Hurricane Center during periods between advisories, announcing the latest details on the tropical storm or hurricane.
- Gale Warning: A warning of winds within the range of 39-54 mph (34-47 knots). Gale warnings may precede or accompany a hurricane watch.
- Tropical Disturbance: A moving area of thunderstorms in the Tropics that maintains its identity for 24 hours or more.
- Tropical Depression: A rotary circulation at surface with highest wind speeds of 38 mph (33 knots).
- Tropical Storm: A distinct rotary circulation with constant wind speed within the range of 39-73 mph (34-63 knots).
- Hurricane Watch: Advance statement issued by the National Hurricane Center. The Hurricane Watch is not a warning, but does indicate a hurricane is near and that attention should be given to subsequent advisories. It implies possibility of dangerous conditions within 24 to 48 hours. Precautionary action should be taken in case hurricane warnings are forthcoming.
- Hurricane Warning: A warning that indicates that hurricane winds of 74 mph (64 knots) and higher or a combination of high water and rough seas are expected on a specified coastal area. When a hurricane warning is announced, hurricane conditions are considered imminent and may begin immediately or at least within the next 12 to 24 hours. When a warning is announced it is of utmost importance that all precautionary measures and actions be instituted for protection of life and property.
- Storm Surge: The increase in water level due to the action of the wind on the ocean surface and the low barometric pressure of the storm system.
- Hurricane: A violent storm originating over tropical waters, with winds near its center reaching 74 mph and higher. In size, the storm may range from 50 to 1,000 miles in diameter.
- Hurricane Classifications: The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale based on the hurricane's present intensity. This is used to provide an estimate of the potential property damage and flooding expected along coastal areas from a hurricane landfall. Wind speed is the determining factor in the scale.
Over 155 mph
Over 18 feet
- Hurricane Watch
- General InstructionsWhen a hurricane watch is announced the following will be accomplished:
- Personnel who are off duty will be placed on stand-by.
- Existing conditions within a specific area of the school facility may require unilateral action by the concerned School Director.
- The school’s President or designee will announce when personnel without hurricane assignments will be excused from duty. On-duty employees will be relieved to secure homes and families.
- The School Director will activate hurricane operations
- Computer System ProceduresPrior to personnel leaving their workplace because of a pending hurricane, the following will be accomplished:
- Ensure that all data in the shared files server is backed up on a compact disc and stored in a cool, dry place. A duplicate copy of data is made for off-site storage.
- Remove diskettes from floppy drives and compact discs from the CD-ROM disk drives.
- Turn off personal computer (PC) system, including the central processing unit, monitor, printer and any uninterruptible power supply. Remove all electrical cables and plugs from electrical outlets. Disconnect and remove cables from all PC components.
- Move all components away from windows and doors, or any location susceptible to wind and rain. Wrap heavy gauge plastic around all PC equipment.
- All equipment should be picked up off the floor and placed on tables, chairs or cabinets, in case of flooding.
- Upon returning to work, inspect all components for signs of wind or water damage. Contact More Tech’s network services section to report damage and for assistance to connect equipment.
- Prior to powering up the equipment, make sure that all cables, plugs, and sockets are dry and clear of debris. Do not power up any equipment which has sustained water immersion or intrusion.
- Hurricane WarningIssuance of a hurricane warning indicates that a hurricane is imminent and precautionary measures should be completed. The following are placed in effect:
- The school’s President or designee will make the decision when the School is to close.
- All More Tech personnel and students are to report to work and class unless ordered by the School Director not to report. Every employee is to contact his immediate supervisor for instructions.
- Advance hurricane warning from the National Hurricane Center is the basis to allow sufficient lead time to install protective hurricane shutters in designated school windows, if applicable. Shutters will be installed upon instructions received from the School Director.
- Hurricane In-ProgressCautionDuring the hurricane, it is difficult or impossible to secure outside assistance of any kind. All personnel on duty and students must be specifically instructed to avoid any action hazardous or potentially hazardous to themselves, other personnel, or equipment.During the storm, More Tech personnel on duty should document operations details, coverage deficiencies, damage, and any operational problems. This documentation will be included in the after-action report, including any recommendations for improvement of future storm protection.
- Post-Hurricane Operations
- After-Action ReportAfter-action reports will be submitted to the School Director within 48 hours after cessation of hurricane conditions. The School Director will review the reports and submit a condensed document to the school’s President within three days.
- Return to WorkEmployees will return to work when the National Hurricane Center announces hurricane warnings are being lowered. If the hurricane warning is lowered at a time which would leave the employee less than half of a normal work period, the employee will return to work at the beginning of the next normal work period.
- Assessment of DamageThe maintenance zone supervisors and assigned personnel will survey the school’s facility, assess damages, and report conditions expeditiously to the School Director. More Tech personnel will restore normal equipment and building operations as quickly as possible. Damages will be repaired when weather permits and the appropriate safe conditions allow it. The exterior and grounds will be assessed for damage when weather permits and repairs commenced as quickly as possible.
- Utility Interruptions and other emergencies
- < >< >< >< >< >< >Protection of the student body, staff and the public.
- Protection of property from damage and destruction.
- < >Emergency Alert and Emergency Stand-byDuring the early stages of any possible emergency or condition, More Tech Institute personnel must be informed and kept aware of the developing situation. Inherent in the institute’s function is a stated employee responsibility to protect school properties at all times. Therefore, every More Tech Institute employee must be prepared and ready to report for duty whenever a condition develops that threatens the safety of the students, staff, public, or a school property is exposed to possible damage and destruction.
- More Tech Institute is aware of and concerned to not impose unnecessary restrictions on an employee's off-duty time; however, the contingencies of a potential emergency condition that indicates that the institute’s resources may be committed to reduce the condition demands that measures be taken to facilitate the implementation of the plan.
- Should circumstances warrant, More Tech personnel may be notified of a potential or developing emergency condition and placed on emergency alert or emergency stand-by. Circumstances other than natural disasters require specific procedures for immediate response to correct the developing or existing condition and restore the level of service for the school to provide the appropriate level of learning process in its mission statement.
- Emergency Alert: Off-duty employees are notified that a potential emergency condition exists or is developing that may require reporting for duty, subject to later notification. Employees will provide contact capability via residence and alternate telephone number, another person, or by periodically consulting the alternate contact source every four hours. Personnel on approved vacation, sick, or extended leave will not be placed on emergency alert.
- Emergency Stand-by: Off-duty employees are notified that a potential emergency exists or is developing and that a requirement to report for duty is imminent, subject to later notification. Employees will be personally available via residence or alternate telephone number. Personnel on approved vacation, sick, or extended leave will not be placed on emergency stand-by. The School Director will announce the readiness condition for this type of emergency prior to the implementation of any operational phase.
- More Tech Institute will maintain an emergency contact roster reflecting classification, name, telephone number, pager number, address of residence, and assignment for each employee. The roster will be prepared from a confidential database under the custody of the School Director’s office and updated yearly. More Tech supervisory personnel assigned to main organizational elements will be issued a copy of the roster for the purpose of this plan.
- Only the institute’s President and/or the School Director may initiate an emergency alert or emergency stand-by prior to the implementation of any operational phase. Neither emergency alert nor emergency stand-by readiness condition will extend beyond eight hours without the approval of the President or the School Director.
- Employees who are notified and have been placed on emergency alert or stand-by will maintain a state of readiness appropriate for the nature of the emergency. When called to report for duty, employees will report as expeditiously as possible, no later than two hours after personal notification. Compensation entitlement shall be in accordance with school policy and procedures.
- < >Operational PhasesMore Tech Institute has designed its operational phases to cope with situations in a manner befitting the seriousness and urgency. Upon implementation of any operational phase, affected departmental sections will ensure the appropriate logistics for which they are responsible.
- Alert NotificationThe School Director’s office will maintain a current listing of all personnel by name, home or alternate telephone. Employees shall report to their immediate supervisors of any changes in the contact information immediately. The changes will be notified to the School Director’s Office and updates entered as received.Updates to the emergency contact roster will be printed in hard copy and disseminated to the school’s supervisory personnel and/or concerned sections. Each More Tech element is responsible for maintaining a current emergency contact roster.Upon the implementation of any operational phase, the School Director will notify the affected supervisors, who will notify employees under his chain of command as required to have coverage during the operational phase under implementation. The alert notification stages are shown below.
- After-Action ReportMore Tech Institute’s administrative and academic organizational elements participating in the operational phases will prepare and submit an after-action report to the School Director within 48 hours after the operational phases have been terminated. The School Director may, however, choose to prepare a comprehensive after-action report covering the actions of the school and sections participating in the operational phases. When appropriate, the School Director’s office will collect the individual reports and submit the school's report to the President within 48 hours after the operational phases have been terminated.
- < >Plan RevisionsThe School Director maintains liaison, and coordinates preparation and contents of the plan, with the school management and is responsible for plans for response to unusual occurrences and emergencies each year.The school management team shall be responsible for conducting annual review of the plan each December and revising as necessary. Proposed changes to the plan will be submitted to the School Director no later than the first week of November of each year. Any proposed revision to the plan will be staffed to the school management team. Plan revisions will be disseminated to all More Tech personnel.
- Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe School Director upon notification of an emergency affecting the school’s facility will activate the appropriate operational phase and will notify the supervisory personnel responsible for the completion of the activation of the operational phase as previously shown in the Alert Notification section of this plan.DRUG FREE POLICYMore Tech Institute does hereby declare its adoption of a drug-free work-place policy. Given the nature of our community, the school declares its conviction that drug use by any student or employee, whether or not in the work-place, is inappropriate and incompatible with the vocational calling of community members.Pursuant to federal law, each employee is hereby notified that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispersing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited by the school in any work-place. Violation of this prohibition may result in the following actions:
- Referral of the violator to any drug counseling, rehabilitation, or other assistance which is known to the school and for which the school's employees may be eligible.
- Reporting of the violation to law enforcement authorities for such action as they deem appropriate.
- Termination of employment for misconduct.Federal law requires that the School give each employee a copy of this statement and that, as a condition of employment, each employee agrees to:
- Abide by the terms of the statement, and
- Notify the school of any criminal drug statute conviction for violation occurring in the work place no later than five (5) days after such conviction.Employee Drug-Free Workplace PolicyStandards of Conduct Federal Laws Drug-Free School and Campuses Regulations:34 CFR 668.14(c) and Public Contracts/Drug-free Workplace : 41 US Code, Chapter 10 As a condition of receiving funds or any other financial assistance under any federal program, institution of higher education shall certify that they have developed and implemented an Alcohol & Drug-Free Workplace & Campus Policy.State Laws:Florida Statue 561-.01: Sale of alcoholic beverages includes any admission charge, sale of cups, tickets, donation, etc.Florida Statutes 562-.12: The sale of alcoholic beverages without a proper license is unlawful.School PoliciesIn accordance with More Tech Institute policies, appropriate disciplinary action shall be taken regarding any employee who violates the school Alcohol & Drug-Free Workplace. Individual may be referred for criminal sanctions in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws.
- The use, possession, solicitation for, or sale of narcotics or other illegal drugs, alcohol, or prescription medication without a prescription on More Tech premises or within a 200 foot perimeter of the school owned, leased, operated or controlled property.
- Being impaired or under the influence of legal or illegal drugs or alcohol away from the More Tech or student premises, if such impairment or influence adversely affects the employee's work performance, the safety of the employee or students, or puts at risk the school 's reputation.
- Possession, use, solicitation for, or sale of legal or illegal drugs or alcohol away from school premises, if such activity or involvement adversely affects the employee's work performance, the safety of the employee or of others, or puts at risk the school's reputation.
- The presence of any detectable amount of prohibited substances in the employee's system while at work, while on the premises of More Tech Institute of Technology or its students, or while on company business. "Prohibited substances" include illegal drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs not taken in accordance with a prescription given to the employee.Violations of this policy by any student or employee of More Tech Institute of shall constitute grounds for violation and/or treatment for drug/alcohol abuse, for disciplinary action and/or criminal sanction.MORE TECH INSTITUTE will conduct drug testing under any of the following circumstances:
- RANDOM TESTING: Employees may be selected at random for drug testing at any interval determined by the school.
- FOR CAUSE TESTING: More Tech Institute may ask an employee to submit to a drug test at any time it feels that the employee may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including, but not limited to, the following circumstances: evidence of drugs or alcohol on or about the employee's person or in the employee's vicinity, unusual conduct on the employee's part that suggests impairment or influence of drugs or alcohol, negative performance patterns, or excessive and unexplained absenteeism or tardiness
- POST-ACCIDENT TESTING: Any employee involved in an on-the-job accident or injury under circumstances that suggest possible use or influence of drugs or alcohol in the accident or injury event may be asked to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test. "Involved in an on-the-job accident or injury" means not only the one who was injured, but also any employee who potentially contributed to the accident or injury event in any way.
- Forcible and Non Forcible
- Criminal Homicide: Murder, Negligent and Non-negligent ManslaughterRobbery
- Aggravated Assault
- < >Motor-Vehicle Theft
- < >Liquor Law Violations
- Drug-Abuse Violations
- Illegal Weapons Possessions
- Sex Offense (Forcible-no-forcible)