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    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.


    School's Mission
    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.
    Accreditation and State Authorization
    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.
    Admissions Policy 
    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.
    There are no pre-requisites for previous experience or training. The school encourages applications from qualified students from all cultural, racial, religious and ethnic groups. As a minimum, however, an applicant must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) to be enrolled as a regular student.
    Students who do not have a high school diploma, or who have not passed the General Education Development Test (GED), but are beyond the compulsory age of education in the state of Florida, and who have demonstrated that they possess Ability to Benefit (ATB) from the training offered at the institution can also be enrolled as a regular student. These students will not be accepted for enrollment and will not be allowed to start classes until they take and pass the ATB exam.
    All students who have graduated and do not have a copy of a High School diploma will be required to sign a statement of when and where they graduated or obtained a GED, and must take and pass an ATB exam administered by an independent tester.
    If an applicant is unable to achieve the minimum acceptable scores for the program of his or her choice, the applicant may reapply for admission after two (2) days. If the student applies for financial aid, the ATB criteria for admission will not be accepted. The ATB criteria applies to applicants that have attended an eligible program at a Title IV institution prior to July 1, 2012, the applicant may participate in Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) by demonstrating that the applicant took and passed the Ability-To-Benefit test prior to July 1, 2012.
    To pass the Wonderlic Ability to benefit test (Scholastic Level IV, administered in Spanish) the student must obtain a minimum score required per program. This exam requires 12 minutes to administer.
    If the test is given in English, the student must pass the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) and obtain a score of 210 in quantitative, and 200 in verbal proficiency. The WBST requires 40 minutes to administer.
    Financial:
    More Tech Institute offers Financial Aid Assistance for those who qualify. The Financial Aid Assistance Programs are supported by the U. S. Department of Education. These programs are designed to help applicants who have limited financial resources by providing funds in the form of grants. This financial assistance is primarily for students whom would not otherwise be able to continue their education. Award of federal financial assistance as described above is conditioned on the availability of funds and on the financial need of the applicant.

    Federal Pell Grant
    The Pell Grant is an entitlement program available for those who need it to attend a post-secondary educational institution. The amount of the Pell Grant entitlement is determined on the basis of the cost of education at the institution attended and the actual number of credits for which the student is enrolled. Students can reapply annually for Pell consideration. All students receive a copy of The Student Guide for Financial Aid which is distributed by the U.S Department of Education.
    Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. Awards can range up to $5,550.00 per academic year and are based on the financial need of the family or individual and the cost of education.
    Federal Direct Loan Program
    Student loans, unlike grants and work-study are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest. You cannot have these loans canceled because you didn‘t like the education you received, didn‘t get a job in your field of study or because you‘re having financial difficulty. Loans are legal obligations, so before you take out a student loan, think about the amount you need and do not request more than you need for your education. Your Federal Student Loans: ―Learn the Basics and Manage Your Debt can help you learn more about federal student loan debt. You can find this publication at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program.

    Interest Rate for Direct Loan
    Current interest rates for subsidized and unsubsidized loans first disbursed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, are the following:

                                                    Under Graduate Student                    Graduate Student                              
    Direct Loan Subsidized                          3.4%                                                 N/A
    Direct Loan Unsubsidized                      6.8%                                                 6.8%

    Financial Aid Eligibility
    THE STUDENT MUST HAVE:
    1. High school diploma or GED diploma.
    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.

    Application Procedures
    It is your responsibility to submit all the required material by the announced deadlines (June 1 of every year).
    Prospective students are encouraged to apply early for priority consideration. Applicants should not wait for an admission decision before applying for financial aid. Admission decisions are made independent of financial aid decisions.
    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    For financial aid consideration, applicants need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Renewal FAFSA.
    The Department of Education has issued a PIN code to all continuing financial aid recipients who filed a FAFSA for the current 2013-14 academic year. The PIN is used to access, complete and electronically sign the Renewal FAFSA on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov as well as to view your federal loan history at www.nslds.ed.gov. Instructions on filing the Renewal FAFSA on the web will be included with your PIN mailer. Please be sure to save your PIN number since it can be used to view the status and results of your processed FAFSA as well as to make corrections to your Student Aid Report.
    If you have not received your PIN, or if you did not apply for financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year but want to for 2016-2017, you can either request a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov, file a new FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or file a paper FAFSA. Paper FAFSA's are available at the Financial Aid Office.
    The student responsibility include to complete the Entrance Interview and the Master Promissory Note before start class and the Exit Interview before last day of attendance advised by the Financial Aid Department
    Notification of Financial Aid Awards
    Students are notified of their Federal Pell Grant eligibility through an Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). This report is electronically transmitted directly to the Institute by the federal processor. The U.S. Department of Education employs a uniform formula to evaluate the information contained on the student aid application and to determine the index of need. In order to receive an award, the ISIR must be reviewed and eligibility confirmed by the Financial Aid Office. If the student feels that the awards do not cover his or her needs, the student should consult with MTI’s Financial Aid Officer.

    Disbursement Procedures
    Awards will be made in accordance with the award letters issued by the Office of Financial Aid. Federal Pell Grant or campus base checks will be made payable directly to MTI in a separate check for each student‘s account. Financial Aid awards will be disbursed electronically and will be applied to each student‘s account.
    General Financial Aid Information
    If you would like information about filling out the FASFA, or other information related to financial aid, please visit one of the web sites below:
    Filling out the FAFSA
    U.S. Department of Education
    www.fafsa.ed.gov FastWeb: A Free Scholarship Service
    www.pin.ed.gov: U.S. Department of Education PIN registration
    www.nslds.ed.gov: National Student Loan Data System
    www.studentloan.gov
    REFUND POLICY
    Procedures for Cancellation/Termination by the Student:
    Any student wishing to cancel his/her Enrollment Agreement must notify the School Director by letter or in person of his/her intention of cancellation. The school may require that such notice or notification must be made by a parent or guardian, if the student is below legal age. All monies will be returned if the applicant is not accepted by the school or if the student cancels within three (3) business days after signing the initial Enrollment Agreement and making the initial payment. This also applies to the Federal Return Policy. Cancellation after the third (3rd) business day, but before the first class, will result in a return of all monies paid, with the exception of the registration fee.
    Termination of Student(s)/Student(s) could be terminated on the following grounds:
    • 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.
    School's Cancellation of a Class or Program Policy:

    The school reserves the right to cancel or postpone a class or program for any reason, including insufficient student enrollment. However, every effort will be made to cancel the class or program in advance of the scheduled beginning date. If the School elects to cancel the class or program, the student is entitled to a 100 % refund of fees paid. The school also reserves the right to change program content, equipment, staff or materials as it deems necessary. In no event will any such changes recede the competency of content of any program or result in additional charges to the student.
    CREDIT BALANCES

    Title IV credit balances will be refunded to students after all aid has disbursed to the student account and a $0.00 balance is owed to the school.

    DISBURSEMENTS

    Disbursement of financial aid is typically made in two installments: at the beginning of each term. For the second term and students on academic probation, disbursement is held until grades and/or attendance is posted.

    COST OF ATTENDANCE

    Below is our cost of attendance for all programs for expense budget for 2016-2017 academic years. The amounts stated below are estimates and your individual expense budget may differ.

    Description
    CBA
    MA
    ICBS
    Tuition Fee
    $5,053
    $6,382
    $5,140
    Loan Fee
    14
    14
    14
    Books and Supplies
    0
    0
    0
    Room and Board
    0
    0
    0
    Transportation
    0
    0
    0
    Personal
    0
    0
    0
    Registration/Application Fee
    $150
    $150
    $150
    Total
    $5,217
    $6,546
    $5,304

    CBA=Computer Business Application; MA=Medical Assistant; ICBS=Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist

    COHORT DEFAULT RATE

    0 at this time

    FINANCIAL AID CODE OF CONDUCT

    The Code is intended to help guide financial aid professionals in carrying out their duties, particularly with regard to ensuring transparency in the administration of the student financial aid programs, and to avoid the harm that may arise from actual, potential, or perceived conflicts of interest.
    Curriculum:
    ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

    Medical Assistant:

    The Medical Assistant program is designed to provide the students with the basic skills & the knowledge necessary to work in various related areas of the field. The program is taught through a combination of lecture, practical exercises in the laboratory & real-world situations in an externship environment. The program will cover the introduction to the structure of the body, medical terminology, clinical procedures, immune, Digestive, Respiratory, Urinary, & Reproductive systems. This program is intended to provide an entry-level position as a medical assistant.

    Computer Business Applications:

    The Computer Business Application program provides theoretical & practical training in business related computer software applications. It is designed to introduce students to computers & software currently used in business. Graduates will be qualified to hold entry level positions working in a computerized business environment.


    Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist:

    The Insurance Coding and Billing program provides theoretical & practical training in the field of coding and billing. The student will also learn the medical code of ethics & laws. This program will cover all aspects of medical office functions from Microsoft word usage, medical terminology, body systems, coding rules, & proper processing of government insurance claims. Graduates will be qualified to hold entry level positions in a variety of Health Care facilities as Medical Record Coder, Coding Technician, or Coding Clerk.

    INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL

    Faculty Member                                   Program                                 Degree & Diplomas Held

    Andres Garcia                                                            MA - Instructor                                     MD degree/University of Oriente, Cuba
    Alexey Polo                                                                ICBS - Instructor                         BS in Elect. Eng./Santiago University, Cuba
    Jose Troncoso                                                          MA - Instructor                             MD degree/Medical Sciences Institute, Cuba
    Rolando Gutierrez                                                  CBA - Instructor                           BS in Acct. & Fin/University of Las Villas, Cuba



    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    A student is eligible for graduation upon fulfillment of the following requirements:
    • 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.

      TEXTBOOKS

      The 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:
    Price
    MEDICAL ASSISTANT

    MEDICAL ASSSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES 7th Edition
    ISBN : 978-1-111-13512-6
    89.49
    WORKBOOK TO ACCOMPANY MEDICAL ASSSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES 7th Edition
    ISBN: 978-1-111-13514-0
    106.49
    Microsoft Office System
    ISBN: 978-0-7356-2531-0
    8.00
    COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

    Microsoft Windows 8
    ISBN: 978-0-76384-797-5
    98.58
    Microsoft Office System
    ISBN: 978-0-7356-2531-0 
    8.00
    Contemporary Business Mathematics for Colleges 16th edition
    ISBN: 978-1-1331-9114-8 
    171.49
    Accounting 4th Edition
    ISBN: 978-0-07-148603-3
    12.44
    QuickBooks 2014: The Guide
    ISBN: 978-0071823395
    20.00
    INSURANCE CODING & BILLING

    Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) 2014
    ISBN: 978-1-60359-844-6 
    87.00
    ICD-10-CM Expert for Physicians (Volumes 1 and 2) 2014
    ISBN: 978-1-62688-081-8 
    87.00
    HCPCS Medicare Level II Expert 2014
    ISBN: 978-1-626880-67-2
    87.00
    Medical Coding Training: CPC 2013
    ISBN: 978-1-937348-50-2
    150.00
    Medical Coding Training: CPC Practical Application Workbook
    ISBN: 978-1-937348-52-6
    150.00
    MEDICAL ASSSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES 7th Edition
    ISBN : 978-1-111-13512-6
    89.49
    WORKBOOK TO ACCOMPANY MEDICAL ASSSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLINICAL COMPETENCIES 7th Edition
    ISBN: 978-1-111-13514-0
    106.49
    Microsoft Office System
    ISBN: 978-0-7356-2531-0 
    8.00

    General Information at More Tech Institute:

    NONDISCRIMINATION

    More Tech Institute abides by all federal and state laws against discrimination. More Tech Institute offers training to all applicants on an equal basis regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, nationality, and ethnic origin.

    STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

    More Tech Institute is committed to complying with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 by providing access to facilities and reasonable accommodations in programs, services and classroom activities. Students with disabilities are responsible for ensuring that the school is aware of disabilities that require accommodations by contacting the School Director.

    TRANSFER OF CREDITS

    Students are advised that transferability of credits to another institution is at the discretion of the accepting school. It is the student's responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of their choice.

    FERPA

    The (FERPA) is a federal law which is designed to protect the privacy of & limit access to the educational records of students. It gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. The (FERPA) affords a student & parents of dependent students the right to:
    • 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 information

      More 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 school

      More 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

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      Post Occurrence Duties

      After 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 Warning

      A 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 Watch

      National 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 Warning

      Warnings issued when a tornado has actually been sighted in the area of the school’s facility or is indicated on radar.

    • Radiological Incidents

      During 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

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      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.

    Category
    Wind Velocity
    Storm Surge
    1
    74-95 mph
    4-5 feet
    2
    96-110 mph
    6-8 feet
    3
    111-130 mph
    9-12 feet
    4
    131-155 mph
    13-18 feet
    5
    Over 155 mph
    Over 18 feet

    Category One Hurricane

    No serious damages to building structures. Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees. Some damage to poorly constructed signs. Some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage.

    Category Two Hurricane

    Some roofing material, door, and window damage of buildings. Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some trees blow down. Considerable damage to mobile homes, poorly constructed signs, and piers. Coastal and low-lying escape routes flood 2-4 hours before the arrival of the hurricane center.

    Category Three Hurricane

    Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings with a minor amount of curtain-wall failures. Damage to shrubbery and trees with foliage blown off trees and large trees blow down. Mobile homes and poorly constructed signs are destroyed. Low-lying escape routes are cut by rising water 3-5 hours before the arrival of the hurricane center. Flooding near the coast destroys smaller structures with larger structures damaged by battering of floating debris. Terrain continuously lower than five feet above mean sea level may be flooded inland eight miles or more. Evacuation of low-lying residences within several blocks of the shoreline may be required.

    Category Four Hurricane

    More extensive curtain-wall failures with some complete roof structure failures on small residences. Shrubs, trees, and all signs is blow down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Extensive damage to doors and windows. Low-lying escape routes may be cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the hurricane center. Major damage to lower floors of structures near the shore. Terrain lower than 10 feet above sea level may be flooded requiring massive evacuation of residential as far inland as six miles.

    Category Five Hurricane

    Complete roof failures on many residences and commercial buildings. Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away. All shrubs, trees, and signs are blown down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Severe and extensive door and window damage. Low-lying escape routes are cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the hurricane center. Major damage to lower floors of all structures located less than 15 feet above sea level and within 500 yards of the shoreline. Massive evacuation of areas on low ground within 5-10 miles of the shoreline may be required.

    1. Hurricane Watch

    2. General Instructions

      When a hurricane watch is announced the following will be accomplished:

    3. Personnel who are off duty will be placed on stand-by.

    4. Existing conditions within a specific area of the school facility may require unilateral action by the concerned School Director.

    5. 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.

    6. The School Director will activate hurricane operations

    7. Computer System Procedures

      Prior to personnel leaving their workplace because of a pending hurricane, the following will be accomplished:

    8. 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.

    9. Remove diskettes from floppy drives and compact discs from the CD-ROM disk drives.

    10. 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.

    11. Move all components away from windows and doors, or any location susceptible to wind and rain. Wrap heavy gauge plastic around all PC equipment.
    12. All equipment should be picked up off the floor and placed on tables, chairs or cabinets, in case of flooding.

    13. 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.

    14. 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.

    15. Hurricane Warning

      Issuance of a hurricane warning indicates that a hurricane is imminent and precautionary measures should be completed. The following are placed in effect:

    16. The school’s President or designee will make the decision when the School is to close.
    17. 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.
    18. 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.

    19. Hurricane In-Progress

      Caution

      During 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.

    20. Post-Hurricane Operations

    21. After-Action Report

      After-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.

    22. Return to Work

      Employees 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.

    23. Assessment of Damage

      The 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.

    24. Utility Interruptions and other emergencies

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      Protection of the student body, staff and the public.
    26. Protection of property from damage and destruction.

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      Emergency Alert and Emergency Stand-by

      During 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.

    28. 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.

    29. 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.

    30. 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.

    31. 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.

    32. 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.

    33. 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.

    34. 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.

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      Operational Phases
      More 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.

    36. Alert Notification

      The 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.

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    37. After-Action Report

      More 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.

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      Plan Revisions

      The 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.

    39. Duties and Responsibilities

      The 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 POLICY

      More 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:

    40. 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.
    41. Reporting of the violation to law enforcement authorities for such action as they deem appropriate.
    42. 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:

    43. Abide by the terms of the statement, and
    44. 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 Policy

      Standards 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 Policies

      In 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.

    In accordance with More Tech Institute policies, appropriate disciplinary action shall be taken regarding any employee who violates the school’s Alcohol & Drug-Free Workplace. Individual may be referred for criminal sanctions in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws.

    Prevention, Treatment and Assistance Resources:

    Switchboard of Miami, Inc.                             Miami Behavioral Health Center
    701 S.W. 27th. Ave. Suite # 100                     3850 West Flagler St.
    Miami, FL. 33135                                            Miami, FL. 33134
    Phone: 305-358-4357                                     Phone: 305-774-3300

    Policy Statement

    It is the purpose of MORE TECH INSTITUTE to help provide a safe and drug-free work environment for our students and our employees. With this goal in mind and because of the serious drug abuse problem in today's workplace, we are establishing the following policy for existing and future students and employees of the school. The goal of this policy is to balance our respect for an individual’s right with the need to maintain a safe, productive, and drug-free environment. The intent of this policy is to send a clear message that illegal drugs and alcohol abuse are incompatible with studying or working at More Tech Institute, and to offer a helping hand to those who may need it.

    MORE TECH INSTITUTE explicitly prohibits:
    • 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.
    If an employee is tested for drugs or alcohol outside of the employment context and the results indicate a violation of this policy, the employee may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and possibly including discharge from employment. In such a case, the employee will be given an opportunity to explain the circumstances prior to any final employment action becoming effective.

    In compliance with Federal Drug-Free School and Campus Regulations, More Tech Institute shall provide annual notification to students and employees regarding this policy and its alcohol and substance abuse awareness, prevention and rehabilitation programs.

    Further, More Tech shall conduct biennial reviews of such programs in order to assure their continued conformance with the stated goal and intent of this policy and the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations.

    Drug Prevention

    Drug prevention seems like a phrase only a school-kid might hear. However, drug prevention applies to everyone. People of all ages -- children, teens, adults and older people -- are all at risk for becoming addicted to one or more substances, whether cocaine or alcohol, heroin or prescription drugs.

    The best and most feasible way to put an end to the nation's drug problem is begin at the source, with drug prevention. If you are already abusing drugs, we urge you to seek help immediately. If you know someone who is at risk for becoming addicted to drugs, you may want to share this drug prevention resource with him or her.

    Parents
    Rates of substance use among young people are lower among those whose parents disapprove of substance use than among those whose parents do not disapprove. If you are a parent, make sure you talk with your children about drug prevention before the threat of drugs becomes a reality in your child's life.

    Family
    If you suspect that a family member might have a problem with drugs or alcohol, talk to him or her. Although drug prevention may not be possible if your family member is already abusing drugs, just by showing your support, you may be able to help the addict seek recovery.

    Friends
    It can be difficult to initiate a drug prevention conversation with friends. However, it isn't impossible. If your friendship is a new one, discuss your feelings about drugs at the outset, which may serve as drug prevention for a condition you don't even know about. If you suspect a long-time friend might have a problem with drug abuse, find a non-confrontational way of talking to him or her. In the end, he or she will undoubtedly thank you for your drug prevention efforts.

    Community
    If you suspect someone in your community -- a neighbor, co-worker, church friend, book, writing or playgroup member -- has a problem with drugs, direct intervention and proven drug prevention techniques may not be the best answers. Instead, offer greater community involvement to that person, in the form of invitations, committee work or other enjoyable tasks. The added trust and responsibility may serve as drug prevention, helping prevent further addiction.

    If someone you know is at risk for drug abuse, attempt some form of drug prevention or intervention. While your help may not be appreciated initially, the addict may heed your words if you -- or other members of his or her circle -- say them frequently enough. Remember to be non-confrontational and non-aggressive, chose your words carefully and recommend the person seek treatment immediately.

    Treatment Referral provides referrals to rehabs that effectively treat alcohol, drug and substance abuse beyond the initial cleansing of the system.

    If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from substance abuse, please contact Treatment Referral today to find out more about your drug abuse treatment options.
    800.886.4986

    Additional Information

    Treatment Monitoring, Sanctions and Consequences

    The Florida Drug Treatment Initiative offers court-supervised treatment to people arrested for or convicted of drug possession or use. Because people enter treatment through the criminal justice system, there is an ever-present threat that a person in treatment under the initiative will face the ultimate consequence for violating the terms of the treatment program — removal from treatment and jail or prison time.

    The length of the treatment program required of each offender will be determined by a treatment professional that has evaluated the person’s history of substance abuse and has recommended a course of treatment. Studies indicate that three to 12 months’ worth of treatment yields the best results, but a person may be required to attend up to 18 months’ worth of treatment under the terms of the initiative.

    How will drug offenders in treatment be monitored?

    At the same time a qualified treatment professional recommends a treatment plan for each individual, he or she must recommend "methods of monitoring the individual’s progress while in treatment" [Initiative section (c)]. Typically this will include regular drug testing, progress reports by counselors, and other kinds of evaluations. The judge sentencing the offender may also impose conditions of probation, and may require regular court appearances to check up on the individual.

    Type of sanctions that can be imposed by a judge when an offender slips up in treatment:

    A wide range of sanctions is available to a judge supervising a drug offender in treatment. Typically in court-supervised treatment today, an offender who tests positive for drug use or fails to attend required sessions can have the frequency of drug tests increased, can be required to perform community service or come to court more regularly, or may be transferred to a new, more intensive treatment program, including a residential program. All of these sanctions, and others, will be available to judges supervising drug offenders in treatment after passage of the initiative.

    A person can also be transferred to a new treatment program if there are problems in the initial program, including violations of treatment program rules [initiative section (d)]. Often the court will order such a person to complete a more intensive program in response to the violation or violations.

    Consequence for failure in treatment:

    After a judge has tried two or more treatment programs for a drug offender, violations of the program can result in removal from treatment and a jail or prison sentence. The court determines when it is necessary to take such a step. Section (d) of the initiative states: "Any … individual removed from appropriate treatment who has been convicted of the drug possession offense may be sentenced for the offense…. without regard to this section."

    In other words, pre-existing criminal laws of Florida may be used to sentence the person to a term in jail or prison. Depending on the nature of the offense and any prior record, a person facing drug possession charges could be sentenced to up to five years behind bars after failing treatment.

    When does treatment end if the person does not fail?

    Most people ordered into treatment under the Florida Drug Treatment Initiative will be required to complete between three and 12 months in a program. Treatment ends when the court receives notice that the person has reached "successful completion" of the prescribed course of treatment. At that point, the court will dismiss proceedings against the person and he or she will be released from all obligations imposed by the court.

    CAMPUS SECURITY AND CRIME REPORTING POLICY AND STATISTICS
    2013 CALENDAR YEAR

    It is the goal of More Tech Institute to offer educational training in a secure and crime-free environment. The following policies and procedures have been implemented to ensure a safe environment for students and employees, and to give all personnel standard procedures to follow in the reporting of emergencies and crimes.

    Prospective students receive this report, which contain information on the availability of the Campus Security and Crime Report at the time they schedule an on-site visit. The complete policy is distributed to and discussed with new students during student orientation the day before classes begin. Continuing students receive a copy of the policy from the Admission Department at the time admission packaging for the subsequent academic year is completed.

    Prospective employees, and current faculty and staff are notified verbally of the availability of the Campus Security Report, given a summary of its contents, and given the opportunity to request a copy or obtain the report online. Summary information is also mailed. New employees receive the complete policy during orientation.

    Faculty, staff, student and prospective employees and students receive this information annually on or before October 1st. Campus Security and Crime Reporting Policies and Statistics are applicable at the school or operated by More Tech Institute including:

    Administrative and training facilities at:  5352 W. 16th. Ave., Hialeah, FL. 33012

    Campus Security Authority

    More Tech Institute does not have a campus law enforcement unit.

    The Financial Aid Officer, the Student Services Director, and the Director of Training are designated campus security authorities. In general, students should report education or school-related emergencies or criminal incidents to the Director of Training or to the School Director.

    More Tech Institute has the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at More Tech.  Safety and Security authorities at the school do not possess attest power. Criminal incidents are referred to the local police who have jurisdiction on the community of Hialeah. The Safety and Security personnel at More Tech Institute maintain a highly professional working relationship with the Hialeah and Miami Dade Police Department. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report the crime to the Safety and Security authorities at the school and the appropriate police agency. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices and timely disclosure of crime statistics.

    Employees should report all emergency and criminal occurrences to the School Director. The School Director is responsible for the collection and annual publication of data contained in the Crime Statistics Report.

    The campus security authorities at the school are responsible for timely response to all reported emergency and criminal actions. The Campus Security authorities at the school will work with local, state and federal law enforcement officials, as necessary, for the safety of the school's students and/or staff.

    Confidential Reporting Procedures

    If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the school or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the School Director can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the school can keep accurate records of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant and alert the community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.

    Policy for Reporting the Annual Disclosures of Crime Statistics

    More Tech Institute prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local enforcement agencies surrounding our main school and alternative sites. These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or business and is not required by law. Each year a notification is made to all enrolled student to provide the access to this report. Faculty and staff receive similar notification with their paycheck. Copies of this report may also be obtained at the Admission Department of the school.

    FERPA

    Records created and maintained by the security authorities at the school, for the purpose of law enforcement, are not education records and are not protected from disclosure by FERPA. Information reported to the security authorities in the school may be classified as protected from non-consensual disclosure under FERPA regulations. However, FERPA does not prohibit the disclosure of statistical, non-personally identifiable information.

    Campus Security Policy

    In addition to the security personnel in More Tech Institute, school faculty and staff are to take whatever measures are required to protect themselves employees are encouraged to become aware and responsible for their personal safety and that of others.

    Building Access

    More Tech Institute’s administrative office and training facility at 5352 W. 16th. Ave. is accessible to students and staff from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    During business hours, the school will be open to student, parents, employees, contracts, guest and invitees. During non-business hours access to the school’s facility is by key, if issued, or by admittance via the School Director. In the case of period of extended closing, the school will admit only those with prior written approval to the facility.

    Individuals who are not students are not permitted on campus unless accompanied by a staff member or a student, with permission from an appropriate school employee.

    Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedules. Areas that are revealed as problematic have security surveys conducted of them. These surveys examine security issues such as landscaping, locks, alarms, lighting, and communications. Additionally, during the academic year, the School Director, and Safety authorities in the school, meet quarterly to discuss issues of processing concern.

    Personal Belongings

    Students and staff should store all personal belongings in a secure location. More Tech Institute cannot be held responsible for the theft or loss of belongings while at school.

    Alcohol, Drugs, Weapons

    The unlawful possession, use or sale of alcohol or any illegal drugs is strictly forbidden on school property, or at any activity sanctioned by the school, whether on or off-site. To assist in the enforcement of drug and underage drinking laws, More Tech Institute may notify local and state policing agencies when any such activity occurs. All students and staff receive the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy, and are expected to comply fully. Any student or employee in violation of this Policy may be dismissed from school or employment immediately.

    Weapons

    The unauthorized possession and/or use of any weapon are strictly prohibited on school property and are cause for immediate dismissal. Weapons may include such items as firearms, explosives, unauthorized possession of a knife, etc.

    Crime Reporting Procedures

    It is the policy of More Tech Institute that any incident which constitutes a crime under local, state or federal law may be reported to the police at the discretion of the Campus Security authorities in the school. Any activity which would constitute a felony crime MUST be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Such crimes include, but are not limited to: Murder, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson and motor vehicle theft.

    In case of an emergency or criminal action, students and staff are authorized to call 911. The appropriate Campus Security authority at the school should be notified immediately whenever emergency assistance has been summoned.

    Sex Offenses

    Students and employees should immediately report all alleged sex offenses to the appropriate Campus Security authority in the school. Physical evidence is crucial for the successful prosecution of sex offenders and therefore should be preserved for proof of a criminal offense. Students and employees will be informed of their option to contact the local police. Institute personnel will assist the student or employee in notifying police authorities, if desired.

    Victims of sexual offenses will be referred to professional counselors as necessary or desired by the victim. The following off-campus counseling centers are available for professional counseling services:

    Switchboard of Miami, Inc.
    701 S.W. 27th. Ave. # 1000
    Miami, FL. 33135
    (305) 358-1640

    Miami Behavior Health Center
    3850 West Flagler Street
    Miami, FL. 33134
    (305) 774-3300

    The members of the Campus Security authority at the school will conduct, either alone or in conjunction with appointees to a disciplinary committee, a hearing for accusations of on campus sex offenses between members of the institution's staff and/or student body.

    More Tech Institute has established the following procedures for campus disciplinary proceedings: 1.) both the accuser and accused are entitled to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding; 2.) both parties shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense. The Institute's final determination will be limited to the alleged sex offense and any sanction imposed against the accused. More Tech Institute may impose any of the following sanctions as a result of a disciplinary proceeding regarding rape, acquaintance rape, or other forcible and no forcible sex offenses:

    1.)        Require the accused to provide proof professional counseling is being
    received.

    2.)        Administratively dismiss the accused student or employee.

    3.)        Suspend the student or employee disciplinary hearing pending the completion of legal proceedings.

    4.)        Dismiss the accuser's accusations as unfounded, if appropriate.

    More Tech Institute will make every reasonable effort to change a victim's academic and living situation after an alleged sex offense, if requested by the victim.

    Timely Warning Provision

    More Tech Institute will make timely reports to the School Director on crimes reported to the security authorities in the school that are considered a threat to other students and employees. Timely reporting to the School Director for this purpose will be decided on a case-by-case basis in light of all the facts surrounding an alleged crime, including factors such as the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the School Director and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. Depending on the particular circumstance of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the School Director is responsible for the timely warning and they will be issued to students verbally in class, and manually posted on bulletins, providing the school with more immediate notification. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the School Director.

    Incident Reporting Procedures

    The administration of More Tech Institute has developed policies and reporting forms to encourage and ensure the proper recording of criminal actions or emergencies on campus.

    Incident Report Forms can be obtained from the School Director’s office. In the instance of a crime or emergency at More Tech Institute, students are instructed to report the incident to a faculty or staff member and the proper authorities, including police, fire, and/or other emergency units.

    All faculty and staff must report crime and emergency situations to ensure proper record keeping and follow up for each incident. Incident Report Forms should be completed and filed with the School Director within 48 hours of the incident.

    Safety and Security Programming

    Crime prevention and personal safety are issues that concern all staff, faculty, and students at More Tech Institute. For students, these issues are initially addressed during new student orientation, and annually thereafter when the policy is distributed. For staff and faculty, these issues are discussed during new employee orientation, and annually thereafter during performance evaluations.

    More Tech Institute may schedule educational awareness programs throughout the year for its students and employees. Programming includes topics that promote an awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, personal safety, self-defense, crime prevention, and drug and alcohol abuse prevention. Institutional staff or guest speakers including the local police, rape crisis intervention experts, and other social service personnel may make presentations.

    Sex offense programming provides information to students and employees regarding procedures to follow when reporting such an offense, the available options of notifying law enforcement officials, the possible sanctions for committing such offenses and the availability of counseling services.

    Students are made aware of safety and security programming via notices posted to student bulletin boards.

    Registered Sex Offenders

    Members of the security in the school can obtain information about registered sex offenders who may be present in the school by accessing the Dade County Police Department. If you require additional information you may contact the Hialeah or Miami Dade County Policy Department.


    MORE TECH INSTITUTE CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS

    More Tech Institute is a six-year, private, post-secondary school offering programs in Computer Business Application, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and Insurance Coding and Billing Specialist.

    The school employs 8 employees including faculty and staff located at the school as well as admission personnel.

    Federal regulations require all institutions to report crime statistics on the occurrence of the crimes and unlawful activities listed below. The Campus Crime Statistics represent data reported for on main location, in or on a non-campus building or property, on public property.

    Offenses:

    • Forcible and Non Forcible
    • Criminal Homicide: Murder, Negligent and Non-negligent Manslaughter
      Robbery
    • Aggravated Assault
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      Motor-Vehicle Theft
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      Liquor Law Violations
    • Drug-Abuse Violations
    • Illegal Weapons Possessions
    • Sex Offense (Forcible-no-forcible)




    MORE TECH INSTITUTE
    5352 W. 16th. Ave.
    Hialeah, Fl. 33012

    ANNUAL CRIME REPORT

    Based upon Calendar year January 1, 2015 thru December 31, 2015

                                                                            Total occurrences On Campus

    Offense:                                                        2013               2014               2015              
    Sex Offenses:
    Forcible and Non-Forcible                         0                      0                      0

    Criminal Homicide:
    Murder, Non-negligent and Negligent      0                      0                      0
    Manslaughter

    Robbery                                                         0                      0                      0

    Aggravated Assault                                     0                      0                      0

    Motor-Vehicle Theft                                     0                      0                      0

    Arson:
    Liquor Law Violation                                   0                      0                      0
    Drug Law Violation                                      0                      0                      0
    Illegal Weapons Possession                     0                      0                      0



    REGISTER TO VOTE

    As part of the requirement for our institution to participate in the Federal Student Aid programs, we are required by federal law to provide each student with the state's voter registration form in paper, or by an electronic method. In order to register to vote, please visit www.vote411.org/bystate.php. Find and select your state to view eligibility requirements, registration deadlines and a link to visit your state election department web page and obtain your state's voter registration form. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

    VACCINATIONS

    Good health practices are encouraged for all students. However, More Tech Institute does not require any specific vaccinations beyond those required by state and other laws as a condition for admission. Some programs may have specific requirements. Review the admissions requirements section of the catalog to determine whether this impacts the student's particular program. Students are encouraged to consult with their health care professional to discuss obtaining or updating vaccinations.

    FACILITY

    More Tech Institute currently has a main location:

    The Main school is located in the City of Hialeah. The institute is within the Miami-Dade County in the State of Florida. The institute’s facility is modern and occupies approximately 2, 270 Sq. /ft. under air conditioning. The institute houses large classrooms, up-to-date computers and, Medical Assistant, laboratories. The institute has a library and a large parking area. In addition, the school has Job Placement, Registrar, Financial Aid, Admission, and Executive offices to satisfy the students' needs.

    Copyright:

    WHAT IS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT?

    Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes infringement.

    Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for the civil copy right infringement may be order to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at no less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United State Code, Sections 504, 505.

    Students should be aware that the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, is subject to civil and criminal liabilities. Penalties may include monetary damages, fines and imprisonment. The school prohibits use of its computers and computer networks for the unauthorized downloading and uploading of copyright-protected material, or for maintaining or storing unauthorized copyright-protected material. Disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the school, will be taken against students who engage in unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using the school’s information technology system.

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    GRADUATION EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

    More Tech Institute collects and reports graduate employment information to the Commission for Independent of Education (CIE) and to the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). More Tech asks each graduate to complete the biographic employment report. The biographic report designed this survey, which collects employment. More Tech publicly reports employment data on its graduating classes in accordance with CIE and ACCET guidelines. The graduates who voluntarily respond to the biographic survey are the primary source of employment data. For graduates who did not respond to the survey, More Tech determined and confirmed a graduate's employment status from publicly available sources such as school website. More Tech also obtains employment information about some graduates from faculty members and classmates.