Adult Ed Student Handbook

Please read through the Student Handbook information below.

Once you submit your acknowledgement, a copy will be emailed to you at the address you provided.

  • Philosophy

    Believing that learning is a life-long process, the Adult Education program dedicates itself to recognizing and developing the unique potential of all students. The staff and instructors assist students in the formation of educational goals. Students provided with this "restarting" point and a self-paced program are able to become more productive citizens.

    Vision

    Lanier Technical College's Office of Adult Education's vision is to enable all residents of our eight county service delivery area to be literate. As a vital part of Georgia's life-long, seamless education system, the Lanier Technical College Adult Education program will provide high quality educational opportunities in basic skills, utilizing sufficient instructional personnel and the best available educational technology. Programs and services will be progressive and responsive to the individual needs of students, designed to overcome barriers to educational access and enable students to complete on an equal basis with all high school graduates nationally. The programs and services offered through the adult education program will assist immeasurable in quality workforce for Georgia's global marketplace.

    Mission

    The mission of Lanier Technical College's adult education program is to enable every adult learner in our eight county service delivery area to acquire the necessary basic skills- reading, writing, computation, speaking, and listening to compete successfully in today's workplace, strengthen family foundations, and exercise full citizenship.

    Goals

    1. To provide an educational program for students 16 years of age and older, who are not currently enrolled in a school system.
    2. To publicize the program through creative advertising to enlighten the community about available opportunities in adult education.
    3. To project the future needs of current students and the needs of the society where they assume active citizenship responsibilities.
    4. To coordinate adult education efforts with community agencies and organizations in order to meet the needs of the students that are undereducated.
    5. To assist each student in re-establishing his/her ideas for a productive and self-fulfilling life.
    6. To evaluate and place each student in an educational program designed to meet his/her needs.

    Code of Conduct

    For the complete Code of Conduct, go to the Lanier Technical College website at www.laniertech.edu/codeofbehavior

    It is our goal to create a safe and comfortable learning environment. Students are expected to act in a respectful manner which is conducive to learning.

    1. Cell phone usage is not permitted without the consent of the instructor.
    2. Use of profanity, whether verbal, written, or electronic, is prohibited on campus and at college sponsored activities.
    3. The police will be called for any illegal activity.
    4. Reckless driving on campus is prohibited.

    Student Dress Code

    Generally, common sense and good taste should prevail in matters of dress.

    The following regulations shall be observed to cultivate a proper attitude toward dress and grooming by the student:

    1. Shoes are to be worn at all times.
    2. Longer knee length types of shorts such as dress shorts, Bermudas, and culottes are acceptable. Short shorts, tight shorts and running/gym shorts are not permitted.
    3. Cleanliness of person and clothing is required.
    4. Use of offensive, obscene, and/or abusive words or symbols on clothing is not permitted. This includes the use of emblems, insignias, badges, or other symbols or lewd or vulgar words where the effect is offensive to a reasonable person or otherwise causes disruption or interference with the orderly operations of the college. The supervising administrator shall determine if the particular mode of dress results in disruptions or interference. Tank tops, halter tops, tube tops or other top garments defined as skimpy, scooped out at the neck and shoulder, and/or showing excessive amounts of skin area are types of inappropriate dress.

    **For documented medical reasons, the administration is authorized to approve exceptions to the above requirements.

    Tobacco Use Policy

    All campuses of Lanier Technical College are tobacco free. Smoking, using other forms of tobacco products, and electronic cigarettes are prohibited in building, grounds, buildings, grounds, and parking lots. Smoking is permitted inside personal vehicles. Students who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action.

    Acceptable Computer Use Policy

    Administrative, Library, and Computer Laboratory Workstations

    • No software is to be added to any computer, PC, or network server owned or leased by the College. Do not load personal software or download software from the Internet onto computers. Arrangements for modifications necessary to accommodate special needs students may be made through the Office of Disability Services.
    • Do not reconfigure screen settings, software, or hardware. Arrangements for modifications necessary to accommodate special needs students may be made through the Office of Disability Services.
    • Computer laboratory workstations that have CD writers installed are to be used for saving students' files/data only. Any other usage of the CD writers including reproduction of audio or software disks is subject to disciplinary action.
    • Do not use workstations for activities that use excessive bandwidth such as chat rooms, realtime chats, e-mail chain letters, automated bulk mailing, music, or streaming video.
    • Computer laboratory workstations may be used only as directed by the instructor.

    Students who violate acceptable computer use policies will receive a warning; however, continued failure to comply will result in loss of these privileges and may result in dismissal from college.

    • Software includes, but is not limited to, any storage media (CD's, diskettes, tapes, etc.) and any Internet access, whether or not files are downloaded.

    Equity Disclaimer

    The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent Technical Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era or citizenship status, (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all education programs and activities including admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Department and Technical College-administered program, including any Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) Title I financed programs. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services. The Department and Technical Colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity.

    Class Attendance

    Lanier Technical College's GED preparation classes are designed for you, the student, to succeed. Your attendance in class is crucial to your success. We offer a variety of class schedules to meet your needs.

    1. Students should discuss ways to make up missed work with their instructor.
    2. Students are expected to use their time in class to complete their assignments. Those who are not studying will be asked to sign out and leave the building.
    3. Students must sign in upon entering the campus.
    4. Students must leave the campus after signing out.

    Academic Policy

    In order to assure your success in the Adult Education Program, you will be required to meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress (as defined below).

    • Adult learners will be required to take an approved standardized assessment test for placement at the appropriate instructional level before enrollment in a class.
    • Adult learners will be required to take an approved standardized assessment (post-test) after a minimum of 40 hours of instruction.
    • In collaboration with the instructor, adult learners will be required to determine a workable class schedule. Adult education classes are conveniently scheduled to accommodate those who may have other obligations.
    • Adult learners will be required to advance at least one functioning level, or at a minimum, one full grade level, within a year from entering the program. Adult learners not making academic progress will be required to conduct a progress assessment and create an improvement strategy with their instructor. In the best interest of the student, referrals to other agencies may be provided.

    Children on Campus

    • Children are not to be brought to class.
    • Children ages 15 and under are not allowed on campus unless accompanied by an adult.
    • Children should not be left unattended anywhere on any of Lanier Technical College's campuses, including personal vehicles, in the parking areas, and in the student centers, etc.
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