ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Adult vocational education classes are open to all persons ages 18+, who can profit from training, are capable of performing the course work, meet prerequisite requirements and can pay the applicable fees. Students applying for state licensing programs, which have a completion of high school requirement, must provide a copy of high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma at registration.

TUITION & FEES

All courses are tuition-based. Each course has the required fee list- ed with the course description in the catalog. Fees include tuition, a non-refundable $15 registration fee and where noted, textbooks and supplies. All fees must be paid in full at time of registration by credit card or money order only made payable to HCST.

REFUND POLICY

Prior to and after the first scheduled class meeting, you may request a tuition refund in accordace with the HCST Board of Education Policy. There will be no refunds after the first night of class. (A $15 registration fee will be deducted from refunds). Students must notify the Adult Education Office at 201-662-6791 to initiate the re- fund process. Check refunds will take 6-8 weeks to process. We are not responsible for snow days; however, cancelled classes will be rescheduled.

COURSE CANCELLATION

Courses may be cancelled by HCST or merged, if enrollment does not permit economical operation. Registered students, who cannot be accomodated, may elect to transfer to another course, receive credit for a future course, or receive a full refund (including the $15 registration fee).

TEXTBOOKS

When a textbook is required for a class, students must purchase them on their own. Information can be located on our website www. hcstonline.org/hudsontechnical. Students must have the textbook for the first night of class.

SUPPLIES/PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Supplies used for personal projects are the responsibility of the stu- dent. Items such as auto body paint, lumber, motor oil, and sandpa- per are examples of personal supplies. All items used, as required training exercises, are supplied by the school. Personal safety equipment such as safety glasses and goggles must be used and are not included in the tuition fee. No one will be allowed to partici- pate in the training instruction without required safety items.

AWARDING CERTIFICATES

Students must attend a minimum of 85% of all school class hours and meet the course requirements, in order to receive the recom- mendation of the Adult Education Principal. To be eligible for a Certificate of Completion. (Licensing, certification, & apprentice programs may require higher attendance rates. See individual requirements. All fees must be paid or certificates will not be issued.)

CLASS SIZE AND SCHEDULES

Shops and classes are designed so that each student has access to the tools and equipment necessary to aquire the skills taught in the course. All classes and shops are planned with a student-teacher ratio that provides an optimum learning situation. (A minimum of 10 students is required to begin a course). The school reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient enrollment. Every attempt will be made to maintain the class schedules as printed. In order to ac- comodate the greatest number of students possible, some changes in campus locations or days may be necessary.

CLASS MEETING DATES, TIMES, & LOCATION

Classes begin September 23, 2019 unless otherwise noted. Refer to individual course listing for class meeting dates and times. Students will receive notification by email upon enrollment. Classes may be extended due to inclement weather. No refunds for inclement weather. When school is closed, all related outside school activities and training are also cancelled.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of the Board of Education of the Hudson County Schools of Technology not to discriminate in its programs, activities, employment practices or admission policies on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, affectional and sexual orientation, disability or social or economic status. Inquiries regarding affirmative action, discrimination (including Title IX requirements), sexual harassment or equity should be directed to:

Alicia Abraham, AAO/Section 504 Officer/Title IX Coordinator Hudson County Schools of Technology
Secaucus, North Bergen and Jersey City Centers
(201) 662-6724 or e-mail aabraham@hcstonline.org