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The Dietetic Technician Program at LaGuardia Community College does not require a criminal background check. The educational requirements of the DTP include placement at one or more hospitals or other off campus clinical training sites, which frequently require a student to undergo a criminal background check before the student can be placed for clinical learning experience. If, based upon the results of a criminal background check, the site determines that a student’s participation in its clinical training program would not be in the best interest of the site, the site may deny that student admission to the training program. Even if the student has already begun the placement when the results are received, the site may elect to dismiss the student, regardless of the student’s performance while in the training program.
Each clinical training site that requires a criminal background check sets its own standards and procedures, and the student may be asked by the site to pay the cost of the background check. A student may also have to complete more than one criminal background check during the course of the dietetic Technician Program at LaGuardia Community College, depending on the number of sites where a student is placed and the requirements of each site.
Please note that if a clinical training site determines that a student may not take part in its training program based on the results of a criminal background check, the student may be unable to complete the course requirements and to continue in the Dietetic Technician Program. It is important for all students to consider this before enrolling in the Dietetic Technician Program. LaGuardia Community College has no obligation to refund tuition or fees or to otherwise accommodate a student in the event the student is ineligible to complete the course requirements based on the results of a criminal background check.
Questions regarding Criminal Background Checks and the field of Dietetics should be directed to the NYS Office of Professions at: http://www.op.nysed.gov
Periodic examinations (including tests, quizzes, and laboratory practicals) are used by the course instructors to evaluate students’ mastery of course material. Examinations are given at the times specified in the syllabus of each course. Examinations begin and end promptly; no allowance is made for lateness. The following behaviors are expected of students during examination periods.
With regard to assignments, unless the assignment is designed to be done by several individuals working together, students are required to submit their own work. Words or ideas taken from the work of another person must be acknowledged by footnotes and/or quotation marks. Plagiarism, including using the work of another student, is considered cheating. Students found violating any of these rules will receive a grade of 0 (zero) on the examination, assignment or paper. The instructor may assign a grade of F for the entire course for serious violations. The instructor will file an Academic Integrity Complaint and procedure outlined in the Academic Integrity Brochure will be followed. Please Click here to see the information at Click here. Each SCD Course Syllabus clearly identifies grading criteria and outlines exam requirements for both written and practical exams. There are no make-up examinations for academic or clinical practical exams.
Students reporting to field experience sites in improper attire will be dismissed to change into proper attire. Time lost for this reason is considered absence time. Make-up time is not available. The following attire is required at all field experience sites:
Under Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, LaGCC has an implicit responsibility to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to its programs and services, and that the rights of students with disabilities are not denied. The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides advocacy to ensure access to all college programs and facilitates the transition to college life for students with disabilities. All students are required to register with supporting documentation. Appropriate accommodations and services are determined and include:
The Office for Disabled Students is in M102. Contact: 718-482-5279.
We are a diverse community at LaGuardia Community College. We strive to become a pluralistic community. We respect diversity as reflected in such areas as race, culture, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability and social class. As a pluralistic community we will: