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45 Guarantee of Job Competency If a recipient of an associate of applied science degree or certificate of completion is judged by his/her employer to be lacking in technical job skills identified as exit competencies for his/her specific degree program, the graduate will be provided up to 12 tuition-free credit hours of additional skill training by Lee College under the condition of the guaran- tee policy. Special conditions which apply to the guarantee include the following: 1. The graduate must have earned the associate of applied science degree or certificate of completion beginning May, 1993 or thereafter in a technical, vocational, or oc- cupational program identified in the College's general catalog as of Fall 1992 or later. 2. The graduate must have completed requirements of the associate of applied science degree or certificate of com- pletion with Lee College, with a minimum of 80 percent of credits earned at Lee College and must have com- pleted the degree or certificate within a five-year time span. 3. Graduates must be employed full-time in an occupation directly related to the area of program concentration as certified by the Instructional Deans or Vice President of Learning. 4. Employment must commence within 12 months of graduation. 5. The employer must certify in writing that the employee is lacking entry-level skills identified by Lee College as program exit competencies and must specify the areas of deficiency within 90 days of the graduate's initial em- ployment. 6. The employer, graduate, Instructional Deans or Vice President of Learning, Director of Counseling, and ap- propriate faculty member will develop a written educa- tional plan for retraining. 7. Retraining will be limited to 12 credit hours related to the identified skill deficiency and to those classes regu- larly scheduled during the periods covered by the re- training plan. 8. All retraining must be completed within a calendar year from the time the educational plan is agreed upon. 9. The graduate and/or employer is responsible for the cost of books, insurance, uniforms, fees, and other course-re- lated expenses. 10. The guarantee does not imply that the graduate will pass any licensing or qualifying examination for a partic- ular career. A student's sole remedy against Lee College and its employ- ees for skill deficiencies shall be limited to 12 credit hours of tuition fee education under the conditions described. Acti- vation of the "Graduate Guarantee Program" may be initiated by the graduate by contacting the Instructional Deans or Vice President of Learning within 90 days of the graduate's initial employment. Student Conduct Student Behavior Attendance at Lee College is a privilege based on students meeting certain academic requirements and conforming to college regulations concerning student behavior on campus and at off-campus activities sponsored by the College or stu- dent organizations. Any of the following actions will subject a student to disci- plinary action: • Violation of federal, state, local law or College policy (see categories that follow) renders the student subject to disciplinary action by the College. • Students who pose a danger to persons or property or who constitute a threat of disrupting the academic process are subject to disciplinary action, including summary suspension from the College. • Students who create an abusive, threatening, hostile, offensive, or intimidating educational environment are subject to disciplinary action. • Students who deface or damage school property shall be required to pay the full cost of the damages. Student organizations are expected to take reasonable pre- cautions to prevent violations of College regulations and to assist the College in preventing them. When information is received that a student has allegedly vi- olated a College policy or administrative rule, the alleged vi- olations shall be investigated and may result in dismissal of the allegation, summoning the student for a conference, or suspending the student pending an investigation. Student Appeals Students may appeal decisions regarding student conduct following the appeals procedures available at the end of this chapter. Absences Due to School Functions Occasionally, students may be absent from classes due to fulfilling commitments in another course or activity. It is the responsibility of the student to secure permission for any ab- sence from individual course instructors. Some instructors may not agree that being absent is necessary.