2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 17, 2024  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Attendance Requirements

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All students are expected to be present for their scheduled classes and labs. Regular attendance and participation are required. College administration shall develop and implement standards and procedures to be used to monitor and enforce attendance regulations.

Administrative Withdrawal

It is the policy of the college that a student may be administratively withdrawn from a course due to lack of attendance in seated classes or non-participation in online classes. An instructor will administratively withdraw a student from class if that student meets any of the following criteria:

For Seated Classes

  1. Not been in attendance for two consecutive calendar weeks of class during a regular 16 week session (equivalent of shorter sessions).
# of Weeks for Class Maximum Length of Absence

20 2.5 calendar weeks
16 2 calendar weeks
12 1.5 calendar weeks
8 1 calendar week
4 .5 calendar week
  1. Total absences equate to 20% of the total semester class time. Practicum, clinical and internship attendance requirements will be determined by the appropriate department.
# of Class Period/Semester Examples Absence at Which a Student Would be Withdrawn

48 16w, 3d/w 10
32 16w, 2d/w; 8w, 4d/w 6
16 16w, 1d/w; 4w, 4d/w 3
24 12w, 2d/w 5
5 1w, 5d/w 1

For Online Classes

  1. Does not attend class for 14 consecutive days in a 16-week course or equivalent period in a shorter course without contacting the instructor (per OTC Policy 5.05).