General Procedures

Student Email

Students are assigned SRTC student email accounts. SRTC student email is the official form of communication between the College and the student.


Receiving of Flowers/Gifts

The offices of Southern Regional Technical College will not receive flowers or gifts to be delivered to students.


Lost and Found

Lost and found items are located in the Admissions Office. Items will be kept for only thirty days.


Health Services

As a nonresident school, Southern Regional Technical College expects students to secure medical services through a private physician. In case of a serious accident or illness, Southern Regional Technical College will refer a student to the nearest hospital for emergency care. It is understood that the student or parent will assume full responsibility for cost of such emergency care at the hospital including ambulance charges if, in the opinion of College officials, such service is necessary.


Housing and Food Facilities

No housing facilities are provided by Southern Regional Technical College. It is recommended that students obtain information regarding housing through local newspaper advertisements and real estate agencies. A snack area is located in most facilities. Students may leave campus for lunch or dinner if they choose.


Campus Store (Bookstore)

Bookstore locations and hours of operation are as follows:

Moultrie Campus: Veterans Parkway - Building A.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Thomasville Campus: Building A.
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Tifton Campus: Building C.
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Book Refunds

There are no refunds for used books. Books that are soiled, scratched, marked in, or altered in any way from new books are considered used. Book refunds are handled through the office where they were purchased. Requests for refunds must be made within 15 days of the date of purchase and the receipt showing proof of purchase is required. Books and other items that have been marked in cannot be returned to the bookstore.

Campus Safety and Security

Southern Regional Technical College is committed to providing a campus which is free from any kind of criminal activity or violence that could result in injury to employees or students or destruction of State property. It is also SRTC’s practice to maintain a Safety and Security Committee to be responsible for gauging the potential for threats and developing procedures to guard against these threats. SRTC has a Threats Management Procedure and maintains a “no-tolerance” policy concerning threatening or hostile behaviors on College property. The College upholds current Georgia weapons laws. It is the responsibility of all employees and students having knowledge of any threat or potential violence to report it immediately to their supervisor, instructor or member of the Safety and Security Committee. In the unlikely event of a life threatening situation, employees and students are empowered to contact 911 and to notify proper law enforcement authorities. In concurrence with Cleary Act, annual crime statistics are compiled and available to students and employees. The Annual Campus Security Report is available upon request in the Admissions Office and on the College web site: www.southernregional.edu.

EmergenTo ensure that students and College employees are notified of emergencies or other important information in a timely manner, Southern Regional Technical College has implemented a rapid communication system. In addition, students may review the College’s web site in the event of an emergency. An appropriate message box will be displayed on the home page whenever important information must be communicated to students and College employees.

Emergency Procedures

Classroom instructors have emergency procedures and evacuation maps in each classroom and lab near the door. Students are required to follow the directions of the classroom instructor during all emergency drills or an actual emergency situation. Emergency procedures include intruder alerts, evacuation drills (fire, bomb, and chemical), and natural disaster (tornado, earthquakes, and hurricanes). Emergency drills will be conducted so that the faculty and students will be thoroughly familiar with the correct alert notifications (sounds) and procedures. The drills will enhance the probability that the appropriate procedures will be taken during an authentic emergency.

School Closing Due to Hazardous Weather Conditions

Announcements concerning the closing of SRTC due to hazardous weather conditions will be made on through the College’s Emergency Communication System, the College Website, and the official College social media pages.

Safety

Students should exercise all safety precautions given by the instructor regarding the use of College equipment in the laboratory. Students are not to use any equipment except under the supervision of the instructor. It is desirable that no accidents occur, but should an accident occur, regardless of how minor, students should report it to their instructor immediately. All students are covered by an accident insurance policy. However, any medical expenses incurred will be the student’s responsibility. Instructors will submit an accident report to their supervisor in the event of an accident. Students are also taught proper safety procedures as related to hazardous materials, and blood-borne and airborne pathogens. A procedure concerning these subjects is in place and strictly enforced. Please help in maintaining a safe campus by notifying your instructor of any dangerous conditions that exist or of any unsafe practice being conducted.

Eye Protection

Each department has a specific policy regarding eye protection which is appropriate to that department. This policy is reviewed every semester during program orientation and in the presentation of the safety program to students. In certain programs with a higher risk of eye injury, written and/or performance exams may be used and documented. All necessary safety equipment for eye protection for faculty, staff, students, and visitors shall be furnished when observing or participating in certain courses of instruction.

Accident Insurance

In all classes at Southern Regional Technical College, safety is stressed; however, should a student be involved in an accident, regardless of how minor it may be, he/ she must report the accident to his/her instructor. All students enrolled at SRTC are covered by an accident insurance policy. In the event a claim is filed, this insurance will only pay a portion of the expenses and the student is responsible for any balance not paid by the accident insurance policy.


Uniforms

Students enrolled in Health Occupations, Automotive Technology, and Cosmetology classes are required to wear uniforms. These are usually ordered in the first semester so they can be on hand for the second semester. Each department has regulations and requirements as to what constitutes a “full uniform,” the time frame for ordering, and the uniform appearance and condition. The Southern Regional Technical College uniform codes are given below:

Associate of Science in Nursing

  • 1 watch w/ second hand
  • 1 pair white clinical shoes
  • 2 SRTC name tags
  • 4 regulation uniforms with a SRTC patch on the left shoulder
  • 1 white lab coat • Stethoscope (Black, Gray, or Brown)
  • Blood Pressure Cuff • Bandage Scissors
  • Hemostat
  • Penlight

Automotive Technology

  • Approved automotive shirt

Clinical Assist/Phlebotomy

  • 1 watch w/ second hand
  • 1 pair of clinical-shoes-no neon colors
  • 1 SRTC name tags
  • 2 regulation uniforms with a SRTC patch on the left shoulder
  • Nails must be kept short and clean
  • No artifical nails and clear nail polish only
  • Hair neat, long pulled back and off the collar
  • Males must maintainclean and well groomed facial hair
  • All tatoos must be covered

Clinical Laboratory Technology**

  • 3 pair of royal blue scrubs with a SRTC patch on the left shoulder
  • 1 pair of clinical shoes; tennis shoes maybe worn. No neon colors.
  • 1 SRTC name tag
  • 1 5-subject notebook with black ink pen
  • 1 watch with second hand
  • Nails must be kept short and clean. No artifical nails.
  • Males must mainain clean and well groomed facial hair.

Cosmetology

  • Black pants (professionally casual)
  • Blouse or shirt (professionally casual)
  • Black or white leather shoes (closed-toe)
  • 2 Smocks (solid or print; no aprons, vests, or lab jackets)
  • Female students are to wear make-up and have hair styled. A minimal amount of jewelry may be worn. Male students are to have hair, beards, and moustaches well-groomed. All students are expected to wear appropriate dress.

Emergency Medical Technician and AEMT

  • Class adopted shirt
  • 1 SRTC name tag
  • Black uniform pants
  • Black boots
  • Black belt
  • Safety vest
  • Hair neat, long hair pulled back
  • Wedding rings and one pair of small post earrings permitted
  • Tattoos may not be visible during clinical rotations

Medical Assisting** (Unless otherwise requested by affiliate)

  • 2 regulation uniforms (consisting of pants and scrub top of the designated color) with a SRTC patch on the left shoulder
  • 2 pairs of white/black hose or socks
  • 1 pair white/black clinical shoes. Shoes must be solid color, closed heel and toe, no clogs or crocks.
  • 1 white lab coat with student patch on left shoulder
  • 1 SRTC name tag
  • 1 stethoscope
  • 1 watch w/second hand
  • 1 clinical competency check-off manual in large 3 ring binder
  • 1 note pad with black ink pen
  • Nails must be kept short and clean. No artificial nails and clear nail polish only
  • Hair neat, long hair pulled back and off the collar.
  • Males must maintain clean and well groomed facial hair.
  • Wedding rings and small post earrings permitted.
  • All tattoos must be covered.

Nurse Aide

  • 1 pair of navy pants
  • 1 stethoscope and blood pressure cuff
  • 1 navy scrub top
  • 1 watch with second hand
  • 1 pair of white clinical shoes
  • 1 SRTC name tag
  • No jewelry, no nail polish, and no artificial nails. Hair must be worn off the collar. Wedding rings and small stud earrings worn in the ears are permitted.
  • All tattoos must be covered.
  • Males must maintain clean and well-groomed facial hair

Paramedicine

  • Class adopted shirt
  • Black boots
  • 1 pair black or navy blue EMS pants
  • 1 pair hunter green scrubs
  • Black belt
  • Hair neat, long hair pulled back
  • 1 SRTC name tag
  • Safety vest
  • Wedding rings and one pair of small post earrings permitted
  • Tattoos may not be visible during clinical rotations

Practical Nursing**

  • 1 watch w/second hand
  • 1 pair white clinical shoes
  • 2 SRTC name tags
  • 1 stethoscope (black)
  • 1 white lab coat
  • 4 regulation uniforms with a SRTC patch on the left shoulder
  • 1 hemostat
  • 1 Pen light
  • 1 Bandage Scissors
  • 1 Sphygmomanometer

Radiologic Technology**

  • 3 scrub tops with chest pocket and a SRTC patch on the left sleeve.
  • 3 white scrub pants with cargo pockets.
  • 3 pairs of white socks. Cannot contain a logo.
  • 1 pair white clinical shoes. Cannot contain laces.
  • 1 SRTC name tag
  • 1 lab coat or jacket (optional)
  • 1 school issued dosimeter
  • Hair clean, combed and pulled back if longer than shoulder length
  • Jewelry (as permitted by Radiologic Tech Clinical dress code)

Respiratory Care**

  • 2 regulation uniforms with SRTC patch on the left shoulder
  • 1 White Lab Jacket
  • 1 Stethoscope
  • 1 Wristwatch
  • 1 Regulation pulse-oximeter
  • Hair neat, long hair pulled back
  • Wedding rings and small post earrings permitted
  • Scissors
  • Protective eyewear (if student does not wear eyeglasses)
  • 1 pair solid; neutral colors athletic shoes (no backless shoe (clogs))

Surgical Technology**

  • 2 pair of scrubs
  • 1 lab coat with a SRTC patch on the left shoulder
  • 1 pair white nursing shoes or white/black athletic shoes
  • 2 SRTC name tags
  • No jewelry
  • Each student is required to purchase the quantity of each item as specified above. Additional items may be purchased; however, financial aid programs may not be billed for the additional items as they are not required.

Veterinary Technology**

  • 2 pair of scrubs in specified color with an SRTC patch on the left shoulder
  • 1 lab coat with SRTC patch on left shoulder
  • 1 pair clean shoes (closed toe and back, lowheeled, professional style)
  • 1 pair Wellington style rubber or leather boots
  • 2 SRTC name tags
  • 1 green ink pen and 1 black permanent marker
  • 1 watch with second hand.
  • 1 hemostat
  • 1 pen Light
  • 1 dual head stethoscope
  • 1 dosimetry badge
  • 1 pocket calculator

**Note: Those students on clinical affiliation will adhere to the following:

  1. No hospital scrub clothes are to be worn or taken outside the hospital.
  2. Student name pin shall be worn at all times during scheduled clinical hours.
  3. Fingernails are to be kept clean and shall not extend beyond the tip of the finger.
  4. Undergarments are to be worn and should be of a neutral color and design.
  5. No cologne, perfume, or heavy make-up shall be worn.
  6. No unnatural hair color (bright red, purple, blue, green), no rattails or spiked hairdos. Long hair must be kept off the face or pulled back neatly into a ponytail. Male students are to have hair, beards, and moustaches well-groomed at all times. The emphasis is to have hair styled in a neat, conservative manner reflecting good taste.
  7. Neat, clean, and pressed uniforms (of a specific color if required by the program) or professional attire (no jeans) are to be worn at any time the health education students are representing SRTC at a clinical affiliate. Clean close-toed shoes are to be worn. No clogs, sandals, or loud colored shoes are allowed. Most programs require a SRTC patch to be worn on the left shoulder or sleeve of the uniform. Patches are to be purchased through online uniform vendors or local merchants.
  8. Programs which permit small post earrings allow only one set at a time, and these earrings may be worn in the ears only. Any other visible body pierced jewelry, including tongue piercing, are not acceptable.
  9. Cell phones or electronic devices are not to be used during scheduled clinical hours.
  10. All tattoos must be covered and not visible

Outstanding Achievement

President’s List

At the completion of each semester, SRTC publishes a President’s List honoring those students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. The requirements for the President’s List are as follows:

  1. A full-time student who has completed 12 or more semester credit hours. (Full-time status does not include learning support or transient coursework.)
  2. Earns a grade of “A” (4.0 GPA) in all coursework attempted.

DEAN’S LIST

At the completion of each semester, SRTC publishes a Dean’s List honoring those students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. The requirements for the Dean’s List are as follows:

  1. A part-time student who has completed 9-11 semester credit hours. (Full-time or part-time status does not include learning support or transient coursework.)
  2. Earns a grade of “A” (4.0 GPA) in all coursework attempted.

MERIT LIST

At the completion of each semester, SRTC publishes a Merit List honoring those students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. The requirements for the Merit List are as follows:

  1. A full-time or part-time student who has completed 6 or more semester credit hours (Full-time or parttime status does not include learning support or transient coursework).
  2. Earns a grade of “A” or “B” (3.5-3.99 GPA) in all coursework attempted.

Attendance Procedure

Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) expects students to be punctual and attend all classes for which they are registered. SRTC believes that attendance is a vital part of any course. Excessive absences can severely impact the student’s ability to acquire the information needed to be successful.

SRTC also recognizes that the impact of attendance varies from program to program and course to course. To facilitate instructional environments appropriate to each program and course, SRTC allows the Attendance Statement to be customized to the needs of each course, under the guidance of the Program Chair for each program discipline. Program Chairs have the authority to develop specific attendance requirements for courses within their program discipline and require instructors within their program discipline to adhere to those requirements. The Attendance Statement is required to be included in the course syllabus.

The Attendance Statement may contain additional information appropriate to the course, including by not limited to: if the student will be automatically withdrawn for failing to attend a specific percentage of the course, and if the student’s grade will be adversely affected if they fail to attend the class a certain amount of time.

Instructors will keep an accurate record of class attendance. Students anticipating an absence or tardiness should contact the instructor(s) in advance or provide notification as soon as possible. It is the responsibility of the student to account for missed instructional time and to make arrangements for makeup work at the convenience of the instructor.

Course instructors will be responsible for withdrawing any student who violates the course Attendance Statement. Additionally, course instructors will be responsible for withdrawing any student within 14 consecutive calendar days of the last date of attendance. When calculating consecutive calendar days, calculations should include all weekdays and weekends, regardless if a class session occurred during that day or not. This information will be included in the course Attendance Statement.

Withdrawal Procedure

A student who fails to attend class during the drop/ add period will be removed from the course roster and entered as a NS (No-Show) in Bannerweb. In courses with a waitlist, rosters will change daily during the drop/ add period. Students may elect to drop a course during the drop period by contacting their advisor or dropping the course through their Bannerweb account.

Any student registered for a course after the drop period ends, must either complete the course requirements or officially withdraw. To withdraw from one or more courses, the student must complete the Online Withdrawal. A student should not assume that nonattendance constitutes an official withdrawal.

No student will be withdrawn during the last two weeks of an enrollment period. A student who is withdrawn prior to the end of the withdrawal period, may have their financial aid award recalculated in accordance with federal Title IV regulations. Students who voluntarily withdraw or are withdrawn by the instructor will receive a W for the course.

Course instructors will be responsible for withdrawing through Bannerweb any student who violates the course Attendance Statement. Additionally, course instructors will be responsible for withdrawing any student within 14 consecutive calendar days of the last date of attendance. When calculating consecutive calendar days, calculations should include all weekdays and weekends, regardless if a class session occurred during that day or not. This information will be included in the course Attendance Statement.

This procedure applies to all students regardless of delivery method.

Students who have been withdrawn from a program of study must reapply for admission.


Graduation

Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) extends its congratulations to all who have completed a degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit.

To be eligible for graduation, a student must:

  1. All courses in degree, diploma, and certificate programs of study require a grade of “C” or higher in order to satisfy program, graduation, and transfer requirements. (Effective Summer 2016)
  2. Earn a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in his/her program of study and earn a minimum of 25% of credit hour requirements at SRTC.
  3. Meet any other program specific requirements, which have been approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  4. Complete the graduation application with his/ her advisor using the online graduation request form. The student may choose to participate in the Graduation Ceremony or graduate in absentia. A graduation fee is assessed to the student’s account upon receipt of the graduation application.
  5. Satisfy all financial obligations to Southern Regional Technical College prior to participating in the Graduation Ceremony, prior to degree, diploma, or certificates being mailed, and before a degree, diploma, or certificate transcript will be issued.
  6. Meet all the graduation requirements after applying for a specific term. The administration will review the student’s records and will approve the student for graduation if all academic and other requirements have been met. If the requirements are not met, the student must reapply for graduation and a new application and graduation fee is required.

GED students are eligible for graduation upon completion of items 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Students are eligible to participate in the Graduation Ceremony within one year following the completion of their program of study.

Honor Graduates

Students with a 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher will be recognized as honor graduates and may wear an honor tassel and/or sash during the Graduation Ceremony. Student Participation in the Graduation Ceremony Students who meet all graduation requirements for a degree, a diploma, or a certificate have an opportunity to celebrate that achievement through the Graduation Ceremony. Academic regalia (cap and gown) is required for candidates to participate in the Graduation Ceremony.


Students Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct Code

Southern Regional Technical College exists to educate its students; to advance, preserve, and disseminate knowledge; and to advance the public interest and the welfare of society as a whole. Essential to such purposes is an orderly climate of academic integrity, of rational and critical inquiry, of intellectual freedom, and of freedom of individual thought and expression consistent with the rights of others. To the end that such a climate may be established and maintained, the College and each member of the College community have reciprocal rights and obligations. It is the obligation of the College to insure orderly operation, to preserve academic freedom, to protect the rights of all members of the College community, to prohibit acts which materially and substantially interfere with legitimate educational objectives or interfere with the rights of others, and to impose disciplinary action where conduct adversely affects the College’s pursuit of its educational objectives.

The Vice President for Student Affairs has jurisdiction over the enforcement procedures of the Code of Conduct.

Membership in the College community confers upon students certain rights and requires certain responsibilities which are defined below. It is expected that students understand and exercise their rights, fulfill their responsibilities, and respect the rights of others. The College is expected to insure these responsibilities and accord these rights to students. Knowledge of these rights can help students avoid the sanctions prescribed for a breach of responsibilities. Unfamiliarity with the following does not excuse students from carrying out their responsibilities as members of the College community.

Student Rights

Students shall, upon their request, have a right through Student Affairs to be heard in matters which affect their rights and responsibilities.

Students shall have the right to take stands on issues, to examine and discuss questions of interest, and to support legal causes by orderly means which do not disrupt College operations or interfere with the rights of others.

Students shall have the right to freedom of expression by word or symbol as long as it does not materially or substantially interfere with the orderly operation of the College or with the rights of others. This right of expression does not protect lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct and/or expression.

College authorized student publications and communications shall be guaranteed the rights inherent in the concept of “freedom of the press.” All publications shall be subject to the canons of responsible journalism, including the avoidance of libel, avoidance of indecency or obscenity, undocumented allegations, and techniques of harassment and innuendo.

The Student Council and all student organizations approved by the College administration may meet on College premises provided that they make reservations in accordance with the rules and regulations for room and space reservation. Students and/or student groups may not make reservations in their names for outside groups or organizations to use College space.

Only the Student Council and student organizations approved by the College administration have the right to invite and hear any person of their own choosing for the purpose of hearing the person’s ideas and opinions. The President of the College or the authorized representative may cancel a speaker’s reservation where there is clear and present danger that the appearance would threaten the orderly operation of the College. Such cancellation shall be communicated to the sponsoring organization.

Students shall have the right to have their academic and disciplinary records kept confidential subject to existing law. No official records shall be kept which reflect any alleged political activity or belief of students. No official records of students shall be available to unauthorized persons within the College or to any person outside the College without the express written consent of the student involved except under legal compulsion.

Students shall have the right to due process when accused of any violations of College regulations or conduct code as outlined in this Catalog-Handbook.

Student Code of Conduct

Part of the mission of Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) is to provide learner-centered and highquality services, courses, and programs through both traditional and distance delivery methods at both oncampus and off-campus locations. In so doing, SRTC provides opportunities for intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth. SRTC students assume an obligation to act in a manner compatible with the College’s commitment to student success. SRTC recognizes its responsibility to provide an atmosphere conducive to growth. With these principles in mind, SRTC establishes this Student Code of Conduct.

  1. Definitions
  • Faculty Member: any person hired by SRTC to conduct teaching, service, or research activities.
  • Hearing Body: as defined by the SRTC Student Disciplinary Procedure.
  • Member of the College community: any person who is a student, faculty member, contractors, College official, or any other person(s) involved with SRTC involved in the community or employed by the College.
  • Policy: the written regulations of SRTC as found in, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct, Southern Regional Technical College Catalog and Student Handbook, the SRTC Policy Manual, and the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Policy Manual.
  • Student: all persons taking courses at SRTC, including full-time, part-time, dual enrollment, joint enrollment, non-credit, and credit. Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with SRTC are also considered “students.”
  • Technical College Official: any person employed by the Technical College performing assigned administrative responsibilities on a part-time, full-time, or adjunct basis.
  • Technical College Premises: all land, buildings, vehicles, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by SRTC (including adjacent streets and sidewalks)
  1. Procedure

Proscribed Conduct : Any student found to have committed any of the following types of misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in the SRTC Student Disciplinary Procedure.

  1. Academic

Academic Misconduct Definitions
Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Aiding and Abetting Academic Misconduct:
    Knowingly helping, procuring, or encouraging another person to engage in academic misconduct.
  1. Cheating:
  1. Use and/or possession of unauthorized material or technology during an examination, or any other written or oral work submitted for evaluation and/or a grade such as tape cassettes, notes, tests, calculators, computer programs, cell phones and/or smart phones, or other electronic devices.
  2. Obtaining assistance with or answers to an examination or any other written or oral work submitted for evaluation and/or a grade from another person with or without that person’s knowledge.
  3. Furnishing assistance with or answers to an examination or any other written or oral work submitted for evaluation and/or a grade to another person
  4. Possessing, using, distributing or selling unauthorized copies of an examination, computer program, or any other written or oral work submitted for evaluation and/or a grade.
  5. Representing as one’s own an examination or any other written or oral work submitted for evaluation and/or a grade created by another person.
  6. Taking an examination or any other written or oral work submitted for evaluation and/or a grade in place of another person.
  7. Obtaining unauthorized access to the computer files of another person or agency and/or altering or destroying those files.
  8. Obtaining teacher edition textbooks, test banks, or other instructional materials that are only intended to be accessed by College officials, College administrator, or faculty member.
  1. Fabrication: The falsification of any information or citation in an examination or any other written or oral work submitted for evaluation and/or a grade.
  2. Plagiarism:
  1. Submitting another’s published or unpublished work in whole, in part or in paraphrase, as one’s own without fully and properly crediting the author with footnotes, quotation marks, citations, or bibliographical reference.
  2. Submitting as one’s own original work, material obtained from an individual or agency without reference to the person or agency as the source of the material.
  3. Submitting as one’s own original work material that has been produced through unacknowledged collaboration with others without written release from collaborators.
  1. Non-Academic Misconduct
    Non-Academic Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  1. Behavior:
  1. Indecent Conduct: lewd or indecent conduct, or distribution of obscene or libelous written or electronic material.
  2. Violence: physical abuse of any person (including dating violence, domestic violence, or sexual violence) on College premises or at College-sponsored or College-supervised functions, including physical actions which threaten or endanger the health or safety of another person. This includes fighting and/or other disruptive behavior, which includes any action or threat of violence which endangers the peace, safety, or orderly function of the College, its facilities, vehicles, or persons engaged in the business of the College. Note: certain physical abuse may be considered unlawful harassment.
  3. Harassment: the College prohibits unlawful conduct based on race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, genetic information, political affirmation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era or citizenship status addressed directly to any individual or group that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably and objectively interfering with that individual or group’s: (1) performance, (2) work or educational environment, or (3) ability to participate in an educational program or activity. The College also prohibits stalking, or other behavior which objectively and unreasonably interferes with another’s legal rights or creates an objectively intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. This also includes the display of or navigation to pornography and other inappropriate websites and materials and inappropriate behavior on social media and/or networking applications. Impermissible harassment may include verbal, non-verbal, and/or physical conduct.
  4. Disruption: prohibits activities not otherwise protected by law including the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, which intentionally obstructs or interrupts teaching, research, administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other College activities, including public service functions, and other duly authorized activities on College premises or at College-sponsored activity sites.
  5. Failure to Comply: failure to comply with lawful directions of College officials and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so.
  1. Professionalism:
  1. Personal Appearance: Students are expected to maintain proper personal appearance at all times. Attire and grooming should be appropriate for the occupational area in which the student is training. Appropriate is what one normally would wear on a job in the specific area of training. Any attire considered unsafe or disruptive to the class will not be allowed. Students inappropriately dressed or dressed in a manner that could present a safety hazard will not be allowed to attend class. Students are expected to practice good personal hygiene. These requirements are designed to instill in each student a sense of order and respect for himself/herself, other students, and the faculty.
  2. Dress Code: SRTC trains for professions, therefore, certain types of clothing are not acceptable. Students are not permitted to wear dirty or ragged clothing. The length of shorts, dresses, or skirts will be no shorter than the bottom of the person’s longest fingertip when arms are extended to the side. The wearing of distracting clothing including but not limited to: showing of undergarments, clothing with cut outs, tank-top style shirts, mesh shirts (see-through), halter tops, tube tops, or shirts with offensive, obscene, or abusive language is not permitted anywhere on campus. Dress should at all times be neat (no cut-offs unless hemmed or rolled up), clean, conservative (loose fitting), and in good taste. At no time will exposed midriffs be allowed and all shirts/blouses must be tucked in if designed for such. The students at all times are observing generally accepted hygiene practices, neatness of appearance, good grooming, and safety. Many programs have a more restrictive dress policy that governs students attending class, clinicals, and co-ops.
  1. Use of Technical College Property:
  1. Theft and Damage: theft of, misuse of, or harm to College property, or theft of or damage to property of a member of the College community or a campus visitor on College premises or at a College function.
  2. Occupation or Seizure: illegal occupation or seizure in any manner of College property, College premises or any portion thereof for a use inconsistent with prescribed, customary, or authorized use.
  3. Presence on Technical College Premises: unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys to SRTC premises and unauthorized entry into College premises or a portion thereof which has been restricted in use; unauthorized presence in College premises after closing hours; or furnishing false information to gain entry upon the College premises.
  4. Children under age 16: children under the age of 16 are not permitted on campus unless enrolled as a Move On When Ready student.
  5. Assembly: participation in or conducting an unauthorized gathering that objectively threatens or causes injury to person or property or that interferes with free access to College premises or that is unprotected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America and objectively harmful, obstructive, or disruptive to the educational process or functions of the College.
  6. Fire Alarms: setting off a fire alarm or using or tampering with any fire safety equipment on College premises or at College-sponsored activity sites, except with reasonable belief in the need for such alarm or equipment. In the event of a fire alarm sounding, students must evacuate the building unless otherwise directed by a College official.
  7. Obstruction: impeding the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on College premises or at College sponsored or supervised functions.
  1. Drugs, Alcohol, and Other Substances:
    Substances referred to under this policy include all illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, and misused legal drugs (both prescription and over the counter).
  1. Alcohol: Students must comply with all state and federal laws regulating alcohol as well as TCSG Policy II.C.6, Alcohol on Campus. Alcoholic beverages may not be served or sold at any student sponsored function. Students being in a state of intoxication on College premises or at College sponsored or supervised functions (including off-campus functions), internships, externships, practicum, clinical sites, co-operative or academic sponsored programs or activities, or in a college-owned vehicle is prohibited.
  2. Controlled substances, illegal drugs, and drug paraphernalia: SRTC prohibits possession, use, sale or distribution of any controlled substance, illegal drugs, or drug paraphernalia except as expressly permitted by law. Any influence which may be attributed to the use of drugs shall not in any way limit the responsibility of the individual for the conduct or consequences of his/her actions.
  3. Food: SRTC prohibits eating or drinking inside any area or building other than designated or otherwise authorized areas. Students are expected to clean their own tables by disposing of refuse in garbage receptacles.
  4. Smoking/Tobacco: SRTC prohibits smoking or using other forms of electronic, alternative smoking devices or other forms of tobacco products. Please refer to the Southern Regional Technical College Catalog and Student Handbook to review the Smoking and Tobacco Use Procedure.
  1. Use of Technology:
  1. Damage and Destruction: Destruction of or harm to equipment, software, or data belonging to the College or to others is considered unacceptable usage. This may include altering, downloading, or installing software on College computers, tampering with computer hardware or software configuration, improper access to the College’s network, and disconnection of College computers or devices.
  2. Electronic Devices: Unless otherwise permitted by College officials, SRTC prohibits use of electronic devices in classrooms, labs, and other instructional, event, or affiliated facilities on College premises. Such devices include, but are not limited to cell phones, beepers, walkie-talkies, gaming devices, cameras and other electronic devices, which may cause unnecessary disruption to the teaching/learning process on campus. The College also prohibits attaching personal electronic devices to College computers under any circumstances.
  3. Harassment: SRTC prohibits the use of computer technology to objectively interfere with another’s legal right to be free from harassment based on that individual’s race, color, creed, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, political affirmation or belief, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, and/or citizenship status.
  4. Unacceptable Use: The use of computing facilities to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member or College official. This includes the unauthorized use of another individual’s identification and password. SRTC prohibits any additional violation to the State Board policy II. C. 4. Acceptable Computer and Internet Use.
  1. Weapons:
    SRTC is committed to providing all employees, students, volunteers, visitors, vendors, and contractors a safe and secure workplace and/or academic setting. The possession, carrying, or transportation of a firearm, weapon, or explosive compound/material in or on College building or property shall be governed by Georgia state law. All individuals are expected to comply with the related laws. Failure to follow laws pertaining to weapons is considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Relevant Georgia laws to be aware of and compliant with include but may not be limited to: O.C.G.A.§ 16-8-12(a)(6)(A)(iii), O.C.G.A.§ 16-7-80, O.C.G.A.§ 16-7-81, O.C.G.A.§ 16-7-85, O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-121, O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-125.1, O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-126, O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-127, O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-127.1, O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-129, O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-130, O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-133, O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-135, O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-137, and O.C.G.A.§ 43-38-10
  2. Gambling:
    SRTC prohibits the violation of federal, state or local gambling laws on College premises or at College sponsored or supervised activities.
  3. Parking:
    There are specific areas for student parking, and all students are required to park their vehicles in these areas. Parking along the thoroughfares is prohibited. Students are not to park in reserved or visitor spaces. Students must have a “handicap decal” to park in handicapped spaces. Regular and handicapped parking spaces are available at all buildings. Failure to observe these parking rules will result in a fine being levied or the vehicle being towed away at the owner’s expense.
  1. Financial Irresponsibility:
    SRTC prohibits the theft or misappropriation of any College, student organization, or other assets.
  1. Violation of Technical College Policy:
    Violation of State Board or SRTC policies, rules, or regulations including, but not limited to, rules imposed upon students who enroll in a particular class or program, internships, externships, practicum, clinical sites, co-operative, or any academic sponsored programs or activities, or student organizations is prohibited.
  1. Aiding and Abetting:
    Aiding, abetting, or procuring another person to do an activity which otherwise violates this Code of Conduct is prohibited.
  1. Falsification of Documentation:
    Disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student who falsifies any documentation related to SRTC either to SRTC or to others in the community, including, but not limited to falsification of the following:
  • SRTC transcripts;
  • transcripts or other documentation from other institutions to obtain credit from or admission to SRTC;
  • SRTC grade reports;
  • documentation related to a student’s citizenship status;
  • tests, homework, attendance records;
  • signature of any SRTC employee in his or her official capacity; and/or
  • signatures of any employee of a clinical or internship site where the student is participating in an educational program associated with SRTC or records related to any clinical, internship, or other academic activity associated with SRTC.
  1. Violation of Law:
  1. If a Student is convicted or pleads nolo contendere to an on-campus or off-campus violation of federal, state, or local law, but has not been charged with any other violation of the Student Code of Conduct, disciplinary action may be taken and sanctions imposed if the violation of federal, state, or local law is detrimental to the College’s vital interests and stated mission and purpose.
  2. Disciplinary proceedings may be instituted against a student charged with violation of a law that is also a violation of the Student Code of Conduct if both violations result from the same factual situation, without regard to criminal arrest and/or prosecution. Proceedings under this Student Code of Conduct may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following criminal proceedings.
  3. When a student is charged by federal, state, or local authorities with a violation of law, the College will not request or agree to special consideration for that individual because of his/her status as a student. The College will cooperate fully with law enforcement and other agencies in the enforcement of criminal law on campus and in the conditions imposed by criminal courts for the rehabilitation of student violators. Individual students, acting in their personal capacities, remain free to interact with governmental representatives as they deem appropriate.
  1. Abuse of the Student Judicial Process is defined to include but not limited to:
  1. failure to obey the notification of the Vice President for Student Affairs or the College President’s designee, Hearing Body, or College Official;
  2. falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information in a judicial proceeding;
  3. disruption or interference with the orderly conduct of a disciplinary proceeding;
  4. initiating a disciplinary proceeding knowingly without cause;
  5. attempting to discourage an individual’s proper participation in, or use of, the disciplinary process;
  6. attempting to influence the impartiality of a Hearing Body prior to and/or during the course of the disciplinary proceeding;
  7. harassment (verbal or physical) and/or intimidation of a Hearing Body prior to, during, and/or after a disciplinary proceeding, and/or;
  8. failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under the Student Disciplinary Procedure.
  1. Record Retention:
    Documents shall be held for no less than five (5) years after the graduation of the student or the date of the student’s last attendance.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the SRTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Southern Regional Technical College. If for any reason, a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Southern Regional Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.

Southern Regional Technical College. (2017). 2017-2018 College Catalog and Student Handbook

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