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Student Rights & Responsibilities

Student Code of Conduct

Center for Employment Training has an obligation to specify those standards of behavior essential to its educational mission and campus life.  The following types of misconduct for which students are subject to disciplinary sanction apply at all times on campus as well as to any off-campus functions sponsored or supervised by CET:

  1. Deliberate lack of cooperation, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance or abuse of CET personnel.
  2. Obstruction or disruption of teaching or of the education process, administrative process, disciplinary procedures or other CET functions and activities on campus.
  3. Assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon students or CET personnel.
  4. Physically intimidating others including such acts as obscene gestures, shouting, fist-shaking, and/or blocking egress.
  5. Theft of, or damage to, the property of CET, its officers, employees, students, or visitors.
  6. Misuse of computers and networks includes but is not limited to utilizing an unauthorized account, password, campus network, interfering with normal computer operations, circumventing data protection schemes or uncovering security loopholes, or violating terms of the software agreements.
  7. Misrepresentation of oneself as a representative of CET including but not limited to any conduct that adversely impacts the student’s performance or conduct, or that of other students, customers, or associates of CET’s legitimate business interests.
  8. Unauthorized entry into or use of CET equipment and facilities or trespassing/violation of a closed campus.
  9. Acts of dishonesty, such as lying, knowingly furnishing false information or reporting a false emergency to any CET official, instructor, or another staff member.
  10. Cheating, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information in the classroom or to a CET officer.
  11. Forgery, alteration, or other misuses of CET documents, records, or identification.
  12. Knowingly assisting another person in the commission of a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
  13. Leading or inciting others to disrupt scheduled or normal authorized activities.
  14. Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression on any CET owned or controlled property or at any CET sponsored or supervised function.
  15. Physical or verbal abuse of any person or group, or conduct which intimidates, threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person or group.
  16. Conducting a series of acts over a period of time and making threats with the intent to place a person in fear of death or bodily injury.
  17. Acts of sexual harassment, rape, date rape, sexual assault, the threat of an assault upon a student or staff or at a supervised function.
  18. Hazing or any acts of discrimination that injures, degrades or disgraces another person or group.
  19. The use of alcohol or unlawful drugs, or the distribution, sale, or possession of alcohol or other drugs, or the distribution, sale, or possession of alcohol or other drugs on CET property or at events sponsored by CET.
  20. Unauthorized possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other weapons on campus property or at CET sponsored or supervised activities.
  21. Gambling in any form.
  22. Smoking in classrooms or other unauthorized campus areas.
  23. Failure to comply with lawful directions of CET officials, instructors, staff, or campus security officers who are acting within the scope of their duties.
  24. Violation of other applicable federal and state statutes and CET rules and regulations.
  25. Not adhering to the Student Dress Code.

See the Student Catalog for sanctions proceeding from violations of the Code of Student Conduct, .

Student Grievances

This process is consistent with the nondiscrimination and equal opportunity provisions found in Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and Title 29 CFR part 38.

Students are encouraged to seek assistance with a complaint or grievance with their primary instructor first. If the complaint is not resolved, the student must submit the complaint in writing to the Center Director; the complaint should describe the specific allegations, the desired outcome, and include evidence or documentation. The Center Director in consultation with the Regional Director will issue a written response within 10 business days.

In the event their complaint or grievance is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student may address their complaint or grievance to Corporate Administration using the following procedure:

1. Use the following link to submit a Complaint or Grievance:
2. Complete the contact information;
3. Describe the Complaint or Grievance, and
4. Click on the “Submit” box.

In completing the student complaint or grievance information, the student must describe the specific allegations, the desired outcome, and include evidence or documentation.

The Human Resources Director and Regional Director will receive the complaint or grievance and will notify all parties involved in the receipt and nature of the complaint or grievance within three business days.

Upon submittal, the Student will be contacted within 10 business days.

The final determination will be made within 45 business days from the initial filing date. Based on the nature of the complaint or grievance, the due process for resolution may be extended but shall not exceed 90 days. The decision of the Human Resources Director and Regional Director shall be final and must contain an explanation of how and why the decision was made.

When solutions from the CET Regional and Human Resources Directors have been exhausted without satisfaction, the student has the option to submit a grievance to the appropriate state, federal, and accreditation agencies listed on Accreditation page.  Additional agency contact information for students receiving funding through the US Department of Labor, the Workforce Investment Act, Section 167 and Dislocated Worker Programs is available in the Student Catalogs or in this PDF.

CET Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program The drug and alcohol program was created in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226).

The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Program emphasizes prevention and intervention through education. The following is a list of CET’s educational services and programs available to staff and students:

• Referral to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counseling services (employees only).
• Medical insurance carrier monthly newsletters, including listings of website resources (employees only).
• Lectures presented by representatives from local community organizations.
• Informational brochures on alcohol and substance abuse publications.
• Listing of internet websites for self-help resources.

Drug use causes physical and emotional dependence, interferes with memory, sensation, and perception, and in some cases, may cause permanent brain damage or sudden death. The various health risks associated with alcohol abuse and the use of specific types of drugs mentioned below are not intended to be an exhaustive or a final statement of all possible health consequences of substance abuse.

Using alcohol and other drugs carries risks. Alcohol and drugs impair judgment, making users more likely to hurt themselves or others, to have trouble with the law, to do poorly at school and work, and hurts relationships. Alcohol and drugs also have specific health risks: they can damage major organs, increase the risk of cancer, and even cause death. Detailed information concerning the known health hazards resulting from the abuse of drugs and alcohol may be obtained from your physician.

On-line self-help sites for drug counseling and rehabilitation programs are included in the  Annual Security Report.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CET is an Equal Employment Opportunity program, and it is our policy to be in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws relative to discrimination in employment and training programs. CET follows the practice of promoting Equal Employment Opportunity for all.

Program participants are encouraged to follow the student grievance process if they have questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the training program.