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ADMISSIONS
Equity Requirement/Legal Cites Indicators of Compliance Documentation     Status
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Admission Issues Admission policies, procedures and criteria may not exclude students from vocational programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. Where admissions criteria exclude a disproportionate number of persons of a particular race, color, national origin or gender or persons with disabilities, the criteria should be validated as essential to success in the program. Preadmission inquiries about marital, parental or disability status should be avoided.
A recipient may not judge candidates for admission to career and technical education programs on the basis of criteria that have the effect of disproportionately excluding persons of a particular race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.  If such disproportionate exclusion occurs, the criteria or standards must be validated as essential to participation.Guidelines IV-K                     Demographics of career-technical enrollment are similar to demographics of eligible pool or recipient provides a legitimate nondiscriminatory rationale. Demographics of specific vocational programs are similar to demographics of entire career-technical enrollment or recipient provides a legitimate nondiscriminatory rationale. Admissions procedure, policy, and/or practice for career and technical education program enrollment avoid criteria that disproportionately exclude persons of a particular race, color, national origin, gender, or disability status. Admissions criteria that disproportionately exclude have been validated as essential to participation. Admissions policy for career and technical education programs. Description of the admissions process:       Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Procedures and criteria for selective admissions for career and technical programs (where there are more applicants than can be accommodated)    
Demographics of rejected applicants by selection criteria    
Demographics of selected applicants by selection criteria    
     
Comments

HCC does not judge candidates for admission to career and technical education programs on the basis of criteria that have the effect of disproportionately excluding persons of a particular race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.  Selective admission requirements reflect only academic or legal requirements and do not result in disproportionately excluding persons of a particular race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.  Only in the Law and Fire Academies might the legal physical requirements exclude a student with a disability. Note:  The Law and Fire Academies only reject an applicant if s/he has a criminal record or fails the physical examination (The State of Florida regulates the physical requirement criteria).  Otherwise, applicants remain in a qualified pool and are admitted as seats become available.  

Documentation: 

Admissions policy for career and technical education programs. Description of the admissions process: 

Admissions Web Page

Procedures and criteria for selective admissions for career and technical programs (where there are more applicants than can be accommodated): 

College Catalog (Limited Access Admissions Information) – Page 45

Health Sciences Operations Manual 2008-2009 (Admissions Criteria – Page 3)

Fire Academy Admission Requirements

Criminal Justice Admission Requirements   

Demographics of Rejected Applicants: To be reviewed onsite. 

Demographics of Selected Applicants:

Student Data Base AA-1A Verification Report 2007-2008

Student Data Base AA-1A Verification Report 2008-2009

Fire Academy Enrollment Data for 2007-2009 

 

Recipients must avoid preadmission inquiries about marital, parental, or disability status. Title IX: 34 CFR 106.21(c) Section 504: 34 CFR 104.42 (b)(4)Title II: 28 CFR 35  Application forms and materials do not request information about marital, parental, or disability status. Admissions application form and materials.      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
     
Comments

HCC does not make preadmission inquiries about marital, parental, or disability status.  The official application for HCC does not request the aforementioned information. 

Documentation: 

HCC Online Application Packet  Below please find the link to begin HCC’s online application:/ssem/admissions/apply-online.aspx  

A recipient must not deny access to vocational and academic programs or courses to students with a disability on the basis that employment opportunities in any occupation or profession may be more limited for disabled persons than for non-disabled persons.Section 504: 34 CFR 104.10Section 504: 34 CFR 104.43(c)Guidelines IV-N The agency does not discourage students with disabilities from participating in programs due to potential workplace discrimination. Documentation of counseling      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Counseling materials    
Enrollment data:    
Number of disabled students by program:    
Placement/follow-up data    
Interviews    
Comments

HCC does not discourage students with disabilities from participating in programs due to potential work place discrimination. Potential employers listed in the Placement Center are provided the nondiscrimination policies of the College.   No student complaints have been filed regarding segregation or discrimination at internship locations. The following statement appears on all job postings:  “We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Students and alumni will be accepted and assigned to job opportunities and otherwise treated without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran status or disability, as well as other classifications protected by applicable state or local laws.”  

Documentation: 

Documentation of counseling:

Once it is determined that a student is eligible for disability services, the student is required to meet with a Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities or staff.  During the 08-09 college year 984 students were eligible for disability services. 

Counseling materials:

Counseling materials are primarily found in the Office of Services For Students with Disabilities Documentation Guidelines.  This information is reviewed with students during individual sessions.   

Placement/follow-up data:

The Career Resource Centers collect employment data through the College Central Network on-line career office management tool.  This allows for collection of various employer/employment statistics.  However, placement information is only obtained if the employer or students choose to self-report that information. Ethnicity information is captured for the students who register on the site.  All Employers who register on the site must acknowledge that they are an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

Number of disabled students by program:

Disability Data 2007-2008

Disability Data 2008-2009 

A recipient may not restrict admission to vocational programs because the applicant, as a member of a national origin minority group with limited English language skills, cannot participate in and benefit from career and technical education to the same extent as students whose primary language is English. Guidelines IV-L Recipient has a procedure in place to identify and assess applicants with limited English proficiency. LEP enrollment in vocational education is proportional to LEP enrollment in the service area LEP enrollment in specific vocational programs is proportional to LEP enrollment in vocational education overall. Procedure for LEP identification and placement.      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Summary of steps taken to increase LEP participation in programs where they traditionally have been underrepresented.    
Specific program enrollment demographics by LEP status.    
     
Comments

 HCC is an open admission institution and therefore does not restrict admission to vocational programs because the applicant is a member of a national origin minority group with limited English language skills.   

Documentation:

Procedure for LEP identification and placement:

The College has a procedure to identify and assess applicants with limited English proficiency.  Attached are documents for the English for Academic Purposes program (ESL).  Students are placed into EAP courses based on scores generated on the CPT LOEP.  The program is described in the college catalog (p. 88). 

College Catalog

EAP LOEP     

EAP Chart  

Specific program enrollment demographics by LEP status:

Program enrollment demographics by LEP status are provided and demonstrate that the LEP students have been admitted to HCC vocational programs and have not been restricted from admission.   

Student Data Base AA-1A Verification Report 07-08

Student Data Base AA-1A Verification Report 08-09  

Postsecondary admission tests are selected and administered in such a way that they accurately reflect the aptitude or achievement of an applicant with impaired sensory, vocal, or speaking skills, rather than measuring the disability (except where these skills are the factors the tests purports to measure).Section 504: 34 CFR 104.44(b)(3)Guidelines IV-N Admission tests and their manner of administration are validated for use with persons with impaired sensory, vocal or speaking skills. Lists of tests used      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Description of test administration methods for persons with sensory, vocal, or speaking impairments    
Comments
 The Florida State College Placement Test (CPT) is used for all students who do not have acceptable or college ready ACT or SAT scores.   Students who register with Disabilities Support Services receive appropriate accommodations in the test centers. For example, students needing more time to take the exam receive it. In addition, HCC provides the necessary auxiliary aids such as Zoom or other measures as necessary to accommodate students who have impaired sensory skills and who desire to take the admissions test.
Postsecondary institutions may not make preadmission inquiries regarding disabling conditions except when taking remedial steps to increase participation when under representation is identified.Section 504: 34 CFR 104.42(b)(4) & (c) The recipient does not request information about disability prior to admission. Student handbook/college catalog      Compliance Noncompliance Undetermined   N/A
Application forms:    
Guidance/counseling forms and procedures    
Recruitment materials    
Admissions packets    
Interviews      
Comments

 HCC does not request information about disabling conditions prior to admission. Furthermore, documents produced by the college do not request information regarding disabling conditions. 

Documentation: 

Student handbook/college catalog:

College Catalog

Student Handbook 

Application forms:

Application Form 

Guidance/counseling forms and procedures:

Student Advising Guides