ADMISSIONS POLICIES

Persons who wish to enroll at Cyber Tech Career College must complete an application form, which can be collected from the Office of Admissions.  Applicants who are high school students should complete the application form as early as possible during their senior year.  All applications must be filed and completed by the application deadline as indicated in the Academic Calendar.

Cyber Tech Career College offers a diverse range of programmers and courses designed to further prepare you for your intended or current field of work or business.

All programmes are offered full-time, unless otherwise stated.  Unfortunately, programmes of study which are undersubscribed will not be offered.

Life is filled with many choices. Figuring out one’s purpose in life and finding a clear path can be an adventure. That’s why Cyber Tech Career College provides such diverse areas of study taught by capable, qualified instructors.  The College can also be the answer for those already in careers but needing to upgrade skills, or for those seeking a career change.

Applicants are responsible for requesting that official documents required for admission be sent directly from their previous institutions to the Office of Admissions. Official documents must be issued by the records office of the previous institution(s) in a sealed envelope and mailed or delivered directly to the Office of Admissions at;

Cyber Tech Career College

No. 85 Collins Avenue

P.O.Box N-9170

Nassau, Bahamas.

Email: studentservices@cybertech242.com

These documents become part of the applicants’ permanent records and will not be returned.

The following are specific items required for admission:

  • Application Form:  Applicants seeking admission must complete an application for admission prior to the specified deadline as indicated in the academic calendar. An application may be obtained from the Office of Admissions or on-line at www.cybertech242.com.  An incomplete application will cause delay and may be returned.
  • Medical Certificate:  All applicants must submit a medical certificate from a qualified medical doctor. This certificate must be on file before start of class.
  • Application Fee:  A non-refundable processing fee of $50.00 is required with all applications.
  • Copies of Test Scores:  BJC or BGCE is required for some programs.  This information must be on file before students begins classes.
  • Other Requirements:  Cyber Tech Career College requires that all applicants appear for a personal interview with one of our Student Advisors in order to make a decision regarding the qualification for admission to the College.  Once admitted, all students are required to take a Writing Assessment Test.  Some students may also be required to take placement tests in English and Mathematics.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ALLIED HEALTH CARE

  • Student must be 17 years of age before the start of the first semester
  • Student must have an interest in healthcare.
  • Be a high school graduate with a minimum of 3 BJC’s with grades “C” or better in English Language, Mathematics and Health Science.
  • If a student does not have the required BJC subjects or equivalent, they must take an Entrance Examination and enroll in our BJC Preparatory classes.
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Must have a high school Diploma or GED.
  • Medical certificate from a physician.
  • Clean Police record
  • Cyber Tech Career College Counselor interview.

Co-Requisite:

  • Students must undergo Basic Life Support/CPR training and certification
  • Students must receive Hepatitis B shot before they are allowed to do community outreach and externship

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Student must be 17 years of age before the start of the first semester
  • Be a high school graduate with a minimum of 3 BGCSE’s with grades “C” or better inclusive of English Language and, Mathematics.
  • If a student does not have the required BGCSE subjects or equivalent, they must take an Entrance Examination and or enroll in our BGCSE Preparatory classes.
  • Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Must have a high school Diploma or GED.
  • Medical certificate from a physician.
  • Clean Police record
  • Cyber Tech Career College Counselor interview.

MATURE STUDENTS

Applicants over the age of 20 who do not hold one of the recommended academic entry qualifications may also register for courses providing they have been in full time employment in their respective field of study for a minimum of 2 years and can produce a letter from their employer.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIPLOMA COURSE

  • Be a high school graduate with a minimum of 3 BJC’s with grades “C” or better inclusive English Language, Mathematics.
  • Must have a high school Diploma or GED.
  • Medical certificate from a physician.
  • Clean Police record
  • Cyber Tech Career College Counselor interview.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE COURSE

  • Must have a interest in the course offered
  • Medical certificate from a physician.
  • Clean Police record
  • Cyber Tech Career College Counselor interview.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Cyber Tech Career College welcomes international students. Students residing outside of The Bahamas before attending Cyber Tech however must comply with all Department of Immigration laws relevant to foreign students entering The Bahamas for studies.

The Immigration process can be very time consuming, therefore prospective students may want to begin as early as possible to plan the necessary steps. We urge international students who wish to begin studies with Cyber Tech for the Fall Semester to submit all their information by spring of the same year.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Students who have already graduated from high school and enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university can transfer a maximum of 30 credits.

What we need from you:

  • Official transcripts from the regionally accredited institution previously attended
  • Completed Application form
  • $50 nonrefundable Application fee
  • Complete a short essay outlining why you want to transfer to Cyber Tech Career College.

THE CREDIT SYSTEM

The programmes at the College are assessed based upon a credit system. Each programme has a specified number of credits that are required for that particular programme of study. The majority of the courses are three (3) credit courses.  A minimum of 15 lecture hours is equivalent to one (1) Credit.

ENROLMENT STATUS

Persons registered as full-time students in the Associate Degree programme must enroll for a minimum of twelve (12) credits each semester. However, a student may enroll for fewer credits on a Part Time schedule.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

The Associate Degree will be awarded to a student who satisfies the following requirements:

  1. Accumulates a minimum of credits in his/her major areas of study
  2. Passes the General Education Core Courses
  3. Passes the relevant General Education Elective Courses

DEFINITION OF TERMS

What is a Programme? A Programme is a set of courses grouped together and organized as a specialization leading to an Associates Degree.

What is a Course? A Course is a defined set of units of study within a particular subject area.

What is a Core Subject? A Core Subject is a compulsory course identified by the College as essential for the educational development of all graduates.

What is an Elective? An Elective is a course selected outside of the major area of study that is chosen by the student to enhance his/her educational development.

STUDENT GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

Financing is a major consideration when pursuing studies. Cyber Tech Career College is delighted to offer our students the opportunity to receive Tuition Grants.  To apply for one of our in-house grants students can speak to one of our admissions officers.

Students can also apply for other external grants and scholarships.

ASSESSMENT

  • Assignments 30%
  • Mid-semester exam 30%
  • Final Examination 40%

GPA GRADING SCALE

OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

I – will be assigned where a student has not completed an assignment or examination due to certificated medical illness, or has been officially granted additional time to complete outstanding requirements. The student will be required to complete the course within the period of time stipulated by the course instructor. Should the student fail to meet this deadline, the student will be assigned a grade of ‘F’ or other such grade assessed as appropriate for the work done in the course.

WD – will be assigned when a student withdraws from the course.

AB – Absent from final examinations

ACADEMIC STANDING

Academic Warning (AW) – A student whose G.P.A. falls below 2.00 but is not lower than 1.50 at the end of the semester.

Academic Probation Pending Dismissal (APPD) A student whose cumulative G.P.A. falls below 1.50 at the end of a semester.

Automatic Academic Dismissal (AAD) A student whose cumulative G.P.A. is 1.49 or below for two consecutive semesters.

Where a student facing academic dismissal attends our Preparatory Programme, he/she will be allowed to return to College, provided that his/her cumulative G.P.A.

is improved to 1.50 or above.

Students on academic probation will be required to attend Preparatory Classes and also Academic advisement.

ACADEMIC MERIT

A student will receive notification of Academic Merit if he/she earns a semester Grade Point Average of 3.75 or more but his/her Cumulative Grade Point Average is less than 3.75.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

A student will receive notification of Academic Excellence if he/she earns a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.75 or more.

WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE/ELECTIVE

Students considering withdrawal from a course/elective/major should discuss the matter in advance with a Student Advisor or Chief Academic Officer. Such decisions should not be made lightly.

Students desirous of withdrawing from a course of study should complete a Withdrawal Form. These forms are available from the Admissions Office.

STUDENT ACADEMIC REPORT

Academic Reports are issued at the end of each semester and may be collected from the records department.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to become eligible for graduation a student must complete all programme requirements, as stipulated by Cyber Tech Career College.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (CUMULATIVE G.P.A.)

  1. A cumulative G.P.A. of 2.00 or more is required for graduation; a minimum grade of C is compulsory for all courses.
  2. A student with a G.P.A. of 3.50 to 3.74 will graduate with Credit.
  3. A student with G.P.A. of 3.75 or more will graduate with Distinction.

COLLECTION OF CERTIFICATES

Students are reminded that they are required to collect their certificates from the Office of student Affairs within ONE (1) year of graduation

GRADE REVIEW/APPEAL PROCEDURES

  1. A student who feels that the final grade received in a course is incorrect or unreasonable should proceed as follows:
  2. Discuss it with the course Instructor who assigned the grade and make every effort to resolve the difference.
  3. If the problem is not resolved, the student should then file a written Grade Review to the Chief Academic Officer. This must be done not later than one (1) week after the grade is posted on the notice board. The appropriate form may be obtained from the Admissions Office.
  4. If either party (course Instructor or student) is dissatisfied with the outcome, a Grade Appeal is forwarded to the Chief Administrative officer who will make a final ruling.

REPEATING OF COURSES

When a student repeats a course, the new grade and credits earned will be included in the student’s cumulative grade point average

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

There are several things that you need to be aware of from the very first day that you become a student at Cyber Tech Career College. It is essential that you familiarize yourself with the information that is contained within this Handbook to ensure full orientation to the College.

  • Student Identification Cards: ID Cards are needed to access all student services at the College, as well as to write examinations, whether internal or external. Each student is required to have his/her ID card visibly displayed on his/her person at all times while on campus. They are also required to hand the ID over to Senior Administrative staff, members of faculty or Security personnel, when they are requested to do so. Students who do not comply with this request may not be allowed access to the campus.
  • Obtaining Your Identification Card:  After you have registered at Cyber Tech Career College, you will be given a date to return to take the picture for your student identification card.  The process takes about three minutes and you will receive your ID card immediately afterwards.
  • Financial Information – Bursar’s Office:  The Bursar’s Office is responsible for student billing and revenue collection. The office is also responsible for collecting and posting payments on student’s accounts, processing refunds.
  • Computer Services and Information Technology:  Computers and technology are integral parts of Cyber Tech Career College.  They facilitate teaching, learning both online and traditional and administrative functions. The College maintains a state of the art local-area network.  Cyber Tech Career College’s infrastructure is supported by a campus-wide broadband wireless network, connecting campus users to high speed internet.  Cyber Tech Career College strives to stay in the forefront of technology to better facilitate the services to and education of its student population.
  • Absences Impact Learning:  We understand the necessity of absences for illness and family emergencies.  We ask that students attend all classes.  When students miss a class, it is difficult for you to make up the work that you miss.  It impacts classes where material has to be re-taught or where small group work is crippled with one or more students missing from a group.  Instructors are under no obligation to go over material that you miss.   Our classes are divided into three semesters.  The summer semester is optional.   We observe all public holidays according to the Cabinet of the Bahamas Government.
  • Makeup Work Due To Absences: It is the student’s responsibility to make up for work missed due to an absence.  In the case of a pre-planned absence, the student must complete all work and exams either before leaving or as soon as he/she returns as designated by the instructor.  Where illness or other unplanned absences are involved, please contact the Admissions Office via phone/e-mail.  All missed worked must be completed within a reasonable amount of time as specified by the instructors.
  • Teacher Student Conference:  Vitally important to the philosophy of Cyber Tech Career College is the individualized interaction between teacher and student.  Teachers will make use of some of their unstructured time to give students individual help and attention.  They will conduct individual conferences with students concerning their progress in class; discuss problems students may be confronted with in the course.  These conferences may be teacher or student initiated.
  • Homework:  You will be given homework on a periodic basis.  All homework must be completed and turned in as scheduled.  Home work is to be done at home, not five minutes before class starts.
  • Text Books:  Students must purchase Text Books for their respective classes.  You will be given a book list after you register for the class or you can check with the Front Office for a copy of your Book List.

GUIDELINES FOR PROPER CONDUCT

Appropriate conduct is guided by safety, integrity and mutual respect for others.

Theft: Theft is a major infraction of Cyber Tech Career College’s rules; it will not be tolerated and may lead to immediate expulsion.  All fees paid will be forfeited and the matter will be reported to the Police.

Mutual Respect: Each individual should show respect toward his or her instructor and fellow students and expect the same respect in return.

Honesty: All students are expected to be honorable, truthful and trustworthy.

Integrity: All students are expected to strive to adhere to the statement of values and goals.

Insubordination: Students are expected to comply with all reasonable requests of teachers and staff.

Intimidation: It is essential that no member of Cyber Tech Career College’s community is intimidated, either physically or psychologically, by others.

Profanity/Obscenity: All students are expected to use appropriate, non offensive language.  This also refers to T-shirt slogans and wording.

Dress Code: Cyber Tech Career College understands and fully supports students’ right to self-expression. The College also has an obligation to create a learning environment where all members of the community are comfortable and not offended by inappropriate dress. The dress code is designed to provide appropriate guidelines so that all students may dress in a manner that is respectful of themselves and the community.

The policy states that the following standards must be adhered to by all members of the campus community:

  • Dress that is neat, modest and casual is the minimum requirement at all times while on campus.
  • Hats, caps, do-rags, and other headgear must be removed when in classrooms or in campus offices.
  • “Baggy” pants or sloppy dress will not be permitted at anytime.
  • Clothing that is provocative or contains obscene messages or messages that are contrary to the mission of the college will not be permitted.

Public Displays of Affection (PDA): We recognize that genuine feelings of affection may exist between students.  However, an inordinate display of such affection is inappropriate on Cyber Tech Career College’s premises.

Inappropriate/Dangerous Items: The use or possession of inappropriate, illegal and or potentially dangerous items is forbidden.  This includes laser pens/lights and pocket knives.  If there is reasonable suspicion or probable cause that a student possesses a concealed item(s) which may be inappropriate, the legal authorities may be contacted.

Cell Phones:  Cell phones are not to be used in the classroom, all cell phones must be set to vibrate or silence during class.  Cell Phones cannot be used as a calculator.

FORBIDDEN ACTIVITIES

Students are expected to adhere fully to the following regulations relating to the items mentioned below. Failure to do so could result in suspension or even dismissal from the College.

Dress Code

Students are not permitted to wear:

  1. Shorts more than three (3) inches above the knees
  1. Sleeveless or spaghetti strap tops
  1. Deeply cut sleeveless blouses for female or sleeveless vests for males
  1. Outfits displaying midriffs or exposed backs
  1. Skirts more than three (3) inches above the knees
  1. Hats, hoodies, flip-flops or slippers to class
  1. Male students are not permitted to expose boxer shorts.

In addition to the above, students are asked to note that they must adhere to all stipulated dress code guidelines as outlined.

Smoking

The College discourages smoking on its campus. Smoking is not permitted in the classrooms, the corridors, or in any of the offices of the College.

Non-Students

Students should not encourage or bring on campus persons who are not students of the College without the consent of the Chief Administrative Officer. Such action is considered a breach of the College’s security and could result in disciplinary actions being taken against students guilty of this offence.