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Students Infected With Dangerous and Life Threatening Diseases Policy and Procedure The following policy is hereby adopted by Northwest Iowa Community College concerning students at NCC infected with dangerous and life threatening diseases: 1. It is recommended by NCC that most persons infected with dangerous and life threatening diseases should be allowed to continue with the education at NCC in an unrestricted manner with the approval of their physician. Dangerous and life threatening diseases are those where potential for transmission of the disease causing agent is present. It is the policy of NCC that benefits of unrestricted education for any student infected with dangerous and life threatening diseases under normal circumstances outweigh the remote possibility that any such student will transmit such an infection within the NCC environment. 2. It is recognized that some persons infected with dangerous and life threatening diseases may pose a greater risk than others. If it is determined that a student of NCC can no longer perform his or her essential functions at NCC without endangering the health and safety of other students or if it is determined that there is reasonable probability of substantial harm to the student or to others by the continued education of the student at NCC, such student may be suspended under the guidelines set out in the policy and procedure. 3. For purposes of determining whether a student presents an unacceptable risk, NCC shall, on an annual basis, designate an individual physician/clinic who has the qualifications to evaluate whether or not an infected student poses a risk to others. Evaluation of a student infected with a dangerous and life threatening disease should be performed regularly by the designated physician/clinic. If it is subsequently determined by such a designated physician/clinic that the infected presents an unacceptable risk and cannot perform his or her essential functions in question without endangering the health and safety of the other students and that there is a reasonable probability of substantial harm, then the student at NCC should be suspended until such time as a subsequent review should be established at the time the initial decision is made to exclude the student from further education at NCC. 4. It is the policy of NCC that the number of students aware of any student’s infected condition should be kept to a minimum and that any persons involved in the case and education of any such student should respect that student’s right to privacy. All records maintained on any infected student shall be confidential. 5. It is not the policy of NCC to require random sampling and screening of students for infection of dangerous and life threatening diseases. Eye Safety Information Iowa Law 280.10 requires that students participating in vocational education shops or laboratories shall wear industrial quality eye protection devices at all times while participating in any phase or activity of such course which may subject the student or teacher to risk or hazard from materials or processes used in the courses. Industrial quality eye protection devices, as referred to in the law, mean devices meeting the standards of the American Standards Association Safety Code Z876.1-1968. Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection promulgated by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. In order to comply with safety glass requirements, students may choose from the following: 1. Purchase non-prescriptive safety glasses with permanent side shields. Safety glasses are available from the Northwest Iowa Community College Store. 2. Purchase goggles, which may be worn over regular prescription eye glasses from the Northwest Iowa Community College Store. 3. Purchase prescription, industrial quality safety glasses with permanent side shields from the eye doctor. ADMISSIONS ______________________________________________________ Admissions Policy and Procedure NCC has an “open-door” policy for all persons of post-high school age. Admission to programs is granted on the basis of an individual’s interest, aptitude, previous experience and career objective. (Compliance with Civil Rights Title VI, VII, IX, X, and Rehabilitation Act.) Class size is limited in programs. Once optimal enrollment has been met, applicants will be placed on an alternate list. NCC admits students to the Arts & Sciences, Business/Health, and Applied Technology programs who have either a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma. Individuals who have not completed either may be admitted on an individual basis. Admission to the College does not ensure admission to a specific program. NCC reserves the right to guide your program selection on the basis of counseling, assessment, pre-enrollment interviews, and past academic achievement. If you do not meet specific requirements, you may be admitted on a provisional basis or may be required to complete college preparatory courses before admission. Admission shall not be granted until all required materials are received. An Enrollment Confirmation Form requesting an advanced tuition deposit will accompany your letter of acceptance for some programs. This form is a commitment from you and requires an advance tuition payment. For some programs the advanced tuition deposit is non-refundable. Application Procedure 1. Submit a completed application form, either via the interactive application form on the NCC Web site (www.nwicc.edu) or by mail to the Enrollment Office. 2. Upon application to the College, you must submit an official copy of your high school transcript or official documentation of your high school equivalency scores. Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2017–2018 10 Campus Health


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