pTEC welcomes veterans and their dependents. Most of the full-time programs offered are approved for veterans (VA) educational benefits. A veteran or other student eligible for benefits under Chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 or 35 of Title 38, U.S. Code, or Chapter 1606 of Title 10, U.S. Code is entitled to one deferment each academic year and an additional deferment each time there is a delay in the receipt of benefits for fee payment.
Only programs taught in the traditional on-site/classroom setting are approved for veterans benefits. Courses taught in whole or in part in a distance learning, online, blended, hybrid and/or independent student format are not approved.
Applicants’ previous training and/or experience will be evaluated by the school to determine placement. Should hours be accepted, the training time will be reduced accordingly.
When the applicant has completed the enrollment procedures and begins classes, the Veteran Certifying Official will notify the VA by forwarding appropriate forms.
Veterans Attendance Policy
Time missed due to early departures, class cuts, tardies, etc., for any portion of a class period will proportionately reduce the student’s overall grade in the end of fee period calculation when determining satisfactory academic progress. Academic progress is calculated by dividing Standard Hours Completed by Enrolled Class Hours. Attendance is calculated by dividing Hours Attended by Enrolled Class Hours.
Veteran students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance each fee period to remain in good standing. Students exceeding a 20% absenteeism rate in a fee period will be terminated from their VA benefits for unsatisfactory attendance.
Minimum attendance standards vary by program. If program attendance standards are greater than 80%, students must adhere to the higher standard. The following program standards are greater than 80%:
Child Care Center Operations: Minimum Attendance Requirements = 87%
Early Childhood Education: Minimum Attendance Requirements = 90%
Patient Care Assistant: Minimum Attendance Requirements = 94%
Phlebotomy: Minimum Attendance Requirements = 90%
Practical Nursing: Minimum Attendance Requirements = 94%
School Age Certification Training: Minimum Attendance Requirements = 89%
The student’s attendance record will be retained in the veteran’s file for USDVA and SAA audit purposes.