Consumer Information

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Method of Disclosure

This information is on our website and provided to all students during orientation.

This information is accessible through the links provided (in the Consumer Information Disclosure) or below and further information can be found in the Student Handbook and website.

Students may request paper copies of any of this information by contacting the office.

HVAC Technical Institute
Attn: Administration
4532 S. Kolin Ave – 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60632
(773) 927-9562

Student Handbook

Our handbook is provided to all students so they can be informed of all policies pertaining to conduct and education. It provides the following information:

2017-2018 Student Handbook

  • Educational Philosophy/Objective
  • Accreditation
  • HVAC Course Outline, Tuition and Fees
  • LCR Course Outline, Tuition and Fees
  • HVAC/R Course Outline, Tuition and Fees
  • Electrical Technician Course Outline, Tuition and Fees
  • Course Outline Disclaimer
  • Facility Members
  • Facility Location
  • Admission Requirements
  • Transfer Student Policy
  • Methods of Payment & Financing Options
  • Class Size
  • Observed Holidays
  • Course Clock Hours
  • Types Of Equipment
  • Brands Of Equipment
  • Tool/Classroom Preparation Policy
  • Student Tool List
  • Grading
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Veteran’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
  • Tutoring Policy
  • Statement
  • Excused Absences
  • Leave of Absence
  • Student Withdrawals
  • Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Transcripts
  • Safety Glasses Policy
  • Resource Room Rules & Guidelines
  • Rules Of Conduct
  • Personal Property
  • Medical Policy
  • Limitation Of Liability & Indemnification Agreement
  • Clery Act
  • Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (Privacy Notification)
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Job Description For Technicians
  • Opportunities in the HVAC/R field
  • Certifications
  • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Policy
  • Return Of Title IV Funding
  • Refund Policy
  • HVAC Technical Institute Closure Policy
  • Grievance Policy
  • HVAC Technical Institute Disclosure Report
  • Location

Institutional Information

The following links provide additional school information.

Vaccinations Policies

HVAC Technical Institute does not require student vaccinations for enrollment eligibility.

Copyrighted Material

HVAC Technical Institute complies with the provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 and its amendments. HVAC Tech frowns upon the use and distribution of copyrighted material. Instructional staff must abide by all copyright laws assuring that the distribution of academic material is authentic to their fullest knowledge. Enrolled students are also discouraged from copying or distributing copyrighted material. Any student found in violation of this will be immediately expelled from the institution.

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.

Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (Privacy Notification)

In 1999, Congress enacted the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (Public Law 106-102). This Act requires the lenders provide certain information to their customers regarding the collection and use of nonpublic personal information. Because you have a loan held by the U.S. Department of Education and/or HVAC Technical Institute, we are obligated to provide you with our Privacy Notification.

In general, the categories of nonpublic personal information collected about, your education at HVAC Technical Institute, and consumer reporting agencies, include: your address and other contract information, demographic background, loan and educational status, family income, social security number, employment information, collection and repayment history, and credit history. We disclose nonpublic personal information to third parties as necessary to process and service your loan and as permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974. The privacy Act permits disclosure to third parties as authorized under certain routine uses. Examples of disclosures permitted under the Privacy Act including disclosure to federal and state agencies, private parties such as relatives, present and former employers, and creditors, and our contractors for purposes of administration of the student financial assistance program, for enforcement purposes, for litigation, and for use in connection with audits or other investigations.

We do not sell or otherwise make available any information about you to any third parties for marketing purposes. We protect the security and confidentiality of nonpublic personal information by implementing the following policies and practices. All physical access to nonpublic personal information is maintained is controlled and monitored by the HVAC Technical Institute office administration. Our computer systems offer a high degree of resistance to tampering and circumvention. We authorize our employees to retrieve your information only when its needed to do their work, and we require companies that work with us to follow the same protective measures we use for your information. All interactions by individual users with the systems are recorded.

Read the annual Privacy Notification Here.

Security Program Information

Accreditations

HVAC Tech is proud to be accredited by the following organizations:

  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Council of Occupational Education
  • HVAC Excellence

Crime and Security

All Title IV schools must have a safety and crime reporting policy in place. You will find information pertaining to this in this section.

  • Annual Report
    • Timely Warnings
    • Emergency Response and Evacuation
    • Fire Safety Reports
    • Reporting a Crime

Safety

As a technical school, safety is out number one priority; we have laid out our safety measures in our annual Safety Plan.

Drug and Alcohol

HVAC Tech forbids the use, possession, distribution or sale of drugs or alcohol by a student anywhere on school property. In the event there is a student with a substance abuse problem, we can offer our services and direct them to the appropriate organization to receive help.

Refund and Withdrawal

In the event a student decides to withdraw from our courses, the following policies describe how money is refunded and how we handle our withdrawals.

Disclosures

This section contains annual reports and disclosures.

Constitutional and Citizenship Day

As a Title IV school, HVAC Tech celebrates Constitution Day; the following links provide information about this holiday and how we have celebrated in the past.

Resources

Industry Statistics

The following links provide industry statistics for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and electrical field: