Course Catalog

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Admissions Information

WCGA examines evidence of scholastic competence, moral and ethical standards, and significant qualities of character and personality of each applicant. The Academy reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant on the basis of the foregoing considerations or to any applicant who, on the application, deliberately omits pertinent information, and/or purposely supplies wrongful information. Such subterfuge, if discovered later, may cause a student to be subjected to dismissal.

Scholastic Requirements


Students who are high school graduates or the equivalent (GED, California High School Proficiency Examination) may attend West Coast Grooming Academy.

Ability-to-Benefit


California Education Code (CEC) §94811 defines an ability-to-benefit (ATB) student as a student who has not received a High School Diploma or GED but possesses the competency to benefit from the Academy’s programs. Under CEC §94904 (a), an institution is required, prior to executing an enrollment agreement with an ATB student, to have the student take and pass an independently administered examination from the list of examinations prescribed by the United States Department of Education (USDE). West Coast Grooming Academy requires that English speaking applicants take the ACCUPLACER exam, which includes Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Arithmetic, or for applicants whose primary language is Spanish, the Spanish Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (Spanish WBST) Verbal Forms VS-1 & VS-2 Quantitative Forms QS-1 & QS-2. Students who take and pass either of these exams may then enroll for courses at West Coast Grooming Academy.

Open Enrollment Policy


It is the policy of WCGA that, unless specifically exempted by statute, every course supported by state funds shall be open for enrollment to any person who has been admitted to the Academy. Each class is allowed a maximum number of students which is based on the special nature of the course and/or physical limitations of the facility. Whenever pre-enrollment in such a class reaches this number, the class is designated as “closed.” Admission to the Academy does not guarantee space in any class. Late Enrollment after the first day of class is not permitted.

APPLICATION AND ACCEPTANCE



Where to Write


Inquiries about admission and acceptance should be addressed to:



Website: www.WestCoastGroomingAcademy.com


Email: Info@WestCoastGroomingAcademy.com


Phone: (626) 239-0741

Procedure


In order to enroll at West Coast Grooming Academy, the student must follow these steps:



APPLICATION: submit a completed Pre-Enrollment Application form (either the paper or online version). (An applicant requesting any accommodation because of any physical or learning disability or handicap should so specify at the time of application so that the Academy may assist.)

EDUCATION: submit a copy of your high school diploma, GED or ATB exam results to Info@WestCoastGroomingAcademy.com or bring physical copies with you to your Interview.

INTERVIEW: After WCGA has received your application, you will be contacted by phone and my email to schedule an appointment for a Pre-Enrollment Interview. At this Interview, an Academy representative will give you a tour of the campus and answer any questions that you may have about the Academy and the courses offered. At this time, the Academy may extend an offer of Enrollment and the student may complete their enrollment process.

TEST RESULTS: (if applicable). Prior to executing an enrollment agreement with an Ability To Benefit (ATB) student, the Academy is required to have the student take and pass an independently administered examination from the list of examinations prescribed by the United States Department of Education (USDE). West Coast Grooming Academy requires that English speaking ATB applicants take the ACCUPLACER exam, which includes Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Arithmetic, or for ATB applicants whose primary language is Spanish, the Spanish Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (Spanish WBST) Verbal Forms VS-1 & VS-2 Quantitative Forms QS-1 & QS-2. If the student speaks a language other than English, the Academy may also require the student to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to asses wether the student is proficient enough in English to be successful in their course.

ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT: The student will be presented with the Course Catalog, a School Performance Fact Sheet and an Enrollment Agreement which the student is encouraged to review thoroughly before signing. Once signed, the student is admitted to the Academy.

PAY FOR COURSES: In order to secure your enrollment for the course you wish to take, you will need to pay a $250 non-refundable registration fee, and a course tuition deposit which will be credited towards the overall course tuition. The remaining balance of the student’s course will need to be paid before the first day of class.

Under most circumstances, the student may complete their Interview, Sign the Enrollment Agreement and pay the Course Deposit on the same day.

PRE-ENROLLMENT DISCLOSURE


California Code of Regulations 71775.5 
Notice to Prospective Certificate Program Students

This institution is pending approval by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

• Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.

• Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

• Stop all enrollment in its certificate programs, and

• Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

Academy Representative Initials:________ Date: _________

Student Initials:_______________ Date: ________________

(b) The student and an institutional representative shall initial and date the notice prior to executing an enrollment agreement. An initialed copy of the notice shall be given to the student and the original shall be retained in the enrolled student's records.

(c) The notice shall also be posted immediately preceding or following as to clearly pertain to the description of the degree program, including, but not limited to, one or more of the following; admissions requirements, length of program, courses offered or areas of focus. Such notice shall be included, at a minimum, in the following locations:

(1) The institution's catalog where each degree program is described.

(2) The institution's website where each degree program is described.

(3) The institution's degree program brochures.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 94877 and 94885.1, Education Code. Reference: Sections 94885, 94885.1, 94897, 94900, 94900.5, 94909, 94927.5 and 94932, Education Code.

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STATE LICENSURE AND APPROVAL

     West Coast Grooming Academy is a private vocational school approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and Title 5. California Code of Regulations Division 7.5. Private Postsecondary Education. The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education approval means that this institution and its operation comply with the standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private post-secondary educational institutions. Institutional approval is subject to continual review and the institution must reapply for approval every three years.

      The Bureau for  Private Postsecondary Education  can be  reached by calling 

(888) 370-7589 toll-free or on the bureau's internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.

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