Learning Bridge Career Institute takes Copyrighting Infringement very serious. Whether it be the distribution of copyrighted material or unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities.
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. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title17, 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).
Transfer Student Requirements
STUDENTS WISHING TO TRANSFER FROM ONE PROGRAM TO ANOTHER WITHIN THE INSTITUTION SHOULD MEET WITH THE DIRECTOR OF TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY AND TRANSFERABILITY WITHIN THE INSTITUTION. STUDENTS ARE GIVEN FULL CREDIT FOR COURSES COMMON IN BOTH PROGRAMS THAT DEMONSTRATE SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS. THIS PROCESS IS USED FOR OUR MEDICAL ASSISTANT TRAINING STUDENTS AS WELL AS OUR OTHER PROGRAMS.
Students wishing to transfer from one program to another from other institutions must submit the following:
After the submission of documents, the Administrator evaluates the transcript to determine transfer equivalency.
To be eligible for transfer credit, students must have earned at “C” (2.0 GPA) or above in the course. No more than 60% of the course can be transferred from a program of study may be transferred from another institution.
Leave of Absence Policy -LOA
A Voluntary Leave of Absence is a type of Withdrawal. A Voluntary Leave of Absence or any other form of Withdrawal indicates that a student has been permitted an exception from the continuous registration requirement of The Learning Bridge Career Institute.
A student is required to provide a written, signed, and dated request, which includes the reason for that request, for an approved LOA prior to the LOA. However, if unforeseen circumstances prevent the student from providing a prior written request, the institution may grant the student's request for the LOA if the institution documents its decision and collects a written request at a later date. If may be appropriate in certain limited cases the institution provides an approved LOA to a student who must interrupt his or her enrollment because he or she is an affected individual in this category. Therefore, it may be waived if the student provides a written request for affective individuals who have difficulty providing a written request as a result of being an affective individual in this category. Documentation of its decision to grant the LOA must include, the reason for the LOA, the reason for waiving the requirement that the LOA be requested in writing
Confidentiality on Leave of Absences
The Learning Bridge Career Institute will maintain the confidentiality of all information regarding Voluntary Leaves in accordance with federal, state and local law, and to the greatest extent consistent with the goal of processing such Leaves. All records concerning Voluntary Leaves of Absence are confidential and the official copy of such records shall be retained by the School in which the student was enrolled at the time of the Leave. Access to these records is limited by appropriate federal, state, and local law.
The Learning Bridge Career Institute reserves the right to notify a parent or guardian if deemed appropriate under the circumstances and as permitted by applicable federal, state and local law.