Information Guide and Application - 2021/2022
August 16, 2021 - May 18, 2022
FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY CENTER
810 S. WallJoplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417-680-0004Fax: 417-680-0005
Prgoram Coordinator: Paula Webb
Please review the following sections, as they contain important information about the program you are applying for.
Dental Assistant900 Clock hour certificate program
Monday - Thursday 5:30pm – 10:00 pm
The Dental Assistant program will offer students the opportunity to obtain the training needed to assist the dentist in providing care for patients. Your training in dental terminology, chair side assisting procedures, radiology, infection control, and dental office computers will make you a valuable asset to any dental practice. Graduates have the opportunity to work for a private dental practice, a dental clinic, or as a lab technician, performing a variety of services.
General Dentistry including;Infection control and OSHA guidelines* Chair-side Assisting *Dental Sciences Dental Terminology Dental Instruments* Dental Materials* Dental Radiology* Computers in the Dental Office * Clinical Rotations & Externships
*These classes will have a laboratory and/or clinic time along with lecture.
Important note: Franklin Technology Center programs are based on clock hours and may not be transferable to other education facilities. Clinical Rotations and Externship is included in the program’s 900 clock hours. Franklin Technology Center requires students to maintain a 90% attendance and an overall 70% grade course average during the program. Students are not certified/registered upon graduation from the program. Students must meet national testing organization entrance requirements and successfully complete their examination to become certified/registered through the American Medical Technologists (AMT), which offers the Registered Dental Assistant certification. Program graduates will have to have additional post graduate, on-the-job dental chair side work experience to meet current national dental assistant examination requirements for the DANB certification. Admittance into the program requires a GPA of 2.5 or higher, a clear background check & drug screening through VALIDITY & a TABE score of 9 or above.
** Instruction subject to change, as determined by FTC.
Submit Application with fee to Franklin Technology Center
In order to be considered for admission into Dental Assistant program, the first step in the process is to receive an application packet and complete the following:
Once you have a completed Step 1, you will be asked to provide the following
Applicants are responsible for requesting their own high school transcripts. A transcript request form is included in the application packet. You may make copies of this form and must send it to the appropriate institution(s), along with any fees they require for releasing your transcripts. The institution(s) will mail your transcripts directly to the program coordinator.
For students who obtained a GED/HSE through the State of Missouri, transcripts are no longer provided by the state. Therefore, please complete the GED/HSE information requested in the “Educational History” section of the Program Application and the Program Coordinator will obtain your GED/HSE transcript request form that is included in the application packet.
Contact Financial Aid
A TABE test will be required for acceptance into the program. This test stands for “Test for Adult Basic Education” which is a generalized test in English, Reading, Math and Science. Additional information regarding the TABE test will be sent after the application has been received by the program coordinator.
The selection process is based on 2.5 GPA or equivalent GED scores, TABE test results, a personal interview with the instructors and criminal background results. Immunization records including childhood, Hep B series or Titer and a current TB test is required of all students as recommended by the CDC for “Practice Standards for all Healthcare Professionals”. For those without an immunization record, options will be discussed at personal interview appointment before acceptance into the program. Selection for the dental assisting program is limited to 20 students each fall. In the case that the number of selected applicants drops, alternate students may be selected. Prior to the beginning of the school year, a drug screening and background check will be required. Another drug screen test will be submitted without notice sometime during the school year. If the student fails drug screening or background check, it will be an automatic dismissal from the program.
There are TABE study guides available for purchase at local retailers and via internet sources (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.). As well as free study apps for smart devices. You can also seek assistance from the Adult Education & Literacy of Joplin.
Adult Education & Literacy
Linda Dishman, Director
123 Main St.
Joplin, MO 64801
All students will be required to attend orientation prior to the first day of class. Students will be contacted regarding program-specific orientation date, time and location after acceptance.
Please direct all correspondence and inquiries to:
Franklin Technology Center
810 S. Wall Avenue
Beginning date: August 16, 2021 ~ Ending Date: May 18, 2022
Non-Refundable Application Fee of $50.00 is required prior to acceptance into program.
Supplies, Books, and Fees**: $1,330.00
GRAND TOTAL: $10,560.00
Tuition Withdrawal Policy
A Title IV refund is completed on all financial aid recipients. The Title IV refund is calculated per payment period. If a student completes 60% of a payment period, a Title IV refund is not required.
NOTE: Any Title IV financial aid returned by FTC to the Direct Loan(s) and/or the US Dept. of Ed for Pell Grants will be charged back to the students account and will be his/her responsibility.
Institutional charges are due as follows: Days=class days
Student withdraws during the first 4 days of the pay period - 2% due *Fees, books, and supply fees will be assessed on usage
Student withdraws from the 5th day through the 9th day of the pay period - 5% due
Student withdraws from the 10th day through the 15th day of the pay period - 10% due
Student withdraws from the 16th day through 21st day of the pay period - 20% due
Student withdraws from the 22nd day through the 30th day of the pay period - 40% due
Student withdraws after 30th day of pay period - 100% due
All costs including tuition, books, and supplies are considered institutional costs and are figured in the refund calculation. *Fees, books, and supply fees will be assessed on usage.
All Credit balances must be eliminated before a Title IV refund calculation can be performed.
All Students completing a withdrawal form and received a Direct loan are required to complete an exit counseling session online at www.nslds.ed.gov
School will determine the student's withdrawal date as the last date the student ceased attendance.
All Title IV funds WILL BE RETURNED no later than 45 days after it determines the student withdrew.
NOTE: If a student withdraws (a leave of absence is not included) from a program and wishes to re-enter at a later time, he/she will be responsible for any previous tuition, books, and fees owed and any additional and/or increased tuition, books, and fees of the rear re-entered. If tuition has increased the student will be responsible for the additional costs. The re-entry request must be approved by the Program Coordinator and Director of FTC before a student can begin in the program. If a student withdraws twice from any program at FTC he/she will not be allowed to re-enter ANY FTC program.
Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy
Franklin Technology Center adheres to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. Students accepted into the program are required to follow the drug screening policy as stated below.
All offers of acceptance into Franklin Technology Center programs are made as conditional offers. The conditions will include a satisfactory background check and negative drug screen. Acceptance into the program will be denied if there is refusal to read and sign the drug screen consent form, if an applicant is found in possession of specimen altering devices, if applicant is unable to roved a specimen in a timely manner, or for submitting an altered/substituted specimen.
To ensure compliance with the Drug Fee Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, students will be tested as a condition of admission, upon reasonable suspicion, and post-accident or post-injury. (See Franklin Technology Center Student Handbook for additional information.)
Students must abide by the terms of the above policy and must report any conviction under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring on or off College premises. A conviction must be reported within five (5) days after the conviction. Students convicted of involvement in a criminal drug offense will be dismissed from the program.
Missouri Job Center
Need financial help? Looking for a new career? Wanting to improve your job skills?
Missouri Job Center aids economically disadvantaged, dislocated workers, unemployed or underemployed persons through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
They help persons know their skills, improve their skills and get a better job with the help of their workforce specialists.
Several services are targeted to specific populations, such as youth, those on layoff from a job, veterans, older workers, welfare recipients, ex-offenders, and many others.
If you are interested in enrolling at Franklin Technology Center, and need additional financial assistance, please contact the Missouri Job Center to see if they can further assist you.
*Financial assistance is based on availability of funding and may not always be available.
730 S Wall Ave
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm.
Thursday from 9:00am-4:30pm.
1.Complete your FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov. Call the FTC Financial Aid Office at 417-680-0004 if you have questions on how to fill it out or if you don’t have access to a computer.
2. In order to fill out your FAFSA, last year’s federal tax return must be completed. If married, you must include spouse’s information or if you answer all questions with a NO on Step 3 of the FAFSA, you are required to include parent’s information on Step 4.
3. Once your FAFSA is submitted, wait 2-3 business days then call the FTC Financial Aid Office to set up an appointment to complete the financial aid process.
4. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the US Department of Education in approximately 2 weeks. Verify that all information is correct.
5. Your FTC Award letter will be given to you at the beginning of the program.
If a funding agency will be providing any monies toward your program costs we must have the following documentation on file before you can attend any program classes. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with their counselor to insure proper documentation has been received by the FTC bookkeeping or financial aid office.
1. Written letter on agency letterhead for $50 application fee
2. Funding voucher, training agreement, etc. for any program costs
Study hard and attend classes and you should receive your graduation certificate.
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CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:
All applicants applying for FTC programs will be required to undergo a criminal background check through VALIDITY. Failure to accurately list information may result in denial of entrance into the program. Students that are accepted through false or incorrect information for the background check will be terminated from the educational program. Students with an insufficient or questionable background check or adults attending programs located in a building with minors will be required to have fingerprints taken and sent to the FBI for review. Failure to have a clear background check will result in immediate dismissal from the program.
As a part of the final steps in the selection process, Dental Assistant applicants may be required to submit to a drug screening.
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JOPLIN DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, DISABILITY OR VETERAN STATUS, NOR WITH ANY PROVISIONS FOR THE “AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT” OF THE APPLICANT (SECTION IV).
If accepted as a student, I give FTC permission to release a copy of my school records to inquiries such as employment for educational purposes, according to the Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974. In connection with my application with the school, I understand that a consumer report, which may contain public record information, is being requested. This report may include the following types of information: Names and dates of previous employers, credit information, etc. I further understand that such report may contain public record information concerning my credit, bankruptcy proceeding, and etc. from federal, state and other agencies that maintain such records.
I authorize, without reservation, any party or agency contacted to furnish the above-mentioned information.I certify that the information provided on this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and that I am at least 17 years of age. Falsification of any part of this application may be grounds for dismissal from FTC.
NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY:
Franklin Technology Center receives funds under certain programs of the US Dept of Education and is required by law to collect social security numbers (SSN) from its students for the administration of those programs. We are also required by law to maintain certain documents in accordance with Missouri’s records retention policies. We do not collect or share personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you and the governmental agencies requiring us to report such information.