Information Guide and Application - 2021/2022
FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY CENTER
810 S. Wall Ave
Joplin, MO 64801
Program Coordinator: Michelle Steverson
Phone: 417-680-0004 Ext. 2064
Beginning August 2021
Please review the following sections, as they contain important information about the program you are applying for.
720 Clock hour certificate program
Instruction covers basic technical skills of welding. A combination of classroom lectures with demonstrations and lab instruction that includes practical hands-on exercises to give employable skills to the students.
Students will test for the ASME Welder Performance Qualifications exam, which may further assist them with job opportunities.
Areas of Study**:• Basic safety in the welding lab• Interpret blueprints• Operate welding and cutting processes• Operate grinders• Oxy-Fuel cutting / welding• Plasma Arc cutting • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)• Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)• Test / Inspect welds
Entry Level Employment Opportunities• Fabrication• Manufacturing • Construction
** Instruction subject to change, as determined by FTC.
Submit Application with Fee to Franklin Technology Center
In order to be considered for admission into Franklin Technology Center, 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
All applicants must make initial contact with the financial aid coordinator, even if you are not planning to use financial aid monies to pay for the program. You can contact the financial aid coordinator at 417-680-0004, ext. 2062.
Acceptance into Program
The program Coordinator will contact you if an entrance examination is required, if not you will receive a letter of acceptance.
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
School Year 2021-2022
Beginning date: August 16, 2021 ~ Ending Date: April 14, 2022
Non-Refundable Application Fee of $50.00 is required prior to acceptance into program.
Supplies, Books, and Fees**: $1,750.00
GRAND TOTAL: $11,650.00
**Tuition and Fees for 2021-2022 are estimates only and are subject to change**
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 usageStudent withdraws from the 5th day through the 9th day of the pay period - 5% dueStudent withdraws from the 10th day through the 15th day of the pay period - 10% dueStudent withdraws from the 16th day through 21st day of the pay period - 20% dueStudent withdraws from the 22nd day through the 30th day of the pay period - 40% dueStudent 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.govSchool 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.
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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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.