About our Adult Training Programs

The KATC serves both secondary students and adults in most programs. The start date/completion date align with the Kirksville R-III School District calendar. Each course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of skills required for entry-level employment. Courses may be one or two years in length. Enrollment is required by the beginning of August each year. To be eligible for certification a student must enroll one year as a full-time student or two years as a part-time student.

BLOCK SCHEDULE

Morning Session:        7:52 am - 10:36 am

Lunch Break:             10:36 am - 12:05 pm   

Afternoon Session:     12:05 pm - 2:48 pm

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COURSE COMPLETION EXPECTATIONS

The instructional programs of the KATC represent 510 to 1388 hours of instruction.  The KATC serves both secondary students and adults in most programs with programs beginning each Fall. Each course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of skills required for entry-level employment. Courses may be one or two years in length. Enrollment is required by the beginning of August each year. To be eligible for certification a student must enroll one year as a full-time student or two years as a part-time student.  The structure of the programmatic offerings of the institution does not provide for less than half-time enrollment status.

 LETTER GRADES 

Letter grades will be distributed at the end of each semester (two times per year) and are given for work completed as follows:

 A - Excellent (90 percent performance average or above)

B - Superior (80-89 percent performance average)

C - Average (70-79 percent performance average)

D - Inferior (60-69 percent performance average)

F - Failing (59 percent performance average and below)

N - Incomplete (completion certification pending)

W -Withdrawn (no completion certification awarded)

Unless more rigid standards are specified by the program instructor.

 To maintain good academic standing, students (full- and half-time) must achieve a first semester letter grade of an overall "C" or higher. Students earning deficiency grades (D or F) will be notified in writing on a quarterly basis by the course instructor.

TECHNICAL SKILLS ATTAINMENT (TSA) ASSESSMENT

Prior to program completion students will be required to complete the Missouri state mandated TSA assessment.  The TSA assessment is an industry standard measure of competency.  A student’s performance will be recorded on his or her transcript.  All adult students must complete a TSA assessment. 

CERTIFICATES

To be awarded a program certificate of completion, all students (other than Practical Nurse) must have a minimum average attendance rate of 90 percent as well as an average grade achievement level of at least 70 percent.  Practical Nurse students should review their program specific handbook for certificate of completion details. 

ACCREDITATION  

All programs at the KATC are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  All adult career and technical education programs are accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). In addition, the Practical Nurse Program is accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Documents regarding accreditation can be seen in the office of the Technical Center Director.

ADULT STUDENT ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS 

Includes all KATC programs except Practical Nurse (PN).  Please check individual program handbook for applicable admission policies for PN.

 

  1. Complete a Program Application and pay a $40 non-refundable application fee ($40 application fee is waived for applicants completing 2nd or 3rd year of a continuing program when they apply immediately upon completion of preceding year).  Payment may be made by cash or check, with checks made payable to Kirksville R-III Schools. 

  2. Complete a Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal Record Check online or by mail.

  3. Child Care Provider/Assistant Applicants ONLY:  You must register with the Family Care Safety Registry either online or by mail.  

  4. Provide an OFFICIAL high school transcript (which includes graduation date) or a copy of your high school equivalency. 

  5. Meet one of the following guidelines:

        a. Complete one of the following admission tests with the listed minimum scores:

                                                   TABE                ACT       

            Reading                            5.0                  11             

            Math                                5.0                  11             

            Writing*                           7.0                  14             

       

         *Writing test is only required for admission to Child Care Provider/Assistant Program.

         *If accommodations to test are needed, documentation must be provided seven days prior to test date.

         *KATC will accept test scores from other agencies given within five years of the date the application is received. If the applicant does not have prior test scores, the TABE will be given at the Kirksville Area Technical Center at no extra charge.

     OR         b.  Provide high school transcript, which reflects a C average or better in KATC classes.

​NOTE:  Applicants previously enrolled at KATC must have maintained a C average, 87 percent attendance, good discipline history, and good standing with Title IV funds and financial aid office.  KATC reserves the right to refuse to admit students who have not had satisfactory progress during a previous enrollment period or those students with an outstanding balance from a previous enrollment.  Previous students who did not meet standards may be conditionally admitted according to the following guidelines:

 1) Student must correct any Title IV or financial aid office deficiencies. 

2) Respective program instructor must approve student’s admission. 

 Applicants to the Auto Collision Repair III program (advanced) must have completed the Auto/Automotive Body Repairer program with at least a B average.  Applicants to the Automotive Technology III program (advanced) must have completed the Automotive Mechanic/Technician program with at least a B average.

 Applicants previously enrolled at KATC may not enroll in a program completed as a high school or adult student within 7 years of initial completion date.