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.
Morning Session: 7:52 am - 10:36 am
Lunch Break: 10:36 am - 12:05 pm
Afternoon Session: 12:05 pm - 2:48 pm
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 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W -Withdrawn (no completion certification awarded)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.
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.
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.