|GENERAL STUDENT INFORMATION!
The Morris County Vocational School District is accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5603.
The Bureau of Apprenticeship Training and NJ Department of Labor issue certificates to apprentices completing specific apprenticeship requirements which include sponsored on-the-job work hours in addition to related technical training.
In order to receive full credit for any program students must attend a minimum number of the scheduled classes as defined by the instructor, the certifying body or crediting agency. Please note, in some classes may require 100% attendance along with all other requirements before granting successful completion and credit.
Cancelled Class Meetings
In the event of cancelled class sessions, every attempt will be made to reschedule at a time mutually convenient for the students and instructor which may be after the last regularly scheduled class.
Morris County Vocational School District reserves the right to cancel any program or class due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstances. See Refund Policy for tuition reimbursement.
Certificates may be issued for students who successfully complete the coursework, meet all attendance requirements and receive the recommendation of the instructor; students may be awarded participation certificates if they do not qualify for program completion. Certificate replacements must be requested in writing. There is a $10 fee for each replacement.
Students are expected to be aware of and abide by all MCVSD policies and all public laws with respectful conduct toward instructors, staff and other students. The school is obliged to take action (dismissal, suspension, informing the authorities) if a student’s conduct is illegal, destructive or disruptive.
Effective Communication for Hearing Impaired Students
Morris County Vocational School District will provide communication aids, auxiliary aids and services for effective communication to all secondary and postsecondary prospective and current students with hearing impairment, at no cost to the student being served, in accordance with the student’s individual educational plan or section 504 plan.
Enrollment of Minors
Persons under 18 may enroll in Continuing Education programs provided that they have approval in WRITING submitted by the PARENT/GUARDIAN. Many career courses require proof of high school completion.
Classes may be canceled due to inclement weather. A recorded message may be accessed at 973-627-4601 prompt #8, or visit www.mcvts.org. Continuing Education classes are always cancelled if the district is closed for day/ high school.
Students must park in designated student or visitor spaces during high school hours. After 3:00 pm student parking is not designated. Parking in fire lanes or behind shops is prohibited; handicapped parking spaces are located throughout the campus. Please lock your car; MCVSD is not responsible for theft or damage to your vehicle on school property.
Safety, Accidents & School Insurance
Safety instruction and procedures are an integral part of all laboratory and shop classes; students must comply with all regulations and accept responsibility for safe operations. Students are responsible for personal liability and health insurance. The Board does not accept liability for accidents that occur due to human error or negligence. For protection and safety, some courses may require student to purchase safety equipment such as glasses, helmets, and gloves. All accidents must be reported immediately to the Continuing Education office.
MCVSD is a smoke-free campus. Under state statute and policies of the Board of Education, smoking is prohibited in school buildings and all school grounds. The NJ Smoke-Free Air Act (P.L. 2005, c.383) will be enforced by school personnel.
Student Appeal & Grievance Process
Students have the right to appeal administrative decisions. Depending on the issue students should address class issues relative to grades, attendance, etc. directly with the instructor. The Continuing Education Manager may be contacted by phone, email or in person to grieve the decision of the instructor. In cases in which a student has been placed on probation, dismissed, or otherwise, the student must submit a written appeal with supporting documentation addressed to the District Superintendent within 48 hours of probation/dismissal notification. Beyond the superintendent the student may contact the NJ Department of Education, Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools.
Student Right to Know
Institutions are required to provide students with information regarding campus security, alcohol and drug use, drug free schools, crime prevention, and reporting of crimes. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, graduation rates, transfer data and other policies and data may be obtained at the Continuing Education office.
Textbooks are not included in the course tuition for most courses. The class description online and your class registration confirmation will specify if a text is required for class and will also specify the title and author of the text.
Title IX, Section 504
The Morris County Vocational School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, parental status, physical disability, learning disability, or sexual orientation. Inquiries regarding compliance with federal discrimination laws may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officers, Michael Gowdy and Athena Borzeka, who is also the 504 Officer and may be reached at 973-627-4601. Students with documented disabilities or certified learning differences receive reasonable accommodations in accordance with the policies underlying Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and ADA Amended Acts (ADAAA) of 2010. To qualify for accommodations for prospective and/or current students, the student must submit recent, appropriate, professional documentation that shows they have an impairment that limits a major life activity.
Transcripts and Certificate Replacement RequestsComplete the request form under “Services” with payment of $10 via VISA®, MasterCard® or Discover® if paid online
Morris County Vocational School District’s Denville Campus is convenient to reach via public transportation using NJ Transit rail lines (Montclair/Boonton, Morris/Essex) as well as bus lines (872 & 880). The Lakeland Bus Line also travels through Denville center.
Persons who are not students, staff, or invited guests are considered trespassing if found on our property which includes buildings as well as parking areas. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children accompanying students in any classes.
Full tuition for our part time classes must be paid at the time of registration.
• In-person registration: Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa®, MasterCard®, ?and Discover®
• Telephone registration: Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover®
• Online registration: Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover®
• Tuition Rates for Fall/Spring classes are subject to change for each year.
• Tuition payment plan option is no ?longer available.
Returned Check Fee
There will be a $20.00 fee charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds by the bank. Student will not be permitted to attend classes until tuition and return check fee are paid in cash.
• Please check the refund policy for each class; policy varies based on the length of class and training provider.
• For all classes, students will receive a full refund if MCVSD cancels a course.
• For most classes of multiple sessions, students will receive a full refund (less a $10 drop fee per course) if notification is received in writing prior to the first class meeting.
• Students will receive an 80% refund or 100% credit* for future registration if notification is received in writing prior to the second class meeting (whether the student attended the first class or not). *Credit cannot be refunded and must be used within a year of credit date. After one year, credit expires.
• No refunds are issued after the second class meeting (whether attended or not).
Email refund requests to email@example.com or mail to: Continuing Ed., MCVSD at 400 East Main Street, Denville, NJ 07834.
Federal Financial Aid
Financial aid is available to full time/LPN students who meet the following minimum requirements:
• Demonstrate financial need.
• Have a High School or state Diploma Certificate, or the student must pass an independently administered test.
• Accepted as a student in an eligible program: Practical Nursing.
• Have a valid Social Security Number.
• Make satisfactory academic progress, according to Morris County Vocational School District standards.
• Must not be in default on a previously awarded student loan or owe a refund on a previously awarded grant.
• Register with Selective Service, if required.
• Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Financial Aid consideration requires first completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The most efficient way is to file FAFSA on the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. MCVSD should be identified in Step V by using the school’s Title IV code 015846. Regular payments must be made until such time as financial aid funds are received by the school.
OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)
This agency provides tuition assistance with career training for individuals with learning disabilities, physical or mental impairments. If you have a substantial impediment you may qualify for services. Morris/Sussex/Warren county locations and contact information are listed below:
Morris DVRS Office: Sussex/Warren DVRS Office:
13 Emery Avenue, 2nd Floor 445 Marshall Street
Randolph, NJ 07869 Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
862-397-5600 - Press 4 908-329-9190 - Press 2
973-895-6420 (FAX) 908-454-8334 - (FAX)
NJ-GIVS: Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship
NJ Governor’s Industry Vocations Scholarship (NJ-GIVS) awards tuition benefits to women and minority students pursuing a certificate or degree program in a construction-related field. Please call 973-627-4601 x.245 for more information or go to
http://www.hesaa.org/Documents/NJ-GIVS_program.pdf for a brochure.
NJ Workforce Development, One Stop Career Centers
These centers are staffed with qualified professionals who assist youth (16-24 years old), unemployed or underemployed individuals with obtaining tuition grants for training needed to meet the demands of our present workforce. Morris/Sussex/Warren county locations and contact information are listed below:
Morris Sussex Warren
13 Emery Avenue, 2nd Floor Sussex County Mall Warren County Comm. College
Randolph, NJ 07869 7 Hampton House Rd. 445 Marshall Street
862-397-5600 – Press 2 Newton, NJ 07960 Phillipsburg, NJ
1 Medical Drive, Suite 100 973-383-1048 908-329-9153
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
973-285-6880 ? 800-870-3478 https://msw-jobtraining.org/
Veteran’s Administration Assistance
We are approved by the NJ Department of Education’s State Approving Authority for the training of veterans and Title 38 eligible recipients. Veterans and active duty personnel can apply online for tuition benefits by visiting the VA’s website at www.gibill.va.gov. Assistance may be obtained from
School Certifying Official (SCO), Terry Schweon at 973-627-4601 x. 208
NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
Division-funded services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities eligible to receive pre-vocational and life skills training. Morris - Sussex - Warren counties are served by the
following location: 1-B Laurel Drive • Flanders, NJ 07836 • Phone: (973) 927-2600 www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddd/home/index.html