TERMS AND CONDITIONS


ACADEMY TERMS & CONDITIONS

FRED’S APPLIANCE ACADEMY TERMS & CONDITIONS

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY.  BY REGISTERING, EITHER FOR YOURSELF, FOR SOMEONE ELSE, OR AN EMPLOYEE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED HEREIN FOR THE PARTIES LISTED ON THE REGISTRATION.

COURSE COSTS

You understand that if you choose to pay the deposit of $599.50 when you check out, that the remaining balance is due prior to the first day of class. You also understand that $99.50 is non-refundable and if you cancel this registration that portion will not be returned.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES

*You will need a laptop for classroom study and access to our files; a Windows operating system is required.

*Please have the following software installed on your laptop before arriving. (They are all free, and preinstalled on many computers). If you have trouble installing any of these, don’t worry, we will help you when you arrive. We just ask to be as prepared as possible as it saves time so you can get right to learning: Microsoft Internet Explorerand Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader

*In addition, the book Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, 3rd Ed, by Eric Kleinert is required and can be purchased from Amazon.

EPA CERTIFICATION

Please obtain your EPA certification before coming to class. You are required to show proof of your certification before you can work on refrigeration products. The test can be taken at www.epatest.com/608. You will need a 608 Type I certification.  Don’t worry, the test is open book and doesn’t require hands-on experience to pass.

PLEASE BRING YOUR I.D. & MAJOR CREDIT CARD

Please bring a valid credit card for security purposes and a photo ID so to verify your identity.

EMAIL ADDRESS

Please come prepared with an email address that you can access from anywhere. This is required to register for our cloud document service which hosts thousands of service manuals and various other job aides.

FLATS ACCESSIBILITY

Once you register, please watch for another email that will supply you the code to access your living space at our flats. You will receive the code by midweek, the week before class starts. You are allowed to check in on the Sunday before class starts and check out on Saturday after class ends before noon.

FLYING TO OUR LOCATION

Primary Choice:  Cleveland Hopkins Airport, Code: CLE (55 Miles from CLE to Flats)

Secondary Choice:  Akron/Canton Airport, Code: CAK (84 Miles from CAK to Flats)

TRANSPORTATION

If transportation is needed from the airport to the flats (or from the flats to the airport), it is the responsibility of the student. We recommend using Shima Limo, please contact them at 888-546-6288, www.shimalimo.com prior to your arrival to schedule a pick-up. Tell them we sent you.  The flats are within walking distance of the classroom and lab; is about a 3-minute walk.  It is not a necessity to have a vehicle while attending our Academy, but one will make traveling to the grocery store and running errands easier.

AGE

You must be 18 years of age or older no later than the first day of class.

LOCATION & TIME

Class is held Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, unless otherwise noted

The classroom and lab are within walking distance of the flats.  It is about a 3-minute walk.  Please report to the following location each day (please plan to arrive a few minutes early so that we can start promptly at 8:00 AM):
Fred’s Appliance Academy

1949 Hubbard Rd (State Route 528)

Madison, Ohio 44057

MEALS

Fred’s Appliance Academy provides lunch Monday through Friday.  Breakfast and dinner are the responsibility of the student. There are a variety of places to eat dinner in the area, as well as grocery stores if you prefer to prepare your own meals.

CLASS ATTIRE

Business casual/jeans; you may want to bring a long sleeve shirt to protect your arms. No shorts. No open shoes.

INJURY, DAMAGE RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS FORM

Fred’s Appliance Academy, LLC maintains a training center in Ohio for the training of personnel in certain service procedures on major appliances, which include, but are not limited to, automatic washers, gas & electric dryers, gas & electric ranges, dishwashers, compactors, hot water dispensers, and refrigerators. The undersigned, for his/her own benefit, desires to participate in such training and realizes that such training is subject to inherent risk. The undersigned understands that the training received at the Fred’s Appliance Academy Training Center is informational only and not accredited by any type of association or accrediting agency.

The undersigned hereby releases and agrees to defend, protect, indemnify, and hold Fred’s Appliance Academy, LLC, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, officers, directors, representatives, shareholders, successors and assigns (collectively referred to as “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against all liability, demands, fines, claims, costs, expenses (including attorney’s fees), causes of action, and suits (“Claims”) including but not limited to Claims in connection with bodily injury, death, mental anguish, and property damages, arising in favor of any person, corporation or other entity in any way related to or arising out of the training activities at the Fred’s Appliance Academy Training Center. This indemnity shall apply notwithstanding the fact that any claim arises in whole or in part from the concurrent or contributory negligence of the indemnified parties. In the event that a Claim is brought hereunder, requiring defense by the below-named individual, the counsel chosen shall be approved by the Indemnified Party/Parties.

In no event shall Fred’s Appliance Academy, LLC be liable for any lost or prospective profits or any other special, punitive, exemplary, consequential, incidental or indirect losses or damages (in tort, contract or otherwise) under or in respect to this agreement or for any failure of performance related hereto howsoever caused.

In addition, Fred’s Appliance Academy, LLC makes no warranties or representations of any kind, oral or written, express or implied, including fitness for a particular purpose, regarding the training provided at the Fred’s Appliance Academy Training Center.

PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR IS MANDATORY WHEN WORKING IN THE LAB AT ALL TIMES.

It is the student’s own responsibility to ensure that they are wearing protective eyewear.

PREREQUISITES AND ELIGIBILITY

Registration is open to any adult over the age of 18; students are required to be able to lift fifty  (50) pounds. Students must have Type 1 608 EPA license Students must have a laptop with a Windows operating system and Internet Explorer. Students must have the textbook Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliance by Eric Kleinert (3RD edition).

GRADING SYSTEM

Students are graded on a variety of subjects and quizzes throughout the course. This course requires an average score of 75% to pass. The following letter grade system is used: A 100 – 94, B 93 – 88, C 87 – 81, D 80 – 75, F 75 – 0

LEAVE/ABSENCE/TARDINESS/MAKEUP WORK

Because of the nature of the course, it is not possible to take a leave of absence; the course must be completed
in one 3-week setting. Students missing more than 1.5 days will not be issued a certificate from the Academy. Tardiness will not be tolerated; class will not be held up or time spent reviewing what has been missed. Make-up work will be issued at the instructor’s discretion.

CONDUCT POLICY

Fred’s Appliance Academy shall not be held liable for any injury(s) to individuals while on Fred’s Appliance Academy, Fred’s Appliance, or Gene, Sr properties or any loss(es) and/or damage(s) to an individual’s property that may occur while on Fred’s Appliance Academy, Fred’s Appliance, or Gene, Sr properties. All students are responsible for following safety codes and procedures related to the course. Students are expected to respect and adhere to school policies and course regulations. All students enrolled in any program at Fred’s Appliance Academy are expected to display good conduct and self-discipline.

Suspension or Termination and Probationary Period Policy

Students may be suspended or terminated from the Academy for reasons including unsatisfactory work, attendance or disciplinary issues. If during the first week the instructor recognizes that the student has not completed coursework, as outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress section, the instructor may send the student home at his or her own expense (or his or her employer’s expense). In order to be allowed re-entry into the program, students will need to reregister and seek permission of instructor. No refunds will be given for students who have been suspended or terminated.

COMPLAINT OR GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

All student complaints should be first directed to the school personnel involved. If no resolution is forthcoming, a written complaint shall be submitted to the director of the school. Whether or not the problem or complaint has been resolved to his/her satisfaction by the school, the student may direct any problem or complaint to the Executive Director, State Board of Career Colleges and Schools, 30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, Phone 614-466-2752; toll-free 877-275-4219

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP)

The Fred’s Appliance Academy Basic Appliance Repair Program is 120 clock hours. Satisfactory progress is evaluated every week throughout the program.

The student is required to make quantitative progress toward program completion. To be making satisfactory academic progress, a student must attend at least 90% of the scheduled class hours on a cumulative basis during each evaluation period.

The student’s hands-on participation in the classroom and in the lab, along with completion of required reading will be used to determine the student’s qualitative progress. The minimum required is 75% at the conclusion of each evaluation period.

Incomplete grades are not given. Course work repeated may adversely affect a student’s academic progress in terms of the maximum time frame.

Students who withdraw from the program will not receive a certificate of completion. Students who withdraw from the program will not be eligible to complete the PSA and NASTEC certification tests.

ACADEMIC PROBATION

If a student fails to meet the cumulative 90% attendance or the 75% evaluation average for any evaluation period, or both, he or she will be placed on probation for the next evaluation period. Failure to achieve 90% attendance or the 75% evaluation, or both, at the end of the probation period will result in the administrative withdrawal of the student.

Students (and their employer, if applicable) will be notified in writing when they are placed on academic probation and the steps necessary to be removed from academic probation status. Students will also receive attendance or academic counseling from the School Director, as appropriate, when they are placed on academic probation.

Fred’s Appliance Academy will notify a student in person, in writing, if he or she is being administratively withdrawn for unsatisfactory academic progress. If applicable, the student’s employer will be notified by phone or email, and by certified letter.

APPEAL

The student may submit a written appeal of his or her dismissal within 2 calendar days of their receipt of the dismissal notice. The appeal must be accompanied by documentation of the mitigating circumstances that have prevented the student from attaining satisfactory academic progress and evidence that changes have occurred to allow the student to now meet standards of satisfactory academic progress. Only extraordinary circumstances will be considered, such as death or illness in the immediate family. Before an appeal may be granted, a written academic plan must be provided to the student which clearly identifies a viable plan for the student to complete the program within the maximum timeframe allowed.

The School Director will assess all appeals and determines whether the student may be permitted to continue in school or a probation status, despite not meeting the satisfactory progress requirements. The student will be sent the written decision within ten days of Fred’s Appliance Academy’s receipt of the appeal. The decision of the School Director is final.

Students reinstated upon appeal are on a probationary status for the next evaluation period, during which time they must meet the terms and conditions set out in the School Director’s letter granting the appeal. At the end of the evaluation period, and at every evaluation period thereafter, the student’s academic status will be reviewed. The student may continue on probation as long as he or she meets the terms of the academic plan approved at the time the student’s appeal was granted, until such time as satisfactory academic progress is regained. The student regains satisfactory progress status by meeting the minimum SAP standards.

TRANSFER AND READMITTED STUDENTS

Transfer students from outside Fred’s Appliance Academy will be evaluated qualitatively only on work completed while at the Academy. The maximum time frame is not reduced for transfer students. The maximum time frame may be reduced for readmitted students with Instructor and School Director approval.

MEDIA RELEASE FORM

I, hereby confirm the consent therefore given you with respect to your photographing/recording me in connection with websites, newspapers, magazines, DVD’s, ETC, and I hereby grant to you, your successors, assigns and licensees the perpetual right to use, in any manner or in any media currently existing or which may be developed in the future, as they may desire, all video, still and motion pictures and soundtrack recordings and records which you may make of me or of my voice, and the right to use my name or likeness in or in connection with the exhibition, advertising, or any other use of such motion picture or recording. I understand that I may be provided with a copy of the websites, newspapers, magazines, DVD’s, etc. for my personal use only. I will not seek compensation from the creators/producers for my involvement in this project. I will not sell said copy or use it for any commercial purposes such as broadcasting, streaming online or Home Video-DVD releases.

ELECTRONIC MEDIA

I, the undersigned, will not videotape or record the instructor, or the instructor’s helpers, in full or in part, without explicit written permission from the instructor. If permission is granted, I agree not to share the recording with anyone or post the recording online, or in a public place for other to view. I, the undersigned, agree not to grant access to the cloud space that will be offered to me in class. I will not give out my username and/or password. I agree to not download the information contained therein and share the information with anyone.


FRED’S FLATS TERMS & CONDITIONS

FRED’S FLATS TERMS & CONDITIONS

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY.  BY REGISTERING, EITHER FOR YOURSELF, FOR SOMEONE ELSE, OR AN EMPLOYEE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED HEREIN FOR THE PARTIES LISTED ON THE REGISTRATION.

FRED’S FLATS RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Guests are to use their rooms for the agreed period. If the period of accommodation is not stipulated in advance, guests are to check out by NOON on the Saturday following the last day of class at the Academy.
  2. Be advised to keep valuables in your personal room. Keep your door lock closed when not in the room or when you are sleeping. Fred’s Flats, Fred’s Appliance Academy or Fred’s Appliance will not in any way whatsoever, be responsible for the loss of guest’s belongings or any other property. For the safety of your property and ours, please keep the back door locked when you are not occupying the unit.
  3. Your bedroom key must be left in the bedroom door at the time of check out. Lost keys and/or key hangers will be charged to your credit card on file in the amount of $25.00.
  4. Hazardous goods like gas cylinders, cooking stoves, flammable fuels, firearms, etc. in the Flats premises by guests is strictly prohibited.
  5. After 10:00 PM, guests are to observe nighttime peace and quiet, i.e. they are not to disturb the other guests or permanent residents.
  6. Guests may not move furnishings or interfere with the electrical network or any other installations in the rooms or on the premises without the consent of Management. If any malfunction is discovered during your stay, please report this to the administrative assistant and we will repair this as soon as possible.
  7. In the event of an emergency please contact 911. Please have someone inform Management as to your condition so that the proper people may be contacted.
  8. Upon departing, guests are obliged to turn off all water faucets, the lights in the room and its facilities, remove perishable food to the dumpster, and shut the door as they leave.
  9. Please be advised that all Flats are non-smoking. Rooms are equipped with fire and smoke alarms for your safety. For your convenience, you may smoke on the balcony located outside of your unit. Should your flatmate be a non-smoker, please be sure to close doors and windows so that smoke doesn’t enter the unit. You will be charged a $250 cleaning fee for smoking inside the building.
  10. The use of WIFI in your room is free of charge and for guests only, please do not share the password.
  11. Guests are obliged to pay for any loss or damage of Fred’s Flats property caused by themselves, their friends or any person for whom they are responsible. Credit cards on file will be charged accordingly for repairs and/or replacements. Damage caused in bedrooms will be charged to the assigned guest of that bedroom. Damage caused to common areas will split evenly among guests in the event that neither party admits causing the damage.
  12. Do not tamper with the appliances. There is a $250.00 charge for tampering with the appliances located in the Flats. Please notify staff as soon as possible if you see evidence of tampering.
  13. Keep the Flats premises cleaned. If you are a smoker, please empty your ashtray (once extinguished) into the dumpster located in the front of the building. Please do not litter. It is your responsibility to clean up after yourself within the unit. All units should contain an ample supply of cleaning products; if not please inform Management. If your flat/room is left in an unreasonable manner you will be charged a $250.00 cleaning fee. If your flat/room has been smoked in, you will be charged a $250.00 cleaning fee.
  14. Abandoned luggage or other lost and found items are not the responsibility of Fred’s Flats, Fred’s Appliance Academy, or Fred’s Appliance;

Management has the right to dispose of these items.

  1. No pets are allowed on the Flats premises, or in any of the Flats buildings.
  2. No hanging of clothes or other articles outside the window, or on the balcony is permitted.
  3. No visitors are allowed on the Flats premises after 10:00 PM.
  4. No changing or transferring of rooms allowed without permission from Management.
  5. Please be advised that staff may be required to enter the private bedrooms or the common areas of the unit to inspect, repair, or replace items without notice.
  6. Management rights: The Management reserves for itself, and its assignees, the absolute right of admission to any person on the premises and to request any guest to vacate his or her room at any moment without any previous notice and without assigning any reason whatsoever. The guest shall be bound to vacate when requested to do so. In default, the Management will be entitled to remove the luggage and belongings of the visitor from the room occupied by him or her and lock the room or rent the room to another guest. This will only happen if the person(s) occupying the room(s) are disturbing the peace and/or safety of other Flats guests or permanent residents or personnel. Guests are obliged to observe the provisions of these Rules and Regulations. In the event that a guest is in breach of these rules, Management has the right to revoke accommodation services before the agreed period has elapsed.

FRED’S FLATS INCIDENTAL AGREEMENT

I understand that I’m responsible for leaving the flats in the condition in which it was issued to me. I agree to allow Fred’s Appliance, LLC and/or Gene SR, LLC to charge my credit card on file in the event a loss is suffered or I do not leave the room/flat in proper condition. I also understand that there is no smoking allowed inside the flats. I agree to pay a $250.00 cleaning fee in the event I smoke in the flats. I understand that I am not permitted to tamper with the appliances. I agree to pay a $250.00 fee for doing so. I understand that I am responsible for damages that I have caused. I agree to pay the charges associated with those damages

ACCOMMODATIONS

Fred’s Flats

1875 Hubbard Road (State Route 528)

Madison, Ohio 44057

–  TV with cable

–  Wi-Fi Internet

–  Washer & Dryer

–  Refrigerator

–  Range

–  Microwave

–  Coffee Pot

–  Kitchen Utensils

–  Kitchen Dishware

–  Kitchen Table & Chairs

–  Living Room Sofa & Chair

–  Towels & Linens

Once you register, please watch for another email that will supply you the code to access your living space at our flats. You will receive the code by midweek, the week before class starts. You are allowed to check in on the Sunday before class starts and check out on Saturday after class ends before noon.


ATTENDANCE POLICY

Because of the nature of the course it is not possible to take a leave of absence; the course must be completed in one 3-week setting or 1-week setting, depending on the course. Students missing more than 1.5 days will not be issued a certificate from the Academy. Tardiness will not be tolerated; class will not be held up or time spent reviewing what has been missed. Makeup work will be issued at the instructor’s discretion.

In the event of an observed holiday, inclement weather, an instructors’ illness, or any other unforeseen circumstances that may cause interruption to normal class schedule a Saturday or Sunday may be used as a makeup day at the school’s discretion.


CANCELLATION POLICY

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancelled Sessions

We reserve the right to cancel any session. Students will be notified of a canceled session on or before the 30th day prior to the session start date.

Student Cancellations

Registration Fees

All registrations incur a non-refundable $99.50 registration fee.

Processing Fees

Course fees are refundable, excluding $99.50 registration fee. We understand that the unexpected can happen, so if something comes up, just contact us; we will work with you.

Refund Policy

If the student is not accepted into the training program, all monies paid by the student shall be refunded. Refunds for books, supplies, and consumable fees shall be made in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code section 332-1-10.1. There is one (1) academic term for this program which is 120 clock hours in length. Refunds for tuition and refundable fees shall be made in accordance with the following provisions as established by Ohio Administrative Code 332-1-10.0:

(1) A student who withdraws before the first day of class and after the 5-day cancellation period shall be obligated for the registration fee.

(2) A student who starts class and withdraws before the academic term is 15% completed will be obligated for 25% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

(3) A student who starts class and withdraws before the academic term is 15% but before the academic term is 25% completed will be obligated for 50% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

(4) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term is 25% complete but before the academic term is 40% completed will be obligated for 75% of the tuition and refundable fees plus the registration fee.

(5) A student who starts class and withdraws after the academic term is 40% completed will not be entitled to a refund of the tuition and fees.

The school shall make the appropriate refund within thirty days of the date the student is able to determine that the student has withdrawn or has been terminated from a program. Refunds shall be based upon the last date of a student’s attendance or participation in an academic school activity.

Changing Your Course Dates

You may transfer to another class date instead of canceling. If you would like to transfer to another class, you must notify the Academy four or more days prior to the start of class. Failure to notify the Academy of your intention to transfer in four or more days prior to the start of class will result in a $99.50 processing fee. The first class transfer is free (provided that you give at least a 4-day notice), each subsequent transfer will incur a $25 processing fee.


Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and School Registration Number 13-03-2010T