The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid-eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." Information is listed below regarding graduation rates, cost and length of a program, median loan debt, related careers and other important information regarding gainful employment.
The National Center for Education Statistics publishes information on higher educational institutions with information such as: Enrollment, Financial Aid, Retention, Graduation Rates, and Ethnic Diversity to College Navigator. To view data on Hamilton Tech, please click the button and you will be directed to the College Navigator page.
Examination of Student Records – Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Students may inspect and review their educational records upon request to the School Director. If a student wants to review his/her records he/she should submit to the School Director a written request, which identifies as precisely as possible the record or records he/she wishes to inspect. If a student wants to know more about the procedures governing review of records, he/she may obtain a copy of Hamilton Tech’s complete policy and procedures by contacting the School Director. If, after reviewing the records, the student finds that they contain errors or are inaccurate or misleading, he/she may request that the records be amended. If the school does not agree with the student’s position, he/she may request that a hearing be held. If the student feels that the school has not followed the federal rules under FERPA, he/she may write to the United States Department of Education.
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901
Generally, the school will not release any information about students to outside individuals, unless we have first received their permission, or where we are required to give the information under municipal, county, state or federal laws or to auditors, researchers, etc.
However, it is considered that certain information does not violate student rights to privacy and therefore, the school is permitted to routinely release this information, unless specifically asked not to. At Hamilton Tech, this general information is considered to be: student name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, program of study, participation in recognized activities, dates of attendance, certificates or degree obtained, photograph and the last school attended.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security - Crime Awareness Policy
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires that information about crimes on or around our campus be disclosed. To see the report, click on the Campus Crime Report button below.
You are urged to report any criminal activities or other emergencies to the School Director (or designee). This report can be verbal or in writing, depending on the severity of the situation.
The School Director is responsible for investigating such reports and taking legal or other action if deemed necessary by the situation. In extreme emergencies, the School Director may immediately contact law enforcement officers or other agency personnel, such as paramedics.
Campus buildings are equipped with alarm systems to prevent unlawful or illegal entry. Facilities are opened each morning and closed each evening by college personnel.
Hamilton Tech encourages you to report criminal incidents. It is important that school personnel are aware of any such problems on the Hamilton Tech campus. Hamilton Tech will work with local and state law enforcement personnel if such involvement is necessary.
Hamilton Technical College proudly observes Constitution Day (September 17th) and holds an annual educational program for all staff and students. This program is held on campus on the actual holiday or the following Monday if the holiday occurs on a weekend.
If a person is required to be registered with the Selective Service System, he must have, in fact, registered before he can receive Student Financial Aid. Please visit to register or check your status: https://www.sss.gov/Home/Registration
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Hamilton Technical College is prohibited under federal regulations from making any false, erroneous, or misleading statement directly or indirectly to a student, prospective student, member of the public, accrediting agency, state agency, or to the Department of Education. Misleading statement includes any statement that has the likelihood or tendency to deceive or confuse. A statement is any communication made in writing, visually, orally, or through other means. This includes student testimonials.
Federal regulations further provide that substantial misrepresentation is any misrepresentation on which the person to whom it was made could reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment.
The regulations regarding misrepresentation describe misrepresentation with respect to:
If a student has a concern or complaint, he/she should meet with their instructor. If this does not resolve the issue, he/she should see the following people in the following order: Student Services Advisor, Academic Dean, Dean of Students, then School Director.
Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges must have a published procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints. Complainants are encouraged first to avail themselves of the school’s complaint procedures. If a student feels that the school has not adequately addressed a complaint or that the school is not in compliance with accreditation requirements, that student may file a complaint with the Commission in accordance with the following:
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov.
Substance Abuse Program
Hamilton Technical College has established a program with a goal of reducing and/or eliminating drug and/or alcohol abuses. The staff and faculty are committed to providing support to those who need assistance in becoming aware of the hazards associated with substance abuse. Without violating federal and/or state laws, Hamilton Tech will make a legitimate effort to provide necessary programs and services consistent with a goal of educating students on how to deal with substance abuse. Whenever legally possible, the college will protect the confidentiality of the discussions relating to substance abuse. Please see Student Services for referrals to substance abuse resources.
Substance Abuse Policy
In accordance with The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Hamilton Tech is committed to creating a drug free environment that promotes the intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and physical well-being of its campus members. The commitment includes maintaining a campus environment conducive to the intellectual and personal development of students and to the safety and welfare of all members of the campus community. Hamilton Tech has an established goal of reducing and/or eliminating drug and/or alcohol abuses. The staff and faculty are committed to providing support and directing students to resources associated with substance abuse. If a student has, or knows of students who have problems in this area he/she is urged to contact the Dean of Students or the Student Services Advisor. Whenever legally possible, the college will protect the confidentiality of the discussions relating to substance abuse.
Health Risks Associated with Substance Abuse
The use of alcohol serves as a depressant that affects the central nervous system of the body. Effects of alcohol use include, but are not limited to, slowed motor skills, loss of judgment, blurred vision, physical sickness, blackouts, and in extreme cases death. Impact on student success includes poor attendance, poor test performance, failure to complete assignments, and course failure.
The use of drugs, (controlled substances) has a multitude of mind altering, debilitating, and in some cases catastrophic effects for the user. Effects include, but are not limited to, slowed motor skills, loss of appetite, lack of motivation, irritability, inability to concentrate, violent outbursts and in some instances death. Impact on student success includes poor attendance, inability to concentrate or focus, poor academic performance, and course failure.
Alcohol and Drug Resources and Services
The following are resources in the Quad City and surrounding areas for Substance Abuse. Hamilton Tech does not suggest nor endorse any program over another.
Alcoholics Anonymous 24 hour service: (309)764-1016.
http://aaquadcities.com (Covers Illinois District 90, Iowa District 9 and Illowa Intergroup)
The Illowa Intergroup, 1706 Brady Street, Midtown Plaza Suite 201, Davenport, IA 52803
Office hours: 9:00 to 5:30 Monday- Friday
Quad Cities Area of Narcotics Anonymous Helpline: (300) 897-6242
P.O. Box 37, Davenport, Iowa 52805 email@example.com
Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, (CADS)
Davenport, IA- (563)326-1150 or (563)26-4116
Rock Island, IL-(309)788-4571
Riverside Alcohol & Drug Treatment
Rock Island, IL-(309)779-2800
River Bend Christian Counseling – Moline (309) 757-0300
Tri-County Alcohol and Drug Services, LLC - East Moline (309) 752-9740
Alcohol and Drug Education Clinic, Inc – Rock Island (309) 794-1097
Family Counseling and Psychology Center, P.C., DUI Services - Rock Island (309) 788-6374
Alcohol and Drug Educational Services – Rock Island (309) 786-2992
New Life Outpatient Center-Davenport (563) 355-0055
Margaret Stutsman Lodge-East Moline (309)792-2840
Good Shepherd Foundation – Geneseo (309) 944-6205 or (309) 944-3258
Bridgeway, Inc – Kewanee (309) 852-5541
The Abbey-Bettendorf (563)355-4707
Sanctions for Violation of Local, State, and Federal Laws
Local statutes adhere to State guidelines regarding sanctions for violations.
Iowa State law considers the illegal possession and use of alcohol a simple misdemeanor. Please see the following link for full detail: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1997/123/47A.html
Federal laws likewise prohibit the underage use of alcohol. Please see the following link for full detail:
Drug (Controlled Substance) Use
Iowa State law considers the manufacture, delivery, or possession of illegal drugs to be a class "B" felony, punishable by confinement of up to fifty years and fines up to $1 million. Please see the following link for a full detail: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/IACODE/1995/124/401.html
Federal law (specifically the Controlled Substances Act passed in 1970) likewise prohibits the manufacture, distribution and possession of controlled substances. Please see the following link for full detail on the limitations and sanctions for violation of this act: http://nationalsubstanceabuseindex.org/act1970.htm
Eligibility for student aid might be suspended if you have a drug offense while you are receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, or work-study). When you complete the FAFSA, you will be asked whether you had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid. If the answer is yes, you will be provided a worksheet to help you determine whether your conviction affects your eligibility for federal student aid.
If your eligibility for federal student aid has been suspended due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility early by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program or by passing two unannounced drug tests administered by an approved drug rehabilitation program. If you regain eligibility during the award year, notify your financial aid office immediately so you can get any aid you’re eligible for.
If you are convicted of a drug-related offense after you submit the FAFSA, you might lose eligibility for federal student aid, and you might be liable for returning any financial aid you received during a period of ineligibility. – To view more information on convictions and effect on eligibility please see: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/criminal-convictions#page
Discipline for Violation of Substance Abuse Policy