Heavy Equipment and Transport Systems Technology

Rules and Regulations


As a participant in the Heavy Equipment and Transport Systems Technology program at CPCC, my classes include participation in hands-on activities in a lab setting.  These labs can be in a large shop or small lab facility.  In order to protect myself and others from harm, I agree to participate in those labs in a safe and professional manner.



  1. Safety Glasses: I agree to wear approved, non-tinted Safety Glasses at all times while in the lab.

“At all times” means from the moment I enter the lab until I leave.  If I am found to not be wearing my safety glasses appropriately (covering my eyes), I agree to the following consequences:

I understand that there are no exceptions from the above penalties.  In addition, warnings and exclusions can and will be made by any member of the CPCC faculty, staff, lab facilitators, Division Director, etc., and carry the same weight.

  1. Dress: All students are required to wear their dealer sponsored uniform to school each day. Students without uniforms are encouraged to purchase HEATT tee shirts from the book store or dark colored work shirts.  All shirts must be clean and tucked in.  Dark colored work-style pants are recommended or proper fitting jeans that meet the following requirements (length above the shoes, jeans above the hip with belt).  No oversized jeans will be permitted.  Shorts are not allowed.  No keys, chains or wallets hanging out of pockets.  Rips and tears must be mended in a timely manner.  All belts must be of the type that does not have an exposed buckle, or buckle turned to side of body.
  2. Shoes: Students must wear Steel/Safety Toed, leather work boots/shoes.  We highly recommend and oil resistant soles.  No sneakers, tennis shoes, open toed shoes, or dress shoes are permitted.
  3. Jewelry:  Facial jewelry of any type is NOT permitted.  This includes ear, nose, lip, eyebrow, cheek rings, studs, etc.  Also prohibited are necklaces, rings (only one wedding ring permitted), or bracelets of any kind as these items may pose a safety hazard.  It is strongly recommended that you not wear a wristwatch.
  4. Hair:  Hair that is below the collar must be pulled back appropriately for safety purposes.  Facial hair must be well groomed and not constitute a safety hazard.
  5. Hygiene: Good personal hygiene must be maintained at all times.

Other appearance issues not directly covered by these rules will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  CPCC staff will decide what is professional in appearance and what is not.



  1. Attendance: All Students are required to be on time.  Students are expected to discuss tardiness with the instructor after class.  Students that do not attend 80% of the classes will automatically receive a failing grade. Two unexcused absences will result in the lowering of one letter grade.
  2.  Illness-Emergency Reporting Procedures: All students must notify the Instructor whenever he/she will be absent and state the reason for the absence.  If the Instructor cannot be reached, leave a voice mail or e-mail.  If no message is received from the student, this will constitute an absence.  A MESSAGE MUST BE RECEIVED.
  3. Tardiness: Tardiness in any manner will not be tolerated.  Students are expected to be in class on time both in the morning and after lunch.  Class begins at exactly the scheduled time.  Three unexcused tardies will result in lowering of one grade level.  Six or more excused tardies will result in lowering by one grade level and /or penalty to be determined by the instructor.



  1. Participation:  Students are to participate in all areas of instruction to the fullest extent of their ability.
  2. Disrespectful Behavior:  Talking, whispering, sleeping, laying your head on the desk, passing notes, etc. while the instructor is teaching is disrespectful behavior and will not be tolerated.  One warning will be given; a second violation will result in immediate dismissal from the class.
  3. Instructors/Staff/Guests:  All persons must be treated with full courtesy and respect.  Students, during any association with the instructional staff and/or guests, shall refer to them as “Sir” or “Ma’am” as the case may be.  Students are expected to sit straight in their seats and give instructors their undivided attention while in class. 
  4. Language:  Profanity of any kind will not be tolerated.
  5. Cheating: Cheating in any manner WILL NOT be tolerated.  Any student caught cheating or allowing or assisting in cheating, will be immediately dismissed.

15. Cell Phones:  Pagers, cell phones, or other electronic devices are not to be used in class.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!

  1. Food/Tobacco/Alcohol/Drugs/Medications:

·         Smoking or use of any tobacco products are not permitted on campus.

·         The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illegal drugs presents a hazard to students, employees, and property and is not permitted at any property in use by the College or while participating in a co-op.  Any student who violates this policy is subject to disciplinary action.  Refer to CPCC’s Policy and Procedures No.7.01 at http://www.cpcc.edu/administration/policies-and-procedures/7-01-drug-free-college for complete details.

·         NO FOOD OR DRINK (EXCEPT BOTTELD WATER) IS ALLOWED IN THE LAB AT ANY TIME.  You may eat and drink only in the break areas or outside.  Food and drink in the classroom is at the instructor’s discretion.

·         No alcohol is permitted on campus.  If this occurs it will result in immediate dismissal from the program. 

·         No student is to be on campus under the influence of alcohol or with the odor of alcohol on or about them. 

  1. Breaks: Students are not permitted to gather in the hallways or other areas of the building.  During breaks students are allowed in the break areas, restrooms, or outside.  Students are not to block walkways or doorways.


Refer to “CPCC Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures” and/or CPCC’s Policies and Procedures at http://www.cpcc.edu/administration/policies-and-procedures/7-students for the College’s expectations of its students.

Any student not following these guidelines will be dismissed from class and attendance credit for that day will not be given.  After a student has been warned or dismissed from class three times he or she will be dropped from the program.

No excuses will be considered.