2014/15 [ ] ANTONELLI MEDICAL &

2014/15
WWW.AMPI.EDU
1700 INDUSTRIAL HWY
POTTSTOWN, PA 19464
610-323-7270
[ANTONELLI MEDICAL &
PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE]
EDUCATION THAT WORKS!
SCHOOL CATALOG
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“True and correct as to content and policy as of 10/15/2014.”
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute
-Edward Gillespie, Chief Executive Officer
EDUCATION THAT WORKS! WWW.AMPI.EDU
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
GENERAL INFORMATION-4
STATEMENT OF CONTROL-4
CORPORATE OFFICERS-4
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF-4
MISSION STATEMENT- 4
LICENSING AND APPROVALS-4
ACCREDITATIONS-4
MEMBERSHIPS-4
STATEMENT OF PHILOSPOHY AND OBJECTIVES-5
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY-5
DRUG FREE SCHOOL AND WORKPLACE-5
CRIME AWARENESS AND PREVENTION-5
POLICY PROHBITING SEXUAL HARASSMENT-5
HISTORY-5
FACILITY-6
LOCATION-6
CLASS SIZE-6
SCHOOL HOURS & CALENDAR-7
NURSE AIDE SCHEDULE- 7
HOLIDAYS OBSERVED-7
STARTING DATES-7
ADDITIONAL NURSE AIDE 100 INFORMATION-8
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION-9
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS-9
A PLAN FOR SUCCESS-9
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT- 9
EVALUATION FOR CREDIT OF PREVIOUS TRAINING OR WORK EXPERIENCE- 10
TRANSFERABLITY OF CREDITS- 11
RE-ADMISSION POLICY- 11
ACADEMIC POLICIES- 12
DEFINITION OF CLOCK HOURS AND CREDIT HOURS- 12
STANDARDS OF PROGRESS- 12
PROGRAM COMPLETION TIMES- 12
MAXIMUM TIME FRAME FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION- 12
MEASUREMENT OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS OF PROGRESS- 12
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY- 13
ACADEMIC PROBATION-13
ATTENDANCE PROBATION-13
APPEALS-14
MAKE-UP WORK- 14
MAKE-UP EXAMS-15
ATTENDANCE POLICY- 15
ABSENCE/TARDINESS- 15
COURSE REPETITIONS-15
INCOMPLETE COURSES- 15
GRADING SYSTEM- 16
DRESS CODE- 16
LEAVE OF ABSENCE- 16
RULES CONCERNING CONDUCT- 17
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS-18
ADVISEMENT- 18
HELP WITH STUDY SKILLS-18
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JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE- 18
STUDENT COMPLAINT/GREIVANCE PROCEDURE-18
STUDENT SERVICES- 19
FINANCIAL POLICIES-21
FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE- 21
RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS- 21
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY FOR PROGRAMS OF MORE THAN 6 WEEKS- 22
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY FOR PROGRAMS OF LESS THAN 6 WEEKS- 22
PROGRAM COST/TUITION INFORMATION-23
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT VETERANS/ELIGIBLE PERSONS-23
PROGRAMMATIC INFORMATION-25
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES, COURSE OUTLINES AND DESCRIPTIONS-25
MEDICAL ASSISTANT-25
MEDICAL OFFICE SECRETARY-28
NURSE AIDE 100 POLICIES-30
INDEX-33
ADDENDUM A- LISTING OF STAFF AND FACULTY
ADDENDUM B- UPDATES TO CATALOG
ANTONELLI MEDICAL & PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE
1700 Industrial Highway
Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464
(610) 323-7270 / Fax: (610) 323-3065 / www.ampi.edu
Copyright © 2014 American Business Academy, Inc.,
All Rights Reserved. Design by American Business Academy, Inc.
With the publication of this catalog all previous volumes become obsolete.
This catalog is a guideline of what AMPI expects of its students. ABA reserves the right to modify its policies based on changes
in accreditation requirements, state or federal laws, or for any other reason at the discretion of AMPI’s Executive Committee.
Changes will be made with the approval of the appropriate state regulatory agency. American Business Academy, Inc., a
Pennsylvania Corporation, owns and operates Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute. The Corporate Offices are located at
200 W. 9th St, 7th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801. The telephone number is (302) 661-1102. The web site address is
www.ampi.edu. Date of Publication 10/15/14.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
STATEMENT OF CONTROL
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute is a private, post-secondary teaching institution. It is controlled by the Corporate
Officers and Administrative Staff listed below.
CORPORATE OFFICERS
President/Owner: James Roy
Chief Executive Officer/Owner: Edward Gillespie
Chief Operating Officer: Rick Reikob
Chief Financial Officer: Kishore Ramanjulu
Vice President of Education and Regulatory Affairs: Seth Heiland
Vice President of Financial Aid and Compliance: Jen Dolermo
Corporate Director of Student Services: Amanda Kelly
Corporate Financial Aid: Bertha LaPointe
Corporate Director of Admissions: Matthew Beggarly
Corporate Director of High School Admissions & Business Development: Tiffanie Falkenstein
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Please see Addendum A for a listing of all Administrative Staff and Faculty
MISSION STATEMENT
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute prepares committed students for successful entry-level employment in a rewarding
healthcare profession through high-caliber training, real world experience and student-centered support.
LICENSING AND APPROVALS
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute is licensed by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania. Located at Pennsylvania Department of Education- Postsecondary and Adult Education, 333 Market Street, 12th
Floor, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17126-0333. Phone: 717-783-8228/ Fax: 717-772-3622.
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute is an approved training site for all the County Offices under the Pennsylvania Career
Link program. Located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania: 1855 New Hope Street, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19401-3146.
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute is approved by the State of Pennsylvania for veterans training and veteran’s
rehabilitation, under the provision of Title 38, United States Code.
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute is approved for training through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute is an institution of Higher Education, eligible to participate in the federal student
financial aid programs (Title IV).
ACCREDITATIONS
Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
(ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the
U.S. Department of Education. Located at 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia, 22201. Phone: 703-247-4212.
MEMBERSHIPS
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute is a member of:
American Medical Technologists
Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators
Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce
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STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute's philosophy is one of involvement, through hands-on training and real-world education.
This enables our graduates to meet the challenges of their profession and demonstrate competency in both the knowledge and
skills of the profession. AMPI seeks to prepare dedicated and competent students to enter the expanding health care field. The
programs combine concentrated academic studies with clinical training and "on-the-job" externships.
The highly-trained professional staff emphasizes personal pride, self-confidence, and a true desire to serve on a professional
team. The specific objectives of AMPI's training programs are to train and develop individuals who:
 Demonstrate professional work habits and work at establishing positive relationships with others.
 Are always observant and can accurately report their observations.
 Understand the responsibilities associated with their professional field and the specific role played by the AMPI
graduate.
 Take pride in personal grooming.
 Accept responsibility and respond to criticism in a positive manner.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute complies with all federal state and local non-discrimination laws in the administration of
its educational programs and services and in its employment relationships. AMPI does not deny admission, or discriminate
against any student enrolled in the school, on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, age, disability or national origin.
DRUG FREE SCHOOL AND WORKPLACE
Federal and state regulations require that students be informed of AMPI’s policy and accompanying disciplinary sanctions
regarding alcohol and other drugs; the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or Federal law for the unlawful possession or
distribution of illegal or illicit drugs and alcohol; the health risks associated with the use of illegal or illicit drugs and the abuse of
alcohol; and the counseling and treatment programs offered to students through the College.
Drug and alcohol abuse materials must contain (34 CFR 86.100):
 Information on preventing drug and alcohol abuse;
 Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and
alcohol by students and employees on the school’s property, or as part of the school’s activities;
 A description of the sanctions under local, state, and federal law for unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit
drugs and alcohol;
 A description of any drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation programs available to students and
employees;
 A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol;
 A clear statement that the school will impose sanctions on students and employees for violations of the standards of
conduct (consistent with local, state, and federal law) and a description of these sanctions, up to and including
expulsion, termination of employment, and referral for prosecution.
 AMPI policies and federal and state laws pertaining to drugs and alcohol are outlined below. Also included is
information pertaining to health risks associated with the use of drugs and alcohol and information on Campus and
community resources for counseling and treatment. The Institute encourages members of the entire Campus
community to familiarize themselves with all of this information.
CRIME AWARENESS AND PREVENTION
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute participates in a crime awareness and prevention program as prescribed by the United
States Department of Education. A Crime Awareness and Prevention informational packet is provided to each student prior to
enrollment and is also available in the administrative office. Information is also provided on the subject of sexual violence which
includes where to get help and support in the community.
POLICY PROHIBITING SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute’s policy, in accordance with providing a positive, discrimination free school and work
place is that sexual harassment is unacceptable conduct that will not be condoned. Any student or employee found guilty will be
subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
HISTORY
This facility was originally opened under the name of Medical and Professional Career Academy in November, 1986, as a
Division of Delaware Valley School of Trades, Inc., located in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. G. Michael Orthaus was the school's first
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Director. The aim of the school was and is to serve the medical and professional communities by meeting their needs for
properly trained and qualified professionals. This facility is equipped to train Medical Assistants, Medical Office Secretaries, and
Nurse Aides. AMPI’s Nurse Aide graduates are also qualified to work as Nursing Assistants or Home Health Aides.
When the school opened in November of 1986, two Nursing Assistant students made up the entire student body. In December,
1986, the school began training its first group of Medical Assistant students and in January, 1988, the Medical Office Secretary
and the Travel and Tourism programs were introduced. By the end of 1988 the student population approached 100, with
programs being offered both day and evening on a full time and part time schedule.
In May, 1989, the school came under the ownership of Antonelli School of Photography, Inc. and continued operation as a
branch of their Plymouth Meeting school, Antonelli Institute. The name was subsequently changed to Antonelli Medical and
Professional Institute to reflect the new ownership.
In February 1991, Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute was granted full independent accreditation by the National
Association of Trade and Technical Schools. This accrediting body is now known as The Accrediting Commission of Career
Schools and Colleges.
In August, 1991, Mr. G. Michael Orthaus, the school's Director, assumed full ownership of Antonelli Medical and Professional
Institute and it became part of Orthaus Career Schools, Inc.
In 2003, AMPI, in response to the reduced employment opportunities in the travel and tourism industry, decided to discontinue its
Travel and Tourism training program and concentrate on medical career training exclusively.
In 2013, AMPI came under ownership of American Business Academy, Inc., maintaining the name Antonelli Medical &
Professional Institute.
Today, Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute continues its tradition of providing excellent training programs in a personal
and caring academic environment. AMPI continues to evaluate the training needs of the medical community and strives to meet
these needs through curriculum changes and the addition of new and relevant training programs.
FACILITY
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute is located at 1700 Industrial Highway, Pottstown, PA 19464, on the corner of Armand
Hammer Boulevard and Industrial Highway. The school occupies over 6,400 square feet of floor space in the lower level of the
15,000 square foot building. The school includes general classrooms for lecture purposes equipped with wall charts, flip charts,
DVD players, computers, projectors and other audio visual teaching aids. Clinical training areas are equipped with examining
tables, hospital beds, autoclaves, surgical equipment, EKG machine, and many other teaching aids. The school’s medical
laboratory is equipped with microscopes for each student, a wide range of laboratory equipment for blood work, urinalysis and
bacteriological studies. The data processing room includes a computer with transcription capabilities and a laser printer at each
work station. The comfortable library includes a computer station with online access as well as a wide array of printed material on
courses taught at the school. The school also houses a student lounge, and administrative offices. The entire school is air
conditioned and the classroom and office areas are fully carpeted.
LOCATION
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute's location at 1700 Industrial Highway is on the corner of Armand Hammer Boulevard
and Industrial Highway, right off the "Armand Hammer Boulevard" exit of the Route #422 Expressway. Its location provides easy
access from all points east and west on the expressway. The Institute is an easy 25 minute ride from Norristown or Reading.
AMPI is situated in Montgomery County, but is also within a few miles of Berks and Chester counties. Its location is a few
minutes from the east end of Pottstown where there are a variety of both fast food and fine restaurants. A large private lot
across the street provides ample free parking for students and faculty.
CLASS SIZE
The student: teacher ratio for classroom training typically averages 12:1. The average student/ teacher ratio for laboratory
training is 12:1. The maximum class size for classroom training is 30:1. The maximum class size for laboratory training is 18:1
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SCHOOL HOURS & CALENDAR
The school is open Monday through Friday according to the following schedule:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday:
8:15 AM - 10:20 PM
Wednesday:
8:15 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday:
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classes for students attending AMPI are scheduled as follows:
Day Classes: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
There are three scheduled class periods per day:
1st period: 8:30 AM-10:10 AM
2nd period: 10:10 AM-11:50 AM
3rd period: 11:50 AM-1:30 PM
Evening Classes: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 6:30 PM - 10:20 PM. Evening students take one class per evening.
NURSE AIDE SCHEDULE
15 days of classroom & lab training - 4 hours per day. The schedule may vary although it is usually Monday through Friday from
12:30PM to 4:45 PM with a 15 minute break. 5 days of clinical training - 8 hrs per day, 6:45 AM - 3:30 PM with a 15 minute
break and 30 minute lunch.
HOLIDAYS OBSERVED
No classes will be held during the observed holidays. Dates are subject to change without notice by Campus Administration.
January 1: New Year’s Day
March 2-7: Spring Break
May 26: Memorial Day
July 4: Independence Day
August 10- August 14: Summer Break
September 1: Labor Day
October 30: Faculty In-Service Day
November 26-27: Thanksgiving Break
December 21-25: Winter Break
December 31: New Year’s Eve
STARTING DATES
School Calendar – 2014/15
Month
October 2014
November
December
January 2015
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Medical Assistant
Day
10/13/14
Evening
12/1/14
01/12/15
02/16/15
03/30/15
12/1/14
05/04/15
06/08/15
07/13/15
08/24/15
09/28/15
11/02/15
12/14/15
03/09/15
06/01/15
08/31/15
11/23/15
Medical Office
Secretary
Day
10/13/14
03/30/15
Nurse Aide 100
Day
10/20/14
11/24/14
01/12/15
02/16/15
03/30/15
05/04/15
06/08/15
07/13/15
08/24/15
09/28/15
11/02/15
12/14/15
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*A “FULL” schedule for Medical Assistants and Medical Office Secretaries is defined as one that includes three classes for each
module of training. Class start dates are dependent on having enough students registered to begin the class.
*NURSE AIDE 100 class-starts are subject to change, depending on class formation.
Under normal circumstances there are no formal classes scheduled during Review and Make-Up periods. However, classes
may be scheduled if, during the previous grading period, classes were canceled as a result of bad weather, unexpected
emergencies, etc. Should additional hours be scheduled during these hours due to cancellations of previous classes, it is the
responsibility for students to attend these make up sessions in order to satisfy the hourly requirements of the course for which a
student is enrolled. If no classes are scheduled students are still welcome to come into school to utilize the facilities and arrange
for additional help if necessary. These arrangements can be made through the Campus Director or other administrative staff, as
assigned.
ADDITIONAL NURSE AIDE 100 INFORMATION
Additional policy, rules and regulation specifically designed and written for Nurse Aide 100 students are contained in the section
titled NURSE AIDE 100 POLICIES. Students within or considering the Nurse Aide 100 program should refer to these specific
rules and policies in addition to those contained throughout the catalog.
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ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS & PROCEDURES
AMPI does not deny admission, or discriminate against any student enrolled in the school, on the basis of race, creed, religion,
color, sex, age, disability or national origin. AMPI will make every effort to reasonably accommodate applicants and students
with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.
ALL APPLICANTS FOR AMPI PROGRAMS:
 must be beyond the age of compulsory education in this state.
 must complete a personal data information form.
 must complete an entrance aptitude evaluation
 must meet with a representative of the admissions department.
 must submit a copy of their educational record to the school
 must have earned at least a H.S. Diploma or GED certificate/diploma.
 must be registered for their program of choice.
 must agree to and sign an enrollment agreement
 must pay a registration fee
In addition to all of the above, some programs have additional entrance requirements as follows:
MEDICAL ASSISTANT and NURSE AIDE 100 Applicants:
Must submit a Health Certificate signed by a practicing physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant verifying that the
applicant is free of contagious infections and communicable diseases.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT applicants’ Health Certificate must include a 1-step Mantoux test,
Quantiferon TB Gold or negative Chest X-Ray.
NURSE AIDE 100 applicants’ Health Certificate must include a 2-step Mantoux test,
Quantiferon TB Gold or negative Chest X-Ray.
Please refer to Policies for Nurse Aide 100 Training Program on page 39 in this school
catalog for additional information on nurse Aide 100 admission requirements.
The final acceptance decision is made by the school’s Campus Director.
A PLAN FOR SUCCESS
We feel that for students to be successful at AMPI, they need to be prepared for their new journey. Student’s that have
graduated from AMPI in the past have felt that following the tips listed below helped them to achieve greater success while
attending the School. Here are the items that we have found to help you make a sound decision about your training plan at
AMPI:
 Prepare financially. How much have you saved up for school?
 Plan for dependable transportation to and from school. Also, plan for a back-up, in case of emergency.
 Consider employment that supports the demands of your new training schedule.
 Plan for dependable child care.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
The School does not discriminate in admission or access to our program on the basis of age, race, color, sex, disability, sexual
orientation, religion, ethnic or national origin. If you would like to request academic adjustment or auxiliary aids, please contact
the Campus Director. You may request academic adjustments or auxiliary aids at any time. The Campus Director is responsible
for coordinating compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990. Applicants who are persons with disabilities, as defined in paragraph 104.3(j) of the regulation under Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, may apply for admittance into the program. The School will work with the applicant or student to
determine whether reasonable accommodations can be effective and/or are available. Any qualified individual with a disability
requesting an accommodation or auxiliary aid or service should follow this procedure:
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Notify the Campus Director in writing of the type of accommodation needed, date needed, documentation of the nature and
extent of the disability, and of the need for the accommodation or auxiliary aid. The request should be made at least four weeks
in advance of the date needed. You may contact the Campus Director by telephone at: 610-323-7270. The Campus Director will
respond within two weeks of receiving the request. If you would like to appeal the decision regarding your request, please
contact the Chief Operating Officer, Rick Reikob, via email at [email protected] Requests must be submitted within one week
of the date of the Campus Director’s response.
EVALUATION FOR CREDIT OF PREVIOUS TRAINING OR WORK EXPERIENCE
The school may accept appropriate credit from other licensed schools for previous education.
In addition to satisfying the requirements listed in the admissions criteria above, an applicant to AMPI must demonstrate the
ability, character, readiness and commitment to work effectively in the occupation(s) for which the program provides training. All
applicants must also have a command of the English language, both in written and verbal format. In determining whether to grant
or deny admission, AMPI will consider information about the applicant’s prior post-secondary education experiences,
employment record and any criminal record. An applicant may be asked to provide and sign authorizations allowing the School to
obtain information from other educational institutions, employers and law enforcement agencies. Any prior criminal offenses will
be evaluated with respect to time, circumstances, seriousness and relationship to the academic program for which admission is
requested. If an applicant with a criminal record is admitted to AMPI, there is no guarantee that the criminal record will not be an
impediment to the applicant’s ability to obtain employment/licensure and pursue a successful career. AMPI (also Antonelli
Medical & Professional Institute) reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant, on the basis of background, record or
conflicting statements during the admission or orientation process.
Students with previous postsecondary education from a regionally or nationally accredited school may be eligible to receive
credit for previous courses provided the following requirements are met:
 An official copy of the student's transcript is on file with Antonelli Medical Professional Institute;
 Courses were completed within the previous 72 months and a grade of “D” or better was received;
 A copy of the catalog containing the course description, which the student enrolled under, is provided; and
 CLEP courses may be accepted if completed within five years and have a minimum score of 60.
If the course(s) is similar in character and objectives to the course(s) offered at Antonelli Medical Professional Institute, the
student will receive credit for the course(s), upon the approval of the Campus Director or his/her designee. If the Director or
his/her designee determines the credits are acceptable for transfer, credit will be given for those courses, and the student will
be scheduled to take only those courses needed to fulfill the requirements for graduation.
Students may transfer from another postsecondary school up to 50% of the academic credits necessary to fulfill the
requirements for graduation.
Students requesting to transfer credit(s) must submit all required documents one week prior to starting school. All
exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Campus Director.
Students may also request to test out or challenge a course if the applicant feels that their previous experience has given them
the knowledge and skills required to pass the course. In order to test out of a class, the student must present the request in
writing to the Campus Director at least one week prior to their scheduled start date. With the Campus Director’s approval, a time
will be arranged for a challenge exam to be administered by a qualified proctor. A fee of $30.00 is charged for each exam
administered pass or fail. An individual course may only be challenged once and all challenges must be attempted prior to a
student starting school. Once a student sits for class they forfeit the option of challenging other classes.
Under no circumstances does Antonelli Medical Professional Institute grant academic credit for life experiences.
AMPI does not recruit students from other schools offering similar programs of study.
AMPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator and does not discriminate against persons due to age, race, color, creed,
sex, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic origin.
AMPI maintains educational records in accordance with all applicable federal, state and accreditation requirements. For record
retention length, please visit with the Campus Director at the local campus.
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TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS
Course work taken at Antonelli Medical Professional Institute is not automatically transferable to another institution. No
representation is made whatsoever concerning the transferability of Antonelli Medical Professional Institute credits to any
other institution. Acceptance of credits is controlled by the receiving institution and accreditation does not guarantee
acceptance.
RE-ADMISSION POLICY
Re-entry is described as a previous AMPI student (regardless of the length of time). By definition, the following students might
seek re-entry into a program:
 Student who withdrew from a program by choice by writing a letter of withdraw
 Student who was dismissed by AMPI from a program
 Attendance – Not meeting attendance requirements
 Academics – GPA of less than 2.0 at SAP
Who is Eligible?
 Withdrew or dropped for a minimum of 30 days (students MUST be out a minimum of 30 days)
 Any student wanting to re-enter must attend a re-entry meeting with the re-entry committee and be approved
by the campus director if he/she is not present at the meeting. The Campus Director will ensure the Financial
Aid department has reviewed the file prior to the re-entry meeting. The Campus Director has the right to
waive this meeting.
 Students re-entering a program after one or more years may be required to complete an evaluation to
determine the number of credits and coursework needed; a review of certain sessions of a course or retake
an entire course, if the Campus Director determines that a repetition of the coursework is necessary for the
successful completion of the program.
 Expelled – a student dismissed by AMPI for behavioral issues (only eligible for re-entry under special circumstance).
 Attendance: A student must be able to meet the 80% attendance requirement by the next satisfactory academic
progress checkpoint. If the student is returning in a status of financial aid warning
The Re-Entry Process
 Students must submit a letter requesting re-entry into the program. The letter should address the circumstances
surrounding the students withdraw/drop from the program as well as what has changed that will allow the student to be
successful if permitted to re-enter the program. Upon receipt of the request to re-enter the student will be contacted by
the education department and scheduled for a re-entry meeting (the campus director may approve the appointment to
be scheduled prior to receipt of the request if the request is brought to the meeting).
 Students are responsible for any charges incurred for review sessions or retakes. Students approved for re-entry will
be given a re-entry date. If a student does not re-enter on the date specified, the Campus Director must be consulted
for approval of an alternative date.
 A student who withdrew/dropped on FA SAP warning will return on FA SAP warning and MUST pass their first SAP
check point upon re-entry. (Any student who withdrew prior to July 1, 2011 will return in Satisfactory Academic
Progress regardless of prior probations. Any student who withdrew after July 1, 2011 for whom it has been determined
to have failed two consecutive SAPs will not be eligible to return).
 If a student is approved for re-entry a new enrollment agreement must be signed documenting any new charges and/or
changes to the original enrollment agreement and Payment Plan if required. The student will be subject to the terms of
the new documents. A student who has been out over six months will be charged a new enrollment fee of $100.00.
The enrollment fee, whether the $100 total, or a $50 deposit, must be collected in order for the student to start. The
student must return all required documents by the specified date along with any payment or fees due in order to
reserve the seat and be permitted to resume classes. Failure to enroll by submitting the required documents and
payment by the specified date will result in the seat being offered to another student.
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ACADEMIC POLICIES
DEFINITION OF CLOCK HOURS AND CREDIT HOURS
A CLOCK HOUR is defined as a minimum of 50 minutes, but not to exceed 60 minutes of instruction.
An ACADEMIC CREDIT HOUR is measured as a semester credit hour. One semester credit hour equals 45 units comprised of
the following academic activities:
 One clock hour in a didactic (led by school faculty member) learning environment = 2 units
 One clock hour in a supervised laboratory setting of instruction = 1.5 units
 One hour of externship = 1 unit
 One hour of out-of-class work and/or preparation for the didactic learning environment or supervised laboratory setting
of instruction that are designed to measure the student’s achieved competency relative to the required subject matter
objectives = 0.5 unit
A FINANCIAL AID CREDIT HOUR, for the purpose of determining eligibility for federal financial aid programs, is equivalent to a
minimum of 37.5 clock hours of instruction of any kind, plus the out-of class work/preparation which is not to exceed 25% of the
in school didactic and/or supervised laboratory hours of instruction.
The listing of credit hours is not meant to imply transferability into college programs. The purpose of listing credit hours is to
make it easier for a credit hour school to evaluate the courses should they be interested in transferring credits.
STANDARDS OF PROGRESS
In order to remain a student in good standing at the Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute, a student must maintain a record
of satisfactory progress. Satisfactory progress is defined in terms of academic achievement. Academic achievement is
measured qualitatively by a student’s earned grade point average (GPA) and quantitatively by the number of credits attempted at
prescribed increments during the training program. All periods of attendance, regardless of whether or not a student received
Title IV financial aid assistance, are included in determining if a student is meeting the terms of satisfactory progress.
PROGRAM COMPLETION TIMES
Normal completion time is defined as the minimum amount of time required to complete a program when no courses have to be
repeated and there are no interruptions in training due to leaves of absence, etc., and the student is carrying a full course load (3
courses) of 6 or more credits per module.
Program
Full Schedule
Part Time
Credit or Clock hours
MA
MOS
NA100
41 Weeks
31 Weeks
4 Weeks
82 Weeks
62 Weeks
NA
44 Semester Credits
32 Semester Credits
100 Clock Hrs
Maximum allowed credits
attempted
66
51
NA
Due to personal restrictions or preferences, or at the recommendation of the School, some students may not be able to maintain
the full course load throughout their program. These students may enroll on a reduced schedule for day classes or evening
classes which would extend “normal” completion time.
MAXIMUM TIME FRAME FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION
Students who fail a course or withdraw from a course for any reason must repeat the course to meet graduation requirements. In
order to maintain financial aid eligibility and to meet graduation requirements, the maximum time frame allowed for program
completion is defined in terms of credits attempted for the program in which the student is enrolled. The maximum number of
credits attempted cannot exceed 1½ times the total number of credits in the program as defined in the charts above and below.
Additional time to complete a program may be allowed but only under exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the
Director.
MEASUREMENT OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS OF PROGRESS
Standards of academic progress are measured at prescribed increments during each training program according to the schedule
defined below:
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Standards of Progress
Measurements
Medical Assistant
Medical Office
Secretary
25%
Program Credits Earned Max
credits attempted minimum
GPA
10 Credits
16.5 Credits
2.0 GPA
8 Credits
13 Credits
2.0 GPA
50%
Program Credits Earned Max
credits attempted minimum
GPA
22 Credits
31 Credits
2.0 GPA
16.5 Credits
24.5 Credits
2.0 GPA
100%
Program Credits Earned Max
credits attempted minimum
GPA
44Credits
66 Credits
2.0 GPA
32 Credits
51 Credits
2.0 GPA
Approximate % of
Program Completion
Nurse Aide
Please refer to
Policies for nurse
Aide 100 Training
program on page
30 in this school
catalog
Any student who is approaching the maximum allowed credits attempted as defined above or whose grading session GPA
and/or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 will be counseled. Steps will be taken to outline a plan of action to help bring the student's
GPA average up to 2.0 and keep the credits attempted within the required limits for graduation.
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY
To maintain satisfactory academic progress, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0
or be p l a c e d on probation. In addition, the student must maintain an adequate rate of progress toward successful
completion of their respective program. The credit hours attempted cannot exceed one and one-half times (1.5) the credit hours
required to complete a credit hour program.
For determining satisfactory academic progress, each program is broken down into grading periods. A grading period may
be a course, term, or semester. At the end of each grading period the student's GPA will be determined.
Students who meet the minimum requirements for attendance and academic performance are considered to be making
satisfactory academic progress until the next scheduled evaluation. Students that withdraw and re-enroll will return under the
same SAP status as when they left, regardless of how long he/she has been out of school. Students are required to complete the
program within 150% of their scheduled contracted timeframe. Course incompletes and noncredit remedial courses are not
applicable and have no effect on SAP standards. Credit hours accepted from another institution toward the student’s educational
program are counted as attempted and completed. Reasonable provisions regarding temporary interruptions or Leave of
Absence may be considered within the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. A Leave of Absence will extend the student’s
contract period and maximum time frame by the same number of days in the Leave of Absence. A Leave of Absence may be
granted in incidents of illness, accident, maternity or family problems (see Leave of Absence Policy).
If a student fails to meet Satisfactory Progress by an evaluation point, he or she will be placed on Financial Aid Warning until the
end of the next evaluation point. During this time, the student is required to make up all necessary hours/academics in order to
re-establish Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students on Financial Aid Warning may continue to receive Title IV funds during
this period.
If the student meets the required Satisfactory Academic Progress hours/academics at the end of the next evaluation point he or
she will no longer be on Financial Aid Warning. If a student fails to meet any of the following conditions, a minimum attendance
rate of 80%, and a minimum 2.0 GPA taken at the most recent SAP checkpoint by the end of the next evaluation period, the
student will be dismissed from the program and will be no longer eligible to receive Title IV funds unless they appeal the SAP
determination at the beginning of the probation period.
The appeal must include:
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
Plan for re-establishing satisfactory academic progress
Extenuating circumstances that affected the student’s ability to maintain satisfactory academic progress such as death
of a relative, an injury or illness of the student or other allowable special circumstances and what has changed in the
student’s situation that will allow the achievement of satisfactory academic progress at the next evaluation point.
If a student meets the above requirements of the appeal process and the school has established one of the two following
conditions then the student will be placed on Financial Aid Probation. The school must either determine that satisfactory
academic progress can be met by the end of the subsequent evaluation period or develop an academic plan, that if followed, will
ensure that the student is able to meet the school’s satisfactory academic progress requirements by a specific point within the
maximum timeframe established for the individual student. The student may continue to receive Title IV funds during this
probationary period. Copies of appeals and evaluations are kept in the student’s educational file. Students may request access
to satisfactory academic progress evaluation results by contacting the Campus Director.
Further description of Academic Probation, Attendance Probation and Appeals are described below.
ACADEMIC PROBATION
A student, whose cumulative grade point average is less than 2.0 at the end of a grading period, is placed on academic
probation. During the probationary period, the student may continue to receive any financial aid due.
If a student fails to achieve a 2.0 grade point average for the next evaluation period or for any evaluation period in which
the student is on probation, the student will be terminated for lack of satisfactory academic progress. A student will be
removed from probation upon achieving or at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
If a student on academic probation achieves satisfactory progress for the subsequent evaluation period but does not
achieve the required cumulative grade point average, the student may continue on academic probation for one more
evaluation period.
The enrollment of a student who fails to achieve overall satisfactory academic progress for their program at the end of two
successive probationary evaluation periods will be terminated.
If a student's cumulative grade average falls below the minimum GPA or if the student’s credits attempted exceed the limits as
outlined above, a consultation with a school official will be scheduled. If it is decided to allow the student to continue in school,
the student will be placed on academic probation for the next training session. At the end of the probationary period, the student
should be meeting the minimum standards for satisfactory progress. If not, the student is subject to dismissal. Only under very
extenuating circumstances will the student's probation be extended and only at the express approval of the Campus Director.
ATTENDANCE PROBATION
If a student's cumulative attendance record falls below 80%, a consultation with a school official will be scheduled. If the problem
warrants, the student may be placed on attendance probation. The purpose of probation is to reinforce the seriousness of the
situation and to provide the motivation to correct the problem and avoid placing graduation in jeopardy. If a student is repeatedly
placed on attendance probation and is therefore clearly in danger of not meeting the 80% attendance requirement for graduation,
termination proceedings will be considered.
APPEALS
A student may appeal the termination of financial aid eligibility based upon extenuating circumstances. The appeal should
be submitted, in writing, to the Campus Director. Based on the extenuating circumstances, the Campus Director may
determine that the student may continue to receive Title IV aid even though he/she is not meeting published SAP
standards. A student who has his/her appeal accepted will continue to be on probation. If the student chooses not to
appeal or the appeal is denied, the student may return on a cash pay basis until the student achieves a 2.0 cumulative grade
point average.
MAKE-UP WORK
Any student who misses class time may be required to do make-up work by the instructor, after scheduled classes. The
instructor will be available after scheduled hours to spend additional time with students when this is deemed necessary by the
instructor. An additional tuition charge of $30/hr may be applied to a student’s account if a student is absent during required lab
practicals and the instructor is required to make special, individual testing arrangements for that student.
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If class time is missed because the school is closed due to adverse weather conditions or other unusual circumstances, every
effort will be made by the school to schedule make-up time. Some grading sessions already have additional days included to
cover this possibility. When necessary, additional classes may be scheduled on Wednesday evenings, Saturdays, or after 1:30
PM.
Should additional hours be scheduled during these hours due to cancellations of previous classes, it is the responsibility for
students to attend these make up sessions in order to satisfy the hourly requirements of the course for which a student is
enrolled.
MAKE-UP EXAMS
Students missing any quiz, exam or project due to illness, death in the family or legal reasons must present written
documentation upon their first day back at school. Excuses presented after the first day will not be accepted unless specifically
approved by the Campus Director. Make up work or time will only be allowed for the time specified on the documentation. The
only exception would be in the case of death of an immediate family member, in which case three days would be granted. All
documentation must be signed, dated and on official letterhead. The school reserves the right to verify the information with the
office specified on the documentation. For any quizzes or exams missed, the student must schedule a time that day to take the
exam, and cannot schedule it for more than two class-days out. Further, this make up must be given outside of normal class
hours, and can only be administered by a qualified instructor. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule any make up work or
exams, and to then follow through on completing them. In cases where the student knows ahead of time they will be out on
certain day(s), then the student may make arrangements to take any exams/quizzes before the scheduled date.
ATTENDANCE POLICY
It is imperative that students attend classes regularly and on time. The goal of each student should be a 100% attendance
record, however a cumulative attendance of 80% is required in order to graduate. Attendance percentages are kept and
recorded for each individual class and for each grading session as well as the overall cumulative attendance percentage. All
attendance percentages are recorded on each student's report card and school transcript. Nurse Aide 100 students, please refer
to Policies for Nurse Aide 100 Training Program on page 39 in this school catalog.
ABSENCE/TARDINESS
Attendance is taken daily in each class and every absence is recorded. Attendance in each class and cumulative attendance for
all classes appears both on the student report card and permanent academic transcript. If a student arrives late to class or
leaves early, that amount of time is recorded and will count as an absence when it exceeds 50 minutes. Students who are going
to be absent or late for class should notify the school as far in advance as possible. Additionally, while students should strive for
100% attendance in every class, they are allowed to miss up to 6 non-consecutive class periods (for day students). Students in
three week courses may miss up to 3 non-consecutive days. Evening students may miss two and a half evenings. For any
absences beyond those noted above, 1 point per day will be deducted from the final average of the class in which the absences
occurs.
COURSE REPETITIONS
If a student fails a course that is part of their program requirements, the course must be repeated in order to meet graduation
requirements. The administration will schedule the time of the repeat. If the student passes the course when it is repeated both
the original failure and the grade for the repeat are included when calculating the cumulative grade point average. If a student
earns a “D” in a course and feels they would like another chance to do better, the student may request to repeat this course. In
this case the “D” would be replaced by the new grade. This can significantly improve a student’s GPA.
INCOMPLETE COURSES
If a student does not complete all the required tests and assignments for a course the student will receive an incomplete for that
course. The student will carry an incomplete on the official transcript until all of the course requirements have been met.
Depending on the circumstances, the instructor may deduct points for any graded work as a result of its not being completed or
submitted on time. A period no greater than 6 calendar weeks from the last day of class will be granted by the instructor to
satisfactorily complete the work necessary to complete the course. If the requirements are not met within those 6 weeks, the
grade of “I”, or incomplete, will revert to a failure and the entire course will have to be repeated in order to meet graduation
requirements.
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GRADING SYSTEM
The grading system is defined in grades, credit hours, and quality points. The number of quality points earned in a course is
determined by multiplying the number of credit hours for that course by the number of quality points per credit hour. Cumulative
grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of credit hours
attempted.
Letter
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
DF
I
W*
WP**
WF***
Grade Definition
Outstanding
Good
Average
Below Average
Failing
Incomplete
Withdraw w/o penalty
Withdraw passing
Withdraw failing
Grading Scale
95-100
90-94.99
87-89.99
84-86.99
80-83.99
77-79.99
74-76.99
70-73.99
67-69.99
64-66.99
60-63.99
0-59.99
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Points
4.00
4.00
3.67
3.33
3.00
2.67
2.33
2.00
1.67
1.33
1.00
0.00
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
*A "W" is assigned to a course if a student withdraws prior to the mid-point, regardless of grade at the time.
**A "WP" is assigned to a course if a student withdraws after the mid-point but is maintaining a passing grade.
***A "WF" is assigned to a course if a student withdraws from a course after the mid-point and is carrying a failing grade at that
point.
DRESS CODE
Students at AMPI are expected to develop the skills, techniques, and habits that will enable them to secure successful
employment. One important habit is maintaining a professional appearance including proper professional dress.
ALL MEDICAL ASSISTANT, MEDICAL OFFICE SECRETARY, AND NURSE AIDE 100 STUDENTS must wear scrub uniforms.
The school colors are maroon and white; scrubs may be all white, all maroon, or any combination of the two colors. Students
must also wear stockings or solid white socks and white duty shoes or white leather sneakers.
NO SWEATSHIRTS, SWEAT PANTS, T-SHIRTS, JEANS, OR OTHER UNPROFESSIONAL ATTIRE WILL BE WORN.
Additional restrictions or requirements may be established in certain classes, such as medical laboratory classes, for reasons of
personal safety or adherence to established procedures for accurate outcomes.
Should conditions occur, such as temperature variations within the school, and a student would like to wear an additional
garment, a maroon, black or white lab coat is permitted.
A name tag will be provided by the school for all students and is considered to be part of the uniform and is to be worn at all
times. Replacement in case of loss is the student's responsibility. The uniform dress code will be in effect on all field trips and
externships.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
All requests for a leave of absence must be in writing with the student’s signature and approved by the director. A verbal
request, be it in person or over the telephone cannot be approved. The written, signed request must include the reason for the
request and a description of why the student feels they will be able to return on the designated date. A leave of absence will only
be approved if the school believes that there is a reasonable expectation that the student will be able to return to school. If
possible the request should be submitted prior to the beginning of the leave of absence. In certain circumstances when it is not
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possible to obtain a written request from the student prior to a leave of absence, the school may grant the leave of absence and
collect the request at a later date.
The total number of days for one or more approved leaves of absence cannot exceed 180 days within a 12 month period. The
12 month period begins on the first day of the student’s first leave of absence. No additional charges will be assigned to the
student during or for the period of the leave of absence.
The period of absence will also be deducted from the payment period used for a Return of Title IV funds calculation, with a new
ending date reflected. The student does not earn any Federal Student Aid during the leave. Upon the student’s return, he or she
continues to earn the Federal Student Aid previously awarded for the period.
For Title IV student loan repayment purposes, a student on an approved leave of absence is considered to be in an “in school”
status. If the student returns the loan repayment will begin after the 6 month grace period following the graduation date or
subsequent withdrawal date.
If the student does not return from a leave of absence, the student’s withdrawal date and beginning of the grace period is the
date that the student began the leave of absence. If a student does not return part or all of the 6 month grace period could be
exhausted.
If a student has any questions regarding AMPI’s leave of absence procedure or its principles or consequences, the student
should ask for a clarification before submitting the request.
Students receiving Title IV federal financial aid or Veterans benefits should consult with the financial aid office before requesting
a leave of absence to make sure they are meeting these agencies’ LOA requirements.
RULES CONCERNING CONDUCT
Students must adhere to high standards of scholarship and conduct that will not interfere with the learning process of any other
student, the classroom presentation by the teacher, or the progress of the class in general. Those students whose conduct
reflects discredit upon themselves or the school will be subject to suspension and/or termination.
The administration of the school reserves the right, in the exercise of its judgment, to suspend and/or dismiss a student for any
of the following reasons:
 Failure to conform to the rules and regulations of the school;
 Conduct that reflects unfavorably upon the school or its students;
 Unsatisfactory academic progress;
 Excessive absences or tardiness
 Failure to pay charges when due;
 Cheating;
 Falsifying school records;
 Breach of the school Enrollment Agreement;
 Putting patient safety in jeopardy through the exercise of poor judgment or an inability to function properly;
 Failure to abide by the rules and regulations of any clinical site;
 Entering the campus or classes while under the influence or effects of alcohol, drugs, or narcotics of any kind;
 Carrying a concealed or potentially dangerous weapon;
 Conduct which interferes with the learning process of any other student, the classroom presentation by the teacher
or the progress of the class in general;
 Instigation of, or participation in, rebellious activities against the school or its students;
 Solicitation which reflects unfavorably upon the school of it's students;
 Profanity spoken on campus property;
 Disruptive classroom behavior;
 Vandalism of campus grounds;
 Copyright infringement
 Physical threats; or
 Theft
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A student dismissed for unsatisfactory conduct may be readmitted into the program only at the discretion of the
administration.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for graduation and receive an AMPI diploma, the following requirements must be met:
1. All program courses must be satisfactorily completed.
2. The cumulative grade point average must be 2.00 or higher.
3. Credits attempted cannot exceed the maximum allowed for the program.
4. The overall attendance record must be 80% or higher.
5. All financial obligations must be satisfied.
A student's official date of graduation corresponds to the date when all course requirements have been successfully completed.
A DIPLOMA will be awarded to all eligible graduates of the Medical Assistant Program and Medical Office Secretary Program. A
DIPLOMA will be awarded to all eligible graduates of the Nurse Aide 100 Program.
ADVISEMENT
Academic and non-academic advisement is offered by the Instructors, Program Directors, Campus Director, and Registrar.
Students are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns whenever they arise. Additionally, AMPI maintains a relationship
with Student Resource Services as a benefit to all currently-attending students. All Administrative Staff and Faculty are permitted
to assist with connecting students with a counselor or administrator at SRS, Inc. Assistance provided by SRS, Inc. includes, but
is not limited to housing, transportation, childcare and legal matters.
HELP WITH STUDY SKILLS
Many students attending Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute have been out of school for a number of years and their study
skills are "rusty", and some students never acquired good study skills and habits while in high school. Good study skills can be
learned and make a significant difference in comprehension and efficiency during study hours. An Introduction To Study Skills is
included in the orientation prior to the beginning of classes. Students are encouraged to seek additional help from their
instructors if they feel they need it.
JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE
Job Placement assistance is available to all AMPI graduates. Students and graduates may schedule an appointment with the
Career Services Department at any time, and are encouraged to do so. The Career Services office continually seeks new
employers and new employment opportunities to bring together employers and graduates; however, the school cannot and does
not guarantee employment. The Career Services Department’s goal is to help graduates find entry-level employment within their
chosen profession.
The Career Services Department offers the following to students and graduates:
 New students are informed of the availability of the Placement Department.
 Graduating students are interviewed to determine a need for employment assistance.
 Job openings are solicited from business and industry. Assistance is offered to employers and students in scheduling
job interviews.
 Assistance is available for preparation of resumes, interview techniques, work ethic, attitudes, and job search
techniques.
STUDENT COMPLAINT / GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
Any student attending Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute who has a complaint or concern that involves the school in any
way, is encouraged to address that complaint or concern with the proper school official or officials. Depending upon the nature
of the complaint or concern, the student may follow the following procedures:
Complaints or concerns should be discussed with the teacher concerned if that is appropriate.
Depending on the complaint, a student may elect to go a member of the administrative staff. In many cases the concern can be
handled at this level. The Campus Director may be involved to help resolve the concern.
If the situation is not satisfactorily resolved, the student should submit the complaint or concern in writing to the Campus Director.
1. In the event that the situation remains unresolved, the student may contact the Chief Operating Officer of the parent
organization, American Business Academy, Inc. Contact information is as follows:
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American Business Academy, Inc.
Rick Reikob- Chief Operating Officer
200 W. 9th St, 7th Fl
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-661-1102
[email protected]
2.
If the situation remains unresolved, a student may direct the written complaint or concern to the State at the following
address:
State Board of Private Licensed Schools
PA Dept. of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 783-8229
3.
Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges must have a published procedure
and operational plan for handling student complaints. If a student does not feel that the school has adequately
addressed a complaint or concern, he/she may consider contacting the Accrediting Commission. All complaints
considered by the Commission must be in written form, with permission from the complainant(s) for the Commission to
forward a copy of the complaint to the school for a response. An initial review of the complaint and the school's
response is conducted by the Commission staff to determine possible violations of accrediting standards. The staff will
further determine the adequacy of the response to the complaint and may elect to forward the complete file to the full
Commission. The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint as well as the final resolution
by the Commission.
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302
Arlington, Virginia 22201
(703) 247-4212
Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute takes a serious interest in any and all complaints or concerns of its students. If such a
situation arises, every effort is made to resolve the problem to the satisfaction of all parties concerned. Antonelli Medical &
Professional Institute recognizes that if a student has a problem with the school, it impacts negatively on their performance and
ultimate success. One of our major objectives is to provide a positive and pleasant learning environment for each and every
student enrolled at Antonelli Medical & Professional Institute.
A copy of the Commission's Complaint Form is available at the school and may be obtained by contacting the administration
office.
STUDENT SERVICES
Students who require any assistance in academic or non-academic areas may seek consult with the appropriate parties in the
school.
For assistance with Financial Aid, financing, payment plans, etc., please speak with the Financial Aid Director at the Campus.
For assistance with Career Services or job placement, please speak with the Career Services Coordinator at the Campus.
For assistance within the classroom environment, please speak first with your current instructor. If a situation remains
unresolved, students may seek consultation with the Program Director for the appropriate program. For all matters that remain
unresolved, students may wish to speak with the Campus Director.
For assistance with the admissions process or procedures, students may speak with their Admissions Representative or with the
Campus Director.
For assistance with transcripts or other record-keeping matters, students may speak with the school’s Registrar.
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For assistance relating to the Library/Learning Resource Center, please speak with the LRC Coordinator.
For assistance relating to external factors such as housing, childcare, legal matters, etc., AMPI has contracted with Student
Resource Services to best provide the appropriate assistance to each currently attending student. Each member of the staff and
faculty at AMPI is able to provide the appropriate contact information to students regarding Student Resource Services;
information shared with SRS is kept confidential, and is not shared with the school’s faculty or administration.
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FINANCIAL POLICIES
FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE
The primary purpose of financial aid is to provide assistance to those students who have a need for such assistance in order to
continue their education. Applicants should contact the Financial Aid Office to help determine eligibility for financial aid
assistance upon application for admission.
To be eligible for federal financial aid assistance (Title IV Federal Funds), a student must be enrolled in a program of at least 300
clock hours or 3 months in length. Students enrolled in the 100 hour Nurse Aide 100 program, therefore, are not eligible for
federal financial aid assistance. There may be other sources of financial assistance available to them.
TITLE IV FUNDS AT AMPI INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
GRANTS
 Federal PELL Grant
 Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
 AMPI’s offers a matching grant equal to 1/3 of the FSEOG award. These grants are provided by the school and are
not Title IV funds.
FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAMS (FDLP)
 Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
 Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
 Federal Direct Parents Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
FINANCIAL AID ATTENDANCE AND PROGRESS REQUIREMENTS
Satisfactory progress as defined under "Standards of Progress" must be maintained in order to meet eligibility requirements for
Title IV assistance programs.
REINSTATEMENT OF FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY
Students who have lost eligibility for financial aid can be reinstated by improving their academic average to the designated
standards of the satisfactory progress definition. In cases of extenuating circumstances, special arrangements may be made
with school officials. Each case will be handled on an individual basis.
RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS
Financial Aid eligibility for a student withdrawing from or discontinuing the program prior to completing more than 60% of any
payment period, eligibility of the student and/or his/her parent(s) Aid will be recalculated based on the percentage of payment
period completed. The unearned portion of the Federal Aid will be refunded to title IV funds.
The eligibility for Federal Aid is calculated as follows:
Number of days completed by the student in the payment period/Total number of days in the payment period
Payment periods are defined as 1-12, 13-24 ad 25-30 Financial Aid credits for the Medical Assistant program and 1-11 and 1223 Financial Aid credits for the Medical Office Secretary program. A Financial Aid credit represents 27.5 clock hours of
instruction as described on page 16 of this catalog.
All unearned funds will be returned to the appropriate Title IV program(s) within 45 days from the date the school determined the
student has withdrawn.
Unearned Federal Aid will be returned in the following priority:
1. Federal Direct Loans (unsubsidized)
2. Federal Direct Loans (subsidized)
3. Federal PLUS Loans
4. Federal Pell Grant
5. SEOG
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6.
7.
Other Federal, State, Private or Institutional Source of Aid
The Student
The Student will be billed if a balance is due to the school after the refunds have been calculated. Any remaining cash balances
are due and payable in full immediately. If the student is unable to pay the balance in full, a payment plan may be worked out
with the Financial Aid office.
Once the appropriate refunds have been made according to the Federal return of funds policy, the institution will then calculate
the amount of tuition earned using the following state refund policy.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY FOR PROGRAMS OF MORE THAN 6 WEEKS
ANY AND ALL CANCELLATION NOTICES SHOULD BE IN WRITING AND DELIVERED TO THE SCHOOL.
I.
CANCELLATION PRIOR TO STARTING CLASS:
a. In the Event that the applicant is not accepted by the school, the applicant will be notified in writing and a full
refund of all monies paid will be made to the applicant.
b. An applicant may cancel his/her enrollment at any time before commencement of his/her classes.
i. If a student cancels his/her enrollment agreement and the school receives notice of the
cancellation before beginning training and on or before the fifth calendar day following the date of
the enrollment agreement, a full refund of all monies paid will be made to the student.
ii. Upon cancellation after the fifth calendar day following the date of the enrollment agreement but
prior to the start of training in the program, all monies paid to the school shall be refunded except
the registration fee.
c. Students who have not visited the school facility prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to withdraw
without penalty within three days following either attendance at a regularly scheduled orientation or following
a tour of the school facilities and inspection of equipment.
II.
CANCELLATION AFTER STARTING CLASS:
a. If the enrollment agreement is canceled after beginning training but within the first seven (7) calendar days of
training, the tuition and other charges made by the school will not exceed 10% of the tuition contract price of
the program plus the registration fee.
b. If the enrollment agreement is canceled after the first 7 calendar days of training but within 60% of the
enrollment period the student will be entitled to a pro rata refund equal to the portion of the enrollment period
which remains on the last date of attendance, rounded down to the nearest 10% minus any unpaid student
charges and minus the registration fee.
c. Upon cancellation after 60% of the enrollment period no refunds are due, with the following exception:
i. If after completion of 60% or more of the enrollment period there are more than 18 weeks
remaining in the enrollment period from the last day of the student's attendance, a pro rata refund
will be made equal to the portion of that enrollment period over and above 18 weeks from the last
date of attendance, rounded down to the nearest 10% minus any unpaid student charges and
minus the registration fee.
d. All books and supplies purchased by students at the school become the property of the students. No refunds
are made for these items.
e. All refunds will be made to the student within 30 calendar days of receipt of written notice of withdrawal or
termination or the last day of attendance or within 30 calendar days of a scheduled return date from a leave
of absence if the student fails to return.
NOTE: The refund calculations defined above are a result of comparing the guidelines of the USDE, the PA State Board of
Private Licensed Schools and the Accrediting Commission, and produce the highest refund for the student.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY FOR PROGRAMS OF LESS THAN 6 WEEKS
ANY AND ALL CANCELLATION NOTICES SHOULD BE IN WRITING AND DELIVERED TO THE SCHOOL
I.
CANCELLATION PRIOR TO STARTING CLASS:
a. In the event that the applicant is not accepted by the school, the applicant will be notified in writing and a full
refund of all monies paid will be made to the applicant.
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b.
c.
II.
An applicant may cancel his/her enrollment at any time before commencement of his/her classes.
i. If a student cancels his/her enrollment agreement and the school receives notice of the
cancellation before beginning training and on or before the fifth calendar day following the date of
the enrollment agreement, a full refund of all monies paid will be made to the student.
ii. Upon cancellation after the fifth calendar day following the date of the enrollment agreement but
prior to the start of training in the program, all monies paid to the school shall be refunded except
the registration fee.
Students who have not visited the school facility prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to withdraw
without penalty within three days following either attendance at a regularly scheduled orientation or following
a tour of the school facilities and inspection of equipment.
CANCELLATION AFTER STARTING CLASS:
a. For a student withdrawing or discontinuing the program during the period of time up to and including 10% of
the total clock hours of the program the tuition and other charges due the school will not exceed 10% of the
tuition plus the non-refundable registration fee and any books or equipment purchased by the student.
b. For a student withdrawing or discontinuing the program after the first 10% of the program but within 25% of
the program, the tuition and other charges due the school will not exceed 45% of the tuition plus the nonrefundable registration fee and any books or equipment purchased by the student.
c. For a student withdrawing or discontinuing the program after the first 25% of the program but within 50% of
the program, the tuition and other charges due the school will not exceed 70% of the tuition plus the nonrefundable registration fee and any books or equipment purchased by the student.
d. For a student withdrawing or discontinuing the program after 50% of the program, the student is entitled to no
refund.
e. All books and supplies purchased by students at the school become the property of the students. No refunds
are made for these items.
f. All refunds will be made to the student within 30 calendar days of receipt of written notice of withdrawal or
termination or the last day of attendance.
PROGRAM COST/TUITION INFORMATION
Medical Assistant Program
Tuition
Registration Fee
Total Cost
*Estimated Book & Supply Cost
Medical Office Secretary Program
Tuition
Registration Fee
Total Cost
*Estimated Book & Supply Cost
Cost
$13,350
$100
$13,450
$1,800
Cost
$11,000
$100
$11,100
$1,850
Nurse Aide 100 Program
Cost
Tuition
$1,200
Registration Fee
$100
Total Cost
$1,300
*Estimated Book & supply Cost
$150
*Estimated Book & Supply Cost: Students have the ability to purchase their textbook and supplies on the Open Market OR at the
AMPI Bookstore. If the student chooses to purchase the required textbooks at the AMPI Bookstore, the above estimates apply,
but are subject to change.
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT VETERANS/ELIGIBLE PERSONS
RECEIVING V.A. EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ALLOWANCE LEAVE
Leave of absence is granted only to students who wish to temporarily interrupt their training for personal reasons. A request for
leave must be made in advance in writing, or time away from school will be considered an absence. The Veterans Administration
will be notified immediately when a veteran student is granted a leave of absence.
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ABSENCE
Students should attend a minimum of 85% of all scheduled classes to attain satisfactory progress. A student who accumulates
more than 15% absenteeism (including tardiness) is deficient and should be counseled by the institution. If the problem
continues, the student may be subject to termination of his/her V.A. Educational Assistance Allowance.
MAKE UP WORK
Make up work is not permitted for the purposes of receiving Veterans Administration.
TARDINESS
Any student not physically present at the start of his scheduled class period will be considered tardy. Each occurrence
accumulates and is included in total absenteeism reporting. Excessive tardiness may be cause for discontinuance of V.A.
Educational Assistance Allowance.
UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS
Students receiving failing grades are placed on probation according to the school's written policy. If unsatisfactory progress
continues beyond the probationary period, the student's training will be immediately interrupted and all concerned will be notified
accordingly. Students dismissed because of unsatisfactory progress may apply for re-entry; however, each case will be
considered on the basis of the facts involved.
CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Appropriate credit is given for comparable previous education and training, and the training period will be shortened accordingly.
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PROGRAMMATIC INFORMATION
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES, COURSE OUTLINES, AND DESCRIPTIONS
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
The Medical Assistant program combines classroom, clinical and laboratory instruction to prepare graduates to assume entrylevel positions as Medical Assistants in medical or dental offices, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, or public health agencies.
Graduates are trained to handle business office duties, assist in the treatment room, and perform many office laboratory
procedures and tests. Graduates of the program are eligible to take two National Registry/Certification Exams: for a Medical
Assistant and for a Phlebotomist.
CREDIT
COURSE #
COURSE TITLE
HOURS
MS 101
MS 202
MS 302
MS 402
ML 101
ML 202
ML 302
ML 402
ME 201
ME 101
ME 402
MO 101
MO 102
MO 201
MO 202
MO 203
GE 301
GE 302
MC 101
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy & Physiology III
Anatomy & Physiology IV
Medical Laboratory I
Medical Laboratory II
Medical Laboratory III
Medical Laboratory IV
Medical Law & Ethics
Medical Terminology
Pharmacology
Medical Office Administration
Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Basic Keyboarding / Microsoft Word
Medical Transcription
Computerized Medical Billing
Business English
Psychology
Externship
TOTAL CREDITS
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
1.0
3.0
3.0
1.0
1.0
2.0
1.0
1.0
3.0
1.0
5.0
44.0
MS 101 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
This course is an introductory study of the human organism in both health and disease. Emphasis is placed on the organization
of the body from the basic cell through the ten body systems and includes classification of diseases, diagnosis, and treatment.
Terminology and medical abbreviations, as well as the basics of clinical nutrition are also included. Prerequisite: None
MS 202 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
This course covers the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and diagnostic procedures of the respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine,
lymphatic, and immune systems. Prerequisite: MS 101
MS 302 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY III
This course covers the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and diagnostic procedures of the gastro intestinal system and the male
and female urinary and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: MS 101
MS 402 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY IV
This course covers the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the nervous system, the special senses, the skin, and the
musculo-skeletal system. Prerequisite: MS 101
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ML 101 MEDICAL LABORATORY I
This course provides classroom instruction and practical experience in basic lab procedures and quality assurance. Included are
phlebotomy (capillary punctures and venipuncture techniques), basic hematologic studies, and microscopic techniques. HIPPA’s
impact on anyone conducting or reporting lab results is emphasized. Prerequisite: None
ML 202 MEDICAL LABORATORY II
This course teaches clinical skills which includes vital signs measurement, aseptic techniques, assisting physicians in office
examinations, minor office surgery, and dressing changes. Information on First Aid and CPR is also provided. The importance of
patient confidentiality and the associated HIPPA laws are reviewed. Prerequisite: MS 101
ML 302 MEDICAL LABORATORY III
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts and techniques of microbiology. The student will become familiar with
the most common microbiological procedures performed in a physician's office. Additional hematology studies will also be
covered. Prerequisite: ML 101
ML 402 MEDICAL LABORATORY IV
This course provides classroom instruction and practical experience in basic urinalysis, chemistry, serological, and blood typing
procedures. Quality Control is also covered. Prerequisite: ML 101
ME 201 MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS
The student is provided an understanding of a medical employee’s responsibilities based on the principles of medical ethics and
the legal and moral obligations governing the physician/patient relationship with an emphasis on patient confidentiality and the
privacy rule as defined under the HIPPA regulations. Some legal terminology is included. Prerequisite: None
ME 101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
This course covers the basic structure of medical words, prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms. The body systems
and related terms are studied as are spelling, definition, and pronunciation of medical terms. The HIPPA law is included.
Prerequisite: None
ME 402 PHARMACOLOGY
This course presents a basic rationale for understanding current drug therapy. The discussion of each drug classification
concentrates on the mechanism of action, main therapeutic effects, and the adverse reactions produced by the drugs. Pertinent
physiology and related diseases are also reviewed. Prerequisite: MS 101, ME 101
MO 201 BASIC KEYBOARDING / MICROSOFT WORD
This course teaches basic touch keyboarding skills on a standard computer keyboard. At the end of the course students should
be able to keyboard by touch at a rate of 20 words per minute for two minutes with no more than two errors. Students will also
complete a resume. Students will master document creation and basic editing features using Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: None
MO 202 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
This course explores the utilization of computers for medical transcription in the office environment. Students use DVD’s with
dictated medical notes from a variety of medical specialties and the Express Scribe software. A strong emphasis is placed on
accuracy. Prerequisite: MO 201, MS 101, & ME 101
MO 203 COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL BILLING
This course concentrates on teaching the basic skills and knowledge necessary to do patient billing on a computerized medical
record and billing system using the popular Medisoft software. HIPPA’s role in medical billing is defined in this class.
Prerequisite: MS 101, ME 101, & MO 201.
MO 101 MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
This course covers the theory and practice of fundamental medical office administration. The course includes telephone
techniques, appointment scheduling, filing and billing procedures. Administrative simplification provisions as described under the
HIPPA regulations is included. Prerequisite: MS 101, & ME 101
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MO 102 MEDICAL INSURANCE, BILLING AND CODING
The objective in this course is to learn to file clean insurance claims using payor-specific rules. There is a heavy emphasis on
different insurance forms, and proper use of ICD-9 and CPT insurance coding. Prerequisite: MS 101, & ME 101
GE 301 BUSINESS ENGLISH
This course reviews proper English grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and composition, and an introduction to proper
business correspondence. Students will compose a cover letter. Prerequisite: None
GE 302 PSYCHOLOGY
This course discusses general psychology and the biological foundation of behavior. Its purpose is to understand the various
factors that affect human motivation and behavior in order to improve the students' effectiveness. Interviewing techniques are
also covered. Prerequisite: None
MC 101 EXTERNSHIP
225 hours of combined administrative and clinical functions in a medical facility is required for completion of this program.
Students will be placed in such a facility under supervision upon successful completion of all previous course work. There may
be a waiting period between the completion of previous course work and the commencement of the externship. The school may
be waiting for final grades or there may be a delay due to externship site availability at the time. Prerequisite: All of the
preceding courses. In addition, the student's financial obligations to the school must be met.
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MEDICAL OFFICE SECRETARY
The Medical Office Secretary program will prepare the student with sufficient theoretical medical knowledge and specialized
secretarial skills to secure an entry-level position as a Medical Office Secretary in a health care office or facility. Graduates may
qualify for positions as medical secretaries, medical transcriptionists, medical records technicians, or medical administrative
assistants. Graduates are eligible and encouraged to take the National Registry exam for Administrative Health Assistants
COURSE #
COURSE TITLE
ME101
ME201
MS101
ME402
MO101
MO102
MO201
MO202
MO203
MO204
MO205
MO206
GB201
GE301
GE302
EX101
Medical Terminology
Medical Law & Ethics
Anatomy & Physiology I
Pharmacology
Medical Office Administration
Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
Basic Keyboarding & Microsoft Word
Medical Transcription
Computerized Medical Billing
Advanced Keyboarding & Advanced MS Word
Medical Office Practice
Microsoft Excel for Windows
Business Math
Business English
Psychology
Externship
TOTAL CREDITS:
CREDIT HOURS
3.5
1.5
3.0
3.0
1.5
1.5
2.0
1.0
1.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
3.0
3.0
1.5
2.5
32.0
ME 201 MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS
The student is provided with an understanding of a medical employee’s responsibilities based on the principles of medical ethics
and the legal and moral obligations governing the physician/patient relationship with an emphasis on patient confidentiality and
the privacy rule as defined under the HIPPA regulations. Some legal terminology is included. Prerequisite: None
ME 101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
This course covers the basic structure of medical words, prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms. The body systems
and related terms are studied as are spelling, definition, and pronunciation of medical terms. Prerequisite: None
MS 101 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
This course is an introductory study of the human organism in both health and disease. Emphasis is placed on the organization
of the body from the basic cell through the ten body systems. Includes classification of diseases, diagnosis, and treatment.
Terminology and medical abbreviations are also included. Prerequisite: None
ME 402 PHARMACOLOGY
This course attempts to present a basic rationale for understanding current drug therapy. The discussion of each drug
classification concentrates on the mechanism of action, main therapeutic effects, and the adverse reactions produced by the
drugs. Pertinent physiology and related diseases are also reviewed. Prerequisite: ME 101 and MS 101
MO 101 MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
This course covers the theory and practice of fundamental medical office administration. The course includes telephone
techniques, appointment scheduling, filing and billing procedures. Administrative simplification provisions as described under the
HIPPA regulations is included. Prerequisite: MS 101, & ME 101
MO 102 MEDICAL INSURANCE, BILLING AND CODING
The objective in this course is to learn to file clean insurance claims using payor-specific rules. There is a heavy emphasis on
different insurance forms, and proper use of ICD-9 and CPT insurance coding. Prerequisite: MS 101, & ME 101
MO 201 BASIC KEYBOARDING / MICROSOFT WORD
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This course teaches basic touch keyboarding skills on a standard computer keyboard. At the end of the course students should
be able to keyboard by touch at a rate of 20 words per minute for two minutes with no more than two errors. Students will also
complete a resume. Students will master document creation and basic editing features using Microsoft Word. Prerequisite:
None
MO 202 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
This course explores the utilization of computers for medical transcription in the office environment. Students use DVD’s with
dictated medical notes from a variety of medical specialties and the Express Scribe software. A strong emphasis is placed on
accuracy. Prerequisite: MO 201, MS 101, & ME 101
MO 203 COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL BILLING
This course concentrates on teaching the basic skills and knowledge necessary to do patient billing on a computerized medical
record and billing system using the popular Medisoft software. Prerequisite: MS 101, ME 101, & MO 201
MO 204 ADVANCED COMPUTER KEYBOARDING & ADVANCED MICROSOFT WORD
This course builds on Basic Keyboarding/Word Processing, emphasizing greater speed and accuracy. Students should reach a
minimum typing speed of 30 words per minute. Students will master more advanced word processing concepts using Microsoft
Word for Windows. Prerequisite: MO 201
MO 205 MEDICAL OFFICE PRACTICE
A multi-level medical assignment class concentrating on logic and research skills. The course develops greater computer and
medical office skills through a series of assignments. Core assignments include completing a medical office practice set and
medical transcription. Prerequisite: MO 201, ME 101 & MS 101
MO 206 MICROSOFT EXCEL FOR WINDOWS
This is a hands on computer course designed to give the student a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, the most widely used
spreadsheet program in today's modern offices. Skills learned include understanding the Application Window, creating, editing
and printing spreadsheets, and learning practical applications for spreadsheets. Prerequisite: MO 201
GB 201 BUSINESS MATH
This course is a review of basic mathematical principles and applications with an emphasis on fractions, decimals, and
conversions. Prerequisite: None
GE 301 BUSINESS ENGLISH
This course reviews proper English grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and an introduction to proper business
correspondence. Students will compose a cover letter. Prerequisite: None
GE 302 PSYCHOLOGY
This course discusses general psychology and the biological foundation of behavior. Its purpose is to understand the various
factors that affect human motivation and behavior in order to improve the students' effectiveness. Prerequisite: None
EX 101 EXTERNSHIP
A 125 hour externship is scheduled in a medical facility for practical on the job applications of the skills learned in the classroom.
There may be a delay in the assignment while waiting for final grades or site availability. Prerequisite: Completion of all other
courses and all financial obligations to the school must be met.
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NURSE AIDE POLICIES
NURSE AIDE 100
The Nurse Aide 100 program is 100 concentrated training hours which includes classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction.
Nurse Aide students during their clinical rotation will only be expected or allowed to perform those tasks in which they have been
instructed and deemed competent by the instructor. The program is designed to prepare graduates for entry -evel positions as
nurse aides, nursing assistants, and home health aides. Employment opportunities can be found in nursing homes, hospitals,
assisted living facilities, home health agencies, and private duty work. The Nurse Aide 100 program is approved by the
Pennsylvania Department of Education and meets all the requirements for its graduates to take the Nurse Aide Competency
Exams.
TRAINING SCHEDULE
 CLASSROOM AND LAB - 60 hours - 15 days, 4 hours per day
 Monday through Friday, 12:30 PM to 4:45 PM, one 15 minute break
 CLINICAL - 40 hours - 5 days, 8 hours per day, *6:45 AM to 3:30 PM, 30 minute lunch break
Specific times are subject to change, depending upon the availability and accessibility of the Clinical site.
Class size is typically 8-12 students.
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES
Applicants may apply on their own or be referred through a long-term care facility, hospital or agency. AMPI, in accordance with
federal and state regulations and the dictates of its own conscience, admits students of any race, color, creed, religion, sex or
national or ethnic origin and extends all the rights, privileges and prerogatives generally accorded to students of such schools.
AMPI will make every effort to reasonably accommodate applicants and students with disabilities to the extent required by
applicable law.
ALL APPLICANTS
 Must be beyond the age of compulsory education in this state.
 Must complete a personal data information form.
 Must complete an entrance aptitude evaluation.
 Must meet with a representative of the admissions department.
 Must submit a copy of their educational record to the school
 Must have earned at least a H.S. Diploma or GED certificate/diploma.
 Must be registered for the program
 Must pay a registration fee
 Must agree to and sign an enrollment agreement
 Must submit a Health Certificate signed by a practicing physician verifying that the applicant is free of contagious
infections and communicable diseases. NURSE AIDE 100 applicants’ Health Certificate must include a 2-step Mantoux
test, Quantiferon TB Gold Test, or negative Chest X-Ray.
 Must apply for a criminal background check (CHRI) through the PA State Police, and the FBI for out of state applicants.
The fee for this report is the responsibility of the applicant. The report(s) must be reviewed, signed and approved by
the school’s Director or Program Director prior to enrollment in class. See policy below.
Final Acceptance decision is made by school's Campus Director or Program Coordinator
AMPI CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION POLICY
1. Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute will conduct criminal background inquiries on all applicants prior to
admission into the nurse aide training program in a confidential, professional manner within all applicable legal
guidelines, or where otherwise covered by law.
2. An applicant seeking enrollment into the Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute state-approved nurse aide training
program must, at their own expense, provide AMPI with a Criminal History Record Information Report (CHRI) prior to
acceptance into the program. The report must not contain any of the prohibitive offenses contained in Act 14 of 1997
or acceptance into the program will be denied. (Attachment A)
3. If the applicant has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for two or more years prior to application for
admission to the training program, the applicant will need only to obtain the CHRI report from the Pennsylvania State
Police.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
When the applicant has not been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for at least two years (without
interruption) immediately preceding the date of application for admission to the training program, or currently lives out
of state, the applicant will also need an FBI Criminal History Check in addition to the Pennsylvania State Police
Criminal History Check.
The completed CHRI report from the state police will be compared to section 4 and 5 of Act 14 by the Director of the
School or the Director’s Assignee, who will sign and date the CHRI form and make copies to keep on file with the nurse
aide information. These files will be stored confidentially in the Director’s office.
If a decision is reached not to accept an applicant, the applicant will be notified in writing whether the decision is based
in whole, or in part, on the CHRI report.
Applicants denied admission to the nurse aide program as a result of the CHRI report may appeal to the state police to
have their record cleared through county clerk of courts.
If an applicant’s record is cleared, the applicant may resubmit the CHRI form to state and will incur the cost of resubmission.
ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY
All Nurse Aide students are required to keep up with their work on a daily basis. Frequent tests and practicals will be given for
evaluation. An overall grade average of 70% (C-) or better is required to graduate from the program and qualify to take the
Nurse Aide Competency Exams.
GRADING SYSTEM AND ATTENDANCE
90-100% A
80-89% B
70-79% C
60-69% D
0 - 60% F
Attendance is taken daily in each class and every absence is recorded. Attendance in each class and cumulative attendance for
all classes appears both on the student report card and permanent academic transcript. If a student arrives late to class or
leaves early, that amount of time is recorded. All missed time must be made up. Students who are going to be absent or late for
classroom/lab should notify the school as far in advance as possible. Students who are going to be absent or late for their clinical
assignment must call the site and the school as soon in advance as possible.
CLASSROOM ATTENDANCE
There are only 15 classroom days scheduled. 100% attendance must be everyone’s goal. All missed time must be made up. No
student can miss more than two (2) classroom days without retaking the entire course. Documentation, such as doctor’s note,
etc., must be submitted and approved for any absences. If a student misses a day all tests, lab practicals and homework must be
taken or turned in the first day back. If the time missed requires the instructor to spend private tutoring time with the individual,
students will be charged an additional $30 per hour.
CLINICAL ATTENDANCE
There are only 5 clinical days scheduled. 100% attendance must be everyone’s goal. No student can miss more than one (1)
clinical day without retaking the entire course. Documentation, such as a doctor’s note, etc., must be submitted and approved for
any day missed. All missed hours must be made up with the instructor at the clinical site and the student will be charged an
additional $30/hour.
Classroom Grading
Tests
Finals
Lab Practicals
Homework
Class Participation
Attendance
Total
40%
20%
20%
10%
5%
5%
100%
Clinical Grading
Attendance
Skills/Techniques
Patient Interaction
Safety
Infection Control
Record Keeping
Total
10%
30%
15%
15%
15%
15%
100%
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If a student misses classroom or clinical time the makeup should be scheduled as soon as possible in order to meet course
completion requirements. In no case will more than 6 weeks be allowed to complete the required makeup.
If the work is not satisfactorily completed within 6 weeks after the normal completion date of the class, the student will have to
retake the entire course.
DRESS CODE
Students at AMPI are expected to develop the skills, techniques, and habits that will enable them to secure successful
employment. One important habit is maintaining a professional appearance including proper professional dress.
ALL MEDICAL ASSISTANT, MEDICAL OFFICE SECRETARY, AND NURSE AIDE 100 STUDENTS must wear scrub uniforms.
The school colors are maroon and white; scrubs may be all white, all maroon, or any combination of the two colors. Students
must also wear stockings or solid white socks and white duty shoes or white leather sneakers.
NO SWEATSHIRTS, SWEAT PANTS, T-SHIRTS, JEANS, OR OTHER UNPROFESSIONAL ATTIRE WILL BE WORN.
Additional restrictions or requirements may be established in certain classes, such as medical laboratory classes, for reasons of
personal safety or adherence to established procedures for accurate outcomes.
Should conditions occur, such as temperature variations within the school, and a student would like to wear an additional
garment, a maroon, black or white lab coat is permitted.
A name tag will be provided by the school for all students and is considered to be part of the uniform and is to be worn at all
times. Replacement in case of loss is the student's responsibility. The uniform dress code will be in effect on all field trips and
externships.
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INDEX
A PLAN FOR SUCCESS-9
ABSENCE/TARDINESS- 15
ACADEMIC POLICIES- 12
ACADEMIC PROBATION-13
ACCREDITATIONS-4
ADDITIONAL NURSE AIDE 100 INFORMATION-8
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF-4
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION-9
ADVISEMENT- 18
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT- 9
APPEALS-14
ATTENDANCE POLICY- 15
ATTENDANCE PROBATION-13
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY FOR PROGRAMS OF LESS THAN 6 WEEKS22
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY FOR PROGRAMS OF MORE THAN 6 WEEKS22
CLASS SIZE-6
CORPORATE OFFICERS-4
COURSE REPETITIONS-15
CRIME AWARENESS AND PREVENTION-5
DEFINITION OF CLOCK HOURS AND CREDIT HOURS- 12
DRESS CODE- 16
DRUG FREE SCHOOL AND WORKPLACE-5
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS-9
EVALUATION FOR CREDIT OF PREVIOUS TRAINING OR WORK EXPERIENCE- 10
FACILITY-6
FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE- 21
FINANCIAL POLICIES-21
GENERAL INFORMATION-4
GRADING SYSTEM- 16
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS-18
GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT VETERANS/ELIGIBLE PERSONS-23
HELP WITH STUDY SKILLS-18
HISTORY-5
HOLIDAYS OBSERVED-7
INCOMPLETE COURSES- 15
INDEX-33
JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE- 18
LEAVE OF ABSENCE- 16
LICENSING AND APPROVALS-4
LOCATION-6
MAKE-UP EXAMS-15
MAKE-UP WORK- 14
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MAXIMUM TIME FRAME FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION- 12
MEASUREMENT OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS OF PROGRESS- 12
MEDICAL ASSISTANT-25
MEDICAL OFFICE SECRETARY-28
MEMBERSHIPS-4
MISSION STATEMENT- 4
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY-5
NURSE AIDE 100 POLICIES-30
NURSE AIDE SCHEDULE- 7
POLICY PROHBITING SEXUAL HARASSMENT-5
PROGRAM COMPLETION TIMES- 12
PROGRAM COST/TUITION INFORMATION-23
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES, COURSE OUTLINES AND DESCRIPTIONS-25
PROGRAMMATIC INFORMATION-25
RE-ADMISSION POLICY- 11
RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS- 21
RULES CONCERNING CONDUCT- 17
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY- 13
SCHOOL HOURS & CALENDAR-7
STANDARDS OF PROGRESS- 12
STARTING DATES-7
STATEMENT OF CONTROL-4
STATEMENT OF PHILOSPOHY AND OBJECTIVES-5
STUDENT COMPLAINT/GREIVANCE PROCEDURE-18
STUDENT SERVICES- 19
TRANSFERABLITY OF CREDITS- 11
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