Master Plan of Instruction
Applied Academics for
Adult Education - AAAE
2001 Kurt Street, Eustis, FL 32726 - (352) 589-2250
www.laketech.org
2022-2023
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he mission of Lake Technical College is to be an integral component of the economic growth and development in
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ur communities by offering a variety of high quality career-education and training opportunities.
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ake Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, genetic
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nformation, age, pregnancy, disability, or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its
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iring or employment practices. The district also provides access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other
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atriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, or any other youth group listed
in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society.
LAKE TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE)
INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
Most students in career and technical education institutions are required by Florida law to take a prescribed basic
skills assessment within six weeks of enrollment in a job preparatory program. Course curriculum frameworks dictate
minimum grade levels for each career and technical education program. The primary function of the AAAE program
is to assist students who have not met the state established grade. AAAE instructors work with program instructors to
ensure that student attendance is maintained and assigned study material is relevant.
The purpose of AAAE is to prepare students for college and future careers. It provides academic assistance in
reading, math, and language to students through a self-paced, individualized, diagnostic/prescriptive format.
Instructors prescribe learning materials that are appropriate to the student's learning level and style of learning.
Additionally, the program offers opportunities to develop digital literacy and to acquire college and career readiness
skills. Integrated educational training, utilizing various learning styles and career pathways, is offered through
several modes of instructional lessons, hands on activities, and web-based research.
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Eligibility for enrollment
Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older.
Completion of official digital or online application.
Completion of the basic skills assessment (BSA) as a means for assessing specific academic needs in
language arts and math.
Any student who scores at least a 9.0 on the basic skills testing yet has not met the specific score
requirement for his or her CTE program will be enrolled in AAAE. Students with scores below 9.0 will be
enrolled in Adult Basic Education (ABE) until a score of 9.0 or above is achieved.
Students in career and technical education (CTE) programs may work one hour or more daily in the AAAE
lab if TABE scores do not meet state requirements.
Note: Enrollment in AAAE complies with school policy and state law. Students take the BSA prior to enrollment.
ESSENTIAL TRAINING TASKS
Essential training tasks involve the specific requirements that one must be able to accomplish in order to successfully
work through a program of study (in this instance the AAAE program). These requirements or tasks are physical,
mental, and emotional oriented. The physical, mental, and emotional requirements for the ABE program are that a
student must have the ability to:
Sit for extended periods of time.
Comprehend both spoken and written English.
Use a computer keyboard or a keypad.
Work with others as a team as well as working independently.
Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and/or diagrammatical form. Plan, organize, and
manage time as well as daily activities.
ACCOMMODATIONS
Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities as identified on
the secondary student’s IEP or 504 plan or postsecondary student’s accommodations plan to meet individual needs
to ensure equal access. Postsecondary students with disabilities must self-identify, present documentation of
accommodations, if needed, and develop a plan with their postsecondary service provider.
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Students desiring accommodations or updates to their accommodations are encouraged to self-identify as early in
the program as possible. In order to receive disability accommodations, students must self-disclose the disability to
the Special Populations Coordinator and provide documentation that clearly shows evidence of a disability and
applicable accommodations. The Special Populations Coordinator will schedule a meeting with the student and the
Adult Education Program Manager to discuss the documented disability and applicable accommodations.
Accommodations received in postsecondary education may differ from those received in secondary education. They
change the way the student is instructed. Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as
instructional methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands and schedules, learning
environment, assistive technology and special communication systems. Documentation of the accommodations
requested and provided is maintained in a confidential file separate from the academic record.
Students in need of academic accommodations for a disability may consult with the Special Populations Coordinator
to arrange appropriate accommodations. Students are required to give reasonable notice (typically 5 working days)
prior to requesting an accommodation
GENERAL INFORMATION
Reason for Withdrawal
Noncompliance with guidelines for AAAE will result in withdrawal from the program. The missing of six consecutive
scheduled class sessions will result in an immediate withdrawal. This is due to state policy. Inappropriate behavior
may result in withdrawal or dismissal as determined through a Student Intervention Team (SIT) meeting process. For
those who are withdrawn during a term and who wish to return during the same term, a reenrollment fee of $10.00 is
required.
Orientation
A program orientation is required for all Lake Tech Adult Education students. Students will sign off each new academic
year on an understanding of the policies of the college and the individual program requirements at the conclusion of the
orientation.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
The mission of Lake Technical College (LTC) and the Adult Education Program includes providing the necessary
skills for students to be successful employees in whatever career they choose. To be successful in the workforce, as
well as college and career ready, graduates must possess both strong academic skills and good professional skills.
These types of skills are what employers are looking for in their employees, for example, communication skills,
dependability, productivity, and teamwork. The following are areas that all adult education students are expected to
exhibit in class:
Standards
Professional and Academic Integrity
Attendance: Attends class for all scheduled hours assigned; arrives/leaves on time; logs in and out properly;
communicates with instructor when arriving late, leaving early, or being absent for any reason.
Communication/Teamwork: Contacts instructor with learning or other concerns; works cooperatively with
people with diverse backgrounds and abilities; is an active group member; teaches others; contributes ideas
and suggestions.
Ethics: Displays academic integrity (no plagiarism); follows LTC code of conduct (appropriate use of
cellphone/smartphone, follows tobacco product rule, food and drink rule, etc.).
Respect: Shows respect for self, classmates, instructors, and staff; does not engage in harassment of any
kind (verbal, nonverbal, written, and electronic); and respects class materials – appropriate use of
technology, books and other materials are not marked in or taken from the classroom and are returned to
appropriate place or instructor.
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Self-Management
Appearance: Follows the LTC dress code using appropriate dress, grooming, and hygiene, and wears
regulation uniform.
Attitude: Shows positive attitude; willing to cooperate; accepts constructive criticism.
Preparedness