Security Clearance Policy

Security Clearance Policy

1.0 POLICY STATEMENT

1.1  OF:  Alberta College
(hereinafter shall be referred to as “the college” and/or as “college” and/or Alberta College)

Alberta College admits learners to Ministry approved college programs on the basis of admission policy regulations and admission criteria that are approved by Academic Governance Council whom is responsible to the Alberta licensee of the college.

2.0 RATIONALE AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

2.1 Within some programs a success passing of a designated security clearance is an essential component for admission into specified programs, whereas the students that have been provided admission must participate within a course-practicums whereas it is necessary to have obtained a the proper clearance, including yet not limited to: vulnerable minors clearance. to have the necessary preparation to enable them to succeed in their programs of study and graduate.

2.2 Alberta College promotes transparent admission processes by publishing clear admission criteria and procedures.

3.0 DEFINITIONS
“International Applicant” An International Applicant for the use of this policy is considerd to be an applicant and one who requires a Study Permit or other visa to enter, or remain in, Canada.

4.0 REGULATIONS

4.1 The Alberta licensee of the college shall be the authority that is responsible for this policy.

4.2 Security Clearance: Programs, which by their nature or due to practicum placement may require a current security clearance. The applicant maybe requested to answer if they have ever been charged or convicted of a criminal offence, that would cause them not to be permitted to receive an approved security clearance. In addition, one of the following criteria could be required before the beginning of the intake term:

i)    current clear security clearance, or

ii)    current clear security clearance or eligibility to apply for a pardon and no open youth record.

iii)    International students shall declare on their initial application if they are aware of any information that would not permit them to obtain a security clearance, and upon acceptance the student shall request a security clearance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on arrival in Canada prior to the start of classes.

iv)    If the international student has the ability to obtain a clearance within their resident country by The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or its designated departments located at the consults, high commissions or embassies, the student can elect to do so and if needed, the student can formally request a letter detailing the requirments from the college to provide the clearance.

v)    The student is responsible for all cost(s) in relation to obtaining Security Clearance.

vi)    If the student, declares that they are eligible and would pass a security clearance, and has been accepted on the basis of the proposed clearance being approved, this student will be considered to be accepted for admissions on a conditional acceptance.

4.2.2 Fraudulent Admission Practices: The college reserves the right to deny admission to an applicant or require a student to withdraw for fraudulent admission practices. The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges in Canada (ARUCC) will also be notified.

4.2.3   Applicants: An applicant who submits documents, payments or forms that are falsified or fraudulent will be denied admission to the college. In addition, any applicant who withholds or alters information necessary for the processing of the application will be denied admission. Applicants are also advised that they are obligated to include attendance or past-attendance at other post- secondary institutions on the application. The Registrar shall notify the applicant of the decision to deny admission, in writing. Evidence presented to the contrary should be addressed to the Registrar for review.

4.2.4    Accepted Students: A student who has been offered any type of acceptance will be required to withdraw if it is found that falsified or fraudulent admission documents were submitted. In addition, withholding or altering information necessary for the processing of the application, including not listing attendance or past-attendance at another post- secondary institution, will result in the student being required to withdraw. Evidence presented to the contrary should be addressed to the Registrar for review with the program head.

4.2.5    If an admission decision is dependent on successful passing of a security clearance, whereas the applicant is not successful, the decision shall be final, and not subject to any appeal processes.


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POLICY STATEMENT

OF:
The Royal Alberta College
(hereinafter shall be referred to as “the college” and/or as “college” and/or The Royal Alberta College)

1.0 The Royal Alberta College admits learners to Ministry approved college programs on the basis of admission policy regulations and admission criteria that are approved by Academic Governance Council whom is responsible to the Alberta licensee of the college.

2.0 Rational and Guideline Principals

2.1 Within some programs a successful passing of Canadian certified security clearance from a Law Enforcement Agency that has been designated by the college will be required.

2.2 The success passing of the security process is an essential component for admission into specified programs, whereas the students that have been provided admission must participate within a course-practicums whereas they will be subject of applying their classroom skills in an environment that has children.

2.3 For practicums that require the student to be within areas and conduct activities and interactions with minors. The student will be required to “PASS” and have it stated as “PASS” in the “vulnerable minors clearance” of the Security Clearance by a designated law enforcement agency.

2.4 to have the necessary preparation to enable them to succeed in their programs of study and graduate.

2.5 The Royal Alberta College promotes transparent admission processes by publishing clear admission criteria and procedures.
Definitions

3.0 Definitions/ Terms:

3.1 An “International Applicant” shall be defined as a applicant that is not a domestic of where the college is located and whom is an applicant that requires a Study Permit or other visa to enter, or remain in, Canada.

3.2 Minor – A person under the age of 18 years of age.

Regulations:

4.0 The Alberta licensee of the college shall be the authority that is responsible for this policy

4.1 Security Clearance: Programs, which by their nature or due to practicum placement may require a current security clearance. The applicant maybe requested to answer if they have ever been charged or convicted of a criminal offence, that would cause them not to be permitted to receive an approved security clearance.

4.2 In addition, one of the following criteria could be required before the beginning of the intake term:

4.2.1 current clear security clearance, or
4.2.2 current clear security clearance or eligibility to apply for a pardon and no open youth record.

4.2.3 International students shall declare on their initial application if they are aware of any information that would not permit them to obtain a security clearance, and upon acceptance the student shall request a security clearance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on arrival in Canada prior to the start of classes.

4.2.4 If the international student has the ability to obtain a clearance within their resident country by The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or its designated departments located at the consults, high commissions or embassies, the student can elect to do so and request in writing that a letter is required by the college to provide the clearance.

4.2.5 The student is responsible for all cost(s) in relation to obtaining Security Clearance.
Conditional Acceptance

4.2.6 If the student, declares that they are eligible and would pass a security clearance, and has been accepted on the basis of the proposed clearance being approved, this student will be considered to be accepted for admissions on a conditional acceptance.

Fraudulent Admission Practices:

5.0 The college reserves the right to deny admission to an applicant or require a student to withdraw for fraudulent admission practices. The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges in Canada (ARUCC) will also be notified.

Refunds due to non-qualifying of a satisfactory security clearance.

6.0 Programs that require students to pass a security clearance, and are granted provisional acceptance based on their declaration that they will pass a security clearance by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and do not pass, shall forfeit all monies including tuition deposits in full. (SR Policy0001)