Consumer Disclosures

Consumer Information

To improve the transparency of consumer information and help prospective students and their families make school decisions, NATS has created this page for easy, convenient access to reports and publications.

NATS’ most recent catalog, a complete list of textbooks and supplies, a synopsis of FERPA rights as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and the college’s annual security report all are available from this one page. Additionally there are links to program-specific consumer information.

General Information

Campus safety and security at North American Trade Schools (NATS) is a shared responsibility.  Clearly the best protection against campus crime is an aware, informed, alert campus community, one in which students, faculty and staff all use reason and caution to help prevent campus crime from happening.  The vast majority of our students, faculty, staff and visitors do not experience crime at NATS.  However, crime may occur despite our best efforts to prevent it.  This information is provided because of our commitment to campus safety and security and in compliance with the Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act.  It is meant to be useful to you.  If you have any concerns, questions or comments about the requirements of federal or state law or NAT’s compliance with these laws, please contact the Director of Education.

Catalog

From accreditation and school history to academic information, financial aid funding, and student services, the information contained in NATS’ catalog is comprehensive. The school’s catalog is published annually during the summer and updated throughout the year by addendum.

Books and Supplies

Books, kits and supplies are available through NATS and can be rolled into the financial plan each student creates during the admissions process. However, for those students and families who would like to know which books, kits, and supplies are needed for their program of study, a complete, detailed list, including ISBN number, is available here.

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 protects students’ rights with respect to their educational records. By accessing this FERPA synopsis, students and parents can learn more about inspecting or requesting records, when written permission is needed, and how schools are permitted to use directory-type information.

Annual Security Report – Clery Act

Federal regulation requires an institution to compile an Annual Security Report disclosing the institution’s security policies, procedures, and crime statistics on or before October 1 each year. Current students will receive a copy of the annual report by email each October when the updated version has been completed. Prospective students will receive a copy of the current report at orientation.  Students may request a copy of this report at any time from the Director of Education.

ACCSC Graduation and Employment Information

Click here to view North American Trade School’s ACCSC Graduation and Employment Information

Security Awareness Programs

During their first quarter at NATS, students are informed of ways to maintain personal safety and told about crime on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Similar information is presented to new employees.  Crime Prevention Programs and Sexual Assault Prevention Programs are offered during this time.

A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others. When time is of the essence, information is released to the NATS community through security alerts, which are posted prominently throughout our facility and through e-mails and/or text messages to students and employees.

Criminal Activity Off-Campus

NATS does not have any off-campus residences or student organizations.

Crime Log

NATS does not have a campus police or security department and, therefore, is not required to maintain a crime log.  NATS relies on local law enforcement that patrols on or near our campuses.  NATS does not have a written agreement for these services.

Reporting Crime

To report a criminal incident, dial 911.  Speak clearly and remain calm.  Provide the crime scene address, type of crime, your name, specific location (landmarks).  Stay on the line until you are told to hang up.  Immediately advise a NATS faculty or staff member of the incident and file an incident report.  Each and every member of the NATS faculty and staff is committed to providing a safe, pleasant atmosphere in which to learn.

The local police department maintains a computerized database for all reported criminal incidents, including those that occur on campus, those that occur in the surrounding neighborhood, and those that occur well beyond the campus.  This data is the basis for crime statistics reported to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting System for compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act and the College and University Information Act and for reporting crime statistics to the campus community.

The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act requires NATS to provide information on its security policies and procedures and specific statistics for criminal incidents and arrests on campus to students and employees upon request.  The College and University Security Act requires NATS to provide information and statistics available to prospective students, employees and applicants and to provide crime statistics to student and employees and to make those statistics available.  This information is available by contacting the Campus Director.

Security and Access to Campus Facilities

Students and employees are permitted free access to the school building and parking areas during normal business hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am – 8:00pm.

Sex Offender Registration

In accordance to the “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, information regarding registered sex offenders in the Commonwealth of Maryland may be obtained by accessing the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services page at www.dpscs.state.md.us/sorSearch/ or by calling the Megan’s Law Section at 866-771-3170.

Program Specific Gainful Employment & Consumer Information

For important information regarding a specific program of study, select the program from the menu below:

 

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