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Mattapan/ Greater Boston Technology Learning Center (Mattapan School of Technology) admits students of any race, color, national origin, sexual orientation to all the right, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Mattapan/ Greater Boston Technology Learning Center (Mattapan School of Technology) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin, in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school administered programs


About Mattapan Tech.-Mattapan Tech is a small technology adult education vocational training center with a great vision, located in a mixed business and residential neighborhood of Boston. Mattapan Tech provides a high standard education to its students. Our instructors teach the skills necessary to compete in the job industry, the leadership to lead and the tools to earn a living honestly and with dignity.


Enrollment: Mattapan Tech admits students on a first -come, first served basis. You are officially enrolled once we have received your  completed registration form and payment.


Registration Fees:  The registration fee for classes ranges from $10 to $200, depends of how many courses you want to register for. This registration fee is non-refundable.  After attending the first class of any session, this fee cannot be transferred to another class or another date.  This fee is not transferable to another person. Full refunds are given only if a class is cancelled.


Books: Textbooks are not included in the registration fee. Textbooks are available for rent or purchase at Mattapan Tech through our vendors. Books purchased on electronic format cannot be returned.

Passing grade: Mattapan Tech requires a minimum of 60 over 100 points as a passing grade.    


Certificate/Diploma– Upon successful completion of a program, a certificate or diploma will be granted to qualified students. The  graduation fee is $100 and it is due at the time of the application for the certificate or diploma.  Students will receive a total of 3 tickets to participate in the Mattapan Tech commencement that is held in June of each year.

* For students attending our PC Repair/ IT Assistant class: Internship hours must be completed before a certificate will be awarded.  Mattapan Tech is a learning environment, we expect students to attend class and internship hours on time.


Test and quizzes: Students will be required to take a series of quizzes and PC Repair and Project Management students will take 3 mandatory tests. Mattapan Tech does not allow makeup tests, except in extreme circumstances such as a medical emergency, a student may place a request for a makeup test. The student may be asked to show a letter from a physician to support the medical emergency.


Snow – If the City of Boston declares a Snow Emergency, class will be cancelled for that day.   In addition, if Boston Public Schools are closed due to snow, we will also close.


Cell Phones – Please place your cell phone on vibration during each class.  If you must accept a call please go outside on the porch, or if it’s very cold, stay by the front door to talk.  


Smoking: Mattapan Tech is a non-smoking facility, students are not allowed to smoke inside or outside the building.


Parking – Please do not block any other cars, driveways, etc.  Please park your car on the even side of the street, the same side as the Mattapan Technology Learning Center.  You may not park in front of the building next to the Mattapan Technology Learning Center. 


Guests – We do not allow any student to be accompanied by any guests.  This includes children, friends, spouses or any other individuals.


Audio Recording – We allow audio recording using digital or audiocassette recording devices.  We do not allow video recording at any time during your class at the Mattapan Technology Learning Center.  In order to allow video recording we would need permission from each individual student.                                                                       

Respect – At the Mattapan Technology Learning Center, we believe that each student should be treated with respect.  This includes respect between students.  During each class, each student should feel free to ask any question related to the subject being discussed.  Even if you feel the question is unnecessary or you feel annoyed because you already know the answer, please allow the student to receive the answer from the instructor.  In this class, there are no dumb questions and we do not appreciate students laughing at another student because of a question.  


Hygiene – Please practice good hygiene before attending a class at the Mattapan Technology Learning Center.  Please be aware that very strong body odor, cologne or perfumes may bother the student next to you.


Attendance – Attendance in the Mattapan Technology Learning Center’s training classes is very important.  In order to receive your certificate you must not miss more than 2 classes during the 8-week period.  We will not award a certificate to a student who has missed more than 2 classes.  At the same time, attending each class does not guarantee that you will receive a certificate.  You must show improvement from week to week throughout the session in order to receive a certificate. 

* We expect students to arrive on time for each class.  If you have an emergency and will be more than 30 minutes late, please call us at (617) 298-0357.  We will not allow students to enter the classroom 30 minutes after the class begins. 


Sexual Harassment – Please refrain from making comments that could be considered as harassment of another student.  This applies to both men and women.


Violence – The Mattapan Technology Learning Center has a zero-tolerance policy against violence.  This means that any student who appears to be acting in an agitated or violent manner will be removed from the classroom and forbidden to return.


Security Cameras – The classroom, office and entrance/ exits are monitored and recorded by live cameras and the school reserves the right to share any recordings with law enforcement agencies if necessary.


Recorded Classes - For training purposes and for reporting to our donors, the school reserves the right to record some or all of the training sessions without notice to the students.

Pictures- Mattapan  Tech reserves the right to make class pictures in some or all of the training sessions without notice to the students; and to use them only for school related marketing  or advertising purposes.


Equipment – The equipment in the classroom is the property of the Mattapan Technology Learning Center; closed circuit television cameras monitor the premises.  Students are not allowed to leave with any equipment that belongs to the Mattapan Technology Learning Center.


Changes to Settings on Equipment – Students are not permitted to make any changes to the settings on the computers or monitors, this includes setting new passwords, any student that does make unsupervised changes may be charged for necessary repairs.  If there is any problem with the equipment, please notify the instructor.


For PC Repair Students Only


* Hans-on practice hours – Hands-on practice hours must be complete in order to receive a certificate in PC Repair.  These hours are to be performed at the school shop in conjunction with Town Computer or in a computer repair facility managed by a  A+ Technician or a member of the Better Business Bureau.  Students must sign up to attend a designated 2-hour block of time. Students are required to be on time.  Any student appearing more than 15 minutes late will be turned away.  Any student who is unable to attend the internship hours they signed up for, are required to give at least 24 hours notice.  Students who fail to excuse themselves from their designated block of time more than 2 times will need to put a $25 deposit on any future time blocks or find another computer shop that is certified by CompTIA or accredited by the Better Business Bureau, to perform their internship hours.


* PC Repair Solicitations – Students are not employees of Mattapan Tech,  PC repair jobs accepted by students must be performed under the supervision of a master technician.  Desktops may be brought to Mattapan Tech for a discounted price of $25 and $49 for Laptop and the student must plan time to work on the computer.  A desktop that is brought in by a student and worked on by an employee of Mattapan Tech will be required to pay the full price for the repair.

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