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  • Access to Service, Activities and Facilities by Disabled Individuals
  • Access to Career and Placement Services
  • Accreditation and Approvals
Southern California Health Institute will make reasonable accommodations to individuals including auxiliary aids and services to those individuals with a bona-fide disability. Southern California Health Institute will not fundamentally alter the nature of its programs, nor will it provide accommodations that are considered unreasonable and that would significantly alter the programs of study and services that Southern California Health Institute provides students. Requests for auxiliary aids and services to accommodate a disability should be submitted via a written request to the Director of Education prior to starting classes at Southern California Health Institute.
Career and placement services are available to students and graduates, but there are no guarantees on employment, likelihood of employment, level of employment or the type of job title a student shall receive. Students will be advised of job postings and interview opportunities by the Career Services Department. Students will also be advised on how to prepare for a job interview, which includes resume preparations and how to conduct themselves in an interview. Alumni are also encouraged to reach out to the Career Services Department for possible employment opportunities.

Southern California Health Institute (SOCHi) is in the process of obtaining accreditation with its new accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized Southern California Health Institute as an institution in good standing and has stated that we remain provisionally accredited by the Department of Education. SOCHi has until June 12, 2018 to be accepted by a new accreditor and applications have been submitted to ACCET to support that transition. While SOCHi cannot guarantee it's acceptance by the June 2018 deadline, our applications are in process and we currently are on schedule to be accepted.

SOCHi is approved to operate as a vocational school in the state of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE).www.bppe.ca.gov

SOCHi is authorized to accept international students by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

SOCHi is authorized to accept veteran’s benefits by California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE).

SOCHi is an authorized Regional Training Vendor for the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB).

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Articulation Agreement

Southern California Health Institute does not currently engage in articulation agreements with any other school, college or university. Please see the “Transfer Credit” policy stated in this catalog for more information regarding transfer of coursework out of, or into, Southern California Health Institute.

Availability of Employees for Dissemination of Information

The Campus Director, and Director of Student Services are available during normal business hours to provide students or prospective students information. Financial Aid information is available by contacting the Director of Student Finance during normal business hours. Institutional information such as completion and/or graduation rates, retention rates, institutional information, crime statistics and/or security policies can be provided by the Campus Director upon request.

Immunization Policy

SOCHi recommends that all students protect themselves and their clients by receiving the immunizations listed below. Externship sites, volunteer opportunities, and student projects may require students to provide documentation of current immunizations.

  • Tuberculosis skin test (ppd)
  • Tetanus/diphtheria
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Rubella (or positive titer)
  • Chicken pox (if no history of exposure)
  • Hepatitis b(or status)
Timely Warning and Emergency Notification

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Higher Education and the Jeanne Clery Act, security notices are issued to provide timely warning information regarding serious and ongoing threats that may impact the campus community and or their property in order to provide our students and employees with the information necessary to make decisions or take appropriate actions to ensure their safety. Additional information can be found in the campus security report. Southern California Health Institute has implemented an emergency management text notification system for all current students, faculty and staff. Students and employees are automatically added to the system at the time of enrollment or hire. In the event of an emergency, information on where to go and what steps to take to insure safety will be transmitted. Also, in the event of school closures or evacuations, the information will be sent through the emergency text notification system. Those that wish to opt out of receiving the emergency text messages should notify SOCHi reception or the Campus Director.

Emergency Response and Evacuation

In the event of an emergency, Southern California Health Institute has established procedures and evacuation plan for all sections of the building. Administrators will relay information on how to proceed in an emergency absent of alarms or PA notifcations through the emergency warning text notification. Evacuation plans are posted in all areas of the buildings and can be found here. (click) In the event of an emergency, remain calm and follow all instructions given by building security or emergency response personnel. If you witness an event that requires an emergency response, do not hesitate to call 911 and then contact faculty or administration

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