School of Health Education Special Academic Policies

The following paragraph applies to all Health Education programs with clinical or affiliation components.  Please check your program policies for specifics.

A student may be withdrawn from the clinical component of a health occupations course at any time there is failure to provide a “standard of care” as established by course objectives, basic competencies, affiliating agency agreements or rules established by State of Wisconsin licensing or regulating agencies. This withdrawal may result in failure of the course and is reviewed by the Dean of the School of Health Education.

Other School of Health Education Policies

The School of Education programs have policies addressing immunizations; affiliation agencies’ and Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations health requirements; CPR; incompletes; academic standards; and withdrawals. Students must check with the program regarding these policies.


Most School of Health Education programs require CPR, prior to attending labs &/or clinical sites.  The required CPR training level is American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or American Heart Association HealthCare Provider.  These classes include infant through adult CPR with AED training and a "return demonstration" of CPR/AED performance.  Online classes do not include hands-on skills testing upon conclusion of training, thus will not suffice.

Student Accident Insurance

All School of Health Education programs require you to have basic health/accident insurance for clinical participation. By checking yes on the Health History form, you are indicating you agree to maintain coverage throughout the duration of your clinical experience(s) and you understand Madison College cannot assume any liability or financial obligation for your health care.

If you are in need of a low-cost accident-insurance plan, more details can be found on Gallagher Koster's website.

To sign up, complete this Accident Insurance Request Form.

Caregiver Background Check Policy

Wisconsin law requires background checks for persons who provide care for others or have access to people who receive care. This law applies to students in many of the programs in the School of Health Education. A completed background check as prescribed under Wisconsin’s law includes:

  • Completed self-disclosure background information
  • Electronic status check of professional licenses and credentials through the Department of Regulations and Licensing
  • Electronic criminal history search from the Wisconsin Department of Justice and
  • Electronic review of records kept by the Department of Health and Family Services for any substantiated findings of abuse or neglect, and license restrictions or denials

Based on information obtained, additional research may include an out-of-state criminal history search, tribal court criminal history search, check of relevant military records, and check of county or local records. Information found in this process may prevent placement in a clinical agency or practicum site for experiences required to graduate from the program. This information may also affect eligibility to obtain state licensure. More information can be obtained at the Department of Health and Family Services Website.  Background screenings for many School of Health Education program students are completed through the company, CastleBranch. Program-specific package codes for CastleBranch will be provided to you upon acceptance into core program classes. Knowingly providing false information, or omitting information, may result in dismissal from the program.  Please check your specific program's web page for additional details.

Latex Allergy

Students who have or develop a latex allergy while in a School of Health Education program may find it difficult to complete the program’s requirements. A latex-free environment cannot be guaranteed at Madison Area Technical College nor health care affiliates. Students with concerns should contact the appropriate program director and their health care provider to discuss the ramifications of a latex allergy.

If you have additional questions contact the School of Health Education at (608)246-6065.