Special Academic Policies for Human & Protective Services

Clinical Laboratory or Affiliations

A student may be withdrawn from the clinical component of a course any time there is a failure to provide a “standard of care” as established by course objectives, basic competencies,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 Human and Protective Services.

The same policy applies to any other program that has a clinical component in any other department or division of the college requiring affiliations.

Human & Protective Services Policies

Human and Protective Services programs have other policies addressing immunizations; affiliation agencies’ and Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations health requirements; incompletes; academic standards; and withdrawals. Students must check with the program or division regarding these policies.

Background Check Policy

Wisconsin law requires checks on the background of 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 Human and Protective Services Division. A completed background check as prescribed under Wisconsin’s law includes:

  1. Completed self-disclosure background information;
  2. Electronic status check of professional licenses and credentials through the Department of Regulations and Licensing;
  3. Electronic criminal history search from the Wisconsin Department of Justice; and
  4. 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 the 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 at a practicum site for those 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. Knowingly providing false information or omitting information may result in dismissal from the program.

Latex Allergy

Students who have or develop a latex allergy while in a Human and Protective Services 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.

Academic Policies

Academic Probation, Dismissal, Suspension

Advanced Standing Policies: