RELATED TO POLICY SERIES NO: 5035
TITLE: GUIDELINES FOR THE PURCHASE OF STUDENT SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
To outline responsibilities for the acquisition of supplies and materials.
- Protective Clothing
Protective clothing—clothing that protects the individual from injury—shall be paid for and provided by the college with the exception of protective clothing that requires special fitting and is retained by the student. Protective clothing includes special aprons, gloves, goggles, and similar items that are retained by LBCC.
Uniforms are those garments that are usually associated with a career and technical programs or those garments required for a specific class. Included are uniforms required in the health occupations and physical education classes and coveralls required in the automotive, heavy equipment/diesel, and related programs. Such garments will be provided by the student unless otherwise recommended by the specific program and approved by the vice president of academic affairs and workforce development. Each department may designate a uniform that it requires for class participants to wear. Team jerseys, such as those used in physical education, shall be provided by the college or the foundation.
- Laundry and Cleaning
Students are responsible for laundering their own uniforms unless otherwise recommended by the specific program and approved by the vice president of academic affairs and workforce development. Towels, fender aprons, and other such laundry items are provided by the college and laundered by the college.
- Laboratory Equipment and Materials
Individual equipment and materials that will ultimately be used as the individual enters a career shall be purchased by the student. Examples are, individual hand tools in the automotive and mechatronics programs, and drafting instruments for the drafting and engineering graphics students. Basic laboratory kits, which include project-oriented materials and which may be obtained through the bookstore, shall be purchased by the student. Heavy duty tools and equipment, which are generally supplied by an employer for an employee, shall be provided by the college. Special consumable items, such as polishing and sanding discs (which are attached to the equipment) shall be provided by the student or absorbed in the cost of the repair or price of the project. Exceptions to this provision of AR 5035-02 shall be at the discretion of the vice president of academic affairs and workforce development.
- Consumable Supplies
Consumable supplies include basic materials consumed in normal activities during class activities. Examples of such items include: drafting paper, drafting pencils, art supplies, paint, and science supplies such as frogs, slides, chemicals, and similar items. Supplies shall be provided by the college unless the supplies are of the kind customarily provided at student expense. The vice president of academic affairs and workforce development may approve fees to cover the cost of consumable supplies, or necessary field experiences, whenever in his/her judgment fees are necessary to provide appropriate educational experiences. Imposed fees are reviewed and approved annually by the vice president of academic affairs and workforce development.
- Instructional Materials
Instructional materials include course syllabi and outlines, reprints and hand-outs, special paper, pens, etc. Course syllabi and outlines shall be provided in class or on the Web at no cost to students. Workbooks and project books shall be made available through the Bookstore.
- Certification Materials
Payment for professional pins that are made available to individuals who complete technical or vocational programs shall be at the discretion of the department chair. Certification test fees shall be paid by the student even though testing is arranged by the college. Printing of LBCC certificates, degrees, and diplomas shall be at college expense.
Foods consumed as a meal in a community education class are paid for by the student. Food consumed in food courses as part of the Culinary Arts curriculum is free to students.
DATE OF ADOPTION: 08/13/84
DATE(S) OF REVISION(S): 04/17/07; 05/02/11; 10/31/16
DATE OF LAST REVIEW: 10/31/16