Admissions Requirements & Procedures
To apply at Training Direct, an applicant must be 16 years of age or older. All programs are taught in English only. A personal interview along with an Enrollment Agreement and other registration forms must be completed for enrollment. Phlebotomy Technician, Electrocardiogram Technician and Patient Care Technician students must have a High School diploma or GED. A High School diploma or GED is highly recommended for Medical Billing and Coding Specialist and Electronic Medical Records students.
Attendance is mandatory. Students must be on time and punctual for class starts. In order to be making satisfactory progress, students must attend 90% of total course hours. Any student with excessive absences will be terminated from their class (for re-scheduling, an additional registration fee of $50.00 will be required). Requests for re-enrollment will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Training Direct expects each student to act in a responsible, professional manner. All students are expected to show courtesy and respect for each other, our staff and school equipment. The use of illegal drugs/alcoholic beverages or the carrying of weapons on school grounds is strictly prohibited, and are grounds for immediate dismissal. Students who fail to abide by the above policy as well as the code of conduct issued in the Nurse’s Aide handbook will be terminated from the program.
The school reserves the right to postpone a student’s training if he/she develops a communicable disease or condition that affects or limits his/her ability to effectively participate in all aspects of training. This is a necessary precaution to safeguard patients against physical conditions, which could endanger their health. It is also a requirement of the nursing home in which you will be training and of the Department of Public Health. Special arrangements will need to be made if a student who has already begun training subsequently develops such a disease or condition. If you are recommended for dismissal for any reason, you will be required to make an appointment for counseling and your schedule will be canceled.
You will graduate upon successfully completing all course requirements and paying in full all tuition and fees for this program. As with most schools, we will send your certificate to you as soon as you fulfill all of these obligations.
When all requirements related to your program of study are completed and your tuition balance is paid in full, your certificate and official transcript will be issued to you.
Your state licensing examination date can be arranged once all graduation requirements have been fulfilled. Training Direct will assist Nurse Aide graduates in arranging their date for the state licensing examination, however, responsibility for securing a test date resides with the graduate.
The school’s business offices are officially closed and classes suspended on the following designated holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas.
In times of questionable weather conditions, Training Direct’s Bridgeport school will follow the closure schedule of Sacred Heart University. If Sacred Heart University closes due to inclement weather, Training Direct will also be closed. You may also visit our News & Weather Alerts page for updates on school closures and class cancellations.
Training Direct’s Danbury school will follow the closure schedule of Danbury Public Schools. If Danbury Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Training Direct in Danbury will also be closed. You may also visit this page for updates on school closures and class cancellations.
The Student Services office is available to assist students with a wide range of administrative, advisory, referral and employment assistance services.
Employment Assistance: Student Services will help facilitate your job search by providing resume assistance and reviewing your interview skills. Student Services will help match you with potential employers. Training Direct cannot guarantee employment. Connecticut Law will not allow any school to guarantee employment.
Training Direct does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, color, physical or mental disability, ethnic or national origin.
Students may pay via cash, credit card, money order or check. All payments must be made in full before the diploma is issued. A $25.00 late payment penalty is added for all late payments. There will be a charge of $25.00 for all returned checks.
Payment plans are available.
Select Training Direct programs are approved for training under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, the Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB), and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program.
“The GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”
Pro Rata Refund [38 USC 3676(c)(13)]. If you withdraw from the program you will be refunded for the unused portion of your tuition and fees. (For example, if the program was a hundred days long and your last day of attendance was on day eighty, you would receive a twenty percent refund).
Acknowledgement of this Pro Rata Refund policy will be signed as an addendum to the enrollment agreement.