Programs are tightly scheduled. Failure to complete eighty-percent of the projects will result in failing the program. If a student is tardy, cuts class, or leaves early, the student does so at his/her own expense. If a student fails to complete at least four days of a five day program, he/she will not receive a certificate.
Absent days can only be rescheduled if the student provides proof of legitimate excuse, such as a doctors note, accident report, etc.. A student with proof of a legitimate excuse may re-schedule within one year of the absence, provided space is available for the day/days chosen. Upon completion of the time missed, the student will be granted a certificate.
The cost of each program is $1125.00, (U.S. Funds) tax included. A $100.00 registration fee is required, per program, when registering. The remaining $1025.00 is due upon enrollment. Please! No Personal Checks.
Tools are provided for the students to use while attending the school. The tools remain the property of the school. No further fees are required.
Cancellation of Enrollment and Refund Policy
If for any reason the student cannot attend their scheduled program, the student must mail in the enclosed cancellation notice, postmarked three business days before class begins. Upon receiving the notice of cancellation, a full refund of tuition paid, minus the registration fee, will be due to the student.
If a student officially withdraws after a five day program has begun, the student is entitled to a refund in accordance with the guidelines set up by the State Board of Career Colleges & Schools. The State Board of Career Colleges & Schools guidelines are as follows:
A student who officially withdraws before the second class of a program is entitled to a seventy-five percent refund.
A student who officially withdraws before the third class of a program is entitled to a twenty-five percent refund.
A student who starts class and officially withdraws after the third class is not entitled to a refund.
Official withdraw date for refund purposes is defined as five days after the last date of physical attendance unless earlier withdraw is requested in writing by the student.
Cancellation of Class
In the event a day or days of a program must be cancelled due to death, sickness, weather, etc., the student will have the option of rescheduling those classes missed or receiving a refund. Re-scheduling will depend upon available space. The school reserves the right to cancel a program at any time with no responsibility other than a full refund of monies paid to the Drouhard National Jewelers' School.
To attend the programs you must be eighteen years of age or older. Parental consent is required if you are seventeen. Program I requires no previous training. Programs II and III requires the completion of Program I or comparable experience in soldering heads to shanks, sweat soldering, and four prong diamond setting.
Maximum class size for each program is six students. To reserve a seat, simply fill out the online registration form. Then (securely) submit it along with your $100.00 registration fee per program. Upon receiving your registration and registration fee, the school will send you an enrollment agreement and confirmation notice.
The school reserves the right to terminate a students training and/or deny the issuance of a certificate for any of the following reasons, but not limited to them: failure to complete the required hours, disrespectful or disruptive behavior, or the rare event a student is not able to learn the skills taught. If termination becomes necessary, the student would receive a refund in accordance with the State Board of Career Colleges & Schools.
Informal Grievance Policy
The school encourages the student to discuss with them any problems or complaints he/she may have in regards to the school and/or its programs. The school will handle all complaints in a fair and timely manner.
Formal Grievance Policy
If the student wishes to file a formal grievance with the school, simply write your complaint in a clear manner and submit it to the governing body of the school or mail it to the Drouhard National Jewelers' School, 2236 S. Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44907. Be sure to include the details such as who was involved, when, where, how, etc., in your written statement. The student should include the course of action he/she believes the school should take to rectify the situation.
All problems or complaints a student has about the school may be directed to the State Board of Career Colleges & Schools whether or not the problem or complaint has been resolved to his/her satisfaction by the school. To contact the executive director of the State Board of Career Colleges & Schools call 614-466-2752, or write to: 30 East Broad Street, 24th Floor Suite 2481, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
The school does not offer placement services for graduates, although, current job openings are posted. Ways to go about obtaining employment will be discussed during the programs.
The student is responsible for acquiring his/her own lodging and transportation while attending the school. Information is enclosed pertaining to nearby accommodations. Air travel can be arranged at reasonable rates since the school is located approximately an hour from the Cleveland or Columbus Airports.
A daily record will be kept of the students' progress. Projects are graded on a pass/fail basis. If the student seems unable to accomplish a project in the allotted time, an additional thirty minutes will be granted. The student is expected to complete eighty percent of the projects presented and pass the final examination to receive a certificate. The final examination covers basic topics discussed during the program.