Attendance: Yavapai College policy states that an instructor may drop a student from a credit course (by initiating a withdrawal form) as soon as the number of unexcused absences exceeds the number of class meetings in one week. An instructor should drop a student as soon as the number of unexcused absences in a credit course exceeds the number of class meetings in two weeks.
Cheating Or Stealing: Neither theft nor cheating in any form will be tolerated. All tool boxes/containers are subject to inspection. Such inspection may occur only with the owner present.
Notebook: Each student will be required to keep a notebook. This will be a binder large enough to contain the following: All required reports, grade sheets, tests and quizzes, typed copies of lecture notes (written notes will cost grade points), a plan for each project you have done (drawings from shop manual will suffice), plans for any extra credit projects. At midterm and again at the end of the semester you will hand in the notebook for grading.
At the end of the semester the instructor will keep the grade sheets (you may request a photocopy). The notebook is your property after grading. Tests are the property of the Instructor and will be returned or photocopied at his/her discretion. Please do not hand in a notebook that has been oil soaked or waterlogged. A sloppy notebook will cost you points.
Project Grading: All shop projects will be graded the last shop day of the semester, just prior to cleanup. Everyone will display their work and will be graded in order. Each project must be stamped with the maker’s initials. This will not apply to the repair type projects which are done during the semester.
Reports: All reports must be original material. Photocopies of illustrations or charts may be used only if they are credited to sources; likewise quotations or short references. A bibliography listing all sources is required. Reports should be neatly typed. A report will lose grade points for being late. You may do extra credit reports for points in lab or lecture. The instructor must approve any extra credit projects.
Approved Projects In Shop: Only projects assigned or approved may be worked on in the Gunsmithing lab. All heavy machine work and projects assigned in machine shop classes will be done in the machine shop. Projects for the rifle barreling class taught in the machine shop will be done in the machine shop.
A signed copy of these guidelines must be in each student’s file prior to working in the shop.