New Student Orientation
Network Acceptable Use
This Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) describes activities that are prohibited in connection with your use of the MTECH network services. You must review the AUP. The AUP includes any device used to access MTECH networks. More information can be found in 600.620 and 600.620A under https://mtec.edu/policies
Student Code of Conduct
MTECH students are expected to master the basic materials covered by the course. Students should be prepared by reading the assigned course material, participating in online activities and discussions, and progressing in a timely manner.
Appropriate professional behavior demonstrating respect for classmates and instructors is expected. Students assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of their academic work; the work submitted shall be your own work. This also applies to any online examinations, assignments, discussions, etc. Any student detected engaging in plagiarism or having someone else complete the coursework may be suspended or dismissed from the program.
Any student who engages in or attempts to engage in cheating, plagiarism, or falsification. These are defined as:
- Cheating: Giving or receiving of any unauthorized assistance on academic work.
- Plagiarism: Copying the language, structure, or idea of another and representing it as one’s own work.
- Falsification: Verbal or written statement of any untruth.
Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to, the following: Copying information from others’ work; allowing others to copy information from yours or someone else’s work; using unauthorized materials or methods to complete an assignment, including cheat sheets, notes, books, formulas or information in any unauthorized electronic device; having unauthorized prior knowledge of an assessment; and choosing to be absent on the due date of a project, paper, quiz, or test rather than complete the task.
Examples of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, the following: Copying and pasting information from a webpage into an assignment without proper citation or authorization, using images from electronic or print sources without proper citation or authorization, and using unauthorized translation services or devices.
Examples of falsification include, but are not limited to, the following: Attempting to pass off someone else’s work, imagery or technology as your own; purchasing an assignment from another person or technological resource; falsifying scientific or other data submitted for academic credit; forging a signature; and tampering with official records.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Alcohol Education
Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding. Title IX addresses sexual harassment, sexual violence, or any gender-based discrimination that may deny a person access to educational benefits and opportunities. The college has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual assault prevention. Each year over ½ million students complete these courses.
After you have completed applying to MTECH via the Student Portal, you will log back in to the Student Portal to find these two brief courses. Please complete this training prior to your first day of class. Look for these menu options after logging in to the Student Portal.
Screenshot of Student Portal Menu