Easton Education is not a part of any degree-granting program nor does it provide any advanced standing or program credits towards any degree-granting program, but simply provides students with the academics requirements to enter the 1st year of post-secondary studies. Diploma recognition and credit transfers are matters for individual institutions and associations to determine. As with any post-secondary education or training, it is the prospective students who are responsible for satisfying for themselves that the program, the diploma, the awarded credential, and the institution will be appropriate to their needs and be acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing and regulatory bodies, and other post-secondary educational institutions. Easton Education does not guarantee any employment.
All courses and programs of Easton Education have been submitted and reviewed by each respective provincial regulatory body (Ministry of Advanced Education, Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Private Career College Branch, Private Occupational Training Unit, etc..) where Easton Education wishes to operate. Currently, in Ontario, Easton Education is only offering programs and courses that are exempt from registration of a private career college under Ontario’s Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Easton Education will grant a transfer of credit(s) to students towards our programs, subject to meeting the admission requirements set forth by Easton Education. Only transfer credit(s) accepted towards the student’s enrolled program at Easton Education is included on the transcript. The grade point average from the student’s transferring institution is not used to determine student’s cumulative grade point average at Easton Education. Easton Education will not issue copies of transcripts (High School, College or University) or documents from other institutions.
Tuition & Fees
Easton Education reserves the right to change tuition fees, including but not limited to, administrative fees, academic fee and the refund policy at any time without prior notice. Failure to pay invoices for enrolled program/course may prevent the student from sitting for midterm/final examinations and subject to removal from the program/course. Official transcripts, enrolment letters, certificates and/or diplomas will not be released until the student has a clear ($0) balance. Monthly Payment Plans are subject to a 5% (five-percent) payment plan fee. Students with overdue tuition accounts will be subject to a 10% (ten-percent) late fee. Students with overdue accounts over 60-days (sixty-days) will be involuntarily withdrawn from enrolment from their course/program. Exceptions for certain financial conditions will only be granted, under limited circumstances, by submitting a petition, in writing, to the Chief Executive Officer.
Withdrawal & Refund
In order to withdraw from a diploma program, course, workshop or a short course at Easton Education, students must submit an official withdrawal request to the Department of Student Services. Students withdrawing will be refunded tuition and applicable fees in accordance with the following schedule:
• Before the first day of classes – 100% (not including the enrollment reservation fee)
• Beyond the first day of classes – No Refund
Please note that the enrollment reservation fee is non-refundable. The enrollment reservation fee is 25% of the total tuition of the program. Students will be responsible to return all Easton Education material (library books, textbooks, equipment, etc..) and cancel all subscriptions (e-books, journals, digital and web-based applications, etc..). The withdrawal and refund have to be approved by the Academic Dean’s office and the Finance Department. Once approved, the refund will be sent within thirty (30) days to the student.
The promotion of a credit, diploma, or certificate will be made when all course requirements have been met and subsequently verified by the Dean of Academics. Once a student has completed the academic requirements, the Dean of Academics will recommend to the Chief Executive Officer that the student is awarded the relevant diploma or certificate. Each student will complete the Diploma Request Form and submit to the Dean of Academics. The Dean of Academics will confirm that all requirements have been met. The Finance Department will confirm that all tuition and fees are paid. A non-refundable graduation & diploma-processing fee is due at the start of the final semester. It is the student’s responsibility to meet all diploma requirements prior to applying for graduation. Easton Education reserves the right to set criteria for diploma requests. Satisfactory completion of all modules within the course is required in order to attain a certificate from Easton Education for short or certification courses.
Easton Education reserves the right to change the textbooks and curriculum for programs, courses, workshops at any time, without prior notice. Easton Education reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or schedule lectures, laboratory sessions, conferences, quizzes/tests and examinations at any time and on any day of the week, including holidays and weekends.
Easton Education reserves the right to set criteria for official transcript requests. A transcript-processing fee of $25, not including mailing/shipping, applies for each official transcript request. Official transcripts will not be released until the student has a clear ($0) balance. Students will need to complete a Transcript Request Form and submit it to the Department of Student Services.
Diploma recognition and credit transfers are matters for individual institutions and associations to determine. As with any post-secondary education or training, it is the prospective/enrolled students who are responsible for satisfying for themselves that the program, the diploma, the awarded credential, and the institution will be appropriate to their needs and be acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing and regulatory bodies, and other post-secondary educational institutions. Easton Education does provide any credits or part of any degree-granting program.
Physician Assistant Studies program
Easton Education has been exempted and allowed to run our Diploma of Physician Assistant Studies program online under the Act, and General Regulation 84-208 of the Province of New Brunswick, as per written document received from the Private Occupational Training Unit of New Brunswick. Easton Education has corresponded with the various government and regulatory agencies in regards to the Diploma of Physician Assistant Studies, below are their responses for students and graduates of Easton Education’s PA program.
Canadian Medical Association (CMA):
Membership to the Canadian Medical Association is available exclusively to Medical Students (becoming a Physician), Residents, General Practitioners, and Specialists. As of February 1, 2018, The Conjoint Accreditation Services, which is overseen by the Canadian Medical Association, is no longer accrediting Canadian health education programs in designated health science professions.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS):
The RCPS does not have any requirements specific to Physician Assistant education training programs, nor graduates of the Physician Assistant program have any obligations to RCPS.
Ontario Medical Association (OMA):
The OMA is a Professional Association representing the physicians of Ontario, is not a regulatory body.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC):
PAs are currently not regulated in Ontario. So the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care doesn’t regulate entry to the practice of PAs. If an employer wishes to recruit a PA they are able to do within the existing guidelines.
College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO):
Physician Assistants are currently not regulated by the College and do not have a defined scope of practice. Physician Assistants are able to diagnose and treat patients under delegation but the supervising physician is ultimately responsible for the care given by the PA.
Student Code of Conduct
Easton Education has the expectation that every student will comply with the Student Code of Conduct. Failure to abide by the code may result in termination from the course/program.
This is a non-exhaustive Code of Conduct, which shall govern students and instructors generally. Students and instructors shall be bound by all other comprehensive policies as established and amended by Easton Education, from time to time:
• Respect the academic freedom of their peers and faculty
• Maintain and ensure academic honesty at all time
• Be cooperative and respectful with staff, teachers, and other students.
• Report inappropriate conditions, student, or faculty behavior.
• Seek to ensure the physical and psychological health and safety of oneself and others
• Participate in any dispute resolution process fairly and respectfully
• Work diligently on program attendance and completion of assignments
• Communicate effectively with Faculty on course/program requirements
• Contact their instructors in writing if they need assistance with tasks or assignments, or should they have any other questions about the course content or grading issues.
1. Easton Education’s students are expected to be cooperative and respectful with staff, teachers, and other students.
2. Easton Education’s instructors and support staff shall respect and promptly address any student concerns.
3. Students may contact their instructors in writing if they need assistance with tasks or assignments, or should they have any other questions about the course content or grading issues.
4. Easton Education will not tolerate
a. Libelous, slanderous, or disparaging behavior which may fall short of libel or slander (including hurtful or hateful statements consistent with Easton Education’s anti-disparagement policies);
b. Vandalism of any sort, including network access issues that disrupt the institution or (without limitation) any of its staff or students;
c. Plagiarism or academic dishonesty of any sort, including but without limitation, the use of someone else’s words or ideas without acknowledging primary authors/ sources;
d. Threats of violence or actual violence (including but not limited to sexual violence) against any other staff or students;
e. Any other behavior, whether on Easton Education’s physical campus (if/ where applicable), on Easton Education’s website or through Easton Education’s IC Resources, or on campus but otherwise creating unreasonable disruption or disharmony to (without limitation) students or staff.
5. The Institution shall determine, in its sole discretion, what constitutes behavior outlined in paragraphs 4(a) through 4(e).
6. Students may appeal any decision involving discipline for unacceptable behavior by writing to Easton Educations Dean of Academics, within ten (10) days of the date that a disciplinary decision has been made.
7. Breach of these guidelines may result in disciplinary action, which action shall be taken formally, and in writing.
Code of Etiquette
Easton Education students when using online services are expected to:
1. Adhere to the same standards of behavior online that you would follow in the classroom.
2. Know where you are in cyberspace, and understand and assume that many people will view your keyboard trail, i.e. entries.
3. Respect other people’s time, and contribute in a manner that is meaningful and which advances the Institution’s, and your own, academic purpose.
4. Share expert knowledge.
5. Express yourself clearly, succinctly, and respect the views of others. 6. Don’t be overly emotional in your dialogue with others.
7. Respect other people’s privacy by not sharing or spreading inappropriate information. If someone posts information that you think may have been posted accidentally, let them know about it privately.
8. Spend time reviewing your messages before posting to be sure that they are written clearly.
9. Be forgiving of other people’s mistakes, focus on resolution, and be diplomatic. Correct your own mistakes if you make them. Don’t correct insignificant problems in front of the entire class while a class is in session.
10. Use proper and respectful language and refrain from any off-color jokes, insults, or threats.
11. When you challenge an idea, do so respectfully and with the objective of increasing everyone’s knowledge.
12. Remember that your colleagues can’t see you wink or smile when you type. You may want to use “emoticons” (emotion icons) to indicate your feelings, such as the ubiquitous smiley face 🙂 or frowning face 🙁 Only use those emoticons that will be understood by others, or explain its meaning when you first use it.
1. Consideration: In consideration for delivery of the programs and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged by all current students (hereinafter “Students”) of Easton Education.
2. “Disparagement” for the purposes of the policy, shall generally refer to negative remarks about Easton Education which are made maliciously or recklessly about Easton Education, including all of those persons covered under this policy, or without taking reasonable steps to verify the truth of such remarks prior to having made them.
3. Who is Bound: subject only to the laws held to be applicable in any jurisdiction which would have the effect of nullifying this policy or any part of it, the Students shall be bound by, and shall familiarize themselves with this non-disparagement policy. Adhering to the policy is an ongoing condition of enrolment.
4. Purpose of Policy: Easton Education has a reputation for excellence and offers programs as a private post-secondary educational institution. Easton Education is committed to maintaining high standards in teaching and in ensuring that the value of Easton Education’s credentials remain strong and are relatively uncompromised by the Students who seek to disparage Easton Education, its programs, its directors & officers, its staff, its instructors, its instructors, or its graduates.
5. Social Media: with the popularity and ubiquity of social media (Facebook, YouTube, Snap Chat, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) the Students, and the graduates (i.e. “alumni”) of Easton Education can communicate in a way that they have never done so before. Easton Education applauds the fact that the Students and alumni have new opportunities to network for employment and can communicate with each other socially. Easton Education is con dent that this will contribute to Easton Education’s growing reputation in the marketplace.
6. Survival of Non-Disparagement Covenant: the Student agrees that this policy shall survive the completion of Student’s program indefinitely, whether or not the Student is successful in completing same. The Student undertakes not to disparage Easton Education both while a Student and thereafter. The Student expressly acknowledges that disparagement violates the proper administrative complaint procedure established by Easton Education.
7. Reputation is a Two-Way Street: the Students will derive a significant benefit from becoming an alumnus of Easton Education. At the same time, Easton Education is ultimately “defined” by the “quality” of its graduates i.e. where they end up working and how they are putting their skills to the test in the workforce. Easton Education and the Students have a common interest in preserving and protecting the integrity and image of Easton Education.
8. Specific Undertakings of Student: with the above in mind, the Students shall undertake to do the following:
(a) Refrain from making any public statement or statements, through social media or otherwise, about Easton Education, which would be considered inaccurate, unduly critical or derogatory, or libelous, or which may tend to unfairly injure the reputation of Easton Education;
(b) Refrain from making any public statement or statements, through social media or otherwise, that would be considered inaccurate, unduly critical or derogatory, or libelous, or which may tend to unfairly injure the reputation of another (and without limitation) existing or former student, instructor, or staff member of Easton Education;
(c) Report to Easton Education immediately, the publication of any unduly critical, derogatory, or libelous statement or statements, or statement(s) which may tend to unfairly injure the reputation of Easton Education, through social media or otherwise. Such reporting shall include the author or authors of such publication and all other specifics known to the reporting student;
(d) Report to Easton Education immediately the publication of any inaccurate, unduly critical or derogatory, or libelous statement or statements tending to unfairly injure the reputation of another (and without limitation) existing or former Student, instructor, or staff member of Easton Education. Such reporting shall include the author or authors of such publication and all other specifics known to the reporting Student;
(e) Refrain from disparagement of Easton Education in any other form that would reasonably be considered to bring Easton Education, and without limitation, its faculty, staff, or alumni, into disrepute;
(f) Familiarize themselves with any other policies which bind them as Students, including but without limitation, Easton Education’s policies relating to privacy, harassment, discrimination, and bullying.
9. Discipline for Non-Compliance: Discipline, including expulsion or other sanctions as appropriate, may result from non-compliance with this policy. No refund will be given for expulsion and/or suspension, but Easton Education will act reasonably in making such a determination.
Anti-Bullying, Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination
Subject to the laws of application in each province, state, or jurisdiction, which shall prevail over this policy, the following shall apply:
“Bullying” is defined as the activity of repeated, aggressive behavior intended to hurt another individual, physically, mentally, or emotionally. It shall be interpreted by the Institution, acting reasonably. “Discrimination”, is any practice or behavior, whether or not intentional, that has a negative impact on an individual or group because of personal characteristics or circumstances unrelated to the person’s abilities. Discrimination may arise as a result of direct differential treatment or it may result from the unequal effect of treating individuals and groups in the same way. “Equal Treatment”: equal treatment is the treatment that brings about an equality of results and that may, in some instances, require differential treatment for an individual. For example, in the context of access to physical classroom space to give all employees equal treatment in entering a building, it may be necessary to provide a ramp or an elevator for an employee who requires the use of a wheelchair; and “Harassment”: means improper comment or conduct based on one or more of the prohibited grounds expressly enumerated under Nova Scotia’s current Human Rights legislation, that a person knows or ought to know would be unwelcome, offensive, embarrassing or hurtful. “Student”: means a student or prospective student of Easton Education.
II. Scope of Policy
Easton Education has adopted this Anti-Bullying, Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination Policy (the “Policy”) to ensure ethical and respectful practices and treatment for each student or prospective student/s of Easton Education (hereinafter “Student”, jointly or severally).
The objective of the Policy is to create a climate of understanding and mutual respect where each person feels a part of the Easton Education online and physical community.
Easton Education will not tolerate, ignore, or condone any form of bullying, discrimination, or harassment and is committed to promoting appropriate standards of conduct at all times.
Each Student is responsible for respecting the dignity and rights of his/her fellow Students. Bullying, discrimination, and harassment are serious forms of misconduct which may result in the expulsion of a Student without entitlement to a refund. Easton Education will take any and all reasonable steps available to ensure a harassment-free, bullying-free, and discrimination-free environment, including barring perpetrators from its online portal or physical facilities, or from entering into a program or practicum, as appropriate.
III. Application of Policies
Bullying, harassment, or discrimination of any sort will not be tolerated through any medium. For example, online (social media, e-mail, or otherwise) harassment, bullying, or discrimination by a Student will be treated just as if it occurred on a physical campus.
Without limitation, the following prohibited grounds of discrimination and any combination of these grounds will specifically not be tolerated, and nor will any others which are specifically prohibited
a) Race; b) Citizenship; c) Sexual Orientation; d) Ancestry; e) Creed; f) Age; g) Place of Origin; h) Sex (including pregnancy); i) Marital Status; j) Colour; k) Gender; l) Family Status; m) Ethnic Origin; n) Disability.
Every Student having legal capacity has a right to contract on equal terms without discrimination based on those items above.
Bullying standards may be adopted or updated by Easton Education from time to time and may subsume behavior that is different from that characterized by human rights or harassment behavior pursuant to governing Human Rights legislation. Students must report any alleged form of bullying, harassment, or discrimination to firstname.lastname@example.org, Easton Education’s official designee to receive and make decisions regarding a report of any alleged form of discrimination or bullying, as soon as they become aware of an issue.
Duty to Accommodate means the legal obligation of Easton Education to take steps to eliminate disadvantage caused by systemic, attitudinal, or physical barriers that unfairly exclude individuals or groups protected under Human Rights legislation (as applicable). Easton Education will investigate any and all allegations of bullying, harassment, or discrimination promptly, in accordance with the law, and free from reprisal.
Where to Report: Easton Education’s official designated to receive and make decisions regarding a report of any alleged form of discrimination or bullying, immediately if there are any questions or concerns about this Policy please email email@example.com
Privacy & Video Surveillance
Easton Education has made a commitment to the privacy and protection of your personal information and information pursuant to current privacy legislation. Current legislation includes but is not limited to the Personal Information Privacy Act (PIPA) and the Personal Information and Privacy Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Please read this policy to understand how your personal information will be treated.
We collect information in several ways. Some personal information is gathered if you register with us. During registration, we will ask for personal information such as your name, email address, gender, residential address, permanent address, cell phone number, occupation, industry, and personal interests. We may ask you for personal information outside of the context of the registration, including, but not limited to:
(a) When you download a file (such as a PDF file) from us;
(b) When you ask us to contact you;
(c) When you join our mailing list; or
(d) When you report a problem relating to the services we provided or the courses offered. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
When prospective students (“Candidates”), provide us with information such as their name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address, we use this contact information to send these candidates additional information about us. A Candidate’s contact information may also be used by us to contact him or her directly. Candidates may choose not to receive future mailings or other communications from us at any time by notifying the Chief Privacy Officer at the address below.
We will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties without obtaining your informed consent. Generally, we do not sell or rent personal information in any event.
Our website provides much information spanning many topics. While we attempt to provide accurate information to our site users, we provide no guarantees regarding the accuracy or reliability of this content. Our website and/or any content on the internet relating to us, does not constitute a contract or promise from us or our site users, be they prospective students, students, or otherwise.
Our website has security measures and safeguards in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that is under our control at any given time. However, since no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or in relation to our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make every attempt to ensure that it is kept secure with us. You must still be solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information.
We may use “cookies” or similar tracking systems to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from our web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. We may do this in order to further automate our website or online forms or to help us understand who may be interested in our programs. By modifying your own browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies.
Subject to any legislated exemptions which would permit us to disclose your personal information as is necessary, we will not disclose any of your personal information except when we have your informed consent. “Personal Information” is de ned broadly by governing legislation as any information about an identifiable individual except the name, title, and business address or office telephone number of an employee of an organization.
Pursuant to allowable exemptions under current legislation, we may disclose personal information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our policy, violating any law of the province of Ontario or Canada, or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other students or faculty members, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose your personal information to a collection agency for the purposes of the lawful collection of a debt owed to us by you.
Our policy with respect to the use, collection, retention, and disclosure of all student records is governed by applicable privacy legislation as well as the relevant provisions of any governing education statute in the respective jurisdictions where we operate or accept students around the globe.
We make every attempt to periodically update our Privacy and Video Surveillance Policy such that it is in compliance with governing privacy legislation, legislation administered by the Ministry and is in general conformity with best practices.
To the extent that we use or will seek to use video surveillance in any physical location that we operate directly (as opposed to practicum locale), we will:
(e) Ensure there is a justifiable business purpose for the surveillance;
(f) Seek to avoid capturing the images of people not being targeted for some specific, legitimate purpose;
(g) To the extent possible, seek to not use cameras in areas where people have a heightened expectation of privacy;
(h) To the extent possible, seek to notify students and other individuals about the use of cameras before those individuals enter the premises;
(i) Subject to some legal justification to withhold and unless the data is destroyed, provide access to individuals whose images are captured on videotape;
(j) Ensure that video surveillance equipment and videotapes are secured and used for authorized purposes only;
(k) Ensure that to the extent that recorded images are stored, that they are stored in a secure location with limited access.
For more information about our policies and procedures, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.