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  1. The websites SierraCollegeMechatronics, MECH-101 (and possibly others) are presented as a temporary service to students officially enrolled in MECH classes taught by this instructor.  Access to the sites may be required to perform some necessary activities (e.g., look at the class schedule), but all necessary information will be supplied as text by written request.  The site's existence is not meant as a substitute for attending class sessions and is not for "on-line learning."  Students with accessibility issues should contact the instructor within the first two weeks of the semester.  The sites are not intended to counsel students about the Sierra College Mechatronics Program or their education and are not intended to promote or advise on any educational or vocational pathway.
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  7. The entire site and all downloads are copyrighted and a single copy or replacement copy is available only for the personal use of students currently and officially enrolled in the Sierra College classes for which the material is intended.
  8. Classroom "hands on" activities are not homework.  They are intended to be constructed and analyzed in the classroom under appropriate supervision using necessary safety equipment.  Students who attempt these activities elsewhere, for whatever reason, do so at their own risk.  The warnings, cautions and instructions outlined in hands-on exercises and listed in safety requirements pages cannot cover all the possible conditions and situations that may occur when dealing with electrical and/or electronic equipment and fabrication tools.  Common sense, caution and respect for potential danger and safety precautions are among the factors that cannot be supplied by the instruction or by written materials and must be provided by each student.  Student/teacher projects depicted on this site may not be tested, may not function as described and the designs should not be copied.

  9. All information, including biographical samples, timelines, sample assignments and assignment/test "help" may contain inaccuracies, typographical errors, factual errors and may be based on opinion.  No representations are made about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of this website's information, about the results to be obtained from using the website and the information or its ability to meet any educational, business or professional needs or satisfy any user requirements.  All data is introductory, is not intended to be scholarly research and is not intended to be used as a research or design information source.  Substantiate any and all information with verifiable research sources.  The material on the "comment" pages is optional reading, may contain personal information and may be exaggerated or be based solely on opinion; therefore, the language may be more explicit, reader discretion is advised and the information should be validated and used at your own risk.

  10. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) listed on the website are copied for student convenience from the list of official SLO information.  As it is possible that these may change, the official college website should always be consulted for the current, official list.  

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  12. Participation in any supplemental credit activity (substitute credit, extra credit) that occurs at a different school location and/or a time that differs from the usual class period is undertaken at the student's own discretion and risk, is completely voluntary and optional and will always have an equivalent alternative assignment available. 

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  15. Although SierraCollegeMechatronics and MECH-101 (and others) may be associated with classes taught at Sierra College, they are privately funded and may be discontinued, interrupted, delayed or may change at any time without notice.  These are not official Sierra College websites and Sierra College has no control over the material on the site or the material available for download.  Student/school policies outlined on these sites may be superseded by the official Sierra College Catalog or other official school sources.  

  16. These websites refer to classes taught by one of the school's large group of contingent faculty.  He is a temporary, part-time instructor who has no reasonable expectation of rehire.  Even though his name may be on the schedule, there is no guarantee that he will be employed to teach classes.  It is always possible that a full-time instructor could take the assignments, the classes canceled or the contingent instructor be dismissed or resign, in which case the site's materials and information may no longer apply and may no longer be available.

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  18. Class requirements described on any page are to be considered as valid and to have as much force and importance as if they were on a "class requirements" or "syllabus" page.  Links on requirements pages are extensions of that page.  Class requirements are subject to change at any time without notice.

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