The unacceptable practice
of taking credit for someone else's work is Plagiarism. Giving the
original author credit for their efforts avoids plagiarizing the original
author's work. The unacceptable practice of copying segments of published
copyrighted material is termed Copyright Infringement. This material may
be in the form of textbooks, instruction manuals, periodicals, or computer
All efforts must be made
to cite the original author in the case of avoiding Plagiarism. Copyright
Infringement is avoided by getting the permission to the material's owner.
If unable to get permission of the owner, all individuals using the material,
such as Instructors or Students, must have their own copy of the material.
government publications are considered Public Domain and may be used without
reservation. All other cases require the user to check for Copyright
This policy must be
adhered to when Instructors use visual aids in the classroom, or Students are
completing phase reports. All original author's, or material credit, must
be cited in the classroom presentation , or writing of Phase Reports.
Students should be completing Phase Reports in their own writing style.
Use citations such as "Cessna Service Manual 123, Pg 45, Table 2-6" to avoid
There are penalties for
unauthorized distribution of copyrighted information, including
peer-to-peer file sharing. These penalties are contained in Title 17 U.S.C
Section 101 et seq., Title 18 U.S.C. Section 2319. The school will pursue
all matters in respect to this policy when the Student or Instructor, uses the
school's information technology system. In addition to failing grades for
using this information for any project, the student will also be dismissed for
at least 6 months, and the matter referred to the appropriate law enforcement