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Article 6. Cooperative Vocational Education. Definitions.   

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(a) "Cooperative Vocational Education" is an instructional methodology which correlates concurrent, formal vocational classroom instruction with regularly scheduled, paid on-the-job training experience. Cooperative vocational education assists students to develop and refine occupational competencies (attitudes, skills, and knowledges) needed to acquire, adjust, and advance in an occupation.

(b) "Competency" means the prescribed performance level for a skill, knowledge, and attitude necessary to accomplish a job task.

(c) "Formal Vocational Instruction" means instruction provided by a qualified teacher, utilizing a lesson plan, to a group of students in a classroom.

(d) "Related Classroom Instruction" means formal vocational instruction which is correlated with paid on-the-job training experiences.

(e) "Cooperative Vocational Education Teacher" is the certificated vocational education instructor, employed by the local educational agency, operating a cooperative vocational education instructional methodology, who provides the formal vocational classroom instruction, conducts the required visitations to paid on-the-job training stations, and verifies student acquisition of competencies identified in the training plan.

(f) "Cooperative Vocational Education Training Agreement" is a written document which describes the conditions and requirements to be met by those parties (school, employer, student, and parent) involved with the utilization of business and industry resources for vocational instruction.

(g) "Cooperative Vocational Education Individualized Training Plan" is a written document which identifies those competencies the student will acquire through vocational classroom instruction and paid on-the-job experiences.

(h) "Concurrent Classroom Instruction" means classroom instruction and paid on-the-job training experiences are being conducted together within the same time-frame (quarter, semester, program year, etc.).

(i) "Approved Vocational Education Course/Program" means the State Department of Education has approved the vocational education course/program by either signing a ROC/P Course Approval application (Form VE-77) or local educational agency Program Inventory (Form VE-30).

(j) "Cooperative Vocational Education Training Station" is the business/industry, location public or private, where the student receives his/her regularly, scheduled, paid, on-the-job training experiences.

(k) "Methodology" means a technique or procedure used for teaching students skills.

(I) "Supervision/Coordination" are those activities performed by the cooperative vocational education teacher, usually outside of the classroom that include, but are not limited to: advisory committee operation, program promotion/recruitment, selection of training stations, training plan development, relating in-school instruction to paid on-the-job training, on-the-job student/employer visitations, and evaluation of student progress.

Authority Cited:

Education Code 52372

Education Code 52372.1 (a)


Education Code 52372.1 (a)

(Amended by Register 87, No. 50.)