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Special Classes Instruction.   

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Special classes are instructional activities designed to address the educational limitations of students with disabilities who would be unable to substantially benefit from regular college classes even with appropriate support services or accommodations. Such classes generate revenue based on the number of full-time equivalent students (FTES) enrolled in the classes.

Such classes shall be open to enrollment of students who do not have disabilities, however, to qualify as a special class, a majority of those enrolled in the class must be students with disabilities.

Special classes offered for credit or noncredit shall meet the applicable requirements for degree credit, non-degree credit, or noncredit set forth in Sections 55002 and 55705.5 of this part. In addition, special classes shall:

(a) Be designed to enable students with disabilities to compensate for educational limitations and/or acquire the skills necessary to complete their educational objectives;

(b) Employ instructors who meet minimum qualifications set forth in Section 53414 of this Division.

(c) Utilize curriculum, instructional methods, or materials specifically designed to address the educational limitations of students with disabilities. Curriculum committees responsible for reviewing and/or recommending special class offerings shall have or obtain the expertise appropriate for determining whether the requirements of this section are satisfied; and

(d) Utilize student instructor ratios determined to be appropriate by the District given the educational limitations of the students with disabilities enrolled in each class. Class size should not be so large as to impede measurable progress or to endanger the well-being and safety of students or staff.

Authority cited:

Education Code 67312

Education Code 70901

Education Code 84850


Education Code 67310-67312

Education Code 84850

(Amended by Register 93, No. 6).