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Chapter 8. Construction. Subchapter 1. Community College Construction Act. Definitions   

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For the purposes of this chapter:

(a) "A small community college" means a college with 35,000 or fewer weekly student contact hours (WSCH) in credit and noncredit courses and programs.

(b) "Leased or rented" means a building for which rental costs are paid, and the use of which will be discontinued upon the completion of the project for which application has been submitted.

(c) "Permanent building" means a building for which there is no plan for removal or demolition.

(d) "Temporary building" means a building of limited worth which, according to the capital construction master plan, is anticipated to be demolished or replaced within five years. All other buildings are to be considered permanent.

(e) As used in this chapter, "weekly student contact hours" means the product of the number of students and the scheduled class periods in which they are enrolled, in graded and ungraded community college classes convened prior to 10 o'clock p.m. during a census week. A class period is not less than 50 minutes and not more than 60 minutes.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901

Education Code 81805


Education 81800 et seq.

(Amended by Register 95, No. 23).