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Open Entry/Open Exit Courses   

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(a) The term "open entry/open exit courses" refers to courses in which students enroll at various times, and complete at various times or at varying paces. Open entry/open exit courses may be conducted as either credit or noncredit courses and may be offered with or without regularly scheduled hours.

(b) For open entry/open exit courses for which credit apportionment is claimed, one unit of credit shall be awarded for approximately 48 hours of recitation, study, or laboratory work. Increments of less than one unit of credit shall be awarded in the same proportion.

(c) Where an open entry/open exit course provides supplemental learning assistance pursuant to section 58172, which supports another course or courses, the course outline of record for the open entry/open exit course must identify the other course or courses that it supports and the specific learning objectives to be addressed and the educational competencies students are to achieve.

(d) Full-time equivalent student computations for enrollment in open entry/open exit courses shall be made pursuant to the provisions of subsection (e) of section 58003.1.

(e) The maximum number of hours a student may be enrolled in an open entry/open exit course shall be determined by the curriculum committee established pursuant to section 55002 based on the maximum time reasonably needed to achieve the educational objectives of the course.

(f) State apportionment shall not be claimed under this section for:

(1) optional attendance at artistic or cultural presentations or events (such as, but not limited to, films, concerts, plays, or art exhibitions).

(2) activities which are primarily student use of district facilities, equipment, or resources without provision of instruction involving specifically defined learning objectives and educational competencies set forth in the course outline of record.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901


Education Code 70901

(Amended by Register 2006, No. 1.)