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Chapter 6. Curriculum And Instruction Subchapter 2. Approval By The Chancellor Article 2. Approval Of Noncredit Courses And Programs Other non credit Programs Provide 288 hours or more of Instruction   

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(a) Before offering any noncredit program on or after June 30, 2008, which provides 288 hours or more of instruction in any area of noncredit instruction other than those covered by sections 55152 and 55154, the governing board of a community college district shall obtain approval of the program pursuant to this section. Each course which is to be part of the program must be approved by the college curriculum committee pursuant to subdivision (c) of section 55002.

(b) Applications shall include all of the following:

(1) a list of courses to be included in the program;

(2) course outlines for all courses in the program;

(3) documentation of the need or demand for the program;

(4) a statement of the goals and objectives of the program;

(5) a description of the relationship of the proposed program to other programs; and

(6) a discussion of the possible impact of the proposed program on nearby colleges.

(c) The Chancellor shall develop forms and procedures for review and approval of programs submitted for approval pursuant to this section.

(d) A program approved pursuant to this section will only be eligible for enhanced funding pursuant to Education Code sections 84750.5 and 84760.5 if it also satisfies the requirements of section 55151 and the application so demonstrates. If an application for approval pursuant to section 55151 was filed prior to application for program approval under this section, materials submitted with the section 55151 application need not be resubmitted.

(e) If a program is approved by the Chancellor pursuant to this section, the program may be subsequently modified by the addition of other noncredit courses without the necessity to obtain separate approval of such courses from the Chancellor even if the program is also approved for enhanced funding pursuant to section 55151.

(f) A district may, but is not required to, award a noncredit certificate pursuant to section 55155 to students who complete such a program, provided that such a certificate may not be designated or referred to as a certificate of achievement, a certificate of completion or a certificate of competency unless the program is also approved for enhanced funding pursuant to section 55151.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901

Education Code 78401

Education Code 84760.5


Education Code 70901

Education Code 70902

Education Code 78401

Education Code 84750.5

Education Code 84760.5

(Amended By Register 2008, No. 21.)