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Subchapter 2. Approval by the Chancellor. Article 2. Approval of Noncredit Courses and Programs. Noncredit Certificates.   

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(a) Any noncredit educational program leading to a certificate must be approved by the college curriculum committee and the district governing board.

(b) All noncredit educational programs leading to a noncredit certificate of completion or certificate of competency must be approved by the Chancellor pursuant to section 55151.

(c) If a district does not seek enhanced funding for a noncredit educational program, or it does not qualify for enhanced funding pursuant to section 55151, a noncredit educational program leading to a certificate may be established by the district without approval by the Chancellor except as required in section 55154. A district may award a certificate to a student completing a noncredit educational program, but may not designate or refer to it as a certificate of completion or a certificate of competency in a recognized career field pursuant to section 55151.

(d) A certificate awarded to a student completing a noncredit educational program may not be referred to as a certificate of achievement regardless of its length or whether it has been approved by the Chancellor.

(e) A description of each approved noncredit educational program shall be included in the college catalog.

(f) Provisions of this section regarding the naming or designation of certificates shall become effective for the Fall 2008 term.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901


Education Code 70901

Education Code 70902

(Amended by Register 2011, No. 51.)