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Chapter 6. Curriculum And Instruction Subchapter 2. Approval By The Chancellor Article 4. Approval Of Colleges And Educational Centers Definitions   

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(a) College. As used in this division, "college" means a degree-granting institution intended to provide instruction through the second year of college, including but not limited, to one or more of the following categories:

(1) standard collegiate courses for transfer to institutions of higher education;

(2) career technical fields leading to employment; or

(3) general or liberal arts courses required for the institution to maintain its accreditation.

(b) Educational Center. As used in this division, "educational center" means a postsecondary operation established and administered by an existing college or district at a location away from the campus of the parent institution which satisfies the requirements of either subdivision (1) or (2) below:

(1) the center:

(A) is planned to continue for ten or more years;

(B) generates at least 500 full-time equivalent student (FTES) annually.

(C) has an on-site administrator;

(D) offers programs leading to certificates and/or degrees conferred by the parent institution; and

(E) has been approved by the Board of Governors pursuant to this article.

(2) the center was identified by the Chancellor's Office as of the 2006-07 fiscal year as a "grandparented center" which:

(A) operated prior to April 1974 and was recognized as an approved grandfathered center by the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) in its December 10, 1984, report to the Legislature;

(B) served at least 100 full-time equivalent student (FTES) as reported on the final attendance report for fiscal year 2005-06 or had an average annual FTES for the three prior fiscal years (2003-04 to 2005-06) of at least 100 FTES;

(C) operated continuously since 1974;

(D) was owned or controlled by the district through a lease agreement; and

(E) provided an appropriate level of administrative and student services, relative to its size, at the center.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901


Education Code 66700

(Amended By Register 2008, No. 25.)