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Career Technical Education   

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(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on or before January 1, 2014, the Trustees of the California State University shall develop and implement a procedure for allowing a student to satisfy a general elective course requirement for purposes of admission to the California State University by completing a high school career technical education course that meets either of the following:

(1) Criteria adopted pursuant to subdivision (b).

(2) Model uniform academic standards for career technical education courses adopted pursuant to Section 66205.5.

(b) (1) The Trustees of the California State University, in consultation with the State Department of Education and in accordance with paragraph (2), shall adopt criteria for the purpose of recognizing career technical education courses adopted pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 51220 that satisfy the completion of general elective course requirements for admission to the university.

(2) (A) The criteria shall be based on the model curriculum standards established pursuant to Section 51226 and any additional criteria that faculty members of the California State University identify as necessary to prepare students for success in coursework unique to a specific major or educational program.

(B) The criteria shall be developed by faculty members of the California State University and shall be subject to approval by the Academic Senate of the California State University. Upon approval, the academic senate shall recommend the criteria to the trustees.

(C) In adopting the criteria, the trustees shall rely primarily on the recommendations and judgment of the academic senate.

(c) The trustees shall adopt regulations, based on recommendations of the academic senate, that identify the majors and educational programs for which completion of a career technical education course that meets the criteria adopted pursuant to subdivision (b) satisfies a general elective course requirement.

(d) The academic senate shall ensure that the criteria adopted pursuant to subdivision (b) are implemented consistently among all campuses of the university.

(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if, by January 1, 2014, the California State University has not developed a procedure for allowing a student to satisfy the completion of a general elective course requirement for the purposes of admission to the university that satisfies the requirements of subdivision (b), the Trustees of the California State University shall recognize the completion of all high school career technical education courses that meet the model curriculum standards established pursuant to Section 51226 as satisfying the completion of a general elective course requirement for the purposes of admission to the university.

(f) The costs of activities necessary to implement this section shall be covered, to the extent permitted by federal law, by funds available pursuant to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. SEC. 2301 et seq.), or by other nonstate funds available for the purposes of this section.

(Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 168, Sec. 1.)

Reference:

20 USC 2301 et seq.

Education Code 51220

Education Code 51226

Education Code 66205.5