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Definitions. Article 1. Program, Course and Class Classification and Standards   

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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

(a) "Active participatory courses" are those courses where individual study or group assignments are the basic means by which learning objectives are obtained.

(b) "Advisory on recommended preparation" means a condition of enrollment that a student is advised, but not required, to meet before or in conjunction with enrollment in a course or educational program.

(c) "All units attempted" means all units of credit for which the student has enrolled in the current community college district of attendance.

(d) "CR" means "credit" and is a symbol used to denote that a student received credit for at least satisfactory work in a course taken on a "credit-no credit basis" prior to the Fall 2009 term.

(e) "Community Services Offering" means a fee-supported community services class authorized pursuant to Education Code section 78300 and approved pursuant to subdivision (d) of section 55002 for which state apportionment is not claimed and credit is not awarded.

(f) "Content review" means a rigorous, systematic process developed in accordance with sections 53200 to 53204, approved by the Chancellor as part of the district matriculation plan required under section 55510, and that is conducted by faculty to identify the necessary and appropriate body of knowledge or skills students need to possess prior to enrolling in a course, or which students need to acquire through simultaneous enrollment in a corequisite course.

(g) "Contract Course" means a course which a community college district offers under a contract pursuant to Education Code section 78021 with a public or private agency, corporation, association, or other organization.

(h) "Corequisite" means a condition of enrollment consisting of a course that a student is required to simultaneously take in order to enroll in another course.

(i) "Course" means an organized pattern of instruction on a specified subject offered by a community college pursuant to subdivisions (a), (b) or (c) of section 55002.

(j) "Course repetition" occurs when a student who has previously received an evaluative symbol in a credit course, as set forth in section 55023, re-enrolls in that course and receives an evaluative symbol.

(k) "Courses that are determined to be legally mandated" are courses that are required by statute or regulation as a condition of the student's paid or volunteer employment.

(l) "Courses that are related in content" are those courses with similar primary educational activities in which skill levels or variations are separated into distinct courses with different student learning outcomes for each level or variation.

(m) "Educational program" is an organized sequence of courses leading to a defined objective, a degree, a certificate, a diploma, a license, or transfer to another institution of higher education.

(n) "Enrollment" occurs when a student receives an evaluative or nonevaluative symbol pursuant to section 55023 in a credit course.

(o) "Extraordinary conditions" are those conditions meeting the requirements of section 58509(a) allowing a community college to provide a full refund of enrollment fees to a student.

(p) "Intercollegiate academic or vocational competition course" is a course that is designed specifically for participation in non-athletic competitive events between students from different colleges that are sanctioned by a formal collegiate or industry governing body. The participation in the event must be directly related to the course content and objectives pursuant to subdivisions (a) or (b) of section 55002.

(q) "Intercollegiate athletic course" is a course in which a student athlete is enrolled to participate in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the district or a conditioning course which supports the organized competitive sport.

(r) "NC" means "no credit" and is a symbol used to denote that a student did not receive credit for a course taken on a "credit-no credit basis" prior to the Fall 2009 term.

(s) "Necessary and appropriate" means that a strong rational basis exists for concluding that a prerequisite or corequisite is reasonably needed to achieve the purpose that it purports to serve. This standard does not require absolute necessity.

(t) "Noncredit basic skills courses" are those courses in reading, writing, computation, and English as a Second Language which are designated by the community college district as noncredit courses pursuant to subdivision (c) of section 55002.

(u) "Nondegree-applicable basic skills courses" are those courses in reading, writing, computation, and English as a Second Language which are designated by the community college district as nondegree-applicable credit courses pursuant to subdivision (b) of section 55002.

(v) "Prerequisite" means a condition of enrollment that a student is required to meet in order to demonstrate current readiness for enrollment in a course or educational program.

(w) "Satisfactory grade" means that, for the course in question, the student's academic record has been annotated with the symbol A, B, C or P as those symbols are defined in section 55023.

(x) "Special classes" means those instructional activities designed to address the educational limitations of students with disabilities who would be unable to substantially benefit from regular college classes even with appropriate support services or accommodations as set forth in section 56028.

(y) "Substandard academic work" means course work for which the grading symbols "D," "F," "FW," "NP" or "NC" (as defined in section 55023) have been recorded.

Authority cited:

Education Code 66700

Education Code 70901

Reference:

Education Code 70901

Education Code 70902

(Amended by Register 2015, No. 17.)