As used in this article:
(a) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, firm, or public board, agency, or entity.
(b) "Prepare" means to put into condition for intended use.
(c) "Degree" means any "academic degree" or "honorary degree" or title of any designation, mark, appellation, series of letters or words such as, but not limited to, associate, bachelor, master, doctor, or fellow which signifies, purports, or is generally taken to signify satisfactory completion of the requirements of an academic, educational, technological, or professional program of study or is an honorary title conferred for recognition of some meritorious achievement.
(d) "Diploma" means any diploma, certificate, transcript, document, or other writing in any language other than a degree representing that an individual has completed any course of study.
(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 96.)