The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter,
shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Block Scheduling--Co-registration in a group of
courses equal to a full-time load related to a specific program of
study or major to facilitate schedule predictability from semester
to semester and encourage timely degree completion.
(2) Board or Coordinating Board--The Texas Higher Education
(3) Full-time load--The number of semester credit hours
a student is required to complete per semester to complete the program
in the amount of time the degree or certificate represents. As examples,
a Level I certificate should be completed in one year or less; a Level
II certificate should be completed in less than two years; and an
associate degree should be completed in two years.
(4) Block Scheduled Program--A Coordinating Board approved
associate of applied science degree or credit-bearing certificate
program in the fields of allied health, nursing, or career education
and technology utilizing block scheduling.
(5) Public Junior College--Has the meaning as defined
in Texas Education Code, §61.003(2).