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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 9PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IN PUBLIC TWO-YEAR COLLEGES
SUBCHAPTER MBLOCK SCHEDULING
RULE §9.662Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (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 Coordinating Board.

  (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).


Source Note: The provisions of this §9.662 adopted to be effective February 22, 2016, 41 TexReg 1229

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