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RULE §807.121Definitions Relating to Programs of Instruction

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

  (1) Externship--Practical, program-related, off-campus training under direct or indirect instructor supervision, with a preplanned outline of experiences and competencies. For purposes of determining whether a program is residence, distance education, or a hybrid combination, the externship component will not be a determining factor.

  (2) Laboratory experience or lab--A specific experience of observation, experimentation, practice, study, technical investigation, analysis, and practical application of theory or verbal instruction involving hands-on supervised study in a selected vocation or course.

  (3) Lecture--A presentation of theories, concepts, procedures, or information about a particular subject.

  (4) New program--A program:

    (A) not previously offered;

    (B) previously offered and then discontinued;

    (C) with a revised objective such that the program provides preparation for different jobs than those for which the program was originally approved (examples: legal secretary to paralegal; dental technician to medical technician; computer operator to computer programmer); or

    (D) with a 25 percent or more change within a 12-month period to the total number of hours, content, or lessons (examples: course time from 1,000 hours to 750, 600 hours to 900, 20 lessons to 30, 60 semester credit hours to 80).

  (5) New seminar--A seminar:

    (A) not previously offered;

    (B) previously offered and then discontinued;

    (C) with a revised objective; or

    (D) with a 25 percent or more change in a 12-month period to the total number of hours of the approved seminar.

  (6) Revised program or seminar--Revisions include changes in admission requirements, title, class title, objective description (but not the detailed objective), course time hours or credit hours, or class hours of lecture, laboratory, or externship. School calendars, class schedules, and price changes are catalog changes, not revisions.

  (7) Military service course credit directory--The Agency-published list of any course types, with Classification for Instructional Program Codes (CIP codes), that are identified by the Agency and the relevant military experience, education, or training that may align with those programs or courses.

Source Note: The provisions of this §807.121 adopted to be effective August 28, 2006, 31 TexReg 6803; amended to be effective November 28, 2022, 47 TexReg 7914

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