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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 20TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
CHAPTER 807CAREER SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
SUBCHAPTER HCOURSES OF INSTRUCTION
RULE §807.121Definitions Relating to Courses 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.

  (2) Laboratory experience--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 class.

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

  (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), class course time or credit hours, or class hours of lecture, laboratory, or externship. Scheduling and price changes are catalog changes, not revisions.


Source Note: The provisions of this §807.121 adopted to be effective August 28, 2006, 31 TexReg 6803

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