|(a) A school shall not apply for approval of a program
that is substantially similar to a discontinued or revoked program,
unless the application for approval is submitted at least one year
after the date of discontinuation or revocation, and:
(1) the school's approved programs are all meeting
the employment rate as referenced in §807.131(b), at the time
of application; and
(2) the school submits a reimplementation plan to the
(b) A school is not required to submit applications
for additional courses of instruction or for course revisions to the
Commission for approval, if the school:
(1) has been licensed for at least one year under the
(2) is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S.
Secretary of Education; and
(3) is in good standing with its designated accrediting
agency and not subject to:
(B) a directive to show cause as to why accreditation
should not be revoked; or
(C) any other action, as defined by the accrediting
agency, that would otherwise prevent the school from seeking approval
to add or revise a course of instruction.
(c) Upon receipt of the approval of the course of instruction
from the accrediting agency, the school shall provide a copy to the
(d) The Commission may require the school director
of an accredited school to file applications for nondegree programs
if there have been two substantiated complaints regarding programs
in the previous year.
(e) A school submitting applications for approval of
seminars shall use abbreviated forms provided by the Commission.
(f) No class or program shall be approved by the Commission
unless the school demonstrates that the program's quality, content,
and length reasonably and adequately imparts the job skills and knowledge
necessary for the student to obtain employment in the stated occupation.
(g) A school may not solicit students, otherwise advertise,
or conduct classes for a course of instruction prior to the Commission's
approval of the course of instruction. Any such activity by the school,
prior to the Commission's approval of the course of instruction, shall
constitute a misrepresentation by the school and shall entitle each
student in the course of instruction to a full refund of all tuition
and fees paid by the student and release from all obligations.
(h) The school shall establish and maintain a formal
advisory committee of at least five members, unless the Commission
approves a lesser number of persons in advance, for each type of program
with course time in excess of 200 hours in length. At least annually,
the committee shall evaluate the curriculum, instructional materials
and media, equipment, and facilities to ensure they meet the needs
of the job market. The school shall have written documentation of
the evaluation available for review by the Commission. If the school
does not follow an advisory committee recommendation, the school shall
maintain written documentation of the justification for not following
(i) If the applicant requests approval to measure courses
of instruction in credit hours, the following conversion table shall
(1) One academic quarter credit hour equals a minimum
course time of:
(A) 10 hours of classroom lecture;
(B) 20 hours of laboratory experience; or
(C) 30 hours of externship.
(2) One academic semester credit hour is equal to a
minimum course time of:
(A) 15 hours of classroom lecture;
(B) 30 hours of laboratory experience; or
(C) 45 hours of externship.
(3) The school shall calculate lecture, laboratory,
and externship credit hour conversions individually for each class,
rounding down to the nearest half credit hour. The school shall add
the total for the credit hours for lecture, laboratory, and externship
to determine the total credit hours for a class.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §807.122 adopted to be effective August 28, 2006, 31 TexReg 6803; amended to be effective December 20, 2010, 35 TexReg 11392; amended to be effective November 14, 2016, 41 TexReg 9020