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RULE §807.131School Responsibilities Relating to Courses of Instruction

(a) As a condition of program approval or renewal, the school shall identify any portion of instruction that is self-paced, conducted by distance education, or not conducted in English.

(b) To maintain program approval, the school shall demonstrate the following:

  (1) a reasonable student completion rate for each program; and

  (2) a minimum employment rate, as established by the Commission, for program graduates in jobs related to the stated occupation.

(c) When a school is approved to offer a program, the school shall maintain sufficient instructors to teach all subjects for completing the program during the length of time stipulated in the school catalog, regardless of the size of the class.

(d) The school shall schedule classes so that students will be able to complete the program during the length of time stipulated in the school catalog.

(e) The school shall ensure that students receive the lecture and laboratory experience hours with sufficient instructors and scheduling. An instructor may not be simultaneously supervising a laboratory experience and a lecture even if they are in the same room.

(f) A school shall provide course outlines to students at the beginning of each subject which lists students' performance objectives, references and resources, and a general content outline for the subject.

(g) A school shall have and use lesson plans for all subjects.

(h) A school may not use classes from one or more approved programs to create a new program and award a certificate of completion without prior approval.

(i) The student-to-instructor ratio shall be sufficient for students to learn, practice, and demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills. These ratios may be varied at the discretion of the Commission to conform to conditions in an individual school. The following student-instructor ratios may be acceptable for single classes:

  (1) business lecture or laboratory--30 to one;

  (2) technical, vocational, or allied health lecture--30 to one;

  (3) technical lab (examples: computer programming, data processing,electronics)--20 to one;

  (4) vocational lab (examples: auto mechanics, air conditioning and refrigeration, drafting)--20 to one; and

  (5) intensive language instruction (beginning)--15 to one; (intermediate to advanced)--20 to one.

Source Note: The provisions of this §807.131 adopted to be effective August 28, 2006, 31 TexReg 6803; amended to be effective December 20, 2010, 35 TexReg 11392

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