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§296.0. Curriculum Committee; Curriculum Standards; Approved Curriculum.

(a) The Curriculum Committee is comprised of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, and the Chief DAS, or their respective designees. The Curriculum Committee shall meet at least twice a year, and a unanimous vote shall be necessary for committee action. Each committee member may appoint up to three non-voting advisory members to attend committee meetings. The Chief DAS or its designee will act as secretary for the committee.

The address of the Curriculum Committee is:

P.O. BOX 420603                                     
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94142-0603                        
(b) The Curriculum Committee shall adopt Curriculum Standards that satisfy the requirements of Labor Code section 3099.4. DAS shall publish the Curriculum Standards, either electronically or in print, and they shall be available to the public upon request.

(c) To apply for designation of its curriculum as approved, an Educational Provider must submit to the Curriculum Committee a copy of its proposed curriculum, proof that the proposed curriculum has been certified by the State Department of Education, approved by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, or approved or registered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, and a document that identifies how each element in the Curriculum Standards is covered in the proposed curriculum. Within 90 days of the receipt of an application, the Curriculum Committee shall inform the Educational Provider in writing either that the proposed curriculum is designated approved or that the application or the proposed curriculum is deficient, in which case the Curriculum Committee shall inform the Educational Provider the information or documentation required to complete the application and why the proposed curriculum is deficient.

(d) The Curriculum Committee may designate as approved a curriculum that partially satisfies the Curriculum Standards where the Educational Provider attests that it intends to offer, or to cooperate with other Educational Providers to offer, a complete Approved Curriculum for the type of certification involved in the future. Approval of partial curriculum must be renewed on a yearly basis until a complete curriculum is approved, by submitting a renewal request to the Curriculum Committee.

(e) An Educational Provider must include language in publications regarding its Approved Curriculum that notifies which elements of the Curriculum Standards are covered, and which are not. An Educational Provider that is not offering all classes required to satisfy the Curriculum Standards must disclose in all communications to students and to the public that it has only received approval for a partial curriculum, and shall not make any representations that it offers a complete Approved Curriculum. For purposes of this subsection, "all communications" means all communications describing the curriculum, program, or course offerings of the Approved Curriculum, and does not refer to communications regarding internal institutional matters sent to students who are already enrolled in the Approved Curriculum with the Educational Provider.

(f) An Educational Provider of Approved Curriculum must submit an annual notice to the Curriculum Committee on the anniversary of its effective date of approval, stating whether the Educational Provider is continuing to offer the Approved Curriculum, and whether any material changes have been made to the Approved Curriculum since the effective date of approval.

(g) An Educational Provider shall send a copy of its current Approved Curriculum to the Curriculum Committee within 30 days of a written request. The Curriculum Committee may review the Approved Curriculum of an Educational Provider at any time. The Curriculum Committee may withdraw approval if the Educational Provider does not continue to meet the Curriculum Standards, or fails to provide a copy of its current Approved Curriculum to the Curriculum Committee upon written request. The Curriculum Committee must notify an Educational Provider in writing 30 days before the effective date of a withdrawal of approval, and the notice must inform the Educational Provider the grounds for withdrawal, including the ways in which the curriculum does not meet the Curriculum Standards.

(h) DAS shall publish, either electronically or in print, a list of Educational Providers with Approved Curriculum. The list shall be made available to the public upon request.

     Note: Authority cited: Sections 3099 and 3099.4, Labor Code. References: Sections 3099 and 3099.4, Labor Code.  

1. New section filed 2-9-2006; operative 3-11-2006 (Register 2006, No. 6).

2. Amendment of subsections (c)-(d), new subsections (e)-(g) and subsection relettering filed 7-18-2008; operative 8-17-2008 (Register 2008, No. 29).

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