Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.

Filed: 3/18/2015





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 760 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the
5Career and Workforce Transition Act.
6    Section 5. Definitions.
7    "Board" means the Board of Higher Education.
8    "Institution" means a non-degree granting institution that
9is regulated and approved by the Board under the Private
10Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012 and that is
11nationally accredited by an accreditor approved by the U.S.
12Department of Education.
13    Section 10. Transfer of credits. A public community college
14district shall accept up to 30 credit hours transferred from an
15institution that has been approved under Section 15 of this Act



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1if a student has completed one of the following programs at
2that institution:
3        (1) Medical Assisting.
4        (2) Medical Coding.
5        (3) Dental Assisting.
6        (4) HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning).
7        (5) Welding.
8        (6) Pharmacy Technician.
9The program must, at a minimum, be a 9-month program and use a
10credit-hour system.
11    Section 15. Board approval. The Board may approve an
12institution as an institution from which credits may be
13transferred under Section 10 of this Act if all of the
14following conditions are met:
15        (1) The institution has submitted all proper
16    documentation that the Board requests.
17        (2) The institution has paid a fee to the Board, in an
18    amount as determined by Board rule.
19        (3) The institution has successfully completed a full
20    term of national accreditation without probation, a
21    warning, or the denial of a substantive change in an
22    application, without being denied accreditation, or
23    without withdrawing an application and has completed all of
24    the necessary requirements to be approved by the Board
25    under the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of



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1    2012.
2        (4) The Board has verified the institution's good
3    standing during the period of its national accreditation.
4    Credit transfers from the institution may be made only
5    during the verified accreditation period. An institution
6    that is under review due to probation, that is denied
7    accreditation, or that withdraws an application for
8    national accreditation may not be approved under this
9    Section.
10    Section 90. Rulemaking. The Board shall adopt any rules
11necessary to carry out its responsibilities under this Act.".