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§ 2620.5. Requirements for an Approved Extension Certificate Program.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 26. Landscape Architects Technical Committee
Article 1. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
16 CCR § 2620.5
§ 2620.5. Requirements for an Approved Extension Certificate Program.
An extension certificate program shall meet the following requirements:
(a) The educational program shall be established in an educational institution which has a four-year educational curriculum and either is approved under Section 94900 of the Education Code or is an institution of public higher education as defined by Section 66010 of the Education Code.
(b) There shall be a written statement of the program's philosophy and objectives which serves as a basis for curriculum structure. Such statement shall take into consideration the broad perspective of values, missions and goals of the profession of landscape architecture. The program objectives shall provide for relationships and linkages with other disciplines and public and private landscape architectural practices. The program objectives shall be reinforced by course inclusion, emphasis and sequence in a manner which promotes achievement of program objectives.
The program's literature shall fully and accurately describe the program's philosophy and objectives.
(c) The program shall have a written plan for evaluation of the total program, including admission and selection procedures, attrition and retention of students, and performance of graduates in meeting community needs.
(d) The program shall be administered as a discrete program in landscape architecture within the institution with which it is affiliated.
(e) There shall be an organizational chart which identifies the relationships, lines of authority and channels of communication within the program and between the program and other administrative segments of the institution with which it is affiliated.
(f) The program shall have sufficient authority and resources to achieve its educational objectives.
(g) The program's director shall be a landscape architect.
(h) The faculty shall have the primary responsibility for developing policies and procedures, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating all aspects of the program. The faculty shall be adequate in type and number to develop and implement the program approved by the Board.
(i) The program curriculum shall provide instruction in the following areas related to landscape architecture:
(A) History, art, and communication
(B) Natural, cultural, and social systems
(C) Design as a process in shaping the environment
(D) Plant material and their application
(E) Construction materials and techniques
(F) Professional practice methods
(G) Professional ethics and values
(H) Computer systems and advanced technology
The program's curriculum shall not be revised until it has been approved by the Board.
(j) The program shall consist of at least 90 quarter units or 60 semester units.
(k) The program shall maintain a current syllabus for each required course which includes the course objectives, content and the methods of evaluating student performance.
(l) The curriculum shall be offered in a timeframe which reflects the proper course sequence. Students shall be required to adhere to that sequence, and courses shall be offered in a consistent and timely manner in order that students can observe these requirements.
(m) A program shall meet the following requirements for its instructional personnel:
(1) At least one half of the program's instructional personnel shall hold a professional degree in landscape architecture.
(2) At least one half of the program's instructional personnel shall be licensed by the Board as landscape architects.
Note: Authority cited: Section 5630, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 5650, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 10-16-91; operative 11-15-91 (Register 92, No. 7).
2. Amendment of subsections (a), (j) and (k) filed 3-29-2002; operative 4-28-2002 (Register 2002, No. 13).
3. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 5-5-2003 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2003, No. 19).
This database is current through 12/31/21 Register 2021, No. 53
16 CCR § 2620.5, 16 CA ADC § 2620.5
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