§ 19-1901-A. Definitions
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 30, 2019
Effective: December 30, 2019
24 P.S. § 19-1901-A
§ 19-1901-A. Definitions
The following words and phrases, as used in this article, shall, unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context, have the following meaning:
(4) “Community college” shall mean a public college or technical institute which is established and operated in accordance with the provisions of this act by a local sponsor which provides a two-year, postsecondary, college-parallel, terminal-general, terminal-technical, out-of-school youth or adult education program or any combination of these. The community college may also provide area career and technical education services and credit, nonremedial college courses to secondary senior high school students.
(5) “Community college plan” shall mean a plan prepared in accordance with the policies, standards, rules and regulations of the State Board of Education for the establishment or operation of a community college and shall include a survey of any industrial development and manpower needs of the area and of any career and technical and occupational shortage and the means by which the community college program and curriculum shall further industrial development, reduce unemployment and improve employable skills of residents of the area to be served by the community college.
(9) “Academic year” shall mean the period of instruction which includes two semesters, two trimesters, or three terms or quarters; hence, operating expenses for the academic year and reimbursement therefore shall be those incurred during two semesters, two trimesters, or three terms or quarters of college operation.
(12) “High-priority and high-instructional-cost occupation program” shall mean a for-credit, two-year or less-than-two-year occupational or technical program approved by the Department of Education to qualify for an economic development stipend in order to prepare students to enter high-priority occupations pursuant to section 1913-A(b)(1.8)(ii).1
(13) “High-priority occupation program” shall mean a for-credit, two-year or less-than-two-year occupational or technical program approved by the Department of Education to qualify for an economic development stipend in order to prepare students to enter high-priority occupations pursuant to section 1913-A(b)(1.8)(iii).
(14) “Noncredit workforce development courses” shall mean noncredit courses approved by the Department of Education to qualify for an economic development stipend pursuant to section 1913-A(b)(1.8)(iii) and having the specific purpose of providing opportunities for students and incumbent workers to develop or upgrade skills necessary in high-priority occupations. Noncredit workforce development courses may be offered by a community college at an off-campus site, at any of its facilities or through any form of distance education.
(15) “Workforce development courses” shall mean those noncredit courses having the specific purpose of providing opportunities for students and incumbent workers to develop or upgrade skills necessary or useful in gainful employment, for promotion or other similar opportunities in existing employment or for learning new job skills and that have, as their subject matter, instruction in any of the following general areas:
(1) Computers and information processing and technology, including the study of both hardware and software applications.
(2) Management, supervision and basic employability skills, including, but not limited to, working in teams, management and supervisory skills, effective interpersonal relations, problem solving, self-management strategies, project management and the application of Federal and State laws to the workplace.
(3) Health professional and allied health job skills.
(4) Technical, manufacturing and service industries, including, but not limited to, jobs in such fields as powdered metals, machine tool and diemaking, electronics, safety, plastics technology, hydraulics, construction, warehouse/materials management, automotive repair and management, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, refrigeration and tourism.
(5) Other similar areas.
1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIX-A, § 1901-A, added 1985, July 1, P.L. 103, No. 31, § 1, imd. effective. Amended 2005, July 13, P.L. 226, No. 46, § 14, imd. effective; 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 49, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2019].
24 P.S. § 19-1913-A.
24 P.S. § 19-1901-A, PA ST 24 P.S. § 19-1901-A
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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