Sec. 8 AAC 81.010 - Certification of postsecondary career and technical school programs

ยง 8 AAC 81.010. Certification of postsecondary career and technical school programs

(a) The department will certify a postsecondary career and technical school program as eligible to participate in the Alaska performance scholarship program if the career and technical school submits a complete application as required under 8 AAC 81.020, is physically located in the state as determined by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education under AS 14.43.830 and 20 AAC 16.235(h), and

(1) is operated by an accredited postsecondary entity; in this paragraph, "accredited" means accredited by an accreditation association that the United States Secretary of Education recognizes under 34 C.F.R. Part 602;

(2) results in an industry-recognized certificate required for an occupation in that industry; for purposes of this paragraph, an industry-recognized certificate is a certificate that, in the determination of the department,

(A) is an independent third-party credential that is industry-accepted; and

(B) results from a process in which an individual's knowledge or skill in a particular area is verified against a set of pre-determined standards;

(3) offers a program required in order for the student to obtain an occupational license under 12 AAC; or

(4) is an apprenticeship program registered under 29 U.S.C. 50 - 50 b (National Apprenticeship Act) and 29 C.F.R. Parts 29 and 30 with the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship.

(b) Certification under this chapter does not relieve a career or technical school program from compliance with requirements under 20 AAC 16.205 - 20 AAC 16.250 for postsecondary institutions.

(Eff. 1/1/2011, Register 196)

Authority:AS 18.43.830

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