W. Va. Code R. § 135-6-3 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

3.1. Adult Literacy - The ability to read at a level necessary for success in college-level courses as determined by approved college reading placement examinations, successful completion of required developmental education courses or scoring at an appropriate level on the reading assessment of the WorkKeys examination.
3.2. Adult Student - Individual aged twenty-five and older.
3.3. Advanced Skill Sets - A series of courses or competencies that prepare individuals for a specific skill and carry a value of 12 or more but less than 30

credit hours or non-credit contact hours equivalent to 12 or more but less than 30 credit hours.

3.4. Associate of Applied Science Degree - A program of study consisting of a minimum of sixty credit hours of which twenty hours must be general education and whose primary focus is to prepare individuals for technician or higher skill-level occupations and direct entry into the workforce.
3.5. Associate Degree - A program of study consisting of a minimum of sixty credit hours and referred to as Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science.
3.6. Basic Skills - Fundamental academic skills deemed necessary for success in college-level programs or employment and generally encompassing written and oral communications, reading and mathematics.
3.7. Brokered Courses - Courses delivered in a community and technical college consortium district from external education providers through the facilitation of local community and technical colleges.
3.8. Career Pathway Program o f Study - A sequence of courses incorporating a non-duplicative progression of both public school and community and technical college elements which include both academic and technical content leading to a certificate or career-technical associate degree.
3.9. Career-Technical Programs - A general category of community and technical college programs designed to prepare individuals for direct entry into the workforce.
3.10. Certificate Degree Program - A program of study consisting of a minimum of thirty credit hours of which six credit hours must be general education with the primary focus being to prepare individual for direct entry into the workforce.
3.11. Collaborative Program - Programs in which community and technical colleges and another education or training provider, through formal agreement, both deliver instruction.
3.12. Contact Hours - A measure of instruction productivity determined by multiplying the number of students times the number of session hours (example: 10 students x 3 hour session = 30 contact hours).
3.13. Credit Course - A community and technical college course that carries a designated number of credit hours and generally counts toward meeting graduation or program completion requirements.
3.14. Developmental Education - Community and technical college courses, generally in areas of mathematics, reading and writing, offered to those that lack the fundamental education competencies to be successful in college-level course work.
3.15. Dual Credit Courses - College-level courses in which an early admission student is receiving both high school and college credit for the course.
3.16. Early Admission Students - High school students enrolled in a college-level course.
3.17. Entrepreneurship Education - The delivery of instruction that assists individuals in understanding the concepts and operation of business ownership or to be self-employed.
3.18. Full-Time Student - A student enrolled in twelve or more credit hours during the current semester.
3.19. Integrated Programs - A sequence of courses delivered seamlessly from public school career-technical education through certificate and associate degree programs at the community and technical college level.
3.20. Licensure Rate - The passage percentage rate of those students completing professional licensure or certifications examinations during the reporting period.
3.21. Momentum Points - A level of student achievement that makes it more likely that a student will be successful in earning a college credential or obtaining employment at a living wage.
3.22. Non-Credit Course - A community and technical college course that has no designated number of credit hours that count toward degree or program requirements, but may carry continuing education units or be measured in contact hours.
3.23. Part-Time Student - A student enrolled in fewer than 12 credit hours during the current semester.
3.24. Placement Rate - Education or training program completers working in West Virginia at least one quarter or enrolled in additional education during the year following program completion.
3.25. Pre-Baccalaureate Preparation Program - A program of study whose primary focus is to prepare individuals for transfer into baccalaureate-level programs and is referred to as an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree.
3.26. Retention Rate - The percentage of first-time, foil- or part-time students enrolled during the fall semester and enrolled for the next fall semester at any West Virginia public higher education institution.
3.27. Skill Set - A series of courses or competencies that prepare individuals for a specific skill and carry a value fewer than 12 credit hours or non-credit contact hours equivalent to fewer than 12 credit hours.
3.28. Student Graduation Rate - The percentage of foil- and part-time students enrolled in the fall semester and completing a certificate or associate degree within six years.
3.29. Student Retention Rate - The percentage of first-time, fall- and part-time students enrolled during the fall semester returning to the same institution or transferring to another public higher education institution in West Virginia for the following Ml semester.
3.30. Transfer Rate - Percentage of credit students enrolled in community and technical colleges in a given fall semester and enrolled in a baccalaureate institution the next fall semester.
3.31. WorkKeys Assessment - An assessment instrument developed by America College Testing (ACT) that measures levels of foundational skills attainment necessary to be successful in specific occupations.

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