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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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Seward County Community College has industry partnerships with entities in the state of Texas.  Currently, these are Allied Health programs that have students that complete portions of their clinical component in Texas.  To be in compliance with regulations outlined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, we are required to post this information to the public.

 

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) that is responsible for licensing and regulating private postsecondary education ("Career Schools and Colleges"), under the provisions of Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code, the Career Schools and Colleges Act, and Chapter 807 of the Texas Administrative Code, Career Schools and Colleges rules.

If a school or education institution meets all four (4) criteria provided for in Tex. Educ. Code §132.001(1)(B), and notifies TWC of such, then they may be excluded from the definition.  The four criteria are:

  1. is physically located in another state;
  2. is legally authorized by the state of its physical location to offer postsecondary education and award degrees;
  3. is accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the United States secretary of education under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. Section 1001 et seq.); and
  4. offers in this state only postsecondary distance or correspondence programs of instruction.

For the purposes of (iv) above, we don't view clinicals or externships as a form of physical presence or a qualifier of meeting the definition of a "career school or college", as defined in Tex. Educ. Code § 132.001(1)(A).

 

The Texas Workforce Commission considers a clinical or externship component in Texas as having the same value of offering in this state only postsecondary distance or correspondence program of instruction as subsection (iv) indicates.

 

SCCC officials  have determined that our institution does indeed meet all four (4) criteria and is therefore excluded from the definition. Thus,

  1.  Seward County Community College is not regulated in Texas under this chapter;
  2. The Kansas Board of Regents and the Higher Learning Commission are the regulatory agencies that approve and regulate the school's programs in the state where the school is physically located and in which it has legal authorization to operate; and
  3. Complaints or make other contact with applicable regulatory agencies by contacting www.hlc.org or www.kansasregents.org

 

 


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