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:
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,