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Published: 2015

The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through November 15, 2015

 

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DIVISION 7
PROGRAMS

589-007-0100
Apprenticeship Definitions
For purposes of this rule:
(1) "Academic credit" means
the indication or certification by a community college that a student has completed
a unit of study or demonstrated achievement or proficiency, so as to have satisfied
a portion of the requirements for a degree or other academic recognition offered
by the community college.
(2) "Academic credit course"
means collegiate-level courses offered by the college as part of a lower-division
transfer degree or approved professional technical program. Also known as "credit
course."
(3) "Adverse intersegmental
impact" or "adverse impact" means the detriment of duplication which would fall
on a school or its students in a segment other than that of the school proposing
the new program or location, except that a publicly funded program or location proposed
by a private school or other organization has adverse intersegmental impact if it
is detrimental to a school in any of the five segments: 1) public universities listed
in ORS 352.002, 2) Oregon Health and Sciences University, 3) private Oregon degree
granting institutions, 4) private nondegree career schools and 5) community colleges.
(4) "Apprenticeable occupation"
means a skilled trade that:
(a) Is customarily learned in
a practical way through a structured, systematic program of on-the-job supervised
training;
(b) Is clearly identified and
commonly recognized throughout an industry;
(c) Involves manual, mechanical
or technical skills and knowledge which require a minimum of 2,000 hours of on-the-job
supervised training; and
(d) Requires related instruction
to supplement the on-the-job training.
(5) "Apprenticeship credit"
means the indication or certification by a local joint committee that an apprentice
has demonstrated achievement or proficiency so as to satisfy a portion of the apprenticeship
requirements as identified by the State Apprenticeship and Training Council.
(6) "Apprenticeship degree"
means a state-approved Associate of Applied Science degree program that is approved
for registered apprentices and journey persons and meets the standards and criteria
for Associate of Applied Science degrees.
(7) "Apprenticeship program"
means the total system of apprenticeship as operated by a particular local joint
committee, including the committee's registered standards and all other terms and
conditions for the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment and training
of apprentices in that apprenticeable occupation.
(8) "Apprenticeship standards"
means a written agreement submitted by a local joint committee and approved by the
State Apprenticeship and Training Council, that sets forth a plan containing all
terms and conditions for the qualification, employment and training of apprentices
or trainees as set forth in ORS 660.126 and 660.137.
(9) "Associate of Applied Science
(AAS)" means a state-approved associate degree that is intended to prepare graduates
for direct entry into the workforce. AAS degrees may also help to prepare students
for career advancement, occupational licensure, or further study at the baccalaureate
level.
(10) "Associate degree" means
a state-approved lower division undergraduate award issued by a community college
that indicates satisfactory completion of a course of study approved by the community
college board.
(11) "Associate of General Studies"
means a state-approved associate degree that is intended to meet the individual
student needs using a variety of collegiate level courses to meet degree requirements.
(12) "Bureau of Labor and Industries
(BOLI)" means the Oregon state agency responsible for apprenticeship and training
in Oregon.
(13) "Certificate of completion"
means a form of recognition awarded by a community college for meeting minimum occupational
course or curriculum requirements. Certificates of completion must be state-approved,
have a defined job entry point, represent college-level work, and meet Commission
criteria. Commonly referred to as less than one-year, one-year and two-year certificates
of completion.
(14) "Clock/contact hours" means
one clock (or contact) hour that is 60 minutes long. No more than 10 minutes of
each hour can be used for a regularly scheduled break or passing period.
(15) "Collegiate level work"
means course and program content that provides skills and information beyond what
is normally gained before or during the secondary level. It is characterized by
analysis, synthesis, and application in which students demonstrate an integration
of skills and critical thinking. It is a term that denotes more than college/university
transfer courses. It also includes professional technical education and other courses
that exceed basic skills, workplace readiness, and fundamental basic skills. Courses
must be collegiate level if used to fulfill a requirement in an associate degree,
Associate of Applied Science degree option or certificate of completion program.
(16) “Commission”
means the Higher Education Coordinating Commission established under ORS 351.715.
(17) "Cooperative work experience
(CWE)" means the placement of students by the college in a structured work-based
learning experience that is directly related to their classroom studies and under
the control of the college. The college instructor or supervisor visits the field
work site regularly. Supervision toward achievement of college identified and approved
student learning outcomes and measurable learning objectives is also provided by
the employer or other individual contracted to provide field experience. Each student
should have theoretical knowledge and/or practical experience in a relevant major
field of study prior to being placed in a cooperative work experience.
(18) "Core apprenticeship services"
means those services offered by Oregon community colleges to apprentices and local
joint committees when college tuition is paid and state reimbursable fulltime equivalency
(FTE) is generated through the apprenticeship related training.
(19) "Course challenge examination"
means the award of academic credit by a community college when a student demonstrates
through comprehensive examination of one or more related training classes that they
have achieved the competencies and proficiencies of a course at or above the standard
of academic achievement for the course. Local policies govern whether this is an
acceptable alternative for students and the nature of the examination (oral, written,
demonstration, etc.) Credit can only be granted for courses that are part of that
college's approved curriculum.
(20) "Council" means the State
Apprenticeship and Training Council as defined in ORS 660.010.
(21) "Course of study for apprentices
and trainees" means the instructional objectives and outline of course content for
related training and manipulative instruction as developed from a trade analysis
for the trade, craft or industrial occupation as established in accordance with
ORS 660.157.
(22) "Credit for prior certification"
means the awarding of credit by a community college toward an associate degree or
certificate of completion to acknowledge achievement of a publicly certified credential
such as a journey persons card.
(23) "Credit for prior experiential
learning" means the awarding of academic credit by a community college for prior
learning acquired from work or life experience, mass media and independent reading
and study.
(24) "Office" means the Office
of Community Colleges and Workforce Development.
(25) "Detrimental duplication"
means a situation that occurs when recruitment of students for a new program or
location will tend to redirect prospects from a fixed pool concomitant with the
application of publicly funded educational cost subsidies, thereby significantly
reducing enrollment in existing similar programs for which student financial aid
is available but the number of prospective enrollees is limited by nonfinancial
factors such as interest, qualifications needed for admission, internship openings
for students, and job openings for graduates
(26) "Direct control" means
the community college maintains direct and sole responsibility for the academic
quality of all aspects of all programs and courses through the management and supervision
by faculty and institutional administrators.
(27) “Director" means
the Director of the Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development appointed
under ORS 351.762.
(28) "Employer" means any person
employing the services of a registered apprentice, regardless of whether such person
is a party to an apprenticeship agreement with that apprentice.
(29) "Fulltime equivalency (FTE)"
means a student or a combination of several students who carries or carry among
them, within a single academic year, a minimum number of clock hours of instruction,
in any program, to be specified by rule by the Commission.
(30) "General education" means
the introduction to the content and methodology of the major areas of knowledge
including the humanities and fine arts, the natural sciences, mathematics, and the
social sciences and help students to develop the mental skills that will make them
more effective learners.
(31) "Laboratory (lab)" means
an instructional setting in which students work independently with the instructor
available and in the instructional area for assistance and supervision.
(32) "Lecture" means an instructional
setting in which the instructor delivers information with limited student discussion.
(33) "Lecture/laboratory (Lecture/lab)"
means an instructional setting in which the instructor gives short presentations
and supervises student application of content. Instructional methods are integrated;
lecture and lab are dependent upon each other for the student's educational success.
(34) "Local joint committee"
means local joint apprenticeship committees, local joint training committees and
trade committees.
(35) "Minimum guideline standards"
means industry/trade benchmarks developed and proposed by the appropriate state
joint committee and approved by the Council representing the fundamental requirements
necessary for entry into, and completion of specific Council approved occupational/trade
programs.
(36) "Non-credit course" means
a course that does not offer college academic credit for completion. Non-credit
courses are not required to use an established standard of academic achievement
and therefore generally are not used as part of a credit-based degree or certificate
of completion program.
(37) "Occupational preparatory
course" means collegiate level courses designed to prepare persons for employment
in a specified occupation or cluster of closely related occupations.
(38) "Occupational supplementary
course" means collegiate level courses designed for individuals who have already
entered an occupation but seek to improve their occupational skills and knowledge
in order to achieve employment stability or advancement.
(39) "On-the-job training (OJT)"
means training provided to an employee under the direct auspices of the employer
or their representative.
(40) "Professional technical
courses" are defined as the occupational preparatory or occupational supplementary
collegiate level courses that are designed to prepare persons for entrance into
and employment stability and advancement in specific occupations or clusters of
closely related occupations.
(41) "Professional technical
program" means collegiate level coursework that is designed to prepare persons for
entrance into and employment stability and advancement in specific occupations or
clusters of closely related occupations. Successful completion of professional technical
programs results in the achievement of a state-approved certificate of completion,
Associate of Applied Science degree or Associate of Applied Science degree option.
(42) "Registered apprentice"
means a worker at least 16 years of age, except where a higher minimum age is otherwise
required by law, who is employed to learn an apprenticeable occupation under standards
of apprenticeship approved by the State Apprenticeship and Training Council or by
the federal Office of Apprenticeship Training and Employer Labor Services. Also
known as "apprentice."
(43) "Related instruction" means
programs of study for which applied or specialized associate degrees are granted
or programs of an academic year or more in length for which certificates of completion
are granted, must contain a recognizable body of instruction in program-related
areas of 1) communication, 2) computation, and 3) human relations. Additional topics
that should be covered as appropriate include safety, industrial safety, and environmental
awareness.
(44) "Related training attendance
records" means the documentation required by the local joint committee to verify
that a registered apprentice was present during the times required for an apprenticeship
program.
(45) "Related training or apprenticeship
related training" means an organized and systematic form of classroom/lab instruction
designed to provide knowledge of the theory and technical aspects of an apprenticeable
trade.
(46) "Standard of academic achievement"
means demonstrated achievement, proficiency, or measured learning acknowledged as
meeting a predetermined academic standard. Normally noted through a record transcripted
and maintained by the college.
(47) "State Apprenticeship and
Training Council" means the state apprenticeship and training entity as identified
in ORS 660.010. Also known as "Council."
(48) "State-approved program"
means a community college certificate of completion or associate degree program
that has met and continues to meet the standards and criteria of and have been approved
by the Commission.
(49) "Statewide program" means
an Associate of Applied Science and/or certificate of completion program which is
developed, applied for and continuously monitored by a partnership of colleges to
address a specific program need through a cohesive and transferable curriculum among
and between participating colleges.
(50) "Supplemental apprenticeship
services" means those services that may be available at some community colleges
on a fee for service basis to support the local joint committee. These services
and others need to be included as part of an agreement between the community college
and the local joint committees specifying the service to be performed, fees for
services, length of service to be provided, etc.
(51) "Transcripted" means coursework
entered into the official and formal records of a college including the level and
achievement of a student.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.735
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.735,
341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: 1EB 151, f. 7-20-73,
ef. 8-1-73; 1EB 166, f. 2-20-74, ef. 3-11-74; 1EB 197, f. 5-23-75, ef. 6-25-75;
EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-042-0090, 581-042-0095,
581-042-0100, 581-042-0105, 581-042-0110, 581-042-0115, 581-042-0120, 581-042-0125,
581-042-0130, 581-042-0135, 581-042-0140 & 581-042-0145; DCCWD 1-2001, f. &
cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0400; DCCWD 2-2003, f. & cert. ef.
3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 5-2015, f. & cert.
ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0110
Apprenticeship Related Training Courses,
Work-Based Learning and Academic Credit
(1) Community colleges will cooperate with
the State Apprenticeship and Training Council, the Office, and the local joint committees
in providing the necessary related training courses to meet the objectives of courses
of study as identified in ORS 660.157(1) for registered apprentices and trainees.
The coordination of related training offered in these courses with job instruction,
and the carrying out of the other details will be the responsibility of the community
college. (ORS 660.160)
(2) For each occupation and
industry, the State Apprenticeship and Training Council shall review and approve
courses of study for apprentices, based on current occupational analyses, that meet
the training needs of each local joint committee and that shall be available to
all registered apprentices.
(3) Local joint committees,
in cooperation with the community college, shall have the responsibility for determining
the training needs of the apprentices indentured by the committees subject to the
training objectives adopted for the particular occupation or industry.
(4) Community college apprenticeship
related training will be based on the course of study for apprentices and trainees
approved by the State Apprenticeship and Training Council.
(5) Community colleges will
collaborate with the local joint committee to develop and implement apprenticeship
related training courses to satisfy the related training requirements of apprentices
within the limits of the available resources and facilities of the community college.
(6) Community colleges will
collaborate with local joint committees to identify the apprentice training requirements
that can be met by existing community college courses.
(7) Community colleges identified
on the Annual List of Community College Related Training Providers will provide
apprenticeship related training courses to registered apprentices when regional
accreditation and Commission standards and requirements have been met. These standards
and requirements include direct control by the community college relating to the
approval of the curriculum and instruction, evaluation of the curricula, hiring
or direct approval of instructors, evaluation of instructors and approval of the
instructional setting.
(8) Community colleges will
have sole responsibility for determining and providing academic credit for apprenticeship
related training offered by the community college.
(9) The local joint committees
will have responsibility for granting apprenticeship credit for training and education
received in community college apprenticeship related training and other course work.
(10) Apprenticeship related
training courses offered by community colleges will meet the same instructional
standards and procedures as for other occupational supplementary and/or occupational
preparatory courses offered by the community college.
(11) Apprenticeship related
training courses offered by community colleges will follow the same contact hour
to academic credit ratio as other academic credit courses offered by the community
college. The ratio will include a consistent differentiation for instructional delivery
provided through lecture, laboratory and lecture/laboratory as defined by state
and local community college guidelines.
(12) Contact hours of apprenticeship
related training offered by community colleges will be consistent with the hours
of related training as approved by the State Apprenticeship and Training Council
for the specific apprenticeship.
(13) Apprenticeship related
training offered by the community colleges for apprentices may be offered as credit
or non-credit courses at the discretion of the community college.
(14) Community colleges will
transcript the credit for all apprenticeship related training courses completed
by apprentices for academic credit. Non-credit apprenticeship related training course
transcription is at the discretion of the college.
(15) Effective July 1, 2003,
and thereafter, apprenticeship on-the-job (OJT) training paid in whole or in part
by any person or entity employing the services of a registered apprentice shall
not be considered by the community college or the Office as cooperative work experience
or related training for the registered apprentice.
(16) Effective July 1, 2003,
and thereafter, state FTE reimbursement will not be provided for on-the-job training
for registered apprentices that are paid in whole or in part by any person or entity
employing the services of a registered apprentice.
(17) Skill and knowledge gained
by registered apprentices and journey persons through on-the-job training may be
considered as nonreimbursable credit for prior learning and/or credit for prior
certification, according to the policies and procedures of a community college.
(18) Effective July 1, 2003,
and thereafter, cooperative work experience (CWE) and similar work-based learning
courses may continue to be included in certificate of completion and/or associate
degree programs for registered apprentices and journey persons, however credits
transcripted by the college shall be only for credit for prior learning or credit
for prior certification.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.735 & 341.290
Stats. Implemented: ORS,
341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 5-2015, f. &
cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0120
Apprenticeship Related Training Instruction
(1) Community colleges will enroll apprentices
in apprenticeship related training courses utilizing the college registration procedures
used for other students and student groups.
(2) Apprentices enrolled for
community college apprenticeship related training courses will be community college
students and will have access to the same college services and facilities as other
similarly enrolled students.
(3) Community colleges will
assure that apprenticeship related training courses are provided with classroom
and laboratory space. Within the campus allocation and procurement procedures, community
colleges will collaborate with the local joint committee to assure space for related
training courses.
(4) Community college tuition
and applicable fees for apprenticeship related training courses will be set by the
local community college in the same manner as tuition is set for other college offerings.
(5) Community colleges will
obtain necessary authorization from registered apprentices to provide class lists,
grades, and progress and related training attendance records to the local joint
committee on request.
(6) To assist the local joint
committee, community colleges will maintain and provide class lists, academic progress
records, and related training attendance records for all registered apprentices
enrolled in apprenticeship related training courses, when appropriate authorization
has been obtained from the registered apprentice.
(7) Registered apprentices that
are enrolled in credit course work toward the achievement of community college certificate
of completion or associate degree programs may be eligible for financial aid if
they meet the college's financial aid guidelines.
(8) The awarding of community
college academic credit for apprenticeship related training toward associate degrees
and certificates of completion will be determined by the local community college
based on the local, the Office, and Commission policies and procedures. Local policies
and procedures will assure that an established standard of academic achievement
has been met for all apprenticeship related training courses accepted toward college
awards.
(9) Community colleges will
utilize the Professional Technical Course Approval Procedures as identified by the
Department for the approval of apprenticeship related training courses.
(10) Apprenticeship related
training courses may be offered by the community college prior to final approval
as identified by the Office in the Professional Technical Course Approval Procedures.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.735 & 341.290
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.735,
341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 5-2015, f. &
cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0130
Apprenticeship Instructors
(1) The community college conducting the
apprenticeship related training courses will have direct control of the selection,
supervision, and evaluation of the apprenticeship related training instructors.
(2) Community colleges may contract
with local joint committees to provide educational services including instruction
to registered apprentices as identified in OAR 589-007-0180.
(3) Community college apprenticeship
related training instructors will be able to demonstrate the occupational competency
necessary for the courses to be taught and will have the necessary knowledge and
skills required of a practicing journey person.
(4) Community college apprenticeship
related training instructors will meet the same education, experience and other
requirements in effect for other similar faculty, adjunct faculty or instructors
as identified in local college policies, procedures and bargaining agreements.
(5) Community colleges will
ensure that apprenticeship related training courses are taught by instructors that
have the teaching competencies and qualifications expected of other college instructors
and as required by the occupations and industries.
(6) Apprenticeship related training
instructors' performance will be evaluated for quality, attendance and effectiveness
according to the college's personnel policies or collective bargaining agreement,
whichever applies to the community college. The community college may seek input
for the evaluation of instructors from the local joint committee responsible for
the administration of the training program.
(7) The community college will
collaborate with the local joint committee in determining the instructor occupational
competency needed for the instruction of an apprenticeship related training course.
(8) Community colleges will
consult with the local joint committee for assistance in identifying qualified instructors
for apprenticeship related training courses.
(9) Community college apprenticeship
related training instructors will be provided with the same opportunities for pre-service
and in-service training as other community college instructors and faculty as identified
in local college policies, procedures and bargaining agreements.
(10) The community college will
collaborate with the local joint committee to identify the needed competencies for
apprenticeship related training instructors and to develop and implement appropriate
community college pre-service and in-service training and experiences.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 326.051
Stats. Implemented: ORS 341.425,
341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 5-2015, f. &
cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0140
Certificates of Completion and Associate
Degrees for Apprentices and Journey Persons
(1) Community college associate degree
and certificate of completion programs offered for registered apprentices and journey
persons will follow the same local and Commission standards, criteria and requirements
as other certificate of completion and associate degree programs. Programs will
follow the Certificate of Completion and Associate Degree Approval Procedures identified
by the Office.
(2) Community college associate
degree and certificate of completion programs developed for registered apprentices
and journey persons will follow the general education, related instruction and other
college requirements for certificate of completion and associate degree programs
as identified by each community college.
(3) Community colleges will
provide opportunities for apprentices and journey persons to achieve an associate
degree using knowledge and skills from current and prior education and experience.
The associate degree opportunity may include, but not be limited to, an Associate
of Applied Science degree in an apprenticeable trade, or an Associate of Applied
Science degree in an area such as Industrial Technology, or an Associate of General
Studies.
(4) Community colleges with
Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) programs for registered apprentices and
journey persons (apprenticeable trade AAS degree programs or in an area such Industrial
Technology degree programs) will align with BOLI minimum guideline standards by
apprenticeable trade within two years of the establishment of the minimum guidelines
standards for the apprenticeable trade. New and existing AAS degree programs for
registered apprentices and journey persons will follow the Minimum Guideline Standards
Certificate of Completion and Associate of Applied Science Degree Procedures identified
by the Office in consultation with stakeholders.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.735 & 341.290
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.735,
341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 5-2015, f. &
cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0150
Granting Academic Credit for Certificates
of Completion and Associate Degrees for Apprentices and Journey Persons
(1) Registered apprentices and journey
persons will be provided with the same opportunities for being awarded academic
credit for prior learning or prior certification toward certificates of completion
and associate degrees as is available for other community college students. These
opportunities will include but may not be limited to: Credit for Prior Experiential
Learning, Course Challenge Examination and Credit for Prior Certification.
(2) Community colleges will
follow the regional accreditation standards allowing no more than 25 percent of
certificate of completion and associate degree programs to be met through credit
for prior experiential learning.
(3) Community colleges will
utilize the same standards of achievement (proficiencies, grades, etc.) for granting
academic credit for related training and previous experience for associate degrees
and certificates of completion for apprentices and journey persons as for other
community college students.
(4) Apprenticeship related training
courses completed for academic credit and transcripted at one Oregon community college
will be evaluated toward meeting the requirements for college certificates of completion
and associate degrees at another Oregon community college.
(5) Journey persons with proof
of Oregon journey person status or some other form of recognized state, regional
or national standards certification may be awarded academic credit toward an associate
degree based on local community college procedures.
(6) Evaluation procedures to
establish apprenticeship credit for community college work toward apprenticeship
requirements will follow policies adopted by the State Apprenticeship and Training
Council in cooperation with the Office. Apprenticeship credit is acknowledged and
accepted by the local joint committee. The community college does not grant apprenticeship
credit toward BOLI apprenticeship program requirements.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.735
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.735,
341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 5-2015, f. &
cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0160
Menu of Core Apprenticeship Services
and Supplemental Apprenticeship Services
(1) Core apprenticeship services will include
the services provided by Oregon community colleges to registered apprentices and
local joint committees when the registered apprentice is enrolled for one or more
related training courses at the community college and the related training courses
meet the community college's content, minimum class size, and other requirements
for such courses.
(2) The menu of core apprenticeship
services will include the core apprenticeship services and the definition of each
service as have been identified by the community colleges in collaboration with
the Office. Core apprenticeship services will include:
(a) Registration services for
registered apprentices;
(b) Academic credit for apprenticeship
related training instruction under the direct control of the college utilizing the
same academic credit and instructional guidelines used for other similar college
courses;
(c) Opportunities for registered
apprentices to complete requirements to achieve an associate degree;
(d) Registered apprentices with
access to the same college services and facilities (financial aid eligibility, counseling,
advising, library access, etc.) as other similarly enrolled students;
(e) Inservice and professional
development opportunities for apprenticeship related training instructors that are
consistent with opportunities provided for other similarly hired college instructors;
(f) Classroom and laboratory
facilities for apprenticeship relating training courses either at the college facility
or at another facility as agreed upon by the college and the local joint committee;
and
(g) When appropriate authorization
has been provided by the registered apprentice, apprenticeship related training
class lists and related training attendance records for registered apprentices will
be provided to local joint committees.
(3) Community colleges identified
on the Annual List of Community College Related Training Providers may also provide
a listing of supplemental apprenticeship services available to local joint committees
from their individual community college. Supplemental apprenticeship services include
services that may be available at an individual community college on a fee for service
basis to support the local joint committee in its effort to provide effective services
to registered apprentices.
(4) Supplemental apprenticeship
services to be provided by a community college to a local joint committee will be
provided through a contract between the parties. Such contracts will include but
not be limited to the identification of supplemental apprenticeship and other services
to be provided, fees for services provided and length of services to be provided.
(5) Supplemental apprenticeship
services that may be provided by a community college on a fee for services basis
through a contract between the community college and the local joint committee may
include but are not limited to:
(a) Administrative support to
the local joint committee;
(b) Posting meetings;
(c) Maintenance of equal opportunity
records;
(d) Maintenance of records required
by state and federal apprenticeship regulations;
(e) Computer technical support;
(f) Taking and distributing
minutes for or on behalf of the local joint committee;
(g) Marketing/promotion;
(h) Grant proposal preparation
and administration of grants;
(i) Assessing transferability
of related training coursework;
(j) Completion of applicant
rating forms; and
(k) End of the term recommendations.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 341.290
Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.735,
341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 5-2015, f. &
cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0170
Community College Apprenticeship
Related Training Providers and Notification
(1) Community colleges, within the limits
of the available resources and facilities of the community college, will provide
core apprenticeship services for the registered apprentices. Community colleges
may contract with other community colleges to assist in providing core apprenticeship
services to registered apprentices.
(2) By March 1, 2003, and by
February 1 of each year thereafter, each community college will submit to the Office
their intention to offer apprenticeship related training and core apprenticeship
services to registered apprentices for the following school year beginning July
1.
(3) By April 1, 2003, and by
March 1 of each year thereafter, the Office will publish the Annual List of Community
College Related Training Providers identifying the community colleges that have
indicated their interest in offering apprenticeship related training courses and
core apprenticeship services for the following school year. The Office will provide
the Annual List and menu of core apprenticeship services to the Bureau of Labor
and Industries, Apprenticeship and Training Division, the local joint committees
and the community colleges.
(4) Local joint committees will
utilize the Annual List of Community College Related Training Providers to enter
into contractual agreements with one or more community colleges within the local
joint committee boundaries to provide apprenticeship related training and core apprenticeship
services to registered apprentices indentured to the local joint committee.
(5) If a community college and
the local joint committee are unable to obtain agreement regarding apprenticeship
related training and core apprenticeship services to be provided, the community
college or local joint committee may contact the Office for a referral to the Oregon
Public Policy Dispute Resolution Program for dispute resolution services. Dispute
resolution services provided shall include fair and equitable membership as approved
jointly by the community college(s) and the local joint committee.
(6) If no contractual agreement
can be reached between a local joint committee and one or more community college(s)
within the geographic jurisdiction of the local joint committee, the local joint
committee may contract with any community college on the Annual List of Community
College Related Training Providers willing to provide apprenticeship related training
and core apprenticeship services.
(7) If the local joint committee
determines that they wish to contract with another community college, the local
joint committees will provide notice within 90 calendar days of the completion of
the existing agreement to the contracting community college of its intention to
contract with another community college.
(8) Contracts between community
colleges and local joint committees will not imply any requirement on the part of
the state for reimbursement.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 341.290
Stats. Implemented: ORS,
341.665, 660.157, 660.160, 660.167 & 660.190
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 5-2015, f. &
cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0180
Contracts for Educational Services
Between Community Colleges and Local Joint Committees
(1) Local joint committees, as private
organizations, may contract with a community college to provide services of an educational
nature that are subject to the approval of the Commission as identified in ORS 341.315.
(2) A community college may
enter into contracts with local joint committees to obtain educational services
for students enrolled in the community college as identified in ORS 341.440.
(3) Educational services provided
under contract between the community college and the local joint committee must
meet or exceed the accreditation requirements for Contractual Relationships with
Organizations Not Regionally Accredited of the Commission on Colleges and Universities
of the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities or their
successor to ensure full accreditation for the community college.
(4) The applicable requirements
for contracted education services include but are not limited to:
(a) The primary purpose of offering
the course is educational.
(b) Any course offered must
be consistent with the institution's educational mission and goals.
(c) Courses to be offered and
the value and level of their credit must be determined in accordance with established
institutional and Commission policies and procedures.
(d) Courses offered must remain
under the sole and direct control of the community college, which exercises ultimate
and continuing responsibility for the performance of these functions as it relates
to:
(A) Recruitment and advertising;
(B) Advising and counseling
students;
(C) Appointment and validation
of credentials of faculty and instructors teaching the course;
(D) Admission of students to
courses and/or to the community college;
(E) Instruction in the courses;
(F) Evaluation of student progress;
(G) Record keeping;
(I) Tuition and/or fees charged,
receipt and disbursement of funds, and refund policy;
(J) Nature and location of courses;
(K) Library and information
resources;
(L) Additional data including
course outlines, syllabi, copies of exams, records of students and evidence of equivalencies
with established programs.
(5) Educational services provided
by the local joint committee under contract with the community college must meet
the standards for educational services provided by the college as identified in
ORS 341.440.
(6) Community colleges may not
enter into a contract where the community college is required to share any portion
of FTE reimbursement provided by the state.
(7) Contracts between the community
college and the local joint committee will be based upon reasonable costs associated
with the educational services provided under the contract.
(8) As set forth in ORS 341.440,
the contract for educational services between the community college and the local
joint committee will not exceed the costs that would otherwise be incurred by the
college to provide students with the same or similar services.
(9) Contracts for educational
services between the community college and the local joint committee may include
those core apprenticeship services as identified in OAR 589-007-0160. Services provided
must remain under the direct and sole control of the community college and meet
the standards of regular community college courses, programs and services and are
services that are best provided through the contractual arrangement. The educational
services that may be provided by the local joint committee are limited to:
(a) Facilities for apprenticeship
related training courses;
(b) Assistance in recommending
instructional staff that meet the college requirements for college faculty and instructors;
(c) Related training instructors
to serve as instructors for college related training courses that meet the college
requirements for college faculty and instructors;
(d) Equipment, services and
supplies to be utilized for apprenticeship related training courses; and
(e) Assistance in the development
of curriculum and assessments for related training courses.
(10) Contracts for educational
services between the community college and the local joint committee will be consistent
with OAR 589-002-0500 and will clearly establish the requirements and responsibilities
of the community college and the local joint committee following regional accreditation
and other requirements. Contracts will be executed by designated officers of the
community college and the local joint committee and will include the following elements:
(a) Identification of the work
to be performed, period of the agreement, and conditions under which renewal or
renegotiation of the contract would take place;
(b) Identification of the community
college as having ultimate responsibility for the performance of necessary control
functions for the educational offerings and offering academic credit;
(c) Establishment of the responsibilities
of the community college and the local joint committee regarding:
(A) Indirect costs
(B) Approval of salaries
(C) Equipment
(D) Subcontracts and travel
(E) Property ownership and accountability
(F) Inventions and patents
(G) Publications and copyrights
(H) Accounting records and audits
(I) Security
(J) Termination costs
(K) Tuition refund
(L) Student records
(M) Faculty facilities
(N) Safety regulations
(O) Insurance coverage
(d) Demonstration that the regional
accreditation requirements have been met regarding:
(A) Enrollment agreements
(B) Tuition policies including
rates, refunds and cancellations and collection practices
(C) Student recruitment including
advertising and promotional literature and field agents.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 341.315
Stats. Implemented: ORS,
341.315, 341.440
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2003, f. &
cert. ef. 3-10-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 5-2015, f. &
cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0200
Two Plus Two and Dual Credit Programs
(1) For purposes of this rule, the following
definitions apply:
(a) "Two Plus Two” means
planned career and professional technical programs articulated between high schools
and community colleges.
(b) "Dual Credit" means awarding
secondary and postsecondary credit for a course offered in a high school during
regular school hours, as determined by local school board and community college
board policy.
(2) Before developing programs
with high schools, each college shall file with the Office a policy for governing
Two Plus Two and Dual Credit programs. Policies must include the following:
(a) Institutional standards
for instructor qualifications (standards for teachers of lower division collegiate
courses must include a master’s degree in a subject area closely related to
that in which the instructor will be teaching; however, in subject areas in which
individuals have demonstrated their competencies and served in professional fields,
and in cases in which documentation to support the individual's proficiency and
high level of competency can be assembled, the master’s degree requirement
may be waived by the college president or substituted according to the community
college’s personnel policy);
(b) Methods for selecting student
participants, including limiting classes to seniors and qualified juniors, and in
exceptional cases other qualified students. Qualifications must be defined;
(c) Assurances that classes
will be transcripted by the community college;
(d) Assurances that materials
and subject matter are community college level.
(3) On or before October 1 of
each year, community colleges shall submit an annual evaluation of the previous
school year's Two Plus Two and Dual Credit programs, including but not limited to
descriptions of:
(a) Programs and courses offered;
(b) Student outcomes;
(c) Instructors' qualifications;
and
(d) Program costs.
(4) Participating school districts
and post-secondary institutions shall develop written agreements based on the policies
described in this rule regarding Two Plus Two and Dual Credit programs, which include:
(a) Criteria regarding approval
of courses, selection and approval of instructors, admissions, procedures, counseling,
monitoring, and evaluation; and
(b) The provision that all agreements
and policies shall be available to all staff members involved in the programs and
to parents and students.
(5) Participating school districts
and postsecondary institutions shall, in consultation with appropriate staff members,
determine that course content and instructional quality are consistent with that
offered by the community colleges.
(6) The Director shall require
an accounting of FTE consistent with these rules.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.735
Stats. Implemented: ORS ,
351.735, 341.450, 341.484 & 341.535
Hist.: 1EB 10-1981, f. 5-6-81,
ef. 5-7-81; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-042-0088;
DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0510; DCCWD 1-2003,
f. & cert. ef. 1-9-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 4-2013,
f. & cert. ef. 6-25-13; DCCWD 5-2015, f. & cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0300
Veterans Programs
Each community college requesting approval
for the training of veterans and other eligible persons will contact the State Approving
Agency (SAA) for veterans' administration.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 341.506
Stats. Implemented: ORS
341.506
Hist.: 1EB 223, f. 3-22-76,
ef. 4-1-76; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-046-0001;
DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0530; DCCWD 1-2003,
f. & cert. ef. 1-9-03; DCCWD 5-2003, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-03; DCCWD 5-2015,
f. & cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0400
General Educational Development Program
and Certificates of High School Equivalency
(1) The General Educational Development
(GED) 2014 test series are a measure of high school equivalency and include the
following areas:
(a) Reasoning through language
arts;
(b) Social studies;
(c) Science;
(d) Mathematical reasoning.
(2) All GED test applicants
except those confined to Oregon correctional or health institutions must take the
GED test at an official GED testing center or an approved military testing center..
(3) Oregon residency is not
required to take the GED tests in Oregon. The applicant must have valid state or
government issued photo identification.
(4) Local GED examiners shall
be approved by the facility authorized by Pearson Vue to provide testing services
and official GED testing centers will be approved by GED Testing Service (GEDTS)
in consultation with the GED administrator when the following have been documented:
(a) Need for a new testing site
in a specific region or location;
(b) Willingness of center personnel
to meet all testing center requirements described in the GED Examiner's Manual published
by GEDTS of the America Council on Education.
(5) The annual contract between
local testing centers, the Office and the GEDTS shall provide assurances that all
state and national requirements shall be met. Failure to meet requirements may result
in center closure.
(6) Requirements for a Certificate
of Equivalency include:
(a) That, except as provided
below, the applicant must be 18 years of age to take the GED tests:
(A) An applicant who is at least
16 years of age, but not yet 18 years of age, may take the GED tests under the following
circumstances:
(i) The local school district
must certify to authorized Oregon GED lead staff that the applicant is exempt from
compulsory school attendance for reasons cited in ORS 339.030(5), 339.250(6) and
OAR 581-021-0070, 581-021-0071, and 581-021-0076, and has secured the permission
of his or her parent or legal guardian; or
(ii) The Education Service District
must certify to authorized Oregon GED lead staff that the applicant is exempt from
compulsory school attendance for reasons cited in ORS 339.030(3); or
(iii) The parent or legal guardian
must certify to authorized Oregon GED lead staff that the applicant is exempt from
compulsory school attendance for reasons cited in ORS 339.030(1). The parent or
legal guardian shall specifically indicate that the applicant has permission to
take the GED tests; or
(iv) The applicant is enrolled
in an approved Option Program for In School Youth as cited in OAR 581-022-1350.
(B) Because ORS 109.510 and
109.520 state that persons are deemed to reach majority upon marriage and because
GEDTS policy states that persons must be 16 years of age to take the GED Tests (Examiner's
Manual), an applicant that is married is eligible to take the GED tests at the age
of 16 without an exemption from compulsory attendance.
(b) The Director may, under
special and extraordinary circumstances, waive certification requirements in subparagraph
(6)(A)(i), (ii) or (iii) of this rule.
(7) The GED lead staff shall
ensure that the applicant is advised of:
(a) Locally available practice
testing and preparation opportunities;
(b) Policies, including limitations
on retesting procedures;
(c) The special GED scores that
are required by apprenticeship and some postsecondary educational programs.
(8) To obtain the Certificate
of Equivalency, an applicant must achieve a minimum standard score set by GEDTS
and the Commission.
(9) Previous high school enrollment
is not required for an applicant to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Equivalency.
(10) Certificate application:
(a) The individual who passes
the tests may request for a first free copy of their GED certificate and transcript
through a third party vender the State of Oregon is using at the time. A fee will
be charged to the GED candidate for additional copies of the GED transcript and
certificate.
(b) Test scores are accepted
as official only when reported directly by official GED agencies, the United States
Armed Forces Institute, directors of Veterans Administration hospitals, and in special
cases by the GEDTS;
(11) Testing centers shall comply
with the requirements of the testing program by refusing to administer tests to
those who have not reached the age of 18 unless permitted by this rule.
(12) By authorization of the
Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials, the Office oversees GED tests
to individuals confined to state correctional and health institutions.
(13) Upon the recommendation
of the Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials of the American Council
on Education, the following provisions apply to GED testing of members of the Job
Corps stationed in Oregon:
(a) Civilian-restricted forms
of the GED test can be administered to Job Corps trainees who have been determined
to be eligible by the educational director of the Job Corps Training Center;
(b) Testing will be conducted
at official GED agencies, and the usual testing fee will be charged;
(c) Persons taking the test
must be at least 18 years of age unless the applicant meets requirements in subparagraph
(6) (A)(i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) of this rule.
[Publications: Publications referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.768
Stats. Implemented: ORS
351.768
Hist.: 1EB 49, f. 4-19-60,
ef. 5-10-60; 1EB 130, f. 5-5-72, ef. 10-15-72; 1EB 137, f. 8-18-72, ef. 10-1-72;
1EB 194, f. 4-18-75, ef. 7-1-75; 1EB 240, f. & ef. 8-27-76; 1EB 5-1984, f. &
ef. 3-7-84; EB 6-1988, f. & cert. ef. 1-14-88; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef.
7-19-91; Renumbered from 581-046-0010; EB 15-1992, f. & cert. ef. 5-13-92; EB
4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 1-13-93; EB 30-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-30-93;
EB 36-1993, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-93; DCCWD 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01,
Renumbered from 581-043-0600; DCCWD 1-2006, f. 4-17-06, cert. ef. 4-18-06; DCCWD
1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-14-14 thru 9-10-14; DCCWD 5-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 7-22-14; DCCWD 5-2015, f. & cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0500
State GED Fees
(1) The Commission authorizes the Office
to charge a fee of $38 per test at the time testing begins (this includes the $8.00
state administration fee).
(2) Persons seeking a GED equivalency
certificate shall be issued that certification upon verification that the state
fee has been paid and the requirements of OAR 589-007-0400 have been met.
(3) State fees will be collected
by GEDTS at the time a GED candidate registers online for the GED tests and will
be distributed to the department on a monthly basis.
(4) A GED high school equivalency
certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the four subtests.
(5) Effective January 2, 2014,
the state discount retaken test fee of $10 will be implemented for up to two retaken
tests per failed content area provided the retaken tests occur within 12 calendar
months.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.768
Stats. Implemented: ORS 192.440
& 351.768
Hist.: 1EB 130, f. 5-5-72,
ef. 10-15-72; 1EB 258, f. 1-31-77, ef. 2-1-77; 1EB 6-1984(Temp), f. & ef. 3-7-84;
1EB 10-1984, f. & ef. 4-13-84; EB 12-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered
from 581-046-0005; ODE 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 1-26-01; DCCWD 1-2001, f. &
cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-041-0011; DCCWD 1-2009, f. & cert. ef.
7-6-09; DCCWD 1-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-31-13 thru 11-27-13; DCCWD 5-2013,
f. & cert. ef. 9-20-13; DCCWD 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-14-14 thru
9-10-14; DCCWD 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-14; DCCWD 5-2015, f. & cert.
ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0600
Adult High School Diploma Program
The purpose of the Adult High School Diploma
program is to provide an opportunity for persons with an exemption from compulsory
attendance to earn an Oregon diploma.
(1) Definitions. As used in
this rule:
(a) “Adult High School
Diploma” or “AHSD” means a diploma that fulfills all state requirements
as provided in OAR 581-022-1130 and the community college program requirements as
defined in the approved program plan, and is issued by a community college with
an approved program plan on file at the Office of Community College and Workforce
Development.
(b) “Adult high school
diploma credit” means credit earned by the student prior to enrolling in or
earned outside of the AHSD program for academic coursework, as well as credit awarded
by the community college for proficiency and life experience, but does not include
credit awarded for challenge tests.
(c) “Adult high school
diploma academic credit” means credit earned by the student at the community
college for academic coursework, from either secondary level or community college
courses.
(2) The Commission shall oversee
the AHSD as provided in ORS 351.768 and ORS 339.505(1) and approve AHSD programs
of the community colleges. The Commission delegates administrative responsibilities
to the Director to review and make a recommendation to the Commission regarding
program approval.
(3) The Office shall administer
the statewide AHSD program and establish policies and procedures for the approval
and monitoring of AHSD programs.
(4) Community colleges are authorized
to award the AHSD subject to Commission approval of the community college AHSD
plan, consistent with these rules, and consistent with administrative policies and
procedures of the Office.
(5) To be eligible to receive
an AHSD, a student shall:
(a) Have an exemption from compulsory
attendance as provided in OAR 581-021-0076 and ORS 339.030(2), or otherwise not
be required to attend as provided in ORS 339.010;
(b) Fulfill all state requirements
as provided in OAR 581-022-1130 or other rules establishing minimum requirements
for an Oregon diploma;
(c) Earn at least one adult
high school diploma academic credit from a community college with an approved program;
and
(d) Fulfill all program requirements
as described in the approved community college AHSD program plan.
(6) A community college shall
adopt policies and procedures for the approval of the AHSD program plan. These policies
and procedures shall provide that:
(a) Before the community college
may award an AHSD, the college shall have an approved program plan on file at the
Office. The plan shall be approved by the local community college board of education
prior to being filed for review with the Office and recommendation for approval
by the Director. The community college shall submit the plan to the Office on a
date and in a format described in guidance documents provided by the Office.
(b) The filing process shall
be complete when the Commission has approved the plan and the community college
has received a letter of authorization from the Office.
(c) The plan must include but
is not limited to:
(A) The statement of assurances
described in guidance documents provided by the Office; and
(B) A description of the following:
(i) Program mission and goals;
(ii) Admission requirements;
(iii) Student orientation and
advising;
(iv) Maintenance of student
records;
(v) Services for students with
disabilities;
(vi) Student assessment and
completion criteria;
(vii) Course offerings;
(viii) Personalized learning;
(ix) Awarding adult high school
diploma credit;
(x) Minimum credit requirement;
(xi) Other community college
or program requirements; and
(xii) Recognition of student
achievement.
(7) Once a plan is approved
by the Commission, monitoring and evaluation of the approved plan is by the Office
through the Director, pursuant to standards and rules of the Commission. Monitoring
and evaluation shall include annual reporting by the community college with such
information as the Office may require.
(8) A community college shall
adopt policies and procedures for the annual update of the AHSD program plan. These
policies and procedures shall provide that:
(a) The program shall submit
annually the signed statement of assurances as required by the Office.
(b) The program shall submit
annually a plan update and statistical reports as required by the Office.
(c) The program shall participate
in ongoing program monitoring and evaluation as required by the Office.
(9) All community colleges are
presumed to maintain an approved AHSD program unless the college has been found
to be deficient by the Director, pursuant to the AHSD plan requirements.
(10) If any deficiency is not
corrected before the beginning of the program year following the date of the finding
of deficiency and if an extension has not been granted under section (11), the Director
may recommend to the Commission that AHSD program approval be rescinded until any
such deficiency is corrected unless the recommendation would create an undue hardship,
as determined pursuant to rules of the Commission.
(11) The Director must submit
notification to a community college regarding a deficiency that will require the
community college to submit a corrective action plan and a staff member of the Office
staff shall contact the community college and offer technical assistance.
(a) Within 90 days of the finding
of deficiency, a community college shall submit a corrective action plan acceptable
to the Commissioner for meeting AHSD plan requirements.
(b) When an acceptable plan
for meeting AHSD plan requirements has been submitted, the Director may allow an
extension of time before recommending program approval be rescinded, not to exceed
12 months, if the Director determines that any such deficiency cannot be corrected
or removed before the beginning of the next program year.
(12) Pursuant to rules adopted
by the Commission, the Director may extend the time specified for submitting a corrective
action plan if the Director determines that a human-created disaster or a natural
disaster affects the ability of the community college to comply with the date requirement.
(13) The Commission may suspend,
revoke, or refuse to renew its approval of an AHSD program if:
(a) The community college fails
to maintain the requirements in OAR 581-022-1130;
(b) The community college fails
to maintain the requirements in OAR 589-007-0600; or
(c) The community college refuses
to implement corrective actions before the beginning of the next program year or
by the end of the granted extension period.
(14) A community college may
request to terminate its AHSD program by submitting a letter of termination from
the community college board.
(15) Program suspension or termination
begins on the date that:
(a) The Commission suspends,
revokes, or refuses to renew its approval of an AHSD program; or
(b) The college designates as
the final operating date in its letter of termination.
(16) Suspended or terminated
programs requesting re-approval are required to utilize the AHSD Program Approval
Procedure identified by the Office.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 339.030
Stats. Implemented: ORS
339.505
Hist.: 1EB 132, f. 5-19-72,
ef. 6-1-72; 1EB 166, f. 2-20-74, ef. 3-11-74; 1EB 263, f. & ef. 7-5-77; 1EB
9-1983, f. & ef. 10-13-83; EB 14-1991, f. & cert. ef. 7-19-91; Renumbered
from 581-042-0005(5)(a) - (d); ODE 2-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 1-26-01; DCCWD
1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-01, Renumbered from 581-043-0650; DCCWD 2-2013,
f. & cert. ef. 5-31-13; DCCWD 5-2015, f. & cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0700
National Career Readiness Certificate
(NCRC) Program
(1) The purpose of the National Career
Readiness Certification (NCRC) program is to prepare Oregonians for the workplace
and for college as a part of implementing an integrated workforce delivery system
that focuses on developing the skills and talents of Oregonians. The NCRC in Oregon
provides individuals with documented, transportable, skills-based certificates.
(2) The Office shall administer
the statewide program for the National Career Readiness Certificate called for in
ORS 660.343 , and establish a policy and procedures for:
(a) Initial skills review assessments
to identify participant’s skill levels;
(b) Targeted instruction and
remedial skill-building for participants;
(c) Foundational skills assessments
for participants;
(d) Training of staff to administer
assessments based on established guidelines;
(e) Delivery site criteria and
validation of these criteria;
(f) Quality assurance processes;
(g) Development of systems to
collect, track and maintain data;
(h) Participant’s eligibility
criteria. Eligible program participants:
(A) Must be a citizen or national
of the United States, lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, refugee, asylee,
or parolee, or other immigrant authorized by the Attorney General to work in the
United States;
(B) Must be a resident of Oregon
or an employee of businesses located in Oregon;
(C) Must comply with NCRC assessment-taking
procedures and requirements as outlined in American College Testing (ACT) test coordinator
manual and directions for administration.
(D) Must meet any additional
eligibility requirements as dictated by the funding source(s) used to administer,
implement, or support the NCRC program.
(3) Services provided by the
NCRC program shall include, but are not limited to:
(a) An assessment process that
includes an initial skills review and a foundational skills assessment of examinees
in reading for information, applied mathematics, and locating information at a minimum;
(b) Targeted and accelerated
instruction and remedial skills training to increase foundational skills for participants
as determined by the assessment process;
(c) Issuance of a National Career
Readiness Certificate to any eligible individual who earns a minimum score of a
3 on each of the NCRC assessments for reading for information, applied mathematics,
and locating information:
(A) Certificates issued to examinees
on successful completion of the assessments must describe the skills demonstrated
by the examinee as evidence of the individual’s readiness for employment;
(B) Each of the NCRC assessments
shall be scored on a scale of three and above. The level of credential examinees
receive is based on the following:
(i) A bronze-level certificate
requires a minimum score of three or above on each of the assessments.
(ii) A silver-level certificate
requires a minimum score of four or above on each of the assessments.
(iii) A gold-level certificate
requires a minimum score of five or above on each of the assessments.
(iv) A platinum-level certificate
requires a minimum score of six or above on each of the assessments.
(4) The results of NCRC assessments
must be used, at a minimum, to determine a participant’s career readiness
as determined by general skills requirements and job profiles, and to determine
additional instructional needs for the participant in reading, locating information,
and applied mathematics, or other assessments needed or required.
(5) Participants may opt out
of the NCRC database by informing the Agency in writing, by mail, and with examinee’s
signature that he or she wants to opt out of the database.
(6) The Office shall conduct
periodic studies of the assessments used in Oregon to document Essential Skill for
high school graduation to compare their effectiveness in preparing graduates for
successful transition to post-secondary education and the workplace.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 660.343
Stats. Implemented: 660.343
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2009(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 7-15-09 thru 1-8-10; DCCWD 6-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-09;
DCCWD 3-2011, f. & cert. ef; 12-9-11; DCCWD 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef.
8-6-12 thru 1-31-13; DCCWD 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-26-12; DCCWD 5-2015, f.
& cert. ef. 10-30-15
589-007-0800
Oregon On-the-Job Training (OJT)
Program
(1) The purpose of the Oregon On-the-Job
Training (OJT) Program is to support the Governor’s Workforce agenda by providing
OJT and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) as solutions relating to
employee hiring, training, and retention .
(2) The Office determines the
statewide implementation and operation of the OJT Program in Oregon.
(3) The OJT Program in Oregon
shall involve at a minimum:
(a) Cost-effective solutions
to the issues of employee hiring, training, and retention;
(b) Utilization of public and
private resources;
(c) Certification of career
readiness skills for participants as defined by the National Career Readiness Certificate;
(d) Employer provided, job-specific
training for Oregonians newly hired under this program;
(e) A process to identify appropriate
companies and job seekers to participate in the programs;
(f) A process by which monies
may be appropriated and allocated to the local workforce investment boards to support
projects identified by local workforce investment areas;
(g) Employer reimbursement schedules
will follow local policies.
(4) Tracking and reporting to
the Office the outcomes of the Oregon On-the-Job Training Program in the local workforce
investment area shall include, but are not limited to:
(a) The number of employers
participating in the program;
(b) The number of employees
completing training;
(c) The number of employees
retained after completing training;
(d) Types of jobs filled by
occupational codes;
(e) Characteristics of the unemployed
being placed into OJTs;
(f) The number of participants
that earn National Career Readiness Certificates;
(g) Signed NCRC letters of commitment
from OJT employers to “prefer” job candidates that have an NCRC.
Stat. Auth.: 660.300 - 660.364 &
660.343
Stats. Implemented: 660.303,
660.309 & 660.343
Hist.: DCCWD 2-2011(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 7-29-11 thru 1-25-12; DCCWD 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-11;
DCCWD 5-2015, f. & cert. ef. 10-30-15

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