Residency Requirements that Delay Credit in Occupational Programs

Fall
2007
Resolution Number: 
21.01
Category: 
Career Technical Education
Status: 
Not Addressed

Whereas, Many California community colleges delay granting credit for articulated occupational courses that students have taken while in high school until they have completed some minimum number of units at the community college, a practice sometimes referred to as "credit in escrow";

Whereas, National research suggests that the students who do not immediately receive the credit they earned while still in high school never end up taking advantage of the credit, so the intended benefits of this credit are lost; and

Whereas, Articulation agreements between secondary schools or Regional Occupational Centers and Programs and California community colleges that were forged under Tech Prep programs or under the Academic Senate's new "Statewide Career Pathways: Creating School to College Articulation" Project often include granting secondary students college credit, yet locally, the credit may not be awarded for one or more years;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage local senates to eliminate the practice that delays the awarding of credit to secondary students participating in legitimate articulation agreements or dual enrollment arrangements with the college.
MSC Disposition: Local Senates

Summary: 
Encourage local senates to eliminate the practice that delays the awarding of credit to secondary students participating in legitimate articulation agreements or dual enrollment arrangements with the college.
Status Report: 

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