(a) As a condition of federal funds provided under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1998 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 2301 et seq.) or any successor thereof, and to the extent permitted by federal law, a community college shall develop a plan for enabling the development of course sequences that span courses provided in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, courses provided by regional occupational centers or programs, and courses provided by community college vocational education programs. The community college shall consult with the school districts and regional occupational centers or programs in the area served by the college, and with the relevant local workforce investment board, in the development of the plan. The plan shall do all of the following:
(1) Identify the occupational areas in which the college and high schools or regional occupational centers and programs offer instruction.
(2) Describe the plan the community college will follow to create the sequences required under subdivision (c) of Section 52302.
(3) Establish an institutionwide process and criteria for awarding community college credit for vocational courses taken by pupils in high school or through the regional occupational center or program.
(b) The plan shall be adopted by the governing board of the community college district on or before July 1, 2008. Copies of the plan shall be submitted to the appropriate school districts and regional occupational centers or programs, and the chancellor.
(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 572, Sec. 25. Effective January 1, 2007.)