(105 ILCS 5/10-22.20a) (from Ch. 122, par. 10-22.20a)
    Sec. 10-22.20a. Advanced vocational training program, and career education. To enter into joint agreements with community college districts and other school districts for the purpose of providing career education or advanced vocational training of students in the 11th and higher grades who desire preparation for a trade. Transportation for students to any facility covered by a joint agreement as described in this Section shall be provided by the participating school district, or by the participating school district in conjunction with other school districts. Joint agreements entered into under this Section may include provisions for joint authority to acquire and improve sites, construct and equip facilities thereon and lease and equip facilities deemed necessary by the parties to the joint agreement, to maintain programs and to provide for financing of the foregoing jointly by the respective parties, all in accordance with the terms of the joint agreement.
    Nothing herein contained shall be construed to restrict or prohibit the rights of community college districts or school districts to enter into joint agreements under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, as now or hereinafter amended.
    The duration of the career education or advanced vocational training program shall be such period as the school district may approve but it may not exceed 2 years for any school district pupil. Participation in the program is accorded the same credit toward a high school diploma as time spent in other courses.
    The participating community college shall bill each participating student's school district for an amount equal to the per capita cost of operating the community college attended or a charge for participation may be made in accordance with the joint agreement between the community college district and the student's school district. Such agreement shall not provide for payments in excess of the actual cost of operating the course or courses in which the student is enrolled. Participating high schools may use State aid monies to pay the charges.
    The community college instructors teaching in such programs need not be certified by the State Teacher Certification Board.
(Source: P.A. 79-76.)