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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
and Workforce Transition Act.
"Board" means the Illinois Community College Board.
"Institution" means a non-degree granting institution that
is regulated and approved by the Board of Higher Education
under the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012
and that is nationally accredited by an accreditor approved by
the U.S. Department of Education.
Transfer of credits.
A public community college
district shall accept up to 30 credit hours transferred from an
institution that has been approved under Section 15 of this Act
if a student has completed one of the following programs at
(1) Medical Assisting.
(2) Medical Coding.
(3) Dental Assisting.
(4) HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning).
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(6) Pharmacy Technician.
The program must, at a minimum, be a 9-month program and use a
The Board may approve an
institution as an institution from which credits may be
transferred under Section 10 of this Act if all of the
following conditions are met:
(1) The institution has submitted all proper
documentation and application materials that the Board
(2) The institution has successfully completed a full
term of national accreditation without probation, without
being denied accreditation, and without withdrawing an
(3) The Board has verified the institution's good
standing during the period of its national accreditation.
Credit transfers from the institution may be made only
during the verified accreditation period. An institution
that is under review due to probation, that is denied
accreditation, or that withdraws an application for
national accreditation may not be approved under this
The Board shall adopt any rules
necessary to carry out its responsibilities under this Act.