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SBCTC Policy Manual
Chapter 4: Instructional Program and Course Development

4.70.00 Contracting for Instruction

4.70.10 Out-of-District Contracting

Community and technical colleges may enter into out-district-contracts to offer educational services. Agreements must be in place to:

  1. Provide courses, special events or services in another college’s district (see WAC 131-32-030), and/or
  2. Jointly provide educational courses, programs or services (see WAC 131-32-035).

Appendix J: Guidelines for Statewide and Regional Contract Services have been developed for colleges to use when entering into these agreements.

4.70.20 Contracting with Joint Apprenticeship Training Councils

The SBCTC establishes guidelines for contracting for apprenticeship training with Joint Apprenticeship Training Councils (see Workforce Education Program Funding; WAC 131-28-026 (4)(c); Community College Tuition and Fee Waivers and Residency).

4.70.30 International Contract Students in State-Funded Classes

To achieve an internationally integrated educational environment, colleges may enroll international students. The ability to issue a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant (F-1) Student Status-for Academic and Language Students or Certificate for Non-Immigrant (M-1) Student Status-for Vocational Students is granted to an individual college through the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorization.

Districts with International Contract programs must have in place a contract with a third party that has been approved by the State Board staff and as to form by the college’s AAG and that includes the following:

A. Substantive action on the part of the contractor.

B. Estimated number of students to be served and the fees to be charged.

C. Budget demonstrating revenues from the program will cover the full cost of instruction including both direct and indirect costs.

See also Chapter 5.110 International Students in State-Funded Classes:  Enrollment Reporting and Tuition and Fees.


4.70.40 Educational Programs to Serve Foreign Nationals in a Foreign Country

The SBCTC requires prior approval for certain contracts by colleges to conduct out-of-country educational courses and programs (see Appendix K: Contract to Serve Foreign Nationals in a Foreign Country).

Policy History

ActionDescriptionRevision Date
Policy change approved by State Board resolution 15-06-30 on reporting international student enrollments. 4.70.30 updated 11/30/15
Policy change approved by SBCTC staff based on AG opinion regarding Contract International Program. 4.70.30 updated 8/15/2008
SBCTC Resolution 02-09-16 Board approved Policy Manual 9/19/2002

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