Career Schools

ORS 345.325
Minimum standards

  • rules


The Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall adopt by rule minimum standards for the licensing of career schools under ORS 345.010 (Definitions for ORS 345.010 to 345.450 and 345.992 to 345.997) to 345.450 (Annual inspection fee) that are reasonably calculated to ensure that:

(1)

The quality and content of each course or program of instruction can achieve its stated objective;

(2)

The facilities, instructional equipment and materials are sufficient to enable students to achieve the program goals and are adequate for the purposes of the program;

(3)

The directors, administrators and instructors are properly qualified;

(4)

Prior to an applicant signing an enrollment agreement, the school provides the applicant with a catalog or brochure that includes an accurate description of the program for which the applicant is enrolling, total costs of tuition and fees and other information specified by rule;

(5)

Upon satisfactory completion of instruction and training, the student is given appropriate educational credentials;

(6)

Adequate records and standard transcripts are maintained;

(7)

The career school is maintained and operated in compliance with all applicable ordinances and laws;

(8)

The career school is financially sound and capable of fulfilling its commitments to students;

(9)

Neither the career school nor its agents engage in advertising, sales, collection, credit or other practices of any type which are unlawful under ORS 646.608 (Additional unlawful business, trade practices);

(10)

The directors, administrators, supervisors and instructors of the school are of good reputation and character, except that a school shall not be issued a notice for corrective action or a license shall not be denied, suspended or revoked because a faculty member has been convicted of a crime except as authorized under ORS 670.280 (Denial, suspension or revocation of license based on criminal conviction);

(11)

Any student housing owned, maintained or approved by the career school is appropriate, safe and adequate;

(12)

The school has a written placement assistance plan; and

(13)

A license application from a new school or an application for approval of a new program from an existing school shall include labor market information that identifies the need for the new school or program. [1975 c.478 §21; 1979 c.744 §17; 1989 c.333 §15; 1993 c.45 §268; 1995 c.343 §15; 2012 c.104 §33; 2017 c.422 §3]
Chapter 345

Atty. Gen. Opinions

State's authority to regulate and license foreign correspondence schools, (1972) Vol 36, p 271; authority to regulate private degree-granting vocational schools, (1978) Vol 38, p 1765


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