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(a)“Local district college” means an educational institution that provides not more than two years of training in the arts, sciences, and humanities beyond the twelfth grade of the public high school curriculum or vocational education and that conducts occupational, technical, and community service programs, with no term limitations, and general education, including college transfer programs, with unrestricted admissions.
(b)Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1)(a) of this section:
(I)Colorado mountain college is a dual mission institution, operating as a local district college and offering a limited number of baccalaureate degree programs, as its board of trustees determines appropriate to address the needs of the communities within its service area and as are approved by the Colorado commission on higher education. Colorado mountain college may also offer bachelor of applied science degree programs that are approved by the board of trustees pursuant to section 23-71-134.
(II)Aims community college, in addition to its mission as a local district college, may also offer, as its board of trustees determines appropriate to address the needs of the communities within its service area:
(A)Bachelor of applied science degree programs that are approved by the board of trustees pursuant to section 23-71-134; and
(B)Bachelor of science degree in nursing programs, as a completion degree to students who have or are pursuing an associate degree in nursing or a practical nursing certificate, that are approved by the Colorado commission on higher education pursuant to section 23-1-133 (2).
Section 23-71-102 — Definitions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-23.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).