Wisconsin Administrative Code
Technical College System Board
Chapter TCS 3 - Certification Of Personnel: Requirements And Procedures
Section TCS 3.04 - Instructor requirements

Universal Citation: WI Admin Code ยง TCS 3.04

Current through February 27, 2023

(1) Each academic and occupational instructor shall meet applicable requirements established by the higher learning commission and federal and state licensing requirements.

(2) Each occupational instructor shall have a minimum of 2 years (4,000 hours) of occupational experience in a target job for the program or programs being taught, of which at least 1 year (2,000 hours) shall be within 5 years prior to the date of appointment. One year (2,000 hours) of related occupational experience may be waived if the occupational instructor has at least 2 years of post-secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within 5 years prior to the date of appointment. Two years of post-secondary teaching experience means 8 semesters of part-time teaching or 4 semesters of full-time teaching at an accredited post-secondary degree granting institution.

(3) An exception to the occupational experience requirements under sub. (2) may be granted by the district director or designee for any of the following:

(a) Emergency staffing situations.

(b) Pending credentials.

(c) Specialized expertise or renowned qualifications of candidate.

(d) Emerging fields.

(e) Lack of candidate availability.

(4) An occupational experience exception under sub. (3) shall only be allowed if a plan is approved by the district director or designee to ensure the occupational instructor granted the exception complies with occupational experience requirements within the time period specified pursuant to s. TCS 3.05(2).

Cr. Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; corrections in (6) and (7) made under s. 13.93(2m) (b) 7, Stats., Register, June, 1994, No. 462.

Amended by, CR14-022: cr. Register June 2015 No. 174, eff. 7-1-15; correction in (3) (a) to (d) made under s. 35.17Register June 2015 No. 714, eff.7/1/2015.

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