A. A community college shall apply to the Commission for approval of a workforce development sequence on a form prescribed by the Secretary.
B. The Secretary shall approve a workforce development sequence application if:
(1) The Secretary determines that completion of the courses in the sequence results in the issuance of a noncredit certificate to the student; and
(2) Each course in the sequence:
(a) Is eligible to be funded through Pell grants under Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act;
(b) Is eligible to be funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act;
(c) Is designed to prepare an individual to sit for a licensing exam required by a State regulatory agency for employment in a specific occupational field;
(d) Is a required component of a registered apprenticeship; or
(e) In the Secretary’s determination:
(i) Is approved for State funding through the Request for State Funding of a Continuing Education Course (CC-10) application process; and
(ii) Has the purpose of job enhancement or job preparation, or leads to licensure or certification for an occupation that requires licensure or certification.