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141.21 DEFINITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Words, terms and phrases. The following words, terms and phrases shall
have the meanings ascribed to them in this section.
    Subd. 1a. Office of Higher Education or office. "Office of Higher Education" or "office"
means the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
    Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1992 c 513 art 1 s 28]
    Subd. 3. Solicitor. "Solicitor" means a person who for a salary or for commission, acts as
an agent, independent contractor, salesperson, or counselor in recruiting students for a program
using any method, at any place except on the actual business premises of the school, other than
only providing public information at the invitation or permission of a school or educational
organization.
    Subd. 4. Person. "Person" means any individual, partnership, company, firm, society, trust,
association, or corporation or any combination thereof.
    Subd. 5. School. "School" means any person, within or outside the state, who maintains,
advertises, administers, solicits for, or conducts any program at less than an associate degree
level and is not registered as a private institution under sections 136A.61 to 136A.71 and is not
specifically exempted by section 141.35 or 141.37. School also means any person, within or
outside the state, who maintains, advertises, administers, solicits for, or conducts any program at
less than an associate degree level, is not registered as a private institution pursuant to sections
136A.61 to 136A.71, and uses the term, "college," "institute," "academy," or "university" in
its name.
    Subd. 6. Course. "Course" means any classroom or distance instruction; any subunit of a
program; or any combination thereof.
    Subd. 6a. Multiple location. "Multiple location" means any site where classes or
administrative services are provided to students and which has a street address that is different
than the street address found on the school's private career school license.
    Subd. 7. Placement service. "Placement service" means a service offered or advertised by a
school for the purpose of assisting the student in obtaining employment.
    Subd. 8. Program. "Program" means any course or grouping of courses that is advertised or
listed in a school's catalog, brochures, electronic display, or other publications, or for which the
school grants a formal recognition.
    Subd. 9. Distance education school. "Distance education school" means a school that
establishes, keeps, or maintains a facility or location where a program is offered through distance
instruction.
    Subd. 10. Distance instruction. "Distance instruction" means any method of instruction
outside the traditional in-classroom instruction, including, but not limited to, the use of the United
States mail and other correspondence; Internet and other online computer-based education; or
CD-ROM self-instruction.
    Subd. 11. Electronic display. "Electronic display" means text, images, or sound rendered
via any electronic device designed to present information, whether generated by the device
or transmitted from another source.
History: 1969 c 866 s 1; 1973 c 714 s 1,2; 1986 c 444; 1992 c 513 art 1 s 18; 1995 c 212 art
3 s 59; 1999 c 214 art 3 s 2-8; 2005 c 107 art 2 s 60; art 3 s 1; 2007 c 144 art 3 s 16,17