IV. Program and Degree Proposals

This is the fourth course in a 5-course series that focuses on curriculum development. This course provides an overview of the processes involved in obtaining all necessary approvals to offer CTE and non-CTE certificates and degrees. This course consists of multiple units. There is a quiz associated with each unit and a comprehensive final exam. Successful completion requires earning 100% on all quizzes and at least 80% on the final exam for each course. All assessments are multiple-choice. While quizzes may be taken more than once, the final exam can only be taken once.

Learning Outcomes: 

Approximate time to complete this course: 120 minutes.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. explain what courses and programs do and do not have to be submitted to the CCC Chancellor’s Office.
  2. identify the main program proposal components and data elements of a proposal for a certificate or degree program.
  3. discuss how CTE and non-CTE proposals differ.
  4. explain the “program goal” options and the implications of each one.
  5. explain what the required elements of the proposal narrative are.
  6. evaluate whether the requirements of each of the elements of the proposal narrative have been met.
  7. discuss what should and should not be included in the narrative.
  8. differentiate between the narrative element requirements for different types of proposals.
  9. distinguish between the supporting documentation required for all proposals and the special items required for CTE proposals.
  10. explain what a Course Report is and what it must consist of.
  11. identify the unique requirements associated with each of the four possible program goals.
  12. identify the unique requirements associated with apprenticeship and noncredit programs.
  13. describe the processes for different types of proposals and identify local actions that cannot take place until the proposal has been approved.
  14. discuss examples of local approval processes.
  15. explain what a “technical review” is.
  16. describe each of the proposal statuses that a curricular item may have.
  17. provide examples of reasons proposals fail.