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.
Approximate time to complete this course: 120 minutes.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- explain what courses and programs do and do not have to be submitted to the CCC Chancellor’s Office.
- identify the main program proposal components and data elements of a proposal for a certificate or degree program.
- discuss how CTE and non-CTE proposals differ.
- explain the “program goal” options and the implications of each one.
- explain what the required elements of the proposal narrative are.
- evaluate whether the requirements of each of the elements of the proposal narrative have been met.
- discuss what should and should not be included in the narrative.
- differentiate between the narrative element requirements for different types of proposals.
- distinguish between the supporting documentation required for all proposals and the special items required for CTE proposals.
- explain what a Course Report is and what it must consist of.
- identify the unique requirements associated with each of the four possible program goals.
- identify the unique requirements associated with apprenticeship and noncredit programs.
- describe the processes for different types of proposals and identify local actions that cannot take place until the proposal has been approved.
- discuss examples of local approval processes.
- explain what a “technical review” is.
- describe each of the proposal statuses that a curricular item may have.
- provide examples of reasons proposals fail.