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4000 Curricular Offerings

As authorized by Title 5, California Community Colleges offer Associate degree programs and courses, certificate programs, and community education classes.  The curricular offerings to implement Title 5 will include the following:

1.         Transfer and General Education-Breadth Requirements

2.         Occupational Education - Vocational/Career Education

3.         Developmental Education/Basic Skills

4.         Community Education, Community Services and Continuing Education

5.         Student and Career Development

The Superintendent/President shall establish procedures for the review, development, and discontinuance of all curricular offerings.  These procedures will include periodic review and justification of programs and course descriptions as well as the budgetary impact of new courses and instructional programs.  These procedures are located in the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. 

Curriculum planning will include procedures to ensure that course offerings and programs are articulated with four-year colleges, universities and feeder high schools.  All new programs and courses will have Board approval prior to implementation with the exception of selected topics courses (39 series).  With the exception of exempt, stand-alone courses as defined by the Chancellor’s Office, new courses not part of an existing approved program and all new programs must be approved by the Chancellor's Office prior to implementation.

A complete statement of philosophy is contained in Policy 1000.

Education Code, Sections 70902; Title 5, Sections 55001 et seq.
(Formerly Governing Board Policy 2111, adopted 11-15-66)
Adopted: Revised and Renumbered 10-1-85
Revised and Adopted: 1-2-90, 4-4-95, 4-6-98, 3-6-01