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§ 55130. Approval of Credit Programs.

5 CA ADC § 55130BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 5. Education
Division 6. California Community Colleges
Chapter 6. Curriculum and Instruction
Subchapter 2. Approval by the Chancellor
Article 1. Approval of Credit Educational Programs
5 CCR § 55130
§ 55130. Approval of Credit Programs.
(a) The governing board of each community college district shall establish policies for, and may approve, an educational program pursuant to articles 6 and 7 of subchapter 1 of chapter 6 of division 6, and the Chancellor's Office Program and Course Approval Handbook, prepared, distributed, and maintained by the Chancellor consistent with subdivision 55000.5(a).
(b) The educational program submitted to the local governing board for approval shall contain the following components:
(1) the name of the proposed program.
(2) the description of the proposed program.
(3) a list of all courses to be included in the program.
(4) course outlines of record for all courses in the program.
(5) the purposes and specific objectives of the proposed program.
(6) an explanation of how the program is appropriate to the objectives and conditions of higher education and community college education in California and how it conforms to statewide master planning.
(7) For career technical education programs, the following additional information must be provided to the district governing board:
(A) a list of other community colleges in the area currently offering the program;
(B) relation of the proposed program to regional labor market demand; and
(C) recommendations of career technical education regional consortia.
(8) The need for and present adequacy of the following resources shall be determined in relation to the proposed program:
(A) library and media center resources;
(B) facilities and equipment required to initiate and sustain the program. If a new facility is to be used, reference should be made to the five-year master plan.
(C) availability of adequate or proposed financial support; and
(D) availability of faculty.
(c) The chief executive officer, chief instructional officer, college academic senate president, and college curriculum committee chair of each college and/or district shall annually certify to the Chancellor, before the conclusion of each academic year, compliance with the following requirements related to the approval of credit programs:
(1) the curriculum committee and district governing board have approved each credit program pursuant to articles 6 and 7 of subchapter 1 of chapter 6 of division 6, and the Chancellor's Office Program and Course Approval Handbook, prepared, distributed, and maintained by the Chancellor consistent with subdivision 55000.5(a);
(2) the college and/or district promptly reported all credit programs approved by the district governing board pursuant to this section to the Chancellor's Office Curriculum Inventory and Management Information Systems;
(3) college and/or district personnel involved in the credit program approval process, including members of the curriculum committee, were provided with training regarding the rules, regulations, and local policies applicable to the approval of credit programs, including, but not limited to, the provisions of articles 6 and 7 of subchapter 1 of chapter 6 of division 6, and the Chancellor's Office Program and Course Approval Handbook, prepared, distributed, and maintained by the Chancellor consistent with subdivision 55000.5(a);
(4) the development, establishment, and evaluation of approved educational programs included representative faculty involvement.
(d) The Chancellor may conduct reviews to ensure that colleges and/or districts are in compliance with the certification requirements identified in this section.
(e) The Chancellor may, at any time, limit or terminate the ability of a district to approve or offer educational programs if he or she determines that a college and/or district has failed to comply with any of the conditions set forth in this section until such time a college and/or district demonstrates compliance with the certification requirements identified in this section.
(f) In multi-college districts, the local governing board shall grant a program approval for a specific college.
(g) Before offering an Associate Degree for Transfer as identified in the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Education Code section 66745 et seq.), the governing board of a community college district shall obtain approval of the Associate Degree for Transfer from the Chancellor in accordance with the Chancellor's Office Program and Course Approval Handbook, prepared, distributed, and maintained by the Chancellor consistent with subdivision 55000.5(a).
Note: Authority cited: Sections 66700 and 70901, Education Code. Reference: Sections 66745, 70901 and 70902, Education Code.
HISTORY
1. Amendment filed 3-4-91 by Board of Governors of California Community Colleges with the Secretary of State; operative 4-5-91 (Register 91, No. 23). Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Education Code Section 70901.5(b).
2. Editorial correction of History 1 (Register 95, No. 20).
3. Repealer and new section filed 7-17-2007; operative 8-16-2007. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Education Code section 70901.5 (Register 2007, No. 35).
4. Amendment of section and Note filed 7-20-2017; operative 8-19-2017. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Education Code section 70901.5 (Register 2017, No. 31).
This database is current through 11/13/20 Register 2020, No. 46
5 CCR § 55130, 5 CA ADC § 55130
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