Curriculum Handbook

If you have questions about curriculum, please contact your division representative (find them on the membership page), Committee Chair Sean Thomas (x4324), or Curriculum Coordinator Courtney Loder (x4535).


Curriculum Handbook 

Who is Responsible for Curriculum? 

Credit Degrees and Certificates

  • Anatomy of the Associate Degree (including degrees for transfer)
  • Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T & AS-T)
  • Traditional Associate Degrees (AA & AS)
  • Certificates of Achievement
  • Certificates of Recognition
  • Program Discontinuation
  • CTE Documentation
  • Transfer Documentation

Noncredit Certificates

  • Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) Categories
  • Certificates of Competency
  • Certificates of Completion 

APs Relating to Curriculum

  • AP 4020 Program and Curriculum Development
  • AP 4021 Program Revitalization or Discontinuation Process
  • AP 4022 Course Approval
  • AP 4025 Philosophy and Criteria for Associate Degree and General Education
  • AP 4050 Articulation
  • AP 4105 Distance Education
  • AP 4227 Repeatable Courses
  • AP 4260 Prerequisites and Corequisites
  • AP 4300 Field Trips and Excursions

External Resources

eLumen Course Proposal Author Guide (06/18/19)
Program and Course Approval Handbook, 6th Edition (NEW July 2017)
Taxonomy of Programs (TOP), 6th Edition
The Course Outline of Record: A Curriculum Reference Guide (updated Spring 2017 by ASCCC)
Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges (2014)
February 2012 Title 5 Revision Guidelines
Credit Course Repetition Guidelines



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