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).

***Watch this space! This page will be expanding throughout Summer & Fall 2017 to provide more helpful and thorough resources for CR Faculty***


Curriculum Handbook 

[under construction]

Who is Responsible for Curriculum? 

  • Role of Faculty
  • Role of Curriculum Committee & Academic Senate
  • Role of Board of Trustees
  • Role of the Chancellor's Office
  • Role of the ACCJC

Credit Courses

Noncredit Courses

  • Proposal Types
  • Noncredit Categories and Apportionment

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

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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