Give the name of the degree or certificate without the award type information, since the award type is a separate field. For example, if you have a Certificate of Achievement in Culinary Arts, put "Culinary Arts." If you are making an Associate in Arts in Chemistry, put "Chemistry."
Choose the correct department/discipline from the drop-down menu.
All associate degrees in the California Community College system are classified in four general categories. The Chancellor’s Office supports the ASCCC Resolution 9.06, Spring 2008, in which the associate degrees are classified as follows:
Certificates of Achievement, defined in title 5, section 55070, are the only credit certificates that may appear by name on a student transcript, diploma, or completion award.
Noncredit Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) programs prepare students for employment to be successful in college level-credit coursework. In accordance with title 5, section 55151, colleges may offer an approved sequence of noncredit courses that culminate in one of the following awards:
Locally Approved Certificates may also be awarded for fewer than 18 semester units without Chancellor’s Office approval, but these will not appear on students' transcripts.
All programs submitted for Chancellor’s Office review are required to state the primary goal of the program. This program goal is used to determine the standards and documentation for approval. The goal should be reflected in the program narrative, including the Catalog Description and Goals and Objectives fields. The three program goals are:
This goal is limited to ADTs and Certificates of Achievement for CSU GE or IGETC.
This goal is limited to programs in a CTE TOP code, other than ADTs.
This goal applies to all other degrees and certificates -- i.e. not ADTs or IGETC/CSU GE certificates, not in a CTE TOP code -- that are developed to meet locally defined needs consistent with the system mission, including transfer preparation.
Note that selecting "Local" as a goal for a program sent to the Chancellor's Office for approval is distinct from creating a locally-approved certificate: A Chancellor's Office-approved program that meets a local need will appear on a transcript; a locally-approved certificate will not appear on the transcript, regardless of the program goal.
Select the semester and year for which you would like this proposal to become active. Note that your proposed start date is subject to all local and state approval timelines. The District Analyst may assign an effective term later than your proposed start date, based on state approval.
Enter a detailed rationale for your proposal, particularly for new programs and inactivations. For revisions, include an overview of what areas have been changed (updating course blocks, etc.). This information aids the curriculum committee, Board of Trustees, and State Chancellor's Office in curriculum approval.
This item is required by the Chancellor's office. Base your answer on the percentage of all courses in the degree/certificate that are approved to offer via DE, regardless of whether the courses are typically offered through DE.
This item is required by the Chancellor's office. Provide the month and year of the next scheduled program review.