Procedures for adding new courses and programs to the curriculum and for making substantial or non-substantial changes to existing curriculum have been developed to ensure an orderly, efficient means of meeting local and state requirements in accordance with the California Education Code and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

It is understood that, at each step, the documents can be returned to the originator(s) for further information or modification before they are forwarded to the next step in the approval process. 

For all submissions to Tech Review, a memo from the Division Chair is required.

Course related submissions require an updated course outline of record. Please request the COR by contacting

Program submissions require a Program Submission Requirements form, Narrative, and a TMC template (for ADTs only) along with the memo.

DEFINITIONS: Substantial Change: A new program or course based upon an active proposal. This action will initiate a new control number. These include: Course: TOP Code, Credit Status, Unit Changes, Basic Skills Status, SAM Code, Prior to College Level, Noncredit Category. Program: Addition/creation of a new program award (degree or certificate) or major/area of emphasis using an active proposal; TOP code change to DIFFERENT discipline. Non-Substantial Change: An action to change an active program or course that will not initiate a new control number. Course: Course-Department-Number, Course Title, Course Transfer Status, Coop/Work Exp. Status, Course Classification Code, Repeatability, Special Class Status, CAN Code, CAN Seq. Code, Crosswalk Dept. Name, Crosswalk Dept. Number, Funding Agency Category, and Program Status. Program: Title Change, TOP Code change within SAME discipline, certificate or degree unit change, certificate or diploma hour change, addition/removal courses from an existing approved program.