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Procedures for adding new courses and programs to the curriculum and for making substantial or unsubstantial 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.


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.



Course Development Timeline

Curriculum Meeting Deadlines Calendar 2014-2015

Curriculum Submission Checklist


Course Development Memo

Program Development Memo


Distance Learning Form

Student Learning Outcome Template

Program Applications

Program Submission Requirements Form

Narrative Template for Traditional Degrees/Certificates

Narrative Template for ADTs

Program Requirements Table for Adding and/or Removing Courses from Existing Program

Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) Templates

Course Outline of Record

COR Template

COR Checklist

TC Active Course Outline of Records

Extensive Laboratory Description and Rationale

COR Extensive Laboratory Sample

Technical Review Committee
Curriculum and General Education Committee

Curriculum Handbook

Curriculum Contacts

Verbs Requiring Cognitive Outcomes Table

Units to Hours Conversion Chart

MLA Style and Standards

Transfer Model Curriculum Resources

General Education Emphasis

(TOPS) Taxonomy of Programs

C-ID Website

General Education Requirements

Title 5 Sections Relevant to Curriculum Committees

Prerequisite Validation Study Example

Suggestions for Conducting Prerequisite Research

Course Data Elements


Distance Learning Approval List

Credit by Examination

Courses Eligible for Pass/No Pass

Strictly Pass/No Pass Courses

Program Status

Extensive Lab List