Curriculum Committee Curriculum Committee

About the Curriculum Committee

The Columbia College Curriculum Committee's webpages support curriculum development, review, and approval at Columbia College. Faculty, staff, and administrators will find a wealth of resources to help facilitate the development of a robust and dynamic community college curriculum that is responsive to industry and transfer needs and conforms to regulation.

In accordance with YCCD Policy 4020, California Education Code Section 70902(b), and Title 5, Section 51022:

The programs and curricula of the District shall be of high quality, relevant to student and community needs, and evaluated regularly to ensure quality and currency. To that end, the Chancellor shall establish procedures for the development and review of all curricular offerings, including their establishment, modification, or discontinuance. 

Furthermore, these procedures shall include:

  • involvement of the faculty and Academic Senate in all processes;
  • regular review and justification of programs and course descriptions;
  • opportunities for training for persons involved in aspects of curriculum development; and
  • consideration of job market data and other related information for career and technical education programs.

All new programs and program deletions shall be approved by the YCCD Board of Trustees.

All new programs shall be submitted to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office for approval as required.

All new courses must satisfy the conditions authorized by Title 5 regulations and shall be approved by the Board of Trustees. 

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