California Community Colleges Curriculum

Local Curriculum Committees

The local curriculum committee is the workhorse for the college, approving all courses, certificates and degrees that are recommended to the board of trustees. Responsibilities for the committee vary by college, but in general, the tasks performed by curriculum committees include approval of credit and noncredit courses, certificates and degrees, prerequisites and corequisites, establishing content review processes, approval of general education courses, determining which courses transfer, and approval of stand-alone courses. The composition of the committee also varies by college, and all members should receive training on local policies and practices for curriculum approval.

Faculty Authority

New Chair

Course Outline of Record

Prerequisites & Content Review

Minimum Qualifications

General Education

Sources of Data

Reassigned Time