Program Development

New Degree/Certificate Process

Information on this page is meant to help guide deans and department chairs through the process of gaining approval for a new program from LBCC, the State of Oregon and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

See the Program-Approval-Timeline-2017-18 for target dates by which departments should have information approved.

The New Program Checklist includes the steps to develop a new degree and certificate.

Types of Degrees/Certificates & Related Forms

TYPECREDITSFORMS
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (AS)

A lower-division degree intended to facilitate a transfer to Oregon State University.

90-108

Program Form

Board Memo Template

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE (AAS)

Intended primarily to lead students directly to employment in a specific career. Awarded to students who complete the requirements of a specified, two-year career and technical program, this degree is offered in a number of interest areas. 9 credits of embedded related instruction in the areas of communication, computation and human relations.

The Guidelines handout provides directions for the completion of the Notice of Intent (NOI) form. 

90-108

Program Form & NOI

LMI (Labor Market Info) Worksheet

CTE Related Instruction Spreadsheet

CTE Related Instruction Google Form

Board Memo Template

ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Certificates of Completion are career technical in nature and are designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. 9 credits of embedded related instruction in the areas of communication, computation and human relations. This can be related to a degree (related certificate) or an independent certificate.

45-60

Program Form & NOI

LMI (Labor Market Info) Worksheet

CTE Related Instruction Spreadsheet

CTE Related Instruction Google Form

Board Memo Template

LESS-THAN-ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION (LTOY)

Certificates of Completion are career technical in nature and are designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce.

12-44

Program Form & NOI

LMI (Labor Market Info) Worksheet

Board Memo Template

CAREER PATHWAY CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION (CPCC)

Is wholly contained within a 45 credit certificate or an associate degree program, requires a roadmap.

12-44

Program Form & NOI

LMI (Labor Market Info) Worksheet

Career Pathway Roadmap Web Tool

 Curriculum Management Dashboard

From the Curriculum Management Dashboard, users can fill out and track new program proposal forms and new/revised course proposal forms as they move through the college’s approval process workflow.

To review program proposals prior to the 2018-2019 Academic Year, visit Curriculum Management Program Proposals. Curriculum Management Dashboard