Curriculum Scheduling & Instruction Office
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 2020-2021 Program Approval Timeline 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
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (AS)
A lower-division degree intended to facilitate a transfer to Oregon State University.
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.
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.
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.
CAREER PATHWAY CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION (CPCC)
Is wholly contained within a 45 credit certificate or an associate degree program, requires a roadmap.
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