Academic and Student Affairs
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 2019-2020 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.