ERIC Number: ED312012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report on Course and Program Approvals.
Farland, Ronnald; Cepeda, Rita
During 1987-88, the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges approved a total of 28 new programs, 194 "stand alone" courses, and 658 noncredit courses. Approval was granted for eight new health occupations programs; four in engineering and related technologies; three in law; two each in business/management, communications, fine and applied arts, consumer education/home economics, and commercial services; and one in interdisciplinary honors. Over half of the new courses were in interdisciplinary studies, 30 were in foreign languages, 15 in health occupations, 13 in education, and 10 in computer and information sciences. The program and course additions brought the total of programs offered systemwide to more than 7,000 and the total of courses offered to more than 137,000. An analysis of trends in course and program approvals between 1981-82 and 1987-88 revealed that: (1) the number of credit programs approved was 63 in 1981-82, 16 in 1983-84, and 38 in 1985-86; (2) the number of credit courses approved was 76 in 1981-82, 71 in 1983-84, and 109 in 1985-86; (3) the number of colleges offering noncredit courses increased from 64 in 1977-78 to 94 in 1987-88; and (4) the number of noncredit offerings increased from 10,782 in 1977-78 to 13,128 in 1987-88, with 1978-79 and 1979-80 representing the lowest years. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California