ERIC Number: ED432339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
A Proposal To Revise the Use of Certificates.
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This proposal is intended to provide the California Community College system with a means by which to better serve student needs and enhance the ability of the Chancellor's Office to record and report the many different certificates that are awarded by California's community colleges. This proposal is designed to provide the Chancellor's office with a simple classification for awards that will allow for much more complete reporting of certificates than exists presently. The proposal is divided into two major sections: Chancellor's Office Approved Career Certificate Programs and Locally Approved Certificate Programs. Both areas include a description of program features and the approval process. For the programs approved by the Chancellor's office, certificates may be awarded for any number of credit or noncredit hours; credit programs of 18 or more units require the approval of the Chancellor's office, and Career Certificates must meet certain criteria and be approved by the governing board. Locally approved certificate programs may consist of one or more courses of less than 18 credit units or equivalent noncredit hours that lead to an occupationally relevant set of skills, and proposed programs must be approved by discipline faculty. A table on the last page of the proposal outlines the differences between the Career Certificates and the Local Certificates. (JJL)
Descriptors: Certification, Classification, Community Colleges, Credentials, Educational Certificates, Program Descriptions, Standards, Student Needs, Two Year Colleges
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 910 K Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814; Tel: 916-445-4753; Web site: http://www.academicsenate.cc.ca.us
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.