PROGRAM APPROVAL

College programs and courses require state approval. However, the procedures vary according to the program and award. There are three levels of approval:

  1. Local community college approval
  2. Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) approval
  3. Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) approval

Program Approval Categories 

Lower Division Transfer Degrees


CCWD‚Äč Education Specialist


Career and Technical Degrees, Certificates, and Courses


CCWD Education Specialist, HECC


Adverse Impact-Detrimental Duplication (Public College to Private College)


Office of Degree Authorization, HECC


Adverse Impact-Detrimental Duplication (Public College to Public College)


CCWD Education Specialist


Adult Continuing Education Courses


CCWD Education Specialist


Workforce Programs (non-credit)


CCWD Education Specialist


Adult Basic Skills (non-credit)


CCWD Adult Basic Skills Director