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Developing Programs of Study For All…. Kris Costa Articulation Liaison Statewide Career Pathways Project Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Sectors, Pathways & Programs...OH MY!. Industry Sectors 15 as outlined by CA and grouped by commonalities

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Developing programs of study for all

Developing Programs of Study For All…

Kris Costa

Articulation Liaison

Statewide Career Pathways Project

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges


Sectors pathways programs oh my

Sectors, Pathways & Programs...OH MY!

  • Industry Sectors

    • 15 as outlined by CA and grouped by commonalities

    • Knowledge and skills as stated by industry

  • Career Pathways

    • Knowledge and skills as stated by education

    • Sequential courses in a program of study

  • Programs of Study…a comprehensive picture

    • Courses in years 9-14

    • Transitional opportunities – Credit by Exam, Articulation, etc

    • Work Based learning, mentor, job shadows

    • Concurrent Enrollment and/or Dual Enrollment

    • Options at the Community College


What can students do at cc

What can students do at CC?

  • Certificates

    • Little to no General Education required

    • 12-17 Units = skill certificate

    • 18+ units = Achievement Certificate

  • Associate of Science Degree (AS)

    • Often 18+ units of major coursework

    • +/- 20 units of General Education

  • Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T)

    • Units for major courses varies

    • 37-40 units of General Education

      • CSU, UC, IGETC


Aa t as t or aa as what

AA-T/AS-T or AA/AS…WHAT?

  • SB1440 – www.sb1440.org

    • guaranteed admission to a CSU campus for AA-T/AS-T completors.

    • Limited to 60 units at CC & 60 units at CSU.

    • Students are admitted with junior standing

    • AB 2302 requires that the California Community Colleges work collaboratively with the CSU to inform students and the general public about this new opportunity and encourages the University of California to examine what it would take to join in this new transfer reform effort. 

    • Local Degrees that are compliant to the SB1440 are labeled AA-T or AS-T, to indicate that they are “transfer” degrees.


Dawn of a new era sb 1440

Dawn of a new era. . . SB 1440 

  • Goal: increase CCC transfers with associate degrees

  • Increase number of associate degrees awarded

  • Reduce units/cost before & after transfer

  • Smoother path to transfer to a CSU

  • A guarantee at CSU


What is c id

What is C-ID?

  • Faculty-driven system

  • Assigns numbers to transfer courses

    • Each C-ID number identifies a lower-division, transferable course commonly articulated between the CCC and CSU/UC

    • C-ID number ties a course to a specific course “descriptor” that was developed by intersegmental discipline faculty and reviewed statewide.

    • C-ID descriptor also provides information for ongoing curriculum development and revision of lower division courses.

  • Individual college courses are compared to the minimum requirements set by these descriptors. Any community college course that bears the C-ID supranumber conveys that faculty have determined it meets the published course content, rigor, and student learning outcomes.

  • Any other course elsewhere, bearing the same number will be accepted by the institution. 

  • 346 approved descriptors and 28 draft descriptors (c-id.net)


Transfer model curriculum

“Transfer Model Curriculum”

  • Appropriate courses for an associate degree (CCC) and

  • Preparation for transfer (CSU)

  • “Double-counting” encouraged

  • 60 units total including GE


Features of tmc

Features of TMC

  • Common “core” – typically 6 units

  • Additional courses selected from list (s)

  • Total 18 units (minimum)

  • Some courses may be in related fields


24 tmcs available

24 TMCs Available

For more information, visit C-ID.net


Business tmc

Business TMC

For more information, visit C-ID.net


Computer information systems tmc

Computer Information Systems TMC

For more information, visit C-ID.net


Program of study templates

Program of Study Templates

  • Administration of Justice

  • Business

  • Computer Information Systems

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Elementary Education

  • Music

  • Nursing

  • Theater


Statewide template

Statewide Template


How does articulation fit in

How Does Articulation Fit In?

  • C-ID Courses (c-id.net)

    • Do you know what your course aligns to?

  • SCP Articulation Templates (statewidepathways.org)

    • Discipline Work Group in October focused on:

      • Traffic Enforcement and Investigation

      • Writing for Criminal Justice

      • Legal Aspects of Corrections

      • ITIS 120 or BUS 140: Business Information Systems

      • CDEV 100: Child Growth and Development

      • BUS 110: Introduction to Business

      • Practical Computer Skills

      • ECE 120: Principles and Practices of Educating Children


Begin with the end in mind

Begin with the end in mind

  • Where are your students going to go?

    • Select a Program of Study Template from which to begin

    • www.statewidepathways.org

    • Identify the partners for the program of study

  • Prepare information for your institution

    • Your pathway

    • Your GE Pattern

    • Your opportunities

  • Schedule time to meet


Team members

Team Members

  • Faculty

    • Secondary

    • Post Secondary

    • Counselors

    • Secondary

    • Post Secondary

    • Others?

    • In the later stages:

      • HR people

      • Assistant superintendents

      • Business and Industry Representatives


Post secondary connections

Post secondary connections

  • Articulation

  • Dual Enrollment

  • Concurrent Enrollment

  • Mentorships

  • Job Shadows

  • College Activities

    • Lecture sharing

    • College Job Fairs

    • Tours

    • Special Guests

    • Other


Model curriculum the next step

Model Curriculum – the next step

  • Convening college CTE faculty to consider the development of C-ID descriptors and model curricula in CTE Disciplines:

    • Addiction Studies

    • Automotive Technology

    • Allied Health

    • Commercial Music

    • Culinary Arts

    • Emergency Medical Services

  • End result may be

    • C-ID course descriptors in CTE disciplines

    • templates for local AS degrees and certificates

    • For more information: http://asccc.org/calendar/list/events


Developing programs of study for all

Kris Costa

Articulation Liaison

Statewide Career Pathways Project

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

[email protected]


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