CTE Courses and Programs
There are a few extra steps for CTE courses and programs. It’s important that you meet with our Laney CTE Advisory Committee when creating a new course or program.
Maintaining currency is particularly important for CTE courses. Therefore, Title V requires that all CTE courses with prerequisites be reviewed and validated every 2 years (55003). All other courses need to be reviewed and validated every 6 years old. We are trying to help you maintain your funding by encouraging you to participate in our 3 year review cycle (see Curriculum Review Process page).
Please be sure to review ourEducational Program Development Handout listed on our Getting Started page. This process requests that you meet with the Laney CTE Advisory Committee before coming to our meeting and that you come to us early in the process to review your idea. This is to help ensure that when your program comes to the committee for a vote, you have everything. There is a narrative that is required by the state that includes information on labor studies for your area. If you’d like to see examples, we recommend you check out the Narratives for Industrial Maintenance or Biomanufacturing in CurricUNET. Go to Search Programs – MACH or BIOL at Laney. Then click the pencil icon, click Attach Files and they should be there! This narrative needs to be completed before it comes to the curriculum committee for final review.
Part of the narrative includes Labor Market Data Analysis here is a link to help: www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
We are also starting to use new software to find more specific Labor Market Data: www.calpassplus.org
After CIPD, you will have to bring your program to the Bay Area Community College Consortium (previously called Bay Area Deans meetings) before it can be approved by the board. The BACCC (baccc.net – link to the right) is comprised of the 28 colleges surrounding the San Francisco and Monterey Bays. Funded by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, the BACCC supports activities and projects that meet the four objectives of the Act:
Improving the Academic skills of vocational and technical education students; Strengthening connections between secondary and postsecondary education; Preparing individuals for occupations in demand that pay family-supporting wages; Investing in effective, high quality programs.
The BACCC serves as a regional framework to enhance the coordination of regional programs; to increase collaboration on regional priorities; and to serve as a link between colleges Career Technical Education programs, Economic and Workforce Development Initiatives, and the Chancellor’s Office.