Course Development

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The Curriculum Office is available to guide faculty through the process of creating or revising course curriculum. We can assist you over the phone, in person, or via email consultation. Please contact us early in the curriculum development process.

How long will it take?

For a new course, expect a minimum of four months and/or to three terms before a course is available to be scheduled and students enrolled. For revision to an existing course, it can take three to four months before the changes will be activated.

To view upcoming submission deadlines for course requests, or if you have already submitted your application and are wondering when the course curriculum change will be implemented, please see the timeline.

New or Revised?

Reasons for developing a new course or revising an existing course are similar:

  • Results of a program or discipline review
  • Advisory Committee recommendation
  • Course modifications in an existing degree or certificate
  • Course inclusion in a new degree/certificate
  • Modifications in an existing degree/certificate
  • Inclusion in a new degree or certificate
  • Inclusion of PCC’s Core Outcomes

As of October 2013, all new and revised curriculum requests must be submitted through the course management tool, Courseleaf. Courseleaf can be accessed by logging into MyPCC, selecting the “Faculty” tab, and selecting one of the Courseleaf links on the right-hand panel under “Tools”.  Select “Course Management” to revise or propose new courses, or “Degrees/certificates management” to revise or propose new degrees or certificates.

Start now: New course step-by-step instructions.

Start now: Revised course step-by-step instructions.

Start now: Stand-alone course step-by-step instructions.


Does the request require committee review?

Type of Change... Committee Review Required?
New Lower Division Collegiate Course Yes
New Career Technical Education Course Yes
New Experimental Course No
New or Revised CEU Course No
CCOG: Course Subject (i.e. BI) Yes
CCOG: Course Number (i.e. 101) Yes
CCOG: Title Yes
CCOG: Contact/Credit Hrs Yes
CCOG: Description Yes
CCOG: Requisites Yes
CCOG: Description Addendum No
CCOG: Learning Outcomes Yes
CCOG: Assessment Strategies No
CCOG: Course Activities and Design No
CCOG: Course Content No
Grade Option Change No
Gen Ed Request Yes
Cultural Literacy Yes
Related Instruction Yes
Inactivation No
Distance Learning Modality Yes