The Curriculum Office 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, anticipate a minimum of four months and/or to three terms before a course is available to be scheduled and students enrolled. For changes to an existing course, the revisions 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 2012-2013 timeline for course approval.
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
Looking for a Specific Form?
If you are familiar with the process and are looking for a specific form, visit our Forms page.
Quick Guide to Curriculum Changes
|Type of Change...||Form to use...||Committee Review Required?|
|New Lower Division Collegiate Course||LDC | Instructions||Yes|
|New Career Technical Education Course||CTE | Instructions||Yes|
|New Experimental Course||Experimental Course | Instructions||No|
|New or Revised CEU Course||CEU | Instructions||No|
|CCOG: Course Subject (i.e. BI)||Course Revision||Yes|
|CCOG: Course Number (i.e. 101)||Course Revision*||Yes|
|CCOG: Title||Course Revision*||Yes|
|CCOG: Contact/Credit Hrs||Contact/Credit Hour Change*||Yes|
|CCOG: Description||Course Revision*||Yes|
|CCOG: Requisites||Course Revision*||Yes|
|CCOG: Description Addendum||No form - Revise CCOG online||No|
|CCOG: Learning Outcomes||Course Revision*||Yes|
|CCOG: Assessment Strategies||No form - Revise CCOG online||No|
|CCOG: Course Activities and Design||No form - Revise CCOG online||No|
|CCOG: Course Content||No form - Revise CCOG online||No|
|Grade Option Change||Grade Option||No|
|Gen Ed Request Arts and Letters||Arts and Letters Gen Ed request | Instructions||Yes|
|Gen Ed Request Math, Science and Computer Science||Math Science, Computer Science Gen Ed | Instructions||Yes|
|Gen Ed Request Social Science||Social Science Gen Ed Request | Instructions||yes|
|Cultural Literacy||Cultural Literacy Request||Yes|
|Related Instruction||Related Instruction for CTE Courses||Yes|
|Distance Learning Modality||Form DL||Yes|
* Note: One form can be used to change multiple elements.