Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Degrees and Certificates Committee
June 7, 2006
Sylvania Campus, 2 pm
Conference Room A

Committee Members:


Susanne Christopher Chair


Mark Hagen


Dave Stout


Lucinda Eshleman


Nancy Wilder


Tony Zable


Linda Gettman


Eriks Puris


Jennifer Bowers

Committee Support:


Amy Alday-Murray


Scott Huff


Rick Aman


Susanne called the meeting to order at 2:00 pm. 

Minutes: May 2006 minutes reviewed by committee and seconded. May minutes approved.

New Business

New: Emergency TeleCommunicator  One-year Certificate (46 credits)  Carol Buneau, Cascade Faculty, presented a request for a new One-year Certificate in Emergency TeleCommunicator.  This expanded certificate offering is the next phase toward a potential two-year AAS degree in Emergency Management.  Carol also presented the Related Instruction via the new RI Template. to categories, such as : Core Courses, Approved Electives, and Electives as approved by Program Advisor.

One-Year Certificate was approved for recommendation.

Revision: AAS in Computer Information Systems and  AAS in Computer  Information Systems, Network Administration Option  requested a degree revision in their writing requirements.  The new proposed requirement is:  WR 121 and an additional writing course selected from the following:  WR 122, 123, 214, or 227.      Revision was approved for recommendation.

Discussion Items

High School Diploma Task Force Update   Linda Gettman shared that the AHSD will be revised by the State this summer.  There is a potential for changes in the OARs as well as guidelines for credit conversions.  The D/C committee members asked Linda to email the Task Force members and ask if there is a PCC statement we want to share with the State to help inform their discussion.  She will update the D/C committee about State decisions reached over the summer in October.

June Retreat

Committee members spent a few minutes discussing the June 20th retreat at Edgefield.   Eight members will be attending.

Meeting adjourned at 3:15pm.