Stand-alone Course Development – Overview
Stand-alone courses prepare people for work and provide advanced training for those already in the workforce. The state of Oregon has identified four distinct types of stand-alone courses. Each type serves a unique target audience and has a specific review and approval process.
|Types of Stand-alone Courses|
|I. Occupational Preparatory: Designed to increase knowledge and develop skills leading to employment, and not within and existing PCC approved program area.
Application process: Complete the application.
These courses must include CCOGs
|II. Occupational Supplemental (CEU): Designed to upgrade skills of workers currently employed in the field.
|Application process: Use Courseleaf to submit.|
|III. Adult and Continuing Education (ACE): Designed for adults and may be developmental in nature.
|Application process: Submit a new course request in Courseleaf.|
|IV. Other Education: Includes a variety of special interest courses, often referred to as community education and self-improvement.|
|Application process: Contact the community education programmers for assistance.|
How long will it take?
A new stand-alone course request will take 4-8 weeks to complete the review process*. The Curriculum Office will work with faculty members to guide the course through the review process, which may include review and recommendation by
- The Curriculum Committee
- The VP of Academic Affairs
- State of Oregon
*CEUs are exempt from the internal and state review process. Please review the CEU Guidelines and Timelines.
The SAC will be notified by the Curriculum Office when the course has completed the entire (internal and external) review process*. At that point, the SAC may schedule and advertise the course.
*A CEU is available to be scheduled once it is received by the Curriculum Office and entered into Banner.