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SBCTC Policy Manual
Chapter 4: Instructional Program and Course Development


4.40.00 Professional-Technical Programs

All professional-technical degree and certificate programs must be approved by the SBCTC prior to course or program implementation (see RCW 28B.50.090(7)(c)). As part of this responsibility, the SBCTC:

  1. Sets rules/procedures/guidelines, developed in cooperation with the college system, that provide for the approval of all proposed new professional/technical programs, curriculum modifications and program title changes (see Professional/Technical Program Approval Process and Appendix E: Work-Based Learning Programs).
  2. Requires that colleges certify professional-technical staff and faculty as provided by WAC 131-16-070 through WAC 131-16-095.

4.40.10 Skill Standards

Skill standard projects are commissioned by the SBCTC and supported by state funds to enhance the connection between state workforce education programs and the state’s major industries. As such, guidelines have been established related to the ownership of the skills standards products and related projects (see Appendix F: Skill Standards Ownership).

4.40.20 Advisory Committees for Professional-Technical programs

Each community and technical college or college district is required to have an industry advisory committee for each program (see RCW 28B.50.252) and to follow approved College Advisory Committee Procedures (see Appendix G: College Advisory Committee Procedures).


Policy History

ActionDescriptionRevision Date
  4.40.00 updated by removing section referring to approval of new programs by HECB (previously #2 or 3). 1/30/2006
SBCTC Resolution 02-09-16 Board approved Policy Manual 9/19/2002

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