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Professional-Technical Programs

Approval and Revisions

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is required to approve all professional-technical degree and certificate programs prior to program implementation.

In cooperation with the college system, SBCTC sets rules, procedures and guidelines for approving all proposed new professional/technical programs, curriculum modifications and program title changes.

For support with professional technical program approvals or revisions please contact, program approval staff.

Process and forms needed for program approval:

  1. Review the guidelines for the Professional-Technical Program Approval Process (updated as of August 2023)
  2. Complete the Program Approval Request form including the Advisory/Planning Committee form.
  3. Submit your request and attach the signed Program Approval Request (PAR) using the PAR request form.

Process for program revisions and inactivation:

  1. Prepare the information within the Program Revision Checklist
  2. Submit your request and attach your revised curriculum guide using the Program Revision Request form 

To reinstate a program currently listed as inactive, complete the Request for Inactive Program/Option Reinstatement


Shelby Means
Education Program Coordinator, Education Division

William Belden
Policy Associate, Workforce Education


  • Viability Analysis
    Programs should be continually reviewed for effectiveness in meeting industry training needs and fulfilling the college mission. Programs that are no longer effective should be should be subject to review for viability 

For more information regarding program advisory committees, contact SBCTC Program Approval Staff


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