Program Recommendation

Introduction

If you are you a CTE faculty member who has been tasked with developing a new CTE certificate or degree (program) for your college, you will need to secure regional consortium recommendation from the LA/OC Consortium before you submit your program approval documents to the State Chancellor’s Office for formal approval (chaptering).

Your college CTE Dean can advise you on the regional recommendation process and your college’s own curriculum approval process. You should also consult your college’s curriculum committee chair (or designee) early in the development process.

Chancellor’s Office Program and Course Approval Handbook (PCAH), 7th Edition

The LA/OC Consortium

The LA/OC Consortium is comprised of the 28 community colleges in Los Angeles and Orange County Region. The California Community College Chancellor’s Office requires that all requests for new CTE program approvals include a recommendation from the “appropriate CTE Regional Consortium” (PCAH 6th Edition, page 17). This recommendation ensures program offerings meet regional labor market needs and do not unnecessarily duplicate programs.

The LAOCRC vested responsibility for recommending new programs, program revisions, and other program matters with its College Resource Leadership Council composed of Voting Members. Read the LAOCRC Bylaws (Link coming soon).

Colleges seeking regional recommendation must submit their request online at RegionalCTE.org. The process is described on the next tab, "Process".

Guiding Principles for LAOCRC Recommendation

  • Format for Submitting a Request: Colleges seeking regional recommendation of new or substantially changed programs must do so by completing the online request form. Before submitting the request form, they must obtain LMI information from the region’s Center of Excellence (COE).
  • Timeline: The region is committed to review and act on all requests for regional recommendation within 30 days, provided the request is complete at the time it is submitted. The College Resource Leadership Council (CRLC) Members, also known as Voting Members, hold regular monthly meetings between September and June. Meeting dates, meeting format (online or in-person) and agendas can be found on the LAOCRC website under “Meetings”.
  • Voting: A vote to recommend a new program will occur at the CRLC Business meeting. Each college present at the meeting will receive one vote. The college’s Voting Member (or their alternate) will place the vote for their college. A minimum of 15 colleges must participate in any meeting where a vote is to be taken. 20 votes are required to pass any action. The college requesting recommendation should be present at the CRLC Business meeting in order to discuss their request. College faculty responsible for the development or revision of the program are also encouraged to attend the meeting.
  • Minutes: Minutes will be reviewed and approved at the conclusion of each meeting and will be posted to the LA/OC website within five (5) business days. The outcome of the vote, along with any discussion, including any substantive comments or concerns voiced by the CRLC members, will be recorded in the meeting minutes. The college’s CRLC member is responsible for communicating those comments and/or concerns to their college’s appropriate program personnel. Minutes for the current academic year can be found on the LAOCRC website on the Program Recommendation page under the "Minutes" tab. 

Submission Process

Step 1: Request Labor Market Information from the Center of Excellence (COE)

Program Intent(LMI) Request Form

The PCAH 6th Edition (page 86) states: “Pursuant to Education Code section 78015 Labor Market Information (LMI) data is specifically required for all new CTE program proposals, where available. Current LMI and analysis, or other comparable information, must show that jobs are available for program completers within the local service area of the individual college and/or that job enhancement or promotion justifies the proposed curriculum.”

The LAOCRC relies on consistent LMI data provided by the region’s COE in order to make a recommendation for a program. 

Step 2: Complete the “Program Recommendation Application” using the Regional CTE website

Complete and submit the Program Application using RegionalCTE.org website. Please click on calendar below for more information and submission deadlines.

College Resource Leadership Council Business Meeting 2019-2020 Calendar 

The region is committed to review and act on all requests for regional recommendation within 30 days, provided the request is complete at the time it is submitted. The CRLC members hold regular monthly meetings between September and June. Meeting dates can be found on the LAOCRC website under Meetings.


Program Recommendation Resources 

  1. Program Recommendation Process Step-by-Step
  2. Program Recommendation Chart

Minutes

Date Meeting Voting Session? Minutes
June 2020 June 2020 CRLC Business Meeting Yes Unavailable
May 2020 May 2020 CRLC Business Meeting Yes Unavailable
April 2020 April 2020 CRLC Business Meeting Yes Unavailable
March 2020 March 2020 CRLC Business Meeting Yes Unavailable
February 2020 February 2019 CRLC Business Meeting Yes Unavailable
January 2020 January 2020 CRLC Business Meeting Yes Unavailable
January 2020 Los Angeles Orange County Regional Consortium Business Meeting Yes Unavailable
December 2019 December 2019 CRLC Business Meeting Yes Unavailable
December 2019 College Resource Leadership Council December 2019 Business Meeting Yes Unavailable
November 2019 November 2019 LAOCRC Business Meeting (Program Recommendation) Yes Minutes
October 2019 October 2019 LAOCRC Business Meeting Program Recommendation Yes Minutes
September 2019 September 2019 LAOCRC Business Meeting (Program Recommendation) Yes Minutes
June 2019 June 2019 LAOCRC Business Meeting (Program Recommendation) Yes Minutes
May 2019 May 2019 CRLC Business Meeting (Program Recommendation) No Minutes
April 2019 April 2019 CRLC Business Meeting No Minutes
March 2019 March 2019 Program Recommendation No Minutes
February 2019 February 2019 Program Recommendation Yes Minutes
January 2019 January 2019 Program Recommendation Yes Minutes
December 2018 December 2018 Program Recommendation Meeting Yes Minutes
November 2018 November 2018 Program Recommendation Meeting Yes Minutes
October 2018 October 2018 Program Recommendation Meeting (CRLC Business Meeting) No Minutes
September 2018 September 2018 Program Recommendation No Minutes
June 2018 June 2018 Program Recommendation No Minutes
May 2018 May 2018 Program Recommendation No Minutes
April 2018 April 2018 Program Recommendation Yes Minutes
March 2018 March 2018 Program Recommendation: Conference Call No Unavailable
February 2018 February 2018 Program Recommendation No Minutes
January 2018 January 2018 Program Recommendation No Minutes
December 2017 December 2017 Program Recommendation: Conference Call No Minutes
November 2017 November 2017 Program Recommendation No Minutes
October 2017 October 2017 Program Recommendation No Minutes
September 2017 September 2017 Program Recommendation No Minutes
June 2017 June 2017 College Resource Leadership Council (CRLC) Meeting Yes Minutes
May 2017 May 2017 Program Recommendation Yes Minutes
April 2017 April 2017 Program Recommendation Yes Minutes
March 2017 March 2017 Program Recommendation Yes Minutes
January 2017 January 2017 Program Approval Yes Minutes
January 2017 February 2017 Program Approval Yes Minutes
December 2016 December 2016 Program Approval Yes Minutes
November 2016 November 2016 Program Approval Yes Minutes
October 2016 October 2016 Program Approval Yes Minutes
September 2016 September 2016 Program Approval Yes Minutes
August 2016 August 2016 e-Meeting Yes Minutes
June 2016 June 2016 Program Approval Yes Minutes
May 2016 May 2016 Program Approval Yes Minutes
April 2016 April 2016 Program Approval Yes Minutes
March 2016 March 2016 Program Approval Yes Minutes
February 2016 February 2016 Program Approval Yes Minutes
January 2016 January 2016 Program Approval Yes Minutes
December 2015 December 2015 Program Approval Yes Minutes
November 2015 November 2015 Program Approval Yes Minutes
October 2015 October 2015 Program Approval Yes Minutes
September 2015 September 2015 Program Approval Yes Minutes
June 2015 June 2015 Program Approval Yes Minutes
May 2015 May 2015 Program Approval Yes Minutes
April 2015 April 2015 Program Approval Yes Minutes
March 2015 March 2015 Program Approval Yes Minutes
February 2015 February 2015 Program Approval Yes Minutes
January 2015 January 2015 Program Approval Yes Minutes
December 2014 December 2014 Program Approval Yes Minutes
November 2014 November 2014 Program Approval Yes Minutes
October 2014 October 2014 Program Approval Yes Minutes
September 2014 September 2014 Program Approval Yes Minutes
June 2014 June 2014 Program Approval Yes Minutes
April 2014 April 2014 Program Approval Yes Minutes
April 2014 May 2014 Program Approval Yes Minutes
February 2014 February 2014 Program Approval Yes Minutes
January 2014 January 2014 Program Approval Yes Minutes
December 2013 December 2013 Program Approval Yes Minutes
November 2013 November 2013 Program Approval Yes Minutes
October 2013 October 2013 Program Approval Yes Minutes
September 2013 September 2013 Program Approval Yes Minutes

Voting Overview Regional Consortia Voting Member Roles and Responsibilities

Regional Consortia Voting Member Roles and Responsibilities The Regional Consortia (RC) Voting Member is the official representative of their college. Each college designee is selected by their College President or Chief Instructional Officer.

The RC Voting Member’s responsibilities may include recommending for approval, new, expanded, or revised Career Technical Education (CTE) programs to the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges. The RC voting member will represent their college in addressing the needs of business and industry, educational systems and other stakeholders in the workforce development community of practitioners.

The Voting Members will also engage is policy discussions on the work of the Regional Consortia. As needed, small taskforces may be organized to discuss and resolve issues for the RC.

Regional Responsibilities:

  1. Represent their college as its voting member
  2. Serve as campus liaison between their college and the Regional Consortia, Deputy Sector Navigators, Sector Navigators and Technical Assistance Providers
  3. Act as the first point of contact at their college for regional CTE funding opportunities
  4. Assist campus faculty in preparing programs for regional approval
  5. Assist the Regional Consortia with building regional partnerships
  6. Communicate with their college leadership on the work of the Regional Consortia


Pending Recommendation

Visit the Program Recommendation Process page to read about the new process.

Recommended Program Proposals as of 11/27/2017

Program Name College Date

Program Data Requests

Session College Program Title Contact Minutes Status
December 2019 IRVINE Associates of Science in Interactive Media Arts Debbie Vanschoelandt -- Active
December 2019 OCC Art Services Certificate of Specialization Lisa Knuppel -- Active
December 2019 RIOHONDO Introductory Songwriting and Arranging Mike Slavich -- Active
December 2019 SADDLBK Holistic Health Anthony Teng -- Active
December 2019 OCC Avionics Certification of Specialization Lisa Knuppel -- Active
December 2019 MTSAC Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Jennifer Galbraith -- Active
December 2019 RIOHONDO Introductory Sound Design Mike Slavich -- Active
December 2019 OCC Nutrition Education Certificate of Achievement Lisa Knuppel -- Active
December 2019 SADDLBK Complementary and Alternative Health for Fitness and Wellness Professionals Anthony Teng -- Active
December 2019 OCC Financial Accounting Competency Certificate of Achievement Lisa Knuppel -- Active
December 2019 OCC Nutrition and Fitness Education Certificate of Achievement Lisa Knuppel -- Active
December 2019 CYPRESS Building Automation Controls Kathleen Reiland -- Active
December 2019 OCC Network Professional Certificate of Achievement Lisa Knuppel -- Active
December 2019 OCC Network Administration - Windows Certificate of Specialization Lisa Knuppel -- Active
December 2019 PASADENA Business Analytics Salvatrice Cummo -- Active
December 2019 IRVINE Stage Management Certificate of Achievement Debbie Vanschoelandt -- Active
December 2019 OCC Network Administration - Windows Certificate of Specialization Lisa Knuppel -- Active
December 2019 RIOHONDO Advanced Songwriting and Arranging Mike Slavich -- Active
December 2019 OCC Governmental Accounting Competency Certificate of Achievement Lisa Knuppel -- Active
December 2019 RIOHONDO Introductory Electronic Music Mike Slavich -- Active
December 2019 CERRITOS Automotive Multi Coat and Custom Paint Nick Real -- Active
December 2019 LAVC Business Essentials Laurie Nalepa -- Active
December 2019 OCC Fine Woodworking Certificate of Specialization Lisa Knuppel -- Active
December 2019 PASADENA Wine Steward Salvatrice Cummo -- Active
December 2019 CERRITOS Automotive Collision Management Nick Real -- Active