APPROVING, REVISING OR PHASING
OUT INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
ADOPT: JULY 9, 1996
REVIEWED: MAY 8, 2001
ED CODE: 78015-16
TITLE 5: 51022
Santa Rosa Junior College recognizes that the curriculum must be responsive
to the needs of the students and community. As those needs change, the
content and organization of the educational programs must undergo regular
review for appropriateness and efficiency including both qualitative and
There are regulatory requirements for the review of vocational or
occupational programs, as outlined below. In addition, the College's own
procedures for adding, revising or phasing out programs, along with the
existing curriculum review process, serve an integral role in ensuring a
responsive, quality educational programs at Santa Rosa Junior College.
SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR VOCATIONAL OR OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAMS
- With reference to the establishing of a new vocational or occupational
training program, the Board of Trustees shall adhere to the requirements of
California Education Code, Section 78015, including the following:
- Prior to establishing the program, the Board shall conduct a job market
study of the labor market area.
- The study shall use the State-Local Cooperative Labor Market Information
Program established in Section 10533 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, or
if this program is not available in the labor market area, other available
sources of labor market information.
- The study shall include a California Occupational Information System supply
analysis of existing vocational and occupational education or training
programs for adults maintained by high schools, community colleges, and
private postsecondary schools in the area to ensure that the anticipated
employment demand for students in the proposed programs justifies the
establishment of the proposed courses of instruction.
- Copies of each job market study will be made available to the public.
- Subsequent to completing the study required by this section and prior to
establishing the program, the Board shall determine whether or not the study
justifies the proposed vocational education program. If the Board
determines that the job market study justifies the initiation of the
proposed program, it shall determine, by resolution, whether the program
shall be offered through the district's own facilities or through a contract
with an approved private post secondary school pursuant to Section 8092 of
the California Code of Regulations.
- Per California Education Code, Section 78015, every vocational or
occupational training program shall be reviewed every two years by the Board
to ensure that each program, as demonstrated by the California Occupational
Information System, including the State-Local Cooperative Labor Market
Information Program established in Section 10533 of the Unemployment
Insurance Code, or if this program is not available in the labor market
area, other available sources of labor market information, does all of the
- Meets a documented labor market demand.
- Does not represent unnecessary duplication of other manpower training
programs in the area.
- Is of demonstrated effectiveness as measured by the employment and
completion success of its students.
The review process shall include the review and comments by the local
Private Industry Council. A written summary of the findings of each review
shall be made available to the public.
Any program that does not meet these requirements and the standards
promulgated by the governing board shall be terminated within one year.
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