Curriculum and Instruction Unit

Curriculum and Instruction

Under the direction of the Dean,the Intersegmental Programs & Credit Curriculum Unit's primary responsibilities for curriculum for all 114 community colleges and available resources include:

Additional responsibilities of the unit are as follows:


  • Guidelines for Excused Withdrawal [pdfMarch 15, 2019
  • Credit Course Repetition Guidelines [pdf] ~ Final November 2013
  • Instructional Materials Guidelines [pdf] ~ January 2013
  • Community Services Offering [pdf] ~ September 2012
    • Common Concerns and Questions related to Community Services Offerings [pdf] ~ September 2012   
  • Guidelines for title 5 Regulations, Section 55003: Policies for Prerequisites, Corequisites, and Advisories on Recommended Preparation [pdf]~ February 2012
  • Supplemental Learning Assistance and Tutoring Regulations and Guidelines [pdf] ~ April 2006


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Technical Questions

Credit Course Repetition Guidelines - Final (November 2013)

Credit Course Repetition Guidelines PDF

Notes and News

  • Noncredit Advanced and Specialized Public Safety Curriculum Proposals ~ April 12, 2019
  • Requirement Changes to Certificate of Achievements [pdf] ~ March 5, 2019
  • Curriculum Update Memo AA 18-56 [pdf] ~ October 18, 2018
  • Curriculum and Instruction Support Regional Assignments [pdf]
  • Annual Credit Course Form [pdf] or [Word] Due ~ October 16, 2018
  • Program and Course Approval Handbook, 6th Edition Memo [pdf] ~ July 12, 2017
  • Advanced Placement Credit Policy Frequently Asked Questions Memo [pdf] or [Word] and FAQs [pdf] or [Word]
  • Policy Change: Advanced Placement Credit [pdf] or [WordMarch 30, 2017

Program and Course Approval Handbook, 6th Edition

Program and Course Approval Handbook PDF