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Board of Education (SBOE) in their Policies and Procedures Manual, Section IIIE and must
include the following:
Two years of full-time professional-technical study
A minimum of 60 semester credits
A minimum of 15 general education credits
Demonstrated mastery of specific competencies drawn from requirements of
business/industry.
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Program descriptions in the catalog include an easy to follow scope and sequence of courses
organized on a semester-by-semester basis.
If significant changes are made to existing programs, they must be first approved by the
Instructional Advisory Committee (IAC) before being sent to the SBOE for approval. Program
advisory committees meet twice a year and play an integral role in development or revision of
curriculum and learning outcomes. The EITC catalog clearly defines both admission and
graduation requirements.
2.C.5 Faculty and Curriculum Development
Faculty members are well-versed in their authority and responsibilities in all areas of curriculum
development and revision. Program managers/instructors have professional expertise in their
fields and upon their hire, embark on achieving professional-technical certification, which
involves taking credit courses related to adult learning, teaching, and the history of
professional-technical education. Because EITC is a small college, instructors are truly invested
in student success. They nurture clear and open communication and help students set and
meet their educational goals, introducing them to the resources, both educational and
personal, available to them on campus that will help them to succeed.
Curriculum development begins with the Program of Study (POS). A POS is sequential and
incremental and designed to introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical skills in
an occupational field or career cluster. The POS and alignment to industry standards is critical
to EITC’s mission.
Curriculum change can be incremental, as in adding materials or changing a
text, or can be programmatic, such as adding a new course or deleting one that is no longer
needed. In the case of programmatic changes, there is a distinct process to be followed. The
“Curriculum Change Process,” is a document on the College’s Intranet (FastInfo) system that is
designed to assist program managers. It is included on evaluators’ jump drives.
Learning outcomes are developed by faculty within each program and division. Technical
program managers receive formal input from advisory boards and other stakeholders. Faculty
members are responsible for assessing outcomes through a variety of measures suitable to
their individual courses and programs. The results of assessment drive planning for the
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