Career Technical Education
About the Committee
The Academic Senate's Career Technical Education (CTE) Committee establishes the forum for continually enhancing SMC's CTE programs.
The objectives of the Career Technical Education Committee are to:
- Establish a transparent process for CTE program development
- Enhance communication between CTE programs at SMC.
- Promote the development, expansion, and improvement of vocational education programs on campus
- Link VTEA funding with CTE program development.
Through regularly scheduled meetings the committee has:
- Surveyed existing vocational programs at SMC about their visions for the future
- Researched and discussed industry trends
- Gathered and utilized labor market information
- Encouraged information-sharing and the leveraging of resources whenever possible
- Determined the necessary skills, student recruitment needs, and overall costs of establishing new programs
- Distributed VTEA funds
- Joy Tucker
- Chris Fria
- Laura Manson
- Salvador Carrasco
- Thomas Peters
- Vicki Rothman
Date / Time:
Alternate Tuesdays - 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Counseling Conference Room
Spring Semester 2012:
Fall Semester 2011:
Spring Semester 2011:
Fall Semester 2010:
Spring Semester 2010:
|March 9, 2010
|March 23, 2010
|April 27, 2010
|May 11, 2010
|May 25, 2010
Fall Semester 2009:
Process for Approval of new Career Technical Education Programs/Courses
- Departmental Intentions -- The first step is the department to consider what topic(s) can be added to their menu. These topics should be based on preliminary research and/or try to address current events that generate enough focus in their respective fields. Course(s) should be introduced according to departmental procedures and be determined whether it warrants further development efforts.
- Career Technical Education Committee Review -- Presentation/discussion/approval will be needed. This stage encourages communication/information-exchange/review of new vocational courses/programs and allows for resources to be identified that can help increase the likelihood of success.
- Assignment of Faculty -- Faculty member(s) are then assigned to develop the cour(s)/program(s).
- Submission to the Curriculum Committee -- A new course/program will need to go to the curriculum committee for further review and approval.
- Submission to the Academic Senate -- The next stage is for the Academic Senate to review/approve the new course/program.
- Submission to the Board of Trustees -- Final approval needs to be obtained from the Board of Trustees.
- Submission to LOWDL -- Applicable new course(s) will need to be presented the Los Angeles/Orange County Workforce Development Leaders to ensure non-duplication, etc.
- Submission to the Chancellor's Office -- Finally, the new course/program will need to be submitted to the Chancellor's Office to complete the process.
Career Technical Education Committee Information