The committee acts as a liaison between Career Technical Education (CTE) programs
and various constituencies in the College Community and in business and industry.
Membership strives to reflect campus diversity in Career Technical Education programs
and support services.
Advocates for Santa Monica College's Career Technical Education programs using a transparent
process to promote the development, expansion, and improvement of Career Technical
Education programs on campus.
Reviews labor market trends for career pathways and skills development.
Makes recommendations regarding innovation in the development of new programs and
the directions of existing programs.
Enhances communication among CTE programs at SMC.
Researches and discusses industry trends.
Gathers and utilizes labor market information.
Encourages information-sharing and the leveraging of resources whenever possible.
Determines the necessary skills, student recruitment needs, and overall costs of establishing
Recommends distribution of Perkins funds.
Chair, Debbie Perret: 310-434-8716 Vice-Chair, Steven Sedky: 310-434-4845
Click this link to view the the detailed analysis of CTEOS data from 2016 to 2019. The report can be filtered
by year, program, and demographic groups.
Approval Process for New CTE 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 Career Technical Education 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 core(s)/program(s).
Submission to the Curriculum Committee: A new course/program will need to go to the curriculum committee for further review
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.