Professional-Technical Programs

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Washington's 34 community and technical colleges offer a wide variety of professional-technical training programs. The following program matrix shows general program areas and not the specific program titles used by the colleges. The matrix is updated quarterly.

Program Approval Policy and Forms

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (State Board) is required to approve all professional-technical degree and certificate programs prior to program implementation. In cooperation with the college system the State Board sets rules/procedures/guidelines that provide for the approval of all proposed new professional/technical programs, curriculum modifications and program title changes.

The following documents describe the process and include the necessary forms.

Viability Analysis

Program Viability

All programs should be continually reviewed for their effectiveness in meeting the training needs of industry, as well as in fulfilling the mission of the college. Programs failing to meet these needs should be subject to review for viability. The following document will help you through the process of determining whether a program is viable.

For information on a specific college or program, visit the college's web site. For more information on professional-technical programs or about the program approval process, contact Mason Norman, Workforce Services Coordinator.

Program Advisory Committees

All professional-technical programs must have an advisory committee.

For more information regarding program advisory committees, contact Marie Bruin.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2010

The updated CIP codes (CIP 2010) were implemented effective Summer Quarter 2010. The following documents represent a list of the new CIP codes and their descriptions.

CIP 2010 - List of the CIP Codespdf
CIP 2010 - CIP Descriptionspdf

Last Document Revision: May 27, 2015

For more information regarding CIP codes and descriptions, contact Carmen McKenzie.


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