Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022
in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts academic degree
programs with distinct CIP codes: Proposals for approval of new Associate in
Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Fine Arts academic degree programs
require approval from the appropriate Board of Governors and the Council. These
associate degree programs are primarily designed as transfer programs.
Decisions to establish concentrations or certificate programs within existing
associate degree academic programs may be made at the institutional Board of
Governors level or may be delegated to the institutional president and do not
require external approvals. All changes to existing programs and addition of
new programs should be reported to the chancellor.
4.1.1. Timelines for new degree programs:
Proposals to add new degree programs shall be submitted to the chancellor at
least 60 days prior to the date the Council considers program approval for
associate level programs.
4.2. Associate in Applied Science and
Certificate in Applied Science programs: New occupational programs may be
implemented by the community and technical colleges and do not require the
approval of either the institutional governing board or the Council. While the
approval of the institutional governing board is not required, it is
recommended that the appropriate institutional governing board be consulted. An
occupational program may either be an applied associate degree program,
certificate program, advanced skill set certificate, or skills set certificate
delivered by a community and technical college with the primary intent of
preparing the student to enter employment on completion of the program.
Institutions shall notify the Office of Academic Affairs a minimum of 45 days
prior to implementation of the program with a Notice to Implement letter. The
letter shall specify the name of the degree or certificate, list the curriculum
and the credentials of the faculty to teach the program. The letter shall also
state whether the degree or certificate is deemed eligible for the West
Virginia Invests program with an explanation as to how the program qualifies.
All changes to existing programs shall be reported to the chancellor.
4.3. Delivery outside of the community and
technical college consortia planning district: If a community and technical
college desires to offer a program or courses outside its assigned community
and technical college consortia planning district, the CTC must first contact
the community and technical college(s) assigned to that consortia planning
district. If it is not the desire of the assigned community and technical
college(s) to offer the requested program or courses, the CTC may offer the
specific program or courses. However, if any of the community and technical
college(s) assigned to that consortia planning district desires to offer the
program or courses, the requesting CTC may not offer the program or courses in
that district. Once a decision is made to offer a program or courses outside of
the assigned consortia planning district, the community and technical college
should notify the chancellor of the agreement reached between the relevant
4.4. Delivery outside of
West Virginia: An institution planning to offer existing academic courses
and/or programs at sites outside West Virginia must have the approval of the
appropriate out-of-state agency which regulates such offerings, as well as the
approval of the Council.