AB 4020 and 4021 Recommendation and Summary

2018 - 2019

Published on 9/18/2019.

4020 Program, Curriculum and Course Development

  • Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T) in Environmental Science approved in fall 2019.
  • Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Social Justice approved in fall 2019.
  • Associate of Science in Social Work & Human Services approved in fall 2019.

4021 Program Revitalization, Suspension, or Discontinuation

Programs remaining in the revitalization process in 2018-19:

  • Addiction Studies
  • Honors
  • Non-credit (Adult Education)


Programs in revitalization process deemed revitalized in 2018-19:

  • Administration of Justice


Digital Media

Discontinued in fall 2018 with the following recommendations:

  1. Inactivate the Digital Media Associate of Science Degree containing 4 specialization tracks.
  2. Inactivate the Digital Media Certificate of Achievement containing 4 specialization tracks.
  3. Through the consultation with disciplinary faculty in Art, CIS, Business, Business Technology, and possibly Music (for DM audio), the Deans of Career Education and Arts & Humanities should lead faculty in discussions about course redundancies and courses that might be best packaged as certificates in their areas, specifically in light of the labor market information that:
    1. facility with Adobe Creative Suite software is a desirable job skill
    2. graphic design is the most sought after sub-area among CR students
    3. web site design and development is another desired job skill
  4. DM courses that will be offered in other disciplines like Art, CIS, and Business should retain a DM TOPS code to ensure ongoing CTEA funding and, where appropriate, include DM in the disciplines list on the COR. It is recommended that courses with retain the DM TOPS code retain ‘Multimedia’ in the list of Disciplines which make a faculty member minimally qualified to teach the class.



Revitalization in fall 2018 with the following recommendations:

  1. In order to meet industry and student needs, shift scheduling to emphasize classes in horticulture and sustainable agriculture.
  2. In order to protect the District’s ongoing fiscal health, phase out animal husbandry courses and program emphases and either a. relocate some portion of operation and instruction currently at the Shively Farm or b. bring the Shively Farm into fiscal alignment with the expectations of the District, create a more robust farm facility and course offerings for CR students, and generate more enrollment in courses offered at the Shively Farm by shifting farm management and operations away from faculty and to the farm manager.
  3. Eliminate the Associate of Science, Agriculture General; Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts: Agriculture; Certificate of Recognition, Agriculture Production; and Certificate of Recognition, Horticulture Practices. Monitor the AS-T in Agriculture Plant Science for future student demand. Shift to certificates, specifically ones in horticulture, indoor agriculture, and plant science. In order for students to gain experience in agricultural operations and to strengthen the ties between the program and local businesses, engage in more community partnerships/student work experience with local farms (organic, especially).
  4. In order for students to gain experience in agricultural operations and to strengthen the ties between the program and local businesses, engage in more community partnerships/student work experience with local farms (organic, especially).Explore creating additional on-campus horticulture facilities.
  5. Make strategic hiring decisions, specifically at the ISS and part-time faculty levels, in support of the programmatic and curricular changes outlined above.
  6. In an effort to reinvigorate enrollments, engage in a local marketing campaign, especially with local high schools, to create an awareness of programmatic changes and how they will benefit those students. Expand dual enrollment opportunities with local high schools in an effort to draw more local high school graduates to the college’s Agriculture program.


Restaurant Hospitality Management
Suspended in spring 2019 with the following three recommendations:

  1. Acquire a professional teaching kitchen on campus through the renovation of the student union building.
  2. Prior to opening the teaching kitchen, perform labor market research to determine the most viable degree and certificate options to meet industry needs, including emerging trends in the discipline.
  3. Recruit associate faculty from thriving local businesses to assist with curriculum development and teaching

Business Technology

Discontinued in spring 2019 on the basis of a re-review. The recommendation from the original 2014 report was

  1. Based on these two indicators the task force recommends that BT faculty work together with the administration to review the program review data, discuss ways to innovate the curriculum and determine an appropriate direction to take the program in.


Manufacturing Technology

Revitalization in summer 2019 with the following recommendations:

  1. Develop an entry-level repair/maintenance technician certificate with courses addressing the following skills. Faculty in the program can combine skills (18 - 24 units) in this list into courses as they deem appropriate:
    1. Fundamentals of manufacturing tech
    2. Intro to manual machining
    3. Blueprint reading for manufacturing
    4. Welding
    5. Computer-aided design & manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
    6. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) & robotics
    7. Electrical systems
    8. Hydraulics, pneumatics & power transmission
    9. Safety & quality controls.

The committee recommend the certificate not exceed 24 units.


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