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Pierce Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee has adjourned for the fall semester.
Meetings will resume on February 19, 2020.
Please direct your curriculum questions to the Curriculum Committee Chair,​ Margarita Pillado at​​


FALL 2020 Meeting Dates: 9/18, 10/16, 10/30*; 11/13*, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18*

SPRING 2021 Meeting Dates: 2/19, 3/19, 4/16/ 5/21

(*) Special Meeting to address ETDEBA workload.

Publicly Accessible Link to Teleconferenced Meeting:


ECD is available in read-only mode while eLumen is being deployed for curriculum development.

Curriculum DEADLINES

  • Generally, it takes one month for course proposals to be ready for the CC agenda. This accounts for initial submission in ECD, technical review, revisions after technical review, and for the seven-day review of proposals by the Curriculum Committee
  • Generally, it takes two months after completion of the campus approval process for new courses or new program proposals to be on the Board of Trustees' agenda for Board approval action.

The deadlines below refer to the last possible MEETING AGENDA for Curriculum Committee approval.​ "Next available semester" is the semester for which there is no published schedule. 

Circumstance:Must have Curriculum Committee approval no later than:

Any new course to be offered the next available fall

Any new course to be offered the next available spring

October meeting

February meeting

UC-transferable new courses to be offered the next available semesterFebruary (i.e., February 2021 for approval effective fall 2021)
CSU-transferable new courses to be offered the next available semester

October meeting for fall

February meeting for spring

IGETC / CSU GE certification for new or existing courses.

-Courses must be UC/CSU transferable prior to submission.

-Approval is NOT retroactive.

November (i.e., November 2020 for approval effective fall 2021)
​​Prerequisite change to an existing course (requires resubmission for articulation)March meeting
Any course or program changes to appear in the following year's catalog.May  ​meeting​

I. ​New Program and Course Proposals

​​​II.   Regular Outline Updates​​​, DE Requests, Honors Requests, Textbook updates, C-ID updates, Articulation Requests, Changes in Prerequisites, Program Changes (non-substantive), Catalog corrections

Visit the Pierce Curriculum Process page for details.

Program-level curricular requests: ex., new degree and certificate proposals, changes to existing degrees and certificates; have varying submission requirements to be considered for approval.  Visit the Pierce Curriculum Process page of this site for details.

  1. Requested actions are processed during the regular semesters. There is no curriculum approval activity during summer and winter intersessions. 
  2. All actions must be completed during the academic year. There is no carryover from year to year. 
  3. Course-level proposals must follow the process outlined in the LACCD Administrative Regulation E-65.
  4. Program-level proposals must be submitted according to the procedures outlined in the LACCD Administrative Regulation E-64 and summarized on the Pierce Curriculum Process page of this site.
  5. A course-level technical review will take place electronically via ECD on a continuous basis during fall and spring semesters. Technical review does not regularly take place during summer or winter intersessions. 
  6. A program-level technical review will take place on a continuous basis during fall and spring semesters, excluding summer and winter intersessions, via a means of communication acceptable to the technical review members such as email, conference call, or in-person meetings. 
  7. Every effort is made to complete the technical review within 14 calendar days from the date the curriculum proposal reaches the Technical Review stop (stop 4) in ECD. 
  8. To be placed on the curriculum agenda, all technical review issues must be resolved no less than 7 calendar days prior to a curriculum meeting.  If technical issues remain unresolved with less than 7 calendar days remaining until the next meeting, the request will be delayed until such time that all technical issues are resolved within 7 days prior to the meeting.
  9. The initiator of course and program proposals must be present at the curriculum meeting to discuss their requests unless the Curriculum Chair has contacted them and told them they do not need to attend.  The only exception to this is course archive requests. 

Pierce College and its departments have made every effort to maintain accurate web pages and may change general information, courses, or programs offered. Changes may be made for the following reasons: student enrollment, level of funding, or other issues as determined by the College or the Los Angeles Community College District. Consult the current ​Pierce College General Catalog​​​​​ for program and course information.

Should you find a problem with this site, such as broken links,
please contact Margarita Pillado at

2/19/2021 10:00 AM Curriculum Committee Meeting 
3/19/2021 10:00 AM Curriculum Committee Meeting 
4/16/2021 10:00 AM Curriculum Committee Meeting 
5/21/2021 10:00 AM Curriculum Committee Meeting 
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