Step 6 - Grow Your Program
Adding a New Course to the State CE Master List
For high schools that are interested in offering additional SLCC courses that do not appear on the current list of CE course offerings (or the state CE Master List), there are several steps that need to be taken:
- Either the high school or SLCC may identify a course they would like to add to the state list.
- The high school then approaches the SLCC CE department, who in turn approaches the SLCC academic department to determine whether there is interest in offering the course.
- Once both parties have come to a mutual agreement to pursue adding the course to the state list, SLCC and the high school work to find a course in the high school that aligns with the SLCC curriculum at least 90%. If a state approved high school course does not exist the high school may begin the process of creating a new course and submitting that to the state for approval.
- Once a match has been found or created, the high school, SLCC CE department, and the SLCC academic department work together to complete the state Concurrent Enrollment Course Submission Form. This form must be submitted to the state before November 15 of each year, for the following academic school year. So courses submitted by November 15, 2015, if approved, would be available to offer as CE courses for the 2016-17 school year.
The entire process could take several weeks to several months to complete depending on the existence of a high school equivalent course and the availability of all parties who need to be involved in the process. It is best to begin the process as early as possible and generally during the fall and spring semesters when it is easiest to track down SLCC and high school faculty members who need to be involved.