BP 16-20 – Facilities Program Planning

State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education

BP 16-20

APPROVED: October 12, 1989
EFFECTIVE: October 12, 1989
REVISED: May 11, 1995
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED/REVISED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: February 9, 2022

REFERENCES: CCHE Guidelines for Program Plans


/ Rollie Heath /
The Honorable S.R. Heath, Jr., Chair


A facility program plan must be approved in accordance with the provisions of this policy prior to the development of a real estate lease, a capital expenditure for equipment, and/or a construction project.


This policy applies to Colleges in the Colorado Community College System.


Except as provided in this policy, program plans must be approved by the Board and shall be consistent with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) requirements and Guidelines for Program Planning. Program plans shall conform with CCHE facilities master plans, contain evidence of educational benefits which will result from implementa­tion of the program plan, assure that plan actions and operating and capital costs are appropriate to educational programming as well as to sources and methods of financing, conform with other Board Policies, and be consistent with Board priorities.


The Chancellor shall promulgate such procedures as may be needed to implement this policy.