BP 9-30 – Approval of Academic Programs

State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education

BP 9-30

APPROVED: September 14, 1989
EFFECTIVE: January 2, 1990
RETITLED: September 14, 2000
RE-ADOPTED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: March 11, 2020
REVISED: May 8, 2024

REFERENCES: C.R.S. §§ 23-8-102-103, State Assistance for Career and Technical Education; C.R.S. §§ 23-60-111, 202, Community College and Occupational Education Act of 1967; Title 20 USC 2301 et seq.; CCHE Policies; Career and Technical Act (CTA) Rules

/ Landon Mascareñaz /
Landon Mascareñaz, Chair


All post-secondary certificate programs, all degree programs, and all high school diploma programs offered within the Colorado Community College System must have the approval of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE or Board).

All secondary career and technical education programs must have the approval of the Board, in order to receive federal and state career and technical education funding.


This policy applies to the Colorado Community College System, including its Colleges (CCCS or System), encompassing all educational entities within the purview of the Board pursuant to state and federal statute and/or the policy of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE), and all programs that the Board approves pursuant to its statutory authority.


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