BP 9-45 – Courses Offered Out-of-State

State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education

BP 9-45

APPROVED: September 14, 1989
EFFECTIVE: September 14, 1989
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED: August 25, 2001

REFERENCES: CRS 23-5-116; CCHE Policy


/ Joe D. May /
Joe D. May
System President


It is the policy of the Board to permit instruction to be delivered by the state system community colleges out-of-state on a limited basis in response to documented need.


This policy applies to the state system community colleges.


Board approval will be required for colleges to offer courses outside of the State of Colorado. The college president must recommend such courses based on (1) the demonstrated need for the course(s), (2) the ability of the institution to deliver the course(s) without adversely affecting its educational program within its service area, and (3) the centrality of the course(s) to the institution’s role and mission.

The institution will submit requests to the Board following the procedures and in the format established by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) in its published policies. The System president will submit Board approved requests to the CCHE for final approval as required by statute.


The System president shall promulgate such procedures as may be necessary to implement this policy.