If you are you a Career Education (CE) faculty member who has been tasked with developing a new CTE certificate or degree (program) for your college, you will need to secure regional consortium recommendation from the Orange County Regional Consortium (OCRC) before you submit your program approval documents to the State Chancellor’s Office for formal approval (chaptering).
Your College Resource Leadership Council (CRLC), (i.e. Voting Member or CTE Dean) can advise you on the regional recommendation process for submitting new and/or modified CE program to align with your college’s curriculum approval process. You should also consult your college’s curriculum committee chair (or designee) early in the new and/or modified CE program development process.
The OCRC is comprised of the nine community colleges and one continuing education center in the Orange County Region. The California Community College Chancellor’s Office requires that all requests for new CTE program approvals include a recommendation from the “appropriate CTE Regional Consortium” (PCAH 6th Edition, page 17). This recommendation ensures program offerings meet regional labor market needs and do not unnecessarily duplicate programs.
In accordance with the OCRC’s Bylaws, the OCRC vested responsibility for recommending new programs, program revisions, and other program matters with its College Resource Leadership Council composed of Voting Members.
Colleges seeking regional recommendation must submit their request online at RegionalCTE.org. The process is described on the next tab, "Process".
The PCAH 6th Edition (page 86) states: “Pursuant to Education Code section 78015 Labor Market Information (LMI) data is specifically required for all new CTE program proposals, where available. Current LMI and analysis, or other comparable information, must show that jobs are available for program completers within the local service area of the individual college and/or that job enhancement or promotion justifies the proposed curriculum.”
The OCRC relies on consistent LMI data provided by the region’s COE in order to make a recommendation for a program. A subcommittee of the CRLC has agreed upon the LMI endorsement criteria to be used in the COE’s labor market brief. This includes identification of whether or not a labor supply gap exists, whether or not the occupations for which the proposed program will train students have entry-level wages above the current self-sufficiency standard living wage, and whether or not said occupations require educational attainment congruent with a community college education.
Once issued, a labor market information brief for program recommendation is valid for one year from its publication date for which it may be submitted as a valid part of the Program Recommendation Application. If a year has elapsed, a new labor market request must be submitted and analyzed using current data.
Each individual proposed program and/or certificate must be submitted individually and must include the exact program or certificate name that will be submitted to the Chancellor’s Office.
All labor market information briefs for program recommendation will be published on the Statewide COE website: coeccc.net and will be archived after two years from publication date. If a college sees a published labor market information brief for program recommendation on the website that they think would work for one of their proposed programs or certificates, that college must still complete a formal request for labor market information and include their specific program or certificate name(s). If the TOP and SOC codes match and new data is not available, the COE, at its discretion, may reissue the report under the new college’s request.
Complete and submit the Program Application using RegionalCTE.org website. Please click on calendar below for more information and submission deadlines.
The region is committed to review and act on all requests for regional recommendation within 30 days, provided the request is complete at the time it is submitted. The CRLC members hold regular monthly meetings between September and June. Meeting dates can be found on the OCRC website under Meetings.
Program Recommendation Resources
|June 2023||OCRC June 2023 Program Recommendation (CRLC Business Meeting)||Yes||Unavailable|
|May 2023||OCRC May 2023 Program Recommendation (CRLC Business Meeting)||Yes||Unavailable|
|April 2023||OCRC April 2023 Program Recommendation (CRLC Business Meeting)||Yes||Unavailable|
|March 2023||OCRC March 2023 Program Recommendation (CRLC Business Meeting)||Yes||Unavailable|
|February 2023||OCRC February 2023 Program Recommendation (CRLC Business Meeting)||Yes||Unavailable|
|January 2023||OCRC January 2023 Program Recommendation (CRLC Business Meeting)||Yes||Minutes|
|December 2022||OCRC December 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|November 2022||OCRC November 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|October 2022||OCRC October 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|September 2022||OCRC September 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|August 2022||OCRC August 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|June 2022||OCRC June 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|May 2022||OCRC May 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|April 2022||OCRC April 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|March 2022||OCRC March 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|February 2022||OCRC February 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|January 2022||OCRC January 2022 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|December 2021||December 2021 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
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|September 2021||September 2021 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|June 2021||June 2021 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
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|March 2021||March 2021 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
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|December 2020||December 2020 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
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|February 2020||February 2020 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|January 2020||January 2020 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|December 2019||December 2019 CRLC Business Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|May 2019||May 2019 CRLC Business Meeting (Program Recommendation)||No||Minutes|
|April 2019||April 2019 CRLC Business Meeting||No||Minutes|
|March 2019||March 2019 Program Recommendation||No||Minutes|
|February 2019||February 2019 Program Recommendation||Yes||Minutes|
|January 2019||January 2019 Program Recommendation||Yes||Minutes|
|December 2018||December 2018 Program Recommendation Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|November 2018||November 2018 Program Recommendation Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|October 2018||October 2018 Program Recommendation Meeting (CRLC Business Meeting)||No||Minutes|
|September 2018||September 2018 Program Recommendation||No||Minutes|
|June 2018||June 2018 Program Recommendation||No||Minutes|
|May 2018||May 2018 Program Recommendation||No||Minutes|
|April 2018||April 2018 Program Recommendation||Yes||Minutes|
|March 2018||March 2018 Program Recommendation: Conference Call||No||Unavailable|
|February 2018||February 2018 Program Recommendation||No||Minutes|
|January 2018||January 2018 Program Recommendation||No||Minutes|
|December 2017||December 2017 Program Recommendation: Conference Call||No||Minutes|
|November 2017||November 2017 Program Recommendation||No||Minutes|
|October 2017||October 2017 Program Recommendation||No||Minutes|
|September 2017||September 2017 Program Recommendation||No||Minutes|
|June 2017||June 2017 College Resource Leadership Council (CRLC) Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|May 2017||May 2017 Program Recommendation||Yes||Minutes|
|April 2017||April 2017 Program Recommendation||Yes||Minutes|
|March 2017||March 2017 Program Recommendation||Yes||Minutes|
|January 2017||January 2017 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|January 2017||February 2017 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|December 2016||December 2016 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|November 2016||November 2016 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|October 2016||October 2016 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|September 2016||September 2016 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|August 2016||August 2016 e-Meeting||Yes||Minutes|
|June 2016||June 2016 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|May 2016||May 2016 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|April 2016||April 2016 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
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|December 2015||December 2015 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
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|December 2013||December 2013 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|November 2013||November 2013 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|October 2013||October 2013 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
|September 2013||September 2013 Program Approval||Yes||Minutes|
The Regional Consortia (RC) Voting Member is the official representative of their college. Each college designee is selected by their College President or Chief Instructional Officer.
The RC Voting Members’ responsibilities may include recommending for approval new, expanded, or revised Career Education (CE) programs to the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges. The RC voting member will represent their college in addressing the needs of business and industry, educational systems and other stakeholders within the region’s workforce development community.
The Voting Members will also engage in policy discussions on the work of the Regional Consortia. As needed, small taskforces may be organized to discuss and resolve issues for the RC.
RC Voting Member Responsibilities:
Visit the “Process” tab on this page to read about the process.
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|August 2022||Santa Ana College||Mopar Automotive Technician||Larisa Sergeyeva||--||Active|
|August 2022||Orange Coast College||Polysomnography Technology||Lisa Knuppel||--||Active|
|August 2022||Irvine Valley College||Global Business Certificate of Achievement||Debbie Vanschoelandt||--||Active|
|August 2022||Saddleback College||Ceramics: Architecture||John Jaramillo||--||Active|
|August 2022||Santa Ana College||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||Larisa Sergeyeva||--||Active|
|August 2022||Saddleback College||Ceramics: Foundational Skills||John Jaramillo||--||Active|
|August 2022||Saddleback College||Ceramics: Hand Building||John Jaramillo||--||Active|
|August 2022||Saddleback College||Ceramics: Wheel Throwing||John Jaramillo||--||Active|
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|August 2022||Cypress College||Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation||Kathleen Reiland||--||Active|
|August 2022||Santa Ana College||Introduction to ASL-English Interpreting||Larisa Sergeyeva||--||Active|
|August 2022||Santa Ana College||Mopar Advanced Systems||Larisa Sergeyeva||--||Active|
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|June 2022||Irvine Valley College||Cybersecurity||Debbie Vanschoelandt||--||Active|
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|May 2022||Irvine Valley College||Beekeeping||Debbie Vanschoelandt||--||Active|
|May 2022||Golden West College||Computer Literacy I - Noncredit Certificate||Dorsie Brooks||--||Active|
|May 2022||Golden West College||Computer Literacy II - Noncredit Certificate||Dorsie Brooks||--||Active|
1. Submit a Program Recommendation using the sample provided below via the Regional CTE website (www.regionalcte.org).
a. When submitting the application choose "Pre-Approved" as reason.
2. Attach the Cloud Computing Regional Minutes below.
3. Attach the Regional LMI provided Below. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org