CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES
The Curriculum and Instruction Policy Committee met on June 29, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. in the President’s Conference Room. In attendance were Kimberly French, Jeff Laub, Jim Lemons, Brent Lester, Kris Ogden, and Ernie Wade.
Brent Lester called the meeting to order.
Corrections Officer Career Studies Certificate
Jim Lemons gave an update on the Law Enforcement Career Studies Certificate that was previously approved by the Curriculum and Instruction Policy Committee, pending a substantive change approval by SACS. The substantive change approval was required because the program is offered at the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. This substantive change has been approved. Jim presented a proposed Corrections Officer Career Studies Certificate that will allow students to attend the Basic Jailor/Corrections Officer course offered by the Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. The program is open to select individuals who have graduated from the Administration of Justice program. The admission requirements are identical to the Law Enforcement Career Studies Certificate. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to obtain certification as a Jailor/Corrections Officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Jeff Laub made a motion to approve the Corrections Officer Career Studies Certificate. Ernie Wade seconded the motion. The proposed curriculum was approved unanimously.
Medical Imaging Informatics Career Studies Certificate
Jim Lemons presented the proposed Medical Imaging Informatics Career Studies Certificate. This program will prepare students for work in the field of Healthcare Imaging Services and will give the students the essential skills and knowledge required to plan, implement, maintain and operate Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). This program will help to prepare students for the Certified Imaging Informatics Professional (CIIP) certification exam. The program will be open to graduates of Radiologic Technology or Information Technology. If the IT professional is not employed by a healthcare organization or has less than one year of experience in the area of medical imaging or radiologic information systems, they will be required to take additional coursework. Questions were raised as to which courses would be required. Jim will check with Cheryl Cunningham to identify the specific courses that would be required and list them in the Admission Requirements. The program will be restricted and students will be required to meet with a counselor to apply to the program. Once Jim meets with Cheryl to make suggested modifications, the curriculum will be e-mailed to the committee members for approval.
Medical Laboratory Technology A.A.S. Degree
Jim Lemons discussed the proposed curriculum change for Medical Laboratory Technology. BIO 150 Introductory Microbiology will replace BIO 205 General Microbiology. BIO 150 is a more appropriate course for this allied health curriculum since the emphasis is on the relationship to individual and community health. Kimberly French made a motion to approve this curriculum change. Kris Ogden seconded the motion. The proposed curriculum change was approved unanimously.
Engineering Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate
Jeff Laub discussed the proposed curriculum change for Engineering Fundamentals. The credit hours for EGR 120 Introduction to Engineering will be reduced from 2 credits to 1 credit to be consistent with the Engineering A.S. Degree. Jim Lemons made a motion to approve the curriculum change with formatting modifications. Ernie Wade seconded the motion. The proposed curriculum change was approved unanimously.
Manufacturing Technology Career Studies Certificate
Jeff Laub presented the proposed Manufacturing Technology Career Studies Certificate. The program has been developed in cooperation with Region 2000, other regional educational institutions, and numerous industrial partners to help alleviate the shortage of industrial maintenance personnel due to the aging workforce. The certificate is designed for a student who wishes to obtain the skills necessary to work in an industrial manufacturing environment as an entry-level operator or entry-level industrial maintenance technician. Students will obtain the skills necessary to test for the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) and the Manufacturing Specialist (MS) certifications from the Virginia Manufacturers Association. Kimberly French had questions about the level of English and mathematics required for the program. Jeff will clarify this in the Admission Requirements section. Jim Lemons asked if there would be restriction on the technical elective. Since companies want students to take courses in different areas, it would be difficult to identify specific courses. Work-based learning, internships, and credit by occupational experience were also discussed as possible choices for the technical elective. Jeff will include a footnote to list possible options. Jim made a motion to approve the curriculum with recommended changes. Kimberly seconded the motion. The proposed curriclum was approved unanimously.
All changes should be made and 25 copies to Jessica Riddick by Wednesday.
The meeting was adjourned.
June 29, 2015
Submitted by Ava Connelly