Program Recommendation


The program recommendation process outlined by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) requires that all requests to add new programs or certificates to a college’s inventory of occupational programs include a recommendation from the Regional Consortium.

The process is intended to inform regional discussion and foster collaboration with the goal of developing and advancing career education programs that address the local workforce and student needs. 

Submission Process

If you are a faculty or staff member who has been tasked with developing a new CTE certificate or degree program, you will need to secure BACCC recommendation before you submit your program approval documents to the State Chancellor’s Office for formal approval (chaptering).

How to Submit a Program Recommendation

  • Request LMI from the Center of Excellence (COE)

    To start the recommendation process, request the latest Labor Market Information by completing a online LMI form.

    LMI Request

  • Review & Discuss Your COE LMI Report

    Review current LMI for related market/economic conditions & similar programs in your service area.

  • Complete “Request for Regional Recommendation” Online Form

    Colleges submit programs including COE LMI report to Regional CTE by the deadline.

  • Program Recommendation Review & Voting Process

    Ballot is sent with voting deadline. Recommendations are finalized during the BACCC monthly call .

    BACCC Meetings

  • BACCC Post-Vote Follow Up

    After the vote, the BACCC will send a confirmation notice with consent agenda for inclusion when submitting to CCCCO for chaptering.

2021-2022 Program Submission Deadlines

Deadline to SubmitMeeting Date
Friday, June 17, 2022Thursday, July 21, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022Submissions handled online by Thursday August 18,2022 - No call due to summer break
Friday, August 12, 2022Thursday, September 15, 2022
Friday, September 2, 2022Wednesday, October 5, 2022 (Regional meeting @ CCCAOE)
Friday, October 14, 2022Thursday, November 17, 2022
Friday, November 11, 2022Thursday, December 15, 2022
Friday, December 16, 2022Thursday, January 19, 2023
Friday, January 13, 2023Thursday, February 16, 2023
Friday, February 10, 2023Thursday, March 16, 2023
Friday, March 17, 2023Wednesday, April 19, 2023 (Regional meeting @ CCCAOE)
Friday, April 14, 2023Thursday, May 18, 2023
Friday, May 12, 2023Thursday, June 15, 2023