Cerro Coso Community College


Curriculum Instruction Council

About the CIC

The Curriculum and Instruction Council (CIC), a committee of the Cerro Coso Academic Senate, is the body responsible for reviewing and acting upon all proposals to establish or revise educational courses and programs. The CIC has responsibility for approval of all courses to be offered by the college, implementation of state-mandated curriculum regulations and policies, and approval of changes in degree and certificate requirements and general education requirements for the Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Science degree, the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, and the California State University General Education Certification.

The CIC represents all Cerro Coso sites and academic staff through representation by up to 13 faculty members from different disciplines, as prescribed by the Academic Senate constitution. One of the members is the college Articulation Officer. The Vice-President of Academic Affairs and the Instructional Office Specialist attend all meetings and act as resources for the CIC. Faculty members presenting proposals usually do so in person before the CIC, with meetings open to all interested members of the college community.

Important Dates

CIC meets twice a month (with the exception of holidays) on Friday mornings at the Ridgecrest/IWV campus in LRC 631 and via CCCConfer. All CIC meetings are open to the public. The CIC calendar is approved at the first CIC meeting of the academic year.

KCCD Board of Trustees – CIC Deadlines

Tentative dates to be approved at the first meeting being held on September 4, 2020

Fall Meeting Dates

  • September 4, 2020
  • September 18, 2020
  • October 2, 2020
  • October 16, 2020
  • October 30, 2020
  • November 11, 2020* (cut off for 2021-2022 Catalog)
  • November 20, 2020
  • December 4, 2020

Spring Meeting Dates

  • January 22, 2021
  • February 5, 2021
  • February 19, 2021
  • March 5, 2021
  • March 19, 2021
  • April 9, 2021
  • April 23, 2021
  • May 7, 2021


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