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

September 30th
Last Day to Launch for Catalog and 2017 Summer/Fall Schedule
February 3rd
Last Day to Launch for 2018 Spring Schedule

CIC meets twice a month (with the exception of holidays) on Friday mornings at the 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 and posted on the college website.

Meeting Dates for Fall 2017

  • September 1st
  • September 15th
  • October 6th     
  • October 20th
  • November 3rd*** last meeting before 11/10 deadline
  • November 17th
  • December 1st


CurricUNET is now the curriculum management system for all colleges in the Kern Community College District. All course outlines of record and official program descriptions are to be maintained and managed within CurricUNET. It is an entirely online system, so you can work on courses and programs from any computer with access to the internet.

CurricUNET Approval Process

CurricUNET Instructions

  • Getting into CurricUNET
  • Starting a Course Revision Proposal
  • Starting a New Course Proposal
  • Adding a Co-Contributor

CurricUNET Proposal Guide

Kern Community College District