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									                     Proposal
                                for a
  New Associate Certificate Program
[Name of New Program]

         Office of the Vice President
                      [30 May 2006]
                                                             Proposal for [Name of Associate Certificate program]



                          Table of Contents

                          1.0   Executive Summary ............................................................. 1

                          2.0   Program Description ............................................................. 1
                                2.1 New Program Title and Credential ................................. 1
                                2.2 Institution, School and Department Awarding the
                                      Credential ..................................................................... 1
                                2.3 Rationale for the Credential ............................................ 1
                                2.4 Labour Market Demand for the Program ........................ 1
                                2.5 Program Alignment with BCIT’s Mandate ....................... 2
                                2.6 Target Student Audience(s)............................................ 2
                                2.7 Anticipated Program Completion Time ........................... 2
                                2.8 Program Contact Information ......................................... 2
                          3.0   Program Consultations ......................................................... 2
                                3.1 Consultation with Other Post-Secondary Institutions ...... 2
                                3.2 Individuals and Groups ................................................... 2
                                3.3 Benchmarking ................................................................ 3
                          4.0   Curriculum ............................................................................ 3
                                4.1 Program Aim .................................................................. 3
                                4.2 Program Goals ............................................................... 3
                                4.3 Program and Course Structure ....................................... 3
                                4.4 External Standards, Certification and Accreditation ....... 4
                          5.0   Admission and Transfer........................................................ 4
                                5.1 Transfer Access ............................................................. 4
                                5.2 Cross Program Transfer ................................................. 4
                                5.3 Transferability to BCIT Diploma Programs ..................... 4
                                5.4 Selection Process ........................................................... 4
                          6.0   Program Delivery .................................................................. 4
                                6.1 Learning Methodologies ................................................. 4
                                6.2 Delivery Methodologies .................................................. 5
                                6.3 Student Assessment....................................................... 5
                                6.4 Safety and Risk Management Factors............................ 5
                          7.0   Program Resources ............................................................. 5
                                7.1 Faculty ............................................................................ 5
                                7.2 Facilities and Equipment ................................................ 5
                                7.3 Program Service Requirements ..................................... 5
                          8.0   Quality Assurance ................................................................ 6
                                8.1 Industry Advisory Committee .......................................... 6
                                8.2 Ongoing Program Review and Evaluation ...................... 6


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                         9.0      Other Information ................................................................. 6
                                  9.1 Start/End Date ................................................................ 6
                         Appendix 1: Program Map .............................................................. 7

                         Appendix 2: Course Outlines .......................................................... 9

                         Appendix 3: Faculty Qualifications ................................................ 11

                         Appendix 4: Letters of Support ...................................................... 13




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        [BEFORE YOU BEGIN: The text in the square brackets indicates guidelines for
        completing this document. Delete and/or replace this text as you work through the
        document. Keep the text that is not in the square brackets. Don't forget headers and footers
        (odd and even). Make sure you update the date in the footers and on the cover with each
        revision so everyone involved knows they are working on the most recent version.

        NOTE: This document has been formatted for double-sided printing.]



1.0 Executive Summary
        [The Executive Summary should be written last. It is a brief summary (no more than two pages)
        with highlights from body of the proposal, including:]

           [Concise description of the new program, its distinctive characteristics, and level and
            category of the new program
           School offering the new program
           Target audience
           Program aims and key objectives of the new program
           Curriculum and program content, with particular focus on accreditation, technologically
            changing workplace, etc. (be very brief, as this is a summary of the highlights)
           Learning methodologies
           Delivery methodologies
           Program resources
           Summary of support from professional and/or accreditation bodies
           Admission and transfer requirements]


2.0 Program Description

        2.1 New Program Title and Credential
        [Indicate the title of the credential to be awarded to graduates of the program.]


        2.2 Institution, School and Department Awarding the Credential
        [Start your text here.]


        2.3 Rationale for the Credential
        [Describe the purpose of the program and how the program will ensure educational effectiveness
        (e.g. success rates for employment or progression to further education).]


        2.4 Labour Market Demand for the Program
        [Provide brief description of need for employees and type of employment in this field. Include
        any letters of support from potential employers in Appendix 4.]



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        2.5 Program Alignment with BCIT’s Mandate
        [Start your text here.]


        2.6 Target Student Audience(s)
        [Identify target student audiences for this program and include evidence of student demand and
        anticipated enrolment for the program.]


        2.7 Anticipated Program Completion Time
        [Outline anticipated time commitments for students to complete the program (months, years, or
        terms).]


        2.8 Program Contact Information
        [Please include name, title, and telephone local of proponent(s) of this program.]



3.0 Program Consultations

        3.1 Consultation with Other Post-Secondary Institutions
        [In the table below, describe the name of the institution, contact person, and nature of discussion
        for consultations taken with other institutions regarding this proposed program. If none, please
        indicate.]

     Institution and Date                     Contact Person                 Key Discussion Points




        3.2 Individuals and Groups
        [In the chart below, summarize the nature of all other consultations, including those with
        professional associations, municipal councils, employers, trade groups, etc.]

        Other External
                                            Contact Person[s]                Key Discussion Points
        Consultations




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        3.3 Benchmarking
        [Describe how the program structure and curriculum are benchmarked to currently existing
        programs at other Canadian institutions (and list those institutions). Where appropriate, provide
        evidence that the target market is not currently being served by similar existing programs in other
        BC institutions. Explain what steps have been taken to avoid unnecessary duplication. Please
        indicate if N/A.]



4.0 Curriculum

        4.1 Program Aim
        [Describe the long-term direction for the new program in areas of curriculum and instruction. Cut
        and paste the program aim from the concept paper.]


        4.2 Program Goals
        [Describe the major skills, knowledge, attitudes, or other attributes students will develop from the
        new program. Include general skills such as communications, teamwork, problem-solving, and
        the like, as well as technical skills and knowledge.]


        4.3 Program and Course Structure
        [Please complete the chart below, adding as many rows as needed. Include a program map in
        Appendix 1 and BCIT course outlines in Appendix 2. Include standard wording below chart.
        Note: minimum of 21 credits is required by Policy.]

Course Number              Course Title                                                 No. of Credits




                                       Table 4.1 Course of Studies

        A program map is included in Appendix 1 and course outlines in Appendix 2.




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        4.4 External Standards, Certification and Accreditation
        [Where appropriate, identify the provincial, national, and/or international certifications and
        industry standards achieved in the new program. If the program proposal is aimed at putting
        students into practice, and that practice requires a license for which the students qualify directly
        from the program (or from an examination directly after the program), indicate whether you are in
        contact with the appropriate accrediting body and whether or not you are seeking accreditation.]



5.0 Admission and Transfer
        [This section describes program admission requirements. Please refer to BCIT Admission
        Policies at http://www.bcit.ca/~presoff/5003.pdf]


        5.1 Transfer Access
        [State GED, high school, baccalaureate, and other entry requirements. If applicable, describe a
        plan to ensure students’ ability to access the program through transfer (course-to-course or block
        transfer), including transfer from high school courses.]


        5.2 Cross Program Transfer
        [If applicable, describe how students will be able to transfer out of the proposed program into
        other programs at BCIT or other institutions.]


        5.3 Transferability to BCIT Diploma Programs
        [Explain whether and how students will be able to transfer into related diploma level programs at
        BCIT.]


        5.4 Selection Process
        [Explain student selection process, if any; e.g. interviews with program head, chief instructor,
        program coordinator, PLAR, other.]



6.0 Program Delivery
        [This section describes the infrastructure and mechanisms established for delivery of the
        program.]


        6.1 Learning Methodologies
        [Describe the learning methodologies and how they will be incorporated. For example, “Case
        studies will be used to demonstrate decision-making methodologies in selection and planning.”
        Some delivery options may be:]




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           [Case studies
           Experiential learning (co-op, clinical etc.)
           Distance education
           Independent study
           Computer assisted learning
           Tutorials]

        6.2 Delivery Methodologies
        [Describe the infrastructure mechanisms that are established for the delivery of the program. For
        example, if the program is going to be delivered in a format other than face-to-face, what
        mechanisms are in place, or will be established, that will facilitate the delivery to the students?]


        6.3 Student Assessment
        [Describe how students will be assessed and to what standard. If students are to be assessed by
        external bodies, please provide details.]


        6.4 Safety and Risk Management Factors
        [If there are any safety and other risk management factors in this program, please describe them
        and how they will be managed. If none, state “None” under this heading.]



7.0 Program Resources

        7.1 Faculty
        [Provide details of BCIT faculty (part-time and full-time) qualifications by completing the chart
        in Appendix 3. Please leave standard wording as below.]

        Details of the program faculty qualifications are shown in Appendix 3.


        7.2 Facilities and Equipment
        [Provide details of the facilities and equipment required for the new program to be successful, and
        how BCIT has the capability to deliver the program.]


        7.3 Program Service Requirements
        [Describe BCIT services required by this program, e.g., program advising, students with
        disabilities services, library access, master student training, other.]




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8.0 Quality Assurance

        8.1 Industry Advisory Committee
        [If applicable, describe the composition of the industry advisory committee created for the
        program. Describe how the committee will help ensure the program remains up-to-date and able
        to meet employer and student needs in future years.]


        8.2 Ongoing Program Review and Evaluation
        [Describe how this program will be reviewed and evaluated. Include any additional information
        such as program accreditation reviews by external agencies, if applicable.]



9.0 Other Information
        [Indicate anything else of relevance to the proposed program.]


        9.1 Start/End Date
        [Indicate the proposed start date and end date. Add any other information that is pertinent to
        explaining the proposed program.]




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                                                       Appendix 1: Program Map

        [Please consult your LRU School liaison regarding preparation and formatting of your final
        program map. Sample program maps are available at www.lru.bcit.ca under New Programs and
        Proposals.]




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                                                     Appendix 2: Course Outlines

        [Include a course outline for each course in the program, using BCIT’s approved course outline
        format. A template for course outlines is available at
        http://www.lru.bcit.ca/resources/developprog.shtml]




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                                               Appendix 3: Faculty Qualifications
                                 Professional
                           Certification/Academic                                     Role/Position in
Faculty/Instructor                                     Relevant Experience
                          Qualification/Professional                                     Program
                                 Development




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                                                   Appendix 4: Letters of Support

        [If applicable, please scan and include any letters of support for this proposed program.]




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