- Community colleges in North Carolina are finalizing a sweeping curriculum review that updates course offerings and program tracks to give them better ties to the state's energy economy--particularly green jobs.
- The project will result in program consolidation across the 58-college system, the elimination of almost 100 courses and a new "stackable" credential system, with the overarching goal being to increase students' employability.
- Similar reviews are conducted by the system every few years, but this program, named the Code Green Super Curriculum Improvement Project, was bigger and affected academic areas related to building, energy, environment, transportation and engineering technology, consolidating 80 curriculum standards into 32 based on "career clusters."
From the article:
North Carolina's community colleges are putting the finishing touches on a sweeping curriculum review, the sort that perhaps only a strong, centralized system could pull off. The project is an attempt to update course offerings and program tracks to better tie them to the state's energy economy, particularly green jobs. ...