Program Development

The program development team is available to assist faculty and provide resources in the creation of new programs or to review existing curriculum in order to support our students, strengthen enrollment and meet community needs. We also identify the potential for high-demand programs where the college has the capacity. For more information on program development, see below. To share program ideas please reach out to the Program Development Coordinator.

Program Development Update

New Program Development Process Map

New Program Process Map

Program Proposal or Modification Form

Part A: Program Initial Review

This form is completed for each new program idea. If data proves high demand, rapid growth, and high wage continue to Part B.

Part A

Part B: Program Proposal

Additional Resources

News Paper

O*Net OnLine

O*Net OnLine gives a summary report of occupations that includes a description of the occupation, skills and knowledge requirements, and wage and employment trends.


Economic Modeling (EMSI)

EMSI is a subscription service that provides real time employment data.


Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the US Department of Labor measures labor market activity.


Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) provides employment data on occupations in the state of Illinois.

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Jobs of the Future

Our work place is changing, and new jobs are emerging.  Learn more about the future of work and potential program considerations.