In 2016, the Chancellor’s Office updated the 1991 Long-Range Capital Outlay Growth Plan, which assists community college districts in determining eligibility in establishing an educational center from an outreach location within their district. The revised Long-Range Capital Outlay Growth Plan addresses the continual enrollment growth at colleges and the need for additional educational facilities.
Centers are defined in Title 5 as the following:
5 CCR § 55180
§ 55180. Definitions.
(b) Educational Center. As used in this division, “educational center” means a postsecondary operation established and administered by an existing college or district at a location away from the campus of the parent institution which satisfies the requirements of either subdivision (1) or (2) below:
(1) the center:
(A) is planned to continue for ten or more years;
(B) generates at least 500 full-time equivalent student (FTES) annually.
(C) has an on-site administrator;
(D) offers programs leading to certificates and/or degrees conferred by the parent institution; and
(E) has been approved by the Board of Governors pursuant to this article.