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​Classified Professional Development Program

 

Reach Your Potential through Educational Experiences

A classified employee may develop a plan for Professional Development under several programs.

Why a Classified Professional Development Program?

In today's fast-changing environments, it is essential that employees be provided the opportunity to grow professionally within the scope of District's classified employee positions.

The California Education Code has addressed the appropriateness of districts in California for providing such opportunities for employees. It is the intent of the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees Coast Federation of Classified Employees to offer such a program of enrichment, support and encouragement to eligible classified employees. This program is intended to best meet the needs of both the individuals and the District.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for participation in the Classified Professional Development Program (CPDP), employees must:

  1. Be employed on the District payroll in a permanent classified position (including permanent part-time).
  2. Have completed the initial probationary period of employment.
  3. Meet specific eligibility requirements as outlined in each program.

Applications must be submitted two (2) weeks prior to the first day of class. Once the program has begun, the options cannot be changed!

Academic Growth

Staff members who wish to pursue formal course work at an accredited college or university may apply to the Professional Development Committee for approval. Three options are available. The first two must be taken on the employee's own time. Only one option may be selected per length of the program.

 

Total reimbursement per person in a fiscal year is $3000.

 

Directions:

  1. You can complete the selected online form by opening it and then clicking and typing in the open textbox areas. IMPORTANT: You must keep the form viewable on your screen when you print the form. By closing it, you will lose the information and will need to retype the form.
  2. After you complete the form print, sign and date it.
  3. Attach copies of the course information and anything that will support your case. Creating a PDF of all the documents is a great help to processing your application, but is not required.
  4. Using the checklist, attach all documentation to your application and turn it in to your representative who will then bring it to the committee for processing.
  5. Only complete applications will be considered.
  6. All reimbursements must include the completed Check List
  1. OPTION I - Tuition, books and fees reimbursement Option I in PDF

    Option I packets include:

    • Option I application correctly filled out and signed by the applicant.
    • Justification should include an explanation of career path/goal and how program will lead to upward mobility as a classified employee toward another position within the classified unit; listing the exact job title.
    • Official Education Plan of courses applicant must take for degree/program.
    • Course description of class(es) from the institution (either from the schedule of classes or the school catalogue).
    • Proof of enrollment: applicant's class schedule with class times and dates listed.
  2. OPTION II - Salary Differential Option II PDF

    Option II packets include:

    • Option II application correctly filled out and signed by the applicant.
    • List what certificate or degree the applicant is beginning with appropriate differential % amount (Certificate I [18-24 units]- 1%; Certificate II [25+ units]- 1.5%; AA/AS, BA/BS, MA/MS, or Ph.D.- 2.5%)
    • Program requirements/Official Education Plan of courses applicant must take for degree/program.
    • Justification should include an explanation of career path/goal and how program will lead to upward mobility as a classified employee toward another position within the classified unit; listing the exact job title.
  3. OPTION III - Release Time Option III in PD

    Option III packets include:

    • Option III application correctly filled out and signed by the applicant.
    • Justification should include an explanation of career path/goal and how program will lead to upward mobility as a classified employee toward another position within the classified unit; listing the exact job title.
    • Applicant must calculate substitute hourly rate of pay even if a substitute will not be required.
    • Only one class per school term can be approved for release time.
    • Applicant's supervisor must sign the form. If applicant's supervisor denies the release time, the committee must also deny the request.
  4. VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL EDUCATION VocTech PDF

    Vocational/Technical packets are to include:

    • Vocational/Technical Education Reimbursement form correctly filled out and signed by the applicant.
    • Justification should include an explanation of career path/goal and how program will lead to upward mobility as a classified employee toward another position within the classified unit; listing the exact job title.
    • Official copy of course/program requirements.
    • Course description of class(es) from the institution (either from the schedule of classes or the school catalogue).
    • Proof of enrollment (applicant's class schedule with class times and dates listed).
  5. PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPSConference PDF

    Special note: CCPD does not approve conference, we approve funding. After committee approves funding, applicants Conference/Workshop request needs to be directed back through division office for Board approval.

    Professional Conference/Workshop packets are to include:

    • Professional Conference and Workshop form correctly filled out and signed by the applicant and applicant's supervisor.
    • Coast Community College District Conference Authorization Request Form signed by applicant and applicant's supervisor.
    • Justification should include an explanation of how the conference/workshop will enhance current position or lead to upward mobility as a classified employee toward another position within the classified unit; listing the exact job title.
    • Copy of conference/workshop announcement with dates and cost(s).
    • Maximum reimbursement not to exceed $1000 per conference per fiscal year.

REQUIRED REIMBURSEMENT DOCUMENTATION

All reimbursement requests must be turned in no later than 60 days after course/conference completion. After 60 days the request will not be accepted.

All reimbursements must include the completed Check List

  1. OPTION I: Tuition, books, and fees reimbursement

    Only one (1) reimbursement packet is required. Packet should include:

    • Official copy of tuition/registration fees paid. Receipts should list current semester and courses taken.
    • Official copy of course grades demonstrating a C or better in approved courses.
    • Official copy of fees paid for books or other mandatory fee and materials.
    • Official financial aid transcripts or authorized statement indicating no other aid is available to applicant.
    • Itemized tally of expenses for courses/semester.
  2. OPTION II: Salary Differential

    Only one (1) reimbursement packet is required. Packet should include:

    • Official copy of transcripts with all completed coursework listed. Transcripts should reflect completion date of program/degree.
  3. PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE/WORKSHOPSConference PDF

    Only one (1) reimbursement packet is required. Packet should include:

    • Official copy of registration fees paid.
    • Official copies of fees paid for room and board, travel, meals, and other materials required for conference/workshop.
    • A one (1) page synopsis of the conference/workshop outlining the benefits received from attending the conference/workshop.
  4. VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL REIMBURSEMENT Conference PDF

    Tuition, books, and fees reimbursement. Only one (1) reimbursement packet is required. Packet should include:

    • Official copy of tuition/registration fees paid. Receipts should list current semester and courses taken.
    • Official copy of course grades demonstrating a C or better in approved courses.
    • Official copy of fees paid for books or other mandatory fee and materials.
    • Official financial aid transcripts or authorized statement indicating no other aid is available to applicant.
    • Itemized tally of expenses for courses/semester.
    • Must include the completed Check List

 

DISTRICT ENROLLMENT FEE REIMBURSEMENT Conference PDF

 

In 2012 the Coast District began offering to reimburse tuition for classes taken by classified employees at one of the three sister colleges: Coastline, Golden West, or Orange Coast College.

Complete policy on Classified Professional Development can be found here.

This program is consistent with the Coast Community College District's policy on Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative action Programs in the advancement of promotion and development of its human resources.

  

Classified Professional Development Committee Representatives

Coastline Community CollegeKaren Conlisk​​x 16355​
kconlisk@coastline.edu
Coastline Community CollegeMeg Yanalunasx 16752
myanalunas@coastline.edu
DistrictAngela BellX 84712
abell@mail.cccd.edu
Orange Coast College Lynn Buller
Chair
x 25195 
lschramm@occ.cccd.edu
Golden West CollegePatricia Scaplen

​x 58379
pscaplen@gwc.cccd.edu

Golden West CollegeJeff Fontenotx 55068 
jfontenot@gwc.cccd.edu​
Orange Coast CollegeSusan Aubex 25053
saube@occ.cccd.edu
Orange Coast College Frank Fonseca Jr.714-328-8271
ffonsecajr@occ.cccd.edu​