Appendix F: Distance Education Program Being Planned

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SUBMIT DATE:05/30/2013 
Constituent Institution:NC A&T University 
CIP Discipline Specialty Title:Electronics Technology 
CIP Discipline Specialty Number:15.0399 
Exact Title of the Proposed Program:BS in Electronics Technology 
Exact Degree Abbreviation:BS 
Date of Initiation:01/2/2014 
Will this sequence of courses be completely individual access (e.g., Internet, videocassette)? NO 
If "yes," what will be the mode of delivery?Off-campus (onsite supplemented by online) 
If "no," list proposed sites.

Randolph Community College.

If short-based, length of time to complete the prog (e.g., 1 year, 18 mos.):Ongoing 

SACS/COC substantive change questions (1=Procedure One; 2=Procedure Two)

Site-based (where the instructor is present):

Is the institution initiating instruction where the student may earn more than 25% and less than 50% of credits toward a degree at a site 30 miles or more from the campus? (2) YES 
Is the institution initiating an (additional) off-campus site at which students may earn at least 50% of an educational program? (1) NO 
Is the institution adding significantly different degree programs at a currently approved site? (2) NO 
Distance learning (where instructor and student are geographically separated):
Is the institution offering its first credit courses via technology-based instruction by which students can obtain at least 25% of credits toward a degree program? (2) NO 
Is the institution expanding a previously reported program from less than 50% of credits to 50% or more of a degree program? (2) NO 
Is the institution adding a significantly different program from previously reported programs offered via technology-based instruction? (2) NO 
Does this action constitute a substantive change? If so, by what date should SACS be notified?  
1. Briefly describe the proposed program and intended audience.

This program allows students entering the community college to have the option of taking courses at the community college while taking NC A&T courses at the same time. This is a dual enrollment model, but allows the student to stay in their community and earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Technology from North Carolina A&T State University. In addition, we currently have an approved on-line BS Electronics Technology degree.

2. Describe the proposed instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-site instruction by faculty, interactive video, Internet, etc.).


The instructional delivery method for the program will consist of a combination of on-line, off-campus instruction, and streaming video.


3. Describe need for the program (referencing results of surveys or special studies).


No other institutions public or private are offering a similar program in the location. All the programs being offered are very different from the proposed BS Electronics degree.     This program would be part of the University Center of Randolph Community College that has been developed in order for other institutions to bring their programs to the residents of Randolph County. 


4. Projected total annual enrollment:
Year 1:15 
Year 2:20 
Year 3:25 
Year 4:30 
Year 5:35 
his intent to plan a new distance education degree program (or program site) has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus committees and authorities.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Contact Name:Clay Gloster 
Contact Title:Interim Associate Dean, School of Technology