CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF MUSIC - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

0: POLICIES & PROCEDURES MANUAL OVERVIEW

1: MISSION AND VISION
   1.1 - MISSION, VISION AND OBJECTIVES
   1.2 - INSTITUTIONAL GOALS
   1.3 - STRATEGIC PLAN
   1.4 - CHARTER AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
   1.5 - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
   1.6 - FACULTY AND STAFF HANDBOOK
   1.7 - GENERAL CATALOG
   1.8 - AREAS OF PRIMARY EMPHASIS
   1.9 - INSTITUTION NAME, LOGO, AND STYLE GUIDE
   1.10 - OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND ONLINE PRESENCE
   1.11 - CULTURE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
   1.12 - PROGRAM PURPOSES

2: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
   2.1 - CODE OF CONDUCT
   2.2 - EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM AND KEY STAFF MEMBERS
   2.3 - FACILITIES AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT
   2.4 - HUMAN RESOURCES
   2.5 - REGISTRAR
   2.6 - MEETINGS AND COMMITTEES
   2.7 - FIELD TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
   2.8 - ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
   2.9 - COMPLIANCE AND DISCLOSURES
   2.10 - ACCREDITATION
   2.11 - APPROVED ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS

3: FINANCES
   3.0 - FINANCIAL PLANS & BUDGETING
   3.1 - TUITION AND FEES
   3.2 - STUDENT TUITION PAYMENT
   3.3 - DOCUMENTING FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
   3.4 - STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND
   3.5 - FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
   3.6 - EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
   3.7 - CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
   3.8 - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

4: ACADEMICS AND CURRICULA
   4.0 - CURRICULAR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
   4.1 - PROGRAM OUTLINES
   4.2 - COURSE INFORMATION
   4.3 - REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS
   4.4 - PRIVATE LESSONS AND JURIES
   4.5 - PERFORMANCES AND RECORDINGS
   4.6 - LIBRARY
   4.7 - WORKSHOPS
   4.8 - ARTIST CLINIC SERIES
   4.9 - COPYRIGHT COMPLIANCE
   4.10 - GRADUATION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
   4.11 - MAXIMUM TIMEFRAME FOR COMPLETION

5: INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY
   5.0 - SYLLABUS DELIVERY
   5.1 - STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING METHODOLOGY
   5.2 - CLASSES AND SCHEDULING
   5.3 - STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO
   5.4 - IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUAL LEARNING DIFFERENCES
   5.5 - STUDENT EXTERNSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
   5.6 - GUEST SPEAKERS
   5.7 - INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

6: INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL
   6.1 - INSTRUCTOR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
   6.2 - INSTRUCTOR ORIENTATION
   6.3 - TRAINING IN TEACHING METHODOLOGY
   6.4 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING
   6.5 - ACADEMIC RANK
   6.6 - OFFICE HOURS
   6.7 - SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTORS
   6.8 - FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES

7: ADMISSIONS
   7.0 - ADVERTISING AND STUDENT RECRUITMENT
   7.1 - ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES
   7.2 - AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
   7.3 - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VISA PROCESS AND TRACKING
   7.4 - ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT
   7.5 - MATRICULATION AND STUDENT ORIENTATION
   7.6 - PLACEMENT EXAMINATIONS
   7.7 - TRANSFER OF CREDIT
   7.8 - STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
   7.9 - INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES OR SPECIAL NEEDS
   7.10 - ADMISSIONS TRAINING MANUAL

8: STUDENT SERVICES
   8.0 - STUDENT SERVICES OFFERED
   8.1 - STUDENT HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION
   8.2 - STUDENT ADVISEMENT
   8.3 - MENTORING PROGRAM
   8.4 - STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
   8.5 - STUDENT WORK-STUDY
   8.6 - EXTRA-CURRICULAR OFFERINGS
   8.7 - CONCERTS AND EVENTS
   8.8 - EXCURSIONS AND FIELD TRIPS
   8.9 - ALUMNI NETWORK
   8.10 - CAREER DEVELOPMENT
   8.11 - STUDENT SERVICES TRAINING MANUAL

9: EVALUATION
   9.1 - SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
   9.2 - STUDENT ATTENDANCE
   9.3 - GRADING AND STUDENT ASSESSMENT
   9.4 - STUDENT FEEDBACK
   9.5 - GRADUATION ASSESSMENT
   9.6 - TRACKING COMPLETIONS AND PLACEMENTS
   9.7 - STUDENT EXIT INTERVIEWS
   9.8 - FACULTY AND STAFF PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
   9.9 - INSTRUCTOR COURSE EVALUATION
   9.10 - STUDENT RETENTION
   9.11 - ACADEMIC PROBATION AND EXPULSION

_
_

_
_

0: POLICIES & PROCEDURES MANUAL OVERVIEW

POLICY: The Policies and Procedures Manual of the California College of Music shall contain all institutional policies approved by the Board of Directors for the governance of the institution. These policies act as the basis for procedures and rules developed by the administration and used to manage the operation of the institution. As needed, each policy and procedure may also contain directives regarding purposes, periodic revision, methods and timing of publication, sources of evidence documenting implementation, assessment of outcomes of successfully implemented policy, and/or monitoring actions to ensure policies are implemented.

POLICY is general in nature, adopted by the Board, and establishes what is to be accomplished by the College. PURPOSES clarify the reason for the existence of policy. PROCEDURES and RULES define more specifically how policy is to be realized or implemented, and/or who is responsible for implementation. By definition, POLICY (what shall be done) is the domain of the Board of Directors, while PROCEDURE, RULE, REVISION, and PUBLICATION (how to do it) as well as EVIDENCE, OUTCOMES, and MONITORING (how to evaluate it) are all in the realm of the administration.

Board policies tend to be considered permanent and static, unchanging over time. However, at certain times policies may be subject to change for compliance with applicable law or with best practices, and for applicability to the institution. This Manual is not a substitute for state or federal codes which apply to the operation of private postsecondary educational institutions within the state of California. Indeed, legal statutes that bind the college are policies and/or procedures that must be followed by the institution in order to ensure full compliance with the law.

PURPOSES: The purposes of the Policies and Procedures Manual are (1) to clearly communicate the College’s policies and procedures; and (2) to support the efficient and effective application of our efforts in support of the Mission Statement of the College and the accomplishment of our Institutional Goals.

REVISION: The Policies and Procedures Manual is a living document which shall be reviewed and revised biennally during the Summer quarter, as well as whenever there is a perceived need for (1) the implementation of new policies or (2) the improvement of the operations of the College. Proposed changes or additions to the Policies and Procedures Manual may be submitted to the Dean or President at any time. Proposed changes must be submitted in writing, with a written explanation of the reason(s) for the proposed change(s). If a circumstance arises that is not covered by the Manual, faculty/staff members are encouraged to report it in writing.

PROCEDURE: The Dean appoints members of the administration to a Policy & Procedures Review Committee every other Summer quarter, who provide a written report on suggested changes or additions to the Manual.

PUBLICATION: The Policies and Procedures Manual [IP-00] is considered an internal document, the singular institutional asset that guides all College operations and acts as the source for all other documents including the Mission Statement [IP-01], the Institutional Goals [IP-02], the Strategic Plan [IP-03], the Charter [IP-04], the Organizational Chart [IP-05], the General Catalog [IP-06], and the Faculty and Staff Handbook [IP-07]. It guides all College operations. It shall be published once biennally during every other Fall quarter in physical and digital forms, and made available to any faculty or staff member who wishes to review it.

EVIDENCE: Policies and Procedures Manual [IP-00], available at the Administrative Office, as well as online at the password-protected address http://www.ccmcollege.com/policy/

OUTCOMES: The College has a structural blueprint, a descriptive source material to guide its future development as well as its day-to-day operations.

Policy Area & Number: Policies & Procedures 0.0 (PP 0.0)
Adopted 20170725; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

RELATED DOCUMENTS/FORMS:
Policies and Procedures Manual [IP-00]_
Mission Statement [IP-01]_
Institutional Goals [IP-02]_
Strategic Plan [IP-03]_
Charter [IP-04]_
Organizational Chart [IP-05]_
Faculty and Staff Handbook [IP-06]_
General Catalog [IP-07] _
_

_
_

1: MISSION AND VISION

   1.1 - MISSION, VISION AND OBJECTIVES
   1.2 - INSTITUTIONAL GOALS
   1.3 - STRATEGIC PLAN
   1.4 - CHARTER AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
   1.5 - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
   1.6 - FACULTY AND STAFF HANDBOOK
   1.7 - GENERAL CATALOG
   1.8 - AREAS OF PRIMARY EMPHASIS
   1.9 - INSTITUTION NAME, LOGO, AND STYLE GUIDE
   1.10 - OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND ONLINE PRESENCE
   1.11 - CULTURE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
   1.12 - PROGRAM PURPOSES
_
_

§ 1.1 - MISSION, VISION AND OBJECTIVES

POLICY: The administration shall keep and maintain statements of the College's institutional mission, vision, and objectives. These statements shall be the living constitution for the College, define our institution's reason for existence, and serve as the structural blueprint for all College activities. They should be understood and kept in mind by all faculty, staff, and students at all times. They should be reviewed and evaluated regularly, and revised whenever necessary by the Board of Directors at the suggestion of the Dean. In their actions and statements, the faculty and staff members of the College should seek to uphold the mission, vision, and purposes of the College wherever possible, and evaluate themselves according to the framework they provide.

PROCEDURE: The statement of Mission, Vision, and Objectives [IP-01] shall be introduced to each new faculty or staff member during their orientation, then periodically reviewed at every Quarterly Faculty Meeting and every Weekly Staff Meeting. The Mission, Vision, and Purposes shall be introduced to new students at their Student Orientation.

RULE: The Mission, Vision, and Objectives of the California College of Music are as follows:

"Our mission is to educate musicians effectively, empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to express themselves dynamically through modern popular music.

Our vision is to create an inspiring, diverse, and inclusive higher education space in which students, faculty, and members of the community may gather together to study, create, perform, record, and share music.

STUDY: When we study modern popular music, we research the techniques that have shaped music that has had wide appeal across contemporary populations through its inherent memetic value. Institutional assets such as our Anthology of Popular Music, our Library and Record Collection, our Ensemble Repertoire Lists, and our Chord Symbology Style Guide exist in order to guide, model, and inform experiential and explorative processes without seeking to restrict or delimit the popular music space.

CREATE: When we compose new music, we create unique artistic capital which has the power to transform lives both economically and emotionally. We pledge to respect all forms of intellectual property regardless of style or content, and remain non-judgemental towards the process and product of others.

PERFORM: When we perform popular music, we engage openly with a public listenership in an attempt to connect over shared human experience. We pledge to seek new avenues for live performance that question existing models, trouble the status quo where necessary, and connect audiences of disparate backgrounds across temporal and geographical boundaries.

RECORD: We believe that the primary performance space for modern popular music is the recording studio. The recorded master is the truest representation of an original composition meant for mass appeal, and therefore we seek to provide excellent studio spaces for sonic experimentation and invention in which new musical recordings can be arranged, engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered. Through outstanding mentorship in studio craft, etiquette, and process, all of our students develop recorded material meant to catalyze their musical futures.

SHARE: As Nietzche famously wrote, "Without music life would be a mistake." Indeed, access to music and the other arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life. Popular music has the power to incite happiness and enjoyment of life, enrich and sustain our individual lives, create community, and even to help heal and forgive. At the end of the day, as scholars of popular music, we recognize that our music exists not only for our fellow musicians and academics to analyze and consume, but for all people everywhere (including non-musicians) to enjoy and integrate into their lives. For this reason, the sharing and wide distribution of our music is essential, and we must examine the evolving modalities in which music is successfully disseminated in the modern age."

REVISION: The Mission, Vision, and Objectives shall be evaluated at every Quarterly Faculty Meeting and every Weekly Staff Meeting, and faculty/staff members are encouraged to raise any suggestions or concerns with respect to the Mission, Vision, and Objectives verbally at that time. If a majority consensus approves of a suggested change to the Mission, Vision, and/or Purposes, a faculty or staff member shall be nominated to submit the written suggestion for modification to the Mission Statement to the Dean, who will introduce the suggestion to the Board of Directors for their approval.

PUBLICATION: The Mission, Vision, and Objectives shall be published within the Policies & Procedures Manual, General Catalog, Faculty & Staff Handbook, and on the College Website, www.ccmcollege.com. The Mission, Vision, and Values shall be visibly posted in the Foyer, Administration Office, Dean's Office, and on the College's main Bulletin Board.

EVIDENCE: Policies & Procedures Manual [IP-00], Faculty & Staff Handbook [IP-06], General Catalog [IP-07], Official Website [IP-10], Administration Office Posting [IP-01], Foyer Posting, Dean's Office Posting, Bulletin Board Posting, Weekly Staff Meeting Agendas & Minutes [AF-20], Quarterly Faculty Meeting Agendas & Minutes [AF-21], etc.

OUTCOMES: The Mission, Vision, and Purposes of the California College of Music are understood by all who come in contact with the institution. They serve to clarify and inform all institutional processes.

Policy Area & Number: Mission & Vision 1.1 (MV 1.1)
Adopted 20170725; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_

§ 1.2 - INSTITUTIONAL GOALS

POLICY: In order to achieve its mission, further its vision, and uphold its values as defined in its statement of Mission, Vision, and Objectives (MV 1.1), the California College of Music shall identify and maintain a set of general institutional goals which shall be reviewed annually for their relevance to the mission, and updated or revised if necessary. The institutional goals should be understood by all faculty and staff members.

PROCEDURE: The Institutional Goals [IP-02] shall be introduced to all faculty/staff members during their orientation and reviewed at weekly staff meetings and quarterly faculty meetings.

RULE: The current Institutional Goals of the California College of Music are as follows:

1. Increase Enrollment, Retention, and Completion - To recruit and matriculate students effectively through promotion and advertisement; to limit attrition through excellent student services, academic advisement, career development, and social programs; and to maintain a high rate of certificate program completion and degree program graduation.

2. Maintain Financial Stability & Prosperity - To maintain financial stability and prosperity through increasing student enrollment, institutional fundraising efforts, and sound fiscal planning.

3. Strive for Academic Excellence - To effectively prepare students to express themselves dynamically in the field of popular music through rigorous curricular programs delivered by pedigreed, professional faculty members within an inclusive and supportive scholarly environment.

4. Continue to Enhance the Facility, Technology, and Brand Recognition - To continually make improvements to the College facility where budget permits; to keep classroom and studio technology robust and current in order to support student learning; to standardize all College imagery and maintain consistent high production value in all College content; and to disseminate the current College branding in order to enhance reputation and build brand recognition.

5. Support Alumni Networking and Career Development - To maintain a network of completed students, prospective and current students, faculty/staff, community music lovers, and music industry employers for the purpose of connecting like-minded musicians and facilitating music-related collaborations, employment opportunities, and careers for alumni, including international students on optional practical training.

6. Conduct Effective Self-Evaluation - To regularly conduct constructive evaluations of all College programs, courses, student learning outcomes, activities, and faculty and staff member performance, and to formulate new goals, objectives, and stategies based on evaluatory data and findings, so that the efficacy of the College's programs may continue to increase.

7. Achieve and Maintain Accreditation - To achieve and maintain institutional membership within the National Association of Schools of Music (an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education) and cultivate positive professional relationships with all N.A.S.M. representatives.

REVISION: The Institutional Goals [IP-02] shall be reviewed annually in the Fall quarter, during the creation of the annual Strategic Plan [IP-03], which is published in the Winter quarter on a calendar year basis.

PUBLICATION: The Institutional Goals [IP-02] shall be published at the beginning of each calendar year within the Strategic Plan [IP-03], as well as in the Policies & Procedures Manual [IP-00] and the Faculty & Staff Handbook [IP-06].

EVIDENCE: Institutional Goals [IP-02], Strategic Plan [IP-03], Policies & Procedures Manual [IP-00], Faculty & Staff Handbook [IP-06].

OUTCOMES: All College faculty and staff members understand the specific Institutional Goals, which informs their work.

Policy Area & Number: Mission & Vision 1.2 (MV 1.2)
Adopted 20170725; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_

§ 1.3 - STRATEGIC PLAN

POLICY: The administration shall target and expound upon the College's Institutional Goals (§ 1.2) through clearly defined objectives and action items presented in a Strategic Plan, published annually. The Strategic Plan shall include critical planning for goal achievement which addresses both short-term and long-term objectives.

PROCEDURE: Operational plans are developed and periodically updated by the Dean with input from key staff members. Short-term plans are made which apply to those operational concerns that require immediate attention. Long-term plans deal with overall strategic issues. During weekly administrative staff meetings, the Dean consults directly with the Directors and other staff members to obtain suggestions for change, both short-term and long-term. The Strategic Plan is considered a living document, and may be modified at the discretion of the President and/or Dean at any time. The College's planning policies and practices both direct and demonstrate strategies for institutional effectiveness. Dialogue regarding the improvement of institutional effectiveness occurs in an ongoing and systematic cycle of evaluation, integrated planning, resource allocation, implementation, and re-evaluation.

To summarize the planning model: The College's statements of Mission, Vision, and Objectives describe the services the College promises to provide to the community. As such, these statements are the touchstone for the entire planning process. The College uses these statements to assess its current status and anticipate future challenges in a long-term educational master plan. The College’s Strategic Plan contains the long-term strategic objectives or goals to be accomplished over the next five years. These long-terms plans are drivers of the College’s short-term strategic plans. The College’s short-term plans contain the strategic objectives or goals to be accomplished over the next one to two years. The College mobilizes its resources to implement its plans. The college assesses progress on the strategic objectives and makes adjustments in action steps as needed to continue the college’s forward movement in fulfilling its mission.

Policy Type & Number: Mission & Vision 1.3 (MV 1.3)
Adopted 20170725; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_

§ 1.4 - CHARTER AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

POLICY: The Charter of the California College of Music shall define the objects, powers, officers and statutory bodies of the College, including its Board of Directors. The Charter first adopted by the Board of Directors on May 5, 2016 defines the College as a preparatory institute for professional careers in the popular music industry, and includes the institution's organizational framework as well as such fundamental powers as those of awarding degrees.

_
_

§ 1.5 - ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

POLICY: Based on the organizational framework defined within the Charter, the Dean shall create and maintain an organizational chart that delineates the hierarchy of faculty and staff positions within the institution.

PROCEDURE: The Organizational Chart [IP-05] is created and maintained by the Dean and/or his/her designees. In the case that the Dean has delegated the work of creating or revising the organizational chart, the Dean must approve any final version for publication.

PUBLICATION: The Organizational Chart [IP-05] is published as an addendum to the Faculty & Staff Handbook [IP-06] .

REVISION: The Organizational Chart [IP-05] shall be updated whenever necessary in order to be responsive to the size and scope of the institution. The Organizational Chart [IP-05] shall be reviewed and, if necessary, revised during the biennial Policies and Procedures Manual Review.

EVIDENCE: Organizational Chart [IP-05], Faculty and Staff Handbook [IP-06].

OUTCOMES: All faculty and staff members understand the organizational structure of the College through familiarity with the Organizational Chart.

Policy Type & Number: Mission & Vision 1.5 (MV 1.5)
Adopted 20170725; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_

§ 1.6 - FACULTY AND STAFF HANDBOOK

POLICY: The College shall maintain a comprehensive and effective Faculty and Staff Handbook [IP-06], to be revised and published biennally on the same schedule as the Policies and Procedures Manual [IP-00]. The purpose of the Faculty and Staff Handbook shall be to provide faculty/staff members with a convenient reference document containing the College policies most pertinent to them. The language used shall be informal enough to clearly and directly communicate the gist of institutional policies and procedures effectively. All faculty/staff members shall receive a physical and digital copy of the Faculty and Staff Handbook during their Orientation (see § 2.5 and § 6.2), and shall sign an Acknowledgement of Receipt and Understanding of the Faculty and Staff Handbook [AF-11]. The Policies and Procedures Manual [IP-00] shall remain the definitive and final word on official College policy; if at any time the two documents conflict, the official policy contained in the Policies and Procedures Manual shall be followed and the Faculty and Staff Handbook updated to correctly reflect official College policy.

EVIDENCE: Signed copies of the Acknowledgement of Receipt and Understanding of the Faculty & Staff Handbook Form [AF-11]

Policy Type & Number: Mission & Vision 1.6 (MV 1.6)
Adopted 20170725; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_

§ 1.7 - GENERAL CATALOG

POLICY: The administration shall carefully assemble and publish a General Catalog annually which shall provide both prospective and current students with all necessary and relevant information about College programs and institutional policies.

RULE: The General Catalog [IP-07] shall contain, at a minimum, all accurate and current information relating to programs offered, admissions policies and procedures, audition requirements, transfer of credits, tuition and fees, financial aid, student life and services, registrar and transcripts, equipment and facilities, general policies, academic policies, job placement, faculty biographies, as well as any disclosures required by state or federal law.

PROCEDURE: The General Catalog shall be reviewed and updated annually during the Spring and Summer quarters. The General Catalog Committee, appointed annually by the Dean at the beginning of the Spring quarter, shall execute the task of reviewing and updating the catalog. This update shall be completed not later than September 1, at which time the Dean and Director of Administration shall review the updated catalog for accuracy and make any necessary changes.

REVISION: Updates to the General Catalog made after its annual publication, with regard to changes in educational programs, educational services, policies, or procedures, shall be immediately provided to students through memoranda, as well as inserted as supplements accompanying the General Catalog until such time as they are fully integrated within the text of the General Catalog. Faculty/staff members or students with recommendations for material to be included or reviewed in the General Catalog should submit their suggestions in writing to the Director of Administration.

PUBLICATION: The General Catalog shall be published annually not later than Student Orientation Day in the Fall quarter, in both physical and digital formats.

EVIDENCE: Physical copies of the General Catalog available at the Administrative Office. Digital copies of the General Catalog available on the Official Website, as well as distributed over email or on promotional flash drives.

OUTCOMES: Prospective and current students and parents are well-informed about all pertinent College policies, procedures, dates, deadlines, and courses.

Policy Type & Number: Mission & Vision 1.7 (MV 1.7)
Adopted 20170725; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_

§ 1.8 - AREAS OF PRIMARY EMPHASIS

POLICY: A defined instrumental or musical area of primary emphasis is crucial to a student's musical development. A student entering any program at California College of Music must select one of the following seven primary emphases:

1. Voice
2. Guitar
3. Bass
4. Drums
5. Piano/Keyboards
6. Singer-Songwriter
7. Writer-Producer

The emphases shall be listed in this order whenever possible. New instrumental or musical emphases may be added by the Dean at his/her discretion upon the recommendation of the faculty.

PROCEDURE: All students at California College of Music are required to define their primary area of emphasis during matriculation (see Enrollment Agreement). The programs at California College of Music are geared towards musicians who perform primarily on voice, guitar, bass drums, or piano/keyboards, or consider themselves singer-songwriters or writer-producers. See § 7.17 Changing Primary Instrumental Emphasis.

RULE: The language definining each of the emphases shall be as follows:

Voice: Our rigorous courses emphasize vocal technique, thorough ear training, fluency in harmony, accurate pitch, stylistic phrasing, songwriting, and repertoire selection. During your time at CCM, your overall musicianship will quickly be strengthened, equipping you with the skills to become a highly capable, adaptable singer in today’s diverse music industry. Through intensive ensemble work and individualized private lessons, you’ll refine your unique artistic identity and develop a powerful stage presence as a vocalist. Receiving personalized instruction in contemporary music styles including pop, rock, R&B, jazz, and gospel will prepare you for live performance and studio work in the music business. You will perform frequently alongside your fellow voice majors as well as our world-renowned faculty members, who have deep experience the music industry and in academia. They will serve you as supportive mentors, guiding you in all aspects of modern music including performance, recording, songwriting & composition, and business savvy.

Guitar: The guitar performance curriculum at CCM is designed to develop excellent fretboard technique, appropriate stylistic vocabulary, fluency in harmony, improvisational confidence, and songwriting ability. Through frequent comprehensive ensemble work and personalized private lessons, you’ll develop your abilities as both an impressive lead guitarist and a strong rhythm player. Receiving individual instruction in contemporary guitar styles including pop, rock, R&B, jazz, and gospel will prepare you for live performance and studio work in the music business. You will perform frequently alongside your fellow guitar majors as well as our world-renowned faculty members, who have deep experience the music industry and in academia. They will serve you as supportive mentors, guiding you in all aspects of modern guitar playing including performance, recording, songwriting & composition, business savvy, and how to design and manipulate pedal boards, multi-effects, and different amplifiers to achieve a variety of great-sounding tones.

Bass: The bass performance curriculum at CCM is designed to develop excellent fretboard technique, a refined sense of groove and rhythmic specificity, the confidence to improvise tasteful walking basslines, and absolute fluency in harmony and theory. Every bass student at CCM emerges as a proficient, adaptable electric bass player, capable of meeting the needs of today’s diverse music industry. Through frequent ensemble performance and personalized private lessons, you’ll develop your abilities as both a supportive band member and a bass soloist. You’ll receive clear instruction in contemporary styles including pop, rock, R&B, jazz, and gospel, preparing you for both live performance and studio recording work. Our world-renowned faculty members will serve you as supportive mentors, guiding you in all aspects of contemporary bass playing including performance, recording, improvisation, and business savvy. Here at CCM you’ll participate in an engaging hands-on education that constantly challenges you to take your talent to new heights. CCM is the smartest first step on your journey towards becoming a pro bassist.

Drums: The drum performance curriculum at CCM is designed to develop excellent technique on the drumset, mastery of grooves common in popular styles, unwavering tempo, accurate sight-reading, and perfect “pocket,” enabling you to excel in a variety of musical contexts. By performing as the primary timekeeper for our various ensembles, you’ll gain the skills and experience to accept nearly any gig or recording session with confidence. Through our extensive drum technique courses, groove labs, and personalized private lessons, our talented instructors will help you achieve a highly nuanced sense of time and feel. You will perform frequently alongside your fellow guitar majors as well as our world-renowned faculty members, who have deep experience the music industry and in academia. They will serve you as supportive mentors, guiding you in all styles of modern drumming including rock, funk, jazz, blues, Latin, & more.

Piano/Keyboards: The piano/keyboard performance curriculum at CCM is designed to develop superb technical ability, appropriate stylistic vocabulary, fluency in harmony and theory, excellent sight-reading, and improvisational confidence. Vladimir Horowitz said, “The piano is the easiest instrument to play in the beginning, and the hardest to master in the end.” At CCM, we hold the thorough classical tradition of piano pedagogy in high reverence, while valuing the piano as a versatile and expressive “master instrument” that can be powerful and practical in almost any musical style. We will teach you how to unlock its secrets and harness it’s potential in the modern popular music industry.

Policy Type & Number: Mission & Vision 1.8 (MV 1.8)
Adopted: 20170725; Reviewed: 20170725; Revised: 20170725

_
_

§ 1.9 - INSTITUTION NAME, LOGO, AND STYLE GUIDE

§ 1.9.1 - INSTITUTION NAME

POLICY: This institution shall only operate under the name "California College of Music." In officially sanctioned text copy and language, once the full institution name has been stated at least once, the abbreviation "CCM" may be used as shorthand to represent the full institution name.

§ 1.9.2 - INSTITUTION LOGO

POLICY: For consistency of branding, the officially adopted logo of California College of Music shall be the only logo or stylization of the institution name used in all promotional materials. Retired logos shall not be used in current promotional materials. Their continued existence in previously published materials is acceptable, but every effort should be made to coordinate current branding when possible. Additional logos or designs may appear on t-shirts or other promotional merchandise as necessary for aesthetic variety.

RULE: The current officially adopted logo appears below:

§ 1.9.3 - INSTITUTION STYLE GUIDE

POLICY: The College shall maintain a consistent style guide which defines the aesthetic elements which shall be present in all printed and digital media produced by the College for advertising, marketing, promotional, and representative purposes.

RULE: The current officially adopted Style Guide [IP-09] consists of the following elements:

Basic design scheme: Retro-futuristic "album cover" style artwork

Basic color pallette: Pink to orange gradients, purple to blue gradients.

Basic fonts for headers: Lazer 84, Helvetica (lowercase)

Basic font for paragraph text: Franklin Gothic Book

Basic font for web text: Roboto

Basic font for web navigation: Roboto

Basic photography guidelines: Only focused, clean, attractive photographs. Stock photos may be used where necessary to maintain a high production value across any student photographs. Authentic student photographs should only be used when the aesthetic value meets a high standard, to the discretion of the Dean and the Board of Directors.

REVISION: Once annually, the faculty and staff shall review the institution name, logo, and style guide to determine whether any aspect needs to be updated for freshness or pop culture relevance. If a majority present in a faculty or staff meeting deems a revision to the name, logo, or style guide is necessary, they may nominate a faculty/staff member to submit a written suggestion to the Dean, who may choose to pass the suggestion on to the Board of Directors for approval or denial. The Dean or any Director may make written suggestions regarding the name, logo, and/or style guide to the Board of Directors at any time.

MONITORING: The Director of Administration assures all published materials (both printed and digitally-released) only bear the authorized name or abbreviated name of the institution, the correct logo, and aesthetic elements of the current style guide.

EVIDENCE: All institutional documents, advertising and promotional materials, merchandising, business cards, Official Website, and college-published texts.

OUTCOMES: The institution is consistently identified and branded, in all printed and digital media. Brand recognition and valuation increases over time. Branding may be reset when members of the institution perceive a need for a new aesthetic definition.

Policy Type & Number: Mission & Vision 1.9 (MV 1.9)
Adopted 20160516; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_

§ 1.10 - OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND ONLINE PRESENCE

POLICY: The administration shall create and maintain an official institutional website as well as a general online presence for the College. The official website shall contain, at a minimum, all pertinent information necessary for prospective students and interested members of the public to gain a clear understanding of the College's purpose, programs, and activities. The general online presence shall be in keeping with the adopted and favored social communication platforms of the time.

§ 1.10.1 - OFFICIAL WEBSITE

PROCEDURE: The official institutional website of the California College of Music shall be found at the URL https://www.ccmcollege.com. The website shall be developed by the Director of Administration and/or his/her designees, in conjuction with staff members within the outreach and marketing department to the satisfaction of the Dean. Technical matters shall be handled by information technology staff members under the supervision of the Director of Administration, in consultation with the Music Technology Department Chair or other qualified personnel identified by the Dean.

RULE: The official website shall contain information including but not limited to: overview, mission statement, facilities, academic calendar, contact information, online store, frequently asked questions, programs offered, instrumental emphases, admissions policies, audition requirements, international student information, transfer policies, tuition and fees, financial aid, student housing, faculty biographies, links to all publically available or legally-required institutional documents, alumni network, current college events, and the Online Application for Admission.

§ 1.10.2 - ONLINE PRESENCE

PROCEDURE: In an effort to establish a positive general online presence, the College shall seek to promote its purpose, programs, and activities through any and all popularly embraced social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Skype, Keystone, Google Adwords, etc. These efforts towards maintenance of an excellent online presence shall directly support and steer traffic towards the major elements of the official website, particularly the programs offered and the Online Application for Admissions.

§ 1.10 – OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND ONLINE PRESENCE (cont.)

REVISION: Suggestions for inclusions on the website or reports of errors within the website or the College's online presence may be submitted by anyone at any time, and should be directed to [email protected]

EVIDENCE: The currently functional official website at https://www.ccmcollege.com. The official College accounts at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Articles about the College and program descriptions on various websites including Wikipedia, SchoolApply, StudyInternational, Keystone Academic Solutions, etc.

OUTCOMES: Prospective students and the general public are well-informed about the College's purpose, programs, and activities through an excellent and well-maintained official website that serves as its main promotional hub, and its online presence at the various popularly embraced social media, journals, and other online sources.

Policy Type & Number: Mission & Vision 1.10 (MV 1.10)
Adopted 20170725; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_

§ 1.11 - CULTURE OF INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

POLICY: Members of the College community shall seek to foster a culture of inclusion and diversity wherever possible. The administration shall develop rules and procedures meant to bring the culture of inclusion and diversity to life.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Equal Opportunity Employment - California College of Music provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training, social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis. CCM will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities with regard to any aspect of their employment. CCM is committed to complying with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its related Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. CCM recognizes that some individuals with disabilities may require accommodations at work. If you are currently disabled or become disabled during your employment you should contact your manager to discuss reasonable accommodations that may enable you to perform the essential functions of your job.

RULE: Sensitivity to Diversity - Diversity is a core value of California College of Music, at the heart of our culture of inclusion. We have successfully educated students from more than 30 countries, thereby creating global bridges for the sharing and development of popular music. Our institution pledges to serve as an ally to all marginalized peoples, including those facing socioeconomic challenges, the LGBTQIA community, and learners with disabilities or special needs.

HISTORY: The halls of California College of Music are graced with light from the luminaries who have educated our alumni and shaped our vision over the past two decades. Individuals we consider legendary within the development of our institution include Reggie Dozier, Wayne Henderson, Bill Ford, Oren Waters, Darryl Moore, Kevin Dorsey, Dee Dee Myers, Uros Raskovski, Christopher Fazzi, M.M., David Enos, Kevin King, and Dr. Steve Martinez. Our current Dean & Chief Academic Officer, Daniel Brummel, M.M. seeks to uphold the vision and continue the momentum these legends have bequeathed to our institution.

Policy Type & Number: Mission & Vision 1.11 (MV 1.11)
Adopted 20170725; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_

§ 1.12 - PROGRAM PURPOSES

POLICY: The administration shall develop, define, and publish a coherent and specific set of purposes for each program offered by the College.

PROCEDURE: The Dean and/or the Director of Education shall craft each set of program purposes in conjunction with the Program Chairs where possible, which the Dean shall submit to the Board of Directors for final approval. The Dean, Director of Education, and/or the Program Chair shall seek the input of all teaching faculty members within a given program on their program's purposes.

RULE: The purposes for each program offered by the College are given in the following sections:

§ 1.12.1 - MUSIC PERFORMANCE TRACK PURPOSES
§ 1.12.2 - SINGER-SONGWRITER TRACK PURPOSES
§ 1.12.3 - WRITER-PRODUCER TRACK PURPOSES
§ 1.12.4 - PREPARATORY QUARTER PURPOSES

--

§ 1.12.1 - MUSIC PERFORMANCE TRACK PURPOSES

§ 1.12.1.1 - APPRENTICE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM PURPOSES

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Apprentice in Music Performance (2 quarters, 30 credits, 6 months) is a foundational program designed for students to begin to amass the knowledge, skills, and confidence to express themselves through modern popular music.

PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Apprentice in Music Performance program are:

to establish a basic level of instrumental or vocal performance ability;
to provide multiple public performance opportunities in ensembles;
to establish basic keyboard knowledge;
to instill a foundational understanding of music theory;
to develop fundamental aural skills, including the ability to recognize intervals and triads and transcribe simple melodies;
to establish basic abilities in the analysis of popular music and blues structures;
to instill a fundamental understanding of rhythm;
to develop the basic ability to relate sound to music notation;
to introduce the requisite skills for self-expression through popular music.

§ 1.12.1.2 - CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM PURPOSES

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Certificate in Music Performance program (4 quarters, 60 credits, 12 months) is designed to equip students with a substantial amount of the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to express themselves through modern popular music.

PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Certificate in Music Performance program are:

to establish an intermediate level of instrumental or vocal performance ability;
to provide multiple public performance opportunities in ensembles;
to develop an understanding of music technology and basic skills in a digital audio workstation;
to provide multiple studio recording session experiences;
to develop a comprehension of the history of American popular music;
to develop the ability to improvise within popular music structures;
to develop fluency in music theory, including notational skills and an understanding of advanced harmonic structures;
to develop strong aural skills, including extended chord recognition and the ability to transcribe harmonic progressions;
to instill a nuanced understanding of rhythm and accuracy of rhythmic interpretation;
to develop the ability to sight-read and/or sight-sing music in real time;
to establish proficiency at the keyboard;
to equip students with a strong foundation for self-expression through popular music.

§ 1.12.1.3 - ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE DEGREE PROGRAM PURPOSES

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Associate of Science in Music Performance (6 quarters, 90 credits, 18 months) is a professional music degree designed for students wishing to gain commanding skill as instrumental or vocal performers and establish entry-level skills for the modern popular music industry. Graduates of this program are musicians empowered with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to express themselves dynamically through modern popular music.

PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Associate of Science in Music Performance degree program are:

to establish an advanced level of instrumental or vocal performance ability;
to provide multiple public performance opportunities in ensembles and as bandleaders;
to develop an understanding of music technology and basic skills in a digital audio workstation;
to develop studio recording abilities through multiple session experiences;
to develop a comprehension of the history of American popular music;
to develop musical arranging and directing skills;
to establish skills for effective self-promotion;
to provide experience in music video production;
to develop the ability to improvise within popular music structures;
to develop fluency in music theory, including notational skills and an understanding of advanced harmonic structures;
to develop strong aural skills, including extended chord recognition and the ability to transcribe harmonic progressions;
to instill a nuanced understanding of rhythm and accuracy of rhythmic interpretation;
to develop the ability to sight-read and/or sight-sing music in real time;
to establish proficiency at the keyboard for all musicians;
to establish entry-level skills and qualifications for careers in modern popular music;
to enable students to express themselves dynamically through popular music, as evidenced by:
a showcase of songs curated, arranged, directed, and performed by the student cohort.

WEB TEXT: The Associate of Science Degree in Music Performance (6 quarters, 90 credits) is the most in-depth and intensive program offered at CCM. Emphasizing thorough and polished musicianship, personal artistic mentoring, and preparation for the modern music industry, students in the associate degree program develop extensive practical real-world skills, creating and honing their own unique voice or playing style along the way.
Courses are taught by successful musicians with proven track records and a firm understanding of the complex expectations students will face in the industry. This rigorous 6-quarter program takes only a year and a half to complete, but in that time students are exposed to a diverse, well-rounded musical palate. Our associate degree program emphasizes thorough knowledge of musical styles and structures, technical proficiency, accuracy, and self-confidence. By graduation, students will have performed in front of live audiences, participated in recording sessions, created electronic music, and developed a portfolio to promote themselves in the music industry at large.
CCM accepts students into the Associate Degree in Music Performance program on the following instruments:

Please note: The Associate of Science Degree in Music Performance is an occupational degree and does not include general education requirements or specific preparation for study at the baccalaureate level. Our Associate Degree program is not currently available to international students.

§ 1.12.1.4 - BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN POPULAR MUSIC (PERFORMANCE) DEGREE PROGRAM PURPOSES

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Bachelor of Music (Performance) Degree Program (12 quarters, 180 credits, 36 months) is a professional music degree designed for students wishing to gain commanding skill as instrumental or vocal performers and establish professional-level skills for the modern popular music industry. Graduates of this program are musicians empowered with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to express themselves dynamically through modern popular music as well as prepared for further graduate study.

PURPOSES: The purposes of the Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree program are:

to establish an advanced level of instrumental or vocal performance ability;
to provide multiple public performance opportunities in ensembles and as bandleaders;
to develop an understanding of music technology and basic skills in a digital audio workstation;
to develop studio recording abilities through multiple session experiences;
to develop a comprehension of the history of American popular music;
to develop musical arranging and directing skills;
to establish skills for effective self-promotion in the digital realm;
to provide experience in music video production;
to develop the ability to improvise within popular music structures;
to develop fluency in music theory, including notational skills and an understanding of advanced harmonic structures;
to develop strong aural skills, including extended chord recognition and the ability to transcribe harmonic progressions;
to instill a nuanced understanding of rhythm and accuracy of rhythmic interpretation;
to develop the ability to sight-read and/or sight-sing music in real time;
to establish proficiency at the keyboard;
to establish professional-level skills and qualifications for careers in modern popular music;
to provide a general education which places student work in a cultural context, develops critical thinking and problem solving skills, and provides a foundation for making informed life choices;
to prepare students for graduate level study;
to enable students to express themselves dynamically through popular music, as evidenced by:
a large portfolio of recorded work and accompanying media, as well as showcases of songs curated, arranged, directed, and performed by the student cohort.

--

§ 1.12.2 - SINGER-SONGWRITER TRACK PURPOSES

§ 1.12.2.1 - ARTIST DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (SINGER-SONGWRITER) PROGRAM PURPOSES

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Artist Development Certificate program (4 quarters, 12 months, 60 credits) is designed to equip students with a substantial amount of the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to express themselves through modern popular music.

PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Artist Development Certificate Program are:

to establish an intermediate level of songwriting ability;
to maintain a basic level of instrumental or vocal performance ability;
to provide one or more opportunities for students to publicly showcase their work;
to guide students along their journey to artistic self-discovery;
to develop an understanding of music technology and basic skills in a digital audio workstation;
to develop studio recording abilities through multiple session experiences;
to develop fluency in music theory, including notational skills and an understanding of advanced harmonic structures;
to develop fundamental aural skills, including the ability to recognize intervals and triads and transcribe simple melodies;
to develop a comprehension of the history of American popular music;
to establish proficiency at the keyboard;
to establish skills for effective self-promotion in the digital realm;
to provide experience in music video production;
to equip students with a strong foundation for self-expression through popular music, as evidenced by:
a small to medium-sized portfolio of recorded work and accompanying media.

WEB TEXT: The Artist Development Certificate program (4 quarters, 60 credits) at CCM is designed with talented recording artists, singer-songwriters, and producers/engineers in mind. Musicians who already possess a clear artistic vision and wish to spend time developing their work in our world-class recording studio and taking electives customized to their personal interests will find the Artist Development Program perfectly suited to their needs. CCM faculty members act as mentors to help students develop their own unique style, giving guidance and production tips throughout the writing and recording process. By the end of the Artist Development Program, students will have completed a professionally recorded demo and an effective press kit, enabling them to successfully promote their music in the modern industry.

§ 1.12.2.2 - BACHELOR OF MUSIC (SINGER-SONGWRITER) DEGREE PROGRAM PURPOSES

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Bachelor of Music (Singer-Songwriter) Degree Program are:

to establish an advanced level of songwriting ability;
to maintain a basic level of instrumental or vocal performance ability;
to provide multiple opportunities for students to publicly showcase their work;
to support the development and realization of each student's artistic vision;
to develop fluency in music technology and intermediate recording and mixing skills in a digital audio workstation;
to develop studio recording abilities through multiple session experiences;
to develop fluency in music theory, including notational skills and an understanding of advanced harmonic structures;
to develop strong aural skills, including extended chord recognition and the ability to transcribe harmonic progressions;
to develop a comprehension of the history of American popular music;
to establish proficiency at the keyboard;
to establish skills for effective self-promotion in the digital realm;
to provide experience in music video production;
to provide a general education which places student work in a cultural context, develops critical thinking and problem solving skills, and provides a foundation for making informed life choices;
to prepare students for graduate level study;
to enable students to express themselves dynamically through popular music, as evidenced by:
a large portfolio of recorded work and accompanying media.

--

§ 1.12.3 - WRITER-PRODUCER TRACK PURPOSES

§ 1.12.3.1 - ARTIST DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE (WRITER-PRODUCER) PROGRAM PURPOSES

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Artist Development Certificate Program (4 quarters, 12 months, 60 credits) is designed to equip students with a substantial amount of the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to express themselves through modern popular music.

PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Artist Development Certificate Program are:

to establish an intermediate to advanced level of music production ability;
to provide at least one opportunity for students to publicly showcase their work;
to guide students along their journey to artistic self-discovery;
to improve students' understanding of music technology;
to develop studio recording abilities through multiple session experiences;
to develop fluency in music theory, including notational skills and an understanding of advanced harmonic structures;
to develop fundamental aural skills, including the ability to recognize intervals and triads and transcribe simple melodies;
to instill a nuanced understanding of rhythm and accuracy of rhythmic interpretation;
to develop a comprehension of the history of American popular music;
to establish intermediate proficiency at the keyboard;
to establish skills for effective self-promotion in the digital realm;
to provide experience in music video production;
to equip students with a strong foundation for self-expression through popular music, as evidenced by:
a small to medium-sized portfolio of recorded work and accompanying media.

§ 1.12.3.2 - BACHELOR OF MUSIC (WRITER-PRODUCER) DEGREE PROGRAM PURPOSES

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Bachelor of Music (Writer-Producer) degree program are:

to establish an advanced level of music production ability;
to provide multiple opportunities for students to publicly showcase their work;
to support the development and realization of each student's artistic vision;
to develop fluency in music technology;
to develop studio recording abilities through multiple session experiences;
to develop fluency in music theory, including notational skills and an understanding of advanced harmonic structures;
to develop strong aural skills, including extended chord recognition and the ability to transcribe harmonic progressions;
to instill a nuanced understanding of rhythm and accuracy of rhythmic interpretation;
to develop a comprehension of the history of American popular music;
to establish proficiency at the keyboard;
to establish skills for effective self-promotion;
to provide experience in music video production;
to provide a general education which develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills, provides a foundation for making informed life choices, and places student work in a cultural context;
to prepare students for graduate-level study;
to enable students to express themselves dynamically through popular music, as evidenced by:
a large portfolio of recorded work and accompanying media.

--

§ 1.12.4 - PREPARATORY QUARTER PURPOSES

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Preparatory Quarter Program (1 quarter, 3 months, 15 credits) is designed for students who wish to establish fundamental skills sufficient to prepare themselves for collegiate study in popular music. Students who complete this program are empowered with the basic knowledge, skills, and confidence to audition for collegiate programs at California College of Music, or undergraduate programs in popular music at other institutions.

PROGRAM PURPOSES: The purposes of the Preparatory Quarter are:

to introduce students to the musical language;
to acquaint students with the study of instrumental or vocal performance;
to establish basic familiarity with the keyboard and note-naming;
to establish a functional understanding of the basics of music theory;
to develop fundamental aural skills, including the ability to recognize intervals and triads;
to instill a fundamental understanding of rhythm;
to develop a basic understanding of music notation;
to prepare students to audition for college-level programs in popular music,
to prepare students for collegiate study in music.

--

§ 1.12 - PROGRAM PURPOSES [cont.]

REVISION: The Program Purposes shall be reviewed and opened for discussion at every Quarterly Faculty Meeting, and faculty/staff members are encouraged to raise any suggestions or concerns with respect to the Program Purposes verbally at that time. If a majority consensus approves of a suggested change to the Program Purposes, a faculty or staff member shall be nominated to submit the written suggestion for modification to the Program Purposes to both the Dean, who may choose at his/her discretion to seek the approval the Board of Directors.

PUBLICATION: The Program Purposes shall be published within the Policies & Procedures Manual, General Catalog, Faculty & Staff Handbook, and on the College Website, www.ccmcollege.com.

EVIDENCE: Policies & Procedures Manual [IP-00], Faculty & Staff Handbook [IP-06], General Catalog [IP-07], Official Website [IP-10], Quarterly Faculty Meeting Agendas & Minutes [AF-21], etc.

OUTCOMES: The purposes of the programs offered by the California College of Music are understood by all faculty, staff, students, and all who seek them out when investigating the institution's program offerings.

Policy Type & Number: Mission & Vision 1.11 (MV 1.11)
Adopted 20170725; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_

_
_

2: ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

   2.1 - CODE OF CONDUCT
   2.2 - EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM AND KEY STAFF MEMBERS
   2.3 - FACILITIES AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT
   2.4 - HUMAN RESOURCES
   2.5 - REGISTRAR
   2.6 - MEETINGS AND COMMITTEES
   2.7 - FIELD TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
   2.8 - ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
   2.9 - COMPLIANCE AND DISCLOSURES
   2.10 - ACCREDITATION
   2.11 - APPROVED ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS
_
_

§ 2.1 - CODE OF CONDUCT

_
_

§ 2.2 - EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM AND KEY STAFF MEMBERS

_
_

§ 2.3 - FACILITIES AND OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

_
_

§ 2.4 - HUMAN RESOURCES

_
_

§ 2.5 - REGISTRAR

_
_

§ 2.6 - MEETINGS AND COMMITTEES

_
_

§ 2.7 - FIELD TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

_
_

§ 2.8 - ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

_
_

§ 2.9 - COMPLIANCE AND DISCLOSURES

_
_

§ 2.10 - ACCREDITATION

_
_

§ 2.11 - APPROVED ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS

POLICY: The administration shall create and maintain an ordered list of all approved documents and forms in use at the College.

PROCEDURE: The Director of Administration shall maintain and/or delegate and approve the maintenance of the Approved Administrative Document List [AF-00].

RULE: The Director of Administration shall have authority over the introduction of new documents into the Approved Administrative Document List [AF-00]. Faculty/staff members may submit written recommendations for new administrative documents directly to the Director of Administration.

RULE: The current Approved Administrative Document List [AF-00] is as follows:

DOCUMENT CATEGORIES:
IP = Institutional Policy
PM = Promotional Materials
AM = Admissions Materials
SF = Student Services Form
AF = Administrative Form

ALL APPROVED DOCUMENTS: INSTITUTIONAL POLICY
[IP-00] Policies and Procedures Manual (PP § 0.0)
[IP-01] Mission, Vision & Objectives (MV § 1.1)
[IP-02] Institutional Goals (MV § 1.2)
[IP-03] Strategic Plan (MV § 1.3)
[IP-04] Charter (MV § 1.4)
[IP-05] Organizational Chart (MV § 1.5)
[IP-06] Faculty & Staff Handbook (MV § 1.6)
[IP-07] General Catalog (MV § 1.7)
[IP-08] Instrument Emphases Marketing (MV § 1.8)
[IP-09] Style Guide (MV § 1.9)
[IP-10] Official Website (MV § 1.10)
[IP-11] Culture of Inclusion and Diversity (MV § 1.11)
[IP-12] Program Course Outlines (AC § 4.1)
[IP-13] Course Numbers & Credits Master List (AC § 4.2-3)
[IP-14] Required Textbooks & Materials List (AC § 4.4)
[IP-15] Audition Requirements (SS § 7.2)

ALL APPROVED DOCUMENTS: PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
[PM-01] CCM Brochure
[PM-02] CCM Fact Sheet
[PM-03] CCM Private Lessons Flyer

ALL APPROVED DOCUMENTS: ADMISSIONS MATERIALS
[AM-01] Online Application for Admission
[AM-02] Enrollment Agreement [AM-01] [AM-03] Notice of Intent To Transfer In - International Student
[AM-04] School Performance Fact Sheet
[AM-05] Name and Likeness Agreement
[AM-06] New Student Fact Sheet
[AM-07] Admissions Deadlines (Dom/Int)
[AM-08] Admissions Procedures (Dom/Int)
[AM-09] Proof of Graduation
[AM-10] Proof of English Proficiency
[AM-11] Letter of Recommendation
[AM-12] Acceptance Letter and Offer of Admission
[AM-13] Tuition & Fees Invoice
[AM-14] Student Enrollment Procedures
[AM-15] Cancellation and Refund Policy
[AM-16] School Performance Fact Sheet
[AM-17] Acknowledgement of Catalog Receipt
[AM-18] Receipt & Balance Statement
[AM-19] Loan Applications
[AM-20] EFS Authorization for Preauth Payments
[AM-21] Credit App
[AM-22] Co-Buyer App
[AM-23] Notice of Intent to Transfer (SEVIS School Code)
[AM-24] SEVIS Status Form
[AM-25] Student File Checklist - Domestic
[AM-26] Student File Checklist - International
[AM-27] Proficiency Evaluations
[AM-28] Placement Examinations
[AM-28] Incoming Transfer of Credit Request

ALL APPROVED DOCUMENTS: STUDENT SERVICES
[SF-01] Housing Placement Service Application (SS 7.8.1)
[SF-02] Transcript Request Form
[SF-03] Enrollment Verification Request Form
[SF-04] Equipment Check Out Form
[SF-05] Scholarship Award Acceptance Agreement
[SF-06] Request for Accomodation Form
[SF-07] Transcript Request Form
[SF-08] Notice of Intent to Transfer SEVIS Record
[SF-09] Change of Emphasis Request
[SF-10] Change of Program Request
[SF-11] Leave of Absence Request
[SF-12] Course Drop or Withdrawal Form
[SF-13] Institution Withdrawal / Academic Dismissal / Administrative Withdrawal
[SF-14] Document Request Form
[SF-15] Student Intent To Graduate
[SF-16] Petition for Course Overload
[SF-17] Student Exit Interview
[SF-18] Homestay Evaluation Form
[SF-19] Admissions Deferral Request

ALL APPROVED DOCUMENTS: ADMINISTRATIVE FORMS
[AF-00] Approved Administrative Document List
[AF-01] Attendance Ledger
[AF-02] Quarterly Instructor Observation and Evaluation Form
[AF-03] Quarterly Staff Interview and Evaluation Form
[AF-04] Faculty/Staff Time Off Request Form
[AF-05] Textbook Requisition Form
[AF-06] Accident Report Form
[AF-07] Incident Report Form
[AF-08] Change of Personal Information Form
[AF-09] Maintenance Request Form
[AF-10] Employee Claim for Worker's Compensation Benefits Form
[AF-11] Field Trip Release Form
[AF-12] Excursion Release Form
[AF-13] Grievance Form
[AF-14] Petition to Withdraw from a Course Form
[AF-15] Absence Card
[AF-16] Student Request for Leave of Absence
[AF-17] Institution Withdrawal Form
[AF-18] Student Parking Permit Assignment Sheet
[AF-19] Student Course Evaluation
[AF-20] Weekly Faculty Meeting Agendas & Minutes
[AF-21] Quarterly Faculty Meeting Agendas & Minutes
[AF-22] Instructor Course Evaluation (EV 9.9)
[AF-23] Syllabus Receipt Signature Form (ID 5.0)
[AF-24] Private Lesson Application
[AF-25] Private Lesson Policies
[AF-26] Private Lesson Payment
[AF-27] Studio Usage Forms
[AF-28] Education Agent Agreement Form
[AF-29] Education Agent Contact Information
[AF-30] Sample Articulation Agreement
[AF-31] Sample Memorandum of Understanding

REVISION: The Director of Administration revises the Approved Administrative Document List [AF-00] as he/she deems necessary.

PUBLICATION: The Approved Administrative Document List [AF-00] is published internally within the Policies and Procedures Manual [IP-00] and the Faculty and Staff Handbook [IP-06].

EVIDENCE: Approved Administrative Document List [AF-00].

OUTCOMES: A centralized locus of necessary administrative documents unifies the administration's approach towards appropriately documenting all necessary activities it undertakes.

Policy Type & Number: Administration & Management 2.11 (AM 2.11)
Adopted 20160516; Reviewed 20170725; Revised 20170725

_
_
_
_

3: FINANCES

   3.0 - FINANCIAL PLANS & BUDGETING
   3.1 - TUITION AND FEES
   3.2 - STUDENT TUITION PAYMENT
   3.3 - DOCUMENTING FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
   3.4 - STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND
   3.5 - FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
   3.6 - EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
   3.7 - CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
   3.8 - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

_
_

§ 3.0 - FINANCIAL PLANS & BUDGETING

_
_

§ 3.1 - TUITION AND FEES

_
_

§ 3.2 - STUDENT TUITION PAYMENT

_
_

§ 3.3 - DOCUMENTING FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

_
_

§ 3.4 - STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND

_
_

§ 3.5 - FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

_
_

§ 3.6 - EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE

_
_

§ 3.7 - CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

_
_

§ 3.8 - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

_
_
_
_

4: ACADEMICS AND CURRICULA

   4.0 - CURRICULAR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
   4.1 - PROGRAM OUTLINES
   4.2 - COURSE INFORMATION
   4.3 - REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS
   4.4 - PRIVATE LESSONS AND JURIES
   4.5 - PERFORMANCES AND RECORDINGS
   4.6 - LIBRARY
   4.7 - WORKSHOPS
   4.8 - ARTIST CLINIC SERIES
   4.9 - COPYRIGHT COMPLIANCE
   4.10 - GRADUATION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
   4.11 - MAXIMUM TIMEFRAME FOR COMPLETION

_
_

§ 4.0 - CURRICULAR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

_
_

§ 4.1 - PROGRAM OUTLINES

_
_

§ 4.2 - COURSE INFORMATION

_
_

§ 4.3 - REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS

_
_

§ 4.4 - PRIVATE LESSONS AND JURIES

_
_

§ 4.5 - PERFORMANCES AND RECORDINGS

_
_

§ 4.6 - LIBRARY

_
_

§ 4.7 - WORKSHOPS

_
_

§ 4.8 - ARTIST CLINIC SERIES

_
_

§ 4.9 - COPYRIGHT COMPLIANCE

_
_

§ 4.10 - GRADUATION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

_
_

§ 4.11 - MAXIMUM TIMEFRAME FOR COMPLETION

_
_
_
_

5: INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY

   5.0 - SYLLABUS DELIVERY
   5.1 - STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING METHODOLOGY
   5.2 - CLASSES AND SCHEDULING
   5.3 - STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO
   5.4 - IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUAL LEARNING DIFFERENCES
   5.5 - STUDENT EXTERNSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
   5.6 - GUEST SPEAKERS
   5.7 - INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

_
_

§ 5.0 - SYLLABUS DELIVERY

_
_

§ 5.1 - STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING METHODOLOGY

_
_

§ 5.2 - CLASSES AND SCHEDULING

_
_

§ 5.3 - STUDENT-TO-TEACHER RATIO

_
_

§ 5.4 - IDENTIFYING INDIVIDUAL LEARNING DIFFERENCES

_
_

§ 5.5 - STUDENT EXTERNSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS

_
_

§ 5.6 - GUEST SPEAKERS

_
_

§ 5.7 - INSTRUCTIONAL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE

_
_
_
_

6: INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL

   6.1 - INSTRUCTOR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
   6.2 - INSTRUCTOR ORIENTATION
   6.3 - TRAINING IN TEACHING METHODOLOGY
   6.4 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING
   6.5 - ACADEMIC RANK
   6.6 - ACADEMIC FREEDOM
   6.7 - OFFICE HOURS
   6.8 - SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTORS
   6.9 - FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES

_
_

§ 6.1 - INSTRUCTOR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

_
_

§ 6.2 - INSTRUCTOR ORIENTATION

_
_

§ 6.3 - TRAINING IN TEACHING METHODOLOGY

_
_

§ 6.4 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IN-SERVICE TRAINING

_
_

§ 6.5 - ACADEMIC RANK

_
_

§ 6.6 - OFFICE HOURS

_
_

§ 6.7 - SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTORS

_
_

§ 6.8 - FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES

_
_
_
_

7: ADMISSIONS

   7.0 - ADVERTISING AND STUDENT RECRUITMENT
   7.1 - ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES
   7.2 - AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
   7.3 - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VISA PROCESS AND TRACKING
   7.4 - ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT
   7.5 - MATRICULATION AND STUDENT ORIENTATION
   7.6 - PLACEMENT EXAMINATIONS
   7.7 - TRANSFER OF CREDIT
   7.8 - STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
   7.9 - INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES OR SPECIAL NEEDS
   7.10 - ADMISSIONS TRAINING MANUAL


_
_

§ 7.0 - ADVERTISING AND STUDENT RECRUITMENT


_
_

§ 7.1 - ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

§ 7.1 - ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

POLICY: The administration shall maintain procedures and rules to accomplish the proper functioning of the admissions process in general. These procedures and rules shall include specific and effective admission requirements which shall develop evidence that each applicant possesses the potential for success in the program for which the applicant is enrolling. The administration shall appoint qualified staff members to perform admissions-related tasks.

RULE: Any applicant who meets the College's admission requirements may apply to any program offered. The College enrolls both domestic and international students regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, or disability, and provides equal opportunity for all applicants, in keeping with § 1.11 Culture of Inclusion and Diversity.

PROCEDURE: The Director of Admissions shall exercise leadership and authority over the admissions process, and appoint admissions personnel to guide all applicants and prospective students through the admissions process via emails, phone calls, and video conferences. Administrative procedures and rules for admission to the College shall be divided into the following areas:

§ 7.1.1 – AGE REQUIREMENTS
§ 7.1.2 – SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
§ 7.1.3 – REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
§ 7.1.4 – ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
§ 7.1.5 – REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR PREPARATORY QUARTER
§ 7.1.6 – ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS FOR PREPARATORY QUARTER
§ 7.1.7 – PROCESSING COMPLETE APPLICATIONS
§ 7.1.8 – ACCEPTANCE PACKAGE CONTENTS
§ 7.1.9 – ACCEPTING AN OFFER OF ADMISSION
§ 7.1.10 – DEFERRAL REQUESTS
§ 7.1.11 – TRANSFER CREDIT REQUESTS
§ 7.1.12 – RE-ENTRY
§ 7.1.13 – ENROLLED STUDENT CONTINUATION PROCESS

--

§ 7.1.1 - AGE REQUIREMENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: All students admitted into the Associate of Science in Music Performance, Artist Development Certificate, Certificate in Music Performance, and Apprentice in Music Performance programs at the College must be at least 17 years of age. Exceptions to this rule may be made for high school graduates younger than age 17 whose parent(s) or guardian(s) give signed consent to their college enrollment (AM-XXX).

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: All students admitted into the Preparatory Quarter at the College must be at least 14 years of age and currently enrolled in high school.

--

§ 7.1.2 - SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Applicants for the Associate of Science in Music Performance, Artist Development Certificate, Certificate in Music Performance, and Apprentice in Music Performance programs must have basic music literacy and at least one to three years of experience in their primary area of emphasis. Admissions personnel must quote this skill level requirement to all those interested in applying.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Basic music literacy or experience is not required for applicants to the Preparatory Quarter program.

--

§ 7.1.3 - REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Admissions personnel must direct each applicant to complete a defined application process in full in order to apply for any program at the College.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Each applicant must follow the defined application process outlined below and submit all required materials in order to successfully apply to one of the programs offered at the College.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: The defined application process includes the following elements:

§ 7.1.3.1 - APPLICATION DEADLINE
§ 7.1.3.2 - APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
§ 7.1.3.3 - AUDITION VIDEO REQUIREMENTS
§ 7.1.3.4 - APPLICATION FEE
§ 7.1.3.5 - PROOF OF GRADUATION
§ 7.1.3.6 - GOVERNMENT-ISSUED ID
§ 7.1.3.7 - NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE DEGREE PROGRAM STUDENTS
§ 7.1.3.8 - RE-AUDITIONING

§ 7.1.3.1 – APPLICATION DEADLINE

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: The application deadline for applicants is one month prior to the first day of instruction.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: In order to start the application process, an applicant must submit, at a minimum, the online Application for Admission and the Application Fee before the deadline.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: If an applicant submits either the Application for Admission or the Application Fee after the deadline, he/she will be subject to an additional $70.00 Late Application Fee, to be assessed within the Tuition and Fees Invoice.

****ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: An applicant to whom an Offer of Admission has been extended has until the Friday of the second week of instruction to become an enrolled student at the College. No late enrollees are permitted; there are no exceptions to this rule.

§ 7.1.3.2 - APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

APPLICATION RULE: All applicants must complete the online Application for Admission located at http://www.ccmcollege.com/apply.

APPLICATION RULE: Within the Application for Admission, all applicants must submit a Personal Statement of at least 250 words.

APPLICATION RULE: The administration keeps the following four guidelines in mind when considering an applicant for admission:

1. The College admits students who possess a strong sense of commitment to popular music.

2. The College admits students with strong artistic sensibilities.

3. The College helps students achieve their personal goals in music.

4. The College seeks students with exceptional talent and the potential for greatness.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The Personal Statement in the online Application for Admission will ask the following questions in order to develop evidence in support of the aforementioned statements respectively for program qualification:

1. How long have you been making music? What are your long-term musical goals?

2. Who or what provides you with artistic inspiration as a musician? Which styles or subgenres of popular music are you most interested in?

3. In what areas do you hope you will improve or develop the most by attending California College of Music?

4. Have you received any musical awards or academics honors? Have you participated in any studio recordings or live performances? (Do not leave anything out!)

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: If an applicant is interested in auditioning for a Talent-Based Scholarship Award (see FP § 3.5), he/she must provide the name and email address of at least one teacher willing to write a Letter of Recommendation on his/her behalf within the Application for Admission.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Any domestic applicant interested in pursuing an Economic Tuition Reduction must indicate so within the Application for Admission. (see FP § 3.5)

§ 7.1.3.3 – AUDITION VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Audition videos are required in order to be considered for admission into the College (see AM § 7.2).

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: YouTube links, Dropbox links, downloadable movie files, or CDs/DVDs are acceptable formats for video audition admissions and should be submitted within the online Application for Admission, emailed directly to [email protected], or physically mailed to the College.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Admissions personnel shall provide interested students with the College's audition requirements over email in PDF format, as well as by directing them to the URL https://www.ccmcollege.com/audition-requirements/ where the current audition requirements are held.

§ 7.1.3.4 – APPLICATION FEE

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Applicants must pay a non-refundable $80.00 Application Fee.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: In the instance of extreme economic hardship, the application fee may be waived at the discretion of the Director of Administration.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Applicants should pay the Application Fee online using the following webpage: https://www.ccmcollege.com/app-fee/. All major credit cards are accepted, and no PayPal account is required. Acceptable alternative forms of payment include cash, check, or money order.

§ 7.1.3.5 – PROOF OF GRADUATION

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: In order to enroll in a college-level program, an applicant must be a high school graduate or possess a recognized equivalent of a high school diploma. There are no exceptions to this rule.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Applicants must provide proof of graduation prior to enrollment. Documentation of proof of graduation must be placed in the applicant’s student file by the registrar before an Enrollment Agreement can be signed.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: The following forms of proof of graduation may be accepted at the discretion of the Dean: a high school diploma, a G.E.D. certificate of completion, Wonderlic ATB test results, or a transcript from an accredited postsecondary school demonstrating completion of a postsecondary degree at the Associate, Baccalaureate, or Graduate level.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: The Director of Admissions may issue a Conditional Acceptance Letter to an applicant if he/she is a senior in high school and is able to provide a high school transcript showing an expected date of graduation. In this case, the student is accepted into the College on the condition that they provide one of the approved forms of proof of graduation listed above before signing an Enrollment Agreement. fs

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Foreign transcripts from international applicants should be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE), or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to determine the equivalency with a United States high school diploma.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Proof of graduation written in languages other than English may be required to be translated into English and/or apostilled at the discretion of the Director of Admissions.

§ 7.1.3.6 – GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Applicants must physically provide the College with an unexpired goverment-issued photo identification. Acceptable forms of photo identification include a state-issued driver license, a state-issued identification card, a military identification card, or a passport.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Acts of impersonation must be reported to the appropriate authorities.

§ 7.1.3.7 – NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE DEGREE PROGRAM STUDENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: The following Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students must be, in accordance with CEC 94885.1(a)(b):

"This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

• Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
• Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.
If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:
• Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
• Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.
An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended. A degree program that is unaccredited or a degree from an unaccredited institution is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the State of California."

§ 7.1.3.8 – RE-AUDITIONING

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Auditioning more than once within the same Application for Admission is not permitted.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Each time an applicant re-applies, he or she must re-submit an application fee and an Application for Admission, including new audition videos.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: If an applicant successfully auditions for both entry into the College and for a College-sponsored financial aid program, he or she cannot re-audition in an attempt to receive a larger financial aid award.

--

§ 7.1.4 – ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: In addition to the required materials mentioned in AM 7.1.3, international students must provide the following:

§ 7.1.4.1 - APPLICATION DEADLINE
§ 7.1.4.2 – GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PASSPORT
§ 7.1.4.3 – PROOF OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

§ 7.1.4.1 - APPLICATION DEADLINE

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: The international application deadline for international applicants is two months prior to the first day of instruction.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: The international applicant must minimally submit an online Application for Admission and the application fee in order to start the application process before the deadline.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: If an international applicant applies after the deadline, he or she will be subject to an additional $70.00 USD application late fee.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: An international applicant has until the Friday of the second week of instruction to become an enrolled student at the College.

§ 7.1.4.2 – GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PASSPORT

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: International applicants must provide a high-resolution scan of the photo page of an unexpired passport.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Acts of impersonation or fraudulent identification must be reported to the appropriate authorities immediately.

§ 7.1.4.3 – PROOF OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: The College requires all international students to be proficient at reading, writing, and speaking the English language.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: International applicants to the College from the following English-speaking countries are assumed proficient and do not need to demonstrated English language proficiency: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, Ghana, Holland, India, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Puerto Rico (U.S. Territory), St. Lucia, Sweden, United States of America, United Kingdom, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Zimbabwe.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: International applicants from countries not listed above must demonstrate English language proficiency by passing either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam with a minimum score of 50 on the internet based test, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam with a minimum score of 5.0, the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) exam with a minimum score of 600, or the Common European Framework (CEFR) exam with a minimum passing level of B2.

--

§ 7.1.5 - REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR PREPARATORY QUARTER

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Any applicant applying to the Preparatory Quarter is exempt from audition requirements, scholarship opportunities, and must submit the following:

§ 7.1.3.1 – APPLICATION DEADLINE
§ 7.1.3.2 - APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
§ 7.1.3.3 - APPLICATION FEE
§ 7.1.3.6 - GOVERNMENT-ISSUED ID

--

§ 7.1.6 – ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Any international applicant applying for the Preparatory Quarter must also complete the following in addition to requirements outlined in AM 7.1.5:

§ 7.1.4.1 – APPLICATION DEADLINE
§ 7.1.4.2 – GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PASSPORT
§ 7.1.4.3 – PROOF OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

--

§ 7.1.7 - PROCESSING COMPLETE APPLICATIONS

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: An application cannot be reviewed for admission into the College until the application fee and all required documents have been received.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Once an Application for Admission is complete and all admissions requirements have been met, the admissions personnel will submit a request for review to the Director of Admissions.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: A prospective student can expect a response regarding acceptance into a program within five to seven business days from the Director of Admissions.

--

§ 7.1.8 - ACCEPTANCE PACKAGE CONTENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Once accepted into a program, the prospective student will receive an email from the Director of Admissions with an Acceptance Letter & Offer of Admission detailing his or her program of study at the college and, if applicable, the amount of financial support awarded, and the Tuition & Fees Invoice.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: International prospective students will receive an additional document to begin the Student Visa Process. Reference AM 7.3 – International Student Visa Process & Tracking

--

§ 7.1.9 - ACCEPTING AN OFFER OF ADMISSION

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: In order to accept an offer of admission, a prospective student must make a one-time, non-refundable, $250.00 deposit no later than one-month prior to the start of classes.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: In the instance a prospective student applies after the one-month deadline, the deposit will be due upon receipt of the Tuition & Fees Invoice.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: If a prospective student does not submit the deposit on time, he or she will be subject to a $50.00 late fee.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Once a prospective student has submitted his or her deposit, Admissions personnel will then make a physical file which includes all admissions requirements, and then precede to AM 7.6 Matriculation & Student Orientation.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: In order for an international prospective student to accept an offer of admission, he or she must begin the Student Visa Process [AM 7.3] and, provide a Bank Statement and First Quarter Tuition & Fees Payment no later than one-month prior to the start of classes.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: If an international prospective student does not provide his or her payment on time, he or she will be subject to a $100.00 late fee.

--

§ 7.1.10 - DEFERRAL REQUESTS

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: If, for any reason, a prospective student cannot attend the applied quarter, he or she is eligible for up to one year deferment of admission, or two enrolling periods, with accompanying documentation.

FORM AM - 014

--

§ 7.1.11 - TRANSFER CREDIT REQUESTS

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Prospective students transferring from another institution, refer to AM 7.7

--

§ 7.1.12 - RE-ENTRY

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: A withdrawn or expelled student who wishes to be considered for readmission must file a new Application for Admission and meet with the Director of Admission to discuss his or her eligibility to return.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: Returning student enrollments are reviewed and approved by the Dean.

ADMINSITRATIVE RULE: Decisions will be made based upon prior academic progress, behavioral conduct, and changes in circumstance since withdrawal or dismissal.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: If approved for re-entry, the Dean will determine which course credit previously earned will be counted toward program completion and the courses which need to be repeated.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: The student must not have any outstanding tuition balance remaining from his or her prior enrollment unless payment arrangements have been established and approved by the Director of Administration.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: A readmitted student is required to sign a new enrollment agreement.

--

§ 7.1.13 - STUDENT CONTINUATION PROCESS WHILE ENROLLED

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: An enrolled student at the College has the option to continue his or her studies by applying to another program during the last quarter of the current enrolled program.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: In order to apply, an enrolled student must submit a new Application for Admission and, are exempt from re-submitting an application fee, audition videos, government-issued ID, proof of graduation, and proof of English proficiency.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: If an enrolled student currently possesses a scholarship or other financial support options, the Dean will take in to consideration previous jury performances and current academic standing to determine scholarship continuation.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: An enrolled student on the Economic Tuition Reduction plan must be required to submit a most recent 1040 Tax Return. [[CF 3.5.2]]

ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: If accepted, the enrolled student will receive a new Acceptance Letter & Offer of Admission as well as an updated Tuition & Fees Invoice.

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: To accept the new offer of admission, both international and domestic students must follow recurring payment deadlines. [[FP 3.2]]

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: Returning international students must provide an updated Bank Statement. [[AM 7.3.X]]

ADMINISTRATIVE RULE: A new enrollment agreement must be signed at Student Orientation one week before the start of classes. [[AM 7.5.X]]

--

§ 7.1 - ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES (cont.)

REVISION:
PUBLICATION:
EVIDENCE:
OUTCOMES:

Policy Type & Number: Admissions 7.1 (AM 7.1)
Adopted: 20170725; Reviewed: 20170214; Revised: 20180316


_
_

§ 7.2 - AUDITION REQUIREMENTS


_
_

§ 7.3 - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT VISA PROCESS AND TRACKING


_
_

§ 7.4 - ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT


_
_

§ 7.5 - MATRICULATION AND STUDENT ORIENTATION


_
_

§ 7.6 - PLACEMENT EXAMINATIONS


_
_

§ 7.7 - TRANSFER OF CREDIT


_
_

§ 7.8 - STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE


_
_

§ 7.9 - INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES OR SPECIAL NEEDS


_
_

§ 7.10 - ADMISSIONS TRAINING MANUAL

_
_
_
_

8: STUDENT SERVICES

   8.0 - STUDENT SERVICES OFFERED
   8.1 - STUDENT HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION
   8.2 - STUDENT ADVISEMENT
   8.3 - MENTORING PROGRAM
   8.4 - STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
   8.5 - STUDENT WORK-STUDY
   8.6 - EXTRA-CURRICULAR OFFERINGS
   8.7 - CONCERTS AND EVENTS
   8.8 - EXCURSIONS AND FIELD TRIPS
   8.9 - ALUMNI NETWORK
   8.10 - CAREER DEVELOPMENT
   8.11 - STUDENT SERVICES TRAINING MANUAL


_
_

§ 8.0 - STUDENT SERVICES OFFERED


_
_

§ 8.1 - STUDENT HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION


_
_

§ 8.2 - STUDENT ADVISEMENT


_
_

§ 8.3 - MENTORING PROGRAM


_
_

§ 8.4 - STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES


_
_

§ 8.5 - STUDENT WORK-STUDY


_
_

§ 8.6 - EXTRA-CURRICULAR OFFERINGS


_
_

§ 8.7 - CONCERTS AND EVENTS


_
_

§ 8.8 - EXCURSIONS AND FIELD TRIPS


_
_

§ 8.9 - ALUMNI NETWORK


_
_

§ 8.10 - CAREER DEVELOPMENT


_
_

§ 8.11 - STUDENT SERVICES TRAINING MANUAL

_
_
_
_

9: EVALUATION

   9.1 - SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS
   9.2 - STUDENT ATTENDANCE
   9.3 - GRADING AND STUDENT ASSESSMENT
   9.4 - STUDENT FEEDBACK
   9.5 - GRADUATION ASSESSMENT
   9.6 - TRACKING COMPLETIONS AND PLACEMENTS
   9.7 - STUDENT EXIT INTERVIEWS
   9.8 - FACULTY AND STAFF PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
   9.9 - INSTRUCTOR COURSE EVALUATION
   9.10 - STUDENT RETENTION
   9.11 - ACADEMIC PROBATION AND EXPULSION


_
_

§ 9.1 - SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS


_
_

§ 9.2 - STUDENT ATTENDANCE


_
_

§ 9.3 - GRADING AND STUDENT ASSESSMENT


_
_

§ 9.4 - STUDENT FEEDBACK


_
_

§ 9.5 - GRADUATION ASSESSMENT


_
_

§ 9.6 - TRACKING COMPLETIONS AND PLACEMENTS


_
_

§ 9.7 - STUDENT EXIT INTERVIEWS


_
_

§ 9.8 - FACULTY AND STAFF PERFORMANCE EVALUATION


_
_

§ 9.9 - INSTRUCTOR COURSE EVALUATION


_
_

§ 9.10 - STUDENT RETENTION

_
_

§ 9.11 - ACADEMIC PROBATION AND EXPULSION