Advisory Committees

Share your expertise by serving on a San Jacinto College advisory committee


An advisory committee is a group of business or industry representatives who advise San Jac on a particular program's needs. The committee advises on curriculum, instructor qualifications, equipment, and facility requirements to ensure graduates have appropriate skills for employment in the business or industry.

Advisory committees comprise people who broadly represent the demographics, including ethnic and gender diversity, and industries of the institution’s service area. Members are well informed about the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for employment in their fields.

Advisory committees of existing programs meet in person at least once each year and should have a quorum present. Additionally, committee members are kept informed about the program’s performance throughout the year. During new program development, advisory committees meet in person at least twice and communicate throughout the program development and approval process. All meetings of an advisory committee are recorded in official minutes.

Institutions establish separate industry-based advisory committees for each workforce education program. An advisory committee 1) helps the College document the need for a workforce education program and 2) ensures the program has adequate resources and a well-designed curriculum to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for employment. The advisory committee ensures meaningful business and industry participation in program creation and revision.

Committee Functions

  1. Evaluate the goals and objectives of the program curriculum
  2. Establish workplace competencies for the program occupation(s)
  3. Suggest program revisions
  4. Evaluate the adequacy of existing College facilities and equipment
  5. Advise College personnel on the selection and acquisition of new equipment
  6. Identify local business and industry leaders who will provide students with external learning experiences, employment, and placement opportunities
  7. Assist in faculty professional development
  8. Assist in promoting and publicizing the program to the community and to business and industry
  9. Represent the needs of students from special populations (10) Identify program competencies and validate the curriculum’s ability to teach the competencies
  10. Identify program competencies and validate the curriculum’s ability to teach the competencies 


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