Instructional Support FAQs

The members of the Class Scheduling Team are the Academic Class Scheduler Coordinator (Mary Elfgen, Ext. 57465) and Supervisor (Irene Ruiz, Ext. 57887).

Emails regarding Class Scheduling activities are sent to pc-class-scheduling@phoenixcollege.edu. Emailing the central email ensures faster response time. When you send emails regarding Class Scheduling activities to individual email accounts, response may be delayed because a team member is unavailable. Class Scheduling accepts requests from department chairs, program directors and authorized users..

To add a new class, change or delete an existing class; submit class scheduling requests through the   COM (Change of Master) system. If you need access, please complete COM Security Assignment Request.

COMs requiring Administration approval are requests for decreasing Enrollment Capacity not associated with a Classroom change and special workload requests such as a lower workload than the approved workload found in the Course Catalog.

Requests not requiring Administration approval include classroom changes, increasing Enrollment Capacity, Date/Day/Time changes and Instructor changes. Review the COM Processes & Flowchart for more information.

During the Building Phase of the Class Schedule, First Rights classrooms, which are allocated by Administration to the Academic Department, are assigned by the Department Chair or Program Director. If a classroom assignment is not submitted, the Facility ID is encoded as PC TBA in SIS and the classroom assignment is completed during the Maintenance Phase.

To find an available classroom, please review 25Live. Please contact Mary Elfgen or Irene Ruiz for assistance.

We are part of a multi-campus enterprise of higher education institutions and the curriculum provided to our students is part of the Maricopa Community College District. Most of our courses are shared with our sister colleges, which means we need to communicate with those other colleges; so it is essential that time be allocated for faculty members District-wide to be informed of our new and/or proposed changes to curriculum.  It takes approximately three months from the time that your request is submitted to the Curriculum Work Team to when approval of curriculum by the MCCCD Governing Board occurs.

Complete Curriculum Development Request and obtain required approvals/signatures. The Curriculum Development Facilitator will reach out and schedule an appointment to meet with Curriculum Work Team.

The Course Fee process is separate, however, to apply for, to increase or eliminate a course fee contact Instructional Support Services at Ext. 57803 or 57887.

As soon as you have an idea for new curriculum or to modify existing curriculum, you must meet with your Department Chair. Since there are many factors affecting curriculum, together you can discuss your idea in more depth.

The PC Curriculum Processing Calendar is established using the District Curriculum Committee Calendar. The Curriculum is processed with a “catalog year” effective term of fall to minimize negative impacts to students’ educational plans/goals.