Program Advisory Committees

The Role Of The Advisory Committee At The College
Every occupational training program at Napa Valley College is guided by an Advisory Committee made up of business owners, professionals, program faculty, and other subject matter experts.  The role of the Advisory Committee is to help program faculty with curriculum and establishing performance standards that reflect the needs of industry and the community.  

Advisory Committee

Advisory Committees are required to meet at least twice each school year, typically once in the fall and once in the spring.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for scheduling meetings, developing agendas, and preparing minutes of each meeting.  Committee roster lists are also maintained by the program coordinators and are submitted each Fall Semester to the Career Tech Education Office (CTE).  Complete rosters are forwarded to the Office of Instruction, and web rosters (with private contact information removed) are posted on this website.  Advisory committee roster lists, agendas and minutes are available for review in the Documents folder (see bottom left menu).

The CTE office asks coordinators to forward their agendas for posting on the website 48 hours or more before each meeting, and to physically post their agendas in their department areas and/or classrooms.

Click here to download the current Advisory Committee Handbook.


Napa Valley College career technical education programs are open and available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Admission requirements for Napa Valley College career technical education programs are described in the current Napa Valley College catalog. The Napa Valley College Title IX officer is Laura Ecklin (Phone: 707-256-7105, Room 1544B).  The Section 504 compliance officer is Rebecca Scott (Phone: 707-256-7438, Room 1735-C).

Advisory Committees

Please see the Documents folder on the bottom left directory for advisory committee rosters, agendas and minutes for the following committees:

Business/Computer Studies/Office Education Programs
Child Family Studies
Criminal Justice Training
Digital Design Graphics & Tech
Emergency Medical Services


Human Services
Machine Tool
Psychiatric Technician

Respiratory Therapy

Viticulture & Winery Technology