Business Continuity

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) has been charged with overseeing the development and monitoring of the Business Continuity Planning (BCP) process.

Business Continuity (BC) is the ability of the organization to continue delivery of products or services at acceptable predefined levels following a disruptive incident.   Within CPCC, Business Continuity involves a managed process which identifies potential threats to the organization and the impacts to business operations those threats might cause. This process assists CPCC with ensuring the capability of an effective response that safeguards the interests of the college.

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a comprehensive written document to maintain or resume business in the event of an unplanned disruption (emergency) ensuring critical business functions will be available to students, customers, suppliers, regulators and other entities that must have access to those functions.

Business Continuity Program at CPCC

Program: Planning, preparation and related activities which are intended to ensure that critical business functions will either continue to operate or will be recovered to an operational state within a reasonably short period despite serious incidents or disasters that might otherwise have interrupted them.

Program Objective:  Develop, design and maintain internal process/steps for assigned employees responsible for initiating, completing, updating or otherwise managing the following Business Continuity and Response and Recovery Management Team program components.


  • Phase 1: Business Impact Analysis (BIA)  *current phase
  • Phase 2: Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • Phase 3: Disaster Recovery and Emergency Management (DR and EM)


Development and Planning

The Business Impact Analysis (BIA) phase is used to gather information needed to determine the impact of a disruption to the college. The information gathered during the BIA phase will assist with prioritizing and developing recovery strategies necessary to face potential catastrophic or serious interruption to business functions.

The BIA process also helps to identify critical business functions and roles and responsibilities as assigned to the various owners within each department.

Business Owner—Responsible for oversight of Business Continuity Plans (BCP) within their business area.

Plan Owner—Responsible for development and approval of Business Continuity Plans (BCP) in the departments under their supervision.

Function Owner—Responsible for creating and updating BIA and COOPs for their individual business function. Responsible for coordinating, and facilitating planning and for training College personnel in the use of their plan.