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Online Community College

Proposed Online Community College

In an interview with NPR, Chancellor Oakley provides insight into many of the questions surrounding the proposed 115th California community college.

Watch this video, California's 115th Community College: Serving Adult Working Learners like Roxanne, to see how the proposed online community college will provide a more accessible, affordable higher education option for working adults who need additional skills and training to advance in the workplace, but cannot access a traditional college campus.

In this press release, a leading healthcare union training fund announces a partnership with new online community college.

An Educational ‘Booster Shot’ for America’s Labor Force is a video featuring Van Ton-Quinlivan, vice chancellor, California Community Colleges.

We encourage all CTE faculty to visit the Online Community College website dedicated to conversations and information around the proposal.

Career Technical Education Branding Campaign
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has launched a statewide branding campaign for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Learn more about the reasons for the rebranding and keep up-to-date by visiting the branding campaign website.

Foundation for California Community Colleges

California Apprenticeship Initiative
The Foundation for California Community Colleges provides technical assistance and networking opportunities to help further apprenticeships.

Centers of Excellence

Faculty Salary and Industry Comparison Study
In November 2017, fourteen community colleges in the seven California Community Colleges’ macro geographic regions were contacted and asked to provide salary, benefits, and additional financial compensation for select faculty positions on campus. The intent of this survey was to identify the potential earnings to be gained through employment at a community college as compared to other employment opportunities. Check out this recent report and learn more about the Centers of Excellence.

Accelerating Success: Turning Insights into Action for Foster Youth at California Community Colleges
Find actionable insights to to improve foster youth student outcomes.


The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office