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CaliforniaColleges.edu

"The Official Source for College & Career Planning in California." Visit Site.

 

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Resources

Public face of the Chancellor's Office. Visit Site.

CCCCO Divisions at a glance. Visit Site.

Systems Operations: Explore the various operating units of the CCCCO. Visit Site.

Tools for Students: "Enrollment to Graduation and Beyond.” Visit Site.

CCCCO veterans’ resources. Visit Site.

Telecommunications & Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC). Visit Site.

 

California Community Colleges Chief Student Services Administrators Association

"Our Association provides professional growth and development for our members, represents student services in statewide consultation, task forces and committees, provides efficient and useful communications to the membership, and promotes the mission of the California Community Colleges." Visit Site.

 

California Association of Community College Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACCRAO)

"The California Association of Community College Registrars and Admissions Officers (CACCRAO) is the professional association for admissions and records staff from the 113 public community colleges in California. Throughout the years, CACCRAO has been instrumental in supporting and providing professional development opportunities to new and seasoned admissions and records managers and their staff. The association promotes best practices, provides legislative updates, and communicates information about innovative trends in technology through regional workshops, an annual conference, and partnerships with other professional organizations. In addition, we encourage and facilitate information exchange between our members through an admissions listserv." Visit Site.

 

California Community Colleges Chief Information System Officers Association

"The specific purpose of this Association is to:

  • Provide direction to information systems professionals in California community colleges.
  • Provide for professional growth and development of association members.
  • Provide an efficient vehicle for communicating among information systems officers, other community college personnel, the Chancellor's Office and other state agencies.
  • Increase recognition of the value and necessity of information systems for effective planning and management of individual districts and the California Community Colleges as a whole."

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California Community Colleges Chief Instructional Officers

"Purposes:

  • To provide a central voice for academic matters in the state of California.
  • To promote and advance teaching and learning in California public community colleges.
  • To provide an instructional administrative perspective on community college issues in California.
  • To participate with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in the consultation process seeking and representing CIOs and, where possible, the views of our liaison organizations: California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE), Council of Chief Librarians (CCL), and Association for Community and Continuing Education (ACCE). To forge a communication link among instructional administrator."

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California Community Colleges' Curriculum

"This website is designed to assist those within the California Community Colleges who design and approve curriculum. The seven topic areas are structured for easy information access and guidance on curriculum in the major ways users need that information and guidance." Visit Site.

 

California Community Colleges' Success Network

"Providing training on networking and using action research methodologies, California Community Colleges enable community college professionals to transform their environments and identities to create communities of practice that will produce powerful learning and working across campuses." Visit Site.

 

California Community Colleges Technology Center

"Funded by a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), the California Community Colleges Technology Center, hosted by Butte College, facilitates and coordinates the work of systemwide technology projects." Visit Site.

 

California Community Colleges Tech Connect

A cohesive area that showcases several multimedia tools available to the CCC System. Visit Site.

 

Cal-PASS Plus

"Cal-PASS Plus’ mission is to provide actionable data to help improve student success along the education-to-workforce pipeline." Visit Site.

 

California State University Associate Degree for Transfer Site

"Makes it easy to transfer from a California community college into the CSU system. Check out our degree options to find one that's right for you." Visit Site.

 

California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)

"A longitudinal data system used to maintain individual-level data including student demographics, course data, discipline, assessments, staff assignments, and other data for state and federal reporting." Visit Site.

 

California Virtual Campus

"Student Steps to Distance Education Success”: The California Virtual Campus provides accurate information about online courses and programs in California higher education, and provides links to resources that support students as they navigate through the complex world of distance education in California." Visit Site.

 

Career Cafe

"A “virtual career center” for students of the California Community Colleges: Explore your career pathways and download the Career Checklist." Visit Site.

 

CENIC

"CENIC connects California to the world—advancing education and research statewide by providing the world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration and economic growth. The nonprofit organization operates the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of over 20 million users, including the vast majority of K-20 students together with educators, researchers and other vital public-serving institutions. CENIC’s Charter Associates are part of the world’s largest education system; they include the California K-12 system, California Community Colleges, the California State University system, California’s Public Libraries, the University of California system, Stanford, Caltech, and USC. CENIC also provides connectivity to leading-edge institutions and industry research organizations around the world, serving the public as a catalyst for a vibrant California." Visit Site.

 

Centers of Excellence

"The California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) program is the statewide network for the delivery of education and training services to businesses, workers, and jobseekers in key growth industries and new technologies." Visit Site.

 

Common Assessment Initiative (CAI)

"This initiative will develop a Common Assessment System for the benefit of all California Community Colleges and students. The Common Assessment System will contain informational, test preparation, test delivery, test administration, data collection and course placement guidance. The system will use centralized and integrated technology solutions to support assessment and placement, and it will include a significant expansion that will improve access to data regarding assessment for students, faculty, and staff." Visit Site.

 

Community College Research Center 

"CCRC is the leading independent authority on two-year colleges in the United States."  Visit Site.

 

Driving Toward a Degree 

"This research initiative is called "Driving Toward a Degree" to recognize institutions, their advising teams, and other student-facing staff who are working hard to help learners succeed."  Visit Site.

 

eTranscript California

"eTranscript California is a statewide electronic transcript exchange supporting the unique request and delivery of electronic transcripts across all of California's postsecondary systems." Visit Site.

 

CTE LaunchBoard

The CTE LaunchBoard, a statewide data system supported by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and hosted by Cal-PASS Plus, provides data to California community colleges and their feeder K-12 school districts on the effectiveness of CTE programs. This information is intended to facilitate local, regional and statewide conversations about how to improve student transitions from K-12 to college and on to the workforce. Click on this link to view video tutorials on specific tools within the LaunchBoard. Visit Site.

 

HERI - The Higher Education Research Institute

The mission of the Higher Education Research Institute is to inform educational policy and promote institutional improvement through an increased understanding of higher education and its impact on college students. Visit Site.

 

IMS Global Learning Consortium

"The IMS Global Learning Consortium is a highly effective nonprofit, member organization that strives to enable the adoption and impact of innovative learning technology. The IMS open architecture and extensive ecosystem of EdTech products enable education institutions to be more innovative, provide a more seamless user experience and dramatically reduce the cost of integrating products into the educational enterprise systems.." Visit Site.

 

Lumina Foundation

"Lumina Foundation is the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education." Visit Site.

 

Online Education Initiative (OEI)

"The Online Education Initiative will develop an online course exchange that will enable students from any participating college to enroll in and complete a course from another participating college and easily apply that course towards completion of a degree at their home college. It includes student support services to address retention and faculty support for course development and conversion. The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of college associate degree graduates and transfers to four-year colleges and improve the retention and success of students enrolled in online courses offered through the exchange." Visit Site.

 

Who Do You Want To Be?

"This site includes information on California high school and community college courses, career options, and financial assistance. It will help you make decisions about the right courses to take in high school and community college so that you have the opportunity to turn that passion of yours into a great job and a great future." Visit Site.

 

Career and Self Assessment

 

Bureau of Labor and Statistics

"The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other federal agencies, state and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor." Visit Site.

Occupational Outlook Handbook. Visit Site.

 

Career Coach

"Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a CareerBuilder company, turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work. Using sound economic principles and good data, we build user-friendly services that help educational institutions, workforce planners, and regional developers (such as workforce development boards, economic development organizations, chambers, utilities) build a better workforce and improve the economic conditions in their regions." Visit Site.

 

Career Cruising

"At Career Cruising, we’re on a mission to engage and inspire people of all ages to achieve their full potential in school, career and life. We do this by creating innovative self-exploration and planning software to engage people in the process of building their future. In short, we inspire and inform dreams." Visit Site.

 

California CareerZone

"California CareerZone is a proven, successful career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. Jobseekers, educators, and counselors will also benefit from the wealth of information on 900 occupations from the Occupational Information Network database." Visit Site.

 

Career Ladders Project

"The Career Ladders Project works in partnership with California Community Colleges statewide to provide educational and career advancement opportunities for Californians. We foster these opportunities through research, policy initiatives and strategic assistance to colleges and their workforce development partners." Visit Site.

 

CareerQuest/UMUC

An intereting example of student career services from University of Maryland University College. Visit Site

 

California College Pathways

"California College Pathways is a statewide partnership that provides resources and leadership to campuses and community organizations to help foster youth succeed at community colleges and four-year universities. By engaging institutions to work together, sharing best practices, and advocating for policies that support foster youth in higher education, California College Pathways is helping foster youth across the state achieve their higher education goals and move on to fulfilling careers." Visit Site.

 

CCCApply

"Your online gateway to the California Community Colleges": Each year at our 113 colleges, nearly 3 million students from all over the world build their career skills, prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or simply enrich their lives through learning." Visit Site.

 

CCCEWD

"CCC Economic & Workforce Development "We invest in California's economic growth and global compeitiveness through industry-specific education, training and services that contribute to a highly skilled and productive workforce." Visit Site.

 

CCCHelp

"Our community is a great place to get your questions answered, share your ideas and feedback, get your problems solved, and give back by helping others!" Visit Site.

 

CCC Curriculum Inventory

"The curriculum inventory is maintained by an external vendor in collaboration with the CCC Chancellor's Office. The CCC Curriculum Inventory is used to electronically submit new program and course proposals, to amend existing programs and courses and inactivate programs and courses no longer offered at the community colleges." Visit Site.

 

C-ID

"C-ID.net houses the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID). C-ID is a supra-numbering system being developed to ease the transfer and articulation burdens in California's higher education systems." Visit Site.

 

Education Planning Initiative (EPI)

"The Education Planning Initiative (EPI) will develop a student services portal that will customize and sequence matriculation information and activities to lead students toward successful completion of their goals, and an Education Planning and Degree Audit System to provide transcript, articulation, and curriculum inventory elements to colleges and help college counselors reach more students." Visit Site.

 

Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy

"The goals of Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy are to supply in-demand skills for employers, create relevant career pathways and stackable credentials, promote student success and get Californians into open jobs." Visit Site. The CTE LaunchBoard may also be accessed from this website.

 

EdReady

"EdReady is a personalized college math readiness application designed to help learners test their college readiness, see study options, and gain a personalized learning path to fill in knowledge gaps. EdReady is designed and maintained by The NROC Project, a community-guided non-profit." Visit Site.

 

Foster Care Outreach

Foster youth information, tools, and links. Not a CCCCO property. Visit Site.

 

Foundation for California Community Colleges

"The Foundation is the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community Colleges system." Visit Site.

 

High Tech Center Training Unit

"The High Tech Center Training Unit of the California Community Colleges is a state of the art training and support facility for community college faculty and staff wishing to acquire or improve teaching skills, methodologies, and pedagogy in Assistive Computer Technology, Alternate Media and Web Accessibility." Visit Site.

 

HowToStudy.org

"Succeed in college with the latest study strategies and writing techniques. Get hints and tips for writing papers for your major and passing those final exams. Just dive right in!" Visit Site.

 

I Can Afford College

Financial aid information, tools, and links. Visit Site.

 

PESC

"The Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (dba PESC - P20W Education Standards Council) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, community-based, umbrella association of data, software and education technology service providers; local, state and federal government agencies; schools, colleges and universities; college, university and state systems; professional, commercial and non-profit organizations; and, national and international non-profit associations and foundations." Visit Site.

 

Kresge Foundation

"Our Education Program focuses on expanding student access to higher education and opening avenues to academic success, particularly for those historically left out of the picture: low-income, first-generation, African American, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, and Native American students." Visit Site.

 

Jobs for the Future

"Jobs for the Future works to ensure that all underprepared young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy by creating solutions that catalyze change in our education and workforce delivery systems. Working with our partners, JFF designs and drives the adoption of innovative and scalable education and career training models and systems that lead from college readiness to career advancement. We also develop and advocate for the federal and state policies needed to support these solutions. " Visit Site.

 

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges

"Formed in 1970, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization. Created for the promotion and advancement of public community college education in California, its general purposes are:

  • To strengthen local academic senates and councils of community colleges;
  • To serve as the voice of the faculty of the community colleges in matters of statewide concern;
  • To develop policies and promote the implementation of policies on matters of statewide issues;
  • To make recommendations on statewide matters affecting the community colleges."

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LearnUp

"LearnUp provides entry-level job seekers with job-specific training and coaching to help them get hired. Our experience shows that when workers are provided the opportunity to be trained, they not only triple their chances of employment, but employers gain access to top-quality hires who perform better and stay longer." Visit Site.

 

National Center for Education Statistics

"The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education." Visit Site.

 

OpenCCC

"Access the online services of the California Community Colleges via a single sign-on." Visit Site.

 

Program of Study

"Developed by groups comprised of faculty from high schools, ROCPs, and community colleges, with input from the broader discipline field to facilitate the discussions at local institutions and assist with the process of developing Programs of Study, Statewide Career Pathways has developed Program of Study templates. These templates represent CTE (career technical education)." Visit Site.

 

Registry Plus

"The California Community Colleges Registry is a large scale database containing the names, qualifications and desired position(s) of potential California Community Colleges faculty, support staff and management job applicants." Visit Site.

 

Salary Surfer

"The Salary Surfer uses the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five-year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two years and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines. This tool also provides information about colleges that offer programs in those specific disciplines. The Salary Surfer does not contain information about wages earned by community college students who transfer to a four-year institution." Visit Site.

 

2017 Student Success Scorecard

"In its commitment to increase transfer and degree and certificate attainment, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors has established a performance measurement system that tracks student success at all 114 community colleges. This scorecard represents an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability on student progress and success metrics in public higher education in the United States. The data available in this scorecard tell how well colleges are doing in remedial instruction, job training programs, retention of students and graduation and completion rates." Visit Site.

 

Statewide (Career) Pathways

"Statewide career pathways; creating school-to-college articulation. Provides high school counselors with the opportunity to create a comprehensive educational plan for students. Each plan includes real-time information about college programs throughout the state of California. The pathway templates represent all 54 career pathways, and the variety of ways a student can achieve a certificate or degree." Visit Site.

 

Step:Forward

"Priority registration information for CCC students: See how orientation, assessment, and education planning can keep you on the fast track." Visit Site.

 

Student Success Center

"The Success Center for California Community Colleges—launched in 2014 by the Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Foundation for California Community Colleges—acts as a hub of support for projects around the state that improve college completion rates and promote student success." Visit Site.

 

Center for Community College Student Engagement

In 2008, The University of Texas' College of Education established the Center for Community College Student Engagement as the umbrella organization for survey research, focus group work, and related services for community and technical colleges interested in improving educational quality through strengthened student engagement and student success. Visit Site.