California’s community colleges have a strong career technical education mission and, with added emphasis and prioritization, are well positioned to close this impending skills gap. The 25 recommendations in this report build upon current college efforts and address barriers to enhancing the capacity of California Community Colleges to prepare students for high-value jobs in regions throughout the state.
The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office five-year capital outlay plan identifies the statewide needs and priorities of the California Community Colleges. This report, which is provided to the Department of Finance (DOF) for the Legislature on behalf of the Governor, contains information related to capital infrastructure needs and costs for the five-year period of 2016-17 to 2020-2021.
The Chancellor’s Office established an Institutional Effectiveness division to oversee the development and operation of a comprehensive technical assistance program. The program aims to identify and scale-up effective practices, and provide technical assistance, training, and support to colleges facing operational challenges.
In addition, it addresses the need for a coordinated and sequenced delivery of professional development resources that span all aspects of the system including the entire teaching and learning environment (pre-collegiate, transfer, workforce), student support, college/district operations, and leadership development.
The 2015 Task Force on Accreditation report evaluates the current accreditation process of California's 113 community colleges. The report focuses on the qualities that would constitute an ideal accrediting agent, and tracks the accreditation progress of all colleges. Members of the task force represent various constituent groups within the community college system, including administration, faculty, trustees, accreditation liaison officers, and the Chancellor's Office.
Seventy-seven California community colleges offer nursing programs, with a total enrollment of 14,466 students as of the 2013-14 aeademic year. This report provides information on funding for nursing programs, admission criteria, issues regarding faculty, and statistics on student attrition and license exam passage rates, among other data.
In order to help manage the deep cuts in categorical program funding imposed on the colleges in the 2009-10 State Budget, budget trailer bill language (AB 4X 2) allowed community college districts to redirect funds from a select number of categorical programs to support any other categorical program funded in the state budget. This report shows how many of the 72 community college districts transferred funds and the amount of funds that was shifted among the various categorical programs. In summary, 24 districts exercised the flexibility provisions allowed by the 2014 Budget Act and a total of $941,592 was shifted.
The Economic and Workforce Development Program makes strategic investments to improve
the skills of California’s workforce. It brings together members of the business community and
academia throughout the state to create job opportunities for Californians.
This report highlights our efforts in helping to build workforce development programs in the
state which, for the purposes of directing program investments, are divided into seven
macroeconomic regions. Furthermore, this report summarizes the work the program has done to
stimulate career training and employment opportunities in 10 important economic sectors in
Senate Bill 852 established the Career Technical Education (CTE) Enhancement Fund, which allocated on a one time basis $50 million in the 2014-15 budget year to expand, enhance, and improve upon CTE programs statewide. This funding was designed to help community college CTE programs purchase equipment, align and develop curriculum, and provide professional development trainings to better meet the employment needs of the regional economy in each of seven macro-economic regions.
As directed by AB 86, this report details the needs that
emerged from the 70 consortia’s reports and the joint
recommendations of the California Department of Education and the Chancellor’s
The recommendations in this report are designed to
strengthen the foundation for a new adult education
system in California.
The Early Assessment Program was designed to build off of the state’s Standards Testing and Reporting accountability program for public K-12 schools.
This report details the work the program has done in pursuing the objectives of the program and how the program has responded to the Common Core State Standards.
This year’s report details the impressive strides the California Community Colleges made in 2013-14 to roll back the losses it suffered in the wake of the Great Recession and outlines the areas where we still have work to do.
California Community Colleges - Style Guide
Serving 113 California community colleges gives the Chancellor’s Office a very visible and
responsible presence; we are the official voice for higher education to many audiences. All of us
strive to inspire our readers by providing information about the critical role community colleges
play in California’s future. As such, it is important to serve the goal of effective communication in
a common voice and with consistent visual branding.
The Office of Communications created the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
Style Guide as a reference for all who write and edit documents for our external audiences.
1993 Fee Impact Study
75/25 Workgroup Report and Recommendations
An Aspiration For Excellence — An Update On The Review Of The Chancellor's Office
First Report to the Legislature On Status of Systemwide Investigation of College/High School Concurrent Enrollment
Impacts of Student Fee Increase and Budget Changes on Enrollment and Financial Aid in the California Community Colleges
Ladders of Opportunity
Real Cost of Education
CCC Preparing Students For The Jobs Of Tomorrow (best viewed in PDF as 2-up continuous)