Dual Enrollment Program- East Los Angeles College

The purpose of the dual enrollment program at East Los Angeles College (ELAC) is to provide opportunities to high school students who wish to enroll in courses that provide credits toward graduation equivalency as well as getting a head start in their attainment of a higher education degree. Students earn credit at the community college level that allow them to satisfy high school graduation requirements set by Los Angeles Unified School District. At the same time, students are provided educational experiences within a chosen career pathway. In addition, East Los Angeles College grants credit...

Butte College Reg2Go Program

Reg2Go started in 1995 with one school as a pilot program to assist local high school graduates with the process of enrolling at Butte College. The goal was to help students by bringing the enrollment process to them at their high school so that by the time they graduated high school they would already be enrolled at Butte College for the fall semester. The program expanded quickly and now has over 40 high schools and 1,200 students participating each year. High School seniors who participate in the Reg2Go program participate in orientation, assessment, counseling, and registration at Butte...

IEPI Dual Enrollment Workshop - February 2017

This IEPI Workshop was designed for secondary and postsecondary partners, and the agenda was shaped by key questions that they raised about dual enrollment implementation. Information shared was designed to support the development of new and the scaling up and strengthening of existing partnerships with a focus on students from underrepresented groups. Participants (1) learned about relevant research, (2) discussed implementation challenges and barriers, (3) shared promising practices and models, and (4) reviewed legislative guidelines. Special attention was paid to similarities and...

Achieving Dual Enrollment Success through Hybrid Courses

High schools are requesting dual enrollment courses from your college, but you currently don’t have a model for successfully fulfilling their requests. This presentation from the 2017 OTC conference shows how one college has increased its FTES and student success rates and maximized its human resources through its dual enrollment offerings. The model pairs a hybrid online delivery system with a daily high school support class. It is applicable across multiple disciplines and implementation blueprints have been developed for each entity involved. This conference presentation included the...

Cuesta College Completes Successful Business and Entrepreneurship Pilot Program

eLearning Module Resource Description This resource was originally posted on the " Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy " website. High School Students explore business and entrepreneurship career pathways and earn high school credit with new entrepreneurship curriculum. The Challenge To engage high school students and introduce self-employment (i.e., entrepreneurship) as a viable and attainable career option. To provide hands on experiential learning, problem solving skills, decision making skills, and critical thinking skills. To provide relevant curriculum that aligns with National...

Skyline College Delivers Education…Literally!

This resource was originally posted on the " Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy " website. Skyline College’s Green Energy Camp was very successful, but was offered only on campus, limiting the program’s reach. The backstory: The earth’s environment faces numerous challenges, including climate change and “dirty” energy. Skyline College responded with a two-week, onsite “Green Energy Camp” that integrates a young demographic into the emerging green sector, essential to the development and growth of a robust workforce to meet the challenging climate, energy, and water challenges in our...

Alternative Methods for the Awarding of College Credit: Credit by Examination for Articulated High School Courses

The California Community Colleges have long had mechanisms for awarding students credit for prior learning, from evaluating transcripts to establishing standards for the units and course credit to be associated with designated scores on nationally and internationally recognized curricula and exams. While the processes for awarding credit via these traditional mechanisms are generally well-developed, other avenues to college credit may not benefit from the same level of standardization and may be in need of refinement locally. Most notably, the awarding of credit in career technical education...

Regional Collaboration Leads to Student Success at New High School

College of the Sequoias expanded its Tech Prep Consortium to include multiple industry sectors in the Central Valley. The collaboration helped to establish a new charter school focused on career technical education (CTE). The Challenge Fostering regional collaboration in order to develop innovative and sustainable programs that have the buy-in, backing, and support of multiple actors, and which highlight weaknesses and minimize redundancies in regional offerings. Approach/Strategies College of the Sequoias expanded its Tech Prep Consortium, which was historically focused on agriculture, to...

DSNs Lead Training for High School Faculty on Global Trade and Entrepreneurship

Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) representing Global Trade & Logistics and Small Business led a two-day training for high school faculty to raise their awareness about employment in these sectors. The Challenge Providing high school teachers with a better understanding of the global marketplace and information on how they can teach their students to cultivate and leverage entrepreneurial skills in order to compete for jobs and find success in the workplace. Approach/Strategies Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) representing Global Trade & Logistics and Small Business led an intensive two-...

OC Pathways Showcase Builds Regional Collaboration

The major challenge for all California Career Pathway Grant recipients centers on building a sustainable regional infrastructure that builds new avenues for regional collaborations. The Challenge OC Pathways is a California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) grant led by the Orange County Department of Education and Saddleback Community College. Our consortium partners include 14 school districts, 4 regional occupational programs, 9 community colleges and multiple intermediaries, such as workforce investment boards (WIBs) and non-governmental organizations. The challenge we face is shared by all...