Sacramento, Calif. – The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office today launched its new website, http://CaliforniaCommunityColleges.cccco.edu. The site will be the Chancellor’s Office central portal for students, parents, business leaders, policymakers and members of the media to get information about academic programs, degree and certificate offerings, systemwide initiatives and specific college information. A focal point of the new site is the “Find a Community College” mapping tool that will deliver information on the areas of study and degrees and certificates available at each of the system’s 112 colleges.
“The groundbreaking Find a Community College tool is a quick and efficient way for students to look at the diverse colleges in our system and then make an informed decision on which is the best fit,” said California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott. “Whether the student’s goal is to graduate with an associate degree, transfer to a four-year university or complete a workforce training program, this tool will help them define a clear academic path.”
The Chancellor’s Office communications team developed five main areas of information that are sure to be the site’s most visited. They are Students, Programs to Watch, Business Partnerships, Policy in Action, and Newsroom. The Students section has information about applying for college and financial aid. Programs to Watch will focus on groundbreaking initiatives at individual colleges, or the system in general. At launch, green technology is the key program featured. The Business Partnerships tab links to the important synergy between the private sector and the community colleges in turning out highly trained workers to help power California’s economic recovery. Policy in Action highlights the political and advocacy work the chancellor’s office performs, including the newly implemented Student Success Task Force and the California Community Colleges/California State University Student Transfer Achievement Reform efforts. The Newsroom area will give members of the media access to the latest press releases, system facts, hot topics, system data and photo and video galleries.