The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office works in partnership with the California Community Colleges Technology Center and CENIC to provide internet connectivity to all California community colleges through the CalREN network. Through this partnership with CENIC, the Chancellor’s Office is able to provide access to online education and distance learning services for all students.
Time is running out for districts that have not. After December 2021, colleges/districts that wish to integrate will have to do so at their own expense, which could cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.
Fraud attempts against public sector entities have seen a dramatic increase since government initiatives began helping people struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. This past summer, the California community colleges noticed an increase in frequency and sophistication of fraud attempts.
The final pilot phase for the new student account system will be deployed in November. During this time, the new student account system will link to other products in the Student Success Suite (SSS): CCCApply’s Standard, International, and California College Promise Grant student applications, as well as the CCC MyPath’s student onboarding system.
Many students who are simultaneously learning the English language may find English-only classes a barrier to learning and make them feel as if they don’t belong in the class. The Zoom language interpreter technology can help to provide an inclusive learning environment to all community college students in California.