About the CVC

“The California Community Colleges are at the forefront of online education in California, more so than any other segment of higher education in the state.” -Hans Johnson, a Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Senior Fellow

The California Virtual Campus (CVC) is a collaborative effort among California Community Colleges (CCCs) to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses.

The CVC is sponsored by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District as the recipient of a grant disbursed by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO). Composed of high-quality online courses, resources for students, and technology, the CVC represents a comprehensive and collaborative program that leverages effective practices and technology to significantly increase the opportunity for higher education degree attainment in California.

California community colleges may choose to participate in CVC activities by taking advantage of:  

  • Shared resources such as the Online Course Design Rubric, online learner readiness tutorials and workshops OR
  • Shared resources and Canvas, the state’s common course management system OR
  • Shared resources, Canvas, and the CVC Consortium which includes the CVC Exchange.