About the CVC

“The demand for virtual classes represents a dramatic shift in how instruction is delivered in one of the nation’s largest systems of public higher education and stands as an unexpected legacy of the pandemic,” LA Times, 2022

The California Virtual Campus (CVC) is a systemwide resource for the 116 California Community Colleges (CCCs), ensuring 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 from 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 take advantage of the following resources offered through the CVC:

  • Participation in the CVC Exchange, as Home and Teaching Colleges.
  • Access to data and enrollment dashboards through the Exchange.
  • Resources such as the Online Course Design Rubric, CVC@ONE online educator certification, adoptable courses, webinars, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Shared technology such as Canvas, the state’s common course management system, and other tools including Canvas Studio, Impact, NetTutor, and Pisces.