Grant Summaries

Three Los Rios Colleges–American River, Cosumnes, & Sacramento City–have been awarded $548,009 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a joint project called ‘Addressing the Regional Cybersecurity Talent Shortage: Building a Jointly Offered Program.’ This project will build a fully online, jointly offered AS degree in cybersecurity for launch in Fall 2021. To support student success, the project will a) develop more flexible offerings in Information Security and Cybersecurity (e.g., 5-week and 8-week courses), b) create short-term certificates for students to gain foundational skills, and c) provide critical online support services that include online success coaching.

Bakersfield College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘CTE Goes Online.’ This project will expand current online CTE course offerings to create more fully online CTE certificates or degrees in some of the following BC programs: agriculture business, architecture, education, commercial music, journalism, health navigator, health information technology, human services, business, web design, and public safety. However, students can complete an entire online degree or certificate in only one of those programs. BC plans to do this by leveraging online modalities and open educational resources (OERs) in order to increase completion rates. The project team will provide professional development, resources and staff to work closely with faculty to move existing and recently approved Certificates of Achievement into a fully online format.

Berkeley City College has been awarded $284,100 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Innovative CTE Online Pathway Development and Quality Assurance for Student Success.’ This project will develop a short-term, online offerings in Multimedia Arts and Business, which have high industry demand locally. BCC will develop one new short-term certificate for each area 1) by transferring existing courses to an online format, 2) by creating new online courses where necessary to fill programming gaps, and 3) by aligning existing and new courses to prepare students for employment in the field.

Cabrillo College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Improving Online CTE Pathways (IOCP) Program.’ This project will build new online certificates and programs as well as fill in gaps in existing CTE programs at Cabrillo in the following areas: 1) Computer Applications & Business Technology, 2) Nursing, and 3) Dental Hygiene. In addition, the project seeks to address regional workforce needs and review industry-approved curriculum in these areas. An instructional design team will train CTE faculty and work directly with them to develop course templates and online courses.

Cañada College has been awarded $432,595 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Online Expansion for Student Success and Job Attainment.’ This project will focus on creating relevant industry-driven, online certificate programs in six fields: data analysis, cloud computing, cybersecurity, video game development, business and paralegal. The effort will require both creating new certificate programs and expanding current online certificates, while also enriching online options for student support.

Chabot College has been awarded $326,294 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Improving Online CTE Pathways Project.’ This project will create fully online certificates or degree programs in real estate, medical assisting, automotive technology, digital media, business analytics, and business entrepreneurship. Instructional designers and faculty will focus on improving individual course quality, accessibility, and cost (through Open Educational Resources and Zero Textbook Cost materials).

Chaffey College has been awarded $360,205 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Chaffey College Virtual Center for Career Pathways.’ This project will foster student success by creating a new, digitally interactive Virtual Center for Career Pathways designed to 1) develop a robust and accessible virtual CTE, career and general academic guidance counseling platform; 2) provide on demand instruction with a focus on career skills which lead to industry recognized proficiencies and badging system; and 3) facilitate connections to local, regional and state employers and career opportunities.

Clovis Community College has been awarded $99,388 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Developing Fully Online Pathways and Infrastructure Support.’ This project will create fully online degree and stackable certificate programs in business, information technology and cybersecurity, food safety, and writing. Clovis will use this grant to pilot online tools for degree planning, counseling, tutoring, and other support services to help online CTE students stay on track.

Coast Community College District has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Improving Online CTE Pathways at Coast Colleges.’ This project will improve existing online program quality and create some new online programs in Business, Business Management, Information Technology, Fashion, Interior Design, and Art. The district also will expand access to jointly offered programs via the Story Maps tool, which allows students to align degree options with labor market needs.

College of Alameda has been awarded $450,880 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Online Career Education Opportunities.’ This project will develop 17 new online courses to improve access opportunities and accelerate time-to-completion for students in the following CTE programs: Aviation Maintenance Technology, Business and Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Systems, and Public Administration/ Violence Prevention. CoA also seeks to improve student outcomes in online CTE programs by improving course quality and creating a noncredit Online Learning Strategies course.

College of Marin has been awarded $200,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Creating Online CTE Pathways.’ This project will fill gaps in existing CTE programs–Multimedia Studies, Hospitality, and Business Administration–to produce fully online certificates and AS/AS-T degrees. The college will launch the completed programs in Fall 2020 to address student needs (transportation, scheduling, cost) and to increase student employability in the local community.

College of the Canyons has been awarded $400,210 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Strengthening CTE with Course Design and OER.’ This project will develop a targeted support structure for other Pathways grantees that intend to use industry content, Open Educational Resources (OER), and Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) materials in their online programs. The team will develop this support based on needs assessment data and feedback during community meetings. The support itself will include training for faculty, staff and campus leaders.

College of the Canyons has been awarded $99,790 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Technical Support for OER/ZTC Grantees.’ This project will build three new online programs in Architectural Computer Aided Drafting, Preschool Teacher, Land Surveying; and improve one existing program in Water Systems Technology. The team will we will draw upon industry expertise to create Open Educational Resources (OER), resulting in Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) pathways for fields in which none currently exist.

College of the Desert has been awarded $427,281 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Improving Online Career and CTE Education Pathays.’ This project will build new online credit and non-credit certificates, credentials and programs–Administration of Justice, Building Inspection Technology, and Business Information Worker–to enhance workforce skills and employment opportunities for regional and California’s Online College students. Course development will be informed through the California Online Community College fields of study, review of industry-approved curriculum, and collective efforts with regional industry partners.

College of the Sequoias has been awarded $175,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘COS Online Pathways.’ This project will increase the number of online programs that meet workforce needs by modifying six existing certificate of achievement programs–Accounting, Business, Business Financial Recordkeeping, Computer Applications, Pharmacy Technician, and Child Development–and three associate degree programs to create online options.

College of the Siskiyous has been awarded $464,700 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Closing the gap between equity, access, and employment opportunities through an Online Administration of Justice Program.’ This project will create both an online certificate and an online AA in Administration of Justice to improve students’ employment, career, and promotion prospects in that area. COS will establish a local Peer Online Course Review process and support individual faculty who align online courses with the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric.

Contra Costa College has been awarded $461,246 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Improving the Quality and Increasing the Quantity of Online CTE Pathways.’ This project will fill gaps in 7 CTE certificates and degrees at CCC–Business Administration, Accounting Technician, Business Office Technology (3 emphasis areas), Computer Information Systems, and Journalism–by adding new online CTE and GE courses to make these programs 100% online. CCC will provide teaching and other faculty and staff in counseling, financial aid, admissions and records, etc. with regular training and professional development opportunities, including in online accessibility, instructional design, equity-minded online teaching, OER, and online counseling.

Cosumnes River College & Folsom Lake College have been awarded $144,556 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Accelerated Pathways to Careers in Health Information Management and the Public Sector.’ This project will improve the accessibility and quality of online offerings in health information management and public sector programs, with a goal of improving student success rates and employment rates. Project leaders intend to make these improvements through course updates, professional development, alignment with a Guided Pathways model, and links to connect students to online support services.

Cuyamaca College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Increasing Access to High-Wage Automotive Careers.’ This project will partner with other CCC campuses that have automotive training programs to expand access to Ford STARS Training to students in areas of the state with no current STARS programs. The program will use innovative technical modalities to measure trainee knowledge, skills, and abiiities via hands-on testing–a combination of proctoring and online observation–to ensure fulfillment of course objectives and demonstrations of competency.

Diablo Valley College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Online Certificates in High-Demand, High-Wage Fields.’ This project will adapt on-ground certificates to fully online delivery in Geographic Information Systems, Music Industry Studies, and Engineering Technology. The team will also work collaboratively to expand the quantity and improve the quality of our online GE pathways so that CTE students can move from certificate to associate degrees completion through a fully online pathway. During the grant year, DVC will host a districtwide conference to spark disciplinary conversations about new opportunities for online learning.

Evergreen Valley College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Online Certificates: Pathways to Career Success.’ This project will create seven new online certificates and update one existing online, competency-based certificate for delivery in a modified accessible format: Medical Assistant Front Office Certificate, Waste Water Treatment Certificate, and five Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Technology certifications: 3D, AutoDesk, Architectural, Mechanical, and Digital Prototyping. The certificate creation will be coupled with targeted supports to ensure student success and a new Online Teaching certificate program for teachers.

Foothill College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Promoting Online Workforce Engagement and Resources (POWER).’ This project will develop online courses for digital marketing and cloud computing certificates that meet industry needs. The team will support success for online students a) by creating onboarding that provides clear pathways to employment and education opportunities and b) by improving course quality.

Gavilan College has been awarded $499,652 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘To Achieve Employment Equity in Southern Silicon Valley.’ This project will target seven existing, high growth, online CTE pathways: Administration of Justice, Business Office Technologies, Child Development, Computer Science and Information Systems, Digital Media/Marketing, Business, and Water Resource Management. It will do this by a) increasing access to online certificates through better outreach, flexible scheduling (with fast track options), improved sequencing, and integrating zero-textbook-cost (ZTC) and OER materials; and b) improving quality of online certificates by updating content to meet current industry skill standards, aligning targeted courses with the OEI Course Design Rubric, and completing peer online course reviews. The team’s underlying goal is to improve employment equity by enabling and empowering low income and underrepresented students to access high and higher wage career pathways and jobs, or to develop skills to advance in their current job.

Grossmont College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Skills Building for Technologies.’ This project will prepare students to enter career pathway programs in the areas of Computer Science and Information Systems, Geographic Information Systems, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing. A team of multi-disciplinary faculty will a) develop curricula, b) create materials, and c) create the online platforms and interfaces necessary to administer, document, track, report, and deliver non-credit, online certification courses.The project will target, in particular, historically underserved groups in East San Diego County, including first-generation college-goers, English learners, women entering STEAM careers, and recently-arrived refugees and other immigrants.

Hartnell College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Ready | Set | Go.’ This project will 1) improve the access to and quality of existing online CTE programs in Business (Business, Business Office Technologies, Business Information Worker) and Allied Health (Emergency Medical Technician, Addiction Studies); 2) fill gaps within programs to grow the number of online programs meeting workforce needs; and 3) support students that could most benefit from the expansion of online offerings.

Imperial Valley College has been awarded $250,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Imperial Valley Online Career Education.’ This project will develop six short-term, industry-valued certificates or credentials that will lead to middle-skills jobs in Imperial County in the following areas: Correctional Sciences, Administration of Justice, Digital Design and Production, Computer Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Electrical Journeyman. The team intends to help IVC enhance its online capacity: 1) by developing models for use in other CTE programs; 2) by developing capacity to make and/or adopt learning objects, whether OER or IVC-developed; 3) by developing a cadre of instructors and staff that can help train or mentor other staff to develop their own programs on-line; and, finally, 4) by developing a system for working with industry partners that provide online learning for their current and future employees.

Lake Tahoe Community College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Tahoe Pathways: Creating Online CTE Opportunities for All.’ This project will improve the quality and accessibility of current online CTE certificates and degrees–Public Safety (Criminal Justice, Fire Science), Computer Information Science (IT Technician, Cybersecurity), Business Information Worker, Real Estate, and Entrepreneurship. The team also will identify and fill gaps in industry-approved programs that are close to being fully online–Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Technology & Sustainability, American Sign Language, Translation and Interpretation Certification, and Hospitality Management. LTCC will emphasize access to high-quality online options for students with a focus on fully wraparound support systems ensuring online student success.

Laney College has been awarded $400,370 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Improving Online CTE Pathways with a Focus on ESOL and Adult Students.’ This project will create and expand online opportunities in Business Management and Supervision, Construction Management (California Green and Sustainable Building Standard), and Legal Community Interpreting. Laney a) will improve access to these quality online CTE-oriented programs, with a focus on engaging English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and adult students, and b) will provide wraparound support to ESOL students through counseling and tutoring.”

Las Positas College has been awarded $177,187 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Business Access N Quality (BANQ).’ This project will develop 2 new online courses and update 8 existing online courses in the Business Studies Program, aligning them all with the Online Education Initiative (OEI) course design rubric. The goal is to offer students the opportunity to complete coursework, certificates and degrees in an anytime, anywhere manner.

Lassen College has been awarded $404,250 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Strengthening Online Career Training for Agriculture, Small Business and Computer Science Programs.’ This project will develop 4 new certificate programs: 1) GIS Data Layering; 2) Data Science; 3) Drone Data Collection Operations; and 4) Data Application in the Real World (which can become a new Associate Degree program). The project also will provide Guided Online Pathways for the new CTE programs that provides nontraditional scheduling, student support services for registration, counseling, tutoring, library services, and employment opportunities.

Long Beach City College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘CTE Online Teaching Improvement Project (COTIP).’ This project will improve the availability and quality of five online certificates in the Computer and Offices Studies Department–Business Information Worker, Computer Security & Networking, Computer Support Specialist, Database Management, and Web Development. The goal of this pilot is to create a rich framework–involving instructional redesign, support services and resources for students and faculty, and professional development–that will be applicable across different departments and types of awards.

Los Angeles City College has been awarded $243,320 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Online Innovation Project.’ This project will develop online points of entry for multiple degree/certificate programs that are popular with working students: 1) the Dietetic Service Supervisor program; 2) Child Development programs; and 3) three degree and ceritifcation options in Adminstration of Justice. The Innovation Project also aims to improve online course development and online instruction to facilitate improved student sucess in LACC’s existing online Business Administration certificate and degree programs.

Los Angeles Pierce College has been awarded $249,217 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Improving CTE Pathways through Online Classes.’ This project will enhance four short-term, industry-valued certificates in Routing Technologies, Public Relations, Tax Preparation, and Office Communications. Course sequences and pairings will be examined to determine efficiency and relevance to current industry standards. Courses will be updated to include distance education components necessary for approval as well as meeting the required accessibility guidelines.

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College has been awarded $473,360 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘CTE Online Pathways to Career, Academic and Transfer Success.’ The project will address identified needs and opportunities in all nine of LATTC’s Pathways, including: Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing (ATM), Applied Sciences, Business and Civic and Engagement (BCE), Construction, Maintenance and Utilities (CMU), Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Design and Media Arts (DMA), Health and Related Sciences Liberal Arts. This will include the development of new certificates and degrees that can be offered fully online; development on online content for hybrid programs of study; and, development of credit and non-credit online courses to prepare individuals for industry recognized credentials/certifications/licensure for both students and incumbent workers. All courses will be developed maximizing the use of industry content, Zero Textbook Cost Materials and/or Open Educational Resources.

Los Angeles Valley College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Project HOPE (Having Online Positive Experiences).’ This project will 1) increase the visibility of the 17 certificates that are fully or mostly online already, 2) improve online learners’ retention and success rates, 3) improve the quality of online instruction, and 4) support working learners in selecting a career path and developing workforce skills.

Los Medanos College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘LMC Virtual Pathways.’ This project will create or improve online courses in CTE areas such as Business, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, Health, and Public Safety. The Los Medanos team also will expand district-wide online general education pathways to help students in gateway CTE programs, and will improve online student support including online career exploration, onboarding, early alert system for online students, and better mechanisms for providing virtual support.

Los Rios Community College District has been awarded $551,071 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Scaling Up a Local Course Review Process to Improve Los Rios Colleges’ CTE Programs.’ This project will improve existing online certificates and programs by scaling the Peer Online Course Review process across all four Los Rios’ colleges. The project has a goal of aligning a minimum of 100 CTE courses to the Rubric by the end of the grant period, and expanding the scope of the course review process to increase equity via the Peralta Online Equity Rubric.

Merced College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Innovative Hub for Online Programs and Education (i.HOPE): Expanding and Improving Online CTE.’ The project will focus on five (5) degrees and six (6) certificates that are within a 12-month reach of becoming fully online to meet workforce needs in six CTE areas: Business Administration, General Business, Management Information Systems, Child Development, Real Estate, and Water/Wastewater Technology. The grant will support a) the development of a robust local Peer Online Course Review (POCR) group, which will provide continuous staff development for evaluating and aligning courses to the OEI Course Design Rubric and the Peralta Online Equity Rubric; and b) using industry content, Zero Textbook Cost Materials, and/or Open Educational Resources.

Merritt College has been awarded $413,009 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Accelerating Online CE Pathways to Employment.’ This project will build new online credit and noncredit certificates to fill employment gaps in Administration of Justice, Biosceince, Business, Education, Allied Health, and Public Safety. The team plans to collaborate with faculty from other California Community Colleges to develop coursework that can be deployed regionally in a shared sequence.

MiraCosta College has been awarded $98,188 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Online Social Work and Human Services Program.’ This project will create the only online Social Work and Human Services Certificate of Achievement (COA) and Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in Social Work in the State of California. The ADT in Social Work provides opportunities not only for entry-level social workers, but also for incumbent workers seeking to attain undergraduate and graduate degrees to forward their careers.

Modesto Junior College has been awarded $188,287 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Building MJC Capacity for Online Education Scale, Impact, and Equity (MJC Online).’ This project will train faculty to create quality online courses in CTE areas such as Allied Health, Child Development, Business, Computer Graphics/Computer Science, Agriculture, Industrial Electronics, Advanced Manufacturing and other skills-based programs. In addition to quality, the team will emphasize equity, the use of OER/ZTC materials, and online student support.

Monterey Peninsula College has been awarded $337,792 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘MPC Online Course Design Academy.’ This project will fill online course gaps in existing programs that are partially online as well as create new online programs. Disciplines of focus come from MPC’s Academic Divisions of Health, Business and Technology, Social Science, and Creative Arts. The team will emphasize the use of OER/ZTC materials in online courses and establish professional development and mentoring programs for online faculty, counselors and related support staff.

Moorpark College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Improving Online CTE Pathways: Business/Accounting, Hospitality Management, Child Development and Journalism/Public Relations.’ This project will involve certificate creation, course alignment, quality improvement, marketing, and the addition of industry and ZTC content to improve students’ overall performance in the Business/Accounting, Hospitality Management, Child Development, and Journalism/Public Relations programs. The team will work closely with Industry Advisory Board members to maintain curriculum alignment with local and state industry needs.

Mt. San Antonio College has been awarded $250,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Expanding Online Pathways and Increasing CTE Completion.’ This project will build an online certificate, credential, or program that addresses regional workforce needs, e.g., possibly a certificate in Hospitality and Restaurant Management and/or an associate degree for transfer (AD-T) in Administration of Justice. Mt. SAC also will build a support structure to increase online courses’ alignment with the OEI rubric, including accessibility requirements and textbook affordability.

Mt. San Antonio College has been awarded $250,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Promoting Success for Online Students and Faculty.’ This project a) will pilot tools for students to track progress on academic pathways, and b) will build a coordinated support structure for students staying on their existing academic pathways, especially online CTE pathways. Mt. SAC intends to build on existing support for online students by offering targeted support structures for specific groups whose success rates in online classes are disproportionately lower than the overall increase in online success rates.

Mt. San Jacinto College has been awarded $499,960 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘IT FasTrack: Online Pathways to Successful IT Careers.’ This project will increase the access, visibility and quality of the college’s existing CSIS pathways in the fields of networking, cybersecurity, computer hardware, and programming to improve capacity growth and overall student success in online CTE programs. The team will provide intentional, augmented professional development, training support, and educational resources for faculty to complete a comprehensive redesign of the CSIS courses.

Norco College has been awarded $367,855 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Improving Online CTE Pathways Grant Program.’ This project will adapt Norco’s suite of Game Development programs so that students will have the option of completing them entirely online. Elements include 1) effective online pedagogy and support strategies; 2) instructional materials including videos that reinforce online learning; and 3) virtual student support systems that will include supplemental instruction, tutoring and a remote game studio (lab) that will be accessible to students at regularly scheduled timeframes throughout each academic term.

Palomar College has been awarded $499,150 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Meeting San Diego Regional Workforce Needs with CTE Programs.’ This project will fill online course gaps in existing on-ground programs and build an online certificate, credential, or degree program that addresses regional workforce needs in the following areas: Information and Communication Technologies & Digital Media; Health; Business and Entrepreneurship; and Energy, Construction & Utilities. Faculty and Instructional Designers will create new online content, utilize industry-approved curriculum, or adopt ZTC/OER materials to develop high-quality online courses that align with the OEI Rubric. The initiative will include participation in a local Peer Online Course Review program.

Peralta Community College District has been awarded $319,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Peralta CTE Online Equity Initiative.’ This project a) will redesign the existing Peralta Online Equity Training with a CTE focus for PCCD and statewide use, and b) train at least 20 Peralta CCD faculty and at least 300 faculty throughout California to incorporate equity principles into online CTE courses. A core goal will be to analyze how online instruction works—or does not work—for specific groups of students within the CCC system, particularly disproportionately impacted students.

Porterville College has been awarded $400,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Online Career Ready.’ This project will increase the number of students who complete nine or more units in career education classes in Accounting, Administration of Justice, Basic Computing/Graphic Design, Child Development, Entrepreneurship, and Management. The team will achieve this in part 1) by improving access to existing online CTE programs; 2) by increasing the number of online CTE programs offered; 3) developing new, short-term, online CTE certificates; and 4) by increasing the number of dual enrollment options for high school students to take online CTE courses. Goals include addressing high unemployment rates in the area, and a significantly higher percentage of individuals who are living in poverty.

Reedley College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Expanding Online CTE Certificate Pathways and ZTC Options.’ This project will help to develop online CTE certificates in Agriculture Business, Information Systems, Food Safety, and Criminology. The team will also expand the number of online CTE courses identified as Zero Textbook Cost.

Rio Hondo College has been awarded $470,103 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘CTE – Support for Teaching Robust Online New programs for Gainful employment (CTE-STRONG).’ This project will develop 5 new online programs and 14 new online certificates in Communications & Languages (ASL), Nursing, Kinesiology, Public Safety, Behavioral and Social Sciences, and Art & Cultural Programs. To support project success, the team intends to provide faculty with access to instructional designers, curriculum experts, video creation software, an online faculty resource center (FRC), and weekly support workshops.

Sacramento City College has been awarded $454,301 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Wraparound Student Services: A Robust Student Academic Technology Support Plan to Address Equity Achievement Gaps Districtwide.’ This project will develop a robust, scalable model of student case management and wraparound support for online students, to help address equity gaps. In part, the team will do this by providing fully online CTE students with a) an Online Hotline (OH!), ‘one-stop’ student support mechanism, and b) an online case management protocol.

Saddleback College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Bridging Gaps and Increasing Quality in CTE Online Education Pathways.’ This project will increase access and quality in online courses a) by building 6 to 8 new online certificates, credentials or programs in Academic Divisions such as Advanced Technology and Applied Science, Economic & Workforce Development, Business Science, Health Sciences and Human Services, and Kinesiology and Athletics; and b) by developing and implementing a local Peer Online Course Review process. The team also will target access and student support through increased outreach activities, website enhancement, and the development of the Online Education Peer Mentor program.

San Bernardino Valley College has been awarded $482,180 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Creating and Expanding Quality Accessible Online Pathways for Students.’ This project will 1) establish a formalized peer online course review process for CTE courses; 2) explore potential partnerships, curriculum, technologies, and unconventional lab solutions to support CTE programs requiring hands on labs, such as Diesel, to become fully online; 3) increase the number of high-quality fully-online CTE pathways by capitalizing on those programs currently offered partially online; and 4) develop new fully-online CTE programs to meet workforce and industry needs, targeting American Sign Language Interpreting, Art and Entrepreneurship, and Media Academy.

San Diego Continuing Education has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Project WIN (Workforce Innovation Now): Initiatives to Support Immediate Online Growth and Quality.’ This project will 1) serve working adult learners with noncredit career training in Business, Digital Media, and Information Technology; 2) integrate the college’s Strong Workforce Pathways work around intake, assessment, orientation, and counseling in support of online education; 3) create at least one new online CTE program in Coding; and 4) create or revise, and professionalize at least five hybrid certificates with at least ten courses in Business and Accounting, Information Technology, and/or Digital Media with NetLab for IT virtual labs.

San Diego Miramar College has been awarded $250,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘San Diego Pathways Online.’ This project will pilot two online programs–Entrepreneurship and Paralegal–that lead to high-wage and high-demand occupations in San Diego County. Successful implementation will require the expansion of online programs and the development of zero-cost and open educational resources.

San Joaquin Delta College has been awarded $499,935 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘CTE Pathways to Early Childhood Education and Education Certificates.’ This project will develop three short-term certificates to be offered fully online–two in Early Childhood Education and one in Education Paraprofessional. The team will establish a Delta Online CTE Pathway Design Team that consists of ECE and Education Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), as well as experts in online instructional design, multimedia, and accessibility. To ensure success for online students in the new programs, we will develop three self-paced online orientations (one per certificate) to help students understand the requirements and expectations.

Santa Monica College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Accelerating Online Career Education Success @SMC.’ This project will develop new short-term online CTE programs in Administration of Justice, User Experience, Digital Design, Interior Architecture, and Digital Production in Architecture. The team will provide professional development workshops, instructional design assistance, and mentoring to faculty as they develop and/or align their online courses with an online course design rubric.

Santa Rosa Junior College has been awarded $462,235 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Supporting Quality Online Workforce Programs (SCOWP).’ This project will fill gaps in programs that are at least 50% online in areas such as Business, Health, Hospitality, Child Development, Corrections, Computer Studies, and Journalism. The initiative also will seek to use industry content, Zero Textbook Cost Materials, and/or Open Educational Resources in new and revised online courses.

Santiago Canyon College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘SCC Online CTE Pathways Grant.’ This project will increase access, visibility and quality of existing online programs, focusing its efforts on three regional growth areas: Real Estate, Water Utility Science, and Vocational Business. The team will provide professional development and instructional design support related to using OER, creating high-quality instructional materials, and aligning online courses with the OEI Course Design Rubric.

Shasta College has been awarded $270,089 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘CTE Online Education Pathways.’ This project will expand the number of online degrees and certificates that will increase access for an overwhelmingly “nontraditional” student population–i.e., high numbers of working students, first-generation students, and students of color. Specific CTE programs of study that will be addressed through this will include certificates in Administration of Justice, Business, Accounting, Web Developer II, Horticulture, and Health Information Technology. The majors selected for this initiative can be completely online within the one-year grant period and lead to employment in the local labor market.

Skyline College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Transformative & Equity-Focused Online Workforce Preparation: Designing Pathways for Tomorrow’s Ever-Changing Careers.’ This project will build transformative and equity-focused online CTE certificates in six key workforce areas: UX Design, Sales and Marketing Management, Human Resources Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Biotechnology Manufacturing, and Barbering. Goals include increasing degree and certificate completion by 180-240 per year; increasing transfers by 20 per year; improving time to completion by 50-65 percent; increasing job placement in the field of study with 100 percent job placement; and narrowing the achievement gap by improving the success rates of African-American and Hispanic students taking distance courses to 70 percent or higher for program.

Southwestern College has been awarded $304,556 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Equitable Online Pathways for Southwestern College’s CTE Students.’ This project will bring six industry-valued CTE certificates 100% online in areas such as Paralegal Studies, Environmental Technology and Computer Information Systems. These certificates will be “fully online, fully aligned”— i.e., each course in each online certificate will be fully aligned to the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric and Peralta Equity Rubric.

Taft College has been awarded $100,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Building and Improving Online CTE Certificates.’ This project will focus on 10 CTE Certificates of Achievement that have a clear regional workforce need in Energy, Construction and Utilities; Business; Protective Services; and Education. The team will emphasize student success by aligning courses with the CVC-OEI rubric and providing built-in student support resources.

Ventura College has been awarded $346,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘AdvancED: Online Learning to Meet Regional Workforce Needs.’ This project will fill gaps in existing or build new online degrees, certificates and credentials in a variety of disciplines, including Business, Agriculture Business, Child Development, Social Media Marketing, Water Science, Communications, Geography, and Astronomy. All online courses and programs developed as part of this grant will use industry content, ZTC materials and/or OER.

Victor Valley College has been awarded $498,479 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘High Desert Online Education for Local In-Demand Sectors Pathways Project (HD In-Demand).’ For this project VVC will work with Barstow Community College to build new online certificates, credentials and programs in the Advanced Manufacturing, Emergency Medical Service and Fire Technology sectors to increase access to existing online certificates, credentials and programs addressing the regional workforce needs. In addition to targeting high-growth industries, the initiative takes into account the lack of public transportation and the distance between the two colleges in Barstow and Victorville.

West Valley College has been awarded $306,504 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Building Exemplary Courses for the Online Accounting Clerk Certificate.’ This project will align Accounting Clerk Certificate courses with the CVC-OEI Course Design Rubric and increase access to these courses. Success of the project will be monitored continuously in the future using a pre/post quasi-experimental design of the five courses with data on enrollment, student retention, success rates and program completion.

Woodland Community College has been awarded $203,200 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘Innovation Entrepreneurship Preparation for Regional Economic Vitality.’ This project will develop a fully online 12-15 credit Entrepreneurship certificate to better meet current, local workforce needs. The project will also include the development of a set of adaptive learning lessons to ensure students who complete this program will have mastered a baseline of digital fluency critical to entrepreneurship success.

Yuba College has been awarded $500,000 in Improving Online CTE Pathways grant funds from CVC-OEI for a project called ‘CTE Distance Education Expansion 2019.’ This project will build a new online certificate program in Agricultural Business while enhancing the department’s policies, internal capacity and systems to facilitate development of additional online courses and programs. The overarching goal is to improve CTE pathways for working learners in rural areas and the special and/or sometimes transient populations served by Yuba College.