The Step:Forward campaign aims to help students understand priority registration and assist students who are completing a degree or certificate program or transferring to a four-year university get the courses they need to succeed. The Step:Forward website is a valuable tool for students at all Community Colleges, helping them understand the new requirements for priority registration and take the steps needed to reach their educational goals. This website is also integrated with CCCApply, the statewide application website for the Community College system, enabling the site to provide customized information for each college.
This campaign is a joint project of the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, and is a key part of the Student Success Initiative, which was launched in 2012 by the Board of Governors and state Chancellor’s Office.
Step:Forward was funded through a grant from The Kresge Foundation—a private foundation that works to create opportunities for low-income individuals and improve communities nationwide.
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation. It is composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills courses in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the official foundation to the California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors and Chancellor’s Office. The Foundation’s mission is to benefit, support, and enhance the missions of the California Community College system, the largest higher education system in the nation. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation works with Community Colleges and partner organizations to manage donations, grants, programs, and services that drive excellence in education for colleges. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation and receives no direct state support. For more information, visit www.foundationccc.org.
Funded by a grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the California Community Colleges Technology Center, hosted by Butte College, facilitates and coordinates the work of systemwide technology projects by:
In addition to furthering CCC technology initiatives, the Technology Center funds the operations of CalREN, the California Research and Education Network. This fiber optic backbone connects the vast majority of the state's K-20 educational institutions.
In addition, the CCC Technology Center is currently focused on developing a Systemwide Technology Platform.