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ERIC Number: ED512404
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Review of a Proposal for a New Community College Center in Orange County. Report 10-04
Jones, Jessika
California Postsecondary Education Commission
This report reviews the proposal by the Rancho Santiago Community College District to convert its facility in Orange to a state-approved educational center. Educational centers are a cost-effective means for meeting increased student demand and of serving a region's educational needs because they often involve collaboration and shared facility use with high schools, university campuses, and local businesses. Educational centers can grow as needed when students require more course offerings; they begin small and expand as the region's population expands. Attending an educational center is a cost-effective option for students who can attend classes near their homes, cutting back on their commute time and expenses. CPEC (California Postsecondary Education Commission) guidelines require that an off-campus educational facility must serve at least 500 full-time-equivalent students annually before it can begin the process of proposing a conversion to a state-approved educational center. If the Commission votes to concur with a proposal, the center becomes eligible to compete for state capital outlay funding.
California Postsecondary Education Commission. 770 L Street Suite 1160, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-322-9268; Fax: 916-327-4417; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Postsecondary Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: California