For some of our corpsmembers, the CCC experience may offer the opportunity to attend classes at their local community colleges or online via the Internet.
Since the mid-1980s, the CCC has worked with community colleges to develop a broad range of training and education services. An example of this is the Los Padres Center (San Luis Obispo) partnership with Cuesta College. The CCC and Cuesta College are working together to develop courses and standards for technical and academic training. Some CCC crew supervisors and other staff may be trained as instructors and be able to deliver course material throughout the workday. The partnership with Cuesta College will ensure that on-the-job training as well as formal or classroom instruction meets academic standards for excellence.
Other locations such as Redding, Monterey Bay (Watsonville) and San Diego have similar partnerships. Some locations such as Los Angeles and Placer (Auburn) use existing community college courses as part of the technical training incorporated into for specific work projects. In addition to these partnerships, corpsmembers can also further their education by earning CCC Scholarships and AmeriCorps Education Awards.
The following California public education systems compose the post-secondary CCC alternatives: