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  • Kern Community College District& California Community Colleges Lighting the Way to a New Economy Presented by Michele Bresso, Associate Vice Chancellor
  • California Community Colleges Early Years• Defined by the Educational Master Plan• Tuition free• Open access – Admit any student who can benefit from instruction• Provide academic and vocational instruction for older and younger students
  • Community CollegesEarly years• Many missions evolved – Transfer – Degree & certificates – Workforce training – Basic skills – Lifelong learning – Educational enrichment – Self-discovery View slide
  • California Community Colleges Today• 112 colleges in 72 districts• Over 2.6 million students – CSU: 360,000 students – UC: 183,000 students• Local comparison: – Bakersfield College: 17,700 students • Over twice the number of CSUB undergraduate students View slide
  • Community CollegesToday• Narrower mission – Transfer – Workforce training – Basic skills instruction
  • Community CollegesToday• Less funding per student than any California public education system• CCs are funded at: – 65% of K-12 – 46% of CSU – 26% of UC
  • Community CollegesToday• Community colleges make their mark daily by providing – Trained workers for middle skills jobs – Services essential to the health and welfare of our state and communities• For example . . .
  • Did you know?• 80% of safety personnel are credentialed at community colleges – Firefighters – Law enforcement officers – EMTs
  • Did you know?• 70% of nurses in California are trained at community colleges
  • Did you know?• Community college transfer students make up 48% of UC’s STEM graduates
  • Did you know?• 24% of community college students nationwide are in California
  • Did you know?• Over half of California’s veterans who are receiving GI benefits are at community colleges
  • Kern Community College District• Our three colleges PORTERVILLE COLLEGE
  • Kern Community College District• About 21,000 FTES – BC accounts for about 2/3 – PC & CC combined = 1/3• Almost 25,000 square miles – Serving parts of 5 counties
  • Kern Community College District• Our student body: – Hispanic – 45.6% – White – 37.8% – African American – 6.6% – Asian – 5.1% – Two or more races – 2.4% – Native American – 1.4%
  • Kern Community College District• Demographics: – Female –56%• Age – 24 or younger – 55% – 25-39 – 30% – 40 & older – 15%
  • Kern Community College District• Annual unrestricted budget – $95 million• Projected 2012-13 budget represents a 14.86% decline in funding over 5 years – Of that projected decline, nearly half will result if Governor’s tax initiative-- Prop 30--does not pass
  • Bakersfield College• Founded in 1913 at BHS – Today: Panorama Campus & Delano Center – New Veterans Center – Levan Institute for Lifelong Learning• Bakersfield College partners with businesses – STEM, nursing, agriculture & more
  • Porterville College• Founded in 1927• Well connected with area schools• Impacting the community with strong programs in – Nursing – Psychiatric technician – Firefighting
  • Cerro Coso Community College• Founded in 1973• 18,500 square miles of service area – Ridgecrest & Edwards AFB – Kern River Valley & California City – Bishop & Mammoth• Grant partnerships in engineering, health, renewable energy• Pioneer of distance learning
  • Career Pathways in KCCD• Agriculture & Natural Resources• Art, Media & Communication• Business, Management & Technology• Engineering & Industrial Technology• Health Services & Child Development• Administration of Justice
  • Challenges• Funding• Narrowing to core mission – Fewer course choices – More direct path to completion
  • Challenges• Costs of Career/Tech Ed (CTE) programs – Example: Nursing Program’s Sim Man
  • $80,000
  • Challenges• Broad mission while… – Low funding – Increased expectations for success/completion• 70% of students not college ready – English & Math deficient – As many as 5 levels below college transfer• Many are not workforce ready
  • How You Can Help• Provide funding or opportunities – Internships – Work experience – Donations of equipment & supplies – Program sponsorship
  • How You Can Help• Support student clubs• Mentor students in your career field
  • Most importantly…• Engage in public/private partnerships with Kern Community College District
  • Kern Community College District& California Community Colleges Lighting the Way to a New Economy Michele Bresso, Associate Vice Chancellor mbresso@kccd.edu