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Log on, learn, transfer at an entirely online community college

By Michael Santone, Editor-In-Chief

October 10, 2018

The search for the first CEO of California’s landmark fully online educational institute has begun as its cyber doors prepare to open in the fall of 2019. Wheless Partners Consulting and Executive Search is leading the search...

Anonymous ratings spur doubts

By Andrew Weedon, Scene Editor

December 11, 2017

A well known web service is continuing to help students choose classes and professors despite skepticism about its reliability and credibility. The website,, has been used for nearly two decades to assist stud...

Business courses offered online

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

November 14, 2017

As a method to promote higher enrollment in business classes at Contra Costa College, the business information and computer technology (BICT) department will be offering online business courses starting in spring 2018. The online co...

Council approves policy for online ‘transparency’

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

September 28, 2016

To improve transparency, the online file storage to which Contra Costa College committees upload their minutes and agendas will be standardized. While the Brown Act, California’s open meetings law,  does not require that com...

Platform improves digital exchange

By Reggie Santini, Advocate Staff

September 28, 2016

Online classes are providing students with advanced study options. Contra Costa College currently offers 68 online and hybrid courses to help students achieve their educational goals as quickly as possible. “I advocate for onlin...

Financial aid launches first social media campaign

By Cody Casares, Photo Editor

November 11, 2015

For the first time, the Financial Aid Office has established a foothold in the social media world. “Five months ago we didn’t have a social media presence,” Financial Aid Supervisor Monica Rodriguez said. “We’re trying new wa...

State pushes online uniformity

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

October 7, 2015

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office is offering its campuses a chance to transition from other online learning platforms to Canvas for free through its Online Education Initiative (OEI). Vice Chancellor for Co...

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