Academy/Pathway Dual Enrollment
Dual Enrollment • Articulation • Professional Development
The Academy/Pathway Dual Enrollment Program allows high school students to get a jump start on college! The program partners with the San Francisco Unified School District to enroll students participating in career academies in introductory college-level coursework at CCSF during their junior and senior years. The college courses offered to students build on their high school CTE curriculum and allow students to further explore careers/industry sectors while earning high school and college credit at the same time.
Beginning this year our program will work intensively with several SFUSD CTE academies to develop articulation agreements with CCSF. Through these agreements comparable courses between the high school and community college will be identified and articulated to grant students college credit or allow them to meet prerequisite requirements at the college.
Additionally, our program hosts joint professional development events for CCSF and SFUSD faculty covering topics such as “Helping First-Generation Students Transition to College” and “Emerging Careers in Health”.
Funding for this program comes from the California State Chancellors Office, CTE Community Collaborative and CTE Transitions grants. The goals of these grants is to develop regional articulation councils to create seamless, non-redundant education and training in California; strengthen existing CTE sectors; establish career exploration programs for middle school and high school students; and meet critical professional development needs and capacity building needs.
Collection of Articles
Below are a collection of articles that speak about the student experience of arriving at a community college unsure of everything, yet wanting to succeed in the face of multiple barriers, both cultural and institutional. (From our February 2013 Joint CCSF/SFUSD Professional Development Event)
This research gives us good insight into how we can address these hurdles and make the college experience for first gen or struggling students more successful and less fraught with pitfalls. This includes reviewing our college success courses, offering a first year experience that truly addresses the educational, emotional and cultural gaps that students experience, and providing the kind of focused direction that comes with an ed plan rather then being buffeted around by 'that shapeless river'.
SF Bay Center of Excellence (COE)
Labor Market Research
STEM in 20, a COE research and planning project in collaboration with the Institute for the Future (IFTF), takes an explorative look at industry innovations affecting workforce trends in the next 20 years, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Doing What Matters for Jobs & the Economy
an Economic and Workforce Development program initiative
The California Community College's Chancellor's Office Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy campaign focuses on determining labor market needs as a basis for regional capacity planning and sector priorities.
Industry Sector Profiles
To support the work of the Doing What Matters for Jobs & the Economy campaign, the Centers of Excellence developed profiles on priority sectors in California. The sectors were chosen for their relevance to the state's economy and also for the opportunity they present for advancing a qualified workforce to serve local communities.
COE Health Care Reports for California by Region (see SF Bay Area Report in Middle of this page - June 2010)
Metro Academies Initiative - Student Outcomes
First-Generation Students of Color: Easing Their Transition to Community College