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Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA

Operating In

  • Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution (federal prison)

Programs Offered

  • AA in Liberal Arts (non-transfer Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • AA in Social Science
  • AA in Psychology

Contacts


Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, CA

Operating In

  • California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)

Programs Offered

  • AA in Business
  • Certificate in "Work Keys"

Contacts


Bakersfield College - Delano Campus

Delano, CA

Operating In

  • Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)
  • North Kern State Prison (NKSP)
  • California State Prison, Corcoran (COR)
  • California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF)
  • Wasco State Prison (WSP)
  • Delano MCCF (contract prison - City of Delano)
  • Golden State MCCF (contract prison - GEO)
  • McFarland Female Community Re-Entry Facility (contract prison - GEO)

Programs Offered

  • IGETC General Education (except McFarland)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Culinary Arts (McFarland)
  • Fire Technology Courses to the Fire Brigade at Wasco State Prison
  • Free on the Outside (FOTO) student club

Contacts


Berkeley City College

Berkeley, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Underground Scholars Initiative

Contacts


Butte College

Butte, CA

Operating In

  • Butte County Sheriff’s Office Day Reporting Center

Programs Offered

  • Non-credit workforce readiness course

Contacts


Cabrillo College

Aptos, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Forgotten Scholars

Contacts


Cal Poly Pomona

Pomona, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Project Rebound

Contacts


Cal State East Bay

Hayward, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Level V

Contacts


Cal State LA

Los Angeles, CA

Operating In

  • California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)
  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • BA in Communication Studies (prison)
  • Project Rebound (campus)
  • Second Chance Pell Grant Site

Contacts




    Cerritos College

    Norwalk, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus (alternative to incarceration)

    Programs Offered

    • Court to College

    Contacts


    Cerro Coso Community College

    Ridgecrest, CA

    Operating In

    • California City Correctional Facility (CAC)
    • California Correctional Institution (CCI)

    Programs Offered

    • AA in Liberal Arts - Social & Behavioral Sciences (transferable)
    • AA in Psychology (transferable)

    Contacts


    Chabot College

    Hayward, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • RISE: a collaboration between Open Gate and Chabot College

    Contacts


    Chaffey College

    Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    Operating In

    • California Institution for Women (CIW)
    • California Institution for Men (CIM)
    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • AS in General Business
    • Certificate in Professional Office Skills
    • Second Chance Pell Grant Site
    • Pinto Club (campus)

    Contacts


    City College of San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus
    • San Francisco County Jails

    Programs Offered

    • Certificates in Post Prison Health Worker, Community Health Worker, Youth Worker, and Drug & Alcohol (campus)
    • Courses in College Success, Diversity and Social Justice (jail, in partnership with Five Keys)
    • Way-Pass (Women's After Care Program)

    Contacts




    Coastline Community College

    Fountain Valley, CA

    Operating In

    • 35 state prisons, several federal prisons, and some county jails

    Programs Offered

    • Distance Correspondence: AA's in American Studies, Arts & Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Science & Math, Business, Sociology; Certificate in Business

    Contacts


    College of Alameda

    Alameda, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • New D.R.E.A.M Program

    Contacts


    College of San Mateo

    San Mateo, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus
    • San Mateo County juvenile hall

    Programs Offered

    • Project Change

    Contacts


    College of the Canyons

    Santa Clarita, CA

    Operating In

    • Los Angeles County Jail - Pitchess Detention Center

    Programs Offered

    • Credit courses in Business, Welding, English, Counseling, Sociology, Philosophy, and Manufacturing Math

    Contacts


    College of the Redwoods

    Eureka, CA

    Operating In

    • Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP)
    • Humboldt County Correctional Facility (jail)

    Programs Offered

    • ADT (prison)
    • Non-credit courses in academic support, basic skills, and career readiness (jail)

    Contacts



    Columbia College

    Sonora, CA

    Operating In

    • Sierra Conservation Center (SCC)
    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • AA in Human Services (SCC)
    • CTE courses in Firefighting, Wastewater Treatment, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, and Business/Entrepreneurship (SCC)
    • Second Chance Pell Grant Site (SCC)
    • Making Alternative Transformations (campus)

    Contacts


    Compton College

    Compton, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Formerly Incarcerated Student Transition (F.I.S.T.) program

    Contacts



    Contra Costa College

    San Pablo, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • The Registry Program
    • Corrections to College club

    Contacts


    Cosumnes River College

    Sacramento, CA

    Operating In

    • Folsom Women's Facility (FWF)

    Programs Offered

    • Culinary Arts Program

    Contacts


    CSU Bakersfield

    Bakersfield, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Project Rebound

    Contacts


    CSU Dominguez Hills

    Carson, CA

    Operating In

    • 8 state prisons, 1 federal prison

    Programs Offered

    • Distance Correspondence: Master of Arts in Humanities (HUX Program)

    Contacts


    CSU Fullerton

    Fullerton, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Project Rebound

    Contacts


    CSU Long Beach

    Long Beach, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Rising Scholars

    Contacts


    CSU Northridge

    Northridge, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Revolutionary Scholars 

    Contacts


    CSU San Bernardino

    San Bernardino, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Project Rebound

    Contacts


    CSU San Marcos

    San Marcos, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Transitions Collective

    Contacts


    Cuesta College

    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Operating In

    • California Men's Colony (CMC)

    Programs Offered

    • ADT in Sociology
    • CSU General Education
    • Certificates in Addiction Studies and Customer Service Academy
    • Second Chance Pell Grant Site

    Contacts


    Cuyamaca College

    El Cajon, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Academic counseling and assistance with registration and enrollment

    Contacts


    East Los Angeles College

    Monterey Park, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Homeboy Scholars

    Feather River College

    Quincy, CA

    Operating In

    • 28 state prisons (distance correspondence)
    • Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) (hybrid interactive correspondence)

    Programs Offered

    • Distance Correspondence: AA in Humanities (CSU transferable), AAT in Sociology, AA's (nontransferable) in Social and Behavioral Science and Humanities
    • Hybrid Interactive Correspondence: Certificate in Entrepreneurial Business (MCSP)

    Contacts


    Five Keys Schools & Programs

    San Francisco, CA

    Operating In

    • San Francisco County Jails - in partnership with San Francisco Sheriff's Department

    Programs Offered

    • In partnership with CCSF: Courses in College Success, and Diversity and Social Justice
    • In partnership with San Francisco State University: Roots of Success

    Contacts


    Folsom Lake College

    Folsom, CA

    Operating In

    • Folsom Women's Facility (FWF)
    • Folsom State Prison (FSP)
    • Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)
    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Stackable certificates to AA's in Business and Human Services (FWF, FSP, MCSP)
    • Rev It Up (campus)

    Contacts


    Fresno City College

    Fresno, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus 

    Programs Offered

    • EOPS academic advising and tri-semester academic check-ins, counseling and Referrals services, one on one tutoring, textbook support
    • Unbound Scholars

    Contacts


    Fresno State

    Fresno, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Project Rebound

    Contacts


    Glendale Community College

    Glendale, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • GCC Restorative Justice Center
    • System Impacted Intellectuals

    Contacts


    Grossmont College

    Santee, CA

    Operating In

    • Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility

    Programs Offered

    • Pathways to Success Academy 
    • Courses offered in Reading, Communications, and College and Career Success

    Contacts


    Hartnell College

    Salinas, CA

    Operating In

    • Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP)
    • Correctional Training Facility (CTF)

    Programs Offered

    • AAT in Psychology/Sociology

    Contacts


    Imperial Valley College

    Imperial, CA

    Operating In

    • Calipatria State Prison (CAL)
    • California State Prison, Centinela (CEN)
    • Imperial County Jail
    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Courses in Air Conditioning Technology, OSHA Safety and Standards 30-Hour Card (County Jail)
    • Alcohol & Drug Studies Certificate (Jail – Inside/Out Program)
    • Associate Degree for Transfer in Sociology (CAL), Associate Degree for Transfer in Psychology (CEN)
    • FIRST (Formerly Incarcerated Resilient Students in Transition)

    Contacts




      LA City College

      Los Angeles, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • High Risers Club
      • Break it to Make it

      Contacts


      Lake Tahoe Community College

      South Lake Tahoe, CA

      Operating In

      • Folsom State Prison (FSP)
      • California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC)
      • Folsom Women's Facility (FWF)
      • High Desert State Prison (HDSP)

      Programs Offered

      • Hybrid Interactive Correspondence: AAT in Sociology ("Enhanced One-On-One" Model)

      Contacts


      Laney College

      Oakland, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Restoring Our Communities

      Contacts


      Lassen College

      Susanville, CA

      Operating In

      • High Desert State Prison (HDSP)
      • California Correctional Center (CCC)
      • 30 state prisons, 3 federal prisons, and Lassen County Adult Detention Facility (distance correspondence)

      Programs Offered

      • AST in Business Administration
      • Certificate in Entrepreneurship
      • Distance Correspondence: AS in Social Science

      Contacts


      Long Beach City College

      Long Beach, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Justice Scholars Club

      Contacts


      Los Angeles Mission College

      Sylmar, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • College Culture Reentry Hub (CCRH)

      Contacts


      Los Angeles Trade-Tech College

      Los Angeles, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Bridges to Success Center

      Merced College

      Merced, CA

      Operating In

      • Valley State Prison (VSP)
      • Central California Women's Facility (CCWF)

      Programs Offered

      • AA (VSP)
      • Credit and noncredit courses in English and Math (VSP)
      • Credit courses in Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Counseling, Business, Management, and Kinesiology (VSP)
      • Courses offered in Remedial English and Guidance (CCWF)

      Contacts


      Merritt College

      Oakland, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Street Scholars (with The Gamble Institute)

      Contacts


      MiraCosta College

      Oceanside, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Advocates for Change
      • Transitions Program
      • Transitions Collective

      Contacts


      Mission College

      Santa Clara, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Student support services

      Contacts


      Norco College

      Norco, CA

      Operating In

      • California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) 

      Programs Offered

      •  College courses in English and Communications

      Palo Verde College

      Blythe, CA

      Operating In

      • Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP) (in-person)
      • Ironwood State Prison (ISP) (in-person)
      • 16 state prisons (distance)

      Programs Offered

      • Courses in American Sign Language and Concert Choir
      • Distance Correspondence: AS in Business Management, five AA's, two Certificates of Achievement, eight Certificates of Career Preparation

      Contacts


      Palomar College

      San Marcos, CA

      Operating In

      • Vista Detention Facility
      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • transfer courses
      • Summer Transition Program
      • Transitions Collective Student Club

      Contacts


      Pitzer College

      Claremont, CA

      Operating In

      • California Rehabilitation Center (CRC)

      Programs Offered

      • Credit courses in Cultural Studies, Sociology, History, Political Studies, and Psychology

      Contacts


      Prison University Project (in partnership with Patten University)

      San Quentin, CA

      Operating In

      • San Quentin State Prison (SQ)

      Programs Offered

      • AA in Liberal Arts
      • transfer courses

      Rio Hondo College

      Whittier, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • R.I.S.E. Scholars

      Contacts


      Sacramento City College

      Sacramento, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • ReEmerging Scholars

      Contacts


      Sacramento State

      Sacramento, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Project Rebound

      Contacts


      San Bernardino Valley College

      San Bernardino, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • All of Us or None

      Contacts


      San Diego City College

      San Diego, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Urban Scholars Union club
      • City Scholars Program

      Contacts


      San Diego Mesa College

      San Diego, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Needs assessment and practical supports

      Contacts


      San Diego State University

      San Diego, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Project Rebound

      Contacts


      San Francisco State University

      San Francisco, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Project Rebound

      Contacts


      San Joaquin Delta College

      Stockton, CA

      Operating In

      • Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI)

      Programs Offered

      • Associates Degree for Transfer in Business

      Contacts


      San Jose State University

      San Jose, CA

      Operating In

      • Santa Clara County Jail - Elmwood Correctional Facility

      Programs Offered

      • Courses in Kinesiology, Philosophy, Career Exploration, Public Speaking, and Child Development

      Contacts


      Santa Ana College

      Santa Ana, CA

      Operating In

      • Santa Ana City Jail

      Programs Offered

      • Noncredit courses in ten subjects

      Contacts


      Santa Barbara City College

      Santa Barbara, CA

      Operating In

      • Santa Barbara County Jail
      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Credit courses in Personal Development; Noncredit courses for ServSafe certificate, GED preparation, and computer skills (jail)
      • Transitions Program (campus)

      Contacts


      Santa Monica College

      Santa Monica, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • The Homeboy and Homegirl Scholars of SMC

      Contacts


      Santa Rosa Junior College

      Santa Rosa, CA

      Operating In

      • Sonoma County Jails - Main Adult and North County Detention Facilities
      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Courses in Basic Math, Basic English, Counseling (jail)
      • Second Chance Support Team (campus)
      • Second Chance Student Club (campus)

      Contacts


      Santiago Canyon College

      Orange, CA

      Operating In

      • Orange County Jails

      Programs Offered

      • Noncredit courses in nine subjects
      • Certificates in Receptionist/Information Clerk and Commercial and Institutional Food Preparation
      • Academic counseling services 

      Contacts


      Shasta College

      Redding, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus (alternative to incarceration option)

      Programs Offered

      • Sheriff's Technical Education Program United Partnership (STEP-UP)
      • AA's and Certificates in Office Administration, Business Entrepreneurship, Heavy Equipment Operations, Automotive Technology, Welding, and Wildland Firefighting
      • Begin Anew club

      Contacts


      Solano Community College

      Fairfield, CA

      Operating In

      • California State Prison, Solano (SOL)
      • California Medical Facility (CMF)

      Programs Offered

      • ADT's & certificates in Business, Management, and University Studies: Social Sciences
      • Certificate in Computer Science

      Contacts


      Southwestern College

      Chula Vista, CA

      Operating In

      • Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD)
      • San Diego County Jail - East Mesa Reentry Facility
      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • ADT in Business Administration (prison)
      • Personal Development, Reading, Communication, Financial Literacy, Keyboarding/Computer Skills (jail)
      • Second Chance Pell Grant Site
      • Urban Scholars Union (campus)

      Contacts


      Taft College

      Taft, CA

      Operating In

      • Taft MCCF (contract prison - City of Taft)
      • Taft Correctional Facility (federal prison)

      Programs Offered

      • Distance Correspondence: AS in General Business and AA in Liberal Arts (Business and Technology)

      Contacts


      UC Berkeley

      Berkeley, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Underground Scholars Initiative

      Contacts


      UC Davis

      Davis, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Beyond the Stats

      Contacts


      UCLA

      Los Angeles, CA

      Operating In

      • on campus

      Programs Offered

      • Underground Scholars Initiative

      West Hills College Coalinga

      Coalinga, CA

      Operating In

      • Avenal State Prison (ASP)
      • Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP)

      Programs Offered

      • ADT in Business
      • Transfer-Level Courses

      Contacts