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Programs Offered

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA

Operating In

  • Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution (federal prison)
  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • AA in Liberal Arts (non-transfer Social and Behavioral Sciences)
  • AA in Social Science
  • AA in Psychology
  • BIGE - Beyond Incarceration, Greater Education (campus)

Contacts


Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, CA

Operating In

  • California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)

Programs Offered

  • AA-T in Communications Studies 

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)
  • McFarland Female Community Re-Entry Facility (contract prison - GEO)
  • Central Valley MCCF (contract prison - GEO)
  • Shafter MCCF (contract prison - City of Shafter)


Programs Offered

  • CSU Breadth General Education
  • 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
  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Non-credit workforce readiness, Career Technical Education and General Education courses
  • Ascending Scholars student club (on campus)

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 Administration of Justice (transferable) 
  • AA in Anthropology (transferable) 
  • AA in Business Administration and English (transferable, only at CAC) 
  • 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
  • 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 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 English, Counseling, Sociology, and Philosophy.

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)
  • Making Alternative Transformations (campus)


Contacts


Compton College

Compton, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Formerly Incarcerated Students in Transition Program (F.I.S.T.)

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 Management Program

Contacts


CSU Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Project Rebound

Contacts


CSU Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Project Rebound
  • Rebound Scholars 

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
  • AA in Human Development 
  • AA in Liberal Arts 
  • Certificates in Addiction Studies and Culinary Studies 
  • 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


Cypress College

Cypress, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • FITE club

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: Transferrable General Education classes (9-12 units per semester) in multiple disciplines.
  • 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)
  • Sacramento Youth Detention Facility (SYDF)
  • on campus

Programs Offered

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

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- Project Rebound

Fresno, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Project Rebound

Contacts


Glendale Community College

Glendale, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Reentry Pathways 
  • 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, Mathematics, Keyboarding 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 Welding, 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)
  • Growlersburg Conservation Camp (GCC) 
  • Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) 
  • Center Placer County Juvenile Facility

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)
  • 41 state prisons, 6 federal prisons, 3 youth facilities, and Lassen County Adult Detention Facility (distance correspondence)

Programs Offered

  • AST in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Distance Correspondence: AS in Social Science, AA in General Studies: Emphasis in Social Science

Contacts



Long Beach City College

Long Beach, CA

Operating In

  • on campus

Programs Offered

  • Justice Scholars 

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

Contacts

  • (213) 763-5560

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

  • Transitions Program


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

  • ADT in Sociology 

Contacts


Palo Verde College

Blythe, CA

Operating In

  • Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP) (in-person)
  • Ironwood State Prison (ISP) (in-person)
  • 17 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, seven 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


    Pasadena City College

    Pasadena , CA

    Operating In

    • on campus 

    Programs Offered

    •  Homeboy Scholars

    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
    • College Preparatory Program 

    Contacts


    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
    • Project Re-Start 
    • Borderless Scholars 

    Contacts


    San Diego Miramar College

    San Diego, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Urban Scholars Union

    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
    • SF Women's Jail

    Programs Offered

    • Project Rebound
    • Educational Empowerment classes (non-credit courses) 

    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, English 1A, Philosophy (Logic and Critical Reasoning, plus, Moral Issues), Career Exploration, Public Speaking, and Child Development
    • Student Success: Education and Career Planning workshops

    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, Intro to Culinary (jail)
    • Second Chance Program and Student Club (campus)



    Contacts


    Santiago Canyon College

    Orange, CA

    Operating In

    • Orange County Jails
    • on campus 

    Programs Offered

    • Ten Noncredit courses 
    • Certificates in Receptionist/Information Clerk and Commercial and Institutional Food Preparation
    • Academic counseling services 
    • Project Rise (campus) 

    Contacts


    Shasta College

    Redding, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus (alternative to incarceration option)

    Programs Offered

    • Shasta Technical Education Program United Partnership (STEP-UP)
    • AA's and Certificates in Technical Education in Office Administration, Business Entrepreneurship, Heavy Equipment Operations, Automotive Technology, Welding, Agriculture, Culinary Arts, Social Services, and Psychology


    Contacts



    Solano Community College

    Fairfield, CA

    Operating In

    • California State Prison, Solano (SOL)
    • California Medical Facility (CMF)
    • Solano County Juvenile Detention Center 
    • Solano County Jails (Stanton and Claybank Correctional Facilities) 

    Programs Offered

    • Associate Degrees in Management, Political Science, Horticulture, University Studies: Liberal Studies

    Contacts


    Southwestern College

    Chula Vista, CA

    Operating In

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

    Programs Offered

    • ADT/Business Administration, ADT/Communications, Certificate of Completion/American Sign Language, and CSU General Breadth Requirements (prison)
    • Personal Development, Reading, Communication, Financial Literacy, Sociology, Geography, Keyboarding and Computer Skills (jail)
    • Second Chance Pell Pilot Grant Site
    • Urban Scholars Union (on campus student organization)

    Contacts



    Taft College

    Taft, CA

    Operating In

    • Taft MCCF (contract prison - City of Taft)
    • Taft Correctional Facility (federal prison)
    • both hybrid, and face-to-face courses in each facility 

    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

    • Berkeley Underground Scholars

    Contacts


    UC Davis

    Davis, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus

    Programs Offered

    • Beyond the Stats

    Contacts


    UC Irvine

    Irvine, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus 

    Programs Offered

    • Underground Scholars Initiative 

    Contacts


    UC Riverside

    Riverside, CA

    Operating In

    • on campus 

    Programs Offered

    • Underground Scholars Initiative 

    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