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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)
  • Central Valley MCCF (contract prison - GEO)
  • Shafter MCCF (contract prison - City of Shafter)
  • Lerdo County Jail

Programs Offered

  • CSU Breadth General Education
  • 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, Career Technical Education and General Education courses

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 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

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
  • 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

  • Student 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)
  • 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- Project Rebound

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)
    • 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)
    • 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

    • ADT in Sociology 

    Contacts


    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


      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 

      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, 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 (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

      • Shasta 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/Business Administration and CSU General Breadth Requirements (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)
      • 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