September 10, 2021
California lawmakers approve historic legislation that will be expanded or created
Permanent California Community College Bachelor’s Degree Pilot Program. Meeting
Bill 927 is now being tabled by Governor G. Newsom for educational assistance.
leaders և dozens of enterprises և trade organizations.
AB 927 seeks to eliminate 2026 sunset dates for existing undergraduate programs
In 15 community colleges in California, high labor demand և unsatisfied
need, in addition to allowing up to 30 community college undergraduate degrees
state programs annually. The bill is sponsored by the Speaker of the Supreme Assembly
Education Committee, Jose Medina (D-Riverside).
“Community colleges are the cornerstone of higher education
“Undergraduate programs will provide greater access to higher education.”
said Medina, a member of the Assembly. “The bachelor’s degree program will play a key role
the role in the recovery of our state economy. ”
A recent study by the California Institute of Public Policy (PPIC) found that
More than 1 million people will need a bachelor’s degree in California in the near future
decade, especially in critical areas of the workforce. PPIC found that in order to:
to continue the demand for college-educated labor, the state needs it
increase the number of bachelor’s degrees by 40%.
The bill obliges the California Chancellor of Community Colleges to consult և
Seek feedback from California State University համալս University of California systems
առանձին will require the approval of individual districts for the proposed undergraduate degrees
provide evidence of unmet labor needs.
The pilot program was approved when Governor Jerry Brown entered.
In 2014, Senate Bill 850 was signed, sponsored by then-state Sen. Marty Block. Account:
Allowed 15 college bachelors to work in certain areas of the workforce. The:
The program was scheduled to be completed in 2023, but further legislation by state senator Jerry
Hill extended the program’s sunset date to July 2026.
Constance M. Carroll, PhD, President և Executive Director of Community Colleges in California
The Undergraduate Association says the bill is urgently needed to address the state
labor requirements. Carol is co-chairing the Republican legislative efforts she advocates
undergraduate program with Foothill-De Anza Community College District Chancellor
Judy C. Miner, Ed.D. He said the bill had been moved to the legislature
without a single “no” vote, it shows that it enjoys strong bipartisan support.
Twenty-five states allow their community colleges to offer undergraduate degrees
degrees in the workforce sector, recognizing that many employers այժմ sectors are now in demand
“Undergraduate education, not postgraduate study,” said Carroll, who recently
He retired after serving 17 years as Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District.
“This legislation addresses it in a way that provides local access, high
quality և accessibility without duplication of programs in public universities. We:
I hope the governor will sign it to benefit our local communities and students. ”
The California Office of Legal Analysts found that more than half of the students
Respondents would not pursue a bachelor’s degree if their community college program
was not offered. About 60% of students are admitted to a community college
The bachelor’s program comes from communities of color and vulnerability
են They pay a little over $ 10,000, which is part of their cost
in private institutions.
Business organizations supporting the bill include: California Dental Hygienists’
Association, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, San Diego County Palace
Commerce, San Diego Water Works Workforce Development Group, National Association:
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Social Workers, California Breathing Company
Care, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Silicon Valley Leadership Group և Cupertino:
The Chamber of Commerce, among others.
Supporters of the bill are encouraged to send letters of approval to the governor
Newsom at: [email protected]:.
This press release has been prepared San Diego Community College District. The views expressed herein are the property of the author.