Students share different needs, and California’s community colleges are committed to providing students with educational opportunities that meet those needs. Distance education promotes student access and success through technology in instruction. Among the distance education efforts are:

The California Community Colleges is at the forefront of online education in the state, and the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative is aimed at further expanding access to high-quality online courses in California through a collaborative effort involving dozens of community colleges. Sponsored by the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District, the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative is a comprehensive program incorporating effective practices and technology to significantly increase the number of college degrees earned in California.

Distance Education Professional Development Request for Information (RFI)

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) is seeking information to aid its efforts to enhance professional development that leads to greater student success and equity in distance education. The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit information from vendors and educational partners who can assist the CCCCO’s goal to advance systemwide the professional development priorities that are outlined in the RFI. Organizations and individuals who demonstrate capacity to support the CCCCO to design and implement innovations in professional development strategies will be placed on a list for future consideration. To submit information for the CCCCO’s consideration, please download and complete the posted RFI template. Once completed, please submit the RFI and any supporting materials to

Download the RFI