The Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership (BASOL) was developed as an innovative, affordable, accelerated, and accessible competency-based degree program. The BASOL degree is a flat tuition of $750 and can be completed for less than $15,000. Classes are offered in hybrid and online formats, and are held through seven-week terms offered year round.
Shark Path is an intentional weave of strategies, programs, activities, and interventions that guides students at every stage of their journey from admissions to completion of a credential and transition to the next stage—entry into a baccalaureate program or the labor market. The guided pathway integrates a three-tiered (pre-college, first year, and college mentoring) model of advising using a case management proactive approach.
A partnership between Long Beach City College, the local school district, and university partners began with the philosophy that together their institutions can improve college preparation, increase college access, eliminate financial barriers, create curriculum alignment, and increase college completion while closing the achievement gap.
FOSS was created to provide students with support in their crucial first year of college, setting the expectation for academic success, transfer, and graduation to pass gatekeeper courses at LCC. The program includes a Summer Bridge experience, which focuses on academics, engagement, and financial literacy. Throughout the year students receive advising, tutoring, and mentoring.
The Alamo Colleges District is comprised of five colleges that serve approximately 60,000 students, of which 62% are Latino. AlamoADVISE, an intrusive, intentional case management model, was launched to facilitate and support student transition from outreach to credential completion.
“Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) was launched in 2007 to improve the low graduation rates of City University of New York’s (CUNY) Community Colleges. ASAP provides wraparound services to students selected at six CUNY community colleges.” The ASAP expansion at Bronx Community College (BCC) is a redesign of an entire college through the expansion of a very successful program.
Achieving a College Education (ACE) was established in 1988 at South Mountain Community College (SMCC) to address the high school dropout rate in South Phoenix among at-risk and underrepresented populations. ACE assists students in academic transitions from high school to community college, and eventually to baccalaureate degree completion at a university.
Established in 1996, the College of Southern Nevada High School (CSNHS) provides high school students the opportunity to attend high school on a college campus while also taking college courses for dual credit to facilitate the successful transition from high school to post-secondary education. CSNHS is a partnership between the Clark County School District (CCSD) and the College of Southern Nevada (CSN).
Los Medanos College (LMC) developed the Transfer Academy (TA) as a signature program to reshape the experience of first-time students, including Latino and first-generation students. The multi-year program supports students who want to transfer to a four-year college or university by providing a dynamic academic experience with strong supports in and outside of the classroom.