CCC Toolbox

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AB 540 Links

Admission Application Links 

Associate Degree Transfer (ADT) Links

Academic Calendar Links
for all CCCs

College Search Engine Links

Guidelines, Handbooks & Resource Links

Major Exploration Links

Online Campuses, Programs & Degrees Links      

Special Majors Links

Study Abroad Program Links

System Site Links  

AB 540 Links

  1. AB 540 2015-16 FAQs. (  [.pdf]
  2. AB 540 Online Resources. ( 
  3. AB 540 CSU/CC Nonresident Supplemental Tuition Exemption
  4. AB 540 UC Nonresident Supplemental Tuition Exemption
  5. Colleges Friendly to Undocumented Students. (HSF). [.pdf]
  6. Comparison of Major Dream Act and AB 540.
  7. Empowering undocumented young people in their pursuit of college, career and citizenship-American Scholarships. (e4fc).
  8. Fact Sheet for Undocumented Students. (e4fc)
  9. Financial Aid Guide for College-Bound Undocumented Students. (e4fc)
  10. Helpful Resource Links for Undocumented Students. (e4fc)
  11. I can Afford College - Contains information about the California Dream Act, Financial Aid, and much more! (ICanAffordCollege)
  12. Keeping The Dream Alive. (NCLR). [.pdf]

Admission Application Links

  1. Advising UC Applicants with International Records. (UCOP) [.pdf]
  2. College Board Codes. Select "Colleges & Scholarships" from Search By drop-down menu, and then select "State" (if you know the "City", enter it to make your search results smaller. (College Board)
  3. DANTES and DSST Testing Sites and Schools in California Plus CLEP Study Guides. (FinishCollegeFast)
  4. eTranscripts of California. LIVE transcript delivery system. (eTranscripts)
  5. GPA Calculator. Calculate quarter units and grade points or semester units and grade points with no course limitation! (Ohlone)
  6. GPA (cumulative) Calculator And Semester To Quarter Converter - converts quarter to semester units. (SFSU).
  7. Quarter-to-Semester Converter. (eap.UCOP). [.pdf]

Associate Degree Transfer (ADT) Links

  1. AA-T-/AS-T Verification Form.  [.pdf]
  2. ADT Counselor Advising Tool. This document is intended to assist counselors in advising students who have decided upon a major, plan to transfer to a CSU campus, and are considering pursuing an ADT. (Print date: 2012) (CCCCO)
  3. ADT Degree Links for CCCs - these links are housed on the CCC ADT, GE/CSU & IGETC Patterns page - by campus.
  4. ADT Degree Verification Dates 
  5. ADT Implementation FAQs
  6. ADT Verification Process by Campus
  7. Important Information Relating to SB 1440 ADTs. (CASPER, '14/15. Pg. 7) [.pdf]

College Search Engine Links

  1. Accredited Schools Online (
  2. Alphabetical Listing of California Community Colleges (CCCs). (CCCCO)
  3. Alphabetical Listing of CCC Districts. (CCCCO)
  4. Find a California Community College - by area, by address, by academic program. (CCCCO)
  5. Academic Ranking of World Universities. (ARWU)
  6. Best Colleges & Universities in USA - U.S. News & World Report College Rankings 2015. (U.S.News)
  7. College Affordability Guide - View the top affordable colleges in California.
  8. College Navigator. Search for colleges by school name, state, major, level of degree and type of institution. (nces)
  9. College Raptor - College Raptor is the best way for high school families to find college matches, discover colleges that may offer them the best financial aid and simplify the college search process.
  10. College Results Online. Compare college admission costs, retention rates, graduation rates, transfer-out rates, college characteristics and student characteristics. (CollegeResults)
  11. College Search and College Admissions Process. A college search engine and guide to the undergraduate colleges in the United States. (howtogetin)
  12. College and University Rankings and more! This link compares the acceptance rate, tuition, total enrollment, and a "smart" rank that combines college statistical information (such as strength of admission standards and student retention rates)with a weighted average of rankings from U.S. News, Forbes Magazine and the ARWU. (FindTheBest)
  13. Colleges & Universities Serving Underrepresented Students. (TCW)
  14. Find & Compare Up To Three Colleges. (CollegeBoard)
  15. Graduate School Rankings. (U.S.News)
  16. Peterson's Guide.
  17. Teacher Degrees - A comprehensive directory for teaching education on the web. With hundreds of teaching schools and thousands of teaching education degree programs in the database.
  18. U.S. Colleges & Universities by Program (by specialization).  (univsource)
  19. - an online college prep resource providing university rankings, tuition costs and in depth information on more than 8,000 colleges and universities.

Guidelines, Handbooks & Resource Links

  1. CCC's Offering Non-Traditional Terms - our thanks to Alison Wiles at CSUSB for compiling this chart for CC counselor use. (printed: '14/15)
  2. College Degree Guide and Career Resources for Students (
  3. College Guide for Low-Income Students (
  4. Fast Facts - 2015. [.pdf]. (CCC League of CA)
  5. How to Study for the GRE: Example Questions, Resources, and Study Hacks
  6. Graduating Debt Free - Center for Online Education
  7. GRE Test Prep (

Major Exploration Links

  1. A Guide to California's Degree-Granting Institutions and Degree, Certificate, and Credential Programs. Commission Report 06-14. (Eric)
  2. CCC Baccalaureate Degree - Recommended Pilot Programs  
  3. CCCCO Salary Surfer Tool.
    - This tool provides comparative information about the earnings of recent graduates who received an award in a specific program area at California community colleges. (CCCCO) 
    - Also check out the California Community Colleges Salary Surfer Website Social Media Posts   (Print date: 08/2013).
  4. Find a CCC Program. (CCCCO)
  5. California Community College Real Estate Degree Education Centers

 Online Campuses, Programs & Degrees Links

TCW Disclaimer: It is a policy that the TCW does not (at this time) post information pertaining to for-profit colleges & universities.  However, some of the following links may feature both non-profit and for-profit colleges and universities that offer online courses, degrees and programs. We have posted only those that do not require personal information in order to use their site. 

  1. Affordable Online Degrees 
  2. Affordable Degrees Online Subject Guide
  3. Business Degrees Online
  4. California Online Colleges
  5. California Online Campuses 
  6. California Virtual Campuses
  7. Guide to Online Schools by Major
  8. Financial Aid Guide for Online Students
  9. Find Your Context - Education - Find Your Context helps you find the perfect degree for your life, goals, and circumstances.
  10. Library & Information Services
  11. Masters In Education Online
  12. Master Degree Online Program
  13. Online College Costs: A Breakdown of Tuition & Fees
  14. Online College Database
  15. Online Counseling Programs (
  16. Online CSU Degree Programs.
  17. Online (and on-campus) PhD Programs
  18. Online Psychology Degrees
  19. SJSUs New Global Studies Online Degree Completion Program. (SJSU)
  20. US News Best Online Bachelor Degree Program Rankings (2016)

Special Majors Links


  1. Art School Search Engine. This search engine will assist you in matching the school with the student's artistic needs and aspirations. (FindYourArtSchool)
  2. Art Schools, Colleges & Universities in the U.S. and Internationally. (incredibleart) 
  3. List of all Performing Art Schools in the United States. (PerformingArtSchools)
  4. Performing Arts School Search Engine. (CampusExplorer)
  5. Top Art & Design Schools in California.  (


  1. Automotive Colleges and Universities in the U.S.. ( Top Ten) (Edmunds)
  2. Top 10 Automotive Colleges and Universities in the U.S.. (Edmunds)


  1.  Courses at CAP Aligned Colleges (


  1. Association of Chiropractic Colleges. (chirocolleges)
  2. CCE Accredited Chiropractic Colleges. (acatoday)
  3. Chiropractic Career Guidance. (chiropracticschools)
  4. Chiropractic Schools - Search By State. (chiropracticschools)
  5. Chiropractic Financial Aid and Scholarships. (chiropracticschools)
  6. Find Chiropractic Schools. (chiropracticschools)


  1. Careers in Engineering (learn how to become)
  2. Engineering Majors Grid (Provided by Mira Costa)


  1. Alternative Careers & Programs to RN. (1/14).
  2. American Association of Medical Assistants. (aama)
  3. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (aacn)
  4. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. (aacp)
  5. American Dental Association. (ada)
  6. American Dental Education Association. (adea)
  7. American Occupational Therapy Association. (aota)
  8. California Board of Registered Nursing. (
  9. Criteria for Nursing Programs-subject to change.  Print date: March 2016.   
  10. Dental Education & Career Resources. (gentle-dental) 
  11. Dental Hygiene Grid. '12/'13. (SDCCD)
  12. Guide To Online Physicians Assistant Programs & Degrees (onlineDegrees)
  13. Health Care School Guide, for degrees such as: Radiology, Ultrasound,Dental Hygienist, Phlebotomy, Nursing, Medical Coding/Billing, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapist. (CollegeBoard)
  14. Health Professions Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs (oshpd)
  15. How to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse (
  16. How to Become a Neonatal Nurse (
  17. How to Become a Nursing Assistant (
  18. How to Become a Registered Nurse (
  19. List of Health Profession Schools. (UniversityofCalifornia)
  20. Medical Assistant Certification. (MedicalAssistantCertification) 
  21. Learning Resources for Medical Assistants
  22. National Council of State Boards of Nursing. (ncsbn)
  23. Nursing Programs Criteria
  24. RN to BSN (


  1. CAATE-Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training. (caate)


  1. USA Law School Search. (stu.findlaw)
  2. List of Law Schools in California. (admissions.calbar)
  3. American Bar Association. (abanet)


  1. Library & Information Services - offered online. (Spokane Falls Community College - Spokane, WA)
  2. Library Technology Certificate Program & Courses- offered at the following CCs:
  3. U.S. Library Technician Programs Search Engine - search by state.  Includes Certificate, Associate and Bachelor Degree Programs. (


  1. Medical Degrees. (AboutMedicalSchools)
    -Medical School Rankings. (AboutMedicalSchools)
    -Medical School Requirements. (AboutMedicalSchools)
    -Medical Schools in the United States. (AboutMedicalSchools) 


  1. American Physical Therapy Association. (apta)
  2. California Physical Therapy Association. (ccapta)
  3. Physical Therapist. School Listing Search. (PhysicalTherapist)
  4. Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Professions and Schools. (EducationPortal)


  1. Online Psychology Degrees. Listed as a web resource by Career Services offices at schools like Boston University, the University of Tennessee, and Xavier University, strives to be a comprehensive source for psychology career and education information. (OnlinePsychologyDegrees)
  2. Psychology Degree & Programs Guide. Find programs by specialty, degree and/or state. (PsychologyDegreeGuide)


  1. Association of California Community College Teacher Education Programs. (ACCCTEP)
  2. Assumption Program of Loans of Education. (APLE)
  3. California Basic Education Skills Test - CBEST. (ctcexams.nesinc)
  4. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (
  5. California Preliminary Administrative Credential Examination - CPACE. (ctcexams.nesinc)
  6. California Subject Examinations for Teachers - CSET. (ctcexams.nesinc)
  7. California Teacher of English Learners - CTEL. This site contains up-to-date registration information, test materials and other valuable services. (CSET)
  8. CalState TEACH - California Teaching Credential. (Calstateteach)
  9. CBEST, CPACE, CSET, CTEL & RICA Credentialing Exams.   This site requires you to log in. (Ctcexams.nesinc)
  10. CSU Fullerton Center for Careers in Teaching. (CSUFullerton)
  11. Directory of Teacher Degree and Certificate Programs. A complete directory of teacher education degree and certificate programs, including over 20,000 teacher education degree and certificate programs, offered by over 1,700 colleges and school districts across the US. (EducationDegree)
  12. Early Childhood Education Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) - Provides equivalencies for Early Childhood Education courses through the CCC's
  13. Reading Instruction Competence Assessment - RICA. (ctcexams.nesinc)
  14. Teacher (and district employees) Forgiveness Program (
  15. Troops to Teachers


Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. (aavmc)

Study Abroad Programs

  1. AIFS. This link provides a wide range of unique study abroad programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas, plus multi-country traveling programs throughout western Europe. (AIFSAbroad)
  2. California Colleges for International Education - provides links for scholarships, study abroad programs, and a list of colleges that provides international student programs.  (CCIE)
  3. Center for Study Abroad. Loaded with information, this website offers suitable study abroad destinations available to everyone. (CSA)
  4. Directory of Study Abroad Programs. Crucial information like cost, description, and program highlights are included. (GoAbroad)
  5. IIEPassport: Your Study Abroad Connection! An international website search engine for students & advisers offering study abroad program listings that also include country, city, subject & language.
  6. International Colleges & Universities. (
  7. National Student Exchange. Nearly 200 colleges and universities to choose from and study at for up to one calendar year. (NSE)

System Link

  1. California Community Colleges. (CCCCO)