California State Legislature

Bill Title Community colleges: academic credit for prior military experience.
Hispanic Sponsors CA Assemb. Sabrina Cervantes (D-CA-060)
Date Introduced 01/08/2018
NHCSL Task Force
Primary Issue Area Education
Issue Areas
Session 2017-2018 Regular Session


Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law establishes community college districts throughout the state, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction at the campuses they operate. Existing law requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, using common course descriptors and pertinent recommendations of the American Council on Education, to determine, by July 1, 2015, for which courses credit should be awarded for prior military experience. This bill would instead require the chancellor to establish, by March 31, 2019, an initiative to expand the use of course credit at the California Community Colleges for students with prior learning. The bill would require the chancellor to submit, by January 1, 2020, a report on the initiative to the Legislature.