NOCRC Service Area:
The North Orange County Regional Consortium for Adult Education (NOCRC) includes:
- Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD)
- Fullerton Joint Union High School District (FJUHSD)
- Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD)
- Los Alamitos Unified School District (LAUSD)
- Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD)
- North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) - Fullerton College, Cypress College, and North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE)*
- Orange County Department of Education (OCDOE)
- North Orange County ROP (NOCROP)
The Consortium’s region encompasses the northern half of Orange County and has a population of 925,024 people, many of whom are English Language Learners (ELL), unemployed, do not have a high school diploma, and/or are adults with disabilities.
As of the 2013-14 school-year, NOCRC members served 54,899 fewer students than in the 2008-09 school-year. This is predominantly due to changes in budget allocations that went into effect in 2009, a growing ELL population, and rising unemployment rates. The Consortium’s goal is to strategize ways to address gaps in existing student needs while also reaching out to the community and forming partnerships in order to capture adults within the regional population that require our collective programs and services.
*Formerly the School of Continuing Education (SCE)
NOCCCD District Boundaries:
The NOCRC is comprised of 13 cities in the northern half of Orange County reaching the easternmost and westernmost boundaries of the county. The 13 cities include Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Seal Beach, Stanton, and Yorba Linda. The total population of the region is 925,024 as provided by the AB 86 Work Group Planning Demographic Data . According to the 2010 Census, the most populous city in the region is Anaheim with more than 30% of the population, almost double the next populous city of Garden Grove (16%) and Fullerton (13%) the third most populous city within the region.
The State Work Group Planning Demographic Data also showed that within the NOCRC region, 173,905 people live below the poverty line and 74,927 are unemployed adults. Demographics relating to the five program areas focused in AB 86 include almost 19% of adults over 25 years of age (174,830 people) that do not have a high school diploma combined with almost 16% (146,779 people) of adults that have low literacy, almost 42% (384,772 people) of the population five years of age and older are classified as English Language Learners, 10% of the population (93,633 people) are adults with a disability, and 14% (132,151 people) of the population are non-naturalized U.S. citizens.