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Staying on Course

Director's Corner

August 07, 2020. It is no surprise that adult education remains resilient at North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC), even as the global pandemic crisis reprioritizes California’s spending plans. When it comes to adapting, we have plenty of practice. Though the region’s programs will have to tighten their budgets, and some strategies may have to …


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NOCE Career Resource Center Kickstarting Confidence Amid COVID-19

Feature Story

August 07, 2020. A medical assistant student keeps getting interviews, but no job offers… until mock interviews at North Orange Continuing Education’s Career Resource Center (CRC) provides her with the practice and empowers her with the confidence she needs. The next time she’s interviewed, she nails it, finally launching her dream career at Children’s Hospital …


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Chaos into Calm: New NOCE Parenting Class Offers COVID-19 Survival Tools

Consortium News

August 07, 2020. Quarantining with kids doesn’t have to involve stuffed animals being thrown or shrieking (or streaking!) children while you’re trying to have a Zoom meeting…or even preoccupied teenagers who put down their phones long enough to roll their eyes at you. What caregivers need in these stressful times are survival tools, and North …


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Empowering Virtual Learners

Director's Corner

June 18, 2020. Big congratulations are in order for our members and partners in the NOCRC community. Faculty and staff have been giving 110 percent as they work to transfer courses online with determined students also making the leap. In these challenging times, I’m proud to see our community rising to the occasion to make …


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‘The Guide on the Side’: How North Orange County ROP is Innovating Online Education

Consortium News

June 18, 2020. There’s a famous phrase at the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program (NOCROP): “Be the guide on the side, not the sage on the stage.” It’s about having the teaching characteristics to make learning rational, exciting, and even enjoyable. It’s particularly appropriate in these uncertain times. As the COVID-19 health crisis pushes …


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NOCE’s Anaheim Pledge Bridges College, Careers for Noncredit Students

Feature Story

June 18, 2020. Bridges are made to flex in the wind. That’s what makes them built to last, even in the stormiest conditions. Surviving the sway. Bending, but never breaking. For a continuing education student caught in the chaos of the health crisis, it’s a pretty relatable metaphor. And when it comes to bridging the …


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8 Great Tips for Acing Online Learning

Feature Story

April 27, 2020. Here at the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC), we are dedicated to making sure our members’ students have the resources they need to make the shift to online learning. Keep reading for 8 helpful tips on how to stay organized, productive, and successful while taking courses online. 1. Make a Weekly …


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NOCE Researchers Present Best Practices in CAEP Data Analysis

Consortium News

April 27, 2020. According to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office’s Adult Education Pipeline Launchboard data for the 2017/18 academic year, California has a thriving 888,049 students enrolled in adult education programs, with nearly 27,000 served by North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE), a member of the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC). To ensure the …


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Strong Ties Will Keep Us Together

Director's Corner

April 27, 2020. We would like to extend our appreciation to each and every member of the NOCRC community. The faculty, staff, students, and family members of NOCRC, our members, and our partner institutions are working tirelessly in making the necessary changes to continue serving our students. Thank you for being patient and flexible as …


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Undocumented Student Week of Action

Director's Corner

December 19, 2019. North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) provides those that are undocumented with opportunities to continue their education and receive financial aid and scholarships to help them reach their full potential. Two of our top priorities at NOCE, a partner of the North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC), are to make sure students know …


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Consortium Members Share Strategies, Learn from One Another at CAEP Summit

Consortium News

December 19, 2019. The members of the California Adult Education Program (CAEP) will need to be courageous, responsive and flexible in the face of impending challenges. That was a key message from Dr. Cheryl Marshall, Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD), in her opening keynote presentation titled “Hearts, Brains, and Growing …


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ESL Mentorship Program Eases the Path to a Better Future for Many

Feature Story

December 19, 2019. When Elvia Rojas completed English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE), the ESL Mentorship Program, supported by North Orange County Regional Consortium (NOCRC) for Adult Education, gave her the confidence and resources she needed to transition on to college. “My mentor encouraged me to dream bigger,” …


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