North Orange County Regional Consortium for Adult Education (NOCRC) strives to improve and expand adult education in North Orange County. Established in 2014 as a result of California legislation AB 86, NOCRC’s membership includes community colleges, K-12 school districts, county offices of education, and other community partners in the region. 

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NOCRC serves a population of more than 900,000 adult learners in North Orange County, including English language learners (ELL), those unemployed and/or under-educated, and individuals with disabilities. Collaborating with academic, industry, and community partners, NOCRC identifies and implements strategies to connect under-served individuals with educational opportunities to reach academic, professional, and personal goals. Students enroll in adult education programs to master the English language, gain expertise in parenting tools to support a child’s academic success, access high-demand workforce opportunities, or obtain a high school diploma or GED/HiSET certificate name a few.  


NOCRC supports members in creating, redesigning, and delivering regionally relevant academic programs and support services for adult students to reach their personal and professional goals.


NOCRC members collaborate to deliver innovative and inclusive adult education programs.


Collaboration – NOCRC provides the structure and resources for collaboration between members, partners, and community stakeholders.

Transparency – NOCRC fosters and welcomes dialogue that is data-informed and focused on CAEP outcomes and best practices.

Accountability and Innovation – NOCRC gathers, provides, and analyzes relevant data to assess and improve CAEP outcomes.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism – NOCRC promotes equitable and inclusive programs and services aimed to eliminate barriers for historically marginalized populations.

Respect – In the interest of student success, NOCRC members embrace diverse perspectives and respond with collegiality.

Sustainability – NOCRC is committed to nurturing sustainable programs and partnerships by leveraging resources.