MSJC Chosen by State to Participate in Online Education Initiative

September 8, 2014

MSJC is one of 8 selected for full launch of the pilot program
Mt. San Jacinto College has been chosen by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Online Education Initiative (OEI) as one of eight colleges to participate in the OEI’s full pilot launch slated to take place from Fall 2014 through Spring 2016.
MSJC was selected based on a number of criteria, including its accreditation standing, established online degree program and expertise and development of online faculty members.
“We are excited and honored to be selected as a pilot college for this statewide venture,” said Micah Orloff, Interim Dean, Academic Computing, Technology and Distance Education. “This gives MSJC an opportunity to play a part in defining the future of quality online education in the California Community Colleges. Most importantly, the Online Education Initiative is focused on increasing online student retention and success.  Our participation in this program further demonstrates MSJC’s commitment to supporting students in the successful attainment of their educational goals.”
The goals of the OEI are to engage pilot colleges in the launch and implementation of a sophisticated online education system that will increase student access to online courses throughout California and improve student retention and success rates. For updates and additional information about the OEI, please visit
According the OEI, a total of 24 colleges will participate on a variety of levels during the OEI’s pilot launch phase slated to take place from fall 2014 through spring 2016. “Additional colleges will be selected to participate in the OEI at a later date to be determined as it grows in its focused effort to provide more online education opportunities and education support services to students across the state of California,” the OEI said in a press release.
Mt. San Jacinto College was named one of the “Full Launch Colleges” along with Butte College, Coastline Community College, Foothill College, Shasta College, Fresno City College, Lake Tahoe Community College, and Ventura College.
The remainder of the colleges chosen will participate in the “Student Readiness Staging Group” and
“Tutoring Staging Group.”
For the full OEI press release and more information about OEI, visit