Have you finished your degree or certificate? Are you looking for a summer internship? Or maybe you are looking for your first career position in today’s job market. We are here to give you some insights and guidelines to help market yourself for that all important first internship or beginning career employment. Below are some of the important fundamentals and rules you need to follow to land that first coveted job placement towards your path of career success.Continue reading “How to Promote Yourself for Your First Internship in Today’s Job Market”
Saturday, June 6th is National Higher Education Day. What better way to reflect on this day than to reflect on the pros and cons of getting a higher education. There are those college dropouts like a Steven Jobs or a Bill Gates and others out there who have gone on to make millions and billions of dollars, but they literally are the exceptions. Realistically, the value of a college education and earning a college degree for the rest of us, can open-up career opportunities that would not otherwise be available. A college degree can also generally provide a higher standard of living and as well as a better life.Continue reading “The Cost of Being a College Drop Out”
Graduation is upon us and, you have finished your finals. With all the hard work behind you and prepare for your new future, you are ready to go out into the workforce with your degree or certificate. We are here to help you get your resume in tip-top shape to conquer and land your dream job.
Remember, along with your degree or certificate, your resume is a reflection of who you are, what you have accomplished, and what you are capable of doing. It is a marketing document showcasing your ability and skills. You need to create an attractive and appealing resume that contains information employers require. Without a proper resume, you will not get the interview or the job you want.
Continue reading “Top 10 Resume Tips to Get Your Resume to the Top of the Pile and Help You Land Your Dream Job”
How many times have you glanced at a book or picked up a magazine to read and flipped through them briefly? How long did it take you to decide whether or not to continue? A few seconds maybe? Well, that is the exact same scenario with your resume. You need to show a compelling and convincing reason to make your potential employer want to meet with you for an interview.
It is that time of year where graduation is upon us. Each year, Coastline College celebrates the accomplishments of our students and nothing commemorates that better than graduation. From their academic successes to their personal triumphs, each graduate has their own unique journey to the stage.
Half of US college students are the first in their family to go to college and this year is no exception. Each student has reached this chapter in their educational pursuit bringing their own individual experiences, efforts, and struggles to attain their degree or certificate. Coastline’s faculty and staff has always been deeply committed to our students’ success. We believe in a collaborate effort to guide our students through these challenges by providing a variety of resources and support to them through their educational endeavor.
This year we are highlighting our students who are completing their studies at Coastline and transferring on to a 4-year pathway college, CSU, or UC. We applaud them and have asked them to share their stories which have shaped their academic experience. Here are a few of their stories:
Most people don’t want to consider themselves disadvantaged or coming from a background in life that may have not been the greatest. There are several ways you can look at this, sometimes you have less hurdles than you really think. Possibly no one in your family ever graduated college so you think it is not even a reality for you. Maybe you are a single parent struggling to make ends meet and you may qualify for a program that will help you rise above your situation. I was in similar shoes one year ago when my father died, and I needed something in my life to change. I was dissatisfied with where I was in my life overall. I knew I could do better. I wanted to do better and improve my situation. I came to realize that people judge you based on your accomplishments. As a mother with two teenage kids, time was going by and I was not making moves fast enough. So, I decide to go back to school after 20 years. I did not have a dollar in my pocket, but I enrolled anyway, and I did not know how I was going to do it. Someone in student services suggested that I visit the EOPS office for aid in paying for my textbooks. The next day I walked in to the EOPS department for textbooks and to my surprise I walked out with groceries, my classes paid for, and a voucher for all my textbooks. It gave me a new lease on life and I knew the future I was hoping for was truly possible.Continue reading “Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at Coastline Changes Lives for Disadvantaged Students – I Am One of Them”
Continue reading “Find out how you can “earn while you learn” with Work-Study”
According to the US Department of Education, Federal Work-Study provide part-time jobs for students with financial needs that allows them to earn money while in school to help pay for their education expenses. The program encourages community service work and gives students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while pursuing a college degree. Many of the jobs are located on the college campus. Here are some caveats and the steps to get to work-study opportunity at Coastline:
Once again, it’s that time of the semester when everyone at school start saying the “F” word. My heart skips a beat whenever someone brings it up . Yes, we’re talking ……FINALS! I don’t know about you, but it seems that every single time the instructors start passing out that midterm final study guide, I’m always perplexed. Why? Because it always seems too soon to be at the halfway point of the course, especially for somebody who needs to catch up on their work.Continue reading “Finals during Covid-19. Piece of Cake”
Fountain Valley, CA, May 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program recently announced that Dr. Vincent Rodriguez, Vice President of Instruction at Coastline College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, a highly selected leadership program preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success. The Rising Presidents Fellows will embark on a 10-month fellowship beginning in July 2020.Continue reading “Coastline College Vice President of Instruction is the Recipient of The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program”
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Orange County, CA, April 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coastline College announced that it will begin summer classes as scheduled on June 8 with online instruction offering a variety of online courses for 8 week and 10-week classes. Coastline College was recently ranked #4 in the US for best online community colleges for 2020 by College Consensus. The criteria used by College Consensus focused exclusively on regionally accredited, reputable institutions identified as community colleges or technical colleges and determined by the number of available online degrees, web presence, transparency about their offerings, and user-friendliness of the learning platforms.Continue reading “Ranked #4 Online College in The Nation Open for Summer”
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — College Consensus (https://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published their ranking of the Best Online Community Colleges 2020 at https://www.collegeconsensus.com/rankings/best-online-community-colleges/.
To identify the Best Online Community Colleges 2020, College Consensus focused exclusively on regionally accredited, reputable institutions identified as community colleges or technical colleges. Editors researched the number of available online degrees, then added three further factors to rank:
- web presence
- transparency about their offerings
- user-friendliness of the learning platforms
These three factors help students and their families determine whether the community college they are considering will have a real, qualitative impact on their careers and lives.
The Top 10 Community Colleges of 2020 are:
1. Wake Technical Community College
2. Lenoir Community College
3. Foothill College
4. Coastline Community CollegeContinue reading “College Consensus Publishes Ranking of Top 50 Online Community Colleges for 2020”
Social distancing has brought with it a new reality that would directly impact our education system for the next few months. Moving forward, the class lesson plan will continue online. Unless you’ve already had some experience with them, taking online college courses can represent a bit of a learning curve according to BestSchools.org. Hopefully they could benefit you . Remember as all things practice makes perfect. There are many benefits to online courses such as developing self-motivation. For many students this is a convenient way to juggle personal, professional, and academic responsibilities. Online students will have the flexibility to schedule class time in a way that works around their lifestyle.Continue reading “Tips and Techniques for Success with Online Courses”
It is no longer necessary to be in an office full-time to be a productive member of the team. For employers, working from home can boost productivity, reduce turnover, and lower organizational costs, while employees enjoy perks like flexibility and the lack of a commute. Recently the arrival of Covid-19 triggered a chain of events including a declaration of a national emergency. Citizens all over the globe have followed the Stay-At-Home orders in order to stop the spread of the virus. Many companies have had to transition to employees working from home. Due to the sequence of events that have taken place under the state of emergency, you are going to want to make sure that your productivity stays in tip top shape while working from home.Continue reading “How to Work Effectively From Home”
Orange County, CA, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coastline College located just outside of Los Angeles in Orange County, California through innovation, technology, and education, has been a leader in online education and distance learning since it was founded in 1976. Coastline College has four campuses, yet 80% of these courses have always been offered to students online or in a distance learning format. Since the spread of the coronavirus became a pandemic, the dynamic has changed disrupting the U.S. education system. Schools, colleges and universities completely closed across the country while trying to transition to online learning. However, this contemporary wave of education to online learning is old school for Coastline College.Continue reading “Online College? Coastline College Has Been Ahead Of Its Time And With COVID-19… the Time Has Come”
The internet has opened amazing doors of opportunity for the world. Before the internet, if you wanted to get an education or degree, you had to go to a physical location and live in close proximity to a college or institution. Nowadays with online education you are no longer subject to these traditional barriers to education. Courses can be taken online from colleges and universities no matter where the school is located. Additionally, with the flexibility that online classes offer, you can also manage your work schedule easier around these flexible class schedules. As a result, the workforce is being educated while working which is a new trend in the history of higher education. What was unheard of a generation ago, is becoming common place. Now you can get your degree online, anywhere, anytime, without the constraints of having to be physically located on a college campus.Continue reading “Top 12 Most Popular Online Majors & Best Online Degrees for Careers?”
The cost of college is getting more expensive year after year. But it is important and quite valuable to get a college education and obtain marketable skills in today’s competitive workforce. The thought of paying for four years of college may seem unattainable but there are smart, economical ways to make the cost of college possible. That is why a “hybrid” college experience can make financial sense.
So, what is a hybrid college experience? This is where the student attends a local community college for the first 1-2 years of higher education, and then transfers to a four-year college to finish a degree. The average cost of attending a two-year college is much less than that of a four-year institution and it is one of the smartest choices to reduce the cost of your college education.Continue reading “Why a Hybrid College Experience Can Make Financial Sense”
Mr. Daniel Kritenbrink, US Ambassador to Vietnam, came to Coastline College for a townhall to “listen to the aspirations and concerns” of the Vietnamese people in his first visit to Little Saigon, in Orange County, California, February 19, 2020. The Community Town Hall event was organized by the office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal who leads the Congressional Vietnam Caucus, along with Congressman Lou Correa, Congressman Harley Rouda, and Congresswoman Katie Porter. All were in attendance at the town hall held at Coastline College’s Garden Grove campus.Continue reading “Coastline College Hosts Special Community Town Hall with US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink”
It is a new year and a new decade, as well as the new spring semester, is upon us. So now is the time to organize and plan on making this new semester, new year, and new decade start off on the right track. What are some of the best ways to start a new semester? Well, this blog and a few Coastline College experts are here to help give you some beneficial and effective suggestions of how to start this Spring semester off in the right way and build good habits for a lifetime.Continue reading “Top Ten Ways to Start a New Semester”
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Orange County, California, Jan. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The best-kept secret in the state, Coastline College, located just outside of Los Angeles in Orange County, California has been a top front runner of both the 1700 community colleges nationwide, as well as four-year universities, in many categories. Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has awarded Coastline College top-ranking status for multiple degree programs, including Best Certificate Degree Programs and Best Associate in Psychology Degree Programs for 2020.Continue reading “Press Release: Orange County’s Coastline College is Recognized for 2 Top Degree Programs in the U.S.”
Have you thought of going back to college to learn new skills or to change your career? Maybe you reached a midlife milestone and are making a career switch. Well now is as good of a time as any! Going back to school can keep you on the cutting edge and provide you with the expertise and knowledge you may need for a new career pathway. For those of you 40 and over, if you are in the market for a whole new career and willing to go back to school, you are not alone. Of the 21 million people enrolled in higher education programs, 2.3 million are between the ages of 40-64, up from 1.9 million in 2007. https://nces.ed.gov/Continue reading “How Going Back to College Keeps You on the Cutting Edge”
ORANGE COUNTY, CA, Jan. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has awarded Coastline College’s Cybersecurity program the Exemplary Program Award, one of two colleges out of the 115 California community colleges for 2020. Sponsored annually by the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the Board of Governors established the Exemplary Program Award in 1991 to recognize outstanding community college programs that support the community college mission and serve as models for other community colleges. The California Community Colleges system is the largest public higher education system in the country, enrolling over 2.38 million students annually.Continue reading “Press Release: Coastline College’s Cybersecurity Program Receives the Exemplary Program Award for 2020”
It’s a pretty well-known and widely accepted fact that the majority of college students experience very tight finances during at least one semester of their college career. Between tuition and textbook costs, school supplies, and general everyday expenses, being able to add holiday gifts into a college student’s budget can be a daunting task. Here are five tips for still being able to provide some holiday cheer to your loved ones without inflicting a big hit to your wallet!Continue reading “College Student Gift Giving Guide”
How does free money for college sound? It is that time of year again. Not just for holidays and gift-giving, but also for the start of the scholarship season. The great thing about scholarships, unlike other financial aid help like loans, is that they don’t have to be paid back. A scholarship is a financial aid award for students to further their education and the money is yours to spend on your schooling needs. In this blog, we will discuss the best ways to get free money for college through scholarship opportunities.Continue reading “5 Ways to Get Free Money for College”
The holidays are fast approaching and for many students that means one thing they’ve likely been counting down to – WINTER BREAK! Woohoo, you’re free! However, not everyone’s winter break looks the same. While some revel in the time off and don’t plan to leave their bed or couch for a solid week or more, plenty still like to stay busy and either get a head start or catch up on various tasks or projects. Here are seven ways you can maximize your winter break to get yourself in a prime position to start your Spring semester on the right foot.Continue reading “7 Ways to Make the Best of Your Winter Break”
Continue reading “How to Upgrade Your Brain – Top Ten Reasons to Take Read C102”
You know how to read, of course. But do you know how to read well enough to ace your college classes? They’re two different skills. However, I learned this the hard way. I used to go through books as a kid and absorb as much information as possible, but what I didn’t know is that I could do more with the skill of reading than by, well, uh, merely reading! I had no clue I could take reading comprehension to this great high Zen level that could make college and my future job not only easier but make me more successful in the process.
Degree holders gain increased earning potential with career opportunities upon graduation from these top-ranked institutions.
SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the Top 47 Associate in Psychology Degree Programs for 2020. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 81 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.Continue reading “Intelligent.com Announces Best Associate in Psychology Degree Programs for 2020”
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“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”Continue reading “Press Release: Shine Your Light” On A Coastline College Student This #GivingTuesday”
You may have heard of expatriates living on a tropical island teaching English to the native population, but you may not know is that you can live on an island, Catalina Island in this case, which is located just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles County in Southern California and teach at a college or even earn a college degree!Continue reading “Working and Learning Remotely: How to Earn a College Degree or Teach College at Coastline While Living on an Island”
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Serving the Military for more than 40 years, Coastline College located in Southern California has been dedicated to supporting the unique and mobile lifestyle of its military students, families, and veterans. As a result of the college’s commitment to these students, Military Times has recognized Coastline College, once again, as a Best for Vets College. The 2020 award is in the Online and Nontraditional Schools category.Continue reading “Press Release: Coastline College is honored again by Military Times as one of the Best for Vets Colleges for 2020 and salutes U.S. Military Veterans on Veterans Day”
If you have not heard already, Coastline’s Cybersecurity Department produces local programs, events, and camps for interested members of the community including specialty programs for young students, which was recently attended by middle school student, Francine V. Feeling inspired and encouraged in her interest, Francine shared her experience with the Fullerton Observer about upcoming Coastline events, information about Cybersecurity and her time with Cyber Tech Girls, a program that encourages middle and high school female students in the field of Computer Science.
See full article below.
Fullerton Observer Article
If you’re in middle school and you want to learn more about cybersecurity, Troy High School is holding free training every Thursday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, in preparation for the CyberPatriot XII National Competition on March 19-23, 2020 in Maryland.
Troy High School was the 2018 and 2019 national champion and their champion team-members are helping to train middle school students. No experience is needed and all you have to do is join your school’s CyberPatriot Club so your school can help you sign up.
First of all, what is a CyberPatriot? According to the AFA CyberPatriot website, “CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.”
This program was started by the Air Force in 2009. There are many features associated with the program including CyberPatriot competitions, free training, CyberPatriot clubs in schools and the Cyber Tech Girls (CTG), organized to encourage more middle and high school female students to gain interest in computer science. The reason this program was created is not only to address the lack of female professionals in the cyber security industry, but also, according to GenCyber Program Director Tobi West, professor of Coastline College, “It is imperative that female students are encouraged to enjoy experiences related to cybersecurity in a fun, no-pressure environment. These types of experiences can help guide and develop future interest in cybersecurity education and professions.”
An example of a job in cyber security is Cyber Security Consultant with an average salary of $100,000. These professionals play both the attacker and the defender. They determine the weaknesses of a computer system and figure out how to strengthen it to prevent hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities.
If you are interested in any cyber security program, you can join upcoming events such as the CyberTech Expo 2019 on October 18 from 6-9pm and/or CTF (Capture the Flag) Cyber Defense Competition for Beginners on *October 19 from 9am – 2pm, all happening at Coastline College in Garden Grove.
*This article has been revised by Coastline College as the event is now October 19th.
“To be, or not to be,” that is the question asked by William Shakespeare’s, Hamlet. The proverbial question one asks oneself when growing up is; what do I want to be, who do I want to become, or what career do I want, to have a nice life and make a good living? With all these questions, comes the next step, do I need to go to college to achieve my chosen goal?Continue reading “Why College Grads Earn A Million More Than Those Who Don’t Go”
Welcome! The faculty, management, and staff of Coastline College are excited to welcome you to the Fall 2019 term. We look forward to supporting you every step of the way as you pursue and achieve your academic goals. All of our caring personnel are eager to help and answer any questions you may have. Be sure to explore our extensive student support services and take advantage of all that’s available to you!
Classes begin the week of Monday, August 26th!
*IMPORTANT*- DROPPING CLASSES & REFUNDS
If you decide not to attend one or more of the classes in which you are enrolled, you need to drop the classes by the refund deadline. Refer to your Student Class Program, Web Schedule Bill for drop dates for each of your courses to ensure the fees are cancelled. For a successful start to your semester, follow these steps:Continue reading “BE “IN-THE-KNOW” YOUR FIRST WEEK AT COASTLINE”
This week’s teacher feature is professor and department chair, Tobi West (CISSp, GCFE, CCFE) of the Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Computer Services Technology (CST). From hosting camps and workshops for teen girls in cybersecurity and technology called CyberTech Girls to spearheading Coastline College apprenticeship program, watch Professor West share her expertise with ITProTV for a special interview (above).
As the chair and professor for the department, Professor West has spent a great deal innovating offerings to provide the best for students, which was featured in last week’s Teacher Feature: Innovative Instructors. With this approach, the department has been recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security.
Want to learn more about the Cybersecurity. Interested in a career in technology?
As many students probably have experienced by now is that the way we learn is changing. This can be attributed to a variety of reasons such as innovative technology, online teaching platforms (ex: Udemy, Skillshare and Teachable), self-hosting vloggers, the rise of social media influencers, or simply finding success outside traditional means.read more
Each semester, Coastline College celebrates the accomplishments of our students and nothing commemorates that better than graduation. From their academic successes to their personal triumphs, each graduate has their own unique journey to the stage.
One story that stood out this year is that of Artis Knox from our 2019 Spring Commencement. Faced with many challenges on his path, Artis successfully earned a college degree while incarcerated and after his release. This was due to Coastline’s initiatives towards providing education to incarcerated students as well.Continue reading “Student Spotlight: Artis Knox”
Express yourself! Meet this week’s Teacher Feature: Natasha Shoro. She shares with Coastline the essence behind her teachings and dedication to her art.Continue reading “Blog: Teacher Feature: Natasha Shoro, Adjunct Professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department”
Dr. Loretta Adrian, Ph.D., president of Coastline College in Orange County, California, was recently honored with the “Outstanding President” award from the California Community College Council for Staff and Organizational Development. The award is presented to a president/chancellor in the California community college system to recognize excellence inContinue reading “News: Coastline College President Awarded for Excellence in Leadership”
Get published in Coastline College’s new literary magazine!Continue reading “Announcement: Calling all writers and artists!”
It used to be that having a degree helped you stand out from the crowd and make you a front runner to potential employers. However, degrees are becoming an increasingly common sight on applications and resumes.Continue reading “Blog: Six Ways College Can Give You a Competitive Edge”
Every year, Diverse Magazine: Issues in Higher Education, spotlights the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. For both 2018 and 2019, Coastline College has been recognized as #2 on this list in the nation, in addition to being the only community college in California.Continue reading “Press Release: Coastline College Honored Again as #2 of the Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges Nationwide”
What if you could attend your first year in college – for free? The Coastline Promise Program helps provide financial and academic support to recently qualified high school graduates to attend community college while eliminating the financial barrier facing students and allow them to focus on education and not on student debt.Continue reading “Press Release: Coastline Promise Program Helps First-Year College Students to Attend College for Free”
What do red hues, street decorations, red envelopes, festivities, and January 25, 2020, all have in common? The Lunar New Year is here! Coastline College, along with many others communities, kicked off the Lunar New Year celebration on January 25th.Continue reading “Blog: 5 Things to Know About Lunar (Chinese) New Year”