Orange County, California, March 31, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) With the announcement Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO) stating the spread of the Covid-19 Virus has become a pandemic, the dynamic has changed, and schools, colleges and universities are completely closing across the country, while others are trying to transition to online learning disrupting the U.S. education system.
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. As a result, despite disruptions at hundreds of institutions, Coastline College with almost 80% of its courses online or as distance learning, is still open for the academic year with innovative online, anywhere, anytime learning for its students.
Coastline has developed over the years a wealth of distinct and collaborative programs for its students to achieve their educational goals. Coastline offers not only AA degrees but also professional training and certification programs that facilitate students to become career-ready for jobs in today’s workforce. Additionally, Coastline offers a vast array of transfer programs for students providing the opportunity to move on to a 4-year college or university. Coastline has also been at the forefront educating service members, military families, and veterans, and was a visionary in the development of the mobile education – PocketEd, which was originally developed for members of the US Coast Guard deployed on cutters.
Coastline College has been a top front runner of both the 1700 community colleges nationwide, as well as four-year universities. Coastline College has received many accolades over the years. Some of the most recent honors include: selected as one of the top 150 colleges by The Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence which is considered the most nationally prestigious prize for community colleges, received the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE2Y) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), named the #1 public community college in the nation by SmartAsset.com, voted by Military Times, as a Best for Vets Colleges and Online, and recognized for its Online Learning Excellence by AffordableCollegesOnline.org for offering one of the best online learning environments in the county.