Evergreen Valley College Secures Grant to Expand Online Education
Evergreen Valley College

Joshua Russell
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Evergreen Valley College


November 18, 2019




$500,000 Grant from California Community College Chancellor's Office will create online career education programs to train students with the skills needed for good-paying, high-demand jobs.


SAN JOSE, CA – Evergreen Valley College (EVC) received a $500,000 grant to develop six complete online certificate programs – 31 courses in total – through the California Community Colleges Chancellor's office. EVC, whose campus is in San Jose, California, received the funds through the Improving Online Career Technical Education Pathways grant program developed by the California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative. The program is aimed at helping community colleges develop and offer more online education classes.

Seventy grants totaling $27.5 million were awarded in all. One-third of all students in California's community colleges now take at least one class online.

Some of the new programs and classes that will be offered through this grant include the following Certificate of Achievements:

    • Advanced Taxation
    • Behavioral Assessment and Intake
    • Community Service
    • Computer Information Technology
    • Medical Front Office
    • Online Teaching and Education Technology

"Our students lead busy lives. Many of them have full-time jobs, and often multiple jobs. Many of them have families and other responsibilities," said Nasreen Rahim, Distance Education Coordinator and Instructional Technology Faculty at Evergreen Valley College. "It is not always easy or feasible to come to campus to take classes that will better their lives and put these individuals on a new career path. That is why online classes are so appealing and the opportunity to develop more than 50 new courses online is a game-changer. This will help remove barriers, such as transportation, and enable so many students to acquire the skills they will need for tomorrows jobs."

Roughly 20 online courses will be available in January of 2020 and the additional 20 will be available in February of 2020.


About Evergreen Valley College
Evergreen Valley College opened its doors in 1975 to 3,000 students and currently hosts more than 9,000 students from more than 70 countries. The rich variety of cultures, which both enhances and enriches campus life, comprises one of the most diverse student bodies within the California community colleges system. In recent years, bond measures have allowed the college to build facilities on its 175-acre campus: classrooms and labs for biological sciences and nursing education programs, a library, a student life center, the Montgomery Hill Observatory, and the Center for the Art. 

EVC Press Release