Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What does the consortium do?

A: The Orange County Regional Consortium provides services and assistance to community college faculty, staff and administrators in the Orange County Region supporting efforts to design programs and courses that will be used region-wide to meet student needs for workforce competence and advancement. The OCRC strives to strengthen leadership and communication across colleges and public and private partners. It also provides professional development opportunities, disseminates best practices, and increases the visibility of career and technical education, and economic development opportunities throughout the region.

Q: Can other colleges become members?

A: No. Regions are defined by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. The OCRC includes the nine community colleges and one continuing education center in Orange County and are listed on this site. Other colleges in California are served by their own regional consortiums.

Q: I am not in the Orange County region; how can contact the Consortium serving my region?

A: You can find information about the different regions at Regional Consortium Chairs | California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (

Q: Who hosts the Consortium?

A: The OCRC is hosted by the Rancho Santiago Community College District which was awarded the leadership grant and the administration of the consortium through a competitive process.

Q: What happens at regional consortium meetings and should I attend?

A: The OCRC hosts two regular meetings. During the College Resource Leadership Council (CRLC) Business Meeting, voting members meet to review and recommend new CTE programs. At the OCRC Collaborative Meeting, attendees meet to discuss and take action on pressing consortium issues, workforce development initiatives, and ongoing projects. This general session is attended by a variety of community college, K-12, business, and industry stakeholders. Meeting minutes and agendas are available on this website. If you would like to attend, please email

Q: Where can I find consortium meeting minutes and agendas?

A: Information is posted in our Calendar of Meetings.

Q: Where can I find information on the program recommendation process?

A: Please visit the "Program Recommendation" section of this website.