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MAP Cohort Colleges

Allan Hancock College • Antelope Valley College • Bakersfield College • Barstow Community College • Berkeley City College • Cañada College • Cerritos College • Chaffey College • Citrus College • Coastline Community College • College of San Mateo • College of the Canyons • College of the Desert • College of the Redwoods • Columbia College • Compton College • Copper Mountain College • Crafton Hills College • Cypress College • East Los Angeles College • El Camino College • Folsom Lake College • Fresno City College • Fullerton College • Golden West College • Hartnell College • Irvine Valley College • Los Angeles City College • Las Positas College • Lassen College • Long Beach City College • Los Angeles Harbor College • Los Angeles Mission College • Los Angeles Pierce College • Los Angeles Southwest College • Los Angeles Trade-Tech College • Los Angeles Valley College • Mendocino College • Merced College • MiraCosta College • Monterey Peninsula College • Moorpark College • Moreno Valley College • Mt. San Antonio College • Mt. San Jacinto College • Norco College • North Orange Continuing Education • Oxnard College • Palo Verde College • Palomar College • Pasadena City College • Porterville College • Rio Hondo College • Riverside City College • Saddleback College • San Bernardino Valley College • San Diego City College • San Diego College of Continuing Education • San Diego Mesa College • San Diego Miramar College • City College of San Francisco • San Jose City College • Santa Rosa Junior College • Santa Ana College • Santa Barbara City College • Santa Monica College • Santiago Canyon College • Shasta College • Sierra College • Skyline College • Solano Community College • Ventura College • Victor Valley College • West Hills College Coalinga • West Hills College Lemoore • West Lost Angeles College​

​California MAP Initiative


The mission of the California MAP Initiative is to maximize credit for prior learning (CPL) for veterans and students in the California Community College system and beyond. Currently, 76 of the 116 California Community Colleges participate in the MAP Cohort, a community of colleges committed to awarding up to a year of college credit in recognition of the mastery acquired through prior learning, training, and experience.

A key strategy of the Initiative is to implement the California MAP Initiative, an application that maximizes college credit awarded for military training and professional experience (credit for prior learning). This three-minute video provides an introduction to MAP.


The MAP project began in 2017 at Norco College and was supported by $250K legislative appropriation for Phase 1 (design and beta test). In 2018, Phase 2 (expansion to IEDRC regional colleges) began as Project #16 of the IEDRC.

Phase 3 (initial scaling statewide for MilCPL and CPL) begins January 1, 2022 and is supported by a $2M legislative appropriation. Phase 4 (scaling statewide and including all CPL) is proposed in the 2022-2023 State Budget.

MAP is a collaborative effort enjoined by the Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges (ASCCC), the CCC Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), ACE, CalVet, and local and regional legislators.


For more information, contact:

Calvin Gloria
MAP Project Expert, California MAP Initiative​
(951) 218-6073
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