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Baccalaureate programs in mortuary science, ranch management and cyber security are among the proposed wish list from community colleges interested in offering the advanced degrees. Half of all districts in California have expressed interest in offering bachelor's degrees allowed under a new law.
Up to 15 community colleges can begin offering bachelor's degrees under a law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The law sets up a pilot program allowing campuses to offer the advanced degrees in vocational occupational.
Senate Bill 850 would set up a pilot program allowing 15 community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees in specialized areas. The bill cleared the Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the governor.