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On-Campus Resources and Information
DegreeWorks: Your online degree-planning tool. DegreeWorks is available through the MyVCCCD portal.
University Transfer Resources
ASSIST: Lists information for transferring course credit from OC and other colleges to schools in the CSU and UC systems.
CSU Mentor: Information and assistance for transferring to the California State University system.
UC Transfer: Information and assistance for transferring to the University of California system.
Career Planning Tools
CareerLocker: This is a freetool to help you plan for a career. It includes help with resume writing, personal finances, and more. Contact a counselor for Careerlocker registration information.
California Career Café: Another free online career center to help you find a direction for your career.
D2L tutorial: an online guide that will help you learn how to use D2L
D2L video tutorial: an online video that will help you learn how to use D2L (password: octv)
Turnitin.com: If your instructor is using Turnitin for assignments, go to the website to create an account and connect to that course section.
Computer Skills and Related Resources
Computer basics: An introduction to computers and how they work from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Internet basics: An introduction to the internet and how it works, also from USM.
CustomGuides: Free quick-reference guides to many different programs, such as Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
HP Learning Center: Free tutorials on a variety of computer-related topics.
Ask the Techies: Internet TV show that tackles more advanced topics.
Assistance for Students on Active Duty
All eligible U.S. military families have free, unlimited access to Tutor.com provided by the Department of Defense. Military service members and their dependents around the world can work with a professional tutor online 24/7 to get help with homework, studying, test prep, resume writing and more at no cost.
Purdue Online Writing Lab: Visit Purdue University's OWL for help with writing, including grammar, style, and research and citation.
Microsoft Higher Education for Students: Microsoft's site offering free ways to learn how to do more with their products.
iTunes U: Download thousands of lectures on a wide variety of topics.
California Virtual Campus: Find online courses offered by colleges across California.
LibraryThing: A free website where you can make lists of books you've read or would like to read and connect with others around the world with similar interests. Find out who else is reading what you're reading and more.
OpenOffice: OpenOffice.org is a "free and open productivity suite" for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. It is a free alternative to similar software suites, and can read and save files using the formats of other common office programs.
Online Course Directory : a free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college courses featuring videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors a Harvard, Princeton and MIT. Some of the courses include iPhone Application Development from Stanford and Cyber Humor from Oxford.