Community College Administrator Program

"Group photo of South African educators participating in CCAP in front of the Florida State Westcott fountain."


The Community College Administrator Program (CCAP) is a program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. It is a six-week program of study for higher education administrators from post-secondary vocational and technical institutions in foreign countries.

The program is administered by the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University (FSU) and Santa Fe College (SF) on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Office of Global Educational Programs.

Each CCAP consists of a one-week executive dialogue in Tallahassee, Florida, where participants meet higher education leaders and policymakers, obtain an overview of the Florida College System, and make short visits to colleges in the system. This is followed by a one-week academic symposium led by FSU faculty where participants learn about the history, major policies, and theoretical frameworks that have guided the development of U.S. community colleges. Participants then engage in an intensive two-week seminar at SF where they learn more about how one, high-performing college in Florida operates in practice. The last few weeks of the CCAP involve one or two-day visits to other colleges in Florida. This highlights how institutions of varying sizes and in different cities meet the local workforce demand of their communities through innovative educational programs.

CCAP online modules are available in nine different languages at Community College Administrator Program (CCAP) Online Modules. The Community College Administrator Program (CCAP) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by Florida State University and Santa Fe College.


LSI has implemented 15 CCAPs for 15 countries in the last 10 years. 

      1. Indonesia (Spring 2014)
      2. Indonesia (Spring 2015)
      3. India (Fall 2015)
      4. Ukraine (Spring 2016)
      5. Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru (Fall 2016)
      6. Egypt (Spring 2017)
      7. Pakistan (Fall 2017)
      8. Pakistan (Spring 2018)
      9. Ukraine (Fall 2018)
      10. South Africa (Fall 2019)
      11. St. Lucia, Grenada, and Suriname (Fall 2021)
      12. Egypt (Spring 2022)
      13. Philippines (Fall 2022)
      14. Mexico (Fall 2023)
      15. South Africa (Spring 2024)


Project Photos 

"Indonesia CCAP group in front of Santa Fe College"


"India CCAP group photo inside a classroom"




Since 2014, LSI has worked with 11 of the 28 colleges in the Florida College System to implement various CCAPs. These colleges include:

  1. Broward College
  2. Florida State College at Jacksonville 
  3. Gulf Coast State College
  4. Indian River State College
  5. Miami Dade College
  6. Polk State College
  7. Santa Fe College – the lead community college partner
  8. Seminole State College
  9. St. Petersburg State College
  10. Tallahassee Community College
  11. Valencia College

Sharing the U.S. Community College Model Abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program

This is a program of the United States Department of State administered by Florida State University in partnership with Santa Fe College.

"USA flag, US Department of State, Florida State University seal, Santa Fe College seal"

CCAP Faculty

Jeffrey Ayala Milligan

Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, Ph.D.

  • Former Director of the Learning Systems Institute
  • Director of the Center for International Studies in Educational Research & Development

Vilma Fuentes, Ph.D

  • Program Director for CCAP South Africa (2024-2025)
  • Program Director for the FSU Ukraine Task Force
  • Associate in Research at the Learning Systems Institute 
  • Former Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Santa Fe College (2012- 2023)