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8. Chaffey College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1883
Website : www.chaffey.edu
No. of Students : 18,000
Contact No : (909)652-6000

PROFILE:

Chaffey College, one of the first colleges to be established in California, is a two-year public community college situated in an area of natural and tranquil beauty in Southern California. Its campus occupies 200 acres of rolling lawns and native foliage in the foothills of the majestic San Gabriel mountains. Founded in 1883 as a private college, Chaffey has been a publicly funded college since1916 and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Chaffey is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Community College League of California, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), and is approved by the Office of Private Post-Secondary Education for Veterans Benefits.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting and Financial Services
Automotive Technology
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Business
Business: Management
Business Marketing
Business: Paralegal Studies
Business and Office Technologies

Career Transitions

CISCO
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Emergency Medical Technician
Fire Technology
Industrial Electrical Technology
Real Estate

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

CHAFFEY COLLEGE • 5885 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

ADMISSIONS:

There is no charge to submit an application for admission. To attend Chaffey College, you must be: A high school graduate or equavalent, or at least eighteen years of age, A student in high school who qualifies for the High School Partnership Program, An international student who is eligible under a student visa (F-1)

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial aid is a number of programs designed to help students with limited resources meet their educational expenses that are administered by the Financial Aid Office. Programs include enrollment fee waivers, grants, federal work study and scholarships.

9. Citrus College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1915
Website : www.citruscollege.edu
No. of Students : 15,000
Contact No : (626) 914-8561

PROFILE:

Citrus College is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Its many professional memberships include the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Community College League of California (CCLC). Citrus College delivers high quality instruction that empowers students to compete globally and to contribute to the economic growth of today’s society.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Administration of Justice
Architecture
Art
Associate Degree Programs
Automotive Technology Technician
Business
Career and Technical Programs
Communications
Computer Science
Cosmetology
Dance
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
English As A Second Language (Study English)
Esthetician
Information Technology
Instrumental Music
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Office Technology
Photography
Political Science
Psychology
Public Works
Registered Dental Assisting
Registered Nursing
Teaching (K-12)
Theatre Arts
Vocal Music
Water Technology

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.

ADMISSIONS:

High school graduates or Individuals in possession of a California high school proficiency certificate, certificate of completion, Persons at least 18 years of age who may profit from instruction, K-12 Students (Students enrolled in K-12 schools will need to download, print, complete and submit the Concurrent Enrollment Packet), If you are a graduating high school senior concurrently enrolled at Citrus College and plan to attend the subsequent term, you will need to reapply as a first time college student. Submit a target letter confirming your graduation date from your high school if you are not 18 years old by the first day of instruction. This may also prevent registration.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office and its staff are dedicated to fostering support that encourages and promotes financial aid programs that remove financial barriers to ensure access to all students in pursuit of academic excellence, economic opportunity, and personal achievement.

10. The Coast Community College District

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1947
Website : www.cccd.edu
No. of Students : 60,000
Contact No : (714) 438-4848

PROFILE:

The Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Building Codes Technology
Business
Computer Networking
Counseling
Digital Media Foundations
Emergency Management
Paralegal Studies
Process Technology
Real Estate Broker

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services.

ADMISSIONS:

The admission cycles for the fall semester and summer session begin on the first working day in April, and for the spring semester on the first working day in October. All questions regarding admission procedures will be handled by the Admissions Office at your campus.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Coast Community College District is comprised of three institutions: Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. All three institutions offer a full array of student financial aid programs, grants, work study, and loans to full-time and part-time students. Student financial aid resources are intended to supplement, not replace, the financial resources of the student and/or the family. Student financial aid is available to assist you with the cost of education; this includes enrollment and tuition fees, books, supplies, food, housing, transportation, computer, and personal expenses.

A) Coastline Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1947
Website : www.coastline.edu
Contact No : (714)546-7600
E-Mail : info@coastline.edu.

PROFILE:

Community college is one of the biggest bargains in higher education, saving students thousands of dollars a year in tuition while offering the same quality courses and caring, knowledgeable instructors as four-year colleges or universities. That’s why community colleges throughout the country attract and enroll nearly 12 million students each year. There are more than 1100 community colleges throughout the United States tailored to the needs of busy individuals. Coastline is one of 112 community colleges statewide, and one of three colleges in the Coast Community College District. The college and its programs are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program
Art Department
Career and Technical Education
Communication Studies Department
Corporate and Community Training and Education
CST (Computer Services Technology)
Intellectual Disabilities Program (ID)
English Department
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Gerontology Program
guideU Student-Mentor Connection
International Languages Department
International Students
Learning 1st Program
Math Department
Paralegal Studies
Philosophy Department
Psychology Department
Special Programs and Services for the Disabled
STAR Program
Study Abroad
TEACh3
Work-Based Learning

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

At Coastline, you can complete your courses online via distance learning, or on-site at one of our three state-of-the-art campuses located in Newport Beach, Garden Grove, or Westminster.

ADMISSIONS:

Anyone 18 years of age or older and who can profit from instruction qualifies for admission. If under age 18, you will qualify for admission if you have satisfied one of these: Graduated from high school. Passed the California High School Certificate of Proficiency Test or the equivalent. Completed the 10th grade and received permission from your high school principal and parent to attend.

FINANCIAL AID:

Coastline Community College Foundation is committed to ensuring the continued success and support of our students by sponsoring an Annual Scholarship Campaign. Scholarships are made available through the generous donations of Coastline Community College’s Foundation, Associated Student Government (ASG), faculty, staff, community organizations and private donors. Scholarships are awarded to applicants on a variety of factors, such as academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, volunteerism, program major and more. Unlike some other forms of financial aid, scholarships do not have to be repaid.

B) Golden West College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1947
Website : www.goldenwestcollege.edu
No. of Students : 10,000
Contact No : (714) 892-7711

PROFILE:

Golden West is an open-access institution. As such, all students are admissible if they have a high school diploma, or equivalent, or are at least 18 years of age. GWC offers an Associate in Arts (AA) degree, a strong university transfer program, career/technical education, general education, community services, and student support services. It provides a safe and secure location, a multicultural environment, and an active student body.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Automotive
Automotive Technology

Business
Accounting
Business Administration
Computer Business Applications
Management
Retail Management
Marketing

Creative Technology
Computer Aided Design & Drafting
Design
Digital Arts
Digital Media

Computer Science
Software Development
Video Game Development

Cosmetology
Cosmetology
Esthetician

Criminal Justice Training Center
Police Academy
Special Investigators Course
Law Enforcement Semester Courses

Environmental Studies
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Recycling and Resource Management

School of Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing

Specialty Programs
Floral Design & Shop Management
Interpreting for Deaf People

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, also known as “Surf City,” Golden West College is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in Southern California.

ADMISSIONS:

Anyone 18 years of age or older and who can profit from instruction qualifies for admission. If under age 18, you will qualify for admission if you have satisfied one of these: 1. Graduated from high school. 2. Passed the California High School Certificate of Proficiency Test or the equivalent. 3. Completed the 10th grade and received permission from your high school principal and parent to attend.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office on each campus is committed to helping students who might not otherwise be able to attend college. Although the primary responsibility for meeting college costs rests with the student and his/her family, they recognize that many families have limited resources and are unable to meet the cost of a college education. Their programs are designed to meet these needs and each campus will assist each student based upon that student’s needs

C) Orange Coast College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1947
Website : www.orangecoastcollege.edu
No. of Students : 25,000
Contact No : (714) 432-5072

PROFILE:

OCC ranks first out of Orange County’s community colleges in the number of students it transfers to the University of California and California State University systems. Over the past decade, thousands of OCC students have transferred to UC and CSU campuses. Additionally, many Orange Coast students go on to transfer to private colleges and universities within California and across the nation. A member of the Coast Community College District, OCC offers fall, winter, spring, and summer classes and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Airline & Travel Careers
Architectural Technology
Aviation & Maintenance Technology
Aviation Pilot Training

Business Administration
Business Application Development

Cardiovascular Technology
Commercial Art
Computer Information Systems
Computer Programming
Construction Technology
Culinary Arts
Culinology®

Dance
Dental Assisting – Registered
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Dietetic Technology
Digital Media Arts and Design & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Orange Coast College’s 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California’s beautiful beaches.

ADMISSIONS:

Admission to Orange Coast College is granted to those applicants who meet at least one of the following requirements: High school graduation. Certificate of Proficiency or a G.E.D. from the State of California. Attainment of 18 years of age and who, in the judgment of college officials, is capable of profiting from instruction at our college. Enrollment in the 11th or 12th grade and recommendation for advanced academic or vocational college level study.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office staff are here to assist you and your parents with questions regarding the student financial aid process. OCC has a full array of federal (Title IV) and state student financial aid programs with comprehensive details to each program.

11. College of Marin

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1926
Website : www.marin.edu
No. of Students : 10,000
Contact No : (415) 485-9406

PROFILE:

College of Marin is one of 112 public community colleges in California accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In order to provide students with the opportunities they need, and to ensure that students achieve their specific goals and objectives, the College offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs. College of Marin participates in guaranteed admissions to specific University of California campuses, California State Universities, and private universities. College of Marin also offers cross enrollment at UC Berkeley to qualified students. Contact the COM Counseling Office for more information. In addition, the Counseling Department oversees the Transfer Center, staffed for the purpose of helping students research transfer and admissions requirements.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Allied Health Sciences
Behavioral Sciences
Business and Information Systems
Career Education
College Skills
Communication
Counseling
Early Childhood Education / Child Development
English/Humanities
Fine/Visual Arts
Health Sciences
Life And Earth Sciences
Mathematics
Modern Languages
Performing Arts
Physical Education and Athletics
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

There are two campuses to serve you in beautiful Marin County. The Kentfield Campus is located approximately 11 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge at 835 College Ave. in Kentfield. The Indian Valley Campus is located minutes away on a spectacular 333 acre site on Ignacio Blvd. in Novato, CA.

ADMISSIONS:

Beginning Monday, November 10, 2014, the Enrollment Services department at both the Kentfield and Indian Valley Campuses will have new hours of operation at the service windows for students. These changes will be in effect through January 12, 2015. We will return to regular hours January 13-31, 2015, which is peak time for spring semester.

FINANCIAL AID:

All students enrolling or wishing to enroll in an academic or vocational program at College of Marin may apply for student financial assistance. Eligible students receive funds from a variety of federal, state and community programs to help cover school and living expenses.

12. College of the Canyons

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1969
Website : www.canyons.edu
Contact No : (661) 362-3684
E-Mail : john.green@canyons.edu

PROFILE:

The Public Information Office at College of the Canyons is responsible for a variety of functions, the most important of which is the timely dissemination of news and information to the community about the college’s programs and services.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

ALLIED HEALTH & Public Safety
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
LEARNING RESOURCES
EARLY CHILDHOOD ED./TRAINING PROGRAMS
STUDENT SERVICES
FINE and PERFORMING ARTS
HUMANITIES
MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES & ENGINEERING
PHYSICAL EDUCATION & ATHLETICS
SOCIAL SCIENCE & BUSINESS
STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Valencia Campus Switchboard, Canyon Country Campus Switchboard.

ADMISSIONS:

College of the Canyons is situated in one of the most beautiful master-planned communities in Southern California. The City of Santa Clarita is top ranked as one of the safest cities in California. At COC, they are proud of their top academic ranking and their amazing success at placing students into top ranked Bachelor degree programs throughout the United States. They have Academic agreements with top schools such as UCLA that pave the way for their students to enter the dream college of their choice.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office offers a complete array of financial support services which are designed to help YOU with the educational related expenses involved in obtaining your educational goal.

13. College of the Desert

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1962
Website : www.collegeofthedesert.edu
No. of Students : 10,000
Contact No : (760)346-8041

PROFILE:

College of the Desert is one of over 112 community colleges in California and a vital part of the world’s largest system of higher education. The governing body of College of the Desert is the Desert Community College District, which has five elected members on its Board of Trustees and a Student Trustee elected by the Student Body. As a two-year college, COD offers transfer students an affordable option for starting college and transferring to a four-year institution.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Administration of Justice
Adult Basic Education/GED
Agriculture
Pest Management Technician
Air Conditioning /HVACR
Alcohol / Drug Studies
Architecture / Environmental Design
Art
Advanced Transportation Technologies
Automotive Technology
Business
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Culinary Arts
Digital Design and Production
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
English
Foreign Language
Health Sciences
Journalism
Kinesiology /Athletics & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

College of the Desert is the number one source of transfer students to California State University at San Bernardino.

ADMISSIONS:

Picture ID is required for all transactions at Admissions & Records due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

FINANCIAL AID:

Due to a system issue, Pell Grant disbursements have been delayed. The Financial Aid Office is working to resolve this issue and send out disbursements by the end of the week, we apologize for any inconvenience. Students must activate their HigherOne card at mycodcard.com before their Fall Pell Grant payment will be disbursed. Please be sure to activate your Higher One card and choose your preferred refund method.

14. The Redwoods Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1964
Website : www.redwoods.edu
Contact No : (707)476-4100

PROFILE:

The primary objective of the College is the success of each student. We consider education to be a process of intellectual and physical exploration that rests upon the mutual responsibility of the College and the student. Their goal is to provide a safe, clean and up-to-date facility that will allow their students a distraction free and rewarding educational experience.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Addiction Studies
Administration of Justice
Agriculture
Anthropology
Art
Automotive Technology
Behavioral & Social Science
Business
Business Technology
Computer Information Systems
Construction Technology
Dental Assisting
Digital Media
Drafting Technology
Early Childhood Education
English
Forestry and Natural Resources
Geology
History
Humanities, Language & Communication
Kinesiology
Licensed Vocational Nursing
Manufacturing Technology
Mathematics
Marine Science Technology
Natural History
North Coast Paramedic
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Registered Nursing
Restaurant & Hospitality Management
Science
Sociology
Solar Technology
Welding Technology

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

College of the Redwoods is located in Northern California. There are three campuses, each is set in a picturesque environment between giant redwood groves and the Pacific Ocean.

ADMISSIONS:

Complete the CR Application. If you have never taken classes at CR OR If you are a returning student who has not been enrolled at CR during the past 12 months: After applying for admission to the College, you will receive an email with your CR Identification Number and password, which will serve as your initial login information.

FINANCIAL AID:

CRparticipates in a wide variety of state and federal financial programs to help you reach your educational goals. If you receive financial aid, it is expected that you will enroll in courses needed to complete your chosen program, work hard at learning, and move responsibly toward successful completion of your educational goal. When you make a commitment to attend college, you need to plan your resources efficiently and understand the commitment you are making. They understand that the rules that govern financial aid programs can be complicated. The Financial Aid Office staff is available to assist you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

15. College of the Sequoias

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1925
Website : www.cos.edu
Contact No : (559)730-3700

PROFILE:

College of the Sequoias is a two-year California community college offering educational and enrichment programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings counties. In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is also home to the college’s police and fire academies. COS also opened its Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS’ agriculture programs.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Agriculture
Business
Consumer/Family Studies
Fine arts
Industry & Technology
Language Arts
Physical Education
Special Programs
Math & Engineering
Nursing & Allied Health
Science
Social Science
Online Learning
Student Academic Support

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Visalia Campus – 915 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA., Hanford Educational Center – 925 13th Ave., Hanford, CA., Tulare College Center – 4999 East Bardsley Avenue, Tulare, CA. 93274

ADMISSIONS:

In addition to the application, a Concurrently Enrolled High School Student Permission Form is required to be submitted every semester that you plan to attend. Enrollment fees are waived for up to 6 units per semester; however, non-resident fees are not waived and the AB540 fee waiver does not apply to students who have not graduated.

FINANCIAL AID:

Collect financial related documents for the student and his/her parents if applicable (e.g., tax returns, payroll stubs, bank account statements, etc.) to facilitate the completion of the FAFSA. To learn about the documents you may need to reference, please visit the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.gov.

16. College of the Siskiyous

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1957
Website : www.siskiyous.edu
No. of Students : 2,400
Contact No : (530) 938-5555

PROFILE:

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Fire/Emergency Response Technology Program is approved as an accredited regional academy for the State Fire Marshal’s Office. The Emergency Medical Technician, Licensed Vocational Nursing and Registered Nursing Programs are accredited by their respective state agencies.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

The College is widely recognized for its excellent programs in the humanities and arts, sciences and technology, and in athletics. The natural environment of mountains, forests, lakes, and streams, serves as an outdoor workshop for many classes such as art, geology, life sciences, physical and recreational education. Exceptional successes by COS students have been achieved in fire, nursing, music, drama, science, and athletics.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

College of the Siskiyous is located at the base of majestic Mt. Shasta in far northern California. One of the most beautiful campuses in the state, the primary campus is in the historic lumber town of Weed and is easily accessible from Interstate 5 and Highway 97. A second campus located in Yreka, 30 miles north of Weed.

ADMISSIONS:

For K-12 students, there are special requirements outlined on the K-12 Special Admissions page. If you are an international student, the steps to take to attend COS are outlined on our International Students page. If you an adult learner wishing to take COS Extension (Community Education) classes only.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office will now be sending all Financial Aid correspondence via email! All students have a COS email. You will need to log on to your Navigator account to view. There are four basic types of financial aid: 1) grants, 2) work-study employment, 3) scholarships, and 4) loans. Students must repay educational loans; however, grants, work-study earnings and scholarships need not be repaid.

17. Contra Costa Community College District

A) Contra Costa Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.contracosta.edu
No. of Students : 55,000
Contact No : (510)235-7800

PROFILE:

Contra Costa College is a public community college serving the diverse communities of West Contra Costa County and all others seeking a quality education. The college equitably commits its resources using inclusive and integrated decision-making processes to foster a transformative educational experience and responsive student services that ensure institutional excellence and effective student learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Administration of Justice
African American Studies
Astro/Engineering/Geo/Physics
Automotive Services
Biological Sciences
Biotechnology
Business
Chemistry
Computer & Related Electronics & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Contra Costa College 2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, CA. 94806

ADMISSIONS:

Complete online matriculation (orientation and advisement). All students (new and current) must complete matriculation in order to qualify for priority enrollment.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Office of Student Financial Assistance is dedicated to providing their students with up-to-date financial aid information and resources. They strive to attain the latest financial aid updates and training by attending conferences across the United States, webinars, and working with other financial aid departments from various institutions in order to provide the best service and opportunities for their students.

B) Diablo Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1951
Website : www.dvc.edu
No. of Students : 22,000
Contact No : (925)685-1230

PROFILE:

Diablo Valley College is one of three publicly supported two-year community colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. For over 60 years, Diablo Valley College has provided quality education to the community it serves. A million students later, enrolling at DVC is one of the best ways you can ensure acceptance at a four-year college. DVC is not only recognized as one of California’s best community colleges, but it also leads the state in transfer to four-year institutions.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Applied and Fine Arts
Biological and Health Sciences
Business
Counseling
English
Kinesiology, Athletics, and Dance
Library and Learning Resources
Mathematics and Computer Science
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Social Science

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The larger of DVC’s two campuses is located off Interstate 680 in Pleasant Hill, and the newer San Ramon Campus serves the south county in Dougherty Valley.

ADMISSIONS:

In order to get priority registration and get in the classes you need to do the following: 1) Submit an application online using OpenCCC, 2) Take the online orientation, 3) take the college assessments for English and Math, and 4) register for COUNS 095 to receive academic advising/educational planning before you enroll in classes.

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial Aid is money for college. It is provided by the United States taxpayers to ensure that everyone who wants a college education has the financial ability to pay for their college expenses. Financial aid is also a partnership between you – the student – and the college that provides money to help pay college costs. If you receive financial aid, it is expected that you will enroll in courses needed to complete your chosen program, work hard at learning, and move responsibly toward successful completion of your educational goal.

C) Los Medanos College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1974
Website : www.losmedanos.edu
No. of Students : 9,000
Contact No : (925)439-2181

PROFILE:

Students and staff enjoy the friendly atmosphere here – the feeling that we’re all here to help one another. Students rave about their professors and the personal attention they receive. Los Medanos College is a public community college that provides quality educational opportunities for those within the changing and diverse communities it serves. By focusing on student learning and success as our first priorities, we aim to help students build their abilities and competencies as life-long learners. We create educational excellence through continually assessing our students’ learning and our performance as an institution. To that end, we commit our resources and design our policies and procedures to support this mission.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Liberal studies
Nursing
EngineeringM
Math
English
Physical and biological sciences
Business
Behavioral sciences
Fire technology
Child development
Administration of justice
Process technology
Electrical and instrumentation technology.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Los Medanos College’s district includes East Contra Costa County; the main campus is located in Pittsburg, approximately 40 miles east of San Francisco and 30 miles east of Berkeley/Oakland. Major highway access is Highway 4, closest major airport, Oakland. The Brentwood Center is located 14 miles southeast of the main campus in Brentwood.

ADMISSIONS:

If you are a high school senior considering LMC as the next step in your education, this is your starting point. You will find links to the college application, steps to enrollment, Summer Bridge, campus services, and more.

FINANCIAL AID:

If you are required to submit additional paperwork to determine you eligibility for financial aid, we strongly encourage you to complete the process in a timely manner. All issues and/or documents stated in your Missing Information Letter posted to WebAdvisor, must be resolved and/or submitted to the LMC Financial Aid Office by the Summer Payment Document Deadline publicized on the Financial Aid Payment Calendar (June 15, 2015). Applicants who fail to provide documentation within the specified time period will not be packaged or awarded aid.

18. Copper Mountain College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1967
Website : www.cmccd.edu
Contact No : (760)366.3791

PROFILE:

Traditionally, CMC has prepared area residents for transfer to private and state universities and colleges, and provides vocational training in accounting, administration of justice, automotive technology, fire science, nursing, early childhood education certification, and computer technology. Local pride in the “new” institution has forged closer bonds between the college and the business, education, and military sectors. Our students’ academic calendar can now be set so that it reflects that of the local Morongo Unified School District.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Copper Mountain College (CMC), located six miles east of Joshua Tree, is renowned as the college built by the people, its first phase having been paid for almost entirely with local private money and subsequent phases with substantial private help.

ADMISSIONS:

Registration Priority shall be lost at the first registration opportunity after a student: Is placed on academic or progress probation or any combination thereof; or Has earned one hundred (100) or more degree-applicable semester or quarter equivalent units at the district or other higher education institutions.

FINANCIAL AID:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) code: 035424 a. Student needs a Personal Identification Number (PIN), Student’s official name, Student’s Social Security number, Birth date, Parent who signs the FAFSA also needs a PIN if the student is dependent

19. Cuesta College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.cuesta.edu

PROFILE:

Cuesta College is an inclusive institution that inspires a diverse student population to achieve their educational goals. They effectively support students in their efforts to improve foundational skills, transfer to four-year institutions, earn certificates or associate degrees, and advance in the workforce. Through dynamic and challenging learning opportunities, Cuesta College improves lives by promoting cultural, intellectual, and professional growth. They prepare students to become engaged citizens in their increasingly complex communities and world.

ADMISSIONS:

There is no fee to apply to Cuesta College except for International F1 Visa students. Prior to registering, you will need to submit an admission application if: You are a former Cuesta College student but have been absent two or more terms, excluding summer session. You will be concurrently attending grades 9-12 at the same time as courses at Cuesta College as a Special Part-time Enrichment Student. You have never attended Cuesta College.

FINANCIAL AID:

You can apply for Financial Aid by following the 5 easy steps listed below. To read a full description of these steps Click Here Request a PIN from the Department of Education, Fill out the FAFSA Online. Cuesta School Code is 001192, Submit a GPA Verification form tot he California Student Aid Commission (if necessary), Apply for the Cuesta Scholarship Program and any outside scholarships, Complete the paperwork that Cuesta College requires of all applicants.

20. The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1941
Website : www.dliflc.edu
No. of Students : 3,500
Contact No : (831) 242-5119

PROFILE:

The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the nation. As part of the ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND (TRADOC), the Institute provides resident instruction at the Presidio of Monterey in about TWO DOZEN LANGUAGES, five days a week, seven hours per day, with two to three hours of homework each night. Courses last between 26 and 64 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language. DLIFLC is a multi-service school for active and reserve components, foreign military students, and civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

DLIFLC 1759 Lewis Rd. Monterey, CA 93944

21. El Camino Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1947
Website : www.elcamino.edu
No. of Students : 27,000
Contact No : (310) 532-3670

PROFILE:

El Camino is Spanish for “The Road.” The road refers to California’s first road: “El Camino Real,” which means “The King’s Road,” or “The Royal Road.” El Camino Real was distinguished by numerous markers of a single bell suspended on an upside down hook-shaped pole. All of them are tributes to California’s first road.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic Strategies
Accounting
Administration Of Justice
Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
American Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Auto Collision Repair/Painting
Automotive Technology
Business Management
Fashion
Film/Video
Fine Arts
Fire & Emergency Technology
French
General Studies
German
Nursing
Nutrition
Office Administration
Paralegal Studies/Law
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Police Training
Political Science
Psychology & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Located centrally in the South Bay, the El Camino Community College District encompasses five unified and high school districts, 12 elementary school districts and nine cities, a population of almost one million.

ADMISSIONS:

Whether you are a high school student looking to continue your education or an international student adjusting to college life in the U.S., we are here to make the transition to El Camino College as easy as possible. By choosing to attend El Camino College, you have access to more than 850 highly regarded academic and career programs taught by outstanding faculty. The college is also ranked in the top 10 in the state in sending students to the UC and CSU systems and offers more than 80 highly acclaimed career programs.

22. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1969
Website : www.fidm.edu
No. of Students : 60,000
Contact No : (800)624-1200

PROFILE:

FIDM is a specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and Entertainment Industries. It’s a place where creativity and careers merge. We’re hands-on and industry focused. We’re small enough to know our students’ names, but big enough to have the industry contacts and resources to help them meet their goals.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Advanced Fashion Design
Apparel Industry Management
Beauty Industry Management
Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Design
Digital Media
Entertainment Set Design & Decoration
Fashion Design
Fashion Knitwear Design
Film & TV Costume Design
Footwear Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design
International Manufacturing & Product Development
Jewelry Design
Menswear
Merchandise Marketing
Merchandise Product Development
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Studies
Social Media
Textile Design
Textile Production & Development
Theatre Costume Design

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

FIDM Campuses: Los Angeles Campus, Orange County Campus, San Francisco Campus, San Diego Campus.

ADMISSIONS:

FIDM take a holistic approach to assessing an application and consider four areas: high school performance, extracurricular contributions, and demonstrated interest. Applicants will also be required to submit an entrance project related to their intended major. They encourage you to visit one of our campuses and meet with an Admissions Advisor. It’s the best way to learn more about our curriculum and experience what it’s like to be a student at FIDM.

23. Feather River College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.frc.edu
Contact No : 1-800-442-9799
Email : info@frc.edu

PROFILE:

Feather River College is a public, two year community college, fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Perched on a mountain side forested with pine and oak, Feather River College is tucked away in one of California’s hidden, quiet spots. Bordering Plumas National Forest, the 256-acre campus hosts a variety of wildlife, including a resident deer herd. Students often stop in their tracks just to soak in the beautiful setting.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Administration of Justice (A.S.-T)
Agriculture (A.S., Cert.)
Anthropology (A.A.-T)
Biology (A.S.)
Business (A.S.T, Cert.)
Early Childhood Education (A.S.-T, A.A., Cert.)
English (A.A.-T)
Environmental Studies (A.S., Cert.)
Equine Studies: (A.A., A.S., Cert.)
General Studies (A.A.)
History (A.A.-T, A.A.)
Health and Exercise Studies (A.A.-T, A.S., Cert.)
Info. & Communication Technologies (A.S.)
Liberal Arts (A.A.)
Licensed Vocational Nursing (A.S., Cert.)
Nutrition, Foods, and Culinary Arts (A.A., Cert.)
Outdoor Recreation Leadership (A.A., Cert.)
Physical Science (A.S.)
Political Science (A.A.-T)
Sociology (A.A.-T)
Studio Arts (A.A.-T)

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Feather River College is located in the town of Quincy, the county seat of Plumas County. Quincy lies approximately 70 miles Northwest of Reno, NV and Lake Tahoe, and about 70 miles East of Chico and Oroville.

ADMISSIONS:

Admission to Feather River College is open to: Anyone 18 years of age or older; Anyone under 18 years of age who: Has graduated from high school, or has passed the California High School proficiency test. Is a high school junior or senior and has the approval of their school principal, parent, and FRC Registrar.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Staff are dedicated to assisting students and families in obtaining funds to cover college costs in an equitable manner. There are a variety of types of financial aid which are funded through federal, state, local organizations, lending institutions, and FRC itself. The application process is complex, and we are here to help you with it. Feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance. Their goal is to see that financial problems do not prevent you from achieving your educational goals.

24. Foothill-De Anza Community College District

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1960
Website : www.ets.fhda.edu
No. of Students : 64,000

PROFILE:

For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions. The mission of the Foothill – De Anza Community College District is student success. They accomplish this by providing access to a dynamic learning environment that fosters excellence, opportunity and innovation in meeting the diverse educational and career goals of their students and communities.

A) De Anza College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1967
Website : www.deanza.edu
No. of Students : 21,000
Contact No : 408.864.8948

PROFILE:

Guiding principles for the new college called for creating an “open door” institution to serve students with a wide variety of abilities, aptitudes and interests; an atmosphere of “friendly informality between faculty members and students”; and a campus that conveyed a sense of “quiet dignity” and “higher learning.”

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administration of Justice
Art
Automotive Technology
Biological Sciences
Business Administration
Business Software Applications
Child Development
Computer Aided Design
Computer Information Systems
English
Environmental Studies
Film/TV Production
Global Studies
Graphic and Interactive Design
Health Technologies
Intercultural Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Leadership and Social Change
Liberal Arts (see Counseling)
Management
Manufacturing and CNC
Massage Therapy
Medical Laboratory Technology
Museum Studies
Music
Nursing
Paralegal Studies
Photographic Arts
Professional Photography
Project Management Practitioner
Real Estate
Speech Communication

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014

ADMISSIONS:

Admission to De Anza College is open to anyone (subject to the Residency Requirements) who meets one of the following requirements: Has a high school diploma, Has a General Education Diploma (GED), Has a proficiency certificate, Is at least 18 years old and shows evidence of being able to benefit from the instruction offered by the college.

FINANCIAL AID:

The following financial aid programs are available at De Anza College. We hope we can answer questions about how particular financial aid is awarded and through what means it is distributed. If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate staff member associated with the specific program. Loans, Grants, Fee Waivers, Employment, Scholarships.

B) FOOTHILL COLLEGE

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1962
Website : www.foothill.edu
Contact No : (650)949-7200
e-Mail : wheatcasie@fhda.edu

PROFILE:

Foothill College was the first community college in California to offer online courses. Today, we offer more than 500 online college credit courses that are popular among students in the Bay Area and around the world. Foothill College offers educational excellence to diverse students seeking transfer, career preparation and enhancement, and basic skills mastery. We are committed to innovation, ongoing improvement, accessibility and serving our community. Foothill College envisions itself as a community of scholars where a diverse population of students, faculty and staff intersect and are engaged in the search for truth and meaning. We recognize that by necessity this search must be informed by a multiplicity of disciplinary modes of inquiry.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Biological & Health Sciences
Business & Social Sciences (BSS)
Counseling & Matriculation
Fine Arts & Communication
Kinesiology & Athletics Division
Language Arts
Learning Resource Center & Library
Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

ADMISSIONS:

Foothill has an open-door admission policy for all high-school graduates and non-graduates who are 18 years of age or older. Students enrolled in the Freshman through Senior years of high school may attend Foothill College with written parental and school permission. Parental and school permission forms are available online or in the Admissions & Records Offices on both Foothill campuses.

FINANCIAL AID:

The following financial aid programs are available at Foothill College. We understand and recognize the financial undertaking involved with your education and the importance of the right combination of resources to enable you to study at Foothill College. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit the Financial Aid Office to discuss or submit information about your financial aid needs with our friendly staff. Grants, Scholarships, BOG Fee Waiver, Student Employment, Loans, Refurbished Computers

25. Gavilan College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1919
Website : www.gavilan.edu
Contact No : (408) 848-4800

PROFILE:

Gavilan College cultivates learning and personal growth in students of all backgrounds and abilities through innovative practices in both traditional and emerging learning environments; transfer pathways, career and technical education, developmental education, and support services prepare students for success in a dynamic and multicultural world.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

English
English As A Second Language
Fine Arts
Natural Sciences
Social Science
Allied Health
Business
Apprenticeships
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Child Development and Educational Studies
Cooperative Work Experience
Cosmetology
Water Industry Technology

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Gavilan College is prepared to upgrade the existing campus, and prepare for the students of the future with permanent locations in Coyote Valley and San Benito County.

ADMISSIONS:

Dates for high school student registration: Dec. 1, 2014- Feb. 6, 2015. High school contract is still required but…….: High School students can now obtain add codes for closed classes., Gavilan counselor signature is no longer required on contracts., Copy of high school transcript not required., Minimum GPA 2.0 not required, but must be in good standing ( verified by the high school)., Assessment test is not required for high school students enrolling in classes that do not have a prerequisite, but do for courses that require initial placement (math, English, ESL)., Signature of high school principal AND high school counselor is required

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Department supports the Gavilan College Mission, and Principles of Community in its student-centered approach, by increasing program awareness and by providing funds to promote student success.

26. Glendale Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1927
Website : www.glendale.edu
No. of Students : 25,000
Contact No : (818)240.1000

PROFILE:

Glendale Community College serves a diverse population of students by providing the opportunities and support to achieve their educational and career goals. We are committed to student learning and success through transfer preparation, certificates, associate degrees, career development, technical training, continuing education, and basic skills instruction. Dedicated to the importance of higher education in an evolving urban environment, faculty and staff engage students in rigorous and innovative learning experiences that enhance and sustain the cultural, intellectual, and economic vitality of the community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting AS
Administration of Justice AS-T
Administration of Justice AS
Alcohol/Drug Studies Specialist AS
Anthropology AA-T
Architectural Drafting and Design
Art
Aviation and Transportation
Biological Science AA
Bookkeeping AS
Business Administration AS-T
Business Administration
Child Development
Computer Applications/Business Office Technologies (CABOT)
Culinary, Nutrition, and Hospitality Management Program
Machine and Manufacturing Technology
Medical Administrative Services
Nursing
Philosophy AA-T
Photography AS
Physical Science AA
Physics AS-T
Political Science AA-T
Psychology & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Glendale Community College, 1500 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, California 91208

ADMISSIONS:

First time college students must complete Orientation, Assessment and a Student Educational Plan (SEP) by the application deadline date in order to qualify for priority registration.

FINANCIAL AID:

The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid at Glendale Community College. It is also used to determine BOG (Board of Governors) Fee Waiver eligibility.

27.Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

A) Grossmont College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1961
Website : www.grossmont.edu
No. of Students : 16,000
Contact No : (619) 644-7000

PROFILE:

Grossmont College is committed to providing an exceptional learning environment that enables diverse individuals to pursue their hopes, dreams, and full potential, and to developing enlightened leaders and thoughtful citizens for local and global communities. The people at Grossmont College respond positively to students who work hard in their classes and participate fully in campus life. They’re delighted you have become part of their educational family!

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Allied Health and Nursing
Career Technical Education/Workforce Development
Arts, Languages, and Communication
Counseling, Student Development & Matriculation
English & Social/Behavioral Sciences
Learning & Technology Resources
Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Exercise Science and Wellness

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

8800 Grossmont College Dr. El Cajon, CA 92020

ADMISSIONS:

Students who are high school graduates or equivalent, or who are over 18 years of age and can benefit from the instruction offered, may attend Grossmont College. Transfers from accredited colleges and universities are eligible for admission to Grossmont College.

FINANCIAL AID:

Grossmont College offers a full array of financial aid programs – grants, work, loans and scholarships to full-time and part-time students. They have financial aid available to help you with the cost of fees, books and supplies, food, housing, transportation and childcare.

B) Cuyamaca College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1978
Website : www.cuyamaca.edu
No. of Students : 9,000
Contact No : (619)660-4000
Email : Cuyamaca.Admissions@gcccd.edu

PROFILE:

Cuyamaca College has provided a solid education to students, whether they’re beginning their university degree at Cuyamaca, returning to school to launch a career or to acquire new skills or enrolling in an innovative occupational program. With its vision of “Learning for the Future,” Cuyamaca College offers a wide scope of challenging courses, from drafting technology and child development to paralegal training, campus sceneryfrom computer and information science or ornamental horticulture to automotive technology. With 49 degree programs and 46 certificates offered at Cuyamaca College, learning opportunities abound under the tutelage of highly-qualified, dynamic instructors imbued with a love of teaching.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

American Sign Language (ASL)
Art
Athletics
Automotive Technology
Business & Professional Studies
Child Development &
Elementary Education
Computer & Information Science and Graphic Design & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

900 Rancho San Diego Parkway El Cajon, California 92019

ADMISSIONS:

Legal residents of the state of California who possess a high school diploma or equivalent or are 18 years of age or older and have the ability to benefit may attend Cuyamaca College. High school students who have completed the 10th grade, and are at least 14 years of age at the opening day of the session, may attend with approval of the appropriate high school official, the appropriate college official and the student’s parent.

FINANCIAL AID:

Cuyamaca College offers a full array of financial aid programs available to full-time and part-time students. In 2012-13, Cuyamaca College administered over $14 million worth of federal, state, private and institutional student aid. Funds are awarded to students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.

28. Hartnell College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1948
Website : www.hartnell.edu
No. of Students : 10,000
E-mail : lserrano@hartnell.edu
Contact No : (831)755-6900

PROFILE:

Hartnell has been lauded by NASA, the NAACP, and UCSC as being among the top community colleges in the country in promoting and achieving success for its underrepresented students in the STEM disciplines. Hartnell has done this, in part, through intensive mentoring and internship programs with academic and research partners like the University of Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering, the Naval Postgraduate School, United States Department of Agriculture, Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, University of California at Davis, Fremont Peak Observatory, and many others. Hartnell’s Alisal Campus is now home to a NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) laboratory for K-12 students and their families, the only SEMAA site on the West Coast.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Advanced Technology
Fine Arts
Languages
Math, Science & Engineering
Nursing & Allied Health
Physical Education
Social & Behavioral Sciences

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The college moved to its present location at 411 Central Avenue in Salinas in 1936. (The location was first identified as being at 156 Homestead Avenue, but renovations and additions eliminated the entranceway on that street, so the address was officially changed in 2008.) The main campus is located in Monterey County just a 20-minute drive from the scenic Monterey Coast.

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions & Records Office is an integral component of Student Services. The Admissions & Records Office is responsible for the admission, registration, evaluation, graduation, and for the accuracy and maintenance of student records.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid staff looks forward to helping you discover the many ways to help make college affordable. Their priority is assisting students through the Financial Aid process.

29. Heald College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1863
Website : www.heald.edu

PROFILE:

Heald College is a private career college that has been preparing students for rewarding careers in Healthcare, Business, Legal and Technology for over 150 years. They award Associate in Applied Science degrees, Associate of Arts degrees, Diplomas and Certificates. They offer classes during the day, evening and part-time. Heald College holds a prestigious regional accreditation, which means you get a quality education with credits that can be transferred if you decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a college that accepts Heald credits.*

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Healthcare Programs
Business Programs
Legal Programs
Technology Programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Heald College started with one campus in San Francisco and we’ve expanded to 12 campuses across the western United States: Concord, Fresno, Hayward, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose, Stockton, Honolulu, Portland and Modesto.

ADMISSIONS:

In order to attend Heald College, you must complete an interview with an admissions advisor, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, complete an application and pass the entrance examination(s) required for the desired program of study. Additionally, the admissions advisor must recommend you to the campus president. Their admissions advisors will help you through the enrollment process.

FINANCIAL AID:

Heald is dedicated to helping you pay for college through a variety of financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. The fact is, there are a lot of financial aid options, and they’re here to help you take advantage of them.

30. Imperial Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1960
Website : www.imperial.edu
Contact No : (760)352-8320

PROFILE:

Imperial Valley College is to foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Administration of Justice
Agricultural Business Management
Agricultural Science
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Alcohol and Drug Studies
Anthropology
Art
Automotive Technology
Behavioral Science
Building Construction Technology
Business Accounting Technician
Business Administrative Assistant
Business Financial Services
Business Management
Business Marketing
Business Office Technician
Child Development
CISCO CCNA Discovery
Communication Arts
Computer Information Systems & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

380 E. Aten Rd., Imperial, CA 92251

ADMISSIONS:

The Imperial Valley College Admissions & Records office is dedicated to student access and success by providing accurate and timely information regarding application, registration and academic policies and providing responsive and respectful service to students, faculty, staff and the community.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office at Imperial Valley College is comprised of a team of dedicated professionals committed to supporting student success by providing assistance with educational expenses to all eligible students. They strive to provide students and their families with courteous and efficient service while complying with all federal and state regulations as well as college policies. They encourage teamwork, cooperation, and innovation as well as continual professional development.

31. Kern Community College District

A) Bakersfield College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1913
Website : www.bakersfieldcollege.edu
No. of Students : 15,000
Contact No : (661)395-4011

PROFILE:

Bakersfield College provides opportunities for students from diverse economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds to attain degrees and certificates, workplace skills, and preparation for transfer. Our rigorous and supportive learning environment fosters students’ abilities to think critically, communicate effectively, and demonstrate competencies and skills in order to engage productively in their communities and the world.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic Development
Agriculture, including
Agricultural Business
Animal Science
Environmental Horticulture
Forestry & Natural Resources
Plant Science
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Allied Health
EMT
Paramedics
Radiologic Technology
Registered Nursing
Vocational Nursing
LVN to RN
Nurse Assistant
Animal Science (see Agriculture)
Anthropology (see Behavioral Sciences)
Apprenticeship
Architecture
Art
ASL
Astronomy (See Physical Sciences)
Automotives
Behavioral Sciences, including:
Anthropology
Correctional Administration/Criminal Justice
Human Services
Psychology
Sociology
Biology
Business Management & Information Technology, including:
Business Administration
Computer Science & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The college is on the 153-acre main campus in northeast Bakersfield, at the Weill Institute in downtown Bakersfield, and at the Delano Center 35 miles north of Bakersfield.

ADMISSIONS:

A high school graduate, or anyone who has a Certificate of Proficiency or a General Education Development (G.E.D.) may be admitted to Bakersfield College. Any person 18 years of age or older who is not a high school graduate may be admitted if his/her previous training or experience indicates that he/she will profit from the offerings of the college. Such students must have the approval of the Director of Enrollment Services.

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial aid consists of funds awarded to students to help meet their educational expenses. It can also provide students with the opportunity to earn money to help cover their expenses. There are several types of aid offered at Bakersfield College, which are funded from federal and state agencies and private organizations.

B) Cerro Coso Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1973
Website : www.cerrocoso.edu
No. of Students : 85,000
Contact No : (760) 384-6100

PROFILE:

Cerro Coso, as an institution, has a long history of valuing students as individuals with unique capabilities and needs and a teaching-learning process that motivates students towards excellence. Cerro Coso, as an institution, has a long history of valuing students as individuals with unique capabilities and needs and a teaching-learning process that motivates students towards excellence.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Administration of Justice
Business Office Technology
Business Administration
Business
Child Development
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science & so on

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The College is charged with the responsibility of providing educational opportunities for the widely separated desert, mountain, and valley communities within a sweeping 18,000 mile, four county, region of eastern California.

ADMISSIONS:

Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible for admission to Cerro Coso Community College: graduates of accredited high schools, individuals who have either the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) certificate or the General Education Development (GED) certificate, persons 18 years of age or older who are able to benefit from the college’s instructional programs

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial aid consists of funds awarded to students to help meet their educational expenses. It can also provide students with the opportunity to earn money to help cover their expenses. There are several types of aid offered at Cerro Coso College which are funded from federal and state agencies and private organizations.

C) Porterville College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1927
Website : www.portervillecollege.edu
No. of Students : 54,000
Contact No : (559) 791-2200

PROFILE:

Porterville College provides their local and diverse communities an excellent educational experience that fosters intellectual curiosity and growth, lifelong learning, and prepares their students for personal and academic success.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

JSC Job Skills Certificate
CA Certificate of Achievement
AA Associate in Arts Degree
AS Associate in Science Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Porterville College is the northernmost college in the Kern Community College District, which serves an area of some 24,000 square miles in all or portions of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, and San Bernardino Counties. Other colleges in the district are Bakersfield College in Bakersfield and Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest.

ADMISSIONS:

5 Easy Steps to becoming a PC Student: Fill out an Admission/Update form., Complete ASSESSMENT and ORIENTATION., See a COUNSELOR to assist you with class selection., Complete a STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN with a counselor, REGISTER for classes on the web.

FINANCIAL AID:

The purpose of this Financial Aid Web Site is to supply you with detailed information about financial aid at Porterville College. If you still have questions, be sure to ask members of the financial aid staff. They believe that no student should be denied access to the educational experience at Porterville College because of a lack of funds. They must work under federal and state regulations designed to supply funds to those who need them the most. To follow the regulations there is a series of questions that must be asked of you. Please be patient with the application process.

32. Lake Tahoe Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1975
Website : www.ltcc.edu
No. of Students : 3,000
Contact No : (530)541-4660

PROFILE:

The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College. The college is also approved for veteran’s benefits. The college calendar is based on the quarter system, each quarter being twelve weeks long.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Lake Tahoe Community College offers 42 different associate degrees and 24 certificates. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university also have a wide variety of options. LTCC offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

At 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe Community College, set in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, is the highest college in California.

ADMISSIONS:

Admission is open to anyone who is a high school graduate, has the equivalency of a high school diploma, or is at least 18 years of age and shows evidence of being able to benefit from instruction. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. There are no application deadlines for most students. (If you are an international student, please visit our International Student page for application deadlines and admission requirements.)

FINANCIAL AID:

A student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for most federal and state financial aid. No fee is charged for submitting a FAFSA. FAFSAs are available beginning on January 1 for the following academic year. The Lake Tahoe Community College school code is 012907.

33. Lassen College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1925
Website : www.lassencollege.edu
Contact No : (530) 257-6181

PROFILE:

Lassen Community College provides outstanding programs for all pursuing higher education goals. The core programs offer a wide range of educational opportunities including transfer degrees and certificates, economic and workforce development, and basic skills instruction. The college serves students, both on campus and in outreach ar

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Agriculture
Automotive Technology
Business
Digital Graphic Design
Gunsmithing
Studio Art
Vocational Nursing
Prerequisite Flyer
Program Application
Program Packet
Welding Technology

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Lassen Community College, An Accredited Institution (ACCJC), 478-200 Hwy 139, Susanville, CA 96130

ADMISSIONS:

Whether your are new to LCC, continuing to complete your educational goals, upgrading your job skills, or taking classes for personal development, LCC can help you achieve your goals. Admissions and Records can assist you in class registration and accessing your educational records. Admissions and Records is located in the Student Services Building room VT 116.

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial Aid is a partnership between the student and the college which provides funding to help individuals obtain their educational goals. Those receiving Financial Aid are expected to enroll in courses needed to achieve their educational objective, work hard and learn, and move progressively toward successful completion of their educational goal.

34. Long Beach City College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1927
Website : www.lbcc.edu
No. of Students : 32,000
Contact No : (562)938-4111

PROFILE:

Long Beach City College promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to their diverse communities.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Eleven Associate Organizations:
Adapted Physical Education,
Athletic, Child Development,
Emeritus,
Fine Arts,
Friends of Languages,
Health Care,
Library/Learning Resources,
Pacific Coast Campus/Vocational,
Science and Math and Senior Studies

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

4901 East Carson Street, Long Beach CA 90808, 1305 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach CA 90806.

ADMISSIONS:

Long Beach City College On-Line Admissions Application, Before you begin please read the complete the On-Line Admissions Application.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid offices at both LAC and PCC will be closed Friday October 31st and will reopen Monday at 8:00am. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

35. Los Angeles Community College District

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.laccd.edu
No. of Students : 135,960
Contact No : (213)891-2000

ADMISSIONS:

The Los Angeles Community Colleges have an open admissions policy. They welcome any student who is either: A high school graduate or At least 18 years old and able to benefit from instruction

FINANCIAL AID:

The Los Angeles Community Colleges have close to $100 million in financial aid to help qualified students finance their education! Enrollment fees have recently increased to $20.00 per unit. Federal and State programs are available for eligible students to help with educational expenses

A) East Los Angeles College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1945
Website : www.elac.edu
No. of Students : 35,000
Contact No : (323) 265-8650

PROFILE:

East Los Angeles College empowers students to achieve their educational goals, to expand their individual potential, and to successfully pursue their aspirations for a better future for themselves, their community and the world.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Administration of Justice
Arts
Automobile Technology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chicano Studies
Computer Applications & Office Technologies
Electronics
Engineering
English
Foreign Language
Journalism
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The college is located in the suburban community of Monterey Park, California, ten miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

FINANCIAL AID:

THE COLLEGE WOMEN’S CLUB OF PASADENA OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS & FELLOWSHIPS.

B) Los Angeles City College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1929
Website : www.lacitycollege.edu
No. of Students : 1300
Contact No : (323)953-4000

PROFILE:

Los Angeles City College empowers students from the diverse communities it serves to achieve their educational and career goals by providing learner-centered pathways to success through transfer, career and technical education, and foundational skills programs.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Health Care
Computers/Electronics
Arts & Entertainment
Business
Law/Law Enforcement
Family & Consumer Studies

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Los Angeles City College, 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions and Records Office processes admissions applications, maintains student academic records, collects and distributes faculty attendance documents, processes transcript and enrollment verification requests, residency reclassifications, IGETC and CSU certifications, assigns student ID and PIN numbers and processes graduation petitions.

FINANCIAL AID:

The mission of Financial Aid programs is to make college education accessible to individuals who otherwise would be unable to attend college. The Financial Aid Office administers federal, state, and institutional programs designed to expand college access. The available financial assistance comes in the form of grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships. The assistance makes it possible for individuals to continue their education beyond high school, even if they and/or their families cannot meet the full cost of post-secondary education.

C) Los Angeles Harbor College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1972
Website : www.lahc.edu
Contact No : (310)233-4000

PROFILE:

Los Angeles Harbor College fosters learning through comprehensive programs that meet the educational needs of the community as measured by student success, personal and institutional accountability, and integrity.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Business
Communications
Health Sciences
Humanities & Fine Arts
Kinesiology (formerly Physical Education), Health & Wellness
Mathematics & Technology
Services & Academic Support
P.A.C.E. Program
Science, Family & Consumer Studies
Family & Consumer Studies
Social & Behavioral Sciences

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Los Angeles Harbor College – 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, CA 90744

ADMISSIONS:

Anyone who has never attended Los Angeles Harbor College and any previous Harbor College student who has NOT attended the previous Fall and Spring semesters must file a new application.

FINANCIAL AID:

They offer many services for students at Los Angeles Harbor College. On this you can find information about applying for financial aid, scholarships, loans, and important financial aid forms. We also offer many resources for Veterans and Former Foster Youth.

D) Los Angeles Mission College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1985
Website : www.lamission.edu
Contact No : (818)364-7600

PROFILE:

Los Angeles Mission College is committed to the success of our students. The College provides accessible, affordable, high quality learning opportunities in a culturally and intellectually supportive environment. Los Angeles Mission College is committed to maintaining high academic standards, promoting student success, and creating opportunities for life-long learning. The College will inspire students to become informed, active citizens who recognize and appreciate the common humanity of all people through diverse curricula, and through cultural, academic, and artistic events. The college will practice an honest, collegial, and inclusive decision-making process that respects the diversity and interdependence of the college, student body, and community LAMC

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administration Of Justice
African-American Studies
Anatomy
Anthropology
Art
Astronomy
Basic Skills
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Chicano Studies
Child Development
Cinema
Computer Applications & Office Technologies
Computer Science Information Technology
Culinary Arts
Developmental Communications
Drafting
Economics
Education
Engineering, General

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Los Angeles Mission College., 13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342.

FINANCIAL AID:

Getting a college education is an investment in your future! they want your educational experience at their college to be challenging, rewarding and supportive. Therefore, they are pleased to provide you with the information and tools to assist you in completing your educational goals.

E) Los Angeles Pierce College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1947
Website : www.piercecollege.edu
No. of Students : 21,000
Contact No : (818)710-4100

PROFILE:

Pierce College is a student-centered learning institution that offers opportunities for access and success in a diverse college community. The college dedicates its resources to assist students in identifying and achieving their educational, career, and personal goals. Our comprehensive curriculum and support services enable students to earn associate degrees and certificates, prepare for transfer, gain career and technical proficiency, and develop basic skills. We serve our community by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, economic and workforce development, and a variety of enrichment activities.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Courses in almost 100 subject fields, with 192 majors, 43 AA and AS degrees, and dozens of certificates offered..

Agriculture
Anthropology & Geographical Sciences
Art & Architecture
Athletics
Business Administration
Center for Academic Success
Chemistry
Child Development
Computer Applications & Office Technologies
Computer Science Information Technology
Cooperative Education
Counseling
English
History & Humanities
Honors Program
Industrial Technology
Library Science
Life Sciences
Mathematics
Media Arts
Modern Languages
Music
Nursing
P.A.C.E.
Philosophy & Sociology
Physical Education
Physics & Planetary Sciences
Pierce Online (Distance Education)
Political Science & Economics & Criminal Justice
Psychology & Statistics
Special Services
Speech Communication
Theater & Dance……

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Pierce College 6201 Winnetka Ave. Woodland Hills, California 91371, Woodland Hills is located a few miles away from most of Southern California’s entertainment attractions including Hollywood, Universal Studios, and the Disney Studios.

ADMISSIONS:

As a high school student, you may enroll concurrently at Pierce College. In addition to the application for admission, you must submit a separate Concurrent Enrollment Permission Form, approved by your high school counselor and your parents. You will need a new form every semester that you attend Pierce College until you graduate from high school.

FINANCIAL AID:

Pierce College is still one of the most affordable colleges nationwide. To determine a student’s financial need, the Financial Aid Office will take into consideration the student’s cost of attendance and expected family contribution

F) Los Angeles Southwest College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1967
Website : www.lasc.edu
No. of Students : 8,000
Contact No : (323) 242-5511

PROFILE:

Southwest is to facilitate student success, encourage life-long learning, and enrich the lives of its diverse community. Southwest is a learner-centered institution dedicated to meeting the needs of learners – the students and community who access the college for programs and the faculty, staff and administrators who provide learning opportunities and support. We subscribe to the premise that the learner is at the center of what we do in creating opportunities, providing an environment conducive to learning and working, establishing a place where the discourse of ideas can occur and where individuals can have experiences without sacrificing their individuality.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Art & Humanities
Behavior & Social Science
Business
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Child Development
Counseling
English & Foreign Languages
Library
Mathematics
Natural Science & Physical Education
Nursing

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Los Angeles Southwest College – 1600 West Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, California 90047-4899

ADMISSIONS:

New or returning students must attend an orientation session and take an assessment test before meeting with a counselor to prepare an Education Plan. International students with an F-1 visa or wish to become an International Student and obtain a student visa, click here

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office reviews applications for eligibility and automatically processes a fee waiver for eligible students. Additional documentation may be requested for some students.

G) Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1925
Website : www.college.lattc.edu
Contact No : (213) 763-7000

PROFILE:

LATTC will be a global leader known for effectively incorporating leading-edge theories, proven educational practices, hands-on experiences, and technology into our career-technical and professional programs, as well as transfer pathways. LATTC graduates will be in high demand. Many will become community, business and innovation leaders.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Associate in Arts Associate in Science
Certificates of Completion in selected programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Located in the City of Los Angeles approximately two miles south of the Central Business district.

ADMISSIONS:

The Office of Admissions assists current and prospective students with various college admission and enrollment policies and procedures, including the college application process, adding/dropping classes, transcript and verification of enrollment requests, records, student information changes, petitions, General Education Certification (CSU/IGETC), and graduation.The Office of Admissions also provides students with free access to computer workstations for access to the Student Information System (SIS) for online registration purposes.

FINANCIAL AID:

Students must meet the general eligibility requirements and have the following criteria for the Cal Grant Programs: Be a California resident or be classified as an AB 540 student by your college’s Admissions & Records Office, Be attending at least half-time at a qualifying California college, Have not already earned a bachelor’s or professional degree, or the equivalent, Meet income and asset ceilings as established by CSAC

H) Los Angeles Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1949
Website : www.lavc.edu
No. of Students : 20,000
Contact No : (818)947-2600

PROFILE:

Los Angeles Valley College serves as a leader in student success, with pathways for certificates, degrees, transfer, and continuing education. We enable students to advance their education, personal development, and quality of life, empowering them to be productive and engaged members of the global community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

More than 140 associate degree programs and certificate programs are offered at Valley College. Popular majors include

Accounting,
Administration of Justice,
Biology, Business Management,
Child Development,
Computer Science Information Technology,
Engineering,
English,
Liberal Arts & Sciences,
Media Arts,
Music,
Psychology, and Sociology.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The campus, which is near the 405, 101 and 170 freeways, is just minutes away from Hollywood, Beverly Hills, downtown Los Angeles, major motion picture and television studios, and the beaches of Santa Monica and Malibu.

ADMISSIONS:

High school students are allowed to enroll while they are still in high school provided that they fill out an Admissions Application and get the approval of their principal or designee on a Concurrent Enrollment Form(PDF).

FINANCIAL AID:

The Office of Financial Aid at Los Angeles Valley College is open year round to assist with the application, processing and delivery of federal, state and other sources of aid.

I) West Los Angeles College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1969
Website : www.wlac.edu
No. of Students : 12,000
Contact No : (310)287-4200

PROFILE:

West Los Angeles College provides a transformative educational experience. West fosters a diverse learning community dedicated to student success. Through quality instruction and supportive services, the College develops leaders who encourage excellence in others. A West education enriches students with the knowledge and skills needed to earn certificates and degrees, to transfer, to build careers, and to pursue life-long learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

The College awards more than 600 degrees and certificates annually in 39 different fields.

Administration of Justice
Mathematics
Psychology
Accounting
Administration of Justice
Alcohol and Drug Studies
Anthropology
Art – Ceramics
Art – Drawing and Painting
Aviation Maintenance Technician
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Computer Network and Security Management

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

West Los Angeles College (WLAC), located on a lushly landscaped hillside in Culver City. WLAC serves Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Century City, Crenshaw, Culver City, La Tijera/Windsor Hills, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa del Rey, Venice, Westchester, West Los Angeles and Westwood. Students come from a rich mixture of nationalities and cultures.

ADMISSIONS:

Please complete the “MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL” Application, which includes: Application for Admission: must be signed by student. Supplemental Application: must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, and K-12 official (e.g. high school counselor). Both forms should be submitted to Admissions & Records (Student Services Building, 2nd Floor) along with a photo ID.

FINANCIAL AID:

In order to treat all students equally, standardized budgets (Cost of Attendance) are established and applied to all applicants. This means all students with similar circumstances will receive the same allowance for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, and transportation.

36. Los Angeles County College of Nursing & Allied Health

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1895
Website : dhs.lacounty.gov
Contact No : (323) 226-4911
Email : collegeofnursing@dhs.lacounty.gov

PROFILE:

The Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health is a public community college that is owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles. The College supports the educational needs of the Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Healthcare Network, the LAC Department of Health Services (DHS), and the LA County healthcare community by providing learning centered educational programs and career development opportunities for healthcare students. To provide learning centered educational programs and career development opportunities for healthcare students in support of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest public health care system in the nation. Through its integrated network of 19 community-based clinics and four hospitals, DHS treats over 800,000 unique patients a year, employs over 20,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of $4 billion. The Department’s partnerships with private, nonprofit clinics expands access to quality primary care services at over 100 additional sites across the County of 10 million residents. DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their graduate medical education, and DHS clinics are models of patient-centered health care. Through its Housing for Health division, DHS is reducing chronic homelessness through sustainable, supportive housing projects along with other innovative programs to improve the health of vulnerable populations.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

L.A. County Department of Health Services, 313 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, 90012

37. Los Rios Community College District

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.losrios.edu
No. of Students : 70,000

PROFILE:

The Los Rios Community College District, one of the nation’s most respected learning institutions and the second-largest community college district in California. We are a two-year public college district that serves the greater Sacramento region.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Associate Degree (A),
Certificate Programs (C),
Associate Degree for Transfer (AT)

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The District’s 2,400 square mile service area includes all of Sacramento County, most of El Dorado County and parts of Yolo, Placer and Solano counties. Los Rios includes: American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; major education and outreach centers in Davis, Elk Grove, Natomas, Placerville, Rancho Cordova and West Sacramento.

A) American River College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1955
Website : www.arc.losrios.edu
No. of Students : 30,000
Contact No : (916) 484-8011

PROFILE:

American River College is a public community college granting certificates and associate degrees. The college primarily serves residents of the six-county Greater Sacramento region who are capable of benefiting from community college instruction. This service is provided through traditional classroom instruction, off-campus centers, and distance education.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Behavioral & Social Sciences
Business & Computer Science
English
Fine & Applied Arts
Health & Education
Humanities
Kinesiology & Athletics
Mathematics
Science & Engineering
Technical Education
Sacramento Regional Public Safety Training Center
Work Experience/Internships

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The campus is located at 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, Calif. 95841

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office at American River College goal is to assist you in obtaining the financial resources to achieve your educational goal. They offer assistance with completing applications and explaining the requirements of the various financial aid programs. Financial aid consists of federal grants, loans, work study, state grants, fee waivers, and outside scholarships.

B) Cosumnes River College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.crc.losrios.edu
No. of Students : 14,500
Contact No : (916) 691-7344
E-Mail : info@crc.losrios.edu

PROFILE:

Cosumnes River College is an open access, student-centered, comprehensive community college that prepares students to realize their educational and career aspirations through exemplary transfer, general, and career education in an academically rigorous and inclusive environment. CRC also offers exceptional instruction in basic skills and English for non-native speakers, as well as a broad array of life-long learning, community service, and workforce development programs.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

The college offers approximately 176 degrees and certificates across 50 different occupational and transfer program areas.

Business and Family Science
Careers and Technology
Communication, Visual and Performing Arts
Honors
Kinesiology, Health and Athletics
Learning Resources and College Technology
Science, Math and Engineering
Student Services and Counseling

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE, 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, CA 95823

ADMISSIONS:

Cosumnes River College office does the following:

Petition for Graduation
Transcript Requests
Enrollment Date Priority and Dates

FINANCIAL AID:

There are two parts of your educational program they look at when you apply for financial aid. They review your educational goal and your degree major. You must be in an eligible degree/certificate program with at least 16 units or more offered at CRC to receive aid at CRC. You must also have an educational goal that can be obtained at Cosumnes River College

C) Folsom Lake College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 2004
Website : www.flc.losrios.edu
No. of Students : 8,000
Contact No : 1-916-608-6500

PROFILE:

Folsom Lake College, an open access institution, serves the diverse communities of eastern Sacramento and western El Dorado counties, cultivating in its students the ability to think critically, and to communicate purposefully and persuasively so that they may be engaged and informed global citizens.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Business, Library Science, & Information Technology
Languages & Literature
Math, Science & Engineering
Counseling & Student Life
Kinesiology, Health, Athletics & Career Technical Education
Social and Behavioral Sciences & Humanities
Visual & Performing Arts
General Education

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630, Located in Aspen Hall (building FL1)

ADMISSIONS:

Folsom Lake College. Our office serves as the first point of contact to the college. Students may apply online or in person at the main campus or at one of our educational centers (see below). Students may also add and drop classes, request official transcripts, pay fees and handle other business concerning admissions.

FINANCIAL AID:

Folsom Lake College Financial Aid Office mission is to provide a comprehensive range of financial resources that will assist students to meet their educational cost and academic goals.

D) Sacramento City College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1916
Website : www.scc.losrios.edu
No. of Students : 22,000
Contact No : (916)558-2111

PROFILE:

Sacramento City College is an open-access, comprehensive community college, serving a diverse student population. They provide a wide range of educational opportunities and support services leading to transfer, career advancement, basic skills development, degree and certificate attainment, and personal enrichment. Their commitment to continuous improvement through outcome-guided assessment, planning, and evaluation promotes student learning. Through these efforts, they contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Sacramento City College has provided outstanding academic and vocational training, and boasts 212 degree and certificate programs.
Accounting (AS, COA)
Administration of Justice (AA, AS-T)
Administration of Justice Addendum
Administration of Justice Addendum Nov. 2014
Aeronautics
Allied Health (courses only)
Anthropology (AA, AA-T)
Anthropology Addendum
Art (AA)
Art History (AA, AA-T)
Astronomy (courses only)………

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Sacramento City College main campus located in the heart of Sacramento, and college outreach centers in Davis and West Sacramento.

ADMISSIONS:

You must have completed the tenth grade or be 16 years of age by the first day of instruction. You must be mature enough to understand the course material and to benefit from the presentation style. You must be mature enough to avoid jeopardizing your safety or the safety of others.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office offers support to students who wish to receive federal and state tuition assistance, grants, scholarships, and loans in order to meet their educational goals here at SCC. Our staff is committed to helping you make the financial aid process as easy as possible so that you can concentrate on meeting your academic goals. After all, financial aid is based on academic success!

38. Mendocino College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1972
Website : www.mendocino.edu
No. of Students : 150,000

PROFILE:

Mendocino and Lake counties have a long and colorful history as a premium grape-growing region within the state’s famous North Coast wine country and are considered an attractive spot for retirement and vacationing. Scenic forests, valleys, lakes, and mountains are descriptive of this large rural area including state parks and a national forest. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound such as hiking, mountain biking, cycling, boating, water skiing, golfing and much more. The local area is also recognized for its vibrant arts community including visual arts, theater, music and dance.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Technology
Agriculture
Nursing
Culinary arts and Performing arts

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Mendocino College includes the main Ukiah campus and two centers in Lakeport and Willits. The beautiful 127-acre main campus is situated among the oaks on a country hillside that overlooks the Ukiah valley.

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial Aid has a Freeze Date each semester, please check Dates and Deadlines for the semester date you are interested in. The Freeze Date means after this date they will not adjust your financial aid up or down for changes in your enrollment. You must complete ALL of your enrolled units with a “C” average and at least a 67% completion rate or you will be placed on probation and lose your financial aid.

39. Merced College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1973
Website : www.mccd.edu
Contact No : (209) 384-6000

PROFILE:

Merced College Foundation is to support the programs and services of Merced College that are necessary to maintain excellence in all areas of education and community service through the acquisition and stewardship of charitable gifts, and by promoting and enhancing the reputation of Merced College throughout the local region.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Science, Math & Engineering
Agriculture
Social Science
Industrial Technology
Life, Fitness & Health
Accounting
Workforce Development
Allied Health
Administrative Office Management
Business Administration
Computer Studies………

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Merced College, 3600 M Street, Merced CA 95348 USA

ADMISSIONS:

The mission of Admissions & Records is to collaboratively educate students in the timely use of processes related to admissions, registration, program completion, and access to academic records.

FINANCIAL AID:

The mission of the Merced College Financial Aid Office is to assist in the recruitment and retention of students by providing financial resource information and access to funding.

40. MiraCosta College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1967
Website : foundation.miracosta.edu
Contact No : (760)795-6775
E-Mail : lfogerson@miracosta.edu
No. of students : 14,000

PROFILE:

MiraCosta provides quality instruction and support services that allowour students, many of whom face serious obstacles to completion, to pursue and achieve their educational goals. They are extremely proud to be the pathway to social and economic advancement for many who would otherwise not have the opportunity to pursue an education beyond secondary school.The Vision of the MiraCosta College Foundation is to ensure that no one is denied access to higher education because of financial need and that resources are available to enrich the college experience for all students.

FINANCIAL AID:

Helping a student be successful in college is one of the best gifts a person can give. Scholarships are financial awards granted to deserving students to ease the financial burden and help them achieve their educational goals. Students who receive a scholarship will often tell you that while the financial assistance was important, the fact that someone believed and invested in them with a scholarship affirmed their determination to succeed in completing their college education.

41. Mount San Antonio College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1945
Website : www.mtsac.edu
No. of Students : 60,000
Contact No : (909)274-7500

PROFILE:

The mission of Mt. San Antonio College is to support students in achieving their educational goals in an environment of academic excellence. Mt. SAC strives to be regarded as one of the premier community colleges in the nation. They will be viewed as a leader in community college teaching, programs, and services. As a premier community college, they will provide access to quality, focusing on student success within a climate of integrity and respect. They will earn this reputation by consistently exceeding the expectations of their students, staff, and community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

The College offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs and has earned statewide and national distinction in a number of disciplines.

Arts
Business
Humanities & Social Sciences
Natural Sciences
Physical Education
Technology & Health

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Mt. San Antonio College Located in the city of Walnut, Mt. SAC serves nearly 20 communities and a million residents in the bustling San Gabriel Valley. The College District boundries encompass the communities of Baldwin Park, Bassett, Charter Oak, Covina, Diamond Bar, the southern portion of Glendora, Hacienda Heights, City of Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Pomona, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, Valinda, Walnut, and West Covina.

ADMISSIONS:

All new and returning students must complete the online application. Returning students must re-apply if they have not enrolled for at least one year. For International students, visit International Student Services for admission information.

FINANCIAL AID:

Mt. SAC offers a variety of financial aid programs funded by the federal and state governments and private sources, including the Mt. SAC Foundation. These programs are available to eligible students to help meet the cost of attending college. Aid programs include grants, work-study, scholarships and loans. All students may be eligible for some form of assistance based on their financial need. Our programs are available to help you with the cost of education, which includes fees, books, supplies, food, housing, transportation and childcare.

42. Mount San Jacinto College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1962
Website : www.msjc.edu
No. of Students : 15,000

PROFILE:

Mt. San Jacinto College offers accessible, equitable and innovative educational programs and services to students aspiring to achieve their academic, career and personal development goals. They provide students a safe environment in which to pursue basic skills, career and general education pathways. Their programs lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates which meet workforce development needs in their diverse communities. Their commitment to student success empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to participate meaningfully in today’s complex world.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Administration of Justice
Alcohol/Drug Studies
Allied Health
American Indian Studies
American Sign Language
Mathematics
Anthropology
Multimedia
Art
Music
Audio & Video Technology
Automotive/Transportation Technology
Nursing
Business Administration

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Mount San Jacinto College serve students throughout this region from the San Jacinto, Menifee Valley and San Gorgonio Pass campuses, the Temecula Education Complex and many off-site locations.

ADMISSIONS:

The college maintains its commitment to provide opportunities for qualified and eligible high school students to attend MSJC as special admit students as defined by the Education Code. The Education Code and legislation emphasizes that students attending as special admits (also referred to as concurrent enrollment) should be those that “would benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work…” Further, the intent of the law is to “…provide educational enrichment opportunities for a limited number of eligible pupils…”

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office staff are here to assist you and your parents with questions regarding the student financial aid process – application through disbursement of funds. The information on this web site has been prepared in an effort to give you an overall view of student financial aid and the processes.

43.MTI College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : sacramento.mticollege.edu
Contact No : (916) 339-1500

PROFILE:

MTI College meets the needs of its students by providing some of the lowest tuition rates in Sacramento. In addition, students can graduate in as little as nine months, and MTI assists students with job placement and assistance upon graduation. In fact, MTI College has the highest graduate job placement rate in the area. Job placement is available to all graduates of MTI College in good . MTI College is to prepare its students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary for pursuing successful careers. The student population that MTI serves includes the community of recent high school graduates and adult learners in Northern California who demonstrate the potential to benefit from the institution’s educational programs.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting Technician
Administrative Office Professional
Application Developer
Cosmetology
Legal Administrative Assistant
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy
Technical Support Specialist

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

MTI College, 5221 Madison Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841 USA

ADMISSIONS:

It’s easy to begin the admissions process for MTI College. Once you complete the form , you will be contacted by an admissions advisor who will guide you through the admissions process and schedule your visit to our campus. Please note that your registration cannot be completed entirely online; your next step will be to visit with an admissions advisor at MTI College.

FINANCIAL AID:

MTI College is an eligible institution for state grants and the government financial aid programs. We understand that most college students depend on financial assistance in order to attend college. MTI College makes attending and your future career possible by offering government loans and grants. Based on your eligibility, you can opt to take advantage of the many financial aid opportunities available at MTI.

44. Napa Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1941
Website : www.napavalley.edu
Contact No : (707) 256-7000

PROFILE:

Napa Valley College prepares students for evolving roles in a diverse, dynamic, and interdependent world. The college is an accredited open-access, degree- and certificate-granting institution that is committed to student achievement through high-quality programs and services that are continuously evaluated and improved. The college serves students and the community in the following areas: transfer courses, career-technical education and training, basic skills, and self-supporting contract education and community education classes.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558. Located just south of downtown Napa, our campus offers outstanding facilities, from a Child Development Center to an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Off-campus services locations include the Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena and the Small Business Development Center in downtown Napa. A Community Education Center near Napa High School is used for non-credit classes.

ADMISSIONS:

New Students! Applications for admissions to Napa Valley College are accepted at any time for any future semester. All students must complete the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) in order to successfully enroll at NVC. This includes orientation, assessment and an abbreviated educational plan.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid/EOPS Office offers a variety of aid programs, including grants, loans, scholarships, and work study opportunities for students who are having a difficult time meeting the cost of attending Napa Valley College. Any student who is having financial difficulties is urged to apply for financial assistance by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

45. North Orange County Community College District

A) Cypress College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.cypresscollege.edu
No. of Students : 16,000
Contact No : 714-484-7126
E-Mail : lstephens@cypresscollege.edu

PROFILE:

Cypress College has benefitted greatly from the support of the local community and has utilized bond revenue approved by the voters to improve and beautify the campus. Their Library, Student Center, Bookstore and newly remodeled Humanities Building all came into being as a result of community support and are state-of-the-art facilities serving students’ needs. Their vocational and career programs are strongly connected to their business community and provide instructional opportunities for students utilizing modern and current equipment.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Art and Automotive Technology to Physics, Theater Arts, and Work Experience…..

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Cypress College, in sunny Southern California, is in the shadow of major tourist attractions such as Disney’s theme parks and Downtown Disney (about six miles), Knott’s Berry Farm (less than five miles), and The Block entertainment complex (about 10 miles). The campus is 12 miles from the beach and provides quick access to Long Beach and Los Angeles. The District encompasses approximately 155 square miles. Boundaries extend to the Riverside County line on the east and the Los Angeles County line on the west and north. A portion of Los Angeles County, on the north and west boundary, is included in the District’s service area.

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions and Records Staff is committed to ensuring that all of their students receive the assistance necessary to be successful and reach their goals. They strive to maintain a supportive environment so students can concentrate on their academics and personal growth while providing accurate and timely information about policies and deadlines.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office at Cypress College (FAFSA School Code 001193) is one of many student services available at Cypress College. Obtaining a college education is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime and Cypress College strongly encourages students to apply for financial aid and use this website to navigate the various resources available to you. The Financial Aid Office staff is available to assist you with questions or concerns you have as you complete the application process.

B) Fullerton College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1913
Website : www.fullcoll.edu
No. of Students : 18,890
Contact No : 714-992-7000

PROFILE:

Fullerton College will create a community that promotes inquiry and intellectual curiosity, personal growth and a life-long appreciation for the power of learning. They prepare students to be successful learners.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting (ACCT)
Business Administration (BUS)
Computer Information Systems (CIS)
Computer Information Systems – Gaming
Office Technology
Paralegal Studies (PLEG)
Real Estate Management (RE)
Art (ART)
Art Computer Graphics (ACG)
Music (MUS)
Theatre Arts (Drama) (THEA)………..

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

321 East Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832, Adjacent to downtown Fullerton, California in metropolitan Orange County, California.

FINANCIAL AID:

All financial aid disbursements will be made electronically using the North Orange Card.

46. Ohlone College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1965
Website : www.ohlone.edu
No. of Students : 18,000
Contact No : (510) 659-6000

PROFILE:

Ohlone College is to serve the community by offering instruction for basic skills, career entry, university transfer, economic development, and personal enrichment for all who can benefit from our instruction in an environment where student learning success is highly valued, supported, and continually assessed. It will be known throughout California for our inclusiveness, innovation, and superior rates of student success.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Ohlone offers more than 177 degrees and certificates, including 21 associate degrees for transfer (AA-T or AS-T), 52 associate degrees (AA or AS), 27 Certificates of Achievement, and 77 Certificates of Accomplishment.

Accounting
Administration of Justice
Administrative Assistant with Supervisory Focus
American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Anthropology for Transfer (AA-T)
Archaeology
Art
Art History for Transfer (AA-T)
ASL-English Interpreter Preparation Program
Audio Technician
Ballet Dance Teacher / Choreographer
Biology
Biology: General
Biotechnology
Biotechnology: Bio-Manufacturing
Biotechnology: Biostatistics………

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The Ohlone Community College District is a multi-campus single community college district located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark.

ADMISSIONS:

Whether you are new to college life, a former student seeking professional development or personal enrichment, a continuing student, or a Kindergarten-12th grade student, you are welcome at Ohlone College, and we can help make your Ohlone experience a success.For international students, go to Admissions for International (F-1 Visa) Programs and Services. For Kindergarten-12th grade students (pre-high school and high school), go to Kindergarten-12th Grade Special Admission. For Registered Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Respiratory Therapist programs, go to Health Sciences Programs.

FINANCIAL AID:

Ohlone College staff is committed to serving the needs of all Ohlone College financial aid students. They know your decision to attend this College will prove to be a rewarding one. Their office is proud of Ohlone College and of their graduates. They will do their utmost to help you keep your financial concerns manageable and to achieve your educational goals.

47. Palo Verde College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1947
Website : www.paloverde.edu
Contact No : (760) 921-5500

PROFILE:

Palo Verde College supports an exemplary learning environment with high quality educational programs and services, and is currently the college of choice for thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds. Students attend classes from early morning to late evening and weekends taking advantage of a wide variety of courses including career and technical, transfer, developmental, and continuing education.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Associate of Science
Associate of Arts
Certificates

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Palo Verde College, One College Dr., Blythe, CA.

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions and Records Office is located on the first floor of the John O. Crain College Services Center Building. Types of services they provide include application, registration, high school concurrent enrollment, transcripts, enrollment verification, transcript evaluation, international student application, certificates and diplomas.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid system was developed so that all students could have access to a college education. It is a cost-sharing concept in which funds for your education are provided by you, your parents, and State/Federal agencies. Financial Aid is intended to meet the gap between your income and the cost of attending college.

48. Palomar College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1797
Website : www.palomar.edu
No. of Students : 30,000
Contact No : 1 760 744-1150

PROFILE:

Palomar College is to provide an engaging teaching and learning environment for students of diverse origins, experiences, needs, abilities, and goals. As a comprehensive community college, they support and encourage students who are pursuing transfer-readiness, general education, basic skills, career and technical training, aesthetic and cultural enrichment, and lifelong education. They are committed to helping their students achieve the learning outcomes necessary to contribute as individuals and global citizens living responsibly, effectively, and creatively in an interdependent and ever-changing world.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Palomar College offers more than 300 Associates Degree and certificate programs, as well as not-for-credit community development and personal enrichment classes for life-long learning.

Administration of Justice
American Indian Studies
American Sign Language
Art
Behavioral Sciences
Business education
Chemistry
Child Development
Communications
Computer Science and
Information Systems
Cooperative Education
Counseling
Dental Assisting………..

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The Palomar campus is located in San Marcos, California, approximately 30 miles north of San Diego.

ADMISSIONS:

Course Repetition Changes – Due to changes in the regulations that govern California Community Colleges, limits have been placed on the number of times you may enroll in a course. Keep these changes in mind as you plan your course schedule. If you require assistance, you are encouraged to see a counselor or participate in the array of student support services and tutoring available on campus.

FINANCIAL AID:

All applications for financial assistance programs; grants, work compensations, student loans, special funds, etc… will be considered by Palomar Community College District without regard to race, color, national origin, gender or disability

49. Pasadena City College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1924
Website : www.pasadena.edu
No. of Students : 30,000
Contact No : (626)585 7123

PROFILE:

Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Pasadena City College offers several paths to qualify for transfer to California State Universities, University of California campuses and many private and independent universities and colleges. Pasadena City College awards two Associate Degrees: an Associate of Arts Degree or an Associate of Science Degree.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106

FINANCIAL AID:

Though the costs of higher education are rising, their Financial Aid Office works with students to remove financial barriers and make sure all students can afford college. Their office assists students with applying to scholarships, grants and loans in order to meet students’ education expenses.

50. Peralta Community College District

A) Berkeley City College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1974
Website : www.berkeleycitycollege.edu
No. of Students : 7,600
Contact No : (510) 981-2800

PROFILE:

Berkeley City College’s mission is to promote student success, to provide our diverse community with educational opportunities, and to transform lives. It is a premier, diverse, student-centered learning community, dedicated to academic excellence, collaboration, innovation and transformation.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Berkeley City College proudly offers the following Associate in Arts (AA) degrees, Associate in Science (AS) degrees, Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degrees, Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degrees, Certificates of Achievement (CA), and Certificates of Proficiency (CP) in liberal arts, science, occupational fields, or specialized areas of study.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The District is comprised of four campuses serving Northern Alameda County: College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, Laney College, and Merritt College.

ADMISSIONS:

The Peralta Community College District provides educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development. If you have not attended one of the Peralta Colleges within the last two semesters, you must first complete the Peralta Colleges Admission Application.

FINANCIAL AID:

All applicants for federal and state financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form the U.S. Department of Education (ED) requires to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The government conducts a “need analysis” based on financial information, such as income, assets, and other family information, which you (and your parents if you are a dependent student) will be asked to provide.

B) College of Alameda

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1964
Website : alameda.peralta.edu
Contact No : (510) 522-7221

PROFILE:

Alameda is that they are a diverse, supportive, empowering learning community for seekers of knowledge. They are committed to providing a creative, ethical and inclusive environment in which students develop their abilities as thinkers, workers and citizens of the world.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Associate in Arts(AA)
Associate in Science(AS)
Certificate of Achievement(CA)
Certificate of Proficiency(CP)
Associate of Arts – Transfer Degree(AA-T)
Associate of Science – Transfer Degree(AS-T)

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The name Peralta reflects the Spanish land grant to Sergeant Luis Maria Peralta in August 1820 of Rancho San Antonio, upon which the six cities that comprise the Peralta Community College District are now located. We primarily serve the residents of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland and Piedmont.

ADMISSIONS:

If you have not attended one of the Peralta Colleges within the last two semesters, you must first complete the Peralta Colleges Admission Application.

FINANCIAL AID:

Attention All Financial Aid Students: New method of financial aid disbursement is coming for Spring 2012! It is most important that all students review and update mailing address and phone number. Please activate your Peralta email address in order to receive communications regarding your financial aid.

C) Laney College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1927
Website : www.laney.edu
No. of Students : 14,000
Contact No : (510) 834-5740

PROFILE:

Laney College is a dynamic, diverse environment where all are encouraged to become responsible community members, leaders and world citizens. Their learner-centered college provides access to quality transfer and career- technical education, foundation skills and support services. These educational opportunities respond to the cultural, economic, social, and workforce needs of the greater Bay Area and increase community partnerships and global awareness.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Journalism
Culinary Arts
Mathematics
Machine Technology
Ethnic Studies

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Laney College, located in downtown Oakland, California, is a diverse, urban community college committed to student learning.

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions and Records Office serves as the first point of access to the colleges for new students and the general public. Students may enroll on-line, by telephone, or in person at the counter at any of the Admissions and Records Offices. Students may also drop and add classes, apply for transcripts and handle other business concerning admissions.

FINANCIAL AID:

Laney College offers a wide variety of financial aid programs and services to help you meet your educational costs. The college participates in the Federal Pell Grant Program, the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG), the Federal College-Work Study Program, and the Board of Governors Waiver Program (BOGFW).

D) Merritt College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.merritt.edu
Contact No : (510) 531-4911

PROFILE:

Since Merritt opened its doors nearly 60 years ago, thousands of students have experienced the quality education, overwhelming support, and all-around campus activities that would change their lives forever. Whether they went on to start a career right away or decided to further their education, they left prepared to be successful and to make their mark in the world. So no matter your age, background, culture, or goals, come and see how Merritt can change YOUR life.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Merritt College is proud to offer the following degrees and certificates:

Associate in Arts degree (AA);
Associate in Science degree (AS),
Associate in Arts for Transfer degree (AA-T),
Associate in Science for Transfer degree (AS-T),
Certificate of Achievement (CA), and Certificate of Proficiency (CP)

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Merritt College • 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619

ADMISSIONS:

Admissions and Records Office at Merritt College – your first step to starting your education at Merritt College! This office serves as the first point of contact for new students who want to enroll for the first time, for continuing students to register, to get information on adding or dropping classes, and for any new or former student who wants to obtain the transcripts or find information concerning other business.

FINANCIAL AID:

If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA Form) online. The deadline to apply for most financial aid options is March 2 for the following Fall semester. If you miss the March 2 deadline, you can still apply for Fee Waivers, Pell Grants and Loans by filling out the FAFSA.

51. Rancho Santiago Community College District

A) Santa Ana College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1915
Website : www.sac.edu
No. of Students : 29,318
Contact No : (714) 564-6000

PROFILE:

Santa Ana College is to be a leader and partner in meeting the intellectual, cultural, technological and workforce development needs of our diverse community. Santa Ana College provides access and equity in a dynamic learning environment that prepares students for transfer, careers and lifelong intellectual pursuits in a global community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Business
Career Education & Workforce Development
Fine & Performing Arts
Human Services & Technology
Humanities & Social Sciences
Kinesiology
Science, Mathematics & Health Sciences
Distance Education Office
Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Santa Ana Junior College, located on the campus of Santa Ana High School, during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson.

ADMISSIONS:

The District, and each individual who represents the District, shall provide access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office administers federal and state student aid programs designed to assist students who are unable to meet the cost of education. These programs include the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW), Cal Grant programs, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and the Federal Direct Loan programs.

B) Santiago Canyon College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1985
Website : www.sccollege.edu
No. of students : 10,000
Contact No : (714)628-4900

PROFILE:

Santiago Canyon College is an innovative learning community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth. Our purpose is to foster student success and to help students achieve these core outcomes: to learn, to act, to communicate and to think critically. We are committed to maintaining standards of excellence and providing accessible, transferable, and engaging education to a diverse community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

AA = Associate in Arts Degree
AS = Associate in Science Degree
CA = Certificate of Achievement
AA-T = Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AS-T = Associate in Science Degree for Transfer
CP = Certificate of Proficiency

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Santiago Canyon College • 8045 E. Chapman Ave. • Orange, CA 92869

ADMISSIONS:

Please stop by with any questions regarding your school records, admissions and registration. We’re here to help you. Our Admissions and Records team is united in supporting students to achieve their goals. Their MISSION is to educate students regarding College policies, procedures, services, and Online Records by providing clear and concise information. Since Admissions and Records staff members believe that service to students is our top priority, it is our goal to provide information within a supportive and positive atmosphere.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid staff is available to assist you through the application process in order to determine which financial aid programs you qualify for. They are committed to the prompt delivery of student aid and they strive to provide quality service to students.

52. Rio Hondo College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1963
Website : www.riohondo.edu
No. of Students : 20,000
Contact No : (562) 692-0921

PROFILE:

Rio Hondo College is committed to the success of its diverse students and communities by providing dynamic educational opportunities and resources that lead to associate degrees, certificates, transfer, career and technical pathways, basic skills proficiency, and lifelong learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Accounting for Government and Non-Profit Organizations
Administration of Justice
Administration of Justice for Transfer
Advanced Engine Performance
Advanced Engine Performance Technician
Alternative Energy Technology
Alternative Fuels/Advanced Transportation Technology
Animation…………

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years. Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA 90601

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions and Records Office is where students start and finish their educational journey at Rio Hondo College. The staff is committed to ensuring that all of our students receive the support and assistance necessary to be successful from the application and registration process through graduation.

FINANCIAL AID:

Paying for the cost of a college education requires a partnership among parents, students and the college. Each partner has responsibilities to fulfill in meeting that cost. Financial aid is money that helps you pay for the cost of your education (college fees, books and supplies). Rio Hondo College (RHC) participates in most Federal and State financial aid programs.

53. Riverside Community College District

A) Moreno Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1903
Website : www.mvc.edu
No. of Students : 7,000
Contact No : (951) 571-6100

PROFILE:

Moreno Valley College inspires, challenges, and empowers our diverse, multicultural community of learners to realize their goals; promotes citizenship, integrity, leadership, and global awareness; and encourages academic excellence and professionalism.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administration of Justice
Air Conditioning
American Sign Language
Anatomy and Physiology
Anthropology
Applied Digital Media
Arabic
Architectural Graphics
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Auto Body Technology
Automated Systems Technician
Automotive Technology
Banking
Behavioral Sciences
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
C++ Programming
Chemistry……..

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

MVC, 16130 Lasselle Street, Moreno Valley, CA 9255

ADMISSIONS:

Admissions and Records at both MVC and BCTC will be closed on December 16th. To provide accurate and effective services to students to meet their enrollment and registration needs.

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial Aid is designed to be used as a supplemental income for your educational expenses. Please note: it may not cover your total expenses. You can submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by going to the FAFSA website

B) Norco College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1991
Website : www.norcocollege.edu
No. of Students : 10,000
Contact No : (951) 372-7000

PROFILE:

Norco – creating opportunities to transform their students and community for the dynamic challenges of tomorrow. Norco College serves our students, our community, and its workforce by providing educational opportunities, celebrating diversity, and promoting collaboration. They encourage an inclusive, innovative approach to learning and the creative application of emerging technologies. They provide foundational skills and pathways to transfer, career and technical education, certificates and degrees.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Arts, Humanities & World Languages
Business, Engineering & IT
Communications
Math & Sciences
Social & Behavioral Sciences

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

2001 Third Street, Norco, CA 92860

ADMISSIONS:

Norco College is open to anyone who has graduated from high school, passed the California High School Proficiency Exam, earned a Certificate of Completion, passed the GED examination or is 18 years of age or older. The online admission application will allow you to select one of the three colleges of the Riverside Community College District. If you intend to receive services at Norco College, you MUST set the college option to NORCO COLLEGE.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Norco College Student Financial Services Department is dedicated to providing quality customer service and financial aid assistance to all students in need of financial resources to help them achieve their educational goals. Financial aid consists of loans, grants, work-study programs, fee waivers and scholarships to help you cover your educational expenses.

C) Riverside City College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1916
Website : www.rcc.edu
No. of Students : 19,000
Contact No : (951) 222-8000

PROFILE:

Riverside City College provides a high-quality affordable education to a diverse community of learners by offering career-technical, transferable, and pre-college courses leading to certificates, associate degrees, and transfer. Based on a learner-centered philosophy, the College fosters critical thinking, develops information and communication skills, expands the breadth and application of knowledge, and promotes community and global awareness. To help students achieve their goals, the College offers comprehensive learning and student support services, student activities, and community programs. RCC empowers and supports students as they work toward individual achievement, intellectual curiosity, and life-long learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Administration of Justice
Air Conditioning
American Sign Language
Anatomy and Physiology
Anthropology
Applied Digital Media
Arabic
Art
Astronomy
Auto Body Technology
Automotive Technology
Banking
Biology
Business Administration
Career & Technical Education
Chemistry
Chinese
Communication Studies
Computer Applications & Office Tech
Computer Information Systems……….

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

4800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

ADMISSIONS:

You are a New Student if you have never attended college previously. You will be required to complete assessment, orientation and counseling (AOC) prior to registration.

FINANCIAL AID:

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at: www.fafsa.gov or the California Dream Application online.

54. San Bernardino Community College District

A) Crafton Hills College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.craftonhills.edu
No. of Students : 6,200
Contact No : (909)794-2161

PROFILE:

As one of the 112 colleges in the California community college system, Crafton Hills College is committed to providing citizens in the region with an accessible higher education. The philosophy of California’s community colleges is that education is the key to better jobs, a better economy, and a better quality of life. The mission of Crafton Hills College is to advance the educational, career, and personal success of our diverse campus community through engagement and learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Crafton Hills offers 37 degree programs and 35 occupational certificate plans.
American Sign Language
Anatomy and Physiology
Anthropology
Arabic
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems…….

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Crafton Hills College, 11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, CA 92399

FINANCIAL AID:

If you need help with the cost of attending college, the Financial Aid Office is there to help you. No student should be denied access to the educational experience because of a lack of funds. The distribution of these funds is regulated by laws designed to direct education support funds to those who need the most.

B) San Bernardino Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1926
Website : www.valleycollege.edu
No. of Students : 12,000
Contact No : (909)384-4400

PROFILE:

San Bernardino Valley College will become the college of choice for students in the Inland Empire and will be regarded as the alma mater of successful, lifelong learners. They will build their reputation on the quality of their programs and services and on the safety, comfort, and beauty of their campus. They will hold both their students and thereselves to high standards of achievement and will expect all members of the college community to function as informed, responsible, and active members of society.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administration of Justice
Aeronautics
Architecture and Environmental Design
Art
Astronomy
Automotive Technology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Computer Information Technology (CIT)
Computer Science
Culinary Arts………..

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

San Bernardino Valley College, 701 South Mount Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92410

ADMISSIONS:

Spring Priority Registration Dates Available!, Missed one or more semesters? Submit an Application today!, Spring 2015 eSchedule of Classes Available NOW!, The Student Success Act of 2012 requires that all students have an Educational Plan! New Students who do not have an Educational Plan are not be eligible for Priority Registration. Meet with a counselor!

FINANCIAL AID:

San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) offers a full array of financial aid programs, grants, workstudy, loans and scholarships to full-time and part-time students. The SBVC Financial Aid Office is committed to helping students with limited resources meet their educational expenses. We evaluate the student’s financial ability to pay for educational costs in order to distribute limited resources in a fair and equitable manner.

55. San Diego Community College District

A) San Diego City College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1914
Website : www.sdcity.edu
No. of Students : 17,000 each sem
Contact No : (619) 388-3400‎

PROFILE:

San Diego City College is a multicultural institution committed to providing open access to all who can benefit from instruction and to meeting the diverse and ever-changing educational, cultural, and economic needs of the urban core and surrounding communities of San Diego. As City College prepares world citizens in the twenty-first century, we recognize that the aim of education is the development of the whole person who is prepared to be an active citizen and to participate in a global community. We are committed to the tradition of academic freedom and responsibility and to maintaining a climate that promotes learning, understanding and respect for students, faculty, staff, community, and the environment.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Arts, Humanities & Communications
Behavioral & Social Sciences, and Consumer & Family Studies
Business, Information Technology, and Cosmetology
Engineering & Technologies, Mathematics, Sciences, and Nursing
Health, Exercise Science, and Athletics

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

San Diego City College, 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101-4787

ADMISSIONS:

The Student Services Division at San Diego City College is committed to student learning and success through a holistic approach that incorporates our professional experiences, and knowledge of student development theory. In collaboration with our instructional colleagues, we provide a student-centered environment with innovative programs and services that validate and engage our diverse student body along the entire student pathway from admission to graduation to transfer and/or a career.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office is committed to assisting students who might otherwise be unable to continue their education because of financial disadvantage.

B) San Diego Miramar College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1969
Website : www.sdmiramar.edu
No. of Students : 13,000
Contact No : (619)388-7800

PROFILE:

Miramar College is home to the Southern California Biotechnology Center, Advanced Transportation and Energy Center, and San Diego Regional Public Safety Institute. Since 1969, the college has provided training for nearly all law enforcement officers and firefighters within San Diego County. The Institute also trains EMTs and offers the only open water lifeguard degree in the world.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Miramar College offers over 120 certificates, associate degrees, and comprehensive transfer programs to students transferring to University of California, California State Universities and private universities.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

San Diego Miramar College., 10440 Black Mountain Road • San Diego, CA 92126-2999

ADMISSIONS:

Admission is open to anyone who meets one of the following criteria: Persons who possess a high school diploma or California high school proficiency exam certification or GED with an average score of 45 or higher., Persons 18 years of age or older or emancipated minors who do not possess a high school diploma or equivalent may be admitted by the college under provisional admission status…………

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office is committed to assisting students who are looking to continue their education but lack the financial resources. They recognize that every student may have unique circumstances that should be considered. Every application is carefully analyzed with complete confidentiality to protect your personal financial information.

56. San Joaquin Delta College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1934
Website : www.deltacollege.edu
No. of Students : 23,000
Contact No : (209) 954-5151

PROFILE:

San Joaquin Delta Community College District serves the needs of students and the District community by providing excellent post-secondary education to the associate degree level, general education and preparation for transfer to other post-secondary institutions, career and technical education, economic development, and the development of intellectual autonomy. To achieve this objective, the faculty and staff are committed to offering high quality instructional programs, student services, and efforts to enhance the public good.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Agriculture, Science & Mathematics
Applied Science, Business & Technology
Arts & Communication
Health Sciences
Humanities, Social Science, Education, Kinesiology & Athletics
Languages, Library & Learning Resources

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

ADMISSIONS:

The Mission of the Admissions & Records Department is to facilitate student access to the educational opportunities offered by San Joaquin Delta Community College through comprehensive enrollment services and to assist and serve faculty in support of institutional goals and objectives. The support of these goals is provided through state-of-the-art technology and high-quality service that is delivered in a timely and effective manner.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid & Veterans Office provides information on grants, fee waivers, scholarships, work-study (FWS) and veterans benefits.

57. San Joaquin Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1977
Website : www.sjvc.edu
No. of Students : 25,000
Contact No : (866)544-7898

PROFILE:

San Joaquin Valley College prepares graduates for professional success in the business, medical and technical career fields. The College serves a diverse student population with a common interest in professional development through career-focused higher education. The College is committed to student development through the achievement of measurable learning outcomes, emphasizing a balance of hands-on training and academic instruction. The College identifies and responds to the educational and employment needs of the communities it serves. The College is committed to the success of every student.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Business & Criminal Justice
Medical & Dental
Technical & Industrial

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

SJVC has 13 campuses located throughout California.

ADMISSIONS:

SJVC Admissions Department is dedicated to helping prospective students select the programs that best suit their needs and qualifications. To ensure that prospective students are a good match for their selected program of interest, SJVC has established the following admission procedures and requirement

FINANCIAL AID:

Education is a great investment in your future. At SJVC, they work hard to provide their students with the career education they need at an affordable cost. SJVC is authorized to offer various financial aid programs for those who qualify. After meeting with an SJVC Admissions Advisor, you’ll receive a free financial aid consultation with one of their experienced financial aid professionals. Their financial aid advisor will walk you through the process and make sure you understand your options.

58. San José-Evergreen Community College District

A) Evergreen Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1975
Website : www.evc.edu
No. of Students : 15,000
Contact No : (408) 274-7900

PROFILE:

With equity, opportunity and social justice as our guiding principles, Evergreen Valley College’s mission is to empower and prepare students from diverse backgrounds to succeed academically and to be civically responsible global citizens. They meet their mission through a wide spectrum of educational experiences, flexible methodologies, and support services for their students.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

EVC offers 33 Associate Degrees and 23 Certificates.

Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS)

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Evergreen Valley College, 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135

ADMISSIONS:

Attending EVC will change your life. It all starts with 8 easy steps. They’ll be with you every step of the way. Start below with “Apply for Admission” then you’re on your way.

FINANCIAL AID:

They understand that paying for college can be a challenge. It is important for you to know that there are many resources available to help you and your family cover the cost of your college education. The dedicated staff in the Financial Aid Office are here to help you learn about the resources and to help you apply for financial aid.

B) San José City College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1921
Website : www.sjcc.edu
No. of Students : 20,000
Contact No : (408) 298-2181

PROFILE:

San Jose City College (SJCC) has delivered its educational mission with integrity and vitality; growing into a world class institution enrolling about ten thousand students each semester.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Admin of Justice
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
Alcohol and Drug Studies
Anthropology
Art
Biological Sciences
Business
Chemistry
Child Development
Communication Studies…………..

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

San Jose City College, 2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128. San Jose City College located in the heart of Silicon Valley, known around the world as the center for innovation in technology and research as well as a region whose population is growing due to the excellent quality of life residents enjoy in the southern San Francisco Bay Area.

ADMISSIONS:

All new students must submit an application. (Please note: International Students planning to study at SJCC full-time under F-1 visa status are required to submit an International Student Application to be considered for admission.

59. San Mateo County Community College District

A) Cañada College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1957
Website : www.canadacollege.edu
Contact No : (650) 306-3100

PROFILE:

Cañada College provides their community with a learning-centered environment, ensuring that students from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to achieve their educational goals by providing transfer, career/technical, and basic skills programs, and lifelong learning. The college cultivates in its students the ability to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, reason quantitatively to make analytical judgments, and understand and appreciate different points of view within a diverse community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemical Laboratory Technology
Communication Studies
Computer Business Office Technology
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Fashion Design
General Studies………..

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Cañada College 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard Redwood City, CA 94061 USA

ADMISSIONS:

New, first-time college students (including Middle College Students who transition to college student status) are required to: Attend 60-minute New Student Orientation Complete Assessment Tests or submit AP, EAP Scores Meet with an academic counselor to prepare a Student Education Plan (SEP), and Submit their Registration Ticket to Admissions & Records for a date to register for classes online in WebSMART

FINANCIAL AID:

Mission of the Cañada College Financial Aid Department to aid students and prospective students in their understanding, application, and timely receipt of all eligible financial aid resources they need to reduce the significant barriers the costs of higher education present. Our philosophy is that everyone is deserving of an education and we support this entitlement through education, compassion and respect.

B) College of San Mateo

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1922
Website : www.collegeofsanmateo.edu
No. of Students : 10,000
Contact No : (650) 574-6161

PROFILE:

College of San Mateo provides an exceptional educational opportunity to residents of San Mateo County and the Greater Bay Area Region. The college is an open-access, student-centered institution that serves the diverse educational, economic, social, and cultural needs of its students and the community. College of San Mateo fosters a culture of excellence and success that engages and challenges students through a comprehensive curriculum of basic skills, career and technical programs, and transfer preparation. It uses analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and information, collaborative integrated institutional planning, and assessment to inform decision-making and ensure continuous improvement. Its programs and services are structured, delivered, and evaluated to prepare students to be informed and engaged citizens in an increasingly global community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administration of Justice
Alcohol and Other Drug Studies
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Biology
Building Inspection Technology
Business
Chemistry
Communication Studies
Computer and Information Science
Cosmetology
Nursing………..

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

San Mateo, 1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94402

ADMISSIONS:

All students are required to complete the Application for Admission. After the application has been received, you will be sent an email confirmation with additional information. You will also receive a student identification number (which begins with a “G”). Use this number to conduct all college business and access college services.

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial aid is money for college. It is provided by U.S. taxpayers to ensure that all those who want a college education have the financial ability to pay for their college expenses. Financial aid is also a partnership between you as the student and the college that provides the money to help pay your college costs.

C) Skyline College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1969
Website : skylinecollege.edu
No. of Students : 17,000
Contact No : (650) 738-4100

PROFILE:

Skyline College inspires a global and diverse community of learners to achieve intellectual, cultural, social, economic and personal fulfillment. To empower and transform a global community of learners.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree. Skyline College offers the latest in career technical education through such nationally acclaimed programs as Automotive Technology, Telecommunications and Networking, Business, Cosmetology, Energy Systems Technology Management, Massage Therapy and Allied Health programs such as Respiratory Therapy and Surgical Technology.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Skyline College 3300 College Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066 USA.

ADMISSIONS:

Skyline College’s Admissions Department is here to help you reach your educational goals. We have a wide range of services designed to make your life easier, whether you are considering applying or have previously attended Skyline College. The resources you need are right here at your fingertips.

FINANCIAL AID:

Skyline College strives to keep the doors open to all students no matter what their economic background. We feel it is imperative that we help students find funding avenues to meet the college costs. You have already taken the first step to getting a great education. The next step is paying for it. Applying for financial aid is not as difficult as it seems and the Financial Aid Office is here to assist you. We will help you find a way to pay for fees, books and supplies. Skyline offers access to many resources, including fee waivers, grants, scholarships, work study programs and loans.

60. Santa Barbara City College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1909
Website : www.sbcc.edu
Contact No : (805)965-0581

PROFILE:

As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student . . ., Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

80+ degrees and 50+ career technical programs

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394

61. Santa Monica College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1929
Website : www.smc.edu
No. of Students : 34,000
Contact No : (310) 434-4000

PROFILE:

Santa Monica College is one of the most affordable institutions of higher education in the world. And we have an active Financial Aid office that will help you get the funds you need to pay for your college education.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Art
Business
Accounting
Communication and Media Studies
Communication Studies
Film Studies
Journalism
Media Studies
Computer Science and Information Systems
Cosmetology
Counseling
Dance
Design Technology
Entertainment Technology
Graphic Design
Interior Architectural Design
Earth Science
Education/ECE
ESL
English
Fashion Design and Merchandising
Health Sciences
Nursing
Respiratory Therapy……………..

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Santa Monica College • 1900 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405 USA

ADMISSIONS:

Santa Monica College Admissions & Records Office’re here to help you apply for admission, enroll in classes, gain access to your student records, petition for graduation and pay student fees among many other services.

FINANCIAL AID:

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to help all students achieve their educational objectives through the administration of federal, state, and institutional aid programs. The Financial Aid Office is also committed to providing SMC students access to an education that can enrich their lives and empower them in the global community of tomorrow.

62. Santa Rosa Junior College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1918
Website : www.santarosa.edu
No. of Students : 36,000
Contact No : (707) 778-2415

PROFILE:

SRJC aspires to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person. SRJC passionately cultivates learning through the creative, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, aesthetic and ethical development of our diverse community.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Associate Degrees
Career & Technical Education
Instructional Departments
Culinary Arts

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, CA 94954

ADMISSIONS:

New students must complete assessment. English or ESL assessment is critical to help you and your counselor determine which courses are appropriate. Math assessment is necessary for students planning to earn an Associate Degree, transfer to a four year college, and for some career technical education certificates.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid staff looks forward to helping you discover the many ways to help make your education more affordable. The purpose of the financial aid programs is to remove financial barriers that may prevent you from pursuing your educational goals. By working together, we can help you know what you are eligible for, how to pay your way through college, and you can reach your goals more quickly.

63. Shasta College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1952
Website : www.shastacollege.edu
Contact No : (530) 242-7500

PROFILE:

Shasta College provides a diverse student population open access to educational programs and learning opportunities, thereby contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The District offers general education, transfer and career-technical programs, and basic skills education. Shasta College provides opportunities for students to develop critical thinking, effective communication, quantitative reasoning, information competency, community and global awareness, self-efficacy, and workplace skills. Comprehensive student services programs support student learning and personal growth.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Shasta College awards both the Associate in Arts degree and the Associate in Science degree. The College also offers several Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT).
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Business and Office Management

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District, 11555 Old Oregon Trail • P.O. Box 496006

FINANCIAL AID:

Shasta College Financial Aid Team strives to provide you accurate information; through our web pages and your student “My Shasta” account, timely processing and valuable resources that contribute to your success at Shasta College

64. Sierra College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1936
Website : www.sierracollege.edu
Contact No : (916) 624-3333

PROFILE:

The Sierra Community College District includes all of Placer and Nevada Counties and part of El Dorado and Sacramento Counties, some of California’s fastest growing areas. The College District continues to experience dramatic growth and change. The future is bright as new technologies evolve, offering greater educational accessibility for students—both today and tomorrow.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

SIERRA COLLEGE, 5000 ROCKLIN ROAD, ROCKLIN, CA 95677

ADMISSIONS:

Admission to Sierra College is open to any person who: Has a high school diploma, GED, or has passed the high school proficiency examination, or Is 18 years of age or older and capable of profiting from instruction.

FINANCIAL AID:

Everyone must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The application is free and you will need to provide information on your income (or your parents) for the previous calendar year.

65. Solano Community College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1945
Website : www.solano.edu
No. of Students : 11,000
Contact No : (707) 864-7000

PROFILE:

Solano Community College’s mission is to educate a culturally and academically diverse student population drawn from their local communities and beyond. They are committed to helping their students achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals centered in basic skills education, workforce development and training, and transfer-level education. The College accomplishes this three-fold mission through its dedicated teaching, innovative programs, broad curricula, and services that are responsive to the complex needs of all students.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

School of Applied Technology & Business
School of Health Sciences
School of Liberal Arts
School of Mathematics & Science
School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Athletics
Academic Affairs Office

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

FAIRFIELD CAMPUS, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, CA 94534. Solano College is part of California’s public community college system of 112 campuses in 72 districts across the state. The College’s service area encompasses the communities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo and Winters, as well as Travis Air Force Base.

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions and Records Office (A&R) is responsible for implementing College policies and procedures related to admissions, registration, grades and transcripts.

FINANCIAL AID:

Solano Community College (SCC) has been approved by the U.S. Department of Education to be an experimental site beginning Fall semester 2013 to offer eligible Bachelor degree educated individuals an opportunity to return to school to pursue another degree or retrain for a career. The experiment involves the Federal Pell Grant Program, wherein only students who already possess a Bachelor’s degree may qualify to enroll in vocational or career programs.

66. South Orange County Community College District

A) Irvine Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1985
Website : www.ivc.edu
No. of Students : 14,936
Contact No : (949)451-5100

PROFILE:

As one of California’s leading community colleges and one of Orange County’s best known educational institutions, they provide students exceptional educational opportunities in outstanding facilities and an extraordinary faculty and staff.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Occupational Certificates: 36 programs: 27 certificates of achievement (18-unit or greater state-approved programs) plus 14 certificates of proficiency.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

ADMISSIONS:

Irvine Valley College is one of two colleges in the South Orange County Community College District which also includes Saddleback College. You may only apply to one college. So apply for admission to the college where you wish to receive support services such as financial aid and counseling, and where you plan to complete your educational goal. You will be required to complete all the admissions steps at the college where you submit your admission application.

B) Saddleback College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1968
Website : www.saddleback.edu
Contact No : (949) 582-4500

PROFILE:

Saddleback College is the largest member of the South Orange County Community College District, and the College offers educational opportunities and support services to a diverse and growing population in southern Orange County. Saddleback College enriches its students and the south Orange County community by providing a comprehensive array of high-quality courses and programs that foster student learning and success in the attainment of academic degrees and career technical certificates, transfer to four-year institutions, improvement of basic skills, and lifelong learning.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Saddleback College is fully accredited, offering over 300 associate degrees, certificates, and occupational skills awards in 190 program areas taught by a faculty renowned for its expertise, experience, and commitment to student success.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, California 92692 (link is external). Saddleback College ranks first in transfers to UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, San Diego State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, USC, and ASU and ranks second to UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC San Diego.

ADMISSIONS:

Admission to Saddleback College is open to anyone who is a high school graduate, has a high school equivalency certificate, or is 18 years of age and shows evidence of being able to benefit from instruction. Students enrolled in K-12 may attend as Special Admits. Special Admits may only enroll in the classes recommended by their school principal and are required to submit a completed “Special Admission Request Form” each semester of attendance. Students in grades K-12 are not permitted to enroll in Kinesiology (PE) courses. Students in grades 9-12 are limited to 11 units per semester. K-8 students are limited to 6 units per semester.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Student Financial Assistance and Scholarship Office helps students meet their educational expenses while attending Saddleback College. Assistance is provided through grants, scholarships, enrollment fee waivers, student employment, and loans.

67. Southwestern College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1961
Website : www.swccd.edu
No. of Students : 19,000
Contact No : (619) 421-6700

PROFILE:

Southwestern Community College District promotes student learning and success by committing to continuous improvement that includes planning, implementation, and evaluation. We serve a diverse community of students by providing a wide range of dynamic and high quality academic programs and comprehensive student services.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administration of Justice
Administrative Office Assistant
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Architecture Program
Art
Asian-American Studies
Astronomy
Athletics
Automotive Technology…………..

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The Southwestern Community College District, located south of San Diego and extending to the U.S

ADMISSIONS:

Southwestern College! Whether you are a new, returning, or current student Admissions priority is to make your entire educational process as easy and efficient as possible.

FINANCIAL AID:

Financial Aid programs attempt to fill the gap that may exist between the cost of education and the money available to students from family, employment, savings, and other resources. Southwestern College’s Financial Aid programs assist students who might otherwise be unable to continue their education due to financial hardship and by working together, we can help you understand how to meet the costs of attending college and help you achieve your dream.

68. Taft College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : dl-test.taftcollege.edu
No. of Students : 12,000
Contact No : (661) 763-7748

PROFILE:

At Taft College all learners achieve their learning goals. It is committed to student learning in transfer and career and technical education programs supported by pre-collegiate basic skills and a wide range of student services. All programs and services are focused on the educational needs of a community of learners.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Taft College offer approximately 40 degrees and 30 certificates in transfer education and career-technical education programs. Taft College is a leader in offering comprehensive curriculum in high-demand fields including Energy Technology and Dental Hygiene. The College has received approval for seven Associate Degrees for Transfer under Senate Bill 1440: Art History, Early Childhood Education, English, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Studio Arts. Three degrees are currently in development: Criminal Justice Administration, Business Administration, and Mathematics.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Taft College, 29 Cougar Court, Taft, California 93268

69. Ventura County Community College District

A) Moorpark College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1967
Website : www.moorparkcollege.edu
Contact No : (805) 378-1400

PROFILE:

As a public community college, Moorpark College offers programs and services accessible to the community. Drawing from a student-centered philosophy, Moorpark College creates learning environments that blend curriculum and services in providing to students. At Moorpark College, we encourage quality and believe our strengths have been and will continue to be people–their flexibility, their responsiveness, and their willingness to meet the needs of our students and community. We believe that building on these strengths provides an educational experience appropriate to the students’ needs and within the College’s mission.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Animal Science
Anthropology
Art
Astronomy/Astrophysics
Biological Sciences
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Career Pathways
Chemistry
Child Development
College Strategies
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Network Systems Engineering
Computer Science
Counseling
Criminal Justice…………

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

The campus is located at the eastern edge of the city of Moorpark. MC is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. The 150-acre campus is a short drive from the Thousand Oaks/Agoura Hills areas and is situated near the city of Simi Valley. It includes 15 buildings, a football stadium, track, other athletic facilities, an exotic animal compound, and an observatory. Moorpark College is one of the three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, and part of the California Community College system of 109 community colleges. Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021.

ADMISSIONS:

High School Seniors: If you have previously taken a course or are currently enrolled at Moorpark College, you must re-apply for admission as a first-time student. You may have to wait up to 48 hours before you can proceed to Step 2 Below.
High School Special Admissions
International Students

FINANCIAL AID:

The Financial Aid Office at Moorpark College is comprised of dedicated financial aid professionals committed to serving students by providing them information to secure the necessary financial resources to meet their educational objectives. The types and amounts of financial aid Moorpark College awards or recommends are subject to availability of funds, eligibility for funds, enrollment status and financial need. Moorpark College students have a variety of financial aid programs available for assistance. Programs vary in eligibility criteria, award amounts, and repayment options.

B) Oxnard College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1975
Website : www.oxnardcollege.edu
Contact No : (805) 986 – 5800

PROFILE:

Oxnard College is a learning-centered institution that embraces academic excellence by providing multiple pathways to student success.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Career & Technical Education
Liberal Studies
Math/Science/Health/PE/Athletics

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Oxnard College located in the heart of Ventura County two miles from Pacific Ocean beaches, Oxnard College is part of the largest and most vibrant city in Ventura County with a multi-cultural diversity that gives our College a unique and exciting student life.

ADMISSIONS:

Admission to Oxnard College is open to high school graduates, those possessing a high school proficiency certificate, GED, or any adult 18 years of age or older who may benefit from instruction offered. Students entering any of the public community colleges of California are subject to the residency requirements by the State of California. You may also be eligible to attend as a Special Admission student if you are still enrolled in high school.

FINANCIAL AID:

The Oxnard College Financial Aid Office subscribes to the National Association of Student Aid Administrators Statement of Ethical Principles, and maintains membership in national, regional, and state financial aid professional associations.

C) Ventura College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1925
Website : www.venturacollege.edu
No. of Students : 14,500
Contact No : (805) 289-6000

PROFILE:

At Ventura College, we transform students’ lives, develop human potential, create an informed citizenry, and serve as the educational and cultural heart of their community. Placing students at the center of their learning experience, they serve a highly diverse student body by providing innovative instruction and student support, focusing on associate degree and certificate completion, transfer, workforce preparation, and basic skills. They are committed to the sustainable continuous improvement of their college and its services.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Accounting
Administrative Assistant
Agriculture
American Ethnic Studies
Anatomy
Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Automotive
Biological Sciences
Biotechnology
Bookkeeping
Business
Certified Nursing Assistant
Chemistry……….

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Ventura College, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003.

ADMISSIONS:

Admission to Ventura College is Open to any high school graduate, anyone possessing a high school proficiency certificate, GED, or any adult 18 years of age or older and capable of profiting from instruction. Students entering any of the public community colleges of California are subject to the residency requirements by the State of California

FINANCIAL AID:

Ventura College Financial Aid Office! Our office is committed to student success, and this website is filled with information about all the different financial aid options available to Ventura College students! Navigate the links on the left to visit the various pages. New Students may find the following pages very helpful: Grants, Cost of Attendance, AB540/Dream Act, BOGW Enrollment Fee Waiver, Contact Us.

70. Victor Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.vvc.edu
Contact No : (760) 245-4271

PROFILE:

Victor Valley Community College uplifts the diverse communities they teach and serve by promoting educational excellence, enhancing local prosperity, and ensuring environmental leadership. Victor Valley Community College is to: Cultivate intellectual growth, social responsibility, environmental stewardship, cultural enrichment, and economic development. Create exceptional and accessible lifelong learning opportunities that afford students within our expanding communities the attainment of knowledge and skills necessary for success in the global economy.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE, 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, CA 92395

ADMISSIONS:

The Admissions and Records Office admits all students; maintains and retrieves records; evaluates and distributes records, including grades and transcripts; evaluates certificate and graduation applications; certifies and reports enrollment and attendance data; and serves the members of the student body, staff and the community. We are here to assist you with the admission process for Victor Valley College .

71. West Hills Community College District

A) West Hills College–Coalinga

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1932
Website : www.westhillscollege.com
Contact No : 1-559-934-2000

PROFILE:

West Hills College Coalinga is committed to achieving student learning through the provision of educational, cultural, and economic development opportunities to their current and future students and the local and global communities that they serve.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

AS-T: Transfer Associate of Science Degree
AA: Associate of Arts Degree
AS: Associate of Science Degree
C: Certificate
LC: Local Certificate

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

West Hills College Coalinga – 300 Cherry Lane, Coalinga, CA 93210.

ADMISSIONS:

To enroll at West Hills College Coalinga, a student must satisfy ONE of the following requirements: High school graduation., Successful completion of the California High School Equivalency Examination or G.E.D. Attainment of adult status-18 years of age., Recommendation of the principal of high school student is attending and parental permission.

FINANCIAL AID:

The mission of the Student Financial Aid Department is to provide WHCCD students with the timely delivery of financial assistance while maintaining accountability and proper stewardship of the public, institutional, and private funds with which it is entrusted. We are committed to providing courteous service to support the academic mission and goals of the college, community and its students.

B) West Hills College–Lemoore

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1932
Website : www.westhillscollege.com
No. of Students : 3,200
Contact No : 1-559-925-3000

PROFILE:

West Hills College Lemoore enriches the lives of our students and the community we serve by being dedicated to quality educational learning opportunities and partnerships. The college provides a positive environment that is committed to student learning and empowering students to achieve their educational goals.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

AS-T: Transfer Associate of Science Degree
AA: Associate of Arts Degree
AS: Associate of Science Degree
C: Certificate
LC: Local Certificate

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

West Hills Community College District – 555 College Ave., Lemoore, CA 93245

ADMISSIONS:

All students K-12 must complete the “Special Request for Admission to College Classes” form. Form must be signed by principal/designee of the school student is attending and parent/guardian if student is under 18 years of age. Form must be brought to the campus registration staff to be processed. Student will be added to the class provided all requirements have been met and there is availability.

FINANCIAL AID:

The mission of the Student Financial Aid Department is to provide WHCCD students with the timely delivery of financial assistance while maintaining accountability and proper stewardship of the public, institutional, and private funds with which it is entrusted. We are committed to providing courteous service to support the academic mission and goals of the college, community and its students

72. West Valley-Mission Community College District

A) Mission College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.missioncollege.edu
Contact No : (408)855-5083

PROFILE:

Mission College is a public community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We offer a future of transfer to a four year institution, a future in a career of your choice, a future of increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and a future for an Associate’s Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic Support Center
Accounting
Anthropology
Art/Art History
Astronomy
Biological Sciences
Business
Chemistry
Child Development
Communication Studies
Computer Applications-CA
Computer Science & Information Technology – CSIT
Counseling
Disability Support Programs and Services – DSPS……….
Economics

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

3000 Mission College Boulevard Santa Clara, CA 95054 -1897.

ADMISSIONS:

Mission College’s Admissions and Records Office strives to provide comprehensive and excellent services to students by combining the most advanced technological resources and a team of highly trained and sensitive professionals in a welcoming and supportive environment.

B) West Valley College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Website : www.westvalley.edu
No. of Students : 12,453
Contact No : (408) 867-2200

PROFILE:

West Valley College is a public California Community College offering exceptional preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, dynamic career programs for today’s job market, AA/AS degree programs, and professional certificates. Our beautiful Saratoga campus is tucked into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the southwest corner of Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose and 50 miles south of San Francisco.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Academic and Career Programs at West Valley College provide a wide range of opportunities to advance your educational goals. Whether it’s to facilitate transfer to university and state institutions or to provide career opportunities in a wide range of vocations, West Valley College has the appropriate programs, offering degrees and certificates.
Applied Arts and Sciences
Business
Language Arts
Physical Education
Science & Mathematics
Social Science

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070

ADMISSIONS:

Any person may attend who meets at least one of the following: Is a high school graduate, Has passed the State Proficiency Test, Obtained a G.E.D., Is 18 years of age or older, High School Students who have completed the 10th grad

FINANCIAL AID:

They make it their mission to help you remove obstacles that prevent you from pursuing your educational goals. Come and see them during their posted drop-in hours, by phone or email, and we will do our best to help you with your college finances—quickly and efficiently.

73. Yosemite Community College District

A) Columbia College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1964
Website : www.gocolumbia.edu
Contact No : (209)588-5100

PROFILE:

Columbia College is a dynamic institution of learners and creative thinkers dedicated to high standards of student success. We prepare students to be fully engaged in an evolving world by offering comprehensive and high quality programs and services. Columbia College is committed to a culture of improvement through measuring student learning across the institution. We strive for excellence, foster a spirit of professionalism and embrace diversity.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Behavioral & Social Sciences
Biology & Physical Sciences
Fine Arts
Health & Human Performance
Literature & Language
Mathematics

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

11600 Columbia College Dr., Sonora CA 95370

ADMISSIONS:

Complete an application (please allow a minimum of 10 working days for processing). Residency Requirements. Official transcripts – Send official, sealed transcripts from all of your prior colleges. If you graduated high school less than 5 years ago, send official, sealed copies of your high school transcripts as well.

FINANCIAL AID:

The mission of the Columbia College Financial Aid Office is to heighten awareness of financial aid opportunities and to ensure availability of financial aid for students who, without such assistance, would be unable to pursue their educational goals.

B) Modesto Junior College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1921
Website : www.mjc.edu
No. of Students : 19,262
Contact No : (209)575-6550

PROFILE:

Modesto Junior College, one of the oldest community colleges in the state, was organized in 1921 to serve the first junior college district established under a State Legislature Enabling Act. Modesto Junior College was established to meet the needs of the community. Today the college strives to maintain the same objective—that of dedication and service to the community

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Allied Health
Associate Degree Nursing
Arts, Humanities, and Communications
Communication Studies
Business, Behavioral and Social Science
Office Administration
Family & Consumer Sciences
Library & Learning Center
Tutoring
Writing Center
Literature and Language Arts
Physical, Recreational and Health Education
Science, Math and Engineering
Great Valley Museum
Technical Education
Workforce Development
Public Safety

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Modesto Junior College, 435 College Avenue, Modesto CA 95350

ADMISSIONS:

Admissions provides most of its services via the web and PiratesNet. Students can complete a MJC online application, register for classes, submit pass/no pass forms, change their contact information. Admissions also processes student enrollment verifications and makes residency determinations.

FINANCIAL AID:

There are many ways to finance your education. Because there are so many types of financial aid available, it is important to obtain accurate information. We in the Student Financial Services Office are dedicated to assisting students and families through the financial aid process in the most effective and friendly manner possible. This site is designed to help you in this process and hopefully answers all questions you may have regarding financial aid here at Modesto Junior College.

74. Yuba Community College District

A) Clear Lake Campus

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1927
Website : clc.yccd.edu
Contact No : (707) 995-7900

PROFILE:

The Yuba Community College District was founded in 1927 and opened its doors to students on the site of Marysville High School. In December 1965, the district was reorganized and in 1974-75 was expanded to serve students in all or part of 8 Northern California Counties: Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Lake, Yolo, Butte, Glenn and Placer.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Business/Technology
Fine Arts
Health/Physical Ed.
Language Arts
Math, Science & Health Occ.
Social Sciences

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Clear Lake Campus, 15880 Dam Road Extension Clearlake, CA 95422

ADMISSIONS:

Yuba College has and will continue to move towards paperless registration. We emphasize efficiency, convenience, and conservation. Our College Catalog as well as our class schedule is available online. We stress the importance of adding/dropping, paying for tuition, or changing your address online through WebAdvisor . Please help us in our effort by taking advantage of these online services or asking more about services offered online.

FINANCIAL AID:

Students must apply for financial aid each year. The priority application period is January 1st through March 2nd for the following academic year; however, applications are available throughout the year. It is a good idea to plan ahead as the process is lengthy.

B) Yuba College

COMMUNITY COLLEGE DETAILS:

Established : 1911
Website : yc.yccd.edu
Contact No : (530) 741-6700

PROFILE:

The Yuba Community College District was founded in 1927 and opened its doors to students on the site of Marysville High School. In December 1965, the district was reorganized and in 1974-75 was expanded to serve students in all or part of 8 Northern California Counties: Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Lake, Yolo, Butte, Glenn and Placer.

COURSES/PROGRAMS OFFERED:

Business/Technology
Fine Arts
Health Occupations
Language Arts
Math & Science
Physical Education
Public Safety
Social Sciences

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

Yuba College, 2088 North Beale Road, Marysville, CA 95901

ADMISSIONS:

Once you have submitted your online application, with your current email address, you will receive an email confirming your acceptance and providing a link to retrieve your 7-digit Yuba College Student ID number.

FINANCIAL AID:

To be eligible for Financial Aid students must: have financial need (except for unsubsidized student loans), be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, not be in default on a Perkins Loan, Direct Loan, National Direct Student Loan, Stafford Loan, Guaranteed Student Loan, PLUS Loan, or Supplemental Loan for Students (SLS), not owe a refund on a Pell Grant or Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant