The Central Region Consortium is comprised of fourteen community colleges committed to providing education and training programs to support the region's workforce and economic growth. Each community college provides educational courses and programs to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution or to begin a career in a wide range of industries and trades.
Bakersfield College was founded in 1913 and is one of the nation's oldest continually-operating community colleges. The college serves 15,000 students 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.
The college offers a variety of liberal arts and degree programs including Agriculture, Animal Science, Forestry, Horticulture, Automotive, Business, Computer Studies, Construction, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Fire Technology, Food Service Management, Human Services, Manufacturing Technology, Nursing, Theatre Arts, Welding, and Woodworking/Cabinetmaking. Classes are offered on a traditional 16-week semester calendar as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options: evenings, weekends, short-term career technical programs, instructional television and on-line.
College of the Sequoias
College of the Sequoias (COS) is a California community college located on the eastern edge of the San Joaquin Valley midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1926, College of the Sequoias is committed to supporting students' mastery of basic skills and providing programs and services that foster student success. The college serves a diverse student population and prepares them for transfer and/or occupational trades. The College of the Sequoias is committed to supporting student learning and the economic growth and global competitiveness of business and industry within the region.
Columbia College, located in California’s Central Valley, provides comprehensive, exemplary educational programs and services which respond to the individual learning needs of its students and the collective economic and cultural needs of its diverse community. The college was founded in 1968 to meet the increasing need for a trained and competitive workforce.
Columbia College offers education and training in job-related and technical areas and also prepares students for transfer to a four-year university.
Fresno City College was established in 1910 and is California's first community college and the second oldest in the nation. Today, Fresno City College serves over 25,000 students in California’s Central Valley. The College provides a wide variety of supportive services to assist their students in achieving their educational goals. Moreover, they are dedicated to working collaboratively within the community to enhance the economic and social development of the region.
Gavilan College is committed to educational excellence. The college aspires to be an exemplary, student-centered community college through leadership, planning, and a commitment to ongoing improvement. Its services and programs are designed to instill the values of critical thinking, life-long learning, cultural understanding, and community service. Gavilan College, located in Gilroy, CA offers a wide range of services, including programs of community education, study in the liberal arts and sciences, and study in the pre-professional, business, vocational, and technical fields. Courses and programs of study are offered days, evenings, weekends, and online.
Hartnell College serves over 9,000 students from the Salinas Valley and the surrounding communities of Bradley, Castroville, Chualar, Greenfield, Jolon, King City, Lockwood, Moss Landing, San Ardo, San Lucas, Soledad and adjacent rural areas. The College offers the first and second year of a college program and awards the associate of arts/sciences degrees and certificates of proficiency. The college also provides career technical training and workforce and community development classes.
Hartnell College is sensitive to its diverse community and offers modified format courses to meet the needs of students who work or have other outside commitments. In addition, the Workforce and Community Development Center provides a variety of not-for-credit courses that respond to cultural vocational, and personal development needs of District residents.
Merced College, located in Merced, California, serves a diverse population and is committed to providing training and education to the community. The leadership and educational services provided by the College reflect and enhance the cultural, economic, and social life of the community and respond to its changing needs and interests. The College provides preparation for a complex and changing society while maintaining high academic standards.
The College fosters individual learning and critical thinking to enhance awareness of the inter-relationship and inter-dependence of all persons. Merced College provides education for students wishing to transfer to a four-year University and also provides career technical training programs that prepare students for careers in a wide range of industries.
Modesto Junior College is located in the heart of California's Central Valley and offers a wide range of programs that prepare students for the future. Students have the opportunity to prepare for transfer to a four-year university or enroll in career technical education courses that will prepare them for careers in wide range of industries. Programs include Administration of Justice, Agriculture Business, Auto Technology, Child Development, Computer Science, Environmental Horticulture, Interior Design, Natural Resources/Forestry, Nursing, and Welding.
Modesto Junior College students can take classes in a variety of formats beyond the traditional classroom setting, including online courses, telecourses, and off-campus classes offered at convenient locations throughout Stanislaus County. The college also offers courses in the evenings and on weekends.
Porterville College is located in Porterville, California, and serves students and communities in the Central Valley. Porterville serves as a gateway to a vast mountain wonderland and recreational area of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The high alpine wilderness is home to awe-inspiring giant sequoias, immense mountains, deep canyons, and over 200 caverns.
Porterville College is committed to providing an educational process to enhance the personal worth and intellectual potential of its students and is also dedicated to producing graduates who are prepared for tomorrow's challenges. Porterville College prepares students for transfer to a four-year University and also offers career and technical education courses that provide students with the skills needed to enter the workforce.
Reedley College is located in Reedley, California, 30 miles southeast of Fresno. In this rural setting, the campus community enjoys the unique combination of urban sophistication and rural values. Reedley College provides an accessible, student-centered educational environment featuring high-quality learning opportunities. The college offers basic skills enhancement, associate degree programs, career technical education, and transfer-level courses. Operated on an 18-week semester system, the college offers a fall and spring term, as well as six-, eight- and 10-week summer sessions. In addition, Reedley College provides day, evening, and Saturday classes to meet the varying needs of their community.
San Joaquin Delta College
Established in 1935, San Joaquin Delta College is the successor of the Stockton Junior College. San Joaquin Delta College’s mission is to provide excellent post-secondary education that serves the needs of students, the College District and the community through continuing, transfer, career and technical education, and economic development. To achieve this objective, the faculty and staff are committed to providing comprehensive instructional programs, student services and public services that are high quality.
The college offers new career training, retraining and transfer courses to students in Stockton, California and its surrounding communities. A wide selection of day, evening, weekend and on-line courses that lead to an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science degrees, and program-specific certificates are offered.
Taft College 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. Located 30 minutes from Bakersfield, Taft College provides training and courses focused on the educational needs of their community. Students have the opportunity to enroll in career and technical training, prepare to transfer to a university, or improve their current skills.
Taft College provides a unique opportunity to access a broad selection of educational programs in a small class environment that promotes personal interaction with fellow students, faculty and staff. Programs offered include Accounting, Court Reporting, Early Care Education and Family Studies, Energy Technology, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene.
West Hills College Coalinga
West Hills College Coalinga is committed to achieving student learning through the provision of educational, cultural, and economic development and offers a wide array of courses and programs that enable its students to achieve their academic and career goals. The college provides academic programs to prepare students for transfer or to enter a variety of occupations in the workforce of today and tomorrow.
The central focus of West Hills College Coalinga is student learning, and faculty and staff strive to create a stimulating learning environment. With a spirit of innovation and creativity, the faculty and staff constantly engage in activities designed to enhance the learning environment and to provide for the ever-changing needs of the communities they serve.
West Hills College Lemoore
Opened in January of 2002, West Hills College Lemoore was the first new community college built in California in the 21st century. West Hills College Lemoore is part of the West Hills Community College District and provides over 20 associate degree and certificate programs ranging from administration of justice to teacher training. The college also offers courses to prepare student for college transfer.
West Hills College Lemoore features 18 classrooms, a state-of-the-art science wing, the largest and most technologically advanced library in Kings County, a multipurpose center, career technical training facilities, a state of the art child development center, a full-service student services and administration building, as well as an outdoor amphitheater for students and community members.
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