How To Support Wildfire Relief

The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army established an emergency shelter on the Contra Costa College campus on Wednesday, October 11. As of 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13, there are no evacuees in the shelter. If you’d like to support wildfire relieft efforts, below...

Campus Air Quality Issues – Campus Re-Opens 10/13

October 12, 2017 update – 4:25 p.m.: Dear CCC, Contra Costa College, as well as our sister colleges, will be open on Friday, October 13th.  This decision has not been made lightly.  The air quality is not expected to change dramatically over the next few days...

Business Professor’s Estate Gifts $825,000 To College Foundation

The Contra Costa College Foundation has received a gift of $825,000 from the estate of retired business professor, Stephen C. Schaefer. The donation will support Contra Costa College students interested in business careers and related campus support activities. It will also fund the Stephen C. Schaefer...

CCC Journalism Alums on Pulitzer Prizewinning Team

Two CCC grads were integral to a recent Pulitzer Prize win for Breaking News by the East Bay Times for their outstanding coverage of the Ghost Ship fire tragedy. Craig Lazzeretti, the East Bay Times metro editor, lead the coverage that began around 4:00 a.m. on December 3,...

Comet Story: Andrew Almacen

Meet Andrew Almacen, alumni from the class of 2016. Fast facts about Andrew: Grew up in Pinole and attended Ellerhorst Elementary, Pinole Middle and Pinole Valley High Schools Attended Contra Costa College 2013-2016 CCC activities and awards include: Student Ambassador, Dean’s List, USDA Scholar, Center for Science...

Student Newspaper is 15 Time Pacesetter Winner

The Associated Collegiate Press is the oldest collegiate press/media organization in the nation. Its National Newspaper Pacemaker Award is considered the highest award in college journalism — the “Pulitzer Prize of student journalism.” Between three and five National Pacemakers are given to two-year college newspapers each...

District Commits to Protecting Students + Employees

Reposted from East Bay Times, January 11, 2017: “The Contra Costa Community College District is now a sanctuary for its students, many of whom fear deportations in what may soon become a more repressive environment for undocumented immigrants and their families. At a meeting Wednesday night...

CCC Expands Promise Program with New Grant

Contra Costa College was selected to receive a $750,000 grant under the California College Promise Innovation Grant Program. With this grant, CCC will focus on efforts to serve students who graduate from West Contra Costa Schools and John Swett Unified School District, and have plans to...

CCC Awarded $5.95 Million HSI STEM Grant

In October 2016, Contra Costa College was awarded $5.95 million by the U.S. Department of Education’s Hispanic-Serving Institution’s Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics and Articulation (HSI STEM) Program. The purpose of the HSI STEM Program is to increase the number of Hispanic students attaining degrees in...

Automotive Services Received NATEF Industry Certification

CCC’s Automobile Service Technician (AST) program received accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The areas of certification include: A1 – Engine Repair A2 – Automatic Transmission/Transaxle A3 – Manual Drive Train & Axles A4 – Suspension & Steering A5 – Brakes A6 –...