Academics

Get Ready for Next Semester with English Boot Camp + STEM Jams

Feeling a little nervous about getting started? Our pre-semester Boot Camp and Jam Sessions are week-long workshops designed to boost your confidence and give you a head start in many subjects. You’ll learn introductory concepts for the courses listed below, and qualify for book and calculator...

Duy Masuno Went from Business Major to Biotech Pro

Duy Masuno was born in Vietnam. When she was a teenager, her mother asked if she wanted to study abroad. Duy jumped at the opportunity. She moved to Los Angeles, where she completed high school. When family in the Bay Area told her mother that there...

Student Newspaper Brings Home Impressive Award Haul

CCC’s student-run newspaper just keeps racking up the awards! Last month, The Advocate Editorial Board attended the College Media Association/Associated Collegiate Press (CMA/ACP) National College Media Convention in Dallas, Texas, where they won a prestigious National Newspaper Pacemaker Award (for the 16th time,) and were named...

State Honors Warehouse Program for Raising Student Income

For the first time today, California acknowledged Strong Workforce Stars–career education programs that have helped students significantly improve their quality of life. And one of them is right here at CCC! Forklift, Logistics, Operations and Warehouse (or FLOW, as we like to call it,) was recognized for...

Lavonn Ambeau Changed Her Life at CCC

Lavonn was a stay-at-home mom. Her twins were born prematurely and their medical problems required special care. “I was on welfare,” she remembers, “living in the projects. I knew I wanted more for my kids. They couldn’t even go outside to play. But I knew nobody...

Trixy Arambulo Found Her Calling at CCC

Trixy Arambulo wasn’t sure what she wanted to do when she first came to Contra Costa College. She’d been studying kinesiology at San Jose State University, but decided it wasn’t for her and moved back home to San Pablo. Inspired by friends who struggled with addiction...