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Class of 2018 Graduates with Honors, Scholarships

Contra Costa College is thrilled to congratulate the class of 2018! Over 780 CCC students graduated with more than 1,500 degrees and certificates this year. At its annual commencement ceremony last week, 350 new grads walked away wiht over $320,000 in scholarships. “This was both a...

Emergency Fund Helps Students Stay in School

Mayra Magana came to Contra Costa College to take English as a Second Language courses and pursue higher education. But she hasn’t had consistent access to a computer, which made doing coursework difficult. “I cannot stay here to use these computers,” she explains, “because...

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...

Contra Costa College Stands with Undocumented Students

As of January 13, 2018 due to a federal court order, United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) has resumed accepting requests to renew DACA. As a result, the DACA policy will operate on the terms in place before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017....

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...

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 –...