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Ready to Transfer? Try These Helpful Tools

It’s college admission season! To help you out, our Transfer Center has put together this list of helpful tools and links: University of California Transfer Admissions Planning Tool California State University Application Common Application for (some) private colleges Common Application for (some) historically black colleges and...

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

The ‘unwinding’ of DACA does not impact a student’s ability to attend our colleges, qualify for an exemption from nonresident tuition fees under AB540, or to apply for financial aid under the provisions of the California Dream Act. AB540 and the California Dream Act are state...

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 Receives 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 –...