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Elisha Patterson Says ‘You’re Not Alone’ at CCC

For Elisha Patterson, CCC was a second chance and a transformative experience. Like about 30% of current CCC students, Elisha enrolled as an older, returning student. After high school, she felt she needed to focus on work. “In Richmond, I think we’re raised ­­to do K...

CCC Students Awarded at Kennedy Center Festival

Contra Costa College students brought home two awards from the American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center last month. In order to attend the regional competition, students must be nominated by judges who see various college performances in their respective areas. Seven nominated CCC students...

Ready to Transfer? We’re Here to Help!

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...

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, or to apply for financial aid under the provisions of the California Dream Act. These are state programs that are entirely separate and distinct...

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...