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Study at Contra Costa College

Contra Costa College was established in 1950 in Richmond, California. The college has been located in San Pablo, California since 1957. CCC is administered by the Contra Costa Community College District and is a part of the California community colleges system. CCC has a nationally honored newspaper called The Advocate. The newspaper is published on a weekly basis and has won 10 National Newspaper Pacemaker Awards since 1990. CCC's athletic teams take part in Bay Valley Conference. They are called the Comets.

Profile of Contra Costa CollegeContra Costa is located in San Pablo, California (a large suburb). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Contra Costa is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in family and social work.

Contra Costa Selectivity

Contra Costa is an open-admission school.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Contra Costa is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 7, 147 enrolled students in 2007. Contra Costa has a large minority student population. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Contra Costa Tuition and AffordabilityContra Costa is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Contra Costa Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts186liberal arts and sciences, sociology, minority and gender studies, political science, economics, Spanish language, anthropology, geography, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine101registered nursing, nursing assistant, EMT paramedic
Mechanics and Repair72electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics, autobody repair
Family and Social Work68child development, human services, family systems
Business and Management61business management, accounting
Medical Support and Technology59medical assistant, health service and sciences, dental assistant, radiographer
Security and Law Enforcement26corrections, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Cooking and Culinary Arts21culinary arts
Science17biology, physics, geology, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling15psychology
office and Administration8administrative assistant, data entry
Science and Laboratory Technician6biology tech
Engineering Technician5drafting
Computer Science and Engineering4computer programming, computer science, computer support, computer networking
Real Estate and Construction Management4real estate
Art Studies2art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical Education
Beauty and Cosmetology0cosmetology
Architecture and Planning0architectural tech
Contact: Contra CostaContra Costa College

2600 Mission Bell Dr

San Pablo, California 94806-3195

General Phone: (510) 235-7800


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