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Foothill College is a community college located in Los Altos Hills, California. It is a part of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. The college was founded on January 15, 1957 by Founding Superintendent and President Dr. Calvin C. Flint. The campus is spread across an area of 120 acres. Foothill College offers more than 65 Associate Degree Programs and over 35 certificate programs. The college enrolls more than 18, 000 students annually. Foothill is a member of the Coast Conference of the California Community College Commission on Athletics and the NorCal Football Conference. Their official mascot is an owl. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Chris Robinson, music video director; Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies; and Jon Nakamatsu, famous Japanese-American pianist.

Profile of Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, California is home to Foothill. Los Altos Hills is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Foothill go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in music, hospitality, drama and performing arts, construction trades, and production trades.

Foothill Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.

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

Student Enrolment

The school has 18, 132 enrolled students . A large number of students at Foothill are 40 years old or older.

Foothill Tuition and AffordabilityThe school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Our mission is to provide lower division academic instruction, career programs, and continuous workforce improvement to advance California's economic growth and global competitiveness. "

Foothill Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts229liberal arts and sciences, sociology, social services, speech and rhetoric, English, Japanese language, economics, history, . . .
Construction Trades200electrician, plumbing, construction
Medical Support and Technology166dental assistant, radiographer, respiratory care tech, dental hygienist, veterinary assistant, sonography and ultrasound tech, radiation therapist, pharmacy tech, . . .
Production Trades165sheet metal tech
Hospitality88travel services
Business and Management81accounting, business management, international business, electronic commerce, taxation, small business management
Computer Science and Engineering44computer networking, database administration, computer programming, computer science, webmastering, system administration, computer support
Science35biological and physical sciences, biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, physics, geology
Education and Teaching19special ed
Drama and Performing Arts17drama, theatre design
Family and Social Work17child development
Therapy and Counselling16psychology
Landscaping and Horticulture13applied horticulture
Music11music management, music
Art Studies10art studies
Science and Laboratory Technician7biology tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7athletic trainer, health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Photography and Commercial Art6photography, film studies
Real Estate and Construction Management4real estate
Media3digital communications, broadcast journalism, radio and television
Law2legal studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine2EMT paramedic
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Design1graphic design
office and Administration0administrative assistant
Engineering Technician0engineering technician
Contact: FoothillFoothill College

12345 El Monte Rd

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

General Phone: (650) 949-7777


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