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Study at Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey Peninsula College is a public community college, situated in Monterey, California. It was founded in 1947, and is a part of the California Community Colleges system. The college offers transfer programs, an intensive English program and many other occupational programs. Monterey Peninsula College awards Associate in Science and Associate in Arts degrees. MPC has the following academic divisions:
  • Business and Technology Division
  • Cooperative Work Experience
  • Creative Arts Division
  • Humanities Division
  • Life Science Division
  • Physical Education Division
  • Physical Science Division
  • Social Science Division
The college has baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, track and field, volleyball, tennis, and football teams. Monterey Peninsula College also offers distance learning courses to benefit outstation students.

Profile of Monterey Peninsula CollegeMonterey Peninsula College is located in Monterey, California (a medium-sized suburb). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Monterey Peninsula College is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Monterey Peninsula College Selectivity

Monterey Peninsula College is an open-admission school.

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

Student Enrolment

The school had 9, 238 enrolled students in 2007. A large number of students at Monterey Peninsula College are 40 years old or older.

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

Monterey Peninsula College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts244liberal arts and sciences, foreign language and literature, women's studies, history, library science courses, anthropology, technical and business writing, sociology, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine40registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, corrections
Business and Management21business management, accounting, small business management, international business, business, retail
Design15graphic design, interior design, design and visual communication, fashion design
Medical Support and Technology9dental assistant, medical assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture9applied horticulture
Family and Social Work8child development, family and consumer science, family studies, human services
Therapy and Counselling8massage therapy, psychology
Medical administration6medical secretary
Hospitality4hospitality management
Fine Arts2metal and jewelry, ceramics, sculpture
Art Studies2art studies
office and Administration2administrative assistant, data entry
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science, computer and info science
Real Estate and Construction Management2real estate
Science and Laboratory Technician1science tech
Construction Trades1apparel and textile marketing, apparel and textile manufacture
Drama and Performing Arts1drama, various performing arts, theatre design, dance
Medicine1medical preparatory
Science1biology, oceanography, physics, geology, chemistry, astronomy
Photography and Commercial Art1photography, film studies, drawing
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry, wildlife management
Cooking and Culinary Arts0restaurant and catering management
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0occupational therapist assistant, health and physical education, parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management
Mechanics and Repair0automobile mechanics
Contact: Monterey Peninsula CollegeMonterey Peninsula College

980 Fremont St

Monterey, California 93940-4799

General Phone: (831) 646-4000


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