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Community Colleges

California Community Colleges



Program Options


  • Be a high school graduate (diploma, satisfactory HiSet or CHSPE)
  • A person 18 years of age or older


Skill Certificate/Certificate of Completion:

  • Focusing on skill development to prepare you for entry-level employment
  • Examples: Computer Animation, Child Development,   Medical Assistant and Pharmacy


  • Applications are available from the college.
  • LBCC applications are available in  the Career Center.
  • There is no application fee.


Associate's Degree (AA or AS):

  • Highest degree you can earn.
  • Must complete the following requirements: Major Requirements, Math, Reading, Writing & Health and  Wellness Proficiency Requirements; and General Education Requirements.

Placement Tests:

  • Must take English and math placement test prior to enrolling. 


Transfer Path:

  • After completing a minimum of 60 credits with a minimum  2.0, you are eligible to transfer as a Junior to a four-year college or university.


  • Take a copy of your final transcript to the community college counselor.


Honors Program:

  • Provides students with the opportunity to enrich themselves through unique, challenging and interactive educational experiences.

Local Community Colleges





Cerritos College

11110 Alondra Blvd.

Norwalk,  CA  90650-6269

(562) 860-2451 

Compton Community Educational Center

1111 East Artesia Blvd.

Compton, CA  90221-5393

(310) 900-1600 

Cypress College

9200 Valley View St.  

Cypress, CA  90630-5897

(714) 484-7000

El Camino Community College

16007 Crenshaw Blvd.   Torrance, CA  90506

(310) 532-3670

Golden West Community College

15744 Golden West St.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

(714) 892-7711

Long Beach City College

4901 East Carson St.

Long Beach,  CA  90808-1706

(562) 938-4353 

Los Angeles Community College

855 N Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA  90029

(323) 953-4000

Orange Coast College

2701 Fairview Rd.

Costa Mesa CA 92628-5005

(714) 432-0202

Saddleback Community College

28000 Marguerite Pkwy.    Mission Viejo, CA  92692

(949) 582-4500

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