Coastline Community College

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Coastline Community College
Coastline Community College Logo, May 2013.png
Official logo for Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, California. Used from 2009 to present
Motto Tomorrow's College Today.
Established 1976
President Loretta P. Adrian, Ph.D.
Students 8,935[1]
Location Fountain Valley, California, United States
Athletics None
Mascot Dolphin
Website www.coastline.edu

Coastline Community College is a community college with three mini-campuses in Westminster, Garden Grove and Newport Beach and an administration building in Fountain Valley, California, United States. The college offers Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Science degrees, courses to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university, and career and technical courses that can lead to career advancement and/or an occupational certificate. The college was founded in 1976, and is part of the Coast Community College District. Its sister colleges are Orange Coast College (in Costa Mesa) and Golden West College (in Huntington Beach).

The college is part of the California Community College system, which includes a total of 112 community colleges statewide.

The Coast Community College District serves the following seven California cities: Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Newport beach, Seal Beach (includes Sunset Beach) and Westminster.

History[edit]

Originally started by the Coast Community College District as the Distance Learning college (it would serve the DL needs of Coast District Residents while Orange Coast College and Golden West College would serve the on-campus needs), Coastline has now evolved to include a distance learning program as well as on-campus (on-site) classes available at these three mini-campus sites (see above).

Coastline offers distance education in a variety of modalities, including telecourses and the use of Pocket PC and personal digital assistants. Coastline's Distance Learning department has created an open source course management system (CMS) called Seaport which is similar to the products of Blackboard and WebCT. Its Military Outreach program delivers courses to every branch of the U.S. Armed Services. Coastline is also the first college to ever offer a complete degree available through content designed for distribution via a Pocket PC or other mobile learning device (cell phone, iPod, etc.).

Campus locations[edit]

Unlike most colleges, Coastline does not have a traditional campus. Instead, instruction is offered at sites throughout the Coast Community College District. The College has three main mini-campuses based in Newport Beach, Garden Grove and Westminster, with an administration building (offering enrollment services, counseling, a bookstore, and more) in Fountain Valley. The Westminster Center is formally called the "Le-Jao Center" in honor of the Le family (owners of Lee's Sandwiches) and the Jao family (owners of the Asian Garden Mall and Bridgecreek Development) who contributed substantially to the Coastline Foundation's endowment.

In fall 2012, the college opened a new campus at 1515 Monrovia in Newport Beach. This campus is home to several general education courses and programs, including the college's Paralegal Program, Acquired Brain Injury Program, Special Programs Department, Art Department, and Digital Art. It is also home to a Veterans Resource Center and the Coastline Art Gallery, a community art gallery that's open to the public.

Academics[edit]

Students can choose to take courses to fulfill their general education transfer requirements, or explore vocational programs like biotechnology and informatics. In addition, Coastline also offers an English as a Second Language (ESL) program and a unique Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) program.

College offerings include:

  • General education programs for preparation/transfer to a 4-year university.
  • Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees in a variety of majors.
  • Career and Technical Education courses and certificates.
  • Hundreds of online classes and complete online degree programs.
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program (for those with brain injury due to traumatic or non-traumatic accident or event).
  • Educational programs for members of the U.S. Military (see http://military.coastline.edu)

General information[edit]

Founded in 1976, with Dr. Bernard Luskin as Founding President, Coastline is committed to student success through accessible and flexible education within and beyond the traditional classroom. A majority of students take at least one class via the College’s Distance Learning program, which allows flexible learning via the internet, CD-ROM, telecourses, and classes on hand-held PDA.

The college also forms relationships with business and industry. Coastline’s Contract Education program includes an extensive program that allows enlisted members of the U.S. Military to pursue an education (mainly via Distance Learning) at Coastline.

Coastline is part of the Coast Community College District, which also includes Orange Coast College and Golden West College. The Coast Community College District serves the following seven California cities: Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach (includes Sunset Beach), and Westminster.

The college is part of the California Community Colleges System, which includes a total of 112 community colleges statewide. Every community college has the same tuition rate (Currently at $46/unit), but it is set by the state legislature and subject to change.

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Coordinates: 33°42′56″N 117°55′45″W / 33.715607°N 117.929209°W / 33.715607; -117.929209