Golden West College
|Golden West College|
|Motto||Oceans of Opportunity|
|Location||Huntington Beach, California, United States|
|Colors||Sunny Yellow and Sea Green|
|Affiliations||Coast Community College District|
Golden West College or GWC, is a community college providing two-year associate of arts degrees, and lower-division classes transferable to other colleges and universities. It is located in Huntington Beach, California, about 35 miles (58 km) south of Los Angeles, California.
Golden West College is part of the Coast Community College District, a multi-college district that includes Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College, a regional organization providing administrative services and funding for post-secondary education. The district is chartered by the state of California to provide community college services.
GWC possesses several clubs on campus for students to join. The C.A.R.E. CLUB is for single mothers dedicated to their children and their education. The California Nursing Student Association (CNSA) is to increase professional awareness and the growth of nursing students. The Peace & Leadership Club is for creating a culture of peace.
The mission of GWC is to provide inexpensive education in the trades, licensed trades and skilled professions, as well as remedial and transferable lower-division courses for students who plan to transfer to either a California State University, a campus of the University of California, or another university.
AA Degree Programs
- Emphasis in Arts and Humanities
- Emphasis in Business and Technology 
- Emphasis in Mathematics
- Emphasis in Science
- Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Emphasis in Social Behavior and Self Development
- Social Sciences
California State Community College Championships
- Women's Basketball: 1979, 1990, 1991
- Field Hockey: 1980
- Women's Gymnastics: 1979
- Men's Soccer: 1977
- Softball:1975, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984
- Men's Swimming: 1985,1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004
- Women's Swimming: 1999, 2000, 2001
- Women's Tennis: 1980
- Men's Track Shot Put: 2010
- Women's Track Hammer: 2010
- Men's Volleyball: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
- Women's Volleyball: 1979, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
- Men's Water Polo: 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011
- Women's Water Polo: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2009
- Patty Cardenas - Olympic silver medalist, water polo
- Doug Fabian - Investment writer and advisor
- Vivica A. Fox - Actress
- Doug Gottlieb - ESPN basketball analyst
- Jack Haley, basketball player with Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls
- James McDonald - Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher
- Tito Ortiz - 2-time NJCAA State Champion wrestler; professional mixed martial artist, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, UFC Hall of Fame member
- Michelle Pfeiffer - Actress
- Joseph Santos- Artist/Painter
- Jonathan Uyloan - Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Guard
- Institute of Education Services
- Logistics program
- Djanseziang, Kevork (March 17, 2015). "Seal Beach's Jack Haley, who played for UCLA, Chicago Bulls, Lakers, dead at 51". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
- "Tito Ortiz UFC Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2014.