|President||Dr. Gari Browning|
|Academic staff||465 (Part Time and Full Time)|
|Location||Fremont, California, United States|
|Campus||2 campuses (Fremont and Newark)|
|ASOC President||Mat Weber|
|Colors||Green, Yellow and White|
|Affiliations||California Community Colleges|
Ohlone College is a community college in Fremont, CA with a second campus located in Newark, CA. The Ohlone Community College District serves the cities of Fremont and Newark, as well as parts of Union City. Ohlone offers 61 associate degrees leading to university transfer or careers and over 100 vocational certificate programs that provide job skill training.
Ohlone is one of the 112 colleges in the California Community College System. In 2013, it was recognized as one of the Top 10 Community Colleges in California for its transfer to university and success rate, based on data from the State Chancellor's Office.
- 1 History of Ohlone College
- 2 Academics
- 3 Media References
- 4 Alumni
- 5 Notes
- 6 External links
History of Ohlone College
Established as a California Community College in 1965 following voter approval, Ohlone College serves the cities of Fremont and Newark and parts of Union City in the southeast region of the San Francisco Bay area. The Ohlone Community College District is a single college district with two campuses and a thriving e-campus.
Officially named Ohlone College on June 18, 1967, the institution honors the early Ohlone who lived in the Fremont and Newark area and much of the surrounding San Francisco Bay for hundreds of years prior to the arrival of Europeans.
A Board of Trustees was elected in 1966, which then hired the founding president, Dr. Stephen Epler, in June 1966. The college opened in fall 1967 at the Serra Center, a temporary site on Washington Boulevard. Eventually the college went out to the community for a $10 million bond and in 1972 began construction of the new Ohlone College campus on Mission Boulevard in Fremont.
Ernest J. Kump designed the original nine buildings that make up the academic village. Buildings added later to the campus include the performing arts center, the technology center, the child development center and the student services center. A second campus was constructed in Newark, CA, The Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, which opened in 2008.
Including Dr. Epler, Ohlone has had only six presidents in its 45+ year history. The current president is Dr. Gari Browning, Ohlone's first female president.
Ohlone offers Associate degrees in the Arts and Sciences (AA and AS) equivalent to completing the two year undergraduate coursework in many subjects. Ohlone also offers job training programs which can be completed in less than the two year cycle required for a degree.
Center for Deaf Studies
In 1972, the Ohlone College Center for Deaf Studies and Special Services was established when the College opened its doors to 30 Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. The Center for Deaf Studies has up to 200 Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in a single year.
Biotechnology High School Outreach Programs
Learning Alliance for Bioscience (LAB) Program is a National Science Foundation funded program that places high school students from underrepresented populations on an academic pathway to prepare for college degrees in biotechnology.
Ohlone College is the home of 89.3 KOHL radio and ONTV-28 television channel broadcast over cable. The radio station and TV studios are housed on the Fremont campus. The Ohlone Network News on the ON-TV channel, which is broadcast on the local Comcast channel 28, is prepared and delivered by students.
The department teaches television news production including a live weekly newscast during the spring and fall semesters, as well as an ASL (American Sign Language) live newscast.
Registered Nursing Department
Ohlone College offers an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the California Board of Registered Nurses. Students who graduate from this program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN which leads to licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Department
Ohlone College's Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program is a two calendar year course of study leading to an Associate of Science Degree and eligibility to take the National PTA licensing examination.
Ohlone College's PTA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Respiratory Therapist (RT) Department
The Respiratory Therapist is a licensed healthcare professional in cardio-pulmonary evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
Upon completion of Respiratory Therapist program graduates are eligible to sit for the California State License Examination for Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP). Once the RCP Credential has been attained graduates are eligible to sit for the Advanced Level Practitioner Examinations (RRT) of the National Board for Respiratory Care.
- Terry Alderete (1945-2013), businesswoman
- Andy Bloom (* 1973), shot putter
- Glenn Dishman (* 1970), baseball pitcher
- Brian Dunning (* 1965), author
- Larry Johannessen (1947-2009), author
- Lev Kirshner (* 1969), soccer player and coach
- Kenney Mencher (* 1965), painter
- Anjuli Papineau, Soccer player and soul singer
- Gary Plummer (* 1960), American footballer
- UC Berkeley, Fremont Community Profile, Mission San Jose Timeline
- City of Fremont The First Thirty Years, by Oral History Associates, Interprint, San Francisco, 1989, pp202-230.
- First American Title, title report, 2005-02-28
- "Learning Alliance for Bioscience". Web Page for College. Ohlone College. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
- District News Release: Unity Week Features Black Panthers' Founder Bobby Seale - Office of the President - Ohlone College
- Panther leader Seale speaks at Ohlone on civil rights | Oakland Tribune | Find Articles at BNET.com
- Tri-City Voice Newspaper - Whats Happening - Fremont, Union City, Newark, California
- Washington Hospital | “Sharing Memories of a Lifetime” with Rita Moreno
- Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner.New York: Riverhead, 2007: 92.
- Lev Kirshner - Carlsbad Lightning SC
- 2011 Sophomore Showcase
- Crowds jam Fremont Festival of the Arts