Contra Costa College
|Type||Public community college|
|Chancellor||Dr. Helen Benbejamin|
|Affiliations||Bay Valley Conference|
Contra Costa College is a public community college in San Pablo, California. It is the west campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. It is part of the California community colleges system, one of the three college systems in California.
The college was founded as West Contra Costa Junior College in 1949, with the first classes held in the spring of 1950 at a temporary location in the shuttered Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, California. In 1957, a permanent campus was opened on Mission Bell Drive in downtown San Pablo.
The college is flanked by Abella Center to the south.
Middle College High School
The college campus is also home to Middle College High School, whose students take college classes in addition to regular high school courses. The high school is part of the West Contra Costa Unified School District. The current principal is Finy Prak.
The campus has three places that serve food. Prontos is an inexpensive restaurant that serves food prepared by culinary students. Aquaterra Grill is a high-end, sit-in restaurant. Brix is a moderately priced cafe that serves lunch-time classics.
- Courtney Anderson, NFL tight end
- Benny Barnes, NFL cornerback
- Robert Campbell - former member of the state Assembly (1980-1996)
- Chris Dixon, first indoor football quarterback to throw 500 touchdowns
- John Kiffmeyer, (also known as Al Sobrante), the original drummer for the punk rock band Green Day
- Joe Koontz, NFL wide receiver
- Pumpsie Green, MLB first black player to play for the Boston Red Sox
- Jim Landis, MLB center fielder
- Rick Tittle, sports radio host
- Chris Roberson, Philadelphia Phillies player
- Travis Williams, NFL running back
- Jeff Gerstmann, video game journalist (attended)
- California, State of. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". datamart.cccco.edu.
- Contra Costa College 2014-2015 Catalog. p. 7. Retrieved 22 May 2015.