Contra Costa College

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Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College logo.png
TypePublic community college
Established1946
ChancellorDr. Helen Benbejamin
PresidentMojdeh Medizadeh
Students7,959[1]
Location, ,
United States

37°58′01″N 122°20′36″W / 37.966937°N 122.343256°W / 37.966937; -122.343256Coordinates: 37°58′01″N 122°20′36″W / 37.966937°N 122.343256°W / 37.966937; -122.343256
CampusSuburban
ColoursMidnight Blue
AffiliationsBay Valley Conference
MascotComets
Websitewww.contracosta.edu

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.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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[edit]

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.

Restaurants[edit]

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.

Notable graduates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ California, State of. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". datamart.cccco.edu.
  2. ^ Contra Costa College 2014-2015 Catalog. p. 7. Retrieved 22 May 2015.

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