Folsom Lake College
|Location||, California, United States|
Folsom Lake College (FLC) is a comprehensive, public community college, the 114th community college in the State of California, and the fourth campus of the Los Rios Community College District. In January 2004, Folsom Lake College received initial accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. Accreditation certifies to students and the community that an educational institution meets or exceeds specific standards of quality.
Folsom Lake College serves the community with classes offered at its main Folsom campus at 10 College Parkway, two outreach centers (the El Dorado Center in Placerville and the Rancho Cordova Center), and various off-site locations nearby.
A full spectrum of support services and programs are available to enhance student success, including counseling, financial aid, tutoring, libraries, and computer centers.
In Fall 2005, Folsom Lake College opened over 65,000 square feet (6,000 m2) of new/expanded instructional facilities on its main campus. In Spring 2006, a new bookstore/cafeteria on the Folsom campus and a new instructional building on the El Dorado Center campus opened. Construction on 50,000-square-foot (5,000 m2) of new instructional facilities is ongoing at the Folsom campus, with opening expected for Spring 2007. All of this construction is part of the college’s Master Plan, which calls for the college to gradually grow to eventually accommodate 15,000-20,000 students.
As of Fall 2005, Folsom Lake College enrolled approximately 6,600 students choosing among approximately 1,000 different course offerings. Those students were served by 74 full-time faculty, including 9 counselors, 180 part-time faculty, 69 classified staff, and eight administrators.
The college offers students over 30 different Associate of Arts or Science degree options, as well as over 30 certificate alternatives.
In 2011, the Folsom Lake College Visual and Performing Arts Center opened to the public. The center includes an 850-seat main theater, a 200-seat city stage, and a 100-seat recital hall. The center cost approximately $42.3 million. The majority, $38 million, came from state and district bonds. $4.3 came from a district capital campaign. The Folsom City Council contributed $500,000 to FLC in exchange for the right to name the 200-seat studio theater.
- "Item 8: Recognition of College Status for Folsom Lake College, Los Rios Community College District" (PDF). Agenda, March 1–2, 2004. Board of Governors, California Community Colleges. 2004. Retrieved 2006-09-11.