Golden West College

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Golden West College
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Motto Oceans of Opportunity
Established 1965
President Wes Bryan
Students 12,796[1]
Address 15744 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, Huntington Beach, California, United States
Colors Gold and Green
Affiliations Coast Community College District
Mascot Rustler Sam
Website www.goldenwestcollege.edu

Golden West College (GWC) is an American community college in Huntington Beach, California.

Organization[edit]

Golden West College, Orange Coast College, and Coastline Community College comprise the Coast Community College District (CCCD). The district is a regional organization providing administrative services and funding for post-secondary education. The state of California charters the CCCD to provide community college services.

Clubs[edit]

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.

Academics[edit]

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.

Athletics[edit]

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, 2014, 2015
  • Women's Swimming: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2013
  • 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

Golden West's softball team has appeared in one Women's College World Series in 1974 at the college level.[2] Golden West also won the AIAW junior/community college national championship in 1975, 1976 and 1977. The 1975 title came in a perfect game, 22-0 victory over Northeastern Colorado, shortened to 5 innings by the mercy rule.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institute of Education Services
  2. ^ Plummer, William; Floyd, Larry C. (2013). A Series Of Their Own: History Of The Women's College World Series. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States: Turnkey Communications Inc. ISBN 978-0-9893007-0-4. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ [1], Sherdog web page
  5. ^ "Tito Ortiz UFC Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 

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