Los Medanos College

Coordinates: 38°00′22″N 121°51′36″W / 38.006°N 121.86°W / 38.006; -121.86
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TypePublic community college
Established1974; 50 years ago (1974)
Parent institution
Contra Costa Community College District
PresidentPamela Ralston
Location, ,
United States

38°00′22″N 121°51′36″W / 38.006°N 121.86°W / 38.006; -121.86
Colors   Cardinal and gold
Pittsburg is located in the United States
Pittsburg is located in California

Los Medanos College (LMC) is a public community college in Pittsburg, California. Established in 1974, LMC has an extension in Brentwood and is part of the Contra Costa Community College District.


The name, meaning "inland sand dunes" in Spanish, refers to the sand dunes that characterize its location in eastern Contra Costa County along the Sacramento River and in the foothills of Mt. Diablo.[2] Opened in 1974, the college is part of Contra Costa Community College District, along with Contra Costa College and Diablo Valley College. Enrolment was 6,845 students in Spring 2023.[3]


There were 25 associate degrees and 30 certificates of achievement available in the 2022–2023 academic year.[3]


Several notable programs include:

  • Fire Academy (approved by the California State Fire Marshal)[4]
  • Honors Transfer Program[5]
  • Puente: improving college success and accessibility for Latino students[6]
  • MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement Program): facilitating transfer to four-year institutions with majors and bachelor's degrees in science, engineering, computer science and other math-based fields.[7]
  • Umoja Scholars: focuses on enriching, fostering, and nurturing the educational experience of African American students.[8]
  • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination): prepares students to transfer to a four-year school.[9]
  • PTEC (Process Technology): aids and prepares students for a career in chemical processing and oil refinery work.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "About Los Medanos College". www.losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 7 February 2024.
  2. ^ CCCApply - About the Colleges - Key Facts - Los Medanos College Archived 2005-11-23 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed on 2008-01-12.
  3. ^ a b "About Los Medanos College". Los Medanos College. Retrieved 2024-02-06.
  4. ^ "Los Medanos College - Fire Technology". Losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Los Medanos College - Transfer Academy". Losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Los Medanos College - Puente". Losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Los Medanos College - Math, Engineering & Science Achievement (MESA) Program". Losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Los Medanos College - Umoja". Losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Los Medanos College - Advancement Via Individual Determination AVID". Losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Los Medanos College - Process Technology Program". Losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  11. ^ "From Antioch to Afghanistan: Ty Carter's journey of heroism". Mercurynews.com. 24 August 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Conner's NBA story a charmer". Eastbaytimes.com. 9 January 2007. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Anthony C. Ferrante, Sharknado director, got his start at LMC". Losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  14. ^ Gustafson, Lars. "Wildcat alumnus kicks into high gear as pro soccer player". Theorion.com. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Football journey: Sterling Moore". Espn.com. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Alumni Dave Tollefson". Losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017.

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