Los Medanos College

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Coordinates: 38°00′21″N 121°51′36″W / 38.0059°N 121.86°W / 38.0059; -121.86

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Type Community College
Established 1974
President Bob Kratochvil
Students 8,658[1]
Location Pittsburg, California, United States
Campus Suburban
Colors Cardinal and gold
Mascot Mustangs
Website www.losmedanos.edu

Los Medanos College (LMC) is a community college in Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California, United States. LMC has an extension in Brentwood. It 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. Enrollment was 8,658 students in Spring 2017.[1]


35 associate degrees and 23 certificates of achievement are available as of 07/2011.[3] Several transfer-specific associate degrees are awaiting approval as of 07/2011.


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 baccalaureate 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. ^ a b California, State of. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". Datamart.cccco.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  2. ^ CCCApply - About the Colleges - Key Facts - Los Medanos College Archived 2005-11-23 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed on 2008-01-12.
  3. ^ Los Medano College 2011-12 Catalog
  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. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 
  16. ^ "Alumni Dave Tollefson". Losmedanos.edu. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 

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