Las Positas College is located 40 miles southeast of San Francisco, amid one of the fastest growing business, science , and technology regions in California. Gently rolling hills and picturesque vineyards form the scenic background for the 147-acre campus of the college.
The Las Positas College opened as a Chabot College Extension Center in 1963, providing 24 courses and enrolling 810 students at Livermore High School and two other sites. By 1965 the curriculum had been growing and relocated to Livermore Granada High School. This eventually expanded to include both high schools in Amador and Dublin. That same year the District purchased the Livermore site with the intention of developing a comprehensive community college. On 31 March 1975, "Valley Campus" began as Chabot College's Livermore Education Center.
The College was designated as an independent college by the Board of Governors in 1988 and on January 7, 1991 LPC received full accreditation from the Community and Junior Colleges Accrediting Commission.
Currently, Las Positas College enrolls nearly 8,500 students during the day and at night. For students pursuing job readiness, moving to a four-year college or university, or personal enrichment, the College provides a resume. The College provides university transfer classes, retraining classes for those in need of employment or career advancement, a first time educational opportunity for many adults, enrichment classes for those seeking a broader perspective, and career and technical training for those entering the technical and paraprofessional workforce.
Las Positas College excels in helping transfer students to the University of California system, the California State University system, and other four-year institutions. Students going to college will select between 24 Occupational Associate Degrees, 17 Transfer Associate Degrees, and 44 Certification Programmes. The College also offers community education courses that are geared towards personal development and cultural enrichment. In a friendly, personal atmosphere, academic rigour is maintained. The faculty and staff at Las Positas College distinguish themselves by their energy , creativity and commitment to make a difference in the lives of the students they serve.
Las Positas College is a learning-centered institution focused on excellence and student success, and is fully committed to supporting all residents of Tri-Valley in their pursuit of education and progress.
The campus can be reached via BART and Interstate 580. Students will ride the bus from BART station in Pleasanton-Dublin and from other places in Livermore and Pleasanton. The College is proud of its outstanding safety record, which has earned it one of the Bay Area's best schools, and its contribution to sustainability, including LEED buildings, recycle and paper conservation activities, and photovoltaic ( solar) energy-generating parking systems.
This amazing educational institution is conveniently located near some of Danville’s other top schools. Make sure to check them out on your next visit:
University of California, Berkeley
Diablo Valley College
Saint Mary's College of California
California State University East Bay Concord Campus
California College of the Arts
University of San Francisco
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