To be a beacon of excellence in learning and equitable student success.
To transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities,
nurturing and empowering all students to achieve their educational goals.
The Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) was founded by a public
vote in December 1948 and first opened its doors in 1949. It is one of the
largest multi-college community college districts in California. CCCCD
serves a population of 1,019,640 people, and its boundaries encompass all
but 48 of the 734-square-mile land area of Contra Costa County. The District
Office is located in historic downtown Martinez.
The Contra Costa Community College District is governed by an elected
five-member Governing Board who serve four-year terms. One
student member, selected by student government, serves a one-year term on a
rotational basis among the Colleges. The Chancellor, appointed by the
Governing Board, carries out the policies of the District.
In 2009, the District celebrated its 60th anniversary with a variety of
events and activities. A set of history boards were created and traveled
throughout the county, revealing some historic events and past leaders of
the District. A closing event was held at the Craneway Pavilion, located in
Richmond and near Shipyard #3 where the first District classes were held in
1949, and a history book titled “Sharing Memories Contra Costa Community
College District 1948-2008” was published to share our rich legacy with the
community. To view the history boards, photos of the 60th anniversary
closing event or view the book,
click here (PDF).
For 60 years, our institutions have been a
vital part of Contra Costa County. Young and old alike are encouraged to
take advantage of an incomparable array of educational choices, including
studies leading to an associate degree, transfer to four-year colleges and
universities, short-term training to update professional skills, and
specialized vocational and technical training programs - many in partnership
with local businesses and industry - to help build a strong workforce in
Contra Costa County.