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Contra Costa Community College District

500 Court Street
Martinez, CA 94553

International Students

About Us

The Contra Costa Community College District offers high-quality educational opportunities for international students at each of our three colleges: Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College. Students can take advantage of our low-cost tuition, extensive academic curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and a variety of transfer, degree, and certificate courses, as well as English as a Second Language classes.

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The Contra Costa Community College District has three main colleges: Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, and Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. It also has centers in San Ramon and Brentwood. Our colleges, located throughout Contra Costa County, are 30-40 minutes east of San Francisco. Both Contra Costa County and the San Francisco Bay Area are centers of northern California's cultural and economic life. Our colleges, in the heart of this hub, offer many opportunities for personal, academic, and professional growth.


Students who would like to obtain a bachelor's degree from the University of California or a California State University will benefit from the "2+2=4" transfer program. Students will be able to take the first two years of their bachelor's degree program at our community colleges and then transfer to a 4-year university for the last two years. Many international students can benefit from taking courses during the first two years at our community colleges. They are the same ones found at 4-year universities but have fewer students, more academic assistance, English language skills support, and much lower tuition during the first two years of study.


In addition, the Contra Costa Community College District offers a wide-range of certificate courses in a diverse range of subjects, including business, computer science/technology, hotel/restaurant management, travel marketing, music/recording arts and more (see the college website of your choice for a complete list of majors and certificate courses).


For those students who still require the English language skills necessary for college success, each of our colleges offer comprehensive ESL programs and courses. Check the English language/TOEFL requirements and admissions policies for the program which best fits your English language background and current needs!


Each of our colleges offers a wide-range of international student services through its own International Students Office to assist with international admissions, the immigration process, health insurance, housing, and academic support. All of these features of the International Students Program make the Contra Costa Community College District the best educational value


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