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.
Where We Are Located
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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
Transfer to a University
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.
International Student Office
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.