Las Positas College began in 1963 as one of Chabot College’s extension centers. It operated out of a local high school, and slowly expanded into three other high schools and additional sites. Las Positas became an independent institution in 1988, and in 1991 was accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
Today, Las Positas services more than 9,000 students with dozens of associate degrees and certificate programs. Its 147-acre campus is 40 miles southeast of San Francisco, and services all residents of the Tri-Valley area. The area around Las Positas is notable as one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation for science and technology. The campus is accessible by bus and by car from nearby BART stations.