Los Medanos College (LMC) is one of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. Located on a 120-acre campus, the college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
LMC includes more than 25 instructional departments, and offers certificate and degree programs in over 35 areas of study. Students can choose from programs in the fields of appliance service, graphic communication, automotive technology, accounting, administration, fire technology, management supervision, commercial music–pedagogy, office administration, and travel marketing, among others. LMC also offers an Honors Transfer program and a well known nursing program.
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The college offers admission to high school graduates above 18 years of age. Applicants having cleared the General Educational Development (GED) test or the California High School Proficiency Exam are also eligible for admission. Both first-time students as well as returning candidates are required to submit a college application prior to class registration.
Special Admit students need to furnish documentation to verify prerequisites at the time of registration. Enrollment in English and some Math classes require completion of the LMC assessment test prior to registration. International students cannot apply online, but they can download the International Student application form, and then mail the completed form to the college office.
LMC offers all forms of financial assistance to aid eligible students in pursuing college education. Deserving candidates can choose from various programs that are offered through the United States Department of Education, State of California, and several other private sources.
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The Associated Students of Los Medanos College is the official representative student organization of LMC. This student body aims at addressing student problems, voicing student opinion, encouraging student participation in campus activities and enhancing the quality and scope of education at the college. Students are also involved in organizations like the Alpha Gamma Sigma, American Medical Student Association, La Raza Unida, Student Nursing Association, Puente Club, and International Student Leaders.
The Career Center offers a variety of workshops in career exploration, resume writing, interviewing skills, and employability skills training. The Bookstore in the college sells course books, school and office supplies, reference books, computer hardware, software and supplies, imprinted sportswear, greeting cards and snacks. LMC library has five Group Study Rooms. The rooms have whiteboards and wireless access, and the library has a laptop checkout program.
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The athletics department of LMC fields a number of men’s and women’s teams. The men’s teams are known as the Mustangs, while the women’s teams are nicknamed the Lady Mustangs. The students participate in sports like basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, baseball, and softball. LMC is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.