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Steps to Get Started at LMC

Start on your path to being a student at Los Medanos College by following the steps below. Submit your application: Complete the online orientation: Assess your English and math skills: Meet with a counselor

It’s All About Outcomes!

How do YOU measure success? A six-figure income, a fancy car or a big home in the country? Traditionally, success at a community college is measured by the award of degrees and certificates or completion of coursework

A Solid Foundation Leads to LMC Student Success

Since its formation in 1997, the Los Medanos College (LMC) Foundation has been committed to building pathways for LMC students to fulfill their dreams. The Foundation raises funds and allocates critical financial support for educational and career

Graduate Highlight: Tito Ramos

LMC graduate Tito Ramos was awarded the LMC Interclub Council (ICC) and LMCAS (student government) scholarships while at LMC.  He transferred to UC Berkeley where he will soon graduate in Media Studies. Tito’s legacy continues on at LMC. After

What Can I Do & Where Can I Go?

Career pathways & exploration for East County high school students In a recent informal survey, I asked people, “When you were in high school, if someone had offered you a GPS that allowed you to type in

“AEBG” – Pathways from Adult Education to College

In the last few years, there has been a lot of examination and analysis regarding the effectiveness of public education. Adult education and higher education institutions are held to high standards of accountability, and are being encouraged

Student Highlight: Christina Hernandez

Christina Hernandez is finishing up her GED at Liberty Adult Education while in her first semester at Los Medanos College. She is majoring in Electrical & Instrumentation Technology and is excited about her bright future. She had

LMC with Transfer in Mind!

LMC’s Transfer & Career Services provide students with a variety of on-campus, online and off-campus resources to aid students in finding, applying and transferring to hundreds of universities near and far! Why consider transferring from Los Medanos

Graduate Highlight: Darren Meeks

Now attending CSU Los Angeles, Darren Meeks graduated from LMC with an Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer, one of the new degrees designed specifically for transferring to a Cal State University campus. He also

Making A Difference for Our Student Veterans

LMC now has an active, vibrant Veterans Resource Center. Opened in 2016, it is located centrally on campus and offers services and resources to specifically support student veterans, including a dedicated academic counselor, educational benefits support, computer

Student Highlight: Laniece Bell

Laniece Bell is a veteran, mother, Vallejo native, and third generation in her family to attend college. She is majoring in Liberal Studies/Behavioral Sciences/Sociology, and is planning to transfer to CSU East Bay in Fall 2018. Laniece

Earn & Learn East Bay

Working together to bring quality work-based-learning to Contra Costa County What do you want to be when you grow up? What if you don’t know? How do you find out about careers? Earn & Learn East Bay

“Equity, Equality & Diversity” – How do they benefit students at LMC?

Exploring Equity What is equity? At Los Medanos College (LMC), equity is the shared responsibility for us to create a college that is safe, healthy, and inclusive for all members of the campus community. We work together

Student Highlight: Nilton Serva

Nilton Serva, majoring in Computer Science, addresses the audience at an Earn & Learn awards breakfast. When Nilton Serva was released from his second juvenile incarceration, he was on the verge of homelessness. Then the Los Medanos

Creating a Diverse STEM Workforce

Where are all my peeps at? Have you considered a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)? These careers certainly need more representation from our communities! The Bureau of Labor Statistics says not only do STEM

Student Spotlight: Sonia Barocio

Sonia Barocio plans to transfer to UC Irvine and study biology, and ultimately earn a PhD in Biomedical Research. She has flourished at LMC, participating in the Honors Scholar, STEM Scholar, STEM Ambassador and MESA programs. She

Career Focus A to Z

LMC Degrees & Certificates Gives you College Skills Certificate The skills you need to get an entry-level job or additional specialization Certificate of Achievement Expanded certificate with additional knowledge and skills to help you move up Associate