So what is STEM anyway?

A career booster with a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering and math! Looking for a job that’s interesting and rewarding? How about a career field that’s growing fast, pays well, and offers financial security? You may want to consider careers based on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—STEM for short—which are on the rise in the Bay Area, and all across the...
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Dynamic Careers in Computer Support and Network Security

Providing support for computers and keeping them secure are ongoing needs in today’s companies. LMC’s Computer Science Department offers a number of options to help you prepare for a career in these dynamic, high-demand fields in the Bay Area. In addition to developing your technical skills, LMC’s programs provide you with new job skills, better career choices and great wages. According to...
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Associate Degrees for Transfer Guarantee Acceptance at Cal State Universities

How would it feel to know that you will be accepted to a Cal State University (CSU) when you’ve completed your associate degree at Los Medanos College? Would you like to know that each class you take will get you closer to transferring, and that you aren’t wasting any effort, time and money? If you can answer yes to both of these questions, check out the College’s Associate Degrees for...

Internships link learning to real world

East Bay Municipal Utility District • Phillips 66 • Shell When thinking about what these companies have in common, there is an important connection that is transforming our college and community that some may not know: each recently provided valuable work experience to interns through the Cooperative Work Experience Education Program at Los Medanos College. “Students are directly...

The right amount of higher education

You don’t have to commit to four years of college to increase your income In choosing a career, it’s important to know your personal interests and talents, the job outlook for occupations matching your interests and talents, the education required, and the earnings you can expect - annually and over a lifetime. Several recent economics studies shed light on the outlook for national and local...

Be a STEM Success @ LMC!

We’ll help you every step of the way. Are you interested in an exciting career of discovery and exploration? Do you like solving problems, working in diverse teams, and innovating ways to make positive impacts on the world? Then come join the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program at Los Medanos College! Studying a STEM discipline at LMC will prepare you for a fascinating career...
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Reflect, Explore, Pursue!

Your Road to Career Success Starts Here. As you think about the next step in your life, what do you see?  A career?  More education? Job advancement?  Transfer & Career Services at Los Medanos College can help you create your plan for the future. As you consider college majors, careers are a big focus–but where do you start? Follow these steps to get headed in the right...
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Veterans, College and Career

There are over 21.8 million veterans in the U.S. today and (about 1.6 million are women). 43% of all military veterans attending college are enrolled in community colleges. The unemployment rate for veterans May 2014: 6.1 percent October 2015: 3.9 percent A higher percentage of male veterans go into management and professional careers (34.6%) than non-veterans (32.5%). This is even more true...
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LMC’s Veterans Services Expanding

The United States Armed Forces have deployed over 3 million troops to Iraq and Afghanistan.  An estimated 30,000 men and women leave the military and return to California each year.  That number is expected to dramatically increase as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down and the military downsizes. Student veterans add diversity and value to our campus population that we welcome at Los...
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“When will I ever use this?” A new look at contextualized learning

Will I ever use this in a future career? Here is a look at innovative math instruction for all ages that exposes students to high-wage, in-demand careers. At some point in every student’s life, the question is asked, “when will this ever be useful?” The Bay Area Water/Wastewater Workforce Development Collaborative (BAYWORK) has found an answer to that very question, by creating engaging...
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Spotlighting First-Rate STEM Programs

For the first time, the 150 Prize-eligible institutions are also invited to nominate exceptional students enrolled in their best middle-skill STEM programs for scholarships. Up to 50 Siemens Technical Scholars will be selected from programs that provide outstanding preparation for high-demand jobs in manufacturing, energy, health care, and information technology. A partnership between the Siemens...
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Los Medanos College Named One of Top 150 in U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for 2017 Aspen Prize for Excellence and $1 million

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Los Medanos College (LMC) as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds, as well as Siemens Technical Scholars Program student...
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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 of Arts or Science Degree (AA or AS) The coursework you need to transfer to a four-year college Associate in Arts...
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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 careers account for more than 10% of the job market, but also pay more than twice the median wage of an average job (2013). Unfortunately, Hispanic, African-American,...
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“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 to build a campus environment that supports each one of our students to bring their strengths, culture, and unique identities and dreams to the campus environment. To quote...
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Earn & Learn East Bay

Working together to bring quality work-based-learning to Contra Costa County [caption id="attachment_1367" align="alignleft" width="169"] Electrical and Instrumentation Technology student, Carlos Magana, participated in a paid internship with San Francisco Water District.[/caption] What do you want to be when you grow up? What if you don’t know? How do you find out about careers? Earn &...
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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 access and printing, and a place to hang out in between classes. The one common theme is that all the student veterans appreciate that...

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 College? Our students are gaining prestige among transfer institutions, with increasing rates of acceptance at University of California (UC)...
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“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 to collaborate in order to provide smooth pathways for adults seeking careers who are actively in the Adult Education system and transitioning into...
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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 necessary for transfer to a four-year college or university. However, we know that students attend Los Medanos College (LMC) for a host of reasons. Some want a degree or certificate...

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: www.losmedanos.edu/registration Complete the online orientation: www.losmedanos.edu/lmcorientation Assess your English and math skills: www.losmedanos.edu/assessment Meet with a counselor and create your education plan: www.losmedanos.edu/newstudentworkshop Attention...
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