The Indian Wells Valley Campus, located in Ridgecrest, California, 160 miles northeast of Los Angeles, is situated on a dramatic site overlooking the Sierra Nevada, Coso, Panamint, and Argus mountain ranges. At an elevation of 2,800 feet, Cerro Coso aesthetically emphasizes the rugged beauty of one of America's most famous deserts, the upper Mojave Desert. The IWV campus features an Astronomical Observatory and a Solar Photovoltaic Field, two features that make our campus, and our college, unique amongst California Community Colleges.
College of the Canyons
In the span of 40 years, College of the Canyons has been transformed from a small community college serving several hundred students into one of the nation’s fastest-growing, large community colleges (those with 10,000-plus students). CREATE offices and web servers are housed at College of the Canyons which is located in Santa Clarita, California.
College of the Desert
College of the Desert is one of over 110 community colleges in California and a vital part of the world’s largest system of higher education. The college was founded in 1958 and opened its doors for the first time in September 1962. COD also offers a number of popular vocational and technical programs, including Nursing and Health Sciences, Digital Design and Production, Turf Grass Management & Ornamental Horticulture, Advanced Transportation Technologies, Culinary Arts, and a full range of Administration of Justice Courses at the Public Safety Academy training facility.
Cuesta College is located at the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, and is highly regarded throughout the state for its excellent educational programs, responsive student services and exceptional faculty and staff. In 1996 the college received a Silver Medal Eureka Award for Quality and Service Excellence. In 1970, ground was broken for the college's first permanent buildings, located on a 150-acre campus west of Camp San Luis Obispo. During the following 35 years, classroom buildings, a library, observatory, student center, art and music lab building, art gallery, high tech learning center, children's center, and offices were constructed on the San Luis Obispo campus.
Lompoc High School
Lompoc High boasts a rich history of providing a safe and quality education to all its students. We have established a family atmosphere which displays itself in many ways. Lompoc High is very proud to offer multiple and various career, academic and athletic opportunities to the richly diverse students and families we serve.
The Beginnings of the College District Merced College is a California Public Community College operated by the Merced Community College District, which was formed by a vote of the people of the Le Grand and Merced Union High School Districts on February 27, 1962. The Merced Community College District became effective for all purposes July 1, 1963.
Oxnard College, an accredited two-year institution of higher education, has been a part of the Ventura County Community College District since 1975. Located in the heart of Ventura County two miles from Pacific Ocean beaches, Oxnard College is part of the largest and most vibrant city in Ventura County with a multi-cultural diversity that gives our College a unique and exciting student life.
Porterville College was established in 1927 as a part of the Porterville Union High School and College District and has been a unit of the Kern Community College District since July 1, 1967. Porterville College is located in Porterville, California, and serves students and communities in the central valley.
Porterville High School
With a foundation of tradition, Porterville High School has been in existence for 111 years and the oldest of the four comprehensive high schools in the Porterville Unified School District. Current enrollment is over 1850, 9th through 12th grade students. The school is located at the base of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range between Fresno and Bakersfield, California.
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC is renowned as one of the top 10 two-year community colleges in the nation. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degrees.