Las Positas College


Las Positas College

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name = Las Positas College



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type = Public (two-year)
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city = Livermore, Alameda County
state = California
country = USA
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website = [http://www.laspositascollege.edu/]

Las Positas College is a community college located in Livermore, California, United States. Las Positas College is located on 147 acres in Livermore; it subsequently grew to include Amador and Dublin High Schools as well. The District purchased the Livermore site that same year, intending to develop a comprehensive community college. However, in 1970 and again in 1972, bond issues to build the rural college failed-despite Tri-Valley voters' overwhelming support-because the District's largest voting population lived outside the service area for the proposed college. Lacking funds to develop a second comprehensive community college, the Board of Trustees voted to develop a small education center at the Livermore site. On March 31, 1975, "Valley Campus" opened as the Livermore Education Center of Chabot College.

Las Positas College has since developed into a fully accredited comprehensive institution. In 1988 the College was designated by the Board of Governors to be an independent college. Las Positas College received full accreditation on January 7, 1991 from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Las Positas College currently enrolls approximately 8,100 day and evening students. The College offers a two-year curriculum for students seeking career preparation, transfer to a four-year college or university, or personal enrichment. Las Positas offers transfer agreements with UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz. Students who come to the College can choose any of 22 Occupational Associate Degrees, 16 Transfer Associate Degrees, and over 35 Certificate Programs.

In 1999, Las Positas had a completion rate of 49.5% and a transfer rate of 22.4%.

Las Positas is now going to be competing with a local high school, Granada High, in an electric-car race, based around the Electrathon guide lines. This was done to encourage interest in environmental technology and similar fieldsFact|date=February 2007.

ource

* [http://www.laspositascollege.edu/ College website]

External links

* [http://www.radiolaspositas.com/ Radio Las Positas]
* [http://www.lpcexpress.org/ The Express Newspaper]


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