The California Community Colleges approved seven additional baccalaureate degree programs at community colleges across the state. These degrees, spanning in-demand industries from health care to mechanical fields, join 24 other bachelor’s degree programs for a total of 31 offered or soon to be offered.

“These affordable, quality community college baccalaureate degree programs respond to labor, student, and community demand and will benefit California and its citizenry for years to come,” said Larry Galizio, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Community College League of California.

West Los Angeles Community College’s Aviation Mechanics: Avionics Program is among the approved bachelor’s degree programs.

"West Los Angeles College is excited to be adding a second baccalaureate program that responds to specific industry needs, both regionally and throughout the state,” said James M. Limbaugh, Ph.D., West Los Angeles College President. “Our avionics bachelor's program—the only such program in the country—will provide students a comprehensive education in the electronics of aviation, allowing them to move to well-paying careers in the aviation industry.  This program, like our successful dental hygiene program, exemplifies the purpose and value of offering career-oriented bachelor's degrees at community colleges.”                                                                                                                                                 

The seven additional baccalaureate degrees include:

Cerritos College, Dental Hygiene

Fresno City College, Dental Hygiene

Hartnell College, Respiratory Care

Los Angeles Valley Community College, Respiratory Therapy

Taft College, Dental Hygiene Administration

Ventura College, Automotive Career Education

West Los Angeles Community College, Aviation Mechanics: Avionics

The Community College League of California continues to advocate for baccalaureate degree programs that benefit students and their communities throughout California. The CCLC celebrates these new opportunities and applauds the leaders that worked to create them, including three statewide leaders recently featured in the League’s podcast, Leading Community Colleges in California.