Glendale Community College

Glendale, CA
Glendale Community College

Brief Description

Glendale Community College is located in Glendale, California. It is on the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley. It is a suburb of the Greater Los Angeles area. Glendale is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and the 22nd largest in the state. The college is situated on 100 acres on the slopes of the San Rafael Mountains overlooking the valleys in the area. Glendale is home to Forest Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place of many noted celebrities and dignitaries. The college is easily accessible to the sunny coastline of Southern California.

The college was established in 1927 to serve the needs of the Glendale Union High School District which included the towns of Tujunga and La Crescenta. First named Glendale Junior College, classes were conducted in the Glendale Union High School until 1929. The college then moved to the Harvard School plant of the District. Classes were held there until 1937. The year before, the Glendale Junior College District had dissolved to become a part of the Glendale Unified School District. The school moved into a plant that is still a part of today's campus. Glendale Community College was named such in 1944. Fifteen permanent buildings now house the college classes that have an enrollment of about 25,000 college-credit day and evening students. Approximately 10,000 other students are served through the adult education programs that the college offers. The community college has specialized training programs such as JTPA and GAIN as well as contract instruction by the Professional Development Center.

Glendale Community College is in partnership with Northern Arizona University. This partnership means that students can follow a program pathway that enables them to earn a Bachelor's degree in Business Education in three years if they also attend summer school classes.

The Business Fast Track Degree program was recently established and is the first of its kind within the Maricopa Community College District. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Glendale Community College North campus.

The expedited Fast Track program enables students to save money as well as experience smaller class sizes. Students that participate in this program also receive special guidance from local successful business owners and leaders in the community.

Visits to major regional employers increase their professional networking. Enrollment requirements for the program are the completion of English 101 and Math 150. The Business Fast Track degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs(ACBPS). The ACBPS has rigorous standards to ensure current and relevant course goals, objectives and content.

Career and Technical Programs at GCC combine state-of-the-art equipment with a rigorous curriculum for earning Associate's degrees in the Arts and Sciences. Students can also use the coursework to transfer to a four-year degree program in the career pathway of their choice.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 15596

Total institution enrollment: 15596

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Glendale Community College
1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208


(818) 240-1000


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 38%

Female undergraduate population: 62%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years

Accounting And Finance
Aeronautical And Aerospace Engineering Technician
Agriculture / Agricultural Sciences General
Aircraft Mechanic / Technician Powerplant
Aircraft Pilot And Navigator Professional
Alcohol / Drug Abuse Counseling
Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Arts And Design
Biological And Physical Sciences
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Business Information And Data Processing
Ceramics Arts And Ceramics
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Commercial Garment And Apparel Worker
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences Other
Computer Programming
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Design And Visual Communications
Dietician Assistant
Drafting General
Electrical / Electronics Equipment Installer
English Language And Literature General
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Fire Protection Other
Flight Attendant
Foreign Languages And Literatures General
French Language And Literature
General Buying Operations
General Retailing / Wholesaling Operations
General Studies
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health And Physical Education General
Humanities / Humanistic Studies
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
Institutional Food Services Administration
Institutional Food Workers And Administration
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical Technician
Medical Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Medical Assistant
Music General
Nursing Rn Training
Physical Sciences General
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology
Real Estate
Social Sciences General
Spanish Language And Literature
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Transportation And Materials Moving Work
Welder / Welding Technologist