College Of The Sequoias

College Of The Sequoias

Founded in 1926, College of the Sequoias, or COS, is a public two year community college, located in Visalia (Tulare County), in California's San Joaquin Valley. COS enrolls more than 10,000 students every term. The College is named after the Giant Sequoia trees, which are native to the nearby Sierra Nevada mountain range.

The College offers a variety of transfer, vocational and community based classes, which include the fire/ police academies for Tulare and Kings counties. COS offers classes on several campuses which include: COS Farm Campus, Corcoran, Dinuba, Exeter, Farmersville, Hanford, Ivanhoe, Lemoore, Lindsay, Orosi, Porterville, Strathmore, Three Rivers, Tulare and Woodlake campus.

The mascot of College of the Sequoias is the Giants.

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College of the Sequoias
915 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia , CA 93277-2214
General Phone: (559) 730-3700

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College of the Sequoias Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts446foreign language and literature, language translation, French language, Spanish language, American Sign Language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine283EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Family and Social Work145family and consumer science, food and nutrition, foodservice management, child development, human services
Security and Law Enforcement144corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Law87legal secretary, legal assistant
Business and Management39business, business management, accounting, sales and marketing
Science13biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Agricultural Science and Management10agriculture, agricultural operations, agricultural machine tech, crop production, dairy production, various agricultural courses
Design10fashion design, graphic design
Construction Trades9apparel and textile marketing, construction, building inspector, plumbing
Mechanics and Repair8electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science, information technology, computer networking, system administration
Landscaping and Horticulture7applied horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery, floristry
Animal Science and Care7animal husbandry, equestrian studies
Art Studies7art studies
Office and Administration6data entry, administrative assistant
Engineering Technician6HVAC tech, water quality and recycling tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting
Music5music, music management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3health and physical education, athletic trainer
Media3mass communication, journalism
Architecture and Planning3architectural tech
Beauty and Cosmetology3cosmetology
Medical Support and Technology2pharmacy tech, veterinary assistant, phlebotomy
Production Trades2welding
Education and Teaching1early childhood special ed, health teaching
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Science and Laboratory Technician0chemical tech
Drama and Performing Arts0dance, drama, theatre design
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for College of the Sequoias in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree80360
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years1353
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9117
Award of less than 1 academic year35714

College of the Sequoias Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of the Sequoias had a total enrollment of 11,697 students (6,757 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 36%
Black 4%
Hispanic 45%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 26%
20-21 15%
22-24 11%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown5%

College of the Sequoias Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 32 %

College of the Sequoias Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Visalia, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of the Sequoias Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 624
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,300
Books and supplies $ 1,460

Financial Aid:
College of the Sequoias participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 118600)

College of the Sequoias Faculty

College of the Sequoias has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year77$85,26490$80,924
All faculty totalacademic year77$85,26490$80,924

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of the Sequoias Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology
Agricultural Production Operations, Other
Agriculture, General
Crop Production
Dairy Husbandry and Production

Animal Science And Care
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Construction Trades, General
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Health Teacher Education

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Services, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Language Interpretation and Translation
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

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