Las Positas College

Las Positas College

Las Positas College is a community college located in Livermore, California. It offers a two-year curriculum for students seeking career preparation, transfer to a four-year college or university and personal enrichment. The campus is spread across an area of 147 acres. LPC enrolls more than 8,000 students annually.

The students at Las Positas college can choose from more than 20 occupational associate degrees, over 15 transfer associate degrees, and more than 35 certificate programs.

LPC athletes are known as the Hawks. The college fields both men's and women's sports teams. The teams participate in various sports like basketball, soccer and cross-country.

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Las Positas College
3033 Collier Cyn Rd
Livermore , CA 94551-7650
General Phone: (925) 424-1000

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Las Positas College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts350English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, international relations
Family and Social Work60child development
Security and Law Enforcement32criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Design16interior design, illustration
Business and Management16business, business management, accounting, small business management, sales and marketing, retail
Computer Science and Engineering12information technology, computer programming, computer science, computer networking
Engineering Technician11laser/optical tech, manufacturing tech, industrial safety tech, drafting, engineering technician
Media10journalism, digital communications
Mechanics and Repair5communications install and repair, automobile mechanics
Office and Administration4data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Therapy and Counseling4psychology
Photography and Commercial Art4commercial photography
Production Trades3welding
Art Studies2art studies
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Landscaping and Horticulture2applied horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery, floristry
Science2biology, chemistry, physics
Agricultural Science and Management1various agricultural courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine0EMT paramedic
Science and Laboratory Technician0chemical tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education, sports and fitness management

Number of programs and degrees for Las Positas College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree41642
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years029
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years5614
Award of less than 1 academic year688

Las Positas College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Las Positas College had a total enrollment of 8,024 students (4,933 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 53%
Black 5%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 15%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 29%
20-21 18%
22-24 12%
25-29 9%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 6%
65+ 4%

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

State unknown3%

Las Positas College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 44 %

Las Positas College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Livermore, 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.

Las Positas College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 754
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,029
Books and supplies $ 1,360

Financial Aid:
Las Positas College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3035700)

Las Positas College Faculty

Las Positas College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1526
Non-tenured and not on tenure track610

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year49$87,36057$86,501
All faculty totalacademic year49$87,36057$86,501

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

Las Positas College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, Other

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology

Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development

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

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

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

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

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

Science And Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

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

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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