Higher Education/ Skills/ Credentials 2017-12-16T13:50:31+00:00

Adult schools can help you get your high school diploma or GED, learn English as a second language (ESL), give you much needed skills and certificated training.  There are many jobs that require certificates rather than diplomas such as hair dresser, childcare center management, construction, electrician, nurse and more. It is a great way to prepare yourself for a career without finishing a four year university.

Community colleges offer an opportunity to anyone who wants to obtain a career or transfer to a 4 year university to study and get credentialed.  The California Community College system offers wonderful opportunities for continued education. Students attend Community College for many reasons.  Some attend right after high school as a cheaper option to fulfill courses that can be completed before transferring to a University to earn their bachelor’s degrees. Other students attend community college later in life to gain new skills to improve their employment opportunities. Many of the campuses offer English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. In addition, there are courses about culture and arts, history and sciences. Really, anything you are interested in, there is an opportunity to expand your knowledge at a Community College.

Outside of classes there are also opportunities to get involved with clubs and programs. All campuses have student services. These services include tutoring, writing centers, counseling, and financial aid.  There are also many clubs to meet your needs and passions – religious, environmental, cultural, employment, or community service. Below is a list of community colleges will specific links to their ESL programs.

Irvine Valley College
Irvine
ESL
949-451-5100
http://academics.ivc.edu/llr/esl/Pages/default.aspx

Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa
ESL
(714) 432-5716
http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/divisions/lit_lang/english_second_language/Pages/default.aspx

Saddleback College
Mission Viejo
ESL
(949) 582 – 4788
https://www.saddleback.edu/la/esl

Golden West College
15744 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
714.892.7711

Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92706
714.564.6000
http://www.sac.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Santiago Canyon College
8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA, 92869
714.628.4900
http://www.sccollege.edu/

Cypress College
9200 Valley View Street, Cypress, CA, 90630
714.484.7000
http://www.cypresscollege.edu/

Fullerton
321 East Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, CA, 92832
714.992.7000
http://www.fullcoll.edu/

Coastline Community College
11460 Warner Avenue,
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 546-7600

L.A. Unified School District
(213) 62-LEARN (213-625-3276),
L.A. County Office of Education
(562) 922-6111

Long Beach City College
Long Beach
ESL
(562) 938-3160
http://www.lbcc.edu/ESL/

Mt San Antonio College كلية ماونت سان أنتونيو
Walnut
ESL
http://www.mtsac.edu/continuinged/noncredit/esl/

Pasadena City College كلية مدينة جلنديل
Pasadena
ESL
eslcenter@pasadena.edu
(626) 585-3111
https://www.pasadena.edu/academics/support/success-centers/esl-center/

Glendale Community College كلية مدينة جلنديل
Glendale
ESL
http://www.glendale.edu/index.aspx?page=1165

Garfield Campus
1122 E. Garfield
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 240-1000, ext. 5033

Glendale Community College
1500 N. Verdugo, Office SF 120
Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 240-1000, ext. 5669

Off-Site Locations
Call office for class times
(818) 240-1000, ext. 5033

Citrus College
Glendora
ESL
(626) 963-0323
http://www.citruscollege.edu/academics/programs/esl/Pages/default.aspx

Community Colleges

Cerritos 11110 Alondra Blvd., 90650 562-860-2451 www.cerritos.edu

Compton- 1111 E. Artesia Blvd,90221 310-900-1600 district.compton.edu

El Camino- 16007 Crenshaw Blvd 310-532-3670 www.elcamino.edu

Glendale- 1500 N. Verdugo Rd, 91208 818-240-1000 www.glendale.edu

Long Beach- 4901 E. Carson St. 562-938-4111 www.lbcc.edu Los Angeles (9 districts)

770 Wilshire Blvd 213-891-2000 www.laccd.edu

Mt. San Antonio-1100 N. Grand Ave, 909-274-7500 www.mtsac.edu

Pasadena- 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. 626-585-7123 www.pasadena.edu

Rio Hondo- 3600 Workman Mill Rd. 562-692-0921 www.riohondo.edu

Santa Clarita-26455 Rockwell Cyn Rd. 661-259-7800 www.canyons.edu

Santa Monica- 1900 Pico Blvd., 90405 310-434-4000 www.smc.edu

Orange County

Irvine Valley College
Irvine
ESL
949-451-5100
http://academics.ivc.edu/llr/esl/Pages/default.aspx

Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa
ESL
(714) 432-5716
http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/divisions/lit_lang/english_second_language/Pages/default.aspx

Saddleback College
Mission Viejo
ESL
(949) 582 – 4788
https://www.saddleback.edu/la/esl

Golden West College
15744 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
714.892.7711

Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92706
714.564.6000
http://www.sac.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Santiago Canyon College
8045 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA, 92869
714.628.4900
http://www.sccollege.edu/

Cypress College
9200 Valley View Street, Cypress, CA, 90630
714.484.7000
http://www.cypresscollege.edu/

Fullerton
321 East Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, CA, 92832
714.992.7000
http://www.fullcoll.edu/

Coastline Community College
11460 Warner Avenue,
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 546-7600

Inland Empire

Norco College
2001 Third Street, Norco, CA,
92860
951.372.7000
http://www.norcocollege.edu/

Riverside City College
4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92506
951.222.8000
http://www.rcc.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Moreno Valley College
16130 Lasselle Street, Moreno Valley, CA, 92551
951.571.6100
http://www.mvc.edu/

San Bernardino Valley College
701 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, CA, 92410
909.384.4400
http://www.valleycollege.edu/

Crafton Hills College
11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, CA, 92399
909.794.2161
http://www.craftonhills.edu/

Mt. San Jacinto College
1499 North State Street, San Jacinto, CA, 92583
951.487.6752
http://www.msjc.edu/

Norco College
2001 Third Street, Norco, CA,
92860
951.372.7000
http://www.norcocollege.edu/

Riverside City College
4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92506
951.222.8000
http://www.rcc.edu/Pages/home.aspx

Moreno Valley College
16130 Lasselle Street, Moreno Valley, CA, 92551
951.571.6100
http://www.mvc.edu/

San Bernardino Valley College
701 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, CA, 92410
909.384.4400
http://www.valleycollege.edu/

Crafton Hills College
11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, CA, 92399
909.794.2161
http://www.craftonhills.edu/

Mt. San Jacinto College
1499 North State Street, San Jacinto, CA, 92583
951.487.6752
http://www.msjc.edu/