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Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board: Vicki Gordon, President Timothy J. Farley, Vice President John Márquez, Secretary Greg Enholm, Member Gary Walker-Roberts, Member Kwame Baah-Arhin, Student Trustee

LMC PROGRAMS & SERVICES

A look at the impact of LMC’s Career Technical Education

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A Solid Foundation Leads to LMC Student Success

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Strengthening Pathways from Adult Education to College

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LMC with Transfer in Mind

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Making a Difference for Our Student Veterans

STUDENT UNION PHYSICAL EDUCATION COMPLEX This magazine received $31,000 from Carl D. Perkins funds. Additional support was provided by the Student • Two new dance & fitness • Two classrooms, offices for The(3SP), FirsttheFloor: Success and Support Program California Career The Second Floor: studios PE and Athletics faculty/staff Pathways Trust (CCPT) and•the Adult Education Block Bookstore • New offices & Grant (AEBG). How&dowomen's they benefit students at LMC? • Dedicated athletics • Men's locker Career meeting spaces pathways & exploration for East • Food Services area workout room room and showers • Large gathering social County high school students It is the policy of the Contra Costa Community • Student LoungeCollege • Large combined general • Team sport locker rooms area for student clubs District and Los Medanos• College to provide an weights & cardio room 485-seat Community • Large equipment storage educational and employment environment Center in which no Conference room person shall be unlawfully subject to discrimination on Working together to bring the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, • Athletics trainer room. quality work-based learning religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, marital status or physical or to Contra Costa County mental disability or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This holds true for all students who Check out LMC’s programs, degrees are interested in participating in educational programs and certificates and/or extracurricular activities. Unlawful harassment, discrimination or denial of access of any employee/ student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability is strictly prohibited. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the College’s education programs. Inquiries regarding compliance and/ or grievance procedures and requests for the elevation and addition of sports may be directed to the Los Medanos College Title IX Officer and Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Gail Newman, Senior Dean, Student Services, gnewman@ losmedanos.edu, (925) 473-7421.

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It’s All About Outcomes!

By David Wahl

How do YOU measure success? A six-figure income, a fancy car or a big home in the country? Traditionally, success at a community college is measured by the award of degrees and certificates or completion of coursework necessary for transfer to a four-year college or university. However, we know that students attend Los Medanos College (LMC) for a host of reasons. Some want a degree or certificate to improve their employability. Some have their eye on transferring to a four-year school. And others simply want to take classes for personal enrichment or advancement in their current jobs. In an effort to provide information

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The results of the survey showed that completing CTE studies and training – whether or not a credential is earned, whether or not a student transfers – is related to positive employment outcomes. 2

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vocational degree, or earned 9+ CTE units. The survey was administered in early 2016 by e-mail, telephone and US mail. The survey addressed student perceptions of their CTE program, employment outcomes, and how their coursework and training relate to their current career. A total of 1,020 students were surveyed and 312 students responded, for a total overall response rate of 30.6%. The results of the survey showed that completing CTE studies and training – whether or not a credential is earned, whether

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or not a student transfers – is related to positive employment outcomes. The majority of respondents are employed, are working in the same field as their studies or training, and are working full time. Respondents overall posted a 45.5% increase in their hourly wage after completing their studies at Los Medanos College and the vast majority were satisfied or very satisfied with the education and training they received. Today, the CTE Outcomes Survey has grown to include all 113 California Community

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An interactive “Visualization” of the survey results for LMC, and for many other California community colleges, can be viewed by the public at https://cteos.santarosa.edu.

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A Solid Foundation Leads to

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By Trinh Nguyen, PhD

Since its formation in 1997, the Los Medanos College (LMC) Foundation has been committed to building pathways for LMC students to fulfill their dreams. The Foundation raises funds and allocates critical financial support for educational and career technical training programs, teaching facilities, student scholarships and emergency funds. Investments from corporations and individual donors have enabled the LMC Foundation to: • Award over 6,000 scholarships to students • Assist more than 2,000 students to transfer to fouryear colleges and universities • Facilitate over $10 million in college program grants • Support career technical programs such as nursing, electrical engineering, law enforcement, emergency medical technology and firefighting • Help students learn skills that lead to jobs earning more than $80,000 per year • Provide emergency financial support to hundreds of lowincome students struggling with basic needs including childcare, food, rent, and transportation so they are able to remain in school and complete their goals

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Join us in supporting LMC students in their pursuits to become scholars, police officers, scientists, nurses,

firefighters, teachers, or advanced manufacturing technicians. Your contributions can help our students realize their goals, and in turn, help our communities become stronger with a vibrant workforce for today and tomorrow. To learn more about the LMC Foundation, and to make a onetime or recurring monthly gift, visit www.losmedanos.edu/foundation. To explore planned giving via life insurance, stocks and trusts, will and bequest, and real estate, contact Trinh Nguyen, PhD, LMC Development Officer, trnguyen@losmedanos.edu or (925) 473-7315.

“Dow is proud to be a long-time financial partner and member of the LMC Foundation. The Foundation supports many students who are pursuing technical careers.  The Foundation’s practical assistance and encouragement for LMC’s students have provided a major source of workforce talent that Dow and other advanced manufacturing companies desperately need.  We could not fill our talent pipeline without our partnership with LMC!”  – Carlos Deloach – Operations and Maintenance Group Leader and LMC Foundation Board Member

Tito Ramos LMC graduate Tito Ramos was awarded the LMC Interclub Council (ICC) and LMCAS (student government) scholarships while at LMC.  He transferred to UC Berkeley where he will soon graduate in Media Studies. Tito’s legacy continues on at LMC. After seeing a similar program at UC Berkeley, he was a pivotal force in creating the new LMC Food Pantry, which provides free nutritional food to students in need. Tito explained, “I was humbled to be selected to receive the Interclub Council and LMCAS student government scholarships.  With the added cost of textbooks, fees, calculators and other academic necessities, it can be difficult to stay focused on your education. Receiving these scholarships gave me the support I needed to stay in school, and to stay competitive when applying to the UC system.  It is a privilege to give back to my community, and hopefully the new resources will be the boost others need to be successful in their academic journeys.”

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What Can I Do & Where Can I Go? Career pathways & exploration for East County high school students

By Keith Hensley and Kelly Green

In a recent informal survey, I asked people, “When you were in high school, if someone had offered you a GPS that allowed you to type in your career goal and map out your exact career path, would you have taken it?” The responses from young and old alike were a resounding “You bet!” with a few, “Can I get one of those right now?” thrown in.

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Unless you were fortunate enough to have superior direction from a high school guidance counselor, most of you had to fend for yourselves in taking what you hoped were the right steps toward reaching your career goals. Most of those paths had far too many side steps that, had you known, you could have avoided and made better choices. Most careers and industry don’t have formal career pathways. But career pathways have huge benefits both for individuals and for employers. A career pathway consists of career ladders (the uphill steps to a career), and career lattices (crossover jobs where you can use your transferrable skills when you change your career choice). For individuals, the benefits of career pathways are numerous. These include the wealth of information available to assist you in selecting a career while learning which work and personal experiences, education,

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personality, skills sets, and equipment are necessary to reach and be successful in that career.

The benefits of career pathways for employers may be more subtle, but include the ability to ensure new employees are hired for jobs that are in line with their career paths, and to know what training and education will better prepare their workers for job advancement. Thus, employers gain a workforce that is committed, satisfied, dedicated and long-term. At LMC, Career Pathways and Career Exploration staff are

ramping up to provide local high school students support and an opportunity to make informed choices. One way this is being done is by bringing students to the college on “Career Focus Fridays”. These events are designed for students to explore a career cluster that aligns with their interests, abilities and strengths. Recently, LMC hosted 200 students for a Health and Public Safety Day where they explored fire technology, administration of justice, nursing and emergency medical services. Other Career Pathways events include a Visual and Performing Arts Day, Early Childhood Education Day, Industrial Tech and the Trades Day, and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Day. These visits allow students to learn about pathway programs, meet with instructors, hear from current students, and tour the facilities. Another way LMC is reaching out to our K-12 partners has been by piloting dual enrollment counseling classes at some of our local high schools. Career

Exploration & Orientation to College courses are being offered to juniors and seniors on their respective high schools throughout East County. High school students at both comprehensive and alternative campuses are being instructed by LMC faculty in collegelevel courses where they have the ability to earn one or more transferable college credits. High school students have the ability to jump start their college journey by trying on the hat of a college student. They are determining early what most interests them and how to go after the appropriate pathway of study, all the while gaining confidence in their ability to be successful in a college setting.

To find out more about career pathways and support specifically designed for high school students preparing for college, visit LMC’s CTE Career Pathways at www.losmedanos.edu/cte or visit our many resources found at Transfer & Career Services, www.losmedanos.edu//career.

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“AEBG” – Pathways from Adult Education to College By David Wahl

In the last few years, there has been a lot of examination and analysis regarding the effectiveness of public education. Adult education and higher education institutions are held to high standards of accountability, and are being encouraged to collaborate in order to provide smooth pathways for adults seeking careers who are actively in the Adult Education system and transitioning into colleges. can start at the adult education center and build on their experience at the community college for sustainable and progressive employment.”

The 2015-2016 State Budget appropriated $500 million to the California Community Colleges and the California Department of Education to expand and improve the provision of adult education. Locally, Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) funds are directed by a consortium of county adult education providers and community colleges focused on the areas of: 1. Basic math and English skills, including high school equivalency certificates 2. Classes in citizenship and English as a second language 3. Education programs for adults with disabilities

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capable of being successful community college students. So, we help them determine the right timing and navigate the process for moving from Pittsburg Adult to LMC.”

Lynne Nicodemus, Pittsburg Adult Education Principal said, “Pittsburg Adult Education Center has partnered with Los Medanos College (LMC) for years to support adult education students as they transition into the community college programs. Adult education students are

The new Liberty Adult Education “College/Career Transition Center” is a prime example of how students are supported in their transition into college. The Center, launched in 2016, features Career Connections Liaison Debra Dye and a dedicated College Transition Specialist,

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Nick Morgan, who help guide students to transition their adult education career pathway goals to aligned college degrees and certificates. Students make oneon-one appointments with the Transition Specialist and receive information about the types of programs offered at the local community colleges. Nick, who provides identical services for the Antioch and Pittsburg Adult Ed centers said, “We are helping students plan career pathways, where they

His LMC counterpart, Transition Specialist Catherine Fonseca echoed Nick’s remarks, “As the Los Medanos College Transition Specialist, I am here to assist students transitioning from adult education to our college. I help them access college resources and services, maximize their college experience, and become competitive in the workforce. I also work with our English as a second language community, acquainting them with the American higher education system so they can see LMC as a training institution that will help them and their families attain financial stability.” For information about charting your own pathway to LMC utilizing the vast resources of our East County adult education centers, contact Nick Morgan at nickmorgan2@gmail.com or Catherine Fonseca at cfonseca@losmedanos.edu.

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Christina Hernandez Christina Hernandez is finishing up her GED at Liberty Adult Education while in her first semester at Los Medanos College. She is majoring in Electrical & Instrumentation Technology and is excited about her bright future. She had signed up for the Career Connections class at Liberty Adult Education, and through that, Nick Morgan arranged a tour for the class at LMC. When Christina realized that LMC offered free tutoring to math students, she was eager to start. She explained, “If it wasn’t for the Career Connections class at Liberty and Nick Morgan, I never would have even filled out an application!” Another resource that Christina finds quite useful is the Education Plan, which helps all LMC students get organized and know which classes they will take and when. Christina stated, “My counselor and the CalWORKs coordinator helped me with my Ed Plan, giving me confidence, a clear goal, and something to look forward to – getting my college degree!”

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By Rachel Anicetti

LMC’s Transfer & Career Services provide students with a variety of on-campus, online and off-campus resources to aid students in finding, applying and transferring to hundreds of universities near and far! Why consider transferring from Los Medanos College? Our students are gaining prestige among transfer institutions, with increasing rates of acceptance at University of California (UC) campuses, California State University (CSU) campuses, and private/out-of-state colleges.

Where did LMC Students Transfer in 2015-2016? During the 2015-16 year, a total of 102 LMC students transferred to the University of California, while 412 transferred to the California State University system.

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Start Preparing for Transfer Your First Semester We recognize that Los Medanos College is the first step for many of you on your education journey, and we want you to be successful. College is a time of curiosity, learning, new friendships, growth, and sometimes stress. We also know that your success in your first year of college will set the stage for your future career. LMC offers a number of support programs on campus. Learning communities in particular offer guidance, friends, specialized instruction and courses. Check out programs like Puente, Umoja, Honors and MESA to find out if

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Chris Fabbri was awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, worth up to $40,000 at his transfer school. Chris earned three associate degrees at LMC and plans to major in biology at UC San Diego or UC Santa Cruz.

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they’re of interest to you! One of our learning communities, the Transfer Academy, is dedicated to empowering students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully transfer to a four-year institution. The Transfer Academy provides a dynamic academic experience with strong supports in and outside of the classroom, like academic counseling and support, workshops, leadership development and four-year campus tours. The Academy is a community of students, faculty and staff working together to keep you on target to transfer as quickly and successfully as possible.

Explore Universities While at LMC, take advantage of opportunities to explore transfer institutions. You have personalized access on campus to representatives from popular colleges like UC Berkeley, UC

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Davis, Saint Mary’s College and CSU East Bay; you are able to meet with these representatives and learn more about their transfer options, courses, and even on-the-spot-admissions. You can also meet university representatives from colleges around the country at our Fall and Spring Transfer Day college fairs. Tour more than ten transfer institutions with Transfer & Career Services, for free. See colleges like University of Nevada, Reno, UC Davis, Sacramento State University, and others.

Darren Meeks Now attending CSU Los Angeles, Darren Meeks graduated from LMC with an Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer, one of the new degrees designed specifically for transferring to a Cal State University campus. He also completed two Liberal Arts degrees at LMC – one in Math/Science, and another in Behavioral/Social Science. At CSULA, Darren is concentrating on finance and plans to complete his degree in 2018.

Finally, as an LMC student, you have access to expert application and transfer support, and advice from Transfer & Career Services’ team of staff and student ambassadors. We provide workshops on applications, essay writing, financial aid for transfer, and scholarships. You also can utilize individual application support at our computers on the top floor of the Student Services Center, on the Pittsburg campus.

For more information, visit www.losmedanos.edu/transfer or stop by. We look forward to seeing you today and ultimately sending you off to a bright future when you complete your program at LMC!

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Making A Difference for Our Student Veterans

STUDENT HIGHLIGHT

By Armida Salazar and Barbara Cella

LMC now has an active, vibrant Veterans Resource Center. Opened in 2016, it is located centrally on campus and offers services and resources to specifically support student veterans, including a dedicated academic counselor, educational benefits support, computer access and printing, and a place to hang out in between classes. The one common theme is that all the student veterans appreciate that they have a support system and a location where they can find services designed just for them. A committed team worked diligently to figure out what was needed for the Center. Senior Admissions & Records Assistant and Veteran Certifying Official Diane Ferguson, a veteran herself and one of the team’s active members, explained, “We have increased federal and state veteran services in the Center to help to ease the transition from military to civilian life. Many student veterans return from military service with medical issues that can affect their ability to succeed in higher education. With the help of internal and outside services, we can help to alleviate these issues.”

equipment and furniture to make the space welcoming, comfortable and functional.

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) found several community champions, including Sentinels of Freedom and PG&E, with the added support of a grant from Keller Canyon. They provided the initial computers, printers, other

Justin Kerns, an Army veteran, is a tutor in the Center. He commented, “We are here to get help and to help others. It’s mutual aid and LMC has given us a central location to flourish. The fact that we have a dedicated

Alexandria Paine is a Navy veteran and the secretary of the LMC Veterans Club. She expressed her appreciation for the club and said, “The VRC is here for veterans to relax, and make the most of the equipment and services provided. There are computers and printers, even a kitchen, and, most importantly, a veterans counselor. Sometimes it is really hard being new to LMC and not knowing how to start your benefits. We’re very thankful the VRC was created.”

student veteran counselor has been very helpful to me. They provide advice on who to talk to for specific information about transferring and getting the right classes. A favorite spot is the Center’s silent study area. The VRC is a great consolidated resource for new and current veterans at LMC.” Armida Salazar is currently in the Army National Guard as a member of the Military Police; she served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan. She also helped with writing this article. Armida explained, “It is a tremendous honor to be a student veteran at LMC, a college that has put a lot of energy and

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resources behind this amazing place in support of the unique needs of our student veteran population. Thank you, LMC!”

If you are, or you know, a veteran who is thinking about a new career or going to college, visit www.losmedanos.edu/veterans to learn more about this valuable resource. The Center is located near the Cafeteria on the third floor of the College Complex Building. We look forward to meeting you!

Laniece Bell Laniece Bell is a veteran, mother, Vallejo native, and third generation in her family to attend college. She is majoring in Liberal Studies/Behavioral Sciences/Sociology, and is planning to transfer to CSU East Bay in Fall 2018. Laniece served in the United States Army where she was a specialist, and served in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). She uses LMC’s new Veterans Resource Center (VRC) often. “The VRC is valuable to me as I can get together with other veterans, share college experiences at LMC such as our favorite professors, which college services to utilize, and which activities to be sure to participate in. The VRC gives us a sense of belonging to the LMC community. One thing that was really important to me was that I represented the college in the 2016 Veterans Day Parade in Antioch. I feel proud that I could represent LMC. As a single parent, it’s very important to me to be a good role model for my children and this was the perfect opportunity. My children even got to ride on the float in the parade!”

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Earn & Learn East Bay:

Working together to bring quality work-based-learning to Contra Costa County

By Tara Sanders

What do you want to be when you grow up? What if you don’t know? How do you find out about careers? Earn & Learn East Bay (ELEB) is a campaign bringing partners throughout Contra Costa County and the East Bay together to expose youth and young adults to local careers and spend time in hands-on work experiences. Earn & Learn recognizes the value of working together to support our region’s economic vitality. This innovative initiative maximizes success for both businesses and students. Hosted by the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County, Earn & Learn East Bay is a collaboration of 15 school districts, the Contra Costa Economic Partnership (CCEP), Contra Costa County Office of Education, four community colleges, and California State University East Bay. Each organization has multiple “connectors” who support the partnership and are a point of contact to connect businesses with education. The center of this work is collaboration, offering strong support for instructors, an easy process for employers, and engaging experiences

Electrical and Instrumentation Technology student, Carlos Magana, participated in a paid internship with San Francisco Water District.

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for students. When a company indicates they would like to participate in an activity, their “pledge” is matched to a connector located at each school site. The connectors follow standards of practice in order to coordinate well-planned activities – all

The center of this work is collaboration, offering strong support for instructors, an easy process for employers, and engaging experiences for students.

Fiat Chrysler/MOPAR collaborates with LMC’s Automotive Technology Program by providing classroom guest speakers, internships, and potential employment.

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supported by a work-based learning toolkit to which each partner has contributed. Local industry partners like Shell Oil are impressed and thrilled by Earn & Learn’s depth and reach and honored to support this program. Employers have one point of contact for schools, and schools now have more companies to work with. It’s a win-win.” While high schools and community colleges have always delivered work-based-learning activities like internships and guest speakers in classrooms, the California Career Pathway Trust Grant funded regional collaboration to maximize opportunities provided to youth.

Tara Sanders, LMC’s Community Partnership Liaison, addresses business partners at a presentation.

“From our perspective, this is just as much about ensuring the success of young people as it is about creating a tremendous opportunity for employers to develop their talent pipeline.” – Gina Del Carlo, Earn & Learn East Bay Program Director The ELEB initiative has increased and expanded the experiences and facilitated strategic employer engagement. New legislation under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) also encourages this collaboration as well as funding for out-of-school, underserved, and foster youth to participate in these activities.

Los Medanos College is proud to be an Earn & Learn partner, with internships spanning Bay-wide, thanks to the wonderful employers investing in the local workforce. The appreciation for the partnership is mutual. “We are truly excited to continue deepening our partnership with Los Medanos College in the Earn & Learn Campaign. The college was honored as the ELEB’s Champion on the Rise in 2016,” said

Gina Del Carlo, Youth Policy and Program Director for the Contra Costa Workforce Development Board and ELEB Director. “Our partnership with LMC will help us expand and grow Earn & Learn deep into the future. From our perspective, this is just as much about ensuring the success of young people as it is about creating a tremendous opportunity for employers to develop their talent pipeline.”

For more information on Earn & Learn East Bay projects and how you can connect with them, visit http://www.earnlearneastbay.org/

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Retired Antioch Police Chief Allan Cantando recruits for a police internship.

When Nilton Serva was released from his second juvenile incarceration, he was on the verge of homelessness. Then the Los Medanos College student was connected to Earn & Learn East Bay and earned an opportunity to work at Costco Wholesale. Throughout the course of his paid internship he not only experienced his first job interview, but was inspired to continue his education and pursue a degree in Computer Science, focusing on entrepreneurship and the technology industry. “One day I want to create companies that will be able to give opportunities to young people like Earn & Learn East Bay gave to me,” said Nilton. (925) 439-2181 I www.losmedanos.edu I Los Medanos College

Nilton Serva, majoring in Computer Science, addresses the audience at an Earn & Learn awards breakfast.

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FEATURE

“Equity, Equality & Diversity” By Sabrina T. Kwist, EdD

How do they benefit students at LMC? Exploring Equity What is equity? At Los Medanos College (LMC), equity is the shared responsibility for us to create a college that is safe, healthy, and inclusive for all members of the campus community. We work together to build a campus environment that supports each one of our students to bring their strengths, culture, and unique identities and dreams to the campus environment. To quote LMC’s Jose Pantoja, writing for The Experience (LMC’s student newspaper), he defines equity as: “At the college level, equity can be roughly defined as the intentional commitment for fair and just treatment of all members of a college community, and inclusion can follow as the strategic integration of equity and diversity in every aspect of higher education.”

How Do Equity and Equality Work Together? As I read Jose’s definition, I can’t help but think, aren’t equity and equality similar? Equality is a term derived from equal and is often used to promote the idea of fairness or sameness. Los Medanos College practices

equality by providing educational access and admission to all students who wish to attend. Equity builds upon equality by acknowledging diversity and the importance of differences once students come to LMC. Equity strategies provide each student with the tools needed to succeed, even if those tools are different than those used by the student next to them. At first glance, this appears to contradict ideas of fairness and treating everyone the same. However, an equity lens requires that we address both individual differences and systemic differences. For example, the pathway to success may look different for a student for whom English is a second language or a parenting student in need of childcare nearby. A student working full-time may benefit from classes offered nights or weekends. All have similar goals of successfully completing their education at LMC, but their paths are unique. So what is the practice of diversity and equity at LMC? We work with each of you to provide support for your own unique path

at LMC. Equality and equity mean serving East County, and ensuring that student success represents every household in our community. There are many examples at LMC and here are three we’d like to share with you:

Three Ways LMC Supports Equitable Success 1. Learning Communities and Leadership Opportunities LMC has a variety of learning communities dedicated to your success such as Umoja, Puente, MESA, Honors, and the Transfer Academy. Some communities are connected to your area of study while others combine identitybased support with academic excellence. Campus clubs and activities help leaders give back, educate, and foster community and cultural pride. 2. Smart Classrooms, Smart Support LMC’s classrooms are equipped with smart technology, designed to support the dynamic ways our faculty engage with our diverse students. Utilizing principles of universal design, we strive to ensure

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that materials are offered in ways that support different learning styles and learning differences. Our Center for Academic Support offers peer and faculty tutors in a wide variety of disciplines. Our math, English, English as a second language, and music labs provide focused support opportunities. Finally, Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) partners with students with disabilities to provide advocacy, accommodations and support. 3. Your Culture and Life Experience are Strengths At LMC, we acknowledge that all of our students bring the strengths of identity and experience to the campus. You may come to college from a previous career, from military service, from a household where multiple languages are spoken or where you are the first to go to college. At LMC, you will find a variety of people and resources dedicated to support your success.

For more information, visit: www.losmedanos.edu/equity

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FEATURE

By Nicole Trager, PhD

Creating a Diverse STEM Workforce Where are all my peeps at? Have you considered a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM)? These careers certainly need more representation from our communities! The Bureau of Labor Statistics says not only do STEM careers account for more than 10% of the job market, but also pay more than twice the median wage of an average job (2013). Unfortunately, Hispanic, AfricanAmerican, Native American and female employees, in general, are underrepresented in the STEM job market. The numbers are vastly different, 70.8% of the STEM workforce are white, nonHispanic, while just 6.4% are black and 6.5% are Hispanic or Latino. African Americans and Latinos have been continuously underrepresented in the STEM workforce since these studies have been done starting in 1970. Women are also underrepresented in the STEM fields. Although women are 53% of college graduates, they are only 26% of STEM professionals. That means men are comparatively 74% of the STEM workforce. So what do all of these numbers mean? Over 70% of the STEM workforce is white and male. That is not what our community and country look like. Why is a diverse STEM workforce valuable? One

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mission is dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists. WinS: Women in STEM is a club on campus whose mission is to encourage and support women who are pursuing or wish to pursue a career in STEM and spread awareness of the need for more women in the STEM fields.

word… INNOVATION. STEM is geared around new discoveries, different ways of thinking and advancement. A more diverse workforce to pull new ideas and better problem-solving from a variety of ways of thinking. Having people from different cultural and gender backgrounds bringing different ways of thinking to the talent pool increases the likelihood of more innovation.

Los Medanos College is filling the need Los Medanos College has several places where diverse students are being fostered to seek STEM degrees. MESA Program: Math Engineering Science

Achievement (MESA) Program provides academic support for educationally and economically disadvantaged students so they can excel in STEM. MESA helps develop academic and leadership skills for students to successfully transfer and later graduate from a four-year university. S-STEM Scholars Program: S-STEM Scholars Program provides scholarships for lowincome LMC students and includes mentoring from faculty/ professionals to help guide students through the education and career process. SACNAS: Society for the Advancement of Chicano/ Hispanic and Native American Scientists. This LMC club is part of a national organization whose

ET- Engineering Tech Club: In 2015-2016 eleven students were involved in a NASA design project that took them all the way to Houston, Texas. The Club’s goal is to increase awareness and inclusivity in the engineering fields while giving club members more experience with hands-on projects. STEM Ambassadors: The ambassador program has LMC students tutor both in class and after school students in STEM at local high schools to help encourage entrance and success in STEM fields. Come visit us and see the exciting opportunities in STEM that we have for you.

For more information, visit www.losmedanos.edu/stem.

Sonia Barocio Sonia Barocio plans to transfer to UC Irvine and study biology, and ultimately earn a PhD in Biomedical Research. She has flourished at LMC, participating in the Honors Scholar, STEM Scholar, STEM Ambassador and MESA programs. She presented research at the Statewide Honors Research Symposium, and was a summer researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She has been involved with Alpha Gamma Sigma – the honors society of the California Community Colleges, and is a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Club at LMC. Sonia explains, “These campus activities helped me create a strong relationship with the LMC community, which I deeply care for. I have learned about the great benefits of giving back to the community, which has made significant contributions to the development of my character and to the person I am today. My research experience at MUSC inspired my career goal: to predict and discover genetic, optical and cardiovascular diseases.”

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GUIDE TO CAREERS

Career Focus A to Z

Los Medanos College LMC Degrees & Certificates

Gives you

College Skills Certificate

The skills you need to get an entry-level job or additional specialization

Certificate of Achievement

Expanded certificate with additional knowledge and skills to help you move up

Associate of Arts or Science Degree (AA or AS)

The coursework you need to transfer to a four-year college

Associate in Arts or Science Degree for Transfer (AAT or AST)

The coursework you need to transfer to a four-year college, especially the California State University (CSU) system.

Job titles and compensation are obtained from O*NET OnLine, a resource sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and reflect workforce data from within California.

Accounting Certificate of Achievement in Accounting Associate of Science in Accounting Accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting/CPA firms, small businesses, large corporations, banks, hospitals, schools systems and government agencies preparing financial statements, balance sheets and tax returns. Transfer to a four-year university for a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Tax Preparer: $10.25-$48.20 Payroll and Time Keeping Clerk: $13.90-$31.31 Accountant or Auditor: $21.54-$60.90

Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement in Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement in Basic Law Enforcement Academy Intensive Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Investigations Certificate of Achievement in Criminal Law Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Employment in a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement, corrections, and security fields as a police officer, deputy sheriff, county detention officer, state trooper, intensive probation/parole surveillance officer, correctional officer and loss prevention specialist. Law enforcement agencies require additional training and certificates. Transfer to a four-year university for a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist: $26.27-$49.97 Police Patrol Officer: $28.53-$60.48 Criminal Investigator and Special Agent: $33.48-$65.48

Air Conditioning/Refrigeration College Skills Certificate in Appliance Service Technology; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Employment with firms that specialize in installation, servicing and repair of heating and cooling systems in homes, offices and commercial buildings; self-employment. The program prepares you for employment with HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) firms at the residential, commercial and industrial levels. Leads to apprenticeships. Maintenance and Repair Worker: $11.33-$32.05 Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic and Installer: $14.41-$38.86

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American Sign Language College Skills Certificate in American Sign Language A person who facilitates communication between hearing and hearing-impaired persons through interpretation into a signed language, or transliteration of a language into a visual and/or phonemic code by an oral interpreter, a signed language interpreter or cued speech interpreter. Interpreter and Translator: $10.04-$35.83

Anthropology Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Anthropologists research, evaluate and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development and behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations and institutions they have created. (A paleoanthropologist studies prehistoric humans. A social anthropologist studies living societies.) Many aspiring anthropologists work as assistants doing ground-level research and writing surveys before they have advanced degrees. LMC anthropology courses are the foundation for four-year college studies in anthropology. Anthropologist and Archeologist: $17.79-$47.37 Anthropology and Archeology Teacher, College: $22.20-$72.89

Appliance Service Technology College Skills Certificate in Electrical Appliance Technician College Skills Certificate in Refrigeration Technician Certificate of Achievement in Appliance Service Technology Associate of Science in Appliance Service Technology Employment with a small or large business as a repair and service technician for home appliances such as icemakers, freezers, refrigerators, washers and dryers; self-employment. Home Appliance Repairer: $12.64-$29.42 HVAC Mechanic and Installer: $14.41-$38.86 Stationary Engineer and Boiler Operation: $25.90-$45.50

Art Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communications Associate of Arts in Graphic Communications Associate of Arts in Fine Arts Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer Associate in Arts in Studio Arts for Transfer Graphic communications: work in entry-level graphic communication or these courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in graphic communications. Graphic design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. It may be applied in any media, such as print, digital media, motion pictures, animation, product decoration, packaging and signs. Fine art: work as an entry-level artist or these courses can be the foundation for fouryear college studies in art. Fine artists create original art. They specialize in one or two art forms, such as painting, illustrating, sketching, sculpting, printmaking and restoring. Fine Artist, including Painter, Sculptor and Illustrator: $9.51-$60.97 Prepress Technician: $10.95-$31.95 Graphic Designer: $14.55-$46.92 Web Developer: $17.82-$64.91 Commercial and Industrial Designer: $18.93-$54.17

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Astronomy

Business

A bachelor’s degree in astronomy and astrophysics can lead to a variety of career options. Traditional career paths include those of astronomer, scientist, technician, engineer and relevant management positions. Although LMC does not offer an astronomy degree, courses at LMC can prepare you for advanced studies at major universities.

Certificate of Achievement in Accounting Certificate of Achievement in Small Business Management & Operations College Skills Certificate in Fundamental Business Skills Associate of Science in Small Business Operations Associate of Science in Accounting Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer

Atmospheric and Space Scientist: $25.39-$65.87 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Postsecondary Teacher: $24.09-$82.66

Automotive Technology College Skills Certificate in Air Conditioning Specialist College Skills Certificate in Automotive Chassis Specialist College Skills Certificate in Engine Performance College Skills Certificate in Engine Repair & Machining Specialist College Skills Certificate in Smog Technician Specialist College Skills Certificate in Transmission Specialist Certificate of Achievement in Automotive Technology Associate of Science in Automotive Technology Employment as automotive service technicians in dealerships, privately owned garages and repair shops diagnosing and repairing automobiles; self-employment. Graduates should be prepared to take the ASE exam.

Employment in small and large businesses, and government agencies in administrative support positions requiring knowledge of software applications, office management, organizational principles, basic financial management and electronic presentations. Administrative office jobs in medical and other health care-related offices requiring knowledge of medical terminology, medical coding, billing and insurance. Employment as a medical language specialist to interpret and transcribe dictation by physicians and other health care professionals. Starting a small business by learning entrepreneurial skills. A career in retail management. Transfer to a four-year college for a degree in business, business management, finance, or marketing. Bookkeeping, Accounting & Auditing Clerk: $12.31-$30.77 Supervisor of Office and Admin. Support Worker: $16.67-$43.54 Exec. Secretary and Exec. Admin. Assistant: $18.60-$42.47

Automotive Service Technician: $11.00-$34.73 Automotive Master Mechanic: $11.00-$34.73 Automotive Specialty Technician: $11.42-$31.19

Chemistry Associate in Science in Chemistry for Transfer Prepares students desiring advanced degrees in Chemistry. The LMC chemistry courses meet the lower division transfer requirements for chemistry. The curriculum includes the first and second year requirements to prepare students to transfer and study at a California State University. Veterinary Technologist: $11.65-$27.00 Chemical Technician: $12.78- $37.42 Respiratory Therapist: $26.60-$50.18

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Biological Science Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Train to be a lab technician in the market of biotechnology. Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food and drugs. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in various biology fields. Radiologic Technician: $15.09-$38.59 Diagnostic Medial Sonographer: $26.24-$60.52 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technician: $26.24-$60.52

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College Skills Certificate in Assistant Teacher Work Permit Coursework College Skills Certificate in Associate Teacher Work Permit Coursework College Skills Certificate in Specialization: Infant Toddler Care College Skills Certificate in Specialization: Curriculum in Early Childhood Education College Skills Certificate in Specialization: Special Needs Care & Education College Skills Certificate in Specialization: Site Supervisor/Program Director College Skills Certificate in Specialization: School Age Child Care College Skills Certificate in School-Age Development and Education College Skills Certificate in School-Age Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement in Child Development Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Employment working with children from infancy through middle school environment in settings such as day care centers, nursery schools and Head Start programs. With an AS degree, you qualify for positions such as assistant teacher, group supervisor, head teacher or director. Transfer to a four-year college for a degree in education or in early childhood development. Teacher’s Assistant: $9.95-$20.43 Preschool Teacher, except Special Education: $10.41-$23.46 Elementary School Teacher, except Special Education: $22.60-$47.80

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Communication Studies

Economics

Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer

Economists study how society distributes resources, such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery, to produce goods and services. They conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends and develop forecasts. They research issues such as energy costs, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, business cycles, taxes or employment levels. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in various economic fields.

This program is designed to prepare students to transfer and study at a California State University. Students will complete lower division courses in public speaking, argumentation, intercultural and interpersonal communications, and have their choice of preparing for a more traditional degree in communication studies or preparation for a degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism. Reporter: $12.46-$40.42 Editor: $15.03-$59.68 Public Relations Specialist: $15.90-$61.96 Training and Development Specialist: $17.20-$57.22 Advertising and Promotions Manager: $20.38-$90.00 Technical Writer: $24.34-$62.47

Computer Science/Computer Networking College Skills Certificate in Core Competencies College Skills Certificate in Foundation College Skills Certificate in Game Design College Skills Certificate in PC Repair Technician (A+ Certification) College Skills Certificate in Web Design Certificate of Achievement in Computer Support Specialist (Advanced) Certificate of Achievement in Computer Support Specialist (Basic) Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications Specialist Certificate of Achievement in Networking and Security (Advanced) Certificate of Achievement in Networking and Security (Basic) Associate of Science in Computer Support Specialist Associate of Science in Networking and Security Associate in Science in Computer Science for Transfer Employment as an applications specialist, microcomputer service technician, help desk specialist, computer operator, computer security specialist, network specialist, database specialist with organizations such as telephone companies, television stations, schools and colleges, internet providers and professional offices. Computer User Support Specialist: $16.46-$47.03 Computer Service Representative: $11.43-$29.41 Computer Network Support Specialist: $21.06-$57.96

Drama Associate of Arts in Acting Associate in Arts for Transfer Play a part in stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing. May play parts in television commercials. Work in various areas of performing arts and transfer to a four-year degree program in theater. Actor: $14.48 Art, Drama, and Music Teacher, Postsecondary: $20.54-$69.26

Economist: $21.68-$89.87 Economics Teacher, Postsecondary: $24.63-$90.00

Electrical/Instrumentation Technology Certificate of Achievement in Electrical Technology Certificate of Achievement in Instrumentation Technology Associate of Science in Electrical Technology Associate of Science in Instrumentation Technology Employment installing and maintaining electrical/electronic systems and instrumentation in industrial facilities. In-house maintenance departments at manufacturing facilities also offer job opportunities. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician: $16.52-$42.70 Electrical and Electronic Repairer: $16.52-$42.70 Electrician: $16.98-$49.56

Emergency Medical Services College Skills Certificate in Emergency Medical Services College Skills Certificate in Emergency Medical Services Recertification Can lead to employment in private emergency medical or ambulance services, fire departments, and hospitals where lifesaving skills are required. Ambulance Driver: $9.45-$17.40 Emergency Medical Technician: $10.14-$29.01 Clinical Laboratory Technician: $13.96-32.79

Engineering Associate of Science in Engineering Position as a civil, electrical or mechanical engineering technician. Transfer to a four-year degree program in various engineering fields. Engineering technicians solve technical problems. Some work in quality control. They look over products, do tests, and collect data. In manufacturing they may help in design, development, or production. Most engineering technicians specialize in certain areas: civil engineering technicians and electrical and electronics engineering technicians. Electro-Mechanical Technician: $15.94-$41.60 Electronics Engineering Technician: $18.40-$48.56 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician: $18.40-$48.56

English Associate in Arts in English for Transfer Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, non-vocational, and non-academic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution. These courses can be the foundation for four-year university studies in English, and/or a career as a writer. English Language and Literature Teacher, Postsecondary: $19.72-$72.81

Fire Academy College Skills Certificate in Basic Fire Academy Certificate of Achievement in Fire Academy Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts. Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land. Fire Fighter: $17.72-$48.33

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Fire Technology

Management and Supervision

College Skills Certificate in Fire Prevention College Skills Certificate in Fire Protection Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology Associate of Science in Fire Technology

Certificate of Achievement in Management and Supervision Associate of Science in Management and Supervision

Fire science technology is an applied science in the control and prevention of fire, the handling of hazardous materials, investigation, rescue operations, security and safety.

The program is designed to train students for entry into supervisory, team-leader and management positions. Transfer to a four-year institution for a degree in business administration.

Forest and Conservation Technician: $12.23-$26.59 Fire Inspector or Investigator: $25.47-$60.16

First-Line Supervisor/Manager of Retail Sales Worker: $12.08-$32.35 General Operations Manager: $23.34-$90.00

History Associate in Arts in History for Transfer Prepares students for jobs in research, analysis in such places as government and other institutions. Work with newspapers, photographers, interview, films and manuscripts. Historian: $21.19-$51.93 History Teacher, Postsecondary: $22.49-$72.89

Journalism Associate of Arts in Journalism Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer Careers in journalism are writers and editors, technical writers and editors, reporters and correspondents, advertising and public relations and publications designer. Work in an entry-level position in media or transfer to a four-year degree program in journalism. Reporter and Correspondent: $12.46-$40.42 Editor: $15.03-$59.68 Technical Writer: $24.34-$61.42

Kinesiology-Physical Education Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer prepares students to transfer into a curriculum at a four-year institution towards a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or physical education. This major will introduce students to many areas of study including health and fitness, physical education, therapeutic/sport medicine, and coaching sport instruction. Curriculum in this degree will also provide coursework necessary to prepare students for national certifications in the health/fitness industry such as personal training, group fitness instructor, and lifestyle/weight management consultant. Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor: $9.47-$39.26 Athletic Trainer: $11.22-$36.69 Physical Therapist: $31.70-$60.91

Mathematics Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer Entry-level positions in government agencies such as the census office. Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in mathematics. Mathematician: $26.92-$78.10 Mathematical Technician: $27.99-$33.59

Music Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music-Business Management Associate of Arts in Music Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer Become a professional musician, conductor, concert artist, studio musician, arranger, composer, accompanist, music teacher, private instructor or church related music such as minister of music, organist or choir director. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in music. Commercial music careers include instrument sales, instrument repair, pop singer, orchestration, arranger, music publisher, music activities producer, recording engineer, music therapist, music librarian, music critic, music software technician and radio music director. Musician and Singer: $10.57-$76.55 Music Director and Composer: $13.97-$46.22

Nursing Certificate of Achievement in Vocational Nursing Associate of Science in Registered Nursing Registered Nurse: Employment as a Registered Nurse (RN) in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ officers or other health care agencies. RNs evaluate, plan, implement and document nursing care for an assigned patient population. LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) to RN degree program is offered for those who wish to upgrade to an RN. Transfer to a four-year university for a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) to expand your career opportunities in nursing education or administration. Licensing required. Licensed Vocational Nurse(LVN): Employment as a vocational nurse in hospitals, rehabilitation/long term/home health facilities, clinics, nursing homes, and physicians’ offices. An LVN administers nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse by participating in the delivery and evaluation of patient care, and ensuring the health, comfort, and safety of patients. Licensure required. Registered Nurse: $30.97-$70.72 Licensed Vocational Nurse: $17.19-$33.81 Acute Care Nurse: $30.97-$70.72

Liberal Arts Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts: Arts and Humanities Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts: Behavioral Science and Social Science Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts: Math and Science These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in various programs. Education Administrator, Postsecondary: $29.71-$88.97

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Philosophy Develop critical thinking skills, argument skills, communication skills, information management, design and planning skills, research and investigation skills, management and administration skills. These courses can be the foundation for advanced studies at major universities. Philosophy and Religion Teacher, Postsecondary: $21.59-$71.98

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Physics

Sociology

STEPS TO GET STARTED AT LMC

Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer

Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer Degree at Los Medanos College prepares students to transfer into a curriculum at a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in physics. This major will introduce students to many areas on your path to being a student Los of study includingStart engineering, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, andat certain specialized majors such as architecture.

Can work in a variety of fields and assist programs or groups and organizations such as government agencies in urban development and planning. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in sociology.

Medanos College by following the steps below.

Physics Teacher, Postsecondary: $24.41-$90.00 Physicist: $24.62-$89.06

Social Science Researcher: $12.68-$40.39 Sociology Teacher: $21.89-$70.48 Sociologist: $27.75-$78.02

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Political Science Become a political campaign advisor, lobbyist, pre-law, or perform community outreach and/or community development. These courses at LMC can be the foundation for advanced studies at major universities. Political Scientist: $19.03-$89.17 Political Science Teacher, Postsecondary: $34.51-$82.91

College Skills Certificate in Cruise Specialist College Skills Certificate in Home-Based Travel Specialist College Skills Certificate in Travel Marketing Certificate of Achievement in Travel Marketing Associate of Science in Travel Marketing

Process Technology

Employment with travel agencies, online travel agencies, home-based travel agencies, airlines, tour companies, cruise lines to assist clients with planning and making leisure and corporate travel reservations.

Certificate of Achievement in Process Technology College Skills Certificate in Bridge to Advanced Manufacturing Associate of Science in Process Technology

Travel Agent: $11.29-$28.05 Travel Guide: $11.64-$23.03 Market Research Analyst & Marketing Specialist: $17.08-$69.37

Process technicians are skilled plant operators who safely run refineries and chemical plants. Examples of work includes the processing of samples, monitoring equipment, and solving problems that arise in processing plants. Chemical Equipment Operators & Tender: $10.89-$33.88 Chemical Plant and System Operator: $15.80-$36.04 Petroleum Pump System Operator: $22.86-$47.02

Psychology Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer Monitor patient’s physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs. Assist professionals from a wide variety of fields such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, to provide client services, as well as support for families. May assist clients in identifying available benefits and social and community services, and help clients obtain them. May assist social workers with developing, organizing and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or adult daycare. These courses can be the foundation for four-year college studies in psychology.

ATTENTION

Counseling Psychologist: $20.84-$59.33 School Psychologist: $20.84-$59.33 Clinical Psychologist: $20.84-$59.33

INCOMING STUDENTS!

• Low Tuition Spend a lot less toward your education.

• Small Classes Know your instructors & get personal attention.

• Location Close to home & within commuting distance.

• Convenience Recording Arts

Find classes to fit a busy schedule.

College Skills Certificate in Recording Arts Level 1 College Skills Certificate in Recording Arts Level 2 Certificate of Achievement in Recording Arts Associate of Arts in Recording Arts

Graduating high school seniors are encouraged to attend a High School Senior Saturday offered each spring. Everyone is invited to our new student workshops. Either way, you'll have priority when Welding registering for classes. Get connected, learn about support services, and meet future students. College Skills Certificate in Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology Associate of Science in Welding Technology

Employment as a certified welder using oxy-acetylene welding, shielded-metal arc welding, TIG, MIG, flux-cored arc welding and metal cutting in industries such as petrochemicals, railroads, construction, transportation, plant maintenance, bridge • Career Preparation • Great Support Services fabrication, ornamental iron, machining, aerospace, boiler-making, ship repairs, Choose from a variety of career paths or We are here to help you achieve your fabricated metal products and transportation major programs. educational goals.equipment manufacturers. Welding, Soldering and •Brazing Machine Student Life Settlers Operator and Tender: $10.45-$28.43 Welder, Cutter and Welder Fitter: $12.19-$32.06 Transfer to a four-year university from LMC. Join a student club & build friendships. Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Worker: $12.99-$40.57 • Excellent Teachers • Diversity • Transfer Path

Study with faculty who care about teaching & student learning.

World Languages

We provide opportunities for success in a diverse and engaging learning environment.

College Skills Certificate in American Sign Language College Skills Certificate in Cultural Competence in Modern World Language College Skills Certificate in Spanish Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer

PITTSBURG CAMPUS

Brentwood Center

A person who facilitates communication between hearing and hearing-impaired persons 2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, CA 94565 101A Sand Creek Road, Brentwood, CA 94513 Become an audio engineer, producer, or other recording arts professional. LMC prepares through interpretation into a signed language, or transliteration of a language into a (925) 439-2181 (925) 513-1625 you for an entry-level position in the recording arts industry. visual and/or phonemic code by an oral interpreter, a signed language interpreter or Broadcast Technician: $10.83-$44.30 Audio/Video Technician: $12.60-$42.96 Sound Engineer Technician: $13.60-$62.54

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Interpreter and Translator: $10.04-$35.83 Foreign Language and Literature Teacher, Postsecondary: $19.81-$69.31

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STUDENT UNION The First Floor:

The Second Floor:

• Bookstore

• New offices & meeting spaces

• Food Services area • Student Lounge • 485-seat Community Conference Center

• Large social gathering area for student clubs

PHYSICAL EDUCATION COMPLEX • Two new dance & fitness studios • Dedicated athletics workout room • Large combined general weights & cardio room

• Two classrooms, offices for PE and Athletics faculty/staff • Men's & women's locker room and showers • Team sport locker rooms • Large equipment storage room

• Athletics trainer room.


TOTAL AREA: 54,941 square feet • 14 General Classrooms • 2 Computer Lab Classrooms • 1 Open Computer Lab • 4 Science Labs

• 20 Offices for Faculty & Staff • Admission & Records Reception • Financial Aid • DSPS Testing Center

• Bookstore • Library • Commons Linger/Learn Area • English & Math Tutoring Labs

We’re creating a sustainable center, which is connected to the local history and community, that will provide flexible, technology-rich and collaborative learning environments.

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Inner Quad

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LMC CareerFocus 2017  

Los Medanos College 2017 CareerFocus magazine

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