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Golden West College

Golden West College
Motto Oceans of Opportunity
Established 1965
President Wes Bryan
Students 12,796[1]
Location Huntington Beach, California, United States
Colors Sunny Yellow and Sea Green
Mascot Rustler Sam
Affiliations Coast Community College District

Golden West College or GWC, is a community college providing two-year associate of arts degrees, and lower-division classes transferable to other colleges and universities. It is located in Huntington Beach, California, about 35 miles (58 km) south of Los Angeles, California.


  • Organization 1
  • Clubs 2
  • Academic profile 3
    • AA Degree Programs 3.1
  • Athletics 4
  • Notable alumni 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Golden West College is part of the Coast Community College District, a multi-college district that includes Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College, a regional organization providing administrative services and funding for post-secondary education. The district is chartered by the state of California to provide community college services.


GWC possesses several clubs on campus for students to join. The C.A.R.E. CLUB is for single mothers dedicated to their children and their education. The California Nursing Student Association (CNSA) is to increase professional awareness and the growth of nursing students. The Peace & Leadership Club is for creating a culture of peace.

Academic profile

The mission of GWC is to provide inexpensive education in the trades, licensed trades and skilled professions, as well as remedial and transferable lower-division courses for students who plan to transfer to either a California State University, a campus of the University of California, or another university.

AA Degree Programs

  • Anthropology
  • Emphasis in Arts and Humanities
  • Emphasis in Business and Technology [2]
  • Emphasis in Mathematics
  • Emphasis in Science
  • Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Emphasis in Social Behavior and Self Development
  • Social Sciences


California State Community College Championships

  • Women's Basketball: 1979, 1990, 1991
  • Field Hockey: 1980
  • Women's Gymnastics: 1979
  • Men's Soccer: 1977
  • Softball:1975, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984
  • Men's Swimming: 1985,1986, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004
  • Women's Swimming: 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Women's Tennis: 1980
  • Men's Track Shot Put: 2010
  • Women's Track Hammer: 2010
  • Men's Volleyball: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
  • Women's Volleyball: 1979, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Men's Water Polo: 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Women's Water Polo: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2009

Notable alumni


  1. ^ Institute of Education Services
  2. ^ Logistics program
  3. ^ Djanseziang, Kevork (March 17, 2015). "Seal Beach's Jack Haley, who played for UCLA, Chicago Bulls, Lakers, dead at 51".  
  4. ^ "Tito Ortiz UFC Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2014. 

External links

  • Official website

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