Celebrating over 90 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.

Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District.

In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.

Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 11,000 students.

Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- six-week winter intersession, evenings, late start and early end, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as distance education online courses and distance education integrated classes.

Mission Statement

Citrus College delivers high quality instruction that empowers students to compete globally and to contribute to the economic growth of today's society.

We are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success in pursuit of academic excellence, economic opportunity, and personal achievement.

Accreditation

Citrus College is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Its many professional memberships include the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Community College League of California (CCLC).

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Associate of Arts

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The degree program allows for a course of study that expands and increases creativity. It is a meaningful journey of personal discovery and self-expansion. It connects th ... [+]

The discipline of theatre arts includes theoretical and practical courses in all aspects of theatre, providing preparation in acting, directing, and technical theatre through productions. The degree program allows for a course of study that expands and increases creativity. It is a meaningful journey of personal discovery and self-expansion. It connects the study of script analysis to creating complex characters or theatrical designs. In addition, a solid foundation of fundamental skills learned through a variety of performance as well as technical theatre courses will help the student build confidence and emphasize the importance of responsibility, dedication, collaboration and commitment. This degree provides lower division preparation for students planning to transfer into Theatre Arts programs. Students who complete this degree will be guaranteed admission with junior status to the California State University system, though not to a particular campus or major, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus. The degree requires completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: (A) The intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements. (B) The major preparation courses outlines. Students must obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and a C or better in all courses required for the major. Students are not required to meet additional competency requirements beyond those listed above. ... [-]

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The Fine and Performing Arts curriculum offers instruction in theory, practice and history. ... [+]

The Fine and Performing Arts curriculum offers instruction in theory, practice and history. These three areas of study provide the foundation needed to begin a career in commercial or fine and performing arts. The foundation courses meet prerequisite requirements to UC, CSU systems and four-year art schools.

This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of "C" and above) of the major requirements.

A.A. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Fine and Performing Arts A.A. Degree will:

Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of Fine and Performing Arts history, t... [-]
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This degree provides students with a foundational musical background, including music theory, history, rudimentary piano competency, performance and techniques/applicatio ... [+]

This degree provides students with a foundational musical background, including music theory, history, rudimentary piano competency, performance and techniques/application.

This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of "C" and above) of the major requirements.

A.A. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Music A.A. Degree will:

Demonstrate a foundational knowledge in music theory. Demonstrate a rudimentary piano proficiency. Display basic proficiency in a specific instrumental, vocal, or creative techniques or styles. Exhibit perspective on historical ... [-]
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Associate of Science

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Business is the study of the practices and products of commerce. Areas of concentration for this degree can include business management, business law, marketing, finance, ... [+]

Business is the study of the practices and products of commerce. Areas of concentration for this degree can include business management, business law, marketing, finance, business ethics, and business communications. Students will take courses in business as well as related fields required for business majors.

This degree is designed (1) to prepare students for transfer to non-CSU, four-year institutions by offering or requiring business-related courses, in addition to those required for the AS-T degree in business administration, that fulfill either transfer or elective requirements for the University of California or other private institutions; (2) to ensure that students interested in using the AS in business as their terminal degree receive sufficient education in business-related issues; and/or (3) to prepare students for professional careers or otherwise enhance their personal growth. The degree requires completion of 60 semester units. ... [-]

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The Cosmetology Program of Study leads to an Associate of Science Degree. This degree requires the successful completion of 55 units of coursework. ... [+]

The Cosmetology Program of Study leads to an Associate of Science Degree. This degree requires the successful completion of 55 units of coursework. Completion of this degree will also prepare students to be eligible to take the State Board of Cosmetology examination, earn a certificate and become a licensed cosmetologist. This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of "C" and above) of the major requirements.

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Cosmetology A.S. Degree will: - Be prepared to pass the State Board Exam and acquire California State licensure. - Be successfully trained in the study of: haircutting, haircoloring, chemical training, skin/nails, hairstyling and salon success. This program prepares students for professional employment.... [-]

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Drafting and Design Technology includes such majors as Architecture and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). ... [+]

Drafting and Design Technology includes such majors as Architecture and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). Students should complete the core courses and one area of emphasis:

Architecture Emphasis: design principles and CAD are applied to problems in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. Proper and efficient methods of sketching, story boarding, models and multifaceted presentations are explored. Emphasis is on Design, building codes and health, safety and welfare of the built environment always keeping in mind that, "Ordinary Architecture occupies space and extraordinary Architecture celebrates space."

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Early Childhood Education focuses on the teaching and care of young children by providing the theoretical background of child development and developmentally appropriate ... [+]

Early Childhood Education focuses on the teaching and care of young children by providing the theoretical background of child development and developmentally appropriate practices of education of young children. Students who complete this degree may enter with junior status to the California State University system, and will be given priority admission to our local CSU campus.

Students receiving this transfer degree must meet the following requirements:

Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.... [-]

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The Recording Technology Degree Program is a hands-on, career education program which develops critical skills in audio engineering, live sound reinforcement, sound for f ... [+]

The Recording Technology Degree Program is a hands-on, career education program which develops critical skills in audio engineering, live sound reinforcement, sound for film, television and gaming. The program teaches the audio basics necessary to engineer any kind of music and sound, from rock concerts to classical recordings, movie scenes to video games. Acceptance into the Recording Technology Degree Program is by interview only.

A.S. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Recording Technology A.S. Degree will:

Exhibit proficiency in technical operation, communication, and production in the recording studio. Demonstrate proficiency in cross-platform ... [-]
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Courses in the Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics examine the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena. ... [+]

Courses in the Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics examine the physical universe, its life forms, and its natural phenomena. They assist in developing an appreciation and understanding of the scientific method and encourage an understanding of the relationships between science and other human activities.

This category includes introductory or integrative courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics, physical geography, and other scientific disciplines

This degree requires meeting the Citrus College General Education and proficiency requirements combined with successful completion (grades of "C" and above) of the major requirements.

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