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About the College

Coastline’s Vision

Coastline is committed to "Creating opportunities for student success."

Coastline’s Mission

Coastline College was founded with a vision to reimagine education by offering flexible learning and services that open new avenues for social and economic advancement through the attainment of degrees, certificates, seamless transfers to four-year colleges/universities, and career-focused competencies. As a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and Minority Serving Institution (MSI), we embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, accessibility, and antiracism as core aspects of our identity and mission. We strive to empower students to become discerning, empathetic, and impactful contributors to a global society. By meeting students where they are, Coastline is committed to delivering innovative and holistic instruction and services, designed to achieve equitable outcomes. 

Coastline Students

Whether you are looking to advance your career, pursuing a certificate, or seeking to transfer to a four-year university, Coastline is the college for you, no matter your background or professional interests.

Students range from being fresh-out-of-high-school teens to working professionals seeking to change careers by earning a certificate, an Associate of Arts, or an Associate of Science degree in a new career field.

Coastline also provides educational programs and services to thousands of active-duty service­members, veterans, and their families worldwide through their Contract and Military Education Program.

This unique program allows service members and their families the opportunity to complete degrees and certificates, anytime and anywhere, through a variety of technology-enhanced delivery options. Coastline welcomes all students!

Why Students Choose Community College

Voted as one of the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers by Community College Week, Coastline is one of the best community colleges in California. Students benefit from Coastline’s highly-qualified and caring faculty who help them receive a high return on their educational investment.

Coastline offers certificates, Associate of Arts degrees, Associate of Science degrees, or transfer degree programs, and is recognized for offering more than 250 online and other distance education courses. First-class education at the student’s convenience is what Coastline is all about, providing in-demand courses where students work and live. Coastline’s educational format, combined with the high-quality education that students deserve, makes it a tremendous win for so many students pursuing their educational goals. Make it happen here at Coastline!

How Coastline is Different from the Rest

When you’re on the go, working, or leading a busy life, courses that are available wherever you are can be essential. Coastline offers those courses, bringing convenience right to you anytime, anywhere.

Coastline is one of the nation’s most innovative institutions, providing classes with advanced distance learning options as well as neighborhood campuses located right in your own backyard. In addition, Coastline offers numerous options for degrees and certificates in several popular fields that are in demand by employers. Coastline’s top-rated faculty and staff work hand-in-hand with business and industry to tailor these programs to meet today’s business demands.

Coastline offers you a small-college feel with big-college benefits. Whether you’re planning to obtain a degree, certificate, or transfer to another institution of higher learning, you’ll find that Coastline is your most accessible, flexible, and affordable option.

College Phone Numbers

Contact Phone Number
Admissions and Records (714) 241-6176
Associated Student Government (714) 241-6253
CalWORKs (714) 546-7600, ext. 16587
CARE Program (714) 241-6237
Career and Transfer Center (714) 241-6311
Counseling (Info Appointments Assistance) (714) 241-6162
Distance Learning Department (714) 241-6216
Education Online Programs (714) 241-6132
English as a Second Language (ESL) (714) 241-6184, ext. 17409
Exam Proctoring (714) 241-6209
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) (714) 241-6237
Financial Aid (714) 241-6239
International Student Program (714) 241-6141
Legal Clinic (714) 241-6298
Library Textbook Reserve Library (714) 241-6117
Student Services Center (Fountain Valley) (714) 546-7600
or TTY (714) 241-6283
Garden Grove Campus (714) 241-6209
or TTY (714) 530-8439
Le-Jao Campus (Westminster) (714) 241-6184
or TTY (714) 896-0810
Newport Beach Campus (714) 241-6212, ext. 17204
or TTY (714) 751-2072
Matriculation (714) 241-6176
Media Relations, Governmental Affairs, and Marketing (714) 241-6186
Military/Contract Education Programs (714) 241-6326
or toll-free (866) 422-2645
Public Safety (714) 546-7600, ext. 16360
Scholarships (714) 546-7600, ext. 16154
Special Programs & Services for the Disabled (DSPS) (714) 241-6214
or TTY (714) 751-2072
Student Success Center (Tutoring) All campuses (714)241-6184, ext. 17420
Student Success Center-Westminster Le-Jao (English/Mathematics) (714) 241-6184, ext. 17420
Transfer Center (714) 241-6171
Tutoring (Student Success Center) All campuses (714) 241-6184, ext. 17420
Veterans Assistance (714) 241-6325, (714) 241-6126
Work-Based Learning (714) 241-6209, ext. 17318
Workforce Training and Contract Education (714) 241-6208

MyCoast Help Desk

Did you know that Coastline has a Help desk?

This service is available through the Admissions and Records Office, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m.–Noon to answer your MyCoast questions. Call (714) 241-6176.

Coastline Programs

Coastline offers the following degrees and program options, both on-site and through distance learning formats:

  • Courses leading to the Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), Associate of Arts (AA), or Associate of Science (AS) degrees.
  • Lower-division coursework that will transfer to a four-year college or university.
  • State-approved occupational certificates in technical and career programs and certificates of completion in several additional occupational areas.
  • Courses and resources to help students improve levels of basic reading, writing and computation, including courses for non-English speakers to become proficient in English.
  • Courses for adults with acquired brain injuries and learning disabilities.

In addition, the Office of Military/Contract Education offers fee-based, customized training, courses, and services to businesses and organizations throughout Orange County and nationally, including active-duty service members, veterans and their families worldwide. Education and training may be adapted from existing offerings found in the college catalog or designed to meet the specific needs of individuals, organizations and employers. Courses and certificates may be taken for college credit or not, depending on client needs, and delivered via the internet, mobile technology, or other mediated delivery.

Military/Contract Education

Coastline offers online and other distance learning education programs specifically designed to meet the unique needs of military and corporate students and clients. With the approval of its Board of Trustees in 2000, Coastline established an ancillary program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of active-duty Servicemembers and adheres to Service­-specific educational program practices, requirements, contracts, and MOUs. The department expanded its innovative programs and enhanced customer service to its corporate partners.

Military Programs

Coastline College has over 35 years of experience in providing specialized educational programs and services within the military community. Associate Degree and Certificate programs are available to Servicemembers, their families, and Veterans.

Why The Military Community Chooses Coastline

  • Earn College Credits from military credit and experience
  • Rate/MOS-Related Majors with Certificate, Degree, and Transfer Options
  • Many courses are available in an accelerated 8-week online format
  • Affordable Quality Learning Experience
  • Student Support Team Dedicated to Military Students
  • Regionally Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Military Program Affiliations

Coastline was a founding partner of many military programs and partnerships including Coast Guard Afloat, PocketEd (mobile learning program), Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership (NCPDLP), Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE), GoArmyEd, and Air Force General Education Mobile (GEM).

Our Military Program incorporates a dedicated team of faculty and staff experienced with serving the military community. We offer online classes, including accelerated 8-week classes, throughout the year. Many Coastline instructors have real-world experience in their disciplines.

Visit the Coastline Military Programs and Services webpage to find the Associate Degree Programs currently available through the Military Programs.

Military Program Enrollment Fees

Military Programs are approved for Tuition Assistance (TA), MyCAA Financial Assistance vouchers (military spouses), and Veterans Affairs education benefits.

Program rates range up to $250 per credit hour depending on program and residency. Please visit the Coastline Military Programs and Services web page at, or the respective Coastline-sponsored employer website, for program-specific information and prevailing rates.

Funding Options

Coastline accepts Tuition Assistance (TA), MyCAA Financial Assistance vouchers, and the GI Bill®. Students may apply for federal financial aid with FAFSA submission; students using Tuition Assistance are not precluded from receiving federal financial aid. Eligible students may apply for Coastline scholarships.

Coastline’s National Test Centers

Servicemembers can accelerate degree completion and save money on books and fees with credit earned through College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) testing. Coastline is pleased to host a National Test Center (NTC) facility in Camp Pendleton.

Coastline accepts many CLEP/DSST course equivalencies toward degree completion in addition to the credits students may earn through military training and experience. Most accredited colleges recognize the CLEP and DSST tests.

Coastline Military Programs Contact Information 

For degree roadmaps, current class schedules, and additional information about Coastline Military Programs, please contact us:

Phone: (866) 422-2645
Visit Coastline Military Programs website

Workforce Development

Coastline provides customized training programs designed and developed to meet specific industry standards and/or a company’s distinctive needs.  Additionally, most online training can now replace the traditional lecture-hall presentations resulting in lower training costs, a reduction in lost productivity, and better retention of the material presented.

Workforce Development Contact Information

Phone: (714) 241-6208

Coastline Locations

You’ll find Coastline throughout Orange County. Campuses are located in Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, and Westminster. At the Student Services Center at Fountain Valley, you’ll find the Admissions Office, Counseling Office, Financial Aid Office, EOPS Office, and President’s Office. Visit the Coastline Locations webpage to find more information.

The Coastline Art Gallery is conveniently located on campus at the Newport Beach Campus. The Art Gallery is open to the public and showcases the works of student artists, community artists, and well-known international artists. Admission is free. Open hours and show information can be found on the Coastline Art Gallery webpage.

  1. Student Services Center
    11460 Warner Avenue
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (714) 546-7600
  2. Garden Grove Campus
    12901 Euclid Street
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    (714) 241-6209
  3. Westminster-Le-Jao Campus
    14120 All American Way
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 241-6184
  4. Newport Beach Campus
    1515 Monrovia Avenue
    Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (714) 241-6213

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