Academic Catalogs

About the College

Located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, also known as “Surf City,” Golden West College is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in Southern California. Golden West is part of the Coast Community College District, a multi-college district that includes Orange Coast College, and Coastline Community College.

The college is highly regarded for academic quality and innovation. In its earliest years, the college was recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its student body and continues in that tradition to this day. The excellence of Golden West College’s athletic program rivals the school’s academic reputation as one of the finest all-around programs in the State of California.

The college does not have residence halls on campus. As a resource, the Center for Global & Cultural Programs lists information about local housing options online. Students in search of housing options are also encouraged to download the GWC App, as current and prospective students can post information about housing on the Student Feed.

Golden West is an open-access institution. As such, all students are admissible if they have a high school diploma, or equivalent, or are at least 18 years of age. The college also offers classes to high school students through Dual Enrollment and concurrent enrollment programs. We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to our campus community!