Long Beach City College

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Long Beach City College, established in 1927, is a community college located in Long Beach, California. It is divided into two campuses. The Liberal Arts Campus, known as LAC, is located in the residential community of the Lakewood Village section of Long Beach, on Carson Street west of Clark Avenue. The Pacific Coast Campus, known as PCC, is located in central Long Beach, near the city of Signal Hill, on Pacific Coast Highway east of Orange Avenue. It is the only college in the Long Beach Community College District.

The college as a whole is known as LBCC, as well as “City.” LBCC serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and Santa Catalina Island. As of the Spring 2007 semester, the college has an enrollment of 26,729.

The superintendent-president of the College is Eloy Oakley.

History

Founded in 1927, Long Beach City College was initially housed at Wilson Classical High School in southeast Long Beach. An earthquake in 1933 resulted in classes being held at Recreation Park until 1935, when the college moved into its Liberal Arts Campus in Lakewood Village at Carson Street and Clark Avenue.

During and after World War II, the college increased so rapidly that a new campus had to be established. This was realized in 1949 with the establishment of the Pacific Coast Campus, occupied on the former site of Hamilton Junior High School. As Long Beach City College grew in the 1970s, state law separated the college from...
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