New GWC Catalog PDF is Now Online

The 2017-2018 Golden West College Catalog is now online in PDF format. You can find it here: [link to catalog]. The web-based version and a limited number of printed copies will be coming soon. Did you know it’s really easy to navigate the PDF? There are three ways to jump to the exact page you want: PDF Bookmarks Table […]

New Student Life Coordinator

Welcome Therese Grande to Golden West College! Therese joined the Office of Student Life & Leadership as the Student Life Coordinator on July 5, 2017. Therese has over a decade of experience working in higher education. A Southern California native, Therese earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from New York University, where she […]

Nominations for Manager of the Year

Dear Colleagues, Each year the Coast District Management Association (CDMA) honors one manager from each location within the District.  Everyone (Faculty, Staff, Hourly, & Managers) is invited to submit nominations.  Is there a manager that has gone “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” to benefit you, a student, your institution, and/or the district?  If […]

Throwback Thursday August 11

 OLD TIN FARM BARN and FUTURISTIC GWC ARCHITECTURE When Golden West College opened in 1966, the architectural design was viewed as being highly futuristic.  The design was a lively topic of conservation, both critical and acclaim!  The 122 acres the campus is built on, has a history of being the site of the Lewis Farm. […]

Throwback Thursday August 4

THE RENAISSANCE FAIRE AT GWC The Renaissance Faire represented a superb collaboration of Golden West College and local communities and community organizations.  The City of Huntington Beach started the original Community Festival in 1969 and was held downtown in Huntington beach as a city-wide event. Golden West College offered its large quad area in 1979, the […]

Throwback Thursday July 28

FROM MECHANICAL DRAFTING to COMPUTER ASSISTED DRAFTING Technical Drafting courses were offered in the opening semester of Fall 1966. From 1966  until the late 1980’s drafting was a mechanical/hand process.  In the photo above, Charter faculty member  Eldon Durham works with a student.  In the late 1980’s GWC introduced CAD, Computer Assisted Drafting, which was […]

Throwback Thursday July 21

Since we are in the middle of a Presidential Race this year, we thought this story would be timely. AL GORE VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AT GWC 1992 Al Gore emphasizes education in GWC speech. The following are some excerpts from a Western staff writer, Simon Slifman. (Western Sun issue Thursday September 17, 1992) Gore presented a […]

Throwback Thursday July 14

A PROFESSIONAL RECORDING STUDIO AT GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE MID – 1970’s  The  GWC Commercial Music Program had a huge impact on California College Music Programs and it was the first in the state! In 1974/75, we began offering courses in Commercial Music, and by 1976 we were awarding AA degrees in 5 different areas of […]

Throwback Thursday June 23

Things Remembered A few decades ago Golden West College had Cheerleaders, 1960s-1980s, a Pep Squad, 1960s-1970s and Orange Counties best Community College band performing at our football games, under the masterful Direction of Professor Tom Hernandez, 1960s-2000s. As GWC approaches its 50th Anniversary, have we lost our “GWC Spirit”, can we regain it? File photos […]

Throwback Thursday – June16

AERIAL VIEW NUMBER TWO 1980’S Lego Block influenced design for the college buildings? World renowned architect William Pereira, used a module design of 40’x 40’ for the buildings. Like Legos or kids building blocks, future additions to buildings could be added to, in any direction. The architecture itself is the notion of “continuous structure.” The […]