Our History

In the fall of 1975 Woodland offered courses in an outreach program. In 1981 the California Postsecondary Education Commission labeled Woodland as an official education center.

In 1990, Woodland Center (now Woodland Community College) relocated to its current 120 acres (49 ha) parcel of land. In 1999 Yuba Community College District notified its intent for Woodland Center to become a self-sufficient community college, the same year that a Child Development center was opened on campus. The next year the district received the approval from the State Chancellor’s office to begin Woodland Center’s process of being a comprehensive college.

Documents of Historical Significance:

1977 Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for Woodland Center
(pdf, 37mb)

Significance: Provides background information regarding the development of
Woodland Community College (previously known as Woodland Center). This study recommended to the Board of Trustees of Yuba Community College District begin
a process to obtain a permanent site for what would become Woodland Community College.


Lake County Campus History

The Lake County Campus has offered courses to Lake County citizens since 1972. The campus center began with the humble offering of a few courses at Konocti Harbor Inn. The campus now serves 1000 students in modern facilities in a lovely oak woodland campus in Clearlake. The campus offers the opportunity to explore higher education and a variety of career paths. Certificates and degrees are available to meet the employment and career needs of our local students. Transfer courses enable students to complete the first two years of a University education in a supportive environment. Basic Skill and GED preparation is available as well as concurrent and dual enrollment for high school students.

The faculty and staff provide exceptional instruction, student services, and student life experiences. We welcome you to your caring institution of higher learning. Your future begins at your college!