Foothill College - Diploma

Foothill College is a community college located in the rolling hills of Los Altos Hills, California, United States. Foothill College offers 79 Associate Degree Programs and over 100 Specialty Certificate Programs, some of which are; Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Theatre Arts and many more. The College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Average Tuition USD 1,230

School Description

Foothill College was founded in 1957 by a group of local school superintendents and appointed Calvin Flint as its first President. Different names were considered before and later named Foothill Junior College but the "Junior" was dropped in September 1958. Foothill College had its first classes on September 15, 1958, and was accredited the following year. In 2003, a project to renovate began to accommodate more students.

Today, Foothill College has a total of 795 Faculty and Staff, 32 Administrators serving over 14,000 students. In 2015, it was named one of California's Best Community Colleges. Foothill College has a comprehensive intercollegiate athletics programs and many cultural and community events for International Students. Foothill College is also a rich community resource offering many programs and facilities including Olympic Size Swimming Pool, Football Stadium and other Arts and Theaters facilities

Diploma Programs

  • Accounting

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • Anthropology

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

  • Art History

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • Arts

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    The Art program offers an Associate in Arts degree and a Certificate of Achievement and directs students that aspire to concentrate in foundation level studio arts and art history courses, ceramics, illustration, industrial design, drawing, painting or print arts. This guided program assists students in developing specialized artistic proficiency necessary to create strong exit portfolios that may be used to apply or transfer to art schools, art academies or art universities.

  • Business Administration

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • Child Development

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

  • Communication Studies

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    The Communication Studies department offers a wide variety of courses and special programs to meet the needs of our students. Whether you aspire to become a communication specialist, enhance your marketability in the workplace or improve your people skills, our faculty and advisers can help you identify the right program to meet your needs.

  • Computer Science

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • Electrician

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

  • Engineering

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

  • Enterprise Networking

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computing Research. The program offers courses that focus on the study of scientific computing and its application; scientific visualization; multi-scale analysis; grid generation; data analysis, applied mathematics and numerical algorithms; high performance parallel computing; and numerical modeling and simulation.

  • Environmental Horticulture & Design

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Landscape Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

  • Geographic Information Systems Technology

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

  • Graphic & Interactive Design

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

  • Humanities

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Humanities. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the social and physical sciences, languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion.

  • Instructional Design & Technology

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

  • Music Technology

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • Music: General

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music Education. The program offers courses that focus on the teaching and learning of music.

  • Nanoscience

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    Nanoscience is a field based on principles related to the behaviour of matter at the atomic level in chemical, biological and mechanical systems. Students completing this program will demonstrate proficiency in operating state-of-the-art materials characterization and nanofabrication equipment.

  • Paramedic

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, as well as pharmaceuticals and surgery.

  • Personal Trainer

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

  • Pharmacy Technician

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science and Pharmacy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacy practice, pharmacy administration, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

  • Photography

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

  • Popular Culture

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

  • Theatre Arts

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

  • Theatre Technology

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

  • Veterinary Technology

    USD 1,230 Tuition Fee

    The student will demonstrate competency in the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the practice of veterinary technology in a wide scope of practice settings. The graduates will demonstrate entry-level clinical skills competency in accordance with accreditation requirements.

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