Chaffey College

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Chaffey College is a two-year, degree granting community college located in Rancho, Cucamonga, California. It was founded in 1883 as the Chaffey College of Agriculture of the University of Southern California. It’s name was later changed to Chaffey College when it became an indepedent public institution. Chaffey is the oldest community college in California as well as one of the oldest in the United States.

Chaffey has a nice campus with ample facilities. Over the last few years millions have been invested into renovating and upgrading its campus structures and buildings. It recently added a new science complex, convenience store, student services facility, educational excellence center, and dining commons area.

Currently students have the option of pursuing a two-year associates degree or occupational certificate in any one of several fields of study and academic disciplines in business, arts, psychology, nursing, history, or science.

College administration, faculty and staff go out of their way to make the education at Chaffey as affordable as possible for students. Tuition rates are very competitive and most learning supplies (including books) are offered to students at a discount. Chaffey also offers a unique rental program that enables students to rent their books for a semester, instead of buying them.

Athletics is an important element of student life at Chaffey. Student athletes and sports teams are known as the “Panthers”.

General Information

Admission Office

5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701-3002
(909) 652-6600
Fax: (909) 652-6006

Contact: Cecilia Carrera
Director of Admissions

Main Address

5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
(909) 652-6000


Total undergrads: 20,479
Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,295


Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Dance A
Design/Visual Communications A,C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fashion Design A,C
Fine/Studio Arts A
Graphic Design A,C
Interior Design A,C
Multimedia A
Music – General A
Photography A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management C
Information Processing/Data Entry C
Management Information Systems C
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A,C
Communications/Rhetoric A
Journalism C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Graphics C
Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Physical Education A

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A,C
Institutional Food Production C

Foreign Language & Literature
French A
German A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Assistance A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Records Administration C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Aircraft Mechanics A
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology A
Science, Technology & Society A

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness C

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Related Services C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A
Religion/Religious Studies A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A
Planetary Sciences A

Psychology – General A

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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