Gavilan College

The campus of Gavilan College is in Gilroy, California. The school, which was once known as San Benito County Junior College, has also added satellite campuses in the cities of Hollister and Morgan Hill.

Programs that are available for study are varied, including Administration of Justice, Digital Media, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Child Development and Liberal Arts, among others. Gavilan College has the distinction as the only community college in the area of northern California that offers programs of degrees and certificates in Aviation Maintenance Technology.

The institute also has a high school on location, Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy (GECA). Those students get a head start on college by taking honors classes, as well as advanced placement studies, to complete up to two years of college while still in high school. Many of these students graduate with additional college credits to help them on their way to their major disciplines.

For students seeking a convenient and flexible higher education option, Gavilan now offers online classes and courses through it distance education department. Online learning at Gavilan allows working students and business professionals to earn their degree.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (408) 848-4800
Address: 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020
Institution Type: Public, 2-year
Size: Medium ( 7,600+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Associate
In-State Tuition $ 681
Out-of-State Tuition $ 5,352
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 27 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees CERT AA/AS
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business Commerce
Communication and Journalism
Mass Media Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication Technologies and Support Services
Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming - Programmer
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Entry Microcomputer Applications
Information Technology
Education Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Drafting and Design Technology Technician
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Child Care Provider Assistant
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Medical Preparatory Programs
Medical Administrative Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Police Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Humanities Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology Technician
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Personal Services and Culinary Arts
Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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