Founding Date: Jan. 15, 1957
First Classes Offered:
Sept. 15, 1958
Foothill College Opening:
Sept. 5, 1961

Campus Size: 122 acres

Architectural Awards
American Institute of Architects; Honor Award, 1962, Award of Merit, 1963, Special Commendation 1980. Progressive Architecture Magazine; Design Award.

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Foothill is also accredited by the American Dental Association Council of Dental Education, American Medical Association Council of Medical Education and Federal Aviation Administration.

Average class size: 27 Students

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Full-Time Employees: 352
Associate Degree Programs: 79
Specialty Certificate Programs: 107

Learning Resources
Library, Teaching & Learning Center, STEM Center, IDEA Lab, Student Resources Center (Disability, Veterans and Foster Youth Support), Family Engagement Institute, Honors Institute, Transfer Center, Computer Lab, Golf Instruction Complex, Krause Center for Innovation, Dental Health Clinic & the Wellness Center.

Community Resources
Foothill College is a rich community resource offering many outstanding programs and facilities including: Krause Center for Innovation, Japanese Cultural Center, Observatory, Bamboo Garden & Azumaya Meditation Pavilion, Olympic-Size Swimming Pool, Softball/Soccer Field, Robert C. Smithwick Theater, Dental Health Clinic, Football Stadium and All-Weather Track. For fine arts facilities and theaters facilities rental information contact Kay Thornton at (650) 949-7252.

College Activities
Many cultural and community events and student clubs including: Kiwanis Silicon Valley Bowl (December), Transfer Day (October), Career Fair, Club Day, International Students Night, Scholarship Ceremony, Commencement and
Heritage Month Celebrations: African American Heritage Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), Asian Pacific Islander Month (April), Latino Heritage Month (May) and Gay Lesbian Heritage Month (June).

Owls Athletics
Athletics site
Foothill College has a comprehensive intercollegiate athletics program. Foothill teams and coaches enjoy a celebrated tradition of success in athletics and academics. Foothill is a member of the Coast Conference of the California Community College Commission on Athletics and NorCal Football Conference. For detailed information go to

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