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Ohlone President - Dr. Eric Bishop
Dr. Eric Bishop

Welcome to Ohlone College! I am proud to be a part of an institution that provides students with the highest quality education at one of the best community colleges in the state. We are dedicated to taking you to the next level in your educational journey or career and to help you get to where you want to be.
Ohlone College is one of the Top 10 California community colleges for transfers and a state leader in awarding degrees and certificates. We have transfer admission guarantees and associate degrees for transfer with a number of UCs, California State Universities, and independent colleges and universities. Ohlone students transfer to UCs, CSUs, and private universities in California and throughout the United States. 

Our faculty are highly prepared in their fields, many with doctoral degrees or direct professional experience, and they are dedicated to teaching and ensuring our students grasp the concepts they need for each course. As well, our support services and programs focus on student success. 

Starting your college career at Ohlone College is an excellent choice! While you’re here you’ll enjoy all that our multi-campus district offers. Serving over 16,000 students per year, our Fremont campus has three new academic core buildings offering a cutting-edge, state-of-the-art learning environment for science, labs, arts, general classes, a library and learning commons. Our Newark Center is designated as the heart and hub for our health science programs. We also offer a virtual campus for students who need online classes.

Ohlone students are actively engaged in activities on campus including joining our student government organization, the ASOC, and pursuing roles in other student activity clubs. With a dynamic and diverse student body with varying interests, there’s something for everyone. For sports enthusiasts, we feature 11 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams.  

We also offer many career and technical degrees designed to prepare you for jobs right here in Silicon Valley and beyond. Our Career Center and faculty help connect students with local opportunities and internships at companies like Tesla, Slack, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to name a few. Programs in the health sciences such as nursing, physical therapist assistance, and respiratory therapy are also a large draw to Ohlone. While we can’t name all of our most popular courses, we should let you know that Ohlone is the only Northern California community college approved by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Security Education. If you’re interested, make sure to look in to our information and communication technology (ICT) coursework.

This is a place that values and supports you, your interests and your goals. This is a place that allows everyone to connect, engage, and succeed.

Eric Bishop, Ed.D.
Ohlone Community College District

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