Madera Community College is located at the edge of the city of Madera on Avenue 12 east of Highway 99, serving approximately eight-thousand students annually. The college provides an affordable, quality education for residents of Madera County and nearby communities, and is a proud member of the State Center Community College District.
Madera Community College began offering classes as Madera Community College Center in 1988 in a partnership with Madera High School to meet the needs of the northern part of the district. The campus opened in 1996 on a 114-acre site donated by local landowners. Our modern administration building, located at the center of the campus, includes a library, assembly hall, admissions and records, student services and offices. Our 50-thousand square foot academic village complex houses science, computer, and art laboratories, in addition to a 150 seat lecture hall, classrooms, and administration and faculty offices. Our latest addition is the Center for Agriculture and Technology, a ten-thousand square foot facility that is the home to additional classrooms, plant science lab, and shops for agricultural mechanics, welding, and industrial maintenance, as well as faculty offices and counseling and tutoring space. In July of 2020, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted unanimously to recognize Madera Community College as the 116th campus of the state’s community college system.
Student success is the focus of Madera Community College, with comprehensive, innovative programs in transfer/general education, occupational education, and developmental education. Distance learning courses also are a priority, providing online courses and linking Madera Community College with other district sites. The campus will continue to evolve over several years to serve a diverse student body and be the core of a 1,867-acre mixed-use community.
Madera Community College
30277 Avenue 12
Madera, CA 93638