Two Years Free & Trades at LBCC This Fall

Press Release

There is no better time to enroll at Long Beach City College. Long Beach City College will see two landmark changes this upcoming Fall Semester: tuition-free education for two years to all qualified Long Beach Unified School District students, and seven new and revised Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. Both will occur at the start of Fall of 2019.

With the implementation of AB 19, California residents are now able to receive one year free at California community colleges if they enroll full-time. All LBUSD students who graduated in June 2019 are automatically eligible for the second year tuition-free if they attend LBCC’s Fall Semester which starts in August 2019. The LBCC Foundation provides the second tuition-free year.

The new and revised CTE programs are Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Advanced Transportation Technology; Automotive Technology; Construction Technology; Electrical Technology; Engineering Technology; and Welding Technology. Many of these programs offer certificates that could be achieved within an academic year or less. Several of these programs also offer an associate degree.

LBCC’s Fall Semester courses taking place August 26 through December 14, with short-term classes running in between.

In addition to the new and revised CTE programs, LBCC offers students affordable classes taught by experienced instructors that can be taken as transferrable units to a university or for personal enrichment. Performing Arts, Visual Media Arts, Culinary Arts, English, Science, and Math are a small sample of classes with seats still available. Online classes are also available.

Members of the public who are not currently enrolled at LBCC can apply now online at and click on “Get Started.” Payment is due at the time of registration.

About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of over 25,000 students each semester and serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and Avalon. LBCC promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Visit for more information about Long Beach City College.

Stacey Toda
LBCC Associate Director
Communications & Community Engagement
(562) 938-4004