As the part of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Foothill College is a community college, located in Los Altos Hills, California. It was founded on January 15, 1957 by Founding Superintendent and President Dr. Calvin C. Flint.
The main goal of the institution is to help students who attend the college achieve their goals because relevant instruction occurs in an engaging, stimulating, inclusive manner, and appropriate support services are provided. The College provides educational opportunity for all with innovation and distinction and promote student learning through lower-division academic instruction, career preparation, and continuous workforce improvement to advance Californiaís economic growth and global competitiveness.
Foothill College provides educational opportunity for all who can benefit from the instruction and support services offered. As a multicultural institution committed to meeting the evolving educational, economic and cultural needs of an increasingly technology-based global community, the College fulfills its mission by offering academic courses, programs and services unique to the Silicon Valley.
Our courses are scheduled to maximize student accessibility in a variety of settings and modes. Students are provided with the necessary support services that help them with diverse needs and learning styles succeed in reaching their educational goals.
Foothill College offers an associate in arts or associate in science degree, certificate programs and Bachelorís degrees with the partnership with other institutions. The College also offers a large and diverse selection of online classes to thousands of students every quarter and is committed to the success of distance learning students. Thus, students may choose their degree and complete it online.
As for the registration process for online classes, it is the same as that for "traditional" classes. Students must apply for admission, take a placement test, if needed, and then register for classes. There is also no difference between the tuition and fees for online and traditional classes.
The College provides financial aid for its students. It is available in grants, scholarships, student employment and loans.