One aspect of the community college mission is to promote involvement of the community. Golden West College Com­munity Education and Activities  strives to identify and meet the needs of the community which are not met by college credit programs. These services, which are self-supporting and fee-based, include cultural enrichment, educational, holistic health, recreational, and vocational activities.

Programs offered through Community Education and Activities  are lectures, work­shops and educational programs on a variety of sub­jects and programs from children to seniors.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit proposals to present programs in such areas as seniors, “College for Kids,” business, holistic health, personal and professional development.

Gold Key Card Program:

Gold Key cards are available to persons who are 60 years or older. This card entitles seniors to free parking in GWC student stalls, reduced rates on services at Cosmetology, and discounted prices at designated GWC events such as plays, concerts, and lectures. Gold Key cards are available for a fee of $5.00 per semester and are effective through the end of each semester. The cards may be purchased in the Community Education and Activities Office.

Community Education and Activities Programs Refund and Transfer Charges:

Refunds must be requested at least three working days prior to the program start date or the printed refund deadline date for selected programs. There will be a $10.00 processing fee per person for each program.

Participants who have registered for a program and request a transfer to another program must pay a $10.00 processing fee per person for each program. Trans­fers are accepted no later than three (3) working days prior to the program start date or the printed refund deadline date for selected programs.

Swap Meet:

Community Education and Activities  takes pride in its many accomplishments. Among them is the success of the Golden West College Swap Meet which began in the spring of 1979 with a turnout of 100 vendors. The Swap Meet is open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year except during winter break and Easter Sunday.  Featuring over 700 vendor spaces per day, the Swap Meet provides a great environment for family outings. Admission and parking are free to the public.