Chaffey College, founded in 1883, is one of the first colleges to be established in California. Its campus in Rancho Cucamonga occupies 200 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains. The college offers associate degrees, occupational certificates, and preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities to more than 18,000 students each year.
Chaffey College has three Inland Valley campuses in Rancho Cucamonga, Chino and Fontana where students can choose from more than 60 occupational programs including nursing, automotive technology, aeronautics, business, science, the arts or hotel and food service management.
In October 2009, the college celebrated the opening of the Health Science Center, a 16,000-square-foot teaching facility on the Chino campus for the college’s vocational nursing program. It houses classrooms, laboratories and offices that enabled the nursing program to increase enrollment.