The Mendocino College Lake Center is located at 2565 Parallel Drive in Lakeport. Please call 707-263-4944 for information and service appointments. Our 30-year presence in beautiful Lake County reflects the Mendocino College commitment to providing district-wide access to the California Community College System. The Mendocino College Lake Center, our local link to the California Community College System, offers a healthy selection of community college classes, programs and services to all Lake County residents.
The Lake Center is part of the Mendocino-Lake Community College District, and is one of three centers operated by Mendocino College. Additional centers are located in Willits and Fort Bragg. Each semester, the Lake Center offers day and evening college-credit classes in a variety of academic disciplines. The Lake Center provides a friendly and accessible atmosphere for new or returning college students. Our faculty and office staff offer continuing education and support services that lead to college degrees, certificates, improved job skills, transfers to other colleges and universities and personal enrichment. It's never too soon (or too late!) to start thinking about what higher education can do for you. Please join us at the Mendocino College Lake Center.
During the summer the center operates on a revised schedule. Normal hours resume August 7. Summer hours as follows:
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Counseling & Tutoring Services
By appointment only - please call or come in
Computer Learning Lab
The lab is occassionally closed for placement testing throughout the summer. Please call to confirm availability.
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Lake Center will be closed on July 4, 2017.
Meet Our Faculty, Staff, and Counselors
Admissions and Enrollment
The admissions and enrollment process for courses at the Lake Center is the same as for all Mendocino College locations. Students can choose to apply for admission and enroll in classes via our online process, visit our Admissions and Records office at the Ukiah campus, or come in to the Lake Center to complete the process with help from our friendly Center Assistants.
Degree and Course Offerings
Lake Center students can choose from a wide selection of academic and vocational classes, general education courses, and lower division college classes required for transfer to four-year institutions. The Lake Center provides the first two years of general education courses for nearly all majors and students can complete select associate degrees and certificates by taking classes solely at the Lake Center. Many other degrees and certificates can be completed by combining Lake Center courses with those offered in Ukiah or online. Counselors can advise students of their options for degree and certificate completion.
Dual Enrollment for High School Students
Mendocino College welcomes students in 9th through 12th grade to attend classes through special admission. Students may take classes after the high school day or during the summer at the Lake Center, and may also have opportunities to take a Mendocino College course on their high school campus during the regular school day or right after the high school day. Mendocino College works with all the Lake County school districts in our service area; Lakeport Unified School District, Upper Lake Unified School District, and Kelseyville Unified School District to provide students opportunities for dual enrollment in Mendocino College courses on the high school campuses. Please consult your high school counselor for information about Mendocino College courses offered. Special Admission students are typically exempt from the $46 per credit enrollment fee. This makes dual enrollment a very affordable and convenient way to explore personal interests or career options, recover high school credits, or get a head start on your college degree.
Shakespeare at the Lake
During the summer of 2016 the inaugural Shakespeare at the Lake performance was made possible with the support of the Lake County Friends of Mendocino College, an affiliate group of the Mendocino College Foundation, and The Lake County Theatre Company. The performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Mendocino College theatre instructor, John Tomlinson, enchanted members of the large audience enjoying their own lovely midsummer night on the shores of beautiful Clear Lake at Library Park in Lakeport. Shakespeare at the Lake will be returning in 2017 with a performance of Much Ado About Nothing on July 29th and 30th, again at Library Park. Follow the Shakespeare at the Lake Facebook page to stay up to date with the latest happenings.
Future of the Lake Center
Future goals for the Lake Center include development of Lake Center projects in cooperation with the Lake County Friends of Mendocino College, an affiliate group of the Mendocino College Foundation, addition of new faculty and student services, and exploring ways to develop and sustain new community-based partnerships with local businesses, public agencies and other Lake County residents.
Lake Center Weather Station
Curious what the weather is doing at the beautiful Lake Center? Check it out at the Lake Center Weather Station.