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How to Take Classes @ LBCC & CSULB

Benefits of Taking College Classes While in High School:

  • No enrollment costs & FREE textbooks
  • Shorter school day – taking less classes in high school
  • Participation in a college level class
  • Earn high school & college credits
  • GPA boost in college application
  • Career exploration & intellectual growth
  • Complete certificate or major requirements that will count towards a degree

LBCC Dual Enrollment

There are two different tracks for high school students who wish to enroll at LBCC: Early College Pathway Partnership students and Individual Dual Enrollment students.

Early College Pathways Partnership (ECPP) Program: ECPP dual enrollment is for high school students desiring to enroll at LBCC as part of a coordinated program between LBCC and the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). ECPP students participate in specially-selected courses and student support services designed for college and career preparation. ECPP is open to LBUSD students in the 11th and 12th grade. Please review the course list and schedule for each term. If you are interested in applying to the ECPP, please review the following steps.


1. Complete a LBCC Application to receive a Viking ID#.

2. Complete + Submit  ECPP Application with a LBCC Dual Enrollment Form (Attached)

  • Dual Enrollment form must be signed by LBUSD HS Principal or Counselor.
  • Dual Enrollment forms must be submitted with the online ECPP application. 

For more information:

Individual Dual Enrollment: Individual dual enrollment is for high school students desiring to enroll at LBCC on their own and outside of a coordinated program between LBCC and the K-12 district/high school. Individual dual enrollment students may enroll in any available course if pre-requisite requirements are met. 

For more information:

Visit the Individual Dual Enrollment tab on the Dual Enrollment website


CSULB Ethnic Studies Classes

US Diversity & the Ethnic Experience:

This is an introductory course that surveys four major ethnic groups (Native American, African American, Chicano/Latino American and Asian American) from the earliest periods of Native American history, through migrations to the Americas, into the present conditions of U.S. society.  Special attention is given to the formation and transformation of each ethnic group and their individual and collective roles in the development of the United States.

Additional classes may be available for students that complete the primary course and wish to gain deeper knowledge in the specified content areas. 

  • Introduction to Chicano/Latino Life (offered @ Cabrillo)
  • African American History 1865-Present
  • Introduction to Native American People
  • Asian American History

When:     Classes offered for Fall & Spring Semesters

Time:      Saturdays, 9:00 – 12:15

Location:  Cabrillo HS or at other HS campuses

Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Space is limited. See your counselor or Ms. Karen Kim in the 500 building if you are interested in taking an Ethnic Studies class.