Welcome to The Friends of Chabot College website!

Chabot College has served the communities of Hayward, Union City, San Leandro, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, Fairview, and Sunol for over 50 years. As a nationally recognized leader in community college innovation of education experiences, we help people achieve their dreams of higher education and career advancement.

We hope you will join us in our mission of supporting Chabot College students, programs, and services. Whether you are an alum of Chabot College, student, parent, or interested community member, you have a role to play in building the social and financial capital for our college.

Ways you can help and make a difference today

Spring 2021 Virtual Auction

Monday, April 12 - Sunday, April 18 at 6 PM

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Make a donation

There are many ways to make a contribution – including our secure online dashboard.

Giving makes a difference in our students’ lives.

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Join the Alumni Association

There are countless former Chabot College students enjoying professional and personal successes. If you are one of them, we want to hear from you.

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Attend an Event

Our campus is always open to community members and their families. From sporting events to performances to graduations to award ceremonies, we welcome you to visit.

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Snapshots of Success

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Students who attend Chabot College earn more than a degree or certificate, they earn the advantage of an education that will increase their earning potential. Here are a few examples …



The median annual salary in 2016 for a beginning architect is $76,930. An average of 90% of Chabot architectural students transfer to four year universities, many of them among the most prestigious of programs.

Automotive Technology


The 2016 median annual salary for entry level automotive technicians and mechanics is $51,194. Women and men, alike, can earn specializations in any one of Chabot’s many programs, like BMW, chassis, drive train, or hybrid technologies.

Dental Hygiene


For a beginning dental hygienist, the 2016 median annual salary is $76,380. In 2018, Chabot had a 100% pass rate on the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam.

Music Industry and Technology


An entry level sound engineer can expect to earn a median salary of $56,110. Chabot offers hands-on classes in the state-of-the-art studio and lab with instruction in audio recording, music production, sound design, audio for visual media, and live concert sound reinforcement.