1. About
  2. Maps
  3. New Student Information
  4. Events
  5. Lab & Tutor Schedules
  6. Schedule of Classes
  7. Faculty & Staff
  8. Dual Enrollment
  9. Center Resources
  10. Employment Opportunities

About the North County Center

The Mendocino College North County Center, our local link to the California Community College System, offers a small but healthy selection of community college classes, programs and services to the rural communities of inland Mendocino County. From our central location in beautiful downtown Willits, our faculty and staff serve the communities of Willits, Laytonville, Round Valley and Anderson Valley. Like other educators, we at the North County Center believe that higher education at our community college can open many new doors and provide a basis for students to realize their dreams.

Our longtime presence in the inland valley communities of Mendocino County reflects the Mendocino College commitment to provide district-wide access to the California Community College System -- whether you happen to live near Willits itself, or in smaller towns such as Laytonville, Covelo, or Boonville; in more isolated places like Sherwood, Spyrock, Hearst, Branscomb, Ridgewood, Bell Springs, or even all by yourself on a hillside far from anywhere.

The North County Center is part of the Mendocino-Lake Community College District, and one of three off-campus centers operated by Mendocino College.  Our other centers are located in Lakeport and Fort Bragg. 

The North County Center is located at 372 E. Commercial Street in Willits.  Please call (707) 459-6224 for information and service appointments.

Center Hours

North County Center Hours - Spring Semester

Monday - Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fridays Evenings - (1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 4/08, 4/29, 5/13) from 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday Morning/Afternoon - (1/29, 2/26, 3/26, 4/30) from 11:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Saturday Morning/Afternoon - (2/12, 3/12, 4/09, 4/30, 5/14) from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please leave a message at (707) 459-6224 and I will return your call.

wifi is available in the parking lot and patio area. 

Masks, Student IDs and Social Distancing are required for registration, food pantry and other resources.

New Hygiene Kits -

The North County Center has personal hygiene kits that are available to currently enrolled students.

The kit consists of:  A shower cap, comb, toothbrush, razor, shaving cream, soap, body wash, shampoo, emery board and sewing kit.

Please complete a card at the Registration Desk.  Thank you!

If you can't call or visit the North County Center, information about Mendocino College class schedules, registration details, instructional programs, faculty, staff, special programs and events, and more, can also be accessed in the Mendocino College catalog, semester schedules, and other pages in the college web site.

It's never too soon (or too late!) to start thinking about what higher education can do for you. Please join us!

How to find and contact the North County Center:

From San Francisco: Travel north across the Golden Gate Bridge, continue north on U.S. Highway 101 for about 130 miles, taking the first Willits off-ramp (right). Turn left at the base of the ramp and continue a few miles into Willits, then turn right at the fourth stoplight (Commercial Street). The North County Center is .3 miles from 101 (also known as Willits Main Street) on the left at 372 East Commercial Street.

Mendocino College North County Center
372 E. Commercial Street
Willits, California 95490
Front Desk: 707.459.6224
Fax: 707.459.6225
E-Mail: willits@mendocino.edu

Current Weather Information: North County Center Weather Station

Find maps to all locations HERE

Five Steps to Sign Up!

1) Apply at www.mendocino.edu “Apply Now”

2) Orientation /student-services/orientation

3) Placement Questionnaire: /student-services/learning-center/placement

4) Counseling Appointment: call 707.459.6224

5) Enroll at MyMendo - https://my.mendocino.edu/

Or call or visit the Willits Center:
372 E. Commercial Street, Willits, CA  95490
We can help you through the process!

Each semester, the North County Center offers day and evening college-credit classes in many academic disciplines including Art, Biology, Business Office Technology, Business, Child Development, Computer Science, Dance, English, Geography, Health, History, Mathematics, Music, Political Science, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Sign Language, Sociology, Theatre, and more.

The admissions and enrollment process for courses at the North County 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 North County Center to complete the process with help from our friendly Center Assistants. 

CARE: /student-services/support-programs/eopscare/care-program

Child Development Center: /student-services/support-programs/child-development-center

CalWORKS: /student-services/calworks

CAMP - College Assistance Migrant Program: /camp

Disability Resource Center: /disability-resource-center

EOPS: /student-services/support-programs/eops

Financial Aid: /financial-aid

First Year Institute (FYI): /student-services/support-programs/fyi-first-year-institute

Food Pantry: /student-services/support-programs/mendocino-college-food-pantry

MESA: /student-services/support-programs/mesa

Native American Student Resources: /student-services/native-american-outreach

Student Perks: /student-services/support-programs/student-perks

Veterans Services: /student-services/veterans-services

There are currently no events scheduled at the North County Center. 

Math tutor available - please contact the Center Assistant for times and availability.

View the most recent class schedule.

NCC Staff

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NCC Faculty

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Dual Enrollment occurs when high school students are enrolled in both high school and college classes simultaneously. College classes completed by high school students can count as units towards their high school diploma and their college transcript.

The North County Center offers on-site academic counseling for students. To make an appointment, call 707.459.6224 or stop by the Registration Desk in the Learning Commons.

The North County Center offers on-site Disability Resource Center counseling appoints once a month. Interested students should book appointments early. To make an appointment, call 707.459.6224 or 707.468.3031.

The North County Center offers on-site financial aid assistance once per month. Interested students should book appointments early by calling 707.459.6224.

The North County Center Food Pantry is available to all currently registered students. The goal of the Food Pantry is to provide short-term food resources to students in need. To access the Food Pantry, students fill out a request card at the Registration Desk.

Mendocino College students ride MTA and Lake Transit free! Once registered, obtain a student ID, which you then present upon boarding a bus. You can request your student ID at the Registration Desk.

The North County Center has a reserve library with books available for in house use for many courses offered at the North County Center each semester. Books can only be used in the Learning Commons, but students can make copies of important pages to take home. Check with the Center Assistant regarding this process/

Visit our HR pages to see what positions we are currently hiring for: /college/employment/open-positions


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