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Two male students are seated at a computer, while two other male students stand beside them. All are smiling.

Stay cool this summer (hello, air conditioning) while getting ahead in your education by taking a summer school course at Sacramento City College or one of our outreach centers in Davis or West Sacramento!

Second six-week summer classes start June 19 and the last day to enroll is June 29. We have open seats in many of our classes — check the online class schedule to find one that suits you.

Apply online today!

Kindergartners, along with their middle school and high school mentors, participate in a robotics workshop at the Kinders Go to College event at SCC's West Sacramento Center

About 75 kindergarteners from the Washington Unified School District (WUSD) in West Sacramento attended a special “Kinders Go To College” event on Friday, May 19, at Sacramento City College’s West Sacramento Center. The students will be treated to a number of special college “classes” (10-minute workshops) in fields such as dental assisting and hygiene, nursing, art, public service, and robotics.

Sacramento City College is partnering with the Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE), Washington Unified, the City of West Sacramento and PG&E on this unique program.

“We support our partners at the Washington Unified School District and Sacramento City College who are changing the expectations around college for our community early on,” said West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. “This program complements our existing investments in college and career preparation through the Kids’ Home Run, the City of West Sacramento’s comprehensive cradle-to-college-and-career initiative that combines universal preschool and a paid internship program while providing families with a guaranteed college savings account starting at Kindergarten and students with up to one year of community college fee free. Together we are sending a strong message to our residents and the region that West Sacramento is the best place to have a child, raise a family and go to school.”

Each kindergartener is teamed with a middle school student, while high school students help oversee and guide the group. The interaction with older students at different stages in their education helps the younger students envision a future that includes academic success.

Participating schools are Westfield Village Elementary (K-5), Elkhorn Village Elementary (K-8), and River City High School and Yolo High School.

“We need to increase the college-going rate in West Sacramento and Yolo County,” said Art Pimentel, Dean of SCC’s West Sacramento Center. “The earlier we start the process of getting students to know about college, the better we do at getting them here when the time is right.”

In addition to the workshops, students will receive a special T-shirt honoring them as the high school Class of 2029, a backpack and other goodies from SCC and the YCOE.

“The kinders wear their ‘Class of 2029’ shirts with pride and excitement,” said Lori Perez, Director of College and Career Readiness for the Yolo County Office of Education. “This unique event provides the opportunity for students from all grade levels served to learn from leaders representing post-secondary and careers. The collaboration between all organizations involved is an amazing testament of community support for West Sacramento students.”

“The Washington Unified School District is fully committed to ensuring all students are college and career bound upon high school graduation,” said Linda C. Luna, WUSD Superintendent. “Kinders Go to College is a program to institute the possibilities of and access to college beginning in kindergarten. It is true that it takes a village to raise a child. Together, with the City of West Sacramento and the Sacramento City College, all students will become college and career ready.”

A female student works at a flight simulator while her professor supervises.

In collaboration with CRANE, Sacramento City College faculty in Aeronautics programs will offer young women in high school and their CTE teachers a rare opportunity to participate in an interactive field trip to Sacramento City College’s McClellan campus.

During this May 5, 2017 Pathways to Paychecks event honoring Rosie the Riveter, students will get hands on training in: Flight Simulators, Mechanics, Electronics, Engines, and Airplane Transport.
Students will have access to the Sacramento City College Campus and Facilities to build projects in the target areas. They will have a chance to interact with college professors and industry professionals who are interested in the CTE students’ unique talents. In the course of this Keep ‘em Flying event, students will: engage in projects covering Aeronautics, Engines, Flight Simulators, & Non-Destructive Testing; familiarize themselves with SCC Labs and Facilities; interact with SCC professors; realize how valuable their skills are to industry; connect with industry professionals who are ready to help them become the next generation of aeronautics professionals; learn what steps to take after graduation to be successful in the industry; and enjoy a lunch with industry partners.

Photo of several vintage cars, in a variety of bold colors, parked on campus, while visitors walk by and check them out.

Hundreds visited Sacramento City College on Saturday, April 29, to check out the vintage vehicles at a free car show celebrating the college’s 100th anniversary.

The event also featured a momentous occasion — the opening of a time capsule that had been buried in front of the library entrance since 1998, when the building first opened. The time capsule was accompanied by instructions that it was to be opened in the college’s 100th year. Treasures inside included VHS tapes, an Apple computer mouse, newspapers, card catalogs, and a highlighter pen.

The time capsule is one of several buried throughout the college since it was established at the Freeport Boulevard location in 1926.


For more information about SCC’s centennial year, contact us at

Photo of three young students who are running for Los Rios Student Trustee in the student elections

Let your voice be heard! Vote for your student leaders April 4-5, 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Voting is easy — just log in to eServices and vote online.

Once you have logged in, click the “Elections and Surveys” tab and select either the image or link to vote. A new browser window will open to allow you to vote.

More information is available at

All currently enrolled students are eligible to vote for Student Trustee for the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees, the SCC Student Senate, and the Clubs and Events Board.

Sacramento City College thanks all who made the Centennial Gala on March 25 a great success!

Tickets were sold out and the college was able to raise about $45,000 to support students and faculty innovation programs.

Those who attended the gala were treated to an evening of entertainment from SCC’s best live music and theater, accompanied by an elegant dinner.

mortarboard graduation cap on top of a stack of hundred dollar bills

Students need to be aware that financial aid will only fund courses that are part of their major, general education and/or transfer, including basic skills, prerequisite, and ESL courses.

Once enrolled, students may receive a notification in their eServices account regarding courses that are ineligible for financial aid. Students who have questions about this should stay enrolled until they have met with a counselor.

Counseling appointments can be made online.

The BOG Fee Waiver is not affected. If a student has been awarded a BOG Fee Waiver, it will cover the enrollment fees for all courses, even those not required for the student’s major. However, the student’s total financial aid award may be reduced.

More information about financial aid course eligibility is available online.