Category Archives: Campus News

Summer Transit Pass

Students may pick up Fall 2016 semester Access cards (student IDs) and Universal Transit Pass (UTP) stickers starting August 1.

Pick-up locations are as follows:

  • Main Campus, City Café room 2: August 1-September 2 2016
  • Main Campus. Learning Resource Center (LRC) 2nd floor: Beginning August 20 2016
  • Davis Center
  • West Sacramento Center

Hours and Locations for Student Access Cards and Transit Stickers

Student Access Card Info / Pricing for Universal Transit Pass (UTP)


On Thursday, July 14th, the students of the West Sacramento Center (WSC) Readiness Summer Program were hosted by CISCO Systems in San Jose, California. Students were introduced to a variety of career options, internship opportunities, a guided facility tour, and a variety of technologies developed by CISCO Systems.

Students were accompanied by SCC Counselor Mauricio Gonzalez and Student Personnel Assistant (SPA) Natalya Lodzhanskiy.  Lunch was provided by CISCO Systems. The college and career trips are part of this year’s 4-week WSC Summer Readiness Program funded by the SCC Equity Plan. Students are also required to enroll in HCD-310 and LTAT-92.  Additional trips to UC, Davis, Sacramento State, SCC Main campus, and SMUD are scheduled for later this month.

photo of young woman with laptop computer

Looking for online courses to include in your educational plan? Many of the general education courses you need are available online!

There are plenty of classes still open for Fall, but act soon!

First visit the Online General Education page for the list of general education courses that are routinely offered.

Then check the class schedule for the course number to use when enrolling via eServices.

Pokémon GO map at Sacramento City College

One of the most active spots for Pokémon GO hunting and training in Sacramento is the campus of Sacramento City College. With over 20 Pokéstops plus 2 Gyms on campus, you can really level up here! Lots of people have discovered this rich source of Pokémon GO fun and are milling around on these warm summer days.

A complete guide to our Pokéstops and Gyms is below. But first, have you heard about our outstanding degree and transfer programs related to this game play?

SCC Programs for Video Game Design Teams

The creation of Pokémon GO required a huge team of people with skills in the following fields:

Pokémon GO Gym and Pokéstop Guide to Sacramento City College

SCC Pokestop and gymGyms

Our gyms are regularly changing team color throughout each day, so you know there’s a lot of battle action at SCC.

The SCC Pokémon East Gym is located just north of the fountain at the Performing Arts Center (PAC).

The SCC Pokémon West Gym is located at the light rail station on the east side of campus.

There’s a third Gym across the street at the entry to William Land Park too!


Pokemon Go pokestops at Sacramento City College

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Pokéstops can be found at the following SCC landmarks. Let us know if we missed any!

Those marked with an hearts are frequently set with lures:

  • entry to Performing Arts Center Pokemon go lure
  • entry to Student Services
  • SCC map at H parking lot
  • SCC plaque at entry to main quad Pokemon go lure
  • Wall of Honor Insignes between Rodda North and Rodda South
  • entry to Learning Resource Center Pokemon go lure
  • breezeway of Lillard Hall Pokemon go lure
  • Mohr Hall
  • entry to Reprographics
  • SCC sign at southwest corner of campus
  • Jessica Smith plaque at southwest corner of campus
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Hughes Stadium plaque
  • Happy Family Statue at Hughes Stadium
  • Union Stadium
  • SCC sign at southeast corner of campus
  • south entry to Student Center Pokemon go lure
  • South Gym
  • east side of Parking Structure
  • panther statue at College Store
  • Bob’s Mural at West parking lot
  • Gregory Kondos Gallery Pokemon go lure
  • Art Court Theatre

Just this morning, a CP 595 Growlithe, a CP 238 Venomoth and a CP 275 Kadabra were caught wild on campus. Come build your Pokédex at Sacramento City College!


Freshmen Welcome is a great opportunity for new students to learn how to be successful in college, meet their peers and connect with the campus.

The event is held on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. There will be workshops on topics such as study skills, time management, and college expectations. Students may attend one day or both.

Incoming freshmen can register for the event at

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Student Center at the SCC main campus.


Cyber Canmp

About 30 local high school and junior high school students spent three days learning about Cyber security at the second annual Cyber Patriot Camp in the Busniess building of the main campus.

By participating for the second year in  row, SCC will received software and a hands-on curriculum kit designed by the Air Force Association to teach students cyber safety, cyber ethics, and critical network security skills and tools.

LRCCD Scholarships

Six SCC Students were honored on June 22 for receiving the prestigious North State BIA (Building Industry Association) and the Sutter Health scholarships at a special awards luncheon, held at American River College.
Shown in the photo (from left to right) are students Jessica Wilkinson-Hurst, Michael Harden, Thoedore Frye, Diana Tom, and Nicholas Bradford, with SCC Interim President Michael Poindexter. Komeyla Amini Noghondar was unable to attend the event.
Harden, Frye, Bradford, and Noghander each received the BIA scholarship, while Wilkinson-Hurst and Tom were presented with the Sutter Health award.
Congratulations students!

smoke-free at SCC - fresh air - sky and grass

Beginning on August 20, 2016, the first day of the Fall 2016 semester, Sacramento City College will become a smoke-, tobacco- and vape-fee college at all three campuses.

At that time, SCC will join all Los Rios Colleges and most other universities in the area by becoming smoke/tobacco/vape free.  This decision follows, by about two years, the college’s effort to designate smoking areas around campus. It also closely follows surveys about one year ago that indicated going smoke/tobacco/vape free was favored by a majority of students and employees.

In addition, the state legislature recently passed, and Governor Brown signed, a bill, making it illegal to smoke on college campuses throughout the state.

Posters, fliers and banners have been posted around the college reminding all people to prepare for this change in college atmosphere.

State fair

SCC student Carlos Vasquez, won three first place awards, including Best of Class, in Commercial Print Design at the 2016 California State Fair Student Showcase. Carlos led six SCC students who won awards in the competition.

Here is the list of other SCC winners:

  • Loren Roberts, 1st place, electronics
  • Michelle Zamora, 1st place, Creative Arts “X Factor”
  • Andrea Vallejo, 1st place, Commercial Graphics
  • Aaron Louie, 1st place, Commercial Print Design
  • Jeffrey Pittman, 2nd place, electronics
  • Jim Ruff, 2nd place, electronics

Congratulations to all participants and winners!


Wrestling champs

The Sacramento City Council honored the Sac City Wrestling team on June 16 for winning the state championship.
In this video link, Coach Dave Pacheco thanks the council for the recognition and team members stand for a photo with Mayor Kevin Johnson and other council members.
Afterward, Mayor Johnson jokes that he could “take” one of the wrestlers down, and a mini match takes place.
Congratulations once again to the SCC Wrestling Team on their second state title in three years.