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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.

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When you have a moment, stop by the assessment center (in the new Student Services Building) and take the free, new STEM assessment. It will help show you how apt you may be at math, science and engineering classes.

Each person who takes the test will then be invited to special events (throughout the semester) to introduce the various science, math and engineering opportunities at SCC.

We call this STEM-ULATION, and hope to see you there.

From SCC to USC: Breaking Barriers Xavier Garcia

As students wait for their acceptance letters, SCC alumni Xavier Garcia blogs about his academic journey from SCC to USC.

“Throughout high school, I was not the best student. I remember clearly when my final report card came in and my mother saw all D’s she disappointedly told me “out of all my kids, I counted on you to succeed in life so you can give me a better life.” Hearing those words come out of my mother’s mouth and realizing that many members of my community, including my siblings, did not pursue higher education, something changed inside of me. As a result, I decided to attend community college with the hope of being able to not only help out my mother, but also my community. “- XG

Please see link for full article:

Career Techincal Education Majors and Resource Fair

SCC 2017 Counseling Campaign Series presents:

Career Technical Education Majors and Resource Fair

February 8, 2017

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare students for careers in the skilled trades, applied arts and sciences, and modern technologies. At Sacramento City College, these programs offer access to:

  • Industry-experienced faculty and support staff
  • Flexible classes to balance work-school-home schedule
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Curriculum designed to improve job skills and marketability in high wage, high demand careers
  • Over 90 certificates and degrees leading to employment opportunities in hospitals, dental offices, businesses, and federal, state and county agencies in the Greater Sacramento area

Fair Highlights

  • Faculty and Staff from various Career Technical Education programs, including
    • Nursing
    • Cosmetology
    • Computer Information Science
    • Aeronautics
    • and so much more
  • Attend a workshop on High Wage Jobs in CTE. These workshops will be offered at 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm in the Cultural Awareness Center.
  • Connect with Student Service Programs that will help you reach your success at SCC

RSVP online
Deadline to Register: February 3rd, 2017 (Drop-ins also allowed)

Presented by the Sacramento City College Counseling Department, Career Center, and SSSP

Three young female students work together at computers with big smiles on their faces, in a computer lab with students at each seat.

AOn February 2, 2017, 145 high school students, spent the day at SCC engaged in interactive, hands-on career exploration in three departments —Graphic Communication, Photography and Theatre Arts.

Students were exposed to a variety of real-world creative experiences. In Graphic Communication labs, students animated a falling domino run to explore rigid-body dynamics, and worked in graphic design teams to create a user experience tailored to a specific audience and context. The Photography workshop showed students how to diagram lighting for studio shots using Adobe Photoshop, while Theatre Arts inspired students to act in their break out session Shakespeare Alive: Heroes, Lovers, and Fighters Come to Life. And the tech-minded explored the art of stage lighting!

This event was a collaboration between the Capital Academies and Pathways (CAP) Sector Coach for Arts, Media and Entertainment/Digital Media (AME/DM), SCC Faculty in Graphic Communication, Photography and Theater Arts, and SCC’s CTE Transitions Coordinator­­.  The event was co-sponsored by the Sacramento City College Office of Instruction and the Elk Grove Unified School District.


A wide shot of Professor Tom Cappelletti introducing the "maker space" concept to a classroom full of faculty, staff and students.

A group of about 40 faculty, staff and students met early Friday morning to learn about the possibilities of starting a “maker space” at Sacramento City College.

Also known as “hacker labs,” maker spaces are places where tools and materials are available for people to come together and collaborate, explore, tinker, build and create.

The Maker Movement is rapidly growing at educational institutions around the world. The California Community Colleges is offering a seed grant and implementation grants to community colleges statewide who join the movement.

At the meeting on Friday, SCC took its first step toward creating a maker space for innovation!

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An Important Message for Financial Aid Students:

Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) has implemented new PeopleSoft Financial Aid Software. We are experiencing technical difficulties that may give student problems.  The LRCCD Implementation Team is actively working to identify and immediately resolve any software challenges.

If you are experiencing any challenges or feel that the information you have received is not accurate, please contact the Financial Aid Office in Rodda Hall North or contact the Dean of Financial Aid Office in Rodda Hall North 177.

We apologize for any inconvenience that you may experience as we work to enhance your financial aid experience at Sacramento City College.