SCC News

Students and mentors attending the African American Male Scholars Dinner.

Over 140 students and mentors attended the African American Male Scholars Dinner on May 10 in the City Cafe. Vice President of Student Services Michael Poindexter, VP of Instruction Dr. Steven Boyd and VP of Administrative Services Laduan Smedley spoke to the attendees of the dinner.

Students Students barbequeing

Learn more about the College Promise Program and get assistance with the application process!

Who:      West Sacramento High School Graduates and Parents

When:    Thursday, June 1, 2017    12-2:30 p.m.

Where:   SCC West Sacramento Center at 1115 West Capitol Ave.

Join us in celebrating an exciting new program that will benefit West Sacramento families for generations to come!


Student exciting train at the City College stop.

Students may pick up Fall 2017 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
  • Main Campus. Learning Resource Center (LRC) 2nd floor: Beginning August 19
  • Davis Center
  • West Sacramento Center


Fall Classes Begin Aug. 19.

Student ID and UTP passes pickup hours and locations here.

Photo courtesy of the Express.

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.”

Photograph of building in Barcelona, Spain

Interested in studying in Barcelona, Spain?

Steve James, Biological Sciences Professor is leading a trip for Los Rios students to Barcelona next Fall semester, 2017.

Known for its gorgeous beaches, spectacular architecture and vibrant nightlife, Barcelona’s splendor will make this semester one you’ll never forget.  Check out our website, come to a workshop or pop me an e-mail with questions.

Steve James, Professor, Biological Sciences

Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd., Lillard 108a

Sacramento, CA 95822


Study Abroad Barcelona Fall Semester 2017

Office hours Mon/Wed 2-4, Tues 3-4, or by appt.

Participating students will study in Barcelona, Spain for the fall 2017 semester.  Each student will take 12 units while in Spain from instructors selected from our participating consortium colleges (Los Rios CCD, Contra Costa CCD, San Mateo CCD, and Santa Rosa JC).

Students will have the opportunity of living in Spain during the program as well as the option of traveling to a number of destinations in Europe and surrounding areas such as Morocco!  More information can be found at Northern California Study Abroad Consortium.

Two graduates waving at crowd above.

Last night over 400 SCC students took part in the 2017 commencement at the Memorial Auditorium, making them one of 74,000 to graduate in the college’s 100-year-long history.

The youngest graduate was 18 years old while our oldest was 72 years old.

Congrats Panthers!