Chicano/Latino Student Welcome September 4


Make the most of what the SCC community has to offer. We have a great number of resources that can contribute to your academic achievement.

Join us on September 4 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm at the Student Center. Meet our Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff and SCC Faculty, Staff and Administrators!

For more information please contact Rhonda Rios Kravitz:  916-558-2253

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Sac City Web Professionals Kick-off Meeting September 2

The Sac City Web Professionals is an on-campus group bringing together the talent and expertise of Sacramento City College students interested in Web Development and Web Design.

The Sac City Web Professionals Club was founded Spring 2013 by students of the Sacramento City College Computer Science Department, who were studying Web Development and Design. The club came into fruition in conversations with students and faculty who realized the benefits of students coming together from different areas in these fields; for example, Web Developers and Web Designers.

All students are welcome to attend. The meeting will take place in Business Building, B103 from 8:30 pm to 10 pm. To locate the Business Building, view our campus map.


New SCC Environmental Standard for Smoking Takes Effect

Change is in the air at Sacramento City College (SCC) as we embark on healthier environmental standards for smoking in Fall 2014.

Based on feedback from SCC’s participatory governance groups and an extensive survey of students and employees on their opinions about smoking on campus a new smoking standard has been created.

Designated Smoking Areas SCC Campus

To view a larger version of this map, click through the image.

In addition to the current Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) policy of no smoking within 30 feet of building entrances, outdoor air intakes, and operable windows, there will now be no smoking on campus except in Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs).

For more information about this standard, please visit the Smoking Matters on our Health Services website.


Student Athletes Top Priority for SCC’s New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Julia Allender started June 9 as the new head women’s basketball coach at Sacramento City College.

Allender comes from Ohlone Community College in Fremont, where she served as head coach for the past five years. Previous to that, she was an assistant coach for three years at the college.

As an alumna of San Jose City College, Allender is no stranger to the community college system. In fact, found that her experience as a student led her to prefer coaching at the community college level over other higher education institutions.

“I got into coaching to help people,” Allender said. “From my experiences coaching at the community college level, I saw and realized that there is a large opportunity to positively affect and help players who may have been overlooked or need specific areas of development in order to go on and play at the next level.

“It’s a development level and that’s really what I enjoy about community college and working with these athletes. They have this goal in mind that you’re really helping them go achieve.”

Allender said she was “very much” one of those athletes who needed to be challenged and nudged to reach her performance goals.

“I didn’t really get much better in high school. I was always better than the vast majority of my peers,” Allender said. “So when I began playing at the community college, that gave me an opportunity to get better and add skills that I didn’t have before. It gave me an opportunity to really compete on a daily basis and physically be able to be stronger and move better and be quicker.”

From San Jose City College, Allender went on to play at Southern Utah University with a full Division I basketball scholarship.

“That was my goal; that was my dream,” Allender said. “It was what I wanted to achieve because I knew I wanted to coach.”

Allender said she knew she wanted to coach from a very young age, although she had opportunities to pursue a career as a professional athlete.

“Growing up as a kid, I just loved to help people and I also loved sports,” she said. “I saw how my coaches at that age affected me positively.”

Alllender has a 95 percent transfer rate in her five years as Ohlone’s head coach (100 percent in the last three years), which means she has helped nearly all her athletes transfer to the colleges where they want to play.

While Allender’s first priority is her athletes’ well-being and development, that certainly does not preclude winning games. And she has the track record to back that up — she has won three conference championships in five years at Ohlone and won 105 games in five years.

“I am very highly competitive,” Allender said. “But more than winning, I’m in it to help my athletes in many aspects — educationally, morally, in building leadership skills, giving them tools to live a very successful life.”

To learn more about Panther Athletics, visit the official website.

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Work Experience Education & Internship Program Orientation August 26 – 29

What is an Internship?

An internship is a form of experiential learning, which offers you the opportunity to work in an entry-level, workplace-related position that relates to your major. It gives you a chance to gain valuable experience and make professional connections in your field. Internships can be paid or unpaid, and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate your talent.

While participating in an internship or work experience opportunity (job, volunteer position, paid or unpaid), you will also be enrolled in a Work Experience (WEXP) Course, in which you can earn 1-4 units of academic credit based on the hours of work you complete in a semester.

Orientation attendees will learn about the process of needing to have a job or internship to participate in the WEXP course. The orientation is a valuable way to learn more about Work Experience Courses and how they benefit working students.

For more information about WEXP, including eligibility requirements and contact information, download the WEXP information sheet.

Students have many opportunities to attend an orientation. To view orientation dates, times and locations, visit the SCC calendar.

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Child Development Center Accepting Applications for Part-Day Preschool

The Sacramento City College Child Development Center is accepting applications for part-day openings in its Early Childhood Education Preschool.

  • The preschool serves chidren between 3 and 5 years old (child must be 3 by Sept 1, 2014)
  • Program Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-12:00 or Mon-Thurs 1:00-4:00
  • The program is FREE for Qualifying Families. Non-subsidized families are also welcome to apply.

Interested families may pick up a registration packet at the Sacramento City College Child Development Center. The center is  located between the Bookstore and Hughes Stadium; view our campus map for exact location.

For more information, including our hours and phone number, please visit the Child Development Center website.


Student IDs and Transit Stickers Available Aug. 1

Students will be able to pick up their Fall semester Access cards (student IDs) and UTP stickers (transit stickers) beginning Aug. 1. Pick-up locations will be at the main campus and at the Davis and West Sacramento outreach centers.

Download our calendar for specific dates, times and locations. For more information on Access cards and UTP stickers, visit the Los Rios Community College District website.


Enroll in Honors Courses this Fall

Sacramento City College’s Honors Program offers many benefits for students.

Honors courses are:

  • University transferable
  • Smaller than regular classes (usually limited to fifteen students)
  • Dependent upon student participation and research

Students who complete four Honors courses with a 3.0 GPA receive:

  • A certificate celebrating the accomplishment
  • A cash award
  • An “Honors Scholar” notation on their transcript

If you are eligible to enroll, check out the Fall semester’s Honors course offerings:

  • ANTH 480 Honors Physical Anthropology
  • ARTH 486 Medieval Art-Honors
  • ENGLT 480 World Literature: Antiquity to the Early Modern World – Honors
  • ENGWR 480 Honors College Composition
  • HIST 483 History of the United States – Honors
  • MUFHL 481 Survey of Music History and Literature – Honors
  • PHIL 480 History of Classical Philosophy – Honors
  • STAT 480 Introduction to Probability and Statistics – Honors

For more information, go to:

West Sacramento Center

SCC Welcomes New West Sac Center Dean

Art Pimentel, a former city councilman and mayor of Woodland, is the new dean of Sacramento City College’s West Sacramento Center.

Pimentel, who begins his new post on July 1, brings more than 14 years of experience in higher education and community-based organizations. He was most recently the interim executive director of Yuba College’s Clear Lake Campus.

During his time with the Yuba Community College District, Pimentel held positions as the director of TRIO programs and the public information officer at Woodland Community College. He has also served on the Woodland City Council as a councilman and mayor.

Pimentel earned his B.A. in Social Sciences and M.A. in Educational Leadership from Sacramento State University.

He said he is excited to serve SCC’s students and the community of West Sacramento.

“We have a wonderful educational facility and the community is taking full advantage of the services and courses we offer,” Pimentel said. “In the coming years, I hope to continue to expand the course offerings and programs to maximize our space and plan for Phase 2 of construction.  Also, I want to strengthen our community partnerships with our local educational institutions, business, and community leaders to develop programs and services that mirror the needs of the community.”

SCC President Kathryn Jeffery is pleased to welcome Pimentel as the West Sacramento Center dean.

“Mr. Pimentel’s experiences, both in education and public service, will enable him to connect with community partners, build relationships with our educational colleagues in the West Sacramento community, and further position the SCC West Sacramento Center to be a more integral higher education presence and partner,” Jeffery said. “He is known for his commitment and dedication to higher education, serving his community, and passion for helping students.”

Jeffery expresses gratitude to Don Palm, who held his position as SCC’s Davis Center dean, while also providing leadership as interim dean for the West Sacramento Center throughout the 2013-14 academic year.

SCC Campus Walkway

Daily Parking Fee Increases to $2 on July 1

The daily parking fee at Los Rios Community College District campuses is increasing Tuesday, July 1, 2014, from $1 to $2 per day, the first student and general parking fee increases since 1997.

Since the District last increased parking fees 17 years ago, the number of parking stalls and District land dedicated to parking has increased dramatically, including the construction of three parking structures – at American River College, Cosumnes River College and Sacramento City College – in the past decade.

Student fees associated with parking are restricted and can be spent only on parking-related services.  These fees have been used to maintain existing parking and to cover personnel costs related to monitoring parking areas to help ensure the safety of our college communities.

Other student parking fees will be increasing in January and June 2015. More information about those fees will be provided later in the year.