SCC News


Drop-in to visit the coolest place on campus

The Natural Sciences Lab

Wednesday, September 21

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Location: Lillard Hall, room 109

Meet Lab Technician Carmen Hirkala

Learn more about the field of biology and natural sciences by visiting the Natural Sciences Lab.

This is a special open house session, designed to introduce students to the study of birds, mammals, fish, insects, reptiles, and amphibians.  Drop-in and browse and stay for an introduction to one of the coolest places on the SCC campus.

Everyone is welcome to this event, which is sponsored by the Science & Allied Health Division, SSSP, and Student Equity

For more information, contact

President Obama Declares National HSI Week

Sacramento City College joins with many institutions of higher education across the nation this week in celebration of National Hispanic Serving Institution Week.

President Barack Obama made the declaration that the week of Sept. 19 through 23 will serve as a reminder that many college and universities enroll at least 25% of their students from Hispanic/Latino populations.

That includes Sac City, where our student body is about 30% Hispanic/Latino.

In addition, SCC is in the first of a 5-year, $2.65 million HSI Grant from the federal government called “SAGE” or Students in a Global Economy. And the college is gearing up to apply for more grant money specifically for Hispanic/Latino STEM majors.

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Planning to complete your degree or certificate this semester?
Students completing a degree or certificate must initiate an online graduation petition or a petition with the Admission and Records office at the beginning of their graduation/completion term.
Deadline for Fall Graduation is the 1st Friday of October Don’t miss the deadline, petition now!

Need advice on the requirements for your certificate, associate degree and/or transfer degree?
Schedule an appointment with a counselor now!
Counselor appointments are scheduled up to two-weeks in advance.
Please plan ahead.
To schedule an appointment, please call 916-558-2204.
Or, visit the Graduation Petition link on our website


Seventeen players from last season’s Sac City Baseball team have transferred to play at four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Six have moved to NCAA Division I schools, such as UC Santa Barbara and San Jose State. Six have transferred to NCAA Division II schools, and five more to NAIA colleges.

The list is:

  • Tyler Matheson, Sonoma State
  • Jake Oliver, Chico State
  • Levi Shandrew, Eastern New Mexico
  • Brandon Langan, New Mexico
  • Kyle Blakeman, San Jose State
  • Steve Daini, Stanislaus State
  • Boston Romero, Fullerton State
  • Jorge Perez, Pikeville
  • Robert Ortega, Marymount California
  • Travis Magness, Incarnate Word
  • Klay Wortham, UC Davis
  • Matt Paulin, Utah
  • Austin Schiber, Tennessee Wesleyan
  • Drake Tom, Sonoma State
  • Austin Paisar, Eastern New Mexico
  • Dan Golden, Chico State
  • Grant Hinrichsen, UC Santa Barbara
  • Anthony Fellman, Georgetown College
  • Riley Simmons, Marymount California
Coach Nash 300

Congratulations to Laurie Nash, the longtime SCC Volleyball Coach. She just guided the Panthers to the 300th win in her 17-year tenure as coach.

The Panthers moved to 6-0 with a 3-2 victory over DeAnza (25-21, 17-25, 25-15, 17-25, 21-19) and a 3-0 sweep of Shasta (25-22, 26-24, 25-19) last week.

“I am proud of our program and our accomplishments over the years. The success over the years is due to the hard work of each player who has come through City College, my amazing support staff over the years, and my personal dedication to making our program competitive and unforgettable, ” Nash said.

Congratulations Coach Nash and Panthers!

Davis Center Ground breaking

With about 50 people present, Interim President Michael Poindexter, Los Rios Chancellor Brian King and UC Davis Interim Chancellor Ralph Hexter helped break ground on the second building to be constructed at the Davis Center.

The $13.48 million construction project will take 16 months to complete, just in time for classes to begin in January 2018. The building will mirror the existing Davis Center building with 15,000 square feet of classrooms, labs and offices. The new building will be dedicated to more science opportunities.

Others in attendance included Los Rios Board Members Ruth Scribner and Pamela Haynes, Student Trustee (and SCC student) Marianna Sousa, and California State Senator Lois Wolk.

Interim Vice President for Instruction, Don Palm, the longtime Davis Center Dean, hosted the ceremony.


ITT Tech

Sacramento City College offers a variety of courses and programs that may be of interest to students who were formerly enrolled at ITT Technical Institute.

Programs include Administration of Justice (AS),  Software Development (AS), Business Management (AS), and Accounting (AS). Explore Sacramento City College classes and programs in the catalog and schedule.

Additionally, SCC offers a number of resources to support our students in achieving their academic goals, including a Veterans Resource Center, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS), tutoring and more.

To apply and enroll in classes, go to

For assistance, contact SCC outreach specialist Courtney Heidelberg at (916) 558-2051 or

Biology STEM

The first STEM Coffee Chat, where SCC students can meet STEM professionals in a relaxed, small group atmosphere, will be held on Tuesday, September 13.

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • PAC, room 102
  • (The room is next to Veterans Resource Center)
  • Refreshments served

This is a drop-in session where you can have a casual conversation with a professional in a STEM field. Bring your questions and learn more about a career in STEM.  Come at any time between 4-5 p.m. or stay for the entire hour!

Come meet Daniel Wong, assistant biologist for ECORP Consulting, Inc., an environmental consulting firm based in Rocklin. His responsibilities include conducting biological surveys and assisting client compliance with Federal and State environmental regulations. Mr. Wong received his Associates degree in Natural Science with Physical Sciences Emphasis at Ohlone Community College, and later earned his Bachelor’s degree in Ecological Management and Restoration at the University of California, Davis.

More to come:  Hold the date for natural science lab tour coming soon on September 21!

Questions?  Contact

Welcome Day

Student Leadership and Development will host its annual Welcome Day festivities in the main campus quad on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Spend part of your day getting to know many things about campus, maybe make a new friend or two, get a free mani-pedi and eat some free BBQ.

Welcome Day attempts to thank new and returning students for coming to SCC. Check out programs and services, enjoy free entertainment, and partake in the lunch time barbecue.

Student Leadership and Development offers campus resources and services, barbecue and live musical entertainment from noon to 1 p.m., then again from 5 to 6:30 p.m.