Message from the President
Thank you for your interest in Sacramento City College!
On behalf of today’s Sacramento City College—1,000 employees and 22,000 students strong—I would like to say, “It’s been a long time coming.” Wow! 100 years!
I am sure that when Belle Cooledge dreamed up the idea of a junior college in Sacramento, she would have no idea it would have become what it has—a global village with 200+ academic and career-focused majors on three campuses. Throughout this special 100th anniversary website, you will find much information concerning our history at the corner of Freeport Boulevard and Sutterville Road, and at our centers in West Sacramento and Davis. You will also see that, while celebrating our past is very important to us, so is looking ahead to the future. And, as glorious a past as we have had, we believe our future is just as bright.
At Sacramento City College, quality educational opportunities include Associate degree and certificate programs, guaranteed transfer to four-year institutions and priority registration at the California State University system. SCC combines theory with application. Our faculty includes acclaimed authors, researchers, and even Hall of Fame members with academic and real-world experience. They know what it takes to be successful, and help students find their way every day.
At SCC, we have assisted thousands of people—maybe even you—in turning a passion into a productive career. We help members of our community exercise their minds, bodies and souls. Our students, both past and present, are able to do everything from professionally building their resumes and operating state-of-the-art equipment, to collaborating with like-minded professionals.
What sets Sacramento City College apart—and has since Day 1 in 1916—is our diverse student population and commitment to student services. We understand that college life can be demanding, and that expectations are high.
But we are also aware that the experience we provide is challenging and rewarding. To complement and enhance these efforts, we offer a wide variety of services to help our students embrace and manage their personal challenges and become successful, both in the classroom and in the community.
Indeed, Sacramento City College is a community, with an array of ethnicities, languages, abilities, experiences, and age groups. We represent Sacramento’s colorful tapestry of ideas that reflects a global village. We always have, and we always will.
If you have benefitted in any way from Sacramento City College being in this community for as long as it has, we encourage you to help us celebrate our centennial. Come to one or more of the many events you will see listed in these pages. Volunteer. Or, donate to our SCC Foundation, where money goes to student scholarships and other exciting events on campus.
100 years! Wow!
Michael Poindexter, Interim President
Career Technical Education
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
Sac City College Designated Hispanic Serving Institution
Sacramento City College was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2014, and in 2016 received a $2.625 million grant from the Department of Education. The objective for the funds is to close the achievement gap by concentrating on five components:
- success for first year students
- a summer bridge program
- a global studies curriculum
- career development and student mentorship
- endowment fund
Contextualized Collaborative Cohorts (“Triple C”)
The state Chancellor’s Office will award SCC a $1.5 million grant, over three years, to provide a new framework for basic skills students to better prepare them for college level courses.
- Business & Computer Information Science: Dr. Deb Saks
- Davis Center: Don Palm
- Kinesiology, Health & Athletics: Mitchell Campbell
- Language and Literature: Albert Garcia
- Learning Resources: Kevin Flash
- PRIE: Marybeth Buechner
- Science and Allied Health: Jim Collins
Sacramento Pathways to Success
Sacramento Pathways to Success is a partnership between Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento City College, and Sacramento State—to provide Sacramento students and their families a clearer, simpler road to college and career success.
The intent of our Pathways to Success Partnership is to provide all students and their parents and families with a seamless local educational pathway through College to Career. Sacramento Pathways to Success aims to meet the following goals for all students in the Sacramento City Unified School District:
- Boost graduation rates of students from Sacramento City USD high schools, Sacramento City College, and Sacramento State
- Improve retention and persistence rates for students in Sacramento City USD high schools, at Sacramento City College, and at Sacramento State; and
- Involve Community partners in the support and improvement of college and career readiness programs to better prepare students for success in college and careers.
The Pathways to Success was officially launched in April 2013.
New Buildings Coming to SCC Campuses
Buildings and areas may be named in honor of friends, benefactors, and persons who have made significant contributions to the College, the District, or to education in California or the nation. This includes those:
- who have rendered significant, permanent service to education in California or the nation;
- who have distinguished themselves in the work of a College, campus, discipline, or department within the District;
- who are indigenous to the area and hold a unique place in history; or
- who have made a substantial gift to the College or the District.