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Hughie the Panther and three members of student leadership pose in the quad

Join faculty, staff and students on Thursday, September 13 from 9 AM – 6 PM in the Quad for a Welcome Day and Open House!

Departments, areas and programs will be out in the quad to share what makes them unique! Bring friends or family and show them all that Sacramento City College has to offer.

Check out:

  • How to transfer to a UC or CSU
  • Career education programs that can prepare you for the job field
  • How to pay for college (including financial aid and scholarships)
  • A tour of the new Makerspace (equipment and trainings are open to ALL students)
  • The brand new Everyone Can Code classroom
  • Campus clubs
  • Learning communities
  • Programs that can help support you from your first day on campus to graduation
  •  How to apply
  • + Enjoy food trucks, music and fun!
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Sacramento City College is hosting a summer blood drive Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11 from 10 AM – 2 PM!

The bloodmobiles will be located near the quad. If you come out to give a lifesaving blood donation, please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating. Don’t forget to bring a photo ID with you.

Donors will receive a BloodSource T-shirt and will be automatically entered into a drawing for a Yeti Ice Chest, $100 gas gift card and $100 grocery gift card. One winner per week.

See you out there Panthers!

National Community College Hispanic Council’s Hispanic Leadership Program Fellows half seated and half standing in a semi circle

Congratulations to Sac City College’s HSI Director Lorena Jauregui on her selection as a fellow in the National Community College Hispanic Council’s Hispanic Leadership Program!

Read more about the fellowship and Hispanic Leadership Program from the NCCHC Press Release below:


The National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) announces the selection of twenty-four Hispanic community college administrators from around the country as 2018 Hispanic Leadership Program Fellows.  The prestigious program is hosted by the University of San Diego (USD) School of Leadership and Education Sciences and is designed to develop a pool of highly qualified Latin(as)os whose career interest focuses on assuming increasingly responsible administrative positions, with the ultimate goal of becoming a community college president.

“Preparing strong leaders for the future is the primary purpose of the National Community College Hispanic Council’s Leadership Fellows Program,” said NCCHC President, Maria Harper Marinick. “A demographic shift is occurring in the United States and we are preparing new leaders who can model the way for the growing Hispanic population our community colleges serve. Through this program, Fellows gain the necessary knowledge and skills they need to lead higher education into the future and positively impact the economic and civic success of their respective communities.”

Components of the Leadership Fellows Program include two residential training seminars. The first begins this week as Fellows are in residence at USD.  Each Fellow prepares an individualized professional development plan and engages in a mentoring relationship with a Hispanic community college leader, as well as attending the second NCCHC residential session, and carrying out online activities in between sessions.

2018 Fellows include
Kathy Acosta, MEd
Exec Admin, West Campus
El Centro College, DCCCD (TX)
Rebecca Chavez, MA
Director, Adm and Outreach
Front Range Com College (CO)
Alessandro Anzalone, PhD
Dean, Assoc of Science Programs
Hillsborough CC (FL)
Patricia B. Dominguez, MS
Dean, Outreach and Enroll Svcs
Del Mar College (TX)
Augustine Erpelding, MEd
Int Vice President Adm Svcs
Glendale Comm College (AZ)
Kathleeen Perales, MEd
Assoc Dean, Com Outrch/Enrmt Dev
Mesa Community College (AZ)
Serafin Garcia, PhD
Director, Strat Plan and Effect
Tarrant County College (TX)
Armando Ponce, MS
Executive director, Student Life
Texas Southmost College (TX)
Vesta Martinez, EdD
Director, Stud Dev Svcs
Tarrant County College (TX)
Lester Rapalo, EdD
Int Dean, Elizabeth Campus
Union County College (NJ)
Juan Medrano, EdD
Director, Dev Educ Initiatives
Estrella Mountain CC (AZ)
Calendario Larry Resendez, PsyD
Dean, Student Services
LA Mission College (CA)
Omar Murillo, EdD
Director, AANAPISI
Mission College (CA)
Angel Reyna, MA
Vice President, Instruction
Renton Technical College (WA)
Javier Olguin, MS
Exec Dir, Pleasant Grove Campus
Eastfield College, DCCCD (TX)
Driada Rivas, MS
Int Director, Ctr for Career Dev
Borough of Manhattan CC (NY)
Indra Pelaez, MEd
Dean, Student Success
Houston Community College (TX)
Rochelle Rivas, MPH
Int Dist Director, Healthcare Edu
Maricopa Community Colleges (AZ)
Star Rivera Lacey, PhD
Vice President, Student Services
San Diego Com Coll District (CA)
Georgina Ruiz, MEd
Director, Early Outreach Prog
Glendale Com Coll, MCCCD (AZ)
Lorena Jauregui, EdD
Director, HSI Programs
Sacramento City Coll (CA)
Christina Seado Vasquez, MA
Asst Dean, Student Services
Palm Beach State College (FL)
Francisco E. Solis, JD
Dean, Performance Excellence
San Antonio College (TX)
Roberto C. Valadez, MBA
Director, Student Support Svcs
Harry S. Truman College (IL)

NCCHC is an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges, a national organization that has provided leadership to the community college movement for the past half-century. The Council, which was established 30 years ago, works to promote the educational interests and success of the Hispanic community and emphasizes access, equity and excellence for students and staff in community colleges. One of the first ventures was to offer a leadership development program, with support from the Ford Foundation.  Of the original 72 Fellows, more than 15 became community college presidents and many others have moved to positions of increased responsibility as executive level administrators. Since the program’s inception, more than 250 community college administrators have participated as Leadership Fellows.

Today, twelve of the 65 Latino community college CEOs nationwide are former NCCHC Fellows, and the program’s national impact on the leadership pipeline continues to grow.  During a recent 16-month program, at least 42 former Fellows were promoted, including three vice chancellors; eight presidents; seven vice presidents; 12 deans and 12 directors.  Additionally, two former Fellows now serve as vice chancellors at four-year institutions.

Program Contact:
Ted Martinez, Jr., PhD
Executive Director
NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program
619.260.7708 |


NCCHC was established as an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) over twenty-five years ago to prepare Hispanic leaders for America’s community and technical colleges. NCCHC is the premier organization for Hispanic leadership development in community college and our mission is to increase the number of successful Hispanic leaders in America’s community colleges through leadership development.

Our SCC baseball team won its playoff series last weekend and will advance to play Fresno this weekend, again here at SCC, as follows:

–          Friday, 5/11/18: Fresno City at SCC (2 pm start)

–          Saturday, 5/12/18: Fresno City at SCC (1 pm start)

–          Sunday, 5/13/18 (tentative): Fresno City at SCC (12 Noon start)


Our SCC softball team, as a #15 seed, beat Feather River as the #2 seed and will also be playing again this weekend. They will be traveling to play at San Mateo.

Keep up the great work Panthers!!!

Sacramento City College’s vocal/choral department has been asked to sing in Sacramento Ballet’s performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The choral’s March 23 – March 25 performance is just around the corner at the Sacramento Community Center Theater!

Ticket links and performance dates and times are below:

Friday, March 23, 2018 – 7:30PM (Live Music)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 2:00PM (Live Music)
Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 7:30PM (Live Music)
Sunday, March 25, 2018 – 2:00PM (Live Music) 

Check out the SCC Vocal and Choral website for more information about the program.

Abida Mukarram, a first-year programming faculty member, helped coordinate the opportunity for SCC students to participate in a local IBM hackathon where they really shined! Panthers Vernon and Ron took 3rd and 5th place amongst peers from Sac State.

The IBM hackathon website explains the purpose of the hackathon as an opportunity to “collaborate and compete with fellow students and connect with IBM and SHARE experts while learning new skills, winning prizes and earning bragging rights! The Hackathon will provide you with fun challenges to experience the power of Z Systems in Application Development.”

Congratulations Vernon and Ron! #IamSacCity


P.S. Learn more about the Computer and Information Science Department.

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Sacramento City College is proud to celebrate 20 years of being a Cisco Networking Academy and serving our students!  We started our Cisco Academy with students in mind. The goal is to help them in their pursuit of 21stCentury job skills and to help them transfer to 4-year institutions.  As a Cisco Networking Academy, we offer instruction on networking and information security and have free online textbooks for many of our courses.  Only 18 other institutions in California offer the CCNP (advanced Cisco) curriculum, only 13 others offer the security curriculum, and only 10 others offer the wireless curriculum that we offer here at SCC.

Learn more about the programs and course offerings on the Computer Information Science webpage. Blue medallion with ribbon that says 20 years of service

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Welcome back Panthers!

Looking for one or two more classes to complete your schedule for the Spring 2018 semester? Check out the list of classes that still have open seats.

Once you have found a class you like, simply enroll online through your eServices portal. Want to know how to look for classes with open seats on the eServices platform? Follow our step by step guide to finding open classes.