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Make a donation of $15 or more before midnight tonight (May 4, 2017) and show your pride in Sacramento City College! We will direct gifts from employees to their respective colleges, so your support will do good work where you do good work.

Together, we can do great things. Last year, with your help, more than $30,000 was raised to support the Los Rios colleges and the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College, and for that we are incredibly grateful.

For more information on the BIG Day of Giving, visit or contact Dan McCarty at the Sacramento City College Foundation, 916-558-2198.

How you can make a difference:

  1. Spread the word. Tell your friends, post on Facebook, and tweet about it. This is an opportunity to be part of something really big!
  2. Make a donation to the Los Rios Foundation.

Thank you for your generosity to our community and our colleges; together, we are making a BIG impact!

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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 Spring Graduation is the Friday, March 3rd.

Don’t miss the deadline, petition now!

Graduation Petition

To register for commencement (due May 18th), visit the commencement page on our website.

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When you have a moment, stop by the assessment center (in the new Student Services Building) and take the free, new STEM assessment. It will help show you how apt you may be at math, science and engineering classes.

Each person who takes the test will then be invited to special events (throughout the semester) to introduce the various science, math and engineering opportunities at SCC.

We call this STEM-ULATION, and hope to see you there.

From SCC to USC: Breaking Barriers Xavier Garcia

As students wait for their acceptance letters, SCC alumni Xavier Garcia blogs about his academic journey from SCC to USC.

“Throughout high school, I was not the best student. I remember clearly when my final report card came in and my mother saw all D’s she disappointedly told me “out of all my kids, I counted on you to succeed in life so you can give me a better life.” Hearing those words come out of my mother’s mouth and realizing that many members of my community, including my siblings, did not pursue higher education, something changed inside of me. As a result, I decided to attend community college with the hope of being able to not only help out my mother, but also my community. “- XG

Please see link for full article:

Career Techincal Education Majors and Resource Fair

SCC 2017 Counseling Campaign Series presents:

Career Technical Education Majors and Resource Fair

February 8, 2017

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

Fair Highlights

  • Faculty and Staff from various Career Technical Education programs, including
    • Nursing
    • Cosmetology
    • Computer Information Science
    • Aeronautics
    • and so much more
  • Attend a workshop on High Wage Jobs in CTE. These workshops will be offered at 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm in the Cultural Awareness Center.
  • Connect with Student Service Programs that will help you reach your success at SCC

RSVP online
Deadline to Register: February 3rd, 2017 (Drop-ins also allowed)

Presented by the Sacramento City College Counseling Department, Career Center, and SSSP

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On Wednesday, October 26, SCC hosted its first visit from the Partnership Resource Team (PRT) through the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI). This group of colleagues will be working with Sac City on enrollment management strategies, focusing particularly on course scheduling and pathways.

The PRT website has the meeting schedule, PRT bios, and the documentation that the college has provided the team on current practices.

The PRT will be back on campus Dec. 13 to provide the college a range of ideas and options to consider in relation to those scheduling and pathway issues. Sac City will then decide which option/s may be best for the college and apply for a grant from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to help put the ideas into motion.

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Fall Flex will be held on Aug. 17th and 18th, leading up to Convocation on Friday, Aug. 19th.

Faculty and staff should contact their division office for the times and locations of division, department and program meetings. There will be a continental breakfast on the morning of Convocation, at the City Cafe from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Flex Week Resources

Fall 2016 Flex Booklet


Wednesday Aug 17th Workshop Schedule

Wednesday highlights include:

Thursday Aug 18th Workshop Schedule

Thursday highlights include:


Friday Aug 16th Convocation Schedule

Convocation highlights include:

  • SCC Service Awards
  • “A Year to Recognize 100” panel with students and community leaders past and present
  • “100 Years, 100 Objects” presentation
  • 100 Year Recognition by Jack Halligan, Librarian & Historian.

There will also be a BBQ after Convocation, including music and theatre student performances.

Students may pick up Fall 2016 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 2016
  • Main Campus. Learning Resource Center (LRC) 2nd floor: Beginning August 20 2016
  • Davis Center
  • West Sacramento Center

Hours and Locations for Student Access Cards and Transit Stickers – Fall 2016

Student Access Card Info / Pricing for Universal Transit Pass (UTP)

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Looking for online courses to include in your educational plan? Many of the general education courses you need are available online!

There are plenty of classes still open for Fall, but act soon!

First visit the Online General Education page for the list of general education courses that are routinely offered.

Then check the class schedule for the course number to use when enrolling via eServices.