BSS Division Resources

Division Staff

  • Division Dean:
    Kasey Gardner
  • Administrative Assistant:
    Margarita Mendoza-Marin
  • Evening Clerk:
    Indya Smith

Division Office

    • Rodda Hall North, RHN 226
    • 3835 Freeport Boulevard
      Sacramento, CA 95822
    • Phone: 916-558-2401
    • Fax: 916-558-2090

BSS Academic Services

Child Development Center

Child Development Center website

The mission of the Sacramento City College Child Development Center is two-fold:

  1. The Child Development Center is designed to serve current student-parents enrolled in Sacramento City College courses.
  2. The Child Development Center serves as a learning laboratory for Sacramento City College students who are studying Child Development and Early Childhood Education.

Our goal is to provide a model program for the children’s participation and to model an ideal program for Sacramento City College student’s observation and facilitation.

Service-Learning Program

Service-Learning Program website

Service-Learning is one of the fastest growing teaching trends in the nation. The reason for this is that Service-Learning offers benefits for students, instructors, the college and the community.

The Service-Learning Program at Sacramento City College includes an element in which students are paired with and offer their services to a community-based group as part of their course responsibilities.

Through the learning process of structured reflection students will gain a deeper understanding of course concepts, engage in meaningful service benefiting the community and have a chance to apply classroom learning to real-world experiences.

Students are expected to perform a total of 15 – 20 hours of work (by the end of the semester), off-campus at the direction of the community group.

Contact Information:

Study Abroad Program- LRCCD

LRCCD:  Study Abroad Program website

Study Abroad Information Sessions TBA

Dr. Valerie A. Kidrick has been a professor at Sacramento City College since 2000. She received her degree from the University of Iowa, under Professors Wallace Tomasini and Ann Roberts, where she studied the artistic and philosophical connections between the Italian Renaissance and Tudor England, as well as Humanist and Renaissance Rhetoric. She notes that “My interest in the period originally stemmed from working with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where I began to see connections between the Italian and English courts, and how the public spectacle of theatre and the private spectacle of art were intimately intertwined in that age.” Dr. Kidrick specializes in Italian Renaissance manuscripts, their literary contents, and especially the images contained within them. Her research has taken her to Italy, France, and Engla nd, where she lived for some time finishing her Dissertation. Although her specialties are the Italian Renaissance and the Tudor Age, she teaches Ancient, Medieval, and Modern art history at SCC, in addition to Native American art; she also teaches the His tory of Western Architecture and Interiors at CSU - Sacramento. She’s recently started a new research project, exploring Southwestern Native American art, most specifically, Navajo textiles. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Kidrick enjoys a wide variety of activities, including cooking, golf, and playing the Mandolin. She’s also fond of classic American muscle cars. She and her husband are in the process of rebuilding a 1966 mustang; she’s hopeful he’ll have it finished before she gets home.

Valerie Kidrick

Bill Wrightson

Bill Wrightson

Patrice Gibson

Patrice Gibson

I have been teaching at American River College since 1989. Prior to that, I spent 3+ years doing market research in television advertising and long-term care. I received my Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 1985, and my B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1978. My first college experience was in 1973 at American River College where at the age of 17, I took the Introductory Psychology course from Bud Gallacher. From that point on, I knew that I wanted to make a career in psychology. In addition to psychology, I have a major interest in world travel and the exploration of other cultures. I have spent considerable time in Japan and England but have also visited 30 other countries, primarily in Europe. Some of my travel experiences have come through the study abroad program associated with the Los Rios Community College District.

Mark Stewart

Stephen James

Stephen James

The Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (of which the Los Rios Community College District is a member) enables us to teach our academic program abroad, using our faculty, curriculum and style. The American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) Partnership works closely with us to coordinate support arrangements.

Study Abroad is a wonderful opportunity to explore another culture in the safest possible situation. The rewards to students are life-long and include the opportunity to acquire a level of global competence recommended by the United States Congress and valued by transfer institutions and employers.

The Los Rios Community College District is dedicated to the ideal of increasing international understanding through education and collaboration. The District supports the growth of programs affiliated with international education through:

  1. Faculty Exchanges
  2. International Business
  3. International Development/ Contract Education
  4. International Students
  5. Internationalizing the Curriculum
  6. Study Abroad

Weather Conditions

Faculty and Staff

How Do I Apply for a Job at Sacramento City College?

Where can I find job openings at Sacramento City College?

We are glad that you are interested in serving the students of Sacramento City College! We are a part of the Los Rios Community College District:

  • You may search for available job openings by visiting the District website at and clicking on “Job Openings.”  Click on ‘Search Postings’ or on the categories listed on the home page.

District Office: FAQs:

  • About Applying with Los Rios
  • Questions About Attachments
  • Technical Question
  • What is required for a Faculty application?
  • What is required for a Classified application?
  • What is required for an Administrative application?
  • Etc…

New Employee FAQs

New Employee FAQs:

These links will take you to sample questions and answers our new employees may have:

Faculty How-To: What You Really Need To Know...

Faculty How-To

What You Really Need To Know…

Faculty: How-To...

Faculty How-To…

What You Really Need To Know

SCC Curriculum Development



Instruction Office


The office ensures the college offers a broad range of educational programs–from career technical to transfer to basic skills–designed to address the needs of our diverse student population.

Programs Of Study

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)


Student Learning Outcomes: Development, Resources and Assessment

The SLO assessment program produces strong and clear evidence of learning and assesses institutional level goals and objectives.




College Goals, Planning & Resource Allocation

Program Review and Unit Planning Data (Local Intranet Only).

There are four different types of plans included within this comprehensive master plan framework: institutional, program, operational unit, and resource allocation. These four types of plans are described as the “family of plans.” The institutional plans define the context and the scope of planning in each of the three functional areas: student services, instruction, administration. The program plans identify the college objectives and initiatives, the outcome measures, and the resource requirements for achieving these outcomes. The operational unit plans address both new initiatives and maintenance of effort and define the objectives, outcome measures, and resources needed to accomplish objectives at the unit level that support the college strategic directions and goals. The resource plans define the process for obtaining input, criteria for prioritizing, and the recommendation for resource allocation.

Planning Family



Instructional Program Review is a process by which the degree and certificate programs of Sacramento City College are reviewed every 6 years.

Departmental Degree and Certificate Programs: For degrees and certificates associated with a single department (most SCC programs) the review includes both course and degree/certificate analyses. Departmental degree and certificate programs use the “Program Review Template” at the link below.

Multi-disciplinary Degree/Certificate Programs not associated with a single department: For these programs, the courses are reviewed during the associated departmental program reviews; however, a representative department is asked to conduct the degree/certificate review.

These programs use the “Interdepartmental Degree and Certificate & Template.”

  • Program Review Calendar
  • Program Review Template
  • Interdepartmental Degree & Certificate Template
  • For information related to the data for Program Review, contact the PRIE office at 916-558-2334.
  • For other information related to the data for Program Review please contact the Instruction Office.

-- Unit Plan & FAQs

College Unit Planning
The SCC Unit Plan process takes place on an annual cycle. Each Fall semester, departments write the Unit Plans for the next academic year.  The “planning year” is the year for which you are planning – “next year” in most cases.

SCC Online Planning Portal

Each Spring semester, departments report on whether they’ve achieved the objectives for the current year. If you are interested in those reports, please click on the following link: Department Accomplishments

Please see the links below for additional information:
College Planning Portal- Online Unit Planning
SCC Goals & Strategies


What is the “planning year”?

The “planning year” is the year for which you are planning. It’s “next year” in most cases. Remember that each year we are reviewing how well things worked last year, implementing our tasks for this year, and planning for next year.

Should the unit plan objectives reflect only new efforts? Should they include mostly ongoing work?

Our unit plans reflect our new efforts, but they also include work that enhances or extends ongoing efforts that are working well. Continuous improvement means that we change things to make improvements, but it also means that we support and build on current work that is effective. So if you intend to extend/develop/support an ongoing activity that has worked well, that should be included in the unit plan.

  • For example, an objective might note that new equipment in some lab classes resulted in substantially increased student success, and so you will be expanding the use of that equipment to additional classes.
  • Or you might have an objective that you will increase staff training so that more staff us a process that is working effectively. You might indicate a need for equipment/facilities in order to continue to serve the large number of students who are successful in your program.

Should the unit plan objectives include items that don’t have resource requests?

Yes. Include any important tasks that you are planning for the next year whether or not they are associated with resource requests. For example, the unit plan allows you to indicate some important types of actions that may or may not require resources:

  • Curriculum changes such as modifying course outlines, pre-requisites, etc.
  • Changes to teaching methods such as adding technology to a class, developing new teaching materials for classes or workshops, utilizing tutors in a new way, etc.
  • Changes to administrative processes including paperwork processing, staff processes, etc.
  • Outreach or response to the community outside the college including local high schools, transfer universities, industry partners, or community groups.
How many objectives should a unit plan include?

Fewer are usually better. This will vary depending on the department, but in general if you have more than 5-10 objectives ask yourself if you really want that many. There are some practical limits on what you can get done in one year. Trying to complete a very long list of objectives in a given year may result in a “not-enough-aspirin-in-the-universe” situation for the department. Also remember that for those objectives with resource requests there are limits on how many can be funded in any one year (especially in these budget times).

Should I combine multiple items into one objective?

Usually not. When writing unit plan objectives which have fiscal requests, multiple items or actions should be combined under one objective only if the individual items or actions cannot be feasibly implemented separately. For example, new lab equipment, the software needed to run the equipment, and an increase in base to include the maintenance contract for the new equipment may all have to be requested as a unit. However, if a part of the overall request will be useful by itself, then list it separately.

Does it matter how many college goals an objective aligns with?

No- As long as each objective aligns with at least one goal. There are no bonus points for aligning with all of the goals.

Can I add columns or merge cells.

No. For one thing, it will mess up the “auto fill” function that enters information automatically from one worksheet to another. Secondly, it will prevent the PRIE Office from combining the individual forms easily into the larger grouping that we need to make for the College Vice Presidents, IT, Facilities, etc. The unit plan template is “locked” so that you can’t add columns or merge cells. (PS: If by some chance you have an unlocked version of the template please don’t add columns or merge cells!)

What if my objective will take more than one year?

Indicate the start and end years for a multi-year objective. We’ve set it up so that for multi-year objectives you can show the start year and the end year for the objective. This way you can indicate 2, 3 or 4 year windows for implementing a multi-year objective. In your description of the outcomes measures, indicate what part of the objective you want to get done in the planning year about which you are writing.

What if my objective will take place in one year but has long term resource commitments?

Be sure to mention long term commitments. If a resource request results in a long term resource commitment on the part of the college (e.g. ongoing IT support) include that information in the description or rationale for the item’s resource request. The long term commitment should be made clear at the meeting with IT and Facilities and should be part of the presentation provided to the Budget Committee. If a resource request results in ongoing intermittent costs to the department/division (e.g. a software update every three years) the department/division may work with the VPA to put aside money toward the coming expenditure.

When should I work with IT or Facilities to get information about feasibility of my requests?

In October. Do not wait until later to meet with IT or Facilities. If you are unsure about whether your request should have an IT or Facilities resource request ask IT or Facilities. Do that as soon as you can.

It says that everything is due by Dec 5th; what if I don’t have the cost of something tied down yet?

Include your best estimate. We understand that the cost of items can change over the next several months. Nonetheless, put your best estimate of the cost of all items in the unit plan that is due on Dec 5th. Do not leave those sections blank. You can provide the Budget Committee with a cost update later if needed.

Is the December 5th deadline a firm deadline?

YES. Your unit plan, complete with department and division priorities and budget cost estimates is due the beginning of December. If it comes in later we won’t be able to put it into the combined plans that go to IT, facilities, the Budget Analyst, and the College Service Areas. (By the way you are welcome to send us a draft earlier for review.)

Institutional Effectiveness

LRCCD Human Resources

Human Resources Office: 916-568-3101

Human Resources Office: 916-568-3101

Welcome to the Human Resources Office of the Los Rios Community College District.  Our department is dedicated to serving the employees of the district and job seekers within the community.   We are glad that you are interested in serving the students of our district.  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the many resources available on our website.


Collective Bargaining Agreement

District Evaluation Forms: 916-568-3165

District Evaluation Forms:  916-568-3165 (Theresa Cuny)


  • These files will open as Word documents.
  • Use your tab key to move from field to field.
  • As you tab through the document, be aware that some of the fields have drop down menus.
  • This is a read-only document that you will need to save on your computer.
  • After printing the completed evaluation and obtaining original signatures, please make the appropriate copies using the color guideline on the bottom of the form.
  • If you have trouble with any of these forms or have a question, please call or e-mail Theresa Cuny: or (916) 568-3165.


LRCCD Information

LRCC District Directories

District Office, College & Outreach Center Addresses

District Office, College & Outreach Center Maps & Addresses

College Addresses

American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 484-8011
ARC map
Important Numbers
Cosumnes River College
8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 691-7344
CRC map
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Folsom Lake College
10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 608-6500
FLC map
Important Numbers
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 558-2111
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Outreach Center Addresses

Davis Center
1720 Jade Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 747-5200
Davis Center map
El Dorado Center
6699 Campus Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 642-5644
El Dorado Center map
Elk Grove Center
10051 Big Horn Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95757
(916) 525-4300
Elk Grove Center map
Mather Center
Automotive Collision Technology
10150 Missile Way
Mather, CA 95655
(916) 484-8354
Mather Center map
Mather Center
Diesel/Clean Diesel Technology
10115 Spaatz Way
Mather, CA 95655
(916) 484-8354
Mather Center map
McClellan Center
Building 8
5146 Arnold Ave.
McClellan AFB, CA 95652
(916) 570-5000
McClellan Center map
Natomas Center
2421 Del Paso Road
Sacramento, CA 95835
(916) 485-6000
Natomas Center map
Rancho Cordova Center
10378 Rockingham Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
(916) 255-0717
Rancho Cordova Center map
Twin Rivers Pre-Apprenticeship Training Center
1333 Grand Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 286-7922
Twin Rivers map
West Sacramento Center
1115 West Capitol Avenue
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 375-5511
West Sacramento Center map

Los Rios District Office

Los Rios Community College District Office
1919 Spanos Court
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 568-3041
Workforce and Economic Development
1410 Ethan Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 563-3206
WED map