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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.



Students, if you need to fill out your schedule in these last days before the Spring 2016 semester begins, you might think about PSY 315 – a new class at SCC.

Called “Psychopharmacology, ” the course explores the effects of drugs on the brain and behavior. The short-and long-term effects of both recreational and psychotherapeutic drugs are examined.  Students will learn how drugs alter different circuits in the brain and how these changes play a role in various aspects of cognition, psychological disorders, recreational drug use, drug abuse, learning, and brain disease.

There is one section of this course, and it is held at the SCC Davis Center.

Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T-Th       09:30-10:50AM LEC A.Keys   Davis 108   19996    Textbook

Whether you are a psychology major, or need a social science class in your education plan, this might be the one you’re looking for.

For other options of classes with seats available in  them, visit SCC Open Classes. The latest list was good as of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Davis Education Center

SCC’s Davis Center has open spaces in several classes as of Monday, January 11.
If you have the ability to drive from Sacramento to Davis and can attend classes at our state-of-the-art facility on the West campus of UC Davis, a host of opportunities await you.
Take a look at the schedule below and see if any of these classes might fit in your educational plan.

SCC Davis Center – Open Classes Spring 2016

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Class #SectionClass NameLec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
20556341ADMJ 320LECFT4:30PM5:50PMMW214Pytel, Darren
18222341GEOG 310LECFT11:00AM12:20PMTTH108Knettle, John R.
19995341NUTRI 310LECFT9:30AM10:50AMMW119Coppola, Jessica
19996341PSYC 315LECFT9:30am10:50amTTH108Keys, Alan
18396341SOC 301LECFT11:00AM12:20PMTTH205TBA
Class #SectionClass NameLec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
17084341ECON 302LECFT8:00AM9:20AMMW119Camp, Kevin
Humanities and Fine Arts
Class #SectionClass NameLec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
18617341MUFHL 315LECFT4:00PM5:20PMTTH205Wrenn, Robert
18024342PHIL 300LECFT3:00PM4:20PMTTHCarboni, Joshua
19493341 PHIL 352LECFT11:00AM12:20PMTTH 212Naify, James
The above section will be taught at DaVinci High School, 1400 East 8th Street, Room 24, Davis
Kinesiology, Health, Athletics
Class #SectionClass NameLec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
16705341HEED 300LECFT8:00AM9:20AMMW214Bomberry, Deskaheh
Language and Literature
Class #SectionClass NameLec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
19033341ENGWR 303LECFT8:00AM10:05AMMW112Mahmood, Iqbal
Mathematics/Statistics & Engineering
Class #SectionClass NameLec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
16654341MATH 120LECFT8:00AM9:30AMMWF204Mendez-Nunez, Luis
18518346MATH 120LECFT6:30PM9:05PMMW212Norman, Ben Eric
Science and Allied Health
Class #SectionClass NameLec/LabTermStart TimeEnd TimeDaysRoomInstructor
18397341BIOL 314LECFT9:30AM10:50AMTTH123Naganuma, Kenneth
19036341GEOL 345LECFT5:30PM6:50PMTTH114Wynne, Daniel

Sac City’s Davis Center served as host to a news conference and kick off event highlighting a new, streamlined transfer pathways project between the University of California and the statewide Community College system.

UC President Janet Napolitano and California Community College Chancellor Brice Harris made the joint announcement at the Davis Center – the only community college center located on a UC campus – that a new roadmap for community college students now exists at all nine (9) of the UC campuses throughout the state.

The 10 most popular majors throughout the UC system will begin the program. Students can now take a single set of courses that will be recognized at each of the universities. Those majors include anthropology, biochemistry, biology, cell biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, physics, and sociology. Napolitano said an additional 11 majors will be added to the list in 2016. At that point, 2/3 of all UC enrollees will fall under the new guidelines.

The idea is to take the guesswork out for students who wish to attend any of the UC campuses.

This new pathway will provide students a “transparent roadmap for transfer to UC, as well as for timely completion of their bachelor’s degree in their major of choice,” Harris said.

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