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Sacramento City College Lightrail Station

Sacramento City College’s Student Access Cards (student ID) and Transit Stickers (UTP) will be available to pick up starting January 2, 2020.

Calendar of pick-up schedule and Transit Sticker cost/eligibility

Sacramento City College Main Campus

3835 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95822

January 2 – January 31, 2020

Student Services Building Lobby:
Monday – Thursday | 8 AM – 6 PM
Friday | 8 AM – 4 PM

January 18 – January 31, 2020

LRC 2nd Floor:
Monday, January 27 – Thursday, January 31 | 7:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday, January 31 | 7:30 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, January 18 and 25 | 9 AM – 3 PM

Davis Center

1720 Jade Street, Davis, CA 95616

January 2 – January 17, 2020

Monday – Friday | 8 AM – 3:30 PM

January 22 – May 20, 2020

Monday – Thursday | 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday | 8 AM – 3:30 PM

West Sacramento Center

1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691

January 2 – January 10, 2020

Monday – Thursday | 8 AM – 6 P
Friday | 8 AM – 4 PM

January 13 – May 20, 2020

Monday – Thursday | 8 AM – 6 PM
Friday & Saturday | 8 AM – 4 PM

Group picture of the Express student newspaper team.

The Express news staff won 15 awards for journalism excellence at the Northern California conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Nov. 16.

The annual conference held at San Jose State University featured a day of speakers and on-the spot contests, in which Express staffers took three awards.

The Express, the Sacramento City College newspaper for more than a century, produced its final print edition in May 2019. It also won a general excellence award for the website,, which is updated daily.

Between the continuing Stephon Clark coverage and our baseball and softball teams both making playoff runs, our student journalists worked incredibly hard last semester,” said Randy Allen, Express photo adviser. “Jason Pierce’s multimedia talents continue to bring him praise, so much so that he is currently serving as a Sacramento Bee multimedia intern. It’s great to see the hard work of these talented students get rewarded.”

Pierce was one of the five Express staffers who took home first place awards: Jason Reed, Sports Game Story; Jason Pierce, Video Journalism; Patrick Gabbett, Opinion Story; Sara Nevis, Sports Feature Photo, and Niko Panagopoulos, Sports Action Photo.

“This was my second JACC conference,” said Danielle McKinney, Express co-editor-in-chief, who took a second place in the on-the-spot news writing competition. “ This semester being my last one at City College, I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to compete, and I am so glad I did. I had a lot of fun.”

The full list of JACC awards to the Express staff includes:

Express Staff, General Excellence, Online Edition
Jason Reed, First Place, Sports Game Story
Jason Pierce, First Place, Video Journalism
Patrick Gabbett, First Place, Opinion Story
Sara Nevis, First Place, Sports Feature Photo
Niko Panagopoulos, First Place, Sports Action Photo
Luan Nguyen, Second Place, Profile Feature Story
Sara Nevis, Second Place, Sports Feature Photo
Danielle McKinney, Second Place, News Writing (On the Spot)
Sara Nevis, Third Place, Sports Action Photo
Niko Panagopoulos, Third Place, News Photo
Niko Panagopoulos, Third Place, Feature Photo (On the Spot)
Sara Nevis, Honorable Mention, Feature Photo (On the Spot)
Danielle McKinney, Honorable Mention, Copy Editing (On the Spot)
Katy Escobar, Meritorious, Enterprise News Story/Series


The Express is advised by Randy Allen and Jan Haag.

Student in a lab coat and goggles stands at one of the special vented work areas in the new Davis Center lab space.

Building a Better Learning Environment at SCC – Preparing Students for the Future

A critical piece of the facilities master planning process at Sacramento City College (SCC) and throughout the Los Rios Community College District as a whole is a focus on the future by modernizing facilities to better prepare students and workers for good paying jobs and to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. There is no such thing as a “traditional” student or classroom anymore, so our priorities and allocation of resources must appropriately acknowledge this. The updated Facilities Master Plan recently completed at SCC is a reflection of this reality, evidenced by the inclusion of 21st century innovations like flexible classrooms, offering and expanding the availability of online courses and incorporating other technological advancements.

Another important priority covered in the updated Plan is providing essential job training and workforce preparation for all students and residents in our communities. SCC and the Los Rios Community College District are committed to leading the region in workforce development, a commitment laid out in the districtwide 2016-2021 Strategic Plan. The projects identified in the facilities plan to upgrade classrooms, facilities and technology and expand access to training programs that help students learn new skills and find better paying jobs will ensure that SCC and all of Los Rios are able to make significant steps toward achieving its workforce development goal.

When our students succeed, SCC, the Los Rios Community College District, and our region as a whole succeed, which is why we are committed to providing access to the necessary skills and resources to promote this outcome.

Burnt orange background with a circle in the middle and in the middle of the circle is a monarch butterfly in profile with orange and tan wings.

We join our fellow community colleges across the state for a week of advocacy and action in support of our undocumented Panthers. DREAMers United, the SCC Undocu-Resource Program with support from SCC have put together a series of in-person and virtual workshops. Make sure to add one to your calendar today!

To register for an online workshop go to the Community College League of California website and scroll down to the webinar registration section.

The Undocumented Student Week of Action is a student-led campaign to advocate for a permanent solution to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and include a pathway to citizenship, and to provide support and resources to all undocumented students.

Schedule of Events

MONDAY 10/14

Smile Now, Cry Later: Knowing When and How to Manage Different Emotions
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
In-Person at the RASA/ASHE Center Student Center 104

Demystifying Dream Resource Center
11 AM – 12 PM

Paying for College: Financial Aid and Scholarships
2 PM – 3 PM


Protecting Student Data
11 AM – 12 PM

Advocating for Immigrant Rights Workshop
12 PM – 1 PM
In-Person at the RASA/ASHE Center Student Center 104

Accessing Reputable Legal Support
2 PM – 3 PM


Pursuing Sustainable Funding for Undocumented Student Programming
11 AM – 12 PM

Resource Fair: In Collaboration with Club Day
11:30 AM – 1 PM
In-Person Next to the College Store

The Undocu Hustle
2 PM – 3 PM


CA Dream Act Workshop
11 AM – 1 PM
In-Person at the Financial Aid Lab, Student Services 140

Creating Safe Spaces on Campus
11 AM – 12 PM

Brown Bag Conversation Hosted by LRCFT
12 PM – 1 PM
In-Person at the RASA/ASHE Center Student Center 104

Thriving with Fear and Building Resilience
2 PM – 3 PM

FRIDAY 10/18

Undocu-ally Training for SCC Student Employees
11 AM – 1 PM
In-Person LRC 105

Increasing Support for Undocumented Students
11 AM – 12 PM

Healing Through Art: The Emotional Expression of Art in Social Justice
2 PM – 3 PM

Benefit Screening of “The Unafraid”
Student Meet and Greet at 4 PM
Sponsor Mixer at 6 PM
Move Q & A at 7 PM
In-Person at the Student Center

To RSVP for the video screening please contact:
Angelica Garcia-Galvan: OR
Belinda Lum:

Rendering of the new Mohr Hall on the corner of Sutterville and Freeport. It shows slightly transparent students in the foreground walking on the sidewalk in front of and across the street from the new building which makes up the background.

Last year, we shared updates on the college and districtwide effort to update our Facility Master Plan. We are pleased to share that those plans are now complete, and you can view the plans at the Los Rios website. The new Facility Master Plans signal exciting changes ahead, both at Sacramento City College (SCC) and throughout the Los Rios Community College District. It represents our priority list with regard to all things facilities – upgrades, improvements, modernizations and new construction – for the next decade. By guiding and shaping where our students learn, it will have a meaningful impact on how and what they learn and provide for an enhanced learning experience by creating usable, flexible spaces.

Highlights from the Facilities Master Plan at SCC include significant modernizations of Rodda Hall North and South, as well as a number of other upgrades to better prepare students for technical and other high-demand fields, improve resources for our neediest students, and build modern learning environments to align with a changing educational and career needs.

The SCC Facilities Master Plan is a direct reflection of the input received from faculty, staff and administrative leaders at the college and throughout the district as part of the formal facilities planning process. Their invaluable feedback, coupled with a continuous assessment of student needs, resulted in a plan that will provide real value and tangible results as we strive to prepare our students for what’s next and give our faculty the tools to create high quality learning environments.

We look forward to seeing the innovative projects in this plan come to fruition, and to working with our students, faculty and staff to continue to assess changing conditions, monitor results and adjust the plans accordingly.

Photo of two hands assembling wood-cut "gears" on a table that appears to be artfully covered with black and white magazine pages

Sacramento City College and Hacker Lab have announced a new partnership that will grow workforce skills and entrepreneurship by providing SCC students enrolled in MAKR classes with full Hacker Lab access.

“This is a big deal. Community colleges are more accessible than ever. Thanks to this partnership, we are glad to be part of that expansion. We hope to inspire learning and maker education in hands-on ways that are the future of education, with shorter classes open to the community,” said Eric Ullrich, Hacker Lab COO.

Students will be able to expand on the critical skills they are learning both in MAKR classes and in the Sacramento City College Makerspace by engaging in events, classes and networking at the Hacker Lab. This partnership will open new doors and opportunities that students can use to achieve their dreams, build on their passion and explore a new future.

“We need to help people get better paying jobs and have better livelihoods, with more students working independent and in self-employed jobs,” said SCC Makerspace Project Director Tom Cappelletti.

MAKR classes at Sacramento City College are geared toward providing students with highly desirable skills. Fall classes include MAKR 140: Introduction to Making, MAKR 151: Makerspace Lab I and MAKR 201: App Development with Swift. MAKR 140 and 201 are both late start and currently enrolling students for September 7 and October 17 start dates, respectively.

Photo of the top portion of the Constitution including the words "We the people"

Student Leadership and Development is proud to present Constitution Day 2019 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM on Tuesday, September 17 in the Quad. All institutions of higher education across the nation recognize this day and work to promote awareness and education on the United States Constitution.

In addition to celebrating the Constitution, there will also be information about voting. Have a voice and vote! You can find out more about voting and elections in California and register to vote through the California Secretary of State website.


An African American man wearing dark framed glasses, white short sleeved t-shirt, with curly natural hair, short beard and a big smile is handing a head of lettuce to someone out of the frame whose hands only are visible in frame

Anthony Hopkins was six years out of high school and sporting several failed attempts at college. Even dead-end jobs were elusive. He was 24 when he returned once again to Sacramento City College, this time placed on academic probation due to his poor GPA. He knew he needed a confidence boost in his ability to learn.

So, Anthony changed the equation. This time he found “family” support at RISE. RISE (Respect, Integrity, Self-Determination & Education) is an SCC campus organization that welcomes students with a holistic set of support services. The staff and classmates were there for Anthony socially and emotionally, along with study techniques and tactics to adjust his mindset toward academics.

Anthony was and continues to be motivated to solve racial disparities in society. He reengaged with college at SCC because he says he had professors who he felt represented him and truly cared about his success as a man of color. He knew he wanted to study social systems to ponder why Black and Brown people weren’t succeeding at the same rate. Anthony chose the field of education where he could make the most impact.

Anthony received his AA in sociology from SCC, a BA in American studies/education at UC Berkeley, and an MA in social studies teaching and curriculum at New York University. And he studied photography along the way too.

After a decade of schooling and working in New York, Anthony has come full circle and returned to RISE, this time as a professional in a paid position.  He is grateful to the organization that gave him his start and savors the opportunity to pay it forward by helping students — who he understands to be walking a similar path.

Student sits in front of and is using the airplane simulator that has a full dashboard of buttons and multiple screens that replicate looking out an airplane window.

Looking for an exciting, well-paying career in aviation? Check out the Air Traffic Control degree and the Aircraft Dispatcher degree and certificate now being offered that the Sacramento City College Davis Center!

Pursue either of these Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved programs and take advantage of the modern and classroom and student spaces available at the Davis Center.

Enroll today!