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Adam Erickson prepares to throw a ball during a Panthers Baseball game

Adam Erickson, a baseball player last year, and our 2017-2018 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, was named to the CCCAA Scholar-Athlete Honor roll. He is one of only 40 male and female student-athletes (approximately) throughout the state to receive this honor.

There are over 25,000 student-athletes participating in athletics in the state and this is the 9th time in the past 11 years that an SCC student athlete has been named to the CCCAA scholar-athlete honor roll.

For more information about the Erickson and the athletics department, visit http://sccpanthers.losrios.edu/sports/bsb/index.

Photo of area by the Business Division Building, looking out to the library, with a few students scattered, some sitting and studying, other walking to talking with friends

Sacramento City College staff and faculty will be participating in a college-wide meeting focused on equity on Friday, Jan. 18.

Many offices will be closed or lightly staffed in the morning in order to allow as many staff and faculty as possible to participate in the conversations about equity.

To ensure that students’ needs are met in a timely manner, please come to campus before Jan. 18 if services are needed in support areas such as:

Three young women of different ethnic backgrounds are sitting together, working on a task on their tablets

Don’t forget to sign up for Everyone Can Code, a new 16-week course that teaches Apple’s powerful and intuitive programming language called Swift!

The class is called MAKR 299 (find it under Modern Making in eServices). Students who complete the curriculum will be able to take a certification test that validates their knowledge of Swift for employers.

As the need for application developers continue to grow, SCC understands the importance of offering this opportunity to students and members of our community to expand their job skills.

“Coding is creating new jobs and redefining old positions,” said Deborah Saks, dean of Business and Computer Information Science. “We see this new venture as an opportunity to engage more students in the field of coding.”

In line with the idea that coding is for everyone, faculty members from a variety of disciplines will be teaching the course. The classroom, which has the feel of a tech startup, was designed with an ease of flexibility to allow students to code collaboratively or independently as they choose. The course is self-paced and students can access materials online.

“Sacramento can be a part of the next wave of developers,” said SCC President Michael Gutierrez. “The engaging nature of the Everyone Can Code curriculum opens the door to future job opportunities in application development and design that some of our students haven’t considered.”

A presenter is standing and speaking before a group of seated participants at the African American Male Scholars Dinner

Every year, SCC holds two separate events for Chicano/Latino and African American male students to connect them to community mentors with the goal of inspiring them to complete their educational goals.

Students are nominated to participate in the African American Male Scholars Dinner and the Chicano/Latino Male Scholars Dinner, both held in October on campus.

Nominations are geared toward students who are feeling overwhelmed by their personal lives and considering dropping out of education, searching for motivation and support, or successfully completing their courses and aspire to find professional development and career opportunities.

Participants were able to meet and network with community leaders and mentors who share their interests and backgrounds and have overcome their own challenges. They also had the opportunity to learn about career opportunities from local professionals who work in communication or public relations, higher education, law enforcement, legal offices and state politics.

Photo of two young students smiling and working together on an Apple laptop

Sacramento City College announces a new 12-week, pilot course using the Everyone Can Code Curriculum to teach Swift, the powerful and intuitive programming language developed by Apple.

There will be an opportunity to visit the new classroom and play with the coding programs on Thursday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., TEC-110. The class, MAKR 299: Introduction to App Development with Swift, starts Sept. 24.

As the need for application developers continue to grow, SCC is committed to preparing students and members of our community for the expansion in job opportunities.

“Sacramento can be a part of the next wave of developers,” said SCC President Michael Gutierrez. “The engaging nature of the Everyone Can Code curriculum opens the door to future job opportunities in application development and design that some of our students haven’t considered.”

Emphasizing the idea that coding is for everyone, multiple faculty members from a variety of disciplines including history, kinesiology, math, computer information science and graphic communications will be teaching the course. Housed in a newly redesigned classroom that has the feel of a tech startup, the space will allow students the flexibility to code collaboratively or independently as they choose.

“Coding is creating new jobs and redefining old positions,” said Business and Computer Information Science Dean Deborah Saks. “We see this new venture as an opportunity to engage more students in the field of coding.”

Students who complete the entire Everyone Can Code curriculum will be able to take a certification test that validates their knowledge of Swift for employers.

Two young Asian female students looking at a computer monitor, with a graphic overlay of HTML code over the entire photo

The Women Who Code program invites EVERYONE to attend their Open House. Meet with other students and speak with staff about the coding industry! If you have never explored Computer Information Science this is a great opportunity to learn more!

This invitation is open to everyone, all genders, all inclusive!

Located in BUS 204 from 12PM-1PM

 

For more info, please visit: https://www.scc.losrios.edu/cis/womenwhocodeatscc/