SCC News

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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!

SCC Cyber Security Summer Camps 2019

Sacramento City College Cyber Security summer camp, for local youth entering the 7th-12th grades, encourages exploration of cyber security as well as the degrees and career paths available at the college level.

Los Rios Community College campuses served up to 10 days of camp this season, with a morning session and an afternoon sessions each day. The camps teach students important skills in cyber safety and cybersecurity principles that are relevant to everyday life. It also highlights some of the cyber threats posed to individuals and the importance of investigation agencies for cyber-attacks. Students receive software and a hands-on curriculum kit to learn about cyber safety, cyber ethics, and critical network security skills such as hacking prevention, system hardening, access control, and system protection. The value of cyber security education is crucial for personal as well as professional needs.

Institutions such as the government, military, education, financial, and medical possess exceptional amounts of sensitive data on computers. Methods of intrusions evolve as technology does so, consequently, demands for cyber security agencies have an upward outlook. Professionals measure and protect organizational networks and systems from the  continual intrusion of ransomware and call for expansion of responsibilities from employees. Well-qualified cyber security candidates are constantly sought after in a large variety of fields as cyber threats ascend. The SCC Cyber Security Summer Camps provide an educated and security-minded base for future matured cyber defense programs along with other cyber security measures that all citizens can benefit from.

Learn more about Sacramento City College’s Computer Information Science degrees and programs including the Information Systems Security degree and certificate.

SCC’s new Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control (ET 299) course will give you a broad overview of the CNC process and teach you the skills to take an idea from concept to completion.

Employers across the Sacramento region are looking for employees with the skills to run Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines that produce metal, wood and plastic parts for all kinds of products – things like your smartphone and Ikea furniture all use CNC produced parts!


SCC’s new Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control (ET 299) course

During the class you will learn to program PCNC 440 and MDX-50 machines. After successfully completing this course, you will be prepared to apply for an entry-level position as a CNC Machine Operator.

The final day of this course will include an in-class CNC job fair. Employers from Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative will visit the campus to interview graduating students for open positions in their organization.

Enroll today by logging into your eServices account! Not a student yet? Apply now!


SCC’s new Fundamentals of Computer Numerical Control (ET 299)

Are you a new student at Sacramento City College? If so, you are invited to attend Freshmen Welcome 2019.

Freshmen Welcome is a great opportunity to meet your peers, connect with the campus community, and learn strategies for college success.  Hundreds of new students will be attending on-campus workshops to prepare for the upcoming semester at SCC, followed by a free barbecue and Resource Fair in the quad.

You can select Tuesday, August 13th or Wednesday, August 14th to attend. This event runs between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Register online!

Click here to view SCC Campus Map and check-in spot.