Student Services

Student Services creates a welcoming environment for students, serves the whole student by integrating services, contributes to student success at all stages of the student’s academic and human development, and collaborates with Instruction in all areas.

Our Mission

The mission of Student Services is to provide seamless services and resources to current and prospective students to support successful entry, placement, progression, and achievement of their educational goals.  To promote student success, we collaborate with and support our college-wide and community partners.


Student Services Guiding Principles

Student Services Master Plan 2015 (Draft)

For Individual Offices see below

Vice President, Student Services Location

    • Rodda Hall North, RHN 272
    • 3835 Freeport Boulevard
      Sacramento, CA 95822
    • Phone: 916-558-2141
    • Fax: 916-558-2632

Vice President, Student Services Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm VPSS Office only. Individual offices will vary. See Student Services offices below for descriptions and times.

Whatever it takes!

Vice President, Student Services Staff

Student Services Programs

Admissions & Records

The Admissions and Records Office is here to help students from application to graduation.  We provide assistance for the application, eServices, enrollment, transcripts, verifications, Veterans Affairs, and graduation and certificates.

Assessment Center

The Assessment Center measures skills in mathematics, English, and English as a Second Language. The Center also provides assessments in other areas, such as career interest and learning style to assist students and their counselors in planning and selecting effective courses of study.


Student Associated Council

The Student Associated Council (SAC) is a team of student leaders dedicated to representing the interests and protecting the future of a diverse student body.  The SAC consists of elected and appointed members who represent and advocate on behalf of the student body. Contact the SAC to get involved in student government and/or be appointed to a standing committee.


The CalWORKs Office assists students who are receiving TANF/Public Assistance with educational planning and counseling, support services and job placement/retention services.

Career Center

The Career Center provides resource materials, guidance, workshops, computerized assessments and information to help students explore viable career opportunities.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is here to serve your needs to accomplish your educational goals. Whether you are a first time college student or a returning student, the Counseling Center can be a great place to start. Counselors are here to help provide information and variety of services for your success. Appointments and quick questions are available, so come on by and speak with our friendly and knowledgeable staff and faculty.

Cultural Awareness Center

The Cultural Awareness Center promotes intercultural understanding and education through programs and traditional cultural celebrations that reflect SCC’s diversity. Cultural programs are sponsored by the the cultural Awareness Center throughout the year.

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center provides support services designed to improved access to educational opportunities for student with disabilities.

Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOP&S)

EOP&S provides opportunities in higher education for economically and educationally disadvantaged students. EOP&S provides additional support services to help students pursue goals and achieve educational success.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office has variety of financial aid programs that are available to SCC students who meet the eligibility requirements. Federal, state, and local sources of financial aid are available to help eligible students meet their educational expenses.

Health Services

The Health Services Office is open daily to provide health care, health counseling, emergency care for injuries and sudden illnesses, evaluation of health problems, and referrals to social services and medical facilities in the community.

High School Outreach and Recruitment

High School Outreach and Recruitment makes scheduled visits to high schools in order to provide information about SCC’s enrollment and assessment procedures, registration, and counseling information, programs, services, activities and resources to high school students, K-12 students and various community organizations.

International Student Center

Students receive admission assistance, academic advisement, personal and career counseling as well as information regarding United States laws and regulations which affect them.

Job Services

Job Services assists students in obtaining on-campus employment, maintains listings of on and off- campus job opportunities, and provides referrals to off-campus public and private sector employers.  Job Services is located adjacent to the Career Center.

Learning (dis)Abilities Program

The Learning Disabilities Program exists to provide equal academic access for students with identified learning disabilities. The program provides evaluation for eligibility. Students who receive eligibility through completion of the diagnostic assessment course (HCD 81) can receive .5 unit.


Online Orientation is required for all new students and will provide important information to help students succeed and excel at any of the Los Rios colleges.   After successful completion of  the online orientation and a series of short quizzes about the contents, the student will receive an online certificate of completion and instructions on how to proceed to the next step. A student may begin online orientation the day after receiving a Los Rios student ID number.

RISE Program

The RISE Program is designed to inspire and assist those students placed on academic dismissal. Students are provided one-on-one counseling with a caring and interested counselor. Tutoring is arranged and the participants are able to take advantage of a book loan program. Students often raise the GPAs in the first semester with RISE.

Puente Project

Puente places emphasis on assisting Mexican American/Latino students in achieving academic and career goals. An English instructors, counselor and Latino professionals  work with students to provide academic, community and career support.

Student Equity and Success

Stay up to date on Student Equity and SSSP Initiatives at Sacramento City College.

Student Leadership and Development

The Student Leadership and Development Program provides and complements learning in and out of the classroom. All students are encouraged to create and take advantage of opportunities for involvement that will enhance their academic studies and contribute to their life goals.

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center provides resources such as CDs’/DVDs, catalogs, college information and ASSIST, a computerized articulation system. Students also receive transfer counseling and advisement and are encouraged to participate in activities/events.


The Umoja-SBA learning community is committed to the academic success, personal growth, and development of students of African Ancestry as well as other students of diverse ancestries with the emphasis on first-year college students.

Veterans Affairs

The Veterans Affairs Office offers a variety of programs to Veterans and to dependents of deceased or disabled Veterans who may qualify for federal and state educational programs.

Workability III

Workability III offers counseling, career development and job placement services to students with disabilities who are clients of the Department of rehabilitation.

Work Experience and Internships

The Work Experience Education and Internship Program provides students opportunities to earn college credit for new experiences gained through paid or volunteer work by combining planned and supervised work experience with college instruction.