Sacramento City College

Introduction
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Since 1916, Sacramento City College has provided outstanding academic and vocational training, and boasts 212 degree and certificate programs. With the main campus located in the heart of Sacramento, and college outreach centers in Davis and West Sacramento, the college enrolls a diverse community of nearly 22,000 students and offers multicultural activities throughout the academic year. For nearly 100 years, SCC has remained committed to fostering a learning community that celebrates diversity, nurtures personal growth, and inspires academic and economic leadership.

Though SCC remains true to its history and tradition, the college has progressed in every area of teaching, learning, and technological innovations. The college proudly offers a vast array of opportunities for students of all backgrounds, including online courses and services, outreach center locations, and specialized student success support programs to choose from.

SCC also has many newly renovated and modernized teaching and learning facilities, including the environmentally friendly Davis Center, the state of the art Performing Arts Center, and the iconic Hughes Stadium. On the main campus, the well-recognized architectural features such as archways, columns, and brick have been preserved through renovations to maintain the collegiate and prestigious look and feel.

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SCC is committed to offering programs and a college environment that support accessibility for a variety of students. To that end, the outreach centers play an important role as alternative locations for access to courses, student services, and community resources for communities in Davis and West Sacramento. Both college outreach centers are accessible by bus, bicycle, car, or regional transit. Additionally, SCC students receive an excellent discounted rate for regional transit to encourage the use of environmentally responsible, cost efficient, and practical transportation. And for those who cannot make it to any of the three SCC campuses, the college has boosted its distance educational offerings in online and hybrid courses to meet a variety of academic needs.

Diversity is a significant source of pride for SCC in many ways. The SCC student population is one of the most diverse in the region, and opportunities for engagement in various cultural awareness activities abound. Academically, the college offers a multitude of degree and certificate courses, as well as general education courses for those who plan to transfer to 4-year institutions. In this way, SCC academic programs provide support and opportunity for students to achieve success, no matter their goal. Outside of the classroom, students have access to support services to meet a variety of needs. SCC is proud to offer student services programs for tutoring, financial aid, work study, students with disabilities, veterans, and much more.

True to its history, Sacramento City College continues to blaze trails in every aspect of higher education. While the college has retained its longstanding tradition of excellence, innovation, and accessibility, it bravely forges ahead in new frontiers such as environmental and social responsibility and social media and online communication. No matter the horizon, SCC embraces new challenges and opportunities at every turn with a focus on student success to contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the community.

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

Sacramento City College is an open-access, comprehensive community college, serving a diverse student population. We provide a wide range of educational opportunities and support services leading to transfer, career advancement, basic skills development, degree and certificate attainment, and personal enrichment. Our commitment to continuous improvement through outcome-guided assessment, planning, and evaluation promotes student learning. Through these efforts, we contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the community.

Our Vision

Sacramento City College seeks to create a learning community that celebrates diversity, nurtures personal growth, and inspires academic and economic leadership.

Our Values

Working Together
Pursuing Excellence
Inspiring Achievement

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Programs

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Associate Degree

Associate degree in Administration of Justice

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is directed toward the prevention, discovery, control, and treatment of crimes, criminals, and criminality. [+]

The general field referred to as “Administration of Justice” is directed toward the prevention, discovery, control, and treatment of crimes, criminals, and criminality. Students desiring to enter a career concerned with the administration of justice will find that this curriculum has flexibility that allows them to prepare for specific fields included in that broad category. The program also provides the basis for advanced study at a four-year college. Opportunities for college graduates include positions in local, state, and federal, law enforcement, courts and correctional services. Recommended High School Preparation General college preparatory courses Career opportunities Police officer Court clerk Corrections deputy Lawyer FBI Agent Investigator Evidence technician Skills analyze crime causation, recognize the elements within criminal statutes, and familiarity with criminal procedures evaluate the complex legal aspects of criminal investigations, procedures, constitutional law, and case law apply laws and procedures for the collection and utilization of evidence for the purpose of criminal prosecutions understand the purpose and authority of the local, state, and federal courts systems recognize, understand, and acquire a sensitivity to the diverse cultures in our society and how this diversity impacts the criminal justice system Required Program ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice - 3 ADMJ 301 Investigative Report Writing - 3 ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues - 3 ADMJ 304 Juvenile Delinquency - 3 ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law - 3 ADMJ 322 Criminal Procedures - 3 ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence - 3 ADMJ 330 Criminal Investigation - 3 Total Units Required 24 [-]

Associate degree in Anthropology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

The goal of Anthropology is to study the similarities and differences in biological and cultural adaptations and features across the globe throughout our human history. Anthropology is a holistic discipline, which means that anthropologists study all aspects of human behavior. This includes Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistics. [+]

Anthropologists study our species throughout time, focusing on our diverse modern culture and cultural adaptations, our biological classification as a species, and our inclusion in the Order Primates, and our species’ past developments, including our first steps to our first civilizations. The goal of Anthropology is to study the similarities and differences in biological and cultural adaptations and features across the globe throughout our human history. Anthropology is a holistic discipline, which means that anthropologists study all aspects of human behavior. This includes Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistics. Recommended High School Preparation Preparatory courses including history, English, mathematics, and foreign languages Career opportunities Archaeological technicians museum managers, forensic specialists primatologists zoo curators Skills demonstrate understanding of the processes of science, the scientific method, and the relationship between scientific research and established knowledge. speak clearly about anthropology demonstrating knowledge of basic anthropological terminology and concepts. write essays explaining anthropological processes in clear and concise terms. demonstrate content knowledge in the broad areas of anthropology, including evolution, culture, genetics, archaeology, and human evolution. reach and express logical conclusions drawn on anthropological data. [-]

Associate degree in Art History

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is the academic study of the development of painting, sculpture, and the other visual arts. [+]

The Art History major is designed to prepare students for further study in the history of art leading to the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and/or the Ph.D. in Art History. Art Historians with advanced degrees are college instructors, museum and gallery directors, curators, or art critics and can work for public and private collectors. Career opportunities registrar, curator museum/gallery director researcher auction house personnel Skills Evaluate the contributions of artists throughout history Evaluate works of art or architecture according to their appropriate style and era Critique art and architecture as to function and meaning demonstrate how art and architecture is a reflection of culture and civilization [-]

Associate degree in Business Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is designed to provide a strong foundation for students entering a variety of business fields in the private and public sectors. [+]

This program is designed to provide a strong foundation for students entering a variety of business fields in the private and public sectors. Career opportunities account executive, buyer entrepreneur marketing director purchasing agent Skills Understand the major functional areas of business organizations create relevant business documents use data to make decisions about business operations assess the relationships and inter-dependencies of economic, social, legal, and global environments in which businesses operate. [-]

Associate degree in Communication Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program provides theory, tools, and techniques for analyzing, managing and improving communication in every area of professional and personal interaction. [+]

The Communication Department offers a variety of courses designed to meet students’ needs for graduation, transfer, and personal and professional development. Students earning the Associate of Arts degree in Communication will be able to understand and apply human communication concepts relating to presentational speaking, critical thinking, group and interpersonal relationship development, and professional growth. Career opportunities teacher public information officer organizational development manager salesperson vocational trainer lawyer Skills critically analyze a wide array of evidence to provide credible support for written and oral communication. demonstrate effective and appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication techniques demonstrate ethical communication across a variety of contexts. perform as an active listener and provide appropriate feedback develop appropriate argumentation skills [-]

Associate degree in Early Childhood Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is the branch of education theory which relates to the teaching of young children (formally and informally) up until the age of kindergarten. [+]

The Early Childhood Education Teacher A.A. Degree provides preparation for employment as a teacher in early care and education settings. Upon completion of the degree students will be eligible for the Teacher Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The coursework in this program focuses on typical and atypical development, the culture and ecology of children and its relationship to learning, curriculum development, assessment, and program planning and implementation. Career opportunities Child care provider Child Care Center Director Teacher Skills Assist in the development of children in early care and education settings. Understand typical and atypical development of children and the many factors that influence development Develop appropriate and individualized educational practices for children of all diverse backgrounds recognize the importance of early childhood as a unique time in children’s development that requires specialized and appropriate activities, routines, interactions, and guidance construct an eclectic understanding and appreciation of child development that synthesizes development theories, research, and experience into a foundation for practice [-]

Associate degree in Elementary Teacher Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is the branch of education theory which relates to children between kindergarten and eighth grade. [+]

This program is the branch of education theory which relates to children between kindergarten and eighth grade. Career opportunity Credentialed K-8 teacher Skills clarify and articulate career goals of becoming an elementary teacher. integrate the attitudes, actions, dispositions, and behaviors required of a professional educator into a teaching skill set. apply analytical reading, writing, research, and critical thinking skills to gaining knowledge and teaching it to others. demonstrate the breadth of knowledge necessary for teaching in a classroom with multiple subject areas [-]

Associate degree in Geology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is an interdisciplinary science that seeks to study and understand the physical processes of Earth and other planets. This includes plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, the fossil record and Earth’s history and past climate, and natural geological resources. [+]

This program is an interdisciplinary science that seeks to study and understand the physical processes of Earth and other planets. This includes plate tectonics, rocks, minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, the fossil record and Earth’s history and past climate, and natural geological resources. Career opportunities environmental monitoring, protection and remediation energy and mineral exploration paleontology volcanology seismology climatology Skills evaluate ideas about the natural universe using testable methodology examine and enumerate the importance of continuous examination and modification of accepted ideas analyze a wide variety of natural phenomena apply knowledge of current geologic processes to the understanding of Earth’s past geologic history analyze contemporary geologic problems including the implications of human activities on geologic resources. [-]

Associate degree in History

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program fosters an understanding of ourselves and our world through the study of the past, both remote and recent. [+]

The history major fosters an understanding of ourselves and our world through the study of the past, both remote and recent. The program develops critical thinking and a broad background in issues and ideas from our past. The major thus prepares students for transfer to B.A. programs in history. It also offers students fundamental preparation for careers in business, government, teaching, and a number of professional fields (for example, paralegal or law careers). Career opportunity Teaching Law Government Museums Skills analyze and explain major events and forces in specific world regions interpret evidence from visual materials, oral accounts, statistical records, and artifacts recognize the distinction between primary and secondary sources and understand how each are used to make historical claims. analyze how historical evidence can lead people to various conclusions explain cause and effect of historical phenomena. understand the construction of differences and similarities among groups and regions, and value how global forces influence local and regional developments [-]

Associate degree in Journalism

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is the professional study of writing for newspapers, magazines or websites, or broadcasting news on radio, television and/or the internet [+]

The Journalism A.A. degree is for students who have a goal of becoming media professionals, for which a degree is now expected. Some students pursuing this degree are non-CSU transfers who plan to major or minor in journalism at a four-year university and can complete lower-division major requirements through the associate degree. Other students are re-entry students with four-year degrees and want to add an associate degree in journalism to their resume so they can obtain multimedia skills, which are a necessity in today’s journalism. Other re-entry students desire a Journalism A.A. that will provide them with the skills to work in journalism. A major in journalism offers students the opportunity to take courses in media theories, news writing and reporting, AP style, and writing for publication, which readies them for the following courses that offer hands-on experience in three award-winning, student-produced publications: the Express, a biweekly print newspaper; Mainline, a magazine published once a semester; and saccityexpress.com, the online news publication. The Journalism degree prepares students for university-level studies in Journalism and leads to entry-level employment and careers in print, broadcast, and online news media. Career opportunities Reporter copy editors pod-caster Layout designer News producer Skills write clear and concise stories that adhere to journalistic conventions. conduct research and evaluate information using appropriate methods. demonstrate an understanding of basic news, feature writing, and reporting in print and on-line media. apply the principles of the First Amendment and other laws appropriate to professional practice. Understand how modern mass media influences society. [-]

Associate degree in Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space. [+]

The mathematics program provides students the opportunity to complete the lower-division coursework required for four-year programs in mathematics. For students who plan to transfer, completion of the CSU General-Breadth or IGETC general education pattern is encouraged. It is highly recommended that students meet with a counselor because major and general education requirements vary for each college/university. These courses also fulfill general education requirements for allied health, biological sciences, physical sciences, computer science and engineering. Note: Students planning to transfer to four-year institutions are advised to meet with a counselor for general education requirements. Note: The University of California has a credit restriction on certain combinations of mathematics courses. See counselor for detailed information on the current UC Transferable Course Agreement. Career statisticians, budget analysts, computer programmers, actuaries, teachers Skills apply basic concepts of single and multi-variable calculus including various forms of derivatives and integrals analyze and solve real-world problems. write logical proofs of basic theorems analyze existing solutions and/or create novel solutions using, logic and technology as appropriate. [-]

Associate degree in Music

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This is the study of the theoretical elements of sound and pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and notation. Program offerings include course work in music theory and aural skills, applied instrumental and vocal instruction, and ensemble performance. [+]

The general music degree provides the foundation for future performers, composers, educators, writers and researchers, and music therapists. Students receive training in instrumental and vocal techniques and performance, music theory, and music history. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university are advised to complete this course of study Recommended High School Preparation Some background in voice or instrument. Ability to read music. Career Entertainer Arranger/Composer Producer Audio engineer Conductor Therapist Skills analyze compositions and scores. understand the elements of music: melody, rhythm, harmony, form. Perform various styles of music at a level appropriate to the area of specialization. analyze personal and other performances [-]

Associate degree in Philosophy

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence [+]

This program is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. Career opportunities Law Health administration Ethicist Skills comprehend texts on both literal and inferential levels. articulate ideas and arguments in a clear and precise manner. defend personal views with careful and compelling reasoning. express the perspectives and arguments of others in an accurate and nuanced manner [-]

Associate degree in Political Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is the branch of knowledge that deals with systems of government, and the analysis of political activity and behavior. [+]

Sacramento City College offers a unique political science experience that combines both the science and arts of politics that can only be appreciated in the heart of California’s capital. Faculty provide a strong orientation to the world of politics by blending theory and real-world activities, which students will value throughout their academic and professional careers. Career Law Public relations Advocacy International relations Diplomacy Skills Compare systems and governments Compare ideological approaches to political thought and discourse Evaluate policy outcomes in civic culture Demonstrate how politics shapes local, state, national, and international decision-making [-]

Associate degree in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program is designed to provide a clearly articulated track for students preparing to transfer in Psychology while also serving the diverse needs of students interested in the breadth and depth of the field. It will expose students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for their future personal, academic, or vocational paths. In addition to transfer, this foundation would be appropriate for entry into a variety of paraprofessional careers and careers in related fields. [+]

This degree program is designed to serve the needs of a wide variety of Sacramento City College students who are pursuing study in the field of psychology. The primary aim of this program is to provide a clearly articulated and comprehensive curricular track for students preparing to transfer to baccalaureate programs in psychology. An additional specific aim of this program is to expose “undecided” students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for their future personal, academic, or vocational paths. Among the many options, this foundation would be appropriate for entry into a variety of paraprofessional careers and careers in related fields. Career opportunities Career Counselor Marriage and Family Therapist Licensed Clinical Social Worker Probation Officer Victim Advocate Life Coach Skills Differentiate between scientifically derived knowledge and myth, conjecture about the topics of psychology, and demonstrate understanding of the scientific method. Compare and contrast the major perspectives and theories in psychology Demonstrate knowledge of basic psychological terminology regarding behavior, cognition, and emotion and be able to express this clearly when writing or speaking about psychology. Evaluate psychological data, draw reasonable conclusions, recognize the ethical implications of these conclusions, and apply these conclusions to personal, community, and scientific problems. Apply psychological principles to the development of interpersonal, occupational, and social skills and life-long personal growth. Recognize the complexity of social, cultural, and international diversity and the principles of equity, justice, and inclusion in their lives. [-]

Associate degree in Spanish

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program will help students develop proficiency in the following five skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and understanding of the people and culture of the Spanish-speaking countries. It is designed to provide a seamless transfer pathway for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. [+]

This program will help students develop proficiency in the following five skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and understanding of the people and culture of the Spanish-speaking countries. It is designed to provide a seamless transfer pathway for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Career opportunities Translator/Interpreter International Relations U.S. Foreign Service Import/Export entrepreneur Teacher Skills Utilize correct grammatical structures of standard Spanish. Read Spanish proficiently as found, for example, in Spanish language newspapers, magazines, short stories, essays, and selections of poetry written by Spanish, Spanish-American, and Chicano authors. Examine Latin American literature in a historical context. Discuss major historical events and periods in the history of Spanish speaking countries. Analyze aspects of the Spanish-speaking culture that differ significantly from contemporary United States culture [-]

Associate degree in Studio Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program provides a foundation in studio art methods. Program offerings include course work in art history, 2-D, and 3-D studio practices. [+]

This program provides a foundation in studio art methods. Program offerings include course work in art history, 2-D, and 3-D studio practices. Career opportunities Art Director Fashion Designer Animator Graphic Artist Industrial/Interior Designer Skills: Differentiate major historical movements and developments in the visual arts. Compose or design works of art that utilize a combination of technique, materials, visual ideas, and experiences. Construct and document a personal portfolio of artworks for professional presentation. Critique artworks using correct terminology related to concepts, materials, and techniques. Evaluate form, image, and artistic creation of visual artworks from different traditions, cultures, and civilizations. [-]

Associate degree in Theatre Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Sacramento

This program exposes students to the core principles and practices in the fields of drama and theatre. Students will learn the basics of acting, the basics of theatre technology and production, and where theatre fits into both the historical and modern world of entertainment. [+]

This program exposes students to the core principles and practices in the fields of drama and theatre. Students will learn the basics of acting, the basics of theatre technology and production, and where theatre fits into both the historical and modern world of entertainment. Career opportunities Actor Director Box Office manager Stage manager Publicist Studio Technician Skills Critique the role of the theatre arts and their relationship to other parts of society. Evaluate the historical, artistic, social, and philosophical environments in which theatre exists. Employ audition and performance skills. Develop skills to work as a technician in community, educational, and/or professional companies. [-]