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Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, CA

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Fresno City College (FCC) is a two-year community college in the San Joaquin Valley area of California. FCC offers associate's degrees, certificates, college transfer programs, vocational and workforce training programs, distance learning through online courses, continuing education and lifelong development programs.

Topics for academic study range from architecture to business, and culinary arts to communication, marketing to mathematics, or political science to women's studies. Some special programs of interest at FCC include courses in the Health Sciences Division, which offers training in occupations such as dental hygiene, medical assistant-clinician, radiologic technology, and nursing and respiratory care. The political science has a Model United Nations program that trains students in real-world diplomacy, competing in conferences with other colleges where Delegates act as diplomats from UN member states.

The FCC Museum of Anthropology presents exhibits on human culture. Anthropology students at FCC may learn collections management, helping to develop new exhibits at the museum.  The Theatre Arts and Dance students of FCC have the opportunity to participate in several productions in the FCC Theatre each year, in addition to their coursework.

FCC's mission is to promote student success, participation, diversity, collegiality, innovation and stewardship.

History

Fresno City College (FCC) was founded in 1910, as Fresno Junior College, California's first community college.  The first class had 20 students. Originally, FCC shared a campus with what is now known as "California State University, Fresno." FCC moved to its own campus on University Avenue in Fresno in 1956.

Academic

The academic calendar for FCC follows the semester format with fall, spring and summer semesters.

Colleges and Schools

FCC Divides its academic areas into divisions, institutes and programs, as follows:

  • Applied Technology Division
  • Business Division
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Division
  • Health Sciences Division
  • Humanities Division
  • Library and Student Learning Support Services
  • Math, Science and Engineering Division
  • Social Sciences Division
  • Special Programs
  • Student Services Division
  • Training Institute
  • Workforce Development

Student Life

There are many student clubs, services, and organizations to get involved in at FCC, through its College Activities Office. The College Activities Calendar of Events highlights college cultural and community events such as films, panel discussions, and interactive activities. There is a Student Lounge for students to rest or study in a quiet environment, as well as a Game Room, which offers a game arcade, ping-pong table, and more.

Students have the opportunity to volunteer their services through charitable organizations such as the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society, among others.

The FCC provides many student support services including a business office, career center, counseling, psychological services, disabled students program, health services, a veterans office, and a tutorial center, among others.

The student-run newspaper at FCC is "The Rampage," an award-winning publication that is written and edited by FCC journalism students. The newspaper has won awards for its excellence, and many of its contributors have gone on to successful careers in journalism.

Traditions

The school colors for FCC are red and white.

Athletics

The FCC "Rams" athletics teams compete in several intercollegiate sports at the junior college level, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling 

Women's Sports:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its main campus on University Avenue, FCC has a Career and Technology Center, which is a vocational education school for competency based career education. It also has satellite learning centers at Oakhurst and Willow International, which are among the "North Centers" that are part of the State Center Community College District. It is possible to take classes at Fresno City College concurrently with classes at any of these satellite centers.

Community Life

The FCC has many programs and activities that contribute to the enrichment, health and economy of the communities of the San Joaquin Valley area of Fresno, including its broad range of workforce training programs.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
    • Out-of-State: $6,700-$8,093
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $280-$340 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid88%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$5,273
Receiving Student Loans3%$14,227
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Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Fresno City College may offer services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Fresno County and community colleges in California as a whole.

 Fresno City CollegeFresno CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate15.4%20.0%24.3%
Transfer-out Rate9.8%12.1%13.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1972)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1973)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Fresno City College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
88%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
26:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$2,957