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.
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.
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
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.
The school colors for FCC are red and white.
The FCC "Rams" athletics teams compete in several intercollegiate sports at the junior college level, including:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
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.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||88%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||87%||$5,273|
|Receiving Student Loans||3%||$14,227|
Admissions, Academics, & 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 College||Fresno County||California|
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)
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,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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