Sacramento City College (SCC), part of the Los Rios Community College District, is a two-year community college in Sacramento, California. In addition to its main campus, SCC holds classes at its Davis and West Sacramento centers. SCC offers hundreds of academic study programs that lead to an associate's degree, as well as study programs geared for students transferring to four-year colleges and universities to complete a bachelor's degree. SCC also offers vocational training programs that lead to occupational degrees and certificates.
SCC encourages local high school students to enroll in its Advanced Education Enrichment program, once they reach 11th and 12th grade. This program allows them to take up to two classes at SCC per semester, which earn them academic credits to apply toward a college degree or certificate.
Distance education is offered at SCC, through online courses or a combination of online courses, onsite classes, and televised courses.
The Sacramento City College Vision Statement:
Sacramento City College seeks to create a learning community that celebrates diversity, nurtures personal growth, inspires academic, and economic leadership.
Sacramento City College was founded in 1916 as a department of Sacramento High School. In 1922, the city of Sacramento established a junior college district that severed the college's connection with Sacramento High School. In 1936, Sacramento City College became part of the Sacramento City Unified School District. In 1964, SCC left the Sacramento City Unified School District to join the Los Rios Junior College District. Another college in this district was American River College. In 1970 the district was renamed to "Los Rios Junior College District." Cosumnes River College and Folsom Lake College soon joined the District.
Sacramento City College confers the following degrees and certificates:
- Associate of Art Degree
- Associate in Science Degree
- Certificate of Achievement
- Certificate of Completion
The academic calendar of Sacramento City College follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters.
Colleges and Schools
Sacramento City College divides its academic areas into divisions, rather than colleges or schools. The SCC Divisions are:
- Advanced Technology Division
- Behavioral and Social Sciences Division
- Business Division
- Counseling and Student Services Division
- Humanities and Fine Arts Division
- Language and Literature Division
- Learning Resources Division
- Mathematics/Statistics and Engineering Division
- Physical Education, Health and Athletics Division
- Science and Allied Health Division
There are many SCC student clubs, groups and organizations available on campus for student involvement. The Cultural Awareness Center sponsors intercultural programs and activities. SCC students may participate in College Governance and Student Leadership activities. Community outreach and volunteer service programs are available, as well as intramural sports. The SCC Dance and Cheer program is approved as a club sport through Student Leadership and Development, as well as the Department of Physical Education, Health & Athletics. The student newspaper, "Express," is also available online as e.press, and provides information on the latest campus events and activities.
SCC has a Students Obtaining Success (SOS) program that helps students find the academic, financial and tutoring support needed to succeed. Other student services include a library, writing center, computer labs, information technology services, an International Student Center, free student email (iMail), wireless access, food services and coffee houses, counseling, veterans affairs, and more.
The mascot of Sacramento City College is the panther, and the school colors are red and gold.
The Sacramento City College "Panthers" compete in many intercollegiate sports in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), including:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
In addition to its main campus, Sacramento City College has satellite campuses at:
- Davis Center
- West Sacramento Center
Many of Sacramento City College's venues and services are available to the Sacramento community, including performances at its City Theatre, art exhibits at its Kondos Art Gallery, Shakespeare in the Park, and more. The SCC Cosmetology Department offers free hair cuts or manicures to community members who donate canned goods for charity. The SCC Dental Health Clinic provides a range of affordable dental care services to community members.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
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||78%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$4,627|
|Receiving Student Loans||4%||$5,165|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Sacramento City College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Employment search assistance
- 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 Sacramento County and community colleges in California as a whole.
|Sacramento City||Sacramento County||California|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Assistant Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1964)
- Dental Hygienist Program
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
- Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
- Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1991)
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 Sacramento 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
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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