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The accounting program is designed for students planning to seek accounting positions in business, industry, or government upon completion...Accounting
Administration of Justice
The general field referred to as "Administration of Justice" is directed toward the prevention, discovery, control, and treatment of...Administration of Justice
Our Federal Aviation Administration-approved two-year program trains students as airframe and powerplant maintenance technicians. The...Aeronautics
Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Sacramento City College maintains a Federal Aviation Administration-approved two-year program organized to train students as airframe and...Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Allied Health educational programs seek to prepare competent allied health professionals and leaders for practice across multiple health...Allied Health
Anthropology is the study of humans. Anthropologists study our species throughout time, focusing on our diverse modern culture and cultural...Anthropology
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...Art History
The Communication Department offers a variety of courses designed to meet students’ needs for graduation, transfer, and personal and...Communication
Community Healthcare Worker
The Community Health Care Worker Certificate of Achievement consists of multi-disciplinary coursework to prepare individuals to work within...Community Healthcare Worker
Community Leadership Development
Community Leadership Development provides an introduction to leadership and examines leadership theory and organizational behavior. It...Community Leadership Development
The Community Studies program provides students with a foundation in social services, case management, and community development.Community Studies
Computer Information Science
The Computer Information Science Department at Sacramento City College teaches application development, programming, mark-up and scripting...Computer Information Science
The Cosmetology department is designed to train students to become cosmetologists and nail technicians, and, at the same time, students may...Cosmetology
Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Studies
Sacramento City College Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Department provides academic coursework based on a Deaf-centered framework...Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Studies
The Dental Assisting program curriculum is approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and leads...Dental Assisting
The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.Dental Hygiene
Design and Digital Media
The Design & Digital Media Department (formerly known as Graphic Communication or GCOM) serves students through successful job placement...Design and Digital Media
Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education Program at Sacramento City College has three major responsibilities: academic preparation, workforce...Early Childhood Education
The Education/Teaching program offers Associate in Arts for Transfer degrees in Child and Adolescent Development as well as Elementary...Education/Teaching
The Electronics Technology Department offers a comprehensive curriculum in Telecommunications Technician, Electronics Facilities...Electronics Technology
The Engineering Associate in Science degree is designed to meet lower division requirements for various majors in engineering.Engineering
Engineering Design Technology
The Engineering Design Technology Department teaches courses in (1) building architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and piping...Engineering Design Technology
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program offers language classes at six levels, from beginning to advanced (graduation competency).English as a Second Language (ESL)
The Ethnic Studies Program at Sacramento City College is open to all students and serves as a response to the needs, demands, and...Ethnic Studies
The goal of the Department of World Languages is to educate our students to their highest level of linguistic potential, helping them...World Languages
The Gerontology program at Sacramento City College will provide students with an overview of the biological, physiological, psychological...Gerontology
Global Studies students will look at globalization through the lenses of history, economics, political science, geography, environment, and...Global Studies
Health Education courses feature the exploration of major health issues and behaviors in the various dimensions of health.Health Education
Independent studies in human services offers students a chance to do research and/or experimentation that is more typical of industry and...Human Services
The majority of the Human Career Development courses at Sacramento City College are taught by Counseling Faculty.Human/Career Development
Deep in historical significance, and steeped in the arts, literature, and philosophy, the study of humanities offers a rich exploration of...Humanities
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Technician
The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Technology program provides entry-level instruction in the installation, repair, and maintenance of a...Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Technician
The Interdisciplinary Studies degrees are designed for students who seek a greater understanding of disciplines within the Humanities and...Interdisciplinary Studies
The International Studies program will prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions that offer International Studies or related...International Studies
The Journalism program is for students who have a goal of becoming media professionals,.Journalism
The Kinesiology, Health and Athletics program provides a positive, educational setting in which students can achieve skills for the...Kinesiology
Learning, Tutoring and Academic Technology
Learning, Tutoring and Academic Technology provides resources for the campus community to foster learning and incorporate technology into...Learning, Tutoring and Academic Technology
A Legal Studies certificate creates opportunities in the legal profession as lawyer, judge, mediator, paralegal, consultant, educator...Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
The mathematics program provides students the opportunity to complete the lower-division coursework required for four-year programs in...Mathematics and Statistics
The Mechanical Electrical Technology Department teaches courses in the design, installing, operating and maintenance of heating...Mechanical-Electrical Technology
Modern Making introduces students to the principles of making and design thinking through fabricating or producing a finished product.Modern Making
Nutrition and Food Science
Sacramento City College’s Family and Consumer Science Department offers a rigorous nutrition degree program that is broad enough to prepare...Nutrition and Food Science
Occupational Therapy Assisting
The Occupational Therapy Assisting Program at Sacramento City College prepares students for employment as an occupational therapy assistant.Occupational Therapy Assisting
Learn about Optical Technology at Sacramento City College.Optical Technology
The Philosophy program is intended to prepare students for transfer into baccalaureate philosophy programs at the California State...Philosophy
The Photography program supports both Economic and Workforce Development by offering a wide range of training in the latest technology used...Photography
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are licensed health care providers who provide physical therapy services under the supervision of a...Physical Therapist Assistant
Sacramento City College offers a unique political science experience that combines both the science and arts of politics that can only be...Political Science
The Psychology program is designed to serve the needs of a wide variety of Sacramento City College students who are pursuing study in the...Psychology
The Railroad Operations program is designed for students pursuing a career as a Railroad Conductor, Engineer, or Manager of Train...Railroad Operations
Recreation courses provide an overview of recreation, park and leisure services, as well as outdoor recreation, and new and emerging issues.Recreation
Social Justice Studies
Social Justice Studies introduces students to the theoretical and practical foundations of social justice and the social processes that...Social Justice Studies
Student Government courses provide an introduction to the dynamics of working groups.Student Government
The Theatre Arts program provides students with an understanding of the overall process by which theatre is produced, including the...Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts Film
The Theatre Arts and Film program offers certificates in Film Production and Film Studies that provide a core foundation in these fields.Theatre Arts Film
Women and Gender Studies
Women and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that involves an interdisciplinary, multicultural, and transnational perspective...Women and Gender Studies
Cooperative Work Experience (WEXP) is an experiential academic program where students apply what they have learned in the classroom to a...Work Experience
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Ariz Ebrat has an associate degree in nursing, is a registered nurse and a full-time student at Sacramento State. His career path is set and he is well on his way to achieving it. Ariz’s accomplishments are admirable, but what is outright inspiring is how he overcomes his extreme circumstances, follows his inner compass that always points positive, and makes a remarkable journey each day to get through school.
It’s no wonder why Ariz wanted to become a nurse. He’s essentially been one since he was 14. After his family escaped the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and migrated to America as refugees, Ariz and his mother have been trying to make a go of it, despite mom’s disabling poor health, financial difficulty, and little encouragement. In fact, Ariz was his mother’s sole caregiver throughout high school and still is.
Knowing he wanted to advocate for people like his mother, Ariz joined Sacramento City College’s (SCC) Allied Health Learning Community just two weeks after he graduated from high school (the first in his family to do so). While completing prerequisite courses, Ariz balanced his family obligations, studied, scrambled for scholarships, and worked part-time on campus as the lead student ambassador for the health learning program he had joined.
Ariz completed his general education units and attained an associate degree in nutrition and another in biology. And after volunteering at UC Davis Medical Center and observing first-hand his “dream” profession of nursing, he applied and was offered a spot in a collaborative project that helps nurses bridge the transition between SCC and Sacramento State.
Throughout it all, Ariz gives nothing but credit to the professors at SCC whom he says truly care about him and his experience, especially when life almost became too much to bear. They lent a much-needed hand when he needed it most, and were sincere in their interest in his success.
Ariz tells younger students that a college degree is the new high school diploma and so much more. The main purpose of college, he says, is to become educationally well rounded and discover a career path. He also confirms – without hesitation – if he can do it, others can too.
Being in the Music Department at Sac City was a huge way that I made friends – I would even say soul mates – in college, a huge component of how I found myself in college. Music really does connect you to people forever.
Susana’s plan is especially remarkable because when she graduated from high school (barely), she had no plan at all. She’s the eldest in an income insecure immigrant family, and her parents expected her to work after high school. She entertained the idea of community college only because her best friend was going, so she enrolled at SCC.
Susana’s ambitions changed when she was selected to attend the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' (HACU) Capitol Forum as a SCC representative. Each spring, SCC students at this forum lobby their elected Congressional representatives hoping to shape and promote future legislation that will benefit all students, particularly those in underserved communities. SCC is the only campus in the region to expose students to these opportunities.
Attending the HACU Capitol Forum changed Susana’s view of what she could dream and even impacted her entire family. Susana understands now that growing up in an immigrant household doesn’t predispose her to the types of jobs her parents have, and she is worthy of the opportunities offered to anyone with an education.
Now that she has her AS in Business Administration from SCC and a degree in economics at Sac State, Susana is giving back at SCC. She is working with the HSI-STEM Equity and Success Initiative Project, a federal grant made available to recognized, Hispanic-serving institutions. Her job now is to support/mentor underserved and low-income students in school by being an advocate for them and an advocate for equity.
Through education, Susana learned that her heard voice can be heard, and she can advocate for herself, her family and her community. Barraza for Congress? Why not?
Rose Shoen cannot stop encouraging those around her to consider going to community college, specifically any of the colleges within the Los Rios Community College District.
"I've been a soccer coach for 12 years," Shoen says. "And I always recommend the Los Rios district for the student athletes I work with, just because I think it's a very streamlined process. I think academically it's very structured, very clear what you'll need to transfer."
Shoen's own experience with the schools was primarily with Sacramento City College, earning an Associate Degree in Economics. Although she attended 7 different colleges, Sac City was the one where she found she had the best experience.
One of the experiences she particularly values was the Hispanic Association of College Universities (HACU) conference in Washington, DC, which she attended under Professor Sandra Camarena. The conference was a chance for Shoen to spread her wings, and learn to promote herself as a businesswoman as well as refine her academic skills.
All throughout college Shoen worked while taking classes, and she found that classes at Sac City were designed for working adults.
For example, the classes are affordable, parking passes for students are valid at all four colleges in the district, tons of scholarships are available, and classes are taught by a professor rather than a teaching assistant.
When Shoen discusses college options for her student athletes, she always highly recommends Los Rios colleges. With smaller class sizes and a myriad of resources for students, Shoen believes that the opportunities at Sac City set the foundation for her success.
"I think for a lot of people, they look at community college – especially if they come from a family where education is prioritized – and they're like, 'Oh, community college, whatever,'" Shoen says. "To be honest, I just had my son – he's 7 weeks old – I just told my husband, I really want him to consider community college when he's older."
It’s not an overstatement to say that the SCC Music Department totally changed my life. I changed careers because being at SCC rekindled my love for music, taught me to sing and gave me the opportunity to develop my skills as a voice teacher.
I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing if it weren’t for the SCC Music department. Not only did it provide me with the foundation on which to build a professional career from scratch, it was a safe environment to really explore my instrument, make mistakes, and build my confidence as a performer.