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Spring classes and services move to remote until February 22

Due to the ongoing surge of COVID-19 and high community infection rate, SBCC has determined it is in the best interest of students, employees and the community to shift most classes and services to remote/online through Thursday, Feb. 17. In-person classes and services are currently scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Feb. 22. 
Exceptions will be those classes that require hands-on instruction. Read the full press release for details concerning daily health screenings, vaccination status, mask requirements and testing.
Given the changing conditions currently surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is urged to regularly check the “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the SBCC Community” webpage for updates.

SBCC uses federal stimulus funds to erase student debt and offer direct support

Since last August, approximately 1,800 Santa Barbara City College students have received a form of debt relief, and an opportunity to pursue and complete their educational goals, thanks to SBCC’s Fresh Start Initiative and the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Read more...

ADL Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties honors Kathy Trujillo King as 2021 Educator of Year

Kathy Trujillo King, an instructor in SBCC’s Early Childhood Education Department (ECE), is this year’s recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties. The award recognizes the work of outstanding educators or programs that further ADL’s mission to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure just and fair treatment to all.” Read more...

SBCC campus inspires ‘Serenity’

On Jan. 5, Noozhawk featured a view on the SBCC campus as the “Photo of the Day,” calling it “Santa Barbara City College Serenity.” The photo was taken by Heloisa Kaman. 

Photography program ranked No. 2 in the nation

For the third year in a row, SBCC’s Photography program has been named among the best online photography programs in the nation. Ranked at No. 2 for 2022, the program is offered in the School of Media Arts. Students can earn an associate of arts degree or a certificate of achievement. Read more about the SBCC Photography program here. Visit for their full list of the 21 best online photography degree programs.
Please note: due to the changing nature of conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, dates for upcoming events may be subject to change.

Big Band Jazz at SOhO

As part of the Harold Dunn Memorial Concert Series, the SBCC Music Department presents small group and big band jazz, featuring the award-winning Lunch Break and Good Times Big Bands as well as the New World Jazz Ensemble.
Sunday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.
SOhO Music Club, 1221 State St.
$15 cover charge 
For tickets and more info...

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