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Santa Barbara City College's Community Newsletter

APRIL 2020

SBCC Response to COVID-19

For the latest updates on SBCC's response to the COVID-19 health emergency, please visit our information page. All credit and noncredit instruction has been moved online for the remainder of the Spring term. On-campus, in-person services and operations are operating remotely until further notice.

Message from the Chancellor

In his recent op-ed piece titled “Don’t let California’s community college system be devastated by the coronavirus recession,” Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley made a strong case for keeping community colleges a priority in upcoming state budget planning. He warns that cuts to investment in our community college system should be carefully considered so as not to undermine the state’s recovery as they did a decade ago. Read Chancellor Oakley’s op-ed...

School of Extended Learning Moves Classes to Live Online Format

The School of Extended Learning’s tuition-free programs are now offered in live videoconferencing format. Read more...
Photo by Nate Stephenson

Food Pantry drive-thru provides for students amidst COVID-19 crisis 

More than 100 cars came out for City College’s Food Pantry drive-thru on April 1 to receive bags of food items provided by the Santa Barbara Food Bank. The first of its kind event was carried out by Food Pantry workers donned in gloves and masks, who managed the long lines, took students’ information and carefully packed bags. Read more...

SBCC once again rated #1 community college in the nation

Students looking to stay on track with their education during this time of sheltering in place need look no further than Santa Barbara City College. According to a recent ranking by Value Colleges, SBCC has once again been named the #1 community college in the nation.  Read more...
Photo by Amy Riggs

SBCC student by day, EMT by night

Working five nights a week from 7 p.m.–7 a.m. saving people from near death is probably not how most college students would choose to spend their time, but SBCC student Tia Taylor wouldn't have it any other way.
Nineteen-year-old Tia is the youngest Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at the station at the American Medical Response Station in Goleta. Read more...
Christiana at a morning lecture at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

Study Abroad student enjoyed rich – though short – experience in Italy 

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the spring semester for all of our students, especially the students who were part of the Study Abroad Program. Christiana Leonardo was in Florence, Italy, when it was announced the program was suspended. As she learned in just a short time, things don't always work out the way you planned. 


Keep up on what’s happening: follow us on social media

We can stay together even while we are apart. That’s what our 10,000 followers on Instagram are doing. Click here to revisit life on campus
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Water Polo tops SBCC’s ‘Great 8’ in 2019–20

Halfway through the semester all spring sports and state championships were cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That didn’t stop Women’s Water Polo player Taylor Brooks, who rewrote the record book, breaking SBCC’s school record and topping California with 134 goals in 35 games.

...and the awards and recognitions keep coming...

College Consensus rates SBCC among the best community colleges in U.S.

By combining the results of the most reputable college ranking publishers and thousands of real student reviews from around the web, College Consensus provides a comprehensive ranking of a school's reputation and quality. SBCC has been named in the top 20.

SBCC’s online Medical Coding Program recognized as one of the nation’s best

With online learning becoming ever more important in higher education today, SBCC stands poised to deliver. The Medical Coding Specialist Program – which is offered entirely online – has been recognized by as one of the best online medical coding programs in the U.S.

SBCC Online Photography Program wins second award for 2020

For the second time in six months the online Photography program at SBCC has received recognition as one of the best online photography programs in the nation. Last December rated the program number seven on a list that included such schools as Yale University and the New York Institute of Photography. More recently, Great Value Colleges rated the program number four out of the top 11 colleges and universities in the U.S.

Upcoming SBCC Board of Trustees Meeting - May 14, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20, the Board has temporarily suspended physical meetings. Until future notice Board meetings can be viewed here:

The Board meeting will be captioned and if there are any other accommodations required, contact by 4:00 p.m. of the day before the Board meeting. The agenda for Board meetings can be found at least 72 hours prior to the meeting on the Board webpage

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