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Study at San Jose City College

San Jose City College, or SJCC, a community college which is located in San Jose in Santa Clara County, California, was established in 1921. Initially, SJCC operated in the downtown area of San Jose. The San Jose Unified School District took over the college's operation in 1953, and changed its name to San Jose City College in 1958. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study.

SJCC's athletics department has various sports teams and their teams are nicknamed the Jagsports. Over the past seven decades, the Jaguar athletes have gone on to become Olympic champions and world record holders.

Profile of San Jose City College

San Jose City College is in a large city, in San Jose, California. The school is classified as a public college. Students at San Jose City College earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include real estate and construction management, family and social work, beauty and cosmetology, and religion and philosophy.

San Jose City College Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as San Jose City College offers open admission.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at San Jose City College are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 9, 805 students (4, 990 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at San Jose City College are minorities. Adults changing careers are relatively common at the school.

San Jose City College Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find San Jose City College to be more affordable than many of its peers.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of San Jose City College is to prepare and empower students for success in a global multicultural society. With the fostering of student learning as its primary focus, the College provides continuous access to a wide range of comprehensive and flexible post secondary academic and occupational programs that prepare Silicon Valley residents of all ages and backgrounds for balanced and productive lives and successful careers. To reach these educational goals, the college provides the appropriate support services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. In fulfilling this mission, the College assists students in achieving their education, employment, and life long learning goals. These include but are not limited to: . Two year college degrees . Lower-division transfer and general education courses . Certificates . Basic skills instruction . English as a Second Language courses . Distance learning opportunities . Technology and career training . Economic development . Community services courses . Adult non-credit coursesThis mission is, and shall remain, in accordance with all legislation enacted by the State of California. "

San Jose City College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts169liberal arts and sciences, minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, social services, English, humanities
Medical Support and Technology75dental assistant, medical assistant
Family and Social Work74child development, family and consumer science
Beauty and Cosmetology57cosmetology
Business and Management55business management, accounting, business, labor relations, sales and marketing, business and related services, electronic commerce, small business management
Engineering Technician53HVAC tech, laser/optical tech, mechanical engineering tech, manufacturing tech, biomedical tech
Therapy and Counselling48substance abuse Counselling, psychology
Computer Science and Engineering27computer networking, computer programming, computer support, web design, computer science, webmastering, system administration
Real Estate and Construction Management18real estate
Production Trades15machinist
Mechanics and Repair13electrical installation and repair, computer repair, industrial electronics tech, communications install and repair
Religion and Philosophy11philosophy
office and Administration10administrative assistant
Construction Trades10construction, construction manager, glazier
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and police
Media9digital communications, journalism, communication and journalism
Science5biology, physical sciences, chemistry
Art Studies4art studies
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts
Photography and Commercial Art0photography
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Medicine0health professions

Contact: San Jose City College

San Jose City College

2100 Moorpark Ave

San Jose, California 95128-2798

General Phone: (408) 298-2181


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