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San Jose City College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, known around the world as the center for innovation in technology and research.
Our population is growing rapidly due to the excellent quality of life residents enjoy in the southern San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a great time to be in San Jose!Celebrating more than 94 years of service to the residents of San José, Milpitas, and other neighboring communities, San José City College is proud to continue its tradition of excellence. From its modest beginnings in 1921, San Jose City College has delivered its educational mission with integrity and vitality; growing into a world class institution enrolling about 20,000 students each year.
The College Advisory Council reviews the College Mission Statement, and ensures that all aspects of the College Mission Statement are being fulfilled. As such, student equity, equal opportunity, and equal access for all students are implicit in the activities and programs related to the Mission. The College Advisory Council meetings are open to all for the opportunity to provide feedback and input.
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Dear Friends:The mission of San Jose City College is to provide open and equitable access to qualityeducation and programs that prepare individuals for successful careers, and provide opportunitiesto participate in our diverse and global society. We are strongly committed to our mission andwould like to engage you in a community conversation about our current needs and priorities.San Jose-Evergreen Community College District has been providing affordable education to ourregion for almost 100 years. High school students, working families and returning veterans havebeen able to find high demand, high wage jobs here in the South Bay upon leaving SJCC. Continue reading...
San Jose City College Named One of the NATION'S Top 25 Colleges for Latinos.
SAN JOSE, Calif., (May 14, 2015) – Latino Magazine, a national publication based in Austin, Texas, has named San José City College (SJCC) one of the country's top 25 colleges for Latinos. The publication cited SJCC as a "world-class institution" located in the heart of Silicon Valley, known around the world as the center for innovation in technology and research.
SJCC, the only community college, in California, represented on the list, was accompanied by other reputable institutions such as Stanford University, UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC Davis.
"Our mission is to serve our region as a whole and prepare students to capitalize on the extraordinary career opportunities in the Silicon Valley," said SJCC President Byron Clift Breland. "We are proud to be recognized among such prestigious institutions, especially for our service to our Latino students and community, who comprise such a large segment of the Silicon Valley's population, yet far too small a proportion of corporate suites and Board rooms. Our faculty and staff are determined to see that change by providing career training and opportunities to those who have historically lacked such access and, in the process, pave the way for greater equity in our region's economy."
As one of the oldest community colleges in California, SJCC has served as an invaluable stepping stone for hundreds of thousands of South Bay residents aiming to further their educational and career goals. By offering a number of degree and certificate programs, as well as a pipeline to four-year universities, SJCC has helped fuel Silicon Valley's economy by providing locally grown and trained workers to support each successive waive of technological innovation.
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