EOPS: EOPS is committed to support our students in achieving their academic and personal goals by establishing "over and above" support services and programs for income and educationally eligible students. To this end, the EOP&S/CARE staff commits to the following actions: to eliminate barriers and ensure access to post-secondary education for all eligible students; to provide personal accessible services; to facilitate the transfer and career placement of students; to facilitate the successful completion of student educational goals and objectives; to positively affect student self concept, self esteem and self advocacy.
CARE: Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program provides supplemental services to EOPS students who are single parents receiving public assistance and have at least one child under 14 years old.
DSP/S: The Disabilities Support Program & Services (DSP/S) is a state funded program that is designed to assist students with disabilities to achieve success. The College and faculty are required by law to make reasonable accommodations for students with verified and qualifying disabilities. DSP&S services include the following support services: academic, personal and vocational counseling; academic accommodations; and instructional programs including Adaptive Physical Education (APE). Please contact our dedicated staff in SC-106 if you need assistance or have questions about the program and services.
CalWORKS: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) is a state funded welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible needy California families up to 48 months. The program serves all 58 counties in the state and is operated locally by county welfare departments. CalWORKs services include the following support services: free transportation, child care, books, supplies, personal and academic counseling, while students reached their vocational goals.
Puente: Puente is a nationally recognized, academic program designed to help students adjust to college life and prepare for transfer to four-year universities. The program has three major components: accelerated writing instruction, counseling, and mentoring. We have our own classes, our own counselor, and every semester, we match our students with professionals from the community who can provide them with knowledge and guidance about education, careers, and life. Puente provides its students with a strong academic foundation, which is essential for success at SJCC and at the four-year universities that they transfer to. Puente is open to all students.
Umoja: The Umoja Program is an academic learning community and resource. A Kiswahili word meaning “Unity”, Umoja engages students in culturally responsive curriculum, supporting the legacy of the African Diaspora.The program is dedicated to increasing the retention and graduation rates of African-Americans as well as other underrepresented student populations at SJCC.The program incorporates academic and personal counseling as student support services. Umoja advances academic excellence, community building and student leadership as its program goals.
Veterans: The Veterans program at San Jose City College is the liaison between you as a Veteran, or your dependent, and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Our goal is to provide Veteran students with services and resources to assist as they embark on achieving their educational goals. In collaboration with various resources on campus and Veteran community organizations/resources, we promote success by assisting students to overcome social, academic, transfer, and/or personal challenges.