San Jose City College Mission AND VISION
The mission of San Jose City College is to serve our students and the community by offering high quality, relevant, and innovative instruction for basic skills, career pathways, university transfer, and life-long learning. We strive to accomplish this by awarding certificates and associate degrees to eligible students taught in a multicultural environment where student achievement, successful learning and social justice are highly valued, supported, and continually assessed.
The Mission Statement was adopted by the College Advisory Council on April 01, 2016 and by the Board of Trustees on May 10, 2016. The College Advisory Council reviews the College Mission Statement, and ensures that all aspects fo the College Mission Statement are being fulfilled. The College Advisory Council meetings are open to all for the opportunity to provide feedback and input.
For more information on the San Jose Evergreen Community College District Mission, Vision and Values, please visit the District Website.
The History of San Jose City College
Opening its door in September 1921, San Jose City College is one of the oldest community colleges in California. SJCC has delivered its educational mission with integrity and vitality, growing into a world class institution serving approximately ten thousand students each semester.
Through the 1960’s and 1970’s San Jose City College owned more property than it currently sits on. The boundaries of SJCC stretched east from current Bascom Avenue to Menker Avenue. Portions of this property were sold off for the development of Interstate 280 and traded to incorporate the current land where the multipurpose field currently resides. In 1986 the district was renamed the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District to incorporate the naming of our sister college Evergreen Valley College which opened in 1975.