San Jose City College Accreditation

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San Jose City College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits community colleges and other associate degree-granting institutions in the Western region of the U.S.  

One of seven regional accrediting commissions, the ACCJC is authorized to operate by the U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. 

The criteria are research-based guidelines for systemic school improvement that address accreditation’s central tenet: a school operates with a clear understanding of its purpose.

Accreditation is a voluntary system of self-regulation developed to evaluate the overall educational quality and institutional effectiveness (The ACCJC’s complete Purpose Statement is available in Article I, section 2 of its Bylaws). 

The ACCJC accreditation process provides assurance to the public that the accredited member colleges meet the Standards; the education earned at the institutions is of value to the student who earned it; and employers, trade or profession-related licensing agencies, and other colleges and universities can accept a student’s credential as legitimate.

 Accreditation Correspondence

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Accreditation follow-up report ​

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THIRD-PARTY COMMENTS TO ACCJC A third-party comment may be submitted to the Commission at any time as it relates to the compliance of a member institution with Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies. 

Such comment must be submitted in writing, signed, and accompanied by the affiliation, return address, and telephone number of the correspondent. 

Commission staff will review all third-party comments to assess its applicability to Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, or Commission policies.  Institutions will be provided with an opportunity to review applicable third-party comments.

Individuals who wish to make comments on the institutions that are undergoing review in the current semester, and that are being considered by the Commission at its next meeting, should use the Third Party Comment Form and be sure to include their name, address, phone number, and email address.  

The comments must be received five weeks before the scheduled Commission meeting.

To access the complaint about, click this link:

ACCJC, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA  94949


The following San Jose City College programs have additional accreditation, certification, or approval through their respective agencies:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Alcohol and Drug Studies
  • Certified Nurse's Assistant and Home Health Aide
  • Cosmetology and Esthetician 
  • Dental Assisting
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Real Estate                                                                                                                                                                Click Here For Additional Details                                                                          

Substantive Change Proposal The evidence housed here are documents with no other direct link from the Substantive Change Proposal.

Substantive Change Proposal

Substantive Change Proposal


Doc.3: SJCC Distance ED 12 FA-15SP Demographics District

Doc.3: Table 1 SJCC Distance Ed12FA-15SP Demographics

Doc. 4: California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Management Information Systems Datamart 

Doc.5: SJCC Fall14 Distance Ed Enrollment

Doc. 8: TracDat San Jose City College

Doc. 9: Distance Education Supplement Form

Doc.11: Comprehensive Program Review Form Academic Affairs

Doc.12: Distance Education Meeting April 20, 2015 Minutes

Doc.13: 2015-16 Reassigned Time Available Positions

Doc.14: Dean of Library Learning Resources and Distance Education

Doc.16: Distance Education Coordinator 2015-16Doc. 17: Moodle Workshop Advertisement

 Doc.19: BSI Conference Funds Application

Doc.20: Professional Development Funds Application

Doc 22: SJCC Comprehensive Program Review Schedule 2014-2018

Doc. 35: Academic Senate Meeting Minutes 5-19-15

Doc.36: SJECCD Board Policy Chapter 5 Student Services

Doc. 46: SJECCD Delineation of Functions Map 2012-13

Doc.47: Perkins Professional Development Activity ApplicationDoc.-Activities at the Professional Development Center (GE-118)




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ACCJC Letter 06-24-16 re visit Letter 06-24-16 re visit.pdfACCJC Letter 06-24-16 re visit2016 Accreditation
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Accreditation SER Submission Acknowledgement self eval report acknowledgement.pdfAccreditation SER Submission Acknowledgement2016 Accreditation
Accreditation Site Visit Team 2016 Site Visit Team 2016.pdfAccreditation Site Visit Team 20162016 Accreditation
Letter to Appear at January 2017 Closed Meeting to Appear at January 2017 Closed Meeting.pdfLetter to Appear at January 2017 Closed Meeting2016 Accreditation
SJCC_Self_Evaluation_Report Accreditation
Accreditation Self Evaluation Report Draft 07-25-16 Self Evaluation Report Draft 07-25-16.pdfAccreditation Self Evaluation Report Draft 07-25-162016 Comprehensive Self Evaluation Draft and Feedback
SJCC Evaluation Team Report 11-30-16 Evaluation Visit Team Report_11_30_2016.pdfSJCC Evaluation Team Report 11-30-162016 Evaluation Team Report
Purchasing Approval Matrix 2016 Approval Matrix 2016.xlsxPurchasing Approval Matrix 20162016 Evidence III-B1
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02.15.18_DRAFT_SJCC ACCJC Follow Up Report ACCJC Follow Up Report.pdf02.15.18_DRAFT_SJCC ACCJC Follow Up ReportAccreditation Reports, San Jose City College
2010 SJCC Accreditation Self Study Accreditation Self Study_2010 with New Website Links.pdf2010 SJCC Accreditation Self Study Accreditation Reports, San Jose City College
2011 SJCC Follow-Up Report Report with New Website Links.pdf2011 SJCC Follow-Up ReportAccreditation Reports, San Jose City College
2012 SJCC Accreditation Follow-Up Report Report with New Weblinks.pdf2012 SJCC Accreditation Follow-Up Report Accreditation Reports, San Jose City College
2013 SJCC Accreditation Midterm Report with New Weblinks.pdf2013 SJCC Accreditation Midterm Report Accreditation Reports, San Jose City College
2014 SJCC Accreditation Follow-Up Report SJCC Accreditation Follow-Up Report Accreditation Reports, San Jose City College
San Jose City Follow-up Report March 2015 Jose City Follow-up report 03-15-15.pdfSan Jose City Follow-up Report March 2015 Accreditation Reports, San Jose City College
Steps in New Program Review and Approval in New Program Review and Approval (Revised).pdfSteps in New Program Review and Approval Curriculum Resources
SJCC Student Equity Plan Student Equity PlanStrategic Planning Resources

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