Career / Transfer Center

Career/Transfer Center

Welcome to the Career/Transfer Center 

We are currently online for Fall 2020 & 

Spring 2021

Career/Transfer Center virtual services. It is never too early to begin to explore your major options and plan you transfer to a four-year college/university.  

Virtual Assistance with Transfer Applications

Need help with the UC application?  Online virtual presentations are available: 

Click here for step by step application assistance

Need Help with your personal insight questions?

Click here for step by step assistance

Want to learn more about presenting yourself on the UC application?

Click here to learn more

Need help with Cal State Apply?  

Click here to learn how to apply to the CSU with Cal State application mini videos

Click here to view Lezra's 2 hour video and learn how to apply to the CSU

Our History

In 1986, Miss Zenolia (Zee) Gibson established the formal operation of the San Jose City College "Career/Transfer Center" 


The intersegmental Transfer Center Pilot Program (Fall 1985-Fall 1989) was initiated as a means of bringing form to the transfer function on community college campuses and as a cooperative means of improving transfer to the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU) and the independent colleges and universities statewide.  


The 1985 State Budget included 3.37 million dollars to fund the first year of a three-year pilot program in which the California Community Colleges (CCC), University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) would cooperate to establish up to twenty Transfer Centers. In 1985-86, an intersegmental Transfer Center Pilot Program was initiated at twenty community colleges and universities.  San Jose City College was included in this group.   


With great passion, preparation, a strong state initiative and vital work to be done, in 1986, Miss Zenolia (Zee) Gibson, Transfer Director/Counselor, established the formal operation of the Career/Transfer Center.  With the increase of funding and the passage of AB 1725, the expansion and support for transfer centers occurred across the state of California.   

Our founder and retired former Director/Counselor, Miss Zee Gibson was a great part of this historical process. The SJCC Career/Transfer Center is extremely fortunate to have a well established transfer program created under Zee’s direction. On July 1, 2021, the Career Transfer Center will celebrate its 35th birthday.   Thank You Zee!  You are an amazing leader, educator, mentor, and great advocate  for student      success.  We hold you in the highest regard. THANK YOU.Student Learning Outcomes

Based on participation in Career/Transfer Center activities students will be able to:

    • Identify various services offered through the Career/Transfer Center
    • Recognize colleges/universities offering transfer admission agreements/ guarantees to SJCC students
    • Understand the elements of a transfer admission agreement/guarantee
    • Describe the minimum eligibility for transfer to a UC/CSU system
    • Use online career assessment tools for exploration and assessment

Mission Statement:

The Career/Transfer Center is committed to supporting our students in achieving their educational life goals by promoting their academic career development and transfer to a four-year institution. To achieve this, we provide quality and comprehensive resources, activities, and services that foster equity, life-long learning and career/transfer success.

Critical Updates

​The California State University (CSU) Admission Cycle Begins on:  Thursday, October 1, 2020.             

The filing deadline is   10/1/20 - 12/4/20 

CSU College weeks Transfer Fair recording:                 

Please find help with the CSUguide here

and the CSUpresentation herePlease find workshop dates here & Apply to the CSU  Need more time to  work on the CSU application?  Click on this link for step by step video shorts to guide you through each section. Click here


   UC College Transfer Fair Week Recording: UC Application Steps to apply:

Apply to the University of California Have questions, or still need help meeting the deadline contact your drop in counselor today or the Transfer Center staff.

Carol Vasquez


SJCC is  a UC Davis Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP) Partner.

Online Student Resources for Transfer Students Connect with your Transfer advisor today 

​Contact Us

Summer  Hours


Online Hours of Operation


9 am - 11 am & 3 pm -4 pm


9 am -11 am 

All other appointments by arrangement

Set up an Online  appointment with Carol email:

Set up an Online  appointment with Lezra email

C/TC Staff

Lezra Chenportillo, Career/Transfer Counselor 
 ​Lezra Chenportillo
C/TC Counselor

Carol Vasquez, Career/Transfer Center Program Coordinator

Carol Vasquez
 Program Coordinator

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