San Jose City College


San Jose City College

Infobox_University
name = San Jose City College
established = 1921
type = Community college
city = San Jose
state = California
country = USA
address = 2100 Moorpark Avenue San Jose, CA 95128
website = [http://www.sjcc.edu/ www.sjcc.edu]

San Jose City College, founded in 1921, is a community college located in the city of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.

San Jose City College originally operated in downtown San Jose. San Jose Unified School District took over the College’s operation in 1953, moving it to its present 2100 Moorpark Avenue location, overlooking Interstate 280. The name changed to San Jose City College in 1958.

Mission

The mission statement of the college is as follows:"The mission of San Jose City College is to prepare and empower students for success in a global multicultural society. With the fostering of student learning as its primary focus, the College provides continuous access to a wide range of comprehensive and flexible post secondary academic and occupational programs that prepare Silicon Valley residents of all ages and backgrounds for balanced and productive lives and successful careers. To reach these educational goals, the College provides the appropriate support services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. In fulfilling this mission, the College assists students in achieving their education, employment, and life long learning goals. These include but are not limited to:

Programs

*Two-year college degrees
*Lower-division transfer and general education courses
*Certificates
*Basic skills instruction
*English as a Second Language courses
*Distance learning opportunities
*Technology and career training
*Emergency Medical Technician Course with rigid standards.
*Economic development
*Community services courses
*Adult non-credit courses
*This mission is, and shall remain, in accordance with all legislation enacted by the State of California."

Athletics

San José City College is home to Jagsports. Over the past seven decades Jaguar athletes have gone on to become Olympic champions and world record holders. City College promotes athletic excellent through world-class coaching and facilities. Our $1.7 million capital improvements plan includes a new weight and fitness training complex which is open now to all students, and contains only the most modern weight and cardiovascular equipment.

Men's teams

*Football
*Basketball
*Baseball
*Cross Country
*Track
*Soccer

Women's teams

*Basketball
*Volleyball
*Softball
*Cross Country
*Track
*Soccer

Library

The new library opened in June 2003. It was named after the Farm Labor leader: Cesar E. Chavez. The library is state-of-the-art with wireless Internet access and data ports throughout the building.

The library also has an electronic research lab consisting of thirty personal computers, an electronic whiteboard and a variety of learning software.

The library collection consists of approximately 63,000 books and 200 periodical subscriptions. In addition, the library’s databases make thousands of periodical articles available to students both on and off-campus.

Facts

*San Jose City College is part of the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District, which was formed in 1963.
*Many recent construction projects have improved the campus. A new library and student center opened in 2003 and a state of the art science building opened in the fall of 2006.

Notable faculty

*John Shrader, Professor of Journalism, has an extensive background in television and radio sports anchoring and sports reporting. For more than 15 years, John was a sports anchor/sports reporter/talk show host for KNBR Radio in San Francisco. He was a television sports anchor in San Jose for ten years, first at KNTV-TV and then KICU-TV. He is the current San Jose Sharks intermission host and rink-side reporter for the 2006-07 season on FSN Bay Area.

*Reginald Lockett, Professor of English, is the author of "The Party Crashers of Paradise" (2001), "Where the Birds Sing Bass" (1995), which won a PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award in 1996, and "Good Times & No Bread" (1978). His poetry, articles, and reviews have been published in over fifty anthologies, periodicals, and textbooks. "Random History Lessons", his fourth book of poetry, was published by Creative Arts Books in Fall, 2003. He has performed his work in Illinois, St. Louis, Arizona, Nevada, Paris, and throughout California. He has taught composition, reading, literature, and creative writing at San Francisco State University, City College of San Francisco, Laney College, and College of Marin as well as other institutions.

External links

* [http://www.sjcc.edu/ San Jose City College]
* [http://www.sjcctimes.com/ San Jose City College Times]


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