San Jose City College
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 was originally called San Jose Junior College and operated in downtown San Jose, California.
The 91-year history of the San Jose City College (SJCC) makes SJCC one of the 10 oldest community colleges in California. Opening its door in September 1921, it is among the earliest of the ï¿½juniorï¿½ colleges started in the 20th century. Through the 1960ï¿½s and 1970ï¿½s 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. In 1999, 2004 and 2010 voters within the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District have passed bond measures to help re-build the campus an provide modern technology and facilities for the students at San Jose City College. Some of the buildings completed as part of these bond proceeds are the Cesar Chavez Library, Student Center, Science Complex, Parking Garage, Career Technology Building, Technology Center, Multi-Disciplinary Building, Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Center, and the major renovations of the Business, Cosmetology and Reprographics buildings. The developments of two new building are currently underway for the new Kinesiology/Wellness & Athletics Building and a new Theatre /Drama Building to be completed within the next 2-3 years. Located close to Californiaï¿½s Silicon Valley, the college offers all the benefits of being close to the worldï¿½s hub of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. San Jose City College currently serves the Milpitas, San Jose, and other surrounding communities and serves approximately 10,000 students per semester.
ï¿½The 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: . 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 . Economic development . Community services courses