Solano Community College

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Solano Community College
Solano Community College Thurston Center lobby.jpg
The main lobby of Solano Community College's Vallejo campus
Established 1945
Type Community
Students 10,814[1]
Location Fairfield, California, United States of America
38°13′58″N 122°07′35″W / 38.232703°N 122.126319°W / 38.232703; -122.126319Coordinates: 38°13′58″N 122°07′35″W / 38.232703°N 122.126319°W / 38.232703; -122.126319
Campus Multiple campuses, all rural
Former names Vallejo Junior College
Athletics Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer
Mascot Falcons
Affiliations Bay Valley Conference, World Organization of Webmasters
Website http://www.solano.edu/
Solano Community College logo

Solano Community College (SCC) is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Fairfield, Solano County, California (between San Francisco and Sacramento). It is part of California's public community college system, which comprises 112 campuses in 72 districts across the state.

History[edit]

The college was established in 1945 as Vallejo Junior College. It was part of the Vallejo City Unified School District until 1967, when it established itself as a countywide institution.[2]

Campuses[edit]

SCC consists of a main campus and two satellite campuses: one in Vacaville and another in Vallejo. It also uses space at other locations for classes that the three campuses cannot accommodate. The 192-acre (0.78 km2) main campus in Fairfield was completed in 1971; its Vacaville satellite campus was opened shortly after. On September 15, 2007 the satellite campus in Vallejo had opened.[3] In its first year, the college had approximately 5,000 students and the three-campus system as of 2007 has a total of approximately 11,000 students.[2]

Service area[edit]

The College serves the following communities:

Many graduates of the area's 15 public high schools and three private schools take advantage of the college's educational opportunities.[4]

Exchange & Cooperation Abroad[edit]

UC Davis and SCC has an exchange program and cooperation with Jinggangshan University for Nursing course.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

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