Santa Barbara City College
|Type||Public community college|
|Location||Santa Barbara, CA, USA|
|Campus||Urban/Suburban—74 acres (30 ha)|
|Colors||Red, Black, and White|
|Affiliations||Santa Barbara Community College District; Western State Conference|
Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) is a two-year community college that opened in 1911 and is located on a 74-acre (30 ha) campus in the city of Santa Barbara, California, USA. SBCC was named co-winner of the 2013 Aspen (Institute) Prize for Community College Excellence, earning it a #1 national ranking. The college was recognized for its quality and focus in four areas: facilitating underrepresented and minority student success, student learning outcomes, degree completion and transfer rates, and labor market success in securing good jobs after college.
Lori Gaskin was appointed school President in spring 2012. SBCC is one of the 112 community colleges in the state of California.
A member of the Western State Conference, City College offers intercollegiate athletic competition for men in baseball, cross country and football; for women in softball; and for men and women in basketball, volleyball, track and field, golf, tennis, and soccer. The men and women's soccer teams were both WSC Champions in 2011, the first time this had been achieved by one college in the WSC in the same year. The SBCC Vaqueros soccer and football teams play at the 10,000-capacity La Playa Stadium in Santa Barbara.
New developments and programs
The Earth & Biological Sciences Building was completely rebuilt between 2000 and 2002 and is now one of the most technologically advanced science buildings in the state.
The School of Media Arts (SOMA) was established in 2001 to focus on applied communication, visual literacy and digital media. The school covers many areas of interest, including film studies, film production, photography, and computer and multimedia arts.
The automotive program has been certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) as a master training institution, having met industry standards in all eight of the automotive specialty areas: engine repair, engine performance, heating and air conditioning, electrical systems, automatic transmissions, manual transmission and axle, and brakes and front end.
Santa Barbara City College’s Marine Diving Technologies Program is a recognized program in its field. It is the only community college degree program in the nation which is accredited by the Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE), the International Diving Schools Association (IDSA) and the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). The program trains and certifies for all levels of SCUBA diving.
The Cancer Information Management Program at Santa Barbara City College offers two types of degrees: An Associate in Science in Cancer Information Management and the Certificate of Completion in Cancer Information Management. It is one of the few Cancer Information Management programs in the nation to currently offer an Associate degree which is required to sit for the National Exam to become a Certified Tumor Registrar with the National Cancer Registrars Association starting in 2009.
The student newspaper is named The Channels.
The Mobile Media Institute (MMI) was founded at Santa Barbara City College in 2006 to provide training and services for the teaching of the development and production of mobile media. Instruction is given face to face, online and using wireless handheld devices, targeting mobile phones, PDAs, iPods, MP3 players and other similar devices. Funding for two years has been provided by the California Community College Office of Economic and Workforce Development and a preliminary application for additional support has been approved by the National Science Foundation.
- Jaime Ambriz, retired professional soccer player
- Eion Bailey, American actor
- Angela Belcher, leading scientist in research using viruses to build nanochips, nanobatteries, and other nanotechnological devices
- David Crosby, American folk rock musician
- Phillip Gonyea, drummer for Los Angeles heavy metal band Before The Mourning and former percussionist for alternative rock band Against All Will
- Ben Howland, American basketball coach of the UCLA Bruins
- James Kiffe, professional soccer player
- Ozzy Lusth of Survivor: Cook Islands and Survivor: Micronesia
- Randolph Mantooth, American actor, writer, and producer
- Yoky Matsuoka, leading pioneer in the emerging field of neuro-robotics
- Airin Older, bassist of Sugarcult
- Jesse Orosco, major league baseball record-holder for career pitching appearances.
- Katy Perry, American singer/songwriter
- Elliot Rodger, perpetrator of the 2014 Isla Vista killings
- Mark Andrew Smith, graphic novelist
- Matthew Landy Steen, American political activist, co-founder Weather Underground
- Das Williams, California State Assembly member
- Delwyn Young, baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers
- Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and minister of presidential affairs
- John Pyzel, Surfboard shaper for Pyzel Surfboards
- As of February 4, 2013. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2012 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY 2011 to FY 2012" (PDF). 2013 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
- The Aspen Institute. The 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, 2013. http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/upload/AspenPrize_2013FINAL.pdf Retrieved 02-06-2014.
- The Channels
- "Actor, director Kathryn Ish dies at 71". Variety Magazine. 2008-01-08. Retrieved 2008-01-10.