Solano Community College

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Solano Community College
Solano Community College Thurston Center lobby.jpg
The main lobby of Vallejo campus
Former names
Vallejo Junior College
Type Community
Established 1945
Officer in charge
Celia Esposito-Noy, Ed.D.
(superintendent president)
Chairman Sarah Chapman, Ph.D.
(president of the Governing Board)
Vice-president David Williams, Ph.D.
(vice president of academic affairs)
Students 10,814[1]
Undergraduates 10,000
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 Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo
Colours Solano Blue and white
Athletics Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis
Affiliations Bay Valley Conference, World Organization of Webmasters
Sports Women's and men's
Mascot Falcons
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Solano Community College (SCC) is a California community college located in Fairfield, Solano County, California (between San Francisco and Sacramento), with two centers in Vacaville and in Vallejo and with classes in several other locations. The college is part of California Community Colleges System, which comprises 114 colleges in 72 districts across the state. SCC's service area includes all of Solano County, and the town of Winters in Yolo County. It has 10,814 students.[2]

In 2016, Solano College was approved by the ACCJC to offer its first Baccalaureate Degree in Biomanufacturing. The first cohort of students began the bachelor of science degree program in fall 2017. Only 15 California community colleges have been approved to offer baccalaureate degrees.


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.


SCC consists of a main campus in Fairfield and two centers: one in Vacaville and another in Vallejo. It also offers classes at other locations including Travis Air Force Base. The 192-acre (0.78 km2) main campus in Fairfield was completed in 1971. The Vallejo Center opened in 2007 and the Vacaville Center opened in 2008.[3] In 2017, the College opened the Biotechnology and Science Building in Vacaville and the Auto Technology Building in Vallejo, and completed an extensive remodel on its Theatre on the Fairfield campus. Solano College also holds classes at the Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville where they have a large hangar that houses the aviation mechanics and avionics mechanics programs. In its first year at the Fairfield campus, the college had approximately 5,000 students. By 2007, the three campuses had approximately 11,000 students taking on-ground and online classes .[4]

Exchange and cooperation abroad[edit]

University of California Davis and the college has an exchange program and cooperation with Jinggangshan University for nursing course.[5]

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