Solano Community College
The main lobby of Vallejo campus
|Vallejo Junior College|
Officer in charge
|Celia Esposito-Noy, Ed.D.
|Chairman||Sarah Chapman, Ph.D.
(president of the Governing Board)
|Vice-president||David Williams, Ph.D.
(vice president of academic affairs)
|Location||Fairfield, California, United States of America
|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|
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.
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. 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 .
Exchange and cooperation abroad
- Joe Carnahan, independent film director
- Bakari Hendrix, professional basketball player
- Tug McGraw, Major League Baseball relief pitcher and the father of Country music singer Tim McGraw and actor/TV personality Mark McGraw.
- Casey Sheehan, Army Specialist and son of Cindy Sheehan
- Sylvester (Sly) Stewart, Musician and Creator of the famous funk group Sly & the Family Stone
- Rudy Sylvan, NFL, player for the Detroit Lions
- Rob Wainwright, PBA player for the Welcoat Dragons
- Mike Gibson (American football)
- Johnny Colla, Musician/producer/singer/songwriter and founding member of Huey Lewis and The News
- Ed Rollins, Republican campaign consultant
- Felton Pilate, musician, composer, producer and member of R&B band Con Funk Shun.
- Bradford W Collins, All American Quarterback, Offensive and Defensive Coordinator, Europe, Arena, JC, HS, Semi-Pro, NW Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017
- San Joaquin Delta Community College District, which serves Rio Vista, a town in Solano County.
- Wolf, Andrea "Triumphant return", Vallejo Times Herald, September 16, 2007
- Solano College Official web site - Campus Information Archived 2007-09-01 at the Wayback Machine.
- Letter of Intent for Cooperations between Jinggangshan University and UC Davis and Solano Community College
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