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Admissions & Records Office
The Admissions and Records Office, Room SS-110, is where students should go for information and assistance regarding their applications, college records, enrollment in classes, adding or dropping of classes, forwarding of transcripts and withdrawal from college.

Santa Barbara City College is a member of the Western State Conference. Competition and eligibility are governed by the Western State Conference and the Commission on Athletics Constitution and By-Laws. Intercollegiate athletic competition is offered in men’s and women’s cross-country, men’s and women’s soccer, football, women’s volleyball and women’s golf in the fall.
During the winter, men’s and women’s basketball is offered. For spring, baseball, men’s golf, men’s volleyball, women’s softball and men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field are offered.
The Athletic Department also sponsors a cheerleading program that participates during both fall and spring athletic events.
Any questions pertaining to athletic eligibility or cheerleading should be directed to the Athletic Director, ext. 2277, or Ms. Ellen O’Connor, Associate Athletic Director, Room PE-306, ext. 2270, or the coach of the sport in which one decides to participate.

The function of the Campus Bookstore is to provide students with the highest quality “tools of education” at the lowest prices consistent with sound business practices.
The operation of the Bookstore is a function of the Santa Barbara Community College District under the direction of the Executive Vice President.
The Bookstore has available for purchase all books and supplies required for classes at Santa Barbara City College. Recommended classroom materials are carried in the store as well. A selection of clothing and other items with the college insignia is also available for sale. Students and staff can qualify for educational discounts on selected computer software sold through the store. Textbooks may be purchased or reserved for pickup at

The Bookstore is open 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday. The store is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Saturday prior to each Fall and Spring Semester and the first Saturday of each semester.

Campus Security
The Campus Security Office is located across the courtyard from the Student Services Building. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., telephone 965-0581 ext. 2264. Security is on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached during non-office hours at ext. 2400. If there is an emergency please call ext. 2400. The Security Office’s main responsibilities are responding to incident calls, providing escorts and medical tram rides, issuing citations for illegally parked vehicles, and securing buildings on campus. When school is in session the campus is patrolled by officers in designated locations to observe and report any suspicious activity.

The department works closely with the Santa Barbara Police Department and each officer has the ability to contact the police directly over their handheld radios in case of an emergency. The department has six full-time employees and up to 30 part-time officers.

Santa Barbara City College is committed to the safety of all students, faculty and staff. In response to Assembly Bill 1088’s concern that woman on American college campuses who are 18-24 years of age are at greater risk for becoming victims of sexual assault than women in the general population, information on sexual assault prevention and information on what to do if sexual assault occurs can be obtained at the following websites: or
For further information on Campus Security services, visit

SBCC Clubs
Participation in campus club life is a great way to enrich your experience at Santa Barbara City College. Clubs are organized to involve students in specialized fields of interest associated with academics, hobbies and special service to the community or college. Come to the Office of Student Life, CC-217, to join a club or to start your own group. A Club Manual is available to assist you in having a successful club. It includes information about club rosters, constitutions, advisers and charters. Many past clubs have focused on career options, student diversity, sports, politics, religion, service, recreation and social events. Listed below is a sample of the clubs that are now active or have been active in the past.
• Project HOPE
• Engineering & Science Club
• Auto Club
• Single Parents ASK Club
• Chess Club
• E.O.P.S. Club
• Student Nurses Assn.
• Vaquero Christian Fellowship

Career Advancement Center
The center is located in Room 282 of the Student Services Building. It provides students with direct access to the college’s comprehensive business, occupational and career development programs and services. The professional staff address students’ unique career goals and aspirations through:
• Comprehensive career counseling services that are available to all students.
• Computerized career guidance programs that allow the student to determine job interests, skills and values and to develop decision-making and job search strategies.
• Career-planning classes, workshops and seminars offered throughout the year.
• Internships and mentorship programs for students.
• Up-to-date information on the college’s diverse array of business, occupational and career education programs/services.
• Comprehensive job placement assistance for those students who complete occupational education certificate or degree programs. Assistance is also provided to students seeking part-time and summer employment. For information on career advancement services, call 965-0581, ext. 2331.

Counseling Center
Santa Barbara City College provides trained, experienced personnel qualified to counsel and teach at the community college level. The college’s principal objectives in the area of counseling and guidance services are in assisting students in assessing, planning and implementing their immediate and long-range goals; providing career counseling, in which the student is assisted in assessing his or her aptitudes, abilities and interests; advising students concerning current and future employment trends; providing orientation services in which the student is empowered to identify and utilize college and community support services; teaching students through personal development/college success courses; and providing personal counseling or referring students to licensed counselors for the purpose of assisting them with personal, family or other social concerns, when that assistance is related to the student’s education.

The Counseling Center is located in Room SS-120, and counseling services are available from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. Students may drop by or phone the Counseling Center for procedures on meeting with a counselor.

Short-term personal counseling is provided through the Health and Wellness Office (SS-170), on an appointment basis, for students having difficulty adjusting to the psychological demands of college, or those who are experiencing emotional difficulties which inhibit their academic performance. Group support sessions, lecture series and community referrals for a variety of mental health issues are also offered by the Health and Wellness Office.

Cyber Center
The Cyber Center is equipped with WiFi connection and computer stations for student use. The lab is also equipped with comfortable lounge-style chairs for those students who just want to relax or read a book. It is one of the few computer labs that is not discipline specific. The Online College Helpdesk is located within the lab, and the lab is used as an on-site training facility for Online College students. It is open to the student body as a whole, providing Internet access and desktop software needed by students to complete their course work. One of the greatest benefits of the lab is that it is a casual environment with few restrictions. The Cyber Center is opened from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Child Care: Kinko’s Early Learning Center
Santa Barbara City College offers full- or half-day care for children, aged three months to five years. Priority is given to those parents who are low-income and are enrolled at the college. The center also serves the faculty and staff of the college.

Located near SBCC’s Main Campus at 365 Loma Alta Drive, the Kinko’s Early Learning Center also serves as a demonstration child care facility to meet the teacher-training needs of the college’s Early Childhood Education majors. For information, call ext. 2552, or 965-6883.

Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS)
Santa Barbara City College welcomes students with disabilities. The college has established the office of Disabled Student Programs and Services to perform the following functions:
• Provide educational support for over 1,200 students with disabilities enrolled in SBCC courses.
• Offer the assistance of six full-time disabilities specialists, three service providers, and over 30 auxiliary aides.
• Provide such services as educational accommodations, counseling, extended time on tests, priority registration, alternate media, assistive technology, adapted equipment and specialized instruction.
• Determine eligibility for educational accommodations or services by requiring students to present verification of disability to a DSPS disability specialist.
• Empower students with disabilities to attain maximum independence, integration, self-advocacy and self-determination.
• Support the participation of students with disabilities in all educational activities consistent with the mission of community colleges.
• Provide reasonable educational accommodations for students with disabilities while maintaining the integrity of uniform academic standards at SBCC and the fundamental nature of college programs and services.
• Encourage the achievement of academic and vocational goals, such as degree or certificate completion, college transfer and workplace needs.
• Counsel students with disabilities to comply with the skills advisories for each course and meet prerequisites or enrollment requirements.
• Support students with disabilities in demonstrating their ability to benefit from instruction so that SBCC instructors may assign a grade that gives an accurate measure of the student’s achievement of course objectives. Inform auxiliary aides and personal service attendants to provide support in such a way as to allow instructors to observe that the student with a disability is doing his/her own work.
• Provide programs and services for students with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the California Community Colleges Title V Regulations, and policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Santa Barbara Community College District.

SBCC expects students to have a stable level of health in order to benefit from a full semester’s work. It also expects students to demonstrate the ability to take care of personal needs unassisted, or provide a personal service attendant (PSA).

Personal needs include such activities as negotiating campus facilities, lifting and carrying possessions, eating, drinking, or completing personal hygiene activities. SBCC requires students to contact a DSPS disabilities specialist if they intend to bring a PSA to campus. It also expects students to comply with the Code of Student Conduct, regardless of the basis of disability. SBCC invites students to request educational accommodations or

DSPS services by contacting the DSPS Office, Room SS-160, or calling 965-0581, ext. 2364 (voice) or 965-8411 (TTY), or
e-mailing the online service,

Drama & Music
The Theatre Arts and Music departments present a wide range of programs on campus and in the community during the school year.
Auditions, open to all students, are conducted for the many drama productions sponsored by the college each year, including Santa Barbara City College Theatre Group productions, which are held in the Garvin Theatre, as well as Jurkowitz Theatre productions in the Drama-Music Complex. For complete information on drama activities, call Mr. Rick Mokler, ext. 2325, or Mr. Tom Garey, ext. 2218.

Students with musical talents are invited to join such critically acclaimed groups as the College Choir, Quire of Voyces, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles, Concert Band and Chamber Singers. For complete information on these groups, call the Music Dept. Office, ext. 2379, and speak with Donald Krueger.

The Career Center receives numerous job orders from employers in the community. The Center can provide referrals for part-time or full-time jobs and internships. It also provides a website listing information on all on-campus student jobs and maintains an online job referral system. The center also sponsors an annual Job Fair, held every spring, that invites local employers and allows students to learn about career opportunities and to apply for job openings. Additional information on job referrals is available at the Career Center, located in the Student Services Building, Room 282, or by calling 965-0581, ext. 2331.

Extended Opportunity Program & Services
EOPS is a state-funded, comprehensive support system for qualified low-income students who are enrolled full-time (12 or more units). The goal of the program is to help students meet their educational objectives, whether they seek an occupational certificate, an Associate in Arts or Science Degree, or transfer to a four-year college.

Special EOPS services, available in Room SS-240, include:
Admissions Assistance
Assistance will be provided by Special Program Advisers and the EOPS Academic Counselor to EOPS students who need help with enrolling in classes.
Career Planning
EOPS provides career tests for EOPS students who are interested in exploring their career options, occupational outlook or values clarification.
Financial Aid
Eligible EOPS students receive assistance in completing federal/state financial aid forms, and help with eligibility to receive an EOPS grant, in combination with other types of federal and state aid.
Transition Assistance
EOPS students receive counseling and assistance to help them transfer to four-year institutions of their choice. These services are coordinated with the SBCC Transfer Center. The EOPS Program actively seeks job employment information for its students to assist in the transition from college vocational programs to full-time employment in the community and state.
Tutoring in any subject is available through the EOPS Tutorial Center or on a one-on-one basis, as needed.
CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education)
Santa Barbara City College provides opportunities for low-income single parents to obtain the skills and education necessary to move from poverty to economic self-sufficiency. By providing individualized counseling and support services (financial aid, tutorial, career exploration, transportation and child care), single parents are able to enroll as full-time students working toward a wide variety of career and personal goals.
Some major program goals for CARE are to provide incentives to individuals to minimize their welfare dependence and enhance their employability; to strengthen self-awareness and self-confidence, leading to a positive self-image; to provide career awareness and decision-making skills; and to provide work experience in meaningful employment positions, both on and off campus.
Running Start
A six-week summer program for eligible students offers college orientation, field trips and a weekly stipend. Students are eligible for priority registration, academic counseling, orientation/motivation/personal development courses, child care and other support services.
EOPS Internships
These are designed to assist second-year students who are working toward graduation or certification. The program offers students the opportunity to attend college and work at off-campus employment sites in their career areas.

Food Service
The College Cafeteria is located to the right of the main entrance of the Campus Center. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday. Hot meals are served from 7:30 a.m. to closing, daily.

Excellent food and service are available at reasonable prices. Students are asked to return their trays, silverware and dishes to the designated areas.

The Cafe is located in the School of Culinary Arts Building, which lies between the Campus Center and the Bookstore. Lunch is served from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The School of Culinary Arts Gourmet Dining Room is located in the School of Culinary Arts Building. Seating is available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for dinner. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, and dinner is served Thursday and Friday evenings. For reservations, call ext. 2773.

The snack shops are open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and the West Campus snack shop is open until 1:15 p.m., Friday. The East Campus snack shop is closed on Friday. They are located in front of the Campus Center and in the West Campus Business/Communication Building.

The School of Culinary Arts also provides catering for on-campus events. Call ext. 2888 to book catering events.

Health Services/Wellness Program
The college’s Health Services and Wellness Program is administered in Room SS-170 (965-0581, ext. 2298). The office is open daily and during evening hours as posted.
The program’s emphasis is on health education, disease prevention and development of healthful lifestyle choices. Various “awareness days,” events, lectures and films are available each month to promote health and wellness. A registered nurse is on duty for first aid, emergency care, assessment of illness conditions, referrals and health counseling. Limited physician hours are available for acute care needs upon referral of an RN.
Short-term personal counseling is provided on an appointment basis for students having difficulty adjusting to the psychological demands of college, or those who are experiencing emotional difficulties which inhibit their academic performance. Community referrals for a variety of mental health topics are also offered.

Project HOPE is a group of trained SBCC students who provide peer health education on campus and to community youth organizations. The student-driven program promotes education through class presentations, campus events and media campus events and campaigns focusing on topics which include HIV/AIDS, alcohol and other drugs, stress management and eating disorders. Students interested in joining Project HOPE can obtain information in the Student Health Services Office.

If there are questions or concerns about alcohol or drug problems, smoking addictions, HIV risks, eating disorders, sexual harassment or date rape, personal counseling, referrals and information are available through Health Services.

California community colleges were established primarily to serve local high school graduates and other community residents and, therefore, have no on-campus housing.

With the advent of the 18-year-old majority ruling, students no longer need to attend the community college in their own district. As a result, a much more mobile student population exists than in past years.
As a service to those students living away from home, the Office of Student Life (Campus Center, Room 217) maintains listings of available rooms, apartments, and room and board situations in the community. This list is also available at The office also provides a renters’ housing brochure, which informs students about available rentals, dorms and rental strategies. This information is also available at college, however, assumes no responsibility for inspecting or supervising such housing facilities. It does support and endorse the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Injury/Accident Reporting & Insurance
Voluntary accident/medical or dental/optical insurance is available to students at a special student rate through a private insurance company. Information on these plans is available in the Health Services office and on the Student Health website:

Contracts with Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital emergency rooms have been established to provide medical care to all students at a discounted rate. The emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your student ID card must be presented at the time services are rendered.

All class-related, accidental injuries must be reported to the Student Health Services Office, Room SS-170, within 72 hours of the incident to be eligible for student accident policy insurance coverage. This coverage is limited to accidental injuries while participating in college classes or activities and is secondary to any other medical insurance the student may have. Coverage and limitations are outlined in a brochure available in the Health Services Office.

International Student Programs
International students have always played an important role in the life of the college. SBCC welcomes international students and encourages them to utilize all of the services provided by the International Student Programs staff.

International Student Programs’ goals are to provide international students with an opportunity to benefit from a high-quality academic curriculum, as well as from intellectually stimulating social and recreational activities.
Such activities, both on and off campus, are conducted by the SBCC International Students Association and the college’s staff.

The college conducts two International Student programs. One is the English Language Studies Program (ELSP). The other is the International Student Academic Program (ISAP).
SBCC offers a diverse array of courses and programs transferable to four-year colleges and universities. Students who are at the appropriate level of English language skills may earn a two-year Associate Degree, as well as complete lower-division transfer requirements for four-year colleges and universities.

Housing assistance is offered to all international students. Literature on Santa Barbara area hotels and motels, as well as lists of families who will provide short-term accommodations, is available. For permanent housing, students may live with an American family through SBCC’s Homestay Referral Program.

All international students who have a student visa (F-1) are requested to contact their international student adviser as soon as possible after arriving at SBCC. Such enrollees with student visas will be assisted with the processing of papers and will be given information on upcoming international student activities and events.

Internship Referral Service
Internship opportunities are available to students through the Career Center which links local employers and students. Internships are an ideal way for students to gain hands-on experience in the workplace and make valuable professional contacts while still in college. Internships are made available both through listings in the Career Center and through the online job posting service that the center sponsors. Additional information about internships is available at the Career Center, located in the Students Services Building, Room 282, or by calling 965-0581, ext. 2331.

Learning Resources Center
The Cartwright Learning Resources Center (which houses Learning Support Services) is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; and Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Writing Lab is open Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tutorial Center
The Tutorial Center coordinates a large number of tutorial services. Small group tutoring and tutorial labs covering a variety of subjects are available for the general student population.
In addition, Learning Support Services offers a short course, Tutor Training 199, to provide students working as tutors an opportunity to learn tutoring skills that will assist them in their work with students.

199 — Tutor Training
(0.75-1.0) F, S — CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110
Limitation on Enrollment: Must have faculty sponsorship
Two hours per week for five weeks totaling 10 hours per semester, and 15 to 25 lab hours per semester
Variable-unit course for students who want to gain tutoring skills. Enrollees learn how to organize tutorial sessions, refer students to appropriate campus services, help students develop problem-solving strategies, and offer assistance with core academic competencies. Course may qualify enrollees for CRLA certification. Enrollees must be sponsored by a faculty member. Graded Credit/No Credit.

Learning Assistance Center (LAC)
The LAC is a multimedia library for a variety of subjects. These materials do not circulate outside of the LAC. Individual viewing/listening carrels are available. The LAC administers required instructional materials for “plus one hour” classes in Earth Science, History, Music and Theatre Arts. Anthropology 121-126 (one unit) classes are offered each semester, and all assignments are completed in the LAC.

Computer-Assisted Instruction Labs (CAI I & CAI II).
The CAI Labs are Macintosh labs with laser printers. They are primarily teaching facilities, with limited hours available for drop-in use. Check the posted schedule for “open lab” hours.

Computer Commons
This is a drop-in computer lab with Macintosh and PC computers and HP Laserjet printers. When the lab is full, individual use is limited to one hour. Bring a zip disk or floppy disk to save your work.

Writing Lab
The Writing Lab is adjacent to the Computer Commons and offers drop-in and by-appointment assistance with organization, spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and vocabulary, as well as research composition format. Individual Writing Lab sessions generally last 20 minutes to a half-hour. The Writing Lab also provides online writing assistance. See the lab’s website on the SBCC home page. Search for “OWL.”

Important Advisory: You must present your SBCC student identification card with a current semester sticker when using any of the Learning Support Services.

Lost & Found
Articles found on campus and in its immediate environments are turned in to the Office of Student Life, Room CC-217. Owners must appear in person to identify and claim lost items.

Luria Library
The Library seeks to facilitate and improve learning by providing collections and services to meet the educational, cultural and professional needs of students and faculty. There is a collection of more than 120,000 books, selected with faculty and student recommendations (approximately 2,500 volumes are added each year), as well as more than 400 periodical and newspaper subscriptions in hard copy, plus 3,000 in electronic format. There is also a large collection of electronic books provided via the campus computer network. Copies of each semester’s textbooks are available for short-term use inside the Library.

Located in the combined Library/Learning Resource Center building, the Luria Library provides seating for more than 500, mostly in individual study carrels, as well as group study rooms and lounge areas. There are photocopiers for a variety of formats, including microform back issues of periodicals, and laser printers. A computerized system is used as a catalog (which also has records for audio-visual materials in other campus locations) and for circulation and periodicals record-keeping. Internet access to the catalog and circulation status information is available. Checkout of library materials is accomplished via bar-coded student ID cards issued by Admissions and Records.

Access to periodical and newspaper articles is provided through printed indexes, the ProQuest Research Complete and National Newspaper full-text system, and a variety of specialized indexing and abstracting services available via the Internet from on or off campus. Copies of articles from periodical titles not owned or leased are available via Interlibrary Loan, direct mail or FAX from a vendor.

There are over 50 Pentium workstations available for student use, as well as special adaptive hardware and software for use by students with disabilities accessing library systems. Wi-Fi access for students using personal computers is provided throughout the Library. Professional librarians are available at all times to aid in reference and research and to provide instruction in Library use.

The Library is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Newspaper: The Channels
The Channels is a weekly newspaper published Wednesdays by students in the School of Media Arts, from journalism, photography, design, video and multimedia classes. The Channels Online,, also features work from broadcast and web journalists.

The Channels is designed to expose media students to the fast-moving, real-life, interactive world of journalism. Students work in labs on state-of-the-art equipment, under the guidance of a journalist, faculty adviser and a design editing expert.

SBCC is The Channels’ beat, and students serve the campus with news, features, investigative reporting, editorials, reviews, photos and illustration and design. The Channels is also a First Amendment, community forum news publication that provides a free flow of ideas generated by the campus and community.

For further information, contact Susan Deacon, interim faculty adviser, located in Room CC-124,
ext. 2378. Patricia Stark is on sabbatical leave during 2006-07.

Online Services
The college has established a comprehensive website. It constitutes a comprehensive access to the institution’s many programs and services, and may be accessed at Information on the college may also be obtained by Internet/e-mail at

Re-Entry Adult Services
An increasing number of adults are attending college for the purposes of retraining, transition from home to the workplace and continuing education. Santa Barbara City College welcomes them and recognizes the wealth of experiences they bring to the college setting. It is recognized that this group has unique concerns, and the college is committed to providing services to address adult re-entry issues. Services may be accessed through the Career Center, Room SS-282, ext. 2331.

Schedule of Credit Classes
The Schedule of Credit Classes, containing specific course offerings, information on admission/registration procedures, assessment/advising, student services and mandated compliances, is published prior to each Fall, Spring and Summer college term. Free copies are mailed to 75,000 District residents each term. Additional copies are also available at nominal cost on campus.

Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life, located in the Campus Center, Room 217, is the center of co-curricular and extracurricular student activities on campus. Its staff assists individual students and student groups in coordinating activity projects, along with providing support to SBCC’s Clubs and Student Senate.

A variety of services and programs are provided by the department upon request. It is the place where students go if they need information on poster and sign-making, use of the Free Speech Area, display tables for literature, authorization to solicit funds on behalf of a campus club, weekly calendar of events, participation in student government, student activity stickers, senior discount cards, housing, MTD bus pass information, noontime activities, lost and found, housing and participation on college committees.

Student Senate
All students at Santa Barbara City College are encouraged and invited to participate in the governance of the Associated Student Body. Executive board elections are held during the Spring Semester, but applications for the senator positions are available year-round.

The Student Senate is made up of students representing a diverse range of SBCC academic and occupational disciplines and activity interests and, yet, they are fully committed to creating a better campus environment in which students may learn, study and come to know one another. The Student Senate plays an important role in the decision-making process at the college—while providing a wide variety of services and activities that enhance the total student experience.

Further information on Student Senate affairs may be obtained from the Office of Student Life, Room CC-217.

Transfer Center
The Transfer Center, located in Room SS-140, is designed to offer assistance to students and staff with transfer information and education. The center provides access to catalogs and other information on California State University and University of California institutions, as well as many independent California colleges and universities.
Working directly with all campuses of the University of California, California State University, California private colleges and many out-of-state institutions, the Transfer Center arranges visits by representatives and faculty from those campuses and many others. Seminars on majors, financial aid and other transfer concerns are offered during such visits.
Students may obtain additional information on Transfer Center services and programs by visiting the center in person, by calling 965-0581, ext. 2547, or at

Articulation with Four-Year Institutions
To assist the student with transfer to four-year institutions, articulation agreements have been established with most California State Universities, University of California campuses and some independent California colleges. These agreements define the courses at Santa Barbara City College that satisfy many lower division major requirements and General Education requirements at four-year institutions.

ASSIST Transfer Articulation Information
ASSIST is a computerized student transfer articulation information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how California community college courses can be applied when transferred to California State Universities and University of California campuses.
ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities, and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.
ASSIST may be accessed at

Transfer Academy
The Transfer Academy guides students through the process and courses needed to qualify for transfer to UCSB by the most efficient and effective means possible. Visit the SBCC Transfer Center, SS-140, in person to receive your “Transfer Academy Information Packet.” It covers:
• Guaranteed transfer admission to UCSB’s College of Letters and Science or the College of Engineering as upper division transfer students.
• Access to Cross Enrollment—students have the opportunity to enroll in UCSB classes at a reduced cost while attending SBCC.
• Participation in Transfer Academy Association Chapters (TAAC). TAACs provide students with special access to pre-transfer events and activities with SBCC and UCSB academic department faculty and advisers in selected high-interest majors.

Membership in the Academy is based on students’ intent to transfer to UCSB and satisfactory course completion and progress. No special Transfer Academy application is needed, but students can verify their academy membership status by contacting the SBCC Transfer Center.

New students must complete an SBCC Admissions Application and report their Educational Goal as either Transfer with A.A./A.S. or Transfer without A.A./A.S. and report their transfer plan and select option 2 - UCSB (

Continuing students may update their goal status by submitting a Student Data Change form ( to the SBCC Admissions and Records Office or by updating their goals on their Enrollment Card.

Transfer Achievement Program (TAP)
The Transfer Achievement Program (TAP) is a comprehensive support program designed to assist all under-represented students (including African-American, Mexican-American, Latino and American Indian) in successfully transferring to four-year colleges/universities. TAP offers individualized in-depth advising to future transfers, outreach to potential transfer students, and a variety of relevant student support programs.
The program is designed to ensure that each TAP student participates in important activities and uses valuable services related to successful transfer. Assistance is available in English classes through the Multicultural English Transfer Program (see MET description under “English”).
In support of TAP, SBCC and several participating four-year colleges and universities provide a number of special services and activities for TAP members. To join TAP, contact the Transfer Center, Room SS-145, or call 965-0581, ext. 2691, to arrange for a program orientation.

Veterans Assistance
Santa Barbara City College is fully prepared to assist veterans in securing their educational benefits. A comprehensive packet provides information on eligibility, application procedures and special assistance. Copies of this packet are available at the Counseling Center, Room SS-120, ext. 2285.
Any course work or college credit undertaken by active duty personnel, veterans and qualified dependents at an accredited institution of higher education, and officially recorded on an educational transcript, shall be reviewed and evaluated by Santa Barbara City College, and appropriate credit value given toward an Associate Degree, Certificate of Completion, or other applicable goal in higher education. Both the student and the Veterans Administration are notified of previous credit accepted toward the current goal.

Volunteer Center
The Santa Barbara City College Service Learning Program offers volunteer opportunities for students interested in community service, career exploration and self-growth. Students may participate in ongoing projects, such as child care, counseling, helping the homeless, environmental projects, medical assisting and many more. Students may also participate in one-time events, such as yearly festivals, educational camps, or special cleanup projects.

The program is committed to helping students gain easy access to volunteer opportunities in the community. Additional information about volunteer opportunities is available at the Career Center, Student Services Building, Room 282, or by calling 965-0581, ext. 2331.

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