Welcome to the Office of the President
Welcome to Santa Barbara City College!
We’re Number One! You have made the outstanding choice to attend the top community college in the nation! In 2013, Santa Barbara City College received the prestigious Aspen Award for its excellence in student success, being recognized as the number one community college in the country out of 1,000 colleges!
Free College Tuition – SBCC Promise! The SBCC Promise will provide any local high school graduate within the Santa Barbara Community College District with the opportunity to attend SBCC free of charge. Student must commit to a full-time course load over two years. You are in on the ground floor of this, so take advantage of it right now! Find out more at sbccpromise.org
Career Skills Institute! Not looking for a college degree but need a little skills boost? Come to the Career Skills Institute! The Career Skills Institute offers more than 40 quick courses lasting hours, not years, in topics such as Responsive Web Design, Setting Up a Blog, and Producing a Digital Magazine. You can even get certificates in about 25 topics, which could help you get a job or get promoted! Find out more at sbcc.edu/csi.
Transfer to a four-year College or University!
The SBCC Transfer Center provides a variety of services, resources, and programs designed to assist you every step of the way in your transfer process. Whatever your transfer destination; University of California (UC) campuses, California State Universities (CSU), California Private/Independent Colleges, or out-of-state universities, the Transfer Center is committed to helping make your transfer goal a reality!
Career and Technical Education!
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs are career driven approaches that help prepare students for employment directly after they leave SBCC. The instructors have often worked, or are currently working, in the respective field and they tend to make use of hands-on learning and focus on the programs of study. SBCC has over 50 programs ranging from Automotive to Nursing, with many of the programs offering certificates and degree options.
Looking forward to seeing you around campus!
Dr. Anthony E. Beebe