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College of the Sequoias is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Sequoias Community College District (College of the Sequoias) has made every reasonable effort to determine that information stated in this catalog is accurate. Courses and programs offered, together with other matters contained herein, are subject to change without notice by the administration of Sequoias Community College District for reasons related to student enrollment, the level of financial support, or for any other reason, at the discretion of the District. The District further reserves the right to add, amend, or repeal any of its rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Career Technical Education

College of the Sequoia’s Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students the opportunity to complete certificates and move into the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education. Many of the instructors are industry professionals in their field.

The COS Athletic Training Facility is located on the southern aspect of the Moro Building. Updated in 2011, the facility is the main site serving the college’s sixteen sports as well as a laboratory classroom for students in the sports medicine program. Student athletes come to the facility for prevention, immediate care, and rehabilitation of injuries.

The facility has a main treatment area with 12 tables, modality machines with Ultrasound, electrical stimulation, laser, and Game Ready cold water compression units. It also has a designated room for cryotherapy treatment with a large whirlpool tub, three ice machines, and a hydration preparation area.

The facility contains a rehabilitation space with a variety of cardiovascular equipment such as stationary bikes, an elliptical machine, and a treadmill as well as resistance bands and dumbbells. Athletes also use this area for stretching and foam rolling in addition to rehabilitation exercises.

All taping and wrapping is done on an extensive taping counter that also serves as a place for students in the sports medicine program to practice their skills. The athletic training facility has multiple storage spaces as well as private offices for staff athletic trainers.

Located in the Porter Field House is a satellite athletic training room used during volleyball and basketball games that provides staff with a place for immediate care and preventative taping during those events. ​​​

 Work Experience

Work Experience Mission Statement​ encompasses Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) promotes and implements career-focused educational opportunities. The CWEE Program seeks to increase individual career awareness and encourage lifelong learning. Stud​ent-centered instructions provided in a caring, collaborative, and culturally respectful manner.

​​​​​​​College of the Sequoias is a two-year California community college offering educational and enrichment programs for the residents of its district in Tulare and Kings counties. The college was established in 1926 and moved to its current 62-acre main campus in Visalia in 1940.

In addition to the campus in Visalia, COS operates a full-service center in Hanford that is also home to the college’s police and fire academies.

The Sequoias District opened The Tulare College Center in January 2013. It is a full-service college center and the home of COS’ agriculture programs.

Mission Statement

Sequoias Community College District provides excellent higher education in a spirit of equity for our diverse student population. We believe in students achieving their full educational potential and support student success in attaining a variety of degrees and certificates, from basic skills to transfer education and workforce development.

Vision Statement

The entire College of the Sequoias community works in an environment of mutual respect to realize the following vision:

COS students will achieve their full educational potential regardless of race, ethnicity, age, ​gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, ability, culture, religion, and learning modality.

The COS environment will create a positive attitude among COS employees that carries over to the students and into the community.

COS will remain a community leader whose high standards positively impact the lives of the population it serves.

COS will align educational programs for higher education transfer, as well as to meet the constantly emerging economic and workforce development needs of the community through partnerships with business, government, industry and labor.

Q Does Work Experience find a job or internship for me?

In most cases, no. Some subject-specific courses, such as Early Intervention or Paralegal, do have a list of potential internship sites available from the instructor. Another resource for potential jobs/internships is the Welcome Center at COS in room 104 of the Sequoia building. The Welcome Center has job listings, including some internships and career specific websites to aid in your search.

Q Can I enroll after the semester has begun?

Yes. During the first two weeks of the semester, you may still enroll by contacting the course instructor or program coordinator (Room IM112 - Sycamore Building)

Q The semester has begun and I want to change the Work Experience course or the number of units, what do I do?

It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor to make changes in the type of course or the number of units. You will need an add code for the new course from the course instructor.

Q I do unpaid/volunteer work. Can I enroll in Work Experience?

Yes. Credit can be earned in the program regardless of whether your work is paid or unpaid, as long as you meet the program requirements.

Q I need to make changes to the objectives on the MLO form. What do I do?

Yes. Credit can be earned in the program regardless of whether your work is paid or unpaid, as long as you meet the program requirements.

Q Yes. Credit can be earned in the program regardless of whether your work is paid or unpaid, as long as you meet the program requirements.

Yes. Students can take a maximum of 3 units of General Work Experience per semester up to a total of 6 semester units and/or a maximum of 4 units of Occupational Work Experience per semester up to a total of 16 semester units. If a student takes both General and Occupational Work Experience courses, the combined maximum credit may not exceed a total of 16 units. It is not possible to enroll in both General and Occupational Work Experience in the same semester.

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