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Welcome to the Academic Affairs Division!

The Academic Affairs Division is under the leadership of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. We are responsible for programs, classes and the special programs that you need to reach your goals.

We invite you to explore our list of programs. We’re sure you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.




  • Visit or call and let us help you create an education plan that’s just right for you whether you want to transfer to a great four-year college or get started on the fast-track to a good-paying career.
  • Your journey might not be easy, but you will learn, grow, and have fun. And we’re here to help every step of the way because we see you and you’re brilliant.
  • Add in our support services and activities, and you’re on your way to an excellent and affordable education.
  • For the last 100 years, generations of families have trusted SJCC to deliver life-changing educational opportunities. Go Jaguars!


  • We are the oldest Community College in Santa Clara County.
  • We have one of the highest transfer rates, per every 100 students, in the Bay Area to four-year universities.
  • 2018-19 SJECCD grads transferred to 9 UC and 16 CSU campuses and nearly a dozen private universities. 
  • We are one of California’s top transfer colleges to San Jose State University.
  • In 2019-20, SJCC awarded more than 1,320 degrees and certificates.


San José City College has enjoyed the support of the community since our founding in 1921. Generations of families have put their trust in our school, and we believe we have always delivered with relevant career education programs, guaranteed college transfers, and life-changing educational opportunities.  We are accessible and affordable and have always seen the brilliance in every one of our students.

A few things to consider:

  • First-time, full-time California college students pay no tuition or fees
  • Free loaner laptops
  • Free loaner eTextbooks
  • Free tutoring
  • Many financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • We offer 68 degrees and certificates, including excellent Career Technology Programs.
  • Guaranteed transfers to California State University and University of California campuses, and many private universities and colleges
  • The majority of our courses are CSU/UC transferable
  • We have an honors program
  • You can transfer to a 4-year college in two years with no student debt
  • No placement tests required. Say goodbye to SAT, ACT, and Accuplacer!
  • Excellent faculty and classified professionals
  • When we return to campus you’ll see our beautiful facilities and those under construction
These are just a few of the things that make SJCC unique. Most of all we are dedicated to your success. We see you. You’re brilliant. Go Jaguars!




​Each employee group plays a key role in participatory governance and decision-making for the College.

Leaders within the AFT 6157, Academic Senate, CSEA, and Associated Students serve as advocates for the needs of community college students locally and at the state level.

Our dedicated classified staff offers services to help students navigate processes, and our team of managers and supervisors provide administrative oversight to programs and services.

Our faculty and staff not only teach and provide services to our students and each other, but they are also active in the community and their fields of expertise. We all feel that it’s important to be good citizens in our community and to support the city that supports us.

If you want to learn from the best, we encourage you to get to know the faculty and staff at SJCC. We’re all about Your Success!​​​​


What do you want to be?   ​What is your passion?

We offer many degrees and certificates here at SJCC! Please view our departments and explore our course offerings. We’re sure you will find what you are looking for. If you need more information, please contact the faculty or dean. Curious about the degrees you can achieve? Check out our degree offerings.


Accounting is the Language of Business

In any business, it’s all about the bottom line. That’s why accounting skills are critical to succeed in today’s fast-paced business world.

From creating a small business to working in non-profit or corporate finance to becoming a tax preparer, an accounting course is just the beginning! We have the accounting courses you need to help you reach your professional and personal goals.

With SJCC Accounting you can:

  • Earn Accounting Certificates, or an AS degree
  • Transfer to a university
  • Take classes to prepare for the CPA Exam
  • Meet the faculty who bring years of real-life work experience to the classroom
  • Review class schedules for convenient times and locations
  • Take an online Accounting course
  • Serve your community and learn a valuable skill by  volunteering to prepare income taxes for low-income people. Contact Linda Ferrell by early November each year for service January through April.


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