Santa Barbara City College

What makes Santa Barbara City College unique? How about this: The school is the only community college in the country which has earned accreditation with the Association of Commercial Diving Educators (ACDE) as well as the International Diving Schools Association (IDSA) and the Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI). It’s all part of the school’s exclusive Marine Diving Technologies program.

Santa Barbara City College, which opened in 1909, has earned numerous awards. That includes the 2013 Aspen (Institute) Prize for Community College Excellence (a co-winner). There are four areas that the school earned recognition: Student learning outcomes, labor market success, facilitating minority or unrepresented students and degree completion.

Another unique area of study is the school’s Cancer Information Management program. It offers degrees in two different areas: One is a certificate of completion and the other is an associate’s in science. Those students who wish to take the National Exam, in advance of becoming a Certified Tumor Registrar with the National Cancer Registrars Association, must have this associates degrees.

SBCC offers online courses the provide students the opportunity to work toward earning a college degree without attending on campus classes full time. Online courses allow students to pursue their higher education goals when and where it's convenient to them.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (805) 965-0581
Address: 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394
Institution Type: Public, 2-year
Size: Large ( 19,000+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Certificate, Associate
In-State Tuition $ 785
Out-of-State Tuition $ 6,120
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 32 to 1
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Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees CERT AA/AS
Agriculture Operations and Sciences
Applied Horticulture Horticulture Operations
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Hospitality Administration Management
International Business Trade Commerce
Real Estate
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
Small Business Administration Management
Communication and Journalism
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication Technologies and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Photographic and Film Video Technology Technicians
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
Drafting and Design Technology Technician
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences
Child Care Provider Assistant
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Information Medical Records Technology Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist Coder
Radiologic Technology Science - Radiographer
Substance Abuse Addiction Counseling
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Police Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Humanities Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians
Automobile Automotive Mechanics Technology Technician
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Personal Services and Culinary Arts
Cooking and Culinary Arts
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government
Transportation and Materials Moving
Diver, Professional and Instructor
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