OPPORTUNITY. EQUITY. SOCIAL JUSTICE
These are the guiding principles of the San José-Evergreen Community College District.
Student Success is the heart of our mission and we've hired the best and brightest faculty and staff to ensure that our students are well prepared when they transfer to a university, enter the workforce, or embark on a path of lifelong learning.
APPLY FOR COLLEGE TODAY
Welcome to San José-Evergreen Community College District where Student Success is our #1 priority. We invite you to join us by applying today to San Jose City College or Evergreen Valley College.
Click the link for the college you want to attend: Evergreen Valley College San Jose City College
Transfer to UC or CSU
Are you planning to transfer? Please visit our Transfer Services and Resources sites at EVC and SJCC.
Did you know that Evergreen Valley College has the highest transfer rate to San Jose State University of any of the 114 community colleges among the 72 California community college districts?
Chancellor Byron Breland: SJECCD Supports Undocumented Student Week of Action
(San Jose Spotlight Op-Ed - October 15, 2019) - Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) is committed to the proposition that quality, affordable higher education, job training and career development opportunities should be available and accessible to every individual and family in California, regardless of ethnicity, religion, national origin, immigration status, age, gender or socioeconomic status.
As such, our board of trustees recently passed a resolution in support of Undocumented Student Week of Action, and we urge all in our community, including elected officials, to join us in showing support for some of the most vulnerable members of our community... (Please click HERE to continue reading)
SJECCD Supports Undocumented Students with Action Week
(San Jose, Calif.) — San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) joins community colleges across the state for Undocumented Student Week of Action, October 14 – 18, 2019, to advocate and provide support services for our undocumented students. Since President Trump's 2017 announcement to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the status of undocumented students on our campuses has been uncertain.
Lack of action by Congress on DACA and American Dream and Promise Act (H.R.6), as well as recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and detentions have only exasperated the problem, causing fear among our undocumented student population.
As the largest post-secondary education system in the nation and serving the largest number of undocumented students within the state, California Community Colleges are committed to serving all students, regardless of immigration status. When undocumented young people are able to pursue education and careers, they can create new, brighter futures for themselves, their families, and their communities.
"It is vital that we assure all in our community that our campuses are committed to serving all students equally, regardless of immigration status, and reaffirm our belief that Californians of all backgrounds deserve a chance to obtain a higher education," said Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland, SJECCD chancellor. "It is as important now as it has ever been that we set an example for the rest of the country by upholding California's values by offering educational pathways and resources for our undocumented students as they strive to meet their educational goals." (Please click HERE for further reading)
Taxpayers Save More Than $11 Million through SJECCD Bond Refinancing
(San Jose, Calif.) —Local taxpayers will save more than $11 million through the sale of nearly $70 million in 2019 general obligation refunding bonds in a carefully planned fiscal action taken by San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD).
"We are committed to responsible fiscal stewardship of the tax dollars we are entrusted with," said Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland, SJECCD chancellor. "We continually monitor the local and global economy in order to identify opportunities and, due to the historically low interest rate environment, this proactive approach has resulted in substantial savings."
According to Jorge Escobar, SJECCD interim vice chancellor of administrative services, "as part of the refinancing process, we secured very strong credit ratings of 'Aa1' from Moody's and 'AA+' from Standard & Poor's." Both ratings are one level from the highest possible credit ratings of AAA. In letters to the District regarding the credit rating, the rating agencies noted the District's robust local economy, stable financial profile, and good management.
"Our strong credit rating and overall fiscal health starts with leadership from the board of trustees and permeates throughout all levels of the District," Chancellor Breland said. "I'm very pleased to be able to pass along these savings to the taxpayers that have supported and allowed our District to serve thousands of students every year."
The bond refinancing was completed Sept. 10, 2019.
TOP UC/CSU TRANSFER DESTINATIONS FOR SJECCD STUDENTS
Top UC/CSU Transfer Destinations for SJECCD Students
STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 2018-2025
San José-Evergreen Community College District's (SJECCD) 2018-2025 Strategic Priorities describe our emphasis on institutional excellence and continuous improvement over the next seven years. These priorities are in line with our mission, vision, and values of opportunity, equity, and social justice. They allow us to build upon the foundation we have established with our Board of Trustees' Ends Policies of student success and community impact, and will provide the path by which we strive to accomplish the goals set forth in the Board's Global Ends Statement, which indicates that the District "exists to ensure all students, especially those with educational and/or socioeconomic challenges, will have the skills and capabilities to be successful in the next stage of their life..." (Click here to read more...)
ACCREDITATION FULLY REAFFIRMED FOR EVERGREEN VALLEY COLLEGE AND SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE
(San Jose, Calif.) — The San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) learned in early June 2018 that both of its Colleges, Evergreen Valley College (EVC) and San José City College (SJCC), received reaffirmation of their accreditation status until 2023 by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).
The reaffirmed accreditation comes after ACCJC reviewed follow-up reports and evidentiary materials submitted in March 2018 after ACCJC accreditation site visits to both colleges in October 2016.
In letters to College presidents Keith Aytch and Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland of Evergreen Valley and San José City Colleges, respectively, ACCJC President Richard Winn expressed his appreciation to both presidents "for the diligent work and thoughtful reflection" both Colleges took in preparing their accreditation reports and materials.
"ACCJC accreditation is a hallmark of excellence and we are grateful for ACCJC's work in ensuring that we continue to meet their high standards for institutional effectiveness," said Dr. Deborah Budd, SJECCD chancellor. "The fact that both Colleges have had their accreditation fully reaffirmed reflects the hard work taking place on our campuses, our commitment to continuous improvement, and the dedication of our faculty and staff to serving students."
"Our accreditation is critical to ensuring that our students and the public are aware that we provide engaging, high-quality curriculum and student support services and it indicates to employers that we produce graduates who are emerging from programs that meet the very high standards set by ACCJC," said President Aytch. "The fact that the evaluation process is peer-led confirms that community college educators and administrators from throughout the region have recognized the value of a degree or certificate from EVC."
While the accreditation process was time consuming and required many resources at both Colleges, President Clift Breland indicated that it was very much a team effort that involved all constituency groups at the College. "It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain ACCJC accreditation. This is a milestone in San José City College's history and I am proud of our faculty, staff, and students for their efforts in making SJCC a great institution of higher learning," Dr. Clift Breland said. "It's important that we always work to improve upon and adapt the programs and services of the College to meet the needs of today's learners as well as the education and job training requirements of the new economy."
Prior to the Colleges' next comprehensive review in fall of 2023, the institutions will provide midterm reports in October 2020.
San José – Evergreen CCD Takes Stand to Support DACA Students
(San Jose, Calif.) —The San José – Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) board of trustees took action during its regular meeting this week to support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other vulnerable students. (Read more about SJECCD's DACA support...)
For over 98 years, San José City College has been providing education and workforce opportunities to our district residents in San José; and for more than 44 years, Evergreen Valley College has educated our citizenry in south San José and Milpitas.
Our Community College Center for Economic Mobility (formerly Workforce Institute), established in 1988, is a training partner with many corporations as we work to develop and maintain a vital economy in the “South Bay”.
Demographic changes, economic conditions, educational reforms, and the need for preparing students for postsecondary education prompted Measure G Bond funded initiative to build the San José-Evergreen Community College Extension (formerly "Joint Use 21st Century Post-Secondary Education Center") in Milpitas. This is a joint project between SJECCD and Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) which began holding its first classes in spring 2017 with the following goals:
1. Promote a seamless system of higher education services2. Expand access to higher education in underserved areas of the District3. Improve regional economic development opportunities by providing
access to career and technical education
Educating more than 26,000 students each year, our colleges are hubs of teaching, learning and innovation in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
SJECCD Global Ends Statement
The San José-Evergreen Community College District exists to ensure all students, especially those with educational and/or socioeconomic challenges, will have the skills and capabilities to be successful in the next stage of their life, sufficient to justify the use of available resources. Please click HERE for Ends Policy Dashboards.
The San José-Evergreen Community College District will improve student success (EVC,
SJCC) through enhanced educational services and programs (EVC,
WI) and strengthened
Included in Student Success:
* Transferability (All students, especially under-prepared students, will achieve academic success sufficient to transfer (EVC,
SJCC) to a four-year post-secondary institution.)
* College Readiness (Students will develop the language skills to succeed in college, the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information, and will be able to effectively communicate with others and successfully work collaboratively in culturally diverse settings.)
* College Experience (Enrichment opportunities (EVC,
WI) will exist to enhance the learning environment and support student success.)
* Degree and Certificate Completion (Students will complete degrees and certificates to enter the workforce.)
As a leader in the Silicon Valley, the San José-Evergreen Community College District will be an active partner with civic and other community leaders to create a strong economy and foster social-economic equity and social justice.
Included in Community Impact:
Career Development (Students will acquire skills sufficient to get, keep and progress in jobs with local employers, particularly in high wage/high growth areas, for all students, especially for: under-prepared students; older displaced students; and young people at the start of their careers.)
Community, business, industry and trades partnerships/collaborations (The District will collaborate with business, industry, and the trades for high employment in quality jobs through job placement, internships, mentorships and philanthropic development.)
San Jose City College President Search
For CONFIDENTIAL inquiries or further information, contact:
Board of Trustees
October 22, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. District Office, CR-112
(Check link below to view agenda)
District Office Board Room40 S. Market StreetSan Jose, CA 95113Agenda is available to view via BoardDocs on November 7.
Bond Measures X & G2010
Business Opportunity Workshops & Current Bids
Complaint Report Forms
I Can Afford College
Injury & Illness Prevention Program
Jeanne Clery Act / Annual Security Report
Master Plans (Facilities, Education for EVC & SJCC)
Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee
Office 365 (Employee Email)
Notice of Non-discrimination and Contact Information for the Title IX Coordinator
Report a Safety Concern
San Jose Promise
Latinx Heritage Month Celebration
Silicon Valley AsianPacific FilmFest - Nov. 1-3
We welcome your feedback regarding our website.
For comments or concerns please send an email to: email@example.com
The San José-Evergreen Community College District, on behalf of San Jose City College, Evergreen Valley College, and Community College Center for Economic Mobility, has begun conducting a comprehensive website assessment, including testing and remediation, to ensure that District websites comply with the accessibility requirements of section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and implementing regulations including W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The District began its assessment in August 2017, and completed much of this work by January 2018.
It is of primary importance that all of our website visitors, including those with disabilities, are able to access and use our websites without barriers. The District continues to make every effort to ensure our websites are ADA compliant and adhere to Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Levels A, AA, and AAA.
While we are in compliance with the majority of these regulations, we continue dedicating resources toward mitigating remaining issues.
For additional information regarding the
updated accessibility requirements for information and communication technology please see https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/communications-and-it/about-the-ict-refresh/overview-of-the-final-rule.
For help with a specific webpage accessibility issue, or to request an existing document be made available in an alternate format, please contact Sam Ho at 408-375-2768, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the following form: Web Accessibility Form