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Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, CA 94534-3197

Campus Information

Solano Community College is a tradition in Solano County.  Established in 1945 as Vallejo Junior College, Solano was part of the Vallejo Unified School District until 1967 when the College became a countywide institution.  The 192-acre campus, centrally located just off Interstate 80, was completed in 1971 and opened with 5,000 students.  Since then, facilities, programs, staff and services have expanded to meet the growing needs of a growing county.

Solano College is part of California’s public community college system of 109 campuses in 72 districts across the state.  The College’s service area encompasses the communities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo and Winters, as well as  Travis Air Force Base.  Many graduates of the area’s fifteen public high schools and three private schools take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Solano Community College.

Solano’s classes are held during two semesters each year (Spring and Fall), plus Summer sessions.  Flexible scheduling, designed for students’ convenience, includes day, evening and Saturday classes, held on and off the campus, and via the Internet, television, home study and travel study.  Short-term classes, open-entry/open-exit formats, and special interest workshops and seminars add to this scheduling flexibility.

With the current student population of 11,000 almost evenly divided between day and evening, the Solano College campus is alive at all hours offering academic study and occupational training to all area residents.

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Mission, Vision, Values and Goals
Brochure, SCC Mission
Mission, Vision, Values and Goals

Mission Statement - Solano Community College prepares a diverse student population to participate successfully in today’s local and global communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing:

  • quality teaching
  • innovative programs
  • effective transfer preparation
  • economic and workforce training
  • services that are responsive to the needs of our students
  • life-long learning
  • a broad curriculum

Vision Statement - Solano Community College will be a recognized leader in educational excellence — transforming students’ lives.

Core Values

  • Integrity — firm adherence to a code of ethical values in thought and behavior
  • Critical Thinking — the use of intellectually disciplined, logically sound processes involving datadriven decision making
  • Mutual Respect — valuing the intrinsic worth of each person in an atmosphere of collegiality
  • Collaboration — working together across areas of responsibility or interest to achieve common goals and objectives
  • Innovation — the search for and use of effective processes or procedures
  • Accountability — individual and collective responsibility for achieving the highest level of performance
  • Student Well-being — considering and addressing the impact on students of any and all actions or inactions

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Strategic Goals & Objectives

  1. Foster Excellence in Learning
    • Obj. 1.1 — Create an environment that is conducive to student learning.
    • Obj. 1.2 — Create an environment that supports quality teaching.
    • Obj. 1.3 — Optimize student performance on Institutional Core Competencies
  2. Maximize Student Access & Success
    • Obj. 2.1 — Identify and provide appropriate support for underprepared students.
    • Obj. 2.2 — Update and strengthen career/technical curricula.
    • Obj. 2.3 — Identify and provide appropriate support for transfer students.
    • Obj. 2.4 — Improve student access to college facilities and services for students.
    • Obj. 2.5 — Develop and implement an effective Enrollment Management Plan
  3. Strengthen Community Connections
    • Obj. 3.1 — Respond to community needs.
    • Obj. 3.2 — Expand ties to the community.
  4. Optimize Resources
    • Obj. 4.1 — Develop and manage resources to support institutional effectiveness.
    • Obj. 4.2 — Maximize organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Obj. 4.3 — Maintain up-to-date technology to support the curriculum and business functions.
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    Accreditation and Approvals
    SCC Accreditation Process
    Solano Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

    The Nursing program is accredited by the California  State Board of Registered Nursing.

    The Cosmetology program is approved by the California State Board of Cosmetology.

    The Aeronautics program is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in accordance with FAR Part 147.

    Solano Community College is approved for veterans training by the U.S. Department of State and for Foreign Student Education by the U.S. Immigration Service.

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    • American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
    • American Library Association
    • Chambers of Commerce of Benicia, Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo
    • Community College League of California (CCLC)
    • Directors of Educational Technology/California Higher Education (DET/CHE)
    • Learning Resources Association of California Community Colleges (LRACCC)
    • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
    • North Bay Cooperative Library System (NBCLS)
    • Research and Planning Group of California Community Colleges
    • Solano County Economic Development Corporation (Solano EDC)
    • Solano, Napa and Partners (SNAP) Library Consortium
    • Solano University and Community College Educational  Support Services (SUCCESS)

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