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Happy Thanksgiving from the School of Continuing Education


From Valentina Purtell
Interim Provost, NOCCCD School of Continuing Education

In the midst of what can be the busiest time of the year with holiday planning and the term ending soon, Thanksgiving is a welcome pause and a time to reflect on what we have and things to be thankful for.


First, we have a great student body, full of energy, strongly committed to learn despite many challenges and conflicting demands, and eager to give back to the community. Our students are our heroes, teaching us perseverance and courage!


Second, we have wonderful faculty who care about their students and who go an extra mile to help them learn. We also have dedicated staff who work hard to keep the environment at SCE welcoming and supportive.


And finally, we are fortunate to have beautiful centers and multiple community-based sites which invite all to seize every opportunity to learn.


As part of the redesign of the SCE brand platform and website, we held 11 focus groups to gather feedback from a variety of stakeholders, including students, staff and faculty, and community partners. Several themes consistently emerged from the conversations. SCE was characterized as an accessible, comprehensive, warm, and caring institution, the kind of place where rigorous learning is combined with a nurturing environment. We look forward to sharing periodic updates with you regarding the progress of the project.

As we prepare to spend time with family and friends, we are reminded that we are all part of a family and community here at SCE.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Registration Begins Mid-November for Winter Term Classes


It’s time to leave the summer and fall heat behind us and cool down for a new term at the School of Continuing Education (SCE)! The 2016 Winter Term class schedule is now available at all three SCE centers in Anaheim, Cypress and Fullerton and online at www.sce.edu/schedule. Classes begin the week of January 4, 2016. Following is additional information regarding the 2016 Winter Term:


Registration Dates for 2016 Winter Term:

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - Medical Assistant Certificate Program Online Registration
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - Career Technical Education (CTE) Online Registration
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - SCE Online Registration
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Walk-In Registration

Please note that the online registration start time has changed. Online registration will open at 7:30 a.m. rather than its previous start time of 7 a.m.; computers are available for use at the SCE Admissions and Registration Centers at the following times at 7:30 a.m. A clock symbol has been placed in the class schedule to indicate the CTE courses that are eligible for registration on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.


Online Orientation Required for High School Diploma Program (HSDP) and Four Career Technical Education Programs


Online orientation and registration are now required steps to enter the following SCE programs:

  • High School Diploma Program
  • Administrative Assistant Certificate Program
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate Program
  • Medical Assistant Certificate Program
  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

The 2016 Winter Term class schedule details the steps needed to apply for an SCE Banner ID, to complete the required orientation, and to register online: page 14-16 for HSDP and page 35-36 for CTE.

Fri, 6 Nov 2015

Join us at the SCE Welcome Event: Harvesting Opportunities on 10/27/15


All community members, students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the upcoming NOCCCD School of Continuing Education (SCE) Welcome Event: Harvesting Opportunities on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The open house style event will run from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the first floor of the SCE Anaheim Campus at 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim, CA 92801.  Gather with us to collect free SCE program information as well as health and wellness community resources.  In addition, there will be music, food for purchase, and opportunity drawings.


Confirmed to attend include resources health screenings (glucose and blood pressure), veteran’s services, employment/workforce development, safty and legal services, victim’s services, family services, and disability support services.


All SCE instructional programs as well as the Student Success and Support Programs are confirmed to attend.  We are pleased that Cypress College and Fullerton College will also attend to share information about their programs, services, and the transition process.


Enjoy music and purchase food from The Beach Bus Bistro.  The food truck will serve up sandwiches, tacos, salads, smoothies, and coffee drinks from $5-$15.  We look forward to welcoming you to the SCE Welcome Event!

Tue, 20 Oct 2015

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