Happy New Year from all of us at the School of Continuing Education (SCE)! We hope that your New Year resolution includes affirmation of your commitment to education. SCE’s winter class schedule will prompt you to consider new options for employment preparation, strengthening personal competencies, pursuing a long-term dream of obtaining a high school diploma, or engaging your children in after-school academic or enrichment activities. Are you ready to try something new? Check out the following classes and programs that are still open for registration:
English as a Second Language Program
Check out page 8 and 9 of the 2016 Winter Term class schedule for the easy two-step process. First, sign up for an access card and then come to any of the three SCE Centers in Anaheim, Cypress or Fullerton on select Tuesdays in January and February.
High School Diploma Program
Check out pages 14-16 of the 2016 Winter Term class schedule for the easy four-step enrollment. Students are encouraged to complete steps 1-3 now so that they can register an attend a assessment session, step 4, during the second week of January (see page 16 for more details). Assessment sessions are also available in early February and March.
Kids’ College & Teen Program
Check out pages 59-69 of the 2016 Winter Term class schedule for the hundreds of after-school and Saturday classes for kids and teens. Students can brush up on their academic skills, explore a new hobby/activity, or get active with sports and fitness options. Classes begin January 25, 2016 (check individual classes for specific start/end dates). Registration is now open!
Happy Holidays from SCE! The administrative offices are now closed for the winter break. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, January 4, 2016 for the start of the 2016 Winter Term.
Online registration for the winter term is open via myGateway at http://mg.nocccd.edu; however, MyGateway will be closed for scheduled maintenance from December 26, 2015 - January 3, 2016. See you in the new year!
The City of Fullerton’s new initiative Fullerton on the Go provides for more options for people to get around town. The first project under this initiative is the Bike Boulevard pilot program that will include a bicycle path along East Wilshire Avenue, right in front of the SCE Wilshire Center. The Wilshire Bike Boulevard pilot program utilizes temporary improvements to test bicycle boulevard concepts and develop guidelines for future permanent bicycle and pedestrian enhancements for neighborhoods. Although cars can still utilize the street, Bike Boulevard will become optimized for bicyclists, adding design features to make it safer and friendlier for those who chose a bike as their mode of transportation.
The path is located on East Wilshire Avenue between Pomona Avenue and Acacia Avenue in Fullerton; to view the project map, click here: Wilshire Bike Boulevard Map. Through input gathered at community forums, Bike Boulevard will not reduce parking and will stay within the existing street width. In phase one of this pilot program, the city will install traffic circles along five intersections to allow cars to move through at a slower speed of 15 miles per hour (mph) while also allowing bicyclists to move through without stopping. Once the traffic circles are installed, the city will remove the stop signs and install signs stating the reduced speed limit of 15 mph. Because this is a pilot project, the city is utilizing low cost, temporary materials to test concepts within the neighborhood to see what works and what needs adjusting before investing in more permanent solutions.
The City of Fullerton has developed a website on the Wilshire Bike Boulevard project with videos, maps, project status and more. They have also included four helpful tips on “How to Navigate a Traffic Circle” including slowing down, yielding, going right, and using turn signals. Visit the link here for more information.
VIDEOS on the Wilshire Bike Boulevard Pilot Project:
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.
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:
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:
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.