Permalink 02:51:22 pm, by Jennifer Perez
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2014 Spring Break: No Classes and Reduced Office Hours

It’s Spring Break!  SCE Faculty and students can enjoy the beautiful weather this week with no classes being held during the 2014 Spring Break: Monday, April 14 – Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Administrative Offices will be open at the three SCE Centers in Anaheim, Cypress, and Fullerton (Wilshire) during the following schedule:

• Monday, April 14 - Thursday, April 17, 2014: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
• Friday, April 18 - Sunday, April 20, 2014: CLOSED


Enjoy your spring break and we’ll see you on Monday, April 21, 2014 for regularly scheduled classes.

Permalink 10:33:22 am, by Jennifer Perez
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Marsha Elliott Honored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva as a Woman of Distinction


Marsha Elliott, retired faculty member for the High School Diploma Program, was honored as a 2014 Woman of Distinction by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Buena Park.  Quirk-Silva’s annual event recognizes exceptional women in the 65th Assembly District during the month of March, commonly recognized as “Women’s History Month.”


Recently retired, Elliott served in the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) for 35 years as faculty member, staff member, and coordinator in SCE’s Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) and High School Diploma Program.  Elliott served as President of the SCE Academic Senate, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, and has been very inovled in the Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges.  She was also recognized for her statewide leadership as well as her advocacy for noncredit education and commitment to student success.


Photo: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (left) honored Marsha Elliott (right) for her 35 years of service with NOCCCD and commitment to student success with a 2014 Woman of Distinction Award, presented at an event on March 29 in Buena Park.

Permalink 09:55:36 am, by Jennifer Perez
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Welcome to the 2014 Spring Term


Welcome to the NOCCCD School of Continuing Education
by Greg Schulz, Ed.D., Provost


Welcome to the School of Continuing Education (SCE) 2014 Spring Term. There are many exciting opportunities that await you.  If you are a returning student, I want to thank you for choosing SCE to continue your education and training. If you’ve never taken a class with us before, I invite you to enroll and find out what so many students have discovered. Our instructors are knowledgeable, student-centered, and passionate about their subject area. Our staff is committed to providing you with the assistance and support you need to complete the next step in your educational or career journey. Our collective goal is to help you succeed.


This term, we are pleased to feature several new classes in our Disabled Student Programs and Services as well as our Kids’ College & Teen Program.  One new course is also a timeless classic: Simplifying Your Life Through Organization.  In addition, we have a comprehensive web and mobile design certificate program through our digital media center.  In just 18-weeks, students can start to learn to design websites for smartphones, tablets, PCs and MACs. Check out all of the details related to the program starting on page 18 of this class schedule.  I look forward to seeing you at one of our many community locations or three main Centers.   Let’s have a great spring term.

Permalink 08:52:35 am, by Jennifer Perez
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Apply Now for an SCE Scholarship


SCE scholarships are designed to meet specific needs and honor student accomplishment and leadership. Each scholarship requires unique qualifications and student qualities.  Students are encouraged to read through all of the opportunities and apply for the scholarships which reflect individual need, personal qualifications and/or accomplishments. Scholarships can be applied to college tuition or books or SCE books.

Check out the SCE Scholarship website or look for the “Scholarship Opportunity” link under the “Student Services” drop down menu on the front page of the SCE website.  Scholarship guidelines are included with tips and ideas for students who want to apply.  Students can now fill out the form online: SCE scholarship application form


The due date for students to submit their application for SCE scholarships is 5 p.m. on April 25, 2014. Additional external scholarship opportunities are also available with different deadlines in May; details of these opportunities are also included on the website.


The awards will be presented at the first ever Imagine Your Future SCE Scholarship Award Luncheon in June.

Permalink 05:49:37 pm, by Jennifer Perez
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All Invited: RSVP to NOCCCD Strategic Conversation #15


North Orange County Community College District Strategic Conversation #15:

“THE CHANGING ROLE: of Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and Students”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Cypress College Theatre Lobby
Refreshments: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.;  Board Strategic Conversation: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

(Board Business Meeting Immediately Following)

For article topics and to rsvp, visit:

All faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the North Orange County Community College District’s (NOCCCD) Strategic Conversation #15: The Changing Role of Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and Students. The conversation will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Cypress College Theater Lobby (9200 Valley View Drive in Cypress). Topics for this year’s conversation include:
  • What Students Say They Need to Succeed: Key Themes from a Study of Student Support
  • Beyond Mentoring and Advising Toward Understanding the Role of Faculty “Developers” in Student Success
  • The Effects of Out-of-Class Support on Student Satisfaction and Motivation to Learn
  • Leadership Matters: Addressing the Student Success and Completion Agenda

The Strategic Conversation event includes planned, but informal, discussions conducted in a democratic and conversational style, focusing on policy issues. Topics may be proposed by anyone in the District, and are selected by the Board Subcommittee on the basis of what seems to be of significant interest to attendees.  If you’re interested in participating, please pick two of the four topics above and RSVP by March 14, 2014 to the following link: For more information regarding Strategic Conversation #15, contact the the District Office of Public and Governmental Affairs at 714.808.4831.

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