Permalink 12:18:32 pm, by Jennifer Perez
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SCE Seeks Student Leaders for 2015/16 School Year


SCE is proud to to offer student leadership opportunities for the 2015/16 academic year.  Students are invited to apply online for two student leadership positions: one to serve as a student representative for SCE’s Provost’s Cabinet and one to serve as a student representative for SCE’s Budget Committee. Student leaders were first added to SCE’s decision-making committees in the 2013/14 school year in response to the accreditation and annual strategic plans.  Student leaders add an important perspective to school-wide planning and budgeting.


Information regarding the student leadership commitments and how students can apply are contained within this brochure:  SCE Student Leadership Opportunity Brochure

The brochure will also available in hard copy format throughout our three SCE Centers in Anaheim, Cypress and Fullerton (Wilshire).


The deadline for students to apply is Tuesday, July 7, 2015.



Permalink 01:59:23 pm, by Jennifer Perez
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Valentina Purtell Named Interim Provost of the School of Continuing Education


The North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) Board of Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday, June 9, 2015 to appoint Valentina Purtell as interim provost of the School of Continuing Education (SCE). Purtell begins her new position on July 1, 2015. Valentina will step in to fill a vacancy left by Dr. Greg Schulz who served as SCE’s Provost for three years. Dr. Shulz has accepted the interim president position at Fullerton College.


Valentina began her career at NOCCCD in 2002 as an ESL Program Assistant, quickly moving up to serve as the ESL Program Manager. She has been SCE’s Dean of Instruction and Student Services at the Cypress Center since 2010. Prior to joining SCE, Valentina worked as an instructor at several institutions, including Hope International University, Chapman University, and Rivne State Humanitarian University.


“Valentina has proven herself an intelligent and enthusiastic leader,” said Interim Chancellor Fred Williams. “Her work at the state level advocating for adult education issues has been a critical component of SCE’s success.”


Valentina earned her B.A. and M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the Rivne State Humanitarian University in the Ukraine. She has served on the Board for the Association of Community and Continuing Education (ACCE) since 2011, and has been active on several statewide committees, including the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) Noncredit Taskforce.

Permalink 08:47:59 am, by Jennifer Perez
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SCE 2015 Summer Term Registration Begins in June


Summer is right around the corner and with it a new term for SCE! The 2015 Summer Term Class Schedule is now available at all three SCE centers in Anaheim, Cypress and Fullerton and online at Classes begin the week of June 29, 2015. Following is additional information regarding the 2015 Summer Term:

Registration Dates for 2015 Summer Term

  • Wednesday, June 3 - Medical Assistant Certificate Program Online Registration
  • Tuesday, June 9 - Career Technical Education (CTE) Online Registration
  • Wednesday, June 10 - SCE Online Registration
  • Thursday, June 11 - Walk-In Registration

Online registration will open at 7 a.m.; computers are available by the SCE Admissions and Registration counters at the following times: Anaheim Campus and Wilshire Center at 7 a.m.; Cypress Center 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, June 9, 2015 at 7 a.m.


Online Orientation Required for High School Diploma Program (HSDP) and Four Career Technical Education (CTE) 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 2015 Summer Term class schedule details the steps needed to apply for an SCE Banner ID, to complete the required orientation, and to register online: page 11 for HSDP and page 25 for CTE.


Splash Into Summer With New SCE Classes!

Financial Planning and Investing (page 15)

  • Passport to Retirement
  • Deciphering Social Security Benefits

Kids’ College & Teen Program (starting on page 56)

  • Career Academy: Computer Networking (Grades 7-12)
  • Career Academy: Computer Forensics (Grades 7-12)
  • Career Academy: Video Production & Editing (Grades 9-12)
  • Career Academy: Dental Assisting (Grades 7-12)
  • Fun with Light & Optics (Grades4-6)
  • Jammin’ Chemistry Camp I (Grades 3-5)
  • Earth Mapping with Clay Camp (Grades 3-6)
  • Lego Flix Camp (Ages 13-17)
  • Live-Action Flix Camp (Ages 13-17)

In addition, a full swim program will be hosted at the Cypress College pool for beginning through advanced swimmers, divers, and water polo players. See pages 53-55 for details.

Permalink 07:25:54 pm, by Jennifer Perez
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Experiencing Academic Difficulties? You May Qualify for Services to Help You Meet Your Goals


Experiencing academic difficulties? Performing poorly on tests? Receiving bad grades? You may qualify for services to help you meet your goals.

Call Disability Support Services (DSS) at 714.484.7057 to schedule an appointment with SCE’s learning disabilities specialist. The learning disabilities specialist meets with SCE students who have learning difficulties to discern the nature and possible cause of their academic problems. The specialist determines if a free learning evaluation is warranted and if the student could benefit from DSS services.

Students who qualify for services may receive such accommodations* as:
•Additional time for test-taking
•Extra tutoring hours in any subject
•Note-taking assistance
•Use of memory prompts
•Audio books
•Use of calculator
•Kurzweil – assistive technology

*Accommodations will depend on the needs of each student.

Click here for a flier and list of learning disability characteristics in ENGLISH or SPANISH to see if these services could apply to you. Call 714.484.7057 for more information or to schedule an appointment today.

Permalink 12:07:50 pm, by Jennifer Perez
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Disability Support Services Celebrates 40 Years of Empowering Students at 2015 Transition Night

Join the School of Continuing Education’s (SCE) Disability Support Services (DSS) at the 2015 Transition Night to celebrate 40 years of empowering students with disabilities to achieve their academic and life goals.

The free event, open to SCE students, employees, and the community, is on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Cypress College, CCCPLX 3rd & 4th floor (9200 Valley View Drive, Cypress, CA). Transition Night provides an opportunity for members of the Orange County community with disabilities to learn about the independent options for living, working, and attending educational programs.


Over 50 vendors from Orange and Los Angeles Counties will be in attendance including those with living and housing programs, social security, transportation agencies, and educational programs. Entertainment for the evening will include informative workshops, “Dress for Success” fashion show, prizes, and more.


At the 2015 Transition Night, DSS will also celebrate their 40th Aniversary.  Check out the timeline of the history of disability rights in the United States as well as the history of the DSS Program at SCE.  In addition, click here to read about three of SCE’s DSS superstar students who are attending classes and reaching their goals to achieve greater independence.


DSS is proud to recognize a local employer at the 2015 Transition Night who has contributed to the success of the students.  Mrs. Winnie Yee Lakhani is the co-onwer and Ms. Maria Cabanas is the restaurant manager of YBH Restaurants.  YBH Restaurants has a facility called the Charger Cafe at Cypress College.  Winnie, Maria, and the rest of their team, have continuously collaborated with SCE’s DSS Program over the past several years.  Both Winnie and Maria have provided the students in the DSS College to Career, DSS WISE Program, and Cypress College Culinary Arts Program an environment in which they have learned and gained valuable hospitality and guest services experiences.  With their mentoring and guidance, Winnie and Maria have given DSS students the opportunity to grow professionally and personally.


Click here for the Transition Night 2015 flier. For more information, contact DSS at 714.484.7057.

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