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.
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!
The NOCCCD School of Continuing Education (SCE) will participate in the largest statewide earthquake drill at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015, The Great ShakeOut. According to the website www.shakeout.org, over 10.4 million people are expected to participate in Thursday’s preparedness drill. Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves in an earthquake. The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is an annual opportunity for people in homes, schools, and organizations to practice what to do during earthquakes, including the drop, cover, and hold exercise as well as building evacuation.
At 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015, all SCE students, faculty, and staff are asked to:
1. Practice the drop, cover, and hold on exercise
2. Evacuate to their designated class/building locations
3. Discuss in your class, office, or home how you can be prepared in the event of an earthquake.
For additional resources, including tips, checklists, and more, visit www.shakeout.org or www.earthquakecountry.org or www.ready.gov. Check out the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety: www.shakeout.org/downloads/2014_College_Student_Preparedness.pdf
During the drill, SCE will test the emergency communication system. In the event of an emergency, information related to campus emergencies, closures, or evacuations will be sent via text message. Emergency text alerts will now be sent using the cell phone number that you provided when registering for classes or updated via myGateway (http://mg.nocccd.edu). To ensure you receive any emergency communication, please be sure that your contact information is always current in myGateway. Visit the Personal Information channel in myGateway and then “Update My Address and Phone." Emergency notices will also be posted on our SCE social media pages including Facebook (www.facebook.com/sce.edu) and Twitter at (www.twitter.com/sce_edu).
Free computer training at the North Orange County Community College District School of Continuing Education (SCE) is available for Community members interested in brushing up skills for a promotion or learning a new career. Classes prepare students with basic computer operation to Microsoft software programs to photo design to graphics and web development. Certificate programs can prepare students to work in an entry-level office environment, as an administrative assistant, or in graphic design.
SCE Computer Program classes are FREE, range from six-weeks to 12-weeks in length, and are offered at the Anaheim Campus (1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim) or SCE Wilshire Center (315 E. Wilshire Street, Fullerton). Registration is now open; classes begin the week of September 14, 2015. Visit www.sce.edu/schedule for course details or www.sce.edu and click on “Admissions and Registration” for course sign-up information.
Click on any of the fliers for course and certificate program details: