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Fall 2011 Schedule CoverRegistration for the School of Continuing Education (SCE) 2011 Fall Term begins Tuesday, August 23, 2011; classes start the week of September 12, 2011. To view the fall schedule, visit Following are the specific registration dates:

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011 – Career Technical Education (CTE) Online Registration
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2011 – SCE Online Registration
  • Thursday, August 25, 2011 – Walk-In Registration

Online registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23 for CTE registration and Wednesday, August 24 for SCE registration. Computers for online registration are available on August 23 and 24 at the SCE registration offices at the following times: Anaheim Campus and SCE Wilshire Center at 7:00 a.m. SCE Cypress Center at 7:30 a.m.

View a list of 2011 Fall CTE classes that are eligible for registration on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.


Early registration iconA clock symbol has been placed in the class schedule to indicate the CTE courses that are eligible for registration on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 7:00 a.m.


  • Clothing Design: Couture Dressmaking, Fashion Design: Copy Ready-to-Wear Garments I, and Fashion Design: Copy Ready-to-Wear Garments II
  • Disabled Student Programs: Navigating Resources for Adults with Disabilities
  • Financial Planning & Investing: Retirement Strategies: Taking Control in a Turbulent Market, Mutual Funds: Rebuilding Your Portfolio in a Turbulent Market, Annuities: Put a Safety Net Under Your Retirement
  • Kids College & Teen Program: Tutorial: Algebra 1A - Basics (Grades 7+), Tutorial: Algebra 1B - Exponents and Polynomials (Grades 7+), Basic Clothing Construction (Grades 8-12), Career Exploration (Ages 9-12)
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SCE 2011 Summer Registration Now Open

Summer Schedule CoverThe SCE 2011 Summer Term registration is now open at SCE’s three continuing education centers in Anaheim, Cypress, and Wilshire (Fullerton) and online at Classes and camps start throughout the summer beginning the week of June 20, 2011. The online class schedule has full course descriptions, as well as fees, listed at Classes will remain available until the day before the class begins or until the class is full.


  • A new DSPS class for parents of college students who have disabilities will be offered while SCE’s Lifeskills Education Advancement Program will host many new classes in the areas of clothing design, dance, Pilates, painting, photography, adult swimming and aquatic aerobics.
  • The Kids’ College and Teen Program summer offerings are sure to be a hit with over 300 classes and camps! Classes cover a wide range of programming from academic to enrichment to sports for kids and teens ages 6-months to 17-years! New this summer: Discovering Science Through Art Camp, Introduction to American Poetry, Essay Writing, Money Origami, You and Me Cooking Class, Cycling for Beginners, and Multicultural Dance and Music.
  • A full swim program, for both kids/teens and adults will be hosted at the Cypress College pool. Classes will be offered again this summer for beginners through advanced swimmers, divers and water polo players!
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In Search of Excellence 2011

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WASC Accrediting Visiting Team Commends North Orange County Community College District's School of Continuing Education as "Model Noncredit Program"

WASC LogoThe Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Schools (WASC ACS) six-member accreditation visiting team spent three productive days, March 14-16, 2011, visiting North Orange County Community College District’s (NOCCCD) School of Continuing Education (SCE) classrooms, meeting with faculty and staff, and interviewing students. The WASC team’s visit marked SCE’s first self-study since being granted initial accreditation in July 2008.

The WASC team presented their self-study visit findings to SCE Provost Christine Terry and over 100 SCE staff, faculty and administrators at a meeting held at the Anaheim Campus on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. NOCCCD Board of Trustee members Leonard Lahtinen and Molly McClanahan as well as Chancellor Dr. Ned Doffoney were also present for the meeting where the SCE strengths and areas of future focus were shared.

The final WASC report, developed by the visiting team, is now posted on the SCE website:

SCE was given commendations in many areas, but most notably in the following:

  • SCE has clearly articulated mission, vision, values, and Institutional Student Learning Outcomes which support student success and learning;
  • SCE has created a culture of evidence, with a positive focus on data-collection and Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), especially in the classrooms;
  • SCE’s processes are transparent and compliant;
  • Teachers are the heart and soul of SCE, providing passion and a quality education to students;
  • SCE thrives on innovative and cutting-edge educational programs and is commended for “educating the whole family” via both noncredit and community service programs;
  • SCE students feel that they have clear guidance and pathways to meet their goals;
  • SCE has a model matriculation/counseling/student support service program for students; SCE customer service is positive and seamless to the student;
  • SCE’s common theme of “family” is very evident across the school;
  • SCE facilities are clean and well-maintained.


Areas of future focus for SCE included providing for more student input, particularly by adding a student representative to the decision-making body of the school, Provost’s Cabinet; reviewing research data on a systematic basis and finalizing the development of the SLO assessment cycle. Other suggestions included sharing SCE success stories with the NOCCCD as well as the community, media, and legislators; continuing to cross-train employees in critical business areas of SCE; cultivating additional funding sources for matriculation and professional development programs; enhancing long-term planning for fiscal resources; and looking at additional space for growth to accommodate students on expanding program waitlists.

SCE’s WASC accreditation chair Kay Palush summed up the findings by emphasizing the tremendous focus on learning throughout the school. Provost Terry gave credit and thanks to the faculty and staff members who contributed to the self-assessment report and the preparation for the visit. From adding documents to SCE’s virtual evidence room to physically preparing the campuses, SCE was fully prepared for the accreditation visit. A special note of gratitude was given to SCE’s WASC accreditation chair, Adam S. U. Gottdank, Ph.D.

The self-study final report created by the visiting team has been sent to the WASC commission with the team’s recommendation for full, partial or temporary accreditation for SCE as well as the accreditation cycle term, which, if granted full accreditation, could be up to a maximum of six years.   This final recommendation from WASC will be sent to the SCE Provost’s Office in July 2011.


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