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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT

A PATHWAY FOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER EXCELLENCE (P.A.C.E.) AT SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to influence, lead, or manage to reach your personal or organizational and/or economic goals?
  • ...enjoys facts, numbers, and details?
  • ...likes to carry out tasks in detail or to follow through on others' instructions?
  • ...is interested in learning about how to turn your ideas into a sustatainable business?

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HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

A PATHWAY FOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER EXCELLENCE (P.A.C.E.) AT SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to inform, enlighten, help, teach, counsel, or cure people?
  • ...enjoys using your skills to serve people?
  • ...likes to work hands-on with objects, machines, and tools and/or use your physical or athletic abilities?
  • ...is interested in working in a medical environment?

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EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, & THE SOCIAL WORLD

A PATHWAY FOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER EXCELLENCE (P.A.C.E.) AT SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to question and explore physical, biological, or cultural happenings?
  • ...enjoys using your skills with words to serve people?
  • ...likes to observe, learn, analyze, evaluate, or solve problems?
  • ...is interested in how social systems and society work?

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VISUAL, PERFORMANCE, & LANGUAGE ARTS

A PATHWAY FOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER EXCELLENCE (P.A.C.E.) AT SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to express yourself creatively and using imagination or intuition?
  • ...enjoys feeling free to be inventive without limits?
  • ...likes to inform, enlighten, help, or teach, using your skills with words and physicality to serve people?
  • ...is interested in self-expression and thinking critically on the world in which we live?

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & MATHEMATICS

A PATHWAY FOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER EXCELLENCE (P.A.C.E.) AT SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to observe, learn, analyze, evaluate, or solve problems?
  • ...enjoys to question and explore physical or biological happenings?
  • ...likes to work hands-on with objects, machines, tools, plants, or animals?
  • ...is interested in math and/or thinking analytically to solve complex problems?

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INDUSTRIAL & APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

A PATHWAY FOR ACADEMIC AND CAREER EXCELLENCE (P.A.C.E.) AT SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to desires to work hands-on with objects, machines, tools, plants, or animals?
  • ...enjoys work and play outside, including using your physical or athletic abilities?
  • ...likes to follow directions to organize, plan, and complete a project or task?
  • ...is interested in attaining employment as soon as possible?

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ALL PROGRAMS


In recent years, accounting has been one of the fastest growing professions, and the monetary rewards for the individual just entering the field and those achieving corporate positions are among the highest. Accountants deal with the financial condition of a company, an individual, or an organization. An accountant is an analyst who is employed because of expertise in financial matters.
Practical and theoretical knowledge in basic maintenance techniques, plus the special requirements of either airframe or power plant work. Upon satisfactory completion of the required courses, the student is eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical examination for airframe or power plant license.
The ASL program provides a foundation of interpreting skills for students seeking to transfer to a four-year institution in order to become an interpreter. The coursework presents American Sign Language in a cross-cultural context, addressing the ethics and standards expected of a professional interpreter.
This program emphasizes the development and diversity of, and adaptations in, human behavior and biology. Students in this program may study a variety of anthropological subfields, including Physical, Cultural, and Archaeology. In addition to acting as a path for successful transfer to an institution offering a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology, the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree provides students pursuing any baccalaureate degree with basic skills in critical analysis, application of the scientific method, and cross-cultural understanding.
This program provides the academic and practical experience to prepare students for a career, or further education at a four-year institution, in art history and related fields, such as museum studies, art education and administration. The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer provides the academic and practical experience to transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree that will prepare students for a career in Art History.
The Astronomy program introduces students to the physical properties and processes that govern celestial bodies in the Universe. Students may take astronomy courses to satisfy their natural sciences requirements or to transfer with a major in astronomy/astrophysics or double major in astronomy and physics to the university. Transfer level astronomy curricula stress very strong preparation in physics and mathematics. While most astronomy courses will be taken at the upper division or graduate level, exposure to lower division astronomy courses will assist in exploring the major. Students planning to transfer may need to complete additional coursework and/or select specific electives required by the transfer institution and should consult with a counselor to identify required courses at their target university. Students who pursue a B.S. degree in astronomy will be qualified to enter a teaching credential program, operate a planetarium, and assist at an observatory. With an M.S. degree, students can teach astronomy or physics at a community college, be a telescope operator at a major observatory, or work in industry. A Ph.D. qualifies students for a career in research at a university, space agency, or observatory.
Automotive technology is no longer ruled by sockets and screwdrivers. Computer diagnostics are now a mainstay of the automobile industry and they bring a new level of technical innovation in automotive maintenance and repair. SCC’s Automotive Technician program leads the industry with a dynamic curriculum in its new, state-of-the-art learning facility in Vallejo, making it a leader in training with hybrid, electric and clean diesel vehicles. The program also partners with leading car manufacturers to provide students the ability to work on the newest vehicles coming to market. This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry level employment as apprentice technicians, parts specialists, service consultants, or specialists in one of the many areas of the automotive service and repair industry.
The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree program prepares students to transfer to the California State University system as a biology major.
The Bachelor of Science in Biomanufacturing program builds upon the Associate in Science in Industrial Biotechnology degree. In the baccalaureate program students gain knowledge in biology, chemistry, engineering, statistics, quality, regulatory affairs, and business. Students use biomanufacturing laboratory facilities to gain process development skills. Many of the courses have been designed with curriculum that aligns with the requirements of certifications from professional organizations.
This program prepares graduates to work in the biotechnology industry as production technicians. A production technician operates and maintains the equipment used to manufacture protein pharmaceuticals or other products. Students will grow bacterial, yeast, and mammalian cells and recover the proteins that they produce. They will follow good manufacturing practices by maintaining records in order to comply with quality assurance procedures and government regulations. Students in the program must be able to adjust their time to a flexible schedule.
This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for Business majors to achieve an Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration while completing the requirements for transfer to a California State University (CSU) or other four-year college or university. A baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering careers in business. Completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work.
This program is designed to foster an understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry in a variety of applications. Students will learn how chemical knowledge is derived, theorized, and applied in solving problems in everyday life.
Successful completion of this major prepares students to work in the field of early childhood education. Students will learn about child development, health and safety, observation and assessment, and techniques for effective classroom teaching including child guidance, curriculum development, and educating in a culturally respectful manner. One semester of practicum is required. This program aligns with the statewide Early Childhood Education Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) which is designed to aid in student transfer. The CAP courses include: CDFS 038, CDFS 050, CDFS 053, CDFS 054 (or NUTR 054), CDFS 062, CDFS 063, CDFS 064, and CDFS 065.
The Communication Studies Program is broad-based and concerned with the preparation and delivery of messages in interpersonal, public and business situations. This program focuses on understanding the communication process and improving communication skills. The program prepares the students to pursue professional goals in a variety of career possibilities including: Community College Teacher, Speech Writer, Communication Consultant, Lawyer, Minister, Personnel Director, Sports Broadcast Journalist, Public Relations, Political Campaign Aide, Sales, Counselor.
This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a computer programmer trainee.
The Cosmetology program is approved by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. It is designed to prepare the student to take the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure and is subject to its regulations regarding the education and training of cosmetologists. Units include theory and practice in fundamental skills in all phases of beauty culture. There is no reciprocity for transfer students. All students are required to complete all technical, practical, and program requirements.
This program offers core and selective courses which provide the student with a base of knowledge and proficiencies in the area of criminal justice. The program operates with the cooperation and participation of local criminal justice agencies. All instructors in the program have experience in the criminal justice field. Courses are scheduled both day and evening to accommodate full-time or part-time students seeking to acquire or upgrade skills and to prepare the criminal justice student for a four-year degree in the CSU system.
This program is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year university to major or minor in dance. A comprehensive dance education will develop skills required to create, perform, communicate and grasp the essence of dance. These skills are acquired through the study of modern dance, ballet technique, jazz technique, hip-hop technique, ballroom technique, performance, as well as dance production, dance appreciation, choreography composition and music fundamentals.
This program is designed to provide students with entry level skills in the fields of mechanical, electrical, civil and architectural drafting and/or design.
Solano Community College offers a two-year lower division Engineering Program that is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year university. The lower division Engineering Core Courses recommended by the Engineering Liaison Committee of the State of California have been coordinated between community colleges and the four-year colleges and universities throughout California. As part of our Engineering Program, an Associate in Science Degree in Engineering is available. Although most engineering students transfer to a four-year university, those with an AS degree can also be employed in entry-level jobs that require two years of college-level science and math.
The Associate in Arts Degree in English for Transfer (A.A.-T) is for students who intend to complete a bachelor’s degree in English at a CSU. Students will take courses in English as well as related fields required for English majors. This program teaches writing, critical thinking, reading, and research skills as they apply to the areas of composition, creative writing, and the analysis of literature. Course work in creative writing is presented in sequenced writing workshops and courses in literary publishing. Course work in literature explores primarily British and American writers through genre, survey, figure, and thematic courses.
This program is designed to provide fundamental theory and practical experiences required for a career in film and/or television.
This program was established under direction of Solano County fire protection agencies and offers both an intensive training course culminating in a Certificate of Achievement and a well-rounded educational program leading to the Associate in Science Degree. Instructors in this program are experienced members of the fire service field. In addition, a Fire Technology Academy for recently recruited fire service personnel and pre-service students is conducted periodically. The curriculum consists of courses selected from the regular fire technology course offerings.
This program introduces the fundamentals of language learning (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) with emphasis on language production, grammar, syntax, vocabulary acquisition, and exposure to the culture. This program provides study in more than one language.
Solano Community College offers an Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree to introduce students to principles, theory, and applied methods of spatial analysis in studying both the natural and human environment. The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Geography or similar major. The degree provides students with a foundation in the knowledge and skills of the Geography profession and prepares them for upper division university course work. Recipients of the Associate in Arts for Transfer degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing at a campus of the California State University system. The program in Geography is designed to develop the student’s awareness of human environment relationships and changes in the physical and cultural landscape induced by human activities.
This program emphasizes the development of various societies through a chronological study of the major social, political, economic, and cultural forces which have shaped these societies. Students in this program may study a variety of historical fields including United States, World, Western Civilization, African-American, Mexican and Mexican-American, California and Women’s History.
This program is designed to provide theory and practical experience needed to enter the horticulture field or prepare for advancement or certification. It also offers some of the basic courses required of horticulture majors transferring to four-year institutions. This program offers certificates and degrees in six Ornamental Horticulture areas.
This program is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for the variety of jobs in the field of Human Services. These courses are intended to provide entry-level skills and training for students who are interested in employment in mental health, social welfare, developmental services, corrections, alcohol and drug treatment, or child/adolescent treatment services.
Journalism teaches critical thinking and communication skills that enable students to translate events and issues of importance accurately and responsibly. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Journalism is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations or Advertising at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree (AA-T in Journalism) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree is designed to provide a seamless transfer pathway for students interested in pursuing at least one Kinesiology degree option in the CSU system.
The Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Studies is designed to broaden their knowledge, abilities, and skills to create a foundation in the liberal arts. Students gain a broad background in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, communication, fine and preforming arts, mathematics, and the physical and biological sciences. The students are able to complete lower division major preparation and general education for transfer while simultaneously completing the Liberal Studies Associate Degree. This major provides opportunities for students who are exploring degree options and are not yet certain about their specific degree goals at the four-year level.
This program is designed to emphasize training to improve thought processes and to provide familiarity with the analytical tools of management, sound decision-making, and how to get things done through and with people. Also, this option is designed for initial employment upon graduation and for job advancement opportunities.
Marketing involves a variety of activities including selection of target customer, product development, promotion, pricing and distribution. It applies equally to services, ideas, non-profit organizations, and the individual.
Successful completion of this major will assure competence in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, providing an adequate background for employment in many technological and scientific areas as well as providing a firm foundation for students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree in mathematics.
The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree provides students with the foundations for a broad range of musical specializations such as instrumental performance, vocal performance, jazz performance, composition, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, and music industry.
The Registered Nursing Program at Solano Community College is a 2-year Associate Degree Program fully approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing and is subject to its regulations regarding the education and training of nurses. Successful completion of the program qualifies the student to apply to the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse. The practice of nursing requires knowledge of the biological, behavioral, and physical sciences, as well as knowledge of, and the ability to speak, to read, and to write the English language proficiently. This program follows the policy of non-discrimination set forth by the Governing Board of Solano Community College.
The Associate in Science transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at California State Universities and prepare students for a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science. The program will prepare individuals to integrate and apply the principles of the food and nutrition sciences, human behavior, and the biomedical sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs. Students will learn how to utilize food for human growth and development in a variety of settings including health care organizations, food service operations, business and industry (product development, marketing, consulting), education and research, health promotion and private practice counseling.
Soft Skills for Technicians Job-Direct Low Unit Certificate.
This program is designed to develop technical and communication skills required for management support. Computer literacy, keyboarding skills, document formatting, proofreading and grammatical skills, presentation skills, spreadsheet, and organizational skills are emphasized.
This program is designed to provide fundamental theory and practical experiences required for a career in photography.
The focus of this program is on developing an understanding of and appreciation for the basic laws of our physical universe. This is done largely through the development of conceptual understanding, problem-solving skills, and laboratory investigations. The Physics 006,007,008 sequence is a three-semester offering in introductory physics requiring math through calculus. This sequence satisfies the lower division physics requirement for majors in physics, chemistry, geology or other physical sciences, and engineering. Physics 006 is a study of mechanics, gravitation, vibration and fluids. In Physics 007, students will cover the topics of electricity, magnetism, wave motion, and sound. In Physics 008, students will cover heat, optics, relativity, and modern physics. Students will learn to analyze and solve problems appropriate for this level. Experiments relating to the topics covered will be performed.
This program examines the theory and practice of government and the powerful personalities that affect governmental decisions. This interplay of individual citizens, public leaders, elections, and world events make political inquiry relevant today. The program provides a broad base for the analysis of how government resolves social conflict within the United States and around the world.
The psychology program provides academic instruction in basic psychological concepts, theories, terminology, and research methods, and promotes life skills, personal growth, and interpersonal effectiveness.
This program offers courses needed to qualify for the state of California salesperson license examination as well as for the broker’s examination. A full range of real estate courses is offered including real estate finance, appraisals, etc. The courses are taught by qualified real estate professionals.
The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer at Solano Community College prepares students to provide social leadership in creating greater equity and inclusion in the local community and in larger societal contexts. With a focus on Ethnic Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Social Justice Studies majors are given opportunities to critically examine the experiences of various communities in relation to issues of power and social inequality. The program’s interdisciplinary coursework allows students exposure to a variety of theoretical frameworks including Psychology, English, Sociology, History, Art, Political Science, Communications and more, as well as the fundamentals of methodology needed for social inquiry. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized throughout the program, especially in the analysis of historical and current examples of social engagement and change. Social Justice Studies provides a strong academic preparation for upper division coursework, a range of career paths, and meaningful social awareness and public engagement over students’ lifetimes.
Sociology is the study of society and human behavior. Students who obtain a degree in Sociology gain a fundamental understanding of culture, socialization, inequality, racial and ethnic relations, sex roles, deviance, social issues and problems, and the distribution of political and economic power. Sociology students prepare themselves for a job in the field of business, health, education, criminal justice, government/law, or social service, and a variety of other areas.
Theatre teaches practical skills, performance techniques, and creativity. It is the goal of this department to provide students with the tools needed to pursue a university degree or a career in the performing arts. In terms of university degrees, the curriculum of all core Solano College Theatre courses have been designed to equal courses offered in the UC and CSU system. In terms of careers in the performing arts, a wide range of academic and professional opportunities exists. These job opportunities include work in stage performance, television/film acting, lighting, sound, stage makeup design, costume design, house management, theatre education, theatre for youth, stage management, and even sporting event production.
A study of the principles of water and wastewater disposal and purification including municipal and industrial wastewater collection and treatment. The program will satisfy most of the requirements for certification of water and wastewater treatment personnel.
Designed to prepare the graduate for employment as a welder or a welder helper in the metal trades. The major types of welding covered are shielded arc, acetylene gas welding, metal inert gas, tungsten inert gas, automatic and semi-automatic welding machines.

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to influence, lead, or manage to reach your personal or organizational and/or economic goals?
  • ...enjoys facts, numbers, and details?
  • ...likes to carry out tasks in detail or to follow through on others' instructions?
  • ...is interested in learning about how to turn your ideas into a sustainable business?

In recent years, accounting has been one of the fastest growing professions, and the monetary rewards for the individual just entering the field and those achieving corporate positions are among the highest. Accountants deal with the financial condition of a company, an individual, or an organization. An accountant is an analyst who is employed because of expertise in financial matters.
This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for Business majors to achieve an Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration while completing the requirements for transfer to a California State University (CSU) or other four-year college or university. A baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering careers in business. Completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work.
This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a computer programmer trainee.
The Cosmetology program is approved by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. It is designed to prepare the student to take the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure and is subject to its regulations regarding the education and training of cosmetologists. Units include theory and practice in fundamental skills in all phases of beauty culture. There is no reciprocity for transfer students. All students are required to complete all technical, practical, and program requirements.
This program is designed to emphasize training to improve thought processes and to provide familiarity with the analytical tools of management, sound decision-making, and how to get things done through and with people. Also, this option is designed for initial employment upon graduation and for job advancement opportunities.
Marketing involves a variety of activities including selection of target customer, product development, promotion, pricing and distribution. It applies equally to services, ideas, non-profit organizations, and the individual.
Soft Skills for Technicians Job-Direct Low Unit Certificate.
This program is designed to develop technical and communication skills required for management support. Computer literacy, keyboarding skills, document formatting, proofreading and grammatical skills, presentation skills, spreadsheet, and organizational skills are emphasized.
This program offers courses needed to qualify for the state of California salesperson license examination as well as for the broker’s examination. A full range of real estate courses is offered including real estate finance, appraisals, etc. The courses are taught by qualified real estate professionals.

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to inform, enlighten, help, teach, counsel, or cure people?
  • ...enjoys using your skills to serve people?
  • ...likes to work hands-on with objects, machines, and tools and/or use your physical or athletic abilities?
  • ...is interested in working in a medical environment?

The ASL program provides a foundation of interpreting skills for students seeking to transfer to a four-year institution in order to become an interpreter. The coursework presents American Sign Language in a cross-cultural context, addressing the ethics and standards expected of a professional interpreter.
Successful completion of this major prepares students to work in the field of early childhood education. Students will learn about child development, health and safety, observation and assessment, and techniques for effective classroom teaching including child guidance, curriculum development, and educating in a culturally respectful manner. One semester of practicum is required. This program aligns with the statewide Early Childhood Education Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) which is designed to aid in student transfer. The CAP courses include: CDFS 038, CDFS 050, CDFS 053, CDFS 054 (or NUTR 054), CDFS 062, CDFS 063, CDFS 064, and CDFS 065.
The Cosmetology program is approved by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. It is designed to prepare the student to take the California State Board of Cosmetology examination for licensure and is subject to its regulations regarding the education and training of cosmetologists. Units include theory and practice in fundamental skills in all phases of beauty culture. There is no reciprocity for transfer students. All students are required to complete all technical, practical, and program requirements.
This program offers core and selective courses which provide the student with a base of knowledge and proficiencies in the area of criminal justice. The program operates with the cooperation and participation of local criminal justice agencies. All instructors in the program have experience in the criminal justice field. Courses are scheduled both day and evening to accommodate full-time or part-time students seeking to acquire or upgrade skills and to prepare the criminal justice student for a four-year degree in the CSU system.
This program is designed to equip students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for the variety of jobs in the field of Human Services. These courses are intended to provide entry-level skills and training for students who are interested in employment in mental health, social welfare, developmental services, corrections, alcohol and drug treatment, or child/adolescent treatment services.
The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree is designed to provide a seamless transfer pathway for students interested in pursuing at least one Kinesiology degree option in the CSU system.
The Registered Nursing Program at Solano Community College is a 2-year Associate Degree Program fully approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing and is subject to its regulations regarding the education and training of nurses. Successful completion of the program qualifies the student to apply to the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse. The practice of nursing requires knowledge of the biological, behavioral, and physical sciences, as well as knowledge of, and the ability to speak, to read, and to write the English language proficiently. This program follows the policy of non-discrimination set forth by the Governing Board of Solano Community College.
The Associate in Science transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at California State Universities and prepare students for a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science. The program will prepare individuals to integrate and apply the principles of the food and nutrition sciences, human behavior, and the biomedical sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs. Students will learn how to utilize food for human growth and development in a variety of settings including health care organizations, food service operations, business and industry (product development, marketing, consulting), education and research, health promotion and private practice counseling.
The psychology program provides academic instruction in basic psychological concepts, theories, terminology, and research methods, and promotes life skills, personal growth, and interpersonal effectiveness.

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, & THE SOCIAL WORLD


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to question and explore physical, biological, or cultural happenings?
  • ...enjoys using your skills with words to serve people?
  • ...likes to observe, learn, analyze, evaluate, or solve problems?
  • ...is interested in how social systems and society work?

This program emphasizes the development and diversity of, and adaptations in, human behavior and biology. Students in this program may study a variety of anthropological subfields, including Physical, Cultural, and Archaeology. In addition to acting as a path for successful transfer to an institution offering a baccalaureate degree in Anthropology, the Associate in Arts in Anthropology for Transfer Degree provides students pursuing any baccalaureate degree with basic skills in critical analysis, application of the scientific method, and cross-cultural understanding.
This program provides the academic and practical experience to prepare students for a career, or further education at a four-year institution, in art history and related fields, such as museum studies, art education and administration. The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer provides the academic and practical experience to transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree that will prepare students for a career in Art History.
Successful completion of this major prepares students to work in the field of early childhood education. Students will learn about child development, health and safety, observation and assessment, and techniques for effective classroom teaching including child guidance, curriculum development, and educating in a culturally respectful manner. One semester of practicum is required. This program aligns with the statewide Early Childhood Education Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) which is designed to aid in student transfer. The CAP courses include: CDFS 038, CDFS 050, CDFS 053, CDFS 054 (or NUTR 054), CDFS 062, CDFS 063, CDFS 064, and CDFS 065.
This program offers core and selective courses which provide the student with a base of knowledge and proficiencies in the area of criminal justice. The program operates with the cooperation and participation of local criminal justice agencies. All instructors in the program have experience in the criminal justice field. Courses are scheduled both day and evening to accommodate full-time or part-time students seeking to acquire or upgrade skills and to prepare the criminal justice student for a four-year degree in the CSU system.
Solano Community College offers an Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree to introduce students to principles, theory, and applied methods of spatial analysis in studying both the natural and human environment. The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Geography or similar major. The degree provides students with a foundation in the knowledge and skills of the Geography profession and prepares them for upper division university course work. Recipients of the Associate in Arts for Transfer degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing at a campus of the California State University system. The program in Geography is designed to develop the student’s awareness of human environment relationships and changes in the physical and cultural landscape induced by human activities.
This program emphasizes the development of various societies through a chronological study of the major social, political, economic, and cultural forces which have shaped these societies. Students in this program may study a variety of historical fields including United States, World, Western Civilization, African-American, Mexican and Mexican-American, California and Women’s History.
The Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Studies is designed to broaden their knowledge, abilities, and skills to create a foundation in the liberal arts. Students gain a broad background in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, communication, fine and preforming arts, mathematics, and the physical and biological sciences. The students are able to complete lower division major preparation and general education for transfer while simultaneously completing the Liberal Studies Associate Degree. This major provides opportunities for students who are exploring degree options and are not yet certain about their specific degree goals at the four-year level.
This program examines the theory and practice of government and the powerful personalities that affect governmental decisions. This interplay of individual citizens, public leaders, elections, and world events make political inquiry relevant today. The program provides a broad base for the analysis of how government resolves social conflict within the United States and around the world.
The psychology program provides academic instruction in basic psychological concepts, theories, terminology, and research methods, and promotes life skills, personal growth, and interpersonal effectiveness.
The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer at Solano Community College prepares students to provide social leadership in creating greater equity and inclusion in the local community and in larger societal contexts. With a focus on Ethnic Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Social Justice Studies majors are given opportunities to critically examine the experiences of various communities in relation to issues of power and social inequality. The program’s interdisciplinary coursework allows students exposure to a variety of theoretical frameworks including Psychology, English, Sociology, History, Art, Political Science, Communications and more, as well as the fundamentals of methodology needed for social inquiry. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized throughout the program, especially in the analysis of historical and current examples of social engagement and change. Social Justice Studies provides a strong academic preparation for upper division coursework, a range of career paths, and meaningful social awareness and public engagement over students’ lifetimes.
Sociology is the study of society and human behavior. Students who obtain a degree in Sociology gain a fundamental understanding of culture, socialization, inequality, racial and ethnic relations, sex roles, deviance, social issues and problems, and the distribution of political and economic power. Sociology students prepare themselves for a job in the field of business, health, education, criminal justice, government/law, or social service, and a variety of other areas.

VISUAL, PERFORMANCE, & LANGUAGE ARTS


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to express yourself creatively and using imagination or intuition?
  • ...enjoys feeling free to be inventive without limits?
  • ...likes to inform, enlighten, help, or teach, using your skills with words and physicality to serve people?
  • ...is interested in self-expression and thinking critically on the world in which we live?

This program provides the academic and practical experience to prepare students for a career, or further education at a four-year institution, in art history and related fields, such as museum studies, art education and administration. The Associate in Arts in Art History for Transfer provides the academic and practical experience to transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree that will prepare students for a career in Art History.
The Communication Studies Program is broad-based and concerned with the preparation and delivery of messages in interpersonal, public and business situations. This program focuses on understanding the communication process and improving communication skills. The program prepares the students to pursue professional goals in a variety of career possibilities including: Community College Teacher, Speech Writer, Communication Consultant, Lawyer, Minister, Personnel Director, Sports Broadcast Journalist, Public Relations, Political Campaign Aide, Sales, Counselor.
This program is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year university to major or minor in dance. A comprehensive dance education will develop skills required to create, perform, communicate and grasp the essence of dance. These skills are acquired through the study of modern dance, ballet technique, jazz technique, hip-hop technique, ballroom technique, performance, as well as dance production, dance appreciation, choreography composition and music fundamentals.
The Associate in Arts Degree in English for Transfer (A.A.-T) is for students who intend to complete a bachelor’s degree in English at a CSU. Students will take courses in English as well as related fields required for English majors. This program teaches writing, critical thinking, reading, and research skills as they apply to the areas of composition, creative writing, and the analysis of literature. Course work in creative writing is presented in sequenced writing workshops and courses in literary publishing. Course work in literature explores primarily British and American writers through genre, survey, figure, and thematic courses.
This program is designed to provide fundamental theory and practical experiences required for a career in film and/or television.
This program introduces the fundamentals of language learning (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture) with emphasis on language production, grammar, syntax, vocabulary acquisition, and exposure to the culture. This program provides study in more than one language.
Journalism teaches critical thinking and communication skills that enable students to translate events and issues of importance accurately and responsibly. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Journalism is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations or Advertising at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree (AA-T in Journalism) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
The Associate in Arts in Music for Transfer degree provides students with the foundations for a broad range of musical specializations such as instrumental performance, vocal performance, jazz performance, composition, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, and music industry.
This program is designed to provide fundamental theory and practical experiences required for a career in photography.
Theatre teaches practical skills, performance techniques, and creativity. It is the goal of this department to provide students with the tools needed to pursue a university degree or a career in the performing arts. In terms of university degrees, the curriculum of all core Solano College Theatre courses have been designed to equal courses offered in the UC and CSU system. In terms of careers in the performing arts, a wide range of academic and professional opportunities exists. These job opportunities include work in stage performance, television/film acting, lighting, sound, stage makeup design, costume design, house management, theatre education, theatre for youth, stage management, and even sporting event production.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & MATHEMATICS


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to observe, learn, analyze, evaluate, or solve problems?
  • ...enjoys to question and explore physical or biological happenings?
  • ...likes to work hands-on with objects, machines, tools, plants, or animals?
  • ...is interested in math and/or thinking analytically to solve complex problems?

The Astronomy program introduces students to the physical properties and processes that govern celestial bodies in the Universe. Students may take astronomy courses to satisfy their natural sciences requirements or to transfer with a major in astronomy/astrophysics or double major in astronomy and physics to the university. Transfer level astronomy curricula stress very strong preparation in physics and mathematics. While most astronomy courses will be taken at the upper division or graduate level, exposure to lower division astronomy courses will assist in exploring the major. Students planning to transfer may need to complete additional coursework and/or select specific electives required by the transfer institution and should consult with a counselor to identify required courses at their target university. Students who pursue a B.S. degree in astronomy will be qualified to enter a teaching credential program, operate a planetarium, and assist at an observatory. With an M.S. degree, students can teach astronomy or physics at a community college, be a telescope operator at a major observatory, or work in industry. A Ph.D. qualifies students for a career in research at a university, space agency, or observatory.
The Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree program prepares students to transfer to the California State University system as a biology major.
The Bachelor of Science in Biomanufacturing program builds upon the Associate in Science in Industrial Biotechnology degree. In the baccalaureate program students gain knowledge in biology, chemistry, engineering, statistics, quality, regulatory affairs, and business. Students use biomanufacturing laboratory facilities to gain process development skills. Many of the courses have been designed with curriculum that aligns with the requirements of certifications from professional organizations.
This program prepares graduates to work in the biotechnology industry as production technicians. A production technician operates and maintains the equipment used to manufacture protein pharmaceuticals or other products. Students will grow bacterial, yeast, and mammalian cells and recover the proteins that they produce. They will follow good manufacturing practices by maintaining records in order to comply with quality assurance procedures and government regulations. Students in the program must be able to adjust their time to a flexible schedule.
This program is designed to foster an understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry in a variety of applications. Students will learn how chemical knowledge is derived, theorized, and applied in solving problems in everyday life.
This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a computer programmer trainee.
Solano Community College offers a two-year lower division Engineering Program that is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year university. The lower division Engineering Core Courses recommended by the Engineering Liaison Committee of the State of California have been coordinated between community colleges and the four-year colleges and universities throughout California. As part of our Engineering Program, an Associate in Science Degree in Engineering is available. Although most engineering students transfer to a four-year university, those with an AS degree can also be employed in entry-level jobs that require two years of college-level science and math.
Solano Community College offers an Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree to introduce students to principles, theory, and applied methods of spatial analysis in studying both the natural and human environment. The Associate in Arts in Geography for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Geography or similar major. The degree provides students with a foundation in the knowledge and skills of the Geography profession and prepares them for upper division university course work. Recipients of the Associate in Arts for Transfer degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing at a campus of the California State University system. The program in Geography is designed to develop the student’s awareness of human environment relationships and changes in the physical and cultural landscape induced by human activities.
Successful completion of this major will assure competence in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, providing an adequate background for employment in many technological and scientific areas as well as providing a firm foundation for students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree in mathematics.
The focus of this program is on developing an understanding of and appreciation for the basic laws of our physical universe. This is done largely through the development of conceptual understanding, problem-solving skills, and laboratory investigations. The Physics 006,007,008 sequence is a three-semester offering in introductory physics requiring math through calculus. This sequence satisfies the lower division physics requirement for majors in physics, chemistry, geology or other physical sciences, and engineering. Physics 006 is a study of mechanics, gravitation, vibration and fluids. In Physics 007, students will cover the topics of electricity, magnetism, wave motion, and sound. In Physics 008, students will cover heat, optics, relativity, and modern physics. Students will learn to analyze and solve problems appropriate for this level. Experiments relating to the topics covered will be performed.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & MATHEMATICS

Industrial & Applied Technology


ARE YOU THE KIND OF PERSON WHO...

  • ...desires to desires to work hands-on with objects, machines, tools, plants, or animals?
  • ...enjoys work and play outside, including using your physical or athletic abilities?
  • ...likes to follow directions to organize, plan, and complete a project or task?
  • ...is interested in attaining employment as soon as possible?

Practical and theoretical knowledge in basic maintenance techniques, plus the special requirements of either airframe or power plant work. Upon satisfactory completion of the required courses, the student is eligible to take the Federal Aviation Administration written, oral and practical examination for airframe or power plant license.
Automotive technology is no longer ruled by sockets and screwdrivers. Computer diagnostics are now a mainstay of the automobile industry and they bring a new level of technical innovation in automotive maintenance and repair. SCC’s Automotive Technician program leads the industry with a dynamic curriculum in its new, state-of-the-art learning facility in Vallejo, making it a leader in training with hybrid, electric and clean diesel vehicles. The program also partners with leading car manufacturers to provide students the ability to work on the newest vehicles coming to market. This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry level employment as apprentice technicians, parts specialists, service consultants, or specialists in one of the many areas of the automotive service and repair industry.
This program is designed to provide students with entry level skills in the fields of mechanical, electrical, civil and architectural drafting and/or design.
This program was established under direction of Solano County fire protection agencies and offers both an intensive training course culminating in a Certificate of Achievement and a well-rounded educational program leading to the Associate in Science Degree. Instructors in this program are experienced members of the fire service field. In addition, a Fire Technology Academy for recently recruited fire service personnel and pre-service students is conducted periodically. The curriculum consists of courses selected from the regular fire technology course offerings.
This program is designed to provide theory and practical experience needed to enter the horticulture field or prepare for advancement or certification. It also offers some of the basic courses required of horticulture majors transferring to four-year institutions. This program offers certificates and degrees in six Ornamental Horticulture areas.
A study of the principles of water and wastewater disposal and purification including municipal and industrial wastewater collection and treatment. The program will satisfy most of the requirements for certification of water and wastewater treatment personnel.
Designed to prepare the graduate for employment as a welder or a welder helper in the metal trades. The major types of welding covered are shielded arc, acetylene gas welding, metal inert gas, tungsten inert gas, automatic and semi-automatic welding machines.