Solano Community College

Solano Community College

Solano Community College, or SCC, is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Fairfield, in Solano County of California. It was established in 1945 and is a part of California's public community college system. SCC consists of a main campus and two satellite campuses - one in Vacaville and another in Vallejo. The college awards many degrees and certificates in various areas of study.

Some of the notable alumni of the college are Joe Carnahan, film director; Casey Sheehan, Army Specialist; Rudy Sylvan, NFL player for the Detroit Lions; Rob Wainwright, PBA player for the Welcoat Dragons; and Sylvester (Sly) Stewart, musician and creator of the famous 'Sly & the Family Stone'.

Solano Community College's sports teams are nicknamed the Falcons.

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Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield , CA 94534-3197
General Phone: (707) 864-7000

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Solano Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts543minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, ...
Science179biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Security and Law Enforcement150corrections, forensic science, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Business and Management99business, business management, accounting, small business management, banking, insurance, sales and marketing, retail
Nursing and Emergency Medicine88EMT paramedic, registered nursing, nursing assistant
Family and Social Work67family and consumer science, child development, human services
Beauty and Cosmetology32cosmetology
Therapy and Counseling26psychology
Science and Laboratory Technician24biology tech
Office and Administration22data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Media16journalism, radio and television
Mechanics and Repair10electrical installation and repair, computer repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech, avionics maintenance
Design10fashion design, interior design
Medical Administration9medical secretary
Computer Science and Engineering8computer programming, database administration, webmastering
Engineering Technician8water quality and recycling tech, hazardous materials tech, manufacturing tech, industrial safety tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting
Real Estate and Construction Management6real estate
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art, commercial photography
Art Studies2visual and performing arts, art studies
Production Trades1welding
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Law1legal secretary
Construction Trades0apparel and textile marketing
Landscaping and Horticulture0applied horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery, turf management, floristry

Number of programs and degrees for Solano Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,11774
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years148
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years15421
Award of less than 1 academic year536

Solano Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Solano Community College had a total enrollment of 11,163 students (7,678 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 39%
Black 17%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 21%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 24%
20-21 16%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown4%

Solano Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 42 %

Solano Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Fairfield, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Solano Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 636
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,066
Books and supplies $ 1,456

Financial Aid:
Solano Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 129200)

Solano Community College Faculty

Solano Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2642

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year76$70,88798$71,262
All faculty totalacademic year76$70,88798$71,262

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Solano Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management

Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Services, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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