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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.



Mon, 29 Jun 2015

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.

Fri, 19 Jun 2015

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 www.sce.edu/schedule. 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.

Wed, 3 Jun 2015

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