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SCC Aeronautics Program Partners with Delta Airlines

Solano Community College has been selected as one of 38 Aircraft Maintenance Technician schools in the country that will partner with Delta Airlines! This partnership will benefit Solano’s students by gaining Delta as a resource for continuous improvement of the AMT program, and will broaden access to the benefits of AMT careers available within the global aviation industry.

SCC Biomanufacturing Baccalaureate Approved

You can now earn your four-year degree at Solano Community College!

Courses begin Fall, 2017 (Enrollment begins Spring, 2017)

Biomanufacturing means growing living cells (bacterial, yeast, and animal cells) in large tanks called bioreactors and inducing them to produce a protein that serves as a medicine.Biomanufacturing at SCC, picture of bioreactor. That protein then must be separated from other cellular components and purified by using techniques that exploit its properties to isolate it away from other cellular proteins. Then technicians use analytical techniques to prove the purity of the isolated protein. In the future Biomanufacturing will be expanded to include the industrial production of biofuels, biomaterials, stem cells, and other products currently manufactured using chemical rather than biological techniques. Solano Community College is exploring the addition of these elements to its program.

This table represents the sequence of course offerings for the first cohort that will begin the degree program in Fall 2017. Currently each course is actively being taken through the Solano College Academic Senate’s curriculum approval process. Equipment has been purchased for the laboratory courses and faculty are designing the laboratory learning modules.

Biomanufacturing classes at SCC, picture of class list

California School Prepares its Students for Success

A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook

A California school prepares its students for success.

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/12/a-rural-high-school-with-a-21st-century-outlook/383963/

From The Atlantic.

Pearson-Bloom Retires as Head Coach of Women’s Softball

Terri Pearson-Bloom, the award winning head coach of the Falcon Softball Team, will be retiring from the program after 15 years of coaching. Pearson-Bloom received widespread recognition last season for achieving 400 wins as head coach. Under her leadership, the Falcons have achieved 11 consecutive Bay Valley Conference Championships, and have qualified for post-season play 12 times. The Falcon softball team consistently ranked in the top 20 in the state of California, reaching #1.

Pearson-Bloom’s emphasis on academic excellence led the Solano Softball team to a top 25 national ranking in overall team GPA with numerous players earning the most prestigious academic award in college softball, NFCA Academic All-Americans honors. Combining academic success with championship play produced numerous Solano Softball graduates who transferred successfully with softball scholarships to 4-year colleges. Former Falcons played at Division I, II, and NAIA colleges throughout the US including, but not limited to: Arizona State, CSU Fullerton, CSU Sacramento, CSU East Bay, Sonoma State, Jacksonville State, Lynn University, Oregon Tech, Lee University, Oklahoma Baptist, and Eastern New Mexico University.

Pearson-Bloom began her coaching career at St. Mary’s College in Moraga where she served as an assistant from 1995-96. She moved on to the University of Tennessee to become assistant coach for the Lady Vols for 2.5 seasons (1997-99).

Prior to Solano, Pearson-Bloom served as the head coach for one year with the Virginia Roadsters of the Women’s Professional Softball League where her team finished second place in the regular season and she received the honor of All-Star Game coach.

Pearson-Bloom performed as a standout player at California State University Northridge and led the team to four regional appearances and three Women’s College World Series appearances while batting leadoff and playing in the outfield. During her final season at Northridge, the team advanced to the national title game only to lose to eventual champion, the University of Arizona.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from California State University Northridge and a master’s degree in physical education from Western Illinois University. While at the University of Tennessee, she began work on another master’s degree in sports psychology. Last fall she earned her second master’s degree in communication studies from Lasell University.

Erik Visser, Athletics Director commented, “Coach Terri Pearson-Bloom is leaving a great legacy as the Head Coach for the Solano Falcons through her unconditional commitment to the success of the student athlete on and off the field and the tremendous team accomplishments under her leadership which includes 400 Wins, 11 consecutive Bay Valley Championships and qualifying for post season play 12 times.” Pearson-Bloom will continue her role as a faculty member in the Kinesiology program and Coordinator of the Academic Success Center.

SCC Student Film Festival on December 16th

The Solano Community College (SCC) Student Film Festival will take place at the SCC Fairfield campus in Room 121, TV studio on December 16th at 8 am. Students who were enrolled in the CINA 015 and CINA 016 courses will be featuring their short film projects during the festival. This semester the students work will include short individual montages plus three short features created by teams of students working together in groups. Students participating in the teams, experience “behind the camera” challenges as they search locations, work with actors, follow their script, light, shoot, and edit their production.
Instructor Ian McIver states that, “Students have worked hard and their finished product deserves to been seen by the public for the student to measure the appreciation of their completed work before entering the film industry.”

Admission for the SCC Student Film Festival at Theatre Deville is free and open to the public. For more information on this event, contact Ian McIver at Ian.McIver@solano.edu.

SCC To Host Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Meeting

FAIRFIELD, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) will host the Fall 2015 Curriculum Regional Meeting (North) of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges scheduled for this Friday, November 13, 2015.

For this event, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is partnering with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to hold Curriculum Regional meetings. The morning sessions will consist of updates on the latest news from the Chancellor’s Office and the Academic Senate on statewide curriculum issues, including the Program and Course Approval Handbook (PCAH), Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID), Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), and the UC Transfer Pathways. The afternoon sessions will consist of breakout sessions covering a variety of topics ranging from curriculum basics, distance education and curriculum in light of the Workforce Task Force recommendations to a special training session on the Curriculum Inventory especially designed for curriculum specialists. Teams of curriculum chairs, senate presidents, articulation officers, curriculum specialists, and administrators from colleges across Northern California will be present.
Meetings will be held in the back-half of the cafeteria (Building 1400), the Faculty Lounge, and the Honeychurch Board Room. Signs will be posted on campus to help our visitors locate the meeting. The programs will take place from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

For more information, contact Prof. Michael Wyly, SCC Academic Senate President at Michael.Wyly@Solano.edu or 707-864-4695.

CHP Helicopter to Land on SCC Fairfield Campus for Training Exercise

A CHP helicopter will be landing on the Solano Community College (SCC) Fairfield campus to provide emergency operations training with the SCC EMT and Nursing students. This will be a hands-on training for EMT and Nursing students, and will provide a practical, real-world emergency situation experience. The training will consist of aircraft safety, loading and unloading patients, communications between the ground and the aircraft pilot, and training provided by the Cordelia Fire Department.

The event will occur on Thursday, October 15th at 5 p.m. and will take place at the SCC Fairfield Campus, located at 4000 Suisun Valley Road in front of building 600.

For more information, contact John Zimmerman, EMT Instructor, at 707-712-5723 or john.zimmerman@solano.edu.

Solano’s Art and Literature Students Visit Legion of Honor

Solano Community College students visited the Legion of Honor, located in San Francisco, CA, on Sunday, September 27, 2015, as a part of Professor Ferdinanda Florence’s Art History (ART 001) and Michael Wyly’s Introduction to Mythology (English 018) classes.

Both classes participated in Professor Florence’s lively and informative tour of the ancient art collection housed at the Legion of Honor. The art represented key regions of the ancient Mediterranean basin, including examples from Ancient Egypt, the Near East and Greece. Students studied and discussed various works, including freestanding sculptures, vessels, jewelry and carved reliefs in various materials, including marble, diorite and gold.

Afterward, Professor Florence’s students continued their art analyses while Professor Wyly’s students discussed how representative pieces informed and/or were informed by their understandings of selected myths as well as the history of Ancient Greece.

Fairfield Campus Closed Due to Water Main Break

Fairfield, CA: The Solano Community College (SCC) Fairfield campus will resume operations on September 15th beginning at 2 pm.  Regularly scheduled classes and normal business hours will take place beginning at this time.  The necessary repairs to resolve the water main break are currently in progress and is expected to be completed by this time.

The Vacaville and Vallejo Centers are not affected by this water main break and classes will meet as scheduled.

For more information, contact Yashica Crawford at yashica.crawford@solano.edu or (707) 864-7112.

Enroll Now in Solano Summer Launch!

Are you ready to launch your next step in college or career? These short term summer offerings are designed to help you brush up and develop skills that will provide you with the foundations for success in your next successful educational or job-related journey!

Math 305 – Prepare for Math Success (.5 Unit)
This course will help new math students interpret their assessment test scores and evaluate their current level of mathematical knowledge. Throughout the course, students will review topics from math courses previously complete, and improve math study skills.

Outcomes – Students will:
• Identify and critique current math study skill habits.
• Identify at least one new valuable math study skill and implement its use while reviewing math content in preparation for their first math course at Solano.

Main Campus – June 22-25; 9-10:50 AM (CRN 60405) – Instructor: Genele Rhoades
Vallejo Center – July 6-9; 6-7:50 PM (CRN 60406) – Instructor: Genele Rhoades
Fairfield Suisun Adult School – Aug. 3-6; 3-4:50 PM (CRN 60407) – Instructor: Barbara Villatoro

Business 100 – Work Readiness (1.5 Units) – Instructor Adrienne Cary
This course covers the process of assessing the job market and completing a resume and application. Topics include how to be successful on the job and to gain satisfaction and rewards from work. The skills needed in the workplace are emphasized along with the social and communication skills, personal characteristics and habits, and expectations of the employer.
Outcomes – Students will:
• Identify the role and responsibilities of the working professional
• Develop and prepare a resume and letter of application; develop interview skills
• Demonstrate effective communication techniques
• Identify traits of an ethical employee
• Develop and use proper telephone techniques
• Establish effective time management techniques
Main Campus – July 27-30 and Aug 3-6; 6PM-8:50 PM (CRN 60408)
Fairfield Suisun Adult School – July 27-30 and Aug 3-6; 9AM- 11:50 PM (CRN 60410)
Vallejo Center – July 27-30 and Aug 3-6; 1PM-3:50 PM (CRN 60409)

Business 181 – Business Math (1 Unit ) – Instructors: Lavonne Slator
This course requires students to apply essential mathematical skills necessary for success in business. Includes a review of fractions, decimals, percent, ratios, the percentage formula, and general business applications, The course also reviews advanced business applications such as interest, discount, markup, payroll, pricing policies, cash and trade discounts, and financial statements. This is a self-paced, programmed learning class.
Outcomes – Students will:
• Analyze basic formulas and apply the principles to percentage and interest problems.
• Develop basic mathematical skills.
• Comprehend how to apply basic mathematical principles to common business problems.

Vallejo Center – June 15-19, June 22-25, June 29-July 2; 9AM-12:15PM (CRN 60412)
Fairfield Suisun Adult School –June 15-19, June 22-25 and June 29-July 2; 5PM -8:15 PM (CRN 60413)

CIS 060 Introduction to the Internet (1.5 Units)
This course is designed to prepare students to use the Internet, a worldwide computer network. Emphasis is on introducing features of the Internet, including electronic mail, the World Wide Web, Gopher, FTP (file transfer protocol), Telnet, and Usenet, as well as other Internet services and utilities. Students will explore hands-on the vast resources of the Internet, learn to access information using a variety of methods, and will construct a simple web page. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on projects, student presentations, and class exercises.
Outcomes – Students will:
• Describe the hardware and software requirements needed to connect to the Internet.
• Understand Internet addresses and on-line routing.
• Demonstrate an awareness of Internet etiquette by applying “Netiquette” principles.
• Connect to the Internet and send, receive, store, and forward mail including file attachments using both FTP mail and a commercial e-mail package.
• Locate a file at a remote site, and using ftp (file transfer protocol), transfer that file to a local computer.
• Use Telnet to access a variety of host computers and display directory and file information of the host.
• Locate and subscribe to a listserv.
Vacaville Center (Annex) – July 13-July 23; 9:00 AM – 11:50 AM (CRN 60414) – Instructor: K. Callison
Fairfield Suisun Adult School – July 13-July 23; 3-5:50 PM (CRN 60415) – K. Callison