Yuba College has been in existence since 1927 and has continued to live through its mission of offering community service. The college is located on a 160-acre area on the outskirts of Marysville, California. The Yuba College district covers Sutter, Yuba and Colusa counties as well as sections of Lake, Glenn and Yolo Counties.
This college is also part of the three campuses that make up the Yuba Community College District: the Clear Lake campus, Woodland Community and Yuba College itself.
Yuba College is known for its reputation of being an “educational leader” in northern California. As such the college strives to offer nothing short of quality education to its students and this has been proven by the consistency in performance of students who transfer from Yuba to California State University and other private Universities.
Riding on the confidence of accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and colleges the college offers occupational and technical classes that are vital in gaining and improving job skills. Yuba College is also enjoys the recognition of being a credible two year collegiate grade institution by the University of California System. The college also has a well trained and experienced faculty that serves the expansive 90 departments with over 1,000 courses.
Having been in existence for 84 years, Yuba College offers a diversity of academic programs making it the besting in the region. The college offers an excellent environment for academic growth through collaborative classes that are geared towards encouraging liberal exchange of thoughts giving every student an opportunity to be heard. The college has about twenty majors under which students can pursue a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, a diploma or a certificate program its numerous programs ranging from Fine Arts, Health occupations, Physical education, maths and science, social science, business technology among others.
Yuba College is also known to be a centre for continuing Education that serves professionals and offers career development opportunities for adults who are in employment, management and counseling course for business owners, technical and advanced training as well as contracted training for company employees. The needs of homebound individuals are also met through the online, television and evening classes.
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Yuba college employs an open admission policy as admission to the college is not restricted to District residents as non-residents form the larger California are also accorded the privilege of studying at the college even though a tuition charge is levied as required by the law. The college does not also have any restrictions prohibiting the District residents from attending other colleges besides the community college. Applications can be submitted online via www.yccd.edu . All application must be accompanied by college and high school transcripts which are mailed by the mailing institution. Applicants will also be obliged to provide their residential information for easy of classification.
Admission to programs such as Associate Degree in Nursing, Veterinary Technology, Psychiatric Technician, Radiologic Technology and Vocational nursing can be completed online. However, applicants must obtain the application deadlines from the admissions office.
Some of the general admission requirements include a high school diploma for those seeking enrollment for full time courses, as well as a state Certificate of Proficiency besides having attaining 18 years as per the education code. High school students who have successfully completed eighth grade are also eligible for part time classes but with the backing of a recommendation from parents or high school administrator. This is besides meeting the pre-requisite of the course and meeting all the regulations, rules and college fees.
Yuba College is also authorized to admit international students on the F-1 student visa into its two year transfer and vocational programs. International students on the other hand must obtain special application that is mailed on request by the Foreign Student Admissions Office. The deadline for the applications is May 15 for the fall semester and December 15 for the spring semester. Applications to Yuba College are not charged.
Yuba College offers financial aid to its students with the aim of supplementing the personal resources s in order to meet the cost of funding their studies. Students who wish to be considered for financial aid must express their interest in writing. Some of the financial aid options available include the work study program, federal grants, state grants, loans, fee waivers as well as other outside scholarships.
To qualify for financial aid applicants must have a demonstrated need as to why they should be considered for financial aid that is also determined against the cost of attendance that includes books, tuition fees, transportation, supplies as well as personal expenses. This cost varies for every applicant based on the residence. Applications for financial aid are reviewed by the financial aid office to ensure that the eligibility criteria are met. However, the award can only be released upon confirmation that the applicant is enrolled for classes 15 days before the next payment date.
Other criteria includes being enrolled for associate degree, transfer program or the certificate program and are already taking courses that fulfill the program requirements. Also, applicants are supposed to declare a major at the Admissions and records office, submit changes regarding majors in writing and maintain a demonstrated progressive academic record. Most importantly, applications for financial aid must be made every year. The deadline for applying for financial aid can be obtained from the financial aid office.
Student affairs at Yuba College are controlled by a governing body known as the Associated Students of Yuba College (A.S.Y.C) under the able leadership of the student council which is mandated to provide social activities and service to students besides representing their interests and views to the Board of trustees and administration. The members of the student council are also entitled to sit and participate on the District committee as well as the Governing Board.
The college also encourages student participation in non-academic engagements that are aimed at promoting wholesome development of individuals and personalities in order to broaden their scope of thinking. This is achieved through planned activities some of which are organized in conjunction with clubs and organizations. The college has over 15 clubs and organizations among them the Black Students Union, Earth Explorers, Yuba Auto Club and Yuba College Historical Student Association among others.
Although there is no defined dress code, students of Yuba College are expected exercise maturity through the good taste of their day to day attire. Even then, it is mandatory for students to wear street sandals or shoes within all campus buildings except for defined places such as the gym.
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Yuba College constitutes a well balanced and competitive athletics program and professes membership to the Northern California Football Conference, Bay Valley Conference as well as California Association of Community Colleges. Students of Yuba College take part in soccer, men and women’s basketball, track, softball, football and volleyball. Yuba participates in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and track; as well as baseball, football, softball and volleyball. Students who wish to take part in sports are free to apply.
The Athletic department offers six scholarships to two students with the highest GPA drawn from the opposite gender each receiving $1000, while four others are awarded $500 having attained next four highest GPA. Applicant to these scholarships must have participated in a two year sporting program and is eligible for admission to the upper division. Applications must be supported by transcripts, statement of purpose, verification of work in progress, recommendation letter, as well as collegiate achievements. Every semester, athletes who complete over 12 units and obtain a GPA of 2.80 or higher are accorded the academic honor roll that is accompanied by a certificate award and a T-shirt.