Sacramento City College offers degrees and certificates in air traffic control, aircraft dispatch, airframe and powerplant maintenance, and flight technology. Our programs are governed by regulations established by the FAA.
Our aeronautics program is designed to meet the needs of students who want to qualify for Federal Aviation tests. The program fulfills all the requirements under CFR 14, Federal Aviation Regulation part 147. Students who complete this program can test for the FAA certification. Upon passing the appropriate FAA examinations, graduates can work on aircraft as technicians and supervise the work of others.
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Our Art programs offer introductory and intermediate courses in drawing, painting, digital art, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and design. Through the study of art theory and art practice, students develop an awareness and understanding of the materials, tools, rationale, and significance of art in society. The art curriculum's critical thinking and technical skills components encourage students to utilize independent thought processes and problem solving. Our Art programs provide students with transfer and employment opportunities as well as professional and personal development.
Our Art History programs focus on the history, theory, and research of art products, architecture, and artifacts. Our programs prepare students for further study in the history of art leading to a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, and/or Ph.D. in Art History. Art Historians with advanced degrees often become college instructors, museum and gallery directors, curators, or art critics, and can work for public and private collectors.
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Chemistry involves the study of chemical processes, compositions, and manipulation to better understand how materials are structured, change, and react in certain situations. Chemistry is a fundamental part of a variety of disciplines, from biological processes to industrial fabrication. We offer chemistry courses for both students pursuing scientifics careers and those in non-scientific fields. Our students conduct hands-on chemical experimentation in modern, well-equipped laboratories.
Film and Media Studies is designed to develop critical thinking and screenwriting skills while fostering a humanistic and social scientific understanding of the media. Students combine hands-on courses in scriptwriting with critical studies of the visual media as an art form and social force. This program is particularly encouraged for students who intend to transfer to university film and media programs or pursue careers that demand a high level of visual literacy, analytic, and writing skills.
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Graphic Design and Digital Media focuses on visual arts produced in a digital environment with an emphasis on technology. Coursework includes traditional and new media fundamentals relevant to art and design. Students can go on to pursue careers in fields such as graphic design, digital illustration, 3D animation, and web design.
Horticulture is the art or practice of garden cultivation and management. Horticulture includes arboriculture, floriculture, landscape horticulture, landscape design, olericulture, pomology, and viticulture.
Our programs cover plant identification, landscape design, construction and maintenance, soils and plant nutrition, plant production and marketing, irrigation and water conservation, integrated pest management, and sustainable horticultural practices.
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The medical laboratory technician (MLT) program at Folsom Lake College is designed to prepare students to qualify for and pass the National Medical Laboratory Technician Licensing exam. The Folsom Lake College MLT program is accredited by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Laboratory Field Services (LFS), and National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
The MLT program includes aspects of didactic and clinical training to prepare students to step into functioning medical laboratories, either in a hospital or research lab setting. The program has robust prerequisites and is intended to equip completers to execute any aspect of their profession both within and outside California. Not only will this approach prepare students for possible career advancement later, it will also result in the best possible preparation for a career as an MLT.
Successful completion of the MLT program requirements and general education graduation requirements of Folsom Lake College qualify the student for an associate degree in Medical Technology. Program completers are eligible to sit for the national MLT licensing exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Once a passing score on the ASCP National exam is achieved, graduates can apply for both national certification and state licensure.
To be eligible for enrollment in the program or in individual MEDTEC courses, the student must meet the following criteria:
The program is designed to prepare the student for licensure, for employment, and to participate as a member of a health care team. As part of the program, students will be placed in an operating medical laboratory as an intern in their final semester of program residence. Completers of the program will have demonstrated consistently professional, safe, and ethical practice.
The modern making curriculum at Folsom Lake College is ideal for makers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, hobbyists, inventors, and anyone interested in enhancing and developing marketable job skills, solving problems, developing products, improving business processes, or creating works of art using state-of-the-art digital fabrication tools and techniques.
Psychology is the study of the way humans and animals act, feel, think, and learn. Part of psychology's appeal and fascination is the fact that it involves both pure science and the practical application of science to matters of everyday life. Those pursuing psychology as a field of study will find many career opportunities centering around helping others understand, predict, and control their own behavior and the behavior of others. Training in psychology also provides a valuable foundation for other professions that deal with people.
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Speech Communication courses offer instruction and practice in a variety of communication settings. The program includes theory and practice in public speaking, group work, and interpersonal relationships. Critical thinking, listening, and communicating across cultures are also part of the program.