Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. SBCC is renowned as the #1 community college in the nation. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Santa Barbara City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Average Tuition USD 7,944
  • Total Annual Cost USD 25,619

School Description

Santa Barbara City College was established in 1909 and is located in the city of Santa Barbara, California, USA. The college was discontinued shortly after World War I, and its work largely took over by the Santa Barbara State Normal School, which became the Santa Barbara State College, and later, the University of California, Santa Barbara. SBCC was reorganized by the high school district in the fall of 1946. Called Santa Barbara Junior College from its inception, the Santa Barbara Board of Education formally changed the name to Santa Barbara City College in July 1959.

Today, over 2000 international students are attracted to Santa Barbara City College by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities, student support services and incredible location. SBCC is also helping high-school students, many of whom may not be financially or academically prepared, develop long-term educational plans through college readiness and career counselling programs. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree.

  • 01Proximity to beach
  • 02High transfer rate to four year universities
  • 03Rated as No.1 Community College in 2013 and Top Ten multiple times

Diploma Programs

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    Accounting Assistant

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.  

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    Acting

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and more
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    Administration of Justice

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforc more
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    Advanced Photo Design

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photogr more
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    American Sign Language

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requ more
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    Animation and Gaming

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and i more
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    Anthropology

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biolog more
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    Applied Photography

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photogr more
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    Art History

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art his more
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    Associate Child Care Teacher

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teachin more
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    Automotive Service and Technology

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Manufacturing Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientif more
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    Baking and Pastry

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process a more
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    Basic Computer Applications

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architectur more
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    Basic Internet Skills

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architectur more
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    Biology

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant more
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    Biomedical Science

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the study of more
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    Black Studies

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture an more
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    Business Administration

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human reso more
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    Chemistry

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.  

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    Cisco Networking Associate

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas more
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    Cloud Computing Specialist

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related more
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    Commercial Music

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock musi more
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    Communication

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and et more
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    Computer Applications and Office Management

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architectur more
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    Computer Information Systems

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architectur more
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    Computer Network Engineering

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientific areas more
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    Computer Science

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, more
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    Construction Technology

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, practical and technical knowledge of the fundamentals of Construction Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of construction equip more
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    Creative Writing

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and litera more
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    Culinary Arts

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Food Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, and the process a more
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    Database Programming and Applications Development

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related more
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    Digital Audio Production

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies a more
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    Digital Cinematography

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies a more
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    Digital Design Basics

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmak more
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    Documentary Film Making

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies a more
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    Early Childhood Education

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teachin more
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    Economics

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient alloc more
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    Effective Marketing Communication Management

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relation more
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    Elementary Teacher Education

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational servic more
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    Engineering

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technologica more
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    English

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and litera more
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    Enterprise Communication

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.  

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    Entrepreneurship

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.  

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosyst more
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    Film and Media Studies

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical a more
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    Film Production

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical a more
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    Finance

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, a more
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    French

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.  

  • 721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA

    Game Design

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmak more
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    Graphic Design

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmak more
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    History

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in p more
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    Hospitality Management

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism management, more
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    Hospitality Operations Specialist

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism management, more
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    Independent Film Producing

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical a more
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    Information Technology Management

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related more
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    Interior Design

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectura more
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    International Business

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wid more
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    Introduction to Graphic Design

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmak more
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    Journalism

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; la more
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    Landscape Operations

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Landscape Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of geology and hydrology; soils, gr more
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    Law and Society

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.  

  • 721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA

    Liberal Studies

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social scienc more
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    Mathematics

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, to more
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    Media Art

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociolog more
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    Music

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock musi more
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    Native American Studies

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture an more
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    Nursing

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also inc more
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    Philosophy

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetic more
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    Physical Education

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering co more
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    Physics

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the more
  • 721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA

    Psychology

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

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    Public Relations

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Public Relations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public relations theory; principles of adv more
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    Radiology

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Radiology. The program offers courses that focus on anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiati more
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    Real Estate Development

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program enables students to successfully manage development projects, proactively shape a business environment, and analyze variables that contribute to challenges and innovation. The program offers courses that fo more
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    Sociology

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and m more
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    Spanish

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.  

  • 721 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA

    Theatre Arts

    USD 25,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and more
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