Chancellor’s  Expectations  for  the  Yuba  Community  College  District

Douglas Houston As a learning-centered institution committed to excellence, Yuba Community College District and its colleges will be leaders in the state, region and communities we serve.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty, administration and staff, I welcome you to the exciting learning environment of the Yuba Community College District.

As a growing District, YCCD spans eight counties and nearly 4200 square miles of territory in rural, north-central California.  Its two colleges, Yuba College and Woodland Community College, offer degrees, certificates and transfer curricula at college campuses in Marysville and Woodland, educational centers in Clearlake and Yuba City, and through outreach operations in Williams and on Beale Air Force Base.

New facilities were recently constructed at all five campus locations as part of the District’s $190 million facilities bond program passed in 2006 by local voters and joint state funding for some of the projects. The Yuba College Sutter County Center (YC-SCC) in Yuba City and the Health and Public Safety Building on the Marysville campus are now open.  On the Clear Lake Campus three new buildings opened for Fall 2012 including the Student Services Building, Culinary Arts/Multipurpose building, and a science classroom facility.  The Woodland Community College - Colusa County Outreach Facility (WCC-CCOF) in Williams opened its doors to students in Spring 2011.  The Woodland Community College Building 700 was renovated to house all student services in one location and Building 100 was also renovated to house  the college administration offices.  The Yuba College Building 1100 renovation is is completed and provides students with a Learning Resource Center that is fully equipped with a library, computer labs, study rooms, café, tutoring labs, and success center.

The Colleges’ highly-qualified faculty provide both traditional and non-traditional instruction in a wide array of arts and sciences, career technical education, and athletic programs, many with national recognition and award-winning accomplishments. The college is a leader in the state for hybrid automotive technology, and has embarked on a progressive program for sustainability, education, and training for green collar professionals and technicians.

An extensive distributive education program with enhanced classroom technology, wireless access, and on-line classes is in place to enhance teaching and learning for the nearly 16,000 headcount of students enrolled annually across the District.

Administrative and classified staff provide a full range of strong support services for a highly diverse, amazingly talented student population. We strive to provide learning opportunities and support services that prepare students for the contemporary workplace, to be contributing members of society, and to pursue future educational goals.

Both colleges are regionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  The colleges most recent evaluation occurred in October 2012, and a follow-up visit is scheduled for October 2013.

Please enjoy your exploration of the YCCD web site to learn of the many exciting educational opportunities available in our District.