Shape San Bernardino Community College District’s Future
SBCCD includes Crafton Hills College, San Bernardino Valley College, KVCR TV/FM and the Economic Development and Corporate Training division
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF., (October 10, 2016) — With a goal to grow student population and strategically develop learning facilities to the year 2021 and beyond, the San Bernardino Community College District is soliciting and encouraging input from the public to shape the district’s future masterplan. The SBCCD oversees Crafton Hills College, San Bernardino Valley College, the Economic Development and Corporate Training division and its own public television and radio station, KVCR TV-FM.
To read the draft District Alignment Plan and give feedback online, visit www.sbccd.edu/dap
“We are building upon our good standing with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and rolling up our sleeves together with our faculty, students, staff, alumni and community members to draw our path ahead,” said San Bernardino Community College District Chancellor Bruce Baron. “The San Bernardino Community College District has a remarkable opportunity to demonstrate how we embrace our diversity, tap into the energy of our youth and partner with our community to transform the future of the Inland region through higher education.”
The strategic study, referred to as the District Alignment Plan, kicked off in fall 2015 by analyzing the emerging educational, workforce, economic and community needs of the greater San Bernardino and Riverside area. Since then, public workshops have been held district-wide to solicit ideas and suggestions from the broader community.
The comprehensive document will be a roadmap for the district to design educational and job-training programs and guide sustainable building growth.
For instance, the educational and facilities blueprint for the future includes the following concepts:
- Create career pathways for students that link employable skills, certifications, Associate’s degrees, and transfer to integrate career technical education with transfer education. Expand the definition of career technical education to include courses of study in nursing, accounting, computer science, engineering, and business, among others.
- Develop a process to increase the number of full-time faculty and lower the ratio of adjunct to full-time faculty in the district.
- The four-acre undeveloped portion of the District Office site, located at 114 S. Del Rosa Ave. in San Bernardino, presents the opportunity to consolidate District-level administrative services into one location to remove the need to lease space.
Once public comments are collected, the District Alignment Plan will be submitted for consideration and a vote of the district’s governing board of trustees in December.
Additional draft educational and facilities master plans are available online.
The San Bernardino Community College District creates new opportunities for more than 23,000 students each year. Building upon its 90-year history, SBCCD is strengthening Inland Southern California’s future workforce and civic vitality through Crafton Hills College, San Bernardino Valley College, Economic Development & Corporate Training and KVCR TV/FM. Learn more at: www.sbccd.edu