San Jose City College

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San Jose City College
San Jose City College logo.gif
Established1921
TypeCommunity college
Students10,139 [2012][1]
LocationSan Jose, California, USA
Coordinates: 37°18′53″N 121°55′41″W / 37.3148°N 121.9280°W / 37.3148; -121.9280[2]
Websitewww.sjcc.edu
 
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San Jose City College
San Jose City College logo.gif
Established1921
TypeCommunity college
Students10,139 [2012][1]
LocationSan Jose, California, USA
Coordinates: 37°18′53″N 121°55′41″W / 37.3148°N 121.9280°W / 37.3148; -121.9280[2]
Websitewww.sjcc.edu

San Jose City College, founded in 1921, is a community college located in the city of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.

San Jose City College was originally called San Jose Junior College and operated in downtown San Jose, California. San Jose Unified School District took over the College’s operation in 1953 from San Jose State College, moving it to its present 2100 Moorpark Avenue location, overlooking Interstate 280. The name changed to San Jose City College in 1958.

Programs[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Coach Bert Bonnano with Millard Hampton

San José City College is home to Jagsports. Over the past seven decades Jaguar athletes have gone on to become Olympic champions and world record holders. City College promotes athletic excellent through world-class coaching and facilities. Our $1.7 million capital improvements plan includes a new weight and fitness training complex which is open now to all students, and contains only the most modern weight and cardiovascular equipment.

During the 1970s, SJCC was a major training hub for Olympic Track and Field athletes. Under the supervision of coach Bert Bonnano, Bruce Jenner trained like a full-time athlete before he won the 1976 Olympic Decathlon. Alumni Millard Hampton and Andre Phillips both won Olympic gold medals, with coaching assistance from alumni Bobby Pointer. The throwing facilities, in particular, were home to gold medalist Mac Wilkins, Al Feuerbach and John Powell. All three became world record holders, Wilkins and Feuerbach setting their records at San Jose City College. Following Jenner's victory in Montreal, Bonnano created the Bruce Jenner Invitational, one of the top domestic meets for top level athletes. It was an annual televised stop, equivalent with today's Prefontaine Classic. He also used Hampton and Phillips' names to create a local high school invitational. In 1984 and 1987, the San Jose City College track was host to the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Men's teams[edit]

Women's teams[edit]

Library[edit]

The new library opened in June 2003. It was named after the Farm Labor leader: Cesar E. Chavez. The library is state-of-the-art with wireless Internet access and data ports throughout the building.

The library also has an electronic research lab consisting of thirty personal computers, an electronic whiteboard and a variety of learning software.

The library collection consists of approximately 63,000 books and 200 periodical subscriptions. In addition, the library’s databases make thousands of periodical articles available to students both on and off-campus.

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