International Students

State Center Community College District offers a rich educational opportunity for the international student. With over 200 areas of study and an affordable tuition rate, international students can graduate from one of our colleges or centers with a certificate of completion or an associate degree. International students may also transfer to a four-year university after completing their transfer requirements at SCCCD.

SCCCD offers international students the experience of a large college at Fresno City College with an enrollment of almost 25,000, or a small campus experience with a rural environment at Reedley College, as well as opportunities for classes at our other centers.

Fresno City College

Founded in 1910, Fresno City College was the first community college in California. Almost 200 international students attend Fresno City College per year from countries such as Japan, Indonesia, Korea, India, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, and Canada. Popular majors include Business, Information Systems (IS), Graphic Design, Accounting, Engineering, Criminology, Psychology, Communication Arts/Journalism, and Nursing. International students take advantage of many student services at Fresno City College such as athletics, cultural clubs, health services, the honors program, and more.

For more information, please visit the Fresno City College International Students page.

Reedley College

Located near the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Kings River, Reedley College offers a range of educational opportunities from traditional classrooms and science laboratories, to state-of-the-art training facilities. International students show special interest in Reedley College for its outstanding programs in aviation, forestry, and agriculture. Reedley College offers unique hands-on opportunities. A 20,000 square-foot aviation hanger houses one of only 18 certified aviation maintenance programs in California, a 600-acre forest at Sequoia Lake poses a challenge for forestry students, and a 300-acre farm provides an outdoor classroom for agriculture students.

For more information contact Veronica Fisher at Reedley College, (559) 638-0323.

Transfer Opportunities

Many international students at SCCCD go on to four-year educational institutions.
Universities within a short radius of SCCCD are:

  • California State University Fresno (including the Craig School of Business)
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • University of California Merced