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March 13, 2024 - The WASC visiting committee provided very positive feedback to leadership about their impression of SDCCE and its commitment to student learning. The team is making a positive recommendation to the commission. We will receive official notice from the commission of the school’s standing within approximately 6 weeks.

Our college is always all hands-on deck and your efforts do not go unseen. You all make San Diego College of Continuing Education the leading adult education college for workforce education serving the state's most vulnerable populations and the findings show that!

  ACS WASC Adult/ROCP Visiting Committee Final Presentation – March 13, 2024
  Self-Study Visiting Committee Report – March 11-13, 2024

San Diego College of Continuing Education (SDCCE) is the adult education institution within the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). SDCCE is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) on a seven-year basis.

Accreditation standards are important to maintain because they keep our institution at a high level of excellence in how we organize and present our curriculum. When students attend a class, or when businesses and local community groups look to us for partnerships, they know they are working with first-rate educators and staff. SDCCE is currently accredited through June 2024 and is continually documenting and improving processes to maintain accreditation on an ongoing basis.

Significant parts of accreditation are the development of the Mid-Cycle Progress Report in 2021 and the Self Study Report and Action Plan, which was collaboratively written between Summer 2022 to Spring 2024. These reports are submitted to WASC prior to a team visit to our campuses.

The WASC Self-Study visit will occur over three days, March 11 – 13th as a virtual visit. The Accrediting Commission typically makes a new status determination of accreditation within two months of the self-study visit.

Student Learning Outcomes

WASC and the State Academic Senate are committed to moving institutions to a learner-centered model that includes Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) at all levels of instruction. SLOs define the specific knowledge, skills and abilities that we expect our students to master in our classes and programs. As part of the cycle of assessment, data is reviewed, analyzed and acted upon at all levels of the institution.

SDCCE currently has institutional, program and course level SLOs and is actively revisiting the development of SLOs at all three levels as a means of Building on Success through Critical Self-Examination. SDCCE is also in the process of implementing a fifth institutional SLO (approved in fall 2023) that reflects commitment to diversity and social justice.

SDCE Campuses

Mission: San Diego College of Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing tuition-free, accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to credit more about the SDCCE mission »