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

The mission statement of the college is as follows:

"The mission of San Jose City College is to prepare and empower students for success in a global multicultural society. With the fostering of student learning as its primary focus, the College provides continuous access to a wide range of comprehensive and flexible post secondary academic and occupational programs that prepare Silicon Valley residents of all ages and backgrounds for balanced and productive lives and successful careers. To reach these educational goals, the College provides the appropriate support services to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. In fulfilling this mission, the College assists students in achieving their education, employment, and life long learning goals. These include but are not limited to:

  • Two-year college degrees
  • Lower-division transfer and general education courses
  • Certificates
  • Basic skills instruction
  • English as a Second Language courses
  • Distance learning opportunities
  • Technology and career training
  • Economic development
  • Community services courses
  • Adult non-credit courses
  • This mission is, and shall remain, in accordance with all legislation enacted by the State of California."

The college is home to radio station KJCC, found locally on the dial at 104.1 FM. The radio station first started broadcasting in 1978 as KSJC.

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MSN Encarta - San Jose (California) (915 words)
One of the largest cities in population in the United States, San Jose lays claim to being the capital of Silicon Valley, a nickname for a swath of communities engaged in high-technology research and manufacturing.
The city is in the Santa Clara Valley, with the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west and the Diablo Range to the east.
The population of San Jose increased from 628,283 in 1980 to 894,943 in 2000.
San Jose, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6285 words)
The City of San José (IPA pronunciation: [sæn hoʊˈzeɪ]) is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of California and is the county seat of Santa Clara County.
The San Francisco Bay Area, of which San Jose forms part, is the fourth most populated in the U.S. San José was the first town in the Spanish colony of Nueva California (later Alta California), founded in 1777 as a farming community to provide food for nearby military installations.
San Jose is a charter city under California law, giving it the power to enact local ordinances that may conflict with state law, within the limits provided by the charter.
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