Welcome to Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College is an award-winning community college that has been ranked top in the nation. SBCC is located in downtown Santa Barbara, CA, right across from the beach! At SBCC, you can choose to take classes online or on-campus. Our affordable, award-winning programs and excellent faculty will support you and get you where you want to be. At SBCC, you can customize your education and earn a degree, certificate or transfer directly to 4-year universities like UC Santa Barbara and UC Santa Cruz. 

Find Your Path, Achieve Your Dreams

SBCC offers a wide range of programs that can help you pursue your passions, discover your talents and achieve your dreams. Visit our website to explore our Career and Academic Pathways to get started on your personal path to success. Not sure where to start? Need help? Our Student Resource Finder is here for you.

Transfer to a Four-Year College or University

Our support programs for transfer provide a variety of services, resources and programs designed to assist you every step of the way in your transfer process. Whatever your transfer destination - University of California (UC) campuses, California State Universities (CSU), or out-of-state universities - we are committed to helping make your transfer goal a reality!

Prepare for or Further Your Career 

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs are career-driven approaches that help prepare students for employment directly after they leave SBCC. The instructors have often worked, or are currently working, in their respective fields and tend to make use of hands-on learning and focus on the programs of study. SBCC has over 50 programs ranging from Automotive Technologies to Nursing, with many of them offering certificates and degree options. 

Wherever you want to go, SBCC will help you get there. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!