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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Education at City College of San Francisco


City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is among the oldest and largest community colleges in the U.S., enrolling roughly 100,000 students each year.  CCSF’s 900 administrators and staff, and 1,800 faculty (25% with PhDs), deliver about 5,000 courses per semester at 10 campuses and nearly 200 other instructional sites citywide.  The College's programmatic breadth and variety, combined with its prominence in city ethnic neighborhoods, result in one of the highest market penetrations and most diverse faculty and student bodies of community colleges in the country.  CCSF is currently the only college in the U.S. with two NSF ATE Centers (MPICT and Bio-Link).

CCSF’s Computer Networking and Information Technology (CNIT) Department provides instruction in rapidly advancing networking and information technologies.  It is a Cisco Regional Networking Academy, a Microsoft IT Academy, a Pearson VUE Authorized Center for Testing and the first Juniper Networks Academic Alliance member in North America.  CNIT’s chair and 21 other faculty members serve some 2,500 students annually with 64 sections (18 online) of 53 different courses, leading to 14 certificates, 12 industry certifications, an A.S. Degree and transfer opportunities.  Students are extraordinarily diverse.  At least a fourth already have at least Bachelor degrees.  FAQs for students are available.  The main department office is located on the Ocean Campus, Science Hall, Room 147.  Call (415) 452-5323 or e-mail us for more information.

CCSF’s Computer Science Department chair and 14 other faculty offer some 60 courses, 9 certificates and two AS degrees to some 1,200 students per semester in traditional computer science programming technologies.  75% of CS students enroll in core introductory programming courses and are just starting college, 55% of those taking evening or Saturday classes have at least a Bachelor's degree, 35% of students are currently working in the computer industry, and 31% of students are full-time.  The main department office is on the Ocean Campus, Batmale Hall, Room 456.  Call (415) 239-3963 or email us for more information.


CCSF’s Visual Media Design's offers degree and certificate programs with concentrations in Animation, Flash Design and Development, Rich Media Production, Performance Arts, Programming, Web Design and Graphics, Web Design with Dreamweaver, Web Production and Web Programming - and some 40 different courses.  A gallery of diverse student work is available, and students have access to a rich set of resources.  The program office is on the Ocean Campus in Cloud Hall, room 339.  Call (415) 452-5107 or email for more information, or contact our faculty members (right-hand side).

CCSF’s Business Department chair and almost 140 faculty provide a wide variety of courses and programs to prepare people to work in business organizations.  Related to ICT are:  some 20 credit and 80 non-credit courses in Computer Applications for Business,  3 credit and 19 non-credit courses in Office Technology and credit and non-credit courses in Web Development.  It offers job matching  and career connection services.  The program office is on the Ocean Campus in Cloud Hall, room 105.  Call (415) 239-3203 or contact the person listed under the area of study in which you are interested.

CCSF’s Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department chair and 20 other faculty offer programs in areas of video production, video editing (analog and digital), radio station operations, sound design, sound production, and broadcast journalism. AS Degrees and academic certificates and some 40 courses are available.  The program operates a cable radio station, a cable TV station and a variety of media services.  While many classes are oriented toward media production, many also address ICT skills and technologies that enable broadcast and other electronic media.    The program office is on the Ocean Campus in Arts Extension, room 161.  Call (415) 239-3527 or email for more information.


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