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    He graduated from Sacramento City College with an Associate of Arts Journalism Publication Specialist degree.

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    Small plans to transfer to Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA in the fall.

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Classes cut, alternatives slimmer

Posted by rc360 on December 18, 2009 File Photo File Photo

Los Rios Community College District is expected to cut more than 300 course sections for the spring semester.

The cuts will eliminate 2 percent of classes throughout the entire district.

Students will want to get a head start in enrolling for class as fewer classes will be available.

“They need to register early,” Interim Vice President of Instruction John Ruden said.  “If they’re on the wait list, they need to check the position and do that daily because students do change their schedules.”

Ruden also said vocational, technical, basic skills and transferable classes are offerings that the district wants to keep.

He pointed out that students should look for classes they need on a different campus, putting the spotlight on City College’s new West Sacramento Center opening in the spring semester.

“Students need to look at classes that are being offered in West Sacramento in particular,” he said.

Richard Rosales, a graphic communications student, worries that a class he needs might be cut next semester. He doesn’t plan on traveling between campuses.

“I think it’s unfair to all students,” Rosales said.  “I don’t feel like I have to go (…) all the way to another college to take a course.”

At City College’s West Sacramento Center, only 35 different courses were offered for this semester.

District Academic Senate President Phil Smith said district officials realize that the class cuts will have a deep impact on its students and faculty, but budget cuts forced it to happen.

“The faculty that I speak to [are] deeply concerned about the section cuts and the impact they are having on students,” Smith said.  “It’s painful when the budget situation forces us to reduce the number of class sections.”

Since City College did not publish class schedules this starting this semester, students have to check the online class schedules to plan out their course load, located at

Click here to read the story on the Express website.


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