City College Secures Firefighter Academy Accreditation While Aeronautics Program Remains Displaced

This month City College received its California State Fire Marshal and the State Board of Fire Services accreditation making it a regional training program for five years. Its neighboring program, Aeronautics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program is at risk of being permanently cut.

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Layoffs Threaten Registered Nursing Department Accreditation, Negotiations with Administration Underway

In the wake of upcoming faculty layoffs approved by the Board of Trustees on Feb. 26, faculty from City College’s registered nursing department fear their department could lose their approval granted by the California Board of Registered Nursing, due to no longer meeting minimum staffing requirements outlined by the board. Now, City College nursing faculty are in negotiations with the school’s administration to minimize cuts to their department.

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A Many-Faceted Financial Fiasco

The pandemic has exacerbated the College’s financial woes, with decreased tax revenues and delayed funding from the state, but it is not the genesis of the problem.

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Drastic cuts across the board to address College’s “dire fiscal emergency” in approved Multi-Year Budget and Enrollment Plan

Facing budget constraints and continued accreditation pressures, the College’s Multi-Year Budget and Enrollment Plan outlines steep cuts, including at least 600 fewer class sections.

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The battle for City College’s accreditation continues in San Francisco Superior Court

Karnow heard cross-motions for summary adjudication in front of an audience of approximately 100 City College supporters that nearly filled all courtroom seats.

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Pelosi decides to join the fight

Pressed against the glass frame of City College’s Chinatown North Beach center on the morning of Jan. 6, faculty, staff and students listened attentively for updated accreditation information and supporting words from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.

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Judge delays City College’s possible loss of accreditation until after trial

San Francisco Superior Court Judge ruled on Jan. 2 that City College could not be closed until a trial determines whether the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges acted lawfully in its decision to revoke the school’s accreditation.

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