Fall 2013 Class Schedule (SCC)



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PSYC 300    General Principles    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110, ENGWR 101, and/or LIBR 318 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior. Students will be introduced to foundation principles and current trends in the field of psychology. Concepts that are explored include methods of psychological inquiry, the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, stress and health, personality, developmental psychology, psychological disorders, psychotherapy, and social psychology. This course is designed for psychology majors, behavioral and social science majors, and other students who desire a broad overview of the field. (C-ID PSY 110)

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 24-Oct 18
MW        03:00PM-06:15PM LEC G.Austin             SCC MAIN RHS 261         16057 
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On-Campus

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 19-Dec 13
MW        03:00PM-06:15PM LEC G.Austin             SCC MAIN RHS 261         17007 Textbook
On-Campus

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Rickgauer          SCC MAIN RHS 263         16968 Textbook
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC P.Szabo              SCC MAIN RHS 263         16049 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Pitman             SCC MAIN RHS 271         16050 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC L.Zeimet             SCC MAIN LIH 103         16048 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC R.Dowdall            SCC MAIN RHS 263         16051 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC H.Moftakhar          SCC MAIN RHN 220         16061 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Eckley             SCC MAIN RHS 269         16052 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Austin             SCC MAIN PAC 201         16053 Textbook
F         10:45AM-01:50PM LEC H.Moftakhar          SCC MAIN RHS 263         16054 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC T.Eckley             SCC MAIN RHS 263         17979 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC H.Moftakhar          SCC MAIN PAC 201         16949 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC G.Pitman             SCC MAIN RHS 269         16055 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC B.Lynch              SCC MAIN RHN 208         16056 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Spencer            SCC MAIN RHS 263         16060 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Spencer            SCC MAIN RHS 263         16059 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC C.Tromborg           Davis Cntr Davis 108     16058 Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC C.Tromborg           Davis Cntr Davis 108     17008 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC V.Herndon            West Sac WSC 214         19557 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Regalado           SCC MAIN Online          17663 Textbook
This is a designated Service-Learning Class. The instructor will provide Service-Learning opportunities.
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: TBA. For more information, students should visit the instructor's web site at http://web.scc.losrios.edu/regalam

TBA       TBA             LEC M.Regalado           SCC MAIN Online          17877 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: TBA.


PSYC 310    Biological Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Completion of ENGRD 310 and PSYC 300 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B2; IGETC Area 5B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The primary focus of this course is on the human nervous system and how it functions to affect behavior. This course provides an in-depth examination of brain structure, neural development, neural communication, brain-endocrine interactions, and the specialization of brain function. To supplement the study of brain anatomy, students utilize sheep brains to identify major structures and divisions of the nervous system. Relationships between neural function and perception, movement, cognition, learning and memory, language, rhythms of sleep and activity, emotion, and consciousness are examined. The neural bases of mood, personality disorders, and psychosis are also addressed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Keys               SCC MAIN RHN 308         16737 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Tromborg           SCC MAIN RHS 271         16063 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Keys               SCC MAIN LRC 121         18192 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC C.Tromborg           SCC MAIN RHS 271         16062 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC C.Tromborg           Davis Cntr Davis 108     16064 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


PSYC 314    Animal Behavior    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ANTH 300, BIOL 100, or PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area D9
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for anyone who is interested in or has ever lived with and loved animals. Those pursuing careers in psychology, biology, zoology, animal laboratory services, and veterinary technology will find this course interesting and useful. It consists of a broad survey of general topics and current research in the related fields of animal behavior, animal cognition, animal communication, interactions between human and non-human animals, and conservation biology. Topics addressed in this course include: the principles of evolution, history of the relationship between humans and non-humans, communication between humans and other animals; animals as competitors and resources, research animals and bioethics, animals as companions, animals in therapy and service, behavior of wild animals in zoos, and the future prospects for positive interactions between humans and non-human animals. The course is designed to foster a better understanding of non-human animals, nurture a respect for them, and create an ethic that emphasizes a respect for all life.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Tromborg           SCC MAIN RHS 271         17347 
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On-Campus


PSYC 316    Cognitive Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: BIOL 100 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course will present an historical retrospective into the development of the philosophy of science, the scientific method, and early perspectives on learning, memory, and the structure of thought. The course will explore contemporary areas of perception, learning, memory, problem solving, creativity, cognitive development, neuroscience, neuroimagery and general linguistics. Current controversies related to the proposed structure of thought in non-linguistic species will be addressed. Upon completion of this course, students will possess an improved appreciation for the complexity of the brain and the thought processes of humans and other "large-brained" species.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Tromborg           SCC MAIN RHS 271         18191 
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On-Campus


PSYC 320    Social Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ENGRD 310 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides students with an initial introduction into the scientific study of how people‚s feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are influenced by others. Students become familiar with the major domains of social psychology and the relevance of social psychology to daily life. Topics covered include conformity, group processes, mass communication, propaganda, the law, social cognition and perception, aggression, prosocial behavior, prejudice, liking and loving. (C-ID PSY 170)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Regalado           SCC MAIN RHS 263         16950 
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This is a designated Service-Learning Class. The instructor will provide Service-Learning opportunities.
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC B.Lynch              SCC MAIN RHN 208         16065 Textbook
MW        06:30PM-07:50PM LEC B.Lynch              SCC MAIN PAC 201         18144 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC A.Sims               Davis Cntr Davis 212     18181 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


PSYC 335    Research Methods in Psychology    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 and STAT 300 with grades of "C" or better; or PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better and concurrent enrollment in STAT 300.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and LIBR 318 with grades of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces students to the methods and ethics of doing research in the behavioral sciences, specifically psychology, from a theoretical and practical perspective. The course covers design and implementation issues of both experimental and non-experimental research, descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, and the use of APA writing style. The laboratory projects provide opportunities to research various behavioral science topics of the student's interest and experience "hands-on" data collection, data analysis, results interpretation, and report writing. (C-ID PSY 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC A.Keys               SCC MAIN RHN 220         18488 
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TTh       11:20AM-11:50AM LAB A.Keys               SCC MAIN RHN 220           
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Keys                TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. Students must attend an orientation, date and time TBA. This class will meet every week, but will be conducted primarily online.

MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LEC A.Keys               SCC MAIN RHN 308         17232 Textbook
MW        12:50PM-01:20PM LAB A.Keys               SCC MAIN RHN 308           
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Keys               SCC MAIN RHN 308           
Hybrid Class. Students must attend an orientation, date and time TBA. This class will meet every week, but will be conducted primarily online.

TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC J.Arack              SCC MAIN RHN 308         17009 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LAB J.Arack              SCC MAIN RHN 308           
On-Campus


PSYC 340    Abnormal Behavior    3 Units

Prerequisite: PSYC 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and/or ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, students will explore the broad questions of normality and abnormality and investigate specific mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. They will learn current approaches to psychological intervention including present community mental health practices. Students will consider the contribution of social, biological and psychological factors to the development and persistence of behavior disorders. (C-ID PSY 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC R.Dowdall            SCC MAIN PAC 105         16069 
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On-Campus

F         08:15AM-11:20AM LEC J.Arack              West Sac WSC 323         17627 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


PSYC 355    Love and Intimacy    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is an investigation of the human desire for affiliation and affection. Emphasis will be placed on types of love, levels of bonding, differences between love and relationship addiction, and ways in which individuals frustrate their desire for intimacy and/or exit from potentially intimate encounters in life.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 24-Oct 18
TTh       07:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Ackley             SCC MAIN RHN 208         17263 
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On-Campus


PSYC 356    Human Sexuality    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 or ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of human sexuality from birth to adulthood. The subject will be examined from a cultural, physiological, sociological, and psychological perspective in order to provide students with a solid base of information about sex and their own sexuality enabling them to make healthy and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC P.Blomberg           SCC MAIN LIH 101         16074 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Ackley             SCC MAIN RHN 229         16113 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC P.Blomberg           Davis Cntr Davis 214     16112 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC T.Eckley             West Sac WSC 115         17546 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


PSYC 360    Psychology of Women    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 or ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D4; CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, students will study the psychological effects of society upon women. An emphasis is placed on the interplay between gender and race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and physical and mental ability. The course addresses a variety of topics including gender stereotypes and their connections to sexism, gender roles and expectations, biological bases of sex, gender throughout the lifespan, the physical and mental health of women, women and work, and violence against women. The course also emphasizes the importance of critically evaluating theory and research on sex and gender.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Pitman             SCC MAIN RHS 263         17567 
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MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Fairchild          SCC MAIN RHN 264         16506 Textbook
On-Campus


PSYC 364    Psychology of Sexual Orientation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101, or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with grades of ‚C‚Ě or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D4; CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4D; IGETC Area 4G
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, students will examine topics and research related to lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals. Topics will include causes of sexual orientation, LGB identity development, coming out, prejudice and discrimination against LGB individuals, sexual orientation across the lifespan, LGB relationships, sexuality, religion and spirituality, and physical and mental health issues. In this course, students will also learn about transgendered identities and the intersection of gender identity and sexual orientation. This course will draw from a variety of political, cultural, sociological, philosophical, and psychological perspectives in order to fully understand the influence of sexual orientation on our lives.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Pitman             SCC MAIN RHS 263         18138 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.Pitman             SCC MAIN RHS 271         17729 Textbook
On-Campus


PSYC 367    Psychology of Minorities    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 51 or ENGRD 310 with a grade of "C" or better or placement through the assessment process."
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3; CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course studies the individual and collective impact of minority group status on an individual and group's behavior and mental processes. The psychological issues, concerns, and needs of minority persons are also covered. Minority persons include African-Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, gays & lesbians, the elderly, and the disabled. This course is useful for students majoring in psychology, sociology, education, ethnic studies, and the helping/allied professions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Regalado           SCC MAIN RHS 263         17509 
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On-Campus

TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC A.Sims               Davis Cntr Davis 212     18182 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


PSYC 370    Human Development: A Life Span    3 Units

Same As: FCS 324
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 110, or ESLW 340 and ESLR 340; and ESL 114 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4G; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Students will study the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of humans from conception through the life span. Emphasis will be placed on the theoretical and practical application of developmental principles. Topics include major developmental theories, conception and prenatal development, physical growth, health and development, language, learning, cognitive, and brain development, personality, morality, and emotional development, societal influences on development, and mental health and an introduction to death and bereavement. This is a foundation course for careers in the educational, social, psychological, and medical fields. (Students may receive credit for FCS 324 or PSYC 370, but not both.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Strimling          SCC MAIN CDC 208         16070 
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MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.Lopez              SCC MAIN PAC 105         16071 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Strimling          SCC MAIN CDC 208         16503 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC N.Lorenz             SCC MAIN BUS 107         16072 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC L.Rosen-Aydlett      SCC MAIN CDC 208         16966 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC K.Anderson           Davis Cntr Davis 112     17001 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Garner             West Sac WSC 114         16746 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC L.Garner             West Sac WSC 114         17548 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

TBA       TBA             LEC G.Lopez              SCC MAIN Online          17003 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Monday, August 26, 2013 from 6:30pm - 7:20pm in RHN 258. For more information, students should visit the instructor's web site at http://www.scc.losrios.edu/x95784.xml

TBA       TBA             LEC G.Lopez              SCC MAIN Online          17221 Textbook
Online Class. Mandatory Orientation: Monday, August 26, 2013 from 6:30pm - 7:20pm in RHN 258. For more information, students should visit the instructor's web site at http://www.scc.losrios.edu/x95784.xml


PSYC 374    Psychology of Aging: Adult Development and Aging    3 Units

Same As: GERON 302
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101, OR ESLR 340 and ESLW 340 and ESL 114, and FCS 324/PSYC 370, and LIBR 318 with grades of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area ; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Students will explore the description and explanation of the evolution of adult behavior over the life span. Topics include theoretical as well as practical approaches to understanding aging in terms of physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development such as: the study of the nature and changes of capabilities, skills, feelings, emotions, and social behavior with age, aging stereotypes, social bonds, environmental factors, sexuality, physical health, mental health, death, and bereavement. (Credit for PSYC 374 or GERON 302.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC G.Austin             West Sac WSC 323         16437 
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This is a designated Service-Learning Class. The instructor will provide Service-Learning opportunities.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


PSYC 390    Psychology of Death and Dying    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 51 with grades of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an investigation of beliefs, attitudes, anxieties and behaviors associated with dying and death. Included will be materials relevant to suicide, life-threatening illnesses, bereavement, euthanasia, and various philosophical views on the phenomenon of death.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Moylan-Aube        SCC MAIN PAC 201         16066 
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TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Moylan-Aube        SCC MAIN PAC 201         16067 Textbook
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC P.Szabo              SCC MAIN RHS 261         16068 Textbook
On-Campus


PSYC 405    Substance Abuse: Effects on Body and Behavior    3 Units

Same As: ADMJ 303
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 310 with grades "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed for anyone who is interested in the effect illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over the counter drugs, vitamins, health foods, and coffee and nicotine have on people, physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially. This course is especially advised for people who are seeking or working in careers in health, law enforcement, counseling, psychology, business, social services, or teaching. (Credit for ADMJ 303 or PSYC 405, but not both.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Trujillo           SCC MAIN PAC 202         17661 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Trujillo           SCC MAIN RHN 208         16075 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Trujillo           West Sac WSC 324         17724 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Trujillo           West Sac WSC 324         19020 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: January 15, 2014