IMPORTANT NOTICE: During our Covid19 remote operations, we are available by chat and phone during working hours, or email at any time. Dual Enrollment forms can be submitted online, but still require manual processing that can take up to 5-7 working days.

Educational Resources:

  • Learning as it should be. Convenient. Cutting-edge. And totally up to you.

    SBCC online courses offer an excellent opportunity for busy students to pursue their educational goals at times and locations convenient to them. These courses are offered over the Internet, and in many cases do not require on campus attendance, except for orientations, review sessions, and exams. Online courses are rigorous and require a clear commitment. To succeed in such an environment you need to be an independent learner, well organized, disciplined, and constantly on task. To increase your chance for success, we highly recommend that all online students visit our Learning Support Services online orientation on our webpage.

    For all online and distance learning courses, the central resource for information, such as Instructor's email address, course login page, book ordering online, orientation dates and times, is on the SBCC Online Home Page.  Please bookmark it and check back frequently for online study tips and announcements for next semester's course offerings.

    For technical support with your online class call (805) 965-0581 x2949.

  • Local high school students who want to earn a high school diploma in a college environment may complete their high school requirements on SBCC campus! Through an Independent Study Program, while also taking classes at SBCC, students are guided through a smooth transition into college life. Acceptance into the Middle College Program is determined by the on-campus instructors through an application process.
  • For further information regarding the Get Focused...Stay Focused!™ Initiative, please click here to go the website.

    In short, the Progression in Education Model involves:       

    • All incoming 9th grade students taking a standards-based, comprehensive guidance dual enrollment course (DEFT) that culminates with an online 10-year Career & Education Plan;
    • Followed by the systematic updating and expanding the 10-year plan in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade academic classrooms, meeting the English Language Arts Common Core Standards.


  • The academy model is a three-year program, grades 10-12, structured as a school-within-a-school. Academies incorporate integrated academic and career technical education, business partnerships, mentoring, and internships.

    Three of our local high schools have active academies.  As part of our ongoing partnership with the schools, the Dual Enrollment Program offers a variety of courses as part of their curriculum.  All of the SBCC courses offered through the academies are part of the career pathways that we have in place to prepare you for a certificate, AA degree or on your way to transferring to a four year institution.  To see our SBCC Career Pathway brochure, click here.  To see the specific pathway for each academy click on the insert next to it.  To see other career pathways that SBCC offers, please scroll to the bottom of the page to view the inserts. 

    We offer courses in the following academies:

    Carpinteria High School: Culinary Arts Academy and Multimedia Arts Academy

    Dos Pueblos High School: Engineering Academy

    Santa Barbara High School: Green Academy, Visual Arts & Design Academy (VADA)
    Multimedia Arts Design (MAD) Academy

    San Marcos High School:  Health Careers Academy

    Other Career Pathways: Automotive Tech, Business and Finance, Computer Info Systems and Construction. 


Program Resources:

The information on this page is intended for educators interested in creating a Dual Enrollment Program.

  • The policy manual is a compilation of California Education Codes, California Assembly Bills, and Santa Barbara City College Board Policy that govern our Dual (Concurrent) Enrollment Program.  Please verify your school's board policy as it may differ from SBCC policy.

    Policy Manual

  • The Instructor Handbook is given to all of our instructors.  This quick reference guide outlines adjunct faculty responsibilities, course requirements, course request procedures, grading processes and frequently asked questions.

    Instructor Handbook

  • The Progression of Educational Model was created in 2011 and developed from our "Get Focused, Stay Focused!" Initiative.  It is a backward mapping approach that the Dual Enrollment Program and local secondary schools have adopted in an effort to better serve our local students.  The goal of PEM is to get all high school students career and college ready, with an informed, declared major, a postsecondary or college plan, and an online 10-year Career and Education Plan. 

    PEM Poster

  • The College Readiness poster is the result of a local collaborative effort, tied to the Get Focused... Stay Focused! Initiative which starts with the Freshman Seminar course in 9th grade and is followed by 16-hour curriculum modules in grades 10 – 12. As part of this Initiative, students create an online 10-year Career & Education Plan and develop an informed plan to achieve their personal goals. A critical component of this plan is student knowledge and understanding of college-readiness criteria.

    It highlights the monetary cost of non-college level courses (the equivalent of high school level courses) taken at Santa Barbara City College. With approximately 70% of students entering SBCC with a need for remediation in either English and/or math, we hope this effort will help students plan for academic success earlier.

    College Readiness Poster (Front)

    In addition to this poster, we have developed a handout (8.5 x 11) version with a second page that breaks down the cost of enrollment fees, textbooks, the hours required for lecture, lab and homework in SBCC writing and math classes (note, reading classes were not included because a student who places at the college-level writing course is exempt from reading remediation). It also provides information about SBCC assessment and suggestions for what students can do in high school to ensure they are ready for college-level coursework after they graduate from high school. 

    College Readiness Poster (Back)

  •  This document provides information about the differences between articulation and dual enrollment.

    Articulation vs. DE