SBCC COVID Testing Info

Last updated: January 14, 2022

COVID-19 Testing by Aptitude Clinical Diagnostics

No Appointment Needed

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Starting January 18, testing will occur as follows:

Main Campus
Administration Building, Room 162 (in Pedotti Courtyard)

Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - noon  

Schott Campus
Room 6

Tuesday - Thursday
noon - 2 p.m.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Wake Campus
Copy Room

Tuesday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
5 p.m - 7p.m.

Testing at Earl Warren Showgrounds

(For holiday schedule or to book an appointment, click here)
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

NOTE: Testing is for SBCC Students and Employees ONLY

Effective immediately, to take a PCR Covid test with Aptitude on campus and at the Showgrounds, employees and currently enrolled students must:
  • be registered in Cleared4
  • present a SBCC ID OR present your K# number and photo ID.

If you have not received a Cleared4 invitation, please follow these steps:

  1. Search your email for '' or search for a text message from (833) 635-1086.
  2. Send an email to Please include name, K#, cell phone (if available), and employee or student status. Expect a same day response.
  3. If this is an emergency, please call the COVID Response Hotline at (805) 316-7927.
Employees and students who test with Aptitude Clinical Diagnostics: your test results are automatically uploaded to Cleared4. Do not upload the results.
Employees and students who test with another COVID testing lab: you must upload your test results to Cleared4.

Covid testing is one of SBCC’s three pillars to support Vaqueros Stronger Together. Testing plays an important role in our efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 by identifying infected individuals to help prevent further person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. To this end, we want to introduce our new local lab partners, Aptitude Clinical Diagnostics; the company offers fast, safe, and efficient testing.

Aptitude Clinical Diagnostics will provide CDC- approved PCR saliva tests and will offer same day test results when testing occurs before 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., expect next day test results. Students and employees can continue to test on campus and stop by the Aptitude office at the Earl Warren Showgrounds seven (7) days a week. The Showgrounds is located at 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (enter through Gate B and follow the Covid testing signs). Showground hours are Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat - Sun 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

To ensure no cost, please bring proof of SBCC affiliation. This can include either the SBCC ID card or K# and photo ID. If you are insured, please bring insurance information. No insurance, no problem. No appointment is needed on campus or at the Showgrounds.

Testing requires individuals to deposit a small amount of saliva into a vial, which is very fast and non-invasive. Individuals should not eat, drink (excluding water), chew gum, smoke or use tobacco products for one hour before testing. Doing any of these things within 30 minutes of testing will likely produce an invalid/rejected test and require the individual to re-test.