Fresno City College

Fresno City College
TypePublic community college
ChancellorDr. Paul Parnell
PresidentDr. Carole Goldsmith[1]
Location, ,
United States
ColorsRed and White
Reference no.803

Fresno City College (FCC or "Fresno City") is a public community college in Fresno, California. It is part of the State Center Community College District within the California Community Colleges system. Fresno City College operates on a semester schedule, offering associate degrees and certificates.

The school's sister colleges in the State Center District are Reedley College, in Reedley, California, and Clovis Community College (formerly known as the Willow International Center) in northeastern Fresno (near the adjoining city of Clovis. Additional campuses in the district include the Madera Center (across the San Joaquin River, in the city of Madera) and the Oakhurst Center, in the town of Oakhurst (serving the Sierra foothill communities).


The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.[3] The school offers Associate degrees and a Certificate of Completion. Students can also apply to and attend the on campus Police Academy, a basic police officer academy accredited by California Police Officer Standards and Training.


The Old Administration Building is the oldest structure on the FCC campus.
The campus library, with its Romanesque design, was completed in 1933 at a cost of $260,000.[4]
Administration Building

The Fresno City College campus is located near the Tower District in downtown Fresno.

Organization and administration

Fresno City College is a part of the State Center Community College District (SCCCD). Dr. Carole Goldsmith is the current president of Fresno City College, and Dr. Paul Parnell is the chancellor of the SCCCD.

Student life


  • The Rampage (College Newspaper)
  • City at a Glance (College Newsletter)
  • The Ram's Tale (College works from English & Art students)
  • IntenseCITY (College Magazine)


The college athletic teams are named the Rams. Fresno City has won 247 Conference Championships and 53 CCCAA State Championships. Men's Basketball (1955, 1963, 2005*, 2007 & 2012), Women's Soccer (1988 & 2017**), Baseball (1961, 1962, 1963, 1972 & 1992), Football (1968, 1969, 1972 & 1973), Women's Tennis (1999 & 2000), Men's Tennis (2004, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Women's Volleyball (2016), Badminton (2016), Men's Soccer (2017) Wrestling has won 12 CCCAA Duel Championships (1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2017) they have also won 15 Team Championships (1959, 1962, 1975, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, & 2018)

  • 2005 Fresno City Men's Basketball team went undefeated, 34-0
    • 2017 Women's Soccer team went 25–0–2 and was awarded the JC Division III National Championship

Notable people

  • Harry Edwards, African-American sports sociologist and civil rights activist
  • Gary Soto, Mexican-American poet and children's author, professor of writing
Sports people
  • Lloyd Allen, former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Rafer Alston NBA Free-Agent (Member of the 2008/2009 Orlando Magic Eastern Conference Championship Team)
  • Greg Boyd- Former NFL Defensive End with the New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Raiders.
  • Tony Curtis, former NFL tight end
  • Rob Deer Former Major League Baseball right fielder, played with the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Hanshin Tigers, and the San Diego Padres[5]
  • Zach Diles former NFL linebacker
  • Tom Flores 2-Time Super Bowl champion head coach of the Oakland Raiders, also former head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, Flores is a member of the FCC Football Wall of Fame
  • Matt Giordano Defensive Back for the St. Louis Rams (Super Bowl Champion with the 2006 Indianapolis Colts) has played for Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints & Oakland Raiders, currently Head Varsity Football Coach at Buchanan High School in Clovis, CA
  • Zoila Gurgel professional female mixed martial artist, Won the Bellator Women's 115 lb Championship[6]
  • Ted Lilly Retired Major League Baseball pitcher, played for the Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Oakland A's, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs & Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • Jim Merlo former NFL linebacker
  • Maurice Morris former NFL running back.
  • Tom Seaver Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (member of the 1969 New York Mets World Series Championship Team)
  • Alex Stewart, football player
  • Andrew Stewart retired NFL and CFL defensive end
  • Marcus Walden Major League Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox part of their 2018 World Series Championship team played at Fresno City College in 2007 was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 9th Round of the 2007 MLB First year player draft.
  • Cameron Worrell Free-Agent Defensive Back has played for the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins & New York Jets, former the Defensive backs coach for the Fresno City College Football team. Now sideline analyst for Fresno State Football on their flagship radio station 940 AM ESPN Radio


  1. ^ "Fresno City College: Management Council". Archived from the original on 2016-11-19. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
  2. ^ https://analytics.scccd.edu/t/FresnoCityCollege/views/SeparateEnrollmentTrend/EnrollmentHeadcount?:embed=y&:showShareOptions=true&:display_count=no#3
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2008-02-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Campus History". Fresno City College. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Rob Deer Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Zoila Gurgel MMA Bio". Retrieved 2014-01-01.

External links

Coordinates: 36°46′02.7″N 119°47′52.3″W / 36.767417°N 119.797861°W / 36.767417; -119.797861

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