City College of San Francisco opened their doors in 1935 being part of the San Francisco Unified Schools District. The purpose of its creation was to fulfill the needs of a public College that provided academic and vocational teaching. At the beginning they were temporarily located at the University of California Extension Division building and Galileo High School. At that moment they had an enrollment of 1,500 students; amount that grew so fast that in 4 years, they were positioned in 22 different locations. Today, over 150 neighborhood sites are served by City College. This institution is approved by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The wide-ranging variety of Departments in City College is impressive; however, the diversity of the programs of study enclosed in these Departments is simply unbelievable. In CCSF, there are various health related Departments. For example: the Health Care Technology, which includes the programs of Echocardiography, EKG Technology, Emergency Medical Technology, Paramedic, Health Care Technology, Health Information Technology, Health Science, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician and Psychoneuroimmunology, among others. Likewise, all of them are subdivided in an enormous amount of crucial courses. Other health related Departments are Dental Assisting, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Health Education and Community Health Studies, Radiation Oncology Technology and Nursing, which is classified in LVN (Licensed Vocational Nursing) and RN (Registered Nursing).
Students of this institution are provided with fundamental student services in order to offer them a first-rate environment and, thus, encourage them to continue on the right track. For instance, they have access to counseling services, career and job placement, scholarships, financial aid, a Student Health Center, disabled student services, studying-abroad services, peer mentoring and service learning. Furthermore they have many learning resources at their disposal; some are: a library, tutoring, a bookstore and the Student Handbook.