State Center Community College District (SCCCD) was formed in 1964 when it assumed control of Fresno City College and Reedley College. SCCCD serves approximately one million people and 18 unified and high school districts in more than 5,500 square miles of urban and rural territory, including most of Fresno and Madera Counties and portions of Kings and Tulare Counties. SCCCD is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees who represent seven trustee areas. Total district enrollment for the Fall Semester 2010 is over 40,000 students. SCCCD is a merit system district with over 2,300 faculty and classified staff represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The total operating budget for SCCCD in 2011-12 is $168 million.
Fresno City College, established in 1910, enrolls in excess of 24,000 students and offers more than 100 associate of arts and science degree programs and 60 certificate of achievement programs in vocational/occupational areas. Reedley College, established in 1926, is located in Reedley (approximately 25 miles southeast of Fresno) and enrolls approximately 7,000 students in a variety of courses and degree programs in occupational education and the arts and sciences. SCCCD operates three educational centers with a combined enrollment of approximately 8,000 students. The North Centers, as they are commonly called, offer programs in general education for transfer and two-year degrees and are located in Clovis, Madera, and Oakhurst. In addition, the District offers occupational and technical training at its Career and Technology Center as well as the Training Institute.