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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, May 20, 2013

SBCC Named Citrix IT Academy

Santa Barbara City College’s Computer Information Systems Department recently received designation as the first Citrix Information Technology Academy in Southern California.


Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. with a business operation in Santa Barbara, Citrix offers cloud computing solutions for IT and service providers to build both private and public clouds—leveraging virtualization and networking technologies — for mobile workstyles. Citrix products are in use at more than 260,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally.

SBCC now holds several IT academy designations including CISCO, Microsoft, Oracle, VMWare and Citrix.

With the new designation, SBCC will offer official Citrix “vendor curriculum” beginning later this year. A Citrix XenApp certification course will start in fall 2013 with plans to develop a XenDesktop certification course in the near future. Both courses are designed to help prepare students for the corresponding Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA) certification exams. In addition, students who take the courses through SBCC will receive discount vouchers for their certification examination.

For more information, contact Esther Frankel, Professor of Computer Information Systems, at frankel@sbcc.edu or 805-965-0581 ext. 2224

About Santa Barbara City College:

Founded in 1909, Santa Barbara City College currently serves more than 20,000 credit and 13,000 non-credit students annually. In 2013, SBCC was named national co-winner of the prestigious Aspen Institute Prize for Community College Excellence. The college was recognized for its quality and focus in four areas: facilitating underrepresented and minority student success, student learning outcomes, degree completion and transfer rates, and labor market success in securing good jobs after college.

Our Mission: As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student…Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility and fosters opportunity for all.

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