Southeast Center

Dean Ilona McGriff
Southeast center
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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Southeast Center!  Formerly known as The Southeast Campus, the Southeast Center was established in 1986 as an outgrowth of the San Francisco Community College District’s former Skills Center, which primarily offered vocational training classes.

Moreover, through much community advocacy, the Center was established as a promise to the residents of Southeast Neighborhoods to provide an educational facility as an off-set to the use of the neighborhood to house industries less welcomed in other San Francisco neighborhoods (Wastewater, Recycling, Landfill, Naval Superfund Site, etc.).  Initial course offerings included both Credit and Non Credit Programs:

  • Computer Studies
  • Certificate Programs
  • Vocational Nursing
  • General Education
  • Adult Basic Education
  • ESL
  • Fashion Design
  • Computerized Machine
  • Word Processing
  • Clerical/Secretarial

City College of San Francisco is the anchor tenant in the facility, leasing approximately 55% of the building, and with a history of enrolling approximately 1,200 students. The Southeast Center is available to serve the entire community, with a particular emphasis on serving the Bayview Hunter’s Point, Potrero Hill and Visitacion Valley communities. The Southeast Center is well positioned to respond to academic, workforce, career, and technical education needs expressed by residents in the adjacent Bayview community and the city at large.

As a native San Franciscan, and servant leader, I welcome community input. Therefore, as I assume the role of Dean of both Southeast and Evans Centers, I welcome input and suggestions on how CCSF can better meet the needs of the Southeast Sector Communities.  Please feel free to send suggestions to me at

To determine the best educational or career path for your needs, or to register in courses at City College and/or the Southeast Center, please contact the Counselor assigned to Southeast, Dr. Mark Robinson at, is available Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Center Information


Ilona McGriff, Dean, Southeast and Evans Center  

(415) 550-4347

General Information

(415) 550-4300

Matriculation & Registration  

(415) 550-4344


(415) 550-4320


(415) 550-4353



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City College of San Francisco

1800 Oakdale Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124

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Public Transit

  • #23 Monterey to Oakdale/Phelps
  • #44 O’Shaughnessy to Palou/Phelps
  • #24 Divisadero to Palou/Phelps
  • “T” Muni Line on Third Street to Oakdale/ Palou Station — Full Service - 7 days a week