Geisce Ly

Welcome to the Downtown Center of City College of San Francisco! We are located in the heart of our beautiful city amidst the vibrancy of the Financial District, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Union Square. Our unique location is easily accessible by public transportation from all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

We offer a variety of courses and programs to assist you in achieving your educational goals and our outstanding and talented faculty are dedicated to ensuring your success. Our academic and workforce programs are designed to prepare students for employment or for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. We offer both free noncredit classes and degree applicable credit classes. Our free noncredit courses are offered in areas including Business, Computer Applications, Culinary and Hospitality Studies, ESL, Green Business, International Business, Older Adults and Small Business. Our degree applicable courses are offered in numerous program areas including Accounting, Architecture, Art, Business Administration, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies, ESL, English, Fashion, Foreign Languages, History, Marketing, Management, Paralegal Studies, Psychology, Real Estate and Small Business.  

Our center provides outstanding student support services in counseling, admissions and enrollment, financial aid, and learning resources. Popular spots on our campus include our beautiful new library and our award winning Educated Palate restaurant, which is staffed entirely by students of our Hospitality and Culinary Program.

I invite you to consider taking a course at the Downtown Center as part of your pathway to success. Our classes are offered throughout the day, evening, and on weekends for your convenience. I encourage you to browse through our center website to learn more about our courses, programs and services. If you have additional questions please contact the coordinator of the program in which you are interested.

As the new dean at the Downtown Campus, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you, listen to you and learn more about your experiences here. Please call 267-6504 to schedule an appointment.

We look forward to seeing you on our campus.


Dr. Geisce Ly
Downtown Center Dean