Here are some frequently asked questions by the users. You can find your question over here and get the proper answer for that. We have tried to include the most common questions for your reference. This article will guide you through the registration process for the SBCC Pipeline.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I keep my pipeline account?

Your Pipeline account is fully active and available to you while you are actively enrolled in courses. If you are not currently registered for the courses, restrictions may apply. The scenarios are shown below.

New or Old Students: The first time you open or reopen a Pipeline account when you enroll in college, you will have access to most features, but you will not be granted full access until you are enrolled in a course. Until then, the following restrictions apply:

  • Pipeline Email: Emails can only be sent and received to SBCC email accounts ([email protected] or [email protected]) to and from email accounts not sent or received.
  • Google Apps Pipeline: no access to Google Drive, docs, spreadsheets, forms, and slides.

The day after you register for the course, these restrictions will be removed and you will have full access.

If you do not enroll in the two regular semesters (spring or fall) and complete a course, the restricted account will be canceled and, if necessary, removed. (Note: study documents, personal data, certificates, etc. will not be deleted or saved in the admissions and files).

How many semesters and summer sessions does SBCC offer?

There are two semesters and two summer semesters. The fall semester begins in August and ends shortly before winter break in December. The spring semester begins in January and ends in May. Summer sessions last six weeks. The exact dates can be found on the academic calendar.

Can I access Pipeline from my mobile device?

While we recommend that you use a regular laptop or desktop as the first choice when doing business with Pipeline, using a few phones or tablets should be sufficient. However, since there are a variety of different products, apps, and devices, use a mobile device as you see fit.

How can I request my courses online?

You have several options for registering for your online courses:

  • Register Online Through Pipeline – You will find the steps to register for online courses in our checklist.
  • On-Campus Application – Meet at the admissions and registration desk in the student union building.

If you are a student with a disability, you can contact our DSPS office at (805) 965-0581 x2364 to schedule an appointment with a specialist.

Can I buy my books online?

Yes, you can buy or order books online from the bookstore’s website.

I am a disabled student. Where can I request accommodations for my disability?

You can consult the DSPS service website for the accommodation request procedure according to your specific disability.

You can contact us in several ways:

  • Telephone: 805 965 0581 ext 2364 or 805730 4164
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: 805 884 4966

What library services are available to me as an online student?

As an online student, you are entitled to many resources and services from the SBCC Luria library.

Can I ask my teacher for help if I need it?

Yes. Your instructors are there for you and want you to be successful in your course. You can usually reach them by email using your Pipeline account or visit them during business hours.

If you have a question for a specific teacher, you can find a list of email addresses in the campus directory. If the instructor you want to contact is not listed, or if you don’t know how to ask your question, please fill out the online support form and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person.