Central Campus students walking on campus

Central Campus

Our Central Campus, located right in the middle of Harris County, is home to over 15,000 students and is the original of our five campuses. Located in Pasadena, we offer a full slate of programs and a wide range of campus amenities. 

Campus Perks: Discover the Hidden Gems

There’s a lot to offer. Want to see the Central Campus in person? Just talk to our Admissions team to schedule a tour! 

Find a Friendly Face

Come visit the welcome center, where you can find admissions support and financial aid expertise to help you navigate your way to success. Located at Building 27.

Join a Group

Discover and connect with our student clubs and organizations. Opportunities for personal growth, networking, and much more!

See Some Art

Our campus art gallery showcases the talents of students and community members. 

Success Lies Ahead

Personalized academic guidance, resources, and support await you at the Student Success Center.

Experience Campus Life

Take advantage of the countless opportunities to meet new people and get a real taste of a college experience. Check out our student-run salon, café, student centers and more.

Immerse Yourself On Campus

Take advantage of all that San Jac has to offer with our on-campus amenities and facilities. 
CPET trainee

LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology

Learn from industry experts in our state of the art CPET facility. Receive hands on training and grow your business by connecting with students and industry leaders.

Rec Sports

Join a team or compete individually in one of our rec sports teams. Sign up for free and play for fun!
Online Student

Interactive Learning Center

Visit our Interactive Learning Center to take a break, meet with classmates, or use the tech to complete your work in a comfortable environment.
Student studying at the Corner Cafe

Corner Café

Enjoy a variety of tasty breakfast and lunch options at College Corner Café. This dining area is the perfect spot to catch up with friends, grab a bite to eat, and even squeeze in some homework.

Location: C14 

Hours: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Students playing table tennis in the game room on South Campus

Game Room

We offer Billiards (pool),  Ping-Pong, Shuffleboard, Foosball, checkers, chess, Wii Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and XBOX One. Find out more about our hours.
Student Library


At the Central Campus Library, you'll find research materials and a peaceful environment for studying. It's the perfect place to work and access resources for your academic needs.


Find Your Way Around

Directions map

From the North - Follow TX-8 Beltway south and take the exit toward Spencer Hwy/Vista Rd. Take Spencer Hwy east to Cunningham Dr.

From the East - On N Hwy 146 S continue to La Porte. Take the exit toward Fairmont Pkwy/Sylvan Beach Park. Take W Fairmont Pkwy west to Luella Blvd in Pasadena

From the South - Get on State Hwy 288 north or I45/Gulf Frwy. Take Sam Houston Tollway east. Take the exit toward Spencer Hwy/Pine St. Take Spencer Hwy east to Cunningham Dr. 

From the West - Follow I-10 E to Pasadena. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 781B for Texas 8 Beltway S. Take the exit toward Spencer Hwy/Vista Rd. Turn East on Spencer Hwy to Cunningham Dr. 

Central Campus Buildings Map

Find your way around campus with ease. Download and explore our campus maps in pdf format.

Central Campus

San Jacinto College: Central Campus

Central Campus is conveniently located in the southeast Houston area, just off Fairmont Parkway or Spencer Highway. Easily accessible from the Beltway 8 toll road.

Get in Touch

Phone 281-998-6150

Hours Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


8060 Spencer Hwy.
Pasadena, TX 77505

Get in Touch

Phone 281-998-6150

Hours Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


8060 Spencer Hwy.
Pasadena, TX 77505

Connect with Central Campus Leadership

At our Central Campus, we understand the importance of connecting students with the right resources and support to help them achieve their academic and career goals. That's why we have dedicated administrators who are committed to providing you with the information and guidance needed to navigate the enrollment process, financial aid, and ultimately taking your next step.
Van Allen Wigginton
(281) 542-2082
ScottR Gernander
Dean, Administration
(281) 478-2771
DeRhonda McWaine
Dean, Liberal Arts
(281) 998-6150x2050
James Ragaisis
Dean, Business and Technology
(281) 476-1806
Rhonda Bell
Dean, Health and Nat Sciences
(281) 476-1858
James Griffin
AVC/SVP, Ctr Petro/Enrg/Tech
(281) 524-2089
Karen Blankenship
Director, Library
(281) 476-1857
Dawn Shedd
Director, Student Success Ctr
(281) 998-6150x1619