Saddleback College

Introduction

Welcome to Saddleback College

Saddleback College has been the first choice for higher education and training in South Orange County since 1968. Our more than 500,000 alumni can attest to the quality of our academic and career training programs that enable students to successfully achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. Our rich academic traditions and strong reputation make Saddleback College an ideal place for students seeking associate degrees and certificates, transferring to four-year colleges and universities, preparing for the workforce, or pursuing lifelong learning opportunities.

Saddleback College is fully accredited, offering over 300 associate degrees, certificates, and occupational skills awards in 190 program areas taught by a faculty renowned for its expertise, experience, and commitment to student success. Study abroad, cooperative work experience, online learning, and honors are just some of the additional programs we offer for a well-rounded educational experience.

Transfer Success

Of the 113 California Community Colleges, Saddleback College ranks 8th in transfers to the University of California and 17th in transfers to the California State University. Of the nine community colleges in Orange County, Saddleback College ranks first in transfers to UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, San Diego State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, USC, and ASU and ranks second to UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC San Diego.

Support Services

Prospective students, current students, and graduates enjoy excellent support services at Saddleback College. A full range of counseling, career planning and job placement services, and assistance for students with learning and physical disabilities are available daily. On-campus childcare, fully-staffed health center, financial aid, and services for re-entry men and women are available. We are especially proud of the support services provided to veterans. Our Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) center has resources and counselors to support students and their families transitioning from the military to college and civilian life.

Foundation and Alumni

The Saddleback College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that enhances the quality of higher education by gaining financial support for academic, athletic, and cultural programs of Saddleback College. Guided by a group of dedicated community leaders, the foundation initiates and coordinates college and community fund-raising in support of the college and students. Saddleback College also values its more than 500,000 alumni who are important resources for the college and students. By joining the Saddleback College Alumni Association, students are not only forming lifelong bonds with their alma mater, they are connecting with thousands of fellow graduates who can help provide professional and social networking opportunities.

So whether you are seeking associate degrees and certificates, transferring to four-year colleges and universities, preparing for the workforce, or pursuing lifelong learning opportunities, we are happy you have made Saddleback College your first choice in higher education and we look forward to seeing you on campus!

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Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts in Anthropology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

Anthropology is a diverse discipline that investigates the biological and cultural life of human beings in all times and in all places. An anthropology degree provides students with an appreciation of other ways of life and different systems of belief, and perhaps most importantly, a better understanding of the world in which they live. [+]

Anthropology is a diverse discipline that investigates the biological and cultural life of human beings in all times and in all places. An anthropology degree provides students with an appreciation of other ways of life and different systems of belief, and perhaps most importantly, a better understanding of the world in which they live. The curriculum in the Anthropology program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate in Arts in Anthropology degree by providing the necessary breadth in the field and an introduction to the methods used. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree in anthropology, which can be achieved through transfer, is recommended for those considering professional careers. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Describe the breadth of anthropology and be able to characterize anthropology’s distinctive theoretical and methodological approaches with respect to other disciplines. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of the discipline and the centrality of the four-field approach in American anthropology. Explain the basic processes of human biological evolution. Describe modern human biological diversity and articulate an informed position on the question of race. Define and critically analyze the concepts of culture and cultural relativism. Demonstrate the ability to think holistically and comparatively in describing human cultural diversity. Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of social and cultural change through time. Discuss the politics of inclusion and exclusion both locally and globally. Articulate an anthropological perspective in relation to contemporary issues and concerns. Discuss the importance of the scientific method in anthropological research. Identify the correct methods for the undertaking of biological, ethnographic, linguistic, and/or archaeological research. Identify the ethical responsibilities and concerns in the conducting of anthropological research. Write concisely and logically, incorporating relevant data and knowledge. Critically evaluate information sources about different peoples and cultures. [-]

Associate of Arts in History

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The curriculum in the History Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. [+]

The curriculum in the History Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Discuss the diversity of the human experience as influenced by geographical location, race, ethnicity, cultural traditions, gender and class Analyze historical processes that shape individuals and communities, drawing on detailed knowledge about the history of the area under study Apply critical thinking skills to examine the varieties of experience found in the historical record of the United States, exploring diversity as a critical component of history Distinguish between primary and secondary sources, and understand how each are used to make historical arguments Assess, use, and synthesize different kinds of evidence from a variety of historical sources to make a coherent argument about the past Effectively conduct research and write a coherent historical essay or research paper that articulates a clear argument, effectively interprets multiple forms of evidence, identifies arguments in secondary historical texts, and uses appropriate citations [-]

Associate of Science

Associate of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The curriculum in the Computer Science Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering a major in computer science, earning the associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. [+]

The curriculum in the Computer Science Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering a major in computer science, earning the associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Apply critical thinking skills in the analysis of a variety of programming problems. Create a correctly functioning program from a previously designed solution to a given programming problem. Complete a programming project with multiple programs, working individually and as part of a group. [-]

Associate of Science in Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The curriculum in the Engineering Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment and promotion. [+]

The curriculum in the Engineering Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment and promotion. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Demonstrate understanding of classical mechanics (Newtonian mechanics). Use Newtonian mechanics to solve structural problems in a static environment. Demonstrate understanding of material properties when solving static equilibrium problems. [-]

Associate of Science in Fashion Design

Campus Full time 64 weeks September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The Fashion Design program prepares the student for entry-level positions in the field of Fashion Design. They will be able to design clothing using the three major design procedures: flat pattern-making, draping on a dress form, and designing by sketching. [+]

The Fashion Design and Merchandising program prepares students with the necessary skills to obtain positions in design, apparel manufacturing, product development, buying, event planning, fashion styling, visual merchandising, and many other fashion related fields. Many of the courses can be utilized as transfer courses for those pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design and/or Fashion Merchandising. Students may focus on one of the 4 certificate programs: Fashion Design Advanced Fashion Design & Apparel Manufacturing Fashion Merchandising Visual Fashion Merchandising Students may also achieve an Associate in Science Degree by completing one of the certificate programs and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College. The Fashion Design program prepares the student for entry-level positions in the field of Fashion Design. They will be able to design clothing using the three major design procedures: flat pattern-making, draping on a dress form, and designing by sketching. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Produce a professional portfolio showcasing their skills.This portfolio will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed. Successfully complete an industry internship including the completion of three individual goals/objectives as determined by themselves and an industry supervisor. Internships give students work experience desirable in job applicants. Create a professional resume showcasing their skills. This will increase job opportunities in the field as well as promotion for those already employed [-]

Associate of Science in Geology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The curriculum in the Geology Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment and promotion. [+]

The curriculum in the Geology Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this field, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment and promotion. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Recognize and explain the role of fundamental geologic principles, such as plate tectonic theory and deep time, in the interpretation of observed geologic phenomena. Research, evaluate, and cite scientific information in order to formulate coherent summaries of earth processes. Define the scientific method and apply it to observed geologic phenomena. Interpret geologic processes using underlying chemical properties and physical laws. [-]

Associate of Science in Oceanography

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The curriculum in the Oceanography Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors such as marine biology, environmental science or geological sciences, the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. [+]

The curriculum in the Oceanography Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors such as marine biology, environmental science or geological sciences, the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Explain the origins and history of oceanography and current developments and trends in the discipline Discuss how plate tectonics shapes the continental margin, the oceanic basin and its sediments; explain the distribution of pelagic and benthic communities in the oceanic environment Explain the directions and causes of atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns and assess their impact on marine life and productivity; relate these to waves, tides and coastal characteristics Discuss various types of marine resources and assess the various environmental concerns related to the use and abuse of marine resources [-]

Associate of Science in Psychology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The goal of the psychology program at Saddleback College is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the science of psychology for both students whose major is psychology and those taking psychology courses to fulfill general education requirements. [+]

The goal of the psychology program at Saddleback College is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the science of psychology for both students whose major is psychology and those taking psychology courses to fulfill general education requirements. We provide high quality instruction in courses which meet transfer requirements for many four year institutions. Further, personal growth and insight fostered through coursework in psychology will provide students with a repertoire of skills to relate to the culturally diverse world in which they live... Program Learning Outcomes for Psychology: Students who complete this program will be able to: Compare and contrast the major theoretical perspectives in psychology. Differentiate psychology from pseudoscience Demonstrate knowledge of basic research methods for gathering and evaluating data. Apply the principles of psychology to the diverse world in which they live. Psychology Department Student Learning Outcomes PSYCH 1 Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Differentiate among various subfields of psychology. Identify the primary research methods employed in the study of psychology. Describe the interaction between heredity on the environment. Identify the primary objectives (goals) of psychology. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical principles and limitations of research in psychology. Critically evaluate sources of information in the field of psychology, including research articles published in major psychological journals PSYCH 2 Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Effectively use the APA style in writing research reports. Successfully perform a literature search using the PsycArticles database and the Internet to find articles and information about various topics in psychology that are published in major psychological journals. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of ethics in performing research with human participants and the ability to differentiate between ethical and unethical research practices. Recognize the importance of the use of statistical analyses and the reporting of statistical results in research publications. Evaluate the advantages and limitations of different research methods used in psychological research. PSYCH 3 Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of psychological theory regarding the relationship between physiology, cognition, and emotion. Identify the lobes of the cortex and their major functions. Differentiate between several measures of brain activity used in biopsychological research. Identify the underlying causes of neurological and mental disorders. Describe the action potential Describe how communication takes place between neurons. PSYCH 4 Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the historical basis of how cognitive psychology was formed as a branch of general psychology. Distinguish the major theoretical objectives of cognitive psychology from that of other subdisciplines in the field of psychology. Identify and describe the goals of the subareas of study within cognitive psychology. Critically evaluate sources of information in the field of cognitive psychology. Demonstrate an understanding of the research processes that have culminated in past and current knowledge in the field of cognitive psychology. PSYCH 5 Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Understand and apply the different psychological theories to the study of human sexual behavior. Integrate the interaction of the biological bases of human sexuality with the psychological and historical influences in our society. Trace the development of human sexuality from childhood to old age. Compare the variations in sexuality found across social classes, ethnic groups, and other species. PSYCH 7 Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the various theories in developmental psychology List and evaluate the differences between the various methods of investigation used in developmental studies Describe the processes of heredity, human reproduction, and prenatal development Identify and evaluate factors affecting the physical, social, emotional, psychological, and intellectual development of children and adolescents. Apply theories and scientific terms to real life situations or case studies involving children and adolescents PSYCH 16 Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Identify the ways in which culture, ethnicity, race, gender and sex have been used to explain diversity among groups and populations in the U.S. and the world. Explain the psychological influences of culture on basic psychological processes, social and human development, social cognition, and social interaction. Analyze contemporary theories of psychology relative to culture Critically evaluate scientific literature examining culture, ethnic, sex, and gender differences on psychological factors. Describe and apply skills that enhance cross-cultural communication, interactions, and relationships. Demonstrate an awareness of their own and others’ culture and worldviews. PSYCH 30 Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Define conformity and distinguish between the primary forms of conformity (i.e., compliance, acceptance, and obedience). Recognize the biases that influence clinical judgment. Describe how our everyday language suggests bias. Identify social facilitation and describe the misleading nature of the term. Define the bystander effect and identify the situational variables that promote it. PSYCH 37 Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Compare and contrast biological, psychological, family, and social views of the causes and treatment of abnormal behavior. Identify and compare major scientific methods for gathering and analyzing information to describe abnormal behavior. Identify the difference between organic and functional disorders. List and/or recognize the characteristics of specific anxiety, somatoform, mood, eating, sleep, sexual-identity, substance abuse, personality, schizophrenic and cognitive disorders. Recognize unethical therapeutic practices according to the American Psychological Association Guidelines. PSYCH 44 Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Formulate and identify null and alternative hypotheses in research Define and give examples of independent variables, dependent variables, and scales of measurement Generate and interpret various types of graphical displays and tables from research data Differentiate between descriptive and inferential statistics Analyze data using statistical software (SPSS) Additionally, PSYCH 1, PSYCH 2, and PSYCH 7 meet the information competency general education requirement and is an institutional student learning outcome (ISLO). [-]

Certificate

Certificate in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

This program meets a substantial portion of the 24-unit Accounting course requirement to take the California CPA exam. It is intended primarily for students possessing a bachelor's degree or foreign university equivalent. In addition, completion of this certificate is helpful in securing entry-level accounting positions in business and industry. CPA EXAM AND LICENSURE: Please contact the California Board of Accountancy. [+]

This program meets a substantial portion of the 24-unit Accounting course requirement to take the California CPA exam. It is intended primarily for students possessing a bachelor's degree or foreign university equivalent. In addition, completion of this certificate is helpful in securing entry-level accounting positions in business and industry. CPA EXAM AND LICENSURE: Please contact the California Board of Accountancy. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Prepare a set of basic financial statements. Calculate and analyze common ratios and numerical relationships that are produced through the accounting cycle. Demonstrate proficiency in processing the accounting cycle for a business. Demonstrate proficiency in communicating financial information in the subject area. Present an oral presentation in the designated subject area. [-]

Certificate in Computer and Information Management

Campus Full time 32 weeks September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The Computer Information Management (CIM) Department in the Business Science Division conducts programs designed to offer training in hardware and software applications used in a variety of environments and enterprises. [+]

The Computer Information Management (CIM) Department in the Business Science Division conducts programs designed to offer training in hardware and software applications used in a variety of environments and enterprises. The programs encompass a broad area of study, including computer operating systems, software applications, and networking and internet technologies. Courses are designed to prepare students at various levels of competence, from the novice to the expert, for immediate employment in computer-related careers, to update computer skills, or transfer to universities. The courses combine classroom lecture/demonstration and individual hands-on training in a laboratory setting. The new categories listed in the class schedule are: CIM - Computer Information Management- Applications and begining courses CIMN - Networking & Operating Systems (CIMN 100, CIMN 100A and CIMN 100B Computer Operating Systems-Windows (Windows 8) is located under the CIM category as it is a beginning class. CIMP - Programming CIMS - Security classes are located under CIMN CIMW - Web Design, Development & Database. (CIMW 105 SQL/Database is located under CIM.) Faculty members work closely with local businesses and industries to ensure relevant and state-of-the-art training in the following programs: Administrative Assistant Applications Developer E-Commerce Specialist Information Security Network Administrator Office and Computer Skills Training Software Specialist Web Designer Webmaster [-]

Certificate in Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

Although divided into two main areas, all of economics pertains to one overarching problem: the ability of human wants to outstrip available resources. Topics covered under "macro" economics are national income measures, business cycles, unemployment, inflation, economic growth and development, monetary and fiscal policy, government debt: the United States banking system, and international trade and finance. [+]

Although divided into two main areas, all of economics pertains to one overarching problem: the ability of human wants to outstrip available resources. Topics covered under "macro" economics are national income measures, business cycles, unemployment, inflation, economic growth and development, monetary and fiscal policy, government debt: the United States banking system, and international trade and finance. "Micro" economics focuses on household, business, and some government decision-making. Topics include the functioning of markets under perfect (supply-and-demand) and imperfect competition, antitrust and regulation, environmental policy, and the distribution of personal income and wealth. Economics Student Learning Outcomes Econ 2: Principles of Macroeconomics: Using employment and national income statistics students will be able to describe and analyze the economy in quantitative terms. Students will be able to utilize a simple contemporary economic model such as the aggregate supply/aggregate demand model and describe the interrelationships among prices, income and interest rates as they affect consumption, saving and investment. Students will be able to explain and evaluate the economic challenges of unemployment, inflation, and economic growth. Students will be able to describe the contemporary banking and monetary system, and analyze the role of money, credit, and Federal Reserve monetary policy. Students will be able to assess the historical and contemporary use of monetary and fiscal policy. Students will be able to describe the role of international trade and finance on domestic economic activity. Students will be able to identify and analyze the factors that contribute to or hinder economic growth and development. Econ 4: Principles of Microeconomics: Define scarcity, and show how it relates to the concepts of choice and cost; Outline the role of comparative advantage in exchange; Identify the key elements of the demand and supply model and use the model to critically analyze real world examples. Explain the role of prices in allocating goods, services and factors of production; Define and apply the concept of elasticity; Explain the economic behavior of individual firms in the short run and long run; Use microeconomic models to illustrate how prices and output are determined in various market structures (perfect competition, monopoly, imperfect competition); Define economic efficiency and compare the implications for economic efficiency under different market structures; and Identify instances of market failure and evaluate alternative strategies to improve outcomes. Econ 11: International Political Economy: Identify various countries' political systems and analyze the relationship to the accompanying economic systems. Compare and contrast different countries' political economies. Identify international organizations and understand their role in the global economy and on local economies. Distinguish between political and economic decisions. Utilize game theory to analyze political economic problems. Explain and compare purchasing power parity. Evaluate the effects of tariffs and quotas on trade. Define and enploy the concept of Comparative Advantage. Solve problems within international trade. [-]

Certificate in Journalism

Campus Full time 32 weeks September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

Diversity and a commitment to excellence are the keys to the success of the Saddleback College journalism program. The Journalism curriculum offers students instruction in the range of academic areas necessary to transfer to a four-year college or university as a communications major, with a Journalism Lab to further complement one's studies in the field. Emphasis is on teaching media law, ethics, history and theory. [+]

Diversity and a commitment to excellence are the keys to the success of the Saddleback College journalism program. The Journalism curriculum offers students instruction in the range of academic areas necessary to transfer to a four-year college or university as a communications major, with a Journalism Lab to further complement one's studies in the field. Emphasis is on teaching media law, ethics, history and theory. Courses in the journalism program enable students to hone the skills needed to work in editorial departments of newspapers, magazines, industrial in-house publications, public relations programs in business or government, and related positions in the radio and television industry. The Journalism program publishes the weekly student newspaper, the Lariat, a two-time winner of the national Pacemaker award and Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame member,and Orange Appeal, an award-winning student magazine. The Journalism department awards AA/AS degrees and Certificates in Journalism General and Writer Journalist. Saddleback college has a variety of Journalism courses to select from. [-]

Certificate in Tourism

Campus Full time 32 weeks September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

This program is soundly based on the travel and tourism industry and prepares students for careers related to ticketing, reservations, major tourist areas and resorts, fares and routes, tour promotion and planning and all modes of travel including air, cruising, rail and car. [+]

Saddleback College offers an associate degree or a certificate program that will prepare you for entry into Travel and Tourism occupations. This program is soundly based on the travel and tourism industry and prepares students for careers related to ticketing, reservations, major tourist areas and resorts, fares and routes, tour promotion and planning and all modes of travel including air, cruising, rail and car. Public interest in leisure and travel has made Travel and Tourism a rapidly changing and growing field that offers many opportunities for the well trained individual. Employment Opportunities: Travel Counselor Meeting Planner In-house travel Consultant Reservation Sales Agent Ticket Agent With Further Education and Experience these types of employment opportunities may be available to you: Sales representative for: Airlines Amtrak Car Rental Companies Cruise Lines Tour Operations Convention and Incentive Specialist Tour Escort Travel Industry Evaluator [-]

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Address Marguerite Pkwy 28000
92692 Mission Viejo, California, USA
Website http://www.saddleback.edu/
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