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.

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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.

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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.

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Foundation and Alumni

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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... [-]

Associate of Arts in Business Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The curriculum in the Business Management Associate Degree program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. [+]

The curriculum in the Business Management Associate Degree program is designed to provide the student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers in business, 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: Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately in writing and orally. Identify the fundamentals of legal systems, and social, ethical, and political forces affecting the development and operation of businesses. Describe the functions of business in society including the major concepts related to business ownership and the factors that influence them; competition and marketing; and the systems, technologies, and operational controls through which business organizations operate. Apply the basics of financial accounting. Assess human communication styles; plan and apply motivational strategies; solve human relations issues. Required Courses ACCT 1A FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4 Units BUS 1 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3 Units BUS 102 ORAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3 Units (meets AA Oral Communication requirement) BUS 104 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 Units * BUS 120 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3 Units BUS 125 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS 3 Units CIM 1 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 Units or CIM 10 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 Units or CIM 112 MICROSOFT OFFICE 3 Units Total Units for the Major: 20.5-22 *Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description. [-]

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 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. [+]

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 such as Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk, General Ledger Clerk, or Bookkeeper. 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. Required Courses: ACCT 1A FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4 Units ACCT 1B MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 4 Units * or ACCT 203 COST ACCOUNTING 3 Units * ACCT 202A INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I 3 Units * ACCT 202B INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II 3 Units * ACCT 216 INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX 4 Units * ACCT 217 PARTNERSHIP AND CORPORATE TAXATION 3 Units * ACCT 275 AUDITING 3 Units * BUS 13 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS LAW 3 Units Total Units for the Major: 26-27 *Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description. [-]

Associate of Science in Business Leadership

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The Business Leadership program is designed to increase the ability to succeed in a highly competitive work environment. [+]

The Business Leadership program is designed to increase the ability to succeed in a highly competitive work environment. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately in writing and orally. Identify the fundamentals of legal systems, and social, ethical, and political forces affecting the development and operation of businesses. Students who complete the certificate or degree in the Business Leadership program will have learned how to assess human communication styles; plan and apply motivational strategies; solve human relations issues. Required Courses BUS 1 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3 Units BUS 13 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS LAW 3 Units BUS 102 ORAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3 Units BUS 103 BUSINESS ENGLISH 3 Units or ENG 1A PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION I 4 Units * or ENG 1AH HONORS PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION I 4 Units * BUS 104 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 Units * BUS 120 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3 Units Restricted Electives: Specify total 3 Units BUS 125 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS 3 Units BUS 223 HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYMENT LAW 3 Units BUS 111 BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES, PEOPLE - PLANET - PROFIT 3 Units Total Units for the Major: 21-22 *Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description. [-]

Associate of Science in Computer and Information Management: Software Specialist

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The Software Specialist Certificate program prepares the student for an entry-level position as a knowledge worker in the technical work environment using industry-standard software packages. [+]

The Software Specialist Certificate program prepares the student for an entry-level position as a knowledge worker in the technical work environment using industry-standard software packages. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Demonstrate key skills for employment with industry standard technical software packages. Demonstrate comprehensive, broad range introductory computer competencies targeting a diverse and multicultural workforce. Complete technically current and challenging ongoing education. Apply skills in a broad range of media appropriate for a diverse population of technical students. Use job skills in technical professional business environments through meaningful internships and capstone projects. Required Courses CIM 10 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3 Units or CIM 112 MICROSOFT OFFICE 3 Units CIMA 102 WORD PROCESSING - WORD 3 Units + CIMA 104 SPREADSHEETS - EXCEL 3 Units + CIMA 106 DATABASE - ACCESS 3 Units CIMA 108 BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS - POWERPOINT 3 Units Select from Restricted Electives 3 Units Total Units for the Major: 18 Restricted Electives: CIM 121A KEYBOARDING FOR COMPUTERS - BEGINNING 1.5 Units CIM 121B KEYBOARDING FOR COMPUTERS - INTERMEDIATE 1.5 Units * CIM 121C KEYBOARDING FOR COMPUTERS - ADVANCED 1.5 Units * CIMN 100 COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS- WINDOWS 3 Units + CIMN 230 - COMPUTER OPERATION SYSTEMS: UNIX/LINUX 3 Units CIMA 212 MANAGING PROJECTS WITH MICROSOFT PROJECT 3 Units CIMA 223A COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING - QUICKBOOKS–BEGINNING 1.5 Units * CIMA 223B COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING - QUICKBOOKS–ADVANCED 1.5 Units * CIM 274A WEB DIGITAL IMAGERY - PHOTOSHOP–BEGINNING 1.5 Units CIM 274B WEB DIGITAL IMAGERY... [-]

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 and Merchandising

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

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. [+]

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 Department also offers 6 Occupational Skills Awards. All of these awards can be achieved within one semester. (10-17 units) Accessory Design Basic Costume Construction & Sourcing Event Planner Fashion Stylist Fashion Technology Sustainable Fashion & Social Entrepreneurship Certificate 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... [-]

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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 Culinary Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The Basic Culinary Arts program prepares students for many contemporary employment opportunities. [+]

The Basic Culinary Arts program prepares students for many contemporary employment opportunities. These include Chef, Cook, Specialty and Ethnic Restaurant Operations, Food and Beverage Service, Fast Foods Operations, and Food Service in schools and day-care centers for the young and elderly. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Demonstrate preparation for employment in the food service industry. Demonstrate practical skills in a wide variety of applications related to the food service. Demonstrate proficient safety and sanitation production practices as related to the food service industry. Required Courses CWE 180 CO-OP-ED FOODS AND NUTRITION 2 Units † and FN 261 INTERNSHIP 1 Unit † FN 50 FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION 3 Units or FN 205 NUTRITION FOR CULINARY PROFESSIONALS 3 Units FN 110 FOOD PREPARATION ESSENTIALS 3 Units * FN 120 CONTEMPORARY MEALS 3 Units * FN 171 SANITATION AND SAFETY 2 Units or FN 210 SERVSAFE IN FOOD PRODUCTION 1 Unit FN 240 CULINARY PRINCIPLES I 3 Units * FN 241 CULINARY PRINCIPLES II 3 Units * FN 244 BAKING FUNDAMENTALS I 3 Units * FN 246 PANTRY 3 Units * Select from Restricted Electives 4-6 Units Total Units for the Certificate: 29-32 Restricted Electives: FN 220 FRENCH BISTRO CUISINE 2 Units * FN 222 CHINESE CUISINE 2 Units * FN 226 MEXICAN CUISINE 2 Units * FN 227 MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 2 Units * FN 230 VEGETARIAN CUISINE 2 Units * FN 236 AMERICAN REGIONAL CUISINE 2 Units * *Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation,... [-]

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... [-]

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 [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Business Leadership

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mission Viejo

The Business Leadership program is designed to increase the ability to succeed in a highly competitive work environment. It will add to and/or enhance leadership skills. [+]

The Business Leadership program is designed to increase the ability to succeed in a highly competitive work environment. It will add to and/or enhance leadership skills. Program Student Learning Outcomes Students who complete this program will be able to: Communicate clearly, effectively, and appropriately in writing and orally. Identify the fundamentals of legal systems, and social, ethical, and political forces affecting the development and operation of businesses. Students who complete the certificate or degree in the Business Leadership program will have learned how to assess human communication styles; plan and apply motivational strategies; solve human relations issues. Required Courses BUS 1 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3 Units BUS 13 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS LAW 3 Units BUS 102 ORAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3 Units BUS 103 BUSINESS ENGLISH 3 Units or ENG 1A PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION I 4 Units * or ENG 1AH HONORS PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION I 4 Units * BUS 104 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 Units * BUS 120 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3 Units Restricted Electives: Specify total 3 Units BUS 125 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS 3 Units BUS 223 HUMAN RESOURCES AND EMPLOYMENT LAW 3 Units BUS 111 BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES, PEOPLE - PLANET - PROFIT 3 Units Total Units for the Certificate: 21-22 *Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description. [-]

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