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Our Mission:

Santiago Canyon College is an innovative learning community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth. Our purpose is to foster student success and to help students achieve these core outcomes: to learn, to act, to communicate and to think critically. We are committed to maintaining standards of excellence and providing the following to our diverse community: courses, certificates, and degrees that are accessible, applicable, and engaging.

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is a dynamic award-winning Southern California Community College within the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

SCC is located in the city of Orange, which has been named one of the 50 Safest College Towns in America by The SafeWise Report. From our founding, SCC’s inclusive community continues to redefine the truly student-focused experience.

Diverse programs and certification paths, proven transfer successes, and accessible state of the art facilities are just the beginning to us. Attending SCC empowers the individual student to seek the opportunities they deserve and desire, right here, right now.

We start each day by asking a simple question - what can today bring? Proven transfer paths, clear steps toward Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer, a wide variety of career technical education certificate programs, engaging adult learning, rich community service opportunities, business skills to stand out – it all happens here every day.

It’s our belief that what you seek later in life is just as important as what you choose to do today.

That’s why SCC celebrates what happens here – every course, every lecture, every test, every conversation, every achievement - every day an opportunity we never pass up. So, what can today bring for you?

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At A Glance

  • Voted #3 Best Community College in California as ranked by www.bestcolleges.com
  • Ranked #13 among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice.
  • Offers an excellent International Student Program to meet the needs of students on an F-1 visa.
  • Recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a Great College to Work For Honor Roll Institution for the fourth consecutive year.
  • One of two colleges in the Rancho Santiago Community College District. The College Mascot is the Hawk.
  • Identified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) committed to serving a diverse student population.
  • Sponsors a range of co-curricular student activities beyond the classroom including Associated Student Government, Model United Nations and Forensics (Speech and Debate).
  • Engages students through a vibrant Honors Program across multiple disciplines, whose students transfer to top universities.
  • Home to national, state and local award-winning sports teams that compete in the Orange Empire Conference. Home of the 2016 state champions in softball and the Orange Empire Conference Champions in women’s soccer.
  • Offers a comprehensive STEM program with dedicated counselors and a series of supplemental instructional resources.
  • Offers the most comprehensive water utility sciences program in Orange County. Graduates work at water districts and agencies throughout Southern California.
  • Offers the only comprehensive survey/mapping sciences program among Orange County community colleges.
Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

Associate Degree

Santiago Canyon College

The associate degree in business administration enables students to move into a curriculum at a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree. Career opportunit ... [+]

Associate in Science Business Administration for Transfer (31365)

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer degree provides students with a comprehensive business education in the principles and practices of all phases of business. A student graduating with an Associate in Science in Business for Transfer may transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor’s Degree. Successful completion of the transfer degree in business administration guarantees the student acceptance to the California State University system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in the field of business, industry or government.

Learning Outcome(s)

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August 2019
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Santiago Canyon College

The vision of the Communication Department is to supply a full range of preparatory, life enrichment, certificate and degree tracks for the native and non-native, transfe ... [+]

Associate of Arts for Transfer: Communication Studies (30558)

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree provides training to build and maintain personal and professional relationships through effective communication. Completion of the transfer degree in Communication prepares students to:

Communicate with clarity and accuracy in diverse environments

Act with awareness of self amongst local and global communities

Think critically, creatively and reflectively

Learn about the self in professional and interpersonal relationships

Successful completion of the transfer degree in Communication guarantees the student acceptance to the California State University system to pursue a baccalaureate degree, in the field of business, industry, government, social service, and/or education in such areas as teaching, public speaking, consulting, law, announcing, and public relations.... [-]

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June 2019
Full-time
2 years
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Santiago Canyon College

Computer Science courses are designed to meet the varying goals of students interested in employment or education in the computer field. There are courses on specific lan ... [+]

Computer science courses are designed to meet the varying goals of students interested in employment or education in the computer field. There are courses on specific languages for professionals who want to supplement their skills with the knowledge of a current programming language (PC assembler, C++, Visual BASIC, Java). A certificate in computer science can be earned by those students desiring to enter the workplace at entry-level positions. Also, an associate degree can be earned by those students desiring to transfer to a four-year institution with a major in Computer Science.

The computer science courses provide instruction in low level and high-level languages, intermediate and advanced techniques in programming, and hardware organization.... [-]

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August 2019
Full-time
2 years
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The Economics Department at Santiago Canyon College offers courses to prepare students for the A.A. degrees in Economics and Business Administration and for transfer. Th ... [+]

The Economics Department at Santiago Canyon College offers courses to prepare students for the A.A. degrees in Economics and Business Administration and for transfer.

Our Vision

The Department of Economics offers a variety of courses catering to the needs of students pursuing degrees at SCC, students intending to transfer to four-year institutions, and community members interested in personal enrichment.

Our Mission

The Department’s mission is to offer core lower division courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics and to motivate students to strengthen the communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical reasoning skills that will assist them in their further studies and careers. The Department further aims to develop responsible citizens who are aware of and informed about a variety of differing views on current economic events and policy issues and how they impact our lives.... [-]

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August 2019
Full-time
2 years
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Santiago Canyon College

The Psychology Program at Santiago Canyon College offers a variety of courses designed to prepare you for an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Psychology or to transfer ... [+]

Associate in Arts Psychology for Transfer (31041)

The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate degree for specialization in any of more than twenty branches of psychology including: child, clinical, personality, vocational, marriage and family counseling, industrial, mental health, and college teaching. Completion of the two-year program is appropriate for students whose vocational plans include helping people, i.e., teaching, social welfare, probation, criminology, nursing, law, and personnel work. Successful completion of the transfer degree in Psychology guarantees the student acceptance to the California State University system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Psychology or a related field.... [-]

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August 2019
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2 years
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Courses

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The Santiago Canyon College (SCC) English Language Program (ELP) is an intensive English program designed for the beginner, intermediate and advanced level international ... [+]

Accelerated English Language Program (ELP)

The Santiago Canyon College (SCC) English Language Program (ELP) is an intensive English program designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced level international (F-1) students looking to improve their English skills in preparation for study at U.S. colleges and universities. The program is designed for students who have some knowledge of English.

The ELP is both a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)-preparatory and academically oriented. These classes are offered through a 16-week semester (Fall & Spring semesters), and 8-week session (Summer session). Each session consists of 20 hours of instruction per week.

International students are provided with opportunities to interact with SCC students by participating in Conversation Partners activities. Speech workshops are provided and integrated into the ELP curriculum.... [-]

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August 2019
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International Student Program & Transfer Options

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