Discover Your Potential at Santiago Canyon College

ShellyStrazis-5474_AdjustWhether you plan on earning an associate degree or a career technical education certificate or wish to prepare for transfer to a four-year university, Santiago Canyon College (SCC) can help you chart your course for a career in a high-demand field. With 91 certificate and degree programs, including 19 associate degrees for transfer, as well as transfer agreements with four-year colleges in California, chances are you’ll find the right fit at SCC.

Apply for summer and fall semesters beginning April 1, 2016. Summer classes get underway on June 15 and fall semester starts on August 24.

California residents currently pay $46 per unit for community college courses. If students attend year-round, full-time enrollment runs about $1,656, excluding books, supplies, and living expenses. That’s 28.8 percent the cost of attending at a CSU institution full-time and 11.8 percent the cost of UC full-time enrollment. Eligible students can apply for financial aid, including fee waivers, grants and scholarships, work study, and loans.

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Santiago Canyon College

  1. Ranked among the “Top 10 Community Colleges of the Greater Los Angeles Area.”
  2. High-quality education at an affordable price.
  3. Welcoming and supportive campus with excellent student services.
  4. Vibrant student life – championship athletic teams, student government and other leadership opportunities, clubs, and community service.
  5. ​​​​​Scholarships and financial aid – last year the SCC Foundation awarded over $170,000 in student scholarships.
  6. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education opportunities offered by the STAR (Science Teaching and Resource Center) – supplemental instruction, workshops, and study groups.
  7. High transfer rate supported by transfer guarantee programs, transfer fairs and workshops.
  8. Professional certificates in a wide range of fields, including accounting, biotechnology, applied robotics, cosmetology, education, marketing, advertising, web marketing, and more.
  9. Online class options.
  10. Modern campus facilities – new library, Humanities Building and Science Center.

What Makes Santiago Canyon College Different
Santiago Canyon College is an innovative learning community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth.  The college’s purpose is to foster student success and to help students achieve these core outcomes: to learn, to act, to communicate and to think critically.  The college is committed to maintaining standards of excellence and providing accessible, transferable, and engaging education to a diverse community.

Outstanding Faculty
SCC is known for its award-winning faculty. Over eight years, the Orange County Department of Education has awarded four SCC faculty members the prestigious Teacher of the Year award. Every year, each community college district may nominate one teacher per district. Winning 50 percent of the time over eight years speaks to the high-caliber faculty at SCC.

First-class Academic Programs

  • Santiago Canyon College provides the following academic options:
  • SCC offers 65 associate degrees, 17 associate degrees for transfer, and 94 credit and non-credit certificates.
  • SCC engages students through a vibrant Honors Program, whose students transfer to top universities.
  • SCC is the leader in Southern California in the study of water utility science and survey/mapping sciences.
  • SCC provides the largest apprenticeship program in the state in fields such as carpentry, cosmetology, electrician, operating engineer, and more.
  • The number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors has increased by over 270 percent in five years from 622 STEM majors to 2,329 STEM majors.
  • A wide range of student services includes Veterans Services, Disabled Students Programs and Services, Tutoring Center, Student Health and Wellness, and more.
  • SCC has award-winning forensics and Model United Nations teams.
  • The college offers flexible class schedules, including day, evening, weekend, online, eight-week, and accelerated classes.
  • SCC offers an International Student Program to meet the specific needs of students visiting on an F-1 Visa.


For more information on SCC programs and services, please visit or call (714) 628-4900.

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