Santiago Canyon College (SCC)

8045 E Chapman, Orange, CA

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Santiago Canyon College was originally the Orange Campus branch of the nearby Santa Ana College opened in 1985. Due to increased enrollment and demand the school changed its name in 1997 and became independent. Santiago Canyon College is became accredited in 2000 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and operates as part of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. SCC is a 2 year institution offering vocational, transfer and associate programs to the community. The school has seen steady expansion since its inception, including new buildings and renovations.


Santiago Community College's goal is to provide a quality education to its students, to assist them in learning to think critically, and to provide them an environment with which to develop and grow as people. SCC offers a diverse selection of programs to suit the needs of students and also provides distance learning opportunities to further aid students.

Some programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at Santiago Canyon College must apply online, provide transcripts and take a placement exam. If the applicant has taken Math or English courses at the college level prior, he or she may submit transcripts to be exempt. Once the application is completed students must register online for their classes.  Students pursuing financial aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and can further discuss possible aid rewards and tuition payments at the financial aid office on campus.

Extracurricular Activities

Santiago Canyon College offers students plenty of extracurricular activities, from clubs to sports, there is always something to capture the interest of students.

Some clubs on campus:

  • Anthropological Society
  • Chess Club
  • French Club
  • Philosophical Society
  • S.A.F.A.R.I.
  • Buddhists for Peace

The Santiago Canyon College Hawks participate in a number of sports through the California Community College Athletics Association.

Sports programs:

  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Soft Ball
  • Track and Field
  • Golf

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
    • Out-of-State: $5,300-$6,336
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $220-$260 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid43%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships43%$3,203
Receiving Student Loans1%$4,263

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Santiago Canyon College may provide student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how SCC compares against other community colleges in Orange County and the community colleges in California as a whole.

 SCCOrange CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate31.6%29.4%24.2%
Transfer-out Rate12.6%15.2%13.8%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Santiago Canyon College.

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Contact Information

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