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.
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
- Buddhists for Peace
The Santiago Canyon College Hawks participate in a number of sports through the California Community College Athletics Association.
- Cross Country
- Soft Ball
- Track and Field
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,100. 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: $6,900-$8,237
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $46-$55 per unit
- Out-of-State: $290-$340 per 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||51%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||51%||$4,055|
|Receiving Student Loans||2%||$4,054|
Admissions, Academics, & 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.
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by Santiago Canyon College by clicking the request information to the right.
(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
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
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.
- Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, CA (6 miles away)
- Irvine Valley College in Irvine, CA (8 miles away)
- Fullerton College in Fullerton, CA (10 miles away)
- Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, CA (10 miles away)
- Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA (11 miles away)