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From the President’s Desk

Great things continue to happen at Santiago Canyon College!  Although SCC is one of the newer institutions of higher learning in California, tens of thousands of students already have discovered the high quality of education available at SCC.  With degrees and certificates available in almost 50 fields of study, SCC provides clear pathways for university transfer and career technical education.  If you ask our students what they like about SCC, they’ll tell you that they get personal attention from faculty who are leaders as professors and scholars.  Expert counselors provide the guidance necessary to move students ahead as quickly as possible.  Caring staff members and administrators work hard to help students reach their goals.  Together, the people of SCC are dedicated to the success of students.

Classes and programs are available in a wide variety of areas, including transfer, career technical, and basic skills.  In addition to credit-bearing classes, the Orange Education Center provides free personal, educational, and career training classes to thousands of students each year at locations throughout Orange.

Since SCC achieved independent accreditation in 2000, the campus has been transformed.  Students attend classes, study, practice, perform experiments, rehearse, and collaborate on a campus where even the architecture points to the future.  The generosity of local voters, by passing Bond Measure E in 2002, is visible in the Science Center, the Humanities Building, the Lorenzo A. Ramirez Library, and the Athletic and Aquatics Center.  These facilities have increased the capacity and ability of Santiago Canyon College to meet the educational needs of our community.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration, I invite you to find out why Santiago Canyon College is the right place for you. 

Best wishes,

John Weispfenning, Ph.D.