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Yes! ​​​​​​​Santiago Canyon College’s tuition rates are affordable and competitive, providing one of Orange Coun​ty’s best higher education values. Click Here to learn more about the cost of attending SCC.


​​​​​Your Career Education degree or certificate opens doors to bigger paychecks, broader opportunities, and more!

  • Meter Reader, Utilities - $51,410
  • Electrician - $64,220
  • Surveying Technician - $63,670
  • Surveyor - $91,090
  • Construction Carpenter - $54,390
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operator - $68,800
  • Hydrologist - $101,230
  • Cartographer and Photogrammetrist - $83,350
  • Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installer - $54,210
  • Electrical Power-Line Installer, Repairer - $106,690

​Santiago Canyon College’s Career Education department provides a variety of degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs, leading to workforce-ready, Future BUILT careers.


  • Carpentry: Acoustical Tile, Drywall/Lather, Drywall Finisher, Plastering
  • Carpentry: Concrete, Finish Carpentry, Framing, Tilt-Up
  • Carpentry: Millwright
  • Carpentry: Pile Driver
  • Cosmetology
  • Electrician: Inside Wireman, Sound Installer
  • Maintenance Mechanic and Electrician
  • Operating Engineers: Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Duty Repair, Inspection, Rock Products Industry
  • Power Lineman
  • Surveying: Survey Chainman, Chief of Party

Public Works

  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): Construction Inspection
  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): Construction Management
  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): Environmental Management
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CoP): Code Enforcement Officer


  • Associate in Science (A.S.): Survey/Mapping Science
  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): Survey/Mapping Science

Water Utility Science

  • Associate in Science (A.S.): Water Distribution
  • Associate in Science (A.S.): Water Treatment
  • Associate in Science (A.S.): Wastewater/Environmental Sanitation
  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): Water Distribution
  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): Water Treatment
  • Certificate of Achievement (CoA): Wastewater/Environmental Sanitation
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CoP): Water Distribution
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CoP): Water Treatment
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CoP): Wastewater Treatment
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CoP): Water Conservation
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CoP): Water Equipment Operation and Maintenance
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CoP): Water Utility Management

Click​ Here to browse SCC’s online catalog.


Apprenticeship Information

John Sanders
Orange County Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
(714)​ 542-4000

Santiago Canyon College-Apprenticeship
​(714)​ 628-4883​

Public Works Faculty

Carlos Castellanos
Program Facilitator
(714)​ 486-4660

Chandrikaa Balendhran

Krishna Nadaraja

Michael Ortiz

Grant Sharp

Sergio Verino

Kurt Wiemann

Survey/Mapping Faculty

Mark Counts, PLS
Program Facilitator
(714)​ 658-7532

Ed Capalaran, PLS

Jeff Covey

Chu Kow, PLS

Tom Propst, PLS, CFedS

Water Utility Science Faculty

Stephen McLean
Program Facilitator
(714)​ 628-4792

Shabbir Basrai
​(951)​ 833-1170 x223​

Ray Burk
​(562)​ 907-9200 x421​

Dennis Cafferty
​(949)​ 837-7050 x223​


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