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Continuing Education Information

Mission Statement
Instructional Programs
Admissions and Student Services
Policies Governing Students
Adult High School Diploma Program


Mission Statement

The mission of the continuing education division is to offer a variety of free, noncredit classes, programs, and services that enable students to maximize their potential by acquiring the necessary skills to reach their personal, educational, and vocational goals so that they can benefit from, and contribute to, a changing American society as productive, active members of their communities.

Santiago Canyon College 
Orange Education Center 
1465 North Batavia Street 
Orange, CA 92867

714-628-5900

The Santiago Canyon College Orange Education Center is the major adult education service provider in the Orange area. In addition, there are other sites in which instruction is offered. These facilities provide a broad-based program which meets the educational needs of the community. Open entry/open exit classes allow students to register anytime during the school year and provide maximum flexibility in program scheduling.

For the current class schedule, please visit the  website  at www.sccollege.edu/oec or call the Orange Education Center at (714) 628-5900.

Classroom Instruction

Traditional and individualized, self-paced classroom instruction is offered in academic, vocational, and basic skills areas. The open entry/open exit format allows flexibility in planning.

Convenient Community Locations

Day and evening community locations make classes conveniently available to all adults in the district.

Weekend Classes

To meet the needs of working adults, continuing education classes are also offered Fridays and Saturdays.

Instructional Programs

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Assists students in strengthening their skills in reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, English usage and grammar. ABE provides students with a strong educational foundation that can be used as a basis for employment preparation, entrance into high school subjects, GED preparation, HiSET preparation, and college and vocational programs.

In addition, Native Language Basic Skills for Adults assists students in acquiring basic skills in their native language in order to facilitate the transition to beginning English as a Second Language courses. This program focuses on reading, math, and writing skills, as well as classroom and community coping skills.

Adult High School Diploma Program

Accommodates adults with varied responsibilities, backgrounds, and needs who desire to earn a high school diploma or California High School Equivalency Certificate (GED/HiSET). Individualized instruction is provided so that students may take classes that fit their personal schedules, thus enabling them to work and complete high school credits at their own pace.

Adults with Disabilities

Provides courses designed to meet the specific needs of students with physical, intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities focusing on necessary job skills, independent living, and basic education. Provides certificate programs for successful completion of clustered courses.

Citizenship

Introduces students to U.S. citizenship and the naturalization process, U.S. history, and government. Prepares students for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS interview and exam.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Provides English language instruction for speakers of languages other than English. Offers instruction in beginning through advanced levels. Core classes integrate acquisition of skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Specialty classes focus on further improvement of specific skills, such as conversation, pronunciation, writing, civics, or employability skills. Provides certificate programs for successful completion of levels; beginning through advanced, as well as specialty courses.

Health and Safety Program

Provides courses specifically designed to offer lifelong education to promote the health, safety and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Parent Education Program

Provides courses which emphasize intellectual, physical, and emotional aspects of parenting.

Career Technical Training Programs

Provides employment preparation focusing on specific career technical areas and on general workforce development skills. Provides certificate programs in occupational areas with high employment potential.

Older Adults Program

Offers courses designed to meet specific needs of older students in a variety of areas, including music, cooking, manipulative skills, and discussion seminars. Many classes are offered in facilities specifically serving older adults.

Admissions and Student Services

Who May Attend

Persons 18 years of age or older, or high school graduates, are eligible to enroll in continuing education classes. Students currently enrolled in secondary schools who wish to attend continuing education classes may be admitted by special request of the secondary school and approval from continuing education administration.

Where to Register

Santiago Canyon College

Orange Education Center 
1465 North Batavia Street 
Orange, CA 92867
Phone: (714) 628-5900


Santiago Canyon College

OEC  Provisional  Education  Facility 
1937 West Chapman Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Orange,  CA 92868


Santiago Canyon College 
8045 East Chapman Avenue Room U-84
Orange, CA 92869


College and Workforce Preparation Center
1572 North Main Street 
Orange, CA 92867


Schedule of Classes

A schedule of classes is prepared each semester which includes general information, courses offered, hours, locations and rooms. Schedules are available before registration each semester in each of the major continuing education sites and Rancho Santiago Community College District campuses. Registration is ongoing, provided there is space available in classes.

Open Enrollment

The policy of the Rancho Santiago Community College District and Santiago Canyon College is that, unless specifically exempted by statute or regulation, every course, course section, or class, reported for state aid, wherever offered and maintained by the college, shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the college, provided there is available space in classes.

Class Discontinuance Policy

Any class which does not have a total of at least 20 students enrolled by the beginning of instruction may be discontinued. Any class which does not maintain satisfactory attendance may be discontinued at anytime during the term.

Student Identification Card

Each student may obtain a student identification card upon request. For more information, please call SCC Cashiers Office (714) 628-5900.

Textbooks and Supplies

ESL textbooks are available for purchase (cash or check, no credit cards) at the OEC Provisional Education Facility Bookstore. A complete list of ESL textbooks required for each class, along with their costs, is posted. Supplementary books and supplies are also available. Phone 714-628-5924 for additional information.

Students in classes held at Santiago Canyon College (SCC) can purchase textbooks and supplies at the Hawk Bookstore, located in A-101. For more information, phone (714) 628-5900 or go to www.hawkbookstore.com

Testing

A wide variety of academic, aptitude, vocational, interest and other assessments are provided to assist the adult in educational and career planning.

Diagnostic assessment tests are administered to advise placement for courses in English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, and High School Subjects.

Counseling and Guidance

Each continuing education student is provided with the unique opportunity to benefit from individualized counseling and guidance designed to help students improve the quality of their lives.

Counselors are available to provide academic, career, and personal counseling in a confidential office setting.

Students may seek counseling for many reasons, including planning of educational objectives, obtaining information about employment and job skills, resolving personal and family problems, examining aptitudes, interests, and achievement, finding new careers and vocational directions, and learning to adjust in a new country. Students enrolling in courses leading toward a high school diploma or Adults with Disabilities must see a counselor upon registering. Counselors are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis. For more information or to arrange an appointment, please call (714) 628-5929.

Scholarships

Several scholarships are made available to continuing education ESL students and high school graduates. Selection of scholarship recipients will be based upon recommendation of teachers and counselors, financial need, academic excellence, attendance, and minimum enrollment standards. For more information, call the Counseling office at (714) 628-5929.

Photography

Santiago Canyon College, a non-profit California Community College, reserves the right to use photography and video images of students and visitors, age  18 and older, taken on our property and at college-sponsored events for marketing and promotional purposes. Objection to the use of an individual's photography may be made in writing to Public Affairs and Publications, RSCCD District Office, 2323 N. Broadway, Suite 408, Santa Ana, CA 92706.

Disabled Students Policy

The College will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request services, contact the office of Disabled Students Programs and Services at (714) 628-4860.

Career Services

Career information, materials, interest inventories and counseling are provided for interested students. Appointments may be made by calling (714) 628-5942.

Associated  Student Government

The Associated Student Government was established to provide students with government and leadership experience. Opportunities are available to become involved as student representatives. Students will learn first hand about group dynamics and decision making, event programming, and running effective meetings. Additionally, there are student clubs to join. For more information, please call (714) 628-5947.

Child Development

A child development program center is available at Santiago Canyon College. There is no fee for eligible families. Arrangements may be made by calling (714) 628-6952.

Transcripts

Students may obtain an official transcript  of records by filing in person or mailing a request to the Admissions and Records Office, OEC Provisional Education Facility, 1937 West Chapman Avenue, 2nd Floor, Orange, CA 92868. The first two in-person transcripts will be issued without charge, thereafter, a $3 charge will be assessed for each additional transcript. All official transcripts are copies of the student's permanent record in the Office of Admissions and Records. Only records prepared and issued directly from that office will be considered official or certified for accuracy.

Policies Governing Students

A. Attendance

Students are expected to attend all class meetings. Students who are enrolled but absent on the first class session may be dropped. A student may also be dropped for excessive absences.

B. Enrollment

Students are expected to demonstrate academic progress throughout each course. Failure to meet academic goals and contracts may result in a student being dismissed from the program for more than one semester. Reentry enrollment is contingent upon a contractual agreement with the college administration.

C. Standards of Student Conduct

Guidelines for Student Conduct are set forth in the California Education Code, California Administrative Code, Title V, policies of the Board of Trustees, and all civil and criminal codes. Students enrolling in district educational programs assume an obligation to obey state law and district rules and regulations governing the conduct of students.

D. Standards of Conduct for Computer Classrooms and Computer Labs

In accordance with Board Policy (BP 3720) and Administrative Regulation (AR 3720) and in an effort to extend the life of the hardware, comply with the copyright laws, and adhere to appropriate computer network conduct and usage, standards of conduct are required of all students using computer classrooms, computer labs, and the wireless network. 

E. Academic Honesty

Students at Santiago Canyon College are expected to be honest and forthright  in their academic endeavors. To falsify the results of one's research, to steal the words or ideas of another, or to cheat on an examination corrupts the essential process by which knowledge  is advanced. Academic dishonesty is seen as an intentional act of fraud, in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or efforts of another without authorization or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic exercise. We as an institution, also consider academic dishonesty to include forgery of academic documents, intentionally impeding or damaging the academic work of others, assisting other students in acts of dishonesty or coercing students into acts of dishonesty. 

F. Disciplinary Action

Violations to any tenets within the standards of student conduct are subject to the following disciplinary actions: warning, reprimand, probation, restitution, removal, suspension or expulsion. Disciplinary actions may be imposed singly or in combination.

G. Grading Standards

​A
Superior      
4 grade points per unit
​B
Above Average  
​3 grade points per unit
​C
Average
2 grade points per unit
​D
Below Average But Passing
​1 grade point per unit
​F
​Fail
​0 grade points (but counted in GPA)
​CIP
​Currently In Progress
​0 grade points
​P
​Pass
​​0 grade points
​COM
​Completed
​​0 grade points
​SP
​Satisfactory Progress
​​0 grade points
​NP
​No Pass
​​0 grade points


H. Credit by Examination

Credit by examination may be earned only for courses that are specifically designated as courses that are eligible for credit by examination. A student cannot take credit by examination to improve a substandard grade.

High School Diploma Courses Information for receiving credit by examination may be obtained from a continuing education counselor.

High School Subjects:

  • English 066, 067, 068, 084, 098
  • Mathematics 156, 157, 159, 163, 164, 165, 166
  • Science 168, 169, 190, 191, 192, 193
  • Social Sciences 215, 218, 219, 222, 223, 224, 225, 229, 230

Career Technical Business Skills Courses Examinations are offered on specific dates. Students who demonstrate course competency are awarded a passing grade.

Vocational:

  • Business 118, 119, 258, 260, 261, 262, 304

I. Procedures for Student Complaints Regarding Grades

1. Education Code 76224 states:

"When grades are given for any course of instruction taught in a community college district, the grade given to each student shall be the grade determined by the instructor for the course; and the determination of the student's grade by the instructor, in the absence of mistake, fraud, bad faith, or incompetence, shall be final.''

2. Procedure

a.  Student shall meet with instructor to discuss grade.

b. If the issue is not resolved, and the student believes that the grade is based on mistake, fraud, bad faith or incompetency (EC 76224), an appeal in writing may be made to the Area Dean of Instruction and Student Services.

Forms of written appeal may be found in the office of the Area Dean of Instruction and Student Services.

c. The student may be requested to set up an appointment with the Dean of Instruction and Student Services to discuss the written complaint.

      1. The Dean of Instruction and Student Services will review the allegations and may consult with the instructor.
      2. The Dean of Instruction and Student Services will review the issue and will notify the student and instructor in writing of the decision.
      3. The decision of the Dean of Instruction and Student Services is final.

J. Complaint Procedures for Students

Students may file a complaint when they believe they have been deprived of a right granted to students by the Board of Trustees in any of the policies or regulations of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

The purpose of these complaint procedures is to resolve differences as fairly and expeditiously as possible while preserving the rights of students and staff members.

1. Definitions

Days: number of days refers to the days when the District offices are open.

Committee: Continuing Education Student Complaint Committee.

2. Procedure

a. Students shall first confer with the staff member who took action or made the ruling to which they object no later than ten days following the event which prompted the complaint.

The Area Dean of Instruction and Student Services or designee will assist the student in arranging an appointment with the staff member.

b. If the difference is not satisfactorily resolved, the student shall confer with the staff member's supervisor.

The Area Dean of Instruction and Student Services or designee will assist the student and staff member's supervisor.

c. If the complaint is unresolved, the student may file a written statement setting forth the nature of the complaint on the prescribed form with the Area Dean of Instruction and Student Services no later than ten days after conferring with the staff member's supervisor.

d. The complaint form shall be completed in full and shall include a full description of the complaint, times, dates and pertinent facts, and the remedy sought by the student.

A Student Complaint-Staff Response form will be sent to both the staff member and supervisor for completion.


e. The Area Dean of Instruction and Student Services shall forward the completed forms to the Continuing Education Student Complaint Committee chairperson for review and recommendation.

The committee shall have the power to make an appropriate investigation of the complaint and shall state the findings and make a recommendation.

      1. If the complaint is sustained by the committee, it will recommend appropriate action for relief of the complaint and communicate this in writing to the staff member to whom the complaint was directed. If the staff member accepts the recommended action and if the student who filed the complaint is satisfied with the action, the complaint shall be considered resolved and closed.
      2. If the findings of the committee do not sustain the complaint, the committee shall communicate this finding in writing to the student who filed the complaint. If the student accepts this finding, the complaint shall be considered resolved and closed.
      3. If no resolution of the complaint is obtained under (f.) or (g.) above, the Area Dean of Instruction and Student Services shall forward the complaint together with findings of the committee to the Chancellor for review and decision.
      4. If this decision does not resolve the complaint in the opinion of the student, the Chancellor shall present the case to the Board of Trustees with the findings and recommendations. If the Board finds that the complaint is invalid, the Chancellor's recommendation shall stand in final resolution. If the Board finds that the complaint is valid, it shall instruct the Chancellor as to how the complaint shall be resolved, and the Chancellor shall implement the Board's decision.

 

K. Student Records

Under the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, student records are confidential, and privacy is to be scrupulously maintained.

Right to Review and Challenge Records:

Under the provisions of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, students have the right to inspect and review any of the following files:

  • admissions/records
  • data processing
  • financial aids
  • placement
  • veterans

After review and exploration, students may challenge any information relating to them if they believe information to be inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of their rights of privacy or other rights. Forms for challenge are available in the Area Dean of Instruction and Student Services office.

District staff or other professionals who have a legitimate educational interest such as counseling and carrying out the normal operations of the educational program have access to student records.

Any student has the right to file complaint with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare concerning alleged failure of the institution to comply with provisions above or Section 438 of the General Provision.

 

L.  High School Petition Students

Secondary school students who wish to take course work in Rancho Santiago Community College District Continuing Education and have it transferred to an- other school must present a completed Petition for Registration in order to be considered for admission. Failure to comply fully with all conditions listed  on the form may result in the immediate revocation of the petition and dismissal from Continuing Education classes.

    1. Grading and Transfer of Credits: Students must satisfactorily complete all course requirements including exams, projects, papers and attendances before credit or grades can be issued. Students are responsible for planning schedules and progress in order to earn credits in time to meet graduation deadlines in other school districts.
    2. Conduct: A student's conduct must be productive, responsible and courteous at all times. Unacceptable behavior may result in the immediate revocation of this petition and dismissal from class. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, excessive talking, noncompliance with rules, failure to follow instructor

directions, falsification of records, cheating or assisting others to cheat, destruction or theft of school property, disruption of classes, violence, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

J. Special Rules, Regulations and Student Obligations

Because of special program characteristics, the following programs must adhere to special rules, regulations and student obligation beyond the Standard Guidelines for Student Conduct adopted by the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Students enrolled in any of the following programs are obligated to perform within those special program guidelines in order to maintain class attendance: any community- based organization or governmental agency with which the Rancho Santiago Community College District cooperates in a program offering.

 

K. Family Education Rights and Privacy

As required under the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Rancho Santiago Community College District will make public without student consent only certain directory information. This information consists of the following: a student's name; city of residence; a major field; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; weight, height, and age if a member of an athletic team; dates of attendance; degree and awards received; and the most recent previous educational institution or agency attended by the student.

A student may request the Admissions and Records Office to withhold this information. Such request must be in writing and submitted each semester.

 

L.  Use of Public School Facilities for Adult Classes

1. Alcoholic Beverages and Controlled Substances: Both by policies instituted by local Boards of Education (Garden Grove Unified School District, Orange Unified School District, Rancho Santiago Community College District and Santa Ana Unified School District) and California State Law specifically prohibit possession of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances on school premises at any time, by any person, regardless of age. Regulations also prohibit use of alcoholic beverages at school events,  whether  on  or  off  the campus, or the appearance at school events while under the influence of alcoholic beverages and/or controlled substances. The penalty for violation of these regulations is immediate suspension from school, followed by expulsion, if imposed by the Board of Trustees. Additional penalties may be imposed by law enforcement agencies.

2. Smoking: Provisions of the Uniform Fire Code, Article 29, Section 29.06, Smoking Activity on School Property, state:

"It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to engage in any smoking activity or to possess any flaming or glowing object or cause to be lighted any substance in any classroom or on school property at any time except in areas authorized by the local Board of Education.''

The only areas authorized for smoking are outside the school buildings in  a designated smoking area. There  is to be No Smoking by anyone in any of the classrooms at any time. Proper containers are provided in the smoking areas for disposal of cigarettes.

3. Food and Beverages: Food and beverages are not to be brought into the classrooms at any time. Proper containers are provided for disposal of trash in designated areas.


Adult High School Diploma Program

General Information

Rancho Santiago Community College District offers a comprehensive adult high school diploma program for adults who wish to continue their formal education. The Adult High School Diploma Program at Santiago Canyon College is approved by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's office. Santiago Canyon College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Diplomas are issued by the Rancho Santiago Community College District to students who complete the required course of study and demonstrate proficiency in basic skills. Graduation ceremonies are traditionally held each spring at Santiago Canyon College. Students may complete the diploma program at any time during the year and receive verification of completion of requirements at that time. Courses designed to meet high school graduation requirements are offered in both the traditional classroom setting or in open entry/open exit self-paced individualized learning programs. Elective credits may be earned in continuing education classes offered in a wide variety of locations throughout the community as listed in the schedule of classes published each semester.

Counseling and Guidance

Students are encouraged to see a counselor to prepare an educational plan, discuss academic and career goals, obtain information on employment searches, develop job skills, resolve personal and family problems, examine aptitudes, interests, and achievement, find new career paths and vocational direction, and learn to adjust in a new country. Students enrolling in courses leading to a high school diploma will work with their counselors regularly to update their educational plans. Students in ESL, ABE, Business Skills and all other continuing education programs will meet in scheduled group orientation and advisement sessions for assistance in completing an educational plan and for follow-up to completion of a certificate. Counselors are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis. For more information or to arrange an appointment, please call 714-628-5929.

Registration

The Adult High School Diploma Program is available at the Santiago Canyon College. Students may obtain a schedule of classes and enroll at any time during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. For information, call 714-628-5929

To qualify for a high  school  diploma, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

Course of Study Effective July 1, 2009

High School Graduation Requirements

The high school diploma requires a total of 160 credits taken from the following:

​Subject Area
​Credits
​English
(a maximum of 10 credits of reading; must include at least one composition course)
​40.0
Mathematics 
​20.0
Natural Sciences  
(must include both a biological and a physical science course)
​20.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences

(must include U.S. History, American Government, Economics, World History, Geography, and Culture)

30.0​
​Humanities
​10.0
​Electives
​40.0
TOTAL
​160.0

 

Limitations on Enrollment

A student who has received a passing grade (A, B, C, D) for a high school course may not re-enroll in the same course. A student who has graduated from the Adult High School Diploma Program may not enroll Adult Basic Education (ABE) or high school courses without written permission from an administrator.

Residency

Residency Requirement: At least 20 of the

160 required high school credits must be completed in residence at Santiago Canyon College. Only 5 of the 20 residency credits may be challenged.

Petition for Graduation​

A petition for graduation must be completed and submitted soon after the date students complete the diploma requirements.

Proficiency  Requirements

Proficiency must be demonstrated in basic skills areas of reading, mathematics, and composition, according to the categories listed below:

A. Reading. All Santiago Canyon College adult high school graduates will be required to demonstrate a minimum eighth grade reading ability as measured by a SCC

Continuing Education approved reading proficiency  examination.

B. Mathematics. Students will be required to demonstrate math proficiency by passing an SCC Continuing Education approved mathematics examination with a minimum score of 70%, or by passing the Math Fundamentals 2 course.

C. English Composition. Students will be required to demonstrate English com- position proficiency by passing an SCC Continuing Education approved composition examination with a minimum score of 70% or by passing the Composition 2 course.

Prior to June 30, 2009

High School Graduation Requirements

Any student who was enrolled in the Adult High School Diploma Program prior to June 30, 2009, may receive a high school diploma based on completion of the curriculum required prior to June 30, 2009, provided the student remains continuously enrolled without a break of more than one primary term subsequent to the Spring 2009 term. At least 15 of the 160 required high school credits must be completed in residence at the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

Grade Reports

    1. Grade Reports: In-class progress is reported to the student in a number of ways. Tests are often given to show individual student progress.
    2. Cumulative Records: The district will maintain cumulative records on each current high school diploma student. These records may contain pertinent information necessary to aid students in educational planning. Placement tests follow-up, interest inventories, and other data contained in the cumulative record will be available for review by the student upon request.

Policies Governing Sources of Credit

A. Previous Secondary Schools

All credits earned in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades recorded on an official transcript will be accepted except physical education credits and credits which are a duplication of course work for which credit was previously granted.

B. Trade or Business Schools

Courses taken in trade or business schools will be evaluated for possible high school credit equivalency. Courses in this category

must be approved by the Office of Private Postsecondary Education. It is the responsibility of the student   to provide to the district transcripts, certificates, and/or other records requested for the evaluation and possible awarding of credit.

C. Armed Forces Schools and/or Programs

Credit may be granted for completion of training programs (armed services) and other valid educational experiences provided they have been certified by the United States Armed Forces Institute or by a statement on the service record, and provided they parallel 1) courses usually taught in secondary schools, and 2) vocational training courses with counterparts in civilian life.

The recommendations for credit for such programs and experiences are contained in three volumes published by the American Council on Education: The 1978 edition of the Guide To The Evaluation of Educational Experiences In The Armed Services, Vol. I-Air Force; Vol. II.-Army; Vol. III-Coast Guard, Marine, and Navy.

This section is to be interpreted as including:

        1. Officer and enlisted service school courses;
        2. Off-duty classes offered by the armed forces and cooperating local institutions;
        3. Correspondence courses offered by the United States Armed Forces Institute, the Marine Corps Institute, the Coast Guard Institute, and cooperating colleges and universities;
        4. United States Armed Forces Institute courses and subject examinations. (Authorization for this procedure is contained in Title V, Section 99, part C, of the California Administrative Code.)

D. College Credit Courses

College units to be used for high school credits may be evaluated in a ratio of 3 college units to 10 high school semester periods of credit. The college should be notified in writing when college credits are utilized to meet high school requirements.

College credit equivalency recommended by the American Council on Education guides will be evaluated for high school credit on the same basis as other college credit courses.

E. Correspondence Courses

Courses taken by correspondence will be evaluated for possible high school credit equivalency. Courses in this category must be approved by the Office of Private Postsecondary Education.

It is the responsibility of the student   to provide to the district transcripts, certificates, and/or other records requested for the evaluation and possible awarding of credit.

F. Adult School Credit Courses

Courses taken at adult schools will be evaluated for possible high school credit equivalency. Courses in this category must be approved by the California State Department of Education.

No credit will be allowed for physical education courses nor for courses from other adult schools if such courses are designated in the Rancho Santiago Com- munity College District as "no high school credit.''

It is the responsibility of the student to provide to the district  transcripts, certificates,  and/or other records requested for the evaluation and possible awarding of credit.

G. Work Experience Credit

Students may obtain credit for certain types of full-time work experience or for work experience that can be related to high school subject matter.

In order to obtain credit for work experience, students must provide written verification from those employers with whom they have worked for at least one year.

The Continuing Education administrators or counselors will evaluate the amount of work experience credit and the area of application. Evaluation will not be made for more credits than is necessary to meet graduation requirements and which the letters of verification justify. Combined work experience credit and consumer skills task credit may not exceed 40 credits.

Verification of work experience should be obtained by the student, requesting from each employer on official letterhead stationery the following information:

1. Dates of employment.

2. Job description.

3. Nature of duties performed, indicating progress to more complex operations justifying a division into beginning and advanced skills.

4. Statements regarding successful performance.

5. Reason for termination of employment, if applicable.

6. The letter of self-employed students must be accompanied by a copy of the student's business license or W-2 form.

7. Upon receipt of verification of all work experience which the student wishes to be considered for credit, evaluation will be made on the following basis:

a. Up to 10 credits will be given for the first year of successful work experience.

b.Up to 10 additional credits to a maximum of 40 will be granted for each additional full year of employment if the student has made successful progress each year on the job.

c. After the initial 10 credits for the first year, student may earn 5 credits for a period of six months employment, provided there is evidence of successful progress.

 H. Testing

The district may award a maximum of 80 high school credits on the basis of district approved testing.

1. Mathematics Achievement Test (ITED)

Credit may be earned in mathematics by obtaining a satisfactory score on the math section of the Iowa Tests of Education Development  Form X5. No other subtests are accepted for credit purposes. Ten semester credits will be awarded for a raw score of 14, provided these credits are not previously earned math credits. (These 5 credits may be used to satisfy Math  Fundamentals 2 requirements.) Fifteen semester credits will be awarded for a raw score of 20, provided these credits are not a duplication of previously earned math credits. (These 10 credits may be used to satisfy Math Fundamentals 2 requirements, and 5 elective credits.)

2. Subject Matter Credit by Examination

Credit by examination may be earned only for courses that are specifically designated by the division curriculum committee as courses that are eligible for credit by examination. Information for receiving this credit may be obtained from a counselor in continuing education. Only 5 of the 20 residency credits may be challenged.

I. Regional Occupational Program Courses

Credit will be determined upon receipt of an official secondary or community college transcript which indicates credit and grades as appropriate.

Guidelines for issuance of ROP credit when not on a unified school district transcript:

        1. RSCCD will accept an official Grade Reporting Sheet from Central County Regional Occupational Program in lieu of a unified school district transcript provided it has a grade and a number of total hours.
        2. The amount of credit issued is to be based on 16 clock hours per credit unit.
        3. The maximum of 20 units toward electives will be accepted in this manner.
        4. Students coming from outside the CCROP will have to validate their credits only through an official school district transcript.


J. High School Diploma Elective Credits

1. Learning Skills Credit

A maximum of 40 credits in Learning Skills will be allowed toward high school graduation credit in the elective area, including work experience.

2. ESL Credit

Ten elective high school diploma credits may be awarded to students who pass Intermediate 1, 2, or 3.

3.Adult Basic Education

Maximum of 20 high school elective credits may be granted when students pass all or parts of the required ABE exit tests.