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Educational Options

​​​Educational Options
Associate Degree and Certificate Programs
Associate Degree Requirements
General Education Requirements for the Associate Degree  [PLAN A]
Transfer to Other Colleges
General Education Breadth Requirement Courses for California State University (CSU) [PLAN B]
Course Identification Numbering System
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) [PLAN C]
University of California and Santiago Canyon College Transfer Course Agreement
Santiago Canyon College Advancement Placement Guide and Policies
Santiago Canyon College College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Placement Guide and Policies
Santiago Canyon College International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination Guide and Policies


Educational Options

Associate Degrees

The Associate Degree is a certification of the student's  satisfactory  completion  of a program of study with a specific major   or area of specialization. The Associate Degree is normally completed in two years, compared with the Baccalaureate Degree, which is normally completed in four years. Associate Degrees are commonly conferred by community colleges and are referenced as "local degrees". They are usually of two types, the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science. The distinction between the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees lies in the majors. If the major is in the fields of engineering, physical or biology science, or occupational curricula, the degree conferred is usually the Associate of Science. Otherwise the Associate of Arts degree is conferred.

Ordinarily Associate Degrees have one of two major purposes. Either the program of study prepares the individual for transfer to a four-year college or university or the program of study is intended to prepare the student for immediate employment. 

Associate Degrees for Transfer

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "associate degree for transfer," an established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission   to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable course work with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a  bachelor's degree (unless the major is a designated "high- unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. .

Certificate of Achievement Programs

A Certificate of Achievement (18 or more units or state approved under 18 units) is a verification of achievement in a particular academic or occupational area, and it will be included on the official transcript. Certificate of Achievement programs normally include only those courses which have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competency since the certificate has the sole objective of  immediate  employment in a specialized area. For this reason there is no general education requirement in a certificate program.  To qualify for a certificate  of Achievement, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  1. Courses: Courses are designated for the specific certificate.
  2. Grades: At least a C grade in each course required for the certificate, unless otherwise specified. Credit by Examination may also be used to gain credit for required courses.
  3. Pass/No Pass: A Pass/No Pass course is acceptable toward the certificate if it is required for the certificate and (a) offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only or (b) if the Pass/No Pass is earned on the basis of credit by examination.
  4. Residency: Twelve units completed at Santiago Canyon College. (Six of the twelve units required for the certificate must be earned at Santiago Canyon College.)
  5. Petition: A petition for Certificate of Achievement must be filed by the student by deadline (see Instructional Calendar) with the Admissions and Records Office at Santiago Canyon College.

Certificate of Proficiency Programs

A Certificate of Proficiency is under 18 units and/or is not a State-approved program. This type of certificate is verification of completion in a particular subject matter. A Certificate of Proficiency will NOT be included on the official or unofficial transcript. Certificate programs include only those courses which focus on vocational skills. The sole objective is employment in a specialized area and for this reason there are no general education requirements for a Certificate of Proficiency.

Santiago Canyon College Certificate of Proficiency programs are described in the catalog section on SCC Academic Programs. To qualify for a Certificate of Proficiency, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  1. Courses: Courses are designated for the specific certificate.
  2. Grades: At least a C grade in each course required for the certificate, unless otherwise specified. Credit by Examination may also be used to gain credit for required courses.
  3. Pass/No Pass: A Pass/No Pass course is acceptable toward the certificate if it is required for the certificate and (a) offered on a Pass/No Pass basis only or (b) if the Pass/No Pass is earned on the basis of credit by examination.
  4. Residency: At least 20% of the total units required for the certificate must be earned at Santiago Canyon College.
  5. Petition: A petition for Certificate of Proficiency must be filed by the student by the deadline (see Instructional Calendar) with the Admissions and Records Office at Santiago Canyon College.

Associate Degree and Certificate Programs

ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AT SANTIAGO CANYON COLLEGE (SCC)
AA = Associate of Arts Degree
AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer Degree
AS = Associate of Science Degree
AS-T = Associate of Science Degree for Transfer
CA = Certificate of Achievement
CP  =  Certificate of Proficiency

Degrees and certificates of achievement have State-approved program control numbers and appear on student transcripts.

Certificates of proficiency are not State-approved and do not appear on student transcripts


Program
Award
Award
Accounting AS CA/CP
American Sign Language
 CA
Anthropology AA/AA-T 
Apprenticeship: Carpentry AS CA
Apprenticeship: Cosmetology  CA
Apprenticeship: Electricity AS CA
Apprenticeship: Maintenance Mechanic AS CA
Apprenticeship: Operating Engineers AS CA
Apprenticeship: Power Lineman AS CA
Apprenticeship: Surveying AS CA
Art AA/AS/AA-T CA
Astronomy AS 
Biology AS/AS-T CA/CP
Business AS/AS-T CA/CP
Chemistry  AS
Child Development
AA-T/AS-T CP
Communication AA/AA-T 
Computer Information Systems AS CA
Computer Science AS/AS-T CA/CP
Cosmetology AS CA/CP
Earth Sciences AS 
Economics AA/AA-T 
Education AA/AA-T CP
Electrician AS CA
English AA/AA-T 
Gemology AS CA 
​Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
​AA
General Education (CSU)
 CA
General Education (IGETC)  CA
Geography AA-T 
Geology AS-T 
History AA-T 
Kinesiology AA-T 
Liberal Arts AA/AS 
Management AS CP
Marketing AS CP
Mathematics AS-T 
Modern (Foreign) Languages AA 
Nutrition and Dietetics AS-T 
Philosophy AA/AA-T 
Physics AS-T 
Political Science AA-T 
Psychology AA-T 
Public Works AS CA/CP
Real Estate AS CA/CP
Sociology AA/AA-T 
Spanish AA-T 
Survey/Mapping Sciences AS CA
Water Utility Science AS CA/CP


Associate Degree Requirements

Associate Degrees

To earn an associate degree, a student must fulfill the requirements listed under I, II and III below.

I. Unit and Residency Requirements

60 UNITS of degree applicable coursework are required, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. At least 12 of the units must be earned at Santiago Canyon College and at least 6 of those units must be in courses required for the major unless students are earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).

II. General Education Requirements

The general education requirements can be met through the completion of one of the following general education plans.

Plan A: Santiago Canyon College General Education Requirements 

Plan B: California State University General Education Breadth

Plan C: Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)

The general education requirements may also be satisfied by submitting an official transcript showing completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Alternatively, the general education requirements may be satisfied by submitting an official transcript showing completion of an associate of arts or associate of science degree from a regionally accredited California institution within a ten-year period. All major requirements must be completed at Santiago Canyon College within ten years of the semester and year the degree was conferred at the regionally accredited California institution.

For coursework completed outside the United States, see International Transcripts section.

III. Major Requirements

Each degree specifies courses required for the major (a minimum of 18 units). Students must complete these courses with a grade of C or better. For programs of study leading to an associate degree, see SCC Academic Programs.

A course may be used to satisfy a major requirement and meet a general education category requirement. Non degree applicable courses (courses numbered N01-N99) may not be used for graduation requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The list of courses will be subject to change year by year, but students are assured that courses taken to meet General Education requirements will be honored if they are approved for the academic year in which they are taken. Courses on this list are approved per academic year beginning Fall 2018 and are valid through Summer 2019.

IV. Proficiencies

The required proficiencies listed may also be used to meet General Education Requirements in areas A-F where appropriate. Courses taken to meet proficiencies must be completed with a grade of C or better

Petition For Graduation and Catalog Rights:

Students must submit a Petition to Graduate to earn an associate degree, certificate, CSU Certification and/or IGETC Certification. Petitions for graduation should be filed in the Admissions and Records Office at Santiago Canyon College when a student has completed at least 30 units or one semester prior to the expected semester to graduate. Students who maintain continuous enrollment have the option to meet the associate degree or certificate requirements as listed in the catalog in effect at the time of first enrollment or any subsequent year.

Continuous enrollment is defined by earning  a notation on a transcript (letter grade, W, NP, P or I) for at least one course during any semester, or session, within that academic year. For the purposes of the catalog, an academic year begins with the fall semester and concludes with the summer session. So long as the student remains in attendance in any one semester (fall/spring) or session (summer/intersession) per academic year, the student has the ability to elect to meet the graduation requirements in effect at the time beginning his/her continuous  enrollment or in more recent catalog years.

If a student does not earn a note on their transcript during any of the semesters, or sessions, during an academic year, then the student is no longer protected by previous associate degree and/or certificate requirements and will be held to the additional requirements. The student must then reset their catalog rights clock to use the catalog at the time of readmission or subsequent enrollment.

In the event a loss of catalog rights due to extenuating circumstances, a student wishes to waive or substitute a requirement for an associate degree and/or certificate requirements, the student could complete the appropriate form and submit to the Exceptions for Academic Regulations (EAR) Committee for final determination.

Commencement

Commencement is held once a year at the end of the spring semester for those students who have completed or petitioned for a degree during the current academic year (Fall 2016, Spring 2018, or Summer 2018).  A Petition to Graduate must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office at Santiago Canyon College to participate in commencement. Exceptions may be made to accommodate students petitioning for Fall 2018.

NOTE: Official transcripts from all colleges attended must be on file.

General Education Requirements for the Associate Degree [PLAN A]

Plan A

Transfer Success Center

The Transfer Success Center provides resources and services to assist students in researching, planning,  and  completing their  transfer to a four-year college or university. The Transfer Success Center coordinates various events throughout the year, including tours of universities, university representative advising appointments, transfer fairs, and a variety of workshops to help students with each step in the transfer process. In addition, the Transfer Success Center provides many useful resources such as; updates via social media and e-mail, computers for use  in research and completing applications, a comprehensive website, and expert advice from trained specialists and counselors. For more information, stop by D-104-N, call (714) 628-4865, visit www.sccollege.edu/transfer, and follow us @SCCTransfer on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Transferability of Courses

This section of the catalog is designed to help students plan an academic program for transfer to a four-year college or university. It includes information about the transfer process and general education requirements.

Since transfer requirements change frequently, students should meet with a counselor regularly to plan an academic program which will assure a smooth transition to the transfer institution of their choice.

Four-year colleges and universities often make changes in their requirements. The requirements listed in this section were updated at the time of publication; however, changes may have occurred after publication. Current transfer information and official articulation agreements are available in the Transfer Success Center and the Counseling Center at Santiago Canyon College. Articulation agreements are also available at www.assist.org.

There are four segments of higher education in California. They are: 

  • the University of California (UC) system with 10 campuses
  • the California State University (CSU) system with 23 campuses 
  • over accredited independent colleges and universities
  • the 113 California community colleges

Santiago Canyon College provides the first two years of a four-year college or university program.

Santiago Canyon College offers courses to meet general education, major or elective requirements. Students can transfer a maximum of 70 units to a UC or CSU campus.

All courses numbered 100 or above will transfer to a CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY campus. Courses which are transferable to the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA will be designated on the UC Transferable Course Agreement.  Some  of the courses which are transferable to the University of California have credit limitations. Check the UC Transferable Course Agreement to review these limitations. This list is available in the Counseling Center, Transfer Success Center, in this catalog, and at www.assist.org.

Independent and out-of-state colleges and universities usually accept most courses that are transferable to the University of California and many of the courses that are transferable to the California State University.

Begin a Transfer Major at Santiago Canyon College

To obtain a bachelor's degree, students need to select a course of study in which   to specialize. This course of study is called a major. Almost every major requires that certain courses be completed during the first and/ or second year of college. These are called Lower-Division Major Requirements. Many of these requirements can be completed at SCC prior to transferring. (The highly specific courses in the major are called Upper-Division Requirements and these are completed after transfer). In developing a program for transfer, first consideration in most cases should be given to completing the courses required in the transfer major or as preparation for the major.

Course Requirements for Transfer Students

A student can transfer from Santiago Canyon College to a four-year college or university as a junior without loss of time or credits by completing the following:

  1. Lower-Division Major Requirements. Most majors at four-year colleges and universities require the completion of one or more lower-division courses as preparation for the upper-division course work in a major. Santiago Canyon College offers courses to meet the lower-division requirements for most majors at four-year colleges and universities. Information about many specific major requirements is available in the Counseling and Transfer Success Center, or at www.assist.org. Students should meet with a counselor for additional information about major programs and requirements.
  2. General Education Requirements. These are the courses required of students to obtain a degree regardless of major. They are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding which will enable them to function as intelligent and creative members of the community. Courses in writing, critical thinking, mathematics, sciences, arts and humanities and the social sciences are included in general education.
  3. Electives. These are courses of choice taken in addition to courses for the major and general education requirements.

Students enrolled in a transfer program can complete most of their general education and lower-division major requirements before transferring. Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should meet with a Santiago Canyon College counselor in the Counseling Center to develop a Comprehensive Student Education Plan which will identify the courses needed to transfer.

Transfer students may also want to complete an associate degree. While not a requirement for transfer, the associate degree is generally recommended, and proper planning should enable students to satisfy both requirements for graduation from SCC and for transfer.

California State University
The California State University has 23 campuses located throughout the state. While each campus within the system has its own unique geographic and curricular character, all campuses offer undergraduate and graduate instruction for professional and occupational goals as well as a broad liberal education. The CSU offers more than 1,800 bachelor's and master's degrees in some 240 subject areas. Campuses are located at Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Hayward, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Pomona (Cal Poly), Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly), San Marcos, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Vallejo (California Maritime).


To obtain a bachelor's degree from the CSU system, a student must complete a minimum of 120 semester units (180 quarter units). A maximum of 70 units of transferable credit will be accepted for courses completed at a community college.

Prospective CSU transfer students should consult a counselor regarding CSU admission, as requirements vary depending upon the student's status at the time of high school graduation.

California State University Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students


Upper-Division Transfer

Students are eligible for upper-division transfer if they complete at least 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units and if they:

  1. Earn a college grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better (2.4 for non-California residents) in all transferable units attempted.
  2. Are in good standing at the last college or university attended (eligible to enroll).
  3. Will complete the four basic subjects in English Composition, College Mathematics, Speech Communication, and Critical Reasoning, which are part of the general education requirements. These four sections of general education must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better for each course. If the CSU GE area A1, A2, A3, or B4 course double- counts for GE and a major requirement, it is recommended these courses be completed with a grade of "C" or better for certification.
  4. Will complete additional general education units that comprise the total CSU general education pattern of 39 units.

NOTE: Some CSU campuses may impose a higher GPA admission standard based on impacted major or impacted campus status.

Lower-Division Transfer
A student may be eligible for lower-division transfer (completion of less than 60 units)  if the student has completed all admission requirements required for first-time freshmen. Some CSU campuses may also require completion of  general  education  classes in Mathematics and English, with a "C" or better prior to admission. If the student did not complete all the subject requirements in high school, appropriate college courses may be used to make up the missing subjects. Many CSU campuses will not accept lower- division transfer students. Please see a Santiago Canyon College counselor for more information.

General Education Requirements for California State University

To earn a bachelor's degree from the California State University, each student must complete a program of general education. Santiago Canyon  College  offers  general  education programs which will enable students to meet the lower-division general education requirements for all CSU campuses prior to transfer. Students can complete either the CSU General Education Breadth Requirements (Plan B) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/Plan C) for CSU.

Plan B

CSU General Education Breadth Requirements

See Catalog for specific courses which meet these requirements.

A. COMMUNICATION IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND CRITICAL THINKING – 9 units
B. THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE AND ITS LIFE FORMS – 9 units
C. ARTS, LITERATURE. PHILOSOPHY, FOREIGN LANGUAGE – 9 units
D. SOCIAL POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS AND BEHAVIOR; HISTORICAL BACKGROUND – 9 units
E. LIFELONG UNDERSTANDING AND SELF DEVELOPMENT – 3 units

All California State Universities have a graduation requirement in U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals. This requirement can be satisfied before or after transfer to a CSU by taking coursework in three areas US-1, US-2, and US-3. A student must take one course from each of the three areas. A student may use the same course to satisfy more than one area (US-1, US-2, US-3) if applicable. Courses meeting this requirement may also be counted toward certification in general education.

US-1: Historical Development of American Institution and Ideals:
History 118, 120, 120H, 121, 121H, 122, 124, 127

US-2:  U.S. Constitution & Government:
Political Science 101, 101H

US-3:  California State & Local Government:
Political Science 101, 101H

Students who complete Plan B are eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement in General Education (CSU).

University of California
The University of California has ten campuses located throughout the state. Each campus within the system has its own unique geographic and academic character. The University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a variety of subject areas. Campuses of the University are located at
 
Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco (Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy), Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz.

To obtain a baccalaureate degree from the UC system, a student must complete a minimum of 120 semester units (180 quarter units). A maximum of 70 units of transferable credit will be accepted for courses completed at a community college.

University of California Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students
Upper-Division Transfer
The vast majority of transfer students enter the University of California at the junior level from a community college. To be eligible for admission as a junior or upper-division transfer student, a student must fulfill both of the following criteria:

  1. Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of transferable college credit with a grade point average of at least 2.4 (2.8 for nonresidents). No more than 14 semester (21 quarter) units may be taken Pass/Not Pass, and
  2. Complete the following course pattern requirements and earn a grade of “C” or better in each course:
  • Two transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) in English composition; and
  • One transferable  college  course (3 semester or  4-5  quarter  units) in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning; and
  • Four transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) chosen from at least two of the following subject areas:
- arts and humanities
- social and behavioral sciences
- physical and biological sciences.

Students who satisfy the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/Plan C) prior to transferring to UC will satisfy section 2 of the transfer admission requirements listed above.

Lower-Division Transfer
The University of California admits some transfer students before they reach junior or upper-division standing, if they have met specific requirements. Lower-Division transfer admission decisions vary by UC campus, and it is not a common policy for many UC campuses. If a student were to be admitted as a lower-division transfer at a UC campus the following criteria would apply:

If a student was eligible for admission to the University of California when he or she graduated from high school- meaning the student fulfilled the Subject, Scholarship, and Examination Requirements, or was identified by the University of California as eligible in the local context and completed the Subject examination requirements in the senior year, the student is eligible for transfer if he or she has a C (2.0) average in transferable college work.

If a student met the Scholarship Requirement in high school but did not satisfy the Subject requirement, the student must take transferable college courses in the missing subjects, earn a “C” or better in each required course and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA in all transferable coursework to be eligible to transfer.

NOTE: UC campuses may impose a higher GPA admission standard; please see a Santiago Canyon College counselor for more information.

General Education Requirements for the University of California
To earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, each student must complete  a program of general education. To meet the general education requirements of the University, students can complete either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC /Plan C) or individual campus general education requirements. Santiago Canyon College strongly recommends that students follow the IGETC rather than the individual campus general education/breadth requirements because this will usually provide more flexibility when applying for transfer. However, some UC campuses may discourage or restrict the use of IGETC for particular majors, especially majors that have many lower-division requirements that can be met at the community college. Students who began at a UC campus and who intend to transfer back to the same campus cannot use IGETC. Students who enrolled at a UC campus, leave that campus and attend Santiago Canyon College, and plan on transferring to a different UC campus may use the IGETC. Students are strongly encouraged to work with a Santiago Canyon College Counselor to develop an education plan that incorporates major preparation and appropriate general education requirements.
 
Plan C
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU And UC
  1. ENGLISH COMMUNICATION – 9 units (CSU) ENGLISH COMMUNICATION – 6 units (UC)
  2. MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS – 3 units (CSU and UC)
  3. ARTS AND HUMANITIES – 9 units (CSU and UC)
  4. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE – 9 units (CSU and UC)
  5. PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES – 7-9 units (CSU and UC)
  6. LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH – 0-5 units (UC)
California State University also has an American Institutions requirement which can be satisfied prior to transfer by taking Political Science 101 and an approved American History course in Area 4. Completion of these courses is advised for students completing the IGETC pattern and transferring to a CSU campus.

Students following the IGETC pattern  (Plan C) are strongly advised to complete all requirements prior to transfer. Completion of the pattern allows the student to become certified, which means the student has met all lower-division general education requirements. Partial certification is permitted if a student has completed all but two (2) courses on the IGETC pattern. Specific rules apply to how and when the remaining courses must be completed after transfer. Please see a Santiago Canyon College counselor for guidelines.

Students who complete Plan C are eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement in General Education (IGETC).

Certification of General Education for Transfer to UC or CSU
Upon a student’s request, Santiago Canyon College will verify the completion of lower- division general education requirements for transfer to the University of California or the California State University. Students should request IGETC/Plan C or CSU GE/Plan B certification during the semester prior to the last term of attendance. Students who transfer without certification will have to meet the general education requirements of the specific UC or CSU campus to which they are transferring. Meeting these requirements usually necessitates taking additional courses.

Students who have taken courses at other colleges can have these courses approved in the certification process. Using the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum or CSU General Education Breadth, Santiago Canyon College will certify (guarantee) courses taken at other California community colleges in the areas designated by the offering college.

Courses taken at independent or out-of- state colleges/universities that are regionally accredited (which do not maintain a CSU GE Breadth or IGETC certification list) may be approved for certification via a “Pass Along Petition” and after a review by the Santiago Canyon College Articulation Officer. Courses are passed along for IGETC or CSU GE Breadth if they are equivalent to courses on the Santiago Canyon College or another California community college’s IGETC or CSU GE Breadth pattern. Pass Along Petitions are available at the Santiago Canyon College Counseling Department and must be accompanied by the appropriate documentation. Students must make an appointment with a Santiago Canyon College counselor before submitting a Pass Along Petition.

Courses from foreign institutions cannot be used in the certification process.

Students should request IGETC certification from the last California Community College they attend prior to transfer to UC or CSU.

Students requesting CSU GE Breadth certification must complete at least 12 units at Santiago Canyon College.

NOTE: Transcripts from all colleges attended must be submitted to the Admission Office prior to requesting certification.

Independent and Out-of-State Colleges and Universities
In addition to state supported colleges and universities in California, there are many outstanding independent institutions in the state. There are also many colleges, both private and public, located throughout the United States to which Santiago Canyon College students can transfer. Each of these institutions has its own unique requirements for admission. In order to determine eligibility, students should visit the website of the university to view admission requirements or obtain a copy of the university catalog.
Santiago Canyon College has articulated general education requirements and major preparation courses with a number of independent institutions such as Chapman University, The University of San Diego, and the University of Southern California. Students transferring to independent or out-of-state institutions should meet with a Santiago Canyon College counselor in order to determine appropriate general education and major preparation requirements.

California’s fully-accredited independent colleges and universities provide many options  at  the undergraduate,  graduate, and professional levels for students planning to continue their education beyond the community college. For  a  complete  listing of independent colleges and universities in California, please visit www.aiccu.edu or the Santiago Canyon College transfer website at www.sccollege.edu/transfer.

Pass Along Procedures
Pass Along permits a student to use courses taken at colleges or universities that are not part of the California Community College system to meet general education requirements on the CSU GE/Plan B or IGETC/Plan C education plan. All completed coursework must come from a regionally accredited institution, meaning that an institution must be accredited by one of the six U.S. regional accrediting associations. The six regional accrediting associations are:
  • Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CHE)
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) formerly North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NCCU)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
  • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges - Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC-WASC)
  • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
Pass Along petitions are reviewed in fall and spring only and after the second week of school. To start the Pass Along process students must:
  1. Be currently enrolled at Santiago Canyon College.
  2. Complete twelve units of Santiago Canyon College coursework.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended to the SCC Admissions Office in E-101. Electronic transcripts are considered official only if the electronic transcript is sent directly to the SCC Admissions Office. Electronic transcripts sent directly to the student are not considered an official transcript. Students are advised to obtain an extra set of transcripts for their personal files.
  4. Make a copy of the course description for each course the student wants a pass along review. The course description copy must be from the catalog year the course was completed. If a course cannot be located, the student must contact the institution for the appropriate course description. For IGETC English pass along approval  of Area 1A-English Composition and/or Area 1B-Critical Thinking a course syllabus of the English course must be provided. IGETC English Pass Along Petitions are reviewed by the English Department between the first through the sixth week of the fall and spring semester only.
  5. Make an appointment with an SCC Counselor. Bring copies of the course descriptions/syllabi and official transcripts to the appointment. The counselor will assist the student in filling out the “Pass Along  Petition.”  Courses  submitted for IGETC pass along approval must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. No “C-” grade can be approved for pass along on IGETC. If the CSU GE area A1, A2, A3, or B4 course double-counts for GE and a major requirement, it is recommended these courses be completed with a grade of “C” or better for certification. No “D-” grade can be approved for pass along on CSU GE Breadth (Plan B).
  6. Completed Pass Along petitions are submitted to the Articulation Officer for review and take two to three weeks to process. Students will be notified by mail once a decision is made.
  7. Courses from international institutions cannot be considered for Pass Along.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS FOR TRANSFER (A.A.-T) OR ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE FOR TRANSFER (A.S.-T) DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
 
ASSOCIATE DEGREES FOR TRANSFER
California Community Colleges are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. These may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses.

Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T are able to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units.

To view the most current list of Santiago Canyon College’s Associate Degrees for Transfer and to find out which CSU campuses accept each degree, please go to www. sccollege.edu/transfer degrees.

Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Associate Degrees for Transfer
To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must fulfill the requirements listed under I, II and III below.

I. Unit and Residency Requirements
60 UNITS of CSU-transferable semester units are required, with at least a 2.0 grade point average. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission to the CSU, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information. At least 12 of the units must be degree applicable and earned at Santiago Canyon College.

II. General Education Requirements
The general education requirements can be met through the completion of one of the following general education plans.
Plan B: California State University General Education Breadth
Plan C: Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
 
NOTE: Students who are following Plan C: IGETC and are planning to transfer to a CSU must complete Area 1C: Oral Communication CSU admissions requirement with a grade of “C” or better. Completion of Area 1C is not necessarily a graduation requirement for Santiago Canyon College. Please consult a college counselor to ensure all graduation requirements are being met.

III. Major Requirements
Each degree specifies courses required for the major (a minimum of 18 units). Students must complete an “AA-T” or “AS-T” major as detailed in the program section of the catalog. Completion of these courses must be done with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “Pass/No Pass” basis. (Title 5 § 55063)

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) Reciprocity, Course Substitution, External Exams, and Credit by Exam Policy and Procedures Students who have taken courses from a California Community College, a regionally accredited institution, completed an external exam such as AP, CLEP (may be used on CSU GE-Plan B only), or IB or Credit by Exam may be granted credit towards an AA-T/AS-T general education and/or major requirement. Courses will be reviewed by one of the following methods.

General Education Courses
  • General education courses taken at other California Community Colleges are granted course-to-course reciprocity providing the course in question appears on the CSU-Plan B or IGETC-Plan C at the time the student completed the course.
  • Non-California Community College general education courses are reviewed by the Articulation Officer via the pass along process in accordance with the CSU-Plan B or IGETC-Plan C standards.
  • Students who completed an external examination such as AP, CLEP or IB are granted credit towards general education consistent with CSU GE and IGETC policies.
  • Santiago Canyon College Credit by Exam may be granted for general education only if a course is eligible and listed in the Credit by Exam section of the SCC Catalog.
 
Major Requirement Courses
  • A major requirement with a C-ID number taken at another California Community College (CCC) is granted course-to-course reciprocity and meets the same designated C-ID major requirement found in the SCC’s AA-T/AS-T.
  • A major requirement completed at another California Community College that is approved as part of its AA-T or AS-T, will be applied to the corresponding Santiago Canyon College AA-T/AS-T area. Courses completed at other CCCs must be part of their AA-T/AS-T at the time the student completed the course, if a course is not part of the AA-T/AS-T then the course must be reviewed by the SCC discipline faculty in accordance with the C-ID descriptor. Courses completed at other CCCs prior to the AA-T/AS-T approval, will be “grandfathered”.
  • A major requirement without a C-ID number taken at another California Community College, where an AA-T/AS-T does not exist, is reviewed by the SCC discipline faculty in accordance with the C-ID descriptor.
  • A non-California Community College major requirement taken at a regionally accredited institution is reviewed by the SCC discipline faculty in accordance with the C-ID descriptor and if comparable, course-to-course substitution is granted.
  • Students who completed an external examination such as AP, CLEP or IB  are granted credit towards major requirements where exam-to-course comparability exists; if exam-to-course comparability does not exist, the discipline faculty reviews the external exam and determines course comparability if a course is offered (Students should be aware that external exam credit may  be awarded/counted differently by the transfer institution).
  • Santiago Canyon College Credit by Exam may be granted for major requirement only if a course is eligible and listed in the Credit by Exam section of the SCC Catalog.
  • It is strongly recommended students make an appointment with a Santiago Canyon College counselor to discuss appropriate credit placement.

General Education Breadth Requirements Courses for the California State University (CSU) [PLAN B]



COURSE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERING SYSTEM (C-ID)

The Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID) is a statewide numbering system independent from course numbers assigned by local California community colleges. A C-ID number next to a course signals that participating California colleges and universities have determined that courses offered by other California community colleges are comparable in content and scope to courses offered on their own campuses, regardless of their unique titles or local course numbers. Thus, if a schedule of classes or catalog lists a course bearing a C-ID number, for example COMM 110, students at that college can be assured that it will be accepted in lieu of a course bearing the C-ID COMM 110 designation at another community college. In other words, the C-ID designation can be used to identify comparable courses at different community colleges. However, students should always go to www.assist.org to confirm how each college's course will be accepted at a particular four-year college or university for transfer credit.

The C-ID numbering system is useful for students attending more than one community college and is applied to many of the transferable courses students need as preparation for transfer. Because these course requirements may change and because courses may be modified and qualified for or deleted from the C-ID database, students should always check with a counselor to determine how C-ID designated courses fit into their educational plans for transfer.

Students may consult the ASSIST Database for specific information on C-ID course designations. Santiago Canyon College counselors can always help students interpret or explain this information.

​Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID)
​SCC Course
ACCT 110 ACCT 101: Financial Accounting
ACCT 110 ACCT 101: Financial Accounting
ACCT 120 ACCT 102: Managerial Accounting
ANTH 120 ANTH 100: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 120 ANTH 100H: Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 150 ANTH 103: Introduction to Archaeology
ARTH 100 ART 100: Introduction to Art Concepts
ARTH 100 ART 100H: Honors Introduction to Art Concepts
ARTH 110 ART 101: Survey of Western Art History 1: Prehistory Through the Middle Ages
ARTS 100 ART 110: Two-Dimensional Design
ARTS 101 ART 111: Three-Dimensional Design
ARTS 110
ART 130: Introduction to Drawing
ARTS 200 ART 131: Beginning Life Drawing
ARTS 205 ART 230: Intermediate Drawing
ARTS 210 ART 141: Beginning Painting
ARTS 250 ART 195: Introduction to Digital Media Arts
BIOL 110B BIOL 239: General Human Anatomy
BIOL 120B BIOL 249: Human Physiology
BIOL 130S BIOL 221 + BIOL 231: Animal Diversity and Evolution + Plant Diversity and Ecology
BIOL 190 BIOL 211: Cellular and Molecular Biology
BUS 110 BUS 100: Fundamentals of Business
BUS 115 BUS 222: Business Writing
BUS 120 BUS 105: Legal Environment of Business
BUS 140 BUS 150: Introduction to Information Systems and Applications
CDEV 100 CDEV 107: Child Growth and Development (DS1)
CDEV 100 PSYC 157: Introduction to Child Psychology
CDEV 110 CDEV 110: Child, Family, and Community (DS2)
CHEM 101 CHEM 100: Introductory Chemistry
CHEM 110 CHEM 200A: General Chemistry
CHEM 110 CHEM 200AH: Honors General Chemistry
CHEM 120S CHEM 200A + CHEM 200B: General Chemistry + General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
CHEM 120S CHEM 200AH + CHEM 200B: Honors General Chemistry + General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
CHEM 150 CHEM 280A: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 160S CHEM 280A + CHEM 280B: Organic Chemistry I + Organic Chemistry II
COMM 110 COMM 110: Public Communication
COMM 120 COMM 111: Argumentation and Debate
COMM 130 COMM 100: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
COMM 130 COMM 100H: Honors Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
COMM 140 COMM 101: Group Dynamics
COMM 150 COMM 120: Introduction to Intercultural Communication
COMM 150 COMM 120H: Honors Introduction to Intercultural Communication
COMM 170 COMM 134: Oral Interpretation
CMPR 122 CMPR 122: Programming Concepts and Methodology I
CMPR 132 CMPR 132: Programming Concepts and Methodology II
CMPR 142 CMPR 154: Computer Architecture and Organization
CMPR 152 CMPR 149: Discrete Structures for Computer Science
ECE 120 CDEV 111A: Principles and Practices of Teaching Young
ECE 130 CDEV 111B: Introduction to Curriculum for Young
ECE 200 CDEV 108: Observation and Assessment for Early Learning and Development (DS3)
ECE 210 CDEV 298A: Practicum in Early Childhood Programs
ECE 220 CDEV 112: Health, Safety and Nutrition for Children
ECE 230 CDEV 221: Teaching in a Diverse Society
ECON 201 ECON 101: Principles / Micro
ECON 202 ECON 102: Principles / Macro
EDUC 200 EDUC 200: Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching
ENGL 100 ENGL 101: Freshman Composition
ENGL 100 ENGL 101H: Honors Freshman Composition
ENGL 120 ENGL 102: Literature and Composition
ENGL 120 ENGL 102H: Honors Literature and Composition
ENGL 105 ENGL 103: Critical Thinking and Writing
ENGL 105 ENGL 103H: Honors Critical Thinking and Writing
ENGL 110ENGL 102, Literature and Composition
ENGL 110 ENGL 102H: Honors Literature and Composition
ENGL 130 ENGL 241: Survey of American Literature, 1600-1865
ENGL 135 ENGL 242: Survey of American Literature, 1865-Present
ENGL 140 ENGL 271: Survey of World Literature I
ENGL 145 ENGL 272: Survey of World Literature II
ENGL 160 ENGL 231: Survey of English Literature I
ENGL 165 ENGL 232: Survey of English Literature II
ENGL 180 ENGL 270: Children's Literature
ENGL 200 ENGL 213: Creative Writing
​ENGR 260/260L
​ENGR 230 Network Analysis
GEOG 110 GEOG 101: Physical Geography
GEOG 111 GEOG 101L: Physical Geography Laboratory
GEOG 120 GEOG 102: Cultural Geography
GEOG 125 GEOG 100: World Regional Geography
GEOG 125 GEOG 100H: Honors World Regional Geography
GEOG 130 GEOG 130: Introduction to Weather and Climate
GEOG 140 GEOG 140: California Geography
GEOG 150 GEOG 150: Map Interpretation and Analysis
GEOG 155 GEOG 155: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 155 SURV 155: Introduction to Geographic Systems
GEOG 160 GEOG 160: Regional Field Studies
GEOL 100 ERTH 100: Physical Geology
GEOL 100L ERTH 100L: Physical Geology Laboratory
GEOL 111 ERTH 111: Historical Geology
GEOL 120 ERTH 120: Earth Sciences
GEOL 130 ERTH 130: Environmental Geology
GEOL 200 ERTH 200: Geology of California
HIST 130 HIST 120H: Honors The United States to 1877
HIST 140 HIST 121: The United States Since 1877
HIST 140 HIST 121H: Honors The United States Since 1877
HIST 150 HIST 101: World Civilization to the 16th Century
HIST 150 HIST 101H: Honors World Civilization to the 16th Century
HIST 160 HIST 102: World Civilizations Since the 16th Century
HIST 160 HIST 102H: Honors World Civilizations Since the 16th Century
JOUR 100 TELV 105: Mass Media and Society
KIN 100 KIN 100: Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN 101 KIN 101: First Aid and CPR
MATH 110 MATH 219: Statistics
MATH 110 MATH 219H: Honors Statistics
MATH 120 MATH 203: Fundamental Concepts of Elementary Mathematics
MATH 140 MATH 150: Calculus for Biological, Management and Social Sciences
MATH 210 MATH 180: Single Variable Calculus I
MATH 210 MATH 180H: Honors Single Variable Calculus I
MATH 220 MATH 185: Single Variable Calculus II
MATH 230 MATH 280: Intermediate Calculus
MATH 240 MATH 295: Differential Equations
MATH 250 MATH 290: Linear Algebra
MATH 900S MATH 180 + MATH 185: Single Variable Calculus I and Single Variable Calculus II
MATH 900S MATH 180H + MATH 185: Honors Single Variable Calculus I and Single Variable Calculus II
MATH 910S MATH 287: Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
MATH 910S MATH 290 + MATH 295: Linear Algebra + Differential Equations
MUS 100 MUS 101: Music Appreciation
MUS 100 MUS 101H: Honors Music Appreciation
PHIL 100 PHIL 106: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 100 PHIL 106H: Honors Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 110 PHIL 111: Introductory Logic
PHIL 120 PHIL 108: Ethics
PHYS 100S PHYS 150A + PHYS 150B: Introductory Physics I + Introductory Physics II
PHYS 105 PHYS 150A: Introductory Physics I
PHYS 110 PHYS 150B: Introductory Physics II
PHYS 140 PSC 100: Survey of Chemistry and Physics
PHYS 200S PHYS 250A + PHYS 250B + PHYS 250C: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I + Physics for Scientists and Engineers II + Physics for Scientists and Engineers III
PHYS 205 PHYS 250A: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 210 PHYS 250B: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
PHYS 215 PHYS 250C: Physics for Scientists and Engineers III
POLS 110 POLT 101: Introduction to American Government
POLS 110 POLT 101H: Honors Introduction to American Government
POLS 120 POLT 230: Political Theory
POLS 140 POLT 220: International Politics
PSY 110 PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 110 PSYC 100H: Honors Introduction to Psychology
PSY 120 PSYC 250: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
PSY 150 PSYC 200: Introduction to Biological Psychology
PSY 170 PSYC 240: Introduction to Social Psychology
PSY 170 SOC 240: Introduction to Social Psychology
PSY 200 PSYC 219: Introduction to Research Methods Psychology
SOCI 110 SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 110 SOC 100H: Honors Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 115 SOC 116: Social Problems
SOCI 115 SOC 116H: Honors Social Problems
​SOCI 120
​SOC 120: Introduction ro Sociological Research Methods​
SOCI 130 SOC 130: Relationships, Marriages, and Family Dynamics
SPAN 100 SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 100 SPAN 101H: Honors Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 100 SPAN 101A: Elementary Spanish 1A +SPAN 101B, Elementary Spanish 1B
SPAN 110 SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 200 SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 210 SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II
THTR 112 THEA 100: Introduction to Theatre
THTR 152 THEA 111: Intermediate Acting

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum IGETC) for the University of California(UC)and The California State University (CSU) [PLAN C]

Plan C

This agreement lists approved Santiago Canyon College courses transferable for unit credit at all UC campuses and explains UC credit provisions. Additional courses for 2019-2020​ may be approved after this catalog publication date. Please see an SCC counselor for more information.
 
Accounting 101, 102

American College English 102*, 116*
*ACE 102 and 116 maximum credit, 8 units

American Sign Language 110*, 111, 116, 210
* ASL 110 corresponds to two years of high school study

Anthropology 100, 100H, 101, 101L, 103, 104

Art 100, 100H, 101, 102, 110, 111, 130, 131, 139,141, 149, 195, 230, 231, 232, 233, 241, 242

Astronomy 109, 110, 112, 140

Biology 109#, 109H#, 109L, 109HL, 115, 139*, 149, 177, 190, 190L, 200, 211, 212, 214, 221, 229*, 231, 239, 249, 259, 290
# No credit for BIOL 109 or 109H if taken after BIOL 211
* BIOL 139 and 229 maximum credit one course

Business 100, 105

Chemistry 100*, 200A, 200AH, 200B, 210*, 280A, 280B
* No credit for CHEM 100 if taken after 200A/200AH
* No credit for CHEM 210 if taken after CHEM 280A

Chicano Studies 101

Chinese 101*, 102
* CHNS 101 correspond to two years of high school study.

Child Development 107*, 110
* CDEV 107 and PSYC 157 maximum credit, one course

Communication 100, 100H, 101, 110, 111, 120, 120H, 134, 135, 225, 225H

Computer Science 100, 105, 112, 120, 121, 129, 131, 205, 213

Counseling 101*, 106*, 110*, 111*, 116*
* Counseling 101, 106, 110, 111, and 116 combined: maximum credit 3 units

Criminal Justice 101

Dance 100, 106A, 106B, 108A, 108B, 115A, 115B, 119A, 119B
 
Earth Sciences 100, 100L, 111, 120*, 121+, 130, 160, 200
* No credit for ERTH 120 if taken after ERTH 121
+ No credit for ERTH 121 if taken after ERTH 120

Economics 101, 102

Education 101, 200, 210

Engineering 210, 220, 225, 230

English 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 103H, 213, 220, 231, 232, 233A, 233B, 241, 242, 246, 271, 272, 278

Ethnic Studies 101

French 101*, 102, 196, 201, 202
* FREN 101 corresponds to two years of high school study

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies​ 101, 102

Geography 100, 100H, 101, 101L, 102, 130, 140, 150, 155 (Same as SURV 155)

History 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 118, 120, 120H, 121, 121H, 122+, 124, 126, 127, 133, 152, 162, 240
+ No credit for HIST 122  if  taken  after HIST 120/120H or 121/121H

Interdisciplinary Studies 155

Italian 101*, 102, 195, 201, 202
* ITAL 101 corresponds to two years of high school study
Kinesiology 101, 102#, 104#, 110#, 119*, 120A*, 120B*, 121A*, 123A*, 123B*, 125A*, 125B*, 126A*, 126B*,  127A*, 127B*,  127C, 128A, 140A*,  140B*,  140C*,  146A*, 146B*, 146C*, 147*, 160A*, 160B*, 163A*,168A*, 168B*,  185A*,  185B*,  185C*, 189A*,  200*,  201*,  202*,  203*, 204*, 240*, 241*, 242, 245*, 246*, 247, 248, 255*, 256*, 257*, 265*, 267*, 270*, 271*, 272*, 273*, 274+, 281*, 283*, 284+
# KIN 102, 104, 110 maximum credit, one course; non activity courses maximum credit, 8 units
* For any or all activity courses maximum credit, 4 units
+ Any or all of these courses combined maximum credit, 8 units

Library and Information Studies 100, 103
 
Mathematics 105, 140+, 150*, 170+, 180*, 180H*, 185, 203, 219, 219H, 280, 287#, 290#, 295#
+ MATH 140 and 170 maximum credit, one course
* MATH 150, 180 and 180H maximum credit, one course
# MATH 287, 290 and 295 combined: maximum credit, 8 units
Music 101, 101H, 102, 103, 104, 121, 122, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 129, 161, 162, 163, 164A, 164B, 182, 185, 186, 187, 188

Nutrition 115, 120

Philosophy  106,  106H,  108,  110,  111, 112, 115, 118, 120,

Physical Science 100

Physics 100+, 150A*, 150AC, 150B*, 150BC, 250A*,  250B*, 250C*
+ No credit for PHYS 100 if taken after PHYS 150A or 250A
* Maximum credit, one series; deduct credit for duplication of topics; PHYS150A, 150B; or PHYS 250A, 250B, 250C

Political Science 101, 101H, 110, 200,  200H, 201, 220, 221, 222, 230

Psychology 100, 100H, 157*, 170, 180, 200, 219, 230, 240 (Same as SOC 240), 250
* PSYC 157 and CDEV 107 maximum credit, one course

Sociology 100, 100H, 115, 116/116H, 130, 220, 240 (Same as PSYCH 240)

Spanish 101*, 101H*, 101A+, 101B+, 102, 195A, 195B, 201, 202, 213
* SPAN 101 or 101H correspond to two years of high school study
+ SPAN 101A and 101B combined are equivalent to SPAN 101. Combined correspond to two years of high school study

Surveying/Mapping Sciences 118*, 119*, 155 (Same as GEOG 155)
* SURV 118 and 119 maximum credit, one course
Television/Video Communication 103, 104, 105

Theatre Arts 100, 111, 118, 121, 122, 180A, 180B, 181A, 181B, 182A, 182B, 183A, 183B, 186A, 186B, 186C

Water Utility Science 107


Santiago Canyon College Advanced Placement Guide and Policies

Advance Placement Examinations with a score of 3, 4, or 5 can be used to meet Santiago Canyon College Associate degree requirements, CSU admission, CSU GE certification, UC admission, and IGETC certification requirements. However AP credits cannot be used to meet Santiago Canyon College12 unit residency requirement for the Associate degree. Students who have earned credit from an AP exam should not take a comparable college course since credit will not be granted for both. Students using an AP exam for a requirement other than general education, such as major preparation, are strongly advised to check with a Santiago Canyon College counselor and/or the Admissions Office of their transfer campus to determine how the AP exam will be used to meet major and graduation requirements as policies may differ from SCC’s. Students should submit official copies of Advance Placement Examination test scores to the Admissions and Record office for evaluation.

Advanced Placement Exam SCC Course/AA Units Awarded CSU GE Certification Area/Semester Units1 CSU Minimum Admission Semester Units2 IGETC Certification Area/Semester Units3 UC Minimum Admission Semester Units4
Art History

ART 101 and 102

Area C

6 units

Area C1 or C2 3 units6 unitsArea 3A or 3B5 3 units5.3 units
Studio Art: 2-D Design

ART 110

N/A

3 units

N/A3 unitsN/A

5.3 units

(5.3 unit maximum credit for all three Studio Art exams)

Studio Art: 3-D Design

ART 111

N/A

3 units

N/A3 unitsN/A

5.3 units

(5.3 unit maximum credit for all three Studio Art exams)

Studio Art: Drawing

ART 130

N/A

3 units

N/A3 unitsN/A

5.3 units

(5.3 unit maximum credit for all three Studio Art exams)

Biology

BIOL 109

Area A

3 units

Area B2 and B3
4 units
6 units
Area 5B and 5C
4 units
5.3 units
Calculus AB

MATH 180

Area E2 and G1 

4 units

Area B4
3 units

3 units

(only one Calculus exam applied to

CSU degree)

Area 2A
3 units

2.7 units

(5.3 units maximum credit for Calculus AB + BC exams)

Calculus BC

MATH 180 and 185

Area E2 and G1

8 units

Area B4
3 units

6 units

(only one Calculus exam applied to CSU degree)

Area 2A
3 units

5.3 units

(5.3 units maximum credit for Calculus AB + BC exams)

Calculus BC/AB Subscore9No Equivalent Course
Area B4
3 units

3 units

(only one Calculus exam applied to CSU degree)

Area 2A
3 units

2.7 units

(2.7 units maximum credit for Calculus AB + AB Subscore exams)

Chemistry

CHEM 200A

Area A

5 units

Area B1 and B3 4 units

(6 units prior to F'09)

6 units
Area 5A and 5C
4 units
5.3 units
Chinese Language and CulturePlan A Area C 3 units
Area C2
3 units
6 units
Area 3B and 6A
3 units
5.3 units
Computer Science A

CMPR 121

N/A

3 units

N/A

3 units

(only one CS exam applied to CSU degree)

N/A

1.3 units

(2.7 units max credit for both CS A + AB exams)

Computer Science AB (discontinued after May 2009)

CMPR 121

N/A

3 units

N/A

6 units

(only one CS exam applied to CSU degree)

N/A

2.7 units

(2.7 units maximum credit for both CS exams)

Computer Science Principles

(Beginning May 2017)

No Equivalent Course N/A

3 units

N/A6 unitsN/A5.3 units
Economics: Macroeconomics

ECON 102

Area B2

3 units

Area D2
3 units
3 units

Area 4

3 units

2.7 units
Economics: Microeconomics

ECON 101

Area B2

3 units

Area D2
3 units
3 units

Area 4

3 units

2.7 units
English: Language and Composition

ENGL 101

Area E1

4 units

Area A2
3 units
6 units
Area 1A
3 units

5.3 units

(5.3 units maximum credit for both English exams)

English: Literature and Composition

ENGL 101

Area E1

4 units

Area A2 and C2 6 units6 units
Area 1A or 3B5
3 units

5.3 units

(5.3 units maximum credit for both English exams)

Environmental Science

BIOL 200

Area A

3 units

Area B1 and B3 4 units

(B2 and B3 prior to F'09)

4 unitsArea 5A and 5C 3 units62.7 units

French Language and Culture (Prior to

F'11-French Language)

FREN 101 and 102

Area C

10 units

Area C2 3 units

(6 units prior to F'09)

6 unitsArea 3B and 6A 3 units5.3 units
French LiteraturePlan A Area C 3 units
Area C2 (prior to F'09)
3 units
6 unitsArea 3B and 6A 3 units5.3 units

German Language and Culture

(Prior to F'11- German Language)

Plan A Area C 3 units

Area C2 3 units

(6  units  prior  to F'09)

6 unitsArea 3B and 6A 3 units5.3 units
Geography (Human)

GEOG 102

Area B2 or D

3 units

Area D5
3 units
3 units

Area 4

3 units

2.7 units
Government and Politics: Comparative

POLT 201

N/A
3 units

Area D8
3 units
3 units

Area 4

3 units

2.7 units
+Government and Politics: United States

POLT 101

Area B1 or B2 3 units

Area D8 and US-2 CSU AI Requirement7
3 units
3 units

Area 4 and US-2

CSU AI Requirement7

3 units

2.7 units
History: European

HIST 102

Area B2

3 units

Area C2 or D6
3 units
6 units
Area 3B or 45
3 units
5.3 units
+History: US

HIST 120 and 121

Area B1

6 units

Area C2 or D6 and US-1 CSU AI Requirement7

3 units

6 units

Area 3B or 45

and US-1 CSU AI

Requirement7

3 units

5.3 units
History: World

HIST 101 and 102

Area B1

6 units

Area C2 or D6
3 units
6 units
Area 3B or 45
3 units
5.3 units
Italian Language and Culture

ITAL 101 and 102

Area C

10 units

Area C2
3 units
6 unitsArea 3B and 6A 3 units5.3 units
Japanese Language and CulturePlan A Area C 3 units
Area C2
3 units
6 unitsArea 3B and 6A 3 units5.3 units
Latin: LiteraturePlan A Area C 3 units
Area C2 (prior to F'09)
3 units
6 unitsArea 3B and 6A 3 units2.7 units
LatinPlan A Area C 3 units
Area C2
3 units
6 units

Area 3B and 6A

3 units (From May '13 and beyond)

5.3 units
Latin: VergilPlan A Area C 3 units
Area C2 (prior to F'12)
3 units
3 unitsArea 3B and 6A 3 units2.7 units
Music TheoryN/A
Area C1 (prior to F'09)
3 units
6 unitsN/A5.3 units
Physics 18Plan A Area A 4 unitsArea B1 and B3 4 units84 unitsArea 5A and 5C 4 units

5.3 units

(5.3 units maximum credit for all Physics exams)

Physics 28Plan A Area A 4 unitsArea B1 and B3 4 units84 unitsArea 5A and 5C 4 units

5.3 units

(5.3 units maximum credit for all Physics exams)

Physics B8

PHYS 150A and 150B

Area A

8 units

Area B1 and B3 (prior to F'13)

4 units8

(6 units prior F'09)

6 units

(maximum 6 units for all 3 exams)

Area 5A and 5C 10
4 units

5.3 units

(5.3 units maximum credit for all Physics exams)

Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism)8

PHYS 250B

Area A

5 units

Area B1 and B3 4 units8

4 units

(maximum 6 units for all 3 exams)

Area 5A and 5C 3 units6

2.7 units

(5.3 units maximum credit for all Physics exams)

Physics  C (Mechanics)8

PHYS 250A

Area A 

4-units

Area B1 and B3 4 units8

4 units

(maximum 6 units for all 3 exams)

Area 5A and 5C 3 units6

2.7 units

(5.3 units maximum credit for all Physics exams)

Psychology

PSYC 100

Area B2

3 units

Area D9
3 units
3 units

Area 4

3 units

2.7 units
Seminar

N/A

3 units elective credit

N/A

0 units

3 unitsN/A
N/A

Spanish Language and Culture (Prior to S'14 Spanish Language)

SPAN 101 and 102

Area C

10 units

Area C2

3 units

(6 units prior to S'14)

6 unitsArea 3B and 6A 3 units5.3 units

Spanish Literature and Culture

(Prior to S'13 Spanish Literature)

Plan A Area C
3 units

Area C2

3 units

(6 units prior to S'13)

6 unitsArea 3B and 6A 3 units5.3 units
Statistics

MATH 219

Area E2 and G1 4 units

Area B4
3 units
3 unitsArea 2A 3 units2.7 units
  1. The AP exams listed above may be incorporated into certification of CSU General Education-breadth requirements. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown if the examination is included in full or subject area certification; individual CSU campuses may choose to accept more units than those specified towards completion of general education breadth requirements.
  2. The CSU Minimum Semester Admission unit column reflects what each campus system-wide will minimally accept towards CSU admission.
  3. Each AP exam may be applied to one IGETC area, as satisfying one course requirement, with the exception of area 6A – Language Other Than English (LOTE). Exams maybe used regardless of when the exam was taken
  4. The final column reflects what the University of California will award per AP exam for admission to any UC campus.
  5. AP exams may be used in either area regardless of where the SCC discipline is located.
  6. For Environmental Science, Physics C: Mechanics and Physics C: Electricity/Magnetism, 3 semester or 4 quarter units are applied for IGETC certification; therefore, students who complete these exams will be required to complete at least 4 semester or 5 quarter units to satisfy the minimum required units in Area 5.
  7. This AP examination only partially fulfills the CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals graduation requirement but can be used toward the requirement. (Please note that no AP exam fulfills the California State and Local Government portion, US-3) see a counselor for more information.
  8. If a student passes more than one AP Physics exam, only 6 units of credit will apply to the baccalaureate degree, and only 4 units may be used for the CSU GE certification.
  9. Students who take the Calculus BC exam and earn a subscore of 3 or higher on the Calculus AB portion will receive credit for the Calculus AB exam, even if the student did not receive a score of 3 or higher on the Calculus BC examination.
  10. Physics B replaced by Physics 1 and Physics 2 exam, 2015.
Santiago Canyon College students who have taken CLEP examinations and have a score of 50 or higher (level II languages require a higher score) can earn credits towards Santiago Canyon College Associate degree general education requirements or electives, CSU admission, and CSU GE certification requirements. However CLEP credits cannot be used to meet Santiago Canyon College twelve-unit residency requirement for the Associate degree. Students who have earned credits from a CLEP exam should not take a comparable college course since credit will not be granted for both. Students are strongly advised to check with an SCC counselor when using CLEP credit for CSU admission or for major requirements. The CSU has grandfathered in this policy the guide CLEP submissions for any year that the CLEP exams were taken. Students should submit official copies of CLEP test scores to the Admissions and Record office for evaluation. The University of California does not accept CLEP exams to meet requirements for IGETC.

CLEP EXAM

Passing Score

SCC GE Area Semester Units Awarded

SCC

AA Semester Units Awarded

CSU GE

Certification Area/Semester Units Awarded1

CSU Minimum Admission Semester

Units Awarded2

American Government

50

Area B1 or B2 3 units

 3 units

Area D8
3 units

 3 units

American Literature

50

Area C
3 units

 3 units

Area C2
3 units

 3 units

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

Area C
3 units

 3 units

Area C2
3 units

 3 units

Biology

50

Area A
3 units

 3 units

Area B2
3 units

 3 units

Calculus

50

Area E2 and G13
3 units

 3 units

Area B4
3 units

 3 units

Chemistry

50

Area A
3 units

 3 units

Area B1
3 units

 3 units

College Algebra

50

Area E2 and G13
3 units

 3 units

Area B4
3 units

 3 units

College Algebra-Trigonometry

50

Area E2 and G13
3 units

 3 units

Area B4
3 units

 3 units

English Literature

50

Area C
3 units

 3 units

Area C2
3 units

 3 units

Financial Accounting

50

N/A

0 units

 3 units

N/A

0 units

 3 units

French Level I

50

N/A

0 units

 6 units4

N/A4

0 units

 6 units

French Level II

59

Area C
3 units

 9 units4

Area C24 
3 units

9 units

(12 units prior to F'15)

German Level I

50

N/A

0 units

 6 units4

N/A4

0 units

 6 units

German Level II

60

N/A

0 units

 9 units4

Area C24
3 units

9 units

(12 units prior to F'15)

History, United States I

(Partially fulfills CSU AI requirement)

50

Area B1
3 units

 3 units

Area D6 + US-15
3 units

3 units

History, United Sates II

(Partially fulfills CSU AI requirement)

50

Area B1
3 units

 3 units

Area D6 + US-15
3 units

 3 units

Human Growth & Development

50

Area B2
3 units

 3 units

Area E
3 units

 3 units

Humanities

50

Area C
3 units

 3 units

Area C2
3 units

3 units

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

N/A
0 units

3 units

N/A
0 units

3 units

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

N/A
0 units

3 units

N/A
0 units

3 units

Introductory Business Law

50

N/A
0 units

3 units

N/A
0 units

3 units

Introductory Psychology

50

Area B2
3 units

3 units

Area D9
3 units

3 units

Introductory Sociology

50

Area B2
3 units

3 units

Area D10
3 units

3 units

Natural Sciences

50

Area A
3 units

3 units

Area B1 or B2
3 units

3 units

Pre-Calculus

50

E2 and G13
3 units

3 units

Area B4
3 units

3 units

Principles of Accounting

50

N/A
0 units

 3 units

N/A
0 units

3 units

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

Area B2
3 units

3 units

Area D2
3 units

3 units

Principles of Management

50

N/A
0 units

3 units

N/A
0 units

3 units

Principles of Marketing

50

N/A
0 units

3 units

N/A
0 units

3 units

Principles of Microeconomics

50

Area B2
3 units

3 units

Area D2
3 units

3 units

Social Sciences and History

50

N/A
0 units

0 units

N/A
0 units

0 units

Spanish Level I

50

N/A
0 units

6 units4

N/A4

0 units

6 units

Spanish Level II

63

Area C
3 units

9 units4

Area C24 
3 units

9 units
(12 units prior to F'15)

Trigonometry (Prior to FA' 06)

50

Area E2 + G13
3 units

3 units

Area B4
3 units

3 units

Western Civilization I

50

Area B2
3 units

3 units

Area C2 or D6
3 units

3 units

Western Civilization II

50

Area B2
3 units

3 units

Area D6 3 units

3 units


  1. The CLEP exams listed above may be incorporated into certification of CSU General Education-Breadth requirements. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown if the examination is included in full or subject area certification; individual CSU campuses may choose to accept more units than those specified towards completion of general education requirements.
  2. The CSU Minimum Semester Admission unit column reflects what each campus system-wide will minimally accept toward CSU admission.
  3. This CLEP exam satisfies Santiago Canyon College Mathematics Proficiency requirement for Plan A-area G1.
  4. If a student passes more than one CLEP exam in the same language other than English (e.g. two exams in French), then only one examination may be applied to the SCC Associate degree or CSU baccalaureate degree. For each of these tests a passing score of 50 earns 6 units of elective credit; higher scores earn more units of placement in Area C for the Associate degree or Area C2 for the CSU GE breadth requirement.
  5. This CLEP exam partially fulfills the CSU American Institutions graduation requirement but can be used toward the US-1 requirement.

Santiago Canyon College International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination Guide and Policies

Santiago Canyon College students who have taken IB examinations and have a score of 5 or higher (CSU accepts a score of 4 on some exams) can earn credits towards Santiago Canyon College Associate degree general education requirements, CSU admission, CSU GE certification, UC admission, and IGETC certification requirements. However IB credits cannot be used to meet Santiago Canyon College twelve-unit residency requirement for the Associate degree. Students who have earned credits from a IB exam should not take a comparable college course since credit will not be granted for both. Students are strongly advised to check with an SCC counselor when using IB credit for CSU/UC admission or for major requirements. Students should submit official copies of IB test scores to the Admissions and Record office for evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) EXAM9

SCC GE
Area Semester

Units Awarded

SCC
Minimum 

AA/AS Semester 


Units Awarded

CSU GE

Certification Area/Semester

Units Awarded
1

CSU
Minimum Admission Semester

Units Awarded
2

IGETC
Certification Area/Semester

Units Awarded
3

IGETC
Minimum Admission Semester 


Units Awarded
4

IB Biology HL

Area A
3 units

3 units

Area B2 (without lab) 3 units

6 units

Area 5B (without lab) 3 units

5.3 units

IB Chemistry HL

Area A
3 units

3 units

Area B1 (without lab) 3 units

6 units

Area 5A (without lab) 3 units

5.3 units

IB Economics HL

Area B2
3 units

3 units

Area D2
3 units

6 units

Area 4
3 units

5.3 units

IB Geography HL

Area B2
3 units

3 units

Area D5
3 units

6 units

Area 4
3 units

5.3 units

IB History (any Region) HL

Area B1 or B25
3 units

3 units

Area C2 or D65
3 units

6 units

Area 3B or 45 3 units

5.3 units

IB Language A
Literature HL7

Area C
3 units

3 units

Area C2
3 units6

6 units6

Area 3B 3
 units

5.3 units

IB Language A
Literature HL7

Area C
3 units

3 units

Area C2
3 units6

6 units6

Area 3B and 6A (any language, except English)
3 units

5.3 units

IB Language A
Language and Literature HL

Area C
3 units

3 units

Area C2
3 units

6 units6

Area 3B
3 units

5.3 units

IB Language A
Language and Literature HL7

Area C
3 units

3 units

Area C2
3 units

6 units6

Area 3B and 6A (any language, except English)
3 units

5.3 units

IB Language B
(any language) HL7

Area C
3 units

3 units

N/A
0 units

6 units

Area 6A
3 units

5.3 units

IB Mathematics HL

Area E2 + G18
3 units

3 units

Area B4
3 units6

6 units6

Area 2A
3 units

5.3 units

IB Psychology HL

Area B2
3 units

3 units

Area D9
3 units

3 units

Area 4
3 units

5.3 units

IB Theatre HL

Area C
3 units

3 units

Area C1
3 units6

6 units6

Area 3A
3 units

5.3 units

  1. The IB exams listed above may be incorporated into certification of CSU General Education-Breadth requirements. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown if the examination is included in full or subject area certification; individual CSU campuses may choose to accept more units than those specified towards completion of general education requirements.
  2. The column reflects the CSU system-wide minimum units awarded per exam for CSU admission eligibility. Some CSU campuses may award more than the minimum listed in the column, for further information consult each CSU catalog.
  3. The column lists how each IB exam may be applied to one IGETC area, as satisfying one course requirement, with the exception of area 6A – Language Other Than English (LOTE). Exams maybe used regardless of when the exam was taken.
  4. This column reflects the University of California system-wide minimum units awarded per IB exam for UC admissions eligibility.
  5. IB Exams may be used in either area regardless of where the SCC discipline is located.
  6. CSU accepts a score of 4 or higher for each of these exams.
  7. The IB curriculum offers language at various levels for native and non-native speakers. Language B courses are offered at the intermediate level for non-natives. Language A1 and A2 are advanced courses in literature for native and non-native speakers, respectively.
  8. Exam satisfies Santiago Canyon College Mathematics Proficiency requirement of Plan A area G1.
  9. The IB organization awards either a diploma or a certificate for individual IB exams. Students who complete the IB diploma with a score of 30 or above will receive 30 quarter units (20 semester units) towards a UC baccalaureate degree.