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Study at Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College, or SCC, is a two-year community college located at the eastern border of Orange in California. It was founded in 1985 as the Orange Campus branch to the nearby Santa Ana College. It was renamed Santiago Canyon College in July 1997 and is a part of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. SCC offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study.

The athletics department of the Santiago Canyon College has many men's as well as women's teams that participate in various sports including soccer, golf and softball. The sports teams are nicknamed the Hawks.

Profile of Santiago Canyon College

Orange, California is home to Santiago Canyon College. Orange is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Santiago Canyon College go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in engineering technician and liberal arts.

Santiago Canyon College Selectivity

Prospective students are drawn to the school's open admissions.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Santiago Canyon College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 14, 085 enrolled students . A very high share of students at Santiago Canyon College are male.

Santiago Canyon College Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is a diverse learning community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth. Our purpose is to foster a learning environment that helps students develop knowledge and understanding, critical thinking, sound decision making, cultural awareness, effective communication skills, and a commitment to local and global citizenship. Santiago Canyon College offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes university transfer, associate degree and certificate programs. In addition, we provide community services, career education, continuing education, basic skills development, and a range of support services for full and part-time students, including those with family and career responsibilities. At SCC we encourage students to plan, implement, and evaluate their educational progress through meaningful reflection and interaction with both the college and community. "

Santiago Canyon College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts593liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, history, American Sign Language, economics, foreign language and literature, speech and rhetoric, . . .
Engineering Technician142water quality and recycling tech, surveying tech, engineering technician, mechanical engineering tech, quality control tech
Beauty and Cosmetology66cosmetology
Business and Management52business management, business and related services, accounting, small business management, sales and marketing, sales, electronic commerce, retail
Construction Trades21construction trades, electrician, drywall installation, power transmission, carpentry
Therapy and Counselling9psychology
Science9biology, biological and physical sciences, physics, chemistry, geology
Real Estate and Construction Management7real estate
Hospitality5travel services
Media3advertising, radio and television
Computer Science and Engineering2computer programming, web design, computer science, information technology
Family and Social Work1child development
Art Studies1art studies
office and Administration1office management, administrative assistant
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Design0graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art
Production Trades0cabinetmaking
Transportation0construction equipment operation
Education and Teaching0teacher aide
Mechanics and Repair0heavy equipment maintenance

Contact: Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College

8045 E Chapman

Orange, California 92869-4512

General Phone: (714) 628-4900


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