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Santa Ana College Online Degree Pathway Program  
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To qualify for the SAC Online Degree Pathway program, students MUST:

  1. Complete the Online Degree Pathway Inquiry Form

  2. Apply to Santa Ana College to obtain a Student ID for counseling and placement exam appointments

  3. Prepare for the Placement Tests and take the English and Math Placement Tests. (If you have not taken a college level math course or have not taken the SAC Math Placement test, you MUST take a Math Placement Test

  4. If you are a NEW student to SAC, attend the SAC New Student Orientation and Advisement Session.

  5. If you are an attending SAC student, meet with an Online Degree Pathway counselor for an Education Plan for the Online Pathway. Please request an appointment at (714) 564-6100 with one of the following Online Degree Pathway counselors: Dennis Sadler, Joanna Campos, or Robert Gallego. Work with your counselor to develop your Math Prerequisite plan. You can bring the appropriate Education Plan with you to your appointment: Business Administration AS-T, Business Administration Major Prep, Liberal Arts AA

    * Prior coursework will be considered for graduation requirements.  Students are not expected to take unnecessary courses in the Pathway.  Our objective is to have students complete and graduate as quickly as possible!

  6. After your counselor has completed your Education Plan, scan and email it to the Distance Education office at

  7. Complete the SAC Student Online Orientation on Blackboard.

  8. Complete the Bb Basics for Students course module on Blackboard.

  9. Agree to take courses in the prescribed semester and order.

  10. Attend Mandatory On-Campus Pathway Student Orientations

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Inquiry Form

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Pathway Information

Learn more about the Online Degree Pathway Program.


Student Preparation

Be prepared for your placement exams.

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Education Pays Off

Increase your earning potential in a career you love!


PH: (714) 564–6725
FAX: (714) 647–0761

Distance Education Office
Cesar Chavez Building Room A-101
1530 W. Seventeenth St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706


Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST)
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST) & By Appointment
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Summer Semester
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST)
Closed Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: