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Department Mission

The Psychology Department offers a variety of courses and enrichment opportunities designed to prepare students for transfer to, and be competitive at, four-year colleges and universities, provide further awareness and training in the many professions of psychology and increase students' understanding of themselves and their socially diverse world.
Dr. Fernando Ortiz
Department Chair
Phone: (714) 564-6554
Office:  D-429
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: