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Welcome to Distance Education at Santa Ana College. Distance Education courses give you an opportunity to complete most of your work outside the traditional classroom.
  • ​Earn your degree
  • An education that works around your schedule
  • An alternate to attending regular, on-campus classes
  • Equivalent to standard classes that meet general education and university transfer requirements
  • Convenient and flexible

Find out about our new On​line Degree Pathway​ program

What SAC students are saying:

I really enjoy online classes, they work very well for me as I work full time and have 4 children!I really loved the online class because it worked perfect with my busy schedule.  I was able to do the assignments on my own time.I prefer online classes versus traditional because of time constraints even though there is usually more work involved.

Click to hear what our students are saying:

Meet Michelle (Online Student)
"I choose online classes because it gave me the ability to plan my study schedule around my busy work schedule and busy life."

Meet Kevin (Classroom and Online Student)
"Online classes definitely helps me reach my end goal faster."

Distance Education Mission Statement: 

Our mission in Distance Education at Santa Ana College is to provide our students and faculty with the highest quality distance education program.  We accomplish this mission by assuring that our student coursework provides the depth and breadth of a quality post-secondary degree education while insuring the use of leading edge technology and excellence in teaching.


Apply to SAC

Looking to transfer for a degree, or find work in a variety of exciting fields on YOUR time?

It starts at SAC

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Phone: 714-564 6725
FAX: 714-647-0761


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

Operating Hours 

Fall & Spring
Mon - Thur: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific time)
Friday: 8:00am - noon
   and by Appointment
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Mon - Thur: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific time)
Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday
The Distance Education Office is closed during all college holidays and during Recess Breaks. ​



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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: