The Honors Program at Santa Ana College offers honors sections of transferable general education courses. These seminar type classes are further characterized by close interaction with Honors Program faculty, small size, and special projects and activities. The major benefits of the program include honors transfer agreements, program completion recognition, scholarship eligibility and more.
To become a member, complete an Honors Transfer Program Application or contact the coordinator, Kathy Patterson (Patterson_Kathy@sac.edu / 714-564-6528 / D-428).
Honors Transfer Program Application
Honors Transfer Program Contract
The MESA Program is an academic program that supports educationally disadvantaged community college students to excel in math, computer science, engineering, and science so they can transfer to four-year institutions as majors in these fields.
The MESA Community College Program serves more than 3,000 students statewide. The program is a collaboration between MESA and the California Community College Chancellor's Office.
Twice a year, Santa Ana College hosts a Northern Trip for students to visit four UC campuses: Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara. During this trip, students also receive individualized academic advising, transferable units (Counseling 110), and an opportunity to visit San Francisco. Hotel, transportation, and breakfasts are provided. $50 non-refundable participation fee.
The 4-day program occurs twice per year: one during intersession (January-February) and another during summer (June) semesters.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Northern Trip has been cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates or contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Teacher Education (CFTE) is a resource center for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching. Our center offers information, academic advisement, and support for future teachers with an emphasis on preparing students for employment in local public elementary and secondary schools.
Sign up for the CFTE Database and attend an informational session
The Puente Program is an academic preparation program with the mission to increase the number of disadvantaged students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn college degrees, and return to the community as mentors and leaders of future generations.
Space is limited to approximately 30 students per academic year.
Contact Reina Sanabria (email@example.com) or Donato Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Stay in the loop with the Puente Database Signup.
Santa Ana College (SAC) Promise is the latest initiative of the Santa Ana Partnership, which was formed in 2011 by the UCI, CSUF, SAC, SAUSD and the City of Santa Ana to elevate academic achievement and college-going throughout the greater Santa Ana area. The goal of the program is to support students who would like to attain a certificate, AA degree and/or transfer to a four-year university.
Sign up for the SAC Promise Interest List to receive more information.
Current Santa Ana College students have the opportunity to earn college credit and spend 9 days living, eating, and studying at UC Irvine. Students in the past have had the opportunity to take courses such as Earth Science 110 or English 103/103H. An additional unit will be earned by taking Counseling 111.
The program occurs in July during summer session.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Summer 2020 SSTI has been cancelled. Please check back for updates or contact us at email@example.com.
Each year, the Transfer Mentor Programs pairs Santa Ana College transferring students (mentees) with alumni (mentors) who have transferred to a four-year institution. Benefits include peer support, personal growth, networking, and developing interpersonal skills and an attractive resume.
The program is a year-long commitment (Fall to Spring).
Recruitment is from July - September for each academic year. Sign up for the UTC email database to stay in the loop.
University Link (U-Link) is a transfer bound program that gives the opportunity to students to receive a guaranteed admissions to UC Irvine. This program is open to all students who meet program eligibility.
Sign up for the U-Link interest database for further details regarding orientation dates.