Santa Ana College, established in 1915, is one of
California’s oldest community colleges. Students from all over the world choose
Santa Ana College for its beautiful, safe, and culturally diverse campus. Its
location in sunny southern California allows for easy access to amusement parks
(Disneyland, Universal Studio, Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic
Mountain), shopping (South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum and
Cabazon Outlets), snow capped mountains (Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, and Mt.
Baldy), world famous landmarks (Hollywood, Los Angeles, and Griffith Park),
beaches (Santa Monica, Venice, Huntington, Newport and Laguna) and the arts.
An Affordable Choice
Santa Ana College has great educational values with the
lowest fees in the California higher education system. Low tuition fees, state
of the art facilities, individualized instruction, small class sizes and
personalized attention from our excellent and caring faculty add up to an
affordable and rewarding learning experience.
Santa Ana College is accredited by the Western Association of
Schools and Colleges and offers associate degrees in more than 100 majors,
certificate programs in 120 occupational specializations and lower division
transfer courses for advanced degrees at four-year colleges and universities.
Our degree and certificate programs include accounting, art, advertising
design, computer graphics, automotive, business administration, management,
entrepreneurship, broadcasting, computer information systems, computer science,
dance, digital music production, economics, electronics, engineering,
entertainment industry management, kinesiology, fashion design and
merchandising, fire technology, child development, international business,
journalism, library technology, marketing, music, nutrition, occupational
therapy, pharmacy, psychology, television/video communications, theater arts,
and much more.
2+2 Degree Program (Course Transfers)
2+2 degree program is a pathway to attaining a bachelor’s degree by attending
the first two years at a community college for an Associate of Arts or Science
(AA/AS) degree and then transferring (+ 2 years) to a four-year university for
a bachelor's degree. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the 2+2
degree program to earn the dual degrees – AA/AS degree + BA/BS degree.
having completed Santa Ana College’s AA/AS degree program and meeting the
transfer requirements, students can make an easier transition to complete a
bachelor’s degree at the University of California’s ten universities including
UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Berkeley; the California State University’s
twenty-three universities including CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach; and Stanford
University and many other top colleges and universities across the United
English Made Easy
Our English Language Program is an intensive English as a
Second Language program where students increase their English proficiency
before beginning college classes. One application admits you to our English
Language Academy and guarantees admission to the Santa Ana College.
The English Language Program, which is both TOEFL-preparatory
and academically oriented, conducts sessions throughout the year – in February,
June, and August. Each session consists of 24 hours per week of instruction.
Begin College credit classes with a TOEFL score of 450 (PBT).
Programs and Services
The International Student Program provides a full range of
programs and services to help international students adjust culturally and
academically to life in the United States, thus, making Santa Ana College a
home away from home. Services include assistance with admissions and
registration, housing and transportation, immigration, among others.
Academic and personal counseling is also available. Students
may request placement with an American host family through our Homestay Program
or ask for assistance in locating an apartment or other housing in the vicinity
of the college.
To experience the fullest rewards of college life, students
can participate in a wide variety of clubs, service organizations, and student
government as well as compete in intercollegiate athletics. The Student
Activities Office sponsors many educational, social programs and campus
activities and services for student life.
The International Student Association (ISA) is one of the
most exciting student organizations on campus. The ISA promotes cross-cultural
exchanges that provide the basis for long-lasting friendships. Barbecues, beach
parties, dances, skiing, out-of-town trips, and cultural highlights such as the
annual International Festival are just some of the many activities held
throughout the year. All these make it impossible to feel left out at Santa Ana