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.
Degrees and Certificates
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)
The 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.
After 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 States.
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).
International Student 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.
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.
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 College.