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President's Message on Accreditation


President John Hernandez

Accreditation is an important process of continuous evaluation and improvement that helps to strengthen colleges. A healthy, vibrant institution will naturally provide a better learning environment for students.

Santiago Canyon College’s accreditation was reaffirmed for six years following a visit in October 2014. 

At just 17 years old (as an independently accredited institution), Santiago Canyon College is one of the newest community colleges in California. I’m proud that in its brief history, the college has grown rapidly while maintaining its well-deserved reputation for excellence. 

Santiago Canyon College is known for providing students with a rigorous, high quality education in a supportive environment.

At Santiago Canyon College, we put students first, and it shows.  We strive to be the very best college in Orange County, helping our students achieve their goals in the classroom and in their lives.​