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John HernandezCongratulations on making one of the most important decisions of your life, to pursue an education. Whether you plan on earning an associate degree or a certificate or wish to be well-prepared for transfer to a four-year university, SCC can help you chart your course from today to tomorrow. With over 160 certificate and degree programs, including 22 associate degrees for transfer, as well as transfer agreements with four-year colleges in California, the right fit for you is at SCC.

Since its founding in 2000, Santiago Canyon College’s supportive faculty and staff continue to redefine the truly student-focused experience. Our campus provides students the opportunity to learn from award- winning, dedicated faculty who focus on student success. We offer a vibrant student life – championship athletic teams, student government, clubs and other leadership opportunities. You’ll experience this and much more in a welcoming and supportive campus environment with excellent student services.

Attending SCC empowers you to seek the opportunities you deserve and desire, right here, right now. Welcome to Santiago Canyon College! Sincerely,

John C. Hernandez, Ph.D.
President

Santiago Canyon College Mission Statement

Santiago Canyon College is an innovative learning community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth.  Our purpose is to foster student success and to help students achieve these core outcomes: to learn, to act, to communicate and to think critically.  We are committed to maintaining standards of excellence and providing the following to our diverse community: courses, certificates, and degrees that are accessible, applicable, and engaging.   (Approved by RSCCD Board of Trustees, 12-04-17)

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes

To achieve our mission, SCC has identified Institutional Learning Outcomes with four core competencies: Learn, Communicate, Act, and Think. Students will be able to

Learn: About Self and Others, Academic and Professional Issues
  • Take responsibility for one’s own learning and wellbeing
  • Learn about one’s chosen academic major, while creating connections across disciplines
  • Learn about professional conduct, including workplace and community ethics, conflict management, and teamwork
Communicate: With Clarity and Accuracy and in Diverse Environments
  • Communicate ideas in a clear and articulate manner
  • Communicate accurately to diverse audiences
  • Communicate in various formats using diverse technologies
Act: With Awareness of Self and the Local and Global Community of Persons
  • Act to maintain one’s dignity and self- respect
  • Act as a responsible community member who treats others with respect, civility, empathy, honesty and dignity
  • Act to increase the wellbeing of the global community by maintaining cultural literacy, lifelong learning, ethical consideration of each other, and the environment we all share
Think: Critically, Creatively, and Reflectively
  • Critically analyze, evaluate, organize and use quantitative and qualitative data to solve problems and develop logical models, hypotheses and beliefs
  • Creatively use concepts to making learning relevant
  • Reflectively assess one’s values, assumptions,  and attitudes

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Governed locally by a seven-member Board of Trustees elected by the citizens of the district, Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is a part of the California community college system, one of the three segments of the public post-secondary educational systems in the state.

RSCCD, located in central Orange County, encompasses 193 square miles with a population of approximately 770,000. The district’s boundaries include all of the K-12 schools within the Orange and Santa Ana Unified School Districts, as well as a portion of the Garden Grove Unified School District. RSCCD’s boundaries extend from the eastern portion of the city of Garden Grove, around the perimeters of Santa Ana, Orange, Villa Park, and Anaheim Hills, and east to the Riverside County line.

Enrollment in district programs for fall 2016 totaled 53,588 with 38,751 enrolled in college credit courses and 14,837 enrolled in Continuing Education. The Community Services Program serves 2,066 residents districtwide in not for credit, fee-supported classes.

Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College
SCC is among the newest community colleges in California. RSCCD was formed in 1971 to serve the cities of Orange, Villa Park and Anaheim Hills. SCC (formerly the Orange Campus) began offering classes in 1985, and became an independently accredited college in January 2000.

Santa Ana College opened in 1915 as an  extension of Santa Ana High School, and is the fourth oldest community college in California. Located first on the campus of Santa Ana High School, it moved to downtown Santa Ana, and then to its present location in 1947.

Enrollment in Santiago Canyon College programs for fall 2016 totaled 17,517 with 11,845 enrolled in college credit courses and 5,672 enrolled in Continuing Education. The Community Services Program serves 768 residents campus-wide in not for credit, fee- supported classes.

Santiago Canyon College offers 166 degrees and certificates in credit programs including transfer and career majors as well as 39 certificates in Continuing Education programs.

Accreditation

Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Veterans Administration. Santa Ana College is also recognized by the California State Board   of Nursing Education and the American Bar Association.

Documents concerning the colleges‘ accreditation, licenses and approvals are maintained in the Office of the President of each college. Students wishing to examine these documents may do so by contacting the Office of the President.

Complaints associated with an institution’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards can be registered with the ACCJC.


District Facilities

Santiago Canyon College is situated on 82 acres at 8045 E. Chapman Avenue in Orange. It opened its first phase of classrooms in fall 1985 under the name of the Orange Campus of Rancho Santiago College. The Child Development Center opened in fall 1991 to provide childcare services.

Santa Ana College is located on approximately 65 acres at 1530 W. 17th Street in Santa Ana. The college was first opened in 1915 as an extension of Santa Ana High School and has been located at its present site, in the heart of Santa Ana, since 1947.

The Orange and Centennial Education Centers each house adult continuing education programs, which provide high school diplomas, English as a Second Language and courses that contribute to career advancement.

Online education offerings also bring the classroom to you.

District Mission

The mission of the Rancho Santiago Community College District is to provide quality educational programs and services that address the needs of our diverse students and communities.

District Opportunity

The Rancho Santiago Community College District provides opportunities for the pursuit of excellence through educational programs and services for local residents. The purpose of these programs and services is to enhance the quality of human life by providing public access to college education. A significant number of classes are scheduled off campus each semester in order to enhance accessibility to students. The map indicates the locations of the major instructional sites within the district.


​Board of Trustees​
​President
Nelida Mendoza
​Vice President
​Phillip Yarbrough
​Clerk
Claudia Alvarez
​Member
Arianna Barrios
​Member
John Hanna
​Member
​Zeke Hernandez
​Member
​Lawrence Labrador
​Student Trustee
Elizabeth Weber
Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees
Anita Lucarelli


Rancho Santiago Community College District Organization

Chancellor's Office
​Chancellor
Raul Rogriguez​
​Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
​Debra Gerard

Business Operations/Fiscal Services​​
​Vice Chancellor
P​eter Hardash
​Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
​Linda Melendez

Facility Planning and District Construction and Support Services
​Assistant Vice Chancellor
Carri Matsumoto
​Director: Facility Planning
​Darryl Taylor
​Supervisor: District Support Services
​Alex Oviedo
​Project Managers
Alison Coburn, Joe Melendez

Fiscal Services
​Assistant Vice Chancellor
Adam O’Connor
​Manager: Fiscal Services
Erika Almaraz
​Accounting Manager: Payroll 
Nancy Tanner
​Manager: Internal Audit
Shelly Randolph

Information Technologies Services​​
​Assistant Vice Chancellor
​Yezid "Jesse" Gonzalez
​Academic Support
Alfonso Oropeza, Archana Bhandari
​Director: Information Systems
Stuart Davis
​Director: Network and Communications
​Jesse Gonzalez

Purchasing​​
Interim ​Director
​Linda Melendez
​Supervisor: Inventory, Delivery, and Storage
Armando Toner

Security/Safety​​
​Interim Chief: District Safety/Security
Toni Bland
​Lieutenant: Santa Ana College
Scott Baker 
​Lieutenant: Santiago Canyon College
​Manuel Pacheco 
​Sergeant: Santa Ana College
Monte HuotariRaymond Wert 
​Sergeant: Santiago Canyon College
Mike Jensen, Francisco Prado

Educational Services​​
​Vice Chancellor
​​​Enrique Perez
Executive Secretary​​Patricia Duenez

Economic and Workforce Development
​Assistant Vice Chancellor​
Adriene "Alex" Davis
​Director: Grants
Sarah Santoyo 
​Director: LAOCRC, Los Angeles
Richard Verches​
​Director: LAOCRC, Orange County
Gustavo Chamorro
Interim Executive Director: Institute for Workforce Development
Leila Mozaffari


Educational Services​​
​Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor
​​Sarah Santoyo
Executive Director​: Resource Development
​​Sarah Santoyo
​Director: Information Communication Technology/Digital Media Initiative
Steve Linthicum

​​Digital Media Center​
​Interim Executive Directo​r: Digital Media Center
Ruth Cossio-Munez​
​Diredcotr: Digital Media Center
Vacant
​Director: Small Business Development Center​
​Vacant

Child Development Services​​
​Executive Director: Child Development Services
Janneth Linnell 
​Director: Child Development Services Quality​​ Assurance
My Le Pham 
D​irector (SAC): Child Development Center
Maria CastellonJerelyn Cowan 
​Director (SAC): Child Development Center East
​Zeferina Gonzalez 
​Director (CEC): Child Development Center
Susan Wahl 
​Director (SCC): Child Development Center
Enriqueta Isais

Research and Planning
​Director: Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness
Nga Pham

​​​​Public Affairs and Publications
​Director: Public Affairs And Publications
Vacant
Manager: Graphic Communications
​Vacant
Manager: Publications and Electronic Media
​​Dean Hopkins

Human Resources
​Vice Chancellor
Tracie Green
​Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
Elvia Garcia
​Assistant Vice Chancellor
Alistair Winter
​District Administrator: Institutional Equity, Compliance, and Title IX
Tracie Green​
​Director: Employment Services, Equity and Diversity 
Elouise Marasigan
​Director: Information Systems
John Birk

​​​​​​​​Risk Management and Employee Benefits​​​​​
​​Director: Workplace Safety and Risk Management​
Don Maus

Santiago Canyon College
​President
John Hernandez
​Assistant to the President
Esther Odegard
​College Advancement/Foundation Interim Director 
Syed Rizvi
​Development Coordinator
Karen Bustamante

Administrative Services
​Vice President
Arleen Satele
​Manager: Facilities 
Charles Wales
​Supervisor: Custodial 
Gabriel Dueñas
​Lieutenant: Safety and Security
Manny Pacheco

Academic Affairs
​Vice President
​Marilyn Flores
​Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: Dean
David Vakil
​American College English: Chair
Diana Babayan
​Anthropology,  Economics, and Geography: Co-Chairs
Vanessa Engstrom
Chicano Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Interdisciplinary  Studies, Sociology: Chair
Tiffany Gause
​Communication: Chair
Tara Kubicka-Miller
​English: Chair
Elizabeth Elchlepp
​Fine Arts: Chair
Robert Miller
​History: Chair
Scott Howell
​Modern Languages: Chair
Lourdes Fajardo
​Performing Arts: Chair
Binh Vu
​Philosophy: Chair
Marcelo Pimentel
​Political Science: Chair
Nooshan Shekarabi
​Psychology: Chair
Christine Umali-Kopp
​Reading: Chair
Amy Freese

Business and Career Technical Education
​Dean 
Von Lawson
​Associate Dean
Elizabeth Arteaga
Director, Speical Programs
  • Apprenticeship
  • Cosmetology 
  • Criminal Justice 
​Jetza Torres
​Gemology: Facilitator
Diana Sanders Cinamon​
​Public Works: Facilitator
Carlos Castellanos
​Real Estate: Facilitator
​Alana Gates
​Surveying and Mapping Sciences: Facilitator
​Mark Counts​
TV/Video and Communications: Facilitator 
​David Echols
Water Utility Science: Facilitator
Stephan McLean
​Business: Co-Chairs
Steven Deeley, Stewart Myers
​Child Development: Chair
​Regina Lamourelle

Mathematics and Sciences
​Dean and Athletic Director
Martin Stringer
​Astronomy: Chair
Danielle Martino
​Biology: Co-Chairs
Denise Foley, Mark Smith
​Chemistry: Co-Chairs 
Denise Bailey, Jeffery Wada
​Earth Sciences: Chair
Debra Brooks
​Kinesiology: Co-Chairs 
Lisa Camarco, Ian Woodhead
​Mathematics: Co-Chairs
Alicia Frost, Vanessa Jones, Scott Sakamoto
​Physics and Engineering: Chair
​Cynthia Swift
Institutional Effectiveness, Library, and Learning Support Services
Dean 
Aaron Voelcker
​Distance Education: Coordinator
Scott James
​Library: Chair
Joseph Geissler
​Institutional Effectiveness/Research
​Rudy Tjiptahadi
​Tutoring Center
Bryan Mills

Student Services
Vice President
Syed Rizvi

Office of Student Equity and Success
Director
Joseph Alonzo

Counseling and Student Support Services
​Dean
Ruth Babeshoff
​Counseling: Co-Chairs
Phillip Crabill, Dora Escobar
​Education: Chair
Janis Perry
​Articulation
Career Services
Dora Contreras-Bright
​First Year Support Center
Cindy Partida
​High School and Community Outreach
Frank Rivera
​Testing Center
Terry Flores
​Transfer Success Center​
Miguel Luna

​​​​​​​​Extended Opportunity Programs and Services/CARE and CalWORKs
Facilitator ​
​Nena Baldizon-Rios

Student Development
​Interim Dean of Student Affairs 
Loretta Jordan
​College Assistance Migrant Program
​Deisy Covarrubias
​Guardian Scholars
Trinity Wallace Ellis
​Office of Student Life and Leadership
Diana Casares
​Student Support Services : TRIO
Lakyshia Perez
​Upward Bound Math and Science
Lakyshia Perez

Enrollment and Student Support Services
Interim Dean
Jennifer Coto

Admissions and Records
​Assistant Dean
Tuyen Nguyen
​Graduation
Tiffany Garbis
​International Student Program
Kanana Gitonga
​Student Information Support
Sergio Rodriguez

Financial Aid
​Assistant Dean
Sheena Tran
​On-Campus Job Placement
Jacque Myers
​Scholarships
Elizabeth Bergara
​Veterans Services
Elizabeth Bergara

Disabled Students Program and Services
​Assistant Dean
K. Starr Avedesian
​Co-Chairs
Mary Mettler, Laura Wirtz

Student Health and Wellness Services
​Nurse Coordinator 
Beth Hoffman
​Psychological Services 
Melissa Campitelli-Smith

Continuing Education​
​Vice President of Continuing Education
Jose Vargas
​Dean: Instruction and Student Services 
Lori Fasbinder​
Dean: Instruction and Student Services 
​Joanne Armstrong
​Director: Special Programs
Patricia Alvano
​Director: Adult Education Block Grant
Christine Gascon

Adult Basic Education/High School Subjects
Chair
Jolene Shields
Coordinators
Denise SalcidoElaine Pham

Adults with Disabilities
Coordinator 
Angela Guevara

Career Technical Education
Coordinators
Estela CuellarDaniel Oase

Community Services
Coordinator 
Cristina Morones

Counseling
Chair
Rosa Salazar de la Torre

English as a Second Language/Citizenship
Coordinator
Eden Quimzon

​​​Inmate Education Program
​Coordinator​
Robert Felipe

Substantial Disabilities/Parenting/Health and Safety/Older Adults
Coordinator
Nancy Parent

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Rancho Santiago Community College District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and all access to institutional programs and activities.

The District, and each individual who represents the District, shall provide access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The Chancellor shall establish administrative procedures that ensure all members of the college community can present complaints regarding alleged violations of this policy and have their complaints heard in accordance with the Title 5 regulations and those of other agencies that administer state and federal laws regarding nondiscrimination.

No District funds shall ever be used for membership, or for any participation involving financial payment or contribution on behalf of the District or any individual employed by or associated with it, to any private organization whose membership practices are discriminatory on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or because of his or her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to District's Title IX Officer and/ or Section 504/ADA Coordinator. 

RSCCD Title IX Officer and Section 504/ADA Coordinator:
Tracie Green
2323 N. Broadway 
Santa Ana, CA 92706 
(714) 480-7489

POLITICA DE NO DISCRIMINACION

El Distrito está comprometido a ofrecer la igualdad en oportunidades para programas educativos, empleos, y a todo acceso a los programas institucionales y actividades.

El Distrito, y cada persona que representa al Distrito, debe proveer acceso a sus servicios, clases y programas sin importar el lugar de nacimiento, religión, edad, sexo, identidad de género, expresión del género, raza o etnicidad, color, condición médica, información de genética, descendencia familiar, orientación sexual, estado civil, incapacidad física o mental, embarazo, categoría militar o de veterano, o por creer que él o ella tiene una o más de las características mencionadas, o en base a estar relacionado con una persona o grupo que se cree tenga algunas de estas características.

El Canciller debe establecer procedimientos administrativos para asegurarse que todos los miembros de la comunidad del colegio puedan presentar quejas sobre supuestas violaciones a esta política y que sus quejas sean escuchadas de acuerdo a los reglamentos señalados en el Título 5 y por aquellos de otras agencias que administran las leyes estatales y federales sobre la no discriminación.

Ningún fondo del Distrito debe ser utilizado para la membrecía, o para la participación incluyendo pagos financieros o contribuciones hechas a organizaciones privadas de parte del Distrito o de cualquier individuo empleado por el Distrito o con asociación, cuyas practicas de membrecía son discriminatorias en base a lugar de nacimiento, religión, edad, sexo, identidad de género, expresión del género, raza, color, condición médica, información de genética, descendencia familiar, orientación sexual, estado civil, incapacidad física o mental, embarazo, categoría militar o de veterano, o por creer que él o ella tiene una o más de las características mencionadas, o en base a estar relacionado con una persona o grupo que se cree tenga algunas de estas características.

Preguntas sobre el cumplimiento y/o el procedimiento para quejas pueden ser dirigidas al Oficial del Distrito a cargo del Título IX en RSCCD y Coordinador de la Sección 504/ADA de RSCCD:

Tracie Green
2323 N. Broadway 
Santa Ana, CA 92706 
(714) 480-7489​

CHÍNH SÁCH BẤT  KỲ THỊ

Sở Giáo dục Hệ thống Đại học Rancho Santiago (RSCCD) hạ quyết tâm tạo cơ hội bình đẳng trong chương trình giáo dục, trong việc thuê mướn nhân viên, và trong tất cả chương trình và sinh hoạt thuộc phạm vi Sở.

Sở và mỗi cá nhân đại diện cho Sở, sẽ cung cấp dịch vụ, lớp học, và chương trình mà không phân biệt nguồn gốc quốc gia, tôn giáo, tuổi tác, phái tính, đặc điểm phái tính, cách thể hiện phái tính, chủng tộc hoặc dân tộc, màu da, tình trạng sức khoẻ, thông tin về di truyền, nguồn gốc tổ tiên, khuynh hướng tính dục, tình trạng hôn nhân, có khuyết tật hoặc bệnh tâm thần, có thai, đang trong quân đội hoặc giải ngũ, hoặc vì người đó được cho là có một hay hơn một đặc tính kể trên, hoặc dựa vào sự liên đới với một người hoặc nhóm có hoặc được cho là có một hay hơn một đặc tính kể trên.

Vị tổng quản trị sẽ đặt ra các thủ tục hành chánh nhằm bảo đảm rằng mọi thành viên trong trường đại học có thể khiếu nại việc vi phạm chính sách này, và các khiếu nại được lắng nghe tuân theo các quy định thuộc Điều 5 và các quy định của các cơ quan thi hành luật lệ tiểu bang và liên bang liên quan đến việc bất kỳ thị.

Ngân quỹ của Sở sẽ không bao giờ được dùng để làm hội viên, hoặc tham gia bất cứ việc gì có trả tiền hoặc đóng góp tiền trên danh nghĩa của Sở hoặc của nhân viên làm việc cho Sở hoặc liên đới với Sở, cho bất cứ tổ chức tư nhân nào mà có sự kỳ thị dựa trên căn bản nguồn gốc quốc gia, tôn giáo, tuổi tác, phái tính, đặc điểm phái tính, cách thể hiện phái tính, chủng tộc, màu da, tình trạng sức khoẻ, thông tin về di truyền, nguồn gốc tổ tiên, khuynh hướng tính dục, tình trạng hôn nhân, có khuyết tật hoặc bệnh tâm thần, có thai, đang trong quân đội hoặc giải ngũ, hoặc vì người đó được cho là có một hay hơn một đặc tính kể trên, hoặc vì sự liên đới của người đó với một người hoặc nhóm có hoặc được cho là có một hay hơn một đặc tính kể trên. Nếu có thắc mắc về việc tuân thủ luật lệ và/hoặc về thủ tục khiếu nại, xin liên lạc viên chức chương trình Title IX của Sở và/hoặc điều hợp viên chương trình 504/ADA. Viên chức chương trình Title IX của RSCCD và cũng là điều hợp viên chương trình 504/ADA là Tracie Green, địa chỉ

Tracie Green
2323 N. Broadway 
Santa Ana, CA 92706 
(714) 480-7489