Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College, or SCC, is a two-year community college located at the eastern border of Orange in California. It was founded in 1985 as the Orange Campus branch to the nearby Santa Ana College. It was renamed Santiago Canyon College in July 1997 and is a part of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. SCC offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse fields of study.

The athletics department of the Santiago Canyon College has many men's as well as women's teams that participate in various sports including soccer, golf and softball. The sports teams are nicknamed the Hawks.

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Contacting Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College
8045 E Chapman
Orange , CA 92869-4512
General Phone: (714) 628-4900

Santiago Canyon College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts543women's studies, foreign language and literature, American Sign Language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, anthropology, ...
Engineering Technician123water quality and recycling tech, quality control tech, mechanical engineering tech, surveying tech, engineering technician
Beauty and Cosmetology93cosmetology
Business and Management56business management, electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, sales and marketing, retail, sales, business and related services
Science11biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling10psychology
Media4radio and television, advertising
Art Studies4art studies
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Real Estate and Construction Management4real estate
Family and Social Work3child development
Hospitality3travel services
Construction Trades2carpentry, power transmission, electrician, drywall installation, construction trades
Office and Administration0office management, administrative assistant
Design0graphic design
Production Trades0cabinetmaking
Education and Teaching0teacher aide
Computer Science and Engineering0information technology, computer programming, computer science, web design
Mechanics and Repair0heavy equipment maintenance
Transportation0construction equipment operation
Photography and Commercial Art0commercial art

Number of programs and degrees for Santiago Canyon College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree63649
Award of less than 1 academic year17212
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years037
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years533

Santiago Canyon College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Santiago Canyon College had a total enrollment of 14,085 students (6,149 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 38%
Black 2%
Hispanic 38%
Asian 12%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 15%
22-24 14%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown2%

Santiago Canyon College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 48 %

Santiago Canyon College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Orange, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Santiago Canyon College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 508
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,612
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Santiago Canyon College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3695700)

Santiago Canyon College Faculty

Santiago Canyon College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1017
Non-tenured and not on tenure track41

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year4$98,18215$97,788
All faculty totalcalendar year4$98,18215$97,788

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year41$81,61749$82,817
All faculty totalacademic year41$81,61749$82,817

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Santiago Canyon College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Construction Trades, Other
Drywall Installation/Drywaller
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician

Radio and Television

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation

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