Santa Ana College

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Santa Anna College is a community college located in Orange County, California. The school offers Associate’s degrees in Arts and Sciences and technical training in various vocations.

One of the college’s specialized programs is media production, providing training in film production and television and radio broadcasting. Through the Digital Media Center (DMC), Santa Anna College broadcasts two student-produced weekly news programs, Around and About Orange County News (AAOC) and Noticiero Latino del Condado de Orange (NLCO), which is the first Spanish language newscast produced by a community college in the United States.

The campus also includes the Tessmann Planetarium, which is the largest planetarium in Orange County, both in terms of seating capacity and the diameter of the dome (30 feet).

General Information

Admission Office

1530 West 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 564-6042
Fax: (714) 564-6455

Contact: Mark Liang
Interim Director, Admissions and Records
Main Address

1530 West 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
(714) 564-6000

www.sac.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 31,727
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,934
Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,409

Setting

Urban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: All students 18 years and older who can benefit from instruction are admitted.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $508 $508 $652 $658 +0.92%
Books and Supplies $1,332 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $1,840 $2,008 $2,152 $2,158 +0.28%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 762 57%
Grant or scholarship aid 762 57% $2,031,890 $2,667
• Federal grants 433 32% $1,393,100 $3,217
• Pell grants 433 32% $1,301,825 $3,007
• Other federal grants 152 11% $91,275 $600
Institutional scholarships or grants 758 56% $638,790 $843
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% $0
Student loan financial aid 22 2% $102,450 $4,657
• Federal student loans 22 2% $102,450 $4,657
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1315 1094
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 1
American/united States Studies/civilization
Ethnic Studies 1
Women’s Studies
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 7
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 7
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 123 88
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 12 35
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 4 5
Business Administration and Management 98 16
International Business/trade/commerce 4 14
Office Management and Supervision 7
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 5 6
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 4
Small Business Administration/management 1
Communication and Journalism Programs 4 10
Advertising 2
Broadcast Journalism 1 1
Journalism
Radio and Television 2 7
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 2 13
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 3
Prepress/desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 2 9
Recording Arts Technology/technician 1
Computing and Information Sciences 5 17
Computer Graphics 1 1
Computer Programming/programmer 2
Computer Science 1
Computer Support Specialist 3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 3
Data Modeling/warehousing and Database Administration 5
Information Technology 3 3
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design
Education 1
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/aide 1
Engineering 2 2
Pre-engineering 2 2
Engineering Technology 4 20
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd 1
Drafting and Design Technology/technician 2 16
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 1 4
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2 2
American Sign Language (asl) 2
Foreign Languages and Literatures 2
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 216 73
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 25 1
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other 1
Medical/clinical Assistant 10 36
Occupational Therapist Assistant 45
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 5 36
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 130
History 3
History 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 116 120
Corrections 13
Criminal Justice/police Science 19
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician 97 107
Legal and Law Studies 26 20
Legal Assistant/paralegal 26 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 667 597
Humanities/humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 667 597
Library Science 6 7
Library and Archives Assisting 6 7
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Mathematics 3
Mechanics and Repairers 2 40
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 1 31
Diesel Mechanics Technology/technician 2
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/technician 1 7
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 23
Biological and Physical Sciences 23
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 1
Health and Physical Education/fitness 1
Physical Sciences 25
Chemistry 18
Geology and Earth Science
Physics 7
Precision Production Trades 3 56
Machine Tool Technology/machinist 2 51
Welding Technology/welder 1 5
Psychology 16
Psychology 16
Social Sciences 28
Anthropology 1
Economics 11
Geography 3
Political Science and Government 5
Social Sciences
Sociology 8
Visual and Performing Arts 7 1
Art/art Studies 4
Dance
Design and Visual Communications 1
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
Fashion/apparel Design
Graphic Design 1
Music 2
Photography
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
Work and Family Studies 23 27
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 2 2
Child Care Provider/assistant 21 25
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies A
Ethnic Studies A
Ethnic Studies – General A
Hispanic-American Studies A
Women’s Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Arts – General A,C
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Dance A,C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fashion Design A,C
Music – General A
Photography A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Insurance/Risk Management A,C
International Business A
Management Science A
Marketing Management A,C
Real Estate A,C
Tourism/Travel Services A

Communications & Journalism
Advertising A,C
Broadcast Journalism A,C
Communications/Rhetoric A,C
Journalism A,C

Communications Technologies
Animation/Special Effects C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Graphics C
Computer Science A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Processing Technology A,C

Education
Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering
Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Community Services A
Foods/Nutrition Studies A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Medical Assistance A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Pharmacy Assistance A,C

History
History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science
Library Assistance A

Mathematics
Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences A

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Precision Production Trades
Welding Technology A,C

Psychology
Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A
Fire Science/Firefighting A
Fire Services Administration A
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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